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November 3, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Memo to the publicity staff at Hollywood Park: Be nice to horse owners. You might be training their horses some day. "We met Jenine [Sahadi] when she was working in public relations at Hollywood," C.N. Ray said. "She'd come down to see my wife [Carol] and me, to make sure we were comfortable. She was very gracious, she always gave us a super welcome. It's something not all tracks do, you know. But Jenine was exceptional." Sahadi left Hollywood Park in 1991, shortly after R.D.
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October 15, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Gotta Have Her gave trainer Jenine Sahadi her first stakes victory in two years by winning the $110,000 Harold C. Ramser Handicap for 3-year-old fillies Sunday in the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. After the race, Sahadi started to leave the winner's circle before someone reminded her she had to stay for photos and interviews. "I haven't done this in so long I forgot," she joked.
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November 9, 1997 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Northern Afleet to his left, Track Gal to his right and a small fellow on his back, Elmhurst gazed out of the starting gate up at the thousands of hopeful fans and prepared to prove to the world that he is a legitimate sprinter. Saturday's $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint, the biggest race in the life of a 7-year-old gelding more accustomed to running longer races, was what he had been preparing for all week.
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May 19, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the first third of the Hollywood Park meet, trainer Jenine Sahadi has made her victories count. Three of Sahadi's four victories have been in stakes races and she figures to improve on that record this afternoon in the $150,000 Railbird Stakes. Golden Ballet, the top 3-year-old filly in California, is the 2-5 favorite against six opponents in the seven-furlong Railbird, a Grade II and a prep for the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks on July 14.
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April 7, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Post-position draws for big races are usually ho-hum events. They draw the names of the horses, roll some numbered pills out of a bottle and then the trainers, jockeys and horse owners make a few innocuous comments about what's ahead. But Thursday's draw for the 63rd Santa Anita Derby was different. Only two of the six horses running were represented, and that's all it took for one trainer to storm off the stage, leaving a few hundred people speechless.
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October 15, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Gotta Have Her gave trainer Jenine Sahadi her first stakes victory in two years by winning the $110,000 Harold C. Ramser Handicap for 3-year-old fillies Sunday in the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. After the race, Sahadi started to leave the winner's circle before someone reminded her she had to stay for photos and interviews. "I haven't done this in so long I forgot," she joked.
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April 7, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Hey, you guys at Churchill Downs, you're going to get a kick out of this one. There's a lady who might make some news at your track on the first Saturday in May. I'm not talking about Wayne Lukas' filly. You know all about Surfside, who, depending on how she runs Saturday in the Santa Anita Derby, could become a contender in your Derby. No, I'm talking about a female trainer. She has a horse called The Deputy, who is the Santa Anita Derby's second favorite on the morning line.
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April 9, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Jenine Sahadi had just become the first woman trainer to win the Santa Anita Derby and couldn't remember a thing about the race. Except for the finish. She knew that her horse, The Deputy, was first, that favored War Chant was second and . . . the rest, she said, was a blur. "I don't know who finished third," she said. "Captain Steve," she was told. One of The Deputy's owners, Barry Irwin, grinned. "Who trains Captain Steve?" he asked.
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May 31, 1994 | MIKE DOWNEY
Jumping all around, not yet calming down, Jenine Sahadi can't help but confess about herself: "I'm a maniac!" Never before has Jenine been such a cheerful maniac. She trains the longshot winner of Memorial Day's $500,000 Hollywood Turf Handicap and is feeling frisky as can be, celebrating near the winner's circle of Hollywood Park. Luck be a lady today. "Five hundred thousand dollars!" she exclaims. A record purse for a female trainer at this famous 56-year-old track.
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November 9, 1997 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the eyes of many, this was a sequel that wasn't supposed to happen. Few were surprised last year when Lit De Justice, the lukewarm 4-1 favorite, rallied from last under jockey Corey Nakatani for trainer Jenine Sahadi and owners C.N. and Carol Ray to win the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Woodbine and clinch the Eclipse Award as the nation's champion sprinter. Most were surprised when Elmhurst duplicated his former stablemate's effort Saturday at Hollywood Park.
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March 10, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second consecutive year, a prominent 3-year-old has trainer Jenine Sahadi in the spotlight. In 2000, The Deputy, an Irish-bred colt owned by Barry Irwin and Jeff Siegel's Team Valor and Gary Barber, won the Santa Anita Derby, beating, among others, eventual Breeders' Cup Mile champion War Chant and multiple-stakes winner Captain Steve. This year, a filly has stepped to the head of the local class.
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May 3, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the many messages on Jenine Sahadi's answering machine the night of the Santa Anita Derby was a congratulatory call from Patti Johnson. "How sweet of Patti," said Sahadi, the first female trainer to win the Santa Anita race. "That was very nice of her." Sahadi won at Santa Anita on April 8 with The Deputy, the same Irish-bred colt who'll try for another landmark victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Not many women trainers have started a horse in the Derby, and none has won it.
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April 9, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Purveyors of cheap wine in Louisville, Ky., will be happy to know that business will be improving. Heading their way as a new customer is The Deputy, the hard-working, wine-slurping winner of Saturday's Santa Anita Derby. The Deputy, ridden by Chris McCarron for Jenine Sahadi, the first woman to train a Santa Anita Derby winner, didn't weave through the stretch or anything. He only drinks a quarter-cup of red wine a day, mixed into his late feeding, and seems to handle the grape well.
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April 9, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Jenine Sahadi had just become the first woman trainer to win the Santa Anita Derby and couldn't remember a thing about the race. Except for the finish. She knew that her horse, The Deputy, was first, that favored War Chant was second and . . . the rest, she said, was a blur. "I don't know who finished third," she said. "Captain Steve," she was told. One of The Deputy's owners, Barry Irwin, grinned. "Who trains Captain Steve?" he asked.
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April 7, 2000 | RANDY HARVEY
Hey, you guys at Churchill Downs, you're going to get a kick out of this one. There's a lady who might make some news at your track on the first Saturday in May. I'm not talking about Wayne Lukas' filly. You know all about Surfside, who, depending on how she runs Saturday in the Santa Anita Derby, could become a contender in your Derby. No, I'm talking about a female trainer. She has a horse called The Deputy, who is the Santa Anita Derby's second favorite on the morning line.
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April 7, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Post-position draws for big races are usually ho-hum events. They draw the names of the horses, roll some numbered pills out of a bottle and then the trainers, jockeys and horse owners make a few innocuous comments about what's ahead. But Thursday's draw for the 63rd Santa Anita Derby was different. Only two of the six horses running were represented, and that's all it took for one trainer to storm off the stage, leaving a few hundred people speechless.
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April 9, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Purveyors of cheap wine in Louisville, Ky., will be happy to know that business will be improving. Heading their way as a new customer is The Deputy, the hard-working, wine-slurping winner of Saturday's Santa Anita Derby. The Deputy, ridden by Chris McCarron for Jenine Sahadi, the first woman to train a Santa Anita Derby winner, didn't weave through the stretch or anything. He only drinks a quarter-cup of red wine a day, mixed into his late feeding, and seems to handle the grape well.
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January 8, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE
On the day after Christmas, opening day at Santa Anita, Frank Moore, an investigator for the California Horse Racing Board, was walking around the grandstand. It goes with the job. You might spot a pickpocket in action. Touts could be touting. You might see somebody making book on the next race. You might even find George Comorre, who for nearly two years had been stalking trainer Jenine Sahadi. Moore had almost given up on that one.
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January 8, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE
On the day after Christmas, opening day at Santa Anita, Frank Moore, an investigator for the California Horse Racing Board, was walking around the grandstand. It goes with the job. You might spot a pickpocket in action. Touts could be touting. You might see somebody making book on the next race. You might even find George Comorre, who for nearly two years had been stalking trainer Jenine Sahadi. Moore had almost given up on that one.
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March 26, 1998 | RANDY HARVEY
At that point in the wedding ceremony when anyone who had an objection was asked to speak or forever hold his peace, Jenine Sahadi and Ben Cecil had prepared themselves for an unusually long pause while the California Horse Racing Board considered a ruling. Happily for bride and groom, they were informed before the March 14 wedding that the union of two of Southern California's most prominent thoroughbred trainers had withstood an inquiry.
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