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March 4, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE
The four jockeys who finished behind Pat Day in voting a year ago, plus American-British standout Steve Cauthen, are on the ballot for this year's Racing Hall of Fame election. Pat Day was voted into the Hall of Fame at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., last year in a ballot that also included Don Brumfield, Eddie Delahoussaye, Sandy Hawley and Jacinto Vasquez. Trainers on this year's ballot include Jimmy Croll, Tommy Kelly, Willard Proctor, Buddy Raines and Scotty Schulhofer.
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September 18, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley faced the most pressure-filled moments baseball can present. In winning the American League Cy Young and most valuable player awards in 1992, and closing games during the Oakland Athletics' World Series-winning 1989 season, Eckersley recorded the biggest outs necessary. Against Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series, well … . With the Angels and Dodgers among many trying to make the playoffs in an increased field thanks to the extra wild-card entrant, Eckersley, a major leagues analyst for TBS, assesses how late September and early October will play out. How does the game, the stress of winning change for a player this time of year?
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March 16, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski
For the second consecutive year, jockey Alex Solis is a finalist for horse racing's Hall of Fame. Solis, who is nearing 4,500 wins, including three Breeders' Cup victories and a 1986 Preakness success with Snow Chief, is one of 13 humans and horses announced as finalists Thursday. Jose Santos and Randy Romero are the others in the jockey category, and Gary Jones, John Veitch and Bob Wheeler are the candidates among trainers.
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November 28, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Bill Hartack, one of only two jockeys to have won the Kentucky Derby five times and a member of horse racing's Hall of Fame since 1959, was found dead Monday. He was 74. Hartack, who would have turned 75 on Dec. 9, was discovered in a cabin at a camp near Freer, Texas, where he was to have joined others for an annual hunting trip, according to the Daily Racing Form. Dr. Corinne Stern, chief medical examiner in Webb County, said his death was related to heart disease.
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April 19, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jockey Eddie Delahoussaye has been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame, honoring a career that began with a victory in a $2,000 race in his native Louisiana in 1968. More recently, on the way to more than 5,000 victories, Delahoussaye rode A.P. Indy to victory in the $3-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park last fall. Delahoussaye, 41, has ridden horses that have earned more than $120 million.
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May 4, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE
In their first year on the ballot, trainer Bobby Frankel and jockey Jerry Bailey have been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame, along with the horses Foolish Pleasure, La Prevoyante and Crusader. Trainers are eligible after 25 years of work and jockeys after 15. Frankel, 53, is a Brooklyn-born horseman whose career began in New York and California, where he ran sharp claiming stables. In 1993, his barn earned $8.
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April 7, 2004 | Bill Christine
Other than jockey Kent Desormeaux, the nominations for this year's Racing Hall of Fame election have an overwhelming East Coast flavor. Desormeaux, who rides in Southern California, is on the ballot with Eddie Maple, Randy Romero and Jose Santos. Maple and Romero are retired. The trainer nominees, all New York-based active conditioners, are Shug McGaughey, Nick Zito and John Veitch. The male horses up for election are Lure, Manila and Skip Away.
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June 1, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Nick Zito was voted into the Racing Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday, but under new voting rules, no horses or jockeys were elected. Zito, on the ballot with four other trainers, was named on at least 75% of the 163 ballots cast. Although the Racing Hall of Fame has adopted rules similar to those used by the Baseball Hall of Fame, unlike baseball, the racing shrine does not announce exact totals.
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August 8, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
No horse will ever accomplish what Kelso did. Owned by Allaire du Pont, Kelso was a five-time horse of the year before his retirement in 1966. He won 39 of 63 starts and retired as the richest horse in history with earnings of $1,977,196 -- a record that stood until Affirmed surpassed him more than a decade later as prize money grew. Kelso, who died in 1983, was elected into racing's Hall of Fame in 1967. On Monday, Carl Hanford, his trainer, joined him.
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April 15, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sandy Hawley, a leading jockey in his native Canada and in California for 20 years, has been elected to the Racing Hall of Fame. In voting by 100 turf writers, Hawley was elected along with trainer Scotty Schulhofer, steeplechase jockey Jerry Fishback and three horses--Slew O' Gold, Lady's Secret and Johnstown. This year's inductions are scheduled Aug. 6 at the Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Hawley, who will turn 43 Thursday, has ridden almost 6,000 winners.
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March 16, 2007 | Bob Mieszerski
For the second consecutive year, jockey Alex Solis is a finalist for horse racing's Hall of Fame. Solis, who is nearing 4,500 wins, including three Breeders' Cup victories and a 1986 Preakness success with Snow Chief, is one of 13 humans and horses announced as finalists Thursday. Jose Santos and Randy Romero are the others in the jockey category, and Gary Jones, John Veitch and Bob Wheeler are the candidates among trainers.
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August 8, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
No horse will ever accomplish what Kelso did. Owned by Allaire du Pont, Kelso was a five-time horse of the year before his retirement in 1966. He won 39 of 63 starts and retired as the richest horse in history with earnings of $1,977,196 -- a record that stood until Affirmed surpassed him more than a decade later as prize money grew. Kelso, who died in 1983, was elected into racing's Hall of Fame in 1967. On Monday, Carl Hanford, his trainer, joined him.
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August 9, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Nick Zito recalled his first two visits to a racetrack as he was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame on Monday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Brooklyn-born Zito was a young boy when his father, who had exercised horses, took him to Aqueduct and turned him over to a security guard at the New York track for the day. The next time Zito went to Aqueduct, he sneaked in by climbing over a fence.
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June 1, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Nick Zito was voted into the Racing Hall of Fame, it was announced Tuesday, but under new voting rules, no horses or jockeys were elected. Zito, on the ballot with four other trainers, was named on at least 75% of the 163 ballots cast. Although the Racing Hall of Fame has adopted rules similar to those used by the Baseball Hall of Fame, unlike baseball, the racing shrine does not announce exact totals.
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August 10, 2004 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Kent Desormeaux, one of three jockeys -- the others are Steve Cauthen and Chris McCarron -- to win an Eclipse Award as both an apprentice and a journeyman, joined those two in the horseracing Hall of Fame on Monday. Desormeaux, 34, was inducted along with trainer Shug McGaughey, the late rider Jimmy Winkfield and thoroughbreds Flawlessly, Skip Away and Bowl Of Flowers during ceremonies at the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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May 26, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, denied admission to the Racing Hall of Fame in 2002 when the late Jack Westrope carried the ballot, reached the wire first this time. Hall of Fame officials announced Tuesday that Desormeaux had been elected into the shrine, along with trainer Shug McGaughey on his first try and two of the best horses from the 1990s, Skip Away and Flawlessly.
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August 9, 2005 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Nick Zito recalled his first two visits to a racetrack as he was inducted into the Racing Hall of Fame on Monday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Brooklyn-born Zito was a young boy when his father, who had exercised horses, took him to Aqueduct and turned him over to a security guard at the New York track for the day. The next time Zito went to Aqueduct, he sneaked in by climbing over a fence.
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April 7, 2004 | Bill Christine
Other than jockey Kent Desormeaux, the nominations for this year's Racing Hall of Fame election have an overwhelming East Coast flavor. Desormeaux, who rides in Southern California, is on the ballot with Eddie Maple, Randy Romero and Jose Santos. Maple and Romero are retired. The trainer nominees, all New York-based active conditioners, are Shug McGaughey, Nick Zito and John Veitch. The male horses up for election are Lure, Manila and Skip Away.
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April 30, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Jockey Mike Smith, on the ballot for the first time, and the late Sonny Hine, who was beaten out by other trainers his first two times, have been elected into the Racing Hall of Fame. In an announcement Tuesday at Churchill Downs, Precisionist, winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1985, and Dance Smartly, the only filly to sweep Canada's Triple Crown, were also added to the shrine in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Induction is scheduled Aug. 4.
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