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February 5, 1993 | STEVE ANDERSEN
Jerry Yoakum, who led the jockeys' standings at the recently concluded Los Alamitos quarter horse meeting, was suspended for one year by track stewards for possession of an electrical device and methamphetamines on Jan. 16, the closing night of the meeting. The suspension began Thursday. Yoakum, 21, won 36 races at the 31-night winter meeting, four more than Henry Garcia. On Jan. 16, Yoakum and two other jockeys were searched before the 10th race, but no illegal materials were found.
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February 5, 1993 | STEVE ANDERSEN
Jerry Yoakum, who led the jockeys' standings at the recently concluded Los Alamitos quarter horse meeting, was suspended for one year by track stewards for possession of an electrical device and methamphetamines on Jan. 16, the closing night of the meeting. The suspension began Thursday. Yoakum, 21, won 36 races at the 31-night winter meeting, four more than Henry Garcia. On Jan. 16, Yoakum and two other jockeys were searched before the 10th race, but no illegal materials were found.
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January 18, 1993 | STEVE ANDERSEN
Jerry Yoakum, leading rider at the winter quarter horse meeting at Los Alamitos, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of possessing a controlled substance at the track Saturday night. Yoakum, 21, of Bandera, Tex., was one of three riders searched after the 10th race. After a slight delay, the three were allowed to ride. After the race, Yoakum was taken off his remaining four mounts, including Holland Ease in the $75,000 Horsemen's Quarter Horse Racing Assn.
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January 18, 1993 | STEVE ANDERSEN
Jerry Yoakum, leading rider at the winter quarter horse meeting at Los Alamitos, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of possessing a controlled substance at the track Saturday night. Yoakum, 21, of Bandera, Tex., was one of three riders searched after the 10th race. After a slight delay, the three were allowed to ride. After the race, Yoakum was taken off his remaining four mounts, including Holland Ease in the $75,000 Horsemen's Quarter Horse Racing Assn.
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January 25, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN
Takin On The Cash, national champion 2-year-old colt in 1990, drew the No. 4 post in the $136,000 El Primero Del Ano Derby for quarter horses Saturday night at Los Alamitos. The Dash For Cash colt, trained by Henry Dominguez, posted the fasted time of 10 qualifiers on Jan. 12. The field, in order of post position, with jockeys in parentheses: Little Doc Mason (Eddie Garcia), Galla Go Special (Danny Cardoza), Blisterin (Bruce Pilkenton), Takin On The Cash (Kip Didericksen), Elmer T.
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December 19, 1992 | STEVE ANDERSEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jockey Kip Didericksen, who announced his retirement on Dec. 1, will return Saturday to ride Refrigerator in the $250,000 Champion of Champions quarter horse race at Los Alamitos. Refrigerator, trained by Blane Schvaneveldt, is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the 440-yard race, which is expected to play a large role in determining quarter horse racing's champions.
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October 11, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Royaltime Classic, who lost by a nose to the talented Ab What A Runner on Sept. 13, heads a strong field of fillies and mares in tonight's $50,000 Las Damas Handicap. Trained by John Bassett for owners Jose and Victor Diaz, Royaltime Classic, a 4-year-old A Classic Dash mare, just missed in the Millie Vessels Memorial, a Grade I, about a month ago in her Los Alamitos debut. Royaltime Classic will be ridden by Jerry Yoakum. The picks: 1. Lettis All. 2. Birdie In The Dark. 3. Follow The Cash. 4.
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August 8, 2004 | Bob Mieszerski
Mongoose Jet Eye, an 8-1 longshot, became the first female to win the Vessels Maturity since Dashing Folly in 1997 with an impressive victory Saturday night at Los Alamitos. Owned by Maria De Jesus Angulo and trained by Concepcion Balderrama, the 4-year-old Mr Eye Opener mare broke sharply under jockey Jerry Yoakum and went on to win for the eighth time in 12 starts. The time for the 400 yards was 19.65 seconds.
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September 6, 2004 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Supah Blitz, purchased privately for an undisclosed sum last month by trainer Doug O'Neill for a partnership, paid a quick return on the investment Sunday at Del Mar. In his first start for his new connections, the 4-year-old Mecke colt defeated Domestic Dispute by a nose in the $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap.
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April 28, 1993 | STEVE ANDERSEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For most of 1992, Jesse Maldonado trained only two quarter horses--Mega Dash and Reeds Signature. Reeds Signature won two stakes races last summer and Mega Dash won two major stakes and was voted national 2-year-old gelding champion. This year, Reeds Signature has been sent to the breeding shed, but Mega Dash will be back and is pointing to the Los Alamitos Derby in early July. He will not be a lonely horse around the barn. Maldonado has joined with prominent owner Jens List Jr.
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December 2, 1992 | STEVE ANDERSEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jockey Kip Didericksen announced his retirement from quarter horse racing Tuesday, leaving the sport at the top of the local and national standings. Didericksen, 26, said he retired because of health problems caused by the difficulty of maintaining his weight. Quarter horse jockeys need to weigh 118 pounds, which was often difficult for the 5-foot-9 Didericksen. "I was trying to make it until Dec. 31," he said. "(But) I didn't want to hurt my health, so I couldn't keep going.
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July 8, 1993 | STEVE ANDERSEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trainer Blane Schvaneveldt was a surprise guest at his own party last Sunday evening. Schvaneveldt spent part of the weekend at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, overseeing his Midwest stable, and wasn't expected back at Los Alamitos in time for Sunday's Independence Day Handicap, in which he had two starters--Sadiesal and Sign Of Love. But Schvaneveldt, 59, caught an early flight and surprised even his family, arriving in time to saddle both horses.
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