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July 25, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John Pollard attended the premiere of the movie "Seabiscuit" in Westwood on Tuesday night. Not John "Red" Pollard, the jockey who rode Seabiscuit to his epic victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. He died in 1981. This John Pollard, the one at the premiere, is Red Pollard's nephew. "The movie was all right, I guess," said Pollard, who lives in San Diego, just a few miles from the Del Mar racetrack. "But I didn't recognize my uncle [played by Tobey Maguire]. My uncle was quick-witted.
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April 27, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
A little-known aftereffect of mare reproductive loss syndrome, or MRLS, in Kentucky in 2001 was that about 100 foals gradually went blind, or partially blind. One of them, the aptly named Pollard's Vision, will be among the 20 horses running Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher, who will also saddle Limehouse in the 130th Derby, is thankful that Pollard's Vision can't see out of his right eye. "If he had had two eyes, I probably wouldn't even be training him now," Pletcher said.
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March 23, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
"Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand's chronicle of the famed racehorse, has been selected by Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn for this year's "One Book, One City L.A." reading initiative. The program encourages L.A. residents to read the book during the month of April and then discuss it, either in their own community groups or at events sponsored by L.A. libraries. The Central Library will be publishing a discussion guide to facilitate such meetings. Previous selections for "One Book, One City L.A."
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March 23, 2004 | From a Times staff writer
"Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand's chronicle of the famed racehorse, has been selected by Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn for this year's "One Book, One City L.A." reading initiative. The program encourages L.A. residents to read the book during the month of April and then discuss it, either in their own community groups or at events sponsored by L.A. libraries. The Central Library will be publishing a discussion guide to facilitate such meetings. Previous selections for "One Book, One City L.A."
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August 12, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The poster looked more like an advertisement for a boxing card than a horse race: DEL MAR AUGUST 12, 1938 SEABISCUIT vs. LIGAROTI ************************** CHARLES HOWARD vs. BING CROSBY FATHER vs. SON THE ICEMAN WOOLF vs. SPEC RICHARDSON AMERICA vs. ARGENTINA ************************** ONE OF THE GREATEST MATCH RACES OF ALL TIME ************************** Fifty years ago today, 20,000 fans at Del Mar got both a horse race and a wrestling match.
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April 27, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
A little-known aftereffect of mare reproductive loss syndrome, or MRLS, in Kentucky in 2001 was that about 100 foals gradually went blind, or partially blind. One of them, the aptly named Pollard's Vision, will be among the 20 horses running Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Todd Pletcher, who will also saddle Limehouse in the 130th Derby, is thankful that Pollard's Vision can't see out of his right eye. "If he had had two eyes, I probably wouldn't even be training him now," Pletcher said.
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March 7, 2004 | Deanne Stillman, Special to The Times
History has determined that Roman Emperor Caligula was crazy, but one moment suggests otherwise: He made his horse a senator. Of course, in doing so, he prefigured Shakespeare by about 1,000 years, literally turning his kingdom over to a horse.
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August 3, 2003 | Ann Conway, Times Staff Writer
Hundreds of moviegoers cheered for "Seabiscuit," but it was United Cerebral Palsy that was in the winner's circle after a benefit screening of the new flick at the Writers Guild Theatre in Beverly Hills. Hosted by actor William H. Macy, national spokesman for UCP and a co-star of the film, the July 24 event raised more than $40,000 for housing and direct care for people with developmental disabilities.
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December 3, 1993 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bertrando, the probable winner of the Eclipse Award for best older horse on dirt this year, will double as a stallion and a racehorse next year, in an ambitious plan designed to give him another shot at winning the Breeders' Cup Classic in November. Bertrando will begin 1994 at stud, then resume training in June for a series of stakes that are expected to prepare him for the Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs.
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March 22, 2004 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Few in the Saturday-night crowd of 1,685 at Los Alamitos realized they were in the company of a movie star. But there he was: second race, No. 5 in the program and No. 1 in the hearts of horse lovers from Vermont to California. This was Rich In Dallas, a 9-year-old Arkansas-bred gelding who gave Tobey Maguire, playing jockey Red Pollard, his first ride in "Seabiscuit," the movie that was nominated for a best-picture Oscar.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2004 | Deanne Stillman, Special to The Times
History has determined that Roman Emperor Caligula was crazy, but one moment suggests otherwise: He made his horse a senator. Of course, in doing so, he prefigured Shakespeare by about 1,000 years, literally turning his kingdom over to a horse.
SPORTS
July 25, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
John Pollard attended the premiere of the movie "Seabiscuit" in Westwood on Tuesday night. Not John "Red" Pollard, the jockey who rode Seabiscuit to his epic victory in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap. He died in 1981. This John Pollard, the one at the premiere, is Red Pollard's nephew. "The movie was all right, I guess," said Pollard, who lives in San Diego, just a few miles from the Del Mar racetrack. "But I didn't recognize my uncle [played by Tobey Maguire]. My uncle was quick-witted.
SPORTS
August 12, 1988 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
The poster looked more like an advertisement for a boxing card than a horse race: DEL MAR AUGUST 12, 1938 SEABISCUIT vs. LIGAROTI ************************** CHARLES HOWARD vs. BING CROSBY FATHER vs. SON THE ICEMAN WOOLF vs. SPEC RICHARDSON AMERICA vs. ARGENTINA ************************** ONE OF THE GREATEST MATCH RACES OF ALL TIME ************************** Fifty years ago today, 20,000 fans at Del Mar got both a horse race and a wrestling match.
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August 24, 2003 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
At 93, Noble Threewitt still arrives at Santa Anita Race Track just after 4 each morning to train horses, just as he did when the track opened in 1934. In fact, Threewitt has attended the opening of every track in California, except the Bay Area's now-vanished Tanforan. Tanforan would later prove lucky for him, as nine of his horses won there on the same weekend in 1956.
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February 28, 2004 | Mike Penner
You could call it a horse race within a horse race, except this time, "Seabiscuit" really looks swamped. "The Return of the King" should romp home first. "Mystic River" and "Lost in Translation" figure to place and show. "Master and Commander?" Different War Admiral, different battle, different time.
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