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April 1, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Florida racing is at the crisis stage again and, improbably enough, the track operator with the apparent upper hand is John Brunetti, who has played the underdog's role for more than adecade. Brunetti recently sat smiling in his office at Hialeah, the prettiest and most legendary of South Florida's three thoroughbred tracks.
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March 13, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Other horsemen indicated that they were running for second-place money at best Wednesday as Pulpit, the 3-5 morning-line favorite, drew the No. 2 post position in an eight-horse field for Saturday's $500,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. "We've all but conceded this race to Pulpit," said Cot Campbell, manager of the Dogwood Stable syndicate that will run 20-1 shot Jack Flash on Saturday.
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January 30, 1994 | Associated Press
Dehere, 1993's 2-year-old champion, was scratched from today's Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park because of colic. The withdrawal Saturday postponed both Dehere's debut as a 3-year-old and a much-anticipated rematch with unbeaten Holy Bull, another Kentucky Derby prospect who beat Dehere in their only meeting last year in the Belmont Futurity. "I regret causing so much disappointment for so many people," owner Bob Brennan said.
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March 13, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Bull Inthe Heather won the Florida Derby, then ran eighth in the Kentucky Derby. He hasn't won since that victory at Gulfstream Park. Holy Bull--no relation to Bull Inthe Heather--looks more like the genuine article. His 5 3/4-length victory Saturday in the $500,000 Florida Derby was one of the most convincing in the 43-year history of the stake, making owner-trainer Jimmy Croll's colt the new early favorite for the Kentucky Derby.
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March 13, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Other horsemen indicated that they were running for second-place money at best Wednesday as Pulpit, the 3-5 morning-line favorite, drew the No. 2 post position in an eight-horse field for Saturday's $500,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. "We've all but conceded this race to Pulpit," said Cot Campbell, manager of the Dogwood Stable syndicate that will run 20-1 shot Jack Flash on Saturday.
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December 12, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern Florida without Hialeah Park is akin to Paris without the Eiffel Tower. It's as though Boston closed the Commons or New Orleans canceled Mardi Gras. Padlock the gates and an era dies. Tradition and sentiment become just a pair of losing nags. But that's what happened.
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January 25, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent sale of two of the three major thoroughbred race tracks in South Florida is being questioned by a state legislative committee because the new owners are Japanese. "There is a lot of animosity about the sale of those two tracks," said Rep. Jim King (R-Jacksonville), who serves on Florida's seven-member Parimutuel Oversight Committee. "What's happening with the Seattle Mariners will only give us impetus to act more rapidly. The Seattle situation has added fuel to a smoldering fire."
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March 14, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About a week ago, trainers Charlie Whittingham and Wayne Lukas were at Santa Anita, talking about the Kentucky Derby. For years, Whittingham didn't pay much attention to the Derby, bringing his horses along slowly, but in the 1980s he rediscovered the race, and after that he couldn't get enough of Churchill Downs. Whittingham saddled the winning Ferdinand in 1986, then returned three years later and won with Sunday Silence.
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March 21, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An owner who ignored advice at a yearling auction, a trainer who is allergic to horses and a jockey spurned by another trainer were all fantasizing about the Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Bull Inthe Heather won at 29-1 in the $500,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Able to save ground along the rail after tiring rivals in front of him cleared out, Bull Inthe Heather overtook favored Storm Tower in mid-stretch and pulled away to a two-length victory.
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March 15, 1991 | ROSS PEDDICORD, BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
The Florida Derby on Saturday should be nothing more than another showcase for the incredible talents of Fly So Free, if you listen to his trainer, Scotty Schulhofer. "He's as good a horse as I've ever trained," Schulhofer said over the phone from Hallandale, Fla. Schulhofer has trained plenty of good horses, champions like Ta Wee, MacDiarmida and Smile as well as a total of 51 stakes winners, so he places Fly So Free in select company.
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January 30, 1994 | Associated Press
Dehere, 1993's 2-year-old champion, was scratched from today's Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream Park because of colic. The withdrawal Saturday postponed both Dehere's debut as a 3-year-old and a much-anticipated rematch with unbeaten Holy Bull, another Kentucky Derby prospect who beat Dehere in their only meeting last year in the Belmont Futurity. "I regret causing so much disappointment for so many people," owner Bob Brennan said.
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March 21, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An owner who ignored advice at a yearling auction, a trainer who is allergic to horses and a jockey spurned by another trainer were all fantasizing about the Kentucky Derby on Saturday after Bull Inthe Heather won at 29-1 in the $500,000 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Able to save ground along the rail after tiring rivals in front of him cleared out, Bull Inthe Heather overtook favored Storm Tower in mid-stretch and pulled away to a two-length victory.
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April 1, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Florida racing is at the crisis stage again and, improbably enough, the track operator with the apparent upper hand is John Brunetti, who has played the underdog's role for more than adecade. Brunetti recently sat smiling in his office at Hialeah, the prettiest and most legendary of South Florida's three thoroughbred tracks.
SPORTS
March 14, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About a week ago, trainers Charlie Whittingham and Wayne Lukas were at Santa Anita, talking about the Kentucky Derby. For years, Whittingham didn't pay much attention to the Derby, bringing his horses along slowly, but in the 1980s he rediscovered the race, and after that he couldn't get enough of Churchill Downs. Whittingham saddled the winning Ferdinand in 1986, then returned three years later and won with Sunday Silence.
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March 13, 1992 | PAUL MORAN, NEWSDAY
They've booked about 1,000 people for the weekend excursion from Caracas to Miami. And the Venezuelan media is here in force to cover the first stage of Catire Bello's assault on the American Triple Crown in Saturday's Florida Derby. Whether he turns out to be the second coming of Canonero II, the Venezuelan colt who won the 1971 Derby and Preakness, or the next Mr. Frisky, the Puerto Rican superstar whose Triple Crown excursion two years ago was a complete bust, remains to be seen.
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January 25, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The recent sale of two of the three major thoroughbred race tracks in South Florida is being questioned by a state legislative committee because the new owners are Japanese. "There is a lot of animosity about the sale of those two tracks," said Rep. Jim King (R-Jacksonville), who serves on Florida's seven-member Parimutuel Oversight Committee. "What's happening with the Seattle Mariners will only give us impetus to act more rapidly. The Seattle situation has added fuel to a smoldering fire."
SPORTS
March 13, 1992 | PAUL MORAN, NEWSDAY
They've booked about 1,000 people for the weekend excursion from Caracas to Miami. And the Venezuelan media is here in force to cover the first stage of Catire Bello's assault on the American Triple Crown in Saturday's Florida Derby. Whether he turns out to be the second coming of Canonero II, the Venezuelan colt who won the 1971 Derby and Preakness, or the next Mr. Frisky, the Puerto Rican superstar whose Triple Crown excursion two years ago was a complete bust, remains to be seen.
SPORTS
March 13, 1994 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago, Bull Inthe Heather won the Florida Derby, then ran eighth in the Kentucky Derby. He hasn't won since that victory at Gulfstream Park. Holy Bull--no relation to Bull Inthe Heather--looks more like the genuine article. His 5 3/4-length victory Saturday in the $500,000 Florida Derby was one of the most convincing in the 43-year history of the stake, making owner-trainer Jimmy Croll's colt the new early favorite for the Kentucky Derby.
NEWS
December 12, 1991 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Southern Florida without Hialeah Park is akin to Paris without the Eiffel Tower. It's as though Boston closed the Commons or New Orleans canceled Mardi Gras. Padlock the gates and an era dies. Tradition and sentiment become just a pair of losing nags. But that's what happened.
SPORTS
March 15, 1991 | ROSS PEDDICORD, BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
The Florida Derby on Saturday should be nothing more than another showcase for the incredible talents of Fly So Free, if you listen to his trainer, Scotty Schulhofer. "He's as good a horse as I've ever trained," Schulhofer said over the phone from Hallandale, Fla. Schulhofer has trained plenty of good horses, champions like Ta Wee, MacDiarmida and Smile as well as a total of 51 stakes winners, so he places Fly So Free in select company.
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