Lava Man DVD to Benefit Noe Garcia

Lava Man DVD to Benefit Noe Garcia
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Lava Man DVDs are on sale at Hollywood Park for $10, with all proceeds going to the family of groom Noe Garcia, who had his left arm severed in a car accident in August.

The DVD follows the story of three-time Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Lava Man. The story includes interviews with trainer Doug O’Neil, jockey Corey Nakatani and with owners Jason Wood and Steve and Dave Kenly.

Garcia, who works for O'Neill, had been Lava Man's groom until he was injured.

Lava Man, who matched legendary Native Diver with his third straight Gold Cup victory in 2007, is resting from his 2007 campaign, but the 6-year-old gelding is expected to resume his career in 2008. Following his retirement, Hollywood Park will re-name The Californian (gr. II) in his honor.

The richest horse to be claimed, Lava Man ran for a tag of $12,500 while making his first career start at Stockton on June 19, 2003. Claimed for $50,000 from his 13th start on Aug. 13, 2004, at Del Mar, the California-bred son of Slew City Slew has compiled earnings of $5,214,706 -- all but $98,603 since the claim.

The DVD is available at the Hollywood Park Gift Shop or by writing Dorothy Hawthorne, c/o marketing, Hollywood Park, 1050 S. Prairie Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301.

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