Require Pregnancy Certificate When English Mares Are Sold, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-11


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Require Pregnancy Certificate When English Mares Are Sold SoldBy By Special Correspondent NEWMARKET England Before the sales opened at Park Paddocks Newmarket in October and December a veterinary cer ¬ tificate signed by Brayley Reynolds was posted on the notice board outside Messrs Tattersalls office attesting to the preg ¬ nancy or otherwise of the mares owned by the late Lord Glanely which were to be auctioned on those occasions This was at the suggestion of A E Allnatt purchaser of the entire racing stable and breeding stud from the executors of the late Lord Glanely Like many of Allnatts ideas this is a revolutionary one in the British blood ¬ stock market Nevertheless it is an excel ¬ lent innovation innovationWhile While not holding the auctioneers auctioneersMessrs Messrs Tattersalls to any guarantee the thecertificate certificate gives the buyer the benefit of ofthe the opinion of a qualified veterinary sur ¬ geon in place of the hitherto usual designa ¬ tion of believed in foal Such belief in some cases at least would have been more properly described as hope The diag ¬ nosis of pregnancy or otherwise was intro ¬ duced in America by Dr Dimmock and was popularized in this country by the late Jock Crawford In American sale catalogs such rtificates are the recognized pro ¬ cedure in connection with a covered mare

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