first_imgROSARIO, PRAT IN KEEN RACE FOR RIDING TITLE 17% 34% 18% 23 William Spawr21 16 16 $923,399 11% 48% Joel Rosario190 37% 9 Vladimir Cerin48 9% 44 Hector O. Palma40 8 3rd 50% 18% Tiago Pereira128 $340,127 Heriberto Figueroa157 15% 8 $834,595 Ruben Fuentes78 Win% William E. Morey53 $776,893 Joseph Talamo121 14% JockeyMts 19 32 26 18 BAFFERT BREEZES MUCHO GUSTO IN A BULLET Drayden Van Dyke120 23 11 TrainerMts 20 20% 37% 22 31% 22 9 $994,177 66% 11 SINGLE TICKET PICK 6 JACKPOT IS UP TO $629,679 42% 10 Rafael Bejarano133 Jeff Mullins45 $307,251 $481,198 14% Agapito Delgadillo52 7 3 16% 30 $954,322 Mike Smith62 Steve Knapp45 16% 13% 6 7 17% 6 32% 21 5 41% 19 9 $1,226,579 9 9 20% 9 9 Flavien Prat162 12% $1,150,870 $436,583 10 7 7 15 2 Simon Callaghan30 6 41 $440,670 49% 12 Money Won 44% (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 24) Edwin Maldonado58 9 8 12 9% 16 John Sadler65 57% 11 8 $226,939 20 2 Mark Glatt58 6 16% 2 13% 13 38% Kent Desormeaux84 18% 26% 1 STUBBINS STRETCHES OUT IN PASADENA STAKES $280,350 59% 15% 4 1st 9 51% 10 10 12% $2,270,864 16 ITM% 58% 16% 49% 10 $1,060,157 23 23 10% Mario Gutierrez86 9 Peter Miller95 Richard Baltas100 12 43% 8 Peter Eurton41 $195,204 Geovanni Franco159 14 17 15 38% TOP JOCKS VIE FOR SANTA ANITA RIDING HONORSWhen super-agent Ron Anderson brought Hall of Fame jockey-in-waiting Joel Rosario to Santa Anita to ride on an everyday basis at the Winter Meet, potentially it changed the dynamics of the jockeys’ race.Through 37 racing days, that potential has been realized, as Rosario and his primary adversary, Flavien Prat, have outdistanced the field in the battle for the riding title, to date winning 44 and 41 races, respectively. Heriberto Figueroa is a distant third with 22 victories.The top two also are more than a million dollars ahead of their nearest rivals in money won this meet, Prat in front of Rosario, $2,568,554 to $2,270,864.Rosario, the regular rider of undefeated Eclipse Award champion as outstanding two-year-old male of 2018 Game Winner, and Prat, also are among the national leaders in wins and purse earnings.“We’ve been well-received and we’ve done well,” Anderson said. “Joel is a really great rider and a really good kid at the end of the day, which everybody recognizes. He’s an exceptional rider and very likable.”Underplaying his own contribution to the team’s success, Anderson said, “The good ones make things easy.”Prat’s agent, Derek Lawson, is enjoying the ride and the competition.“It’s been fun,” he said. “The fact that we’re challenging Joel and Ron is exactly the way we thought it would be when he came out here, back and forth, back and forth between the two.“And you know what? It looks like all the riders here are having a good season, although we’ve separated ourselves from the rest of the group. Saturday Rosario goes out of town but we’ve been out of town, too, so we’ve both missed time here.“But it’s been exciting and we’re working hard. Flavien is riding extremely well and I’m actually picking some good horses for him to ride, so it’s all been a plus.”LEWIS WINNER MUCHO GUSTO ON TRIPLE CROWN TRAILRobert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mucho Gusto, one of Bob Baffert’s leading Triple Crown candidates, worked four furlongs in company Thursday with the fillyHoneyfromthesouth.Each was clocked in a bullet 47.60. Joe Talamo was aboard Mucho Gusto, who is slated to run in either the March 16 Rebel Stakes or the March 24 Sunland Derby.Despite the rash of recent rain, Baffert’s dynamic undefeated duo of championGame Winner and Improbable remain on course for the Grade II, $500,000 San Felipe Stakes on March 9, a race that offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner.“I’ve been working around the rain,” said Baffert, who has a long-range goal in mind.“I want them to meet in the Derby,” he said, alluding to the May 4 Kentucky Derby.Joel Rosario has the mount on Game Winner in the 1 1/16-mile San Felipe while Drayden Van Dyke pilots Improbable.STUBBINS GOES LONG FOR TEAM O’NEILL IN PASADENAStubbins, a Kentucky-bred son of Morning Line, stretches out to a mile on grass in Saturday’s $100,000 Pasadena Stakes for three-year-olds after two narrow victories on Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course at about 6 ½ furlongs.Stubbins broke his maiden on Jan. 5, winning by a nose, then returned Feb. 10 in an overnight race over the same venue to win by a neck. Owned by McShane Racing, the colt has never been worse than third in four career starts.“We always thought he was a nice horse,” said Leandro Mora, assistant to the meet’s leading trainer, Doug O’Neill. “After he finished third in his first race going five-and-a-half furlongs on dirt at Del Mar (last Aug. 4), he had a little shin issue, so we took our time with him.“But we believed he would like a distance and he proved it to us two races back (coming from 10th in a field of 12 to get up by a nose at the wire).”As to Team O’Neill’s current success, Mora said, “We’re thrilled. We always do the best we can and we’ll try to stay afloat.”The field for the Pasadena, race six of 10 with a 12:25 p.m. first post time: Stubbins, Tyler Baze, 7-2; $2,000 supplemental nominee Much Better, Joe Talamo, 9-2; Eagle Song, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Colonial Creed, Geovanni Franco, 4-1; Shining Through, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Rijeka, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; Mayor Cobb, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Neptune’s Storm, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; and Big Scott Daddy, Mike Smith, 4-1.SANTA ANITA’S MAIN TRACK DEEMED ‘ONE HUNDRED PERCENT READY’Santa Anita’s one mile main track, which was closed to training Tuesday and Wednesday, has been deemed “one hundred percent ready,” by Mick Peterson, PhD, who serves as the University of Kentucky’s Agricultural Equine Programs, and who evaluates soil samples from Santa Anita on a monthly basis.In addition to soil samples and a thorough examination of the track’s cushion, pad and base, which was conducted by Peterson and Santa Anita Track Superintendent Andy LaRocco, Peterson employed ground-penetrating radar to ensure uniform consistency throughout the one mile oval.“The ground penetrating radar verified all of the materials, silt, clay and sand, as well as moisture content, are consistent everywhere on this track,” said Peterson on Wednesday afternoon. “This testing ensures all components, the five-inch cushion, pad and base, are consistent and in good order.“Andy (LaRocco) has inspected the entire oval and has made sure that by pulling the soil (cushion) off and reapplying it, this surface is in fact one hundred percent consistent and ready for training and racing.”Peterson was also quick to note that physical soundness is a seven-day-a-week, 24 hour-a-day challenge which involves a myriad of issues, in addition to a consistent surface.“All of the testing and research we’ve done, worldwide, clearly indicates soundness is multi-factorial,” said Peterson. “We must approach this challenge with the knowledge that this is always a process and we need to always strive to get better and that no matter how good the results may be, we must get better.“If there are issues, they’re going to be addressed. The safety of the horses, jockeys and exercise people is our number one priority and always will be.”Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer, The Stronach Group, also addressed the current situation.“At the Stronach Group, we consider the safety and security of the athletes, both equine and human, who race at our facilities, to be our top priority,” said Ritvo. “All industry stakeholders, including our company, must be held accountable for the safety and security of the horses and we are committed to doing just that.”Santa Anita’s main track was open for training Thursday at 5 a.m. and remained open until 10 a.m. The inner training track, which is approximately three quarters of a mile in circumference, opened at 4:45 a.m. and also remained open until 10 a.m.TODAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX CARRYOVER AT $629,679A sizeable Jackpot carryover of $438,679 awaits fans today wagering on the popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six.The Rainbow Six begins with race three, with an approximate post time of 2 p.m. PT.There was $247,559 in “new” money bet into Sunday’s Rainbow Six sequence, creating a total pool of $629,560. With 276 consolation tickets, each was worth $479.90.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Chasing Yesterday works 6 furlongs (Baffert)La Force works 6 furlongs (Gallagher)Mucho Gusto (Outside) works 4 furlongs in company with  Honeyfromthesouth (Baffert)Shedrow Stroll:  Lava Man (O’Neill)Flor de La Mar working 4 furlongs (Baffert)-2/26/19Instagrand preparing for San Felipe Stakes Mar. 9 (Hollendorfer)-2/25/19Improbable working 6 furlongs (Baffert)-2/25/19McKinzie Working 7 furlongs (Baffert)-2/25/19Galilean works  4 furlongs (Baffert)-2/25/19Game Winner (outside) works 6 Furlongs with  Dr. Dorr (Baffert)-2/25/19FINISH LINES: Through 37 racing days of the Winter Meet, favorites are winning at the national average of about 33 percent on all fronts: 33.33 percent overall (111 of 333 races); 33.64 on dirt (74 of 220); and 32.74 on turf (37 of 113). Odds-on favorites have won 48.44 percent of the time (31 of 64) and favorites have been in the money 71.77 percent of the time (239 of 333) . . . Fans can enjoy a slice of New Orleans during Mardi Gras at Santa Anita this Saturday. The trackside party features live music and delicious Cajun cuisine. On March 9, THOROUGHBREDS Club members receive a free Santa Anita hat, courtesy of San Manuel Casino, one per paid admission while supplies last. Also on March 9. Santa Anita presents the annual Big Cap Beer & Cider festival. Tickets are on sale now at santaanita.com/events. $834,913 25% 16% 34% 12 14 11 ITM% $1,091,560 Jerry Hollendorfer81 63% 13 2nd 4 33% $287,079 Win% 21 $605,840 $1,067,123 19 47% $479,106 Philip D’Amato81 23 Tyler Baze169 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 1st 41% $334,558 42% 53% 20% 12 3 16 $943,202 $1,003,386 9 Doug O’Neill145 23% $423,636 39% 32 $2,568,554 9 8 7 SANTA ANITA’S MAIN TRACK ‘100 PERCENT READY’ 39% 17% Richard Mandella38 8 $257,338 9 39% 40% 24% 16 12 5 Assael Espinoza101 18% 18 57% $1,103,457 $236,230 3 J. Keith Desormeaux49 27% 13% Bob Baffert55 49% 10 7 6 23 15 18 52% 7 9 2nd 25 34 6 7 16 56% 9 $1,260,336 Aaron Gryder50 $684,837 3rd 51% Money Won 20 42% $579,217 $195,175last_img read more

first_img pic.twitter.com/xyBXAmAFLc— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) October 21, 2019 It was the heroics of Fernando Llorente and especially Lucas Moura that helped Spurs reach the final in Madrid, where they lost 2-0 to Liverpool, rather than thanks to the man between the sticks.And Lloris has not exactly covered himself in glory so far this season with two major errors and conceding seven to Bayern Munich.He made a hash of a ball inside his own box allowing Danny Ings to tap in for Southampton.And a week later he dropped the ball against Brighton after just three minutes as Neal Maupay capitalised.But his error-strewn 2019 came to an abrupt and premature end at Brighton when he dislocated his elbow upon hitting the ground.And Spurs fans on Twitter could scarcely believe Lloris was included on the 30-man longlist.One said: “You bantering me surely.”Another wrote: “You sure you don’t mean Carte D’Or?”2 Lloris has endured a difficult season with two major errors, a thrashing by Bayern Munich and a horror injuryCredit: Reuters Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at BrightonMost read in footballSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleA third added: “Come on, own up. Who made this joke?”And a final user begged: “Is this a joke? Please tell me it is. Please.”Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the three favourites to win the coveted gong at France Football’s awards ceremony on December 2.Hugo Lloris on the Ballon d’Or shortlist?pic.twitter.com/mYENTtgyG5— HLTCO (@HLTCO) October 21, 2019 TWITTER could not believe it as Hugo Lloris was named as one of the 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or.The Tottenham stopper, 32, may have reached the Champions League final – but conceded 19 goals in the tournament, including nine in the last four matches.2 Hugo Lloris was a surprise inclusion in the 30 nominations for the 2019 Ballon d’OrCredit: Getty – ContributorHugo has been nominated for the 2019 #BallondOr! Congratulations, skipper! 👏 https://t.co/Fw591oeqLq— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 21, 2019last_img read more

first_imgFlying in from Tapini via helicopter this morning, the Baton continued from Bereina station being welcomed by hundreds of excited students and traditional dancers swaying in their grass skirts to the beat of their kundu drums.There, CEO of Kairuku, Victor Tsinabi officially welcomed the team.He said it was an honour for the people of Kairuku to be a part of history.From there, the Baton was passed on to the runners to take it out of the station and onto the trans highway.Students, prominent businessmen and athletes from the area were all given the chance to carry the Baton.The Baton passed through several villages including Inauaia and Biotou where more students lined the road to welcome the Baton and Relay Team.The handover takeover of the Baton at Hisiu village was done with a colourful display of dancing and more singing.The Baton continues its journey to Sogeri tomorrow morning.last_img read more

first_imgThey defeated Defence Hawks 9:13:67-5:4:34 today at the University of PNG oval as the competition resumed after three weeks. Magpies took the chance to score three goals and three behinds in the first quarter against Hawks’ weak defence.Hawks came from behind in the second quarter to level the score 28 all but failed to score in the third quarter.Fifth placed Magpies showed class as they dominated the third and fourth quarter.Magpies increased pace scoring three goals and four behinds taking the lead 50-28 after the third quarter.The boys from Gerehu sailed through the fourth quarter kicking two more goals and five behinds taking them to victory.In other results, the A Reserve division saw Central Bombers thrash Taurama Suns 11:1:67-0:4:2 and Hawks defeated Magpies 7:4:46-3:1:19.last_img read more

first_imgPlaying behind a forward pack that totally dominated their opposition in running for over 500 more metres in hit-ups in Saturday night’s semi-final, Granville played 52 minutes and a key role in getting his forwards over the advantage line with searching runs from dummy-half.Seven days earlier the 26-year-old struggled to keep pace in the biggest game of his young NRL career but said it was a valuable lesson in preparing to take on the Sharks in their sudden-death encounter in Townsville.”I was ready for it last week but just that extra game helps,” Granville told NRL.com.”I was still a bit tired towards the end of the first half but we had a lot of ball which helped us and our forwards did a great job for us.”Probably just learnt that the speed of the finals is more intense.”In his first full year in the NRL Granville’s next assignment is to find a way to quell the influence of the man he – and almost everyone else in rugby league – nominates as the best hooker in the game today.Twenty-four hours before Granville was caught short against Brisbane, Storm captain Cameron Smith was engineering an upset win over the Roosters that secured his team a much-needed week off and a preliminary final on home turf.The challenge for Granville and his Cowboys teammates is to show the same kind of calmness under pressure that has become synonymous with the Storm, Maroons and Kangaroos captain throughout his decorated career.”He’s tough and he stays composed. He doesn’t get too flustered and just controls the game really well,” Granville said of Smith.”In the intensity of the finals you seem to get a bit flustered but I just try to concentrate on doing my role as best I can for the team because everyone’s role’s different.”Every time I see him play he’s one to watch. He’s the best hooker I think so he’ll be dangerous. He’s so creative around there and he’ll definitely be one to watch.”The laconic former Bronco has assimilated seamlessly into the laidback lifestyle of North Queensland but said he had noticed a change in the energy around town ahead of their home final against the Sharks.With the Cowboys now in just their third preliminary final in the club’s history – and first since 2007 – his dream of playing in an NRL Grand Final is now a step closer to reality.”I noticed a bit of a change,” Granville said of the pre-game build-up.”Support up here is massive but before training and stuff they’d line up for tickets and we knew we were going to get a big crowd and they were really helpful [on Saturday night].”To play some regular footy was my main goal but everyone’s dream is to play in a grand final and that’s all our players’ dream and ultimate goal is to get to that GF.”We’ve got to do a job this weekend and they’re going to be extremely tough down there in Melbourne.”last_img read more

first_imgThe decision was made at PNG Netball’s Annual General Meeting held in Alotau.PNG Netball president Julienne Leka-Maliaki said Babao-O’Neill’s appointment was a timely and positive step for the empowerment and development of women in sport in the country.“It presents great opportunities for PNG Netball to leverage under her ambassadorship and therefore we are excited about this support and the journey ahead,” said Leka-Maliaki.Babao-O’Neill said she was honoured to be the patron of a sport that has a far reaching impact on women and girls.“It has empowered many women and girls producing great role models and allowing our young girls to dream to be the best they can be.“The sport of netball is a platform to have a healthy happy life instilling essential virtues and values,” said Babao-O’Neill.last_img read more

first_imgRoger, In addition, he has not distributed his goals too much. Is a streak forward. Their eight targets you have marked them in just five games (three doublets). Also, except in the derby with Valencia, whenever mark, The uprising win. This happened against him Villarreal (2-1), when he celebrated two goals; Leganes (1-2); Mallorca (2-1) and Celtic (2-1), when he signed his last double of this football course. This season has marked eight goals and is in the third ranks of gunners, just behind Messi and Benzema, and on par with Ángel, Chimy Ávila, Gerard, Loren and Lucas Pérez. But Roger has celebrated these eight goals, performing only 13 auctions Between the three sticks. He is one of LaLiga’s most effective strikers: a 61.5% of the shots the goal ends in goal. Because out of the three sticks he has only finished eight more times. In total, only 21 attempts to shoot the opposite frame. In addition, it arrives stuck. Signed two doublets in the last three games of 2019. Valencia, in the derby, and Celtic You can give a good account of it. Just now that in the Athletic There is no talk of anything other than a striker who arrives to alleviate the equipment lacks facing the rival goal, a Metropolitan appears a man in whose DNA a word is written: goal. Roger Martí, nickname on Gunman, tomorrow will threaten Jan Oblak, LaLiga’s least scoring goalkeeper.The nine of the Levant ended 2019 with the tuned gunpowder and he wants to start the new year in the same way, this time in a big square. Their numbers scare. his best antidote, what no auction to goal. Because if he does, the goal is almost assured.center_img The Roger’s effectiveness contrasts with that of many other dedicated strikers in the category. Without going further, Álvaro Morata, which he will face tomorrow. The Madrid has done seven goals, only one less than the Valencian. Yes, it has needed 37 auctions a goal, 20 of them between the three suits. Therefore the success rate of the Spanish international is 35% just counting the attempts that have gone between the three sticks.last_img read more

first_imgThe session will last one hour on the turf of the Itthitad in which Valencia and Madrid worked yesterday. In principle, the Catalans were going to train at Al Ahli, like Atlético, but the state of the turf of this second place is more precarious and would not have endured the training of two teams with just a few hours apart. That’s why he chose Itthitad. But reaching him has been a maze. The Culé team was scheduled to arrive at the Itthitad camp at 5:45 p.m. (3:45 p.m. Spanish time). Valverde and Busquets would then speak to the media and then the culé team would train for the semifinal but an unforeseen disrupted all plans.Half an hour after the scheduled time, the bus that led to the technician and the middle center had not yet reached the training center. The Barca expedition was divided into two. In one car were Valverde and Busquets, which in theory had to arrive before the field to offer press conferences and in another, the rest of the workforce. But there was a setback. The driver of the car that carried the Txingurri and the player headed to King Abdullah Sports stadium instead of the Ittihad field (40 minutes away) and was lost in a city of infernal traffic, with schizophrenic traffic jams and horns in each corner. The other bus, with the rest of the staff, arrived at the scheduled time (4:30 pm). Because of this, the press conferences of Busquets and Valverde, scheduled before training, were postponed to later.last_img read more

first_imgThe coach of Huesca believes that Pablo Insua is a high level center for Segunda and after taking care of him during the recovery of his injury in the cruciate ligament of his knee, he did not consider his departure opportune. In addition, the signing of another central would also require a certain period of acclimatization and the player assigned by Schalke has been assimilating the message of Míchel for several months. The Madrid coach convinced the sports management that his departure was counterproductive and managed to persuade the zagueror offering minutes in the second round of the championship and that long-awaited premiere arrived last Sunday at the Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo. Pablo Insua is living a lively market. The center was recovered from the injury that had left him last year in the dry dock and He felt the need to leave Huesca for minutes. The opportunity arose when Fernando Vázquez knocked on the door of the Galician central and the defender did not hesitate to give an affirmative answer to the one who was his supporter in professional football who asked him to return to Deportivo in order to save the team. The operation seemed on track and even Huesca asked about possible substitutes, but Míchel refused flatly. In addition, Huesca has a purchase option on the 26-year defense. Last August, the Oscenses managed to renew the cession of the footballer with Schalke and they showed that they bet strongly on the player by acquiring the possibility of seizing their rights at the end of this season. Insua is very grateful to the entity from Osca for the patience they have had with their injury and faces the second round with the illusion of earning a place in the axis of defense.Polished will play with maskJorge Pulido can start training normally this Wednesday despite suffering a fracture in the cheekbone. The player will use a custom mask from tomorrow which will protect the damaged area and can play this Saturday’s game against Lugo. The one who will not be able to play against the Galician team is Luisinho, who accumulated his tenth yellow card of the season and will leave his place to Javi Galán.last_img read more

first_imgAcclimatization to the Premier: “I also had bad times with injuries. The first year was hard because I had an injury in the fifth metatarsal.”Wolves: “My intention is always to help the team. I started as a lane, also as a striker against City in Manchester. He trusted the coach one hundred percent and every time I do different things.”Physical training: “When I was 16, I had a pubalgia problem because it was explosive and my muscles suffered in braking. Then I started working. In physicists I do a specific job to be more powerful.”Liverpool, next opponent: “I think you have to play the game. Nobody comes out thinking they have already lost. Liverpool is clearly a favorite to win the Premier and it is true that it is well on track.”Spain Call: “Yes, I would like to be summoned again with Spain. I am grateful to Robert Moreno and every player is available to go. With Mali I have already spoken and I have everything clear with them. I have never gone with Mali and never told them that I would go with they are like that for now. “I return to spain: “My intention is to be one of the best players in England and then of course I would like to come back.”And Barça ?: “I have no grudge against Barça. Why not. If Madrid or Barça comes, I would consider it.” Adama Traoré, about to turn 24, went through the microphones of the SER chain in the program The spar to talk about his tumultuous departure from Barcelona, ​​his experience in English football and the call of Robert Moreno for the Spanish National Team. The fastest of the Premier: “I know from the GPS that put us in training. I’m the fastest on the team and I’m going too fast, that’s what they tell me.”Barça Debut: “I was there for ten years and I have good memories. I went through Neymar”Departure from the club culé: “There were certain problems with the club. Misunderstandings and I decided to go out and want to grow as a player. I’d rather not talk about the history I had with the club. I didn’t go out in the best way but it was a decision I made and I don’t regret it.”last_img read more