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By Bill Tanton | May 14, 1992
The media darling among the Preakness trainers at Pimlico this year is neither D. Wayne Lukas nor Kentucky Derby-winning Lynn Whiting nor Leroy Jolley nor Nick Zito, who won the Pimlico Special last week.It's Shelley Riley.That's right -- a woman trainer is drawing the biggest crowds at the stakes barn.In its previous 116 runnings, the Preakness has had only three women trainers. This year there are two. Besides Riley, who trains and owns Casual Lies, there is Dean Gaudet, who trains Speakerphone.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 19, 1992
"Give me a month at home in Pleasanton and I'll need a media fix," Shelley Riley said when she left New York after her horse, Casual Lies, finished fifth in the Belmont Stakes.For five weeks during the Triple Crown campaign, Riley, with her glib tongue, and her husband, Jim, entertained the racing press with the exploits of their one-horse stable.Now Riley is home in California, nursing her Triple Crown runner back to health at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.Riley and her husband are the consummate small-time owners-trainers who became celebrities after Casual Lies finished second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 13, 1992
It is the afternoon of the Kentucky Derby.The sheiks are dining on Millionaires' Row at Churchill Downs.Hammer is at the windows, betting with both hands.Shelley Riley is in the stall with her horse, Casual Lies, singing him "My Old Kentucky Home."Shelley, Shelley, Shelley.This isn't Pony Club camp.But, in her own inimitable way, Shelley Riley has added a sort of "My Friend Flicka" spin to the 1992 Triple Crown."I honestly feel this horse was born under a star with my name on it," Riley said yesterday at Pimlico Race Course, where she is preparing Casual Lies, alias "Stanley," for Round 2 of the Triple Crown.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
About a month ago, the anointed star of the Triple Crown was a little chestnut horse named Arazi.Reporters thought they'd be carrying a French-to-English dictionary just to converse with his Parisian trainer and head lads.Pleasant surprise, then, that the media darling turned out to be an appealing woman from Northern California who speaks in David Letterman one-liners and has the Earth Motherliness of Barbara Bush.Turns out she's a pretty darn good horse trainer, too.Everyone can't get enough of Shelley Riley, whose Casual Lies finished second in the Kentucky Derby, third in the Preakness, and now has a chance to win the $1 million Triple Crown Bonus on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | July 19, 1992
"Give me a month at home in Pleasanton and I'll need a media fix," Shelley Riley said when she left New York after her horse, Casual Lies, finished fifth in the Belmont Stakes.For five weeks during the Triple Crown campaign, Riley, with her glib tongue, and her husband, Jim, entertained the racing press with the exploits of their one-horse stable.Now Riley is home in California, nursing her Triple Crown runner back to health at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.Riley and her husband are the consummate small-time owners-trainers who became celebrities after Casual Lies finished second in the Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 3, 1992
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One myth exploded, but there was a happy ending to an old story yesterday when Lil E. Tee reached the wire first in the 118th Kentucky Derby.Pat Day, who has been the nation's leading rider four times, but never had won the Derby, finally won the race in his 10th try.The victory came at the expense of Arazi, the 4-5 favorite and hailed as the second coming of Secretariat, who wilted in the stretch and was a well-beaten eighth."I knew when Pat Valenzuela [jockey on Arazi]
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,TV Critic | May 17, 1992
When you have only a couple of minutes of actual horse race, but 90 minutes of broadcast time to fill, you have to make some choices and do some inventing.ABC's solution yesterday in its telecast of the Preakness was to craft story lines loaded with much exaggeration and overcommit to them.The network used almost none of its air time, though, to try to give viewers a sense of the pageantry, the crowd or what it felt like to be at Pimlico Race Course. The lack of racetrack atmosphere was a disappointment.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 12, 1992
Kentucky Derby winner Lil E. Tee and the two Derby runners-up, Casual Lies and Dance Floor, arrived yesterday at Pimlico Race Course looking fresh, relaxed and none the worse for wear after a 1-hour, 20-minute flight from Louisville, Ky.They seemed to have come out of the grueling 1 1/4 -mile Derby in surprisingly good shape.But the bottom line is this: The Preakness is going to be a vastly different horse race than the Derby, and they'd better have their running shoes on Saturday.The new ingredient is speed, and "the horse everyone is looking at is Alydeed," said Lynn Whiting, trainer of Lil E. Tee.There was no true speed horse in the Derby, and the result was a plodding, lethargic pace.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | April 29, 1992
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Arazi was officially discharged from quarantine Monday night and transferred to Barn 45 at Churchill Downs at 7 a.m. yesterday.He galloped a mile around the track with his exercise rider and groom, Raymond Lamornaca, and was in company with his constant companion, Akiko.About 100 reporters and photographers watched him train and then cool out, but three or four times that number might be out tomorrow morning, when he is expected a work about a half-mile.Head lad Fabien Gerard held an impromptu news conference and said that Arazi "is even better than [last]
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By JOHN EISENBERG | May 14, 1992
Even before you get to the barn, you know things are going to be different. How could they not be different when the horse in the stall is named Casual Lies?Horses usually are named Eternally Majestic or Majestically Eternal. Names that could make a tough man cry. Black Beauty. Velvet. Casual Lies? It could be the name of a miniseries starring Valerie Bertinelli as the temptress. Whatever the story behind the name, you figure there has to be a murder or messy divorce in there somewhere.It turns out there is neither, but anyway, the point is you know things are going to be different long before you get to the barn.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,TV Critic | May 17, 1992
When you have only a couple of minutes of actual horse race, but 90 minutes of broadcast time to fill, you have to make some choices and do some inventing.ABC's solution yesterday in its telecast of the Preakness was to craft story lines loaded with much exaggeration and overcommit to them.The network used almost none of its air time, though, to try to give viewers a sense of the pageantry, the crowd or what it felt like to be at Pimlico Race Course. The lack of racetrack atmosphere was a disappointment.
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By Dan Rodricks | May 15, 1992
TC Here's my prediction for tomorrow's Preakness:Agincourt will have the lead on the rail after the first quarter-mile, with Casual Lies and Conte Di Savoya in hot pursuit. Casual Lies will get the lead by the half-mile pole. Lil E. Tee, the Kentucky Derby winner, will rally along the rail and challenge. Agincourt and Conte Di Savoya will drop back. Pine Bluff will blast past Lil E. Tee and Casual Lies and into the front in the final turn, then pull away from the field for a stunning three-length triumph.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | May 14, 1992
Even before you get to the barn, you know things are going to be different. How could they not be different when the horse in the stall is named Casual Lies?Horses usually are named Eternally Majestic or Majestically Eternal. Names that could make a tough man cry. Black Beauty. Velvet. Casual Lies? It could be the name of a miniseries starring Valerie Bertinelli as the temptress. Whatever the story behind the name, you figure there has to be a murder or messy divorce in there somewhere.It turns out there is neither, but anyway, the point is you know things are going to be different long before you get to the barn.
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By Bill Tanton | May 14, 1992
The media darling among the Preakness trainers at Pimlico this year is neither D. Wayne Lukas nor Kentucky Derby-winning Lynn Whiting nor Leroy Jolley nor Nick Zito, who won the Pimlico Special last week.It's Shelley Riley.That's right -- a woman trainer is drawing the biggest crowds at the stakes barn.In its previous 116 runnings, the Preakness has had only three women trainers. This year there are two. Besides Riley, who trains and owns Casual Lies, there is Dean Gaudet, who trains Speakerphone.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 13, 1992
It is the afternoon of the Kentucky Derby.The sheiks are dining on Millionaires' Row at Churchill Downs.Hammer is at the windows, betting with both hands.Shelley Riley is in the stall with her horse, Casual Lies, singing him "My Old Kentucky Home."Shelley, Shelley, Shelley.This isn't Pony Club camp.But, in her own inimitable way, Shelley Riley has added a sort of "My Friend Flicka" spin to the 1992 Triple Crown."I honestly feel this horse was born under a star with my name on it," Riley said yesterday at Pimlico Race Course, where she is preparing Casual Lies, alias "Stanley," for Round 2 of the Triple Crown.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 12, 1992
Kentucky Derby winner Lil E. Tee and the two Derby runners-up, Casual Lies and Dance Floor, arrived yesterday at Pimlico Race Course looking fresh, relaxed and none the worse for wear after a 1-hour, 20-minute flight from Louisville, Ky.They seemed to have come out of the grueling 1 1/4 -mile Derby in surprisingly good shape.But the bottom line is this: The Preakness is going to be a vastly different horse race than the Derby, and they'd better have their running shoes on Saturday.The new ingredient is speed, and "the horse everyone is looking at is Alydeed," said Lynn Whiting, trainer of Lil E. Tee.There was no true speed horse in the Derby, and the result was a plodding, lethargic pace.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 31, 1992
About a month ago, the anointed star of the Triple Crown was a little chestnut horse named Arazi.Reporters thought they'd be carrying a French-to-English dictionary just to converse with his Parisian trainer and head lads.Pleasant surprise, then, that the media darling turned out to be an appealing woman from Northern California who speaks in David Letterman one-liners and has the Earth Motherliness of Barbara Bush.Turns out she's a pretty darn good horse trainer, too.Everyone can't get enough of Shelley Riley, whose Casual Lies finished second in the Kentucky Derby, third in the Preakness, and now has a chance to win the $1 million Triple Crown Bonus on Saturday in the Belmont Stakes.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 10, 1992
Speakerphone moved into serious Preakness consideration yesterday after he worked "brilliantly," according to Daily Racing Form clockers at Laurel Race Course.The 3-year-old colt, owned by Israel Cohen, chairman and chief executive officer of the Giant Food Company, and trained by Dean Gaudet, ran five furlongs in 59 1/5 seconds and galloped out six furlongs in 1 minute, 12 3/5 seconds.The move was nearly three seconds faster than any other horse working the same distance. He was ridden by Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner, his regular jockey who will ride him in the Preakness.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 10, 1992
Speakerphone moved into serious Preakness consideration yesterday after he worked "brilliantly," according to Daily Racing Form clockers at Laurel Race Course.The 3-year-old colt, owned by Israel Cohen, chairman and chief executive officer of the Giant Food Company, and trained by Dean Gaudet, ran five furlongs in 59 1/5 seconds and galloped out six furlongs in 1 minute, 12 3/5 seconds.The move was nearly three seconds faster than any other horse working the same distance. He was ridden by Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner, his regular jockey who will ride him in the Preakness.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 3, 1992
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One myth exploded, but there was a happy ending to an old story yesterday when Lil E. Tee reached the wire first in the 118th Kentucky Derby.Pat Day, who has been the nation's leading rider four times, but never had won the Derby, finally won the race in his 10th try.The victory came at the expense of Arazi, the 4-5 favorite and hailed as the second coming of Secretariat, who wilted in the stretch and was a well-beaten eighth."I knew when Pat Valenzuela [jockey on Arazi]
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