59. No Remount Agent havingattended, nothing was purchased for Government or the
Native Cavalry. The Deputy Commissioner considers there were several up to remount form if
there had been buyers.

60. Two mules were purchased for the Native Cavalry.

61. As before remarked, there was no Imperial grant, but Rs. 1,000 were obtained from
local sources, of which Rs. 605 were awarded in prizes, most of the remainder being expended
in the necessary preparations.

Delhi Horse

62. This show was held from the 2nd to the 9th March 1892.

63. Five hundred and thirty-four head of horse stock are reported as present at the show.
Of these, 27 competed for Government prizes.

64. The Assistant Superintendent, Horse-Breeding Department, North-Western Provinces
and Rajputana, was unavoidably absent till the night of the 7th, so failed to attend the Judg-
ing Committee; hence, I regret to say, there are no remarks as to the quality of the various
classes competing, except the mule class, which is reported good by the Deputy Commissioner.

65.   No young stock were purchased for Government. A Remount Agent attended the
show. The Assistant Superintendent, Horse-Breeding Department, North-Western Provinces
and Rajputana, in. his report shows two horses purchased for the Native Cavalry, and the
Deputy Commissioner four.

66.   Of the Rs. 250 allowed by Government, Rs. 119 were expended. Bridles were given
to three successful competitors.

Dera Ghazi
Khan Horse

67.  This show was held on the 4th and 5th March 1892.

68.   Three thousand and twenty-nine horses were present against 3,775 in 1891. This
decrease is attributed by the Deputy Commissioner to the drought which had prevailed in the
district during the previous year. Five hundred and forty-nine head of stock came before
the Judging Committee against 583 in 1891.

69.   The following are the remarks of the Judging Committee on the various classes

Branded mares—very good; branded mares with foal at foot—fair; branded fillies—
very promising; fillies, 3 years old—very good; fillies, 2 years old—bad; yearling colts—
fair; yearling fillies—good; yearling and 2-year old geldings—fair; mules and pony mares
for mule-breeding—good; donkeys—fair.

70.   It is gratifying to find that this show continues to be a success, and it is to be hoped
that the falling off in numbers is due to accidental causes, which will not be repeated in future

71.  The Deputy Commissioner in his report considers that prizes for 3 and 4 year old
geldings answer a useful purpose. These prizes were abolished in accordance with the opi-
nion of the Judging Committee at the Rawalpindi fair, but, in deference to the Deputy
Commissioner's opinion, they have been again allowed at the Dera Ghazi Khan show for
a further period of two years.

72.   One of the Government stallions serving in the district appears to be disapproved of.
Arrangements have been made for his transfer elsewhere.

73.  Twenty-six head of young stock were purchased by the Remount Agent against 38 in
1891. This falling off is probably due to the smaller number attending the show. Fifty
remounts were bought for the Zhob Levy and four head of young stock by the Officer Com-
manding 2nd Punjab Cavalry for the regimental stud. It is to be regretted that the
purchasing officer for the Zhob Levy did not send his horses to compete for prizes. Major
Chalmers, the Remount Agent, reports Rs. 400 as the highest, Rs. 160 as the lowest, and
Rs. 305-3-9 as the average price paid for young stock.

74.   One mule is reported to have been purchased for Government and seven by others,
the highest, lowest, and average prices being Rs. 150, Rs. 34, and Rs. 92-8-0 respectively.

75.   Rs. 1,900, the amount of the Imperial grant, was expended in awards, and
four bridles were presented to successful competitors.

Dera Ismail
Khan Horse

76. This show, held in connection with the Baisakhi fair, commenced on the 11th and
ended on the 13th April 1892.