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Santa Anita Field Set

Eight horses were entered for the $700,000 Santa Anita Derby, richest of all the Kentucky Derby preps. Saturday’s field will include two colts unbeaten as 3-year-olds, Afternoon Deelites and Larry …


Miscellany

At Las Vegas, Mike Tyson has already begun working out in anticipation of his first fight since his release from prison, promoter Don King said. Tyson worked out Friday night …


Budget Provision May Help Playfair

The $18 billion state budget that passed through the Senate Friday includes a provision that could lead to relief for embattled Inland Northwest thoroughbred horse trainers and owners.


Filly Favored At Beam

Serena’s Song, trained by D. Wayne Lukas and a winner of three stakes races this year, was made the 8-5 favorite to become the first filly to win the $600,000 …


Miscellany

Afternoon Deelites outdueled Timber Country in their much-anticipated first meeting and won the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita to reaffirm the colt’s status as the Kentucky Derby favorite. Owned …


Sports People

Right wing Jaromir Jagr of the Pittsburgh Penguins, who leads the league in scoring, won NHL Player of the Month honors… . Brendan Shanahan of the St. Louis …


Miscellany

A TWA crew smelled smoke in the cockpit of a plane with 129 people aboard, including the University of Washington women’s track team, and made an unscheduled landing safely in …


Sports People

Francois Boutin, 58, the French trainer who tasted Breeders’ Cup glory with the champion mare Miesque and experienced Kentucky Derby disappointment with Arazi, also a Breeders’ Cup winner, died at …


Soured Deal Leaves Playfair Saddled With Short Summer Harsh Racing Dates Back On The Table After Tentative Agreement Breaks Down

It’s back to the starting gate for embattled Inland Northwest horsemen. A tentative agreement announced on Jan. 20 that called for improved 1995 thoroughbred racing dates at Playfair Race Course …


Holy Bull Year’s Best

Holy Bull’s performance in the Woodward Stakes left jockey Mike Smith trying in vain to assess the gray colt. “There are no words in the world to describe him,” Smith …


Krone’s Injuries Minimal

Jockey Julie Krone underwent surgery in Hollywood, Fla., to insert a pin into her left pinky finger, which was broken Friday at Gulfstream Park in her second major spill in …


Krone Injures Wrist After Another Spill

Jockey Julie Krone, who returned to racing just last week following surgery to repair an ankle shattered in a spill, apparently escaped serious injury Friday when her horse broke down …


Lukas, Holy Bull Tops

D. Wayne Lukas and Holy Bull overcame long odds to win Eclipse Awards. Holy Bull was voted top 3-year-old old colt or gelding even though he didn’t win a Triple …


Industry Heading South Gulfstream Park Flourishing, But At Expense Of Other Tracks

Herb McCauley rides Dusty Screen (1) to victory past the Vid (3) in Saturday’s $100,000 Grade 3 Appleton Handicap for older horses at Gulfstream. Photo by Associated Press


Sports People

Former pitcher Harry Gumbert, who played for four National League teams in a 15-year big-league career, died in Wimberley, Texas, at age 85… . Ex-Chicago Cubs reliever Don …


Miscellany

Jockey Marco Castaneda was moved out of the intensive care unit six days after sustaining a small brain hemorrhage from a race accident at Bay Meadows. Castaneda, 44, was in …