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April 20, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon O. Underwood Sr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hollywood Park for 13 years and head of Young's Market Co., has died. Underwood, 83, died Monday of a heart attack at the Los Angeles Country Club, according to a spokesman for his company. First elected to the board of directors of the Hollywood Turf Club in 1952, Underwood became head of the horse-racing complex in 1972.
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April 20, 1990 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon O. Underwood Sr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hollywood Park for 13 years and head of Young's Market Co., has died. Underwood, 83, died Monday of a heart attack at the Los Angeles Country Club, according to a spokesman for his company. First elected to the board of directors of the Hollywood Turf Club in 1952, Underwood became head of the horse-racing complex in 1972.
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November 10, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Dick Mulhall wasn't sure that Nasib, his 4-year-old Irish-bred colt, belonged in Sunday's $111,900 Vernon O. Underwood Handicap at Hollywood Park. In particular, Mulhall felt that Will Dancer might be too much for his horse to handle. At the end of the 1 1/16-mile turf race, however, there was Nasib reaching the wire first, with Will Dancer second, 1 1/2 lengths back.
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June 14, 1985
Vernon O. Underwood, Sr., chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Hollywood Park since 1972, announced his retirement Thursday, the race track announced. Underwood, 78, said that as a result of the recommendation of his physician, he will reduce his activities and will not submit his name to the shareholders for reelection to the board of directors. The Hollywood Park board accepted his decision to retire and elected him to the newly created position of chairman emeritus.
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January 28, 1995 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Looking for his first victory in more than a year, Cardmania is the 5-2 favorite in the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap today at Santa Anita. Since returning from a broken cannon bone, suffered after he won the 1993 San Carlos Handicap, the 9-year-old gelding has finished fourth in the Ancient Title, third in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, second in the Vernon O. Underwood and fourth in the San Carlos twoweeks ago.
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December 10, 1994 | Associated Press
A field of 10 headed by Cardmania is entered in today's $100,000-added Vernon O. Underwood Breeders' Cup Stakes at Hollywood Park. Cardmania, who has won 16 races and more than $1.4 million in a 69-race career that began in 1988, will be ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye and is assigned 120 pounds for the 14th running of the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds and up.
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November 21, 1990 | BOB MIESZERSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hollywood Park will celebrate the holiday week by offering four stakes, topped by Sunday's $500,000 Hollywood Starlet for 2-year-old fillies. Expected to head the field in the Grade I race are Ifyoucouldseemenow and Cuddles, the 1-2 finishers in the Moccasin Nov. 10. Gary Stevens, who fractured his right elbow last Wednesday, is hopeful he'll be back to ride Cuddles for trainer Wayne Lukas. Eleven California-breds were entered for Thanksgiving Day's $100,000 On Trust Handicap.
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December 7, 2002 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Since winning the Vernon O. Underwood more than a year ago, Men's Exclusive is winless in six starts. But the nearly 10-year-old gelding always seems to run his best in the Underwood. If Men's Exclusive wins the Underwood again today, he will become only the second horse in the 22-year history of Hollywood Park's fall meet to win the same stakes three years in a row. Flawlessly, who swept the Matriarch from 1991-93, is the other.
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November 10, 1986 | BILL CHRISTINE, Times Staff Writer
Trainer Dick Mulhall wasn't sure that Nasib, his 4-year-old Irish-bred colt, belonged in Sunday's $111,900 Vernon O. Underwood Handicap at Hollywood Park. In particular, Mulhall felt that Will Dancer might be too much for his horse to handle. At the end of the 1 1/16-mile turf race, however, there was Nasib reaching the wire first, with Will Dancer second, 1 1/2 lengths back.
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December 3, 2005 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Four of the five horses scheduled to run in the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood today at Hollywood Park are fans of the local main track. The race, the third on the card, precedes a pick six with a carry-over of $66,245. Indian Country, Captain Squire, Bordonaro and Turnbolt have combined to win eight of 17 starts at Hollywood Park entering the Underwood, a Grade III at six furlongs. Only Lifestyle has failed to enjoy himself in Inglewood.
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December 5, 2004 | BOB MIESZERSKI
Kela was supposed to run in the Cigar Mile, a Grade I, at Aqueduct eight days ago but was scratched because of illness the morning of the race. Apparently, the 6-year-old Numerous horse is a quick healer. Supplemented by owner Jay Manoogian for $2,000, Kela is scheduled to start against seven other sprinters in today's $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood at Hollywood Park.
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