In Hands of Breeders: Future of Such Races as Belmont Stakes Depends on Their Support., Daily Racing Form, 1922-06-22


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I • ! i ! ! j j I j j IN HANDS OF BREEDERS Future of Such Racos a; Belmont Stakes Depends on Their Support. NEW YORK. N. T.. June 21.— With the spring meeting at Belmont Park a matter of history and the Aqueduct racing launched so auspiciously, there is much to say in favor of the l: 22 racing season to date. That the period has been one of stress for ownerj through the prevalence of sick-I ness is well understood. It has been a try-j ing time for those having to furnish daily entertainment for the public also, and last of all it has called for the lo alty of that devoted army of turf lovers without whose support the Jockey Club tracks could not open their gates. The patronage afforded the 150.600 Belmont Stakes, though many of its best eligibles were unable to go to the post, was an evidence of a spirit of co-operation Which must ha»e been pleasing to the Westchester management. The Qpbttc right nobly seconded the efforts of the Westchester Racing Association in giving New York a great spring racing test worthy of the metropolis in every way — a race whose glory will be j enhanced by the passage of the years. The future of such races as the Belmont j i Stakes, however, is largely in the hands of ! j the breeders of thoroughbreds In the United ! States and Canada. In nominating their yearlings for such fixtures, events which have an important sequential character, they will be doing the cause of racing a service, and at the same tune safeguarding their individual interests. An eligible for such a prize will base a greater value than a juvenile without Important engagements. While the prizes for the nominators of the first and second horses in the Belmont are liberal as at present framed, being |2,00t and fl.000 respectively, it might be well to go as far back as the fourth horse in dis- j tributing these favors. Breeders premiums are the foundation upon which the French I turf rests so solidly. The case of Mrs. II. B. I Duryea, who bred Pellsie, winner of the Prix de Diane French Oaks, la a recent j illustration of the benefits derived by the ! breeders of stake winners in that country, j j The race had an added value of 0,000 ;uid I j the breeders premium was ,000.

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