CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES

first_imgCAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2019)–In a race devoid of any clear-cut standout, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion, Paddy Gallagher’s Animosity and Doug O’Neill’s Lynne’s Legacy loom prominently among a field of six fillies and mare three and up going a mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes at Santa Anita.A close second in last year’s Santa Barbara, Causeforcommotion went to the sidelines following a win here in the mile and one quarter turf Possibly Perfect Stakes June 3 and didn’t resurface until running third, beaten 3 ¾ lengths, in a mile turf classified allowance on April 14.In her second start of the year, Animosity, who was second in the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes in her third career start on June 9, 2018, was an impressive 1 ¾ length gate to wire winner of a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance on April 7 and could be sitting on a huge effort Saturday.Lynne’s Legacy would appear to be coming off the best race, as she was third, beaten one length, in the Grade III, mile and one quarter turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 30.Guiliana, a French-bred trained by Leonard Powell, showed ample promise, running a close second behind Animosity in her U.S. debut here on April 7 and would appear to have considerable upside.CAUSEFORCOMMOTIONOwner:  E. Dunham, Eric Kruljac, Jim Reed, J. Sondereker and D. & S. YipTrainer:  Eric KruljacA 5-year-old mare by the Dynaformer stallion Americain, Animosty’s only other graded stakes experience came in last year’s Santa Barbara, a race in which she attended the pace and finished second, beaten a half length.  With a recent race under her belt, she’s the likely favorite on Sunday as she’ll be reunited with Geovanni Franco, who was aboard in last year’s Santa Barbara and in his most recent pairing with her, guided her to victory in the ungraded Possible Perfect Stakes two starts back in June of 2018.ANIMOSITYOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred PartnersTrainer:  Paddy GallagherA sharp gate to wire classified allowance winner going 1 1/8 miles on turf April 7, this 4-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom was completely dominant on the front end and appears poised to bring forth another big effort as she stretches out three furlongs in the Santa Barbara, which will be her third start of the year. With three wins from eight starts, she, like the remainder of the field, is looking for her first graded stakes victory.LYNNE’S LEGACYOwner:  Maureen Richardson, Ritchie Robershaw & Terri Tucker          Trainer:  Doug O’NeillThird, beaten 5 ¾ lengths in the Grade III, mile and one half turf Astra Stakes three starts back on Jan. 20, this 6-year-old California-bred mare by Unusual Heat was most recently third, beaten a length, in the Grade III Santa Ana Stakes at a mile and one quarter on turf March 30. Although her resume is devoid of a graded stakes win, she’s been consistent over parts of five racing seasons and if she gets a fast pace to run at, looms a very serious threat on Saturday. With an overall mark of 32-5-3-6, she has career earnings of $330,131.GUILIANAOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Leonard PowellA close second going a mile and one eighth on turf in her U.S. debut April 7, this 5-year-old French-bred mare would appear to have considerable upside as she retains the services of a high-riding Flavien Prat. Despite breaking slowly, she was only beaten 1 ¾ lengths and was highly regarded at 5-2 in a field of five. Unplaced in a one mile turf Group III stakes in Italy four starts back on Sept. 23, 11 out of her 14 European starts came in Germany. In what will be her second start for Powell, the tote board would certainly merit a discerning look.THE GRADE III SANTA BARBARA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTAnimosity–Victor Espinoza–121                                          7-2Causeforcommotion–Geovanni Franco–121               9-5Kodiak West–Drayden Van Dyke–121                             6-1Lynne’s Legacy–Alonso Quinonez–121                            2-1Guiliana–Flavien Prat–121                                                      7-2Queen Bee to You–Ruben Fuentes–121                       15-1First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Hunters 2016 season launch

first_imgDuring the launch, Coach Micheal Marum announced the captains and his 25 players for the 2016 season.The Team has been trimmed from a 36 men squad to the final 25 which will be led by Co-Captains Noel Zeming for the backrowers and Adam Korave for the forwards.“This season we are starting with 25 players and out of the 25 players we have 9 new boys,” Marum said.The final 25 man squad is Warren Glare, Justin Olam , Phillimon Kimisive ,Benjamin Hetra ,Edward Goma ,Noel Zeming ,Ishmael Baikawa, Bland Abauv,Stargroth Amean, Atte Bina , Ase Boas,Watson Boas,Nickson Borana Adam Korave Tuvi Lepan Henry Noki, Simon Peter, Wartovo Puara jnr, John Ragi, Gahuna Silas, Thompson Teteh, Adex Wera, Esau Siune and Noel Zeming (c).Marum thanked the family of sponsors and assured Papua New Guineans they will do their best in this year’s season.He said the competition starts next month and the boys are kept fit at training for the 2016 season with the theme “Hunting the intrust Cup for 2016”.last_img read more

Rooney equals scoring record as Man U whip Reading

first_imgDERBY COUNTY 2Tom Ince, son of former England midfielder Paul Ince, struck a fine winner to upset top-flight West Brom. The hosts led through a Matt Phillips long-range strike, but Derby hit back in the second half as Darren Bent levelled, and Ince curled home a superb free kick. LONDON (AP):Wayne Rooney stands one goal away from becoming Manchester United’s outright record goal-scorer after equalling club great Bobby Charlton’s mark of 249 yesterday.With the 79-year-old Charlton watching from the stands, Rooney guided in Juan Mata’s cross after seven minutes as the defending FA Cup champions swept aside second-tier Reading 4-0 in the third round.English Premier League teams Bournemouth, West Bromwich Albion, and Stoke City all bowed out to lower-league opponents while Arsenal needed second-half goals from Aaron Ramsey and Oliver Giroud, the Frenchman netting late on, to wipe out Preston North End’s halftime lead.Third-tier Millwall, Cup finalists in 2004, caused the biggest shock by thumping a much-changed Bournemouth 3-0; West Brom went down at home to Championship team Derby County 2-1; while Wolverhampton Wanderers, also from the second tier, ensured Stoke lost in the third round for the first time since 2009 by winning at Britannia Stadium 2-0.In all-Premier League matches, Ahmed Musa scored twice as Leicester fought back from a goal down to defeat Everton 2-1, while in the battle of the new managers, Marco Silva saw his Hull side get the better of Paul Clement’s Swansea 2-0.Silva, appointed on Tuesday in place of the fired Mike Phelan, would have noted the large number of empty seats at Hull’s KCOM Stadium with home fans staying away in protest against the club’s owners.MANCHESTER UNITED 4 READING 0Rooney’s latest milestone – he is the record scorer for England – came in front of Old Trafford fans who have adored him, on and off, since he joined as a teenage prodigy from Everton in 2004.”It is a really proud moment for me,” Rooney said. “It was not something I could have imagined. You don’t think that far ahead, but I have been at this club a long time, it is a huge part of my life, and it is an honour to be up there alongside Sir Bobby.”The game will be not be so fondly remembered by former United defender Jaap Stam, whose Reading side he coaches was outclassed.Rooney set up Anthony Martial for 2-0 not long after he scored the opener.United, winning for the eighth consecutive game in all competitions, added two more in quick succession after the break through Marcus Rashford got his second after a mistake from goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi.PRESTON NORTH END 1 ARSENAL 2Arsenal preserved manager Arsene Wenger’s feat of never having lost a third-round match, but the Gunners did it the hard way.After their dramatic comeback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 at Bournemouth in midweek, Arsenal started slow again as second-tier Preston fully deserved their halftime lead.But whatever words Wenger barked during the break, they had an immediate effect, with Ramsey rifling in an equaliser 50 seconds after the restart.Arsenal, 11-times FA Cup winners, six of which have come under Wenger’s long reign, dominated after that but had to wait until two minutes from time to seal victory through Giroud.EVERTON 1 LEICESTER 2A turgid first half at Goodison Park was followed by an entertaining second as Leicester showed the mettle that made them English champions last season.They fell behind to Romelu Lukaku’s goal on 53 minutes, but Musa’s equaliser was a rebound after he struck the post, and his second goal five minutes later was a fine finish after he played a one-two with Danny Drinkwater.WEST BROM 1last_img read more

5 matches on today

first_imgGFF/IMC Pele Alumni Frank Watson U15…Action in the GFA-IMC leg of the Pele Alumni Frank Watson U15 tournament continued on Thursday last with a triple header at the Tucville Ground, Georgetown with wins for East Riumveldt, Black Pearl and Masters Academy FC.The kickoff, which began at approximately 11:30hrs, saw the first match heading East Riumveldt’s way, with a goal each by Akeem Adams in the 20th minute and Brandon Solomon in the 33rd minute. Pele didn’t give up, though, scoring a second-half goal by Keron Dazzel in the 52nd minute.The second match saw a lone goal from Black Pearl’s Arron Latchminarine in the 45th minute sealing the match against Beacon’s FC, while it was the same result for Master’s FC, with a goal from Ezekiel Goppy in the 12th minute against Tavel Foundation wrapping up the day’s fixtures.The action continues today at the GNS Ground from 9:30 hrs, with five matches on the cards. Tavel Foundation meets East Riumveldt, Black Pearl faces Santos, Beacon takes on Pele, Masters oppose Riddim squad and Beacon clashes with the Conquerors.last_img read more

State of darkness

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This kind of clamping down isn’t just a threat to journalism. It’s a threat to our very way of life. A government operating in secret threatens our free and open democracy. CALIFORNIA leads the nation in many ways. But one of them is not, sadly, in the openness of our government. The Associated Press surveyed the access to public records and proceedings across the nation, as part of Sunshine Week activities, and found that California does a poor job – worse than other states, such as Connecticut and Kentucky. Governmental agencies in the Golden State regularly shut the public out of their proceedings and make documents inaccessible. The study points to Hollywood, Silicon Valley and public-employee unions as the biggest culprits, using their influence to shut down traditional access to government information. This has real ramifications. At the moment, the state Supreme Court is considering an argument that salaries of public employees should be secrets from the people who pay them – the public. last_img read more

Antonio Conte breaks silence after Chelsea sacking with statement

first_img Antonio Conte spent two years in charge of Chelsea 2 Latest Chelsea news smart causal “I would like to thank all of my friends at Chelsea Football Club for their hard work and support over the past two seasons which enabled us to win the Premier League and FA Cup together,” Conte said, in a statement issued through the League Managers Association.Conte spent two years in charge of the London club.He won the 2016-17 Premier League title with Chelsea in his first season as head coach and signed an improved contract before leading leading the club to FA Cup glory in May.But the former Juventus and Italy boss often hinted at grievances with the Chelsea hierarchy, particularly over transfer policy, and was discarded with a year remaining on his contract and despite overseeing the start of pre-season training for the 2018-19 campaign. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Antonio Conte insists he harbours no ill-feeling towards Chelsea following his departure from the club.The Italian was sacked by the Blues on Friday, just days after returning for the start of pre-season training, and was swiftly replaced by fellow countryman Maurizio Sarri. REVEALED silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won possible xi Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Antonio Conte was axed just 55 days after leading Chelsea to FA Cup glory possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED 2 Conte thanked his players, staff and the Blues fans, adding: “It was fantastic for me to be able to share my emotions, passion and enthusiasm throughout two unforgettable seasons with these amazing Chelsea supporters, who will always stay in my heart.“I hope Chelsea will continue to be successful and I wish everyone well for next season.“I have made many memories during my time with Chelsea, which I will take with me into my next challenge.”Chelsea’s usual policy is to continue to pay a sacked manager’s salary until their contract expires or they find a new job.Conte is reportedly prepared to wait for a high-calibre job, with no obvious attractive vacancy at present. shining LMA chief executive Richard Bevan anticipates Conte will be sought after following his successful stint at Chelsea.“Antonio made an immediate impact when he arrived in the Premier League two years ago,” Bevan said.“His energy and enthusiasm for football has been infectious and it has been a privilege to have one of the best coaches in the world working in the Premier League to raise the standard of the league and his players at Chelsea.“We have no doubt that Antonio will go on to achieve many more successes in his career.”last_img read more

Top Italian chef joins Central Hotel

first_imgChef Marco Letterese has taken over as the new Executive Chef at the Central Hotel in Donegal Town – and he can’t wait to get started.Originally from Naples, and being raised on the north coast of Italy, Marco is passionate about great food and has over thirty years of experience cooking up a storm as a fresh pasta and seafood specialist.Beginning his career at just 18 years old in London, Marco ran his own seafood restaurant in Italy before coming to Donegal. Marco lives in Kesh with his wife and his dogs, and says that Donegal is like a home away from home.“I love the hotel, I love the views, I love the sea,” he told Donegal Daily.“Donegal is very similar to Italy, I got a lovely feeling when I arrived here. I like the hotel and the staff, and that’s what really drew me here.Marco will be rejuvenating all aspects of the Central Hotel’s kitchen by taking a hands-on approach, and he can’t wait to get started. “I’m a very hands-on chef, I’m responsible for all of the food that goes out and cooking and preparing it. The Central Hotel has given me a carte blanche to do what I need to do. The new menus will be Italian with an Irish twist.”Top Italian chef joins Central Hotel was last modified: October 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:central hoteldiningDonegal TownfoodItalianmarco lettereselast_img read more

SAA, Boeing in biofuel partnership

first_img14 October 2013 South African Airways (SAA) and US aerospace giant Boeing are to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in southern Africa, a first for the continent. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding at the Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit in Chicago last week. “South African Airways is taking the lead in Africa on sustainable aviation fuels and, by setting a best practice example, can positively shape aviation biofuel efforts in the region,” Ian Cruickshank, SAA’s head of group environmental affairs, said in a statement. “By working with Boeing’s sustainable aviation biofuel team, which has a history of successful partnerships to move lower-carbon biofuels closer to commercialization, we will apply the best global technology to meet the unique conditions of southern Africa, diversify our energy sources and create new opportunities for the people of South Africa.” According to the two companies, flight tests show that biofuel, which is derived from organic sources such as plants or algae, performs as well as or better than petroleum-based jet fuel. “When produced in sustainable ways, biofuel contributes far less to global climate change than traditional fuels, because carbon dioxide is pulled out of the atmosphere by a growing plant-based feedstock,” the companies said. Aviation biofuel refined to required standards has been approved for a blend of up to 50 percent with traditional jet fuel. Globally, more than 1 500 passenger flights using biofuel have been flown since the fuel was approved. Boeing has collaborated extensively with airlines, research institutions and governments to develop plans for biofuel supply chains in several countries and regions, including the US, China, Australia and Brazil. The partnership with SAA will be the first such project in Africa. “Boeing and SAA believe that new developments in technology will enable the conversion of biomass into jet fuel in a more sustainable manner without competing with other sectors for food and water resources.” The World Wildlife Fund-South Africa will monitor the partnership to ensure that the fuel being used “is sustainable and would lead to genuine carbon reductions”. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Fifa recognises Bafana’s win over Spain

first_img29 November 2013South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan expressed his delight on Thursday after Fifa confirmed Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 victory over Spain as an “A” category international friendly.Fifa had initially suggested that the match, played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 19 November, would not be recognised because Spain used more than the allowed six substitutes when they sent on a seventh player, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, to replace Victor Valdez in goal. Valdez had taken over from Iker Casillas earlier in the game.After receiving a letter from Fifa on Thursday, Jordaan said Fifa had confirmed Safa’s position on the contest.‘The country must savour this win’“We complied with all the regulations for this historic victory and I am happy this matter has been laid to rest. The country must savour this win, as Bafana Bafana were the first country to beat Spain on the African continent,” Jordaan said in a statement.“We expect that the impact of the victory will be reflected in the next December Fifa rankings as the ruling arrived on the date the November rankings were released.”Bafana Bafana’s win over Spain, the world number one since 2008 and the reigning European and world champions, was South Africa’s first victory ever over a team ranked number one in the world.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Ronaldo says his ban for pushing referee is ‘persecution’

first_imgReal Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebrates after scoring during the Spanish Supercup, first leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID — Cristiano Ronaldo has bitterly criticized his five-game suspension for pushing a referee who had sent him off, describing the ban as “persecution.”Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram account on Wednesday that “it is impossible to remain silent in this situation, 5 games!! It seems exaggerated and ridiculous to me, this is called persecution!”ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Ronaldo was given an additional four-match ban for shoving the referee in the back after he was shown the red card.Ronaldo concluded his Instagram message with “Thanks to my teammates and fans for their support.”The message was accompanied by a photo of the moment when referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea showed Ronaldo the red card.Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has also criticized the extended ban of his best player.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Ronaldo’s outburst came after the Spanish soccer federation ratified his suspension, which was announced on Monday.The Real Madrid forward will miss the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona later on Wednesday. Madrid holds a 3-1 advantage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe will also miss the first four matches of the Spanish league, which Madrid opens on Sunday at Deportivo La Coruna.Ronaldo was suspended for one match after being sent off during Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. Spanish media reports said Madrid appealed Ronaldo’s second yellow card, when the Portugal forward was booked for diving. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village LATEST STORIES US men’s basketball enters a new world—without its stars Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago View commentslast_img read more