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January 21, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE
Elans Special, the 2-year-old filly who won last year's $2.5-million All American Futurity--quarter horse racing's richest race--at Ruidoso Downs, has been disqualified by the New Mexico State Racing Commission because she ran with an illegal drug in her system. John Buchanan, the trainer of Elans Special, was given an indefinite suspension by the commission, pending a hearing.
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January 21, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE
Elans Special, the 2-year-old filly who won last year's $2.5-million All American Futurity--quarter horse racing's richest race--at Ruidoso Downs, has been disqualified by the New Mexico State Racing Commission because she ran with an illegal drug in her system. John Buchanan, the trainer of Elans Special, was given an indefinite suspension by the commission, pending a hearing.
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June 3, 1985 | Associated Press
Dashing Phoebe, with Jerry Nicodemus up, posted a 1-length victory in Sunday's $512,090 Kansas Futurity at Ruidoso Downs race track. The 4-5 choice took the lead a dozen strides out of the gates and never was seriously threatened thereafter. Mango Moon, a 5-1 shot, gained ground in a race for place with King Of Sting, who went off at nearly 15-1. Mango Moon prevailed by a head at the wire with Alex Baldillez in the saddle. Dashing Phoebe's victory was worth $219,318 for the San Jose Cattle Co.
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May 6, 1989 | STEVE LOWERY, Times Staff Writer
Since its birth 37 years ago, when a parcel of Frank Vessels' 475-acre cattle ranch in what is now Cypress was converted to a muddy oval and called Los Alamitos Race Course, California quarter-horse racing has remained a sport virtually devoid of pretense and change. Unlike the tweed and taffeta of the thoroughbred set, the preeminent quarter-horse costume has remained denim and the races have been short and straight--from 350 to 440 yards. But a steady decline in bettors and betting at Los Alamitos--the nation's No. 1 quarter-horse track, handling about half of the sport's pari-mutual betting--has brought about a change that many involved in the sport thought they would never see, let alone allow.
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