Colonel Canfield is retiring from horseracing and is auctioning off his stock. The Canfield Stable Hands (The Original Sing Band) are given prize race horse Suzie Q in appreciation of all of their hard work over the years. The stable hands envision great wealth. To raise funds for the entry fee to the Hollywood Handicap, they sell their musical instruments at auction but the auctioneer (Don Brodie) walk away with most of the proceeds as his fee. The Singing Stablehands are fortunate to hired to perform at the turf club. The boys improvise by mostly using their mouths as musical instruments and get coins tossed into the horseshoe arranged tables by the patrons. Finally, they have the funding necessary for the race. Race day arrives with a host of stars in the audience including Charles Ruggles, Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Mickey Rooney, Bing Crosby, Oliver Hardy, Ruby Keeler, Charlie Butterworth, Al Jolson, Robert Montgomery, Edgar Bergen and Dorothy Lamour among others. Suzie Q seems ...
See a galaxy of stars at Santa Anita
Did You Know?
The voice heard in this film's horse race scenes is that of Joe Hernandez - Santa Anita's famous original race caller from the track's opening Dec 25 1934 until 1972. He also called the races at other tracks during their seasons. See more
The horses are now coming on the track - with Leading Lady, number 1, followed by Rhythm King - which Bing Crosby says he bought for a song.
Other than The Original Sing Band, the racetrack announcer identifies individually all the credited cast members who were listed collectively as "a Galaxy of Stars" in the opening credits. . See more
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by The Original Sing Band See more