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February 24, 1991 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hubert Jones, a steward in California for more than 20 years, says he has been fired, effective March 13. Dennis Hutcheson, the executive secretary of the California Horse Racing Board, informed Jones, 63, of his dismissal Friday, although Hutcheson declined to confirm it Saturday. "No formal decision has been made at this time," Hutcheson said. "It would be premature to say anything until March 4 (when the state's stewards will meet with the CHRB stewards' committee)."
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February 24, 1991 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hubert Jones, a steward in California for more than 20 years, says he has been fired, effective March 13. Dennis Hutcheson, the executive secretary of the California Horse Racing Board, informed Jones, 63, of his dismissal Friday, although Hutcheson declined to confirm it Saturday. "No formal decision has been made at this time," Hutcheson said. "It would be premature to say anything until March 4 (when the state's stewards will meet with the CHRB stewards' committee)."
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November 24, 1985 | Bill Christine
Had any owner protested that last Saturday's Citation Handicap was run about 25 yards short because of a misplaced starting gate, Hollywood Park's stewards did some instant research to make sure they would be able to handle an appeal properly. What Hubert Jones found in the Jockey Club's Rules of Racing would probably discourage an owner from protesting. "First of all, when a race is run at the wrong distance, the protest must be made before the 'official' sign goes up on the race," Jones said.
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February 27, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tight Spot has won the 1990 Del Mar Derby for the third time--but the race might not be over yet. Verne Winchell and his partners, who own Tight Spot, were notified Tuesday that the California Horse Racing Board has ratified a decision by a hearing referee that their colt is the winner of the $300,000 Del Mar race. Tight Spot finished first by three lengths over Itsallgreektome in the race, which was run Aug. 19.
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August 22, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY
Trainer Ron McAnally has filed an appeal with the Del Mar board of stewards over the disqualification of Tight Spot from first place in Sunday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby. After finishing first by three lengths, the 3-year-old colt was cited for crowding horses to his inside early in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Tight Spot was relegated to last in the field of 10, and his jockey, Laffit Pincay, was suspended for five days as a result of the incident. Runner-up Itsallgreektome was awarded the victory.
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May 25, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Horse Racing Board Thursday unanimously approved Hollywood Park's request for four consecutive Friday night programs. "The board opined that it's a very worthwhile experiment," said Don Robbins, Hollywood Park's general manager. "It went very quickly and painlessly. We still have to meet with the horsemen and work out some of the details, such as the post time, the lighting, and lessening the burden on their help. I don't expect that this will be a protracted process."
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January 18, 2008 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
The quarrel between black power advocates that ended in gunfire in a UCLA classroom had lasted only a few moments that sunny day. But the controversy over who was responsible for the murder of two young men taking part in a discussion over leadership of a fledgling black studies program at the campus has simmered for nearly four decades. On Thursday, aging leaders of the 1960s Black Panther Party returned to the site of the Jan.
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June 11, 1999 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The contact sports of boxing and football usually lead the league in tales of courage and determination. But on this date 49 years ago, golfer Ben Hogan, all 5 feet 9 and 145 pounds of him, put on a display of guts that few athletes have since topped. On Feb. 2, 1949, Hogan and his wife had just driven through El Paso when they were hit head-on by a bus. Hogan suffered broken ribs, a broken ankle and pelvis. His wife had only a black eye.
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June 5, 2005 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Jockey Eddie Castro set a record for wins by a rider in a day at a single track when he won nine times Saturday at Calder Race Course in Miami. The late Chris Antley won nine races Oct. 31, 1987, but at two tracks -- Aqueduct and the Meadowlands. The Eclipse Award winner as the nation's top apprentice in 2003, Castro rode 11 of the 13 races on the card to break the record set by the late Hubert Jones, who later became a steward, at Caliente on June 11, 1944.
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March 5, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Horse Racing Board announced Monday that it is firing two stewards with 45 years of experience between them and replacing them with what are believed to be the first women to serve as racing judges at major thoroughbred race tracks in California. Dennis Hutcheson, executive secretary of the racing board, said that Hubert Jones and Leon Lewis will be dismissed after the race meetings that they are currently working.
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