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Marje Everett, a legendary and controversial figure in the sport of horse racing for more than four decades and the chief executive of the Hollywood Park racetrack for six years, has died. She was 90. Everett's longtime associate, Dorothy Carter, said...
California is home to more racetracks than any other state, with four dominant tracks and a dozen lesser venues, such as state fairs, where thoroughbreds line up shoulder to shoulder. The majors tend to be tributes to Old California. Each of the Big...
Bill Harmatz, 79, a thoroughbred jockey who rode Royal Orbit to victory in the 1959 Preakness Stakes, died Thursday at his home in the San Diego County city of Vista, his daughter Sue Harmatz said. He had cancer. Harmatz began racing professionally at...
The Daily MirrorMay 22, 1961: A horse, left to his own devices, would no more run a race for his daily oats than you would wrestle the butcher two out of three for a pork chop. It's that pest on his back,......
Mary Elizabeth Florsheim Bradley, a prominent figure in Thoroughbred racing in Southern California and the daughter of a well-known Chicago shoe businessman, died Feb. 5 of natural causes at her home in Rancho Santa Fe, her family said. She was 90....
Tags: Horse (animal), Social Issues, Death
Times Staff WriterIN the big inning, there was Koufax. Baseball cradled in his left hand, his flinty eyes staring down another strikeout victim, he was the quintessential Los Angeles sports superstar of the mid-20th century, a larger-than-life mythic figure to a city...
Special to The TimesIN 1982, there was a wonderful documentary film about the Weavers, the blacklisted folk singers, subtitled, "Wasn't That a Time!" Wistful California racetrack operators could use the same words to describe the so-called golden age of horse racing, which...
Times Staff WriterFor a select group of Angelenos, the route to grandma's didn't go over the river and through the woods, but along Sunset to a 32-story Modernist block of stucco and glass built in 1964, a singular apartment house set back from and above the storied...
– Now, he's the burgeoning star with a sly smile on his face and steady answer to every question, even as the weight of racing history should be pressing upon him. But when Glen Todd first met Mario Gutierrez six years ago, the owner and jockey...
Tags: Canada, Mexico, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Mexico City
The Baltimore SunIt takes a few seconds to realize what you are looking at. The Sunday cover of The New York Times always features one of the very best photographs taken in the world that week, and those shots are very often quite jarring. In some faraway land, you often...
It's beach season! Time for a week, if you are lucky, on the coast to enjoy all that the Maryland and Delaware shores have to offer — including some really great shopping. With a built-in captive audience of second-home owners, the Mid-Atlantic...
Gayle Anderson was live in Arcadia for "SANTA ANITA PARK OPENS". Santa Anita Park will open its gates for its traditional winter/spring meeting on Sunday, December 26th. This historic racing venue first opened on December 25, 1934 and is the longest...
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