The Powder Puff Derby...a feature race held July 1 at Assiniboia Downs race track, Winnipeg?
GV Grand stand.
GV Horses parade.
LV PAN No. 4. Mrs. Blake winning.
LV Winner is led in (two shots).
SV Mrs. Willis holds winning trophy.
CU Mrs. Willis shakes hands with Mr. Blake.
CU Mrs. Blake with stole.
SPORT: HORSE RACING
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Background: The Powder Puff Derby...a feature race held July 1 at Assiniboia Downs race track, Winnipeg Canada, with women competing as jockeys.
The horses they ride are the same high-spirited thoroughbreds professional riders race on. Although there is no betting on the race, the competition is in earnest.
Fifty-five hundred fans watch as Mrs. Eileen Blake rides her horse, Present Day, first past the post. Her husband, the horse's owner, collects the trophy. Mrs. Blake's prize: a blue-fox stole, presented by Mrs. E.F. Willis, wife of Manitoba's Lieutenant-Governor.