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July 4, 1992
Jay Hovdey obviously wasn't an eyewitness at the horse race he identifies as the "English Derby" in his article of June 12. The race is officially identified as the "Eveready Derby" and is run at Epsom Downs, not Newmarket, which is about 100 miles away. Epsom Downs is close to the estate of Lord Derby, who lent his name to horse racing. The English don't mispronounce "Derby" as "Darby," it's the spelling. Early written English had variations on use of each character. A. DE ADOLPH FINNILA Santa Ana
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October 8, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Like the sport itself, Friday morning at the John Shirreffs stable at Hollywood Park is a carnival ride of emotions. Barn 55 South is the home of Zenyatta, current superstar and the key adhesive holding much of horse racing together. To get there, you walk a quarter mile along Zenyatta Way. Fitting. The marvelous mare won her 19th race without a defeat last Saturday, and 25,837 people showed up to worship and yell their lungs out. Most days at Hollywood Park, even during a meeting carrying the prestige banner of the Oak Tree Racing Assn.
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October 8, 2010 | Bill Dwyre
Like the sport itself, Friday morning at the John Shirreffs stable at Hollywood Park is a carnival ride of emotions. Barn 55 South is the home of Zenyatta, current superstar and the key adhesive holding much of horse racing together. To get there, you walk a quarter mile along Zenyatta Way. Fitting. The marvelous mare won her 19th race without a defeat last Saturday, and 25,837 people showed up to worship and yell their lungs out. Most days at Hollywood Park, even during a meeting carrying the prestige banner of the Oak Tree Racing Assn.
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July 4, 1992
Jay Hovdey obviously wasn't an eyewitness at the horse race he identifies as the "English Derby" in his article of June 12. The race is officially identified as the "Eveready Derby" and is run at Epsom Downs, not Newmarket, which is about 100 miles away. Epsom Downs is close to the estate of Lord Derby, who lent his name to horse racing. The English don't mispronounce "Derby" as "Darby," it's the spelling. Early written English had variations on use of each character. A. DE ADOLPH FINNILA Santa Ana
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January 5, 1990 | Jay Hovdey
Richard Lundy is quietly confident that his second full season as trainer of the North American thoroughbreds owned by aerospace tycoon Allen Paulson will be even better than his first. If he's right, the current Santa Anita meeting will be the launching pad. Lundy, a native of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., assumed command of the vast Paulson stable in November 1988.
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January 6, 1995
Times columnist Mike Downey and free-lance writer Jay Hovdey of Laguna Niguel have won 1994 Eclipse Awards for writing, the Thoroughbred Racing Assns. announced Thursday. Downey won in the newspaper division for a story he wrote last January on trainer Jeff Lukas, who had been run down by Tabasco Cat, the eventual winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Downey is the third Times sportswriter to win an Eclipse. Skip Bayless won one in 1977 and Bill Christine in 1984.
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October 19, 2002 | Bill Christine
Julie Krone was reminded of the Al Pacino line from the third "Godfather" film. "You know the one," Krone said. " 'Every time I try to get out, they keep dragging me back in.' " Dragging Krone back into race riding is her unquenchable love for the horse. So on Friday, more than three years after she quit the game, the Hall of Fame jockey -- and the only woman ever enshrined at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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December 20, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
The rain that played havoc with commuters Tuesday wasn't kind to workers at the Santa Anita racetrack either. Six days before the Arcadia facility is scheduled to begin its prestigious winter meet, with some 2,000 horses participating, the main track remains closed for training while crews work to renovate the new synthetic track to rectify a drainage problem. Veteran horse racing observers are calling the situation unprecedented.
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March 28, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
Hollywood Boulevard is no stranger to strange sights, but L.A. police couldn't help but be suspicious when they saw a man driving down the fabled rue at 3:30 a.m.--in a yellow forklift. The man confessed he had taken it from a nearby construction site. "He said he was on his way back from seeing a buddy," Deputy Dist. Atty. Mark Vezzani said.
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March 9, 2003 | Bill Christine
The epidemic of serious spills at Santa Anita continued Saturday when Julie Krone, a Hall of Fame jockey, was injured at the start of the fifth race. Krone was thrown to the ground when her mount, Sublet, stumbled leaving the gate. X-rays at Arcadia Methodist Hospital revealed two small fractures in the lumbar area of her back. Early estimates are that the 39-year-old rider will be sidelined for six weeks.
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January 5, 1990 | Jay Hovdey
Richard Lundy is quietly confident that his second full season as trainer of the North American thoroughbreds owned by aerospace tycoon Allen Paulson will be even better than his first. If he's right, the current Santa Anita meeting will be the launching pad. Lundy, a native of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., assumed command of the vast Paulson stable in November 1988.
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August 8, 1986
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Assn. and the Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Assn. will conduct a seminar for prospective racehorse owners at Del Mar Saturday. The free seminar, which begins at 11 a.m., coincides with the sale of 200 select yearlings by California Thoroughbred Sales Inc. The auction will be tonight, Sunday night and Monday night at 7. Both the seminar and the auction will be in the Del Mar Administration Conference Room. Scheduled speakers include Robert A.
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September 29, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The $500,000 Goodwood Handicap got a boost Wednesday when trainer Bob Baffert said that his 3-year-old, Roman Ruler, would run Saturday at Santa Anita instead of shipping to New York for the $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup on the same day. Roman Ruler will be the biggest threat for Rock Hard Ten in the Goodwood, which may draw only a handful of horses when entries are taken today.
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