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March 8, 1990 | From Associated Press
John Henry, two-time horse of the year, and his former trainer, Ron McAnally, have been nominated for induction into the Racing Hall of Fame. Five nominations in each of five categories were announced Wednesday by John von Stade, president of the National Museum of Racing. One from each of the categories will be inducted on Aug. 9. John Henry, at one time the all-time biggest money winner with $6,591,860 in career earnings, was the Eclipse Award winner in 1981 and '84.
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April 22, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
On the final day of the 71-day Santa Anita meeting Sunday, the marathon 13/4-mile San Juan Capistrano Handicap produced a thrilling finish. When the photo showed that Interaction had beaten All Squared Away by a nose, 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally got to bask in the glow of another memorable triumph. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Interaction came charging on the inside in deep stretch to pass All Squared Away and give McAnally his third victory in the unique $150,000 race that starts at the top of the hillside turf course and was won 14 times by Hall of Fame trainer Charles Whittingham.
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March 30, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time Ron McAnally did any running in these parts, he was trying to escape from the orphanage where he had been dropped off when he was 5. Twice, the young McAnally attempted to run away from the Covington Protestant Children's Home. Once, he changed his mind and went back. The other time, he was picked up in downtown Covington and returned to the orphanage. "It wasn't easy getting out, either," McAnally remembered Thursday.
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November 21, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
Ron McAnally is much like the famous horse he once trained. Neither he nor John Henry would be considered the retiring types. John Henry raced effectively through his ninth year, 1984. That was unheard of even back then and unthinkable now. He was horse of the year at age 9. McAnally will turn 80 next July and will probably celebrate by mucking out a stall. "It's my life, my whole life," McAnally says. "I can't get it out of my blood. " He's at the track every morning at 5:30.
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October 23, 1991 | From Associated Press
The leading contenders for starting positions in four of the seven Breeders' Cup Day races to be run Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Breeders' Cup points are earned by horse finishing first, second or third in North American graded stakes between Jan. 1 and Oct. 21, the pre-entry deadline for the Breeders' Cup Championship races. This list is current for graded stakes races run through Oct.
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February 19, 1996 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chris Antley could have ridden Antespend or Raw Gold in Sunday's $156,900 Las Virgenes Stakes, and for a while last week, it looked like the Santa Anita stewards might intervene. "It never came to that," trainer Ron McAnally said. "I always thought that we had the call, and I told Antley's agent [Harry Hacek] to make the choice. There were other top jockeys available. "He made the right choice." Indeed.
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May 15, 1994 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The California Horse Racing Board has issued complaints and hearing dates have been scheduled for the trainers whose horses recently tested positive for scopolamine. Thoroughbred trainers Richard Mandella, Ron McAnally, Willard Proctor and Mark Henning and harness trainer James Grundy will have two-day hearings before Hollywood Park stewards Tom Ward, Pete Pedersen and Ingrid Fermin later this month and in early June.
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August 22, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY
Trainer Ron McAnally has filed an appeal with the Del Mar board of stewards over the disqualification of Tight Spot from first place in Sunday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby. After finishing first by three lengths, the 3-year-old colt was cited for crowding horses to his inside early in the 1 1/8-mile turf race. Tight Spot was relegated to last in the field of 10, and his jockey, Laffit Pincay, was suspended for five days as a result of the incident. Runner-up Itsallgreektome was awarded the victory.
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April 5, 1996 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matty G hasn't won a race in almost four months, and he has been beaten twice this season by Wayne Lukas' colts, but Ron McAnally still doesn't think he is wasting his time running his horse Saturday in the $1-million Santa Anita Derby. "I'm getting more and more excited about his chances," said McAnally, who sprang an upset in the Arcadia track's other $1-million race when Mr Purple, at 18-1, won the Santa Anita Handicap last month.
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July 14, 1996 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Except for a dead heat for the win, trainer Ron McAnally couldn't have asked for a better result in the $180,712 Hollywood Oaks on Saturday at Hollywood Park. Listening and Antespend, his two starters in the meeting's main event for 3-year-old fillies, finished 1-2 in a field reduced to four after three late scratches (Supercilious, Najecam and Bella Capote).
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October 4, 2006 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Either of the females trainer Ron McAnally plans to run in the $60,000 Swingtime today at Santa Anita could win the one-mile race on grass. Dream's, a 5-year-old Chilean-bred mare, and Charm The Giant, a 4-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway, have won 14 of the 28 races they have run. Owned and bred by McAnally's wife Debbie, Charm The Giant has been worse than third only once in her eight races. She also has been effective at the Swingtime distance, having won three of five.
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August 22, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
No trainer has won more races by the seaside than Ron McAnally. A member of the sport's Hall of Fame since 1990, McAnally, who turned 71 on July 11, has more than 400 victories at Del Mar, among them multiple wins in the Del Mar Futurity, Eddie Read Handicap, Del Mar Oaks and Clement L. Hirsch -- formerly the Chula Vista -- Handicap. However, the track's biggest prize, the $1-million Pacific Classic, has eluded him.
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August 24, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The late Charlie Whittingham, a hall-of-fame trainer, would routinely start three horses in stakes races, and even ran 1-2-3 on several occasions. "I like it when I've got them surrounded," Whittingham would quip. But Ron McAnally, who was inducted into the racing shrine in 1990 and has been training for about 45 years, can't recall ever tripling up on the opposition.
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April 26, 2002 | BILL CHRISTINE
John Mabee had a lot of horses. Some said that he had just as many trainers. Mabee, who died Wednesday night near Del Mar, the racetrack he loved and nourished, waded into racing by buying a couple of cheap yearlings in 1957, did a crash study of the breeding side of the business several years later and by the 1970s no one connected with his burgeoning racing and breeding operation doubted who was in charge. Short on stature, Mabee was a show-up guy who ruled with a big stick. In the insurance game, Mabee was a CEO who was known to sign every claim check, and in racing every one of his horses bore the owner's fingerprints.
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August 18, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nineteen years ago, the noses of John Henry and The Bart hit the finish line almost simultaneously in the first Arlington Million, and nobody--including jockeys Bill Shoemaker and Eddie Delahoussaye and the NBC crew, which erroneously declared The Bart the winner--knew which horse had won. "Will you take a dead heat, Sam?" somebody shouted to Sam Rubin, the owner of John Henry, who watched the heart-pumping finish from the box seats. "No," Rubin quickly replied. "I want to win it or lose it."
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October 25, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it's a good thing that Silver Ending ran fifth instead of winning the Kentucky Derby in 1990. It might have taken an ambulance to get Debbie McAnally, one of his owners, to the winner's circle. Prevailing in Sunday's $111,800 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap at Santa Anita with Olympic Charmer was difficult enough for a hyperventilating McAnally. Standing in the winner's circle with trainer and husband Ron McAnally, Debbie McAnally finally said: "I better find a place to sit down.
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October 25, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Maybe it's a good thing that Silver Ending ran fifth instead of winning the Kentucky Derby in 1990. It might have taken an ambulance to get Debbie McAnally, one of his owners, to the winner's circle. Prevailing in Sunday's $111,800 Harold C. Ramser Sr. Handicap at Santa Anita with Olympic Charmer was difficult enough for a hyperventilating McAnally. Standing in the winner's circle with trainer and husband Ron McAnally, Debbie McAnally finally said: "I better find a place to sit down.
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May 4, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
It's a Derby that has something for everybody. There's a horse in here who has never won. There's a horse who has never lost. And there are a lot in between who have done plenty of both. But what makes it unique is, there's a horse in here who cost his owners only $1,500. It's a success story not even Horatio Alger would touch. If Silver Ending wins the Derby, not a longshot by any means, it will be the most electrifying rags-to-riches scam since the Brink's robbery.
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July 23, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For trainer Ron McAnally, the grass could be greener at Del Mar than it was the last couple of days at Hollywood Park, where the sight of his horses being hauled off after turf races wouldn't go away. With 28,410 on hand Thursday in 80-degree weather for the opening of Del Mar's 42-day meeting, McAnally teamed with jockey Chris McCarron and the 3-year-old colt Domination to win the $87,800 first division of the Oceanside Stakes, the beginning of a heavily accented turf program.
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April 26, 1999 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Unable to win a graded race in her previous four tries in the United States, Victory Stripes changed that in the $147,000 Hawthorne Handicap on Sunday at Hollywood Park. Given this was the Hawthorne, a Grade II, it helped that the 5-year-old, Argentine-bred mare had jockey Chris McCarron and trainer Ron McAnally on her side.
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