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April 9, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Robert Sangster, the English soccer-pools operator who parlayed that career into one of the world's most successful horseracing and breeding operations, died Wednesday at his home in London. Sangster, who was 67, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Sangster, who was born in Liverpool, inherited the Vernons pools from his father and eventually sold the betting concern for more than $150 million.
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April 9, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Robert Sangster, the English soccer-pools operator who parlayed that career into one of the world's most successful horseracing and breeding operations, died Wednesday at his home in London. Sangster, who was 67, had been suffering from pancreatic cancer. Sangster, who was born in Liverpool, inherited the Vernons pools from his father and eventually sold the betting concern for more than $150 million.
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January 19, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asked how he wound up buying Restless Con for $17,000 at a Kentucky yearling auction, trainer Duane Offield said: "He looked like he was athletic." Any other reasons? "The best reason of all," Offield said. "He was in our price range."
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June 7, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A memorial lies at the heart of the 17th annual Baroque Music Festival of Corona del Mar, which opens Sunday. But that won't mean weeping and sorrow. The festival will premiere a new work to honor Robert Sangster, a prominent Huntington Beach city attorney, music critic and longtime member of the festival board, who died in 1995 after a six-year battle with cancer. The new work, "Cantata Jovialis" by Los Angeles composer Robert Linn, will be performed Wednesday.
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June 7, 1997 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A memorial lies at the heart of the 17th annual Baroque Music Festival of Corona del Mar, which opens Sunday. But that won't mean weeping and sorrow. The festival will premiere a new work to honor Robert Sangster, a prominent Huntington Beach city attorney, music critic and longtime member of the festival board, who died in 1995 after a six-year battle with cancer. The new work, "Cantata Jovialis" by Los Angeles composer Robert Linn, will be performed Wednesday.
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September 23, 1995 | BILL BILLITER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Robert Sangster, the city's senior deputy city attorney, died early Friday morning at his home in Newport Beach after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 54. In his 17 years with the city attorney's office here, he handled many major cases, including a federal suit in 1993 that drew national media attention.
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February 8, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
An appeal hearing into the disqualification of The Noble Player as winner of the $65,800 Russell Handicap late last year at Santa Anita has been scheduled for a week from today. Ben Felton, a Sherman Oaks attorney who is a member of the California Horse Racing Board, will officiate at the hearing and decide on the appeal. The Noble Player, owned by Englishman Robert Sangster, scored a convincing victory in the Russell, which had a winner's purse of $38,800.
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January 8, 1987 | Leonel Sanchez
A 25-year-old woman was in custody Wednesday on suspicion of setting fire to her father's house while her three children were present, authorities said. Sonya Jones, 25, was being held at the County Women's Jail in connection with the fire Tuesday that caused $150,000 in damage to the home on Eider Court, said Capt. Ron Blaul of the county Fire Department. No one was injured, Fire Department spokeswoman Kathleen Cha said, and firefighters extinguished the blaze in about five minutes.
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May 9, 1990 | BILL BILLITER
An unusual federal suit charging that Huntington Beach is guilty of "extortion" because it operates a "speed trap" has had its first airing before a federal judge in Los Angeles. Deputy City Atty. Robert Sangster said he appeared before U.S. Judge Stephen Wilson on Monday and argued for dismissal of the suit, saying the city does not operate a speed trap or commit extortion. At issue is a suit filed March 20 by Ernest J. Franceschi Jr., a Seal Beach lawyer.
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January 19, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asked how he wound up buying Restless Con for $17,000 at a Kentucky yearling auction, trainer Duane Offield said: "He looked like he was athletic." Any other reasons? "The best reason of all," Offield said. "He was in our price range."
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September 5, 1985 | Andy Rose \f7
Nightclub owners who want to set up shop in Huntington Beach will have to find a location with buildings or other buffers between their clubs and residences. A code amendment passed by the City Council Tuesday requires that the clubs have buildings, flood-control channels or utility easements at least 100 feet wide or parking lots at least 200 feet wide as buffers. The action will not affect existing businesses.
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January 25, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
The best race of the day is the $100,000 De La Rose Handicap, a Grade III for older fillies and mares on the turf at Gulfstream Park turf. The 11/16 mile-race attracted 13 entrants--Cherry Tree Hill is an also-eligible--and features two hot mares and a sharp filly. Topping the field are Batique, a 6-year-old daughter of Storm Cat; Veil Of Avalon, a 5-year-old daughter of Thunder Gulch; and Snow Dance, a 4-year-old gray daughter of Forest Wildcat.
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