DETERIORATING IN ENGLAND
(FROM OUR OW1» CORRESPONDENT.)
j .. ' SYDNEY, 31st December. , _ One of the most prominent racing men m Australia (Mr, R. Wootton), who has just returned from a visit to Eng'and, expressed the opinion that the'class of , hows m ; the Old 1 Country has deterioriaW during the past few years, especi-, ally since the Avar, and the Derby winner (Sansovino), for instance, was only a fair i performer. There was no outstanding horse, either stayer or sprinter, m England at present, and, although he could not offer a reason for the deterioration of the; clasg of the thorough- i -bred, the opinion was general, and the " ?i!" cor 8e Lambton had declared "-no. horses.; are not so good "as they used to be. Sansovino could not be regarded as a better horse than, 'say, the Melbourne hup winner Artilleryman, while there was no really outstanding two-year-old J" E "Bland tO-day. Mr. Wootton declared tha^Bolet Satan, who ran second I to .Charley s Mount in the Cesarewitch recently carrying 8.1,: and who had , been purchased by Sir Samuel Hordern, o Sydney to be raced under the care ot J. bcobie in Australia, was just a good staying horse, about the same class as David. Although it was difficult to form- an idea Mr. Wootton thought tfial Oloanungi in. his best Xorm, would
win races in England. Phalaris seemed to be the most popular sire in England at present. Mr. Wootton Eaid.he was pleased to see that the half-brother by 'Phalaris* to his five-year-old had topped the prices at the Doncaster sales this year, bringing 9700 guineas. Two fillies were sent out from England by Mr. Wootton, and they' reached Australia a few -weeks back. One is by Torlosk out of Meme, and'the other is by Syndrian, and they will be put into training with- a view' to racing before they are retired to the stud. .. \
Racing in England was flourishing, added Mr. Wootton, and there was now more money in the game than ever, before. Englishmen were great sportsmen and raced purely for'the love of the game, but he believed that it would not-be long before they would have'to seriously consider the business side of. racing, as' was the case in Australia.Taxation of wealth was a big question, and that was one of the factors'which he thought would bring about a J change in the present, conditions.
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THOROUGHBREDS, Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 6, 8 January 1925
THOROUGHBREDS Evening Post, Volume CIX, Issue 6, 8 January 1925
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