LA Times

‘Enough Horse Deaths’: LA Times Editorial Board Urges Santa Anita To Call Off Rest Of Meet

In a piece published Wednesday, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times called for Santa Anita Park to cut short the current meet, in light of the 26 equine fatalities that have occurred in the last five months, the last three of which occurred in a span of nine days. The Times gives Santa […]

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Laffit Pincay Jr. Number 25 in ’50 Coolest Athletes in SoCal History’

While he couldn’t quite compete with a baseball great like Sandy Koufax (number one on the list) Laffit Pincay Jr. makes it to number 25 on the LA Times’ 50 Coolest Athletes in Southern California History. Accompanying his picture is the following: “Famed jockey once cut an airplane peanut in two and called one ‘lunch’ […]

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‘Secretariat’ Hangs Tough

After an opening that did not meet expectations, it appears ‘Secretariat’ is hanging tough in its following weeks. According to the LA Times blog Company Town, most movies see ticket sales fall around 50% in its second weekend. However, “Secretariat’ has found some longevity falling only 25% and 26% in its second and third weekends. […]

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CALIFORNIA ANTI-GAMING GROUP GETTING INVOLVED IN EXCHANGE WAGERING DEBATE

As with any expanded gaming measure, potential exchange wagering in California has drawn the ire of a religiously-based anti-gaming group. In this instance, the California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion has stepped in, promising to send mailers to nearly 10,000 churches and individuals in the next few days asking the recipients to call or write the […]

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MACE SIEGEL: WHAT’S WRONG WITH HORSE RACING? THE PEOPLE WHO RUN IT

Mace Siegel, owner of Hollywood Gold Cup favorite Rail Trip, recently made news by brokering a deal between Frank Stronach and Oak Tree Racing Association to give the non-profit another year of racing at Santa Anita. He’s also one of the few people in racing that would say the following about Stronach: “Frank Stronach is […]

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ENDORSEMENT, INTERACTIF WILL NOT RUN IN DERBY; BACKTALK, MAKE MUSIC FOR ME TO RUN

Trainer Shannon Ritter told reporters today that she had noticed an injury after Endorsement’s workout this morning and after X-rays, showed a fracture of the front right ankle. The colt will have surgery in the next few days but it is unclear as to whether this is career-threatening according to WinStar racing manager Elliott Walden. […]

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