Shot Gun First at the Horse Show, Daily Racing Form, 1908-11-12


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SHOT GUN FIRST AT THE HORSE SHOW. New York, November 11. An interesting feature of the horse show now being held at Madison Square Garden was tho exhibition of the thoroughbred class on Monday evening. That It was by far the best showing of thoroughbred stallions in the history of the horse show was due to the fact that the Jockey Club Breeding Bureau had made a number of entries, with a condition that if one of the stallions from the bureau should prove to be the winner, the Jockey Club would add 00 to the first award. Thomas C. McDowell, of Lexington. Ky.. was the judge of the thoroughbred class. The conditions of the awards were that the stallions, were to be judged by appearance in the ring; and ability for improving the breed of horses for general nse. racing performances not to be regarded. Mr. McDowell awarded the first prize to Shot Gun. which, since his racing, has turned into a stallion of splendid proportions and appeared to be In tho best of condition. There was only a fourth ribbon for Rensselaer, the sixteen-hand chestnut raced by the late J. E. McDonald. This horse has won races in France. England and Germany between the flags, and in this country on the flat. Rensselaer was once intended for the Grand National and has always been regarded as the grandest sort of thoroughbred ever raised in this country. The stallion is now on Long Island and owned by Brinton C. Mitchell, being one of those placed bv the breeding bureau of the Jockey Club. Although fourteen years old Rensselaer had all the fire of a colt. Contrary to public report, it was said yesterday that the breeding bureau is not to be abandoned by the Jockey Club, but that an appropriation had been recently made for its continuance next season. The work of the breeding bureau has been most creditable and vastly interesting to farmers throughout New York State. The awards made were as follows: - First prize, 00. won by Shot Gun. b. h. sixteen hands, eight years old. by Artillery Princess Noretti: W. A. Wadsworth. Second prize, 50. Watercolor. b. h. sixteen hands, ten years old. by Watercress Sa-brina; Sunset Lodge Farm. Third prize. 5. Advance Guard, ch. h, sixteen hands one inch, .eleven years old. bv Great Tom Nellie Van; August B. Gray. Highly commended. Rensselaer, ch. h, sixteen hands, fourteen years old. by Hayden Edwards The Belle: Brinton C. Mitchell.

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