Versatility Of The Thoroughbred, Daily Racing Form, 1923-01-23


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VERSATILITY OF THE THETHOROUGHBRED THOROUGHBRED Are these gallopers ever good for any ¬ thing else elseThe The question was addressed to an old time turfman in discussing the race horse horseI I think there is nothing they cannot adapt themselves to was his reply replyThere There was an owner who was also a brewer that of course was before there was prohibition He had one of the largest brew ¬ eries down South He had a big stable of thoroughbreds up North Every once in a while a horse would go wrong The animal might hurt a tendon or injure himself other ¬ wise while going at great speed He be ¬ came worthless for racing purposes so this brewer would ship him South and the gal ¬ loper was assigned to haul beer through the streets streetsThere There are many thoroughbreds now which go as well under harness as under saddle I know several people who have family horses which were formerly regulars on the running tracks tracksAs As for a saddle horse I wouldnt have anything outside of a thoroughbred I think they make the best saddle horse in the world You say that they have a habit of going at full speed Thats true You buy a thoroughbred and start him in for saddle purposes and you will soon discover that he has carried the habit he has learned at the barrier with him but you can easily break him of that You will discover that the thoroughbred is the keenest animal 011 earth and that he can be easily broken of any habit Of course he will not show you any fancy gaits but you can depend on him and that is more than you can say for the majority of saddle horses

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