Here and There on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-12


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Here and There on the Turf Stud Book for Half-Breds. Alibi to Stand in Maryland. Surprisers from the Jones Stable. Suspended Riders Near a Pardon. It has been promised that the Breeding Bureau of the Jockey Club will issue the first volume of a stud book for half-breds next year. This will be a valuable addition to the Stud Book registry of pure-bred horses. There has been registration invited from the farmers and others who made use of the public thoroughbred stock horses, but the work had not until recently progressed to a point where a volume could be published. Now it has gone forward until the first volume will go to the printer in 1923. This work is being prepared from the registrations with the Genesee Valley Breeders Association. This association, under the able guidance of Mrs. Martha "Wadsworth, has been a powerful ally of the Breeding Bureau and has done more to advance the thoroughbred as the ideal stock horse than any other body. The headquarters at Avon, in the Genesee Valley, and that general section of New York has proved conclusively that much has been accomplished by the use of the thoroughbred as a stock horse. Registration blanks have been sent out to various sections and when the work of the association becomes more widely known the proposed Stud Book will cover the country thoroughly. Mrs. Wadsworth has reported receiving applications for registration from California, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nevada, Nebraska, Idaho, Utah and other western states in such numbers that it is assured the first volume will show a great work has already been accomplished. It is said that there will be at least 20,000 foals registered in the first volume. The cost for registering a foal is , and this registration is required before November 1 of each year. The registration blank is carefully thought out and it should make the identity of the foal positive. Beginning with the name and address of the breeder, there follows the name claimed for the foal, color and sex, date of the foaling, sire of the foal, which must be registered in the American Stud Book, and then there must be an accurate description of the marks on the foal. Then follows ample space For the description of the dam, in which all known particulars are to be set forth. Following this is a blank for a pedigree of the dam with the breeders of each animal shown. The whole closes with a sworn affidavit. The first volume of the Half-Bred Stud Book will be eagerly looked forward to by all those interested. Its purpose is that so well served in Great Britain by Miss Poors similar registry of the half-breds in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Maryland has a valuable addition to its stock horses in Alibi, a high-bred son of Tracery and Amicita, by Hastings. This good seven-year-old has been sold by the Rancocas Stable to go into Maryland as a stock horse and it seems that he should make a record for himself there. He was a good race horse, although he was not started many times by reason of unsoundness. He has to his credit a defeat of Exterminator. He also has a mile in 1:36 in his record. His sire, Tracery, was sold in England for the record price of 65,000 to go to the Argentine. During his racing career he was one of the best in England and winner of the Doncastcr, St. Leger, Sandown Eclipse Stakes and other great races. Maryland has been steadily growing in its thoroughbred breeding importance and the addition of such a horse as Alibi to its list of prospective sires is another step forward. The Maryland Jockey Club has from time to time framed races to foster breeding in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia, and its efforts in that way have had much to do with the increase of thoroughbred production in those units of our land. Montfort Jones continues to throw monkey wrenches into the machinery. One of the latest wrecks of the works came when his Pegasus took the Annapolis Handicap at Pim-lico. Of course, Pegasus was good enough to upset the calculations and ran a good and game race; but, to say the least, it was a bit surprising when such fast ones as Bigheart, Hildur, Dry Moon, Sleiveconard, Knot and Horologe finished behind him. But Mr. Jones has surprised on various occasions. Rockmin-ister was the first three-year-old of the year to beat Whiskaway when he vanquished that good colt in the Huron Handicap at Saratoga. Then at the same meeting his Surf Rider beat Morvich over a sprinting distance. Then Rock-minister beat the best three-year-olds in training in the Latonia Championship Stakes. Oui Oui is another that has just furnished a mild surprise, and it was only keeping up stable tradition for her to take the measure of her opponents in the Walden Stakes. It is probable that within a short time there will be a reinstatement of Charles Peak and George Ycargin. At a recent meeting of the stewards of the Jockey Club these two cases were referred to Algernon Daingerfield, assistant secret ary, for investigation. That is taken to mean that the stewards have no objection to the issuance of licenses should Mr. Dainger-fields investigation warrant their being issued. Both of these have been under a long period of punishment. Peak has been on the ground several years and was punished for a ride at Belmont Park. He is now too heavy to be useful in the saddle and his application is for a license to train. In this he is seeking just the measure of reinstatement that was accorded both Carroll H. Shilling and John Lof-tus. Yeargin was "set down" for a ride on Leatherface at Saratoga in the summer of 1921. His riding of the horse was so altogether unsatisfactory that he was suspended by the stewards of the meeting and, when his case was reported to the Jockey Club, that suspension was continued until this time. Several applications for reinstatement were denied, but now it would seem that he has a good chance to be licensed again. He has had a long punishment and has been behaving himself while banished in a manner that is a plea for a pardon.

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