first_imgRED-HOT GYPSY BLU HEADS SUNDAY’S $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED FILLIES & MARES AT MILE ON TURF  RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (May 8, 2019)–A winner of three in a row and four out of her last five starts, trainer Mark Glatt’s Gypsy Blu heads a field eight California-bred or sired fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf.The Fran’s Valentine, named for the legendary Earl Schieb’s multiple graded stakes winning homebred daughter of Saros, out of Iza Valentine, by Bicker, is a part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA.  A California-bred foal of 1982, Fran’s Valentine won 13 out of 34 starts and banked $1,375,645.Gypsy Blu, who was claimed for $20,000 out of a state-bred optional allowance/claimer three starts back on Jan. 25, comes off a half length win in the Irish O’Brien Stakes, which was contested at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course on March 31.Gypsy Blu’s primary opposition would appear to be trainer Anna Meah’s Fiery Lady, who pressed the early pace in the Irish O’Brien before tiring to finish fourth, beaten 3 ¼ lengths.Fifth, beaten 4 ½ lengths by “Gypsy” in the Irish O’Brien, trainer Mike Pender’s Queen Bee to You, who took a first condition allowance at a mile on dirt two starts back on Feb. 1, brings an impressive resume and rates a big chance.GYPSY BLUOwner:  Philip J. Wood & Jim HaileyTrainer:  Mark GlattA 5-year-old mare by Papa Clem, lightly race Gypsy Blu has made the most of limited career opportunity, winning five out of her eight starts, all of which have been sprints.  In winning the Irish O’Brien, she defeated classy S Y Sky, who came back to totally dominate as the favorite in the $100,000 Camillo Urso Stakes going five furlongs on turf at Golden Gate Fields April 27.  With Kentucky Derby-winning Flavien Prat aboard for the first time, Gypsy Blu figures to be a short price as she stretches out for the first time.FIERY LADYOwner:  Dario Bernardi, Christopher Custer, John Cavali, Ron McCauley & Timothy MickelsonTrainer:  Anna MeahA 5-year-old mare by Unusual Heat out of the multiple stakes winning Lady Railrider, by Ride the Rails, she was fourth, beaten 3 ¼ lengths by Gypsy Blu in the Irish O’Brien, but should enjoy the stretch out, as she’s unbeaten in three starts at one mile on turf.  A two length winner of a first condition allowance in open company going 6 ½ furlongs on a wet fast main track two starts back with Mike Smith, she’ll be reunited with “Big Money” Mike on Sunday.  With proven ability stalking or attending the early pace, Fiery Lady rates a big chance as she brings an overall mark of 20-6-3-3 to the Fran’s Valentine party.QUEEN BEE TO YOUOwner:  Christopher Hilaine & Adam ValiTrainer:  Mike PenderWith an impressive career resume in-hand, this 5-year-old mare by Old Topper, out of the Touch Gold mare Silk Queen, never threatened while fifth, beaten 4 ½ lengths by Gypsy Blu in the Irish O’Brien will be ridden for the first time on Sunday by upstart Ruben Fuentes.  A three quarter length first condition allowance winner going a mile on dirt two starts back on Feb. 1, she was a big second, beaten a half length by S Y Sky three starts back going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf in the Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint here on Jan. 26. With a win and a second from five tries at a mile on turf, she’s 25-4-10-4 overall with earnings of $330,419.THE $100,000 FRAN’S VALENTINE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 7 of 9  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTCordiality–Joe Talamo–125Sapphire Kid–Evin Roman–121Pulpit Rider–Aaron Gryder–125Queen Bee to You–Ruben Fuentes–121Halo Darlin–Geovanni Franco–121Fiery Lady–Mike Smith–123Bella Luma–Drayden Van Dyke–125Algorhythmic–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–121Gypsy Blu–Flavien Prat–121First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Inexperience, not physicality, the issue so far for Gilas in Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgPH tennis star Alcantara wins ITF doubles LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial BOCAUE, Bulacan—In its first two games in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Gilas Pilipinas had to deal with headlocks, arm swings, and hard screens in physical affairs against Brazil and Mongolia.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It seems like that may have slowed them down but Filipinos cleared the physicality is not their issue after going 1-1 in day one of the world tournament.Head coach Ronnie Magsanoc, said the players didn’t mind the rough contests but it was the inexperience that played a difference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I knew it was physical but if you look at what happened closely sometimes you will lose your composure,” said Magsanoc in Filipino after their 21-17 loss to Mongolia in Pool C.READ: Gilas settles for 1-1 after loss to Mongolia in Fiba 3×3 World Cup “I think we’re used to the physicality, we were so ready for it, we prepared for it. The PBA is even more physical,” said Pringle.Gilas took down Brazil 15-7, in the highly-physical match-up but they were able to trudge through it and finish the match on a high note.The Mongolia game, though, was a different story, as the Filipinos got called with two crucial unsportsmanlike fouls that allowed the Mongolians to take control of the game.“The physicality is not a problem,” said Standhardinger. “The problem is the inexperience we have, they had two technical fouls against us so that’s four free throws, four points, that’s two possessions plus the fouls called.”READ: Standhardinger playing through ‘a lot’ of pain Fiba 3×3 World CupADVERTISEMENT View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations The Philippines held an 8-3 lead early in the game but Mongolia quickly turned the tide and get to a 9-9 tie and that was when things haywire for Gilas.Roger Pogoy was called with an unsportsmanlike foul on Tsengunbayaar Gotov and the latter’s free throw that tied the game at 11-11 became the catalyst for the Mongolians.Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan gave Mongolia an 18-14 lead after he got fouled on a layup attempt.“There’s a thin line and we thought one of the unsportsmanlike fouls wasn’t unsportsmanlike at all, the one where Roger made a challenge,” said Magsanoc. “We’ll just try to be better.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Guyana-born NYPD officer to be inducted into College Hall of Fame

first_imgA Guyanese woman who migrated to the USA at the age of 16, and joined the NYPD six years after moving to America, has been entered into the Hall of Fame at her former college.The woman, Rhonda O’Reilly-Bovell, a married mother of two daughters, has been inducted into the Hunter College Alumni Hall of Fame on May 4, 2018.O’Reilly-Bovell is currently the commanding officer of the 7th Precinct on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, and is also president of the Guyanese American Law Enforcement Association (GALEA).She now holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Hunter College, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Marist College.This petite young woman served as a Police Officer in the 100 Precinct before quickly being promoted to sergeant in 2002, and then Lieutenant in 2010 in the 63rd Precinct. She has been described as a hard working immigrant, who climbed the ladder four years ago to become Captain in the 30th Precinct.Her work ethic propelled her to the rank of Deputy Inspector last year, and she is now one of the top-ranking officers in the NYPD.O’Reilly-Bovell says she wants youths to know about the programmes the NYPD offers to obtain an education. She is a fitting example of these grants, received when she joined the Cadet Corps while attending Hunter College.“I chose a career in law enforcement because I wanted to help others. My inspiration comes from my entire family, who supports me 100 percent. My nephew is also a member of the NYPD,” said O’Reilly-Bovell.She attended East Ruimveldt Secondary School before graduating from the prestigious St. Rose’s High School in Guyana.last_img read more

Guyanese miner shot by Venezuelan during money dispute

first_imgA 31-year-old Guyanese miner is now nursing gunshot wounds after being shot twice by a Venezuelan, to whom he owed money.Injured is Teon Moffatt of Haslington Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD). Reports are the incident occurred at Arau Mountain top, Wenamu River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Tuesday about 17:00h.Guyana Times was told that Moffatt was heading to his camp when the suspect approached him and blocked his path.According to reports, the Venezuelan man demanded raw gold equivalent to $15,000, which Moffatt allegedly owed him.However, Moffat allegedly told the suspect that he did not have any gold which led to a confrontation. The suspect whipped out a .38 revolver from under his jersey and shot Moffatt twice to his upper left leg.According to the Police, the injured man fell to the ground while the suspect made good his escape in the nearby bushes.Moffatt was eventually taken to the Arau medical centre. Meanwhile, the Police have since launched an investigation.last_img read more

Federal aid may be in pipeline to repair storm drain system

first_imgSome of the pipes already are beginning to deteriorate. Many will need to be relined and some will have to be replaced entirely, he added. Because of the aging system, the city has already experienced some minor failures of its storm drain system, including on Figures Street and on Greenworth Drive, he said. The Army Corps of Engineers will look at 11 sites in the city and recommend solutions to improve drainage. Most of the sites are in the southern part of La Mirada, although one is in the Foster Road area and another is near Creek Park. The study, which will cost $248,000, is expected to be completed by the end of this year, Forster said. Sanchez, D-Lakewood, praised Boxer for working to include the funding and the Senate for passing the bill. LA MIRADA – The city is now on track to receive up to $4million in federal funding to help replace an aging storm drain system that has already experienced some minor failures, officials announced this week. Rep. Linda Sanchez sought the funding, and Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., helped ensure it was included as part of a federal water resources bill, the Water Resources Development Act, which the Senate approved this week in a 91-4 vote. Although no cost estimate is yet available on repairing the system – a study by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will help determine that later this year – $4 million in federal aid will help substantially, said Steve Forster, La Mirada’s public works director. “What has happened over the years is that we had corrugated metal pipes used in the storm drain system. They were supposed to have a life of 20 years, but many have been in place for 50 years,” he said. “This vote opens the door for bringing federal investments home for an innovative flood control system that will help protect homes in La Mirada from flood damage while also enhancing our environment,” she said in a written statement. First, however, Senate and House representatives must still meet in a conference committee to work out any differences between their respective water resources bills. The final bill must then be passed by both chambers before going to the president. But Sanchez appeared confident of passage. “This project will demonstrate that even small changes in the way we build our communities can create lasting benefits,” she said. (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Former NFL Patriots receiver Glenn dies in car crash

first_img0Shares0000Terry Glenn spent 12 seasons in the NFL with New England, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys © Getty/Getty Images/AFP/File / Ronald MartinezLOS ANGELES, United States, Nov 21 – Former New England Patriots wide receiver Terry Glenn died Monday following a car crash in Texas, police confirmed.The 43-year-old, who spent 12 seasons in the NFL with New England, the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys, died after the vehicle he was travelling in hit a concrete barrier, authorities in Irving confirmed. Glenn joined the Patriots after being chosen with the seventh overall pick in the 1996 draft.The receiver spent five years in New England, a spell which included catching Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass in 2001.“We were shocked and deeply saddened by today’s news that Terry Glenn died in an auto accident,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement.“Terry was one of the most gifted receivers we have ever had. For so many Patriots fans, his rookie season will be remembered as one of the most impactful in franchise history.”Although on the Patriots staff in 2001, he did not play in the team’s Super Bowl win that season after tensions with the coaching staff headed by Bill Belichick.Glenn joined the Packers for one season after leaving the Patriots.He spent his final five years in the league at the Cowboys, retiring in 2007 having amassed 593 receptions and 8,823 yards along with 44 touchdowns.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Salvation Army Christmas Hamper registration deadline approaches

first_imgThe Salvation Army continues to have hampers that can be sponsored, stating, families are quickly sponsored but individuals are often left out at Christmas; we will ensure that every individual person also has a wonderful Christmas. The Salvation Army is also seeking help to fill Children’s Hampers and make sure every child is able to experience the holiday spirit. Each child is given gifts that range in the price of $65-$80 which the parents are given wrapping paper to wrap the gifts and offer to their children for a real Christmas experience.Advertisement The Christmas Hamper Campaign is open to anyone in the community to apply, yet unlike the Food Bank, there is an income matrix used to assess and prioritize the need. The Salvation Army assesses household income vs expenses to determine the value of the hamper. – Advertisement -The Salvation Army is starting to collect donations for their Christmas Hampers and with the need increasing, more hampers are needing to be filled. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Christmas Hamper registration is open until this Friday at the Salvation Army. Late applicants may still be issued a hamper, but it is not guaranteed. There is a very real need for specific toys and items for kids aged 8 – 17 years such as; Lego, drones, remote-controlled cars, barbies, gift cards to Walmart (or other stores that sell youth clothing/toys), etc. Donations can be dropped off at our Community & Family Services office, 10116 100 Ave. or to Christmas Central located in the Totem Mall. To sign up for a Christmas Hamper from the Salvation Army you need to get to the Food Bank before Friday, November, 29th, 2019 to sign up. To help call; 250-261-1933last_img read more

German FA rejects Ozil’s accusations of racism

first_img“The DFB stands for diversity, from the representatives at the top to the boundless, day-to-day dedication of people at the base.”On Sunday, Ozil announced his retirement from international duty in a statement, which accused Grindel of racism, when he broke his silence over his controversial meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” wrote Ozil, a 2014 World Cup winner, who accused Grindel of failing to side with him against his critics.The DFB said they regretted Ozil’s decision to quit international football, but firmly rejected his accusations against Grindel.“The DFB is very grateful to Mesut Ozil for his outstanding performance in the jersey of the German national teams,” continued the statement.“It is regrettable that Mesut Ozil felt that he had not been sufficiently protected as a target of racist slogans.“But it was important that Mesut Ozil, like Ilkay Gundogan before him, gives answers to the photo (with Erdogan).“In the DFB, we win and lose together, as a team.“The DFB would have been happy if Mesut Ozil had wanted to remain part of the team on this shared basis. He decided otherwise.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mesut Ozil has made 92 appearances for Germany since his debut in 2009 © AFP/File / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVBERLIN, Germany, Jul 23 – The German Football Association (DFB) on Monday rejected claims of racism against their president Reinhard Grindel made by Mesut Ozil in his announcement that he has retired from international football.“We reject the notion that the DFB is associated with racism,” read a statement.last_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: TWO political parties today vowed to change the law – to protect Gardai in the wake of the killing of Garda Robbie McCallion.Fine Gael and Labour say they will look at new ways of protecting officers after teen hood Jamie McGrenaghan was cleared by a jury of Gda McCallion’s manslaughter.A judge in the case – following current laws – had told the jury before they retired to consider the verdict, that the fact Mr McCallion was a Garda officer had no bearing on the decision they were about to take. Today Fine Gael Justice spokesman Charlie Flanagan said he would look at changing the law to protect gardai on duty.“An Garda Siochana must enjoy a special status under any new law,” said Mr Flanagan.“Officers work on our behalf and must therefore be given special protection and a new law must reflect this.”Labour spokesman Pat Rabbitte agreed: “A Garda on duty must be given special protection and a special standing in the eyes of the law.”Yesterday we revealed that thug death driver who killed brave Garda Robbie McCallion had committed six burglaries just a month before the tragic incident.The incidents all happened between February 26th and February 27th, 2009 at a caravan park in Fanad during which he stole a number of items from different mobile homes including stereos and binoculars.However he was not prosecuted for those until after the trial ended yesterday.It is unclear today who took the decision to prosecute these crimes and when.This meant the jury could be told by his defence team in the manslaughter case that he had no previous convictions.Throughout the three day trial the jury was told how McGrenaghan had a clean record and that he was under the influence of his associate Cathal Dunleavy, who had 45 previous convictions.Jamie McGrenaghan, 19, from Kerrykeel, pleaded guilty to those burglary charges on Friday afternoon – but only AFTER he was cleared of the most serious offence.He will be sentenced for all those offences – and causing the death of Garda McCallion by dangerous driving – next week.Today a close colleague of the dead officer told “Serious questions needs to be asked about this whole process, especially when so much was made of his so-called clear record during this trial.”A friend of the family told us: “They are just devastated. They know that death driving and killing someone carries the same sentence as manslaughter, but they believed McGrenaghan was guilty of the latter.“They are also furious that he (McGrenaghan) was able to claim innocence based on no previous convictions when it is clear to all of us that while he had not actually been convicted of previous crimes, he was nonetheless guilty of them.“And God knows what else he did.”A full report on the court case is on the news/courts area.Did you know McGrenaghan? What do you think of the jury not being told of his crimes prior to killing an innocent Garda? Email us at info@donegaldaily.comEndsUPDATED: GARDA McCALLION: ‘WE’LL CHANGE LAW TO PROTECT GARDAI’ VOW PARTIES was last modified: February 7th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL jockey is celebrating after riding a 33-1 shot to Grand National glory at Aintree today.Daryl Jacob’s family (the Gallaghers on his mum’s side) is from Narin and Portnoo – and his cousins throughout the county including Glencolmcille, Ardara, Dungloe and Letterkenny are over the moon.Daryl dedicated an emotional first victory in the world’s most famous jumps race to the memory of his friend Kieran Kelly, after getting 33-1 chance Neptune Collonges home in the last stride to win the National by a nose! The Donegal man credited Kelly, killed in a fall at Kilbeggan racecourse in 2003, as his inspiration to move to Britain in an attempt to make the grade as a leading jumps rider. “This is for my best friend Kieran,” he said. “This is so good for him. I have always said that some day I would ride a National winner.”Even after winning the National aboard Neptune Collonges, the 28-year-old had to be persuaded to attend the post-race press conference!The shy Donegal man tried to slip quietly back out of the door back to the weighing room.He was eventually persuaded to talk. “I just kept my head down and the horse kept grinding out the whole way to the line,” he said after the race. “I wasn’t sure where the winning line was but I knew that, inch by inch, I was starting to grind the other horse down. Luckily enough, we held on just enough to get there.“‘Nipper’ was very, very good. He got me out of trouble the whole way. He knew exactly what pace he was going I just had to trust him. I don’t think he missed a beat all the way round and he loved it.”The ride on Neptune Collonges was offered to Ruby Walsh first but, as second jockey to the stable of Paul Nicholls, Jacob inherited the mount when Walsh, who had to miss the race after a heavy fall earlier in the day, chose to look elsewhere.“I am delighted for Paul and everyone on the team,” he said. “It’s a team effort and I’m just a small part. What a fantastic horse he has been,” said Nicholls. “I knew he would stay, I knew he was fit, but I didn’t know he would win.”Born in Donegal in 1983, Daryl  was put on a pony in an open field aged 8 and loved it. Unlike a lot of professional jockeys, Jacob’s immediate family aren’t into horses, so he spent most of his youth riding with his cousins and at riding schools. After leaving school, Daryl took apprenticeship with the legendary racehorse trainer, Dessie Hughes for three years. He then relocated to the UK aged 19 basing himself with, the now retired, Robert & Sally Alner in Dorset and learning the trade over Point-to-Points all of which led to Daryl becoming a professional jump jockey.During his early career, Daryl Jacob tasted much of his success with both Nick Williams, when partnered the talented Diamond Harry to victory in The 2010 Hennessey Cognac Gold Cup and in the past was very successful on multiple Grade One winner The Listener in Ireland carrying him to success in The Hennessy, The John Durkan Chase and The Lexus.For the last two years, Daryl has lived in Wincanton, Somerset and was appointed second stable jockey to Ruby Walsh at Paul Nicholls’ stables earlier this year. His most notable successes for the Nicholls yard, at the end of last season, include Daryl’s first ever Cheltenham Festival winner when partnering Zarkandar to victory in the Grade 1 JCB Triumph Hurdle in 2011.Last season, Daryl rode in 427 races with 56 winners, and so far this year he has nothed up more than 50 wins with more than 30 of them for Paul Nicholls. Being booked for Neptune Collonges in the 2012 Grand National, this will be Daryl’s fifth Aintree National having run in 2007 on Philson Run where he finished 4th, 2008 on Philson Run but was unseated at the 8th, 2010 on Maljimar but fell at the 22nd and in 2011 on What A Friend but had to pull up at the 27th.Well done Daryl (We even won a few quid on you).Leave your comments below:DELIGHT AS DONEGAL JOCKEY RIDES TO GRAND NATIONAL GLORY! was last modified: April 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DELIGHT AS DONEGAL JOCKEY RIDES TO GRAND NATIONAL GLORY!last_img read more