Turfmen Think Only "Culls" Going.: Barney Schreiber and John Sanford Discuss Haggin and Keene Expedition., Daily Racing Form, 1908-08-16


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TURFMEN THINK ONLY CULLS GOING Barney Schreiber and John Sanford Discuss Haggin and Keene Expedition Saratoga N Y August 15 Shortly after the HartAgnew bill became a law J B Haggin told business associates that lie intended to ship to South America many of the hundreds of thorough ¬ breds at his great farm in Kentucky Preparations for the sale of his yearlings were discontinued and the announcement from New York that both Mr Keene and Mr Haggin are about to ship 100 head to Buenos Ayres is not a surprise except that they doubt that Mr Keene is to send any horse of high class They say that in England he has already found a good market for his yearlings and if lie has older horses to sell he would iiiid In that country keen competition for his near relatives to Voter Disguise Peter Pan Colin Celt and others The journey to England Is besides much shorter and safer than to South America It is a fact that In Kentucky it was a common spectacle for the last few weeks to see hordes of thoroughbreds being sent to Lexington to be sold without pedigrees at small prices It is not likely that any of Messrs Keenes or Haggins were thus sold even though Mr Keene admits he owns two hundred and fifty head which are eating their heads olT olTProminent Prominent men hero conversant with the subject think that only culls are being sent to South America a country in which racing Is very popular arid whose inhabitants have paid tbe highest prices for stallions of English and French birth and where yearling sales are very lucrative to the breeders breedersSpeaking Speaking of this Barney Schreiher owner of Woodlands Farm in St Louis county Mo and breeder of Jack Atkin said The Argentine Re ¬ public for the last three years has been a wonderful market for thoroughbred horses People down there paid 150000 for the English Derby winner Dia ¬ mond Jubilee purchased from King Edward and also paid enormous sums for other richly bred horses produced In England and France Including two sons of Flying Fox besides Cyllene and Polar Star and there is every reason to believe that ia general demand for racingbred horses that are good individuals witli fashionable pedigrees exists there iow and will continue for some years to come comeBut But 1 have no idea of Invading that market I am foreign born yet I am going to stick to the breeding and racing business in this country while it lasts and if it dies I will die with it under the Stars and Stripes My horses will be sold and raced In this country while I am aide to remain In tbe breeding and racing game When I have to iiiit and make a change I will go back to selling overalls and jeans a business I understand understandJohn John Sanford of the Amsterdam stud was sur nrlsed to hear of the shipment It seems utterly incredible to me that Mr Keene and Mr Haggin jntend to race their horses In South America he taid and I think it will be found that they are trvlng the experiment of disposing of their culls in the Argentine market There lias been a gradu jilly Increasing sale of American horses there for a number of years hut previously South American breeders and owners have come to the United States to attend the fall sales and have confined their purchases to horses of minor class that could l e purchased cheaply and so far as I know this is the first instance of our horses being shipped there for sale The saleThe problem of what to do with tbe excess of product of our breeding establishments Is a serious one this fall and in our own case we have been studying the situation over during the last week We have always weeded out our stable by a fall sale but we are told that there is no market at present We have no thought of shipping abroad however as we feel confident that the skies are clearing and that next year thoroughbreds will be in demand again againOur Our problem Is merely whether to attempt to fiell our horses at all this year or to keep them over nntil next fall We have been greatly en ¬ couraged by the attendance and particularly the spirit of loyalty to the turf shown at Saratoga by I he racegoers Racing is when all is said and done the great American sport and the people demand nmusement nmusementOf Of course I am aware that South America has recently paid some phenomenal prices for tbe best stallions and that years ago they paid SirOOOO for Ormonde but there is no horse of that class to be sent to that country from here

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