Shooters Shoot Calls All The Shots As He Stretches Out To Impressive Mile Victory In $55,000 Santa Anita Maiden Special Weight Feature

first_imgShooters Shoot Calls All The Shots As He Stretches Out To Impressive Mile Victory In $55,000 Santa Anita Maiden Special Weight Feature, Getting The Distance Over ‘Good’ Surface In 1:38.87ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2020)–Promising 3-year-olds have proven to be the order of the weekend at Santa Anita, as trainer Peter Eurton’s Shooters Shoot, who was second in his most recent start to yesterday’s racing star, Charlatan, stretched out for the first time in Sunday’s first race, a $55,000 maiden special weight affair, and he responded with a resounding 3 ¼ length victory.  Ridden by Abel Cedillo, the Kentucky-bred colt by Competitive Edge got a flat mile over a track listed as “good” in 1:38.87.Breaking sharply from the rail in a field of seven sophomores, Shooters Shoot was pressed around the first turn by Lane Way with even money favorite Yeng Again caught three-wide.  Leaving the half mile pole, Shooters Shoot enjoyed a one length advantage and by the three eighths pole, he was lengthening his lead while Joel Rosario, aboard Lane Way, was asking his mount to keep up.Turning for home, Shooters Shoot was in complete command, about 2 ½ lengths clear of Lane Way and he went on to an authoritative win with lightly raced Friar’s Road rallying to complete the exacta.“He was very comfortable,” said Cedillo, who had ridden Shooters Shoot in his previous two races.  “We had the rail, so I knew I had to get a position, but from there I left him alone.  He handled it great.”Second, beaten 5 ¾ lengths by current A-List Derby prospect Charlatan in a six furlong maiden race here Feb. 16, Shooters Shoot was overlayed at 5-1 and paid $12.40, $7.80 and $4.40.“It looks like he’ll get two turns, so we’ll enjoy this one,” said Eurton.  “He was second to a pretty nice colt the other day, so we’ll see where we go.”Owned by ERJ Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing, LLC and Dan Hudock, Shooters Shoot, who is out of the Bernardini mare Repeat and was purchased out of a 2-year-old in training sale last April in Ocala, Fla., was making his fifth start today.  With the winner’s check of $33,000, he increased his earnings to $58,280.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Friar’s Road worked his way into contention at the rail going to the far turn, had to await room and then was asked for run turning for home in a solid effort.  Well beaten in his first start, a 6 ½ furlong sprint on Oct. 26, Friar’s Road was off at 10-1 and paid $11.00 and $5.80 while finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Lane Way.Lane Way, who was beaten a quarter length by the winner while running third on Feb. 16, checked in third at 7-2 under Umberto Rispoli and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.89, 46.67, 1:11.69 and 1:24.93.With entries being taken on Tuesday, racing, with no pubic admittance, will resume at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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Past players back Windies

first_imgFormer West Indies players Sir Andy Roberts, Jackie Hendriks and David Williams have given the West Indies the edge in the final of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India today. Describing the Caribbean aggregation as best suited for the format, and having the psychological edge after defeating England in the preliminaries, as well as the momentum after overcoming title favourites India in the semi-finals, the trio, however, believes it will come down to application. “I think it’s going to be another win for us,” stated Hendriks, referring in the process to the regional side’s triumph over Sri Lanka four years ago. “They (England) are a good team, but I think that the West Indies are best for this type of cricket. “I think if we keep our heads, our bowling attack can keep them within any total we set, as well as we have the batting to chase down any total they set,” the former wicketkeeper added. Roberts, a member of the pioneering Clive Lloyd-led ICC World Cup 50 overs winning teams of 1976 and 1979, highlighted bowling as the key to victory. “If we bowl well by restricting the amount of sixes, as well as bowling a lot of dot balls, that will be the key to success,” cited Roberts. “We have been bowling well in patches with the spinners, particularly (Samuel) Badree and (Sulieman) Benn, playing extremely well. “However, the medium pacers such as Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite have at times allowed things to slip.” Williams, meanwhile, a wicketkeeper for the West Indies teams in 1990s, and former West Indies assistant coach, believes the strength of the team’s batting will prove decisive. “The Englishmen should have some headaches when we bat,” Williams said. “We have a lot of match-winners, and have picked up some form, and that is worrying for any opposition. “It’s not just Chris Gayle anymore. Lendl Simmons and Johnson Charles have come along, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo are there, as well as the hitting power of Andre Russell, Darren Sammy and Carlos Brathwaite.”last_img read more

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NBA eases schedule for weary stars

first_imgDraymond Green (left) of the Golden State Warriors and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fall to the floor during the first half in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 12, 2017, in Oakland, California. AFPNEW YORK, United States — The NBA announced its full 1,230-game schedule for the upcoming season, complete with tweaks designed to reduce wear-and-tear on players through the grinding 26-week campaign.The 2017-18 season will be the first season in NBA history in which no team plays four games in five days. The number of back-to-back games has been reduced to 14.4 per team — down from 16.3 last year.ADVERTISEMENT The issue of keeping teams fresh during a regular-season lasting more than six months gained urgency as coaches opted to rest stars like LeBron James and Stephen Curry occasionally to be sure they’d be ready for deep playoff runs.The absence of marquee players was felt not only by fans who paid for tickets but also by national broadcasters. ABC and ESPN recently paid $24 billion for the right to air some of the league’s marquee games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’To make it possible, the league shortened the pre-season, and added about a week to the regular season.The season that tips off on October 17 with the reigning champion Golden State Warriors taking on the Houston Rockets and the Cleveland Cavaliers, bested by the Warriors in last season’s finals, taking on the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gilas five needs pluck 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano View comments The NBA had already revealed its five Christmas Day contests, which include a Warriors-Cavaliers rematch. The two teams, who have clashed in the last three championship series, will meet again on Martin Luther King Jr Day — January 15.Three-time All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, traded from the Sacramento Kings to the New Orleans Pelicans last season, makes his first return to Sacramento in week two.There could be fireworks on November 15, when Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Los Angeles Lakers and rookie Lonzo Ball — the second overall pick in June’s draft.Ball’s father LaVar Ball and Embiid traded barbs on social media during the off-season.Paul George, traded by the Indiana Pacers to Oklahoma City, returns with the Thunder and NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook to take on the Pacers on December 13.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Teen gunned down in Masbate Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Chris Paul will be back in Los Angeles to take on his old team the Clippers as a Houston Rocket on January 15.Jimmy Butler, dealt by the Bulls to the Minnesota Timberwolves in June, returns to Chicago with his new team on February 9.Gordon Hayward, who signed with the Celtics on March 28, returns to take on his old team the Utah Jazz on March 28.In international games already announced, the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets will play in Mexico City on December 9 and the 76ers and Celtics will meet in London on January 11. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Uzbekistan’s Istomin pockets Asian Games gold, flies to US Open

first_imgShe has been at his side — at least during training at home in Moscow — since he turned professional in 2004.“I think the most important thing is that I don’t have to pay extra to another coach!” he joked. “I have a good relationship with Mum… to be mother and coach at the same time is great and I’m happy with that.”However, his mother’s aversion to long-haul flights means Istomin often travels and plays alone — which he admits can be an advantage.“Sometimes we need a rest from each other as well,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins 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 French Open to ban Serena’s ‘Black Panther’ catsuit Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin celebrates his win against China’s Wu Yibing during the men’s singles final tennis match at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang on August 25, 2018. AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANUzbekistan’s Denis Istomin scooped Asian Games tennis gold in Indonesia on Saturday before jumping on a flight round the world to compete in the US Open.Istomin, 31, came from behind to beat China’s reigning US Open boys’ champion, 18-year-old Wu Yibing, on a tie-break, winning 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in Palembang.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms But there will be no time to celebrate for Istomin, who only just managed to squeeze in his victory at the regional Olympics before the US Open in New York.Istomin had a flight booked Saturday afternoon to the the States via Jakarta and Istanbul, a gruelling journey of some 27 hours.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’There he will have scant opportunity to recover before his first-round match against America’s Steve Johnson at 11:00am New York time (1500 GMT) on Monday.But Istomin said there was no question of missing the Games, a rare chance to win a gold medal for his country — and automatic qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. “I think it shows it means a lot to me and to my country. I always represent my country, never lose an opportunity,” he said.Istomin, who has slid from a high of 33 to 75 in the rankings, made waves when he stunned defending champion Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open last year.The Uzbek, recognisable by his trademark headband and glasses, was also runner-up to Slovak Martin Klizan this month in Kitzbuehel — his first clay-court final.“I’m always struggling with the clay and to be in the final — for me, it’s a big, big tournament. I was really happy with this result,” said Istomin.One notable absentee at both the Asian Games and the US Open is Istomin’s coach and mother, Klaudiya Istomina.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Small grass fire Friday in Fort St. John

first_imgPhoto:  Fort St. John Fire Crews responded to a small grass fire Friday – Submitted Alana GreenFort St. John Fire Crews responded to a small grass fire Friday afternoon near 100th avenue.- Advertisement -The fire broke out near BC Hydro and the Cemetery.  This fire follows another grass fire Wednesday in Fort St. John, thankfully neither caused significant damage.The Prince George Fire Centre is once again warning area residents that grass fires are the most common form of unnecessary, human-caused fires at this time of year.For more information on grass fires Click Here.  Remember of you see news happening, just like Alana send your tips to contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com or call 250-787-7100.last_img read more

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Jackson and Cook move past quarrel

first_imgCook finished with seven points and made 2 of 4 shots in 17 minutes. He played the final 10:13 of the second quarter and came back for the last 6:41 of the game when Jackson needed to get Lamar Odom a breather. Cook did miss a 21-footer with 25.9 seconds left. With Cook apologizing after Thursday’s incident, Jackson said he decided: “We’ll just go ahead and go forward with this. This is (not) going to interrupt what we’re trying to do as a team.” Not so `Rad’ Jackson’s patience with Vladimir Radmanovic ran out three minutes into the second half Friday after he watched Radmanovic miss two shots and fail to get back on defense against Chris Bosh. TORONTO – The Lakers had given up eight straight points to start the second quarter of Friday’s game when coach Phil Jackson decided it was time to go to his bench. He called for Kobe Bryant, who had sat for not even two minutes, as well as forward Brian Cook. As Cook headed to the scorer’s table, he took off his shooting shirt and the memories of his blowup Thursday at Detroit receded into the past. He sent Ronny Turiaf for Radmanovic, who didn’t play the rest of the game. Jackson afterward summed up things succinctly, saying, Vlade’s had two stinkers.” Earlier in the day, Radmanovic earned a spot on one Sports Illustrated writer’s list of the five worst defenders in the NBA. Jackson joked before Friday’s game, “Is he the only one? We’ve got about four or five on our team,” but wasn’t about to disagree. In the first quarter of Thursday’s loss to Detroit, Jackson watched as Rasheed Wallace burned Radmanovic for two early baskets. Radmanovic came to the Lakers with the reputation as being a one-dimensional shooter, though his defensive effort was praised during training camp. As Jackson put it Friday, “We think that he has the ability but he hasn’t defined himself as a player yet.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Jackson didn’t hesitate in playing Cook against the Toronto Raptors one day after the forward’s perceived act of disrespect – discarding his warm-up top in the coach’s lap – led to Jackson removing Cook as soon as he checked into the game. “I think in any family you’re going to have arguments,” Cook said. “I think we just had a family argument. We still love each other. I just tried to come out and just be a professional today. That’s how I am. I just come to work. Sometimes family members get mad. Both ways.” last_img
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Winter storm ends but leaves lots of snow behind

first_imgFort Nelson received just under 20 cm on Friday alone.  Chetwynd received the most snow in the region with 35.4 cm. There is no current data available for Dawson Creek.The City of Fort St. John says plow crews were out most of the night Friday.  Their first priority is 100 street and 100 avenue.  Snow crews will build large windrows on those streets this weekend and they should be removed Tuesday morning.In Dawson Creek the City launched on Friday a unique tool that shows you the location of all their snow clearing equipment in real time.  This online map will show residents when plows will be in their area and which roads are priorities.  Click here to see the map.- Advertisement -The forecast calls for light snow today, but the cold weather will still exist.  The high is expected to be minus 17, but with the wind, the temperature will feel more like minus 32.The cold weather will stick around for all of the Family Day long weekend and the High on Ice festival.  Sunday we’ll see a high of minus 19, windchill minus 32.  On Monday the wind should disappear and we’ll reach a high of minus 17.The temperature could change quickly next week, as Environment Canada says we could see a high of plus 1 on Wednesday, plus 5 on Thursday and plus 3 on Friday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hails ‘monsters’ of football

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho hailed the influence of both John Terry and Steven Gerrard after the Blues’ 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, before admitting he does not know how the England national team has failed to taste success in recent years.Terry and Gerrard were both on the scoresheet at Stamford Bridge, the former becoming the highest scoring defender in Premier League history while the latter was handed a standing ovation by Chelsea supporters when substituted in the second half.And Mourinho described the pair, along with former Blues midfielder Frank Lampard, as “monsters” of the game.“I have lots of respect for these guys. These are monsters of football but I still can’t believe that generation did nothing big in the national team because it was a fantastic generation of players.“We are speaking about some of the best players in the world player together in the same national team. Speaking about today, it was good for John and good for Steven.“Steven gets standing ovations every week at Anfield but to get it away from home is special and he gets the feeling of being respected all over the country.“For Steven to come here and get a standing ovation is perfect for him.”Speaking about Terry’s influence as Chelsea captain – the 34-year-old has 39 league goals to his name – Mourinho added: “It’s simple every title Chelsea won in Mr Abramhovic’s era he was there. In my three Premier League (titles) he was fantastic in all three.”last_img read more

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Man United fans are VERY confident after seeing ‘easy’ final few games – title no.21?

first_img Will there be scenes like this again in Manchester next year? 1 Man United could be champions once again next May, according to some excited supporters.Following the release of the 2015/16 Premier League fixtures, fans were pleased with the final run in of games where Bournemouth and Norwich are among the opposition.FIVE IMPORTANT MAN UNITED GAMESIt might be a little early to crack open the champagne, but the games have given a few fans reasons to be optimistic, though there were some urging caution…last_img read more

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