Government Favoring Thoroughbreds, Daily Racing Form, 1916-02-01


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GOVERNMENT FAVORING THOROUGHBREDS. New fork, January :;1 .—Vigorous nroteaj bt being made by the uwnetl and trainers of trotting hor-e-ii: Germaay against the favoritism shown In the government to Itv thoroughbred horse- in the matter ■ f the ilistribiilion of daily ration ol oat-. The qu-stion is to be submitted lo the ministry of war by the various Berlin aasociatioas engaged in promoting the interests of the light harness horse. While the thoroughbred- kept in training or used tor breeding purposes are allowed ten quarts of oats a day the trotters must get along with nu allowance at three quart-, even if Hoy an- in trebling or in bi-o.-diug -erviee. This discrimination is severely criticised in the H.rliner Tageblatt oi December 18, the trotting horse men pointing oul thai a government that permit- trotting races and collects its percentage from the mutuel lxiols has the obligation to see that the trotters are properly taken care of. Attention is directed to the fact that in general the owners and trainers are not rich men and that they have already been hard hit by the war because of the limited number of racing dates last year. Fnlcss the allowance of oats is increased within a short time it will be necessary to stop preparing the trotters for thei coining races. The broodmares are especial sufferers from the shortage of grain, and the outlook for strong foals is gloomy.

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