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R. Renfro, Combined Racing Greyhound Harness and Rider Supporting Means, Patent Application 1,926,420, filed Dec 7, 1932

Found by d. laninga

In the sport of greyhound racing, that is enjoyed by dog fanciers and racing enthusiasts, there has been recently introduced, the use of monkey riders, who serve in the capacity of jockeys. Because of the aptitude and imitative tendencies of simians, when they are positioned on the backs of their fleet charges, they imitate the actions of regular jockeys. The employment of the monkey jockey adds considerable zest and enjoyment to the sport. However, as in horse racing, there is always present the danger of the rider being accidentally thrown, and unless some means is provided for safely securing the riders, there is ever present the hazard of the rider being dislodged, with consequent injury. To, therefore, provide a safe, humane, unique and most efficient means for retaining the monkey rider on the greyhound to assure against accidental displacement of the jockey form the racing charge, I have devised the present combined harness and rider support.