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May 1, 1993
By buying Tossofthecoin just in time to run him in the Kentucky Derby, Sid and Jenny Craig thumb their noses at the essence of why the Derby is special. The Kentucky Derby is Carl Nafzger describing Unbridled's late run to Frances Genter. It's fans at El Commandante Racetrack in Puerto Rico sending Mister Frisky off at odds of 1-20. It's Shelley Riley fainting when her low-priced Casual Lies puts Arazi away on the turn and leads the field into the stretch. The Derby is special because of the stories behind the owners and trainers.
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May 1, 1993
By buying Tossofthecoin just in time to run him in the Kentucky Derby, Sid and Jenny Craig thumb their noses at the essence of why the Derby is special. The Kentucky Derby is Carl Nafzger describing Unbridled's late run to Frances Genter. It's fans at El Commandante Racetrack in Puerto Rico sending Mister Frisky off at odds of 1-20. It's Shelley Riley fainting when her low-priced Casual Lies puts Arazi away on the turn and leads the field into the stretch. The Derby is special because of the stories behind the owners and trainers.
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March 18, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
The horse has been getting fan mail. Shelley Riley thinks that's pretty funny. Then again, she knows what a ham he is. She sees him pause and pose for the photographers and swears he is eager to model for Horse Illustrated. "Why don't you just put sunglasses on him?" she asks. This is a story that belongs in children's fiction, except it is true.
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March 18, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
The horse has been getting fan mail. Shelley Riley thinks that's pretty funny. Then again, she knows what a ham he is. She sees him pause and pose for the photographers and swears he is eager to model for Horse Illustrated. "Why don't you just put sunglasses on him?" she asks. This is a story that belongs in children's fiction, except it is true.
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April 30, 1992
While Arazi completed a gallop on the other side of the track, Dr. Bizzare, a 6-year-old who was twice voted horse of the year in Ohio, collapsed on the backstretch and died of a heart attack. Arazi was not near the fallen horse. On Tuesday, he was also clear of a horse that got loose on the track at the time of his gallop. Ron Hirdes, who was riding Dr. Bizzare, jumped off the horse when it started to wobble and escaped injury.
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April 10, 1992 | From Associated Press
The owner and trainer of Kentucky Derby hopeful Casual Lies has made a rider change. Alan Patterson, who rode the 3-year-old colt to the brink of his scheduled Derby run, will be replaced by Gary Stevens. Shelley Riley, the horse's owner and trainer, announced the rider change during a reception Thursday at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds, where Casual Lies has been trained. Riley said that ongoing negotiations to sell an interest in the colt dictated the rider switch.
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March 22, 1992 | From Associated Press
An investors group recently approached Shelley Riley, owner and trainer of Casual Lies, with an offer to buy a 49 percent interest in the Kentucky Derby hopeful. The deal would have allowed Riley, and her husband, Jim, to continue training the colt and retain a controlling interest. There was just one condition--Casual Lies' regular rider, Alan Patterson, had to replaced by a better known jockey, preferably with experience in Triple Crown races. "I said, 'No.'
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December 31, 1992 | MAL FLORENCE
Colleen Howe's traveling 65th birthday party for hockey great husband Gordie is getting a cold reception in some places. In fact, she says some NHL teams have been less than gracious in saying no to arena ceremonies aimed at celebrating the event and raising money for charity. Particularly annoying, she said, was the Toronto Maple Leafs' reaction. "We extended an invitation for them to be involved and we get treated like dirt," she told the New York Daily News.
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October 10, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had trainer Darrell Vienna entered Gilded Time or Sudden Hush in Sunday's $200,000 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita, John and Betty Mabee probably wouldn't be starting two horses in the stake for 2-year-olds. "Since the big boys aren't in there, we're running both of ours," John Mabee said. That gives the Mabees 40% of the field, with their River Special and Devil Diamond being joined by Imperial Ridge, Dr.
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June 5, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The weather forecast and A.P. Indy's No. 1 post position have complicated the handicapping for the 124th Belmont Stakes, which will be run Saturday in what may be marsh-like conditions. Jerry Lawrence, executive vice president at Belmont Park, said Thursday that the forecast is for about 1 1/2 inches of rain today, followed by another half inch Saturday. A.P.
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May 1, 1998 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Trainer Kathy Walsh didn't think the question was impertinent, just a tad old-fashioned. She had been asked if this was something special, becoming only the eighth woman to saddle a horse in the Kentucky Derby. "So many other people are deserving to be here, men and women," Walsh said. "But really, this horse doesn't know me as a woman or a man. He just knows me as an individual.
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May 3, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of the many messages on Jenine Sahadi's answering machine the night of the Santa Anita Derby was a congratulatory call from Patti Johnson. "How sweet of Patti," said Sahadi, the first female trainer to win the Santa Anita race. "That was very nice of her." Sahadi won at Santa Anita on April 8 with The Deputy, the same Irish-bred colt who'll try for another landmark victory in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Not many women trainers have started a horse in the Derby, and none has won it.
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