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February 27, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Two horses who were also-rans in the last two runnings of the Kentucky Derby will race today at Santa Anita. Easy Grades, who was 13th in the 2002 Derby after a so-so second in the Santa Anita Derby, and Thunder Blitz, who was fourth behind Monarchos, Invisible Ink and Congaree at Churchill Downs the year before, are the ones to beat in the $61,000 optional claimer at one mile. Owned by the Desperado Stables Inc. and trained by Ted H.
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February 11, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE
Holy Bull, 1994 horse of the year and an easy winner in his only start this year, will try to overcome the No. 10 post and a decided weight disadvantage in today's $300,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park. Carrying 127 pounds, Holy Bull will spot his nine rivals 11-17 pounds in the 1 1/8-mile race. The 4-year-old colt, on a six-race winning streak, hasn't carried more than 126 pounds in 15 previous starts.
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August 22, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eight 3-year-olds, none of them veterans of this year's Triple Crown series, were entered Thursday for Saturday's 128th running of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. The field for the $750,000 race, which helped Holy Bull win horse-of-the-year honors in 1994 and contributed to Thunder Gulch's 3-year-old title in 1995, grew in numbers after Touch Gold, winner of the Belmont Stakes and the Haskell Handicap, dropped out.
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September 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
Tabasco Cat set a slow pace on a muddy track and scored a two-length victory in the inaugural $400,000 Kentucky Cup Classic on Saturday at Turfway Park. Truth Of It All pressed the pace for six furlongs, putting a head in front of Tabasco Cat on the second turn. As Tabasco Cat regained the lead, Mighty Avanti surged by on the outside at the quarter pole, and Pat Day went to the whip on Tabasco Cat, who pulled away. Mighty Avanti was second, 1 1/2 lengths in front of Best Pal.
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May 31, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Real Quiet wins the $1-million Belmont Stakes this Saturday in New York, his take-home pay would be $5.6 million--$600,000 for the winning purse and a $5-million bonus for sweeping the Triple Crown series. That would break a record for one day at the races. The most ever earned by a horse was the $2.6 million earned in 1985 by Spend A Buck, whose $600,000 win in the Jersey Derby was sweetened by Garden State Park's four-race bonus worth $2 million.
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June 13, 1995 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Mickey Mantle's walk Sunday was more important than any of his 536 home runs. . . . How would you like to have been a baseball fan in New York during the 1950s and had the opportunity to watch center fielders Mantle of the Yankees, Willie Mays of the Giants and Duke Snider of the Brooklyn Dodgers? . . . Take 1955, for example. . . . Mantle hit .306 with 37 homers and 99 runs batted in; Mays .319 with 51 homers and 127 RBIs and Snider .309 with 42 homers and 136 RBIs. . . .
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October 27, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There may be a horse shortage, but the 11th Breeders' Cup will not reflect it. When pre-entries were announced Wednesday, a record 124 horses were made eligible for the seven races at Churchill Downs a week from Saturday. The turnout broke the Breeders' Cup record of 116 set in 1991, when the races were last run at Churchill Downs.
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March 7, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the other end of the phone, Bob Lewis' voice lacked its usual buoyant tone. "I'm devastated," the Newport Beach beer distributor said late Friday morning. "[Trainer] Bob Baffert called not too long ago, and it was so bad for him that he handed the phone to somebody else." Accepting Baffert's recommendation, Lewis agreed to scratch Silver Charm from today's $1-million Santa Anita Handicap after their 4-year-old colt returned from a routine gallop with a bruised hoof.
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December 26, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bettors loved him. Jockey Kent Desormeaux raved about him. Owner-breeder Burt Bacharach rushed home from concert appearances to watch him run. Trainer Richard Mandella cut himself off in mid-sentence, fearful that he might prematurely canonize him. Then undefeated Afternoon Deelites lost by a head to Larry The Legend in the Santa Anita Derby in April, and all four wheels feel off the bandwagon.
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July 3, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE
Breeders' Cup officials got lucky their first year, in 1984, when the owners of Wild Again supplemented him into the $3-million Classic and he won the race. The Breeders' Cup lucked out again in 1985, when the owners of Pebbles and Tasso supplemented their horses into races and they came up winners.
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