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Wygods shift their focus to Kentucky

By Julie Sarno
Pam and Marty Wygod were involved in Thoroughbred racing long before they took up residence in Rancho Santa Fe in 1994.

It all started with a gift from a friend and business partner.

“In 1963, Fletcher Jones gave me two racehorses as a present,” said Marty, adding with a chuckle, “Unfortunately, they won.”

Pam recalled their decision to come to the San Diego area: “We thought ‘Someday this is where we’d like to live’ and someday came along. It’s a wonderful area to raise a young family.”

TRACK TAKES: Ponies and players

The Usual Q.T. wins the Grade I Eddie Read Stakes on Saturday under jockey Victor Espinoza.

Celebrity sighting: Mario Lopez was spotted at the track on Saturday.

Top of the Stretch pt. I

John Daly has penned cartoons for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union. Top of the Stretch chronicles the spirit of the horse player and is a collaborative effort with Eric Kozlowski. Eric has followed horse racing for many years and sees the wit and humor in the trials and tribulations of the horse player. Top of the Stretch can be reached at or (585) 230-7400.

Athletes race through Solana Beach triathlon, duathlon

The 2010 Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon on Sunday featured chip timing and a post-race party with refreshments, a beer garden, live entertainment and an awards ceremony.

All participants received a colorful T-shirt, and awards were given to the top three finishers in each category. The top 10 individual finishers in division categories receives points for the San Diego Triathlon Series.

Canyon Crest hosts spiker camp

In three days, Gretchen Cash developed skills that she believes will benefit her for years.

Cash, who’ll be an eighth grader in the fall at Notre Dame Academy, was among 38 high school and middle school girls of all ability levels who participated in the USA Volleyball High Performance Camp, a pilot developmental program Canyon Crest Academy hosted July 19-22 that attracted some of the nation’s top coaches.

Manchester boys U9 team wins bracket

Carmel Valley Manchester under-9 boys White team won their bracket in the Carlsbad Cup with a victory over the Carlsbad Wave on July 19, following games the previous two days. The team is pictured with their coach, Gary Condliffe.

Surf Soccer San Diego U12 team readies for game play

Manchester mesmerizes in Carlsbad Cup

The Carmel Valley Manchester GU-12 White team took home the championship at the fourth annual Carlsbad Cup on July 17 through 19.

With coach Sean Bullock guiding the way, the girls went on to an undefeated victory, having scored a whopping 16 goals with only one goal scored against them the entire tournament.

Playing in the silver bracket, the CV Manchester girls faced competition from Encinitas Express, Carlsbad Lightning and Scripps Ranch United. On day one, CV Manchester beat Carlsbad Lightning 3-0.

‘Just a little radiation’?

Dear neighbors,

Please voice your opinion on cell phone antennae sites right next to residential homes. We received a notice of permit for an intended Clearwire cell antennae on top of the Solana Beach Medical Building at 550 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The study results presented as “acceptable levels of radiation” are dated 1986. These devices have changed since then! They do more now with new technology and require more bandwidth and power. The variables here are unlimited, and with new 3G and even 4G technology and power bands being utilized, the only question I would ask the property owner and cell phone company is, “You OK if I hang one in your backyard?”

Woman gives birth in parking lot amidst morning traffic jam

A woman gave birth Thursday while stuck in traffic in the Mount Soledad area because of a multi-vehicle crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Five people were injured in the crash that involved at least four vehicles on Interstate 5, between state Route 52 and Gilman Drive, shortly before 8 a.m.



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