Sport: Woman Racing

Smart Berliners, always keen patrons of horse racing, turned recently to dog racing and last week to woman racing.

Prince Alexandre Dimitri Golitzin,* onetime Court Master of Ceremonies to Tsar Nicholas II, was named in despatches as chief backer of the Woman Racing Syndicate. The track was equipped, in time for the first race last week, with automatic pari-mutuel betting machines, similar to those used on horse and dog racetracks throughout Europe.

Correspondents guessed that some of the women raced were "impecunious Russian princesses." Certain.was the fact that they wore décolleté one-piece bathing suits, jockey caps and regulation jockey arm bands.

Preliminary races were...

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