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Santa Anita Racetrack, located at 285 W. Huntington Drive, is the oldest racetrack in Southern California. The "first" Santa Anita Racetrack was opened on December 7, 1907, but closed two years later. 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 new track. Designed in an Art Deco style by Gordon B. Kaufman, the "new" Santa Anita Park opened December 25, 1934. In 1942, racing at Santa Anita was suspended and Santa Anita was used as a Japanese American internment center from 1942-1944. A downhill turf course was added in 1953, and in the 1960s major renovations included a much-expanded grandstand as well as additional seating. In 2007, the park added a synthetic "cushion" track to the existing turf course. The Park contains 61 barns, which house more than 2,000 horses, and an equine hospital. Photograph caption dated April 3, 1964 reads "Four harness horses who have the distinction of lifetime earnings of over $100,000, congregate in the stable area at Santa Anita. All are owned by the brother team of Victor and Morris Zeinfeld of Oak Park (Ill.). At the left is Vic Zeinfeld holding the pacer Leader Pick, with 12-year-old Bobby Dennis holding the trotting mare Carolina Rodney. Next is trainer-driver Jim Dennis with Camas B. and at the right is Ted Dennis with Shadydale Monitor." The racetrack is in Arcadia.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 26 cm.
00157916 Valley Times Collection; HCNVT_d062_f31_i1 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/131089
Zeinfeld, Victor Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.) Harness drivers Horse trainers Men Boys Harness racing Harness racehorses Horses Racetracks (Horse racing) Stables Arcadia (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits