Binghamton had jumped to a 3-0 first period lead only to watch the Monarchs outscore the Sens 4-1 to force overtime.Binghamton held period leads of 3-0 and 3-2.Kinrade, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, is in his second season of professional hockey in Binghamton, has yet to gain a point in the three games.Game four is set for Tuesday in Binghamton with game five also being played in the Sens’ arena.Friday Derek Grant scored in extra time to give the Sens a road split of the two games in Manchester. Bud Holloway scored in overtime to lift the Manchester Monarchs to a 5-4 victory over the Senators in American Hockey League Calder Cup playoff action Sunday in Binghamton.The win gives the Monarchs a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series after the Baby Sens evened the set Friday with a 4-3 overtime road win of their own in Manchester.Sunday’s loss was tough to swallow for Nelson’s Geoff Kinrade, a defenceman with the NHL Ottawa farm team, and the rest of the Sens.
Nelson is 3-1 against the Braves this season.Carsen Willans, Travis Wellman and Austin Seaman scored for the Leafs while Brad Rebagliati turned aside 20-plus shots to register the win in goal.Nelson, 22-2-1-3 on the season, increases its Murdoch Division lead to 10 points over idle Beaver Valley Nitehawks.However, Nelson has played two more games than the Fruitvale based squad.Nelson travels to Fernie Friday to meet the Ghostriders before playing the Nitehawks December 13 in Fruitvale.Next home game for the Leafs is Saturday, December 14 against Golden Rockets. Much of the success for the Nelson Leafs this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season has come through the offence.Wednesday, at the NDCC Arena, the Leafs clamped down defensively on the Spokane Braves, scoring a 3-1 Murdoch Division decision.The win was the second straight for the Leafs and avenged a 4-3-overtime loss to the Braves the last time the American franchise was in the Heritage City.
He decided to try his hand at small business at the ripe old age of 22 years when Dale Donaldson first opened Mallard’s Source for sports in Castlegar.Thirty years later, and with two stores including the one in the 500 Block of Baker Street in Nelson, Dale Donaldson and Mallard’s Source for sports is still going strong. Staff at The Nelson Daily decided to take the judging for balloting out of the hands of the local Team of the Week sponsor to recognize Mallard’s Source for sports staff for this week’s Mallard’s Source for sports Team of the Week honours.After recently celebrating the 30 year anniversary, the local business remains stronger than ever.So we salute the crew at Mallard’s Source for sports Nelson branch with the prestigious honour.The Mallard’s Source for sports Nelson staff includes, back row, Mike Balance, front, Kyle Boutette, Shawn Badger, Kylie Thelker and, of course, the man himself, owner/operator Dale Donaldson.
White Rock scored runs in the first three innings en route to a 9-2 victory over West Kootenay Allstars from Trail on opening day at the BC Little League Championships Saturday in Victoria. Trail Allstars open BC Championships Saturday against White Rock The Trail Allstars, with players from Trail, Castlegar, Nelson Baseball Association and Salmo, open the BC Major Championships Saturday in Victoria with a game against White Rock. Trail also played in tournaments in Lethbridge and Kalispell, Montana. Trail Allstars now faces Little Mountain from Vancouver Monday at noon before playing Highlands, New Westminster, Layritz and host Beacon Hill to complete the round robin draw. The BC Champ represents the province at the Canadian Championships with the winner advancing to represent Canada in the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pennsylvania. Trail Allstars scored singles in the third and fourth to cut into the deficit. However, White Rock scored a pair in the top of the fifth to put the game away. The Trail Allstars include players, Cody Wert, Izack Dawson, Koa Wintraub of Nelson, Connor Stainer, Chance Fisher, Jake Maniago, Reid Gerrand, Brady Augustin of Nelson, Nathan Dann, Calvin Morrison, Landan Uzeloc, Aiden Paterson and Tyler O’Keefe. The Lower Mainland squad jumped on West Kootenay starter Koa Wintraub for a single in the first frame and four in the second to chase the Nelson pitcher from the game. The Major Allstars, ages 11-12 years, enter the tournament riding a 13-4 season record after clinching the Chewelah, Washington tournament title Sunday with a victory over Spokane Dodgers. Cody Wert had an RBI single for the Allstars. The BC Champ represents the province at the Canadian Championships with the winner advancing to represent Canada in the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pennsylvania. The Provincials are hosted by Beacon Hill in Victoria and runs to Sunday, July 30 when the tournament champion will be crowned. The coaching staff includes assistants Mike Boisvert, Jim Maniago and head coach DJ Ashman. Trail plays White Rock at 6 p.m. Saturday, then meets Little Mountain Monday at noon. The Allstars play Highlands Tuesday at noon; New Westminster Wednesday at 3 p.m.; host Beacon Hill Thursday at 6 p.m. before concluding the round robin draw with a game Friday at 3 p.m. against Layritz.
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 16, 2015)–A public memorial for longtime Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell will take place Monday, April 20 at Santa Anita Park. The service, which is to begin at 1:30 p.m. and run until 3 p.m., will be staged in the track’s Chandelier Room.Mitchell, who passed away following a lengthy battle with brain cancer at age 66 on Tuesday, trained in California for nearly 40 years and is survived by his wife, Denise and their two daughters, McCall (Rounsefell) and Shea (Leparoux). Additional surviving family includes his four siblings; a twin sister, Cheryl, and three brothers, Earl, Jr., Guy and Casey.The Mitchell family has arranged for their pastor and the choir from their church, Fellowship Monrovia, to address those attending. There will also be a few other short speeches from designated speakers.At the request of the family, donations may be made in Mike Mitchell’s name to the Southern California Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA). The family has also requested that light refreshments be served at the memorial. Guests should enter by car through Gate 5 and follow signage to the Mitchell Memorial in the Chandelier Room. –30–
TRAINER QUOTES -30- MARIO GUTIERREZ, SMOOVE IT, SECOND: “I thought I had it. She’s improving a lot and I was hoping to get that kind of race out of her. I thought we had it.” NOTES: The winning owner is Joe Masino of Gilbert, AZ, who campaigns as Class Racing Stable. IAN KRULJAC, SON OF TRAINER ERIC KRULJAC, BLINGISMYTHING, WINNER: “We gave her a nice little breather (before the Las Cienegas), but she was on her toes so we decided to go in and keep firing.”Any instructions to Tyler Baze? “Never. I thought we had our head down, definitely. I was a little nervous we were caught behind with nowhere to go, but Tyler’s got a good head on him and takes the rail, the shortest way around there.” TYLER BAZE, BLINGISMYTHING, WINNER: “I won pretty easy, I thought. I watched it again and knew I had the win. She’s just a nice filly. I broke her maiden first time out a couple of years ago at Hollywood. This is my first opportunity to ride her back and so I made the most of it. She’s a nice filly with a big heart.“It is so nice to win one of these for Eric. I was riding for him all the time when I was at Turf Paradise. I’m pretty sure this is the first stakes I’ve ever won for Eric. And (Ian Kruljac, assistant) Jr. is awesome; we’ve known each other forever. He works so hard; he’s at the barn every day at 4 a.m.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, BIRDLOVER, THIRD: “My filly broke beautifully. We had an easy pace, 23 and change, 48 and change…it was perfect. The other horses were just flying late and we got beat a head. She ran great, no excuse.” JOCKEY QUOTES
Martin Garcia3955713%44%$344,774 Drayden Van Dyke4255512%36%$304,964 Patrick Gallagher1432221%50%$228,758 Steve Knapp1331223%46%$97,320 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Karen Headley430075%75%$127,450 Edwin Maldonado59105717%37%$328,710 Doug O’Neill6159128%43%$291,092 Kent Desormeaux3347512%48%$329,970 Joseph Talamo68891012%40%$415,164 Steven Miyadi2036315%60%$116,214 Mario Gutierrez71815711%42%$442,604 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Eurton28410414%64%$194,700 William Spawr1453136%64%$132,314 Philip D’Amato4187920%59%$488,570 Vladimir Cerin1041240%70%$111,300 John Sadler2533212%32%$149,650 David Lopez631341121%44%$365,528 J. Eric Kruljac1531220%40%$50,150 Jeff Mullins1032030%50%$88,980 Fernando Perez63741111%35%$299,916 Rafael Bejarano751614821%51%$810,130 Kristin Mulhall1442129%50%$150,350 Richard Baltas3875318%39%$456,104 Mark Glatt2842114%25%$130,880 Flavien Prat61841213%39%$429,978 Gary Stevens2142019%29%$492,680 Jeff Bonde1242033%50%$94,260 Mike Smith3843311%26%$427,650 Jerry Hollendorfer484578%33%$252,262 J. Keith Desormeaux1940621%53%$100,920 FINISH LINES: The lead news item today at the Great Race Place: A massive two-day Pick Six carryover of $307,069. It’s expected today’s total Pick Six pool should approach $2 million. OCHO OCHO OCHO MAKES DOWNHILL DEBUT SUNDAYOcho Ocho Ocho makes his first start on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course Sunday when he runs in the $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs.“It’s actually the second time he’s been entered to run down the hill,” pointed out Jim Cassidy, who trains the four-year-old colt for owner Deron Pearson, campaigning as DP Racing. “The last time was in the Juvenile Turf Sprint on Breeders’ Cup day in 2014, but the race was taken off the grass.”That didn’t stop the son of Street Sense from winning by nearly six lengths. His last two races have come at one mile on turf, including the Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 26, in which he finished ninth after a wide trip. It was his first start in seven months.The Clockers’ Corner marks the first time in his last six races that Ocho Ocho Ocho has not run in a graded stakes. His last win came in the Grade III Delta Jackpot on Nov. 22, 2014, when he held on by a nose under Mike Smith, who rides veteran Silentio in the Clockers’ corner.In other Clockers’ Corner news:Leading trainer Phil D’Amato has two horses scheduled to go in the Clockers’ Corner.One is Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding who makes his U.S. debut, and Coastline, who was second by a neck in his first start down the hill, in the Grade III Daytona on Dec. 30.“Cape Wolfe is a nice horse and is in the race to kind of get started,” D’Amato said of the bay son of Piccolo who has not raced since last July, when he won his third straight race in Ireland. “He’ll be coming late. We’ll see if 6 ½ is too short or not for him, but I think down the road he’s going to be best going a mile.”Home Run Kitten makes his first start in eight months when he runs in the Clockers’ Corner.“He might need this race, but with the weather being what it’s been lately, we decided we’d better get a race into him and not worry too much about working,” said trainer David Hofmans of the son of the prolific turf sire Kitten’s Joy.“Our long-range goal would be the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint here in November. We’re working towards that.”In the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita, Home Run Kitten finished 11th but was beaten only four lengths in a field of 14.The Clockers’ Corner: Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Cape Wolfe, Flavien Prat, 10-1; County Lineman, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; Fleet Eagle, Tiago Pereira, 30-1; Silentio, Mike Smith, 8-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; and Bench Warrant, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1.STAKES WINNER GERVINHO STANDS AT LEGACY RANCHGrade II winner Gervinho has relocated for his second season as a stallion to Legacy Ranch in Clements, CA. A stakes winner at two and three, and a California champion at three, he won Santa Anita’s Grade II Sir Beaufort Stakes and Del Mar’s $100,000 Oceanside Stakes.Gervinho earned over $420,000 and was on the board in eight of nine career starts, including the Grade I Hollywood Derby, the Grade II Del Mar Derby and Santa Anita’s Grade III Twilight Derby.A six-year-old son of Unusual Heat out of Foreverinthegame, by Out of Place, who raced primarily on turf, Gervinho possess solid credentials for multiple surfaces.“One of the best horses I have ever trained, Gervinho had an amazing turn of foot and an incredible mind,” said trainer Carla Gaines. “It’s very disappointing we never had the chance to try him on the dirt as he trained brilliantly on it.”“Gervinho is absolutely gorgeous physically and has so much to offer California breeders,” said Gayle Van Leer, manager of the stallion who stands in 2016 for $3,500 live foal with consideration to approved mares. For more information visit www.legacyranchinc.com MOR SPIRIT BREEZES FOR LEWIS STAKES ON FEB. 6TRAINERS AT THE READY FOR CLOCKERS’ CORNERTWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER STANDS AT $307,069 Bob Baffert3474821%56%$437,120 MOR SPIRIT IN ‘STIFF’ WORK FOR THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUTUnder a 360-degree cloud cover that obliterated old Sol, leading Triple Crown contender Mor Spirit worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday morning in a relatively pedestrian 1:13.60 in preparation for his three-year-old debut in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 6.Trainer Bob Baffert had the Kentucky-bred colt by Eskendereya galloping out seven furlongs in 1:29 flat.Regular rider Gary Stevens was aboard Mor Spirit, who worked in company with Mt Veeder, who was also timed in 1:13.60.“It was a good stiff work for him,” Baffert said of Mor Spirit, who last raced on Dec. 19 when he won the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity by a length and a quarter. “The track is very demanding in the mornings.“It’s on to the Lewis. He’s on schedule.”Exaggerator worked seven furlongs in 1:25.80 for trainer Keith Desormeaux with brother Kent in the irons as the Delta Jackpot winner readies for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15. Santiago Gonzalez952113922%45%$758,658 Martin Pedroza3752114%22%$93,940 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Peter Miller4363314%28%$212,370 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 22) Tyler Baze85714118%38%$389,702