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Early action at Santa Anita Racetrack
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1940
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989.
Early action at the present-day site of Santa Anita racetrack, part of Lucky Baldwin's original estate. In 1933, Hollywood director Hal Roach and San Francisco dentist Dr. Charles Strub formed the Los Angeles Turf Club and raised funds to build a track; designed by architect Gordon Kaufman, Santa Anita opened on Christmas Day, 1934. The remains of Baldwin's four top horses--Emperor of Norfolk, Volante, Silver Cloud, and Rel El Santa Anita--can be found in the paddock area, under his trademark Maltese Cross.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Horseracing-Arcadia-Santa Anita Racetrack.; N-003-200.1 4x5
Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.)
Race horses--California--Arcadia
Racetracks (Horse racing)--California--Arcadia
Horse racing--California--Arcadia
Arcadia (Calif.)

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