Help Kentucky Farmers: Army Remount Service Placing Stallions in Various Sections, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-05


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HELP KENTUCKY FARMERS Army Remount Service Placing Stallions in Various Sections. Half-Bred Produce of Thoroughbred Stallions and Native Marcs Bring Profit- able Returns. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 4. Kentucky farmers are just beginning to wake up to the fact that the half-bred produce of the thoroughbred stallion and native mares are about the only marketable horses where good prices can be obtained since the influx of, automobiles. Will Woodward, well-known Kentucky horseman, who lives in Louisville, told today of the campaign now being waged by Major S. C. Reynolds, in charge of the Army Re-I mount Service in Kentucky, in the purchase of high-class thoroughbred sires and placing them in various sections of the state for the improvement of the breed of horses. "Few Kentucky farmers knew under what conditions these blue-blooded sires could be obtained until a canvass was made by Major Reynolds and myself in several outlying counties," said Mr. Woodward. "When they, learned that the government would pay the farmer ?100 a year for the keep of the stal- lion placed with him and in addition permit him to charge 0 for each service many of the progressive farmers were surprised. I "Of course, the government still retains the sire and shifts him from place to place each season in order that the breed will not become inbred. Major Reynolds has made arrangements for several high-class horses to be placed with Kentucky farmers this season and is looking for more stations to fill," said Mr. Woodward. j "Locations have been obtained for these sires with John Ireland in Bourbon County, Carroll Reid in Boyle County, Arch Doty and J. D. Chcnault in Madison County, Will Eu- banks in Montgomery County and William Continued on twelfth paje.. I ; !; : j 1 i I i It i i 1 1 i 1 i J t ; !, a 1 ; HELP KENTUCKY FARMERS tCnnlinuod from first pace. Ellison in Nelson County. Other locations will be made in duo time. The stallions which will stand at various Kentucky farms are : Sir Harry, by McGee ; Legal, by Hilarious Rcsponsf ul; San Marcus, a French-bred horse, by Sweeper from a mare by Mordant; Tim McGee, by McGee, a horse which won the stallion prize at the Cincinnati horse show last fall while the property of the Remount Service; Patches, by Pirate of Penzance Beatrice K., the mother of Col. Livingston; Secret Greetings, by Luke McLuke; Bulse. by Disguise, the sire of many winners, and the young sire King Charming, by Athel-ing II. This list of really high-class sires should prove efficacious in begetting "good hunting horses, first-class polo horses, as well as officers remounts and for the lower grades cavalry remounts. "While many of the native mares have been long bred for general purpose horses and mules, which r.ave in the last few years reached low levels, the produce from these thoroughbred sires will create a healthy market for a type of horse for which there is at present a big demand from persons able to pay stiff prices. "Sewell Combs, president of the Blue Grass Fair Association, will next year offer a 00 premium for the best colt or filly, the produce of a Remount stallion with a native-bred mare, and the Kentucky Jockey Club has offered to pay tne expenses of all owners of this stock with an attendant to Lexington and return in order that the showing of such matings can be appreciated," concluded Mr. Woodward. Carroll Reid of ITustonville. Ky., well-known turfman, is visiting in Louisville. Mr. Reid was at one time a prominent trainer. He will be remembered as having prepared The Picket when he won the American Derby in 1903. He also trained that horse when he won the Brooklyn Handicap a year later. Mr. Reid owns the celebrated imported matron Loch Lennhe, the mother of Bracadale, one of the Rancocas Stables crack three-year-olds, which brought 7,000 as a yearling at Saratoga. He says he has yearling from Loch Lennhe by Huon which he holds at a high figure. This colt is a brown.

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