Before the start of the final day of racing at Los Alamitos Race Course's summer thoroughbred meet, a jogger in track pants ran a few laps around the track. He finished with a final trek down the immense stretch run.
Running a close second as the field reached the final turn at Santa Anita Park, storied thoroughbred Game On Dude started his charge toward winning a third consecutive Gold Cup.
Santa Anita Park wrapped up its inaugural spring meeting Sunday, a racing schedule the Arcadia track called "unchartered" but "very successful."
Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and must complete 45 days of Narcotics Anonymous meetings for rear-ending a car in Glendale and fleeing in his vehicle until he was stopped six miles away. Murphy, who is best known as the lead vocalist in the British Goth rock band Bauhaus, pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court to misdemeanor hit-and-run driving for the March 16 crash, and pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing methamphetamine, the Glendale News-Press reported. Police said they found methamphetamine inside the patrol car in which Murphy was detained. Murphy had previously pleaded not guilty to three...