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Fred Alger Jr., Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, and Hugh Blue at the Santa Anita race track, Arcadia, 1930s
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
“Azacar” from negative sleeve is a misspelling of Alger’s race horse named Azucar. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Alger Jr. owned a race horse named Azucar that raced frequently in the 1930s, winning the Santa Anita Handicap race in 1935. Hugh Blue, on the far right, was the secretary of Santa Anita race track from its founding in 1934 to his death in 1965.
Five men lean against a rail at a horse race track. Fred Alger Jr., left, wears binoculars around his neck.
Text from negative sleeve: ALGER, FRED JR. & MRS. OWNER OF AZACAR [handwritten] From Detroit Son of Sec’y of War
Text from note included in negative sleeve: Fred Alger Jr. of Detroit (1st figure) Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt in center, and Hugh Blue at right end at Santa Anita during racing season. Alger is the owner of Azucar (picture ran in roto)
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Racetracks--California--Santa Anita
Horse racing--California--Arcadia
Alger, Frederick M. (Frederick Moulton), 1907-1967
Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.)
Vanderbilt, Alfred Gwynne, 1912-1999
Blue, Hugh, 1886-1965
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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