Sport: Hussar on Jehu

Charles II, King of England, rode horses in the races at Newmarket: in sporting bars, there are prints that show him leaning back on a lanky thoroughbred, leading the field across a wide and rumpled turf. George IV, when he was Prince of Wales and later during his regency until he began to put on too much weight, rode his thoroughbreds against gentlemen who knew him too well not to pull their mounts when they galloped into the stretch. Last week, for the first time in a century, a prince of England rode to the barrier for a regular race,* the...

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