June 26, 1996 |
Ralph Seville can sit on a worn sofa in the drab jockey room at Los Alamitos Race Course and talk about his weight problem in front of peers with a sense of control. The dark side of the business, where some manage weight by binge eating, drug use or five-hour saunas isn't pretty. Most don't discuss it. Four years ago, popping prescription diet aids as if they were candy, Seville had a spiritual awakening, quit riding and moved to Idaho to sort things out.
September 20, 1989
Bubba Dasher surprised a field of six Tuesday night in the Los Alamitos feature and paid $26.80 to win. Ridden by Eddie Garcia and trained by Rodney Hart, Bubba Dasher ran the 400 yards in 20.08 seconds. It was the seventh victory in 21 starts for Bubba Dasher, and his second in seven starts in 1989. He was claimed in his last start, July 15, for $6,250 and beat $10,000 claimers Tuesday night. Double The Effort, with Henry Garcia aboard, was second and paid $6.20 and $3.
October 8, 1994 |
Movados, fourth in the wagering, upset favored Jumping Tac Flash in the $80,000 California Derby on Friday night, winning his second start and his first major stakes race. Movados is owned by Legacy Ranch and trained by Brian Koriner, the same team that took Daily Triple to victory in the Governor's Cup Derby in September. Jockey Ralph Seville and Movados broke from post position eight in the 10-horse derby field, easily covering the 400 yards in 19.92 seconds.
July 20, 1990 |
Griswold and Called To Account will carry the high weight as they head a full field of sprinters in tonight's $20,000-added Barbra B Handicap at Los Alamitos. The main event spotlights 3-year-old and older horses stretching out to 550 yards. The feature is the 10th race on tonight's 12-race program.
July 6, 1990
In what could be billed as a preview of the 1990 Los Alamitos Championship Invitational, stakes standout Dashing Val totes high weight against a field of all-star quarter horses in Sunday afternoon's $25,000 Chicado V Handicap at Los Alamitos. Dashing Val has been made the 9-5 early favorite for the 400-yard showdown to post his fourth consecutive win.
October 12, 1988
Naviaux outran favorite Sea N Sompin to win Tuesday night's allowance feature at Los Alamitos Race Course. Racing at 3-1 odds under rider John Creager, Naviaux came away last from the gate in the 400-yard race, but moved within a nose of the lead at the halfway point. In the final drive, Naviaux edged Sea N Sompin by a head to win in 19.98 seconds. The winner returned $9.00, $3.20 and $2.40. Sea N Sompin, winner of the Barbara B Handicap this summer, paid $2.40 and $2.20.