Sport: Temptation & Friends

Before Alcibiades won a chariot race in Olympia, rich people had made it clear that equine amusements were the most suitable for the well-bred. Nero's horses ran at Rome and, last week, a coach was pulled around the arena, in Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, by four horses which belonged to Mrs. Frederic Cameron Church, once Muriel Vanderbilt. Three other coaches also rolled around the ring; and the best was judged to be one entered by James Franceschini, a onetime day laborer, out of Toronto.

James Franceschini began his curious conquests when he arrived in...

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