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May 6, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the 1980s, the Dosage Index and its cousin, the Center of Distribution, have inspired more gibes than mothers-in-law. But it was the disciples of dosage and distribution who laughed all the way to the mutuel windows at Churchill Downs. Although they started in 1981 and worked backward, dosage exponents said that no horse had won a Kentucky Derby in 62 years--from 1929 through 1990--without having the right numbers. No attempt will be made to delineate the numbers here.
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May 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Exactly one year after he won the 117th running of the Kentucky Derby, Strike the Gold became the first male Derby winner ever sold when he was auctioned off for $2.9 million in New York.
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May 6, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Exactly one year after he won the 117th running of the Kentucky Derby, Strike the Gold became the first male Derby winner ever sold when he was auctioned off for $2.9 million in New York.
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June 6, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a multiple choice, with no prizes: Why did Strike The Gold, the Kentucky Derby winner, run so poorly in the Preakness two weeks later, costing himself a shot at the Triple Crown? (a) It was the colt's third tough race in less than five weeks and he wasn't up to par. (b) He couldn't handle Pimlico's cuppy track and tight turns. (c) Jockey Chris Antley let himself get trapped on the rail by Honor Grades and his rider, Chris McCarron, and was unable to get position early.
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June 6, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's a multiple choice, with no prizes: Why did Strike The Gold, the Kentucky Derby winner, run so poorly in the Preakness two weeks later, costing himself a shot at the Triple Crown? (a) It was the colt's third tough race in less than five weeks and he wasn't up to par. (b) He couldn't handle Pimlico's cuppy track and tight turns. (c) Jockey Chris Antley let himself get trapped on the rail by Honor Grades and his rider, Chris McCarron, and was unable to get position early.
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May 5, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The successful career of Chris Antley, which peaked Saturday when he rode Strike The Gold to victory in the Kentucky Derby, has frequently been interrupted by incidents on and off the track. Antley, 25, tested positive for marijuana while riding at Aqueduct in 1988 and twice since then he has undergone rehabilitation for cocaine use. At last year's Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park, one of Antley's mounts, Mr.
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May 16, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winning the Kentucky Derby with Strike The Gold didn't mean instant fame for trainer Nick Zito. Several hours after the Derby, one of the owners of Strike The Gold threw a party at a Louisville hotel, but Zito, excusing himself, went to a downtown restaurant for dinner with his wife, Jan, and some of the stable crew. There was no prime table reserved for the Zito party. They waited two hours before being seated. Two nights later, Zito was in the same restaurant with some friends.
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May 5, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
Meet Joe Cornacchia. Joe is 58. He's the character over there in the straw hat, red blazer, blue pants and beige loafers. The guy with the crooked grin on his ruddy face. The guy who owes $12,500 to 100 nuns. Joe runs a diaper business. Used to run a printing business. Did some printing work for parlor games such as Scrabble and Pictionary. He lives in Woodmere, N.Y., near the Belmont race track, where he and his buddies also are volunteer firemen.
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May 5, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the starting gate, Strike The Gold was not cooperating. His head was down. He bucked once. "It looked like he got mad," said Jerry Bailey, who was sitting on Hansel, the horse in the stall to the right of Strike The Gold. This was on Saturday at Churchill Downs, seconds before the start of the 117th Kentucky Derby. "It's always loud at the Derby," said Chris Antley, who was trying to keep Strike The Gold composed. "He reared up, but it wasn't so bad."
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July 14, 1992 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A jury heard opening statements from attorneys Monday in a lawsuit filed by Hall of Fame jockeys Laffit Pincay and Chris McCarron against a financial- management group that they allege overspent millions of their investment dollars. McCarron skipped riding at Hollywood Park to attend the opening of the trial before U.S. Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. McCarron also is not scheduled to ride at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.
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May 16, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Winning the Kentucky Derby with Strike The Gold didn't mean instant fame for trainer Nick Zito. Several hours after the Derby, one of the owners of Strike The Gold threw a party at a Louisville hotel, but Zito, excusing himself, went to a downtown restaurant for dinner with his wife, Jan, and some of the stable crew. There was no prime table reserved for the Zito party. They waited two hours before being seated. Two nights later, Zito was in the same restaurant with some friends.
SPORTS
May 6, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the 1980s, the Dosage Index and its cousin, the Center of Distribution, have inspired more gibes than mothers-in-law. But it was the disciples of dosage and distribution who laughed all the way to the mutuel windows at Churchill Downs. Although they started in 1981 and worked backward, dosage exponents said that no horse had won a Kentucky Derby in 62 years--from 1929 through 1990--without having the right numbers. No attempt will be made to delineate the numbers here.
SPORTS
May 5, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The successful career of Chris Antley, which peaked Saturday when he rode Strike The Gold to victory in the Kentucky Derby, has frequently been interrupted by incidents on and off the track. Antley, 25, tested positive for marijuana while riding at Aqueduct in 1988 and twice since then he has undergone rehabilitation for cocaine use. At last year's Breeders' Cup at Belmont Park, one of Antley's mounts, Mr.
SPORTS
May 5, 1991 | MIKE DOWNEY
Meet Joe Cornacchia. Joe is 58. He's the character over there in the straw hat, red blazer, blue pants and beige loafers. The guy with the crooked grin on his ruddy face. The guy who owes $12,500 to 100 nuns. Joe runs a diaper business. Used to run a printing business. Did some printing work for parlor games such as Scrabble and Pictionary. He lives in Woodmere, N.Y., near the Belmont race track, where he and his buddies also are volunteer firemen.
SPORTS
May 5, 1991 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the starting gate, Strike The Gold was not cooperating. His head was down. He bucked once. "It looked like he got mad," said Jerry Bailey, who was sitting on Hansel, the horse in the stall to the right of Strike The Gold. This was on Saturday at Churchill Downs, seconds before the start of the 117th Kentucky Derby. "It's always loud at the Derby," said Chris Antley, who was trying to keep Strike The Gold composed. "He reared up, but it wasn't so bad."
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