Santa Anita's opening day brings out some hats
Hats. Both are famous for the elaborate headwear fans sport as they watch the races.
Hats haven't been too big at our Santa Anita racetrack, which opened its season Monday with record attendance. But Ellen Olivier, reporting over at Society News LA, says there is a nascent movement to change that. This year the course and Pasadena magazine sponsored the first "Fascinators and Fedoras Hat Contest," to get Southern Californians into the spirit of those other venues. Not too many women came hatted this year, but among them was miliner Anne Albright de Bonrepos, above.
That's a trend I like.
-- Susan Denley
Photos, from top: Anne Albright de Bonrepos models her hat. Carol Bader, left, with Chelsea Cantrell at Santa Anita's opening day. Credits: Ellen Olivier / Society News LA