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Lot 803: ENCOURAGEMENT POUR L'AMELIORATION DU CHEVAL FRANCAIS DE DEMI-SANG, SOC. D'
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 22 January 1883 14 CALVADOS. CAEN. Part d'Intérêt de F500. olive, black. No 164. Formed Caen, 1864, the Société d'encouragement du cheval français, officially Société d'encouragement à l'élevage du cheval français ('demi-sang' was discontinued), still exists, and aims to develop trotting-racing in France, and to protect the trotting-horse breed. Currently, it organises 1750 meetings a year at 238 courses, with the participation of 140.000 horses. It organises meetings, prizes, subsidies and publicity, and preserves moral standards in breeding and betting. Decorative piece, showing various race-horses, many types of equipment, two classical ladies and much else.
Condition Report: VF