May 16, 2012 |
J. Paul Reddam might not be the type of businessman for whom people suffering through the recession can bring themselves to root. Reddam, 56, is president of Anaheim-based CashCall, the mortgage refinancing and high-interest personal loan company who critics say has unfairly capitalized upon people's financial woes during the country's economic and employment crisis. But the Sunset Beach resident is also owner of Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another, who could provide horse racing with a huge shot in the arm Saturday with a victory in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1988
Hurray for the great article on the abuse of the Tennessee walking horse. I attended the animal regulation hearing and watched while these courageous women spoke with such authority and facts regarding these documented abuses to the breed. The breed officials, trainers and owners, in clone-like behavior, chanted the same old party line--"The horses aren't sore, pads and chains don't 'sore' "-- ad nauseam . It was unethical, to say the least, for the represented veterinarian associations to testify on behalf of an industry that is out of control and is specifically monitored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture because of recorded abuses.
December 26, 2010 |
Optimism's seldom in short supply around a racetrack. Even in troubled times, a convoy of yesterday's losers can be counted on to return the next morning with their fantasies of winning the Pick Six intact. The jockeys who got beat by a nose or a neck, along with the trainers whose horses were pinned on the rail or otherwise impeded by fate, are also ready to do battle again. The air's thick with yearning. So racing fans are entitled to be hopeful about Santa Anita's prospects on the opening day of its annual winter meet.
December 24, 2012 |
Jack Klugman wasn't just known for his acting ability. He loved horses and horse racing. His death Monday in Woodland Hills at the age of 90 comes after he visited the race track several months ago, according to trainer Barry Abrams, who co-owns three horses with Klugman. They are offspring of Klugman's broodmare, Sci Fi Kin , who was sold in January. "He just loved being at the track," Abrams said. "He comes, makes bets and sits all day. That was his life -- horses and show business.
March 14, 2012 |
HBO has pulled the plug on its gambling drama "Luck" after controversy erupted over the deaths of three horses during production. "It is with heartbreak that executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann together with HBO have decided to cease all future production on the series 'Luck,' " the network said in a statement. The statement continues: "Safety is always of paramount concern. We maintained the highest safety standards throughout production, higher in fact than any protocols existing in horseracing anywhere with many fewer incidents than occur in racing or than befall horses normally in barns at night or pastures.
March 14, 2012
QUICK TAKES A horse was injured and euthanized Tuesday during production of the racetrack drama "Luck," the third death in connection with the series, and HBO agreed to suspend filming with horses while the accident is investigated. The American Humane Assn., which oversees Hollywood productions, had issued an immediate demand "that all production involving horses shut down. " The animal was being led to a Santa Anita Park racetrack stable by a groom when it reared and fell back Tuesday morning, suffering a head injury, according to HBO. The horse was euthanized at the track in Arcadia, where "Luck" is filming its second season.