Breeding Horses National Duty., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-04


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BREEDING DORSES NATIONAL DUTY. The BprincxVM BopuHiean, one of the ablest and ni- st Influential aewapapera of the eastern states, makes this editoiial pronouncement on the correspondence between General Leonard Wood and the chairman of the Jockey Club of New York: "All this goes to point the moral that the nreeding of good horseflesh is quit" as much a national duty at thhl time a* preventing the killing of calves for consumption as veal. What little the federal government has done in developing Slorgau horses and in other ways providing proper horses for army service is so much clear gain. The pity is that this proinotiin work !:as not been greater. Kentucky must cc me to the rescue. Sir. Belmont feels, he wrote General Wood, that it is a public duty, in favor of war. to continue racing, not only to give more attention tliau ever to our activities as breed eta, hat to keep ap public interest la the horse. Whatever may ha though! about the racing argu ment. there is no question that the acceding of thor-anghbrrd horses ol the right type should he encouraged as part of the patriotic endeavor of the country."

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