U. S. Remount Aid Here: Hawthorne Track to be Used as Headquarters, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-18


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I. S. REMOUNT AID HERE Hawthorne Track to Be Used as Headquarters. Miss Ina P. Moury of Government Service Unfolds Plans to Jockey Club. In an all-day conference Tuesday Miss Ina P. Moury, traveling representative of the American Remount Association, outlined for officials of the Illinois Jockey Club plans for the establishment of permanent headquarters ut the Hawthorne race track. Miss Moury, who is assistant to Colonel C. E. Hawkins, United States Army Remount Service at Kansas City, is on her way to AVashington. Plans to use the Hawthorne race track for remount headquarters were agreed upon and several thoroughbreds will soon be assigned to secretary Bourko. "When the United States entered the World War and it became necessary to go into the markets and buy horses suitable for use by the mounted services of the army," Miss Moury said, "it found practically all the suitable animals had already been purchased by England, France, Belgium, Italy and other foreign countries ; hence the War Department was forced to take whatever could be lound in order to get a sufficient number of animals for its services. "Due to this influential horsemen and army officers serving in France with A. E. F. formed an association, the purpose and aims of which were to increase the breeding of more and better horses. After their return to the United States this association became known as the American Remount Association, and was placed on a financial working basis. URGES FARMERS AIT. "It was through the influence of the American Remount Association and the unceasing labors of the Remount Service of the United States Army that we have been able to distribute throughout the United States so many high-class pure-bred stallions. These stallions are placed in suitable localities with competent experienced agents for the use of farmers and breeders at a very nominal fee, being from 0 to 5, depending upon the general practice in the community. Therefore every breeder and farmer should become a member of this association and help boost his own line of work. "The agent receives for his care and feed of the stallion for the four breeding months, which are March, April, May and June, 20, payable in four equal installments. In addition to this the agent receives 0 per mare for each mare bred meaning mare In foal or that has received three services at the proper time. FEE OXLY N03IIXAL. "The cost of becoming a member of the American Remount Association is nominal, being for regular membership .00 initiation fee and .00 yearly dues, making a total of .00 for the first year and .00 thereafter, or for life membership 5.00. "The membership of the American Remount Association is over 3,000, composed of prominent horsemen, influential citizens and army officers. The movement is not only in the interest of the farming and agricultural interests, but also the national defense. "The association also sponsors polo, hunt and riding clubs, all of which creates a demand for good riding horses and helps stimulate the prices for the same. "At Dodge City, Kan., the Remount Service has the thoroughbred stallion Marse Hughes standing for service. Previous to placing this stallion at this station colts at weaning time were bringing 0. This year farmers breeding mares to Marse Hughes have been offered 00 at weaning time lor the foals." Miss Moury will remain here a few days and then visit Washington. Upon her return here September 15 she promised to devote as much time as may be necessary to furthering the interests of the American Remount Service, and will remain at least two weeks. j A .

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