December 15, 1988
Undefeated 3-year-old filly Court Of Appeal trotted the fastest mile for her sex and age in Los Alamitos history Wednesday night, defeating nine California-bred fillies for a purse of $26,655. Owned by Sara and Christo Bardis and trained and driven by James Grundy, Court Of Appeal completed the mile in 1:59 3/5, fastest of the meet. She won for the third time in her career with her second stakes victory. Court Of Appeal was sent off as the 2-5 favorite and paid $2.80 across the board.
December 20, 1995 |
Fines against five trainers in a lengthy controversy over scopolamine positives have been rescinded, and the horsemen have been exonerated by the California Horse Racing Board. The board announced Tuesday that it has accepted the recommendations of an administrative law judge. Trainers Ron McAnally, Willard Proctor, Mark Hennig, Lewis Cenicola and Richard Mandella will not have to pay the fines, but their horses will still be disqualified and forfeit any purse money earned.
February 23, 1991
Bag A Few, the 3-5 favorite, needed a furious stretch run to catch Pantie Ho and finish in a deadheat in the $20,000 California Sire Stake for three-year-old pacing fillies Friday night at Los Alamitos. Both fillies were timed in 1:58 for the mile and shared the $15,000 winner's purse. Mother Goose finished third. Bag A Few, ridden by James Grundy, paid $2.20, $2.40 and $2.20. Pantie Ho, with Rick Plano aboard, paid $2.80, $2.80 and $2.80. Mother Goose, with Joe Anderson up, paid $3.20 to show.
November 2, 1994 |
After more than 40 hours of testimony over a three-month period, five trainers have been fined $500 apiece and one has been fined $750 for running horses at Santa Anita and Los Alamitos that tested positive for scopolamine, a prohibited drug.
January 25, 1995 |
Lil Eggie's impressive victory in the $19,500 Breeders Championship last Thursday night was nothing to sneeze at. But a sneeze almost cost Lil Eggie her best chance to win the trotting stake for 4-year-old California-bred mares. In the Breeders Championship, Lil Eggie had the benefit of the inside post for the mile trot. As the field got underway, Sacrify and Indeedido took the early lead, Lil Eggie settling into third.
January 18, 1995 |
It's a little-known fact that Alan Kirschenbaum, co-executive producer of the television show "Coach," has a long history in harness racing. But the secret is out after he won for the first time last Thursday at Los Alamitos Race Course, driving Sara S Collins in a $2,600 maiden race. By day, Kirschenbaum is a television executive, putting in much more than the average 40-hour work week. Although he is successful, producing a television show wasn't among his first career choices.