Foal Registration Data: Great Interest Manifested in Recovery from 1,740 in 1913 to 2,648 Last Year, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-03


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FOAL REGISTRATION DATA Great Interest Manifested in Recovery From 1,740 in 1913 to 2,648 Last Year. NEW YORK, N. Y., Feb. 2. The interest manifested in the record of thoroughbred foal registrations with the Jockey Club between 1912 and 1923 recently made public by registrar Andrew Herkert, showing a recovery from a low of 1,740 in 1913 to 2.64S last year, has brought inquiries for data prior to the enactment of legislation hostile to racing between 1908 and 1912. That bloodstock breeding was on a solid foundation in the period just prior to tlje wave of fanaticism is shown by the records of the Jockey Club, there being 3,694 foals registered in 1911. The top of the wave was reached in 1905, when 4,414 foals were recorded. From that to 1909 there was a ! 1 gradual diminution when a dip from 3,721 to 3,124 was noted. It was about this time that breeders bo-came panic stricken and mares were sold for whatever they would bring here, or sent abroad to glut the markets of the Argentine, Australia and other distant lands. It is a far cry from the 2.G4S of 1923 to the 4,411 of 1905, but the tide has turned and with the militant spirit now manifested everywhere there is every promise that the high-water mark in bloodstock production in this country will be reached within a few- years. The record for the dozen years between 1900 and 1911 show a rapid growth from 1901 to 1905. Conditions then were much the same as now. New stakes were being framed and there was a general increase in the amount of money offered for overnight races. There is this difference, however, and one that makes for stability ; the prosperity of the time was largely due to the immense revenues derived front speculation, while the wholesomeness of the turf of the present day is due to the patronage of the best elements of society, whoso contributions at the gato are the sole source of revenue on the courses operating under the jurisdiction of the Jockey Club. The table follows: Year. Number of Foals. 1900 3,094 1901 3,itM 1902 3.910 1903 3.878 1904 4,374 1905 4.4U loon 1907 3.91 1903 3,721 1909 3.12 1 1910 2.429 1911 2.410

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