April 25, 1955
April 25, 1955

Table of Contents
April 25, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Kansas City A's
Column Of The Week
  • Intrigued by Jackie Robinson's new method of breaking up a double play, Columnist Arthur Daley turns inquiring reporter to determine the legality of the strategy and gets varied reactions from Leo Durocher, who screams no, and Warren Giles, who says yes

Motor Sports
Fisherman's Calendar
Sports Court
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back
  • A salute to some who have earned the good opinion of the world of sport, if not its tallest headlines


Santa Anita's magnificent Turf Club makes losing a luxurious lark and sets a standard for all to copy

To American racing followers and horsemen alike California's Santa Anita Park has consistently symbolized race track operation in the grand manner. Members of Santa Anita's exclusive Turf Club, built in 1934 and renovated considerably since then, enjoy the best in trackside luxury—from specially prepared meals in the Brazilian Room (opposite), awash with exotic live tropical plants, to relaxation in the magnificent Chandelier Room or quiet privacy in the President's Room. But Santa Anita, also mindful of the $2 bettor, has helped establish a new nationwide trend for track management: a multimillion dollar remodeling and improvement program geared to satisfy the wants and needs of every track visitor, no matter how small his bank roll. For a report on what is being done in some of the more racing-conscious areas in the U.S., turn to page 21.

This is an article from the April 25, 1955 issue

The quiet elegance of the Chandelier Room in the Santa Anita Turf Club is welcome contrast to the noise of the crowds on the terraces outside. From its parquet floors to the glistening crystal chandeliers it is a subdued symphony of soft shadings of gray, pink and white. Fine English paintings adorn the walls (above) and comfortable corner settees invite quiet luncheons à deux

At the top of the Turf Club, overlooking the track and gardens, is the President's Room, a handsome pine-paneled retreat for high-echelon meetings and luncheons. Its rich glowing colors are intensified by the antique Irish crystal chandeliers, gleaming silver, and the mellow tones of paintings from the Santa Anita Collection