August 11, 1991 |
It was the greatest race ever run on his race track. It was a pity Bing Crosby wasn't around to see it. Nor were Pat O'Brien, W.C. Fields and a handful of other cronies who were in at the outset. In 1937, when Bing Crosby and a few of his poker-playing buddies first dreamed up the idea of buying a racetrack down by San Diego, it was widely perceived that it was merely a kind of complicated hobby.