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April 26, 2004 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Jockey" Where: HBO, tonight, 8 In September 2002, there was a segment on HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" about what jockeys go through to make weight.
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April 16, 1995 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A horse that most bettors ignored and a jockey unable to get the time of day from many trainers combined to win the $500,000 Blue Grass Stakes Saturday, turning the 121st Kentucky Derby into the Rubik's Cube of racing. The Derby will be run at Churchill Downs on May 6, and instead of clarifying the race, the 71st Blue Grass threw a new horse into the mix and sullied the reputations of a few others.
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April 9, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Gerald Romero, 37, and his brother Randy, 35, are young as horsemen go, but their joint attack on this year's Kentucky Derby has actually been in the works for a long time. Gerald remembers when Randy was about 12, watching a telecast of a Kentucky Derby in Louisiana and saying, "I'm going to win a Kentucky Derby, too." Gerald turned to his younger brother and said: "You're crazy, Randy."
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September 17, 2002 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, heard, observed, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 The life of a jockey would appear to be glamorous and lucrative. But there is a flip side. To make weight, a lot of jockeys resort to self-induced vomiting. In horse racing, they call it "flipping."
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May 5, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite her growing reputation as a precocious rainy-day wonder, heavily favored Go for Wand ran aground Friday in the $241,400 Kentucky Oaks, as Seaside Attraction and Chris McCarron scored a three-length upset at odds of 8-1. At first glance, the Oaks result represented an inexplicable 11 1/2-length turnaround from the April 10 Beaumont Stakes on a muddy track at Keeneland, when Go for Wand won by 8 1/2 lengths and Seaside Attraction lost a photo finish for second.
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May 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Laffit Pincay, forgoing the ride on Houston in the Preakness, stayed at Hollywood Park Saturday and rode five winners, including favorites Notorious Pleasure in the $111,900 Will Rogers Handicap on the turf and Bayakoa in the $106,400 Hawthorne Handicap. Pincay, who has ridden five winners on a card 10 times at Hollywood, won the third race with What Has Been. He then rode four straight winners, starting with Notorious Pleasure in the fifth race and finishing with Bayakoa in the eighth.
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December 6, 1990 | JOHN NELSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Randy Romero lay on his back near the rail at Belmont Park with the champion filly Go for Wand spinning crazily over his head. He saw that she had broken her leg, but he didn't know that he, too, had been seriously injured. Romero wouldn't know it for three weeks, and he probably won't ride again until next year.
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April 9, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Gerald Romero, 37, and his brother Randy, 35, are young as horsemen go, but their joint attack on this year's Kentucky Derby has actually been in the works for a long time. Gerald remembers when Randy was about 12, watching a telecast of a Kentucky Derby in Louisiana and saying, "I'm going to win a Kentucky Derby, too." Gerald turned to his younger brother and said: "You're crazy, Randy."
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December 6, 1990 | JOHN NELSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Randy Romero lay on his back near the rail at Belmont Park with the champion filly Go for Wand spinning crazily over his head. He saw that she had broken her leg, but he didn't know that he, too, had been seriously injured. Romero wouldn't know it for three weeks, and he probably won't ride again until next year.
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May 5, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite her growing reputation as a precocious rainy-day wonder, heavily favored Go for Wand ran aground Friday in the $241,400 Kentucky Oaks, as Seaside Attraction and Chris McCarron scored a three-length upset at odds of 8-1. At first glance, the Oaks result represented an inexplicable 11 1/2-length turnaround from the April 10 Beaumont Stakes on a muddy track at Keeneland, when Go for Wand won by 8 1/2 lengths and Seaside Attraction lost a photo finish for second.
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May 21, 1989 | From Associated Press
Laffit Pincay, forgoing the ride on Houston in the Preakness, stayed at Hollywood Park Saturday and rode five winners, including favorites Notorious Pleasure in the $111,900 Will Rogers Handicap on the turf and Bayakoa in the $106,400 Hawthorne Handicap. Pincay, who has ridden five winners on a card 10 times at Hollywood, won the third race with What Has Been. He then rode four straight winners, starting with Notorious Pleasure in the fifth race and finishing with Bayakoa in the eighth.
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November 3, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Serious horseplayers advise against betting jockeys, but for the record, Randy Romero, who has won on only one of seven previous Breeders' Cup mounts, has the best chance of having a big day Saturday when the 7 cup races worth $10 million are run at Churchill Downs. After Wednesday's draw for post positions, with 78 horses being entered, it became clear that Romero has been dealt the best hand, even though he will be riding in only 3 of the 7 races.
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November 3, 1985 | United Press International
After severely burning more than half his body in a jockey-room accident two years ago, all Randy Romero wanted to do was die. "I cried and cried, I was so depressed," he said. "I was in so much pain. And they told me I'd never ride again." Romero refused to believe it. And now within reach is the goal he held since he started racing in the Louisiana countryside at age 9. Romero is fewer than 20 victories behind Chris Antley, an East Coast rider, in the race for the nation's racing championship.
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