O’NEILL’S GUNS LOADED HEADS FIELD OF NINE OLDER HORSES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN SANTA ANITA’S HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

first_imgIl FORNAIO: A Group I winner at age three in his native Argentina, Il Fornaio, a 5-year-old horse by the Lure stallion, Orpen, has been idle since July 11, 2015 and will make his U.S. debut for trainer Ron McAnally on Saturday. Second, beaten a neck, in a one mile turf Group I on June 27, 2015, Il Fornaio was a two-time allowance winner sprinting seven furlongs on turf at age three, showing ample early foot on both occasions. Owned by Edward Goldstone, Il Fornaio has four wins from nine Argentine starts. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2016)–Course specialist Guns Loaded heads a field of nine older horses in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s unique hillside turf course. GUNS LOADED: Trained by Doug O’Neill, this 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by D’wildcat comes off an emphatic 2 ¼ length win over the course in the Joe Hernandez Stakes on Feb. 28, and he seeks his third consecutive win on Saturday. Claimed five starts back, he’s won three out of his five starts for O’Neill and has two wins and a second from five tries down the hillside turf. Owned by Westside Rentals.com, Neil Haymes, Leove Rodriguez or Steve Rothblum, Guns Loaded has an effective stalking style and will be ridden by Rafael Bejarano, who replaces the recently injured Santiago Gonzalez. Guns Loaded is 25-7-3-4 overall with earnings of $346,570. HAY DUDE: Trained by Phil D’Amato, this 6-year-old English-bred gelding was a close second in his only hillside try, the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes, five starts back in January, 2015. Owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, he tried runaway tactics in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes here on Feb. 6, and cuts way back in distance from a mile and a quarter on turf. A sharp gate to wire allowance winner going one mile on turf two starts back on Jan. 14, Hay Dude will likely be mid-pack early in the San Simeon. THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTSRace 7 (of 11)                                                                     Approximate post time, 3:35 p.m. PDT Cape Wolfe–Flavien Prat–120Sexy–Agapito Delgadillo–120Producer–Drayden Van Dyke–120No Silent–Gary Stevens–124Hay Dude–Tyler Baze–120Il Fornaio–Joe Talamo–120Guns Loaded–Rafael Bejarano–120Outside Nashville–Martin Garcia–120Aotearoa–Brice Blanc–120First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 p.m. PRODUCER: A Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf in his native England at age two, 7-year-old Producer has been idle for 55 weeks and will make his U.S. debut for trainer Neil Drysdale and Calumet Farm in the San Simeon. Winless since venturing to Turkey for a Group II triumph at one mile on turf 10 starts back in September, 2013, Producer has his measure of back class but would appear to be in need of a recent race in order to show his best. His overall mark stands at 29-8-4-1 and he has earnings of $694,419.last_img read more

Clash of titans at Lae today

first_imgOn Friday, Tigers were running the ball at the Lae League grounds with much confidence.Coach Stanley Tepend has emphasised the basics the boys need to adhere to in a game that the home side will not want to take lightly.Tigers are leaders with 18 points on the overall points ladder despite losing to the Eastern Pool front runners TNT Simbu Lions a fortnight ago in the first crossover.And despite a poor start, the never say die Wigmen, who are on third place with 16 points after a successive winning streak in eight games, will try to prove their class away from home to maintain the winning pace.The Wigmen will have no problem with the venue as they tasted victory in their final two outings during the 2014 Digicel Cup season when they last played in Lae. They ran over Tigers in the semi final and then defeated the Agmark Gurias in the grand final.With the addition of former Kumuls Larsen Marabe, Nickson Kolo and Joshia Abuvu, and a crowd support expected from the Highlands, the Wigmen will run onto the field with confidence as well.Both teams will be coming to the game with massive form after a week’s bye due to the Pacific Games opening and this Lae match will be an interesting show that the fans should not miss.Both sides will also have two of the rising local coaches, Tepend and Andrew Andiki for Wigmen, calling from the sides.Topping both the Eastern Pool and the crossover points ladder, the Tigers are hot favourites for the minor premiership.last_img read more

Matthysse calls it quits

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ World Cup no biggie for USA Basketball 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 MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firmscenter_img Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Lucas Matthysse, left, of Argentina falls after receiving a punch by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBA World welterweight title bout in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 15, 2018.  APAs it turns out, it is Lucas Matthysse who is retiring after his WBA welterweight title bout with Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao last month.The Argentine, who claimed he would beat Pacquiao into retirement, announced in an Instagram post his decision to end his career at the age of 36.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He was decked three times by Pacquiao in their July 15 match at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur en route to losing by technical knockout after taking a wicked right uppercut in the seventh round.“Today I decide to hang up my gloves because another stage in my life is coming,” added Matthysse, who reportedly earned his biggest purse ever from Pacquiao fight amounting to $2 million.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I am proud that I maintained my career for 10 years at a world-class level, where I fought with the best in boxing and fulfilled my dream of being a world champion,” he said in a post.The soft-spoken Matthysse also thanked the sport for “changing my life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He rode into the sunset with 39 wins, 36 by way of knockout, and five losses.His career was marked by spectacular KO wins—albeit over lesser known foes—and equally stunning defeats to A-listers like Pacquiao, Danny Garcia and Viktor Postol. View commentslast_img read more

Mighty Barrolle Relegated

first_imgFlashback: Mighty Barrolle players walk off the pitch after one their disappointing results during the 2016/2017 league campaign Five weeks after the climax of the 2016/2017 LFA 1st Division League season, another drama has occurred in the league after Mighty Barrolle was relegated due to a complaint filed by LPRC Oilers against FC Fassel.LPRC Oilers on July 20, 2017 filed a complaint against Fassel for fielding an ineligible player in two matches. According to the complaint, the Soccer Missionaries fielded center defender Alvin McConnell who received a straight red card against Nimba United on April 23, 2017 at the North Star Stadium and should have missed the next three games, but only missed a single. According to league rules, a player receiving a straight red card should miss the next three matches.According to the complaint filed by LPRC, McConnell only missed FC Fassel’s match against LISCR on May 14, but was fielded in the team’s next two games against Mighty Barrolle and Barrack Young Controllers on June 11 and June 19 respectively.The ruling of the complaint, which was delayed for more than a month, was finally released on September 9 after an investigation by the LFA disciplinary committee.Following the ruling, LPRC Oilers moved a step above their previous position to the 9th place in the league with 25, thus helping the team escape relegation, which brought smiles back on the faces of the Oil Boys as that restored the team’s stay in the top flight league. But, it was a frustrating moment for Liberia’s traditional club Mighty Barrolle after the Rollers were relegated to the second division league.Barrolle will now join their traditional rivals, Invincible Eleven and ELWA United, that were earlier relegated to the second division after finishing 11th and 12th places respectively.This was the second drama in the LFA 1st division after the first one witnessed Soccer Missionaries losing 12 points as league leaders after a complaint was filed by rivals LISCR FC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Inline well testing mandatory for certain wells

first_imgThe Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum is praising the new well-testing requirements. Blair Lekstrom says the mandate is a progressive step toward achieving goals and targets set outin the BC Energy Plan.Meanwhile, Lekstrom and Environment Minister Barry Penner also announced that B.C.’s Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory (MAML) will visit four locations in the Peace region this summer.The MAML will monitor air quality for two to four weeks in the Kelly Lake/Toms Lake area, as well as Rolla, Farmington and Groundbirch.Advertisement By Energeticcity.ca staff Oil and gas corporations will now have to comply with mandatory inline well testing for some new wells.- Advertisement -The rule applies to wells that are located within 1.25 kilometres of a residence and three kilometres or less from pipeline infrastructure.In a statement released by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission on Thursday, CEO Alex Ferguson says the testing will help reduce flaring and incineration during well operation.It’s an effort to meet the Province’s goal of eliminating routine flaring at oil and gas production wells and facilities by 2016.Ferguson says the requirement will also help reduce the potential impact of well operations on residents.Advertisementcenter_img In a news release sent out on Thursday, Lekstrom says although the Ministry is not aware of any air-quality issues in these areas, he says it’s important that air quality is monitored so that people throughout B.C. continue to enjoy the best air quality possible.last_img read more

Glenhola Raceways make generous donation to Aras Gaoth Dobhair

first_imgGlenhola Raceways have made their first charity donation since the group’s establishment earlier this year.They generously donated €200 to Aras Gaoth Dobhair, a centre which cares for elderly people in the area.They felt that Aras Gaoth Dobhair would be the perfect recipient of their first donation as “they do fantastic work at Aras Gaoth Dobhair and it is local to the club”. Glenhola Raceways started at the Old Stock car track in Gweedore this year, which they then renamed Glenhola Raceways. They had a demolition derby and have raised money for repairs to the tracks.They have a racing day on the 11th of September, and everyone is welcome to attend!To find out more, check out their Facebook page.Glenhola Raceways make generous donation to Aras Gaoth Dobhair was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:aras gaoth dobhairdemolition derbyglenhola racewaysold stock car tracklast_img read more

Gardaí spark pun war following funny tweet

first_imgGardaí have once more sparked a pun war following a tweet on their official Twitter account.This is the second time in recent weeks that the Gardaí have submitted ‘punny’ jokes to their Twitter account, as they tweeted a picture of a squad car herding cattle in Ballybofey three weeks ago.Following a new campaign to crack down on farm related crime by Crimestoppers, IFA, Gardai and DoneDeal; the Gardaí tweeted of how they were on a “steak out”, and that the cows were”friesian” despite favourable weather conditions. Wicklow Gardaí steak out to prevent farm related thefts. Warm out but they were friesian https://t.co/pzsBBsVaHr pic.twitter.com/PsMCnOZazf— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) September 6, 2016Twitter users reacted by chiming in with their very own cow related puns;Some of them were actually quite creative… We hope the Gardaí didn’t hang around too long into the evening in case the calves got in trouble with their moo-dy mothers for being up ‘pasture’ bedtime. Now that would just be an udder disaster. Gardaí spark pun war following funny tweet was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cowsGardaipunsTwitterlast_img read more

DOCTOR WHO WENT MISSING IN DONEGAL DECLARED DEAD

first_imgA doctor who went missing in Donegal in 2009 has been declared dead.Dr Deirdre Donnelly’s car was found at Kinnego beach and notes to her three children were found in her holiday home nearby.Under new laws in Northern Ireland, Mrs Donnelly, who was from Co Tyrone, can now be officially declared dead. Until 2009, the family of a missing person would have to wait seven years for such a declaration, possibly entangling families in financial and legal bureaucracy.The High Court in Belfast heard how Dr Donnelly suffered from depression.Mr Justice Deeny ruled that it was proved to the court’s satisfaction that Dr Donnelly entered the sea on January 11th 2009 and subsequently drowned.DOCTOR WHO WENT MISSING IN DONEGAL DECLARED DEAD was last modified: February 9th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:DR Deirdre DonnellyKinnego Beachmissing declared deadTyronelast_img read more

Wanted: 2016 Ohio FFA Convention Student Reporters

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Attention Ohio FFA Members:The 2016 Ohio FFA State Convention is just around the corner and the Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal is on the search for three outstanding Ohio FFA members to help serve as student reporters for this year’s event. You’ll get the opportunity to help cover the convention and work alongside our news staff that includes Matt Reese, Dale Minyo and Ty Higgins. Ever wonder what it’s like to do our job? Here’s your chance!The live coverage of the Ohio FFA Convention will be posted on www.ocj.com.Student Reporters will assist in gathering award winner information, shoot video of newsworthy items and people, share their commentary of what happened in each session through a video recap and much more.To be considered:You must be attending both days of the Ohio FFA Convention May 5th and 6th.Submit a video sharing your qualifications and why you should be selected. This video should be no longer than two minutes. Don’t be afraid to show your excitement, creativity and enthusiasm!Upload the video to YouTube and email the link to joel@ohioagnet.comAll entries must be received by Friday, April 22nd.Those who earn a spot as a student reporter will be notified by April 26th.Search our website for examples of student reporters and their coverage from years past. Please direct any questions to Joel Penhorwood at joel@ohioagnet.com.last_img read more

Progress on West Coast port labor negotiations

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) this week announced it expects a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to pass with a 67 percent approval vote from its members. This is positive news for the U.S. economy and pork industry as the agreement eliminates the possibility of any near-term disruption of West Coast port service. In 2015, a nine-month labor dispute at ports from Seattle to San Diego slowed the flow of U.S. exports. As a member of the Ag Transportation Coalition and of the Ports Coalition, the National Pork Producers Councl continues to work for port accessibility and continuity of service.last_img