Horse Famine after War: Estimated That Ten Million Have Been Destroyed since Carnage Began., Daily Racing Form, 1917-01-17


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HOUSE FAMINE AFTER WAR ESTIMATED THAT TEN MILLION HAVE BEEN DESTROYED SINCE CARNAGE BEGAN. Secretary of Percheron Society Thinks Every Country Will Be Short of Equine Material When Peace Is Declared — Exports Heavy. By Ed Cole. Now York. January 10. — The next ton years will soo tlio greatest demand fur horses that the world has over known, according to the opinion expressed by Way in- lliiisinoro. secretary of the Ierchoron Society of America, in tl:is mornings Now York lb raid. His cli f is based on th" unprecedented destruction of horses in the great war in Europe, which iiio- authorities estimate as high as 10.000.000. This country alone has lost 1. 000.000 horses and mules since the outbreak of hostilities. France. England. Germany and Austria, as well as all the other countries in Europe, must have been stripped of available animals for military purposes. Russia alone having a supply sufficient to meet her own needs. When the war is over and the men under arms return to agriculture and industry, every country in Kurope will be short of horses unless the market exp rts are much mistaken. They expect to see hundreds of thousands exported from the 1nited States after peace is restored. Breeder* who have teased to raise horses in expectation that motor vehicles are going to supplant them in nearly all lines of work will soon see the mistake they have made. Mr. Dinsmoro declares. Eive Years to Produce Market Horse. "It takes time to make headway in the horse business." he says. "Five years are required to prow a hors- of marketable ape. At best one should t ot expect more than two foals from three mares, on an average, per year. Moreover, not mere than sixteen per cent of OUT farmers are raising any eojfs Two or three years hence the others are going to wake up only to learn that a great opportunity has passed." Mr. W. S. Heather of Rugby. England, who has made eleven nominations for Che Futurity, to be run at Belmont Iark in 1919, Fays that H. C. Hal-leabeek bought hie two rear-olds, which are he-lioved to be a rare good consignment. Mr. Heather*! Futurity list include- the product of Aleppo — Algonquin. Bachelors Doable Paiple Eight, HeUotropi — ■ Black Besa, Heliotrope— Dead Heat. HeUotropi — Hattoaa System. Heliotrope-Irish Lullaby. Heliotrope Violet Fariman Mindon. — Light, — Heliotrope— Wltcbcrs ft. Heliotrope — Appleeress, Heliotrope — Stray Moments. Will Test All the New Rules. All officials visiting the Jockey Club secretarys offices appear pleased with the new selling race tales and say they will be given a trial on the local tracks. Fred Behberger will pat on races to fit all clauses, but doubts the success of the French rule ■whereby horses can be claimed out of a race. "Rut 1 am going to try it out." said he. •■.iii-t to find out what wili please horsemen, and the races that fill the heat will he th.- rule for future condition-, vs regale!-, the distribution of the run up money, it Mill not hare beea better arranged." S .in-- horse asea in this vicinity think the rules would have been made more complete had there been ;• clause providing for a cl-iiming race in which owners of starters only should he permitted to claim. James Pllislmasoill. who has | public stable of pearly thirty horses, thinks the new code will bring about good racing results.

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