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January 11, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Lloyd Arnold, the former co-owner of Los Alamitos Race Course who helped revive harness racing in Southern California in the 1980s, died Sunday in La Quinta. He was 83 and had cancer. "He made harness racing on the West Coast," said Kirk Breed, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board. "There's never been anybody like him and probably never will be. " Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Douds, Iowa, Arnold spent half a lifetime trading in hogs, cattle and pork bellies. He was the original owner of Arnold Cattle Co. in Iowa and graduated at 18 from an auction school in Decatur, Ind. "They sure taught me how to talk fast ... how to think fast too," Arnold said in a 1981 Times story.
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January 11, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times
Lloyd Arnold, the former co-owner of Los Alamitos Race Course who helped revive harness racing in Southern California in the 1980s, died Sunday in La Quinta. He was 83 and had cancer. "He made harness racing on the West Coast," said Kirk Breed, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board. "There's never been anybody like him and probably never will be. " Born Jan. 5, 1929, in Douds, Iowa, Arnold spent half a lifetime trading in hogs, cattle and pork bellies. He was the original owner of Arnold Cattle Co. in Iowa and graduated at 18 from an auction school in Decatur, Ind. "They sure taught me how to talk fast ... how to think fast too," Arnold said in a 1981 Times story.
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January 31, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lloyd Arnold, part-owner of Los Alamitos Race Course, suffered a concussion and short-term memory loss when he fell from a golf cart at Old Ranch Golf Club in Seal Beach. He was listed in guarded condition at UCI Medical Center in Irvine.
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April 4, 1993
Regarding the editorial concerning card clubs and crime ("Card Clubs Are Sure Losers for County," March 21): Cypress Police Chief Daryl Wicker obtained crime statistics from the Los Angeles County sheriff for the Commerce Card Club to use in a comparative study. He presented his facts to the Cypress City Council at a public hearing. His study showed that, because of the large private security force, the Commerce Card Club premises are safer than some Cypress locations that most people consider secure.
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February 18, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN
A series of computer malfunctions resulted in overpayments totaling $26,000 on Pick Six wagers at Los Alamitos Friday night, according to Lloyd Arnold, track president and general manager. "It was one mixup after another," Arnold said. "They (Amtote) said a printer on the computer malfunctioned, but I think the personnel here are not qualified." Those with all six winners in the Pick Six should have received $1,761.
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July 21, 1991
Lloyd Arnold, Los Alamitos president and general manager, announced that he will lease the 25% of the track currently owned by Chris Bardis, and that he will continue to promote harness racing at the facility. The announcement, along with the impending passage of Senate Bill 944, which will open up simulcasting in Southern California, makes possible a 10-month racing schedule in California in 1992.
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March 15, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
The partial sale of Los Alamitos Race Course to the quarter horse interests of Ed Allred and R.D. Hubbard was completed Wednesday night when Lloyd Arnold, the current owner, signed the final papers. All that remains, according to all parties, is "housekeeping paper work" that should be completed next week. Arnold and Chris Bardis agreed to selling half-interest in 125 acres of track property for $16.5 million. The half-interest is actually being sold to Quarter Racing Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 1993
Regarding the editorial concerning card clubs and crime ("Card Clubs Are Sure Losers for County," March 21): Cypress Police Chief Daryl Wicker obtained crime statistics from the Los Angeles County sheriff for the Commerce Card Club to use in a comparative study. He presented his facts to the Cypress City Council at a public hearing. His study showed that, because of the large private security force, the Commerce Card Club premises are safer than some Cypress locations that most people consider secure.
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July 21, 1990 | STEVE SCHUELEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lloyd Arnold, president and general manager of Los Alamitos Race Course, said he has been overwhelmed by the response to the California Cup race for 3-year-old pacers, which will be run in the fall of 1992. A total of 1,860 nominations with $10 payments were received by the July 15 deadline, forcing Arnold to increase the estimated purse value for the races in 1992 and '93.
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October 5, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA
Lloyd Arnold and Chris Bardis, the two leading proponents of harness racing in California, have sued the California Horse Racing Board for racing dates at Fairplex Park in Pomona. In the suit, filed in Sacramento, Los Alamitos Racing Assn., of which Arnold and Bardis are owners, asks the court to overturn a decision by the CHRB that denies the group the right to run harness racing three nights a week at Fairplex between Oct. 26 and Jan. 12.
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February 28, 1993 | LYNDA NATALI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lloyd Arnold says he wants to give the city of Cypress $12 million a year. Residents just have to let him open a card club. In the first test of Orange County's tolerance of large-scale gambling, voters will go to the polls in June to decide whether to allow a card club at the Los Alamitos Race Course.
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January 31, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lloyd Arnold, part-owner of Los Alamitos Race Course, suffered a concussion and short-term memory loss when he fell from a golf cart at Old Ranch Golf Club in Seal Beach. He was listed in guarded condition at UCI Medical Center in Irvine.
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November 13, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lloyd Arnold has been in harness racing for about 50 years. Arnold is 63 now, and what he did when he was 11 should count. In 1940, Arnold and his father bought a standardbred mare for $75. "Doesn't sound like a lot," Arnold said the other day, "but we had a tough time raising the money." In his native Iowa, Arnold raced that mare for purses that included roosters and pigs.
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July 21, 1991
Lloyd Arnold, Los Alamitos president and general manager, announced that he will lease the 25% of the track currently owned by Chris Bardis, and that he will continue to promote harness racing at the facility. The announcement, along with the impending passage of Senate Bill 944, which will open up simulcasting in Southern California, makes possible a 10-month racing schedule in California in 1992.
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February 18, 1991 | STEVE SCHUELEIN
A series of computer malfunctions resulted in overpayments totaling $26,000 on Pick Six wagers at Los Alamitos Friday night, according to Lloyd Arnold, track president and general manager. "It was one mixup after another," Arnold said. "They (Amtote) said a printer on the computer malfunctioned, but I think the personnel here are not qualified." Those with all six winners in the Pick Six should have received $1,761.
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October 20, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Lloyd Arnold, president and general manager of Los Alamitos Race Course, told a special subcommittee of the California Horse Racing Board on Friday that he will pull harness racing out of Los Alamitos if additional weeks of racing are not approved at Pomona's Fairplex Park for 1991 and 1992.
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January 26, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
Los Alamitos Race Course, which was recently purchased by a harness racing group headed by Lloyd Arnold, may soon undergo another ownership change. Arnold is close to completing a deal to sell a half-interest in 125 acres of race track property to Ed Allred and R.D. Hubbard, the quarter horse interest that opposed Arnold's purchase of the track. The move is a surprise considering the bad relations the two groups have had in recent times.
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November 13, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lloyd Arnold has been in harness racing for about 50 years. Arnold is 63 now, and what he did when he was 11 should count. In 1940, Arnold and his father bought a standardbred mare for $75. "Doesn't sound like a lot," Arnold said the other day, "but we had a tough time raising the money." In his native Iowa, Arnold raced that mare for purses that included roosters and pigs.
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October 5, 1990 | JOHN CHERWA
Lloyd Arnold and Chris Bardis, the two leading proponents of harness racing in California, have sued the California Horse Racing Board for racing dates at Fairplex Park in Pomona. In the suit, filed in Sacramento, Los Alamitos Racing Assn., of which Arnold and Bardis are owners, asks the court to overturn a decision by the CHRB that denies the group the right to run harness racing three nights a week at Fairplex between Oct. 26 and Jan. 12.
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