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• I BOWIE TURF NOTES ] e g Johnny Gilbert, who has been riding in great style this spring, leaves for New York at the conclusion of Tuesdays racing. There are now more than fifty owners of thoroughbreds in this state, with the addition of G. M. Kratz of Baltimore, who claimed Lough Port. The Baltimorean has turned the gelding over to Nick Huff of Washington to train. There have been eight claims since May 1. Five were made at Pimlico with 1,200 changing hands. During the first two days here three claims were registered with ,500 figuring in the transactions. The match race between C. V. Whitneys Top Flight and Tred Avon, the property of Sylvester W. Labrot of Annapolis, will be run at a mile and one-sixteenth, instead of a mile, as first proposed. Horsemen hereabout say the Maryland-owned mare will I defeat the New York miss in the Decoration Day battle at Belmont Park.