July 9, 1990 |
Timeless Answer, unbeaten in two sprint handicaps at the current Hollywood Park meeting, will carry high weight of 118 pounds for Saturday's $150,000-added Bel-Air Handicap to be contested at one mile over the main track. The 4-year-old colt, owned by Ed Friendly and trained by Ron Ellis, was assigned one pound more than Annual Date, who defeated Music Merci in a one-mile race at Hollywood Park in his last outing.
May 7, 1993 |
Preparing for a race against Thirty Slews in the Los Angeles Handicap on May 16, Gray Slewpy broke the sesamoid bone in his left front leg and his career is probably over. According to owner Ed Friendly, the 5-year-old Slewpy ridgeling didn't cool out well at trainer Dan Hendricks' barn after completing a six-furlong workout in 1:12 4/5 Thursday morning. The break was then discovered. "It's too early to discuss what we're going to do," Friendly said.
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May 11, 2002 |
Natalie B. Friendly, 75, former vice president of Ed Friendly Productions, the television production company founded by her husband, died of cancer Thursday at her Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., home. Friendly persuaded her husband to buy the TV rights to Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House on the Prairie" books, turning them into the successful, long-running NBC series that starred the late Michael Landon.
March 22, 2004 |
Tyler Baze rode both of the stakes winners Sunday at Santa Anita, winning the $82,500 Santa Paula with Friendly Michelle and the $75,520 El Cielo Handicap with Cayoke. Both horses were odds-on favorites, Friendly Michelle paying $3.40 and Cayoke returning $3.60. Friendly Michelle, owned by Ed Friendly, rebounded from a third-place finish, behind A.P. Adventure and Hollywood Story, in the Las Virgenes on Feb. 15. The Santa Paula winner was 20-1 that day.
September 29, 2005 |
Victory Spy was one of the most impressive maiden winners of the Del Mar meet. A 3-year-old daughter of Victory Gallop owned by Gary Barber and trained by John Sadler, Victory Spy quickly made the lead through fast fractions -- she ran the half mile in 44 2/5 -- and drew away to win by five lengths. She completed the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03 2/5 under jockey Martin Pedroza. Dispatched at 5-1 on Sept.
July 5, 2004 |
My Miss Storm Cat was an open secret when she debuted for owner Ed Friendly and trainer Bob Baffert on May 29. The 2-5 favorite against five opponents, the 2-year-old daughter of Sea Of Secrets won by 10 lengths. Stretching out to six furlongs today, My Miss Storm Cat will be favored against 10 others in the $100,000 Landaluce. Since her big win, My Miss Storm Cat has continued to train well for Baffert, who won this race with Hookedonthefeelin in 1998 and Notable Career two years later.