first_img3 17% 2 BACK FULL TIME AT SANTA ANITA, T. BAZE DOUBLES 4 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for October 11th, 2019XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 11th, 2019 2 FEATURES:A Candid Conversation With Jockey Flavien Prat: Part 1 of 2A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 1A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 2WORK OUTS:American Theorem (Outside) and Knifes Edge (Papaprodromou) 10/11/19Seeking the Soul (Stewart) 10/11/19Draft Pick (Outside) and Storm the Court (Eurton) 10/11/19Roadster (Outside) and Leading Score (Baffert) 10/10/19McKinzie (Baffert) 10/10/19Bast (Outside) and Hot Sean (Baffert) 10/09/19S Y Sky (Outside) and Violette Szabo (D’Amato) 10/06/19Gypsy Blu (Glatt) 10/05/19 TWO ‘GRAZENS’ CARRY NICK ALEXANDER’S COLORS (Current Through Thursday, Oct. 10) JockeyMts 1st 3 33% 2 50% Money Won Abel Cedillo45 31% Tiago Pereira25 11% 10% LISA BERNARD POSTS HER FIRST TRAINING VICTORY 26% 35% $102,734 27% 2 $133,045 45% ITM% 3rd 5 $145,791 3 5 John Sadler28 ITM% Simon Callaghan11 6 10% $32,121 22% 5 5 2 4 Bob Baffert15 2 QUEEN BEE TO YOU HAS TRAINER LERNER BUZZING 69% 3 42% $493,533 0 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 14% 2 Richard Mandella15 5 TrainerSts Jorge Velez35 17% 12% 1 1 Richard Baltas28 $513,485 1 27% Doug O’Neill34 5 52% J.C. Diaz, Jr.22 $497,185 2 56% 14% 4 $111,179 6 3 7 16% 26% 14% 60% 38% 1 1 30% $173,237 $213,168 0 12% 3 ALEXANDER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN CALIFORNIA DISTAFFLongtime California owner/breeder Nick Alexander will be represented by another daughter of Grazen in addition to favored S Y Sky in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs turf.That would be Just Grazed Me, gray like the five-year-old S Y Sky, and like her stablemate, never out of the money.“I think she’s shown an affinity for the grass,” said trainer Phil D’Amato of the four-year-old filly, third in the restricted Daisycutter at Del Mar on July 20 before winning an overnight event going five furlongs on grass at the seaside oval Aug. 14.“It’s nice to have a one-two Grazen punch for the Nick Alexander team in there and they’re both ready to go,” D’Amato said, “so we’re looking forward to it.”The California Distaff Handicap, race seven of nine: S Y Sky, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5; Silk From Heaven, Eswan Flores, 20-1; Gypsy Blu, Abel Cedillo, 5-1; Queen Bee to You, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1; Don’t Sell, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; and Just Grazed Me, Geovanni Franco, 5-2.First post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m.QUEEN BE TOO YOU RETURN TO TURF SPRINT FOR LERNERQueen Bee to You has run three times on dirt for Andrew Lerner since the 30-year-old trainer took over from Michael Pender, winning the $100,000 Bertrando by a nose at nearly 11-1 odds on June 19 at Los Alamitos.On Saturday, the five-year-old Old Topper mare returns to turf in the California Distaff Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs. She has two wins and three seconds in seven starts on Santa Anita’s grass course.“She’s coming into the race really well,” Lerner said. “I wanted to sprint her; I wanted to shorten her up. She’s done well sprinting down the hill although 5 ½ might be a little short for her, but I think we’ll have some pace to run at.“She’s for real at this turf distance and she’s doing well as she goes up the ladder.”XPRESSBET FIRST CALLXpressbet First Call is a weekly handicapping and analysis podcast focused on the top Thoroughbred racetracks in America. It features industry veterans Jeff Siegel as the lead handicapper and host Jeremy Plonk. To listen to this weekly podcast please visit:     FINISH LINES: Lisa Bernard was whooping it up big time on the Grandstand  Mezzanine Thursday, rooting home Reds Sacred Appeal and jockey Evin Roman, who posted a 2 ¼-length victory in the first race at a $14.60 payoff for the 36-year-old owner/trainer’s maiden victory. “She gave the horse time and had it ready,” said Tony Matos, agent for Roman, adding that Bernard took over the horses formerly trained by Walther Solis, who was one of several Winner’s Circle revelers. A three-year-old chestnut filly by Twice the Appeal bred in California by Rusty and Debi Brown, Reds Sacred Appeal had not raced since July 12 at Los Alamitos but had been working forwardly at San Luis Rey Downs . . . After a successful six-month tour riding regularly in Kentucky, Tyler Baze is back at The Great Race Place where he won two races Thursday and plans to ride full time at Santa Anita “as long as there is racing,” said his agent of 10 years, Craig O’Bryan . . . With his 5 ¼-length triumph in Thursday’s feature race aboard Mo See Cal for trainer Peter Miller, Abel Cedillo took an 8-7 lead over Drayden Van Dyke in the jockeys’ race through eight days of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet. Cedillo and Van Dyke each have three stakes wins. Among trainers, Doug O’Neill sent out Howbeit to capture the fifth race, giving him a 9-7 edge over runner-up Phil D’Amato . . .Tom Quigley’s pre-race simulcast handicapping seminar guest on Saturday is handicapper & Thoroughbred scout, Larry Zapp.  On Sunday, Tom will be joined by LA Times Newsletter handicapper, Ciaran Thornton… Santa Anita offers holiday racing this Monday, Columbus Day, with first post time 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. 53% 28% 2 4 Tyler Baze10 3 Ruben Fuentes29 2 2nd $409,068 24% Drayden Van Dyke29 1st 11% 20% 4 3 2 0 $610,040 18% Evin Roman20 Philip D’Amato23 54% Money Won 6 2 0 6 $152,889 48% 11% Mike Smith18 6 2 10 30% $85,604 Win% Martin Garcia19 3 7 55% 2 Rafael Bejarano30 $249,927 3 8 50% 4 $230,488 1 $317,792 50% Flavien Prat29 3 $671,357 3 Peter Miller18 9 71% 53% 43% $198,824 Jeff Mullins19 3 $333,362 $105,440 7 3 $195,639 12% 5 $215,853 Mark Glatt17 4 3 Win% 40% Geovanni Franco25 7 $579,882 0 2nd 25% Craig Anthony Lewis9 $119,047 5 3 XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 12th, 2019 2 Vann Belvoir7 1 0 6 1 5 3 28% 29% 60% 3rdlast_img read more

Sprint queen Toea Wisil in lights tonight

first_imgThe women’s heats will see the defending 100m and 200m Pacific Games champion running for the first time in an international meet on home soil.The crowd at the host venue, BSP Stadium, is building up as people continue to make their way into the stadium.Also the men’s 100m heat will be run at 7:10pm, and all eyes will be on the Pacific’s fastest man this season, Rati Bamuve Tabakaucoro.PNG sprinters in the heats are Wesley Logorava, Nazmie-lee Marai and Kupun Wisil.last_img

Kangaroos on three-Test tour of UK

first_imgOne of the key recommendations in Richardson’s long-awaited blueprint to grow the game announced on Tuesday was the return of meaningful Kangaroo tours of the UK and France.While he couldn’t envision months-long tours like the old days of the 1978 Invincibles and 1982 Unbeatables, the NRL’s head of game strategy and development is pushing hard for more famous battles with the Lions.With England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland now all challenging individually for World Cup glory, Australia haven’t played Great Britain as such since hosting the Lions for two Tests in 2006.It’s been more than a decade since the Kangaroos played the Lions in a three-Test series in the UK, but that could all change with Richardson proposing the introduction of a dedicated international window.”That whole window that we’ve created for international rugby league at the end of the season brings back a whole lot of opportunities to grow the game and it’s really exciting,” he told AAP.”The resumption of an Ashes Tour would be fantastic.”I don’t think we’ll be playing 26 games, but it will be against the Lions, not just England, and it will be a big deal.”We’ll sell out Wembley and we’ll sell out wherever we go.”Richardson admitted the dynamics and logistics of any such Kangaroos tours were some way off being determined but he said Tests against France were also definitely part of the eight-year plan.”And we’ll probably take an emerging Kangaroos side away with us as well to try and grow the game over there too,” he said.”We’ve got to discuss it. There’ll certainly be four Test matches but we’ll discuss the other things like possible mid-week matches later on.”last_img read more

Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Kia coach Gavina praises players for ‘amazing effort’ in loss to Alaska End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A veteran of the international leagues with stints in Iceland, Finland, and Israel, Watson finally got the shot to play in the PBA when San Miguel tapped him as its third import for the season-ending 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup.“They finally gave me a shot, so I’m just studying and I know they’re going for a Grand Slam. I’m just happy they brought me here to be a part of it,” said Watson, who replaced the underwhelming Terik Bridgeman.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAnd Watson made sure that the Beermen made the right decision in giving him the call.The 6-foot-5 bruiser impressed in his debut, tallying 28 points, 17 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and a steal in San Miguel’s 107-103 victory over Ginebra on Sunday. Winning start ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance01:02Fajardo predicts there will be no sweep in PBA Finals02:06Passengers bear waiting at terminal for chance to be home for Christmas02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. A costly, catty dispute finally settled Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend But he knows that when you’re tasked to backstop a team with the caliber of San Miguel, playing well isn’t good enough.“I’ve been playing basketball professionally for eight years now, so having that pressure is tend to happen,” Watson said.“There are a lot of guys who get cut if you don’t win; there’s always pressure no matter what team you go to. There’s pressure for guys in last place – they don’t want to finish in last place. The guys in the middle want to be up top, so there’s pressure for everybody. But I just have the pressure of wanting to win a championship and I think it’s good pressure to have.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Break new ground Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ PBA IMAGESTerrence Watson is just grateful for the chance to finally suit up in the PBA after four years of courtship.“I’ve been studying and wanting to play in this league for the past four years, and every team I think kind of passed up on me,” Watson said.ADVERTISEMENT His immediate impact is more impressive given that he only had three days to prepare for the duel against the league-leading Gin Kings.“I had like three days to prepare, but when you’re playing with guys like that, when you’re playing with June Mar (Fajardo), Alex (Cabagnot), (Chris) Ross, and those type of guys, they make it just really easy for me,” he said.Watson’s performance also backed up his credentials, much to the delight of coach Leo Austria.“He’s a big help and he’s a big factor for us. I’m happy for him that in only his first game, he played really well,” Austria said.Watson has had a pretty gaudy resume in his international career, leading his past teams to the championship and a runner-up finish with Hapoel Kfar Saba/ Kohav Yair in the Israeli National League last season.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Chick: Gang audit hinges on funds

first_imgCouncilwoman Janice Hahn, who has called for the city’s agencies to assess the anti-gang programs they’re offering, said Chick’s audit is critical to the city’s overall anti-gang strategy. Hahn and Chick are scheduled to meet today to discuss the best way to release funds for the study. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who announced a war on gangs, wants the audit to get under way as soon as possible, spokesman Matt Szabo said. “We believe the audit is critical to letting us go forward,” Szabo said. “It’s part of what our plan is to coordinate all gang-prevention programs. We are hopeful the controller and council can come to an agreement and move forward quickly.” Villaraigosa and the council had set aside $350,000 from the Community Development Department plus $150,000 from the general fund to pay for the audit. With pressure mounting to move quickly, City Controller Laura Chick reaffirmed on Tuesday her desire to audit Los Angeles’ myriad anti-gang programs – but said she would not be held to what she terms an artificial deadline. And, Chick said, she cannot proceed with the analysis until the City Council authorizes the $500,000 she believes is needed to conduct a thorough review of the scope and effectiveness of the existing programs. “I have a passion to do this,” Chick said in response to a story published Saturday in the Daily News that detailed her difficulty in getting the funding, as well as the political independence she wants for the project. “The only question – and I told this to the mayor and the council – is if I have sufficient funds to do it correctly. I am not going to go in and look at it and say in a few months this is what’s needed, when I know we need more time.” Gang prevention and intervention have become the top priorities for the mayor, who commissioned a $500,000 study on the problem by civil-rights attorney Connie Rice. She released a scathing report in January saying the city’s piecemeal approach to prevention and intervention is partly to blame for the soaring numbers of gang members – an estimated 40,000 citywide. The report recommended coordination of the city’s resources – from parks to schools – as well as accountability. A month later, Villaraigosa announced a war on gangs, which included the creation of a Most Wanted list and the appointment of an anti-gang coordinator. While four of the fugitives on the Most Wanted list have been apprehended, the mayor has yet to hire a coordinator to oversee the dozens of anti-gang programs operated by public and private agencies. However, he included $168 million for youth and anti-gang programs in the budget approved by the City Council on Monday – an amount that Rice has said is woefully inadequate and would provide only a fraction of the activities needed to steer youths away from a life of crime. Councilman Tony Cárdenas, who chairs an ad hoc committee on gang violence and youth development, said it’s imperative to evaluate the city’s programs to identify what works and eliminate what doesn’t. “I wish we could do an audit concurrent with the legislative process we are pursuing,” Cárdenas said. “We must meet our goals of creating a new structure within the next few months,” he said. “And while I will always welcome an audit, my Academic Evaluations Advisory Committee will move forward with creating the training and outcome measures necessary for our gang prevention workers to be more effective.” (213) 978-0390160Want 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

Regional performers compete at NPCC

first_img“[it’s] a week-long showcase/competition,” explains Vice President of the festival Oliver Hachmeister. “The kids get to perform their pieces in front of professional adjudicators.”Some disciplines on display include piano, violin, guitar, banjo, speech and “a large selection” of dance, according to Hachmeister.Performers are coming from across the region, including Fort Nelson, Quesnel, Grande Prairie, and of course Fort St. John.- Advertisement -“It’s important for an artist to actually display their work publicly, and therefore we give them that opportunity here,” Hachmeister explains of the festival’s purpose. “It helps to actually get a professional adjudicator from outside the community, from outside the regular teachers, to give advice to both the teachers and to the students.”The competitions run until April 18, 2015 followed by a ‘Best Of’ on Sunday April 19.Day passes run a cost of $3.00 for music sessions and $5.00 for dance sessions. Day passes run $10.00 a piece and weekend passes run $20.00.Advertisement Follow this link to purchase tickets online.last_img read more

Hazard to miss Clasico after tests reveal ankle fracture

first_imgBut further tests have shown a fracture, with Hazard now expected to be out for around four to six weeks. It would mean he will sit out the Clasico at Camp Nou on December 18.“After tests performed on our player Eden Hazard by the Real Madrid Medical Services during the process of improving the bruising in his right leg, he has been diagnosed with an incomplete external fracture in that area,” a club statement.Marcelo is also likely to miss the game against Barcelona after the capital city club confirmed the defender has suffered an injury in his left calf.But Hazard’s absence is the bigger blow to Zidane’s side, who sit second in La Liga, behind Barca only on goal difference.It would have been the 28-year-old’s first Clasico since he joined Real Madrid from Chelsea for 100 million euros ($110 million) last summer.Hazard had shown glimpses of his best form in recent weeks after a slow start in Spain, in part due to a thigh strain he picked up at the beginning of the season.Madrid play Espanyol at home on Saturday before three consecutive away games, against Club Brugge in the Champions League, Valencia and Barca.Their last fixture before the Christmas break will be at home to Athletic Bilbao.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eden Hazard injured his ankle during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain last month © AFP/File / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Dec 5 – Eden Hazard is set to miss the Clasico against Barcelona after further tests revealed a fracture in his right ankle, Real Madrid confirmed on Thursday.Hazard was forced off during the draw with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last week and despite Zinedine Zidane saying after the match he had suffered a “bad twist”, Madrid announced the Belgian had been diagnosed with “bruising”.last_img read more

WATCH: Erik Lamela scores and Lionel Messi equals goal record in Argentina win

first_imgLionel Messi became Argentina’s joint record goalscorer as they beat Venezuela 4-1 in Saturday’s Copa America quarter-final clash.The Barcelona superstar moved level with Gabriel Batistuta on 54 goals when he grabbed his side’s third in a comfortable victory at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.Gonzalo Higuain also scored twice while Tottenham’s Erik Lamela grabbed his third international goal on his 20th appearance for his country.West Brom striker Salomon Rondon got the consolation for Venezuela.Check out all the goals above.last_img read more