Lindsay C. Howard
|Born||March 31, 1904
San Francisco, California,
|Died||September 6, 1971
|Spouse(s)||1) Anita Zabala
2) Judith Barrett
|Children||Children with Anita:
Mary Lynnette, Lindsay Jr., Peter
Children with Judith:
|Parents||Charles S. & Fannie May Howard|
|Relatives||Siblings: Charles Jr., Robert Stewart, Frank R.|
Lindsay Coleman Howard (March 31, 1904 - September 6, 1971) was an American sportsman.
The son of the prominent businessman and Thoroughbred racehorse owner, Charles S. Howard, Lindsay Howard began riding horses at a young age and by the early 1930s had developed into a top class polo player. He captained the San Mateo Hurricanes that played in the Pacific Coast Inter-circuit Cup Polo Championship against such teams as the Midwick Country Club, captained by Neil McCarthy. Lindsay Howard and his brother Robert frequently played matches in Argentina, the polo capital of the world, and they and friend Bing Crosby decided to establish "Caballeriza Binglin Stock Farm" near Buenos Aires where they purchased a number of locally bred horses and shipped them back to the United States.
In the latter part of the 1930s. Lindsay Howard became nationally known when he and Bing Crosby bought and raced horses together under the name Binglin Stable. at the same time as his father Charles Howard owned the superstar runner, Seabiscuit. In 1939 Lindsay Howard took over as trainer of the Binglin racing stable. The Binglin Stable partnership came to an end in 1953 as a result of a liquidation of assets by Bing Crosby in order to raise the funds necessary to pay the federal and state inheritance taxes on his deceased wife's estate.
In 1925, Lindsay Howard married Anita Zabala of Salinas, California, a descendant of one of California's first Spanish families. The couple had three children before divorcing in 1938. Howard served with the United States Army, rising to the rank of Captain. The divorce involved much bitterness and on December 13, 1943, Lindsay Howard faced a court martial for conduct unbecoming an officer. The charges were brought against him a result of his missed alimony payments but in the military trial he was acquitted. Anita Howard remarried to George Vanderbilt. In 1940, Lindsay Howard married a second time to actress Judith Barrett with whom he had two children before their much publicized divorced in 1952.
Lindsay Howard died in 1971 at age sixty-seven at his home in Moorpark, California.