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April 24, 1988 | Zan Thompson
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now is hung with bloom along the bough and stands about the woodland ride wearing white for Eastertide. That is A. E. Housman, using his spare language to create the sweet melancholy of youth. My friend John Sadler plucked Woodland Ride from that blossom-strewn poem for the name of a 3-year-old horse owned by him and his son, who is also named John Sadler. Last week, John Sr.
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June 18, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Less than 24 hours after the announcement that top jockey Joel Rosario was leaving the Southern California circuit to head to the East Coast, the scramble has begun to take over his business. "All the agents and jockeys said they'd pitch in and help him get to the airport," jockey agent Scott McClellan said. And he wasn't joking. Rosario has won 11 riding titles in Southern California, including the recent Santa Anita meeting. His agent, Ron Ebanks, announced on Sunday that Rosario would be leaving to ride in New York on June 27. His departure creates opportunities for a strong jockey colony in Southern California.
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June 18, 2012 | By Eric Sondheimer
Less than 24 hours after the announcement that top jockey Joel Rosario was leaving the Southern California circuit to head to the East Coast, the scramble has begun to take over his business. "All the agents and jockeys said they'd pitch in and help him get to the airport," jockey agent Scott McClellan said. And he wasn't joking. Rosario has won 11 riding titles in Southern California, including the recent Santa Anita meeting. His agent, Ron Ebanks, announced on Sunday that Rosario would be leaving to ride in New York on June 27. His departure creates opportunities for a strong jockey colony in Southern California.
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April 4, 2012 | By Larry Stewart
Ten horses were entered in Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on Wednesday morning, including one partly owned by Drew Brees. Holy Candy, a surprise late entry, is owned by breeder Craig Stables, which is headed by Jenny Craig of weight-loss program fame, and Donkey Island Racing, a group that includes the New Orleans Saints quarterback. But indications later Wednesday were that Holy Candy's trainer, John Sadler, might choose to bypass Santa Anita's historic race and run the horse in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on April 14. Holy Candy has raced only four times, winning once.
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May 10, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Less than three weeks into Hollywood Park's spring-summer meet, trainer John Sadler is nearly halfway to matching his win total at the corresponding season here in 2001. When Palmeiro, who is now a gelding, posted a rare victory in Wednesday's seventh, it gave Sadler five victories from his first 13 starters, opposed to 12 wins from 88 starters for the meet last year.
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May 14, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Two of Hollywood Park's three leading trainers will be heavily involved in today's card. Doug O'Neill, who tops the standings for the spring-summer meet with 11 victories, will have starters in half of the eight races. John Sadler, tied for second with six wins, will have horses in three races. The most accomplished of O'Neill's entrants is F J's Pace, an 8-year-old gelded son of Gallant Prospector.
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October 13, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
After finding winners hard to come by for several months, trainer John Sadler has been hot the first two weeks of the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. Through the first 11 days of the meet, Sadler had won with seven of 21 starters, leaving him tied with Jeff Mullins atop the standings. Sadler's best chance to add to his win total today comes in the seventh race when he'll saddle Selvatica in the $46,000 allowance for older fillies and mares at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf.
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December 2, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Usually one of the more consistent trainers, John Sadler has been exceptionally hot during Hollywood Park's autumn meet. Sadler has won with 14 of 40 starters in Inglewood, putting him in the thick of the trainers' race. With slightly more than two weeks left, he is third, two winners behind defending champion Jeff Mullins and one behind Doug O'Neill, even though he has started fewer horses than either.
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June 29, 2008 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The only significant race trainer John Sadler did not win on Saturday at Hollywood Park was the main event, the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup. This was because he didn't have a starter in the Grade I. The way Sadler is going these days, everybody else would've been fighting for second money had he been represented. The leading trainer in Inglewood increased his advantage in the standings while also fattening the stable's bankroll by winning the three other stakes offered.
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March 12, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The outcome was a lot better for Healthy Addiction when she made her latest appearance in a Grade I on Saturday at Santa Anita. Beaten a combined 71 lengths in her last three ventures into such territory, the 5-year-old Boston Harbor mare led throughout to score an 8-1 upset in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap. Trained by John Sadler for owner Pamela Ziebarth, Healthy Addiction clearly relished the wet fast track and continued her love affair with Santa Anita.
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August 27, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
The richest day of the prestigious annual Del Mar thoroughbred meeting will take place Sunday, and it will feature three races totaling $1.45 million in purses, led by the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic. The Classic will go off as the ninth race on an 11-race card. It will be preceded by the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap, the third race of the day, and the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes, the fifth race of the day. The Classic is run over 11/4 miles on the main synthetic track; the Handicap 13/8 miles on the turf and the Pat O'Brien seven furlongs on the main track.
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March 4, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
The most remarkable thing about highly successful thoroughbred trainer John Sadler is that he is so unremarkable. Sadler grew up near Santa Anita in Pasadena, fell in love with the animals he now spends all his time with, and never really wanted to do anything else. He doesn't have the recognition value of Bob Baffert's white hair and quick wit, or Doug O'Neill's oozing Irish charm, nor even Julio Canani's quirky broken English. Sadler is just a guy doing a job. At the moment, he is doing it more successfully than anybody else in Southern California.
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December 26, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
For John Sadler, Sunday was the tale of a knee and a nose. A bad knee kept the trainer from going to Santa Anita on the opening day of the racetrack's 74th winter/spring meeting. A nose was the margin by which the Sadler-trained Twirling Candy won the Grade I, $250,000 Malibu Stakes. Charging down the stretch under the urging of jockey Joel Rosario, Twirling Candy caught Smiling Tiger and rider Russell Baze just before the wire to steal the win. "The track was about this much too long," Baze joked.
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June 29, 2008 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The only significant race trainer John Sadler did not win on Saturday at Hollywood Park was the main event, the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup. This was because he didn't have a starter in the Grade I. The way Sadler is going these days, everybody else would've been fighting for second money had he been represented. The leading trainer in Inglewood increased his advantage in the standings while also fattening the stable's bankroll by winning the three other stakes offered.
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December 2, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Usually one of the more consistent trainers, John Sadler has been exceptionally hot during Hollywood Park's autumn meet. Sadler has won with 14 of 40 starters in Inglewood, putting him in the thick of the trainers' race. With slightly more than two weeks left, he is third, two winners behind defending champion Jeff Mullins and one behind Doug O'Neill, even though he has started fewer horses than either.
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March 12, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
The outcome was a lot better for Healthy Addiction when she made her latest appearance in a Grade I on Saturday at Santa Anita. Beaten a combined 71 lengths in her last three ventures into such territory, the 5-year-old Boston Harbor mare led throughout to score an 8-1 upset in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap. Trained by John Sadler for owner Pamela Ziebarth, Healthy Addiction clearly relished the wet fast track and continued her love affair with Santa Anita.
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December 13, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Meet John Sadler, a young man with horses in a hurry. At 34, he has established himself as a training whiz with thoroughbred whirlwinds. One racing reporter has called him, "King of the Sprinters." Since the statistics backed up such high praise, Sadler gladly accepted the title. Since 1988, Sadler's stable of high-class sprinters has won 10 Southern California stakes, set two track records and established several stakes records.
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March 4, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
The most remarkable thing about highly successful thoroughbred trainer John Sadler is that he is so unremarkable. Sadler grew up near Santa Anita in Pasadena, fell in love with the animals he now spends all his time with, and never really wanted to do anything else. He doesn't have the recognition value of Bob Baffert's white hair and quick wit, or Doug O'Neill's oozing Irish charm, nor even Julio Canani's quirky broken English. Sadler is just a guy doing a job. At the moment, he is doing it more successfully than anybody else in Southern California.
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October 13, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
After finding winners hard to come by for several months, trainer John Sadler has been hot the first two weeks of the Oak Tree meet at Santa Anita. Through the first 11 days of the meet, Sadler had won with seven of 21 starters, leaving him tied with Jeff Mullins atop the standings. Sadler's best chance to add to his win total today comes in the seventh race when he'll saddle Selvatica in the $46,000 allowance for older fillies and mares at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf.
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August 18, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
John Marsh Sadler, a Pasadena civic leader and former planning commission member who was a fund-raiser for charitable and educational causes, has died. He was 80. Sadler died Friday at Norris Cancer Center from complications of lymphoma, according to his son Tom. The long-time Pasadena resident made his career as a publisher's representative, a real estate and sales executive and a stockbroker. But he gained a far broader reputation for his many contributions to his community.
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