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August 10, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Rubin, who wisecracked his way through the career of John Henry, a horse who earned $6.5 million after Rubin bought him for $25,000, hasn't retired as a stand-up comic. On an occasion that sometimes is solemn and tearful, Rubin and Dick Francis, the former British steeplechase jockey who became a best-selling mystery novelist, made levity the pattern of the day Thursday as four horses, two trainers and a jockey were admitted into racing's Hall of Fame.
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August 10, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam Rubin, who wisecracked his way through the career of John Henry, a horse who earned $6.5 million after Rubin bought him for $25,000, hasn't retired as a stand-up comic. On an occasion that sometimes is solemn and tearful, Rubin and Dick Francis, the former British steeplechase jockey who became a best-selling mystery novelist, made levity the pattern of the day Thursday as four horses, two trainers and a jockey were admitted into racing's Hall of Fame.
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October 20, 1988 | Associated Press
A defendant in a murder trial was mistakenly handcuffed to a key prosecution witness, who was also in custody, and the two scuffled after being left alone in a Sheriff's Department van, officials said. The suspect, Jonathan Sheppard, and the witness, Kelly Whitt, who is a cousin of the murder victim, started fighting as soon as they were left unguarded. Both sustained minor injuries. Whitt, a prisoner at the Western Wayne Correctional Facility in Pontiac, testified Monday and Tuesday.
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October 11, 1985 | Associated Press
Storm Cat, disqualified after winning his last start, outlasted Danzig Connection in a long stretch drive and won the $500,000 Young America at the Meadowlands Thursday night. Ridden by Chris McCarron, Storm Cat finished a nose in front and covered the 1 1/16th-mile stakes for 2-year-old colts in 1:43 3/5. Mogambo was another neck back in third after closing briskly along the rail. It was the third win in five starts for the Jonathan Sheppard-trained son of Storm Bird. The winner paid $9, $4.
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January 7, 2006 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Today's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap at Santa Anita is the first major prep for the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap on March 4. For well over a decade, success in the San Pasqual, a Grade II at 1 1/16 miles, has not led to Big 'Cap glory. The last horse to win both races was Farma Way in 1991. The son of Marfa completed the parlay for Quarter B Farm, trainer Wayne Lukas and jockey Gary Stevens.
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February 5, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Jockey Pat Day, the third winningest rider in history behind Laffit Pincay Jr. and the late Bill Shoemaker, will ride for the first time in a couple of months today at Gulfstream Park. Day, who was recuperating after having rotator cuff surgery, was named on horses in four races. One of his mounts is With Anticipation, who is among seven entrants in the eighth, a $46,000 allowance at one mile on the turf.
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April 28, 2006 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Unbeaten in two starts against females at Santa Anita, Height Of Delight will take on the opposite sex tonight in the $65,000 Harry Henson at Hollywood Park. Named in honor of the legendary track announcer who worked at Hollywood Park and Del Mar on this circuit, the Henson is a 5 1/2 -furlong turf contest for 3-year-olds and drew 10 entrants.
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August 10, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Horse racing could have a new all-time earnings leader today. Jockey Pat Day could surpass Chris McCarron with a victory in either the $500,000 Sword Dancer Handicap aboard With Anticipation or the $600,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Park aboard Pass Rush. McCarron, who retired after riding Came Home to victory in the Affirmed Handicap on June 23, finished with $264,351,679 in career earnings and Day trailed by less than $115,000 entering Friday's races at Saratoga.
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June 8, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The return of Fiji helped ease some of the discomfort jockey Kent Desormeaux was feeling from the events of Saturday. Making her first start since April 18 and her Grade I debut, Fiji--a 4-year-old Rainbow Quest filly--ran her victory streak to five with a three-length win in the $210,800 Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap Sunday at Hollywood Park.
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June 7, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Triple Crown sweep may have escaped trainer Bob Baffert and owner Mike Pegram, but both of the main events at Hollywood Park on Saturday belonged to them. Jockey David Flores scored a front-running, 9-1 upset on Censored in the $100,000 Melair Stakes, then came right back to ride Commitisize to a gate-to-wire win in the $108,700 Cinema Handicap.
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August 9, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Horses are earning more than ever. The 26 on the all-time money list, running during the proliferation of million-dollar races, all competed in the 1980s. The first pre-1980 horse on the list is Affirmed, the 1978 Triple Crown champion, who ranks 27th with purses totaling $2.3 million. But are modern horses better?
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