VANITY STAKES – SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015

first_imgRICHARD MANDELLA, GAS TOTAL, SECOND: “She made a nice run, got black type for a Grade I.” MARTY JONES, MY SWEET ADDICTION, WINNER: “Mike (Smith) rode a great race. Finally, things fell into place. It was a long journey getting her here. She had some problems where she was getting out real bad, and we’ve always wanted to run her long, but she kept having trouble with the turns.“She finally got to handling the turns well and we got her to run long, and that’s what she wanted to do. It took a lot longer to get to this point than I thought it would, but we got there. Everything worked out well . . . Everything just fell into place for this race. Sometimes things go that way, you know. My mare had a great trip. The pace wasn’t too hot, Mike had her right where he wanted to be; everything just fell into place today. Sometimes things happen like that.” MIKE SMITH, MY SWEET ADDICTION, WINNER: “With her and especially in this race, we let her decide what strategy she wanted to use. We’ve found that if you just get along with her she runs better, whether that be on the lead or just off of it. When you try to make her do something she seems to want to do the opposite; I just go with her and it works. After the scratch of Beholder it certainly played out the way I thought it would. We controlled the speed and it was just a matter of if she was going to bring her ‘A’ game and she brought her A+ game today and we needed that.” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: Winning owner/breeder Pamela C. Ziebarth is from San Juan Capistrano. JOCKEY QUOTES TYLER BAZE, WARREN’S VENEDA, THIRD: “They went way too slow. I had a good trip, we got to save all the ground and my mare really ran good, but the winner just had a lot left.”last_img read more

STORMY LUCY HEADS FIELD OF 12 IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 BUENA VISTA STAKES GOING ONE MILE ON TURF AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2016) – Stormy Lucy heads a field of 12 in this Saturday’s 30th edition of the Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares going a mile on the grass at Santa Anita.Trained by Ed Moger, Jr., Stormy Lucy has become the turf mare to watch ever since her impressive Grade I Matriarch win at Del Mar in late November. Running late to overcome Recepta by a head, among 13 other rivals in the mile turf race, the 6-year-old mare notched her first Grade I win.Since then, Stormy Lucy has run a close second in two subsequent appearances; the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles by a neck and the Grade III Megahertz, by a nose, to Buena Vista competitor Keri Belle, both over Santa Anita’s turf course.Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has been aboard “Lucy” for her last three races and who will again be engaged to ride Saturday didn’t believe the Megahertz was an accurate gage of just how talented his mare is. “I had no intention of being as far back as I was,” said the Hall of Famer. “She got shuffled back and kind of stuck her feet in the ground. I wanted to be mid-pack.”The recently turned 7-year-old mare owned by Steve Moger is by Stormy Atlantic, out of the Dixieland Band mare, Here Comes Lucinda and is 33-8-4-5 overall with $811,700 in earnings.Her Emmynency reunites with jockey Joe Talamo in hopes of adding another graded victory to her resume. Most recently a winner of the Grade I, Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland over the turf Oct. 10, the 4-year-old filly by Successful Appeal has only been out of the money once in seven lifetime starts.Trained by Kristin Mulhall ever since the Kentucky-bred owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash joined her southern California barn immediately following the QEII win, Her Emmynency may not be in peak form but Mulhall is hoping “her class will kick in.”“She had a small ulcer on her throat when we got her and we wanted it to heal 100 percent before we resumed training,” said Mulhall. “She’s not 100 percent fit but if we don’t run here we have nowhere to go until March 26th (Grade II Santa Ana Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf) which is too far away.”Her Emmynency is 7-4-2-0 overall with $540,250 in earnings.The complete field for the Grade II Buena Vista, to be run as the 8th race on a nine race program Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 120; Stylish in Black, Tiago Pereira, 120; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 120; Nashoba’s Gold, Victor Espinoza, 120; Chocolatier, Tyler Baze, 120; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 122; Lutine Belle, Brice Blanc, 120; Glory, Mike Smith, 120; Her Emmynency, Joe Talamo, 124; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 124; Paulina’s Love, Gary Stevens, 120; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 120. ALSO ELIGIBLE: Moanin, Flavien Prat, 120; Minks Apraise, Martin Garcia, 120. First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Nicholls’ Peters Picked As Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Roddy Peters is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Peters helped the Colonels pick up two home wins on the week to improve to 5-1 in Southland play for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Nicholls (11-8, 5-1 SLC) opened the week with an 85-80 win Wednesday over McNeese (6-10, 3-3 SLC) followed by an 86-79 victory to Central Arkansas (9-10, 3-3 SLC) on Saturday. The Colonels host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-11, 1-4 SLC) this Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before competing at Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Peters continued his streak of scoring 20-plus points to four games, dropping 26 points in the week’s opener against McNeese and adding 21 on Central Arkansas. As the sixth man for Nicholls, the Washington D.C. native shot 57 percent from the field and 72 percent from the charity stripe to lead the Colonels’ scoring. The senior guard also tallied five rebounds against the Cowboys and was two rebounds shy of a double-double against the Bears. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Roddy Peters – Sr. – Guard – Washington D.C.center_img Honorable Mention: Travin Thibodeaux, New Orleans; Marcus Harris, Sam Houston State; Jaylen Franklin, Abilene Christian; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin. This is the first Southland weekly award for Peters and the first for Nicholls this season.last_img read more

FAVORED ELYSEA’S WORLD RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA ANA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE

first_imgFAVORED ELYSEA’S WORLD RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA ANA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BALTAS, IRISH-BRED MARE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.24 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–Unhurried while next to last a quarter mile out, Drayden Van Dyke stepped on the gas turning for home en route to an impressive half length win aboard favored Elysea’s World in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Richard Baltas, the 6-year-old Irish-bred mare got a mile and one quarter on turf in 1:59.24.Most recently sixth in the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 23, Elysea’s World, in her second start for Baltas, was off as the 2-1 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares and paid $6.20, $3.60 and $3.00.Owned by Abbondanza Racing, LLC, Christopher Dunn and Jerry McClanahan, Elysea’s World, who had made 21 out of her first 22 starts for eastern-based conditioner Chad Brown, registered her third graded stakes win today and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased her earnings to $626,573.  Headquartered currently at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center, Elysea’s World is now 24-7-5-3 overall.The second choice at 5-2, Irish-bred Zaffinah rallied from off the pace to take a half length advantage a sixteenth out, but couldn’t hold off the winner.  Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Zaffinah finished a half length in front of Lynne’s Legacy and paid $3.60 and $2.80.Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Lynne’s Legacy was off at 18-1 and paid $4.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.96, 47.01, 1:10.85 and 1:34.95.last_img read more

How Man Utd will line up against Tottenham with McTominay and Matic in contention

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford on Wednesday as United look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are floundering in ninth but could welcome Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic back to their injury ravaged midfield as Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time since his United sacking in December 2018.3 How Man Utd could lineup vs TottenhamPaul Pogba is still out having been abroad recovering from an ankle injury and Solskjaer was disappointed to have to talk about injuries again.He said: “You know I don’t want to talk about these injuries we’ve had, but of course when you get Scott back, when you get Paul back… we have been light in midfield because we had Scott and Nemanja and Paul out for such a long time and that’s affected us.”Scott and Nemanja are touch-and-go, so let’s get this [Tuesday’s] training session out of the way.3″We’ve got more games than this one, so I can’t just look at one game. We’ve got to look at the long term.”We will give the players a training session today and see how they are, everyone.”Of course, Sunday is also still in people’s heads so it is not going to be a hard session, but we will have a good team out.”We have the facilities and people behind the scenes working really hard to get players fit.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himIf McTominay is fit for the Spurs clash after his ankle injury, he will likely slot in alongside Fred at the base of midfield with Andreas Pereira pushing forward to take Juan Mata’s number 10 role.However, Solskjaer could really shake things up and throw both players back into the fold in an alternate XI.There is also a chance the misfiring Anthony Martial could be benched giving youngster Mason Greenwood a chance to shine in the Prem.3Jose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devilslast_img read more

Vinny Perth ‘impressed’ with new signing Nathan Oduwa

first_imgNATHAN ODUWA is hoping for some stability at Dundalk as he prepares to play in his sixth country in five years.The former Spurs starlet has completed his move to Oriel Park having been a free agent since leaving Hapoel Hadera last summer.1Credit: SportsfileThat is the same club which signed Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe – who topped the League of Ireland scoring charts last year during a loan spell with Derry City – last month.Israel was the latest pitstop for the Londoner who also played in Scotland during a loan spell with Rangers, with Slovenia’s Olimpija Ljubljana and Vejle in Denmark.Oduwa said: “My agent told me to come over and have a look at Dundalk and I was surprised at the standard and the facilities, to be honest.“In England, they don’t really talk about the League of Ireland too much but the gym facilities, changing rooms and canteen here is of European standard.ONLY 24“I’m only 24 but I’ve travelled to a lot of places and I’ve learned a lot.“The world of football can be very cut-throat and players like to have security and be somewhere where they are happy to play and express themselves and I feel like I have that at Dundalk. I’m just raring to go now.”Oduwa spent a decade on Spurs’ books without making the first team but picked up first-team experience during temporary stints with Luton Town, Colchester United and Peterborough United as well as Rangers.The attacker was also capped by England up to under-20 level and by Nigeria’s under-23s.Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth said: “Nathan is someone we have tracked for a while.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’“He trained with us last week and we were really impressed with him. He can play left-wing, right-wing and we also feel he could operate as a centre forward.“Career-wise, he probably made a couple of wrong decisions over the past couple of years but he’s got real pedigree and this is the first time he has felt at home in a group for a long time.“He’s had loads of options and he has been to lots of different clubs over the past few months but this felt more like a home move for him. It’s an opportunity for him to rebuild his career.”last_img read more

Wests Tigers 2017 NRL Fantasy guide

first_imgFantasy gunJames Tedesco (WFB, $483,000): Tries, tackle breaks, run metres – James Tedesco gives you exactly what you want in an NRL Fantasy fullback. The fact the Wests Tigers No.1 is also a gifted playmaker – producing a dozen try assists last year – is icing on the cake. He’s had his problems with injury (he’s only managed to play 20 or more games once in his four full seasons in the NRL) but he looks likely to be the dominant winger/fullback in Fantasy this season, particularly if his chief rival Cameron Munster shifts to the halves for Melbourne to accommodate the returning Billy Slater.WildcardsMatt Ballin (HOK, $214,000): He’s not getting any younger but if he’s fit and starting for the Tigers in 2017, Matt Ballin will be an absolute bargain in NRL Fantasy. He was practically a non-factor in an injury-affected 2016 campaign, making him a steal at the start of the new season at $214,000. Ballin averaged 39 points per game in 2015, which corresponds to a value of about $370,000. But after an injury-wrecked season and with time not on his side, will a youngster like Jacob Liddle get the nod ahead of him at hooker?Mitch Moses (HLF, $375,000): A revelation for the Tigers at the end of the 2016 season, Mitch Moses is an interesting Fantasy prospect this year. He’s a tricky option as he’s always a risk of dropping points through errors or missed tackles, but on his day can be a great value buy. In the last six rounds of 2016 he averaged 54 points a game; before that his average was 34. Will he carry on that brilliant late-season form in 2017, or revert back to his old self? Traditionally, consistency is not his strength – last season he had three scores in the teens, four in the 20s, four in the 30s, eight in the 40s, one in the 50s and three 70+ efforts. No doubt he’s a gamble, but he could be a gamble worth taking.Cash cowJamal Idris (CTR, $194,000): He’s big, he’s talented, and he’s pretty much a mystery now that he’s back in rugby league after departing the Panthers in 2015. It’s unclear at this stage what role Idris will play at the Tigers in 2017 – a bench spot looks more likely than a starting role in the centres with Kevin Naiqama and Tim Simona already doing a good job there – but the key factor for Fantasy coaches is Idris’s cheap starting price of $194,000. That means if he can manage to eke out scores in the high 20s he should be able to earn about $100,000 in price rises – but getting enough game time will be vital.2017 NRL Fantasy prices James Tedesco (WFB, $483,000)David Nofoaluma (WFB, $436,000)Aaron Woods (FRF, $435,000)Elijah Taylor (2RF, $399,000)Mitchell Moses (HLF, $375,000)Sauaso Sue (2RF, FRF, $346,000)Kevin Naiqama (CTR, $345,000)Chris Lawrence (2RF, $341,000)Tim Grant (FRF, $338,000)Kyle Lovett (2RF, $313,000)Ava Seumanufagai (FRF, $308,000)Luke Brooks (HLF, $293,000)Tim Simona (CTR, $269,000)Josh Aloiai (2RF, $231,000)Jordan Rankin (WFB, $225,000)Jacob Liddle (HOK, $221,000)Joel Edwards (2RF, $215,000)Matt Ballin (HOK, $214,000)Jamal Idris (CTR, $194,000)Jack Littlejohn (HLF, $179,000)JJ Felise (FRF, $176,000)Michael Chee-Kam (2RF, CTR, $158,000)Justin Hunt (WFB, $143,000)Matt McIlwrick (HOK, $143,000)Dallas Graham (FRF, $138,000)Rod Griffin (FRF, $138,000)Nathan Milone (CTR, $138,000)last_img read more

Hurricanes succumb to Lions

first_imgUp 22-3 just before the halftime break, but the Lions found their rhythm in the second half to set up a showdown with the Crusaders in Johannesburg next weekend.It ended an eight match losing streak for the Lions against the Hurricanes, including last season’s Super Rugby final when they were beaten 20-3 in Wellington.It also extends the stay of Gloucester-bound Lions coach Johan Ackermann for one more game, when he will have the chance to end his four-year stay by helping them become just the second South African team, after the Bulls, to lift the Super Rugby trophy.A Lions win looked unlikely as the Hurricanes scored three unanswered tries to halfback TJ Perenara, wing Wes Goosen and loose-forward Ardie Savea as they piled on the pressure and fed off mistakes made by the jittery Lions.But when prop Jacques van Rooyen bulldozed over for a try just before half-time, there was a massive shift in momentum.Suddenly the Lions were rampant and dominating the collisions, with the Hurricanes battling to contain the physical onslaught.Hlafback Ross Cronje, hooker Malcolm Marx, centre Harold Vorster, flank Kwagga Smith and flyhalf Elton Jantjies all scored tries.A joint Super Rugby record 15th try of the season for centre Ngani Laumape stemmed the tide, as the Hurricanes ran out of puff in the altitude of Johannesburg. Photo: PhotoSport There’ll be no repeat of 2016 for the Hurricanes.last_img read more

Milan is in Barcelona to close the signing of Todibo

first_imgToo many circumstances that push the club to think that it is best for Todibo to go out and see the world, play in an elite team such as the legendary Milan where it will have pressure, but it can also measure its limits. Barça and Milan could announce an agreement imminently. At the moment, the player did not enter the list of summoned Ernesto Valverde for the game this Saturday at 9:00 pm at the RCDE Stadium against Espanyol. As confirmed by As, emissaries of Milan are in Barcelona since Friday night to try to close the signing of Jean-Clair Todibo. In principle, the French player, who turned 20 on December 30, It will be transferred in the direction of San Siro, but the conditions of the operation have yet to be established. In any case, Barça will always have options to recover the player.Landed only a year ago in Barcelona from Toulouse as one of the most promising central European football (Barça won the race to Juventus), the causes of Todibo’s departure are several. To get started, the Frenchman is not having minutes and for a young man in progression that is a deficit. But there is more. The club is aware that the player has a high soccer potential, but its adaptation to Barcelona, ​​due to an accumulation of circumstances, has not been the best. This has been detected by Barça technicians and also by those of the French Federation. His protagonism in the selections has not gone to more, but on the contrary.last_img read more

A double of Insigne classifies Naples to quarter of the Cup

first_imgNaples conquered the pass to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup beating 2-0 at Perugia in San Paolo. It is the third triumph of the Neapolitans in almost three months in all competitions, the second of the Gattuso era. The southerners, who had a series B team in front and played at San Paolo (which is still very quiet due to the ultras’ strike), obviously dominated the confrontation, but Cosmi’s were tactically ordered and did not grant him many occasions.‘Ringhio’ made rotations and started out with Lozano instead of Callejón: the Mexican, combining with Llorente, forced the 1-0 penalty, signed by Insigne. The Neapolitan, before the break, marked another maximum penalty, this time granted by a clear hand of Iemmello: the tip of the visitors, in the discount of the first half, wasted the opportunity to put theirs back in the game, failing a penalty struck with the help of the VAR by another hand, this time from Hysaj. Ospina neutralized it, which canceled the serious mistake caused by the defeat against Lazio on Saturday. With the game already sentenced, the second part had little history, and will be remembered for the premiere of Demme, first Diego to wear the shirt azzurra since the goodbye of Maradona. I replace Fabián, who from now on will no longer play in the position of positional midfielder, in which he was never comfortable: Naples, for that role, signed the former Leipzig and Lobotka, arrival that will become official between tonight and morning. In the quarterfinals, Southerners will face the winner of Lazio-Cremonese.last_img read more