Innovation at National Horse Show, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-21


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INNOVATION AT NATIONAL HORSE SHOW NEW YORK, N. Y.. October 20. An interesting innovation in this years prize list at the National Horse Show is a class for thoroughbred race horses to be judged as such. Heretofore the only class has been for stallions suitable to improve the general horse stock and not to got race horses. This class is retained;, but there is another in which stallions will be1-scrutinized with the other purpose in view; also a new class for brood marcs of the same type. John E. -Madden, the breeder of Purchase and Sir Barton, is going to judge all three competitions, and it is safe to say that in the racing classes he will not merely pick the best looking ones, as so many judges of thoroughbreds, hackneys and trotters do. without considering their pedigrees and performances. Nobody appreciates the importance of ancestry in a stock horse or a brood mare any better than Mr. Madden does, and few if any are better judges of racing blood lines, notwithstanding ids weakness for the fantastic figure system.

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