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ABOUT THE TWO-YEAR-OLDS. Hugh McCarren has started two two year-olds by his stallion Hapsburg. tho half brother to Hamburg, but they have not won. They are No Engine and Lady Hapsburg. The former is out of Stannel and the latter out of Banderole, by The Friar. No Engine worked rings around everything at City Park and McCarren thought ho had in him a better colt than was Rosoburg, which swept tho boards at Essex Park in January, 1905, and died when the former New York produce merchant was holding him at a price in tho five figures. But No Engine has come to be regarded at New Orleans as a ••morning glory." McCarren. though, is astute and it isnt beyond the range of iwssibllities that ho will yet make his morning glory hold its bloom throughout an afternoon. No Engine. What a name. But it is suggestive when one knows the circumstances. McCarren keeps his stallion and mares at J. V. Shipps Sunny Slope Farm, near Midway, Ky. Two years ago one of the barns was burned and throe colts belonging to McCarren and three or four belonging to Mr. Shipp were destroyed. Stannel was one of the mares saved from the flames and shortly afterward this colt was foaled. There was no engine within miles of the place. Hence the name. Yet. some people say that horsemen have no imagination. Not a great deal lias been claimed for Lady Hapsburg and in her two races she has shown nothing to warrant the belief on the part of the public that she can be depended upon. Her owner, however, holds to the notion that she Is quite worth while. In this connection can bo related an incident of the sometimes carelessness of the compilers of our present day sales catalogues — a thing similar to that which caused W. X Scully so much trouble over his filly Rebecca Cohen last year. In the lot of yearlings offered by Samuel M. Cassidy at the sale in Lexington last November was a brown filly catalogued as by Don de Oro, out of Banderole, by The Friar, and she out of Bandana, by Darebin. This filly was sold to the Breeders Protective Association for 0 and. so far as is known, was taken south and sold without identification to some plantation owner. Knowledge of this caused Daily Racing Form to prosecute an investigation when the entry of Lady Hapsburg was made as by Hapsburg — Banderole, by The Friar. It developed that the mare bred to Don de Oro In 1904 and mothering the filly that was sold in 1905 to the Breeders" Protective Association was Baudrol, by Requital, out of Bandy. In tho main the sales catalogues are correct, but tlie- show the effects ot hsny Is, their compilation. Ri:.hl here is where a complete list of the broodmares In each breeding establishment would come in handy. If they were all lodged with the Jockey Club and published in tlie Racing Calendar. as had bees the Millstream Stud list, with changes and corrections from time to time, the where ■hostts of a mare could l e easily traced by any person in any part of the country. An incorrect pedlar ee given to the compiler by an owner desiring to soil could more easily l e corrected. Imcsiuse the data would lie at hand and there would lie no necessity for taking it for granted that "the owner knows.-- We are soon to have Volume IX. of tlie Auiericin Stud Book, which 1ms lieen all too long in preparation, and this will give the location of many mares. But between issues of the Stud Book there is need for the annual publication of the lists. Lady Frankfort, by Frankfort-Bad Hit, was bred by John V.. Madden at Hamburg Place. She is an April foal and was sold last August at Saratoga for 50 to James S. Stoli. the present owner of Frankfort, now standing at The Meadows, near Lexington, Ky. Bad Hit is a young mare by Common, out of Bloozen, by Sensation. She was foaled in England. Common won the Two Thousand Guineas, the Derby and the St. Loger. Bloozen was bred in America and was taken to England to race and she proved a good winner, as did her half sister Belisama. Blush, the third dam of Lady Frankfort, is the dam of Rosa Reglna. which to the cover of Giganteum produced Floral King, raced successfully by Harry Gardner and sold by him last week to Francis Trevelyan to become a sire at the Trevelyan farm in Virginia. Catherine F., by Gallantry - Fashionable, was bred by .1. L. Luke, of Lexington. Ky. She is a March foal and was sold to Robert Tucker last September for 1907.sh0O. She is the half sister to Style, Abe Fashion, Smart Set and Mabel Simms.