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April 10, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Lighthill, the resident curmudgeon of the Los Alamitos stable area, has never been known to waste a word when a grunt or a shrug will suffice. "Too long!" replied Lighthill tersely when asked how long he had been driving standardbreds. "This isn't fun. It's work now. If it was up to my wife, I'd quit now." Trainer-driver Lighthill, who will be 63 April 22, hasn't changed much since his first drive as an Ohio teen-ager in 1944.
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April 10, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joe Lighthill, the resident curmudgeon of the Los Alamitos stable area, has never been known to waste a word when a grunt or a shrug will suffice. "Too long!" replied Lighthill tersely when asked how long he had been driving standardbreds. "This isn't fun. It's work now. If it was up to my wife, I'd quit now." Trainer-driver Lighthill, who will be 63 April 22, hasn't changed much since his first drive as an Ohio teen-ager in 1944.
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September 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Gerald Kruglik's U Bu Go will be gunning for his third straight win as he takes on arch-rival Capital Game and eight others in the $29,000 Breeders Championship for sophomore trotting colts and geldings Thursday night at Los Alamitos. In post position order, the field is Mosey Along, Rick Plano in the race bike; Capital Game, Gaetan Brunet; Clark Canyon, Fritz Haug; Storm's Brother, Ken Williams; Rowdy Mariah, Joe Lighthill; Little Sur, Jim Grundy; BH Fergus, Jack Parker Jr.
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September 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
June Jeffries' Precious Cargo will be gunning for his third straight victory when he takes on arch-rival Mighty Trouble and nine others in the $20,000 California Sires Stakes for 2-year-old trotting colts and geldings tonight at Los Alamitos. Also on tonight's program are $6,000 "split" elimination divisions of a California Sires Stakes for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings.
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March 27, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Capital Game will be looking for his fourth win of the year when he takes on Mosey Along and nine others in the $20,000 California Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts and geldings Wednesday night at Los Alamitos. Mosey Along, who makes his return to racing after a three-month layoff, is regarded as the one to beat, and Crown Holding, scratched twice in the last two weeks, is the mystery horse in the bulky field of 11.
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September 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Mark Anderson's Saturday Dan will try to get back on the winning track Tuesday night at Los Alamitos as the 10-year-old takes on Winn Schwyhart's Magic Moose and seven others in the $7,200 conditioned trot feature. The feature is a wide-open affair with Saturday Dan, Googie and Fames Star dropping a notch after facing Nothing Ventured in a $25,000 Free For All.
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November 30, 1989
Chris and Sara Bardis' Court of Appeal, a convincing victor last Saturday night, will be gunning for her fourth tally of the year when she takes on a field of eight in the $15,000 Invitational Handicap Trot feature Friday night at Los Alamitos. Trotters will be in the spotlight in the eighth race on the 12-event program. Fillies and mares will run in the co-feature, a $10,000 Invitational A-1 Handicap, the 10th race.
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September 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Brunet, Tagliaferri and Forsyth's Capital Game will tackle Gerald Kruglik's U Bu Go and eight others as he goes in quest of his ninth win of the year in the $20,000 California Sires Stakes for sophomore trotting colts and geldings Thursday night at Los Alamitos. Capital Game looks to remain the dominant horse in this division.
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December 19, 1989
Geraldine McClure and Danny Parrish will be looking for Palladay Road's third win of the meeting when she takes on a field of eight in the $4,400 pacing feature tonight at Los Alamitos. Horses eligible for tonight's main attraction are those classified C-3 and C-2 by the racing department. The feature is scheduled as the eighth race on the 10-event program. First post will be 7:30 p.m. Starting tonight, Los Alamitos will add another daily double to its wagering program.
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December 12, 1989
Edward J. O'Rourke's Nibble Hook will be shooting for his seventh win of the year when he takes on a field of eight in the $6,400 conditioned trot feature Wednesday night at Los Alamitos. Those eligible are trotters classified as B-3 and B-2 by director of racing Fred Kuebler and racing secretary Ron Goldman. The handicap will go as the eighth race on the 10-event program. First post will be 7:30 p.m. Early-bird wagering will be conducted from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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September 25, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Eight 2-year-old fillies will attempt to negotiate 1 1/16 miles around three turns Wednesday at Fairplex Park in the $42,360 Black Swan Stakes. Trying to duplicate past success in sprinting at Fairplex is the filly Brazen. She scored an upset in the opening day Bustles and Bows Stakes, winning by three lengths at 15-1.
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