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MADDENS MANY HORSES AT LOUISVILLE. Big Band Includes Kentucky Derby Candidates in Milkman and Defense. By 0. A. Binla Louisville. Ky.. March 14. — Nineteen years ago Piaadit won the Kentucky Derby for John B. Madden, one of the foremost breeders and owners in the Blue Grass state. Kaeh succeeding year the master of Hamburg place has shown an undiminished interest by naming one or more of his best three-year-olds to the big race. This year is no exception, for two of the best three-year-olds bred at the Madden farm are to be foaad among tin- list of aspirants for this years renewal of the Derby. These are Milkman, a chestnut colt by Peep oDay— Lucille B. U, and Defense, a chestnut celt by Star Shoot— Dike. The first named was entered in Mr. Madden*s mime. bad the latter was named in the interest of the Sunset Stable. Since the closing of the entries t i the race. Mr. Madden has acquired Defin-and the colt, together with Milkman, are the Madden representatives in the Derby. Doth of these colts nave been at Churchill Dow lis for the greater nart of the winter, where they have both thrived. They are now in charge of W. •"Chuck" Walker. the well-known colored trainer, who has been with Mr. Madden for many years. In addition to the Derby colts. Walker has in his care the four-year-olds Gillies and Hondrio. Mr. Madden is reported to have refused an offer of 0. KM for Ileu-drie at Saratoga last summer. There are also a couple of three-year-olds by Yankee and thirty two year-olds in the Madden barn. The latter are a grand -looking band and arc highly prized by their owner. ■very winter and spring the large array of youngsters in the Madden barn is one of the ights of the Downs. It is at this track they receive the early training that will fit them for their engagements on the local tracks and. later on. at the big metropolitan courses. Many a crack racer has been developed here in days gone by and it is altogether probable that out of this seasons crop there may be produced another star to add to the fame of its breeder. Two Kentucky Derby Reliances. Both Milkman and Defense are credited with baring won a race as two-year olds, they having raced in the east and never on the Kentucky-tracks. They have both grown since last fall, and are now as large as the average three-year-old. They are both lusty and big boned and appear a-though they could traverse the Derby route. The two-year-olds are the best looking that Madden has sent here in years. They have been extensively entered in all of the juvenile stakes and have many engagements ahead of them. Following are what are considered the best of the youngsters: Black Bird. DUE. f. by Yankee— EITie Wolf. Vintage, blk. f. by Ogden — Lady Vincent. Forct Vicige. b. f. by He Been — facet star. Sweet Marie, br. f. by Ggdea The Lady ill Blue. Drown filly, by Plaudit -Jan- ta. Bay COlt, by Star Shoot —Kings Daughter. Day colt, by Star Shoot — Dorothy Cray. Chestnut colt, by Star Shoot — Yankee Si-ti r. Chestnut filly, by Star Shoot— Lady Hubbard. Chestnut filly, by Star Shoot — Miss Granville. Chestnut filly, by Star Shoot— Lady Bedford. Plaudit, a Kentucky Derby winner, is represented by a candidate in this years renewal in Sol Gilsey. a blown eolt, dam Dixoh tta. owned by Al Bailer and. Co. This colt is said to bear a striking rest ml lance to his noted sire and. if looks count for anything, he ought to show to good advantage in his three-year old days. He is in training at the Downs in charge of Mr. Dailer. one of the otdesl trainers in this country, who is giving the colt his undivided attention. As a two-year-old Sol Gilsey was raced in the caters of .lake Marklein of Cincinnati with good satuss and is credited with having won four races. . Vogeler. a Cincinnati busi-ness man. has a part interest in the colt. Her?: Korscs at Douglas Park. The stable of Kmil Ilerz is in training at Pong las Park in this city, where it has been quartered since last fall. At present the establishment, which is ia charge ol" .1. .1. Flanigan. comprises eight older horses and a cou|de of two year oh1.-. Tie femter t sals: SI I Daddys Choice. Kigle. Chief-tain. Star Gaze. Armament. Peep Sight. Byossel I!, and Success. The juveniles are Frank Keogh. a chestnut colt, by Trovato — Mahala. and an English bred filly. All of the older horses have been named in the all -aged stakes in the east. The four-year-old Hilarious mare. Safe Home, which raced last winter at Juarez in Mr. Flaniu.in -cetera, has been sent to Idle Hour Farm to be mated with Short Grass. The stable is easting ■bout for another Jockey, Frank Keogh Inning -ign .1 a contract to ride this year for the stable of J. E. Wi liner.