November 6, 1997 |
One day into the meeting and Hollywood Park has already been kinder to trainer Walter Greenman than was Oak Tree, which concluded Monday at Santa Anita. Unable to reach the winner's circle in Arcadia, Greenman won with his second starter of Hollywood Park's 37-day fall season when 19-10 favorite Country Garden rallied to win the $77,650 Ridgewood Pearl Stakes on Wednesday. A troubled second in her American debut in the Hidden Light on Oct.
August 15, 2000 |
A memorial service will be held in the saddling paddock Friday at 11:30 a.m. for longtime trainer Walter Greenman, 60, who died Sunday evening at his nearby home after a year-long fight with cancer. A jockey before he turned to training at 19, Greenman underwent surgery for a brain tumor on Aug. 6, 1999, a day after he won a maiden claiming race at Del Mar with Bulls And Bears.
October 7, 1996 |
When Jean Greenman won a $40,000 car by putting $6 into a Las Vegas slot machine a few days ago, her husband was thrilled. When her husband, trainer Walter Greenman, won Saturday's $303,300 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap after another horse was disqualified, he considered himself lucky. The Santa Anita stewards' disqualification of Alphabet Soup, in favor of Savinio, was controversial and not expected by Greenman. Then Sunday, Greenman's good fortune reached another level.
May 24, 1998 |
Back with her own sex and getting the waiting trip she needed, Country Garden won for the third time in six U.S. starts, taking the $106,800 Honeymoon Handicap on Saturday at Hollywood Park. The 7-10 favorite against five other 3-year-old fillies, the British-bred daughter of Selkirk beat 9-1 shot Janine Rose by a length in 1:48 3/5 for the 1 1/8 miles on turf.
August 19, 2000 |
Duke Of Green, who won the stronger division of the opening-day Oceanside Stakes, is the 2-1 favorite against eight rivals in today's $150,000 La Jolla Handicap. The second leg of Del Mar's turf series for 3-year-olds, the La Jolla is run at 1 1/16 miles and attracted five others who ran in the Oceanside. Generations and Truly Believe exit the division won by Duke Of Green while Safarando, Jekyll And Hyde and Loyal Tartare chased second-division winner Stormy Jack.
April 6, 1998 |
Getting the kind of trip she needs, Country Garden rolled to a six-length victory in the $81,750 Providencia Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita. At her best when she settles off the pace and makes a late run, the 3-year-old Selkirk filly and 2-1 favorite relaxed well behind the slow pace under jockey Kent Desormeaux, then accelerated at the top of the stretch. Trained by Walter Greenman for owner Ed McGrath, Country Garden won for the second time in five U.S. starts and has won four of 11 overall.