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.
Over 50 Police officers from the Guyana Police Force’s A Division were on Tuesday recognised for their outstanding performance.Sergeant Clive Clarke, who is attached at the Brickdam Police Station, was awarded Best Cop for A Division.Sergeant Clive Clarke, Best Cop for A DivisionSpeaking at the event, which was hosted at the Brickdam Police Station on Tuesday, Police Commissioner Leslie James reflected on the various challenges Police ranks face on a daily basis in the execution of their duties.“I urge that you all remain steadfast and resolute in doing this work,” the Commissioner told the ranks, adding that when becoming a cop, officers have signed on and swore to provide world-class protection for all citizens and to remain steadfast and resolute as they execute their mandates.“This job must be dealt without fear, without affection, without malice, without ill will. You have the entire Force behind you and you must understand that. I am reminding you that the Guyana Police Force has a support mechanism, there is no need for you to extort [unassertiveness] while you execute your duties. It can be confusing when our citizens experience [unassertiveness] while you are executing your duties, so I urge while you engage the public you do so with much assertiveness,” James emphasised.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesIn addition, several officers were given on the spot promotion. The subordinate officer at the Stabroek Police Outpost, Corporal Hicks, was promoted to Sergeant. Woman Lance Corporal Rodney, who is attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Alberttown Police Station, was promoted to Corporal. Also promoted to Corporal are Lance Corporals Richard Trotz and Keyon Ward.Among the officers promoted to Lance Corporal were Woman Constables Erna Delicia and Tamesha Adams.Additionally, 43 other ranks received gifts for their outstanding performance.