‘One Of A Kind’ Eddie Logan Honored On Sunday At Santa Anita

On Sunday, Santa Anita honors a historic link to its memorable past in Eddie Logan with the running of a $75,000 stakes, a one-mile turf race for 2-year-olds presented as the third race.

Logan plied his trade as a shoeshine attendant outside Santa Anita’s Racing Office from opening day, Dec. 25, 1934, until just before his passing on Jan. 31, 2009 at the age of 98, a span of nearly 75 years.

His ingratiating personality and quick wit created an instant rapport with horsemen and fans alike, one of the most ardent Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella.

“Eddie was one of a kind,” Mandella said. “He started out by looking after my shoes but we turned out to be great friends.

“I miss him every day when I walk through that hall by the Racing Office and not hear him talking.”

The Eddie Logan: Big Fish, Umberto Rispoli, 4-1; Commander Khai, John Velazquez, 7-2; Barrister Tom, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Beer Can Man, Juan Hernandez, 5-2; Cathkin Peak, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Party Game, Abel; Cedillo, 15-1; and Ebeko, Joel Rosario, 4-1.

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