Remount Boards Purpose: Stimulus to Breeding and to Sport to Be Sure and Certain.; Favorable Opinion of a Canadian Authority, Sir Adam Beck., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-15


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REMOUNT BOARDS PURPOSE Stimulus to Breeding and to Sport to Be Sure and Certain Favorable Opinion of a Canadian CanadianAuthority Authority Sir Adam AdamBeck Beck NEW YORK N Y June 14 The announcement that the federal government has determined through a ptrmanent remount iKinrd to establish a tyjns of general purjHcy horso iu the United States suitable for military sport and agricultural usage and that the work had been placed in the hands of acknowl ¬ edged experts has been well received everywhere everywhereIn In speaking of the plan a few days ago Sir Adam Beck of London Ontario one of Canadas fore ¬ most men and himself air ardent horseman whose hunters have won championships in the United Slates Great Britain and the continent had the following to say sayThe The United States has in my opinion solved its remount problem and at the same time given a hearty and needed stimulus to breeding and inci ¬ dentally to siwrt and when I say sport I embrace the race track the horse show the polo and hunting fields and all other places where the horse of blood has made a name for himself With a com ¬ petent remount board many of whose members have the wealth and leisure such a task demands in charge of the work it should not be long until ii type of general purpose horse is evolved evolvedI I notice continued Sir Adam that three hun ¬ dred thoroughbred sires will be called for as a nucleus and that fifty more will be required an ¬ nually for the upkeep It will be a task to secure such a niiml er of the right type Care should be = the beginning ol the movement The work calls 4 for horses of bone and substance These qualities are essential in a stock horse Majors Belmont and Hitchock and F Ambrose Clark all of whom have hud a lot of racing and hunting experience know the sort of stallion I mean Th e that have shown their qualities in racing tests are of course to I e preferred but there should be a certain number available in a short time from your federal studs studsThere There are many regions of your country es ¬ pecially in the west and southwest where Percheron Belgian Suffolk Punch and other draft mares are available and all of these form an admirable cross for the thoroughbred The British authorities have within a year imported many Percheron dams into England where they are being utilized for the National Stud France has long produced a superb tyiie of horse through this mating With the gov ¬ ernment blazing the way and the smypathies of progressive fanners and stockmen enlisted the work should progress rapidly and smoothly smoothlyThe The breeding bureau of your Jockey Club said Sir Adam in conclusion cooperating with such organizations as the Genesee Valley Bredcrs Asso ¬ ciation has done a splendid educational work against uphill conditions in New York State for many years There should be such bodies in every grazing com ¬ munity but there are few persons who possess the murage and enthusiasm and initiative of its presi ¬ dent Mrs Herbert AAadsworth AAre in Canada need a guiding hand in the matter of horse production Then wirft formerly many thoroughbred horses standing for service in western Ontario but there are few at the present time In order to have a supply of horses suitable to become hunters I was oni elled to imi ort the Irish horse AVild Mayo He is of the Kings Premium type and I am glad to say that his young stock is all that could be desired

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