Deplorable Effect Of The Hughes Crusade, Daily Racing Form, 1910-10-23


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DEPLORABLE EFFECT GF THE HUGHES CRUSADE Lexington Ky October 22 When the steamship Minnewaska leaves New York harbor for Europe next Saturday she will carry about seventyfive thorough ¬ bred horses the property of two multimillionaires Clarence II Mackay and James 1 Haggin who are discouraged over turf conditions in the United States The Mackay thoroughbreds consisting of the Knglish stallion Meddler and twentyone royally bred mares and seven weanlings are going to France to occupy a farm lately leased by llieir owner The Haggin consignment comprising thirty mares and fifteen weanlings i going to Germany to be sold by pub lie auction the first week in December All of tnese horses will leave here next Wednesday tiy express for New York the Mackay shipment in charge of Charles B Hill and the Haggin consignment In charge of John Mackcy They will be put aboard the Minnewaska Friday night and when she docks at Tilbury they will be transported by channel boats the Mackay lot to Havre and the Haggiu con ¬ signment to Hamburg From Havre the Mackay horses go to a farm near Paris and those o Miv Haggln to Berlin to be quartered at the sales stables near Hoppegarten HoppegartenIt It is appalling to think of thel rapid depopulation of the great thoroughbred breeding farms In Ken ¬ tucky and the wreck that has been made of the in ¬ dustry by untoward legislation in New York at ¬ tributable in greatest measure to former Governor Hughes During the past three years thoroughbreds of all ages and sexes have been sold in many in ¬ stances practically given away out of Kentucky by the hundreds until now a mere handful remains The cream of these have gone abroad to England France Germany Belgium and the Argentine Republic and across the border into Canada while many of the mediocre ones have been shipped to Mexico Chile Pern Japan and faraway Australia The others even cheaper have been scattered over the farms of the west and the plantations of the south to become general utility animals and mule broodmares broodmaresThe The Eimendorf Stud of James B Haggin furnishes a forceful illustration of the wreckage In 1907 this stud comprised thirtythree stallions 4S2 mares and over COO yearlings and sucklings It has been nduced to nine stallions 140 mares and seventyfive weanlings exclusive or the shinment that is to be made to Germany and Mr Haggins loss in the process of curtailment lias mounted into many thousands bt dollars It is Mr Haggins intention to get rid of evejv tlioroughbred u tlu KTwrttifacm as speedily as possible with the exception Ofa few favorite stallions and mares the majority of these like tile owner himself at an age which betokens the approach of lifes ending endingThe The stallions now remaining at Elraendorf are Hessian five years old Waterboy eleven Todding ton twelve George Kessler sixteen Star Ruby eighteen Goldfinch twenty one Watercress twenty one Order twentytwo and Montana twentytwo Mr Haggin before the death of Salvator and before the enactment of the New York law had a great fondness for his thoroughbreds and he never allowed a day to pass when at the farm without paying at least one visit to the f tallion barn and nearlv every day he had a ride among tlie mares and their prod ¬ uce Now however he seldom goes Jiear the stallions and never among the mares unless as he did tills week to indicate to John Mackey and his men his preference for exportation exportationSuch Such mares as Hamburg Belle and Tradition Mr Haggin will never sell They with some fifteen or twenty others will have a home at Eimendorf as loiig as they live They will be bred annually and their produce sent abroad for turf achievements in England France and Germany thoroughbreds Mr Ilaggln within the past year has made large iinixirtations of Jersey and Kerry cattle establishing one of the largest plants in the south He has also iriiporfed many sheep and some swine likewise numerous Welsh and Shetland ponies and recently three Shire stallions and nine Shire mares It is his inteiition to produce from these Shires a serviceable farm horse crossing the stallions on thoroughbred mares some sixty of the 140 such now at Eimendorf having been selected for that purpose Next summer the thoroughbred foals of this year will be sent abroad tobe sold as yearlings and the passing of Eimendorf as a thoroughbred nursery producing for market will be complete completeAs As the thoroughbreds have gonV from Eimendorf so they have gone from every farm large and small in the blue grass region the studs remaining more nearly intact being those of August Beluiont at Nur ¬ sery Farm James R Keene at Castleton and John E Madden at Hamburg 1lace Mr Belmont has sold none of his mares though he has sent a number of them to France Mr Keene sold a few of hi recently John B Madden sent a number of lite mares to France and It is said that he is planning to sell sfcne of those now at Hamburg Place at the FasigTipton auction here next month Maj T J Carson is now at Buenos Ayres with a consignment from tlc Dixlaiia Stud and Irving Hi Wheatcroft Is thinking of sending a number of tlie St James Stud mares to England oi Australia i lion Banastar and foifr orflvc mares will remain at Kingston Farm Manager Cliarles B Hill will nor go to France with the1 Mackay horses but will re ¬ turn tovLexinpton after seeing them loaded on the boat at New York He has not been in good health for some time and prefers to remain in this country until next spring at least

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