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April 22, 1997
For the third consecutive year, Times handicapper Bob Mieszerski led selectors at the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting. Mieszerski finished with 245 winners, five more than runner-up Bob Ike, a syndicated handicapper, during the season that ended Monday. Jack Karlik, another syndicated handicapper, was third.
August 11, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
When he makes his 79th career start in tonight's third, Chapie, an 8-year-old gelding, will have his three owners cheering from different parts of the state. Jack Karlik will be watching from his seat in the Hollywood Park press box; Jack Disney will be watching from Ferndale, where he is vacationing with his wife, Emily; and Doug Disney, his brother, will be at Los Alamitos for the $2,000 claimer. What they should all see shortly after 7 p.m.
February 25, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Jack Karlik and Jeff Siegel, a couple of professional handicappers who try to pick winners every day for several newspapers, had a more difficult choice than usual in analyzing Wednesday's $76,725 Bolsa Chica Stakes at Santa Anita. Only five horses were entered in the Bolsa Chica, but one of them--Aloha Prospector--is owned by Karlik and Siegel. Their dilemma was whether to pick with the heart or the head.
May 23, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
After the first 21 days of Hollywood Park's spring-summer meet, Vladimir Cerin is tied for second with Bobby Frankel in the trainer standings. They both have seven victories, one fewer than leader Jerry Dutton. By the end of this afternoon, Cerin could have the lead. While Frankel and Dutton have no starters, Cerin is scheduled to run Rich Musique in the fifth and Country By Nature in the sixth.
March 14, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Wayne Lukas talks about picking the easiest spots for running his talented 3-year-old filly, Winning Colors. But by the time the Kentucky Derby arrives on May 7, the temptation may be too great for the trainer not to run her against the colts in the race he is most desperate to win. It is old hat for Lukas to run fillies in the Derby--he did it in spades at Churchill Downs in 1984 when Life's Magic finished eighth and Althea beat only one opponent in a 20-horse field.
The rain came down in sheets that day, turning the normally manicured Santa Anita Park racetrack into a muddy swamp. Partway into the day, Corey Nakatani, horse racing's hottest jockey, had come in third in one race and had lost badly in two others. Pacing in front of one of the mounted closed-circuit televisions replaying the race, Nakatani brought his riding crop down hard on the back of a leather chair. Whap!
January 2, 2005 | Robyn Norwood; Connie Monaghan; Joe Mathews; Josh Friedman; David Wharton; Jill Darling Richardson; Greg Braxton
Los Angeles is full of characters. Anyone can tell you about Dennis Woodruff, "Melrose" Larry Green, the Archbishop Don "Magic" Juan. But what about those characters who don't advertise themselves by selling autobiographical videos, or running for office, any office, or wearing full pimp regalia? In asking around, we found a city full of "nobodies" who are nevertheless well known. Many are fixtures in their corners of the megalopolis.
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