Here and There on the Turf: Record Futurity Nominations.; New Sires Represented.; Young Fators Vacation From Racing.; Policing at Race Tracks., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-09


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Here and There on the Turf Record Futurity Nomina ¬ tions tionsNew New Sires Represented RepresentedYoung Young Fators Vacation From Racing RacingPolicing Policing at Race Tracks With the count of the nominations to ths 1925 Futurity completed it is found that a new record for the race has been established with a total of 1434 This falls short of the total for the Pimlico Futurity for the same year but that race set a hard record to equal This Westchester Associations total is indeed one to demonstrate that the breeders of the United States and Canada are solidly behind it in its perpetuation of the rich events that mean so much to the turf The nominations sug ¬ gest that many new American eires will be represented in the 1925 race while many of the best foreign stock horses also have a liberal representation The response to the race is just one more particularly heartening sign of the present prosperity of the turf and of the thoroughbred breeding interests The Futurity will see the first of the prog ¬ eny of Eternal Over There the son of Spear ¬ mint that was disqualified in the Lawrence Realization some few years ago Sir Barton and several others Then some of the foreign stallions represented are Negofol the sire of Hourlcss Prince Palatine Pom mern Galloper Light Gainsborough Gay Cru ¬ sader John o Gaunt Buchan Stefan the Great Archaic Prestige Durbar Cylgad Sandmole Sarmatian Maintenon Sea Sick Troutbeck Brown Prince Tchad Lemonora Sommc Kiss Bachelors Double Swynford as well as several others that represent the best blood of both England and France FranceAnother Another sign of the times and an indica ¬ tion of the great good that is being done by the breeding Bureau of the Jockey Club is in the fact that the Genesee Valley Breeders Asso ¬ ciation has named eight mares that were mated with bureau stallions These stock horses are Al Bloch Kalitan War Call Ormesdale and Long Tongue Altogether the Futurity means more than merely the setting of a new record in the number of nominations of marcs that have been received It has set a new record in the number of nominations represented and it is an index of the constantly expanding thor ¬ oughbred industry in this country It is well that little Lawrence M Fator has quit Tijuana to join the Rancocas Stable at Jobstown N Y To quit his riding at this time will cut down his opportunity to gain head the list of winning riders but he has esatblished himself there for one year and Ilildreth has done well to have him report for his new job The little fellow will have plenty of riding to do before the open ¬ ing of the racing season to be kept in good condition As far as riding in the East is concerned he is no longer an apprentice and there is less hazard in conditioning horses than in riding in races It is not meant by this that race riding is particularly hazardous at any time or over any track but with a season on the Hildreth riding staff before him it is well that Fator should take no chances The other two his brother Laverne Fator and Earl Sande that ride for the Rancocas Stable take their holiday in the winter and they come back in the spring freshened up and ready for a display of their best riding They do not need winter work to keep in condition for they have plenty to do in the spring just as the newest member of the staff will have plenty to do before he dons the Ran ¬ cocas silks It is essential that every dne passing through the gates of a race track at any time should be furnished with some sort of identifying badge This is a regulation that was inau ¬ gurated at Laurel last October and it is one at the Fair Grounds at New Orleans Al race tracks are well policed while the racing is on no sport is better policed but after hours there is not the same policing and it is only after hours that there can come the spong ing of horses or other acts of cruelty or of vandalism Most of the stables have their watchmen whose duty it is to see that those having no business there are kept away from the stable but what is wanted is a better policing of all race tracks through the night This is only made possible by badges of iden ¬ tification for all who enter At the same time the stationing of watchmen at all entrances to the track at all times would be valuable Such policing should make sponging at least a more hazardous undertaking

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