Daily Racing Form Readers Say:, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-25


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DAILY RACING FORM READERS SAY SAYCommunications Communications intended for publication must bear the writers name and address but they will be withheld upon request Letters should be limited to 200 words and refer only to racing breeding and related subjects Address letter to Editor inChief DAILY RACING FORM 345 West TwentySixth Street New York N Y Nostalgia in the Pacific PacificThis This being Derby Eve it should be easy for you to understand what a mans thoughts are when he is imbued with a love for the sport of racing as I am regardless of where he might be beSome Some day I hope to be busily anx ¬ iously excitedly readying my own horse for his Run for the Roses I know its a big hope but that is the way the for ¬ tunes of racing go isnt it A man can invest a fortune in a Derby candidate only to lose out to a man who has very few horses and in none of whom he has invested heavily At this moment my thoughts turn to one of Louisvilles hotel lobbies where all the discussion among the hardboots is of tomorrows big event eventMy My wife sends me racing news and clippings From what I have read it seems hardly probable that Count Fleet will even have a worthy rival He must be destined to run the Derby in some ¬ what the same fashion that Johnstown ran it in 39 But why write you my predictions The race will be over by trie time this letter reaches you youMy My wife writes me that Keene Dainger fields book on training is off the press I am most anxious to read it itLLOYD LLOYD DYER DYERApril April 30 1943 Somewhere in the Pacific i iRacing Racing Officials Commended CommendedI I am only one of many who play the races for pastime and possible profit but I wish to add a few words of ap ¬ preciation for the fairness exhibited by the officials of racing recently in keep ¬ ing the sport clean A couple of such instances follow followOn On Saturday May 1 Ben Jones trainer for Calumet Farm withheld Ocean Wave from the Derby instead of allowing him to run with a slight injury and burn up the publics money for Ocean Waves current form would have undoubtedly drawn a large support The same day at Narragansett Park Chari ¬ table was allowed to or forced to bump Into Blenweed and was disqualified making Blenweed the public choice the winner and the officials suspended the guilty jockey for the balance of the meeting meetingSuch Such acts as these go a long way to establish public faith in thoroughbred racing racingB B T FORMAN Alexandria La I applaud your recent editorials urging race tracks to share some of their profits with the breeders of thoroughbred horses The New York associations are deserving of a hand for acting so promptly in putting your suggestions in practice practiceMy My knowledge of breeding is superfi cialvbut I dont have to know anything Breeders Premiums Mean Better Quality of Horses HorsesThe The thoroughbred industry holds a debt of gratitude to Daily Racing Form for its recent editorial on the subject of premiums to be paid the breeder of the winner of every race Since the publication of this article the five New York racing associations have agreed to pay the breeders of the first and second horses in every race the sums of 25 and 15 respectively This is but the first step in a move which we hope will have the support of all the racing associations throughout the country countryIn In these days of strikes and higher wages the breeder is confronted with increased prices for forage and salaries for help and a critical shortage of labor In return he sells his yearlings for much less than the cost of production Needless to add many breeders were forced to curtail their breeding operations Now that the breeder has been recognized as a cog in the wheel of the great racing industry the premiums will stimulate and continue their interest in the horses who are the fruits of their long hours of studying stallion pedigrees pedigreesBreeders Breeders do not breed at random Through the winter the conscientious breeder spends much time in the search for the most suitable bloodlines in order to further the excellence of the offspring from his brood mares The poor prices brought by yearlings forced breeders to search for cheaper stallions The breeders premiums will now provide a nest egg which will enable the breeder to pay higher fees for stallion services This will mean a better class of yearlings for the pur ¬ chasers Thus breeders awards not only mean cash to the breeder but they further the improvement of the breed breedMay May I be allowed to congratulate you on the introduction of the department Daily Racing Form Readers Say With your open letter page you now are a part of us The war has taught us that racing in order to survive must defend itself There has been too much inertia in the past An exchange of views is essential if we are to carry on successfully Your open letter page invites this exchange of views on racingahd breeding matters Your paper will mean more to us than a mere record of racing results showing whether we bred a winner Breeders now will require Daily Racing Form more than ever before in order to keep up with the performances of the progeny of their mares This is just as it should be beG G M F Warrenton Va about it to realize the breeders predica ¬ ment under present conditions I am just a racing fan a fellow who likes to go to the race tracks when circumstances permit and bet a dollar or two on a race or several races If I lose it wont hurt me Ill still live If I win swell I can afford the few dollars I bet win lose or break even evenIt It is different with the breeders as I understand it They can not risk breed ¬ ing horses when almost certain loss faces them At least they can not take a loss indefinitely If they are com ¬ pelled to raise potatoes instead of race horses where will the race tracks be In a couple of years And where will we 2 bettors be We certainly wont be at a race track betting on a bunch of plugs and cripples because thats what the current race horses will be then WILLIAM REESE Brooklyn N Y Another Affirmative Vote VoteYour Your idea of a bonus for breeders im ¬ pressed me as sound No business can exist in which one group makes a profit while those who supply the raw material continually face a loss If the breeders of thoroughbreds can do better with their land it is only natural for them to switch to more profitable production The New York tracks quickly saw the sense of your suggestion If other tracks want to keep racing flourishing they will string along A C TALBOT Detroit Mich Break for Track Help HelpI I read with great satisfaction that Washington Park has installed a dining room where the race track help can obtain good food at cost price When I was an exercise boy years ago we were not given such consideration by track owners As an oldtimer I am glad for the boys who are doing the job today Washington Park has made a great im ¬ provement in racing racingEXEXERCISE EXEXERCISE BOY Forest Hills N Y YPosting Posting Track Conditions Asking tracks to show track condi ¬ tions is a good idea Pimlico does it so what is wrong with the idea in all other racing centers It helps everyone who tries to pick winners winnersE E L M Baltimore Md MdUpstate Upstate Upstart Speaks Out OutWhy Why dont you people lay off Sara ¬ toga The transfer of the meeting down to New York City means more money for the state and the race tracks and more sales for your paper But what about the citizens of Saratoga and upstate New York Why should they be de ¬ prived of racing and the revenue that racing gives them Who do you think youre kidding kiddingUPSTATE UPSTATE UPSTART UPSTARTKingston Kingston N Y

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