HARRIS FARMS’ HOMEBRED DESERT LAW DOMINATES $100,000 THOR’S ECHO STAKES, WINNING BY 6 ¼ LENGTHS IN RAPID 1:09.49 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (June 15, 2019)–In what must rate as one of the most impressive sprint performances of the Spring Meet, Harris Farms’ homebred Desert Law seized the moment turning for home and marched to an emphatic 6 ¼ length win in Saturday’s $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Carla Gaines and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 5-year-old Desert Code gelding got six furlongs in a sizzling 1:09.49.Breaking from post position five in a field of six California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up, Desert Law sat an attentive second to speedball Smiling Angelo up the backside and around the far turn and drew even at the quarter pole, whereupon the Thor’s Echo was for all intents and purposes, over.“He has been training fantastic, he loves the track,” said Gaines. “He’s one of those that just glides over this deeper racetrack. His works have been phenomenal and he’s run out of conditions. The Cal-bred program is great because you are restricted to Cal-breds, so it’s all good!”Most recently fourth in a 6 ½ furlong open allowance here on May 11, Desert Law was off as the 8-5 favorite and paid $5.40, $2.60 and $2.20.Out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare Treasure Chest, Desert Law, in his first-ever stakes appearance, notched his fifth win from 15 overall starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $259,707.“I’ve been working him the last three weeks and he’s been training amazing,” said Bejarano, who notched his 4,000th career win earlier in the day. “I told Carla, anything, six or 6 ½ (furlongs) and he’ll be tough. I thought the speed would go today and it worked out good for us.”Last heading to the far turn, Coil Me Home rallied for second, finishing 4 ¾ lengths in front of Smiling Angelo. Off at 9-5 with Drayden Van Dyke, Coil Me Home paid $3.00 and $2.20.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Smiling Angelo just held off comebacking Smokey Image by a nose for third money and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.15, 45.13 and 57.05.The Thor’s Echo is part of the lucrative Golden State Series. Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series is for California-bred or sired horses.
FAVORED STARR OF QUALITY BEST IN $100,000 DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES AS SHE WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PEREIRAMay 31, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: tdruvkbqd.
FAVORED STARR OF QUALITY BEST IN $100,000 DREAM OF SUMMER STAKES AS SHE WINS BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER PEREIRA; TRAINED BY SPAWR, SHE GETS MILE IN 1:40.26RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–Beaten nearly 40 lengths in her most recent start, trainer Bill Spawr’s Starr of Quality ran down a determined Coco Kisses in deep stretch to take Saturday’s $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Starr of Quality, a 5-year-old California-bred mare by First Dude, got one mile in 1:40.26.Breaking from post position two in a field of four California-bred or sired fillies and mares, Starr of Quality was in-hand while Coco Kisses, who broke from the outside, worked her way gradually to the lead into the first turn. Starr of Quality eased off the lead a bit turning down the backside, enabling Pereira to shift off the rail, just to the outside of the eventual runner-up.“This was an easier spot today,” said Pereira, in reference to Starr of Quality’s 38 ¾ length defeat at the hands of Paradise Woods in the Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes here on April 27. “It looked like Coco Kisses was the only speed and that’s the way it worked out. My filly wanted to go at the half mile pole, but we waited and she ran really good. Nice win.”Named for the James Weigel homebred daughter of Siberian Summer, the Dream of Summer Stakes is part of the lucrative CTBA-sponsored Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.Owned by Tom Acker and Jon Lindo, Starr of Quality was off at 3-5 and paid $3.40 and $2.40 with no show wagering.Bred in California by Donald R. Dizney, Starr of Quality, who is out of the Gone West mare Gator Blitz, registered her first ever stakes win and improved her overall mark to 23-6-4-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she now has earnings of $290,659.“The race went pretty much as we drew it up on paper,” said Spawr. “We thought Mike (Smith, aboard Coco Kisses) might take the lead and force us to go outside and that’s what happened, but Tiago and I talked about that this morning. Being a short favorite in a small field adds pressure, but we had the best horse and it worked out, so we’re happy.”The second choice at 2-1, Coco Kisses finished second, 3 ½ lengths in front of Sapphire Kid and paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 25.25, 49.66, 1:14.33 and 1:26.87.
SHARP CALIFORNIA-BREDS SPICED PERFECTION & QUEEN BEE TO YOU HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES GO 1 1/16 MILESMay 31, 2020 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: nibtjzsrs.
STORM THE HILL HEADS GRADE III, $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES CONTEST 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2020)–Highly accomplished Storm the Hill, a recently turned 6-year-old mare, will cut back in distance out of five consecutive routes as she heads a field of five older fillies and mares going 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by Phil D’Amato, Storm the Hill, whose most recent win came six races back in a Santa Anita turf sprint, has won five of her eight lifetime starts over the Santa Anita lawn and is the proven class of the Las Cienegas lineup.Lightly raced, Richard Mandella will unveil Brazilian-bred Group I stakes winner Jolie Olimpica, who has been idle since June 9 and will make her U.S. debut in partnership with Mike Smith.STORM THE HILLOwner: Alastar Thoroughbred Company, LLC & Michael ValdesTrainer: Phil D’AmatoMost recently fifth, beaten 6 ¼ lengths in the Grade I Matriarch going one mile on turf at Del Mar Dec. 1, Storm the Hill, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Get Stormy, has faced graded stakes competition in her last nine races, all of them routes except her win in the Grade III Senator Ken Maddy at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course on Nov. 3, 2018. A well beaten sixth at Keeneland 11 starts back in her only try at 5 ½ furlongs on grass, the Las Cienegas will mark her first try at the distance locally.JOLIE OLIMPICAOwner: Fox Hill Farms, Inc.Trainer: Richard MandellaUnbeaten in three Brazilian starts by a combined 13 ½ lengths, this 4-year-old daughter of 2011 Breeders’ Cup Classic Champion Drosselmeyer defeated 13 rivals in open company when winning a one mile turf Group I Stakes on June 9, 2019 and was subsequently purchased by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms. Favored in all three of her starts, the first two of which were turf sprints, the Las Cienegas tote board could prove instructive on as she makes her U.S. debut here Saturday.THE GRADE III LAS CIENEGAS WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 3 of 9 Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PTStorm the Hill–Flavien Prat–120Kentan Road–Jorge Velez–120Jolie Olimpica–Mike Smith–122An Eddie Surprise–Mario Gutierrez–120Free Cover–Ruben Fuentes–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
6HARRY KANE, Jordan Henderson and Mark Noble have been inundated by calls from worried players over whether it is safe for football to return.The 20 Premier League sides have reiterated their ambition to restart training this month with a planned resumption date on June 12.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates6 Worried players have been seeking the advice of Harry Kane6 Jordan Henderson is also a figurehead for players seeking adviceCredit: Getty – ContributorBut after Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero revealed he and many players are “scared” by amidst the coronavirus crisis, it emerged the English trio are top flight stars’ primary port of call.PFA bosses have also received a spate of calls and messages from worried players.Tottenham’s Kane, Liverpool’s Henderson and West Ham’s Noble, though, have emerged as figureheads for stars to contact with their concerns.The news comes as three Cologne players tested positive for coronavirus after returning to training, with the German league due to restart in the next fortnight.While clubs recognise the concerns of players are genuine and want to ensure an agreed solution, the scale of the issue puts a huge question mark over whether the game can return.Some players believe the planned return is purely for financial reasons and want complete assurances about their safety before they agree to resume.It is also believed a number of coaches have similar misgivings about returning, although they feel unable to make a public stand.But players have more ability to do so and the mood within the game is that they will not be bullied into coming back until every box is ticked.The latest star to admit to his concerns was Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who said: “It is absurd to talk about dates. You have to go back when the risk is zero.”Bobby Barnes, deputy chairman of the PFA, said: “We are in regular dialogue with players from all leagues and are representing all of their views and concerns during our regular meetings and communications with both PL and EFL.“Let there be no doubt that the health and welfare of players and the wider community has to be the overriding consideration above all else.6 West Ham’s Mark Noble has been in close contact with other playersCredit: Getty – Contributor6 This is how previous seasons would have finished at the top if the season was cut short by nine gamesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’6 This is how previous seasons would have finished at the bottom if the season was cut short by nine games“Players quite rightly require assurances that guarantee the safety of themselves and their families.”Prem bosses insisted: “The League’s priority is the health and safety of players, coaches, managers, club staff, supporters and the wider community.“The League and clubs are considering the first tentative moves forward and will only return to training and playing with Government guidance, under expert medical advice and after consultation with players and managers.”Simon Jordan says it’s ‘an absolute inevitability’ a player will catch coronavirus should the Premier League reconvene and calls for the season to be voided
This morning saw Mark Donald of PNG, Gyandera Maharaj of Fiji, Rocky Teklem of Solomon Islands, Yvan Thales of New Caledonia and Posing-Simon luis-Sail of Tahiti took to the stage to compete in the under 65kg male division while Salen Jim of PNG, Sione Sale of Tonga, Gary Colombani of Tahiti, Venon Bhim of Fiji, Denis Dolanga Sala of Solomon Islands and Nelson Sanmarso of New Caledonia took part in the men’s over 65kg division.The women contestants only participated in the under 55kg and over 55kg divisions.The other male divisions include the under 75kg, under 80kg, under 85kg, under 90kg, under 100kg and over 100kg division.The main favourite scene was when PNG’s contestant Donald Kaiwi who took part in the under 90kg of the male division contested on the stage.The competitors did a series of mandatory poses including the front lat spread, the rear lat spread, the front double biceps, the back double biceps, the side chest, the most muscular (men only) and the thigh-abdomenal pose.They also participated in the 30 seconds freestyle where they show off their styles to the judges.The final event will take place at the Caritas Hall.
In the other pool is the battle of the big cats which sees the minor premiers Lae Snax Tigers taking on the TNA Lions of Simbu at Dickson Oval in Kundiawa. After the 30th August two teams will make the final cut, booking a grand final ticket to Port Moresby for the final show down.Agmark Gurias boast a youthful team blended with old and experienced players Albert Patak,Pidi Tongap, Nelson Daplen and Bradley Simon.The experienced players will be relied on to lead the young pack as they attempt to avenge their 2014 Grand Final loss in Lae last year. The team is under the watchful eyes of upcoming coach Steven Nightingale.Hela Wigmen is an experienced team with the services of Kewa Kili, Joshaia Abavu, Larson Marabe and Nickson Kola.The older players will also be relied on to lead the up coming players in the ranks. After taking out the 2014 Digicel Cup in Lae, the Wigmen will want to go on a back to back premiership.But with Gurias’ home crowd advantage they will have to play smarter and harder. They are under the watchful eyes of Joseph Omai as their coach.Lae Snax Tigers have had another good season taking out the minor premiers title for the second time. However they have to travel up to Simbu to take on the TNA Lions.Will the leadership of experienced players such as David “Lokomotion’’ Loko, electrifying winger Robert Vuia jnr, Hunters reject Noel Joel and Kot Keruwa they will be making sure this season 2015 does not slip out of their hands again. The Stanley Tepen coached side is one win away from the Grand Final.T NA Lions are the dark horses this year playing a simple brand of rugby. They have been the 2015 surprise pack of unknown talents under the leadership of experienced players such as Mathew Puke and under the management of TNA franchise owner Philip Gerard.They are hard to beat on home soil this year, beating teams narrowly throughout the season at Dickson Oval. With complaints coming in from other franchises of rowdy supporters, it must be controlled for a fair semi finals show down.With home crowd advantage on the side of Agmark Gurias and TNA Lions they are tipped to run home to Grand Final Day. However finals football is a different ball game so the teams with fewer mistakes, less ball handling errors, good hard tackles and strong defence will come out winners.Agmark Gurias vs Hela Wigmen -Kokopo Kalabond Field.Lae Snax Tigers vs T NA Lions-Kundiawa , Dickson Oval.
Real Madrid has published by surprise the medical part of Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale that they will miss the Spanish Super Cup, which will be played from next Wednesday in Saudi Arabia. It is still unknown if they will travel or not to make a group, but in no case will they be available to play the games. French striker suffers a lesion in the semimembranous muscle due to bruising in his left leg produced in the training prior to the trip to Saudi Arabia. As usual, the club has not published the extent of its problems and accompanies the medical part with a “pending evolution.” However, the fact that his physical condition has been published shows that will not be against Valencia or in the hypothetical final.For its part, Gareth Bale does not suffer any physical problems, but rather a disease that also prevents him from dressing short for the Super Cup. The Welshman has a upper respiratory tract infectionr and also pending evolution. In any case, the fact that his medical part has been published surprises, since in his day he refused to be informed about his state of health.
Today, Jaume Doménech is the titular goalkeeper of the Valencia Club de Fútbol. The injuries that Jasper Cillessen is suffering In addition to the good performance that Almenara is giving, they have caused it to be fixed in the plans of Albert Celades. Today Valencia will debut this season playing a game on Friday and again it will be Jaume who is under the sticks, something familiar to him, because he did so five years ago.Five years ago, In the 2015/2016 campaign Valencia began to enter in a sportingly poor years. To the low performance of the players, the tense atmosphere and the bad decisions from the board of directors, they added theesion of the two goalkeepers a priori Headlines: Diego Alves, who had fallen at the end of the previous season and Matthew Ryan, goalkeeper who had signed up to replace him. But when nobody expected it, a stranger and then a subsidiary player, Jaume Doménech He appeared to make the other two cancer workers forget. The one who is today one of the captains of Valencia defended the goal that season with nails and teeth, without going any further in the match he played on Friday against Granada, his team won 1-0 and he was the hero of the match by performing meritorious stops. Five years later, the keeper has been able to wait for his opportunity, has contributed from the bench when he knew he was not going to have minutes and, as he did half a decade ago, has taken advantage of his moment. Jaume has been the best of the team in recent weeks in which the level of the rest is not being optimal and has taken hold. Celades will decide if when Cillessen return he has to return to the bench for the benefit of the Dutchman, but the reality is that today Jaume will defend the goal again on a Friday five years later.
The City is, perhaps, before its last great opportunity in time to conquer the Champions League, the black hole that has swallowed it in these years of wine and roses. Only once did he reach the semifinals, in 2016, and Madrid dispatched him. In the last two editions he fell in quarters. Now, in addition, it does not have the mockery of the Premier, because it is 22 points from Liverpool.Madrid arrives at the gala, after recovering Sterling, falls in the last two games, and the author of 20 goals in the course, only one less than the pichichi Agüero. The two more De Bruyne, eight goals and 19 assists, form the magic triangle of the team, with Rodri as the axis of rotation and Fernandinho happily recycled as central.Mendy and ValverdeMore posts dance in a Madrid to which he returns Mendy, saved his threat of suspension for the Classic. He has played all the important games of the course ahead of Marcelo and with a statistical justification: With him, the team fits half of goals. Actually, Zidane waves the team during the course to arrive with his praetorian guard to the truth meetings. That is why Valverde is expected today, headline in the Classic, in the two duels against Atlético, in the Super Cup against Valencia and in all the large commitments from October, when he acquired rank, except for the one in Madrid He played against Sevilla at the Bernabéu. I was sanctioned. So, fallen Hazard, there are three free places, two midfielders and an attacker, with Modric, Kroos and Isco for the first vacancy, and Bale and Vinicius for the second. The Brazilian has only started ten times but is again the bubbly end of last season. Bale, however, is missing. He has scored three goals in Madrid in the last eleven months, but Zidane is still waiting for him to come back, more clinging to his resume than his figure.The City, what finished leader in a simple group (Shakhtar, Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta), he plays under the Guardiola mold, but without Messi’s nuclear button (the only time he lost in the Bernabéu in eight visits, with Bayern, it was the only time he came without the Argentine). He is five points ahead of Madrid in possession, but shoots five times less per game. In return, he has managed to get less than anyone in the competition. That was Madrid until two weeks ago, a team that protected itself with the lack of another’s goal of the own famine (in Champions they have not yet scored Jovic, Hazard, Bale, Lucas, Isco, James …). The Real broke that high confidence, which requires an express recomposition, because the Champions does not include the right of rectification. First was the money and then the model. Twelve years ago Mansour bin Zayed, fifth son of Emir Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyad, first Emirati president, He bought Manchester City from former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The Sheikh, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the Arab Emirates, President of the Horse Racing Authority of the country, husband of two sheikhs, owner of the largest yacht on the planet and personal friend of Barak Obama, He paid 360 million for 90% of the entity’s shares. That disbursement, which changed the life of a club that until then had only won two leagues, four cups and a Recopa, was the appetizer.Since then Mansour bin Zayed has spent 1,687 million in signings, at the rate of 153 a year, and has been replanting, in its own way, the winning formula of Barça. Thus, Ferran Soriano, ex-president culé with Laporta, arrived; Txiki Begiristain, former sports director, and finally, Pep Guardiola, with which he has won the last two leagues. An unthinkable growth for a club that only 22 years ago was in the third division. But at the same time an artificial growth, fueled by money outside the industry against which the industry was vaccinated (the fair play financial statement) to prevent cases such as Malaga, victim of a sheikh back and forth.To the tie (follow the game live on As.com) arrives with a terrible penalty in tow (two years outside Europe) for inflating sponsorship revenue in the 2012-2016 period and for obstructing UEFA’s investigation. The Etihad Emihad airline pays for appearing on its shirt 80 million a year, above what Madrid (70) or Barça (55) perceive, clubs with infinitely superior marketing. Uli Hoeness, then president of Bayern, said two years ago: “If Guardiola wants a 100 million player, the sheikh raises the gas and has it. “But behind that dark club architecture is a successful coach and a great team, very luxurious, valued at 1,290 million euros, more than any other in the world. For the eleven who played at home against Leicester on Saturday he paid 546 million in transfers. The Madrid lineup, which is not precisely a model of savings, given the I raised It was 237 cheaper.
Precisely regarding his desire and motivation, the Pole has confessed his continued hunger. “I spend the game asking for or wanting the ball. If I have scored a goal, I want another. If I have three, I must do the fourth. Sometimes colleagues say to me: ‘Don’t you realize that we have another game in two or three days?’ But for me, if you’re having a good time, if you love sports, if you love scoring goals, it’s never enough. “ Asked if it is true that three years ago, after playing against Madrid with Bayern, Cristiano and Ramos told him that he had to play with them, Lewandowski confirmed: “Yes. You can go to the Spanish League or to any other country, another great club, but for me it is not the most important thing. Where I am I have been able to reach my maximum level and I still want to continue doing well. “ Robert Lewandowski (31 years old) has given an interview to Sport in which he talks, among other things, about one of the several attempts by Real Madrid to sign him. The Bayern Munich forward offers details in this regard, with the participation of players from the white club. 9 Lewandowski has also been very clear about his future: “I am in one of the best clubs in the world, I know I can be happy here. What we have is of a very high level, from the squad to the sports city. Everything is easier playing in a club like this. “