Luis Contreras849102111%48%$450,157 (Current Through Monday, Feb. 20) STEWART ELLIOTT WINS PRESTIGIOUS GEORGE WOOLF AWARDStewart Elliott, best known for his 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wins aboard Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.A dominant force for many years in the Mid-Atlantic region, Elliott, 51, shifted his tack on a full-time basis to Southern California in 2016 and is now firmly established as one of the circuit’s top riders.“On behalf of our membership, I’m elated that Stewart has been selected as this year’s Woolf Award winner,” said Jockeys’ Guild National Manager Terry Meyocks. “Stewart is an exemplary example of what the George Woolf Award is all about. He’s not only a top rider, he’s a top human being as well and continues to be a solid role model for jockeys everywhere. On behalf of the Guild, I congratulate him on a crowning achievement in his career.”One of the most highly coveted honors in all of American racing, the Woolf Award, which was named in honor of the legendary George “The Iceman” Woolf, can only be won once and was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950. The award, which honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing, was won last year by Victor Espinoza. Born in Toronto, Canada, on March 11, 1965, Elliott has won more than 4,700 races and earned the respect of horsemen nationwide for his wide array of skills and consistent work ethic. Regarded as a strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott currently counts local trainers Bob Baffert, Kenny Black, Mike Puype, Art Sherman, Neil Drysdale, Mike Harrington, Jeff Bonde and many others among his regular clientele.“He’s just class through and through,” said Elliott’s agent, Craig Stephen. “He loves to work. He’s happiest when he’s on the back of a horse.”One of five Woolf finalists, Elliott outpolled contemporaries Kerwin Clark, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens to win this year’s edition. In becoming the 68th Woolf Award winner, Elliott follows in the footsteps of most of the greatest riders of the modern era.The Woolf Award Trophy, a replica of the life-sized statue of Woolf that adorns Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area, will be presented in a Winner’s Circle ceremony in March. Joseph Talamo981281612%37%$420,908 Martin Pedroza789141412%47%$412,888 Victor Espinoza42911621%62%$609,947 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.71117415%31%$562,035 Stewart Elliott10211121611%38%$527,872 Mark Glatt51911518%49%$387,025 TRIPLE CROWN CONTENDER ROYAL MO BREEZESRobert B. Lewis Stakes winner Royal Mo, one of the West Coast’s leading Triple Crowncontenders, worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Friday morning in 1:15.40 under regular rider Victor Espinoza.Trainer John Shirreffs sent the son of Uncle Mo owned by Jerry and Ann Moss in company with Tiz Adore, who was clocked in 1:17.40.“I’m very happy with the work,” Shirreffs said, adding that there was still no public decision on whether Royal Mo would run in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 11 or the Rebel at Oaklawn Park March 18.The lone certainty at this point is that Royal Mo and the other Triple Crown contender trained by Shirreffs for the Mosses, Sham Stakes winner Gormley, will not race against each other in the immediate future.“The decision on where and when each horse runs won’t be made until we talk with Dottie (John’s wife and racing manager for the Mosses) and the Mosses,” Shirreffs said.NO. ONE POST OF LITTLE CONCERN FOR BETTYS BAMBINOBettys Bambino seeks his sixth straight victory, his fourth stakes win in a row, and his seventh in eight tries on Santa Anita’s downhill turf course at about 6 1/2 furlongs in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-bred or sired horses.Trainer Peter Eurton is not sweating the fact that Bettys Bambino drew the No. One post position in a field of five entrees that will be reduced to four at post time.“He’s been on the rail before,” Eurton said. “The rider just lets him settle, the field kind of spreads out, and then he goes to the outside. That’s his best place. You try and send him out of the one hole, it’s a silly thing to do.”Acceptance, entered in both the Sensational Star and Sunday’s Tiznow Stakes at one mile on dirt, will scratch from the Sensational Star and run in the Tiznow.“We’re going to go in the mile,” trainer Kenny Black said Friday morning between sips of coffee at Clockers’ Corner. “We didn’t want to hook the other four that are in the Sensational Star. That’s a helluva race.“Outside of Obviously and Om, you’ve got the best downhill horses on the grounds.”Black’s a keen observer on that point. Between them, Ambitious Brew, Bettys Bambino, Forest Chatter and Richards Boy are a combined 18 for 31 over the unique venue, a winning average of better than 58 percent.The Sensational Star, race three of nine: Bettys Bambino, Corey Nakatani, 6-5; Richards Boy, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 8-1; Ambitious Brew, Mike Smith, 2-1; and Forest Chatter, Flavien Prat, 7-2. FINISH LINES: Gary Stevens is back on horses in the mornings but doesn’t expect to ride in a race for another two weeks. “I’m available from March 4 on but I’ve got calls for the weekend of (Friday) March 10 and 11,” said the Hall of Fame jockey who has recovered from surgery on having his right hip replaced last Dec. 21 . . . Jockey Luis Contreras rides at Santa Anita Saturday but leaves Sunday to ride full time at Oaklawn Park where he will be given first call by Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. Contreras enjoyed noticeable success under agent Craig O’Bryan at Santa Anita where he has nine wins, 10 seconds and 21 thirds through Monday. “He was a joy to work for,” said O’Bryan . . . Jockey Brice Blanc is approaching a milestone of 1,000 career wins in North America. Blanc has 998 victories in the United States and Canada, and is named on four horses at Santa Anita Friday . . . Chantal Sutherland also is approaching 1,000. She stands at 994 but has no scheduled mounts today . . .Trainer Vladmir Cerin said he is “considering” the Santa Anita Handicap on March 11 for Follow Me Crev, who returned to the races Monday with a rail-skimming victory under Kent Desormeaux after a seven-month absence. The five-year-old Quality Road gelding missed last year’s Big ‘Cap with an injury . . . Abel Tasmin, winner of the Grade I Starlet at Los Alamitos, worked five furlongs Friday for Simon Callaghan who has her ticketed for next Saturday’s Santa Ysabel Stakes and a meeting with super filly Unique Bella . . . Other notable Friday works were recorded by champion Stellar Wind (five furlongs in 1:01.80 for John Sadler); impressive San Vicente winner Iliad (four furlongs under Flavien Prat in 50.20 for Doug O’Neill for the March 11 San Felipe); Silent Bird with Prat aboard for Mark Glatt for the Grade I Triple Bend March 11); multiple graded stakes winner Bal a Bali (seven furlongs for Richard Mandella in 1:26.80); Grade I Gold Cup winner Hard Aces (five furlongs for John Sadler in 1:01.40, breezing) and Grade I Kilroe Mile winner What a View (four furlongs for Kenny Black on the training track in 49.60). For comprehensive morning workout video, please visit the XBTV.com, “video on demand.” TVG reporter/host/analysts Christina Blacker and handicapping author James Quinn will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . There was a single winning ticket in Monday’s Pick 6 that paid $109,732.80 purchased through a Maryland hub for $1,880. SANTA ANITA JOCKEYS FALL TO HOLY ANGELS, 26-20 In a game that went down to the wire, Holy Angels Elementary School defeated Santa Anita’s Jockeys, 26-20, in the 50th annual charity basketball game played between the two squads Thursday night at La Salle High School in Pasadena.Proceeds will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), Holy Angels athletic program and the Eye on Jacob Foundation.The Jockeys led at halftime, 14-13, and trailed by only three points until Holy Angels hit a three-point basket at the buzzer to produce the final score.“It was a lot of fun,” said TVG’s Kurt Hoover, who coached the riders for the 16th consecutive season. “It was close until the final three-point basket.”Said Derek Lawson, agent for jockey Flavien Prat: “It was a wrestling match out there. Nakatani should have been tossed out of the game.”But it was for a worthy cause and all in good fun.The following played in the game and scored (points in parentheses): Kent Desormeaux (five), his son, Josh (four), Corey Nakatani (four), Chester Bonnet (two), Edwin Maldonado (two), Jamie Theriot (two) and Chantal Sutherland (one).Playing but not scoring were agent Nelson Arroyo, Chad Lindsay, Mario Gutierrez, Gallyn Mitchell, Tiago Pereira, Flavien Prat, Joe Talamo and Jose Verenzuela.On behalf of event organizers Nancy Dollase and Angie Stevens, the Holy Angels Athletics program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Eye on Jacob Foundation, Santa Anita offers a huge thank you to all sponsors who donated their time and money to such worthy causes:Baltas Racing, Dennis O’Neill, Eclipse Racing, Ruis Racing, Phil D’Amato, Solis/Litt Bloodstock, Bonne Chance Farm, Madeline Auerbach, Desormeaux Racing, Dollase Racing, LNJ Foxwoods, ERJ Racing, KM Racing Enterprise, Inc., Cash Call, Bayern, Little Red Feather Racing Club, Brazilian Friends, West Point Thoroughbreds, Stud RDI, Spendthrift Farm and last but not least, Arrogate. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat15437222824%56%$2,423,166 Tyler Baze16030331719%50%$1,399,786 Santiago Gonzalez899121010%35%$448,752 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS ROYAL MO WORKS FOR SAN FELIPE OR REBELTHE RAIL NO PROBLEM FOR BETTYS BAMBINOELLIOTT WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS WOOLF AWARDBEJARANO RESUMES RIDING NEXT THURSDAYSANTA ANITA RIDERS EDGED IN CHARITY GAMESTEVENS HAS CALLS DURING BIG ‘CAP WEEK FIRST-EVER SANTA ANITA MARDI GRAS SATURDAY MARDI GRAS COMES TO SANTA ANITA SATURDAYThe bayou comes to Santa Anita Saturday for the first-ever Mardi Gras Trackside celebration. Join in on the festivities a few days early and let the good times roll.The $28 package includes Cajun fare courtesy of “Ragin’ Cajun on Wheels” (choice of ½ shrimp or ½ catfish Po’ Boy sandwich with choice of side, or a combo plate of red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Gumbolaya, (a Ragin Cajun on Wheels specialty), live music and Mardi Gras-inspired decorations. BEJARANO TO RESUME RIDING ON MARCH 2Perennial Southern California riding king Rafael Bejarano is scheduled to resume riding at Santa Anita next Thursday after recovering from minor injuries when he was unseated from Eaglemaker in the ninth race on Feb. 18.“He just stayed home and got the (left) knee 100 percent,” said Bejarano’s agent Tora Yamaguchi. “He banged up the knee a little bit in the spill and it was still a little sore. He had to serve a three-day suspension so we figured we might as well take those days at this time. Why come back for one day, Sunday?”Bejarano, a 32-year-old native of Peru, had 18 wins from 99 mounts before his mishap, still good for fourth in the standings right now but well behind leader Flavien Prat at 37. Philip D’Amato611371021%49%$809,080 Jerry Hollendorfer9218111820%51%$1,331,108 Tiago Pereira73107914%36%$303,865 Rafael Bejarano9918151718%51%$983,493 Bob Baffert4296721%52%$884,686 Also, one 12 oz. craft beer, Club House admission, program, tip sheet and seating. – For more info and to purchase your ticket visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/mardi-gras-at-santa-anita-park/Upcoming Trackside events at the Winter Meet: Feb. 25, Mardi Gras Celebration; March 18, Big ‘Cap Beer & Cider Festival; March 18, St. Patrick’s Day; April 8, Santa Anita Derby Day Extravaganza; May 6, Kentucky Derby Day Celebration; May 13, Tacos y Cervezas; May 20, Preakness Party; May 27, Gold Cup Beer & Sour Festival; and May 27, Belmont Day. Mike Smith37123932%65%$1,192,159 Peter Miller732017627%59%$1,065,155 Richard Baltas8915151417%49%$809,517 Kent Desormeaux9921121021%43%$1,267,401 Doug O’Neill10511221910%50%$1,025,986 William Spawr2192243%62%$264,271
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Alysa Liu takes women’s title at nationals at age 13 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes But they filled in some holes over the summer with players such as Davis and Napier, who have helped them overcome injuries, first to Caris LeVert and now Dinwiddie, who will need surgery at some point but so far was only ruled out for Friday’s game.It was tied at 60 at halftime, with the Nets getting 42 of their points from the bench to erase an 11-point deficit.“Guys are ready,” Davis said. “Theo showed that tonight. He came in, wasn’t for him in that first half we probably lose this game, so guys are ready.”Brooklyn began to take control midway through the third quarter and pulled away in the fourth.TIP-INSKnicks: G Emmanuel Mudiay will miss at least two weeks with a strained left shoulder. The Knicks said Mudiay was hurt Wednesday in their loss to Houston and his injury was confirmed by an MRI exam. … Frank Ntilikina started in Mudiay’s place and fouled out with four points in 18 minutes. … Mitchell Robinson made both shots in the first half after going 11 for 11 over his previous three games.Nets: The Nets signed Australian Mitch Creek, who had been playing with their G League team, to a 10-day contract Friday. He got into the game to take free throws for an injured Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the fourth quarter, making one of them.SPENCER’S STATUSThe Nets are still consulting with doctors on the best course of action for Dinwiddie, who is averaging 17.2 points as one of the top reserves in the NBA this season. Coach Kenny Atkinson said it’s even possible Dinwiddie could keep playing and delay the surgery until the offseason, saying the decision would be made by doctors, Dinwiddie and his family.CHANTING FOR KANTER LATEST STORIES The Knicks’ bench was near a section of Nets fans who chanted Kanter’s name in the second straight game where he didn’t play. He acknowledged the cheers from his seat.“I heard the fans chanting, ‘We want Enes! We need Enes!’ I want to appreciate the Nets fans for cheering like that. That’s love,” Kanter said. “They pay money to come watch us and they just don’t put me out there.”UP NEXTKnicks: Host Miami on Sunday.Nets: Visit Boston on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brooklyn Nets’ Shabazz Napier (13) keeps the ball away from New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson (26) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — The Nets needed someone to come in and change the game, but the guy they normally turn to wasn’t available.There were more than enough candidates left.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants D’Angelo Russell had just 12 points, but Brooklyn put four reserves in double figures and had a 59-33 rebounding advantage while former Knicks starting center Enes Kanter sat out again as fans chanted for him at Barclays Center.Trey Burke scored 25 points and Noah Vonleh had a career-high 22 points and 13 rebounds for the dismal Knicks, who have lost eight in a row and 21 of their last 23 games.“They just wanted it more than us,” said Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who shot 2 for 14. “They got all the 50-50 basketballs. We’ve just got to match their intensity. They came out with a purpose and we didn’t.”The Nets wrapped up the season series with the 19th victory in their last 24 games, a sizzling stretch that has brought hopes of playoff basketball to New York after both of the city’s teams missed the postseason the last three years.The Nets are 27-23, their best 50-game record since going 29-21 in 2012-13, their first season since moving from New Jersey and making their home just a few miles from the Knicks. They won only 28 games all last season.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Theo Pinson, Ed Davis and Shabazz Napier carried a Nets bench that dominated the Knicks even without Spencer Dinwiddie, and Brooklyn beat New York 109-99 on Friday night for its sixth straight victory.“We were losing. We had to do something and we wanted to come in and make a spark,” Pinson said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPinson, on a two-way contract, scored a career-high 19 points. Davis tied season highs with 17 points and 16 rebounds, and Napier added 18 points as the Nets’ reserves turned around the game even without Dinwiddie, their sixth man who has torn ligaments in his right thumb.“It’s always tough when you lose some of your guys but like I said earlier, I think everybody understands that somebody can come contribute,” Napier said. “It may not be one person. It may be three people that can contribute what Spencer’s been doing.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal boss Emery reluctant to change XI over Christmas programmeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal boss Unai Emery won’t ring the changes over the Christmas programme.Emery will not unnecessarily rest players during the next week despite the threat of further injuries.He said: “In my career I never made these decisions. We are going to play the next match in Brighton and we are going to play full, not with considered options or playing with more caution.”The same three points are in Brighton that are in Liverpool and we are going to play first in Brighton. It’s a tough match and we will need every player with 100 per cent focus to do everything on the pitch to win.”I was speaking with Koscielny about the possibility of playing against Burnley and he said ‘not today’ because he was very tired after two matches in a week, so I decided for him not to be with the group. He said, ‘I’m not Matteo Guendouzi, Matteo is 19 and I’m 33!’.”
Guardiola hails ‘incredible’ Man City with five-goal rout of Atalantaby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePep Guardiola labelled Manchester City’s 5-1 win over Atalanta as “incredible”.The game was tightly balanced with City holding onto a 2-1 at half-time, thanks to a double from Sergio Aguero.But the Italians couldn’t hold off an avalanche in the second-half, with Raheem Sterling scoring an incredible hat-trick.The only negatives for City on what was a magical night at the Etihad was an injury to Rodri and red-card for Phil Foden.Speaking after the game, Guardiola told BT Sport: “It was a really good result. The way Atalanta played created that. It was man to man all over the stadium, it was not comfortable, we’re not used to playing against these teams.”It was no surprise Atalanta finished third last season in Italy and even this season, they’re playing well so it’s an incredible result. It’s three more points. One more win and we’ll be in the next stage.”Raheem Sterling was brilliant. He could have scored one more. Not just with the ball, without the ball, he helps us a lot.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
New Delhi: A 38-year-old man has been arrested for giving instant triple talaq to his wife, the first such case registered in the national capital since the practice was criminalised, police said on Saturday.The arrest was made on Friday at 11.00 pm after a 30-year-old woman lodged a complaint against her husband in north Delhi’s Bara Hindu Rao police station. However, the man got a bail by a court on Saturday, a police officer. “On June 23, her husband pronounced talaq three times upon her and sent a fatwah on WhatsApp mentioning that triple talaq was pronounced,” said DCP (North) Nupur Prasad. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe DCP said he has been booked under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. According to police, this is the first such case registered in the national capital. Parliament on August 1 approved the bill that makes instant triple talaq a criminal offence. Police said the couple got married in 2011, and the man runs a shop in Kamla Market in north Delhi. In a complaint, the woman alleged that she was being harassed for dowry by her husband and his family. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsShe alleged that on June 28, “under a well-planned conspiracy”, her husband and his family members had come to her room and forced him to pronounce triple talaq. Thereafter, he pronounced the word talaq three times, and they all asked her to leave the house along with her six-year-old son, she alleged. “I came to my parental house, but parents were not present as they were outside the country. After two days, they sent my brother fatwah on WhatsApp that divorce is complete and she cannot come back again,” the woman said in her complaint. Further investigation is underway, police said. In a similar case, a man was charged for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over the phone in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar district in August this year. Abdul Raheem, who is working in Saudi Arabia, divorced his wife Fatima Khatoon by saying “talaq” three times over phone.
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