John P. Cowan
John P. Cowan (American, 1920–2008)
Watercolor, 22” x 30”
Set against a backdrop of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita was opened as a pari-mutuel racetrack on Christmas Day 1934 by the Los Angeles Turf Club. Santa Anita’s prominence has grown to the point that it has hosted the Breeders’ Cup a record nine times.