Sport: Richest Race

In the crowd were George Giannini, Clark Gable, Mrs. E. L. Doheny, Gene Tunney, Adolph Bernard Spreckels, Joe Di Maggio, Rupert Hughes. Comedian Joe E. Brown gave his guests a box lunch in the grand stand. Cinemagent Zeppo Marx, whose brothers spent the day working in a picture called A Day at the Races, bet $1,000 on Chanceview. Cinemactress Simone Simon bet $2 on Grand Manitou. Paulette Goddard wore the black hat which she considers lucky. There were 13,000 cars in the 85-acre parking lot.

Around the track slowly toured a curious contraption on wheels followed by harrows and a screen. It...

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