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February 10, 2004 | From staff and wire reports
"Seabiscuit," the movie about the Depression-era racehorse with the reputation for come-from-behind victories, was a surprise winner at the American Society of Cinematographers' awards gala Sunday night. "Seabiscuit" cinematographer John Schwartzman took the prize for the year's best camera work over rivals that included "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," which it will compete with for the best picture Oscar later this month.
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February 10, 2004 | From staff and wire reports
"Seabiscuit," the movie about the Depression-era racehorse with the reputation for come-from-behind victories, was a surprise winner at the American Society of Cinematographers' awards gala Sunday night. "Seabiscuit" cinematographer John Schwartzman took the prize for the year's best camera work over rivals that included "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" and "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," which it will compete with for the best picture Oscar later this month.
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July 29, 2003 | Mike Penner
There are horse trailers, and there are horse trailers, and the coming-attraction preview for "Seabiscuit" made the movie sound like classic summer Hollywood fare. Spider-Man goes horseback riding. Three men and a pony. You can't get much more high-concept than that. By the look of it, "Seabiscuit" appeared to be one long ride into the valley of darkness in pursuit of personal and spiritual redemption. Uh oh. You always hate to hear that.
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January 23, 2004 | Patrick Day
Despite an unprecedented runoff vote designed to break their tie, both "Seabiscuit" and "Mystic River" were announced Thursday as winners of the 16th annual USC Scripter Award. The award, presented by the Friends of the USC Libraries, honors the best film adaptation from a book or novella. This is the first time the award has been presented to two adaptations in the same year.
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January 23, 2004 | Patrick Day
Despite an unprecedented runoff vote designed to break their tie, both "Seabiscuit" and "Mystic River" were announced Thursday as winners of the 16th annual USC Scripter Award. The award, presented by the Friends of the USC Libraries, honors the best film adaptation from a book or novella. This is the first time the award has been presented to two adaptations in the same year.
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December 24, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The best-selling book about Seabiscuit, the Golden Globe-nominated movie based on the book, and the recently released DVD based on the movie all poignantly document the wonder horse's rise from ne'er-do-well to champion. But where's Kayak II? Ignored by the writers and filmmakers responsible for the Seabiscuit phenomenon, Kayak II, more than half a century later, remains a source of intrigue and controversy.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2003 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
The only reason Warner Home Video could have for releasing the 1949 "The Story of Seabiscuit" on DVD ($20) is to cash in on hype surrounding today's opening of the lavish new "Seabiscuit" movie. It's certainly not because it's a good movie. The film's only saving grace is the inclusion of actual racing footage of the famed horse. Other than that, this ho-hum hokum should have been called "The Fairy Tale of Seabiscuit," because most of what appears in the movie is far from the truth.
SPORTS
February 22, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The winners of the last 16 runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap have been ridden by Chris McCarron and Gary Stevens (three apiece), Kent Desormeaux (two) and Corey Nakatani, Alex Solis, David Flores, Eddie Delahoussaye, Chris Antley, Pat Valenzuela, Martin Pedroza and Angel Cordero (one each). Unless something changes, among this group of jockeys only Solis will have a mount when the 66th Big 'Cap is next Saturday. McCarron, Delahoussaye and Cordero have retired.
SPORTS
August 2, 2003
I see where "Seabiscuit," the movie, finished out of the money in fifth place on its opening weekend. If the racing mavens were banking that the movie would boost interest in the sport, they backed the wrong horse. As a Californian, I remember there were only 50 days allocated to Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, with about 60 days between racing meets, and there was no Oak Tree. The thoroughbreds were freshened up and were much more sound when they returned to competition. There were only eight races per day, from Tuesday through Saturday, and the fields were usually full, 12 to a race.
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July 14, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
Both Jerry Bailey and his rival jockey, John Velazquez, agreed on one thing: When Bailey and Congaree reached the rail by the first turn of Sunday's $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup, the race was all but over. "The rail opening up made all the difference," Bailey said after riding Congaree to a three-length win. "That was definitely the place to be." After breaking from the No.
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December 24, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The best-selling book about Seabiscuit, the Golden Globe-nominated movie based on the book, and the recently released DVD based on the movie all poignantly document the wonder horse's rise from ne'er-do-well to champion. But where's Kayak II? Ignored by the writers and filmmakers responsible for the Seabiscuit phenomenon, Kayak II, more than half a century later, remains a source of intrigue and controversy.
SPORTS
July 29, 2003 | Mike Penner
There are horse trailers, and there are horse trailers, and the coming-attraction preview for "Seabiscuit" made the movie sound like classic summer Hollywood fare. Spider-Man goes horseback riding. Three men and a pony. You can't get much more high-concept than that. By the look of it, "Seabiscuit" appeared to be one long ride into the valley of darkness in pursuit of personal and spiritual redemption. Uh oh. You always hate to hear that.
SPORTS
April 6, 2003 | Bill Christine, Times Staff Writer
The real Buddy Gil -- Tom Gilmer -- was in New Orleans on Saturday, watching college basketball, while his namesake was winning the Santa Anita Derby and punching his ticket for some other Derby that's being run in Kentucky in four weeks. "We found out we can exist without him," said Donnie McFadden, the breeder and 20% owner of Buddy Gil, who named the 3-year-old gelding after Gilmer, his old classmate from their days at the University of Redlands.
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October 24, 2008 | STEVE SPRINGER, Springer is a Times staff writer
Seabiscuit, the movie, couldn't do it. NBC couldn't do it. Now ESPN, the worldwide leader in hype, will take another shot at restoring the glamour and popularity once enjoyed by horse racing. ESPN will air 14 races of this year's Breeders' Cup from Santa Anita over two days, a total of nine hours spread across three of its outlets, ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC. It's the third year ESPN has had the rights to the event, but the first time the races have been on both network and cable stations.
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