Here and There on the Turf: Registration of Foals What Stud Book Means Importance of Futures Madden, Daily Racing Form, 1924-10-26


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Here and There . on the Turf Registration of Foals. What Stud Book Means. Importance of Futures. Madden Takes Two Stock Horses. Breeders are reminded that the date for the registration of foals expires November 1. This registration costs but at this tim2. It is surprising the number of breeders who thoughtlessly overlook the bargain date and are forced to go to additional inconvencience and expense to have these foab properly registered in the Stud Book. The big thoroughbred breeding establishments naturally keep all these dates in mind, but it is the little fellow with only one or two mares who does not keep himself informed on these vital details. It is for him that this reminder is published. Those who up to this time have failed to register foab of 1923 are required to pay 0 for a registration of each, while any who have been so thoughtless to still have foals of 1922 that were not registered must pay 00 to have them entered in the Stud Book. All of this shows the importance of making the registration when it becomes due. The publication of the Stud Book is one of the most important works of the Jockey Club, and it is only the Stud Book that permits the keeping of the strain pure. It has always been issued at a considerable expense by the central governing body of the turf and when the breeders meet the various dates for the registering of foab and their naming, the cost is at all times trifling. It is absolutely ersentiEl that fixed dates be arranged for the various registrations and in every instance they are fixed at a time that should beat suit the breedere. Without the Stud Book there would be a chaotic condition that would give the thoroughbred horse no standing. It is a responsible record of the bvczd wherever the thor-. oughbred horse is produced and breeders, both large and small, know what it means to them and the produce of their farms. There is another duty that is frequently overlooked by the breeders and that is the nomination of produce for future faces. Too often it is found that the best horse of the year is not eligible for some of the richest races, merely because of the fact that its breeder did not pay the trifling fee at the time of closing of this or that face. These early closing races are framed as an incentive to breeding and they do great good to racing. Every breeder hopes that he is going to produce a champion and every foal should be afforded every racing opportunity. This country has not as many early closing stakes as many others, but there are still several of them that mean, much to the turf and to the breeding interests. One of these dates falU due November 10 when nominations to the 0,000 added Pim-lico Futurity of 1927 falls due. This is a closing for mares bred in 1924. At this time the nomination costs 0. When it is remembered that the good two-yeaf-olds that have been ineligible for this big race; as well as the Futurity at Belmont Park and Various other important races, it has been doubtful economy not to spend the original 0. . For those who race it is a serious oversight, while for those who breed to sell it is also a grave mistake, for the Value of a horse may only be gauged by this facing Opportunity. Then for those who may have a desire to race in England there are also several rich stakes that are to close November 4. These include the Epsom Derby of 1926, as well a3 the Oaks, St. Lcger, Two Thousand Guineas and the One Thousand Guineas for the same year. Entries for all of these may be made with our own Jockey Club. John E. Madden has purchased High Noon from James Butler and he will be added to the stock horses at Hamburg Place. This good son of Voter and Noon Day was a high class sprinter under the colors of the master of the East View Farm and with limited opportunities as a stock horse he has shown promise as a sire. Two of his progeny arc Variation and Noon Fira and there are others of decided racing ability. And there is another reason for the Madden purchase. High Noon is a half-brother to High Time, the sire Of Mrs. VanderbiltS great gelding Sarazenj as well as other good OfieS. High Time is a son of Ultimus and in Sarazsn he has already taken a high place among the stock horses of the country. Another recent acquisition for Hamburg Place was the leasing of the good stallion Itunnymede. He is now at Hamburg Place undef lease from B. L. Squires. With this Domino blood to intermingle with the carefully selected brood mafes at the famous Ken-lucky nursery, it is altogether probable that Mr. Madden will go on to even greater thing3 in the production of thoroughbreds. For seven consecutive years Hamburg Place has turned out a greater number of winners than any other American breeding establishment and from 1917 up to the close of the racing season of 1923, there were 2,380 races won by the product of that great nursery. This phenomenal and continued success telle of the great care with which Mr. Madden studies blood lines, as it tells of his skill in the mating of his stock. There was good reason for his taking over both Runnymede and High Noon, and it is assured that both of these stallions will have fuller opportunity than ever before when they go into service at Ham burg Place. With the Laurel meeting drawing to a close Maryland interest will soon swing over to old Pimlico and the meeting of the Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore. This meeting is Jlo open Monday, November 3, and it will continue for twelve days until November 15. The book for this meeting is a truly re-markablo one for a meeting of such duration. Each day Will see the running of an important stake race and the entries that have been received for tho various fixtures tell eloquently of the sport that will result. For an opening the big event is the Manly Memorial Steeplechase, with 10,000 added. and for the last day of the meeting the big event is the 0,000 added Pimlico Cup Han- dicap, over two and a quarter miles distance. The Pimlico Futurity, with 40,000 added, at a mile, for two-year-olds, is down for decision November 7, and the Walden Stakes, another 10,000 added mile dash for two-year- olds, is to be run November 13. These dates , are far enough apart to make it possible to start an eligible ir each. Then the arrangement of dates for the Bowie Handicap, at a ; mile and a half, a 510,000 added race, and . the Pimlico Cup, are far enough apart to v give the stayers a chance to race in each, with f the Bowie down for decision November 11. Altogether it is tho most remarkable fall , meeting ever attempted by the Maryland Jockey Club. Tuesday in tho paddock of the Empire City ; track there will bo an important sale of horses in training, conducted by the Fasig-Tiptoa Company. Among the consignors arc James-Butler, with fifteen, that include several prom- ising yearlings. Robert L. Gerry will offer Cyclops, Quarantine and Dick Whittington. The Greentree Stable will offer Exodus, Lct-tertnan, Canaquo and others, and John Loftus 1 has consigned Plough Boy, Isls and Faenza, from the Oak Ridge Stable. In addition to these there have been consignments from . Edward Arlington, J. L. Holland and others

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