HRONIS RACING’S GINGER NUT TACKLES MALES AS SHE HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 DESERT CODE STAKES

first_imgHRONIS RACING’S GINGER NUT TACKLES MALES AS SHE HEADS SUNDAY’S $75,000 DESERT CODE STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLDS AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF SADLER TRAINEE COMES OFF IMPRESSIVE STAKES SCORE AT KEENELAND ARCADIA, Calif. (June 5, 2019)–Hronis Racing’s Ginger Nut, an impressive stakes winner on April 12 at Keeneland, will take on males as she heads a field of six sophomore turf sprinters in Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Code Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs over the Santa Anita turf.  Trained by John Sadler, Irish-bred Ginger Nut, who made her U.S. debut two races back at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 23, will be making her first Santa Anita start on Sunday.GINGER NUTOwner:  Hronis Racing LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA minor stakes winner three starts back versus males in England and by the far the most accomplished runner in the Desert Code lineup, Ginger Nut drew the rail going 5 ½ furlongs and rallied from last to take the ungraded Limestone Turf Sprint Stakes at Keeneland by 1 ¼ lengths on April 12.  A winner of four of her 10 starts, she has earnings of $301,088.  Ridden by eastern based Joel Rosario last time out, she’ll get the services of Drayden Van Dyke on Sunday.LEGENDS OF WAROwner:  C T R Stables LLC (Calvert), Qatar Racing Limited & Steven KehTrainer:  Doug O’NeillGroup II Stakes-placed six starts back in England on Aug. 24, he gave a good account of himself in his U.S. debut two starts back, running a close third in an ungraded five furlong turf stakes at Churchill Downs April 27.  Most recently third, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in a first condition allowance going one mile over a “good” turf here on May 27, this Kentucky-bred colt by Scat Daddy will be making his third start for O’Neill as he cuts back in distance to a five furlong sprint and gets the first-time services of Flavien Prat.  With two wins from nine starts, Legends of War has earnings of $128,189.RAFALOwner:  Sh Rashid bin Humaid Al NuaimiTrainer:  Bob BaffertThis lightly race New York-bred colt by the Bernardini stallion Alpha was a runaway 4 ¼ length maiden winner over a wet fast main track going 5 ½ furlongs here on May 19 and will be trying turf for the first time in his third career start.  Quick from the blocks, he carved out gate to wire splits of 21.60, 44.60 and 56.40 en route to a final clocking of 1:02.60, which earned him a Beyer Speed figure of 86–the top last-out “fig” in the Desert Code field.  He’ll be ridden back by Joe Talamo and could prove an elusive target on Sunday.THE $75,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 9  Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT Ginger Nut–Drayden Van Dyke–119Listing–Mario Gutierrez–124Legends of War–Flavien Prat–122Rafal–Joe Talamo–120Alleva–Rafael Bejarano–122Strictly Biz–Tiago Pereira–120First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

World Cup picture opens up for Pacific league teams

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Toa Samoa rugby league coach Matt Parish Toa Samoa coach Matt Parish said the squad he named to take on England was probably the strongest he’s selected in his four years in charge.Wing Antonio Winterstein believes they’re more than capable of causing an upset.”When you put that blue jersey on you go in there to do your best and to do your country proud so definitely be going out there to get a result,” he said.”We believe we’ve got the team to do it so the result is the big picture but, at the end of the day, the boys are going out there and doing their best for their country.”Fiji will be looking to improve on last year’s shock loss against Papua New Guinea when they take on Mate Ma’a Tonga.Bati coach Mick Potter said this week had been an important step in Fiji’s World Cup preparations.”To build that camraderie and build that friendliness the Fiji Bati team creates,” he said.”It’s a unique atmosphere that I’ve been associated with…it’s a good environment to be in and they become very tight and close.””I want that to keep building, I want a competitive game and I want them to build those combinations on the field as well. Those off the field things that happen will help them on the field and they will be more committed to each other.”Papua New Guinea are looking to build on last year’s upset win against Fiji with a strong showing against Pacific Test debutants the Cook Islands in the first match of the day.It will also mark the long-awaited test debut of Tommy Butterfield, who toured France with the Kumuls back in 2007.”It’s a true honour and a privilege to run out for my country and run out for my family.””It’s been ten years – I know I’ve been on the tour and played tour games and a few other games for PNG but none have counted as tests, so definitely looking forward to this one and I know a lot of people back home are definitely going to be tuning in as well so really forward to it,” Butterfield said.Meanwhile the Cook Islands head coach Tony Iro said they are just excited to be a part of the Pacific Test after four years of being ignored.”Just the opportunity to pull on the jersey rep one round just gives them an opportunity to show them what the Cook Islands, even though we are not here in the World Cup this year, we are really serious about making it in 2021.”The 2017 World Cup kicks off at the end of October.last_img read more

Final submissions in Russell’s hearing today

first_imgThe final submissions in the whereabouts hearing of West Indies cricketer Andre Russell will be delivered today at the Jamaica Conference Centre, starting at 10.a.m.The hearing, which commenced on September 19, has overrun its course due to unforeseen delays; however, both parties were able to sufficiently submit their cases over the five-days hearing (although day three was postponed due to the absence of a panel member), and after what has been considered lengthy inquiry, Russell’s lead counsel, Patrick Foster and his Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) counterpart, Laxton Robinson, will submit their final arguments to the three man panel of Hugh Faulkner, Dr Majorie Vassell and Dixeth Palmer.JADCO is accusing Russell of failing to file his whereabouts on three occasions during a 12-month period. However, over the course of the hearing Russell’s team insisted that his busy international schedule made it difficult for him to fulfil his obligation with the anti-doping agency and maintained that the player did all he could to try and meet the requirements and deadlines.FILING FAILURESRussell lawyers’ main argument has been based on the last two of the cricketer’s three filing failures, both of which came in the July – September quarter. The alleged filing failures are for January 1, 2015, July 1, 2015, and July 25, 2015.Robinson has argued that the 28-year-old was tardy and negligent in submitting his whereabouts information to the national anti-doping body, and that JADCO readily provides assistance to those that need it; claiming also that the all-rounder made no attempt to access this information.The hearing also heard testimonies from JADCO’s executive director Carey Brown, Nadia Vassell and Tajae Smith, as well as Judith Lue and Russell himself.Russell faces a two-year ban from cricket if found guilty.- L.S.last_img read more

President urges dispensation of mercy by new Parole Board

first_imgPresident David Granger has urged a new five-member Advisory Council of the Prerogative of Mercy to usePresident David Granger and Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams with the new members of the Boardtheir culture, values and religious persuasion to exercise compassion to incarcerated persons.The President offered the admonition Wednesday afternoon, after swearing in the five members of the Advisory Council on the Prerogative of Mercy board at the Ministry of the Presidency.The Council, guided by the Constitution, will be allowed the opportunity to grant pardon to a convicted prisoner, conditionally or otherwise, or grant a respite of the execution of the punishment imposed. The Council is to advise the President on such matters.According to President David Granger, Guyana currently needs a quality of mercy that will transform the political culture from what he said has become a “dog eat dog” way of life.“In Guyana, we need that quality of mercy. We need to transform the political culture. We need to be more compassionate and more merciful. Because if you have a President that is not compassionate and is not capable of extending mercy, what sort of country do you want our children to grow up?He said the simple ceremony was a representation of the kind of Country Guyanese must live in and the types of relationship each citizen must haveHe thanked the group for coming forward, urging them to be fearless despite the inevitable criticisms.“You must be prepared to bring your culture, your values, your religious faith, your beliefs, your spirit of compassion into the functioning of this Advisory Council. Let those values permeate society. Let the youngsters in school understand that they can be friendly with teachers. Let political parties know that they do not have to be fighting with each other.”The five-member team includes Carl Hanoman, Justice Duke Pollard, Yvonne Heywood Benn, Merle Mendonca and Justice James Patterson.Article 188 of the Constitution empowers the President to grant to convicted persons a State pardon – the very act establishes an Advisory Council on the prerogative which is expected to advise the President.The Prerogative of Mercy is exercised in instances of petition, usually from a convicted person or persons acting on their behalf.last_img read more

Senate Fails to Gain Needed Signatures for Extension

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s request for the return of the Legislature to enact several bills in order to keep the economy on an even keel may not be possible as reports reaching the Daily Observer say the Senate is yet to obtain the required signatures to concur with the House of Representatives to produce a “Receipt of Certificate for Extension” to legitimize their second extraordinary session.For the past two days, the chambers of both Houses have remained empty with the Senators in smaller groups holding secret meetings, while a few of the Representatives were seen in their offices doing absolutely nothing.According to reports, the Representatives, although they were reportedly doing nothing, had two days of lobbying and gathered over 19 signatures which constitute one quarter of the required number in accordance with the Constitution. Article 32b of the 1986 Constitution states, “The President on his own initiative or upon receipt of a certificate signed by at least one-fourth of the total membership of each House, and by Proclamation, extend a regular session of the Legislature beyond the date for adjournment or call a special or extraordinary session of that body to discuss or act upon matters of national emergency and concern.”The persistent delay of the Senate to concur with the House of Representatives to acquire the signatures of at least eight Senators means that there will be no ‘Receipt of Certificate of Extension’ to allow the President to issue a proclamation to legitimize their stay.Legal minds on Capitol Hill are arguing that even if the Legislature does not produce a Receipt of Certificate of Extension, Article 32b also gives the President the authority to use her ‘Executive Power’ to issue a proclamation without a certificate, but will compel and legitimize an extraordinary session. However, there has been no official reason for the failure of the Senate to sign the Receipt of Certificate and unconfirmed reports in the corridors of the Legislature say the Senators’ refusal to sign is owing to dissatisfaction over their ‘just benefits’ from the President. Traditionally, lawmakers are paid their monthly salaries, allowances, and other benefits as per the months they work and receive their monthly benefits if they work for 15 days. Constitutionally the Legislature goes for an annual agricultural break at the end of August or early September, but this year, they were asked by the President to stay up to October 15 for the first extraordinary session wherein they were given two months benefits. Accordingly, at this second extraordinary session the lawmakers are expected to cut short their constituency (agricultural) break for the second time, and their return to Capitol Hill is expected to address several proposed legislations that are relevant to the country’s economy. Some of the bills to be addressed, according to our sources, include the ratification of four oil blocks, proposals from the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) as well as the Land Act. It may be recalled that on November 9, President Sirleaf wrote House Speaker J. Alex Tyler, and Senate President Pro Tempore, Armah Z. Jallah, urging for additional stay by the Lawmakers to conclude several bills and other matters important to keeping the economy stable. The President’s letter was written 25 days later as a ‘follow-up’ to her appeal after a decisive and secret meeting with the Legislature’s leadership on Wednesday, October 14, in the House’s first floor conference room.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NPSS wraps up sports season with athletic banquet

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School sports season wrapped up last week with their annual athletic banquet.Some notable awards at the banquet included the Most Outstanding Athletic Performances of the Season, as well as Athlete of the Year.McKenzie Jibrin and Tea Brown were the recipients for the Most Outstanding Athletic Performances. Jibrin won for an outstanding basketball performance that included scoring 32 points and grabbing 28 rebounds in a single game, while Brown won for outstanding defensive play in both volleyball and soccer throughout the season.- Advertisement -Natthan Wideman and Jaime McPherson were both awarded the Athlete of the Year award. Wideman was given the award after strong soccer and basketball seasons, while McPherson was honoured thanks to her efforts in Cross country, Basketball, and Soccer.last_img read more

Peace River nuclear site on temp. hold

first_imgPlans for a nuclear powerplant in the Alberta Peace have been put on hold.The Edmonton Journal is reporting that the company behind the plan, Bruce Power, has temporarily withdrawn its application for the plant, citing concerns about an aquifer near the first site, which was to be located on the northeast shore of Lac Cardinal, about 30 kilometres west of Peace River.The Ontario-based company is now reportedly looking into a second site, about 30 kilometres north of town.Bruce Power says it will complete its site evaluation, and announce its preferred site sometime in early 2009.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Daily News endorsements to date

first_imgMarch 6 primary election Los Angeles City Council District 7 Monica Rodriguez LAUSD school board Nury Martinez, Steve Veres and Ruben Sandoval Jr.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! District 1: Johnathan Williams District 3: Tamar Galatzan District 5: Yolie Flores Aguilar District 7: Richard Vladovic San Fernando City Council last_img

Raikkonen stays cool despite ending drought

first_img0Shares0000Kimi Raikkonen celebrates his victory on Sunday © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Mark ThompsonAUSTIN, United States, Oct 22 – Kimi Raikkonen lived up to expectations Sunday when he refused to change his customary laconic style after claiming his first Formula One win for more than five years.But the 39-year-old Finn, who triumphed for the first time in 113 races dating back to the 2013 Australian Grand Prix, could not resist an ultra-dry riposte at the expense of Lewis Hamilton. Sitting in the green pre-podium room after the race, he leaned across to speak to the Briton, who was frustrated in his bid to clinch a fifth title and finished third.“So, did you win the championship today?” asked the Ferrari man, who will be leaving for Sauber next year.The delivery was so deadpan that the Mercedes driver was caught off-guard and muttered only a brief response.It was a classic addition to Raikkonen’s collected quotations, a list that included his radio response to a Renault engineer: “Leave me alone, I know what I am doing.”Raikkonen and Hamilton may both have been unaware of it, but Sunday’s race came exactly 11 years after the Finn’s victory and drivers’ title triumph for Ferrari in Brazil in Hamilton’s 2007 debut season.That race ended the Englishman’s title dream for that season.Typically, Raikkonen played down his success on Sunday while all around him dashed around in celebration.“It’s not going to change my life,” he said. “The champagne tastes the same. It’s no different to the last time on the podium.“We always come to the weekend to do our best and if we do our best then we expect to be up there to fight for the win. We did it today. I felt confident and it worked out.“I never really made such a big thing out of it. I’ve won races and a championship so it’s not like I’ve never done it before.“One more would never have changed my life. Maybe others would looked at me differently, but it’s not everything. It’s nice for sure but it’s not everything. It’s not really life is it?”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LURGYBRACK FARM SPRINGS BACK INTO ACTION AS IT RE-OPENS

first_imgThe superb facilities at Lurgybrack Open Farm re-opens this weekend and is expected to draw a huge crowd over the Easter holidays.Lurgybrack is back this SATURDAY the 28th of March and will be open until September.The century-old farm is hugely popular with children of all ages and is the perfect venue for a family day out. Lurgybrack has so many activities for both the children and adults to enjoy, and with the farm being located just two miles from Letterkenny the central location is ideal for many families.The farm has a whole range of animals that will fascinate the children with Deer, Emu’s, Ponies, Goats, Ducks, Boar Pigs, Hens, Rabbits and Birds all happily located on the farm.There is ample space for the children to play safely and it’s a tranquil place for adults to relax with their kids after a stressful day or week at work.The farm is also wheelchair accessible and has a large playground and tractor ride area. If you haven’t packed a picnic with you, there’s no panic you can get tasty snacks from the tearoom on site. LURGYBRACK FARM SPRINGS BACK INTO ACTION AS IT RE-OPENS was last modified: March 26th, 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:FeaturesLurgybrack Open FarmnewsNoticeslast_img read more