Owners Vanity and Big Fields, Daily Racing Form, 1921-09-25


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OWNERS VANITY AND BIG FIELDS In this country and racing centers all over the world it is not unusual for an important race to include starters that hava not the slightest chance of winning. Owners in a position to pay for luxuries occasionally like to talk of their stake candidates. This is only one of the many sides of human vanity. Of course a mans horse and a mans money and fancy are his own. But such animals get in the way of racing truth and future rules may go to the corners of classing or grouping horse ability, as is done in India. Turf critics in other lands note the same vanity and its consequences. English writers declare that owning vanity caused the unwieldly fields in such a race as the Grand National and call for elimination power by rule or person to prevent such a mixup as there was in this springs race. The same complaint comes from Australia, where an eliminative rule, based, on performance, is being called for,

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