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May 1, 1989
A Rosary service for horse trainer Joe Manzi will be held at 6:30 tonight (Monday) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monrovia and a funeral Mass will be said there Tuesday morning at 10. Manzi, 53, died after suffering a heart attack last Thursday.
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May 2, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one was more shocked than Juan (Paco) Gonzalez when trainer Joe Manzi died in the spring of 1989. "He had been so happy when he left us at the barn that morning," Gonzalez said. "The only thing I remember differently about that day was that he stayed at the barn until around 10 o'clock. It wasn't like Joe to be there that late. He was a trainer who started early and finished early." Manzi, who was in his early 50s, had a history of heart trouble.
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October 30, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Joe Manzi has returned to the scene of his boyhood. But since this year's Breeders' Cup races are being run at Aqueduct, instead of Hollywood Park, Manzi's 3-year-old filly, Fran's Valentine, isn't returning to the scene of her crime. Fran's Valentine assured herself of instant notoriety last November, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Hollywood and then being dropped to 10th place by the stewards for interference in the stretch.
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May 1, 1989
A Rosary service for horse trainer Joe Manzi will be held at 6:30 tonight (Monday) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monrovia and a funeral Mass will be said there Tuesday morning at 10. Manzi, 53, died after suffering a heart attack last Thursday.
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May 2, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one was more shocked than Juan (Paco) Gonzalez when trainer Joe Manzi died in the spring of 1989. "He had been so happy when he left us at the barn that morning," Gonzalez said. "The only thing I remember differently about that day was that he stayed at the barn until around 10 o'clock. It wasn't like Joe to be there that late. He was a trainer who started early and finished early." Manzi, who was in his early 50s, had a history of heart trouble.
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April 29, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Charlie Whittingham was at his barn Friday morning, supervising the preparation of Sunday Silence for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby, when the phone call from California came with the report of trainer Joe Manzi's death. Manzi, who would have been 54 next month, suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday, apparently while sleeping, at a Marina del Rey apartment that he leased during the Hollywood Park season. Manzi had saddled a winner as the Hollywood season opened Wednesday. One of Manzi's first jobs in racing was with Whittingham, and he was the exercise rider for Gone Fishin', Whittingham's first Derby starter, when the colt finished eighth at Churchill Downs in 1958.
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April 6, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The trainer of Masterful Advocate believes his colt deserves another chance after running second, 5 1/2 lengths behind Temperate Sil, in the Santa Anita Derby Saturday. "I would just have to throw the race out," Joe Manzi said. "The race was lost in the first three-sixteenths of a mile. He broke OK, but he got bumped a couple of times from horses outside him. "Then the jockey (Laffit Pincay) had to snatch up approaching the first turn when the horses in front backed up into him.
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September 13, 1988 | Associated Press
Lady Lister, with Russell Baze aboard, took the advantage away from the leader in deep stretch to win the $64,400 Coronado Stakes by a three-quarters of a length Monday at Del Mar. Shapiro's Mistress with Corey Black aboard, finished second, six lengths in front of Hot Novel, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye. Lady Lister covered six furlongs over a fast track in 1:09 3/5 and earned $37,400 for the victory, her second in seven starts. She is trained by Joe Manzi.
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April 29, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Two races that were run April 4--one in Florida, the other in California--abruptly made frauds of a couple of horses that had been previously considered Kentucky Derby favorites. Bet Twice, the 7-10 favorite in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, ran fifth, finishing four lengths behind the winner, Cryptoclearance. Masterful Advocate, the 2-5 choice in the Santa Anita Derby, was a badly beaten second, 5 1/2 lengths behind Temperate Sil.
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July 26, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE
Saros Brig, who ran for a $50,000 claiming price when she won her career debut at Hollywood Park a month ago, came back Friday at Del Mar to win the $50,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders' Assn. Stakes by a half- length over Joey the Trip before a crowd of 15,520. Saros Brig, paying $5.80 to win, gave Laffit Pincay his second feature race win in as many days here.
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April 29, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Charlie Whittingham was at his barn Friday morning, supervising the preparation of Sunday Silence for next Saturday's Kentucky Derby, when the phone call from California came with the report of trainer Joe Manzi's death. Manzi, who would have been 54 next month, suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday, apparently while sleeping, at a Marina del Rey apartment that he leased during the Hollywood Park season. Manzi had saddled a winner as the Hollywood season opened Wednesday. One of Manzi's first jobs in racing was with Whittingham, and he was the exercise rider for Gone Fishin', Whittingham's first Derby starter, when the colt finished eighth at Churchill Downs in 1958.
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April 6, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The trainer of Masterful Advocate believes his colt deserves another chance after running second, 5 1/2 lengths behind Temperate Sil, in the Santa Anita Derby Saturday. "I would just have to throw the race out," Joe Manzi said. "The race was lost in the first three-sixteenths of a mile. He broke OK, but he got bumped a couple of times from horses outside him. "Then the jockey (Laffit Pincay) had to snatch up approaching the first turn when the horses in front backed up into him.
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October 30, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Joe Manzi has returned to the scene of his boyhood. But since this year's Breeders' Cup races are being run at Aqueduct, instead of Hollywood Park, Manzi's 3-year-old filly, Fran's Valentine, isn't returning to the scene of her crime. Fran's Valentine assured herself of instant notoriety last November, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Hollywood and then being dropped to 10th place by the stewards for interference in the stretch.
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May 4, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE
When Fran's Valentine finished fifth as the 1-2 favorite in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland April 20, trainer Joe Manzi figured that the ride of substitute jockey Don Brumfield might have been somewhat responsible. That theory seemed to be valid Friday when Fran's Valentine, with regular rider Pat Valenzuela in the saddle, made a strong stretch run and won the $182,100 Kentucky Oaks by three-quarters of a length before 52,865 fans on the day before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
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