Sport: Yoicks

The English country gentleman galloping after a fox—the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

—Oscar Wilde

In the U.S. some people still hunt foxes, but the sport has largely moved from the tax-oppressed millionaires' countryside to farmers' country, and it is carried on in a variety of styles that Wilde could never have imagined.

Last week at the little (pop. 2,560) farming town of Dawson Springs, Ky., the 57th annual trials of the National Foxhunters Association were held with some 900 of the country's top foxhounds in competition. The unspeakables were an oddly assorted group ranging from pink-coated riders to gallused mountaineers. The...

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