October 3, 1996 |
Before Wednesday's first race, Tom Ward, a steward at Santa Anita, asked Corey Nakatani how he was feeling. "I'm OK," the jockey said. "You going to be able to ride?" Ward asked. "I'll make it," Nakatani said. Nakatani would say later that he was in a haze then. His 22-year-old sister, Dawn Nakatani, had died in a West Covina hospital only hours before, the victim of a strangulation at her Baldwin Park apartment about midday Tuesday.
February 2, 1996 |
A state appeals court has disallowed jockey Corey Nakatani's petition and he will complete a five-day suspension that began Thursday and runs through Wednesday. Nakatani will be able to ride Gold And Steel in the Strub, because of the California designated-race rule that applies to major stakes, but he will miss mounts on Patio De Naranjos in the San Antonio, Lit De Justice in the $200,000 Palos Verdes Handicap and Odyle in the $100,000 Santa Catalina.
April 12, 1991
Despite breaking slowly, heavily favored Letthebighossroll had no trouble in scoring a four-length victory over five rivals in Thursday's $50,000 Piedmont Stakes at Golden Gate Fields. It was the winner's third victory in as many starts. The 3-year-old gelded son of Flying Paster, ridden by Corey Nakatani, covered the six furlongs in 1:10 1/5 and returned $2.80, $2.20 and $2.10. Caliche's Secret finished second with Sew Predictable third.
February 3, 1996
My heart bleeds for jockey Corey Nakatani for having been fined all of $500 and suspended five days by the Santa Anita stewards for whipping his horse, Tillie's Joy, during and after a race, after which the horse broke down. I have an idea for all the horse-whipping jockeys: Make them run the 100-meter dash in, say, 12 seconds, during which time they should be whipped to run faster. If they do not reach the goal within the allocated time, whip them some more after the race. EDWARD NELSON Los Angeles
May 20, 1996 |
Owners Gary and Tim Burke have made a lot of good claims-- and trips to the winner's circle--over the years, but the best of them all is probably Comininalittlehot. Taken for $80,000 on Feb. 29 at Santa Anita, the 5-year-old gelding has already earned over that figure and he became a stakes winner Sunday with an easy victory in the $109,400 Thirty Slews Handicap at Hollywood Park.
March 16, 2004 |
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted Corey Nakatani a stay of his 30-day suspension Monday, which means the jockey will be able to continue riding at Santa Anita pending his appeal to the California Horse Racing Board. Nakatani's suspension, issued by the Santa Anita stewards and scheduled to have begun Thursday, will be on hold until he can argue his case before an administrative law judge.