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I J J CLAY THINKS MUCH OF MERRY WATER Believes She Will Prove a Second Lady Amelia — Two Licks Yearlinq by Box. Lexington. Ky.. May 16.— Woodford Clays Merry Mater, which was shipped east this week with Kentucky Beau. Nimbus and others, is not en-gaged in the Futurity, though . she is eligible to many Other important eastern events. Clay does not take seriously her defeat at the recent local meeting, as it will be recalled the brilliant filly Running Water also was defeated on the occasion of her tirst public appearance. Mr. Clay regards Merry Water Heeler of foot than was Running Water, as a two year old. and l elieves in speed. She will prove herself a second I.ady Amelia. Lizzie Gilman. the dam of the good twoyearold John Maris, has a handsome yearling chestnut colt by Margrave and a bay suckling colt by Handsel. The y irling is s full l.rother to the winner, Fred Reka, and the suckling is a full brother to Ath-lone. Her owner. Lee Smitha. mated her to Handspring this year. Lizzie Gilman has been barren but one season since the beginning of her stud career and five of her six foals are colts. W. Showalters yearlings, all by Box, number ten — five colts and five fillies. He recently lost by death the colt out of Mary Be Grand. One of the stars is the first foal of the good race mare Two Lick. Two Lick foaled a dead colt this spring. Mr. Showalter has sent her this season to Iroquois Farm to be Mated to Stalwart. Among the other cults at the Showalter farm is a half brother to Mahogany and ■ half brother to Telamon. Mary Molloy. dam of Pink Star, the Kentucky Derby winner, is now twenty years old. She is an own sister to Favor, a star in Green B. Mollis once powerful stable, which WOO no less than forty-nine races and earned 4,700 on the turf. Gotham, the sire of Cutter, McChord, Colonel RupiKTt and other winners, is now at 0. II. Chen-anlts Spendthrift Stud. He was presented to Mr. benault by "Joseph C. Van Meter, who now has two crops of Gothams get coming on, and whs is breeding bis mares this year to other stallions. Every mare bred to Kingston last year now has a living foal at foot in the pastures at Castleton Stud. This, considering the fact that Kingston is now 2;j years old, is quite an inteersting circumstance.