How China Got Thoroughbreds, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-16


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— -♦— w HOW CHINA GOT THOROUGHBREDS • There is always more or less racing wherever I Englishmen and Americans go. They combine and I in the laiglish center of Shanghai. Tieiistin. Hong ; Kong and other Chinese cities, as well as in the I Malay Straits Settlements, thele are jockey club-mid race etinus of some pretension, mostly by native ponies, tiut with a fair sprinkling of thoroughbred event-. Over -ixty years ago one of the famous English dead heaters, Tim Whiffler. and 1 Buckstone. which were inseparable for the A-i ot t tiold up of ISIkJ. was exported to the "Flowerv . Lnad" as a stallion. This was Buckstone which i was sent out in that year. Since then the .lar-dmos members of the famous trading firm of .lar-dine. Matheson and Co. -have done much to popularize a horse racing and i ony racing at Shanghai and other I centers where Britons foregather, and it is not many f years since »uch others as Eskdale. I pperhand and 1 many more were sent out there to improve the a bleed.

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