Fred Perry, Wimbledon outsider to Hollywood star
The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility that received its initial alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the alliance, according to an NTRA release. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and veterinarians’ list protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present. In the area of equine drug testing and penalties, best practices identified included total carbon dioxide (milkshaking) regulation and testing procedures; the CHRB out of competition testing program; and accreditation of the University of California, Davis Testing Lab. Relating to safety research, best practices were cited for Hollywood’s participation in a number of research programs geared toward the betterment of racing, According to the release, Hollywood also was cited for best practices in areas focused on fundraising for retired racehorses and disabled riders, its affiliation with a substance abuse program for individuals and its wagering security programs geared toward incident prevention and investigation.
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Hey, Hollywood! Race Does Matter
“One US columnist said ‘women fell for him like ninepins and when he went to Hollywood, male film stars went and sulked in Nevada’.” By the time of Perry’s death at the age of 85 in 1995, he had finally become accepted into the British tennis culture. “Fred Perry was a superlative ambassador for our sport throughout the world. He was a great character, big-hearted and a true champion in every sense,” said former All England chairman John Curry. “He won the affection and admiration of all those involved in tennis — the players, the fans, the media, and officials. Fred was one of those rare individuals. He was at ease with all – from the youngest fans to royalty.” Perry’s third Wimbledon triumph in 1936 was achieved with breathtaking speed, his 6-1, 6-1, 6-0 victory over Germany’s Baron Gottfried von Cramm taking only 40 minutes.
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6. William Hurt won a BAFTA award for his portrayal of a gay Brazilian prisoner in the 1985 film Kiss of the Spider Woman , which was based on a novel by Argentine writer Manuel Puig. 7. Winona Ryder was one of the stars of the 1993 movie House of Spirits , which was adapted from a novel of the same name by Isabel Allende and set in Chile. Except for Antonio Banderas, the films main actors (Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close) were all white. 8.
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