Wonderful Wyoming Breeding Farm: About 40,000 Acres at an Altitude of 7,000 Feet Devoted to Horse Raising., Daily Racing Form, 1919-07-01


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WONDERFUL WYOMING BREEDING FARM FARMAbout About 40000 Acres at an Altitude of 7000 Feet Devoted to Horse Raising NEW YORK N Y June 30 Major O A Ben ton active as ever at three score years and ten has just returned from a horse hunt in Wyoming where lie purchased twentythree head at the fa ¬ mous Diamond Rancli for the Morgan Horse Clubs farm at Newburg N Y Sixteen of the band are bay geldings of the mounted police type by the thoroughbred horse Governor Hadley while the others were mares for breeding purposes Major Benton recently sent to the Diamond Ranch the threeyearold colt Gay and Merry by Merry Task son of Octagon to be mated with the daughters of Governor Hadley scores of which are among the1 500 wellbred horses bearing the Diamond brand Major brandMajor Benton declares that the Diamond Ranch is the most extensive and remarkable horse breeding establishment lie has ever seen It em ¬ braces about 40000 acres at an altitude of 7000 feet not far from old Fort Bridger in the Green River country and for almost forty years lias been devoted to horse breeding with sometimes as many as 2800 head on the range It was established by George D Rainsford a brother of W S Rains ford long the rector of St Georges Church in New himMr York and until recently was owned by him Mr Rainsford went to Wyoming from Bound Brook N J in 1879 and in 1883 he won a class for stallions at the first National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden with Spartan a Morgan horse afterward at the head of the Diamond herd He was followed shortly afterward by the thorough ¬ bred race horses Red Bud by Tom Bowling Librarian a grandson of Hermit and by the trot ¬ ting stallions Emigrant and Chihuahua Then came Haywood by Hanover Loch Ness by Inverness and at a later period by Monos son of Robert Mc ¬ Gregor 217 Firthcliffe by Bingara and Gov ¬ ernor Hadley by Garlock Horteiise Rhea by Candlemas also in 1917 by the Arabian stallion Jerrede EuphratesThis son of the desertbred Euphrates This combination of Morgan thoroughbred and trotting blood blended through selected individuals for thirty years and more has produced the present day herd from which Major Benton says more than three hundred officers mounts were sold during the war to American French and British land was forbidden about ten years ago hundreds of young horses were sold for use by the cavalry schools and troops while many of the brood mares and fillies went to England and the continent and in one instance a shipment of two carloads was sold for export to Japan

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