first_imgREDDAM’S HOMEBRED LISTING UP TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF SPRINT STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER GUTIERREZ; TRAINED BY CECIL, SON OF SQUARE EDDIE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.86RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERSARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2019)–Attentive to the pace throughout, Racing’s homebred Listing rallied four-wide turning for home en route to a measured half length win in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Ben Cecil, the 3-year-old colt by Square Eddie got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:12.86.One of four races restricted to California-bred or sired horses on the Saturday program, the Turf Sprint is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.Breaking sharply from post position five in a field six, Listing went straight to the front out of the gate, but was soon a comfortable fourth, about 1 ½ lengths off the lead after the first quarter mile and rallied strongly when called upon at the dirt crossing.Second, beaten a nose by Irish Heatwave in a state-bred allowance down the hill Jan. 1, Listing was off as the actual 5-2 favorite and paid $7.00, $4.00 and $3.20.Out Reddam’s Yonaguska mare Marquis Diamond, Listing picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $137,400.  Today’s win marked his second stakes score and improved his overall mark to 5-2-1-0.Takeo Square, who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, was always forwardly placed and finished second, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Tivan.  Off at 5-1, Takeo Squared paid $5.40 and $3.40.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Tivan rallied from last for third money and paid $4.80 to show while off at 11-1.Fractions on the race were 22.16, 44.52 and 1:06.89last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $314,503  INTO SATURDAY; FOUR CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH WORTH $13,231 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2019)–Hopes ran high on Friday at Santa Anita, as Wild Cat Canyon, Go Sammy Go and Artcrilic represented the hopes of three “live” tickets in Friday’s eighth and final race at Santa Anita–each with a shot at winning just under $400,000 in the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.  It wasn’t to be however, as none of those three horses finished on top, thus creating a Jackpot carryover of $314,503 into Saturday.Although there was no single ticket winner on Friday, there were four consolation tickets with six winners, each returning $13,231.With a Jackpot carryover coming into today of $291,821, there was $99,068 in new money wagered, amounting to a total Jackpot pool of $390,889.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. and approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:07 p.m. PT.Saturday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, has been carded as race seven.  In what appears to be the best betting race on the card, the Simon Callaghan-trained Hidden Message, who will be ridden by Flavien Prat, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite among a field of 12 sophomore fillies going one mile on turf.For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgSTATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP IN RESPONSE TO CHRB REPORT The California Thoroughbred racing industry and The Stronach Group have, over the last year, implemented unprecedented and effective reforms. This effort, led by Governor Newsom and the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB), is well documented in the recent report issued by the CHRB. We look forward to a full review of that report and to working with the Governor, the CHRB and the California legislature to continue the progress made to date. There has been a 64 percent reduction in catastrophic injuries at Santa Anita Park this year, and we have not had a single fatality during racing on our main track for the entirety of this season.  While the first number represents a positive development, the second number is always the goal.  We welcome the opportunity to work together with our industry partners to implement the suggested reforms and to make 2020 a year we can all be proud of.last_img read more

Brazil’s sports minister reportedly quits just months before Rio 2016

first_imgThe news was announced by Presidential Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, according to Reuters, with full details surrounding his supposed departure still emerging. A former member of the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), Hilton left to join the Republican Party of the Social Order (RPOS) when the PRB left the ruling coalition of President Dilma Rousseff. It has been reported that his switch in allegiances could be connected to his departure. His replacement has been tipped to be Ricardo Leyser.  Preparations for the Rio Games have been hit by a string of problems, including wider political turmoil in the country. Up to 1.4 million people have taken to the streets this month to call for the impeachment of Rousseff. This came amid Brazil’s worst recession for 25 years and the arrests of a number of political and business leaders as part of corruption enquiry involving state oil giants Petrobras. Suspects are accused of overcharging contracts with Petrobras and using leftover money to pay for bribes and electoral campaigns. Other concerns include the Zika virus, which has been spreading through the Americas but has its epicentre in Brazil. Spread by mosquitoes, the health scare – declared as a global emergency by the World Health Organization – has worried some athletes and spectators. It is hoped that cooler conditions in August will mean that the mosquitoes responsible will be less prevalent, but there are particular concerns among pregnant women due to a link with microcephaly. This is a birth defect which causes babies to be born with small heads and under-developed brains. Other issues surround pollution concerns in Guanabara Bay, the venue for Olympic sailing. The Opening Ceremony at Rio 2016 is due to take place on August 5.(George Hilton)last_img read more

Boromas and Gaigais teams finalised

first_imgThe Capial Rugby Union teams were named after trial matches held this month in Port Moresby.The Boromas and Gaigais make up the Southern pool along with the Daru Stingrays and Oro Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels.Matches for the Championships will start this Saturday at the Sir John Guise stadium and will run for a week.Boromas: Sarufa Kinglsey-Lea, Wesley Thomas, Tony Sipa, Mark Pilon, Freddy Andale, Umba Ben, Willie Rikis, Philip Suapo, Schwarzenegger Ekali, Lewis Modudula, Foster Maso, Himah Alu, Desmond Korpok, Geti Raka, George Hoki, Kenneth Vagi, Adeck Naio, Jonah Kautu Jr, Jayjay Garrison, Tisa Kautu, Kirarock Ngaffin, Jedaia Katal, Stanis Susuve, Dean Manale, Robert Boli and Isaac Aquila.The two shadow players are Stanford Talitha and Sabatah JuniorGaigais: Tinoi Samuel, Kali Kali, David Kura Jr, Jorden Seladi, Jack Maso, Lence Sitapai, Gary Iga, Joey Vagi, Gaven Andy, Bruno Tuaki, Nelson Thoa, Charlie Avira, Elipema Kini, Allan Kapanis, Kitchani Thomas, Rueben Kenake, Ismael Indepine, Yunni Patrick, James Lumaris, Ambros Hezure, Terence Uvau, Jonathan Tokiong, Sawi Sukumbal, Mate Lora and Arnold Lange.last_img read more

Kaptoum trains with Almeria, Di Plácido and Scarpa are falling and Rosic, Celta

first_imgWilfrid Kaptoum has already trained with the Almeria, although neither the rojiblancos nor the Betis They have made the loan of the Cameroonian midfielder official. The African fulfilled his contractual relationship with the Sevillian entity next June, so both have extended the contract before signing the transfer to a Almeria that a purchase option is saved. Betis, meanwhile, has a buyback for a Kaptoum who already traveled last week to Almeria after saying goodbye to his classmates. The Cameroonian will not be the only entry of the week, since the UDA should also announce the operation by Leonel Di Placido, coming from Lanús. The three parties reached an agreement before the new year and only need to formalize their arrival. The Argentine, with an Italian passport, develops in the right hand side, although it can also act as an extreme. The arrival of the South American will mean the march of Romera, being also on the exit ramp other names such as Chema and Gaspar, close to signing for Cádiz.Another one that is falling is Gustavo Scarpa. After several offers and despite the fact that Palmeiras did not accept an offer from Almería for eight million euros, the Brazilian club has finally agreed to the transfer so that the player will become the second most expensive signing in the history of UD Almería , behind Arvin Appiah (8.8 million euros).For its part, the Almeria and the Celtic they formalized the assignment of Dragan Rosic. The Serbian goalkeeper, signed by the UDA last summer, arrives in Vigo until the end of the season, although Celta keeps a purchase option by the 23-year-old goalkeeper, who last year played the U21 European Championship held in Italian lands .last_img read more

UEFA says the coronavirus does not threaten the European Championship

first_imgUEFA on Tuesday denied that the Chinese coronavirus represents a threat to the 2020 Eurocup, which will take place between June 12 and July 12 in a dozen European cities.“No (it’s a threat). Of course, we don’t know what will happen and if it is necessary to introduce any modification and additional control measures at the request of the Russian Government we will do so. But, at this time, we do not think that this (the coronavirus) can influence “, said Andreas Schär, UEFA Stadium Director, according to Interfax.The coronavirus already has forced to suspend the world championships in indoor track which were to be held in March in the Chinese city of Nanjing and to transfer qualifying soccer and boxing tournaments, whose headquarters was Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic. On the other hand, Schär approved this Tuesday the St. Petersburg Arena stadium, which will host three games of the first phase of the continental tournament and one of the quarterfinals.“The stadium is ready. It was built for the matches of the World Cup (in Russia). It is a very high-level stadium,” he said of the colosseum that usually hosts Zenit meetings and has a capacity of 68,000 spectators.In addition, he stressed that the site is located in a green area of ​​the city and that, compared to other stadiums in the Euro Cup, “it is in very good condition.”“We have no claim to make,” he said.last_img read more

When Atleti went for Salah

first_imgIt was in 2013-14. Then Salah’s talent overflowed in Basel, a discreet football country like the Swiss was too small, and headhunters from top European clubs followed that track. Chelsea and Atlético studied and launched for their signing, with those of Stamford Bridge winners. Mohamed Salah (27 years old) will play Atlético-Liverpool on Tuesday (9:00 p.m., Movistar Champions League) with the net but I could have done it with the rojiblanca. The Egyptian had options to leave Switzerland for Spain and ended up in England, specifically in Chelsea. eleven Chelsea always walked several bodies ahead in the race for Salah. The main reason, of course, money. They looked at him very much because they had examined him (and suffered) very closely in their clashes, two years in a row (three goals in four games), in the Champions League. Abramovich and company economically tripled Atlético’s proposals to the player and Basel. Finally, Chelsea got away with a check of about 44 million euros. The player seriously valued the Atlético project for his taste and possible adaptation to the Spanish style, but seduced him even more, in addition to money, the appeal of the Premier, the European aspirations of Blues and the conquering gift of Mourinho, in the end a Chinese in her boots. Their curls, athletic rivals, could be allies …last_img read more

Champions Regeneration

first_imgBayern Canadian match against Chelsea: one assist, eight recoveries, 91% accuracy in the pass and 100% of duels won. At the end of the meeting, the Bavarian fans honored him alone.Werner (23 years old) Despite his youth, he has been demonstrating his potential for years in both Leipzig and the German national team. Before Tottenham, he not only scored the goal of his team’s victory, but was present almost every time from the Nagelsmann set.Aouar (19 years old) The future of France passes by its feet. Star in all the lower categories of the bleu selection, andThe middle of Lyon gave a lesson on how to lead a team from the center of the field against Juventus.Vinicius (19 years old) The man of the moment. The Norwegian has broken into this season as one of the most voracious goalscorers in Europe. His two goals against PSG (ten in total in the Champions League) have put Dortmund ahead.Sancho (19 years old) Times change and new generations are advancing at the feet of a giant and with the hunger of those who want to leave their mark on history. The first leg of the eighth Champions have been a great example of the regeneration that European football lives in which the names of Haaland, Gnabry, Werner and Vinicius, among others, sound with the same echo with which those of The great stars of the continent.Haaland (19 years old) The new German pearl. Bayern’s end is the most relevant player on his team after the ever-present Lewandowski. With their double against Chelsea, the Bavarians virtually sentenced their pass to eighths. Despite the defeat of Madrid, Vinicius wore his own light against the City. The Brazilian end was a headache for the Guardiola team and, in addition, assisted Isco in the only goal of those of Zidane. Until the arrival of Haaland, no one doubted the leadership of Jadon Sancho in Dortmund. Sublime his match against PSG, in which he drove the Parisian defense crazy. In England, much is expected of him in the European Championship.Gnabry (24 years old) Davies (19 years old)last_img read more

Tuchel closes emergency exit

first_imgNow, with this path cut, L’Equipe ensures that, if he does not finally continue training in Paris, Thomas Tuchel will take a gap year as he did when he left Dortmund in 2017 to rest, clarify ideas and find a new project with which to return to action. The German has had three titles since joining PSG: a French League and two French Super Cups. Tuchel, as reported by L’Equipe, already had an exit plan but now it has been slowed down. Bayern Munich appeared as a viable option for the German coach at the end of the season but, the good performance of Hansi Flick led the Bavarians to renew him to 2023 closing the door on Tuchel and any other candidate. Thomas Tuchel’s short and medium term future on the bench is complicated. According to L’Equipe, the German was very aware that his continuity at Paris Saint-Germain had been in question since Leonardo’s arrival at the sports management and that everything depended on the Champions League, where he managed to advance to the quarters. in the end eliminating Borussia Dortmund before football had to put the brakes on because of the coronavirus.The German has had conflicts with the main stars of the team, (Mbappé, Neymar, Icardi …) and his performance is good but Leonardo wants to turn the team around with the arrival of Massimiliano Allegri, former Juventus, now unemployed . last_img read more