Winslow Felix belonged to a carousing outfit called the Uplifters Club in Rustic Canyon, which was a favorite stop on the international polo circuit.
At the club, money and clout were taken for granted, and polo was at the heart of it all. The club's polo roster eventually included such celebrities as Will Rogers, Walt Disney, Spencer Tracy and Daryl F. Zanuck.
On May 31, 1936, Felix was playing in a polo match on the Freebooters team against the Riviera Blues at the Riviera Country Club. Minutes into the hotly contested match, Felix's horse collided with Reginald "Snowy" Baker's mount, throwing both riders to the ground.
Baker ignored injuries to his head and shoulder to get himself and Felix off the field before they were trampled. Baker went back to the game while Felix was rushed to the hospital, where he died the next day of a head injury. He was 42.