November 13, 2013 |
In the latest skirmish in a years-long legal battle prompted by the death of a SeaWorld trainer in Florida, a federal appeals court heard arguments in a case challenging a ban on close contact between SeaWorld staff and killer whales. In 2010 at the Orlando park, killer whale Tilikum snatched trainer Dawn Brancheau from a platform and thrashed her around underwater until she died . Federal workplace investigators later cited SeaWorld , saying trainers were exposed to hazards because they were allowed unprotected contact with the killer whales.
March 26, 1998 |
At that point in the wedding ceremony when anyone who had an objection was asked to speak or forever hold his peace, Jenine Sahadi and Ben Cecil had prepared themselves for an unusually long pause while the California Horse Racing Board considered a ruling. Happily for bride and groom, they were informed before the March 14 wedding that the union of two of Southern California's most prominent thoroughbred trainers had withstood an inquiry.
August 28, 1992 |
Trainer Dick Mandella, concerned that his name is being linked to four horse-drugging cases at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park earlier this year, was told in effect here Thursday that he is not under investigation. "I have a new position on all this," Mandella said to the California Horse Racing Board's medication committee. "I have been hearing that I am one of those (trainers) who is suspected. . . . There is no doubt in my mind that I am not in the group.
November 2, 1994 |
After more than 40 hours of testimony over a three-month period, five trainers have been fined $500 apiece and one has been fined $750 for running horses at Santa Anita and Los Alamitos that tested positive for scopolamine, a prohibited drug.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 1990
As an animal trainer for 17 years, I am tired of the absolute lies from groups like Cleveland Amory's Fund for Animals ("Circus Barkers," Metro, Aug. 7). It is only in the best interest of the trainers to teach these animals or raise these animals under the best conditions. Any stress, whether it's in training, or farming, or medical research, produces an inferior animal. And yes, we trainers, ranchers, and researchers are animal lovers as well. Some of those big Hollywood stars who protest animals used for circuses or zoos own pets that have been trained to live in their homes.
February 1, 2007 |
Floyd Mayweather Sr., replaced as Oscar De La Hoya's trainer a day earlier, said Wednesday that his $2-million demand to prepare De La Hoya to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. was legitimate, not excessive. "Oscar told me he wasn't going to pay it," Mayweather said. "I told him, 'Find someone else, have a good day.' If you want me to help you destroy my son, you're going to pay me. And pay me well." Mayweather Sr.