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EQUINE ACCOMODATIONS NEARLY COMPLETE AS SANTA ANITA READIES FOR INAUGURAL FASIG-TIPTON 2-YEAR-OLD IN TRAINING SALE ON JUNE 5

first_imgEQUINE ACCOMODATIONS NEARLY COMPLETE AS SANTA ANITA READIES FOR INAUGURAL FASIG-TIPTON 2-YEAR-OLD IN TRAINING SALE ON JUNE 5 UNDER-TACK PREVIEW TO BE HELD MONDAY, JUNE 3 AT 10 A.M. ON SANTA ANITA MAIN TRACKARCADIA, Calif. (May 15, 2019)–With stabling accommodations nearly complete, Santa Anita Park is readying for its first-ever Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old in Training Sale here on Wednesday, June 5, at   1 p.m. PT.A total of 169 well-pedigreed juveniles have been catalogued and many are now on the grounds and in training. Two weeks prior to the sale, all horses will be stabled in temporary quarters adjacent to Santa Anita’s seven furlong chute, which provides ready access to those wishing to more closely inspect individual horses.“It’s great to be able to partner with an Industry leader like Fasig-Tipton,” said Tim Ritvo, COO for The Stronach Group. “We’ve enjoyed tremendous success with Fasig-Tipton in Florida and we’re looking forward to building upon that relationship here at Santa Anita.“As everyone knows, our 2-year-olds are the stars of tomorrow–which will be here before we know it.  We’re already getting positive feedback from consignors and horsemen and we’re anxious to welcome everyone that’s coming to buy, sell and participate here on June 5.  Moving forward, we see this sale as an important component to our overall business plan.”Prior to the June 5 sale, an under-tack preview will take place on Monday, June 3, at 10 a.m. Each catalogued individual will be assigned a hip number and will either breeze or gallop on the main track. This under-tack preview is open the public, but for those prospective buyers that cannot be here, each horse will be videotaped and available for viewing at FasigTipton.com.“There is a good mix of quality and sire power, both nationally and from California, being offered by prominent consignors from coast to coast,” said Fasig-Tipton California Representative Michael Machowsky. “The auction’s June sale date also gives buyers the convenience of sending their purchases straight to the racetrack from the sale to be readied for their summer debuts.”The Santa Anita Fasig-Tipton 2-year-old in Training Sale catalogue is now available in the Santa Anita Racing office and online at  fasigtipton.com.last_img read more

‘GET BACK TO BASICS,’ SAYS SMITH WHO RIDES HEAVILY FAVORED OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 RUNHAPPY MALIBU STAKES

first_img‘GET BACK TO BASICS,’ SAYS SMITH WHO RIDES HEAVILY FAVORED OMAHA BEACH IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 RUNHAPPY MALIBU STAKES ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2019)–Along with a record 26 Breeders’ Cup wins, two Eclipse Awards, a pair of Kentucky Derby wins that include a Triple Crown in 2018, New Mexico native Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith also includes three wins in Santa Anita’s signature opening day Grade I stakes, the $300,000 Runhappy Malibu, which is contested at seven furlongs.Chances are good (4-5) that Smith will notch Malibu win number four on Saturday with the Richard Mandella-trained Omaha Beach, who will be making in all likelihood his penultimate start prior to a career finale in the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.Scratched three days prior to this year’s Kentucky Derby due to an entrapped epiglottis, Omaha Beach, a striking dark bay or brown colt by War Front, is owned by Rick Porter’s Foxhill Farms, Inc. and will be making his 10th career start.Back in town following a Christmas visit with family and friends in New Mexico, the man known in racing circles as “Big Money” Mike, addressed Omaha Beach and the state of racing as Santa Anita stands at the precipice of its 83rd Winter Meet opening day.     Q.  Mike, a lot of fans feel a bit cheated, like we haven’t really been able to see enough of Omaha Beach.  I know you feel the same way and you must be looking forward to riding him in the Runhappy Malibu?     A.  Oh, without a doubt.  Man, he’s the kinda horse that I wish we had the whole rest of the (New) year with him.  He’s incredible to ride, fun to ride and so much fun to watch run.  He’s a brilliant horse, very athletic and hopefully we can pull it off and dazzle the fans tomorrow.     Q.  Can you share with us how much horse you thought you had coming out of the Arkansas Derby and heading into the Kentucky Derby?     A.  I couldn’t wait to ride him.  He was training incredible going into the Derby all the way up until he got that infection in his throat…The way the racetrack came up on Derby Day, with the off-track.  We all saw that he had been brilliant on that kind of a track.  He’s as good (in the mud) as he is on a fast track…We had a great post and everything was going our way until that happened and it was just a huge misfortune that he didn’t get his chance on that day.     Q.  After missing the Derby, you beat a really good horse (Shancelot) in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Grade I, Oct. 5) and you were then the even money favorite here in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.  You were charging at the end, but did you feel like Omaha Beach had too much to do?     A.  He was very, very unlucky.  He slipped behind leaving the gate and then the kickback was just too much for him.  He still ran a game second and I truly believe if he’d have jumped well (from the gate) and not slipped, it could’ve been a different outcome.     Q.  You’ve won this race three times, including last year with McKinzie.  Coming into this year’s Malibu, is Omaha Beach the best horse you’ve ever ridden in this race?     A.  Oh, without a doubt.  If all goes well, and he runs his race, you might see something really special, he’s training that good.     Q.  Mike, Omaha Beach is scheduled to go to stud at Spendthrift Farm this spring.  Is there any chance you could talk to his connections into letting him run all the way through his 4-year-old year?     A.  I’d love to.  After the Pegasus, I think it’s up to Mr. Hughes (B. Wayne, Spendthrift owner) I believe, I’m really not a 100 percent sure, but I think that was the deal when they sold him as a stallion prospect.  We gotta talk to Mr. Mandella (laughing), he’s had some good fortune with Mr. Hughes.  Maybe we can talk them into leaving him around for the rest of the year…You never know.     Q.  If you could address the entire racing industry as we approach the New Year, do you have any advice, given all that we’ve been through in 2019?     A.  That’s a tough question.  I think we’ve got to get back to the basics and do all the little things right all over again.  A lot of (these problems) are in-house stuff that we need to take care of and I think once we do that, this great sport will carry on.  A horse is an amazing animal.  They bring so much joy and so much pleasure to so many people, in so many different ways.  I truly believe in my heart of hearts, that this is a sport that should go on to the end of time…The good Lord willing and horses stay happy and safe, I think the game will get back on track on its own.  Once these great horses start running, you can’t help but want to come out and watch ’em and love ’em.     Q.  Mike, I know you feel happiness is a very important component to a successful racehorse.  What makes them happy and how do you know when they are?     A.  You see it in them.  They just shine, they exude wellness.  The people, the trainers that take care of them, they do such a tremendous job…When a horse gets happy, sound and healthy, let me tell you something…When you get all those elements going in the right direction, that horse is gonna be a tough horse to beat, especially when he’s got that kind of talent to start with.     With the Runhappy Malibu carded as the ninth on a blockbuster 11-race program, there is  special early first post time on Saturday at 11 a.m.  Admission gates will open at 9 a.m. and all attendees will receive Santa Anita’s traditional wall calendar free, with paid admission.  For more information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Ganta Market Building Inaugurated

first_imgThe Gododin Market in Ganta was recently inaugurated in Nimba County. With an estimated cost of US$ 65,000, the market forms part of the US$5 million allotted for Legislative Development Fund in the National Budget. The Gododin Market is the second market complex in Ganta. Situated at the outskirt of the city on the road to Saclepea, it was built to accommodate residents in nearby communities, including LPMC, Valley and the LPRC Communities.There were several government officials, including Central Bank Governor Mills Jones, Senator Prince Johnson, Rep. Jeremiah Koung, as well as other representatives and local officials in attendance.The city authority of Ganta is embarking on many other market projects in some of the communities in Ganta, particularly for those living far from the central market.The main market under the “Sirleaf Market Women Fund” is yet to be completed, over two years after the start of construction. Recently, the acting Mayor of Ganta, Mr. Dokpa, said the construction of the Ganta General Market under the Sirleaf Market Women Fund is at a standstill. Citizens have, however, expressed their concern about the delay. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gunmen storm Ruimzigt rice mill

first_img– escape with MBy Kristen MacklingamGunmen stormed into the Ruimzeigt Rice Processors Inc, Alesie Avenue, West Coast Demerara (WCD) on Thursday night and escaped with over $3 million after beating the security guard on duty.According to reports the bandits also escaped with six laptops and machinery parts. The incident occurred at about 01:30h.Reports are that the men entered the facility from a back entrance and held the two security guards at gunpoint before beating and duct-taping them.Chief Executive Officer of the Ruimzeigt Rice Processors Inc Jai Kesswanie in an interview following the incident said the perpetrators used a blowtorch to open the safe where the cash and other items were stored.“In the process of cutting open the safe door they damaged a lot of things, in addition to taking the monies and valuables. The one security who was badly injured we took him to the West Demerara Hospital but it was locked and even the police station here was locked… we then had to call the police and then they came immediately to the scene,” he explained.According to Kesswanie, this is not the first time a robbery has taken place at his businessplace, however, the losses on previous occasions were minimal in comparison to this latest incident.Meanwhile, this newspaper was told that investigators are working on the theory that the robbery was an “inside job”.An investigation has since been launched.last_img read more

Girls’ basketball: Hart not about to show fear

first_imgKaLana Inemer remembers the game well. It was March 2004, and the Hart of Newhall girls’ basketball team was expected to be overmatched by two-time defending Div. I state champion Lynwood in the first round of the state regional playoffs. Lynwood, the state’s top- ranked team, boasted one of the nation’s elite players in Sade Wiley-Gatewood, now at Tennessee. The host Knights had won their fourth consecutive Southern Section Div. I-AA title the week before, and had not lost on their home court in more than four years. Hart was a young, talented team, with Ashlee Trebilcock and Taylor Lilley leading the way, but the Indians were big underdogs entering the game. Just the opposite happened that night, however. Hart opened up a 25-9 first-quarter lead, then held on for a 73-61 victory, which remains the biggest upset in program history. Inemer, who scored seven points in the game, is the only holdover from that Hart team. The 5-foot-11 senior will find herself in a familiar situation at 7p.m. tonight, as Hart visits Long Beach Poly – the state’s top-ranked team and No. 2 in the nation by calpreps.com – in a Div. I regional semifinal. “We’re not afraid of anybody,” Inemer said. “We’re approaching (Poly) the same way we approached Lynwood. This is the furthest we’ve ever gone in the playoffs, so we feel like we have nothing to lose.” Long Beach Poly (33-1) won the Div. I state title last season, and this year’s team is even better. The Jackrabbits will send at least three seniors to NCAA Division I colleges next season, and Jasmine Dixon is one of nation’s the top five recruits in the class of 2008. Hart, ranked No. 15 in the state, boasts a Division I prospect of its own in Oregon-bound forward Tatianna Thomas. Megan Ford and Inemer provide the Indians with one of the state’s top front lines, while guards Britney Fitchpatrick and Amanda Ajdari can also take over games. center_img “We’ve played some excellent teams already this season,” Inemer said. “So it’s not like this is anything new for us.” Poly’s only loss was a 75-61 setback Dec. 21 against Collins Hill of Suwanee, Ga., the nation’s top-ranked team. The Jackrabbits have since won 26 in a row, including Thursday’s 70-53 quarterfinal victory over Stockdale of Bakersfield. Fourth-seed Hart (29-3) escaped Thursday, with a 58-53 overtime victory over No. 12 Perris, rallying from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit. “What more could we ask for than a chance to face the best team in the state?” Inemer said. “At this point in the season, the games usually come down to playing smart basketball and wanting it more than the other team. We want this game badly, trust me.” kevin.connelly@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

KPL to unveil Sh36mn broadcast partner

first_img“Basically, we have sealed the deal and the only thing remaining for us is to formalize everything and officially sign, which will happen on Tuesday. This is a six month deal and we will review at the end of the season with the option of a long term deal,” KPL chairman Ambrose Rachier said.Though the prominent city lawyer, who also doubles up as the Gor Mahia chief failed to disclose details of the deal, Capital Sport has learnt the it is roughly around Sh36mn.Bamba Sport has been screening National Super League matches live and they will now delve into the big boy market.“It is something great for our league because sponsors will now feel like they are getting value for their money. We have been working on this for some time now and we are glad it has worked out,” Rachier added.KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda has said in the next two weeks, a financial plan on what each team will be taking home off the Sh36mn bounty will be disclosed. He said the league body’s accounts team will make the necessary balances to ensure each team walks home with good cash.He has also noted they expect to sign a bigger deal next year that will not only include a Free To Air (FTA) partner which Bamba have already snapped up, but also a Pay TV partner.“We have appointed an agency which will look at exploiting all our broadcast rights and though we don’t have any imminent partners at this moment, I am confident by next season we will have made remarkable progress,” Oguda said.The league managers had their Annual general meeting today where apart from the disclosure of the new TV deal, KPL changed their MoU to incorporate the two extra teams that were a result of the league’s expansion as part of the shareholders.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda has said in the next two weeks, a financial plan on what each team will be taking home off the Sh36mn bounty will be disclosedNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 30 – The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) and Football Kenya Federation will on Tuesday unveil Bamba Sport as the league’s new broadcast partners in a six month deal worth Sh36mn.The league has been off air from March after South African broadcaster SuperSport terminated their contract with the league managers but the games will now be back on the screen, at least locally.last_img read more

U.N. presses U.S. for greater climate action

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! More than 70 presidents and prime ministers and 80 other national representatives are gathering here for Monday’s U.N. “climate summit.” The unprecedented meeting comes in a year when a series of authoritative scientific reports warned of a drastically changed planet by 2100, from rising seas, drought and other factors, unless nations rein in their emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases. Monday’s one-day session is designed to build political momentum toward progress at December’s annual U.N. climate treaty conference, in Bali, Indonesia. On Thursday, the Bush administration convenes its own two-day meeting, with 15 other major “greenhouse” gas-emitting nations, to discuss ways to limit emissions. De Boer, head of the U.N. climate treaty secretariat, cited the Washington meeting as another example of what he called “significant political change over the past year” in the Bush administration’s position. But skeptical environmentalists contend the Washington meeting may undercut the global negotiating process at Bali. By Charles J. Hanley THE ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED NATIONS – The Bush administration has made a “significant” shift on global warming but still falls short on the “much more aggressive” policies needed to head off its damaging impact, the U.N. climate chief said Saturday. “It’s very clear that we’re not on track,” Yvo de Boer told The Associated Press. last_img read more

Pulis claims West Brom youngster should ‘honoured’ by England Under-21 call-up

first_imgWest Brom boss Tony Pulis insists Saido Berahino should be honoured – despite missing out on an England senior call-up.The striker has been selected for Gareth Southgate’s Under-21 side instead, after being with Roy Hodgson’s senior squad in November.He has scored four goals in his last seven games and 18 this season and – ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester City – Pulis insisted he should not feel disappointed.“I think if he gets selected for the Under-21s that’s a big honour in itself,” he said, with the Young Lions facing the Czech Republic and Germany later this month.“The lad’s been very good lately in his attitude and his approach to everything we have done has been excellent.“He’s not said anything to me about it. He has been carrying an injury for the past few weeks but has still shown great character.”Harry Kane earned his first call-up after 26 goals for Tottenham this term but with the European Under-21 Championship coming up Pulis believes the striker should be selected for Southgate’s side in the summer.He said: “I think England should pick their strongest team for every proper tournament but Roy will always have a young player who he thinks is ready for the senior squad.” Saido Berahino in action for West Brom 1last_img read more

COMMUNITY NOTICE: LOUGHSIDE COMMUNITY TO HOST FAMILY BARBECUE FUNDRAISER

first_imgFEATURES: The residents of the Loughside Community will be out in force this Monday 24th August 2015 to attend the first Loughside Community Family Barbecue at the Silver Tassie Hotel.Ciaran and Rose Blaney will welcome the residents of the Loughside to their summer Barbecue night next Monday in the Silver Tassie Hotel. The Hotel runs a weekly barbecue night every Monday over the summer months.  Next Monday will be the last barbecue night of the 2015.The night will be used as a fundraiser for the Loughside Text Alert System.A kids disco and face painting will be laid on for the younger members of the community.The food will be served from 8pm with the Kids Disco and face painting starting at 8:30pm. Music and Entertainment will be provided by Local Loughside Residents Donal Casey, Noel Sweeney and friends, which is expected to start at 9:30pm.An open invitation goes out to everyone who wishes to attend the evening which promises to be a great night.Musicians and entertainers are also welcome to come along and do their party piece.For further comment contact: Brian Sweeney, chairperson, Loughside CommunityEmail: loughsidecommunity@gmail.comMob:  (087) 228 2386COMMUNITY NOTICE: LOUGHSIDE COMMUNITY TO HOST FAMILY BARBECUE FUNDRAISER was last modified: August 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

DONEGAL STARS VISIT RED HUGHS GAA CÚL CAMPS – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgRed Hughs GAA News:Senior Men The Seniors and reserves were both in championship action over the weekend. The reserves played Mc Cumhaills in Ballybofey on Friday evening. It was a very close affair from the start to finish with both teams playing some nice football. It was all square at the break four points apiece. The home side started brightly  in the second half getting some early scores on the board. The Reds had to rally to keep in touch and mid way through the half they were all square once again. The lads found another gear and Jason Dullaghan unleashed a low hard shot to the Mc Cumhaills net after making a good run from deep in his own half. With only five minutes to go it looked like the Reds were going to hold on for victory. But the Mc Cumhaills lads had other ideas and fought to the end. A late late goal in fact in was in the 9th minute of injury time!! when the crushing blow came. The final score was Red Hughs 1-7  Mc Cumhaills 1-10   Both teams still qualify for the quarter finals date and opponents T.B.C.The senior lads travelled to Muff on Sunday to play their second game of their championship campaign. The Reds played with a strong breeze in the first half and rushed into a three point lead. The home side then scored three unanswered points of their own to tie up the game. It was the Muff lads who finished the half strong and fortuitous goal seen them go in three up at half time. The home side came out strong in the second half and took the game to the Reds. The back line stood up to immense pressure for long periods of play. The home side failed to take their chances and never got too far ahead. The Red Hughs lads fought to the end and pushed hard in the final ten minutes and almost got rewarded with a goal in a last minute goal mouth scramble. But unfortunately the time ran out and the Muff lads held on for a 2 point victory.The seniors now play Letterkenny Gaels on Sunday in Letterkenny in the final game of the group stage. Throw in 3pmUnder 21The under 21 championship game v Killybegs is fixed for next Tuesday the 11th in Killybegs with a 7pm Throw in.Under 12 BlitzRed Hughs hosted the Group D Section off the u12 girls blitz on Saturday.Unfortunately Buncrana and Dungloe didnt travel.Well done to Red Hughs u12 girls team who won the U12 Group D trophy.They played Milford in the  first game playing very well some great defencing and scoring from the girls. Winning the game 2-1 to 2 pts.They played Killybegs in the second game.Killybegs got off to a flyer with three pts in a row. The girls kept battling away with a few pts and got a great point from s tight angle by Ciara Gallagher. The girls were a goal down at half time but got off to a great start in the second half with a goal by Aimee Lafferty to put the girls back into the game. Killybegs came back into the game in the last few minutes but your girls stand up and held out to win 1-5 to 1-4.Team Helen Bradley, Orla Mc Elchar, Aoife Bradley, Caitlin Geary, Lucy Catterson, Lauren Mc Menamin, Elin Gallen O Dwyer, Serena Merritt, Aimee Lafferty, Ciara Gallagher, Ella Mc Connell, Olivia Hickey, Molly Gillispie, Niamh Browne.Thanks for Milford and Killybegs for travellingTo all the parents and club members for the support and the tea afterwards.To the refs Charlie Doherty  and Cathal Doherty.Under 16 GirlsThe girls played Lifford at home on Wednesday last. The young girls played some great football and There were some outstanding individual performances on the night. The girls are going from strength to strength and improving all the time. The final score was Red Hughs 4-19 Lifford 5 – 01They now play Convoy at home this Tuesday at 6pm Good luck girlsUnder 14 Boys The lads played Buncranna last Friday evening in Buncranna. The boys put in a great team performance and are getting stronger every game. It was a great game of football and both teams gave it their all. The young Red Hughs lads were unlucky to beat beaten by a solitary point but can take great confidence from this display and carry it into their quarter final game in the coming week. Opponents and date T.B.C.Under 16 BoysThe lads had two very impressive victories over the last week. The first was a home victory over a very strong and physical Cloghaneely side. The boys worked hard as team and got rewarded with a great victory the final score was Red Hughs 2-12 Cloghaneely 0-14They then played Lifford again at home on Monday evening. This was a much easier win for the lads who never looked like they would lose this one. They put in a great performance to win on a scorline of Red Hughs 3-9 Lifford 0-3The lads now play Convoy next Monday in convoy in their last game of the group stage. Having already qualified for the quarter finals The winners of this encounter will finish top of the group and get the advantage of a home tie.Minor Boys The lads are fixed to play Buncranna on Friday evening at home in the quarter final of the championship with a 7pm throw in.Club CampRed Hughs Gaa Summer Camp will be on the 4th/5th/6th of August from 10am-1pm. The children are asked to take a packed lunch.The club will be running a tuck shop. Anyone willing to help out get in touch.The cost of the camp is 5 euro per child and no more then 10 euro for a family. Dromore NS children are Free.Lotto & 100+ Club 31/08/2015Numbers Drawn 5,2,4,1,8,3,6,7One Winner matched three numbers Ciara Gallagher Lismullaghduff wins €50Next weeks jackpot is €5,575 This weeks winner of the 100+ club was number 27 Paul Doherty GleneelyThanks to everyone for your continued support.DONEGAL STARS VISIT RED HUGHS GAA CÚL CAMPS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Sportlast_img read more