April 26, 1998 |
For the second time in about six months, Hollywood Park offered the Desert Stormer Handicap and the ending was a little familiar. Trainer Richard Mandella won it with Advancing Star last Nov. 8 when the race was the first event on Breeders' Cup Day and he was back in the winner's circle Saturday with Corona Lake.
July 6, 1991
As Wayne Lukas pointed out, Chris McCarron did a very fine job of relaxing Farma Way before putting him in gear at the quarter pole in the Hollywood Gold Cup. However, after seeing the way speed was holding in the other dirt races at Hollywood Park on Saturday, as well as the Gold Cup, one has to wonder if the more aggressive style of discharged jockey Gary Stevens would have put Farma Way in the winner's circle. DAVID BARNIER San Diego
March 19, 1994
I was one of the members of the Hersh party ushered from the winner's circle on March 5 after the Santa Anita Handicap. My parents, Phillip and Sophie Hersh, had just been told that our horse, The Wicked North, had been disqualified and were all shocked and very upset by the stewards' decision. My mother is 75 with a breathing disorder, and my father is also 75 with a heart condition. My husband and I were concerned about their well-being, and I was trying to gather our party and get them out of the winner's circle when a group of men loudly asked an attendant to "get those people out of here."
March 12, 1994
Alan Paulson is a very wealthy man and a true sportsman. His returns can never approach his vast investment in horse racing. His rewards are prestige and recognition as a major force in the sport he loves. However, his horse, Stuka, did not deserve to be given the winner's purse in the Santa Anita Handicap, since he finished second and was not involved in the incident that caused the disqualification of the winner. It would seem appropriate that Mr. Paulson donated the more than $300,000 difference between first and second money to a worthy charity, such as a home for indigent horse players, or research on the cause of, and cure for, brain damage in racing stewards.
January 6, 2002
I was appalled when I discovered that, of the 100 California Nobel laureates listed in your excellent Nobel issue, only one was a woman ("Winner's Circle," by Debra J. Hotaling, Dec. 2). If extended as an average, that would suggest that only 1% of laureates are female. I noticed that this point was addressed, at least in part, by Michael T. Jarvis ("The Ones Who Got Away," Dec. 2). Perhaps they should come up with a new prize, the Nobelle. Celia Pearce Venice Kudos on your issue devoted to the Nobel winners; it's always inspiring to see scientists and thinkers praised.
December 19, 2003 |
Some horses who know all about winning will be getting together in today's third at Hollywood Park. The six-furlong contest for $16,000 claimers attracted, among others, Lytle Creek, Fog City Willy, Waki American, Tiger Slew and Expressionist. Those veterans, who range in age from 5 (Tiger Slew) to 8 (Expressionist), have combined for 53 wins from 202 starts and have earned $1,472,191. Fog City Willy, a 7-year-old gelded son of Present Value, has made the most trips to the winner's circle.