Sport: Polo for the Proletariat

In both England and the U.S., polo seemed to be on its last expensive, thoroughbred legs. It had never been a common man's sport, since the minimum equipment usually includes a string of ponies at a minimum of $1,500 each. Now it was getting too expensive for the rich, too. Obviously no one was going to rewrite the nation's tax laws just to save polo. Millionaire Poloist George H. Bostwick decided that the only cure for the ailing old sport was an injection of professionalism.

"Pete" Bostwick had scandalized some of polo's elders 13 years...

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