HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT APPEARS A COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S $200,000 MELAIR STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/16 MILES

first_imgHOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT APPEARS A COMPLETE STANDOUT IN SUNDAY’S $200,000 MELAIR STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 1 1/16 MILES  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (June 20, 2019)–KMN Racing’s highly accomplished homebred Sneaking Out would appear to be a complete standout among a half dozen California-bred or sired 3-year-old fillies going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita.The Melair, named for the Millard and Rous homebred daughter of Debonair Roger, who was trained by John Sadler and is best known for defeating an outstanding field of males that included eventual Eclipse Champion Snow Chief in the 1986 Silver Screen Handicap at Hollywood Park, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.SNEAKING OUTOwner:  KMN Racing, LLCTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferOn a pressured lead in her first attempt at two turns, this Indian Evening filly dueled gamely through the lane to finish second by a half length as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles Summertime Oaks here on May 26.  A three quarter length winner versus open company in the ungraded Angels Flight Stakes going seven furlongs two starts back on May 4, she was subsequently disqualified to second, which prevented her from winning her fourth race in a row.  With Drayden Van Dyke back in the irons for Hollendorfer, look for Sneaking Out to be a prohibitive favorite in the closing day Melair.DON’T SELLOwner:  Reddam Racing, LLCTrainer:  Doug O’NeillA winner of her last three races, the most recent a three quarter length triumph in an open first condition allowance going five furlongs on turf June 8, this homebred daughter of Square Eddie, out of the In Excess mare Too Much Excess, would appear to be the second horse in Sunday’s Melair.  A Cal-bred maiden special weight winner three starts back going 5 ½ furlongs on synthetic Tapeta April 20 at Golden Gate Fields, Don’t Sell will be trying two turns and stakes company for the first time and could press the top choice for early supremacy on Sunday.THE $200,000 MELAIR STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 6 of 10 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTSneaking Out–Drayden Van Dyke–120Don’t Sell–Mario Gutierrez–120Violette Szabo–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120Sedamar–Martin Garcia–120Tiz a Master–Heriberto Figueroa–120Ruby Bradley–Aaron Gryder–120First post time on closing day, Sunday, is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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OUR SILVER OAK RALLIES TO WIN $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER SMITH

first_imgOUR SILVER OAK RALLIES TO WIN $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES BY A HEAD UNDER SMITH; UNUSUAL HEAT GELDING PROVIDES WONG WITH FIRST SANTA ANITA STAKES VICTORY AS HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF IN 1:50.04  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (June 22, 2019)–Based at Golden Gate Fields, Our Silver Oak rallied from off the pace and outran a determined Irish Heatwave to prevail by a head in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, the 3-year-old Unusual Heat gelding provided trainer Jonathan Wong with his first Santa Anita stakes win by traversing a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:50.04.Named for the Mel Stute-conditioned California-bred son of Reflected Glory, who was named Eclipse Champion 3-year-old male of 1986, the Snow Chief Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series. Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State series is for California-bred or sired horses.Breaking from the rail in a field of nine California-bred or sired sophomores, Our Silver Oak was in the two-path around the Club House turn and although he was next to last at the five furlong pole, he was full of run as Smith began working his way towards to the front of the pack.  Fifth turning for home, Our Silver Oak wheeled about four-deep heading into the stretch and kept to his task in game fashion.“I had a really, really good trip, even though the horse was really tough to saddle and my saddle did start to move back in the paddock before we came out,” said Smith, who was riding Our Silver Oak for the first time. “But I didn’t want to go over there (to re-saddle) and get him all riled up.  It wasn’t bad enough where I couldn’t ride him as hard as I want to, but I didn’t need to, so it worked out good.”Most recently second, beaten a nose by Irish Heatwave in the state-bred Silky Sullivan Stakes at one mile over the Golden Gate turf on April 28, Our Silver Oak, who is out of the Alphabet Soup mare Strawberry Flash and was bred in California by CHRB Commissioner Madeline Auerbach, was off as the 2-1 favorite and paid $6.00, $3.20 and $2.60.Owned by Robert Jones, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, Our Silver Oak notched his first stakes win and improved his overall mark to 11-2-4-2. With the winner’s share of $110,000, he now has earnings of $224,694.“Mike Smith, he’s the man,” said Wong, who has become a perennial leading trainer at Golden Gate. “You can’t get a better rider…(Our Silver Oak) is best as a turf runner, especially being by Unusual Heat, he’s bred up and down for grass.  He is just a really cool horse. I am very grateful for everyone who gave me the opportunity to train him and Mike Smith for the great ride.”Irish Heatwave, who appeared to very keen up the backside, just missed in a big effort and finished three quarters of a length in front of Lieutenant Dan for the place. The second choice at 3-1, Irish Heatwave, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux, paid $3.60 and $2.80.Ridden by Geovanni Franco, Lieutenant Dan pressed the pace throughout and finished a half length better than longshot Prodigal Son. Off at 4-1, Lieutenant Dan paid 3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.63, 48.03, 1:12.69 and 1:37.54.last_img read more

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SPEEDY SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT, GOLIAD, ENCODER & ROYAL ACT PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF ON SUNDAY

first_imgSPEEDY SMOOTH LIKE STRAIT, GOLIAD, ENCODER & ROYAL ACT PROMINENT IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF ON SUNDAY RACE HONORS THE MEMORY OF SANTA ANITA’S ICONIC SHOESHINE ATTENDANT  ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 26, 2019)–Cannon Thoroughbreds’ speedy homebred Smooth Like Strait, Ramona and Perry Bass’s Goliad, Hronis Racing’s well accomplished Encoder and C R K Stable’s first-out maiden winner Royal Act headline Sunday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita.  For 2-year-olds at one mile on turf, the Logan has attracted a field of nine.The race honors the memory of the legendary Eddie Logan, Santa Anita’s iconic “footman” who manned his shoeshine stand near the Racing Office from opening day on Dec. 25, 1934 until shortly before his passing at the age of 98 on Jan. 31, 2009.  A truly beloved figure in the history and lore of Santa Anita Park, Logan would often proclaim, “If you got the leather, we can get it together.”SMOOTH LIKE STRAITOwner:  Cannon Thoroughbreds, LLCTrainer:  Michael McCarthyA front-running 2 ¼ length maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs on turf here two starts back on Oct. 31, this homebred colt by Midnight Lute went straight to the front at odds of 15-1 in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar on Dec. 1 and responded with a rousing 2 ½  length win going one mile on grass while earning a Logan best last-out 81 Beyer Speed figure at odds of 15-1 in a field of 13.  With talented veteran Geovanni Franco back aboard, look for similar tactics to be employed in what will his fifth career start.GOLIADOwner:  Ramona S. and Perry R. BassTrainer:  Richard MandellaMost recently second, beaten 2 ½ lengths at 9-2 by Smooth Like Strait in the Grade III DeMille at Del Mar, this homebred colt by War Front has a stalking style that should serve him well on Sunday.  A first-out maiden special weight winner by a neck versus 10 rivals going one mile on turf here Sept. 28, Goliad was then second by the same margin in a one mile turf allowance at Del Mar on Nov. 14.  The likely favorite, Goliad will be making his fourth start, all at a mile on turf, in the Eddie Logan.  Goliad will be ridden for the third time by Flavien Prat.ENCODEROwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerThe leading money earner in the Logan lineup with $112,951, this Kentucky-bred colt by English Channel was a first-out maiden special weight winner going five furlongs on turf Aug. 7 at Del Mar.  Subsequent to that, he stalked the pace and rallied to take the one mile turf Del Mar Juvenile Turf by a head as the 3-5 favorite on Sept. 1.  Close, but off the board in three subsequent turf stakes, the most recent a seventh place finish behind the top choice in the Grade III Cecil B. DeMille Stakes Dec. 1, Encoder is a solid fit in Sunday’s Logan.ROYAL ACTOwner:  C R K Stable, LLCTrainer:  Peter EurtonA $500,000 Keeneland September Yearling purchase, this colt by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was dispatched as the 5-2 favorite in a one mile turf maiden special weight affair at Del Mar on Nov. 10 and he proved gamest late versus eight rivals in winning by a half length.  With a well-earned 72 Beyer Speed figure to his credit, Royal Act has the look of a horse who’s capable of big things in 2020.THE $75,000 EDDIE LOGAN STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 10  Approximate post time 2:00 p.m. PTGoliad–Flavien Prat–120Encoder–Joel Rosario–124The Stiff–Abel Cedillo–120Liar Liar–Drayden Van Dyke–120Royal Act–Rafael Bejarano–120Hariboux–Umberto Rispoli–120Air Force Jet–Evin Roman–120Kanderel–Mike Smith–120Smooth Like Strait–Geovanni Franco–124First post time for a 10-race card on Sunday is at 11:30 a.m.  Admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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46 participants get sport strapping certificates

first_imgThis comes after the course that was held last month where the participants were taken through the basics of strapping ankles, knees and shoulder injuries acquired from playing active sport.Sports Science Manager and Oceania Sports Education Program (OSEP) Educator, Tom Frost said that the participants engagement in the course was amazing, and that he believed the course would help avid sport club trainers to be better prepared to manage and prevent their players from injuries.High Performance Director,  Aaron Alsop said also spoke on the success of the course.“Offering these opportunities to develop and provide skills to people who volunteer in the sport industry is a must. “I encourage those who are yet to undertake any formal training to join in the next course. “I congratulate all of those who made the commitment to better themselves in order to best serve others in these skills,” said Alsop.The course will be rolled out to the other three Regional Centres of Excellence (CoE) in Momase, Highlands and the New Guinea Islands.The strapping course scheduled for the Momase CoE will be delayed until further notice while awaiting the full set up of the centre around mid-October.last_img read more

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It took three minutes for the VAR to grant Varane’s goal

first_imgFinally, the Jienense referee gave the goal as valid after receiving the affirmative answer of the VOR room. Iturralde González, arbitral analyst of Sports Carousel, praised the performance of the assistant of Munuera Montero, Baena Espejo, in the action and explained that the game mills were so millimeter “They have a seven percent error”. “If you take three minutes to take the offside, you are within that 7% error”he added. Finally, it should be noted that the realization did not show the image with the offside line drawn at any time. Varane had to wait to celebrate his goal. The second goal of Real Madrid, the work of the French central, It took approximately three minutes to upload to the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum email since the VAR went into action for a possible offside of the white player. In the 52nd minute, Varane went ahead of Arambarri and Cabrera and headed to the bottom of the net a lateral foul superbly executed by Toni Kroos, but he had to restrain himself in his celebration since Munuera Montero had to wait for the confirmation of the VAR referee.last_img read more

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Nadal: “I will need to play at a high level to have options”

first_imgRafael Nadal, second of the ATP rating, predicted Friday that the duel towards the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov will be laborious, however that he’s ready to search for the move to the ultimate at the Mexican Open primarily based in Acapulco. “It will be a tough sport, he arrives with optimistic emotions; he has received among the finest on the earth (Stan Wawrinka) which is within the semifinals with a good feeling. I look ahead to a good sport to play and struggle, I’m ready to get what I need and check out to attain the ultimate, “he stated.Nadal was imposed on the daybreak of Friday 6-2 and 6-1 to South Korean Soonwoo Kwon in a assembly through which Manacor saved 9 break factors and received along with his greatest pictures at the decisive moments. Nadal certified Dimitrov, 22 of the world rankings, as a participant of nice physique, good service, good ‘drive’ and profitable tempo modifications.“He’s very full, with a good volley and is able to punching from difficult positions. I will need to play at a high level to have successful choices, I hope to be educated“he stated. Nadal acknowledged that on Friday the duel will be between two gamers who know one another a lot and can’t discuss a explicit technique. “I will strive to do properly what I understand how to do; one can have a plan however we all know one another. Whoever is ready to execute his sport and that his virtues and defects are much less will have extra probabilities to win,” he stated. The Balearic has confronted Dimitrov 13 instances with 12 wins, 5 of them in a row because the Bulgarian defeated him in Basel in 2015.The Spaniard refused to discuss his expertise in Acapulco as a result of the event didn’t finish, however acknowledged that he’s on a good path as a result of after weeks with out competing he has gained confidence. “Probably the most tough comes towards the very best gamers”he asserted.When referring to the quarterfinal match towards Soonwoo Kwon, the Spaniard acknowledged that 6-2, 6-1 doesn’t mirror what occurred as a result of it’s a tough participant who gave a lot of battle. “The consequence was deceptive, the sport was harder than the consequence says. I have seen good issues, it’s quick, it has the flexibility to change instructions simply and it does tough issues with out complication. It has a good future and it’s good to have gamers from Asia who’re triumphing in our sport that’s world, “he concludedlast_img read more

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Renews Cherchésov, executioner of Spain in the 2018 World Cup

first_imgThe Russian Football Union (UFR) announced this Thursday the renewal of the national coach, Stanislav Cherchésov, until December 30, 2022, that is until after the Qatar World Cup. “Cherchésov has extended his contract with the Russian team. The agreement expires on December 30, 2022. Success!“the statement said.As soon as the renewal is confirmed, Cherchésov assured that the national team continues to prepare for the Eurocup and that they will play two friendly matches against Sweden and Moldova at the end of March. Cherchesov, 56, has been running the national team since 2016 and in these four years he classified the team for the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup and for the Euro Cup. Under his command, the Russians gave the big surprise by eliminating Spain in the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup, which they eliminated in the penalty shootout. Precisely, Croatia, ultimately finalist against France, eliminated the host team in an exciting quarterfinal from eleven meters.Russia, which was dismounted in the first phase of the last two European Cups, has been framed in the same group as Belgium, Denmark and Finland. Widely criticized in his first two years in office, Cherchesov has earned the respect of even some of his most bitter detractors, especially for returning the interest of the fans for the national team matches.last_img read more

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Jose María Giménez: fourteen minutes, ten games later

first_imgAnfield’s game was heroic, the pass to the quarterfinals and also a return: that of José María Giménez. The Uruguayan central defender returned to play, fourteen minutes, ten games after the last time. In a season in which he has returned to live a particular ‘via crucis’ with injuries he returned to the team after 108 days without playing. Eight league matches (in three he was already on the bench, Valencia, Villarreal and Seville), one of Champions (the first leg against Liverpool in which he was also on the bench) and the Copa del Rey (Cultural). The forced stoppage of competitions due to the coronovirus finds Simeone with his four centrals healthy again, ready to play. Since the Spanish Super Cup in Arabia that did not happen at Atlético. It was Giménez’s comings and goings to the infirmary that had prevented him. Savic since recovering from the relapse of his leg muscle injury has not been injured again, he has played twelve games uninterruptedly (in León he was a substitute), layered in the eleven as a partner of Felipe, the central most used by the Cholo this season, 2,791 minutes. He is, in fact, the Brazilian, the third field player (behind Saúl and Koke) and the fourth in the team (Oblak) that has played the most. Available for all games, zero injuries, absolute forcefulness, even taking away from Giménez that poster that seemed to belong to the Uruguayan with the departure of Godín: defense chief. Alarms in LiverpoolA Giménez third captain but at the moment ‘central room’ in the distribution of minutes because of those damn injuries who have come back to haunt him (four this 2019-20, two muscular, with a relapse of one of them in between which ostensibly lengthened his return, trauma and knee discomfort): Mario Hermoso, who when Savic’s injuries coincided and Giménez fulfilled whenever he played, He has played 188 ‘more minutes than he, 1,485 in total, for 1,297 of the Uruguayan. A Giménez who in the pre-match session at Anfield turned the alarms back on: he sprained his ankle, his presence was endangered on that round of 16, which was a final. Simeone, who had taken all the footballers of the first team to Liverpool, nevertheless included his name in the record of 18 footballers to play it, the Commander would comprise of the bench for the battle of Anfield, and in minute 105 of the overtime his number was on the poster of the fourth referee, entered through Correa, finally returned to football. Fourteen minutes, ten endless matches later.last_img read more

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Sevilla prolongs inactivity indefinitely

first_imgThe Seville is he The first club in Spain that no longer sets a deadline to return to training. In a public note disseminated through its website and social networks, it announces that it prolongs inactivity indefinitely while waiting for a change in the situation.Sevilla’s statement reads as follows: “The Board of Directors of Sevilla FC, taking into account the State of Alarm decreed by the Government of Spain, the guidelines of the health authorities and the instructions of the State Security Forces and Bodies and in order to preserve the health of its players and staff, has decided to take the following measures in the afternoon of this past Friday, in addition to those previously announced:Sevilla FC ace, all sports activity at the Ciudad Deportiva José Ramón Cisneros Palacios. The players will continue training individually according to the planning established by the technical bodies of the club. “last_img read more

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Barça announces that it activates the ERTE

first_imgFC Barcelona communicated through a statement issued after the meeting of its board of directors that it will initiate a Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) both with its sports staff (starting with the football team and affecting all professional sections) as well as non-sports staff.The club explains that “the need to implement adaptation measures to the contractual obligations of the Club staff to the new and transitory circumstances that we are experiencing lead us to present different files related to the sports area (soccer and other professional sports) as well as to the rest of the non-sports personnel“ The club adds that “These files will be processed before the Department of Labor of the Generalitat de Catalunya once the club has shared with all its sports and non-sports personnel all the aspects related to these measures and their scope “.That is, there will be ERTE, but that the negotiation is open to see what its conditions will be, which according to the club “will be implemented respecting scrupulously the formal labor rules and under criteria of proportionality and above all fairness, with the sole objective of resuming the activity as soon as possible.”last_img read more

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