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June 10, 1989
Splendor Catch took the lead out of the gate and stayed in front all the way Friday to win the $50,000 one-mile feature race on the turf at Hollywood Park, the gelding's third consecutive victory. Ridden by Gary Stevens, Splendor Catch finished 3 1/2 lengths in front of Individualist, ridden by Robbie Davis. Splendor Catch has won of four of eight starts this year.
March 5, 2014 | Bill Dwyre
Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought. Gryder doesn't mind that. He understands. This Big Cap, after all, has three of the best horses in the world. All three could have easily skipped this one and headed for Dubai and the March 29 Dubai World Cup, with a $10-million purse that makes it the richest in the world.
May 4, 1989
Corvettin, at 21-1 the longest shot in the field, rallied from last in the final eighth of a mile to beat Lori's Light by a nose in Wednesday's $28,000 feature race at Hollywood Park. Corvettin, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, was timed in 1:17 for the 6 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares. Many Passes finished third, another 1 3/4 lengths back. The winner paid $44.20, $13.40 and $4.20. Lori's Light, ridden by Corey Black, paid $4.60 and $3. The show payoff on Many Passes, ridden by Alex Solis, was $3. The wagering favorite of the crowd of 14,714, Sugarplum Gal, was never a factor and wound up fourth.
February 7, 2014 | By Chad Terhune
Admitting it gave some consumers bad information, California's health insurance exchange pulled its physician directory for having too many errors. Covered California made the move late Thursday amid growing frustration among both consumers and doctors over inaccurate information about insurance networks in the state marketplace. The exchange yanked its online directory of medical providers in mid-October after acknowledging there were serious problems then with the data. It published an updated list in November.
May 11, 1989
Crimson Slew, at 13-1, closed with a rush to win the $45,000 feature race by a length over Neshad Wednesday before a crowd of 15,736 at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, Crimson Slew covered one mile on the turf course in 1:34 3/5 and paid $28.40, $10.40 and $4.40. The victory, first in five starts on the turf for the 5-year-old son of Seattle Slew, was worth $24,750. Neshad, ridden by Pat Valenzuela, returned $4.60 and $2.60, while Purdue King, the 3-2 favorite ridden by Gary Stevens, paid $2.80.
May 19, 1989
Favored Presidential came from seventh place on the far turn to beat 30-1 shot Mr. O.P. by a half length Thursday in Hollywood Park's $28,000 turf feature for 3-year-olds. The Kentucky-bred Presidential, trained by Charlie Whittingham and ridden by Corey Black, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42 3/5 for his second victory in four starts. Presidential paid $5.60, $3.80 and $2.60. Mr. O.P., ridden by Alex Solis, returned $20.40 and $9.20. Tokatee, ridden by Chris McCarron, returned $3.60.
June 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
Raintree Renegade, ridden by Gary Stevens, came from next to last to overtake the pace-setter Wednesday and win Hollywood Park's $35,000 turf feature race by 1 1/4 lengths. Nairobi Express, the front-runner ridden by Chris McCarron, finished second, three-quarters of a length in front of G'Day For Flyin, ridden by Russell Baze, in the field of six older fillies and mares. Raintree Renegade, a filly trained by Charlie Whittingham, covered 1 1/16 miles over a firm course in 1:42 1/5 and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10.
April 20, 1989
Broke the Mold, ridden by Alex Solis, rallied in the final quarter-mile to win Wednesday's $82,550 feature race for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita. Broke the Mold finished three-quarters of a length in front of Irish, ridden by Walter Guerra. Exemplary Leader, coupled with Broke the Mold in the wagering, was another 1 3/4 lengths back. The winner was clocked in 1:49 for 1 1/8 miles on the turf.
April 24, 1989
Jockey Chris Antley extended his winning streak to 59 days with a victory aboard Crafty Mommy in the second race at Aqueduct in New York. In the featured $222,800 Top Flight Handicap for fillies and mares 3 years old and up, favored Banker's Lady, ridden by Angel Cordero, edged front-running Colonial Waters. It was another six lengths back to Aptostar.
April 29, 1989
Barmera, a 25-1 shot ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, led all the way for the second time in her last three starts to win the $32,000 turf feature at Hollywood Park Friday. The 5-year-old daughter of The Bart covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41 1/5 and beat favored Maison Close by 1 1/4 lengths. Nairobi Express was another three lengths back in third. Barmera returned $54.20, $19.80 and $8.80. She won $17,600 for trainer-owner John Sullivan, boosting her earnings to $65,675. Maison Close, ridden by Chris McCarron, paid $3.20 and $3.
January 30, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Driving to Silver Lake the other day to visit his father, Leonardo DiCaprio passed through the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Western Avenue, the neighborhood where he spent the first nine years of his life. Back then, DiCaprio says, he'd be in the car, riding to and from school, and see micro-skirted prostitutes on every corner. In the alleyway near his home, he'd occasionally notice people smoking crack and shooting heroin. "I try to tell my godson, who lives close to that area, what it was like, how there used to be a major prostitution ring on my street corner, crime and violence everywhere.
October 29, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
There are a lot of Hall of Famers involved with Game On Dude, installed on Monday as the 8-5 morning-line favorite and set to run from post position No. 9 in Saturday's $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. There's Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. There's Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith. And there's probable Hall of Fame baseball manager Joe Torre, a part owner. Baffert is feeling some Yankees-like pressure after Game On Dude's dud performance in last year's Classic, a seventh-place finish at odds of 8-5. "He's a totally different horse this year," Baffert said of the 6-year-old gelding.
October 28, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Now that Suzanne Somers has your attention with claims about all the sex she's having, the former "Three's Company" star-turned-longevity-expert has turned her attention to Obamacare. And she doesn't like what she sees. "Boomers are smart," Somers wrote in a Monday opinion piece for the online version of the Wall Street Journal. "They see the train wreck coming… most I speak with think the Affordable Care Act is a greater Ponzi scheme than that pulled off by Bernie Madoff.
July 15, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Betfair Hollywood Park contains special memories for trainer Tom Proctor, who remembers being 16 and standing in the winner's circle in 1972 after Convenience, the mare his father Willard trained, won a memorable winner-take-all match race against Typecast in front of 53,575. It was only fitting that Proctor was back in the winner's circle Sunday on the final day of the last spring-summer meeting at the Inglewood track after his 5-year-old mare, Marketing Mix, won the $100,250 Sunset Handicap by one length over defending champion Dhaamer.
June 22, 2013 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
In a perfect world, "Devious Maids," a new drama written by Marc Cherry and produced by Eva Longoria, both late of "Desperate Housewives," could be judged simply by its own merits, as an attempt to translate a popular telenovela to American television, in this case Lifetime. Taken as such, "Devious Maids" is just unfortunate - a silly, hyperactive version of "Downton Abbey," relocated to Beverly Hills and populated with as many cliches and stereotypes as can fit upstairs and down.
May 18, 2013 | Doyle McManus
What is it about presidents' second terms that makes them seem so scandal-ridden? Simple: The iron law of longevity. All governments make mistakes, and all governments try to hide those mistakes. But the longer an administration is in office, the more errors it makes, and the harder they are to conceal. Just ask Richard M. Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, all of whom spent much of their second terms playing defense. The longevity rule caught up with Barack Obama last week as he wrestled clumsily with not one controversy but three: the Internal Revenue Service's treatment of "tea party" groups, the Benghazi killings and the Justice Department's seizure of Associated Press telephone records.
May 20, 1989
G'Day For Flyin passed pace-setting Kiwi in the final sixteenth of a mile and drew off for a 1 3/4-length victory in the featured eighth race Friday at Hollywood Park. Trained by Larry Barrera and ridden by Chris McCarron, the 3-year-old filly covered 1 1/16 miles on the turf course in 1:42 for her second victory in the last three starts.
May 14, 1989
Lightly campaigned Reluctant Guest closed from the middle of the pack to score her first stakes victory, by 2 1/2 lengths in the $83,950 Senorita Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Chris McCarron for his fifth Senorita victory, Reluctant Guest moved from fifth position on the backstretch to gain the lead turning into the stretch and then easily held off the closing bid of Formidable Lady. General Charge, second choice in the wagering to Reluctant Guest, finished third in the field of nine.
March 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
When: 7:30. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1330. Records: Clippers 49-25, Pacers 47-27. Record vs. Pacers: 1-0. Update: The Clippers have lost three of their last four games. The Pacers hold opponents to a league-best 89.7 points per game and lead the NBA in rebounds per game, averaging 46.4. They average 13 offensive rebounds, fourth-best in the league.
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