September 25, 1989 |
A Soviet weightlifting champion who defected with his trainer through the Turkish Embassy in Athens has arrived in Istanbul, officials said Sunday. Hafiz Sulaimanov, 22, and his trainer and masseur, Vitaly Stabrov, arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport late Saturday. The arrival was kept secret by Turkish officials and security was tight.
September 17, 1988
Wayne Lukas won his sixth Del Mar Debutante in seven years (with Lea Lucinda on Sept. 4). Chris Ello reported that Lukas stalked off after being asked about the poor performance of his other entrant, One of a Klein, who was highly favored by the bettors. Not reported is the questionable practice in which horses with the same trainer are allowed to race uncoupled in the wagering. It is time for the California Horse Racing Board to conform to the standards of other states, such as New York, in which all entrants with a common trainer must be coupled in the wagering.
December 1, 2013 |
The Koch family knows drama. Howard W. Koch was one of Hollywood's biggest producers. And his grandson, Billy, is the managing partner for Little Red Feather Racing. The star horse in the stable, Egg Drop, provided plenty of thrills Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park. Taking the lead from the start in the Grade I, $250,000 Matriarch, Egg Drop surrendered the lead to Discreet Marq in midstretch, then rallied along the rail under Martin Garcia and came away with a nose victory in the one-mile turf race at odds of 10-1.
July 2, 1986 |
Jockey Don MacBeth, seriously injured in a racing accident, has filed an $87-million negligence suit, claiming he was never told that a veterinarian had declared his horse unfit for the race before being overruled, his attorney said Tuesday. MacBeth had been grossing $600,000 a year before the April 5 accident at Aqueduct that has left him in a back brace with a fractured spine, said Martin Baron, his attorney.
May 1, 1989
A Rosary service for horse trainer Joe Manzi will be held at 6:30 tonight (Monday) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monrovia and a funeral Mass will be said there Tuesday morning at 10. Manzi, 53, died after suffering a heart attack last Thursday.
July 17, 1995 |
After five hours' of hearings over the weekend, Hollywood Park stewards will resume their investigation of trainer Bob Hess Jr. on Friday afternoon. Hess' horse, Guide, tested positive for morphine after finishing third on May 6. "There should be a ruling before the end of the meet [a week from today]," steward Tom Ward said Sunday. Hess has denied any wrongdoing.
December 13, 2013 |
A hard hit rattles a football player's helmet, prompting vibrations in an athletic trainer's pocket. If the trainer wasn't already, he (or she) starts watching the player for signs of a concussion. The wireless alert system from helmet maker Riddell is one of several technologies aimed at spotting potentially concussion-causing head impacts. But getting players and parents to try them remains a challenge. Westlake Village Westlake High purchased 25 sensors this summer and offered them to its 120 players for $150 on a first-come, first-served basis.
August 29, 2002 |
Since being claimed for $2,500 almost five months ago by owner-trainer Zvi Kriple, Bobbin Lee has been almost perfect. The 6-year-old Ole mare has won twice and was beaten by a nose in her only loss on May 12. A California-bred, Bobbin Lee will try for her 13th lifetime victory in the sixth, a 4 1/2-furlong contest for thoroughbreds that drew seven other fillies and mares. The race is also the fourth leg of a pick six that has a modest carryover of nearly $8,800.
May 3, 1985 |
The phone rang in Cam Gambolati's room at the Executive Inn West near Churchill Downs. Gambolati is the 35-year-old trainer of Spend A Buck, a 6-to-1 shot to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby. "Cammie?" the voice at the other end of the line said. Only close friends usually call Gambolati that. Yet the caller was a radio reporter from New York whom the trainer didn't know. She wanted to do a telephone interview with Gambolati the next day at 9 or 10 a.m.