first_img$207,807 $285,155 50% Geovanni Franco89 9 HALL OF FAME RIDERS HONOR PEERS AT TOMORROW’S FUNDRAISERFifteen Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita tomorrow. They will be here to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with attendees, and sign autographs.Braulio Baeza, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Bobby Ussery and Jorge Velasquez are scheduled to be on hand.There will be a free autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Paddock Gardens area and a free Silent Auction for all on-track fans from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. adjacent to the autograph signing area.Tickets starting at $65 are on sale at Walk-up tickets will be available. It includes a Chandelier Room party during the races featuring a buffet and a specialty drink.Fans can also participate in an on line auction for valuable memorabilia at this website link: https://www.32auctions.comFor more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at (626) 574-6413BUSINESS BOOMING FOR STAKES LEADER BALTASRichard Baltas, the runaway leader in stakes victories at the spring portion of Santa Anita’s meet that concludes Sunday, hopes to add to his six wins in that category Saturday when he sends out three in the Grade III Wilshire Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at one mile on turf.They are A Little Bit Me, Gliding By and Tapped. Baltas leads runner-up Phil D’Amato in stakes wins, 6-3; is second to Doug O’Neill in overall victories, 23-18; and leads all trainers in purse money won with $1,249,809.A Little Bit Me captured a turf stakes sprinting at Churchill Downs on May 2 at 24-1; Gliding By also won a turf sprint, albeit an overnight event at Santa Anita April 26; while Tapped returns to turf after prompting the pace in the Grade II Santa Maria June 1 before finishing fifth.“A Little Bit Me is coming off a five furlong stakes win and she’s ready to go, although I don’t know if a mile is the right distance, but I think it’s in her wheelhouse,” Baltas said.  “Gliding By has been training very well, and Tapped is OK, too.“Things have gone pretty well for us this meet, being second in wins and leading in money. We have a lot of business right now. I just have to continue to work hard, do the right thing, and hopefully we’ll continue to keep things going and we’ll have a bright future.”The Wilshire, race eight with a 1 p.m. first post time: Ollie’s Candy, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; Storm the Hill, Rafael Bejarano, 7-2; Simply Breathless, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Poster Girl, Evin Roman, 12-1; Meal Ticket, Mike Smith, 8-1; Achira, Martin Garcia, 20-1; Gliding By, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Don’t Blame Judy, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Ippodamia’s Girl, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 8-1; A Little Bit Me, Geovanni Franco, 6-1; and Tapped, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1.O’NEILL HAS THREE IN QUEST OF SNOW CHIEF UPSETDoug O’Neill could add to his training lead Saturday with a victory in the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes in which he has three morning-line longshots entered in the nine furlong turf race for California-bred or sired three-year-olds: Carnivorous, Oliver and  Prodigal Son.Currently five in front of runner-up Richard Baltas in victories, 23-18, O’Neill is in good standing for back-to-back training titles at Santa Anita, having won the winter meet.“I like Prodigal Son going two turns,” said O’Neill assistant Leandro Mora. “He acts and trains like that’s what he really wants. I don’t have as much confidence in Carnivorous, but I think he’ll do all right. Oliver is doing really well, so all of them have a chance.“We’re very pleased with how the meet has gone for us.”The Snow Chief: Our Silver Oak, Mike Smith, 5-2; Oliver, Martin Garcia, 20-1; Prodigal Son, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Irish Heatwave, Kent Desormeaux 3-1; Carnivorous, Abel Cedillo, 12-1; Appreciated, Aaron Gryder, 15-1; Desmond Doss, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Mobou, Victor Espinoza, 15-1; and Lieutenant Dan, Geovanni Franco, 3-1.CAUSEFORCOMMOTION FACES MALES IN QUICK TURNAROUNDEric Kruljac is trying something new with Causeforcommotion in Sunday’s Grade III San Juan Capistrano Stakes for three-year-olds and up at about 1 ¾ miles on turf: the five-year-old mare will be making her third stakes start in six weeks and be running against males for the first time in her 18-race career.“It’s a marathon and it’s her specialty,” said the trainer, who saddled her to win the Grade III Santa Barbara Stakes by nine lengths at a mile and a half on grass May 11. As for facing males, Kruljac allowed as to how it may not be the most macho members of the species.“If she runs the way she did in the Santa Barbara, she’ll be tough to beat,” he said.Causeforcommotion came back two weeks after the Santa Barbara to run in the Grade I Gamely May 27, prompting the pace before finishing eighth behind monster mare Vasilika.Kruljac was inclined to shrug that off with, “She just didn’t like Vasilika blowing by her.”The San Juan, race eight: Mongolian Groom, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Ground Attack, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Ya Gotta Wanna, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 3-1; Acclimate, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Original Intent, Ruben Fuentez, 30-1; Causeforcommotion, Geovanni Franco, 2-1; Red King, Aaron Gryder, 8-1; and Oscar Dominguez, Flavien Prat, 7-2.BOMBARD IS BACK SUNDAY IN COMPETITIVE AMERICAN STAKESBombard returns to the races after an absence of 11 months Sunday in the Grade III American Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile on turf. With seven entrees, three of them supplemental at a cost of $2,000 each, it’s a relatively salty lineup.“I wish I had an easier spot, but I don’t,” said Richard Mandella, who trains the six-year-old War Front gelding who was out for an extended period after having a chip removed from a knee following his second by a head in the Wickerr Stakes last July 22 at Del Mar.The American, race five: supplemental nominee Tartini, Iggy Puglisi, 30-1; Sharp Samurai, Victor Espinoza, 2-1; Snazzy Dresser, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; supplementalnominee Law Abidin Citizen, Tiago Pereira, 5-1; Bombard, Flavien Prat, 4-1; supplementalnominee River Boyne, Kent Desormeaux, 8-5; and Majestic Eagle, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: Tequila Sunrise works 4 furlongs. 6-21-19 (Baltas)Rafal works 4 furlongs. 6-21-19 (Baffert)Grade 1 placed Ahimsa works 5 furlongs. 6-21-19 (Eurton)Multiple stakes winner American Anthem works 6 furlongs. 6-21-19 (Baffert)Richard Mandella gives an update on Omaha Beach after returning to Santa Anita Park.Stronach 5: All-Star Ticket for June 21st, 2019.XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 21st, 2019.XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 22nd, 2019.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s accomplished Turfer Tiny Tina.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s top two-year-old prospect Rhaegar.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s graded stakes winner Air Strike.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s turf sprinter Master Ryan.Quick Questions: With Trainer Dan Blacker. 6-13-19 River Boyne works 4 furlongs. 6-15-19 (Mullins)Bellafina works 3 furlongs. 6-15-19 (Callaghan)Shoemaker Mile winner Bolo works 3 furlongs. 6-15-19 (Gaines)Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. 6-19-19 (Sherriffs)Neptune’s Storm works 5 furlongs. 6-19-19 (Baltas)Soi Phet works 5 furlongs. 6-16-19 (Powell)Sneaking Out (Outside) and Sea’s Journey works 5 furlongs. 6-16-19 (Hollendorfer)FINISH LINES: Pre-race Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach continues to prepare for his first workout since being declared from the May 4 classic due to an entrapped epiglottis, jogging two miles this morning for Richard Mandella . . . Coco Kisses stretches out to a mile Saturday in the $100,000 Dream of Summer Stakes for California-bred or sired fillies and mares, three and up. “She was on the lead going a route in the Melair (last June) and only got beat about four lengths,” said trainer Jeff Bonde. “She hates being inside and she’s training good.” Coco Kisses clipped heels and lost the rider breaking from the rail in the Irish O’Brien on March 31, but drew the outside post Saturday. The Dream of Summer, race three: Bella Luna, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Star of Quality, Tiago Pereira, 4-5; Sapphire Kid, Kent Desormeaux; and Coco Kisses, Mike Smith, 2-1 . . .  Flavien Prat holds an apparently insurmountable 29-22 lead over runners-up Rafael Bejarano and Joe Talamo in the jockeys’ race with three days remaining in the spring portion of the current meet. Prat is the runaway leader in purse money won this meet with $2,090,804, well in front of Drayden Van Dyke who has gleaned $1,365,462 . . . Favorites are winning at a 34.07 rate this meet (93 of 273), but higher on dirt (39.47, 60 of 152) than on turf (27.27, 33 of 121) . . . Despite a light misty rain, there were 104 recorded workouts Friday, 22 on the training track . . . Apprentice Jorge Velez has been suspended four days (June 23, 29, 30 and July 4) for causing interference on Master Ryan in last Saturday’s fourth race, his second offense in 60 days . . . Professional horse player Duke Mattiesand 17-time National Handicapping Championship qualifier Paul Shurman will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, 11:50 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, respectively, in the XBTV studios. 35% Martin Pedroza42 7 14 6 3rd Win% ITM% $247,558 5 11 $813,986 15% 23% 65% William Spawr23 22% $1,082,516 20 3rd 5 52% 4 8 Drayden Van Dyke103 16 19% 22 43% 24 Bob Baffert36 Aaron Gryder82 Mario Gutierrez73 47% 16% Jerry Hollendorfer51 22% J. Keith Desormeaux30 47% 49% 17 (Current from April 12 through Sunday, June 16) 47% $1,246,776 7 8 $1,249,809 29% TrainerMts 16% $998,624 11 Steven Miyadi27 6 $772,827 8 Jorge Velez60 1st SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 13 57% Ruben Fuentes108 18% 58% 8 0 $613,803 5 13 3 6 11% $282,244 13 16% Victor Espinoza55 $207,701 11 8 58% 6 43% 8 47% 8 George Papaprodromou26 5 11 15 JockeyMts 15% 13 $732,929 19 5 Leonard Powell24 5 Tim Yakteen17 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.61 $624,847 $258,075 23% 14 $775,570 57% 6 7 17% 20 $584,580 10 Steve Knapp33 6 22% 4 7 3 50% $768,187 48% $303,859 $159,266 3 $1,263,179 $395,384 47% $635,973 44% 16% 1st Andrew Lerner14 13 10 49% Money Won Doug O’Neill102 50% $1,005,530 52% 13 Rafael Bejarano131 9 22% $525,931 Joseph Talamo116 10 50% 69% 40% 5 9 13 $310,843 11 Money Won 8 Philip D’Amato82 14 2 11 22 24% ITM% John Sadler65 6 BOMBARD RETURNS IN SUNDAY’S AMERICAN STAKES $2,090,804 22% Flavien Prat125 43% 8 8 Martin Garcia65 23% 6 HALL OF FAME JOCKEYS AT FUNDRAISER TOMORROW  14 18 8 TRAINING LEADER O’NEILL HAS TRIO FOR SNOW CHIEF 17 24% Kent Desormeaux67 13 55% 19 49% 5 10 38% 16 19% 2nd 4 17% $601,904 23 19 17% 7 Richard Baltas75 1 5 1 $166,653 Vladimir Cerin45 5 12 3 11% 17 48% John Shirreffs22 2nd $225,807 Tiago Pereira129 6 Mark Glatt77 5 Win% 18% 4 14 1 13 $387,424 Edwin Maldonado73 12 17% 15 2 48% 26 $1,172,619 14 18% 4 21% 50% 29 BALTAS: THREE FOR THE MONEY IN GRADE III WILSHIRE 9% 57% 15% 22% CAUSEFORCOMMOTION TAKES ON MALES IN SAN JUAN 28 $1,365,462 7 42% 22% 22 Richard Mandella28 Heriberto Figueroa45 2 37% 19% 2 13% $815,951 $216,677last_img read more

CCCR presents petition of 30,000 signatures at Caribou Recovery meeting in Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Concerned Citizens for Caribou Recovery presented a petition of 30,000 signatures at the Draft Caribou Recovery Agreements meeting on Thursday in Dawson Creek.Kathleen Connolly, Group member and Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce, says the petition has been open since November and is asking the Government to consider halting the process until all the necessary work is complete.“The petition has been open since November. What we’re asking Government to do is three things. We asked them to halt all of the negotiations immediately, which they didn’t do. We asked that they consult openly with all users, stakeholders, businesses, local government, and all those people that would be impacted, they didn’t do that. We asked that they do socio-economic impact assessments on the entire Northeast region; they’ve not done that either.”- Advertisement -Connolly thought that the Dawson Creek meeting would be the perfect opportunity to publicly present the petition which contains over 1,300 pages of signatures.Connolly says that her group would like to put the petition on a plane to Victoria and present it personally to the Legislature sometime next week.Earlier this week, on Tuesday, the CCCR did send a letter to the Government regarding the socio-economic impact that the Draft Caribou Recovery Agreements would have on the Peace Region.Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp v Big Sam, glorious defeats and why Ireland have one team for rugby and two for football – the Warm Up with Max Rushden

first_imgListen to Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning as they talk about the wonderful world of sport while promoting a brand of crisps.Subjects tackled by Max and Barry include Liverpool and Sunderland’s new managers, Scotland missing out on the Euros when all the other Home Nations (plus the Republic of Ireland, Barry hopes) will be there and why Ireland has one rugby team but two football sides.The boys also suggest things for Scots to do next summer while everyone else is at the Euros, find out if Bournemouth’s Steve Cook is nice and chat with Blue Peter legend Zoe Salmon about Norn Iron’s Euro 2016 glory.Wizard!To get the Warm Up with Max Rushden podcast every week, click here and download from the iTunes store for freelast_img read more

Man United blow! Ronaldo rejects return rumours and vows to retire at Real Madrid

first_img1 Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo has cooled talk of a return to Manchester United by revealing he wants to retire at Real Madrid.The Portugal international has risen to superstardom since moving to the Spanish capital and recently became the club’s all-time leading scorer.Various reports over the past 12 months have linked the 30-year-old with a return to Old Trafford, where he scored over 100 goals in six seasons, after it was claimed he had become frustrated with life at Real.However, he has now poured cold water on those rumours and expressed his desire to see out his playing days at the Bernabeu.“My dream is to retire at Real Madrid,” Ronaldo told Marca.“If I can take care of myself I can play until 40; I want to play for at least five or six years more.“I feel good and useful in Madrid and I want to keep winning here.”last_img read more

Man United fans to sing this song in tribute at Old Trafford tonight?

first_imgMan United play PSV at Old Trafford in the Champions League in what is likely to be an emotional night.Ten years ago, Old Trafford icon George Best died at the age of 59 having scored 179 goals in 470 games and dazzling thousands with his skilful displays.And it’s likely those watching the game will hear this popular fan song, as they pay tribute to their ‘spirit in the sky’.LISTEN: GEORGE BEST’S LAST EVER INTERVIEWBy coincidence, Best’s former team-mate and another legendary United figure, Bill Foulkes – who played 688 times for the club between 1950 and 1970 – also passed away on this date, in 2013.last_img read more

Construction begins on theater complex in Pico Rivera

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Bulldozers are rumbling over a 12-acre plot of land where work on a retail and movie theater complex is finally under way – two years after the original construction start date. If everything “falls into place,” Pico Rivera residents will be enjoying new releases in the city’s first-ever 14-screen cineplex “come the 2006 holiday season,” said city spokesman Bob Spencer. With domestic theater revenue falling below $9 billion last year – the lowest they have been since 2001 – Krikorian Premiere Theaters President George Krikorian is optimistically moving forward with the project now that soil contamination issues at the site have been resolved. “I have no worries,” he said of lagging box office receipts. But last year was “a huge wakeup call to all theater owners,” who are feeling the pinch as alternatives such as DVD rentals and the Internet dig deep into box office profits, said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations Co., a box office tracking firm in Encino. Movie attendance dropped by about 7 percent last year, the sharpest slump since 1985, when attendance fell by 12 percent, according to Exhibitor Relations. Such statistics do not dissuade Krikorian, who is banking on strong community support for his multiplex. “This business is product driven, but does that mean that business is bad? No,” he said. “People in Pico Rivera have been starved for entertainment for years and now won’t have to leave the community to see movies.” Grading on the property at Whittier and Paramount boulevards could be completed by mid-April, city officials said. Construction on the theater should begin soon after that, said Bill Shannon, the city’s director of housing services. The multiplex will be surrounded by a mix of restaurants and stores, although a Sav-on drugstore, originally part of the plans, has bowed out, Shannon said. Krikorian said the company is now negotiating with restaurants interested in coming to the site, but he declined to name them. Lead contamination from a former metals recycling plant, which was discovered on the property in 2002, had delayed progress on the project. But the contamination has been removed. Krikorian paid the city $3.4million for the property, about $7 million less than what the city paid for the land. But city officials are confident they can recoup the difference through sales and property tax revenue once the center is completed and is operating. “There is great disbelief that this is finally underway,” said Shannon. “But it is, and we feel confident.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

L.A. seeking boost for minority businesses

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“What we do is inform businesses of what is available out there and leverage our resources to get them capital,” Mora said. As part of the program, the city has agreed to award more than $200 million in contracts to minority firms over the next two years. (213) 978-0390 Los Angeles will seek to give minority- and women-owned businesses more than $200 million over the next two years as part of expansion efforts at the city’s Minority Business Opportunity Commission. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa kicked off the effort Thursday with plans to raise business owners’ awareness of the program in which the city helps firms obtain federal loans and investments. “It is fitting that Los Angeles, where more than 100,000 businesses are minority-owned, is designated as a minority business center,” Villaraigosa said at a networking session with more than 100 small-business owners at City Hall. The Department of Commerce designation means Los Angeles will get $600,000 over the next two years to help its efforts to provide business for minority- and women-owned firms, said David Mora, executive director of the commission. 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


first_imgYou’ll need one of these to see 14 GAA gamesTHE GAA should ask Sky TV to provide free services to GAA clubs throughout the country following its rights deal, MEP Marian Harkin has insisted.There has been a mixed reaction to the decision of the GAA to sell rights to 14 games to Sky TV. 31 other games will be free on RTE.“Because the GAA had been developed and sustained by voluntary effort since it’s foundation the organisation had a duty of care to ensure that the deal with Sky did not shut off access to games to people unable to afford Sky charges.” said Harkin She called on the GAA to be prepared to pay the fee to Sky which would ensure that in every community in Ireland there would be an opportunity to view all televised games now restricted to Sky – or Sky should provide a free service.“Older people in particular who cannot get to games and children who should not be required to go to a pub to view GAA games, must be provided with the opportunity to view all televised GAA games”, she said.“The GAA should consider paying the Sky service fee and help to provide an appropriate screen in GAA clubs, in the first instance, or community halls.“GAA clubs themselves would be very capable of organising transport, if necessary, for people to view games in clubs or community halls. This would avoid a situation where people who do not wish to have Sky service or cannot afford it, are precluded from enjoying GAA games, the development of which many of them contributed so much,” added the MEP.  SKY SHOULD PROVIDE FREE SERVICE TO GAA HALLS – HARKIN was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:dealGAArightsSKY TVlast_img read more

Russia’s First ‘Active House’ Gets a Test Drive

first_imgEnergy efficiency and other green building concepts are not brand new in Russia. The Passive House Institute Russia, the Russian Sustainable Building Council, and building science researchers all do business there. But energy conservation in general and energy efficient homes in particular have not gained serious traction.Zagorodny Proekt, a major developer in the Moscow area, apparently decided that it could help highlight the advantages of green homes and, in the process, boost its own profile through a tried and true marketing device: the showcase home. The impetus for the project, though, actually came from Velux Group, a Danish-based specialist in window and solar power systems that has been promoting a green-home concept called Active House. Since 2008, a total of seven “experimental” Active House projects have taken root in Western Europe, the UK, and now Russia.According to the Active House plan, most of these buildings were to be open to visitors for 12 months and monitored for performance. The plan also calls for them to be sold for below market value. The recently completed Active House in Russia – or Activny Dom, as Velux calls it – will be open to visitors for a total of six months before it is occupied by a “test family” for 12 months. Monitoring will continue throughout.Above and beyond usual standardsMost of the Active House projects, including the one in Russia, incorporate Passivhaus concepts of insulation, airtightness, and optimal solar exposure, even if they aren’t aiming for Passivhaus certification. To bring its performance close to net zero energy, the showcase house also is equipped with a photovoltaic system, solar hot water (with Velux solar collectors), a geothermal heat pump, and a WindowMaster automated system that opens and closes Velux windows, and controls blinds and exterior awnings for shading, to regulate the interior climate.At 2,470 sq. ft., the house cost about $1 million to build – well beyond what most people in the region can afford – and its renewable-energy systems, including the PV panels, are relative rarities in Russia. Zagorodny Proekt understands that the price is high and that the systems might seem exotic, but sees the project as both a research tool and a way to appeal to wealthy Russians who have traveled to Europe, where energy costs are far higher than in Russia and energy efficient homes are relatively common.— because even Russia is eventually going to have to reckon with rising energy costs.last_img read more