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March 2, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Back in the 1960s, John Veitch studied history at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and ran the ball as a halfback for the school's football team. "I don't know whether I had anything to do with the demise of the school's football program or not," Veitch was saying the other morning at Hialeah, where he trains an expensive stable of horses for the Galbreath clan from Columbus, Ohio. "As for history, it was just something to study, because I knew I wanted to make a career in racing."
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April 21, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
On a station wagon parked next to Barn 21 at Belmont Park is a New York license plate that reads: ALYDAR 2. "Those plates cost me an extra $15 a year," Charlie Rose said. "When I first applied for them, I was surprised to find out that a plate with just the name Alydar on it had already been taken. Some guy on Long Island who's not connected with racing. Just a fan, I guess. But I saw the plates once. He drives a BMW." A ritzy car honoring a ritzy horse.
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April 21, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
On a station wagon parked next to Barn 21 at Belmont Park is a New York license plate that reads: ALYDAR 2. "Those plates cost me an extra $15 a year," Charlie Rose said. "When I first applied for them, I was surprised to find out that a plate with just the name Alydar on it had already been taken. Some guy on Long Island who's not connected with racing. Just a fan, I guess. But I saw the plates once. He drives a BMW." A ritzy car honoring a ritzy horse.
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June 5, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Charlie Rose is an exception. He must be the only horseman around who isn't in love with Alydar these days. With Alysheba, the brilliant son of Alydar, an 8-5 favorite to win Saturday's Belmont Stakes and sweep the Triple Crown, hosannas for the 12-year-old sire are ringing far and loud. Some extremists with scant sense of history are even suggesting that Affirmed wasn't better than Alydar on the track. The record, however, is clear on that point.
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June 5, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Charlie Rose is an exception. He must be the only horseman around who isn't in love with Alydar these days. With Alysheba, the brilliant son of Alydar, an 8-5 favorite to win Saturday's Belmont Stakes and sweep the Triple Crown, hosannas for the 12-year-old sire are ringing far and loud. Some extremists with scant sense of history are even suggesting that Affirmed wasn't better than Alydar on the track. The record, however, is clear on that point.
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March 31, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The running of the 56th Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah was a race that ended with the taste of ashes, a lingering, hollow feeling that extended even to the people connected with Proud Truth, who was declared the winner after a lengthy stewards' inquiry. After the stewards reviewed multi-angled television reruns of the final 30 yards of the race for about 15 minutes Saturday and disqualified Chief's Crown in favor of Proud Truth, Roger Laurin bordered on apoplexy in the winner's circle.
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November 28, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE
Plenty of Grace, who was 56-1 when she won the Yellow Ribbon at Santa Anita on Nov. 4, will be a considerably shorter price and may even go off as the favorite on Sunday in the $200,000 Matriarch at Hollywood Park. Trainer John Veitch hopes that a victory in the 1 1/8-mile Matriarch might be enough to convince voters that his 3-year-old filly deserves the Eclipse Award for best female on grass this year.
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July 6, 1986 | Pat H. Broeske
A friend of Outtakes hears that Cannon has offered Harrison Ford $10 million (!) to star in the bike-racing "The Yellow Jersey," about a contender in the prestigious Tour de France. Neither Cannon nor Ford's rep would respond to calls about the long bandied-about project, which has cycled through the studios--and stars (including Dustin Hoffman and Scott Glenn)--for some dozen years.
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April 7, 2004 | Bill Christine
Other than jockey Kent Desormeaux, the nominations for this year's Racing Hall of Fame election have an overwhelming East Coast flavor. Desormeaux, who rides in Southern California, is on the ballot with Eddie Maple, Randy Romero and Jose Santos. Maple and Romero are retired. The trainer nominees, all New York-based active conditioners, are Shug McGaughey, Nick Zito and John Veitch. The male horses up for election are Lure, Manila and Skip Away.
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October 25, 2009 | Larry Gordon
Jonathan Veitch was inaugurated Saturday as president of Occidental College, a 1,900-student liberal arts school. The hiring of the former dean of the New School's Eugene Lang College in New York City came after several years of administrative flux at the campus. Veitch, 50, is a literature and history professor with degrees from Stanford and Harvard. He has deep roots in Los Angeles and its film industry. His step-grandfather was actor Alan Ladd and his father, John Veitch, was president of Columbia Pictures' worldwide productions.
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March 31, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The running of the 56th Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah was a race that ended with the taste of ashes, a lingering, hollow feeling that extended even to the people connected with Proud Truth, who was declared the winner after a lengthy stewards' inquiry. After the stewards reviewed multi-angled television reruns of the final 30 yards of the race for about 15 minutes Saturday and disqualified Chief's Crown in favor of Proud Truth, Roger Laurin bordered on apoplexy in the winner's circle.
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March 2, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Back in the 1960s, John Veitch studied history at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and ran the ball as a halfback for the school's football team. "I don't know whether I had anything to do with the demise of the school's football program or not," Veitch was saying the other morning at Hialeah, where he trains an expensive stable of horses for the Galbreath clan from Columbus, Ohio. "As for history, it was just something to study, because I knew I wanted to make a career in racing."
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December 10, 1998
Erskine Bedford, 65, joint master of the nation's oldest fox hunt. Since 1979, Bedford had led the Piedmont Hunt, which dates from 1840 and covers about 90,000 acres in Virginia. He helped with the hunt's finances and dealing with landowners. Bedford also was the field master, the rider who takes the lead and ensures that the field is safe for other riders.
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March 16, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski
For the second consecutive year, jockey Alex Solis is a finalist for horse racing's Hall of Fame. Solis, who is nearing 4,500 wins, including three Breeders' Cup victories and a 1986 Preakness success with Snow Chief, is one of 13 humans and horses announced as finalists Thursday. Jose Santos and Randy Romero are the others in the jockey category, and Gary Jones, John Veitch and Bob Wheeler are the candidates among trainers.
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