CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2012 |
An outbreak of a deadly virus has horse trainers and owners in Riverside and Orange counties fearful for the health of their animals. On Tuesday, a horse at the Empire Polo Club in Indio was euthanized because of complications from equine herpes virus-1. At Rancho Sierra Vista in San Juan Capistrano, 16 cases of the disease have been identified since Jan. 11 and one horse had to be euthanized. Both sites have been placed under quarantine by state veterinarians. No horses are allowed to leave or enter, and caretakers must take sanitary precautions.
September 7, 2011 |
Lucrative purses, large fields, good crowds, new standouts — it made for a memorable 37-day race meeting that ended Wednesday at Del Mar. From the emergence of Acclamation as a horse-of-the-year candidate to the unveiling of promising 2-year-olds, Del Mar produced quality races and quality entertainment. It started with a record crowd of 46,588 on opening day, and the fans kept coming, averaging 17,844 in daily on-track attendance. The highest overnight purses of any meeting this summer, plus incentives for owners to ship in horses from out of state, created rare full fields in Southern California racing, something that Hollywood Park and Santa Anita have struggled to accomplish.
September 26, 2010
LAS VEGAS BikeFest When, where: Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, mostly at the Cashman Center Highlights: Some 30,000 bikers descend on Las Vegas for this 10th annual rally of revving engines, bikini-clad models and more than 250 vendors selling anything a Harley devotee would ever need. Events include a bike builders' competition, the crowning of Mr. and Miss Las Vegas, the World's Strongest Biker Contest and a custom-bike show. Cost: Party Pass, $40; Ultimate Pass, $65. Vendor Village admission, $15. Info: (702)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2007 |
For the last six weeks, this desolate desert hideaway known for its date trees and triple-digit summers has been awash with Hollywood celebrities, Olympic-caliber athletes and software executives in town for one of the country's premier equestrian events.
September 4, 2002 |
The 45th Portuguese Bend National Horse Show at Ernie Howlett Park in Rolling Hills Estates will be Friday through Sunday, with events beginning at 8 a.m. and running until approximately 5 p.m. each day. The event, a fund-raiser for the pediatric nursing program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, will feature equestrian competition in hunter and jumper classes, including the $10,000 Seahorse Classic at 12:15 p.m. Sunday.
March 17, 2002 |
This is the Year of the Horse, according to the Chinese calendar, a designation that will be underlined this week when Gilles Ste-Croix's "Cheval" gallops into Costa Mesa. A new touring production, "Cheval," which means "horse" in French, mixes four-footed and two-footed performers with elaborate sets, costumes, lights and a bit of a story line into a form of in-the-round entertainment that's unusual, at least in North America.