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November 17, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ascot Park, the busiest dirt race track in America for 33 years, comes to the finish line Thursday. The 50th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix for United States Auto Club midget cars figures to be the last of more than 5,000 main events held since the track opened at 182nd and Vermont Avenue in 1957.
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November 17, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ascot Park, the busiest dirt race track in America for 33 years, comes to the finish line Thursday. The 50th annual Turkey Night Grand Prix for United States Auto Club midget cars figures to be the last of more than 5,000 main events held since the track opened at 182nd and Vermont Avenue in 1957.
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September 11, 1987 | From Associated Press
Lorne Greene, who as patriarch Ben Cartwright on "Bonanza" became a worldwide image of firm but gentle fatherhood, died today in Santa Monica of complications from surgery, his secretary said. He was 72. Greene died at Saint John's Hospital, where he underwent abdominal surgery on Aug. 19 for a perforated ulcer. While recovering from the surgery, he developed pneumonia, requiring at times an oxygen tank to help him breathe.
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April 19, 1991 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Dorothy Kagan went to work at the Daily Racing Form three years ago, becoming the nation's first female professional handicapper, nobody made a fuss--least of all her. "I knew I was making history, but I didn't care about that," she said. "I just wanted to be one of the guys." In virtually no time, Kagan became something of a celebrity among readers of the venerable 96-year-old publication, establishing herself as woman who knew how to pick a winner.
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April 20, 2008 | Martin Henderson, Times Staff Writer
Riverside, Ontario and Ascot Park are all race tracks in Southern California that have gone the way of the dodo bird. Barring the earthquake that drops Long Beach into the ocean, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach would seem safe from such extinction. The city's skyline is galvanized firmly into the unified open-wheel horizon. When the Indy Racing League tried to purchase the assets of the former Champ Car World Series, the bid included only one race: Long Beach.
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