Of A Certain Age CHECKING OUT AMERICA'S HOTTEST THREE-YEAR-OLDS

June 08, 2003

MARK WALKER JR.

Age: 3

Parents: LaShawn (mother) and Mark (father)

Claim to fame: After his folks sent Reebok a video of their
little sharpshooter hitting 18 straight baskets on an eight-foot
rim in his driveway in Lee's Summitt, Mo., the company signed
Mark for an undisclosed amount and is contemplating using him in
a national marketing campaign.

Lifetime earnings: a college trust fund to be collected in 2018

Website: markwalker.reebok.com

Favorite food: hot dogs and macaroni

Shod by: a $1.9 billion multinational corporation

Role models: fellow Reebok endorsers Allen Iverson and Jay-Z

Path to avoid: child prodigies Corey Feldman and Corey Haim

Romantic attachments: none, he's three

FUNNY CIDE

Age: 3

Parents: Belle's Good Cide (mare) and Distorted Humor (sire)

Claim to fame: New York-bred won Kentucky Derby and Preakness
after a group of high school buddies from Sacketts Harbor, N.Y.,
purchased him for $75,000.

Lifetime earnings: $1,889,385

Website: www.funny-cide.com

Favorite food: honey and oats

Shod by: a muscular dude in a leather apron

Role models: Triple Crown winners Secretariat and Affirmed

Path to avoid: Real Quiet, who lost the Belmont Stakes--and the
Triple Crown--by a nose in 1998

Romantic attachments: none, he's a gelding

COLOR PHOTO: REEBOK (WALKER) COLOR PHOTO: BILL FRAKES (FUNNY CIDE)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)