Canada Breeding News, Daily Racing Form, 1922-07-29


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j j tj J h- t; 1 1 c d . n i J I j j i 0 j " 1 J 1 1; 0 ; v s r 1 E , f j 1 j f j ; 1 j j j j c j j 1 1 1 ! i j j ; 1 , J , , : 1 CANADA BREEDING NEWS TORONTO, Ont, July 28. That most prac-1 tical results are being accomplished as a result of the purchase and importation of thoroughbred stallions from England lar-t winter is shown by reports which have just reached W. P. Fraser of Toronto, who bought the animals for the Canadian Racing Associations. Since the horses were placed at different parts of the province on May 1 nearly 400 mares have been bred to them. This means that the breed of that many foals next year will be improved by having thor-j oughbred blood in them, and of the mares bred many are thoroughbreds. So great has been the satisfaction among farmers and other owners of horses that requests already have been received from different points in Ontario asking that the horses be stationed there next year. Exhibition authorities also have asked that the horses bo shown at some of the large fairs, which will be done. Bed King, Spring Wheat and Aasnam !were placed at the disposal of the Dominion government, which made a depot for them in the Ottawa Valley in charge of Major P. Wright at Chaffeys Locks. The horses created great enthusiasm among the farmers, many of whom went twenty miles with their mares. Bed King already has been bred to seventy-seven mares. Spring "Wheat to sixty-seven and Alasnam to sixty-two. McNeill, which was placed with James Bovaird at Brampton, has a total of fifty-three half-bred and ten thoroughbred mares in the County of Peel, which always has ben noted for its good half-bred mares. McNeill is a great favorite throughout the district, James McFarlane of Ailsa Craig also hag charge of two of the stallions, for which the Canadian Racing Associations are responsible. General Probyn, the black-brown horse bred by his Majesty King George, and Spring-side, winner of the Kings Plate in 1918. General Probyn has made the season at Button, and sixty mares already have been bred to him. He is in excellent condition and is a great favorite in the neighborhood. Spring-side has bred forty marcs already. His foals this year are showing great promise, and many of them have been purchased by prominent horsemen and breeders. The statistics gathered in connection with the horses show the practical results which are following their purchase and importation by the Canadian Racing Associations In order to assist in improving the breed of light horses in Ontario. Jtequests have be?n received from a score of centers to have the animals stand there next season after being wintered at Woodbine Park in Toronto. It is the intention to put the horses,- on their return to Toronto, in the Canadian National Exhibition, the Winter Fair at Guelph and other shows, not for competition but as an exhibit, there having been repeated requests from tho authorities, who are anxious that as many people as possible see the animals.

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