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June 1, 1991
My heart goes out to the Shoemakers, as I am a racing fan and have followed Bill's career through the years. But after reading Elliott Almond's article on April 29, it became apparent to me that all those notables responsible for setting up the Shoemaker Foundation are forgetting that he was driving drunk and could have killed or maimed someone else. I am sorry for the Shoemakers, but more sorry for the rest of the people in the world who suffer tragedies as great (as) or greater than Bill's through no fault of their own. How about helping them?
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July 25, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
As the sun set and the inaugural Shoemaker Foundation Sunset Ball began to glitter at Hollywood Park Saturday nightD. Hubbard (foundation founder) thought the event would gross about $760,000. After a live auction of stallion breedings, he announced $1.4 million. By the end of a few racetrack seasons around California, benefit races should elevate the total to $2 million.
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SPORTS
July 22, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bill Shoemaker Foundation, which was launched to provide financial aid to needy horsemen who have suffered catastrophic injuries, has raised about $1.4 million, it was announced Sunday at Hollywood Park. R.D. Hubbard, chairman of Hollywood Park and one of the organizers of the foundation about three months ago, said he expects the fund to reach the $2-million mark by next year.
SPORTS
July 22, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Bill Shoemaker Foundation, which was launched to provide financial aid to needy horsemen who have suffered catastrophic injuries, has raised about $1.4 million, it was announced Sunday at Hollywood Park. R.D. Hubbard, chairman of Hollywood Park and one of the organizers of the foundation about three months ago, said he expects the fund to reach the $2-million mark by next year.
SPORTS
April 29, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day was hectic, but Cindy Shoemaker was doing her best to put on a public face. Talking in halting tones at a news conference at Hollywood Park Sunday, Shoemaker suddenly stopped and said, "This is not as easy as I thought it would be." No one was surprised by such a proclamation. She was speaking publicly for the first time since her husband, former jockey Bill Shoemaker, became a quadriplegic as a result of an auto accident April 8 on the Foothill Freeway in San Dimas.
NEWS
July 25, 1991 | MARY LOU LOPER
As the sun set and the inaugural Shoemaker Foundation Sunset Ball began to glitter at Hollywood Park Saturday nightD. Hubbard (foundation founder) thought the event would gross about $760,000. After a live auction of stallion breedings, he announced $1.4 million. By the end of a few racetrack seasons around California, benefit races should elevate the total to $2 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2003
Services for Johnny Longden, once horse racing's winningest jockey, will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, at Duarte Road and Holly Avenue in Arcadia. Longden died Friday, on his 96th birthday. The family has asked that, instead of flowers, memorial donations be sent either to the Shoemaker Foundation or to Hospice, 264 N. Highland Spring Ave., Suite 4B, Banning, CA 92220.
SPORTS
October 14, 2003 | Bob Mieszerski
A public memorial service for jockey-trainer Bill Shoemaker, who died Sunday at 72 at his home in San Marino, will be held at Santa Anita on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. The second-winningest rider in history with 8,833 victories, Shoemaker requested that his body be cremated and that there be no funeral. Santa Anita will open the grandstand for the memorial; the ceremony will take place in the winner's circle.
SPORTS
December 22, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the summer of 1986, actor Tim Conway was paid $5,000 for a promotional appearance at the Twin Cities' Canterbury Downs in connection with the first running of what was then the St. Paul Derby. Conway decided to give the money to some needy jockeys. The son of an Irish-born horse trainer, Conway grew up dreaming of becoming a jockey, but the closest he ever came was as an exercise rider at tracks around Cleveland. Then comedy called.
SPORTS
August 20, 1995 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Former jockey and trainer Johnny Adams died at his home in Arcadia Saturday after a long illness. He was 79. Before retiring in 1958, Adams rode for 24 years and finished with 3,270 victories including wins in the 1954 Preakness on Hasty Road and two in the Santa Anita Handicap on Kayak in 1939 and War Knight seven years later.
SPORTS
June 1, 1991
My heart goes out to the Shoemakers, as I am a racing fan and have followed Bill's career through the years. But after reading Elliott Almond's article on April 29, it became apparent to me that all those notables responsible for setting up the Shoemaker Foundation are forgetting that he was driving drunk and could have killed or maimed someone else. I am sorry for the Shoemakers, but more sorry for the rest of the people in the world who suffer tragedies as great (as) or greater than Bill's through no fault of their own. How about helping them?
SPORTS
April 29, 1991 | ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The day was hectic, but Cindy Shoemaker was doing her best to put on a public face. Talking in halting tones at a news conference at Hollywood Park Sunday, Shoemaker suddenly stopped and said, "This is not as easy as I thought it would be." No one was surprised by such a proclamation. She was speaking publicly for the first time since her husband, former jockey Bill Shoemaker, became a quadriplegic as a result of an auto accident April 8 on the Foothill Freeway in San Dimas.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1998 | STEVE APPLEFORD
Attitude counts for a lot in country music. And Wynonna had nerve in abundance at the Hollywood Park racetrack on Sunday, declaring to a crowd of about 12,000 fans, "I'm feeling saucy tonight!" The singer headed a rich lineup of roots-conscious mainstream country acts--Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker and Trace Adkins--in a benefit for the Shoemaker Foundation. As couples danced near the betting windows, Wynonna crafted a big country sound with fiery elements of soul and rock.
SPORTS
August 26, 2006 | Bob Mieszerski, Times Staff Writer
Six days after one horse-of-the-year candidate strengthened his candidacy at Del Mar, another will try to answer today at Saratoga. Lava Man continued his California roll by winning the Pacific Classic, and now Bernardini, dominant in the Preakness and Jim Dandy in his last two starts, is the even-money favorite to win the $1-million Travers. A 3-year-old son of A.P.
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