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January 4, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TWO MONTHS shy of his 50th birthday, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is launching a comeback this weekend at Santa Anita. "My passion is still there," Stevens said Thursday in announcing his return after a 7-year retirement. "Or I should say my passion has come back. I've worked a couple of very good horses in the morning at Santa Anita that kind of made the hair stand up on my neck and I haven't felt that in a long time. " Stevens' first race will be Sunday at Santa Anita, with his lone mount in a $50,000 claiming race on a horse named Jebrica.
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February 2, 1995 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
While Jeffrey Lurie, presumably in the final days of his search for a head coach, deliberated yesterday, Dolphins coach Don Shula circled the wagons in Miami to prevent the Eagles from stealing his top defensive assistant, Tom Olivadotti. Shula's top offensive coach, Gary Stevens, was said to still be at the top of Lurie's list of prospects, but Stevens would not be able to take Olivadotti north with him, as Stevens has been said to be considering doing. Olivadotti signed a one-year contract yesterday with the Dolphins.
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February 2, 1995 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
As midnight passed last evening, Gary Stevens still was the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator. But sometime today - barring breakdowns in the contract-writing process - Stevens is expected to have a new title: Philadelphia Eagles head coach. Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles organization sources said, could formally end his frustrating, plodding, indecisive and often-misdirected, 38-day, cross-country search for Rich Kotite's successor with the introduction of Stevens at a news conference today or tomorrow.
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March 1, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
Washington State's Dennis Erickson - looming larger than ever as Gary Stevens' chief rival for the University of Miami football-coaching vacancy - ended professed disinterest in the job by officially interviewing yesterday in Miami with athletic director Sam Jankovich. Jankovich strongly denied rumors that a deal had been struck. "As God be my judge, I have not reached any agreement with anybody," he said. "I'm still up in the air as to what I'll do. As much as I love my children and grandchildren, I say it on their lives.
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February 25, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Oakland coach Jon Gruden named Gary Stevens, 54, as the Raiders' quarterbacks coach yesterday, weeks after Stevens was fired as the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator. Vikings. Running back Robert Smith should be given the freedom to test the free-agent market, the NFL Players Association argued during a hearing in Minneapolis. The NFL, however, said Smith is the Vikings' franchise player. The NFLPA believes the franchise designation should go to guard Randall McDaniel, who held the designation in 1997.
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September 15, 1991 | By Craig Donnelly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Key Spirit, one of the best sprinters in Canada, upset six opponents in yesterday's $154,600 Philadelphia Park Budweiser Breeders' Cup. Hadif, an 11-1 outsider, finished 3 1/4 lengths back in second, with Pulverizing two more lengths behind in third. Deposit Ticket, the even-money favorite trained by Wayne Lukas and ridden by Gary Stevens, lacked his usual speed and finished a soundly beaten fourth. One of the best juveniles in the country last season, Deposit Ticket had been campaigning this year in Southern California before to yesterday's disappointment.
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January 19, 1995 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Jeffrey Lurie, wherever he is, isn't wasting time while he waits for permission to officially pursue San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Shanahan as his next head coach. Lurie, a source said, Tuesday night contacted Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Gary Stevens, who is in Mobile, Ala., with hundreds of other NFL coaches to scout college players at this week's Senior Bowl. Lurie and Stevens were said to have spoken briefly on the telephone. Stevens revealed the Lurie contact to former Eagles coaches at yesterday's practice session.
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May 2, 1990 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Gary Stevens might be the best jockey in the world right now. He just dominated the Santa Anita meeting, riding against the best of the best. Bright, articulate, movie-star handsome, Stevens, 27, has won nearly 2,500 races in a career that actually started when he rode in unauthorized match races as a 14-year-old in Idaho. He won the 1988 Kentucky Derby on the filly Winning Colors. He is a thinking man's rider who is not afraid to lose. Unlike some well-known riders, he adjusts to situations, takes advantage of edges, plays the percentages, gambles when necessary.
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December 24, 1992 | by Kevin Modesti, Los Angeles Daily News
Kent Desormeaux isn't a lot easier to catch when he's home in bed. Eight racing days after a horse's hoof cracked his skull, Desormeaux still leads the jockey standings at Hollywood Park, which wraps up its Autumn Festival this afternoon. Corey Nakatani rode two winners yesterday, Tres Chic in the fifth and Southern Truce in the eighth, to take a 28-27 lead over Gary Stevens in the contest among jockeys who aren't hurt, vacationing or suspended. Desormeaux has 29 in the bank.
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May 20, 1995 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
Gary Stevens is such a talented rider that D. Wayne Lukas, a month before the Kentucky Derby, went out of his way to get Stevens as an insurance policy. Jockeys "sit behind" other riders all the time on stakes horses, but this was extraordinary. Stevens was already committed to ride another horse in the Derby and he also was committed to ride in Hong Kong. Still, Lukas wanted him - just in case. So, when Stevens' Derby mount, Larry The Legend, was injured, Lukas called Hong Kong and cashed in his insurance policy.
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June 9, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW YORK - Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be looking for a fifth Belmont Stakes win Saturday when he saddles Oxbow and Will Take Charge. One more win and Lukas ties Woody Stephens, who won the Belmont five years in a row starting in 1982. Lukas still has a way to go to catch James G. Rowe Sr., the all-time leader with eight wins. On a rainy Friday morning, Lukas reflected on his four Belmont winners: Tabasco Cat (1994), Thunder Gulch (1995), Editor's Note (1996), and Commendable (2000)
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May 21, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
BALTIMORE - Gary Stevens had been retired for 7 years. It seemed like D. Wayne Lukas had been retired for even longer. Stevens, the Hall of Fame jockey, had been on the NBC broadcast team for many of the major races. Lukas, the Hall of Fame trainer, was still in the big races, but always on the periphery, an afterthought, if he was considered at all. Stevens, 50, came back in January because he missed the feeling of sitting on a horse's back. Lukas, 77, never left because he always loved the feeling of being around race horses every day. The racing gods decided there would be no Triple Crown for the 35th consecutive year.
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May 19, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
BALTIMORE - D. Wayne Lukas, his silver hair sparkling like the trophy he had just won for a record sixth time, his black suit and white shirt perfectly tailored and pressed, looked like anything but what he proudly claimed to be - a ruthless hit man. "I get paid," the 77-year-old trainer said with a touch of glee flavoring his Midwestern twang, "to spoil dreams. " That's what Lukas did late Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. Oxbow's surprisingly easy upset of 3-5 favorite Orb in the 138th Preakness gave the veteran trainer a sixth victory in this classic event and ensured that for a 36th consecutive year horse racing will not have a Triple Crown winner.
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January 4, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TWO MONTHS shy of his 50th birthday, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is launching a comeback this weekend at Santa Anita. "My passion is still there," Stevens said Thursday in announcing his return after a 7-year retirement. "Or I should say my passion has come back. I've worked a couple of very good horses in the morning at Santa Anita that kind of made the hair stand up on my neck and I haven't felt that in a long time. " Stevens' first race will be Sunday at Santa Anita, with his lone mount in a $50,000 claiming race on a horse named Jebrica.
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August 20, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive back Dwayne Goodrich was sentenced yesterday to 7 1/2 years in prison and fined $20,000 for a hit-and-run accident in Dallas that killed two men in January. A jury convicted Goodrich last week of criminally negligent homicide, and prosecutors had asked jurors to sentence him to 10 years in prison for each of the two criminally negligent homicide charges. Goodrich was released on $150,000 bond pending an appeal of his case that could take several months and is not expected to begin before Jan. 1. Demont Matthews, 23, and Joby Wood, 21, were trying to rescue a motorist from a burning car on Jan. 14 on an interstate when they were hit by Goodrich's car. Goodrich, 25, testified during the trial that he didn't see the predawn accident scene because a sport-utility vehicle in front of him blocked his view.
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August 17, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Gary Stevens was thrown to the turf and nearly trampled after crossing the finish line first aboard Storming Home in the Arlington Million yesterday, with Sulamani declared the winner when Stevens' horse was disqualified. Stevens, the Hall of Fame jockey who has a role in the movie Seabiscuit, fell off Storming Home a few strides past the finish line and remained motionless on the ground for about five minutes. He eventually sat up and moved his legs before being carried off on a stretcher and taken to the hospital.
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September 4, 2001 | By Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Making just his second start since sealing the juvenile championship in November with a victory in the Breeders' Cup, Macho Uno showed that he will be a force in the future when he easily captured yesterday's $500,000 Pennsylvania Derby under Gary Stevens. Unbridled Elaine, bidding to become the first filly to win Pennsylvania's most lucrative race in its 23-year history at Philadelphia Park, held on to finish second after briefly taking the lead in the stretch. She finished 1 1/2 lengths behind the winner.
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August 6, 2001 | By Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The largest crowd in Monmouth Park history showed up yesterday to celebrate what it believed would be an overwhelming win for heavily favored Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Point Given. Instead 47,127 fans watched the 3-10 favorite prevail in an epic struggle, grinding down the determined pacesetter Touch Tone in the final yards to post a half-length victory in the $1.5 million Haskell Invitational Handicap. Burning Roma finished a nose back in third and was followed by This Fleet Is Due, Jamaican Rum, and Hero's Tribute.
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February 25, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Oakland coach Jon Gruden named Gary Stevens, 54, as the Raiders' quarterbacks coach yesterday, weeks after Stevens was fired as the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator. Vikings. Running back Robert Smith should be given the freedom to test the free-agent market, the NFL Players Association argued during a hearing in Minneapolis. The NFL, however, said Smith is the Vikings' franchise player. The NFLPA believes the franchise designation should go to guard Randall McDaniel, who held the designation in 1997.
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February 4, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Gary Stevens, the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins for the last nine seasons, was fired yesterday by head coach Jimmy Johnson. The Dolphins averaged an AFC-worst 83.9 rushing yards per game in 1997. Stevens, who had worked in the same capacity under Don Shula, remained on the staff when Johnson took over as head coach in 1996. He also worked for Johnson for five years at the University of Miami. No replacement was named. Elsewhere: Terry Donahue returned to California after another round of interviews and a night at Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' mansion.
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