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May 22, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY, Special to the Times
Everyone knows by now that Charlie Whittingham trains the best 3-year-old thoroughbred in the country. Sunday Silence proved that once and for all in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. But could Whittingham have the best 4-year-old colt as well? And if so, which one is it? Nasr el Arab, who will be favored in the $500,000 Turf Handicap at Hollywood Park on Memorial Day, made his case Sunday with a workout on the turf that would have won most races. Then, a few hours later, Ruhlmann took the stage and put away Sabona to win the $212,800 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap by a conclusive three lengths.
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October 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Ruhlmann returns to the site of his greatest triumph, the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap, to accept high weight honors in Saturday's $200,000-added Goodwood Handicap at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park. The 1 1/8-mile Goodwood is named for a race course in Sussex, England, on the ancestral grounds of the Duke of Richmond, who will be in attendance for the race.
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June 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
A field of six headed by Blushing John and Ruhlmann was entered today in Sunday's $300,000-added Californian at Hollywood Park. Blushing John will be ridden by Pat Day and was assigned high weight of 124 pounds for the 36th running of the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. Blushing John is coming off an impressive victory in the Pimlico Special on May 13. Ruhlmann will be ridden by Laffit Pincay and was assigned 122 pounds. Ruhlmann has won his last three starts including the San Bernardino Handicap at Santa Anita on April 2 and the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park on May 21. Others entered were Lively One, who will be ridden by Robbie Davis and was assigned 118 pounds; Sabona, Chris McCarron, 115 pounds; Payant, Patrick Valenzuela, 114 pounds, and Saratoga Passage, Eddie Delahoussaye, 114 pounds.
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September 7, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Ruhlmann and Lively One, a pair of handicap stars in the Charlie Whittingham stable, come off brief freshening periods to head the lineup in the $200,000-added Del Mar Budweiser Breeders' Cup Handicap at 1 mile Sunday. The purse includes $100,000 from the Breeders' Cup fund for eligible horses. The speedy Ruhlmann highlighted his career with a victory in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap in March. The 5-year-old son of Mr. Leader has won 10 of 25 starts and earned $1,789,353.
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June 5, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY, Special to The Times
For most of his career, Sabona's bark has been a lot worse than his bite. But in Sunday's $320,800 Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park, the 7-year-old veteran finally came through with his race of a lifetime. Old Bones, as he is known around trainer Neil Drysdale's barn, has a habit of announcing himself wherever he goes with an anxious, high-decibel whinny that could shatter crystal and scare the tail off an innocent filly. Drysdale indulges the old boy's foibles, explaining that "strange ponies" make him squeal, and saddling him off in a corner of the paddock.
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May 11, 1990 | JACK MANN, THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
Ruhlmann is named for an interior designer in Germany who did exquisite work for the horse's owners, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, and he does exquisite work on the race track when he is at his best. "When he runs a big race," trainer Charles Whittingham said, "it is very, very big. When he puts in a bad one, it is bad." Coming off two huge stakes victories at Santa Anita, Ruhlmann is the 5-2 favorite in the $1-million Pimlico Special Saturday.
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October 12, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Ruhlmann returns to the site of his greatest triumph, the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap, to accept high weight honors in Saturday's $200,000-added Goodwood Handicap at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park. The 1 1/8-mile Goodwood is named for a race course in Sussex, England, on the ancestral grounds of the Duke of Richmond, who will be in attendance for the race.
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December 24, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY
A rejuvenated Ruhlmann turned Saturday's $108,100 Native Diver Handicap into a fitting homage to the horse for whom the Hollywood Park feature was named, as he held on for a last-gasp victory over stablemate Lively One. Native Diver, a speed burner with a flair for the dramatic, was California's most popular racehorse in the mid-1960s. The black son of Imbros won more than a million dollars, three Hollywood Gold Cups and a niche in the national racing Hall of Fame at Saratoga, Fla.
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March 5, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Charlie Whittingham had won a record seven Santa Anita Handicaps before Sunday, but none was as improbable as No. 8--a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory by Ruhlmann, a 5-year-old who had never run 1 1/4 miles. After Ruhlmann's victory at 22-1 in the $1-million race, Whittingham, 76, said the horse's front-running style reminded him of Ack Ack, who in 1971 had given him his third Big 'Cap victory. "Ack Ack could steal 'em, too," Whittingham said.
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June 21, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jerry Moss was having a bad attack of owner's euphoria as Ruhlmann's date in the $1-million Hollywood Gold Cup approached. "I've been looking forward to this one for a long time," said Moss, co-founder of A&M records. "I think Ruhlmann is the kind of horse they all have to respect." They include Sunday Silence, Criminal Type and Opening Verse, making Sunday's 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup easily the best race of the 1990 season to date.
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June 21, 1990 | JAY HOVDEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jerry Moss was having a bad attack of owner's euphoria as Ruhlmann's date in the $1-million Hollywood Gold Cup approached. "I've been looking forward to this one for a long time," said Moss, co-founder of A&M records. "I think Ruhlmann is the kind of horse they all have to respect." They include Sunday Silence, Criminal Type and Opening Verse, making Sunday's 1 1/4-mile Gold Cup easily the best race of the 1990 season to date.
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May 13, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Criminal Type scored a far-reaching victory in the Pimlico Special Saturday. The 5-year-old son of Alydar ran the fastest 1 3/16 miles in Pimlico history, sent his trainer, Wayne Lukas, over the $100-million mark in career purses and exposed a story about how fine the line is between being a hero and a heel as a jockey's agent.
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May 11, 1990 | JACK MANN, THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN
Ruhlmann is named for an interior designer in Germany who did exquisite work for the horse's owners, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, and he does exquisite work on the race track when he is at his best. "When he runs a big race," trainer Charles Whittingham said, "it is very, very big. When he puts in a bad one, it is bad." Coming off two huge stakes victories at Santa Anita, Ruhlmann is the 5-2 favorite in the $1-million Pimlico Special Saturday.
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April 2, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From sunup to sundown, Sunday was Gary Stevens' kind of day. In the morning, Stevens was out to work Mister Frisky, the Santa Anita Derby favorite who went through his last serious exercise in preparation for next Saturday's race. Mister Frisky, who will put his unbeaten, 15-race record on the line, worked five furlongs in an official 1:00, although trainer Laz Barrera and some other clockers caught him going slightly faster.
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March 5, 1990 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Charlie Whittingham had won a record seven Santa Anita Handicaps before Sunday, but none was as improbable as No. 8--a wire-to-wire, 1 3/4-length victory by Ruhlmann, a 5-year-old who had never run 1 1/4 miles. After Ruhlmann's victory at 22-1 in the $1-million race, Whittingham, 76, said the horse's front-running style reminded him of Ack Ack, who in 1971 had given him his third Big 'Cap victory. "Ack Ack could steal 'em, too," Whittingham said.
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December 24, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY
A rejuvenated Ruhlmann turned Saturday's $108,100 Native Diver Handicap into a fitting homage to the horse for whom the Hollywood Park feature was named, as he held on for a last-gasp victory over stablemate Lively One. Native Diver, a speed burner with a flair for the dramatic, was California's most popular racehorse in the mid-1960s. The black son of Imbros won more than a million dollars, three Hollywood Gold Cups and a niche in the national racing Hall of Fame at Saratoga, Fla.
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October 6, 1988 | Bill Christine
Last spring, trainer Bobby Frankel was trying to coax Ruhlmann to run a mile and a quarter. Next month, Frankel will be satisfied if the 3-year-old colt can go about half that far. Once a leading candidate to win this year's Kentucky Derby, Ruhlmann is now belatedly headed for Churchill Downs, where on Nov. 5 he will run in the 6-furlong, $1-million Breeders' Cup Sprint.
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April 3, 1989 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The feeling was mutual--and, after the running of the $320,600 San Bernardino Handicap, it also was mutuel. Trainer Charlie Whittingham was as happy about obtaining Laffit Pincay for one of his horses as Pincay was to be riding Ruhlmann in a rich stakes race.
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June 5, 1989 | JAY HOVDEY, Special to The Times
For most of his career, Sabona's bark has been a lot worse than his bite. But in Sunday's $320,800 Californian Stakes at Hollywood Park, the 7-year-old veteran finally came through with his race of a lifetime. Old Bones, as he is known around trainer Neil Drysdale's barn, has a habit of announcing himself wherever he goes with an anxious, high-decibel whinny that could shatter crystal and scare the tail off an innocent filly. Drysdale indulges the old boy's foibles, explaining that "strange ponies" make him squeal, and saddling him off in a corner of the paddock.
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June 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
A field of six headed by Blushing John and Ruhlmann was entered today in Sunday's $300,000-added Californian at Hollywood Park. Blushing John will be ridden by Pat Day and was assigned high weight of 124 pounds for the 36th running of the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. Blushing John is coming off an impressive victory in the Pimlico Special on May 13. Ruhlmann will be ridden by Laffit Pincay and was assigned 122 pounds. Ruhlmann has won his last three starts including the San Bernardino Handicap at Santa Anita on April 2 and the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park on May 21. Others entered were Lively One, who will be ridden by Robbie Davis and was assigned 118 pounds; Sabona, Chris McCarron, 115 pounds; Payant, Patrick Valenzuela, 114 pounds, and Saratoga Passage, Eddie Delahoussaye, 114 pounds.
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