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GOSSIP AND COMMENT I ROM LOUISVILLE. Louisville. Kv.. Mav 12. Though il has art been positivelv announced by II. C. Applegate and Co. that old Rosebud will not start in the Clark Haiiilicao at Churchill Downs, or the Kentucky Handicap at IMiglas Iark. Col. W. E. Aggregate has stated that it is his idea to reserve Old Kosebii.l for his Derby engage Bleats and other three-year-old stake-. After he runs in these races, according to Colonel Applegatos id. a. it wBl be time enough to ask him to uieel great horse- of more advanced age. as he will undoubtedly be asked to make great weight concessions p. any horse in training. Hodge can be set down almost as a sure starter iu both the Clark and Kentucky Handicap races. He is a hardy horse iu traialag and. having come out of his Derby race in the best of condition, it is not likely he will dodge any stake in which he is engaged unless aske.l to concede to older horses an unreasonable amount of weight. The weights lac the Kentucky Handicap will 1m- announced early next week by Secretary B. w. Magiaa and then actaal speculation as to the winner of this great event at Douglas Park with its !fl0.HMi in added money, will be in order. Old Ko-ehiid- tot winnings lo dale amount to 0,632. Of tlii-. 0,057 he won as a tw year old last season, while his two wins so far this year, iu a purse race at Lexington and the Kentucky Derby, amount to SO. 575. He has so far won fourteen races in sixteen starts, his two defeats lieitig in the races in which he ran second last spring to Little Nephew. He has some distance to go yet before he equal- the money winning record of his great graadaai, Ida Pickwick, and he may rarer reach her mark in races won. She earned .5,015 in her career on the turf and won no less than forty-four raera. Baa was the greatest idol of all among the horses the late K. S. tlar.lner owned. Mr. Gardaer was for years a prominent figure iu an official rapacity on the race tracks and was well known to many of the old-timers now at Churchill Down-. He had charge of furnishing the informa lion to the poolrooms in the old days when such things flourished in various parts of the country. He mad.- a fortune in the enterprise, after which he retired to a farm he had purchased in Tennessee and named the Avon.lale Stud. That place is still owned hv the late turfmans son. who sold ida Pickwick, aiui Old Bosehud a dam. Ivory Bells, after his fathers death, to J. B. Madden. At that time the latter was endeavoring to secure the host mares of great racing reputation for Hamburg Place, and he purchased Imp as a companion to Ida Pickwick. Intil they died in company with the great trotting mare. Nancy Hanks, the trio of brilliant mare- had a special paddock close to the resi detiee at Hamburg Place and were regarded as one of the great sights at that breeding farm. To secure Ida PlCkwIi k. Mr. Madden had to buy » number of other mares from Gardaer in a lump and iu this wav he secured Ivory Bells, one of Ida Plekwieka daughters and the dam of old Rosebud. Had Mr. Madden not wanted Ida Ii.kwi.-k a- a companion to Imp and Nancy Hank-, so be could boast of owning the three turf queens. Old Rosebud Bight never have beou foaled in Kentucky. Aunt Josie. which won the two-year old run- for fillies at the Downs last Saturday, an event which has usially l een won by a crack filly, is out of the Hanover mare Colline. which prodaeed W. II. ■laniel. for which K. S. Burke. Jr.. of Cleveland. paid 235,000 when he was a two-year-aid When W. II. Daniel showed up. M. H. Tich.-iior purchased Collin,, and ahipped her. with several oilier Batrea, t Bamberg Place. Later on. he sold the mares as a lot. W. H. Daniel met with an accident iu training soon after Mr. Burke bought him and for several years was at John I. Carrs farm near Lexington, and each season it was expected he i would be put iu training again, though doubts al wavs existed as to his standing preparation. Ileiiiy McDaniel. who developed W. H. Daniel, declared he was one of the fastest horse- lie ever trained. Being a half sister to such a performer. Mr. Schorr may have something better than the ordinary iu Aunt Josie. Ceorge t . Bennett, who raced so many great horses a few years ago. thinks that he now may have another Abe Frank in the colt Jack Carey, which is lieing trained by ClilT Haminon in the stable of K. R. Bradley. This son of St. Savin and the great race mare. Dishabille, is a grand looking youngster and is eligible to many stakes to lie run this season. He is being prepared slowly, however, and Mr. Beaaett atated Saturday that in all probability that he would not face the barrier until next summer at Saratoga. He intends to enter him in the Kentucky and Latonia Derby races next season. The racing string of R. J. Mackenzie, in charge of trainer Jack Adkins. including Buckhorn. Helen Barbee, Melton Street. Leo Skolny, San Vega. Adelaide T. a .id Sea Shell, will he shipped in a few days to Belnnuit Park, and trainer Adkins expects to start Buckhorn at that course in the Toboggan Handicap. Mr. Mackenzie expects to he in New Hath a -i.at deal thi- -eason and Adkins is ship pin". Uia string there so that he may have the pleasure of seeing his horses race frequently. Then again, through an oversight of trainer Adkins loieman. the Mackenzie cracks have no stake en gavemeiits on the Keiituckv tracks this season. Old Rosebuds weight in the La Ionia Derby will be 124 pounds, while Hodge will get iu with 110 pounds. Bronzewing will have to carry 122 pouuds.