Month: May 2020


first_imgSANTA ANITA TO AGAIN OFFER $5,000 ‘SHOWVIVOR’ ONLINE BETTING CONTEST; POPULAR FREE WAGER OFFERS TOP PRIZE OF $2,500 & REQUIRES PLAYERS TO SELECT ONE IN-THE-MONEY RUNNER EACH DAY THEY PLAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2019)–Santa Anita Park will again offer its popular free online “Showvivor” contest throughout its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens on Friday.  “Showvivor” requires participants to select one horse in one each day they play, and that horse must finish no worse than third in order for the player to remain “alive.”  A top prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the longest “show streak” achieved throughout the course of the meet which concludes on Sunday, Nov. 3.“Showvivor” participants will not be eliminated if their selection finishes off the board.  Instead, they will be able to begin a new streak the next racing day–with the eventual top prize going to the player with the longest streak.Including the longest “show streak,” contestants will have five separate ways to win beginning Sept. 27:SHOW STREAK:  The player with the longest “show” or no worse than third place finish streak at the end of the meet will win the Grand Prize of $2,500.  Players are advised to note that if they fail to make an online selection on a given day, their streak is still alive but they will not receive credit for days missed.WIN STREAK:  This carries a $1,000 prize and is intended to reward players who have selected the most consecutive first place finishers.  If a player fails to make a selection on a given day, his or her streak may continue, but the player will not receive credit for any days missed.TOTAL WINS:  At the end of the meet, the top player with the most total wins will win a $500 cash prize.TOTAL PLACES:  This also carries a prize of $500 and rewards the player that selects the most total “places” or second place finishes.WIN PAYOUT:  At the end of the meet, the player who has tabbed the highest single day win payout will be awarded a $500 cash prize.Players are encouraged to sign up as early as possible at, although registration will be available after Sept. 27. As in years past, daily online selections must be made no later than 10 prior to first post time, which is at 1 p.m. on Friday.First post time this weekend is at 12:30 p.m.  For additional details, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESRUBEN FUENTES, QUEEN BEE TO YOU, WINNER:   “I thought my horse was getting rank, but the pace was a little slow and that’s why she was pulling. Thankfully the rail was open and I took that spot, I realized I was going a little slow so I said I’m in the perfect spot. Once she made the lead, she relaxed real nice.  My plan was to angle outside and put the pressure on the other filly (Der Lu), but we ended up inside and she fought back.”“I want to thank everyone who always gives me an opportunity, I always try my best.”DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, DER LU, SECOND:  “She relaxed really well and she ran well.  That other filly just came back and got us.  Too good to lose.”TRAINER QUOTESANDREW LERNER, QUEEN BEE TO YOU, WINNER: “She has been training so well, she coming into each race so happy and doing so extremely well. The plan wasn’t to be that close but in the paddock she was so much on the muscle, I told Ruben, ‘She’s not gonna let you hold her back this time.’ So I got a little nervous that he wasn’t able to get outside but  what a brilliant ride by Ruben he’s just done so good for us.“She’s just one of those gritty mares that wants to win.  She’s just all heart and you gotta love horses like that.  It’s unbelievable, just to saddle next to guys like Bob Baffert, Richard Mandella and Richie Baltas, guys I’ve looked up to growing up and going to the races.  It’s incredible to be in the same paddock with them, but to be standing here in the Winner’s Circle, it means a lot.”CHRISTOPHER ST. HILAIRE, OWNER, QUEEN BEE TO YOU, WINNER: “An equal amount of Blueberries is the most famous line from Casino, one of my favorite movies. All of the horses we own will be run under that name in the future. It is absolutely incredible, I called Ruben six months ago in the evening, I said I think you are the best young rider out there and were gonna give you first choice on all of our mounts and it has turned out to be the right move. He’s talent. To pass like he did after being passed, it is not an easy task.”ADAM VALI, OWNER, QUEEN BEE TO YOU, WINNER: “It’s incredible this is the only horse that I own, I am just happy to be along for the ride.”NOTES: The winning owners are An Equal Amount of Blueberries, LLC and Adam Vali.last_img read more

Son targeted by sick trolls on Instagram after reckless tackle on Gomes

first_imgSon breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  SPURS star Son Heung-min has been targeted with abuse by trolls on Instagram after his challenge on Andre Gomes left the Everton star with a broken ankle.One branded the distraught Tottenham midfielder a “butcher” and a “killer” while another warned him that karma would strike.3 Spurs star Son was targeted with abuse even though he was clearly devastated by what happened to GomesCredit: ReutersEverton midfielder Gomes was rushed to hospital with a broken and dislocated ankle following the horrific 78th-minute collision.His team-mate Cenk Tosun recalled the nightmare scene, saying: “I could hear him screaming. His eyes were open so big. I just tried to hold him.”The Toffees are investigating alleged racist abuse aimed at Son in the aftermath.But it was online that the South Korean bore the brunt of anger – even though the feeling was mostly one of sympathy for his situation. In between a flurry of comments wishing Son well and telling him it was not his fault, one user wrote: “You have destroyed Andre’s career. You do not deserve to play football anymore butcher, killer.”See what you did with him. That’s revenge, not a tackle.”Another said: “Shame on you! You’ll be banned forever. Stop crying like a little girl and acting like you care.”3 Gomes suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle in the collisionCredit: ReutersA fellow user posted: “THE KILLER @hm_son7.”Another said: “Dirty f***ing hack.”One comment warned: “Karma will get you back.”One wrote: “Hope you can’t sleep at night. Karma is coming.”And another said: “What you did to Andre Gomes is criminal. You should be banned until Andre starts playing again.”Premier League chiefs released a statement explaining why Son was sent off.Referee Martin Atkinson had a yellow card in his hand to begin with.latest football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitBut this was changed to a straight red once the scale of the injury became clear.Spurs are thought to be appealing the red, which Pochettino branded “unbelievable”.Gomes’ distraught Everton team-mates are unlikely to visit him in hospital today because he will be on such a “strong dose of painkillers”.3Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img read more

Jamie Redknapp calls on Jose Mourinho to utilise ‘real deal’ Troy Parrott

first_imgJAMIE REDKNAPP has urged Jose Mourinho to start using Troy Parrott amidst his current striking crisis.He cited Wayne Rooney and Marcus Rashford as classic examples of living up to the old maxim, ‘if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.’3Credit: AFP or licensorsHe wrote in his Daily Mail column that once upon a time he heard rumblings about a talented youngster at Everton, who two years later was ripping it up in the Premier League at just 16.Redknapp also cited Rashford’s case as one that shows talented young players don’t need their opportunities to be drip-fed to them in order to succeed.And the timing also means that Spurs could benefit as much from Parrott as the Dubliner could from the club.He wrote: “With Harry Kane and Son Heung-min sidelined, his is a name on the lips of Spurs supporters.REAL DEAL”Mourinho has claimed Parrott is ‘not ready’ but my sources at Tottenham say he is the real deal, with all the attributes to go to the very top.”He has power, pace and is not the type to be fazed by a challenge.3 Rooney was just 16 when he made his breakthrough with EvertonCredit: PA:Empics Sport”He’s been training with the first team, learning from the master Kane and has been capped by Ireland.3 Redknapp says his sources have expressed fewer doubts about Parrott than Mourinho hasCredit: Getty Images – GettyMOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50’ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless'”I have every faith that Parrott is more than capable of doing a job for Mourinho and I hope he gets an opportunity to prove that, even if it’s off the substitutes’ bench.”Mourinho has been steadfast in his belief that the Republic of Ireland striker is not ready for first-team football.Most recently he said: “My thoughts are that Troy Parrott is not ready and Ryan Sessegnon is not a striker.”last_img read more

Kangaroos squad updated

first_imgCameron Smith © Centre Interchange Prop Townsville Brothers Fullback Player South Tuggeranong Knights/Valley Dragons Prop Melbourne Storm Blake Ferguson Mudgeeraba Redbacks Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Halfback Darius Boyd Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Lock Mona Vale Raiders Will Chambers Brisbane Broncos Five-Eighth Sam Thaiday All Saints Toongabbie Bribie Island Warrigals St Edwards, Gosford Nhulunbuy, NT Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Interchange Boyd Cordner Trent Merrin Johnathan Thurston Townsville Brothers David Klemmer Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Old Bar Pirates Valentine Holmes Michael Morgan Position Shellharbour Sharks Wing Logan Brothers Griffith Waratah/St Patricks Blacktown Matt Gillett North Queensland Cowboys 20th man Second Row Jake Trbojevic Brisbane Broncos Junior Club Western Lions/Townsville Brisbane Broncos Centre Wing Melbourne Storm Souths Sunnybank North Queensland Cowboys Tyson Frizell Interchange Andrew Fifita North Queensland Cowboys 19th man Cooper Cronk NRL Club St George Illawarra Dragons Hughenden Hawks/Townsville St George Illawarra Dragons Souths Acacia Corrimal Cougars Melbourne Storm Jordan McLean Josh Dugan Sydney Roosters Sydney Roosters 18th man Prop Andrew Fifita will now start in the front row on Friday night against New Zealand at GIO Stadium, after Boyd was ruled out due to a lower leg injury.Jake Trbojevic has been promoted to the interchange bench in place of Fifita.The updated 2017 AnzacTest Kangaroos squad is:  Melbourne Storm Young Cherrypickers Second Row James Maloney Wellington Cowboys/Earlwood Saints Interchange Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Justin O’Neill Penrith Panthers Hookerlast_img read more

Umaga takes blame for Tokyo blue

first_imgPhoto by: RENEE MCKAY/ GETTY IMAGES (Blues coach Tana Umaga). With both teams out of playoff contention, the last-placed Japanese side scored eight tries to three and ran the woeful visitors ragged on their way to a commanding 48-21 victory on a scorching afternoon in Tokyo on Saturday.The Sunwolves, who had just one other win this year and came into the match having conceded 146 points in two big losses in South Africa, trailed by 14 towards the end of the first half before rattling off 41 unanswered points and keeping the visitors scoreless in the second spell.The Blues simply couldn’t live with the pace and ambition the Filo Tiatia-coached team played with, wilting under waves of unrelenting pressure as the mercury reached a furnace-like 42 degrees.While he acknowledged the attitude of Sunwolves had been far better, Umaga felt his decision to take his team to Japan 12 days early in an attempt to acclimatise to the sweltering temperatures had played a significant role.”I have to look at myself before I start looking at the players and that performance,” a downcast Blues coach said.”It’s how I prepare them during the week, what I have done to really help them and have I helped them enough. I can’t play but I can have an influence with how they prepare and motivating them.”We did what we thought was right but clearly it wasn’t. We can’t go pointing fingers at players and what they are doing, we’ve got to look at ourselves and what can we take out of this.”Although they were already resigned to finishing fifth and last in the New Zealand conference, lack of motivation was not an excuse for the Auckland-based franchise.The contest was the 99th and last for the Blues for prop Charlie Faumuina, who is joining French club Toulouse, while loose-forward Steven Luatua was making his 76th appearance before heading for England to link up with Bristol.Umaga said not sending the departing duo off in the appropriate manner was the hardest thing to take, followed closely by the feeling it left them with after an overall campaign that had also included seven wins and, at times, some promising signs.”It’s that old adage that everyone remembers your last performance and it’s not a good one for us going into the end of the season.”The best thing for us is to look at ourselves … it’s definitely one we’ll debrief; we need to take the learnings.”It’s also just a realisation that we are where we are at the moment because of these inconsistencies we are showing, not being able to get on the front foot in games we’re actually meant to do well in.”That is attitude, preparation and mindset. And we’ve got to keep pushing on that.”It wasn’t all doom and gloom from the Blues coach.He still assessed the entire season as a step forward from last year and felt it was important one poor performance did not stop them from looking ahead in a positive fashion.And while it was frustrating to not be taking those steps at a faster rate, Umaga said he had every intention of seeing out the third and final year on his current contract.”I’m positive in what I can do and confident in my ability, I have to be otherwise I shouldn’t be here.”I’ll see that [final year] out and who knows what happens after that. We all realise this is a results driven game.”As long as we are improving hopefully I keep putting those opportunities up for myself.”Sunwolves 48 (Tim Lafaele 3, Keisuke Uchida, Ryohei Yamanaka, Kaito Shigeno, Yoshita Tokunaga tries, penalty try, Yu Tamura 2 con, Jumpei Ogura con) Blues 21 (James Parsons, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Michael Collins tires, Ihaia West 3 con). Halftime: 14-21.last_img read more

Biggar, Halfpenny and Williams return to Wales’ starting XV

first_imgNumber 10 Biggar has not featured in Wales’ opening two rounds, a comprehensive win over Scotland and a narrow loss to England, due to a shoulder problem, but he returns to earn his 61st cap.Fellow British and Irish Lions Williams and Halfpenny also make the team, the former having featured and scored for Saracens against Sale Sharks on Friday to step up his comeback from an abdominal injury, while the latter was a late withdrawal against England due to an infected foot.Winger George North remains among the replacements with Gareth Anscombe also on the bench, but Rhys Patchell – singled out as a weak link by England coach Eddie Jones before the match at Twickenham – misses out altogether, as does Josh Adams.Taulupe Faletau does not make the matchday squad despite having been declared available on Monday in a fully-fit squad.TEAM NEWS Wales welcome back @lionsofficial trio Dan Biggar, Leigh Halfpenny and Liam Williams for #IREvWAL. Croeso nol i Lewod Halfpenny, Williams a Biggar i wynebu Iwerddon dydd Sadwrn.— Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) February 20, 2018″It is great to be able to bring so much experience back into the starting XV and into the backline,” head coach Warren Gatland, who will take charge of Wales for the 100th time, said about his selection for the match in Dublin.”It is the first week we have had everyone in the ‘green’ in terms of availability which is a nice luxury to have and a positive ahead of what is a very important Test match against a very good Ireland side.”We have been pleased with the depth we have developed in the back three and pleased with how those players have gone, but having the experience of Dan, Liam and Leigh coming back in is hugely important.”We have been pleased with how the forward pack has been going and how they have worked as a unit but as always there is pressure for them to perform too.” Wales XV: Leigh Halfpenny, Liam Williams, Scott Williams, Hadleigh Parkes, Steff Evans, Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Samson Lee, Cory Hill, Alun Wyn Jones, Aaron Shingler, Josh Navidi, Ross Moriarty.Replacements: Elliot Dee, Wyn Jones, Tomas Francis, Bradley Davies, Justin Tipuric, Aled Davies, Gareth Anscombe, George North Photo Getty Images. Caption: Wales fly-half Dan Biggarlast_img read more

U20 World Cup spot up for grabs for Oceania women

first_imgPNG replaced South Africa as World Cup hosts in March, gifting them automatic qualification and a second berth for Oceania.Hosts Tonga face a tough test in today’s opening match against defending Oceania champions New Zealand, who have been on an unbeaten run since 2002.Coach Penateti Feke was a part of the Tongan team at July’s Pacific Games.She’s selected four of her teammates from that event, while nine have experience from last year’s Under 20 tournament.”They’ve already played against New Zealand so they know what it’s like to play against the toughest team in the region so it’s going to be the toughest game out of all the games. From last year we had one victory so this year we’re looking to get more than that. If the girls have it to take us to the top then so be it”.Vanuatu take on New Caledonia in today’s other clash with Samoa’s first game not until Saturday.last_img read more

Garamuts winless at World Cup qualifiers

first_imgIn their last match on Wednesday this week , the Garamuts lost to USA by 5 wickets (with 58 balls remaining).This was their fourth consecutive loss at the qualifiers.The Garmuts finished last on the ladder out of 5 participating countries.Meanwhile, Nepal qualified for the 2016 U19 World Cup in Bangladesh after beating Ireland by 3 wickets in the final on Thursday.Nepal finished unbeaten at the qualifiers.In the third place play off, USA beat Uganda by 5 wickets.last_img

Meet the new Hunter

first_imgHe may not have Ottio’s height or the running game of Eliab  but his performance  in the first three rounds has won the hearts of fans.Hailing from the Sinesine District of the Simbu province,  22 year old Justin Olam is no stranger to rugby league.He was a consistent performer for the Lae based Snax Tigers in the Digicel Cup starting from year 2014 untill last year.His performance did not go unnoticed when he was rewarded a Kumul jumper to play in the 2015 Prime Minister’s XIII in which he scored a try.Olam’s performance also caught the attention of  Hunters selectors.He was drafted in the Hunters train on squad and eventually made the final 25 men squad.In the trial matches Olam was very impressive with his strong defense and the tackle busts he made which caused trouble for the opposition .That forced the Hunters Coach to promote him to a spot on the bench then to the starting team to play on the wing while regular winger Adex Wera was suspended by the QRL judiciary for a high tackle the previous weekend.Last weekend against Tweed Head Seagulls,he did not disappoint  again ,he kept busy on the defensive and also in attack made couple of line breaks.But Olam says he still has alot to learn.Rugby League runs in his family.His uncle was a former PNG Kumul and Mendi Muruks Winger, Michael Mark.Olam excels in Education also. He will be graduating with a degree in Applied Physics with Electronics and Instrumentation this year.It is a goal for all Rugby League players in PNG to make it to the Hunters side and Olam said “it is a privilege to be an Hunter and now his goal is to play NRL one fine day”.last_img read more