November 27, 1990
Through Nov. 25 Horses--1. Refrigerator, $1,089,902; 2. Quick Fun, $366,623; 3. Special Project, $328,492; 4, Takin' On The Cash, $314,544; 5. Strait To The Bank, $254,214; 6. Signed To Fly, $252,640; 7. Apprehend, $218,173; 8. See Me Gone, $209,491; 9. Vital Sign, $203,608; 10, Moons High, $199,994. Trainers--1. Jack Brooks, $1,632,696; 2. Dwayne Gilbreath, $1,362,749; 3. Blane Schvaneveldt, $1,244,377; 4. Caesar Dominguez, $753,521; 5. Daryn Charlton, $680,225; 6. Arnold Simmons, $662,226; 7.
January 30, 1991 |
It was a bittersweet week for exiled trainer Caesar Dominguez. Dominguez, who has been barred from California tracks since August, when one of his quarter horses tested positive for a prohibited substance, was happy to learn that two 3-year-olds he was responsible for buying and once training had won rich Southland stakes.
June 23, 1985 |
In a room filled with country music and little men, he was the littlest. The others, with delight and a measure of audacity, kiddingly called him a midget, and he laughed because he knows and they know that he is the perfect size for his profession. Henry Garcia could only sympathize as other jockeys headed for the steam room to try to melt pounds so they wouldn't be denied a ride.
June 20, 1985 |
In a room filled with country music and little men, he was the littlest. The others, with delight and a measure of audacity, kiddingly called him a midget, and he laughed because he knows and they know that he is the perfect size for his profession. Henry Garcia could only sympathize as other jockeys headed for the "hot box" (steam room) to try to melt pounds so they wouldn't be denied a ride.
September 28, 1998 |
Favored Score Quick became the seventh horse in Fairplex Park history to win the $100,000 Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Invitational Handicap in consecutive years on Sunday as the Los Angeles County Fair meeting came to a close. Score Quick, ridden by Matt Garcia, led from the start of the about 1 1/8-mile race and defeated Budroyale by a half-length in 1:50. For Score Quick's trainer, 71-year-old Mel Stute, it was the 146th career victory and 40th stakes win at the Pomona track--both records.
June 18, 1989
Hez Class, a 21-1 longshot, upset 6-5 favorite Strawfly Special in the $356,000 Bay Meadows Futurity Saturday night at Los Alamitos. The Futurity is the first major race of the season for 2-year-old quarter horses. Trained by leading trainer Caesar Dominguez and ridden by Danny Cardoza, the sorrel colt by Easy Jet took the early lead, lost it momentarily inside the final 100 yards, then battled back for the upset win. Hez Class, who paid $45.60 to win, earned $127,163 for owner Felipe Tiscareno, after covering the 350 yards in 17.63 seconds for a stakes record.