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May 4, 1986 | Jim Murray
Well, Walt Disney gets the rights to this one. Bring a handkerchief. If you have tears, as the bard said, prepare to shed them now. It's the simple, heart-warming story of an old man and his horse. Two old men and a horse. What a part for Lionel Barrymore and Mickey Rooney! It'll make "Broadway Bill" and "Black Beauty" look like comedies. How's this for a scenario that will tug at your heartstrings, set you to sobbing into your popcorn?
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January 7, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the December day when Pat Day came to California to ride Surfside in the Hollywood Starlet, he stepped on the scale and weighed 102 pounds. "I usually weigh about 105," the 4-foot-11 Day said, seeming to apologize for having let himself dwindle away to nothing. Since he won his first race, at Turf Paradise in Phoenix in 1981, Day has never faced the daily penance--the battle of the scales--that so many jockeys must.
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January 7, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the December day when Pat Day came to California to ride Surfside in the Hollywood Starlet, he stepped on the scale and weighed 102 pounds. "I usually weigh about 105," the 4-foot-11 Day said, seeming to apologize for having let himself dwindle away to nothing. Since he won his first race, at Turf Paradise in Phoenix in 1981, Day has never faced the daily penance--the battle of the scales--that so many jockeys must.
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May 4, 1986 | Jim Murray
Well, Walt Disney gets the rights to this one. Bring a handkerchief. If you have tears, as the bard said, prepare to shed them now. It's the simple, heart-warming story of an old man and his horse. Two old men and a horse. What a part for Lionel Barrymore and Mickey Rooney! It'll make "Broadway Bill" and "Black Beauty" look like comedies. How's this for a scenario that will tug at your heartstrings, set you to sobbing into your popcorn?
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May 17, 2003
A couple of weeks ago you printed a letter taking Lafitt Pincay and his lawyer to task for threatening to sue people they deemed "responsible" for Lafitt's accident. Being against specious lawsuits, I agreed completely in that case -- but if I were Jose Santos and his lawyer I would sue the Miami Herald and everyone involved with the ridiculous "battery" story for every penny they can beg, borrow or steal -- and that includes the Churchill Downs steward who fanned the flames by labeling the picture "very suspicious."
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December 5, 1989
Stylish King and Tarascon, a pair of promising 2-year-olds with Hollywood Futurity and Kentucky Derby ambitions, head a field of six in Wednesday's featured $75,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes at seven furlongs. Jack Kent Cooke's Stylish King was so impressive when breaking his maiden at Santa Anita last month that one Kentucky Derby future book promptly established the son of Roberto as co-second favorite behind Grand Canyon for next May's Run for the Roses.
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April 24, 1988 | Associated Press
All Thee Power raced to an 8-length victory in the $250,000 California Derby Saturday at Golden Gate Fields and then broke down past the finish line. Jockey Lafitt Pincay, who rode the winner, pulled up the son of Lines Of Power on the clubhouse turn . Trainer Jack Van Berg said All Thee Power suffered a broken right foreleg. Earlier in the race, a hobbling Flying Victor, the second choice, was pulled up on the backstretch by jockey Russell Baze.
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January 10, 2001 | Chris Erskine
Random thoughts on a mid-January morning: * First sign of spring: Little League sign-ups. * Second sign of spring: the Christmas bills. * For some reason, I'm a little disappointed in Meg Ryan's recent behavior. * Beef is back. * So are muscles. * People who live in stone houses shouldn't throw glass. * Forget diamonds. Forget gold. Ounce for ounce, printer cartridges are the most expensive items in the world. * Oakland Raiders home games should be rated TVPG, for their fans' lousy language.
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October 19, 2008 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
The Aging Eight rode back into the hearts and consciousness of horse race fans Saturday at Santa Anita Park. On a postcard day that had nine races focused on horses and one focused on jockeys, the humans stole the day. Canadian veteran Sandy Hawley, 59, won the Jockey Living Legends race on a horse named Tribal Chief, and was followed to the finish line by seven other retired Hall of Famers.
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July 29, 2004 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
He has been the second-most important swing coach for Michelle Wie the last two years at the Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton, Fla., and even now that Gary Gilchrist is moving on to a new job, he hopes he can continue his teaching relationship with the 14-year-old prodigy. "I'm sure it'll probably carry on, although I'm not sure to what extent," Gilchrist said Wednesday.
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April 9, 1989 | Jim Murray
Houston was supposed to be a wonder horse. A combination of Man o' War, Pegasus, Black Beauty, Trigger, the Pony Express and a unicorn. He could do everything but arithmetic. He was supposed to win Saturday's Santa Anita Derby by an eighth of a mile. He had Lafitt Pincay on him, he was trained by Wayne Lukas and he cost $2.9 million. Now, if I paid $2.9 million for a horse, I'd at least want him to talk. Or rescue a cowboy from a burning building, untie damsels from a railroad track, or go tug on the hero and drag him to save a schoolmarm from a fate worse than death.
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