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IMPROVED RACING AT BOWIE ♦ Larger Fields and Better Quality of Racers Furnish Good Sport. » Fannie Mehan, a Speedy Miss, Breaks Track Record — Master Karma Wins Again. P.owie. Md.. April ." . — Clear weather and bright skies greeted race patrons today at Bowie aflat showers had marred the sport for the iwist few days. The program was conducted along more pretentious lines, the majority of the races having fields of large priqiortions and good quality. Although featureless in name, the card offered contained many races of merit and good sport was the order throughout the afternoon. Perhaps the most noteworthy occurence of the day was the starting of "Jack" Thornbys well tented filly Fannie Mehnn. which raced in the colors of Frank Davitt. The daughter of licael: Comber or Helmet — Grail was dispatched to the barrier at odds-on and rewarded the confidence »r iicr backers by defeating her opponents with ridicu Ions ease. In the face of a brisk breeze, which blew siraight nn the stretch. Fannie Mehan ran the ha! mile in 4S--. which shattered the former record for that distance by ono-fifth of -i second. R. Denyse. a promising apprentice, was given a real opportunity to display his skill in the running of the second race. Denyse had the mount on Tolerance, one of the choices, and rode his charge with real ability. Tolerance had littl trouble in holding this race safe. Master Karma came back today and won his second race of the meeting, when he defeated a goo i band in the fourth race, after suffering from con siderable interference. J. J. Fitigerald. Colin Campbell, jockey Joe Rynie. M. Rl-ickmont and a large patty of turfmen arrived from Hot Springs during the afternoon. The party left the Vajsir City immediately followiii". the close of that meeting. Many horsemen are hel.l up at that point owing to the lack of shipping fa cilities for their racers. Patriotism will b" the issue at Bowie during the remaining days of that meeting, keeping pace with the march set. by the other Maryland associations. Bowie will now turn toward doing its bit for the government in the fight on the Hun. Four thousand and two hundred dollars has been subscribed for Liberty Loan bonds and seven races are to ln-styled Liberty Eonn races, in which the owners of winning horses will be paid the value of the purse in lionds of the new issue. Two races will be programed in which war-saving stamps are to lie returned to the winner and will be run on each remaining Saturday. SPECIAL TRAIN FROM HAVANA ARRIVES. The first Cuban contingent arrived on a sjiecial train from Havana last night. Among the well known turf patrons were James Milton and wife. T. K. Lynch and wife, Frank McGrath. Judge Lyle. Ji.mes Parsons. W. J. Lynch. Joe Moon. J. J. Mc-Caffertv. William Staum, William Nansmith, J. Moat. .1. Campior. A. Meyers. Thomas Daley and William Carter. Jockey A. Collins was the only rider to arrive on the sjiecial. Jockev T. Parrington was set down for the remainder of the meeting for rough riding immediately after the start of the first race yterday. Parrington had the mount on the favorite. Jack Learv. and cut across in front of tin- others after tie-start. Jockey J. But.vell has received a few days or grace before reporting for military service. But-well was notified Thursday afternoon that he waa not required to report to Camp Meade until Monday Mi he will ride out the remainder of the week here. There will lie a sale of horses next Wednesday ii. the naddock. A jmrtion of the stables of G. II. Itrowre. J. Arthur aud W. Walker will be sold. The latt:-r disposed of at private terms this ■•anting Basal to p. Moodv. .loek.-y McHuff. who rode with much success for H. Bngene Irf-igh in France, has been signed by Informer employer and will lie seen in the saddle at Louisville. Joseph McLennan received word from Gone l.ulz that the good apprentice rider. Erieks.ui. will arrive in time to accept mounts tomorrow. C. Buxton is negotiating with jockey G. Scherrer to ride for him on the local and metropolitan circuits. Frank Herold has disposed of the racer Zeiu;ve to Dr. Grossman at private terms.