W. Hall Walkers Gift to England, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-04


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W. HALL WALKERS GIFT TO ENGLAND. A dispatch from London conveys the interesting information that Colonel William Hall Walker, member of Parliament, has presented to the nation his famous breeding farm for race horses at fully, Kildare. Ireland, and his training stables at Russ-ley Parks. Wiltshire, the government undertaking to purchase the land at its own valuation. Colonel Walkers stable includes the stallions White Eagle, which won the City and Suburban Handicap at Epsom in 190!. and Royal Realm, another great stake horse, and some of the most famous broodmares in the country. The valuation of the stable before the war was €200,000 ,000,000. and had Colonel Walkers offer to the government not been accepted the horses would have been sold on Friday at Newmarket. It is estimated that even at the present time they would have brought 00,000. The acceptance by the government means that it intends to initiate state horse breeding, as is done bv the governments of France. Russia and Germany. Heretofore, many of the best horses in England have been sold abroad, but with the government in the market it is believed these practices will lie stopped, or that at least the pick of the horses on sale will find their way to the government breeding farms.

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