Man O Wars "Bar Sinister": Maddens Correct Statement About the American Horses English Stud Book Ineligibility, Daily Racing Form, 1921-01-12


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MAN 0 WARS "BAR SINISTER" Maddens Correct Statement About the American Horses English Stud Book Ineligibility. In a personal letter .loin E. Madden has this tn say aboat tin- iaeliglbility of Man o War to the Geaeral stub Book of England: "The bloodlines of Man o War are faalfleos. ; How could they be otherwise, when he has shown, himself 1.. be - K -h a wonderful horse and. although I he cannot be rcglotered iii the Bagliah stud Book, ! In- is in excellent can I n n.v on the oulside. Orby, the Eaglish Derby winner, was fortunate enough I to pain ailmisMon before the bara were pat up. but Man o* War. like Ida sin- Fair Play, a great race horse, and Durbar, winner of the English Derby, is an outlaw. This cannot detract frosa the glory of hi» performance or the richness of his bloodlines. "It must be remembered that the origin of the English race horae was not pure, but a mixture of the various breeds. That well-Uniwn English writer "S* hragr tells us the race horse of 1700 was obtained from a mixture of Tarks, Arabs and Barbs. Even hat besl and purest thoroughbreds are stained bj some slijiti t crooa with the old Bag-Bsh or Spanish horse aad, therefore, it is only by eoaiparfiaoa that the word "pare1 is applicable t-i them or any others. Aaother Bagliah authority, •Cecil." wrote OB I he -nine Mibject a fOUoos: There are sereral esaaiales traceable in 1 Iii- Stud Book which bad to the conclusion that during the earlier periods of the turf mares used for ordinary par pooes were occasionally selected for breeding purposes in caSO they showed speed and stoutness without reference to their oriental pedigreea. "In the pedigree of Eclipse, the most famous .ancestor of the BagHsfa race horse, there are no less than tea dams unknown. 1 do not beltere that the pure Arab wi.uid have reached the tajae aegrei of perfei tioii as ;i race horae had his Msad not been mingled with thai of colder and more powerful strains. Tin- pure Arabian strata culii never have piodiic.-il Mi. h a grand race horse a- Man o War. "If the foundntioii of the modern race horse was laid by tie mixture of Arab and colder blood, then tin- blood of Lexlagtoa, which we know to be pure for sereral generations, could not bare any harm fill effect on that of Ms de-en, hint-. ",s tin- retards have beea toot, there is no pro f obtainable that Lexiagtoo was a strictl] Ibsi oaghbrr i horse, bal his deeds oa the nut ami thorn of his descendants are the be-t evidence of •■In- excellence ..f the blom! of hi- ancestor-. "A horse like Man o War COSdd only hare been produced by the In si of bl-.o.l. Ineligible as it may be to the Bagttah stud Book." _ - a

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