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February 13, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John R. Gaines, who bred and raced thoroughbred and Standardbred horses for more than 40 years and was known as the founder of the Breeders' Cup series of races, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Gaines, 76, suffered from diabetes. He was still active on several horse fronts, and last year campaigned against the operation of two horse slaughterhouses in Texas, not far from where the 21st Breeders' Cup was held in Grand Prairie.
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February 13, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John R. Gaines, who bred and raced thoroughbred and Standardbred horses for more than 40 years and was known as the founder of the Breeders' Cup series of races, died Friday at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Gaines, 76, suffered from diabetes. He was still active on several horse fronts, and last year campaigned against the operation of two horse slaughterhouses in Texas, not far from where the 21st Breeders' Cup was held in Grand Prairie.
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November 5, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Gaines, who helped get racing through the 1980s by launching the Breeders' Cup, was asked if he had anything up his sleeve for the 1990s. Gaines laughed. "I have nothing profound," he said. "But what racing needs is a national promotional campaign. A campaign that's backed by everybody in the industry--breeders, track managers, everybody. Racing's got a lot of fun to offer, but we've got to get the message out. There are even models out there for us to follow.
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November 5, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Gaines, who helped get racing through the 1980s by launching the Breeders' Cup, was asked if he had anything up his sleeve for the 1990s. Gaines laughed. "I have nothing profound," he said. "But what racing needs is a national promotional campaign. A campaign that's backed by everybody in the industry--breeders, track managers, everybody. Racing's got a lot of fun to offer, but we've got to get the message out. There are even models out there for us to follow.
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March 16, 1985 | DAVE DISTEL, Times Staff Writer
"We want," and then the hesitation, " . . . St. John's." It was reach-for-the-moon time at the University of Utah's Special Events Center. The boisterous little knot of San Diego State fans was ready for the biggest of the big time. They looked like they had just left a fraternity party, and probably some of them had. Mike Royko would have loved them, attired in their outlandish shorts, sweat shirts and sunglasses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1998
In an attempt to familiarize residents with the candidates in next month's City Council election, the El Segundo Chamber of Commerce will hold a community forum March 31. City Councilwoman Jane Friedken and challengers Kelly McDowell and John Gaines will run for two open council seats in the April 14 election. Councilman Liam Weston did not seek reelection, leaving his position open. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. in the El Segundo Unified School District Board Room, 641 Sheldon St.
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April 21, 1998
John Gaines and Kelly McDowell, who both handily won their El Segundo City Council elections last week, will be sworn into office at tonight's council meeting. The challengers captured seats on the five-member council over incumbent Jane Waag Friedken. Councilman Liam Weston opted not to seek reelection. McDowell, a lawyer, received 38% of the vote. Gaines, an aerospace executive, garnered 42%. The council also is scheduled to select a mayor for the two-year post.
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June 1, 1990 | DAN PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Humane Society of San Diego on Thursday impounded three dogs, two cats, four kittens and a parakeet from a house in Southeast San Diego that police described as "a mess." The officers assisted in serving a search warrant on John Gaines, who lives with his mother, Ruby, in the 400 block of Encinitas Avenue. Authorities found piles of garbage and "dead and live rats in the house," Police Officer Daniel Hattler said.
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October 24, 2000 | LARRY STEWART
What: "Breeders' Cup: Thoroughbred Racing's Championship Day" Author: Jay Privman Publisher: Moonlight Press Price: $49.95 When you think of tradition in horse racing, the Kentucky Derby is usually what comes to mind. Or the Preakness or Belmont. But the Breeders' Cup has been gaining in stature, and, now, with the 2000 Breeders' Cup being held Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs, comes a slick 200-plus page coffee table book that traces the event from in its inception in 1984.
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October 28, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
It has been said that the best way to make an enemy out of a friend is to become partners with him in an important race horse. When John Gaines, the dog-food heir and Kentucky breeder, began developing ideas in 1981 for what has evolved into the $10-million Breeders' Cup, his raison d'etre was to pump fresh blood into an anemic game. Gaines' brainchild has been surprisingly fruitful.
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March 16, 1985 | DAVE DISTEL, Times Staff Writer
"We want," and then the hesitation, " . . . St. John's." It was reach-for-the-moon time at the University of Utah's Special Events Center. The boisterous little knot of San Diego State fans was ready for the biggest of the big time. They looked like they had just left a fraternity party, and probably some of them had. Mike Royko would have loved them, attired in their outlandish shorts, sweat shirts and sunglasses.
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March 22, 2005 | Steve Harvey
John Rouse figures that the numerous surfboard-toting commuters you spotted in downtown L.A. on Monday were responding to the stunning advisory from the National Weather Service (see accompanying). Oddly enough, no waves were seen in the Civic Center. Just the usual ocean of traffic. Unclear on the concept: Kathleen Lally-Arena of Culver City chanced upon a for-sale ad for a male Pomeranian amid conflicting reports of its reproductive abilities -- and the usual misspelling (see accompanying).
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October 26, 1990 | STAN ISAACS, NEWSDAY
When racing patriarch John Gaines dreamed up the concept of the Breeders' Cup, he had the illusion of grandeur that this would be the Super Bowl of horse racing. Not only would it be an end-of-season single blockbuster afternoon of championship races, but it would capture the imagination of the ordinary sports fan and be one of the major television sports galas of the year. The Breeders' Cup has been a smashing success from a horse racing standpoint.
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