Item #8229 Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing. J. W. Brooks, compiler.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.
Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.

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Brooks, J. W., compiler.

Second Season : Ascot Park : Los Angeles Jockey Club : Open Thursday, November 24th, 1904. To Run until Saturday, April 1st, 1905. The Saratoga of Mid-Winter Racing.

[Los Angeles, CA:] J. L. Le Berthon, [1904]. Small oblong 8vo (7.825” x 10.825”), wrappers, front cover in color, rear blank. [50] pp. with pictorial gold borders incorporating saddles, riding crops, boots, and winged horse shoes, [1] p. ads on inside of rear wrapper. Numerous b&w photo-illustrations throughout. CONDITION: Very good, one leaf with 6” split at hinge.

A scarce and richly illustrated program for the second season at this California horse racing track, including—in addition to photo-illustrations of the track, the horses, and the jockeys—numerous architectural views, portraits of jockey club personnel, and various Southern California scenes.

The first season of horse racing at Ascot Park took place in December of 1903, immediately following the park’s construction. This program opens proudly: “Less than a year ago this beautiful course was a Chinese vegetable garden while today nothing in the way of race tracks can surpass it in this country.” Among the season’s nineteen events were “The Ascot Cup” (“Two miles”); “The Pasadena Handicap” (“One mile and a furlong”); “The Santa Barbara Stakes” (“Four and a half furlongs”); “The Inglewood Hurdle Handicap” (“One mile and a half”); and “The Long Beach Steeplechase” (“Full course”). Full descriptions of each event, with entrance costs and other details, appear alongside illustrations of the locales for which which they were named. For instance, “The Hollywood Handicap” is accompanied with a photo of the “Residence of the famous painter, Paul de Longpre, Hollywood,” and several “Scenes at the Old San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, Cal.” face the description of “The San Gabriel Steeplechase Handicap.” Additional architectural and scenic views appear throughout.

Horse racing at Ascot Park ceased in 1908, and the track was later used for car races before being demolished in 1990.

OCLC records just five copies, at UCLA, the Huntington Library, UC Berkeley, California Historical Society, and the LA Public Library.

Item #8229

Price: $475.00

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