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August 12, 1986 | Associated Press
A strained ligament in his left foreleg has ended the comeback try by 11-year-old John Henry, thoroughbred racing's all-time earnings leader, trainer Ron McAnally said today. The two-time Horse of the Year, winner of $6.6 million, had not raced since October, 1984. Announcement anticipated, Part III, Page 2.
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NEWS
July 18, 1985
John Henry, expected to make his first start as a 10-year-old in Sunday's Underwood Handicap at Hollywood Park, has been withdrawn because of a tendon injury to his right front leg. It is anticipated that the gelding, last year's Horse of the Year, will not run again in California, and he will make a farewell appearance in the paddock Sunday.
SPORTS
September 29, 2013 | Wire reports
Indy Point won the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship by 11/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday, giving jockey Gary Stevens his third graded stakes win of the weekend. Argentina-bred Indy Point ran 11/4 miles in 1:57.47 and paid $6, $4.40 and $2.80 as the 2-1 favorite against 11 rivals in the Grade II race. Ireland-bred Vagabond Shoes returned $6.40 and $4.40, and Lucayan was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $4.40 to show. The victory, worth $90,000, increased Indy Point's career earnings to $659,061, with seven wins in 15 starts.
SPORTS
June 27, 1991 | JIM MURRAY
When it comes to horse racing, I have this thing about names. I always want to see a great horse have a name that fits. They don't always. I guess Man o' War was the most felicitous meeting of horse and name in the annals of the track. Some of his descendants proved nifty enough animals, but their names were an annoyance. War Admiral was a Triple Crown winner, but there is something about that name that jars. Fleet Admiral would have been better. Or War Lord.
SPORTS
October 9, 2007 | Larry Stewart, Bob Mieszerski, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thoroughbred great John Henry, two-time horse of the year who earned more than $6.5 million before retiring to the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized Monday at Lexington. Ky. He was 32. Park spokeswoman Lisa Jackson said the Hall of Famer's health had declined over the weekend. He had lost considerable body mass and was in kidney failure, she said. He was retired 22 years ago to the park, where he was beloved by the public and, along with stablemate Cigar, one of the park's biggest attractions.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
The Boston Globe has been sold to Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million in cash, a fraction of the $1.1 billion paid for it by the New York Times Co. in 1993. The low price underscores the continued troubles plaguing the newspaper publishing industry as advertisers spend less on print and readers turn to free online content. This is the first foray into newspapers for Henry, known as a soft-spoken, shy businessman who made his fortune through his hedge fund. Besides the Red Sox, his sports empire includes the New England Sports Network, Liverpool Soccer Club and Roush Fenway Racing, according to the Globe . "The Boston Globe's award-winning journalism as well as its rich history and tradition of excellence have established it as one of the most well respected media companies in the country,” Henry, 63, said in a statement.
SPORTS
July 31, 1986 | United Press International
John Henry, the all-time leading thoroughbred with $6.5 million in earnings, covered five furlongs in a good time of 59 2/5 seconds during a workout Wednesday at Del Mar. Watching the workout were owners Sam and Dot Rubin, who brought the 11-year-old horse out of retirement last spring. "I'm taking it one day at a time," trainer Ron McAnally said. "We'll try to get him ready, then look for a race." McAnally said John Henry would probably work out at six furlongs next Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1996
A special postmark honoring Santa Monica Police Department's centennial and one of its officers was unveiled at a ceremony Friday at Grant Elementary School. The cancellation was designed and the event conceived by Lt. Gregory Slaughter, a stamp collector. Slaughter had learned of the U.S.
SPORTS
April 27, 1986 | United Press International
Close encounters with our heroes are often disappointing. They are shorter or fatter than we've imagined, or rude or poor spoken, or perhaps worst of all, just ordinary. And so it seems, at first, with John Henry.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2013 | By Andrea Chang
The Boston Globe has been sold to Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million in cash, a fraction of the $1.1 billion paid for it by the New York Times Co. in 1993. The low price underscores the continued troubles plaguing the newspaper publishing industry as advertisers spend less on print and readers turn to free online content. This is the first foray into newspapers for Henry, known as a soft-spoken, shy businessman who made his fortune through his hedge fund. Besides the Red Sox, his sports empire includes the New England Sports Network, Liverpool Soccer Club and Roush Fenway Racing, according to the Globe . "The Boston Globe's award-winning journalism as well as its rich history and tradition of excellence have established it as one of the most well respected media companies in the country,” Henry, 63, said in a statement.
SPORTS
August 15, 2012
The Boston Red Sox in are the midst of a disastrous 57-60 season, sparking rumors of a rift between the players and first-year Manager Bobby Valentine. Writers from around the Tribune Co.will discuss how long Valentine keeps his job with the team. Check back throughout the day for their responses and join the conversation by voting in the poll and leaving a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune Dustin Pedroia is having his worst year in the last six. Adrian Gonzalez has been better than Pedroia, but by his high standards this is the worst season in the last seven.
NATIONAL
April 28, 2012 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
SEATTLE - John Henry Browne's first brush with the U.S. military was during the Vietnam War. The lanky attorney, then a student who drove a purple hippie van, was rejected for the draft because he was too tall. "I had done research, and I knew if you were over 6 foot 6 you were not qualified to go kill short people," said Browne, who has a 1969 photo of himself in an Uncle Sam hat towering above a sea of fellow antiwar protesters. "So I'd done a bunch of yoga and stretched myself - and I got some help from some Quaker doctors - and I went in with a letter saying I was close to 6-7, which I was at the time.
SPORTS
November 21, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Ron McAnally is much like the famous horse he once trained. Neither he nor John Henry would be considered the retiring types. John Henry raced effectively through his ninth year, 1984. That was unheard of even back then and unthinkable now. He was horse of the year at age 9. McAnally will turn 80 next July and will probably celebrate by mucking out a stall. "It's my life, my whole life," McAnally says. "I can't get it out of my blood. " He's at the track every morning at 5:30.
SPORTS
September 30, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
Terry Francona , the manager who led the Boston Red Sox to their first World Series championship in 86 years, is out after one of the worst months in club history. In a joint statement released Friday, the Red Sox announced they will not pick up the option on Francona's contract for a ninth year in the wake of the team's September collapse in which it blew a nine-game lead in the AL wild-card race. Owners John Henry , Tom Werner and Larry Lucchino acknowledged a change was needed and thanked Francona, who led the franchise to World Series victories in 2004 and 2007.
SPORTS
June 11, 2011 | Staff and wire reports
If Hollywood Park had year-round racing, Acclamation might never lose. The 5-year-old son of Unusual Heat has won six races in 25 starts, and five have come running over the Inglewood track's turf course, including Saturday's triumph in the $250,000 Grade I Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap. Acclamation joins John Henry as the only multiple winners of the Whittingham Handicap. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Acclamation won by 31/2 lengths over Celtic New Year in a wire-to-wire performance in the 11/4-mile race.
SPORTS
April 30, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
In a surprising development, the owner of the legendary race horse John Henry has decided to take the 11-year-old gelding out of a nine-month retirement and begin a training campaign designed to prepare him for another run in the Budweiser-Arlington Million, a race he has won twice. Sam Rubin, who bought John Henry for $25,000 as a 3-year-old and then saw him earn a record $6.
SPORTS
May 17, 1986
Can't the California Racing Board bar John Henry from being degraded and used for profit? It will be a sad day if anything happens to John Henry. MICHAEL OCHOA Palm Springs
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2011
John Henry Johnson Pro Football Hall of Fame running back John Henry Johnson, 81, a Pro Football Hall of Fame running back during the 1950s and '60s who was a member of the San Francisco 49ers' "Million Dollar Backfield," died Friday in Tracy, Calif., the team announced. No cause was given, but the San Francisco Chronicle reported in 2002 that Johnson had Alzheimer's disease. Johnson, 6 feet 2 and 210 pounds, played for the 49ers from 1954 to '56 and teamed with fellow Hall of Fame members fullback Joe Perry, halfback Hugh McElhenny and quarterback Y.A. Tittle.
SPORTS
February 5, 2011 | Grahame L. Jones, On Soccer
It hasn't taken Boston Red Sox and Liverpool owner John W. Henry long to get the hang of this soccer thing. Not long at all. In fact, if English clubs aren't careful, it won't be long before Henry and his fellow American owners ? Stan Kroenke at Arsenal, Randy Lerner at Aston Villa and Malcolm Glazer at Manchester United ? start calling the shots in the Premier League. Given soccer's sorry state of affairs ? highlighted by the ineptitude of the English Football Assn. and a spend-and-be-damned attitude by certain Premier League clubs already floundering in debt ?
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