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AMERICAN TURF SUCCESSES ABROAD. John S. Macdonald Points Out That Our Hoists Have Made Good Showing. I. .Inn. Bag.. January 7. John 8. Macdonald, tbe i-u Vork borseniau, who is equally well known in racing circle* in Hagbind, Il-ain-e am! his own country, la in London mi one of his regular visits. iii- 1- going i" Paris in a few days. While here, Mr. Macdonald bought eighteen broodmares and alao has been negotiating for a famous stallion. Mr. Macdonald. in discussing the- American nee horse in Europe, said: ■ill" course, a tirsi class thoroughbred is first-Haas in any country. Really, the cream of the American iniK have been --li ij ►,»*■« 1 to France, England and Argentina. Their produce snows favorably with tbe li bred article In any of these coantries. "You only have to ;m esrer the list of winners In lriinr and England during the natal year fend to figure mil the percentage of winners in comparison with the number ol startern and yon will find the American bred borse is many points above the average. ••The sin -i . " ill Herman B. Datryea, William K. Vanderbilt. II P. Whitney and others, who have lirvd Iiiini American -tm-k. stands out. Then theres August Bel in. Although Its trnc thai Tracerv, his best horse, has distinctly English blood In his veins, being i y Bock Sand topiary, the gel of tie tagon has alao done n marknblj well. "In aililitiini in Hi" foregoing, Clarence s. Maefcaj has bred a number of useful animals that have meed successfully both In England and Prance. "in regard lo the future of raring in America, [here is very ikhI raring in Maryland. Kentucky ami other stales and als in Canada, where the racing la carried mi in a tmi-i buslneea-like manner, almost purely as 1 great apart. The Canadians are sportsmen, and commercialiam doca not enter ini" ii with them aa ii dues on the other side of the border. "Son that the first finafa ol Ike alleged reform - utimeul in New Vork and other states similarly affected Is passing away and people have recovered their sense . Hen Is an excellent chanci ol the re v i : • 1 of racing in New Vork. tJovcrnoi Surser is fearless, bold and practical, and is nunc than likely in consenl lo the modification of the present ab-Doxiously Ptriagenl restriction of this great siKin. which has nraclically driven or wiped nut hundreds .11 millions of doHars ot investment in blood stock and breed lug establishments throughout 1 he country. "i- can only hope for the beat."