The Penguin steals a priceless folio of famous parasols from the Gotham City Library. He plans to wager the $10,000 earned from its ransom on a rigged horse race. Aided by his partner-in-crime Lola Lasagne, he disguises the favored entry Parasol as the unknown "Bumbershoot," then enters a painted glue factory horse as "Parasol". With everyone betting their money on the fake horse, it looks like the Penguin will make a fortune when the real Parasol wins the race. But he wasn't counting on a last-minute entry of Bruce Wayne's, the horse Waynebow, ridden by none other than Batgirl. Written by
Did You Know?
The "Parasol" horse (disguised) name in the Wayne Foundation Handicap is "Bumbershoot" which translates as another name for umbrella (i.e. parasol). See more
[on phone with Bruce Wayne
I demand that the Wayne Foundation memorial handicap be canceled this afternoon.
[on other line
Oh, you do?
Yes, as racing secretary of this meet I have a duty to the owners, trainers, officials and, and, and trackfans and myself. Why, if there were any logical explanation for such a travesty. If Batman for instance told me that this race must be run for a particular reason, well, that might be different. But just to satisfy a stubborn whim of your own, Mr. Wayne, as ...