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November 16, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Robert Hyatt (Red) McDaniel, the winningest trainer in the United States through the first five years of the 1950s, was hydrophobic. The only way to get McDaniel into a swimming pool would have been to fill it with martinis. On May 5, 1955, the 44-year-old McDaniel helped jockey Ralph Neves mount a 5-year-old gelding running in the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields.
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November 16, 1987 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Robert Hyatt (Red) McDaniel, the winningest trainer in the United States through the first five years of the 1950s, was hydrophobic. The only way to get McDaniel into a swimming pool would have been to fill it with martinis. On May 5, 1955, the 44-year-old McDaniel helped jockey Ralph Neves mount a 5-year-old gelding running in the sixth race at Golden Gate Fields.
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September 7, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Bob Benoit and his wife, Calvine, went to the races at Del Mar on Labor Day weekend 50 years ago. "We tried to beat [Bill] Shoemaker every race," said Benoit, a former Hollywood Park executive who's now a publicist for the sport. "He was 3 to 5 in every race he rode, so you had to do something. But he kept winning race after race. It got costly." The summer of 1954 was expensive for anybody who dared bet against Shoemaker at Del Mar.
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August 18, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One night recently, George Taniguchi was watching a sports program on television. "It was a show about sports records," the former jockey and retired racing official said. "They were going over many of the records that might never fall. Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, some track and field records. "I kept waiting for something about Shoe, but it never came. How could you do a show about sports records and not mention Bill Shoemaker?
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