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October 12, 1997 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If all goes well, trainer Ron Ellis and owners Marty and Pam Wygod will have plenty to cheer for on Breeders' Cup Day Nov. 8 at Hollywood Park. Twice The Vice, who is scheduled to participate in the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap a week from today, is aiming for the Distaff. Exotic Wood, who won an allowance race four days ago, is being pointed for the Sprint.
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October 12, 1997 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If all goes well, trainer Ron Ellis and owners Marty and Pam Wygod will have plenty to cheer for on Breeders' Cup Day Nov. 8 at Hollywood Park. Twice The Vice, who is scheduled to participate in the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap a week from today, is aiming for the Distaff. Exotic Wood, who won an allowance race four days ago, is being pointed for the Sprint.
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November 16, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alydar was buried Thursday at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., not far from the grave markers of Whirlaway and Citation, only hours after he had to be destroyed at the height of his breeding career. In the 1940s, Whirlaway and Citation were Calumet's Triple Crown champions, sweeping a series that eluded Alydar in 1978 only because he came along in the same year as Affirmed, who beat him by 1 1/2 lengths in the Kentucky Derby, by a neck in the Preakness and by a head in the Belmont Stakes.
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November 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two veterinarians who operated on the leg fracture that led to Alydar's death in 1990 denounced recent insinuations that the injury was anything but accidental. "It is a ridiculous charge--the idea that someone might have broken this horse's leg intentionally," Dr. William Baker said, responding to a Nov. 16 Sports Illustrated article. "Medically, it's the wrong kind of fracture for a high energy blow such as from a crowbar, like was described in the Sports Illustrated article," Dr.
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November 15, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alydar, second to Affirmed in all three Triple Crown races in 1978 but a winner ever since he went to stud, has suffered a broken leg in a stall accident in Lexington, Ky., and is in a life-threatening situation at Calumet Farm. The 15-year-old stallion kicked the door of his stall Tuesday night and broke the cannon bone, just above the ankle, on his right hind leg.
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November 19, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Two veterinarians who operated on the leg fracture that led to Alydar's death in 1990 denounced recent insinuations that the injury was anything but accidental. "It is a ridiculous charge--the idea that someone might have broken this horse's leg intentionally," Dr. William Baker said, responding to a Nov. 16 Sports Illustrated article. "Medically, it's the wrong kind of fracture for a high energy blow such as from a crowbar, like was described in the Sports Illustrated article," Dr.
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November 16, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hey, champ!" There was a slight rustling in Alydar's stall. Again, "Hey, champ!" The colt stirred some more. "Hey, champ!" Jorge Velasquez shouted for the third time and by now, he had Alydar bucking and kicking. Velasquez came out from behind the tree, where he had been hiding, near Alydar's barn at Belmont Park. When Alydar saw Velasquez, he quieted down. His regular jockey was simply having some fun. "Alydar knew Jorge," Charlie Rose said.
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August 10, 1989 | From Associated Press
Jockey Chris McCarron, the late trainer Jim W. Maloney and three horses--including Alydar, horse racing's most famous also-ran--were inducted today into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. The mare Affectionately and the colt Black Gold were also inducted. McCarron, 34, rode Horse of the Year Alysheba to seven victories last year, including the Breeders' Cup Classic. He was the regular rider for both Alysheba and John Henry, who rank first and second, respectively, in all-time earnings.
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August 11, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Mandella's bench continues to come up big. The second- and third-stringers in one of the country's deepest stables are getting the job done in some rather significant races. When Soul Of The Matter couldn't make the Hollywood Gold Cup because of a foot bruise, Siphon stepped up for the trainer and went gate-to-wire, scoring a 9-1 upset over Geri.
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July 23, 1989 | Associated Press
Jorge Velasquez has been a jockey for 27 years and is just a half-dozen victories shy of winning his 6,000th horse race, but he says he's nowhere near ready to hang up his saddle. "I feel young, I've got lots of business, I've got my weight under control and there's lots of money to be made," the 5-foot-3, 107-pound jockey said. "I really don't know when I'd quit." Velasquez won seven races at Arlington International Racecourse in suburban Arlington Heights this week, but none on Saturday.
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November 16, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alydar was buried Thursday at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., not far from the grave markers of Whirlaway and Citation, only hours after he had to be destroyed at the height of his breeding career. In the 1940s, Whirlaway and Citation were Calumet's Triple Crown champions, sweeping a series that eluded Alydar in 1978 only because he came along in the same year as Affirmed, who beat him by 1 1/2 lengths in the Kentucky Derby, by a neck in the Preakness and by a head in the Belmont Stakes.
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November 16, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hey, champ!" There was a slight rustling in Alydar's stall. Again, "Hey, champ!" The colt stirred some more. "Hey, champ!" Jorge Velasquez shouted for the third time and by now, he had Alydar bucking and kicking. Velasquez came out from behind the tree, where he had been hiding, near Alydar's barn at Belmont Park. When Alydar saw Velasquez, he quieted down. His regular jockey was simply having some fun. "Alydar knew Jorge," Charlie Rose said.
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November 15, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alydar, second to Affirmed in all three Triple Crown races in 1978 but a winner ever since he went to stud, has suffered a broken leg in a stall accident in Lexington, Ky., and is in a life-threatening situation at Calumet Farm. The 15-year-old stallion kicked the door of his stall Tuesday night and broke the cannon bone, just above the ankle, on his right hind leg.
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December 9, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Wayne Lukas is right, Greydar might become an extremely important horse in the coming months. "I think this horse could be another Criminal Type," the trainer said after Greydar ran down Lee's Tanthem to win the $108,900 Affirmed Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park. This is a mouthful considering Criminal Type's accomplishments in 1990.
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June 3, 2008 | Bill Dwyre
It was a legendary rivalry that has galloped through time without any yanking on the reins. It was Bird-Magic, Ali-Frazier, Sampras-Agassi. Except, they could tell us about theirs. Thirty years ago, Affirmed and Alydar glorified the three classic horse races that define their sport. When Affirmed beat Alydar by a length and a half in the Kentucky Derby, a neck in the Preakness and a head in the Belmont, sports fans thought they would never again see anything quite like it. And they haven't.
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