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April 17, 1999 | BILL CHRISTINE
Single Empire and Kessem Power, separated by a nose in the San Luis Rey Stakes on March 21, head the 10-horse field for Sunday's $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap at Santa Anita. The San Juan Capistrano, at a distance of almost 1 3/4 miles, will be run on the second-last day of the 84-day Santa Anita meet. Kessem Power was third in last year's San Juan Capistrano. Others running Sunday are Lazy Lode, Dushyantor, Le Paillard, Montjoy, Rate Cut, Fibonacci, Percutant and Lucayan Indian.
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March 23, 2008 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
A horse claimed from trainer Paddy Gallagher won the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap on Saturday at Santa Anita. Only it was not the foreign-bred many bettors expected. While 6-5 favorite On The Acorn, who was taken for $40,000 more than 17 months ago by his current connections, was sixth, Boule d'Or, who was claimed for $50,000 from Gallagher on Jan. 20, is now two for two for his new owners. An easy winner in an optional claimer in his first for trainer Jeff Mullins last month, Boule d'Or, a 7-year-old Irish-bred, opened up a sizable lead -- 10 lengths after a mile -- then barely had enough left to hold off 5-1 shot Porfido by three-quarters of a length in the Grade II. Owned by Bob Bone, Don Johnson and Jim Robinson, Boule d'Or, who was winless in his first seven races in the U.S. before the claim, won in 2:25.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1986 | ERIC BAILEY, Times Staff Writer
Nancy Jakovac knows well the wiles of the San Luis Rey River. For the past decade she has lived on the ground floor of a stucco condominium building a few hundred yards from its coffee-colored waters. Mostly, the river has been a peaceful neighbor, a babbling brook meandering between thickets of willows down the wide valley that forms Oceanside's northeastern flank. But come winter, its personality changes.
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March 25, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
If a trainer is going to win only one race in the course of a year, it is best that it be a stakes race. Such was the case for Eduardo Inda in 2005. A longtime assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally, Inda started only 30 horses last year, but secured a stakes victory with T.H. Approval in the $250,000 San Juan Capistrano. A gray son of With Approval owned by breeder Tadahiro Hotehama, T.H.
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March 20, 1993 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Kotashaan, who won the San Luis Obispo Handicap by seven lengths last month, was among six horses entered Friday morning for the $264,750 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday. Trained by Richard Mandella, Kotashaan, a 5-year-old bred in France, is the probable morning-line favorite. He will again be ridden by Kent Desormeaux. Before the San Luis Obispo, Kotashaan was second to Star Of Cozzene in the San Marcos Handicap.
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March 23, 2008 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
A horse claimed from trainer Paddy Gallagher won the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap on Saturday at Santa Anita. Only it was not the foreign-bred many bettors expected. While 6-5 favorite On The Acorn, who was taken for $40,000 more than 17 months ago by his current connections, was sixth, Boule d'Or, who was claimed for $50,000 from Gallagher on Jan. 20, is now two for two for his new owners. An easy winner in an optional claimer in his first for trainer Jeff Mullins last month, Boule d'Or, a 7-year-old Irish-bred, opened up a sizable lead -- 10 lengths after a mile -- then barely had enough left to hold off 5-1 shot Porfido by three-quarters of a length in the Grade II. Owned by Bob Bone, Don Johnson and Jim Robinson, Boule d'Or, who was winless in his first seven races in the U.S. before the claim, won in 2:25.
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November 18, 1990 | RAY TESSLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mission San Luis Rey, among the most important historic sites in California, is undertaking a multimillion-dollar building and preservation project that includes a major archeological exploration. Founded in 1798, the "king" of Father Junipero Serra's chain of frontier missions will have its first new building in 40 years, a $3.5-million church to ease crowding in the original mission church, where Christianized Indians once squatted on the floor during Mass.
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March 25, 1991 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stakes victories haven't been hard to come by for Gary Stevens at Santa Anita, but, realistically, he didn't expect to add to his total in Sunday's $323,250 San Luis Rey Stakes. After all, he was riding Pleasant Variety, the longest shot in the field of 10 turf specialists and a loser in his past seven starts. In last month's San Luis Obispo, he had finished seventh of nine, beaten by almost 12 lengths by Rial. So, what happened Sunday?
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March 30, 1985 | BILL CHRISTINE
Fatih, a horse claimed for $80,000 late last year by trainer Hector Palma, will try to work some stakes magic again Sunday when he runs in the $200,000 San Luis Rey at Santa Anita. Six horses were entered Friday for the San Luis Rey, which is run at 1 1/2 miles on turf. In post-position order, the field consists of Prince True, to be ridden by Chris McCarron; Fatih, Bill Shoemaker; Dahar, Fernando Toro; Gate Dancer, Laffit Pincay; Rake, Darrell McHargue, and Western, Gary Stevens.
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June 2, 1986 | ERIC BAILEY
Back before 1984, the Guajome Mesa subdivision, a knot of single-story homes on the southern bank of the San Luis Rey River, faced a predicament year-in and year-out. During dry spells, neighbors would cross the San Luis Rey by driving over a temporary road laid on the river bottom. But when the river waters began to rise with winter rains, the neighborhood was virtually cut off from the schools, parks and shopping centers on the other side.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2005 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Every week movies are released on DVD that had little or no theatrical exposure. Rarely do these films star Oscar-winning performers, but two films that saw limited theatrical release debuting today on DVD from New Line -- "Bridge of San Luis Rey" ($25) and "11:14" ($20) -- feature Academy Award-winning casts. "Bridge of San Luis Rey," based on the classic novel by Thornton Wilder, boasts three Oscar-winners -- Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates and F.
HOME & GARDEN
September 1, 2005 | Nancy Yoshihara
Planning to plant some ice plant, pampas grass or a Mexican fan palm? Did you know that these are considered among the invasive plants that can become troublesome when their seed, roots or stem fragments "jump the fence" and take hold in natural areas and open spaces? That's the message in the Southern California version of this downloadable, eight-page brochure that provides color photos of the most common invasive, nonnative plants that are sold in nurseries.
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March 20, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
No one can blame owner Daniel Borislow and trainer John Scanlan for trying Toccet on turf again in today's $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap, considering how the Awesome Again colt ran the only other time he tried the grass. Arguably the most mismanaged horse in the country since the start of 2003, Toccet finished eighth, beaten by 23 lengths, in his grass debut in the Breeders' Cup Turf last Oct. 25.
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June 1, 2003 | Lanie Goodman, Special to The Times
Dressed in layers of lacy white robes and gold-brocaded vermilion velvet, Robert De Niro moves slowly toward the pulpit to deliver his funeral oration. A majestic hush falls over the Malaga Cathedral, in southern Spain, where more than 200 mourners have assembled. In the wake of a shocking, unfathomable catastrophe that has taken the lives of innocent victims, he is there to offer words of comfort.
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March 15, 2003 | BOB MIESZERSKI
A few hours after he tries to win the Florida Derby for the first time with Empire Maker, trainer Bobby Frankel will seek his initial win in the $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap at Santa Anita. The last major prep for the $400,000 San Juan Capistrano Handicap on April 20, the Grade II has so far escaped Frankel's grasp, one of the few local major turf stakes he hasn't won during his career.
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March 17, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After losing in photo finishes in his two previous appearances in graded stakes at Santa Anita, Continental Red deserved to have his picture taken after Saturday's $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap. A nose loser to Irish Prize in the San Marcos on Jan. 21 and a neck behind Nazirali in the San Luis Obispo nearly four weeks later, the 6-year-old gelding and 5-2 second choice prevailed in a blanket finish with three longshots.
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March 26, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Mohamed Abdu was sold by Middle East interests to a Beverly Hills couple partly because the 4-year-old colt was a nervous wreck. When Mohamed Abdu was turned over to Dick Mulhall last fall, his new U.S. trainer was quick to confirm the horse's temperament. "He'd shake and be wringing wet even before you took him out for a gallop," Mulhall said.
TRAVEL
November 12, 2000 | SUSAN JAMES, Susan James is a freelance writer based in La Canada Flintridge
I'm mad about missions. I've had a passion for them ever since I carved a lopsided version of San Miguel Arcangel out of an Ivory soap bar for a fourth-grade project. The appeal is obvious to me: In California, we rarely see and experience places that are as old or filled with as much history. The atmosphere is haunting, often mysterious. That's why I found myself exploring San Diego County's back country one weekend in July with my mom, Barbara Harrison, and my sister, Linda Franco.
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