Sport: Coexistence on the Turf

Warm in the April sunshine, London's upper-crust horseplayers crowded the club enclosure at Kempton Park Race Track. Peeresses in Dior tweeds appraised each other when they were done appraising the ponies. Their husbands, in Saville Row suits, lifted black bowlers when they passed near their Queen. But there was one extraordinary note in the picture, more jarring than a peer in jeans: the ladies and gentlemen were all clutching the Daily Worker. Deprived by the newspaper strike (TIME, April 18) of Sporting Life and all the London dailies, British racing fans were taking their tips from the columns of...

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