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August 19, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Jerry Meyer went to the fall yearling sale at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. in 1987 and bought four horses. The most Meyer spent for any of them was $60,000. The least was $16,000 and that smallish colt, Doc's Leader, has gone on to earn $247,778 in only 1 1/2 years. All of this makes Doc's Leader one of racing's better bargains. But does it make him a legitimate candidate to be running in today's $1-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga?
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August 19, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Jerry Meyer went to the fall yearling sale at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. in 1987 and bought four horses. The most Meyer spent for any of them was $60,000. The least was $16,000 and that smallish colt, Doc's Leader, has gone on to earn $247,778 in only 1 1/2 years. All of this makes Doc's Leader one of racing's better bargains. But does it make him a legitimate candidate to be running in today's $1-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga?
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June 29, 1989 | Shav Glick
Ask a successful driver how he became interested in racing and the usual answer is that his father, or a relative, was a driver or mechanic, or that he started riding a minibike or driving a go-kart when he was 6 or 7. Not Jerry Meyer. The California Racing Assn.'s bearded sprint car leader from Chino didn't have the slightest inclination toward driving a race car until he was 20. Then one weekend, he and some friends went to Pismo Beach, rented five Honda Odysseys and went frolicking across the sand dunes.
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June 29, 1989 | Shav Glick
Ask a successful driver how he became interested in racing and the usual answer is that his father, or a relative, was a driver or mechanic, or that he started riding a minibike or driving a go-kart when he was 6 or 7. Not Jerry Meyer. The California Racing Assn.'s bearded sprint car leader from Chino didn't have the slightest inclination toward driving a race car until he was 20. Then one weekend, he and some friends went to Pismo Beach, rented five Honda Odysseys and went frolicking across the sand dunes.
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June 5, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Kirby, the defending Sprint Car Racing Assn. champion, won his second main event and his second trophy dash Saturday at Ventura Raceway on a night when three track records fell. The 29-year-old Lomita resident took more than a second off the three-lap record in the trophy dash, finishing in 36.18 seconds. He then won a decisive victory in the 30-lap feature. Ron Shuman, who set a single-lap qualifying record of 11.803 seconds, held the previous three-lap record of 37.41.
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November 29, 1993
Some ideas about aging in Murray Kempton's article (Commentary, Nov. 18) on Frank Sinatra bothered me. He can't be "tender" or "mean." He has no more "illusions of anger and . . . romance." He is "cured . . . of achings for what (he) cannot have." These statements might be true for Kempton. How could he know how Sinatra feels? It sounds as though the author thinks Frank is not only breathless but lifeless as well. Sinatra's new "Duets" album is second on the billboard chart and has sold a million copies.
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November 3, 1989
Gabriel Cucuk of Rancho Palos Verdes has been elected president of the Greater Los Angeles Soccer League. Cucuk, owner of the San Pedro Yugoslavs, replaces Tony Morejon, who has served for eight years. Cucuk's term is four years. Morejon was retained as an administrator and consultant to the league, which opens its 87th season Nov. 11 at Daniels Field in San Pedro.
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July 31, 1994 | DARIN ESPER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For the second consecutive evening, yellow was the dominant color at Ventura Raceway. That's the color of the caution flag, which was displayed four times before one lap of the 30-lap Sprint Car Racing Assn. feature race was completed. Add that figure to the seven caution periods in the California Dwarf Car Racing Assn. main event, and it made for a long night. Current SCRA points leader Rip Williams of Yorba Linda picked up his fifth victory, passing last year's California Racing Assn.
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March 23, 1989 | Pat Ray
NASCAR's Southwest Tour All-American Challenge Series for stock cars, a 20-event schedule that will be contested on a dozen tracks in California, Arizona and Nevada, kicks off Saturday night at Saugus Speedway, which is celebrating its 50th year of racing. The traditional season opener on the third-mile paved oval has been increased to 125 laps this year. In the past, it has been only a 100-lap race.
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May 14, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
UCLA is "99%" of the way to replacing Kevin Love with another highly regarded center. That's the likelihood that J'Mison "Bobo" Morgan, a 6-foot-11 high school star from Dallas, will play for the Bruins next season, his mother, Bianca, said Tuesday. An official announcement, she added, could come as soon as today. Morgan was rated fourth among high school centers by Rivals.com after averaging 13.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks a game last season.
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March 15, 1990 | SHAV GLICK
At 45, an age when most race car drivers are thinking about hanging up their helmet and gloves, John Redican is experiencing a sprint car renaissance. Redican won the opening California Racing Assn. main event last month in Bakersfield and, going into Saturday night's opener at Ascot Park, leads the CRA standings with 379 points to 351 for Jerry Meyer of Chino, last year's runner-up. Defending champion Ron Shuman, without a victory after three races (two others were rained out), is fifth.
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September 29, 1988 | Pat Ray
For most of the season, only three drivers--Ron Shuman, Lealand McSpadden and Mike Sweeney--were able to win at Ascot Park in the Parnelli Jones Firestone/California Racing Assn. sprint car series, but suddenly there appears to be a host of drivers to challenge them. John Redican of Sepulveda was the first to break the monopoly three weeks ago, and he was followed a week later by Walt Kennedy, who became the first driver to win in a Ford-powered car.
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