September 2, 1993 |
For a jockey who began riding at Los Alamitos this season, Manuel Loza wasted no time in establishing himself on the nation's top quarter-horse circuit. Despite his inexperience and the fact he spent most mornings at a Mira Loma thoroughbred farm instead of galloping horses at Los Alamitos, Loza fared well for a first-year rider, winning 11 of 61 races. His 18% winning average was comparable to the track's leading riders.
November 25, 1991 |
Jockey Amir Cedeno suffered a broken pelvis and Corey Nakatani and Alex Solis, two of the leading riders in the nation, escaped with lesser injuries Sunday after a three-horse spill during the fourth race at Hollywood Park. Solis' mount, Ask The Man, was in fifth place when he broke down coming out of the turn for home. Snoboy, ridden by Cedeno, was unable to avoid Ask The Man in front of him, and went down, rolling over on Cedeno.
April 8, 1994 |
One of these days, I am going to write a children's book or a G-rated movie for the whole family because I already have most of the story and all I need now is an ending. I am going to write it about Tabasco Cat. Somebody else can do Tonya Harding or Joey Buttafuoco. I like this one better. It has plenty of action and an innocent victim of sudden violence. But it's a much nicer story with much nicer people. Tabasco Cat is not a cat. He is a horse, a 3-year-old chestnut.
May 21, 2006 |
Barbaro, the imposing dark-bay colt many believed was the best hope for a Triple Crown in a generation, broke down Saturday with two fractures in his right hind leg shortly after the start of the Preakness Stakes and will not race again, with his survival in doubt. The Kentucky Derby winner delayed the start by breaking through the gate early, then returned for the official start only to suffer a fracture above the ankle seconds into the race.
December 18, 1992
As a boy in Hot Springs, Ark., when he would mosey a few blocks over to Scully Drive to shoot baskets in eighth-grade classmate Roger Clinton's driveway, it certainly never occurred to Gene Short that his friend's big brother Bill would grow up to become President of the United States. And yet. . . . "Even then, Bill had that easy smile of a born politician," Short is saying.
June 24, 1993 |
Executives at the three Triple Crown tracks have discussed changing the format of the thoroughbred showcase in the wake of racing fatalities at the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the New York Times reported today. The newspaper said the racing officials, in response to public concern over the deaths of Union City and Prairie Bayou, might want to allot more time between the races to ease the physical demands on the horses.
November 16, 1990 |
"Hey, champ!" There was a slight rustling in Alydar's stall. Again, "Hey, champ!" The colt stirred some more. "Hey, champ!" Jorge Velasquez shouted for the third time and by now, he had Alydar bucking and kicking. Velasquez came out from behind the tree, where he had been hiding, near Alydar's barn at Belmont Park. When Alydar saw Velasquez, he quieted down. His regular jockey was simply having some fun. "Alydar knew Jorge," Charlie Rose said.
March 10, 1991 |
Several minutes after the 54th Santa Anita Handicap, Wayne Lukas glanced at the tote board. "What was the time?" asked the trainer, who says he doesn't own a stopwatch. Before he could pick up the numbers on the board, Lukas answered his own question. "The time doesn't matter does it?" he said. "We got the $500,000. We got the job done."
December 8, 1990 |
Jockeys Alex Solis, Robbie Davis and Dave Patton escaped serious injury in a three-horse spill during the first race Friday at Hollywood Park. The accident occurred when Fields Of Belles, Patton's mount, broke down entering the stretch. Solis, riding Baffis Habitony, and Davis, aboard Vaunty, went down when they were unable to avoid the fallen horse and rider.
January 13, 1992 |
Jockey Angel Cordero suffered a broken right arm when he was thrown from his mount in a four-horse spill during Sunday's second race at Aqueduct. Cordero and jockey John Velazquez were in the intensive-care unit at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center on Sunday night. Jockeys Jorge Chavez and Jean-Luc Samyn suffered minor injuries. Deal Rowdy, a 3-year-old gelding, broke down under Velazquez and was humanely destroyed after the incident.