May 31

KANTHAKA, EDDIE HASKELL & HORSE GREEDY ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF

first_imgKANTHAKA, EDDIE HASKELL & HORSE GREEDY ALL PROMINENT IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–In what appears to be a wide open affair, Jerry Hollendorfer’s classy Kanthaka, Mark Glatt’s hard knocking Eddie Haskell and John Sadler’s comebacking Horse Greedy all appear to have big chances in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, which has attracted seven 3-year-olds and up at five furlongs over the Santa Anita turf.A winner of the Grade II, seven furlong San Vicente Stakes in his third career start on Feb. 10, 2018, Kanthaka will be trying turf for the first time and could well go favored in the Daytona with Flavien Prat up.One of two California-breds in the lineup, 6-year-old Eddie Haskell is in top form and is by far the most accomplished runner in the field at five furlongs on turf, having won six of his nine starts, including a tough classified allowance here two starts back on Feb. 22.Idle since fifth in the Grade I Santa Anita Sprint Championship Oct. 6, Horse Greedy, a 6-year-old gelding by Horse Greeley, was a close second in his only five furlong turf try, 12 starts back at Del Mar in November, 2016. Claimed for $40,000 four starts back on May 19, 2018, he’ll be making his fifth start for Sadler on Saturday.KANTHAKAOwner:  West Point ThoroughbredsTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferA well beaten fourth by front-running Cistron going 6 ½ furlongs in the Grade II Kona Gold Stakes on April 20, this 4-year-old colt by Jimmy Creed, who may be the class of the field, will be trying turf for the first time in his 11th career start.  A two-time graded stakes winner on dirt, he’ll hope to improve upon a career resume of 10-3-1-2 and earnings of $340,008.EDDIE HASKELLOwner:  Philip Wood & Jim HaileyTrainer:  Mark GlattClaimed nine starts back on April 26, 2018, this 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Square Eddie has won four out of his eight starts for his current connections, including a head victory over two-time Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Stormy Liberal two starts back on Feb. 22. Most recently second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by fellow state-bred Pee Wee Reese going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in the Sensational Star Stakes on March 31, “Eddie” should be very tough to beat with Kent Desormeaux riding back. Bred in California by Reddam Racing, LLC, this 6-year-old gelding out of the Boston Harbor mare Teresa Ann is 19-7-2-5 overall with earnings of $393,107.HORSE GREEDYOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerHailing from a barn that has proven very effective of late with comebackers, a check of the tote board would be in order as Horse Greedy makes his first start since Oct. 6. With Espinoza at the wheel, a fresh Horse Greedy could be in close attendance heading into the far turn as he tries five furlongs on turf for the second time in his 18-race career.THE GRADE III DAYTONA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 10 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PT Kanthaka–Flavien Prat–121Blameitonthelaw–Geovanni Franco–121Eddie Haskell–Kent Desormeaux–121Horse Greedy–Victor Espinoza–121Brandothebartender–Joe Talamo–121Buckys Pick–Rafael Bejarano–121What’sontheagenda–Agapito Delgadillo–121First post time for a 10-race card that will also include the Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes and the Grade II Triple Bend Stakes, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

May 26

Hunters star needs our votes to win Aussie award

first_imgThe diminutive hooker’s trademark dummy half runs have been the cornerstone of the PNG boys undefeated run so far.But Wartovo needs your vote to make him the second Hunters player to scoop up the tag of the most liked Queensland Cup player voted by fans.Votes can be registered on the Intrust Queensland Cup website page.  Hunters’ forward Willie Minoga was the most voted and liked player last year, winning the award with a groundswell of support.According to the Intrust Cup website, all the 14 clubs have each nominated a key player from their 2015 squad, with the focus now shifting to the competition’s passionate fans to select their favourite.The player with the most votes will be announced as the XXXX People’s Choice recipient at the QRL’s annual Gala Dinner on September 9 at Brisbane City Hall.Voting closes on Sunday, September 6 at 5pm.last_img read more

May 14

The spectacular reception to Messi on his arrival in Jeddah

first_imgAll available. Ernesto Valverde takes the Spanish Super Cup very seriously. The Blaugrana coach took all his available players, a total of 19, if you join the two strikers of the branch with dynamics of the first team, Carles Pérez and Ansu Fati, to which five of the subsidiary were added, until completing a list composed of a total of 24 players. Among the players of Barcelona B called to rows stands out with own light the presence of the midfielder Riqui Puig, a player who by the end of the season can have an important weight in the first team, especially after the transfer of Carles Aleñá to Betis. The other youth players who are part of the expedition are the goalkeepers Iñaki Peña Y Arnau Tenasthe defense Ronald Araujo and the forward Alex Collado.Finally the German goalkeeper Marc André Ter Stegen did not enter the call to play the Super Cup. The other two casualties of the call were fully sung: Arthur and Dembélé they stay in Barcelona to continue their recovery so the coach from Blaugrana decided to take two goalkeepers from the quarry, Pain Y You have, to accompany the Brazilian goalkeeper Net.At the institutional level, the president Josep Maria Bartomeu He headed the delegation of Barcelona, ​​which after the trip will enjoy a free morning before training in the afternoon to prepare the semifinal before the Atlético de Madrid. Early in the morning the security services of the hotel Assila they had already planned the whole device to receive the Barcelona, aware that the Blaugrana team It is the one that has raised the most expectation in this displacement of the circus from LaLiga to Arabia to play the Spanish Super Cup. In the early afternoon you could see some fans standing guard waiting for the coach of the Blaugrana team, which did not arrive until 21:55 local time.Messi had an apotheosic welcome from those present that they had been waiting for the culé expedition for hours, which although it is the one that gathered the most from the Spanish teams so far, it was also the one that kept his fans furthest from his stars.The hotel chosen as the headquarters of the Valverde team is located in the commercial area of ​​Jeddah and surrounded by premises that could be found anywhere in the world. Yes, Barcelona is the only team that does not stay in a hotel overlooking the Red Sea.As usual, Messi, the great team icon, He was the last to get off the bus before the bows of the fans gathered there. He did it accompanied by Luis Suarez Y Jordi Alba, while the first to arrive at the hotel reception were the youngest of the team headed by Nelson Semedo.last_img read more

May 14

Love: “There is full confidence in players and coach”

first_imgGuillermo Love, director of Institutional Relations of Barça, spoke at Movistar Champions League and tiptoed over the information from RAC that dropped late this Thursday that Valverde’s post is in danger after the semifinal against Atlético: “We are thinking about today’s game. We have been very annoyed losing, but we continue. This is very long. It is the first competition of the year, in the others we are well positioned and move on. There is full confidence in the team, in the players and in the coach. “ Rumors of halls in a club like Barça are inevitable. However, the last word in Barça has the president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, who is also the sports vice president. And Bartomeu was the one who kept Valverde up and down last June when he received more pressure from the Board of Directors and surrounding sectors that question each Valverde decision as coach of Barça.The Txingurri already knows what it is to live a borderline situation after a Super Cup. Depressed by the escape of Neymar to Paris in the summer of 2017, Madrid danced him at the Camp Nou (1-3) and at the Bernabéu (2-0). But Valverde recovered. He retouched the system and from 4-4-2 he won the first of the two Leagues he has won in two years. On February 15 of last year, Valverde confirmed its renewal until 2020 with an option to extend until June 2021 that can be invalidated by technician or club. Liverpool’s batter and defeat in the Copa final left Valverde touched at the end of last season. Then it was Bartomeu and Messi who opted for its continuity. The calm message of Love is in that line. Without offering names, RAC said that within the club there are discordant voices with Valverde and that his position is not safe. But the club’s response to that turbulence was a message of calm. It is obvious that Txingurri is not a coach who enjoys unanimous popular support. A survey of the Sports World published at Christmas stood at 80% the percentage of members who did not support their continuity on the Barça bench next season.last_img read more

May 14

A City fan: five years without entering a stadium for racist insults to Sterling

first_imgA fan of Manchester City received this friday sentence five-year ban on entry to football stadiumsguilty of racist language on the forward Raheem Sterling in a meeting December 2018 before Bournemouth.Ian Baldry, 58, was convicted of racist insults in a court in Manchester, where he excused himself in the excitement of the moment to fall into that racist foul on the English player, while He showed his regret, the BBC reported. Sterling did not notice the insults during the match, but yes It was heard by some fans, the court knew. Waiting of a sentence is also a friend of Baldry for insults too Racists against Tyrone Mings, Bournemouth player.Both were reported to the police by an amateur who was at the match, which, as a witness, denounced the “unpleasant” performance what was happening, “surprised, offended and nauseous to hear” What he had to hear.“The type of language used by you runs the risk of a disorder wider audience in parties and could encourage others to behave in the same way, “said the judge John Temperely in his sentence.last_img read more

May 14

Tennis players must bring their towels themselves

first_imgThe Indian Wells Masters 1,000 has ensured that it’s going to take measures to make sure “well being and security” of the contributors and spectators of the primary 1,000 Masters of the season round the specter of the coronavirus, Amongst which is the set up of 250 disinfection stations and that the tennis players handle their personal towels.“The BNP Paribas Open is taking steps to prioritize the well being and security of followers, athletes and everybody concerned within the match”defined the group, which follows the directions of the professor of Medication and Biomedical Engineering of the College of Southern California David Agus and the chief vp and chief working officer of Eisenhower Well being, Martin Massiello. On this regard, he mentioned that they’re nonetheless being valuedor “extra actions day by day”, though the occasion will not be anticipated to be suspended. As well as, he has knowledgeable that any spectator who has purchased tickets for the match can “request a refund” or a “voucher for the 2021 match”. Among the many prevention measures which were carried out is the meeting of greater than 250 hand sanitization stations in all services; The widespread areas shall be cleaned day by day with an antiviral software and coronavirus exams shall be coordinated with the native hospital for all individuals with signs.As for the exercise on the courts, the players must “deal with their personal towel” and the ball boy “won’t contact or transfer the participant’s towels”. “A chair shall be positioned behind the court docket to allow them to place their towel and use it throughout the recreation,” explains the group. Additional, poll holders will put on gloves, identical to restaurant staff and meals suppliers and volunteers who test tickets. The interplay between tennis players and followers shall be “restricted” throughout the match.last_img read more

May 14

Rayo loses a 26% goal from Embarba’s farewell

first_imgBeyond its incidence on goals, Rayo has taken eight points in the absence of Embarba (the victory against Huesca; the draws with Extremadura, Mirandés, Oviedo, Tenerife and Albacete and the defeat against Elche), which means 20% of the total. Right now, he is 40 and sits at six playoff spots. Embarba left the Rayo last winter market, after have scored seven goals and have given eleven assists. Hence, the franjirrojo team is accusing their absence in terms of numbers. With your goodbye Rayo have lost more than a quarter (26%) of their goals. The Vallecana squad averaged 1’35 (31 goals in 23 games) when the winger was present and is now 1 (7 in 7) without him. Of these last seven goals, one of them was scored by a rival in his own door (Lomotey, from Extremadura) and two others have come from the penalty spot (the one from Ulloa to Oviedo and the one from Mario to Elche). Precisely, the midfielder, with two goals, is the one who has had the most fortune facing the door in this new stage. Something that charges more value, considering that Rayo was unable to score in two of those seven days (0-0, against Mirandés and Tenerife).last_img read more

May 14

Vasco da Gama confirms Ramon Menezes as his new coach

first_imgHe Vasco da Gama confirmed this Monday to the former Brazilian midfielder Ramon Menezes, 1998 Copa Libertadores champion with the Rio de Janeiro team, as its new technician for a season that continues suspended by the coronavirus crisis.Menezes had already been the team’s interim coach for about two weeks, when Abel Braga was fired. witheringly after remaining in office for just three months.The board of the Rio de Janeiro club met on Monday and decided to ratify him on the bench of the first team. Menezes, 47 years old and considered an idol of the cross-Maltese fans, returned to Vasco at the beginning of 2019 to work as a permanent technical assistant.As a player, he lived through the best moments of his sports career in the whole of Rio de Janeiro at the end of the 90’s, when he added to his long record of conquests the Brazilian Championship of 1997 and the Libertadores of 1998. Vasco also announced the return to the club of Antonio Lopes, who was the coach of the team in those golden years, although this time he will assume as the new “coordinator-coach”, a role he has been playing in the last clubs he passed through.However, the date of Menezes’ debut is still uncertain, as national and international competitions have been temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.Vasco da Gama, classified for the second phase of the Copa Sudamericana, announced on Monday through their social networks that they will give vacations until April 20 for its soccer players, members of the technical commission and professionals linked to the Soccer Department due to the pandemic.In fact, the start of the Brazilian League, scheduled for the first week of May, is in the air, due to the suspension still in force of all competitions and the forecasts of the health authorities, who are expecting the peak by then. of COVID-19 cases in the country.last_img read more

May 14

21st Century Cracks: Turrientes, the new Xabi Alonso de la Real

first_imgFootball was instilled in him from a young age. Roberto, his father, was part of the Beasain squad that achieved promotion to Second B in the 1991-92 season. In fact, he was the captain of that team. In his childhood, Beñat was always hit by a ball and well advised by his father.Real Sociedad, aware of the enormous potential it has, shielded him last September: renewed until 2025. The extension of his contract was published on the club’s website with a photo in which he posed with Aperribay in Anoeta, in a sample of how important this player is in the club. As usual when a player stands out at Real, his name soon began to be associated with Athletic. Given these rumors, in San Sebastián they hit the table to ensure that Turrientes continues for many years defending the Real shirt. At the moment he is one of the leaders of Juvenil A, but it will not take him long to go to the branch. There he will meet Xabi Alonso. Teacher and student will soon unite their paths … The Royal Society is, historically, a magnificent factory of midfielders. In recent years, the main reference for this prolific quarry has been Xabi Alonso, who triumphed in San Sebastián to later do so also in Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern. Later Illarramendi arrived and now in Zubieta they already have another midfielder marked in red: Beñat Turrientes (Beasain, Guipúzcoa, 2002).It is an organizing midfielder, with a long journey. A profile very similar to that of Xabi Alonso, although with a little more arrival. It can operate in both the role of ‘6’ and that of ‘8’. On the defensive parcel he has an innate ability to always be well placed, anticipating the rival’s move to cut passes and accumulate recoveries. In the organization, he always offers help, has a good vision of the game and a long displacement that makes him unpredictable in construction. It also has a good shot when it looks out into the area.last_img read more

May 14

Javier Tebas reassures José María Muñoz’s new Málaga

first_imgAs usually happens, every time Javier Tebas intervenes he is questioned about the situation of Málaga. The recent words of the president of LaLiga in one of his last interventions by videoconference have brought some tranquility in the club environment. “Malaga is going to end the season,” he said. “The truth is that Malaga worried us a long time ago, now I am less worried about Malaga than about some other type of club. Malaga is not so affected by this crisis, it does not have as many stores or ticketing is not that important. I think for now I can say that the season will end in conditions. “This reality comes from the happy cessation of Al Thani and his children, members of the club’s board of directors, decreed by the judge. The arrival of José María Muñoz as judicial administrator has brought coherence and serenity to the club. Thebes says so. “The judicial administration has already made certain decisions”. The transfer of Antoñín to Granada, despite the sheikh’s absurd protests, gave vital oxygen so that the club can finish this League without risk of being expelled from the competition. Questioned about the possible situation of the team for the next season, with the blow it can receive in 2019-20 with this season finale so adverse in terms of loss of income, he said: “The first development we have made with the Cash flows until the end of the season. Let’s see how they develop and the problem you may have. Málaga with the judicial administrator or whatever comes will solve that problem. But the problems are raised at the moment, I cannot think of Malaga for next season because I am to see if Malaga has done what it has to do until June 30. ” Life without the hideous president / tweeter and his idle children can be wonderful.last_img read more