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SPORTS
December 12, 1991 | SHAV GLICK
The good news is that the California Sports Car Club is building a new race track here. The bad news is that it will not be for spectators, but for racing and testing only. After more than 10 years of searching for a site, Cal Club officials found a parcel of marginal farmland 35 miles west of Bakersfield and about two hours drive from Los Angeles that fits their needs.
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SPORTS
August 29, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High noon, Friday. More than seven hours before post time at Los Alamitos Race Course the buzz of activity is dizzying. Tote machines in the grandstand click with wagers on races in Canada and Australia.
SPORTS
March 26, 1994 | VINCE KOWALICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sound of roaring engines returns to local race tracks as Saugus Speedway opens its 55th season of auto racing tonight and Ventura Raceway begins racing next weekend. The schedule for Saugus' six-month season is similar to those of years past.
SPORTS
January 17, 1991 | JOHN CHERWA, TIMES ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR
The battle for control of Hollywood Park has been a boon to people in the paper-product business. A bevy of lawsuits and countersuits have been filed in the past three months, all accompanied by volume after volume of documents. R.D. Hubbard, the race track owner who is trying to gain control of Hollywood Park, bought a half-page ad and then was ordered by a judge to buy another ad to correct the first one.
SPORTS
October 28, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
It has been said that the best way to make an enemy out of a friend is to become partners with him in an important race horse. When John Gaines, the dog-food heir and Kentucky breeder, began developing ideas in 1981 for what has evolved into the $10-million Breeders' Cup, his raison d'etre was to pump fresh blood into an anemic game. Gaines' brainchild has been surprisingly fruitful.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2011 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Senna" is a documentary with the pace of a thriller, a story of motors and machines that is beyond compelling because of the intensely human story it tells. Brazil's Ayrton Senna was the boy genius of Formula One racing, winner of three world championships before dying in a crash in 1994 at age 34, a driver current and former Formula One racers recently voted the greatest who ever lived. But if all Senna could do was race, this wouldn't be much of a story. Though he could drive like the devil, Senna was a spiritual person who believed deeply and profoundly in a higher power.
SPORTS
April 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
They're off and running. And this time, say the people who have opened up their wallets, they'll be running in the black. "The previous owners were so burdened," said Bill Bork, vice president of Ladbroke Racing Corp. and acting general manager of Ladbroke at Canterbury Downs. "They were paying $5 million to $6 million every year in interest alone. No track can handle that." The original owners, which included the Santa Anita Realty Corp.
SPORTS
January 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The phantom fog jockey of the Delta Downs race track, accused of hiding his horse in a fog bank and then rushing to victory, has been charged with felony theft by fraud and suspended for the rest of the track's season. Sylvester Carmouche, 31, was taken into custody Thursday by the State Police criminal investigative division and taken to Lafayette. He was freed after posting $1,500 bond.
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