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March 27, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Lucille Wright Markey died in 1982, her estate included historic Calumet Farm, with an estimated value of $21 million. Last year, with Calumet filing for bankruptcy when its debts soared well past the $100 million, a potential buyer estimated that the Lexington, Ky., farm was worth $35 million. "It's the best land in the country for raising horses," Ron Volkman said. The trouble was, heavily mortgaged Calumet, once a racing dynasty, didn't have horses anymore.
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March 27, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Lucille Wright Markey died in 1982, her estate included historic Calumet Farm, with an estimated value of $21 million. Last year, with Calumet filing for bankruptcy when its debts soared well past the $100 million, a potential buyer estimated that the Lexington, Ky., farm was worth $35 million. "It's the best land in the country for raising horses," Ron Volkman said. The trouble was, heavily mortgaged Calumet, once a racing dynasty, didn't have horses anymore.
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June 2, 1985 | ED SCHUYLER Jr., Associated Press
Tank's Prospect, the Preakness winner, who was out of the money in the Kentucky Derby, and Chief's Crown, the beaten favorite in both races, will compete in the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown, whose glitter this year has been dulled by controversy. Another set to start in Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Belmont is Stephan's Odyssey, the Derby runner-up, who is trained by Woody Stephens.
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July 8, 1985
Stephan's Odyssey, runner-up in both the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes, overcame pace-setting Cutlass Reality in the closing strides for a neck victory in the $147,500 Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds Sunday at New York's Belmont Park. The victory was worth $88,500 and boosted Stephan's Odyssey's career bankroll to $1,046,328. It also was the second stakes victory in two days for trainer Woody Stephens.
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May 19, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE
There have been only 11 Triple Crown champions--none since Affirmed in 1978--but 25 horses have won two of the three races, most recently last year, when Hansel became the 15th to score a Preakness-Belmont Stakes double. Pine Bluff, the Preakness winner, has a chance to duplicate Hansel's feat after having run a dull race in the Kentucky Derby. Hansel was 10th in the Derby, and his trainer, Frank Brothers, never has been able to explain why.
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October 4, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a foregone conclusion, Woody Stephens sent his last two horses to another barn at Belmont Park last week, ending a 61-year career as a trainer. Stephens, 84, unofficially announced his exit from the game in June, a few days before the Belmont Stakes. Stephens hadn't started a horse in the Belmont in a decade, but as long as he was around it was de rigueur to stop by.
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March 10, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE
Even at Gulfstream Park, where the $500,000 Florida Derby will be run Saturday, they are rehashing the Santa Anita Handicap. "They should have never taken that horse down," said a jockey agent who saw the $1-million race on a telecast here last Saturday. "But I know what the stewards thought. They saw (Kent) Desormeaux, and he was riding three horses. He looked over five times to his left, where Myrakalu was trying to get through. The stewards out there have had their fill of Desormeaux.
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June 3, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Neil Drysdale had returned to the stakes barn from the track kitchen at Belmont Park. "There are guys in there who say that we're not running," Drysdale said. Asked where that sort of information came from, Drysdale rummaged through a few New York newspapers. All he found was a political cartoon in the Daily News that made him laugh. "I don't know where the rumors started," Drysdale said. "They write a lot of rubbish around here." Otherwise, the trainer is in good spirits. Drysdale's A.
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June 14, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are comebacks, and then there are comebacks. At Belmont Park last week, there was Woody Stephens, 77, practically starting from scratch in reorganizing his racing stable. And around the corner and down the road from him was Shug McGaughey, 40, admitting to a potentially ruinous drinking problem and trying to reassemble his life and career. Both trainers have known the roars of the crowd and the highs of the winner's circle.
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October 31, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Breeders' Cup Classic went from a definitive horse-of-the-year showdown to a relatively bland race Wednesday when it was announced that In Excess will run in another stake Saturday at Churchill Downs, and Farma Way will miss the Classic because of an ankle injury. With In Excess, the favorite for horse of the year, entered in the Breeders' Cup Mile on grass, the favorite in the Classic is Festin, listed at 3-1 by Mike Battaglia, who makes the Churchill Downs morning line.
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October 30, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
On Aug. 19, 1973, two months before his 20th birthday, Pat Day won the first race of his career at obscure Prescott Downs in Arizona. Fewer than than 2,000 people were there, and the track photographer's camera didn't work, so there's no winner's-circle picture to mark the occasion. On Nov. 10, 1984, about 2,800 winners later, Pat Day won the $3-million Breeders' Cup Classic with a strong-willed colt named Wild Again.
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