For at least one minute and 49 2/5 seconds—the time it took him to win the race—all eyes at the Santa Anita Derby were on Silky Sullivan, a horse who gets more fashionable every time he appears in public despite the fact that he sets his own styles in racing and most everything else. Worthy of a separate look, however, were some more fashionable racing folk caught here by the camera when Silky wasn't looking. Their costumes range from the expansive sack to a mink no bigger than a saddle. But the ensemble most universally admired was a tasteful arrangement of red carnations and Cymbidium orchids modeled in the winner's circle by Jockey Willie Shoemaker and Silky himself.
This is an article from the March 24, 1958 issue
Jockey Willie Shoemaker stands in winner's circle ensconced in the floral "chemise" which officials first hung on the muscular neck of his mount Silky Sullivan.
Mrs. Albert Eyraud, wife of a prominent Los Angeles transit executive, walks away from the field hiding her svelte form under a voluminous bag dress cut extra long.
Pale Swedish beauty Ingrid Goude, latest entry in the Garbo-Bergman stakes, studies hard in low-pocket gray flannel sack coat.
Mrs. William E. Moore Jr., whose father heads Prudential Insurance, looks over field in mink and chemise-cut suit.