Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

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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Jane Lynch Brings Old-School Hosting Vibe to NBC’s ‘Hollywood Game Night’

Hollywood Game Night Jane Lynch - H 2013

“We have been informed of Dwight’s decision to not return to the Lakers. Naturally we’re disappointed,” Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. “However, we will now move forward in a different direction with the future of the franchise and, as always, will do our best to build the best team possible, one our great lakers fans will be proud to support. To Dwight, we thank him for his time and consideration, and for his efforts with us last season. We wish him the best of luck on the remainder of his NBA career.” Lakers star Kobe Bryant responded to the announcement by posting a photo of himself and teammate Pau Gasol on Instagram , along with the words “#vamos #juntos #lakercorazon #vino.” Howard had a tumultuous run in Los Angeles, with the Lakers struggling over the season to make the playoffs as the seventh seed only to be swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round.
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Dwight Howard Leaves L.A. Lakers: Hollywood Reacts

Whether it was the wit with which Bert Convy hosted game shows including The Match Game, Password or even Win, Lose or Draw or the snark that made Hollywood Squares’ Paul Lynde so amusing, Lynch remembers watching her predecessors walk the fine line between letting the players shine and maintaining order. Here, the former host of the Emmys and Do Something Awards talks withThe Hollywood Reporter about bringing a bit of the past — and Glee’s Sue Sylvester — to the game show based on Sean Hayes’ popular game nights. PHOTOS: Summer TV Preview The Hollywood Reporter: What have you learned from your previous hosting gigs at the Emmys and Do Something Awards that you’ve brought to this? Jane Lynch:They’re different animals, but hosting is incumbent on you to allow everybody to have the freedom to express themselves and have a good time, just like you would do at a party. This is a party atmosphere, so really all I’m in charge of is making sure that the rules are followed and moving the games along and allowing those wonderful moments of the life of the party, but not me explaining the rules but what happens between the contestants and the celebrities.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/jane-lynch-glee-hollywood-game-night-578711

Hollywood Gold Cup All About Game On Dude

Baffert, a four-time winner of the Gold Cup, trains 6-year-old Game On Dude for a partnership that includes Joe Torre’s Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Ernie Moody’s Mercedes Stable, and Bernie Schiappa. With a victory, Game On Dude would join Native Diver and Lava Man as a multiple Gold Cup winner. Native Diver (1965-67) and Lava Man (2005-07) each won three times. Torre is expected to attended the Gold Cup. If all start, this will not be the smallest Gold Cup field in history. Just four contested the 1999 renewal won by Real Quiet.
For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/79217/hollywood-gold-cup-all-about-game-on-dude

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