Beloved Santa Anita Paddock Captain John Shear Turns 99 Years Old on January 17th

Learn the story of John Shear, Santa Anita Park's beloved Paddock Captain, who has worked at the track since 1961 and turns 99 years old on January 17th. Discover more about the former exercise rider, groom and assistant trainer, including his many heroic acts during World War II and saving a young girl's life at the track.