Notes of the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1914-01-15


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NOTES OF THE TURF. I.adv Reach, winner of Tuesdays two-year olds race at Charleston, is reported to have worked faster than any other juvenile at Palmetto Park. Henrv of Navarre is a thoroughbred stallion stationed "at Front Royal, Va., by the Federal Rureaii of Animal Industry, for breeding army remounts. When privatelv owned the service fee for this animal was several hundred dollars. Now, under his ownership l the government, farmers may breed their mares to him for the small fee of 5 and keep the colt If they so wish. Or they may breed their mares free of charge, giving the government an option on the colt when three years old at the price of S150. This is an illustration of the system being followed by the Bureau of Animal Industry in many sections of the United States to secure high grade army remounts and at the same time improve the horse "blood in communities where this system is in force. The Newmarket correspondent of The Loudon Sportsman Is a great believer iu jumping horses during the winter, more particularly those that ar a bit" shifty, holding that in nine cases out of ten it improves them, and they often return to the Hat completely reformed characters, and show better form than they ever done previous to their jumping experiences. "I -was speaking to the Hon. George Lambton on the subject some little time ago." he writes, "and that practical horseman1 who was one of the best country riders of bis day was most emphatic in his belief that jumping dos most horses good, though, of course, as he said, there arc some that will not jump. Trying to niak" them do so only sours them all the more: but they are few and five out of six thoroughbreds will take pretty kindly to jumping."

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