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• t | 2 g, o of n "i J r ■ ° * ■ ■ d h c c a « r r i f £ £ I J f •; j t s c ] ] ] j ] j ] i . , j " BOWIE TURF NOTES : s Tred Avon, owned by Sylvester W. Labrot Annapolis and looked upon as the best mare in training, leaves tonight for New York, where she will be given her final preparation for the match race with C. V. Whitneys Top Flight on Decoration Day at Belmont Park. Bill Irvine of Baltimore, who handles Tred Avon, has her in grand form. He is not making any predictions as to the outcome of the mile and one-sixteenth match race, but it is a certainty he will not start her unless she is ready. Horsemen hereabouts think Tred Avon is a sure bet to defeat the Whitney horse. Unable to get suitable mounts in New York, jockeys R. Leischman, E. Watters, E. De Camillas and D. Lyons motored in here this morning. C. O. Ferguson, who claimed Souer Blanche at Pimlico for ,500, lost the plater via the claiming route to J. Milburn for a similar amount. Black Strap and Lady Whelan are the latest additions to the schooling list. Johnny Gilbert tops the list of winning riders here with five victories. If he remains throughout the season he should finish on top, as his foremost rival, "Sonny" Workman, who was down to 107 pounds and who was at tops, drew a five-day suspension for bothering Toytime in the Bowie Kindergarten. At the conclusion of this meeting trainer Sherrill Ward will ship Wise Daughter, winner of the Kindergarten, and others of the Everglade Stable to Chicago. G. E. Edwards is making the engagements for the promising apprentice Eddie Yowell, who is under contract to William Merion. Yowell lives at Merion, Pa. J. Yancey Christmas of Upper Marlboro, plans to take six horses to Hagerstown for the meeting which opens June 1. In an effort to give every trainer of a stake horse more time to get a line on his charge, racing secretary Joseph McLennan has moved the closing time for the ,000 Decoration Day Handicap back to Saturday. Adolphe Pons Projectile is the latest victim of the coughing epidemic and will not be seen under silks during the season here. General manager Joseph B. Boyle of the Southern Maryland Agricultural Association plans a special race on Wednesday for Mayor J. C. Biggins of Norfolk, Va., who is bringing up a party for the days racing. Mayor Biggins will remain over for Thursdays card when the host organization will pay homage to Mayor Howard Jackson of Baltimore. A piece of silver plate will be awarded to the owner of the thoroughbred winning the Mayor Howard Jackson race on Thursday. G. W. Kratz of Baltimore, the latest Mary-lander to join the ranks of the owners has registered his silks as pink, green sleeves, green sash, and pink cap. His horses are being handled by Nick Huff. Racing secretary McLennan, who made a hurried trip to New York to interest horsemen in the James Rowe Memorial and Decoration Day Handicaps, returned for Mondays racing. It looks as if E. R. Bradley had a nice three-year-old filly in Barn Swallow, who raced a mile and an eighth in 1:51%, to win the Kentucky Oaks. She was ridden by Don Meade, who was granted permission to handle her in the stake. Trainer W. J. Norton, who went to the United Hunts and Rosetree meetings Saturday to saddle the jumpers owned by Mrs. J. H. Whitney, returned from the metropolitan sector. The K. E. Hitt horses that were kept at Pimlico were shipped to New York Monday by trainer T. Rodrack. A sale of horses in training will be conducted in the Bowie paddock Thursday morning.