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November 18, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one way, nothing has changed for Jimi Okamura in the last month. The jockey, 29, is still looking forward. Now, however, his objective is different. Before Oct. 10, Okamura was eager for Hawthorne Race Course in suburban Chicago to begin its season. "I was gearing up for a good meeting there," he said. "It seemed like everything was on track. A lot of trainers I had ridden for at Oaklawn [Park in Arkansas] and Sportsman's Park [in Cicero, Ill.
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November 18, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In one way, nothing has changed for Jimi Okamura in the last month. The jockey, 29, is still looking forward. Now, however, his objective is different. Before Oct. 10, Okamura was eager for Hawthorne Race Course in suburban Chicago to begin its season. "I was gearing up for a good meeting there," he said. "It seemed like everything was on track. A lot of trainers I had ridden for at Oaklawn [Park in Arkansas] and Sportsman's Park [in Cicero, Ill.
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August 15, 1995 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Darrell Vienna, who is representing fellow trainers Vladimir Cerin and Gary Jones after horses they train tested positive for banned substances during the recent Hollywood Park meeting, released a statement regarding both on Monday. Jones' positive for Made Of Jade, who won the third race on June 7, was for phenylpropanolamine, which was described in the California Horse Racing Board's complaint as a decongestant.
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May 22, 1995 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Content to run mostly second or third at Santa Anita and Del Mar, Tossofthecoin certainlyknows how to win at Hollywood Park. Successful in only two of 26 starts away from Inglewood, the 5-year-old Magesterial gelding made it four victories in five starts at Hollywood Park by beating Ferrara by 1 1/4 lengths in the $109,600 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap on Sunday.
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