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August 30, 2009
March 11, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Dr. David Rizzo's love affair with Los Angeles was rock solid for decades. The first sign of trouble came last year, when the house-call foot doctor finally grew tired of logging so many hours in his car and decided to break off the relationship. Rizzo, 62, thought he was ready for semi-retirement, and he loves infernal heat. So he moved to Phoenix. In August. "The sky at night is a celestial event," Rizzo said of his new metropolitan mistress. But the sun kept coming up, shining brightly on a man who cast a long, lonely shadow in the Arizona desert.
January 26, 1986 | JAMES M. DORSEY, United Press International
Triple Crown neighed agreement with his handler, his proud sorrel head and tail held high. "This horse came from the Middle East and has returned to the Middle East," said Gideon Raski, passing his hand over Triple Crown's huge but graceful body. "He is the true Arab horse. He'll go anywhere." Raski, 54, is a burly, mustached horseman who has spent his life traversing with Bedouins the green hills of northern Israel and the bare sand dunes of the Negev.
June 9, 2013 | By Lindsay Hawdon
Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar - Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of the two-day trek that would take me and my sons, Dow, 8, and Orly, 5, out of Kalaw, Myanmar, and into the pale mauve mountains above. We were nine months into a year-long trip around Southeast Asia and Australasia, just the three of us. Already, we'd taken risks we would never have taken at home.
June 5, 1988 | ALISTAIR LYON, Reuters
The princess is pleased, the horses are happy and even the tourists have stopped complaining. Riding horseback through the rocky gorge guarding the ancient Nabatean city of Petra can be an enthralling introduction to Jordan's best-known tourist attraction. But for years the visitors' pleasure was marred by the pitiful state of their skinny, arthritic, worm-ridden steeds. Now a veterinary clinic funded by the British-based charity Brooke Hospital for Animals and run by the Agriculture Ministry is setting new health standards for more than 270 rental horses owned by villagers in Wadi Musa, just outside Petra.
May 11, 2003
While Elizabeth Mitchell cited some of the horse racing movie genre's most well-known examples ("A Thorny Run for the Roses," May 4), along with some of the more interesting obscure titles, she curiously omitted some seminal films: The two "Ben-Hur" films (1925 and 1959) contain some of the most thrilling race footage in cinema history, and the classic "National Velvet" (1944) starring the young Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney is surely the epitome of the childhood fantasy horse films.
March 3, 1987 | SHIRLEY MARLOW
--Dr. David Duncan has a real horse-and-buggy attitude about medicine. Duncan, 40, wanted to avoid the "doctor-in-a-box type places" when he moved to Jenks, Okla., seven years ago. So the family practice physician turned the oldest house on Main Street in the town of 7,800 into an office. Then he bought a horse and buggy. "It was really more of a symbolic gesture than anything else," Duncan said.
July 26, 1989 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, Times Staff Writer
And away they go! All over Del Mar, people are putting their ears to the ground to capture the strange rumblings headed their way. It's the sound of horses hoofs, thoroughbreds to be exact, the signal that yet another season at the Del Mar Race Track is about to begin. Starting today, the affluent seaside community will play host to the 50th season of horse racing at the track that bears its name, a tradition that is both embraced and endured by the city's 5,000 residents.
May 26, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Big Brown's Triple Crown run has hit a snag, although it's deemed a small one at this time. It was learned Sunday that the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner has a slight crack on the inside of his left front hoof. He has already missed two days of training and will miss at least several more while being treated by specialist Ian MacKinlay for what is commonly referred to as a "quarter crack," which is a vertical crack in the hoof wall. This crack is five-eighths of an inch long.
January 9, 2003 | Leslee Komaiko
First steps: Committed couch potatoes, Pink Dot delivery regulars and lazy bones should work up to 10,000 steps a day gradually. Many sources suggest measuring your steps over three typical days to get a daily average. Then add anywhere from 250 to 750 steps a day. Shoe style: Nancy Sinatra's hit aside, leave the boots at home. You'll want comfortable shoes. Running, walking or cross-training designs are best. Getting equipped: Pedometers can be found at just about any sporting goods store.
August 10, 2011 | By Christopher Reynolds, Los AngelesTimes staff writer
Maybe by now your summer is booked. But up in the high desert of Oregon, a luxury ranch resort is eager to lasso you for fall. It's called Brasada Ranch , and it's an 1,800-acre hotel, golf and vacation-home development at Powell Butte, Ore. That's about 15 miles northeast of Bend in the high desert, with distant views of the snow-capped Cascades. It includes 80 cabins (one to three bedrooms, families welcome) and eight suites (500 square feet and up; children under 14 forbidden)
February 1, 2011 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
In this farming town an hour outside Seoul, the stalls sit eerily empty of animals, helter-skelter hoof marks in the mud the only reminder of once-thriving operations. The animals are all dead, swept away by a fast-moving outbreak of hoof-and-mouth disease that has seen the government come up with a grisly solution to save money and time: burying many pigs and other livestock alive. "Having to bury little baby pigs alive is ? there's no way to describe how I suffered inside," sobbed the wife of one farmer who said she was so ashamed she declined to give her name.
October 8, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Like the sport itself, Friday morning at the John Shirreffs stable at Hollywood Park is a carnival ride of emotions. Barn 55 South is the home of Zenyatta, current superstar and the key adhesive holding much of horse racing together. To get there, you walk a quarter mile along Zenyatta Way. Fitting. The marvelous mare won her 19th race without a defeat last Saturday, and 25,837 people showed up to worship and yell their lungs out. Most days at Hollywood Park, even during a meeting carrying the prestige banner of the Oak Tree Racing Assn.
July 25, 2010 | By Jay Jones
" 'Course it's a legend. But legends be the only stories as is true." Grandpa, in "Misty of Chincoteague," by Marguerite Henry As he motors his pontoon boat away from the dock and into one of the shallow channels that surround Chincoteague Island, tour guide Ray Davis urges his guests, a Mennonite family from Pennsylvania, not to accept his every word as gospel. "A third of what I'm gonna tell you is definitely true," he says in a southern Virginia drawl.
December 22, 2009 | By Mike Clary
After three tours of duty in Iraq, Marine Lance Cpl. Eugene Calonge came home with a feeling common to many veterans scarred by the horrors of war: He didn't fit in. "I was always on edge," the 29-year-old security guard said. Then, in a paddock at the South Florida Veterans Multi-Purpose Center, he met a horse named Blue. "I remember walking toward the horses and feeling scared," said Calonge, who saw heavy fighting in Fallujah. "But pretty quickly I sensed that this horse had my back, just as I had his. And that was comforting."
August 30, 2009
March 8, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Ferdinand raced with a crack in his hoof in Sunday's Santa Anita Handicap, but trainer Charlie Whittingham is not using that as an excuse for his half-length defeat to Alysheba in the $1-million race. "It's not something new, and it didn't have anything to do with the way he ran," Whittingham said Monday. "We had a patch on it, and it's almost completely grown out." The injury, which is on Ferdinand's right front hoof, is known among horsemen as a quarter crack.
May 15, 1989 | From Times wire services
Millions of commuters walked, jogged, bicycled or caught river boats to work today in London's worst public transportation strike in 63 years. Bus and subway services were halted almost completely as drivers stopped work for the day in a growing pay revolt against Britain's rising inflation. There were just 11 strike-breaking trains and 10 out of 4,000 buses for the 3.5 million people who travel into central London each morning.
February 10, 2009 | Chris Gaither
Put this in the "Wait, really?" category: Steve Wozniak, the computer programmer who co-founded Apple Inc., Monday was named a contestant on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars." The man known as the Woz created the original circuit board used for the Apple computer and teamed up with Steve Jobs in 1976 to sell it.
May 27, 2008 | Pete Thomas, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The trainer calls it a "hiccup" and Big Brown's owner is sure everything will be fine. Twelve days before the Belmont Stakes, hoof specialist Ian McKinlay began repairing a quarter crack in the left front hoof of the Triple Crown hopeful . He carved a little trench along the slight crack and stitched it up with stainless-steel wire Monday in New York.
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