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January 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Houston Race Park's future was in even more jeopardy after officials defaulted on a $4.3 million interest payment to bondholders. The default came Sunday. Under the terms of the bond offering, officials at the horse racing track have a 30-day grace period to come up with the cash to meet the interest payment or negotiate a new payment schedule with bondholders. "We did not, and had not, planned on making that payment," said Judi Mohn, director of communications for the track.
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January 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Sam Houston Race Park's future was in even more jeopardy after officials defaulted on a $4.3 million interest payment to bondholders. The default came Sunday. Under the terms of the bond offering, officials at the horse racing track have a 30-day grace period to come up with the cash to meet the interest payment or negotiate a new payment schedule with bondholders. "We did not, and had not, planned on making that payment," said Judi Mohn, director of communications for the track.
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February 7, 1988 | BILL SHOEMAKER and BARNEY NAGLER, Adapted from "Shoemaker," by William Shoemaker and Barney Nagler. The Doubleday book will be published in April, 1988. Copyright 1988 by William Shoemaker and Barney Nagler.
At age 56, Bill Shoemaker is competing in his 40th year as a professional athlete. His 8,725 victories (as of Jan. 16, 1988) make him the winningest jockey of all time. Of the races he has won, 986 were stakes races, and 246 of those were worth $100,000 or more. The total purse money (through Dec. 27, 1987) won by the horses he has ridden is almost $118 million. How long can Shoemaker continue racing?
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February 24, 1986 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
A tradition that began in 1934 when Santa Anita offered the nation's first $100,000 handicap horse race will continue Sunday when horse racing's first $1 million handicap is run at the Arcadia track. A million dollars is all it took in 1934, in the depths of the Great Depression, to put together the entire package that became the Los Angeles Turf Club. Now it will go for one race, the 49th Santa Anita Handicap.
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