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July 30, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Toward the end of the recent Hollywood Park season, trainer Ross Fenstermaker sat in a box seat and watched one of his horses, a 3-year-old colt making his first start, go off at 110-1 odds and run next to last in an 11-horse field. Earlier that day, Fenstermaker had saddled an 8-year-old who hadn't run a race in almost a year and watched him finish fifth. Another one of Fenstermaker's unsuccessful starters at Hollywood this year was a 7-year-old who hadn't won a race in his life.
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July 30, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Toward the end of the recent Hollywood Park season, trainer Ross Fenstermaker sat in a box seat and watched one of his horses, a 3-year-old colt making his first start, go off at 110-1 odds and run next to last in an 11-horse field. Earlier that day, Fenstermaker had saddled an 8-year-old who hadn't run a race in almost a year and watched him finish fifth. Another one of Fenstermaker's unsuccessful starters at Hollywood this year was a 7-year-old who hadn't won a race in his life.
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February 23, 1989
Tenacious Tom trailed early but rallied to win going away in the $75,000 Bolsa Chica Stakes for 3-year-olds Wednesday at Santa Anita. Tenacious Tom, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, was timed in 1:10 1/5 for the six furlongs and earned $48,050. Tenacious Tom, trained by Ross Fenstermaker, paid $22.60, $9.80 and $6.60. Mountain Ghost, ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, was second and paid $12.80 and $7.60. Irish, with Russell Baze aboard, paid $12 to show.
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July 21, 2007
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February 22, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE
Precisionist, who would have been the top-weighted starter in the Santa Anita Handicap, was scratched Thursday from the $450,000 race March 3. "He'll stay in the barn," trainer Ross Fenstermaker said. "He's lost too much training time, and it wouldn't be fair to the horse to run him in such a tough spot if he's not ready." Precisionist became only the fifth horse to sweep the three-race Strub series, but a week after winning the Strub Stakes Feb. 3, the 4-year-old colt developed a cough.
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February 14, 1986 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Eclipse Award winner Precisionist was scratched Thursday from Sunday's $200,000 San Antonio Handicap at Santa Anita by trainer Ross Fenstermaker. "We can't afford to run and pick up any more weight for the Santa Anita Handicap," Fenstermaker said. "That's what it boils down to." Precisionist had been assigned high weight of 127 pounds for the San Antonio, with rivals Gate Dancer and Greinton getting 124 and 122, respectively.
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December 23, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Once again, reports of Precisionist's retirement from racing have been premature. The 7-year-old horse, who supposedly had run his last race when he finished second, a head behind Cutlass Reality, in the Native Diver Handicap at Hollywood Park on Dec. 10, will be running Saturday in the $75,000 Sunny Isle Handicap, a 7-furlong race at Calder Race Course in Miami.
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February 27, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John Russell, a thoroughbred trainer who won national championships with Susan's Girl in 1972 and '73, died Wednesday at his home in Del Mar, Calif. Russell, 67, had been battling cancer. A native of England, he took out a trainer's license in 1958, and trained many years for the Ogden Phipps family and Fred Hooper, two of the biggest stables in the United States. Russell, who launched a public stable in Southern California in 1980, retired from training in 1995. He trained 55 stakes winners.
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February 16, 1986 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
When nominations closed Feb. 5 for today's $200,000 San Antonio Handicap, fans at Santa Anita looked forward to a replay of last year's race of the meet. Among the 17 horses nominated were Precisionist, Greinton and Gate Dancer, who had finished one, two, three, respectively, in the 1985 Charles H. Strub Stakes, with Precisionist barely edging Greinton at the wire and Gate Dancer just a half-length back. Now it appears that none of the three will be running Sunday.
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October 29, 1986 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Roo Art, one of trainer Wayne Lukas' eight entries in the Breeders' Cup, has been withdrawn from the $3-million Classic because he is suffering from an inflamed right front tendon. "Roo Art's out," Lukas said Tuesday morning. "We galloped him through the stretch yesterday and he cooled out fine, but when we had him back in the stall it (the ankle) started to swell a little.
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April 13, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE
Trainer Charlie Whittingham, who has already broken Santa Anita's season record for purse money, is in a good position to substantially add to his total this weekend. Of the 14 horses entered in two stakes, six are from the overflowing Whittingham barn. Today, Greinton and Champion Pilot will run as an entry in the $200,000 San Bernardino Handicap.
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