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November 8, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Ellis is known around the tracks as a patient man. One of Southern California's winningest thoroughbred trainers, Ellis is known for taking his time with horses and taking special care with those prone to injury. His patience was tested in recent weeks. Ellis had hoped to run three horses in the Breeders' Cup today at Hollywood Park. But Benchmark dropped out of the Classic with a chipped ankle last month.
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February 16, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
There are richer and more important races ahead for Treasury Bill, a 3-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid who will be making his stakes debut Sunday in the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita. Trainer Ron Ellis has high aspirations for a horse that likes to race from far back and come charging down the stretch. That's why Ellis was surprised that Treasury Bill won a 61/2-furlong maiden sprint in his second race on Jan. 27. It's in two-turn races that Treasury Bill figures to be at his best, so Ellis isn't going to put a lot of pressure into winning Sunday's seven-furlong stakes that has just six entrants, including three horses trained by Bob Baffert - Belvin, War Academy and Shakin It Up. This time of year is about getting Treasury Bill more racing experience in preparation for the big 3-year-old races in March and April on the road to the ultimate goal of an appearance in the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May. "I've liked him all along," Ellis said.
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July 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Timeless Answer, unbeaten in two sprint handicaps at the current Hollywood Park meeting, will carry high weight of 118 pounds for Saturday's $150,000-added Bel-Air Handicap to be contested at one mile over the main track. The 4-year-old colt, owned by Ed Friendly and trained by Ron Ellis, was assigned one pound more than Annual Date, who defeated Music Merci in a one-mile race at Hollywood Park in his last outing.
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September 6, 2009 | Eric Sondheimer
Ron Ellis was a high school football player growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the 1970s when he discovered a passion for horse racing. At 15, a friend's father took him to Santa Anita, showed him how to read the Daily Racing Form, and Ellis was hooked. The next year, he worked on weekends for trainer Larry Sterling and spent the whole summer at Del Mar. By the time he graduated from Monroe High in 1977, he persuaded his parents to let him take a year off from attending college to focus on horse racing.
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March 24, 1996 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marty Wygod and Ron Ellis have been racing horses together for more than 10 years, long enough for Wygod to know that his trainer's best virtue is patience. "Ron does an exceptional job," Wygod said. "He has a way of bringing horses up to their top form for their most important races." Wygod, who employs several trainers, tries to send his horses to the conditioners that fit them best, and Ellis and the 5-year-old mare Pharma are a perfect match.
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May 10, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fiji is not the only top quality grass filly or mare in Southern California. Starting to fulfill the promise she brought with her when she came over from Europe nearly two years ago, Shake The Yoke demonstrated her talent with a comfortable victory over 14-1 shot Traces Of Gold and seven others in the $110,400 Wilshire Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park. Shake The Yoke, a 7-5 favorite for owner B.
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July 12, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
It turns out, there is life after the Kentucky Derby, after all. The consolation prize, for trainer Ron Ellis and his longtime owners, Mace and Samantha Siegel of Beverly Hills, took the form of victory in Saturday's prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup. Their aptly named Rail Trip, saving ground nicely all the way around and opening up on the stretch for a three-length victory under Jose Valdivia Jr., won it for them. And what a consolation it was.
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May 22, 1989 | From Times wire services
Kentucky basketball center LeRon Ellis announced after a meeting with the school's athletics director today that he will not attend the university next year. Ellis talked with Athletics Director C. M. Newton and sports information officials before confirming his decision at an impromptu news conference. The sophomore standout said he did not know where he will go to school for his remaining two years of eligibility. He played in 32 games for Kentucky this last season and averaged 16 points and five rebounds per game.
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September 16, 1986 | TOM HAMILTON
LeRon Ellis, a 6-foot 10-inch senior center from Santa Ana Mater Dei High School, announced Monday that he will attend the University of Kentucky. Ellis narrowed his choices to St. John's, Georgetown, Syracuse, USC and Kentucky before choosing the Wildcats. He made a recruiting trip to Lexington over the weekend and informed the Wildcat coaching staff of his decision Sunday night. The first day a prep player can sign a national letter of intent is Nov. 12.
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October 12, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
LeRon Ellis, his search for big-money opportunities in Europe exhausted, ended his holdout from the Clippers and signed a one-year contract Friday for the minimum $180,000. A forward-center from Mater Dei High in Santa Ana and Syracuse, Ellis was a victim of bad timing in being drafted by a team over the salary cap. That meant the Clippers could offer only the $180,000, about $300,000 less than the going rate for a first-round pick.
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July 12, 2009 | BILL DWYRE
It turns out, there is life after the Kentucky Derby, after all. The consolation prize, for trainer Ron Ellis and his longtime owners, Mace and Samantha Siegel of Beverly Hills, took the form of victory in Saturday's prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup. Their aptly named Rail Trip, saving ground nicely all the way around and opening up on the stretch for a three-length victory under Jose Valdivia Jr., won it for them. And what a consolation it was.
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May 10, 1998 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fiji is not the only top quality grass filly or mare in Southern California. Starting to fulfill the promise she brought with her when she came over from Europe nearly two years ago, Shake The Yoke demonstrated her talent with a comfortable victory over 14-1 shot Traces Of Gold and seven others in the $110,400 Wilshire Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park. Shake The Yoke, a 7-5 favorite for owner B.
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November 8, 1997 | DAVID WHARTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Ellis is known around the tracks as a patient man. One of Southern California's winningest thoroughbred trainers, Ellis is known for taking his time with horses and taking special care with those prone to injury. His patience was tested in recent weeks. Ellis had hoped to run three horses in the Breeders' Cup today at Hollywood Park. But Benchmark dropped out of the Classic with a chipped ankle last month.
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March 24, 1996 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marty Wygod and Ron Ellis have been racing horses together for more than 10 years, long enough for Wygod to know that his trainer's best virtue is patience. "Ron does an exceptional job," Wygod said. "He has a way of bringing horses up to their top form for their most important races." Wygod, who employs several trainers, tries to send his horses to the conditioners that fit them best, and Ellis and the 5-year-old mare Pharma are a perfect match.
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December 26, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LeRon Ellis could have taken another cushy basketball job in Europe, schooled a few more Italians or Spaniards in the paint, swatted a few more shots into the fourth row and lined his bank account with a cool $300,000. It would have been easy money. Too easy. Sizing up the European basketball landscape after one season, the 6-foot-10 Ellis saw too many NBA has-beens, or Continental Basketball Assn.-caliber players looking for heftier paychecks.
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October 12, 1991 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
LeRon Ellis, his search for big-money opportunities in Europe exhausted, ended his holdout from the Clippers and signed a one-year contract Friday for the minimum $180,000. A forward-center from Mater Dei High in Santa Ana and Syracuse, Ellis was a victim of bad timing in being drafted by a team over the salary cap. That meant the Clippers could offer only the $180,000, about $300,000 less than the going rate for a first-round pick.
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September 16, 1986 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
LeRon Ellis, a 6-foot 10-inch senior center from Mater Dei High School, announced Monday that he will attend the University of Kentucky next season. Ellis narrowed his choices to St. John's, Georgetown, Syracuse, USC and Kentucky before choosing the Wildcats. He made a recruiting trip to Lexington last weekend and then informed the Kentucky coaching staff of his decision on Sunday night. Nov. 12 is the first day a high school player can sign a national letter of intent.
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December 26, 1993 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
LeRon Ellis could have taken another cushy basketball job in Europe, schooled a few more Italians or Spaniards in the paint, swatted a few more shots into the fourth row and lined his bank account with a cool $300,000. It would have been easy money. Too easy. Sizing up the European basketball landscape after one season, the 6-foot-10 Ellis saw too many NBA has-beens, or Continental Basketball Assn.-caliber players looking for heftier paychecks.
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June 27, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A search that lasted nearly a year ended Wednesday when the Clippers' traded one of their two first-round picks in the NBA draft to Atlanta for point guard Glenn (Doc) Rivers. Rivers was one of several point guards on a Clipper shopping list that included Derek Harper of Dallas, Pooh Richardson of Minnesota, Jay Humphries of Milwaukee and Isiah Thomas of Detroit. Occasional forays in all of those directions were turned away until Wednesday, when the price for Rivers was the No.
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