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i GARDNER OWNS A GOOD YOUNGSTER, Lexington. Ky.. January 11. — Frank K. Oardner. tlie 9heepefaead Bay horseman, who left here last Sunday for New York with three carloads of thoroughbreds belonging to R. H. McCsrtCT Potter, says he has a two-year-old half-brother to Cham termand that is a wonder. Countermand i- a three-year-old by Order — Janice, by Midlothian, and he proved so serviceable a horse last year that Mr. Gardner concluded to buy the yearling by Kinley Mack out of Janice, when the Haggin consignment was offered at Sheepshead Bay last June. He got the dark bay eolt for 9913, and after carefully breaking him worked him an eighth over the C* ney Island track in a fraction better than 12. That looked pretty good, but when he showed him a quarter in a little better than 23 a few days later he was saMaDed he had a runner. ••You know how a kid feels when he gets his first pair of boots said Mr. Gardner. "Well, I guess 1 was just about that happy that morning. However. I wasnt entirely -atisfied. I wanted to see if he could do ir again. lie did. and when the news got abroad I had an ■offer fr r him. a great big offer, but hes not lor sale. I feel I hat I can a To. .1 to own a g. od horse as well as Ihe next man and I am willing to take the chance. I have named tills fellow Statesman, and vou can jusf put it down in your book that he will be heard from along about June time. Statesman is eligible to the Futurity, the Hopeful and the Brighton Produce Stakes, and mavbe hell win one of them. Wouldnt it be tine and dandy for old Frank? Well, now, I guess so."