"There have been times in the last season when little Dan could beat any pacer in the business, barring Pointer and Patchen. ' ' reniarked Ben Walker, the famcras old driver to the Detroit News. Mr. Walker has been spending some days in the city, and of all the horses he has handled he is particularly sweet on the pony pacer Ban Q. , bred abt Ypsilanti. Dan is by Simmocolon, out of Ypsilanti Maid, and was raised on the farm of George H. Hammond. As a 3-year-old he was sensational, and now he has a mark of 8:07, which Walker says is not his limit by any means. "Dan is now owned by J. H. Bronson, of New Haven," he continued, "and a sweeter little fellow to handle never drove. After I took Dan in the summer I won six straight races with him, and there was nothing down there that could get to me. In all Dan closed the season with nine flrsts, two seconds and one third. The only one in his class was Prince Albert, but I had the Prince and took turns winning with them." Walker wears a silver medal given him for breaking the world's half-mile track race record with Dan Q, at Malsne, N. Y. , on Sept. 80. The heats svere in 2:10y, 2:08% and 2:08. Prince Albert is owned in Providence in d has a mark of 2 :07J. It is the inteation of the driver to start them in the 2 :08 and 2 :05 classes next season, and Detroit is among the cities in which they niay figure in stakes.