July 24, 1992 |
Forty Niner Days, sent off as the 1-5 wagering favorite, romped to a front-running victory in Thursday's $55,000 feature race on the turf at Hollywood Park. Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Forty Niner Days finished 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Fanatic Boy in the one-mile race for 4-year-olds and up. Greensmith was third, another five lengths behind, and it was another five lengths back to Qasar, last in the four-horse field. Forty Niner Days, trained by Roger Stein, paid $2.60 and $2.10.
February 10, 1989 |
Trainer Laz Barrera, whose son, Albert, ran a horse last week at Santa Anita that tested positive for cocaine, said Thursday that someone would have to be "very stupid" to try to win a race that way. "They would have to be very stupid . . . to use cocaine," said the elder Barrera, who is in racing's Hall of Fame. "Because you know that if you use it, they're going to pick it up."
July 13, 1991
Jockey Jose Santos, national money-winning leader from 1986 to 1989, said Friday that he will return to New York, beginning at Belmont Park on Wednesday. Santos will leave after Sunday's card at Hollywood Park. He had 19 winners through 58 days of the meeting going into Friday night's card. Two of those victories came in stakes, but Santos expected to be much more successful when he arrived from New York for the 1990 Hollywood fall meeting. "It's a tough decision for me," Santos said.
November 23, 2001
Dale Earnhardt--"SportsCentury," today, 5 and 8 p.m., ESPN Classic Pete Carroll, Kori Dickerson, Troy Polamalu , Keary Colbert, Shaun Cody--"USC Sports Magazine," tonight, 11, Fox Sports Net Don King, Matt Williams, Rob Machado--"The Best Damn Sports Show Period," tonight, 11:30, Fox Sports Net Jesse James Leija, Roberto Garcia--"Ringside With Johnny Ortiz," tonight, 9-11, KSPN (1110) Joey Harrington, David Carr, Jim Tressel--"College GameDay," Saturday, 7:30 a.m.
January 28, 1990 |
After ducking verbal brickbats from horsemen, state legislators and racing-board members, Len Foote has resigned as secretary of the California Horse Racing Board, about a year before his scheduled retirement. Foote's resignation, which takes effect at the end of March, was announced Friday at a meeting of the racing board in Monrovia. A board member, requesting anonymity, said that Foote decided to resign after a meeting with Henry Chavez, who recently became board chairman.
May 25, 1990 |
The California Horse Racing Board Thursday unanimously approved Hollywood Park's request for four consecutive Friday night programs. "The board opined that it's a very worthwhile experiment," said Don Robbins, Hollywood Park's general manager. "It went very quickly and painlessly. We still have to meet with the horsemen and work out some of the details, such as the post time, the lighting, and lessening the burden on their help. I don't expect that this will be a protracted process."
June 1, 1989 |
Accusations against D. Wayne Lukas, Laz Barrera and three other thoroughbred trainers alleging the presence of cocaine in horses they train were dismissed today. Leonard Foote, secretary of the California Horse Racing Board, announced at a news conference at Hollywood Park that the decision had been made by the CHRB on Tuesday. In addition to Barrera and Lukas, accusations were dropped against Barrera's son, Albert; Anthony J. Hemmerick, and Bryan Webb. 'Accusations We Cannot Prove' "We don't want to charge people with accusations we cannot prove," Foote said.
June 3, 2005 |
A pair of sharp 5-year-old mares will get together in the $62,000 Exotic Wood tonight at Hollywood Park. Getthepartystarted, who has won three of her last five, and Starkay, who has won two straight, head the field of six in the 5 1/2 -furlong turf race. Owned by Baja Racing Stable and trained by Jenine Sahadi, Getthepartystarted, a daughter of Game Plan, has not been worse than third since being claimed for $50,000 on Nov. 12. She won by a neck at 5-2 on the turf course May 4.
October 29, 2005 |
The last two winners of the Morvich Handicap will be in action today when the Grade III is run for the 32nd time at Santa Anita. King Robyn, the 2003 Morvich winner, is back for another crack at the $100,000 contest at about 6 1/2 furlongs on the turf. Meanwhile, Leroidesanimaux, who won in 2004, will be favored in the Breeders' Cup Mile as he seeks his ninth consecutive win for T N T Stud and trainer Bobby Frankel.
May 12, 2006 |
Starkay has won three races since coming to the U.S. from New Zealand well over a year ago. The 6-year-old Towkay mare has earned all three of those victories sprinting on the Hollywood Park turf course and that's where she will be running tonight in the $60,000 Tuzla. Owned by a partnership and trained by Roger Stein, Starkay is unbeaten on the Inglewood lawn, having rattled off the victories in a span of less than one month last spring.