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The Fabulous ForumLos Angeles native Jess Jackson, owner of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has died at age 81 due to complications from cancer, according to Caroline Shaw, chief communications officer at Jackson......
Sports Legend Revealed: Did the term 'upset' in sports derive from a horse named Upset defeating Man o' War?The Fabulous ForumHORSE RACING LEGEND: The term "upset" to describe an underdog winning a sporting event was derived from a horse named Upset defeating the heavily favored Man o' War in 1919. STATUS: False. There are certain sports stories that are just......
The Fabulous ForumMichael Vick, who served 18 months in prison after being convicted in 2007 for his involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring, said he wants a dog and believes it would be good for the rehabilitation process. What do you think?......
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79. Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
Tags: Paul Newman, Family, Periodicals, Theater, Elizabeth II
Special to the Los Angeles TimesThe Wake of Forgiveness A Novel Bruce Machart Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 310 pp., $26 Lavaca County, Texas — one moment it's a place you've never been, the next it's a place you can't forget, a place that comes to mind when you call yourself...
Tags: Cormac McCarthy, Horse (animal), Willa Cather, Firearms, Sports
Jess Jackson, a man who knew how to pick winners, whether they were thoroughbred racehorses or vineyards, died of cancer Thursday at his wine country estate in Geyserville, Calif. He was 81. Jackson was a wine industry visionary who developed the...
Vincent Timphony Trainer of Breeders' Cup winner Wild Again Vincent Timphony, 76, a thoroughbred trainer who guided Wild Again to victory in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic in 1984, died Monday at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, said his former wife,...
Noble Threewitt, a thoroughbred trainer for 75 years who was known in Southern California for his friendly, gentle demeanor and dedication to helping workers in the barn areas, died of natural causes Friday at an assisted living facility in West Covina,...
Tags: Kentucky Derby, Sports
Bobby Frankel, a Hall of Fame trainer recognized on both coasts for his affection for and success with thoroughbred horses, died Monday at his home in Pacific Palisades from complications of lymphoma. He was 68. "He was a horse whisperer with racehorses,...
Tags: Equestrian, Joe Torre, Obituaries, Death, Social Issues
Associated PressEdmund Gann, a prominent thoroughbred owner who campaigned Medaglia d'Oro and several other major stakes winners, died Sunday at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, said a spokeswoman for the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in San Diego. He was 86 and...
Tags: Fishing, Horse (animal), Obituaries, Death, Social Issues
Dick Francis, a champion steeplechase jockey in Britain who became a bestselling mystery writer, died Sunday at his home in the Cayman Islands. He was 89. Ruth Cairns, a spokeswoman for Francis, told the Associated Press that the author died of natural...
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