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July 30, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE
The California Horse Racing Board has suspended the license of jockey Richard Pfau, who pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of race fixing. Pfau, who has been licensed in California since 1985, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 20 for holding back a horse in an Arabian race at Los Alamitos in 1985. The racing's board suspension bars Pfau from all state tracks, as well as training and betting areas. Under racing's reciprocity rule, Pfau also will be barred at other U.S. tracks.
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July 30, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE
The California Horse Racing Board has suspended the license of jockey Richard Pfau, who pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge of race fixing. Pfau, who has been licensed in California since 1985, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 20 for holding back a horse in an Arabian race at Los Alamitos in 1985. The racing's board suspension bars Pfau from all state tracks, as well as training and betting areas. Under racing's reciprocity rule, Pfau also will be barred at other U.S. tracks.
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July 29, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For $2,100, Richard Pfau held back a horse in an Arabian race at Los Alamitos two years ago, and the 35-year-old jockey could be facing a five-year prison sentence. In an emotional hearing before a federal judge Monday in Los Angeles, Pfau pleaded guilty to taking a bribe to fix a race. His wife sobbed for the 45 minutes that Pfau faced Judge William J. Rea. Pfau will be sentenced by Rea on Oct. 20. In addition to the possible prison term, he can be fined up to $250,000.
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July 29, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For $2,100, Richard Pfau held back a horse in an Arabian race at Los Alamitos two years ago, and the 35-year-old jockey could be facing a five-year prison sentence. In an emotional hearing before a federal judge Monday in Los Angeles, Pfau pleaded guilty to taking a bribe to fix a race. His wife sobbed for the 45 minutes that Pfau faced Judge William J. Rea. Pfau will be sentenced by Rea on Oct. 20. In addition to the possible prison term, he can be fined up to $250,000.
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December 10, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials of the California Horse Racing Board had little to say Tuesday about convicted race-fixer Richard Sklar's claim that he had fixed about 500 races at major thoroughbred tracks in the state in the last 10 years. "I know [Sklar] only too well," said Roy Wood, executive director of the racing board, who was attending a racing conference in Tucson. "What he said doesn't deserve a comment, and it would be stupid for me to do so.
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December 9, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Sklar, sentenced Monday to six months in prison and fined $5,000 for trying to fix three races at Los Alamitos in 1995, told federal investigators that he had fixed about 500 races at all the major tracks in California in the last 10 years. The tracks where Sklar operated were identified as Hollywood Park, Santa Anita and Del Mar on the Southern California circuit and Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields near San Francisco. Many of the races Sklar said he fixed were run in the 1980s.
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July 14, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An admitted race-fixer and friend of late jockey Ron Hansen, whose body was found on a levee near the San Mateo Bridge three years ago, said the Northern California rider was not the victim of a gang murder. The name of Hansen, who in 1990 was suspended for six weeks by Golden Gate Fields in a race-fixing investigation, has resurfaced following investigations into suspicious races at Bay Meadows and Los Alamitos.
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July 15, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bettors aren't crazy about four-horse fields, but trainer Ron McAnally, jockey Chris McCarron and owner Janis Whitham had no problem with them this weekend. The day after the trio teamed to win the Hollywood Oaks, which featured only a quartet of 3-year-old fillies, with Listening, they were back in the winner's circle again after the $102,802 Bel Air Handicap.
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May 3, 1995 | STACY PIGOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Last Friday night, the Arabian Racing Assn. of California honored Magna Terra Smoky as the 1994 horse of the year. On Saturday night, Magna Terra Smoky proved the title was well deserved, winning the $30,000 ARAC Director's Sprint at Los Alamitos. Running off the pace set by early leaders TC Tomboy and King Shawn, Magna Terra Smoky waited until halfway through the 4 1/2-furlong race to make his move under jockey Jerry Lambert and won by half a length.
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July 11, 1997 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Pfau, the first jockey to win 100 Arabian races at Los Alamitos, and Richard Sklar, a self-described professional gambler who said that he has been betting on horses since he was 16, have been charged in U.S. District Court with fixing two Arabian races at the Orange County track. Sklar, 44, has pleaded guilty to the charge of bribery to influence a sporting contest. He is free on $5,000 bond but said Thursday that his sentencing is scheduled for September.
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May 25, 1992 | ALLAN MALAMUD
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July 18, 1997 | PAUL McLEOD
After a slow start, Blane Schvaneveldt, the perennial track champion, has continued his hot streak and has lengthened his lead in the quarter horse trainer standings at Los Alamitos Race Course. Schvaneveldt's horses have won 48 races, 12 more than trainer Paul Jones' horses. In all-breeds, Schvaneveldt has 38 victories and Jones 29.
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