Loss More Than Made Good: Thoroughbred Imports Replace What Bad Legislation Cost.; Figures Show 900 Horses Exported Before and 1,444 Imported During the War., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-01


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LOSS MORE THAN MADE GOOD Thoroughbred Imports Replace What Bad Legislation Cost Figures Show 900 Horses Export ¬ ed Before and 1444 Im ¬ ported During the War During the three years following the passage of antiracing legislation tin rnited States lost iniifli of its best thoroughbred blood when the Haggln and other studs were dispersed It was feared at that time that the horse breeding industry of America had been permanently injured The Jockey Clubs records however show that the Im ¬ portations from Great Britain and France during the period of the war more than offset the loss incurred ut that time timela la speaking along these lines yesterday Mr V II Rowe the Jockey Clubs registrar said We issued 900 certificates of exportation from 190S to lilll for the Argentine Australia Xew Zealand Great Itritain France Germany and oilier Kuropeau coun iries but it must not be overlooked that many thor ¬ oughbreds were sent out of the country without certificates and the figures given about do not represent the loss that we sustained The im ¬ portation figures for the war time period shows a total of 1444 and it would appear to me that we have more than made good our loss Many of the individuals which were sent abroad were of high quality and have enriched the blood stock of the countries to which they went notably the Kendal mare which produced the renowned Botafogo the champion of the Argentine However the Sled mere and other foreign blood which will be assim ¬ ilated In our studs should make its influence felt to flto future generations of our thoroughbred faini f Vith racing resumed this year on its former basis in France and England continued Mr Rowe it is reasonable to look for a falling off in the matter of yearling exportatations UK there will be i market at home that was not available when the thoughts of breeders were on the preservation of their country countryHEALTH HEALTH IK WEIGHTFORAGE RACES RACESThe The desire of the Jockey Club to reestablish weight forage racing is most commendable Every association racing under its jurisdiction will un ¬ doubtedly within a short time give one or more of these races at each meeting They are needed as a guide for the breeders of the country Such races will also be a decided stimulus to racing ns they encourage sportsmen to breed or to secure liy purchase the best specimens of the blood horse horseWelghtforage Welghtforage contests also call for that qual ¬ ity of sportsmanship which means the preservation nf the sport There is something more than the dollar at sfcike They beget sentiment There is also u substantial reward for merit as is instanced in the case of the Antipodean mare Desert Gold which has won nearly 100000 mostly all of it iu weight forage races in New Zealand and Aus ¬ tralia and whose career is not nearly run unless iccident should befall her herSaturday Saturday June T should see a record crowd at Belmont Park when the Suburban Handicap the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Amateur Cup will be decided Every ifood horse in training with the exception of Sir Barton whose next public sippearance will IK in the Belmont Stakes will be seen in the Suburban and it should furnish a thrill ing contest contestCOACHING COACHING CLUB AMERICAN OAKS OAKSThe The Coaching Club American Oaks was framed in response to the desire of Frank 1C Sturgis chairman of the Breeding Bureau of the Jockey tlub and his associates in the Couching Club whose members wished to encourage breeding and racing which they look upon us iusepurable They thought that a stake of value for threeyearold fillies over a long distance of ground was along lines tlmt would make for progress The result was an event of a guaranteed value of HOOO To this was added the historic Singleton cup which jives the contest that touch of sentiment which is so helpful to the sport The cup must be won three limes ownershipJames iu order to entail permanent ownership James Butler won the inlMal race for the prize in 117 with his good filly Wistful which carried 124 pounds and covered the mile and an eighth in lr3 while George 1 AVideners Rose dOr fin ¬ ished first in 191S when the distance was increased to a mile and a quarter The time was 200 and both efforts were noteworthy though Mr AVideners filly had only 111 pounds in the saddle This year the distance is one mile and threeeighths and among the eligible starters are Merry Princess Elfin Queen Scoots Madras Gingham Airago Puss ing Shower Pigeon Wing and Stickling

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