Behold Women in Racing

Lest you think all my recent Twitter crabbing has been happening in a vacuum, I bring you several examples from just this week where women are specifically and only being portrayed as decoration in racing:

Showgirls at Turfway Park for the Spiral:


Here’s a better shot.

Geisha girls in the winner’s circle at Santa Anita Park:


And America’s Best Racing “sizzle reel” for the Florida Derby:


And that’s just THIS WEEK! I trust my colleague at Brooklyn Backstretch will have a forth coming post about other relevant topics in the coming days.

UPDATE: Now we know who to blame for the suggestion to those executives… (and be sure to read to the lengthy comment thread!).