Nominations for Futurity: Kentucky Leads with Seven Hundred and Fifty-Eight Entries.; New Jersey, New York and Virginia Well Represented--Twenty-One Come from Canada., Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-21


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NOMINATIONS FOR FUTURITY Kentucky Leads with Seven Hun ¬ dred and FiftyEight Entries New Jersey 5Ter York and Virginia Well WellRepresented Represented TwentyOne Come Comefrom from Canada NEW YORK N Y January 20 That the Futurity Stakes of 1925 carrying an entry fee of 510 should have received 1516 entries as against 1558 for the Pimlico Futurity where there is no financial obliga ¬ tion until the day of the race speaks well for the breeders of the United States and Canada CanadaThis This is proof that the bloodstock interests of the country realize the importance of keeping alive the great feature events hav ¬ ing that continuity which maintains and pre ¬ serves those vested interests which are a bond between the breeders and the racing associations and giving the great races of the turf that investiture of tradition which lifts them out of the ordinary ordinaryIn In connection with the Futurity of 1925 the management of the Westchester Racing Association has made a classification of the entries according to the different states from whence they came It shows that about one third of the commonwealths of the Union are engaged in bloodstock production Natu ¬ rally Kentucky is in the lead with 758 nomi nations That the rivalry for second place should be between New Jersey and New York with the former leading by a narrow margin the figures being 165 and 153 re ¬ spectively will occasion some surprise as it is generally believed that Virginia would rank next to Kentucky as a nursery of thor ¬ oughbreds The quota for the Old Dominion is 125 but it is probable that a majority of those credited to the District of Columbia were bred in Virginia The entries of Samuel Ross and Rear Admiral Grayson would come from Washington but their studs are in Virginia in the neighborhood of White Post PostThe The showing made by New York is a brave one The presence of so many mares within the confines of the Empire State speaks well for the growth of the thoroughbred industry in the commonwealth where a majority of the great races of the American turf are run With the Genesee Valley Breeders Associa ¬ tion falling into line and other communities like Derby and Troy where stallions of the Breeding Bureau are located adding to their brood mare holdings the future of the thor ¬ oughbred in New York seems secure The establishment of studs by Major Robert L Gerry and Marshall Field the former within seventyfive miles of the Kilmer breeding farm at Binghamton where last years Fu ¬ turity winner Sallys Alley was bred and the latter at Loyds Neck on Long Island where some of the earliest and best of our American thoroughbreds were foaled will add materially to the progress of the move ¬ ment The following table tells the location and number of the entries for the Futurity of 1925 I 1925Kentucky Kentucky 758 758New j New Jersey 1G5 1G5New New York 153 153Virginia Virginia 125 125California California 77 77Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 51 51District District of Columbia 46 46Maryland Maryland 39 39Wyoming Wyoming 36 36Dominion Dominion of Canada 21 21Illinois Illinois 19 19Ohio Ohio 10 10Texas Texas 10 10Mississippi Mississippi 3 3Connecticut Connecticut 2 2Massachusetts Massachusetts 1 1Totals Totals 1516

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