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WALDENS OPINION OF COLUMBIA LAD. Buffalo, N. Y., July 1. Columbia Lad, the Faraday colt owned by E. W. Lagerroth, which broke down in his last race here, will be retired to the Waldcn farm in Maryland until next spring. Columbia Lads trouble is a bowed tendon and this means that the firing irons will have to lie used. Speaking of Columbia Lad, R. J. Walden, who has handled the colt since lie was a yearling, said: "The public never knew just how good a colt Columbia Lad was and, as a matter of fact, I did not know myself. As a yearling he showed me a quarter in 22 and I thought that Mr. Lagerroth had ?n him a colt of the very highest class. Columbia Lads leg has been bothering hiin all spring and he was never really at himself. Despite this he won three races and was second three times in eight starts, winning ,375. Were he absolutely sound I do not believe there is a two-year-old racing that could beat him any distance under Ave and a half furlongs. I think that next spring he will be all right." Mr. Walden will ship his entire stable to the farm at Middleburg at the close of the local meeting. He intended racing Canoble Lake at Brighton Beach, but the colt is still growing and he will not do much with him until the fall. There are about twenty yearlings at the Walden farm to be taken up and broken and Mr. Walden will give bin time to the youngsters until Autumn.