first_imgSANTA ANITA-BASED STORM THE COURT IS NAMED 2-YEAR-OLD ECLIPSE CHAMPION MALE; COLT BY COURT VISION IS SCHEDULED TO MAKE HIS 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN THE GRADE II, $200,000 SAN VICENTE STAKES SUNDAY, FEB. 9ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2020)–A longshot no more, trainer Peter Eurton’s Santa Anita-based Storm the Court was an overwhelming 147-51 selection as the nation’s Eclipse Champion 2-year-old Male, as was announced last night at the 49th annual Eclipse Awards gala held at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida.By Court Vision, out of the Tejano Run mare My Tejana Storm, Storm the Court, who finished 96 votes clear of runner-up Structor, won his Eclipse on the strength of his gutty gate to wire triumph in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile here on Nov. 1, a race in which he prevailed by a head and paid $93.80 to win.“We had no idea on how the vote would go, so we’re obviously elated,” said Eurton, who returned early this morning from Gulfstream.  “We weren’t about to count our chickens before they hatched, but it is very gratifying and we’re excited about running in the San Vicente.“He’s a late foal (May 5, 2017), so he’s still growing.  He’s filled out some since the Breeders’ Cup and he’s training well.”A well beaten third in Santa Anita’s Grade I American Pharoah Stakes on Sept. 27, Storm the Court’s connections were undeterred and the colt responded with his Breeders’ Cup triumph at odds of 45-1.  With the winner’s share of $1.1 million, Storm the Court now has total earnings of $1,172,951–not bad for a horse that was purchased for $60,000 at the Ocala Breeders April 2-year-old in Training Sale.“This is definitely a once in a lifetime deal,” said part owner Dan Hudock, who resides in nearby Glendora with his wife Rosalyn.  “I told my wife this is a million to one shot, if you think we can do this twice, you’re crazy!  I’m really a nobody, but I’ve been doing this for 35 years and for 32 of those, I was dealing with claiming horses.“I’ve done the math and a $20,000 claimer costs just as much to maintain as Storm the Court.  We’ve been with Pete for three years now and with this horse, we don’t see a vet bill, he gets shoes, Lasix for workouts and a couple carrots!  We had no idea if we’d win.  We stayed home and watched the whole thing…My phone was ringing all night.”With two wins from four starts at age two, Storm the Court, who has been ridden in all of his races by Flavien Prat, worked five furlongs this past Sunday and is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 9.“A couple more works will tighten the screws up a little bit,” said Eurton following the work, which was completed in 1:00.30 in tandem with Prat.  “I’ve got pictures of Flavien pulling up with a smile on his face.  He’s very pleased and that makes me happy.”last_img read more

Ronaldo responds to award reports by leading Juventus to win

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Now, amid reports that he’s been left off the podium for the Ballon d’Or prize to be presented next month, teammates say Ronaldo trained harder than ever this week.The training paid off, as Ronaldo scored the opening goal and helped set up the second as Juventus extended its unbeaten start in Serie A by beating promoted Spal 2-0 on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chiefs’ Hill fined $10K by NFL for peace sign gesture Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ It wasn’t the buildup Roma wanted ahead of a visit by Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday. However, Madrid struggled even more on Saturday, losing at Eibar 3-0 in the Spanish league.In Udine, Rodrigo De Paul collected a backheel pass from Ignacio Pussetto and chipped over onrushing Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante early in the second half.Roma controlled 77 percent of the possession in the first half.“A team that dominated for an hour has to score a goal. It has to,” Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said. “A team that wants to become big and strong has to make that level of possession and pressure count. That’s what makes me angry. Evidently we haven’t matured enough yet.”Roma had beaten Udinese in all 10 of their previous meetings. What’s more, Udinese hadn’t won in more than two months.Roma is seventh overall. Ronaldo’s latest score gave him nine in Serie A, matching Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek for tops in the league.Near the half-hour mark, Ronaldo beat everyone to redirect in a free kick from Miralem Pjanic.In the 60th, Ronaldo’s pull back on a counterattack set up a shot for Douglas Costa, whose effort was swatted into the path of Mario Mandzukic, who scored from the rebound.“Ronaldo is a step ahead of his opponents,” Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. “On the second goal, as soon as he gained control he knew that he was going to pull it back to Douglas Costa.”Juventus moved nine points ahead of second-place Napoli, which hosts Chievo Verona on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Croatia international Modric and France teammates Kylian Mbappe Raphael Varane are reportedly the finalists for the Ballon d’Or — which would mean that panelists relied heavily on the World Cup, where France beat Croatia for the title.Before transferring to Juventus, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid to its third straight Champions League title last season, and led the competition with 15 goals — five more than anyone else. All players, coaches and referees had red marks painted on their faces as part of a Serie A campaign to combat violence against women.Kathryn Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in September in Nevada claiming Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Police reopened an investigation into the allegation at her request. Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing.BALDE BRACEKeita Balde scored twice and set up another goal as Inter Milan beat visiting Frosinone 3-0 to move level on points with Napoli.Ten minutes in at the San Siro, Keita evaded two defenders with a series of fakes before scoring from inside the area.Lautaro Martinez doubled the advantage near the hour mark by heading in a cross from Keita, then Keita found the target again after being set up by Matteo Politano.On loan from Monaco, Keita hadn’t scored before for Inter.INCONSISTENT ROMARoma’s lack of consistency was highlighted in a 1-0 loss at relegation-threatened Udinese.It was the third time this season Roma lost to a team near the bottom of the standings, beside Bologna and Spal. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo gives the thumb-up sign as he sports a red sign on his face on the occasion of the day against violence on women, prior to a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and SPAL, at the Turin Allianz Stadium, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA visa AP)ROME — Nothing seems to motivate Cristiano Ronaldo more than the suggestion that other players are better than him.That was evident when Ronaldo skipped the UEFA player of the year award ceremony in August when he learned that former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric gained the honor.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

CANU Head sent on leave

first_img– former Army official takes chargeHead of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh has been sent on leave, while retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Major General Michael Atherly has been appointed to act in his absence.Government, through Minister of State, Joseph Harmon made the announcement on Wednesday, but Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told Guyana Times that the CANU Head needed to take his accumulated annual leave. “He’s on his annual leave and just like the Commissioner is on his annual leave. He is entitled to about two months’ leave and we are asking people to take their leave,” Ramjattan told this newspaper.Atherly, who is head of the National Anti-Narcotics Agency (NANA), will also be heading CANU during the period. Ramjattan said there was a deputy at CANU who would also help in the administration of the Unit in the absence of Singh.Minister Harmon on Wednesday said that in line with Government’s policy to ensure that officers did not accumulate annual leave and in turn request pay in lieu, Singh has been asked to proceed on leave effective March 1.“This is the practice that we have embraced since we came into office and, therefore, Mr Singh, who had some leave accumulated, has been asked to go on leave with effect from today and Major General Michael Atherly will be heading CANU,” Harmon said in a release.He said this has been communicated to the Public Security Ministry, under whose remit CANU fell.According to Harmon, public officers have always been encouraged to take their leave and “we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year,” Minister Harmon said.Major General (ret’d) Atherly was responsible for leading the review of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan 2014-2018. This review led to the development of the National Drug Strategy Master Plan 2016-2020, which was launched last December.last_img read more

Barca set new La Liga record after 39 games unbeaten

first_img0Shares0000Luis Suarez scored as Barcelona set a new Spanish top-flight record for most games unbeaten © AFP / LLUIS GENEMADRID, Spain, Apr 14 – Barcelona set a new La Liga record by extending their unbeaten run to 39 games with a 2-1 victory over Valencia on Saturday.Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti were both on target as Barca passed the 38 matches Real Sociedad managed without defeat between 1979 and 1980. Dani Parejo gave Valencia brief hope with an 87th-minute penalty. The win at the Camp Nou, which was more comfortable than the scoreline suggested, also eases fears that Tuesday’s Champions League collapse against Roma could affect Barcelona’s march to the league title.Ernesto Valverde’s side are now 14 points clear at the top of the table, before second-placed Atletico Madrid play their game in hand against Levante on Sunday.Valencia stay third, one point ahead of Real Madrid, who are also in action on Sunday, away to Malaga.“The value of these three points is great, they are three points of gold,” Valverde said.“The week has been hard and that hard week affects everyone, including the fans.“We have not lost much but the game the other day was important and you have the feeling that we have disappointed people. You want to repay them.”There is no doubt Barca’s shock defeat in Italy still lingers, and may still, even if the Catalans secure the first part of an expected domestic double by winning the Copa del Rey next weekend.But it should take little away from their faultless form in the league, which means the last time they tasted defeat outside a cup competition was against Malaga just over 12 months ago.This was already a club record run, now eight games better than the 31 unbeaten Pep Guardiola’s brilliant team strung together in the season of 2010-11.It would now seem only the home Clasico against Real Madrid on May 6, and perhaps an awkward trip to Celta Vigo on Tuesday, stand in the way of Barcelona finishing the league campaign as invincibles.“Records are there to be broken,” Suarez told beIN Sports. “The public can be angry about the Champions League, like us, but this is a recognition of the great season we are having in the league, which now seems to have been forgotten.”– Coutinho returns –Despite their exertions in Rome, Valverde resisted the temptation to rest key players, with Philippe Coutinho and Paulinho coming in for Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo.Barca showed few signs of lost confidence early on and after 15 minutes they took the lead, Coutinho drifting in from the right and, after spotting Suarez’s angled run, poking a superb pass in behind. Suarez took the finish first time and swept the ball inside the near post.Valencia, however, found a foothold and arguably were the better side by the end of the half.Pique, already booked, endured a difficult 45 minutes and as he and Marc-Andre ter Stegen dallied at the back and the latter’s skewed pass fell to Carlos Soler. Soler played in Rodrigo Moreno but Ter Stegen made up for his mistake by pushing the shot onto the bar.Barcelona started the second half like they began the first though and five minutes after the restart, they doubled their advantage.Umtiti beat Gabriel Paulista to Coutinho’s corner and while his header was parried by Neto, Valencia’s goalkeeper could only push it in off the post.Valencia’s belief was dwindling and two acrobatic volleys, from Lionel Messi and then Andres Iniesta, almost added a spectacular third, as the first flew just over and the second was parried by Neto.There was time for a tense finish after substitute Ousmane Dembele brought down Jose Gaya in the area and Parejo’s feeble penalty squirmed under the body of Ter Stegen. But Barca’s morale-boosting win was never really in doubt.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lyon president determined to keep hold of Tottenham and West Ham target

first_img1 Barcelona are also thought to be monitoring Alexandre Lacazette Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is determined to keep hold of Alexandre Lacazette – despite growing interest from Tottenham and West Ham.The striker has bagged 20 goals this season and he is expected to be on the move this summer.Tottenham and West Ham are interested in the France international, while Barcelona are said to be monitoring the situation too.But Lyon president, Aulas, has revealed he still hopes to keep hold of Lacazette as the summer transfer window draws closer.“I would like to keep Alexandre Lacazette,” Aulas told RMC.“I have met with the Barcelona president recently, he did not speak to me about Alex.”last_img read more

Peterborough sign Ivan Toney from Newcastle United

first_imgNewcastle United starlet Ivan Toney has joined Peterborough for a ‘substantial six-figure deal,’ it has been confirmed.The 22-year-old, who arrived at St James’ Park from Northampton back in 2015, has made two league appearances for the north east club. 1 Peterborough have signed Ivan Toney. center_img But he has racked up plenty of senior experience during a succession of loan moves, most recently at Scunthorpe, where he scored eight goals in 16 League One outings in the second half of last term.And now he has agreed to leave St James’s Park for good, after agreeing a three-year deal with Peterborough, who have paid what their chairman Darragh MacAnthony described as a ‘substantial six-figure deal’ in a Tweet.Posh manager Steve Evans told the club’s official website: “It goes without saying that I am obviously delighted to land the signature of Ivan Toney.“He is a young man who is coming from a great football club but has predominantly in the last few seasons been around a number of clubs on-loan and it has to be said, he has been successful at each of them.”last_img read more


first_imgIt has been a year in the planning and tonight the 2011 Earagail Arts Festival kicks-off in spectacular fashion.It may not officially be the first event of the two week long carnival of theatre, song, music and dance but the festival parade announces to Donegal that the Earagail Arts Festival has officially started. As dusk falls a carnival cornucopia of flora and fauna takes to the streets of the Cathedral Town for the opening evening of the 23rd annual festival.The parade features an exotic blend of leopard and zebra dancers, lions and tigers, stilt-walking giraffes, burlesque pink flamingo dancers and a whole lot of monkey business.But this veritable paradise is about to be rudely disturbed as some menacing figures lurch from the shadows.A carnival parade featuring illuminated props, live music and stunning performance presented by arts and community groups across the North West led by Inishowen Carnival Group. Earlier on in the evening The Prodigal Theatre presents The Tragedian at An Grianan while at the Letterkenny Town Park, a Feast of the Senses kicks-of at 9pm.But that’s just for starters.What follows over the next two weeks will be a feast of main courses, side dishes and deserts to satisfy the most curious of pallets! will bring you updates from many of the events as we catch them.*We can’t be everywhere so if you have pictures of your time at the Earagail Arts Festival email them to us and we’ll put them up on the site. There’ll be a prize for the picture which best captures the spirit of the festival!Ends EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL 2011 : LET THE FUN BEGIN! was last modified: July 9th, 2011 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:Earagail Arts Festival 2011last_img read more


first_imgTHE pensioner murdered in his Glenswilly home at the weekend had suffered injuries which were inconsistent with what Gardai were told had happened to him, has learned.Father of four Seamus Doherty, 67, had suffered a number of injuries in an attack at his home in the townland of Drumacanoo.But a post mortem also revealed he had been strangled. Gardai and ambulance crews were called to the scene at 1.40am on Sunday morning. Mr Doherty was pronounced dead at the scene.Donegaldaily has learned that Gardai detected a number of initial injuries, but further injuries were discovered by State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy during a post mortem on Tuesday afternoon at Letterkenny General Hospital.A number of people have been interviewed as witnesses about the crime.However we understand Gardai have not, as yet, obtained an explanation for how Mr Doherty received any of his injuries. Gardai will not reveal the extent of his injuries but Supt Eugene McGovern told at Letterkenny Garda Station yesterday that further inquiries are being made.He refused to reveal what the injuries were.Meanwhile Mr Doherty’s family are said to be still in shock at his death.A niece posted on donegaldaily’s Facebook page: “A well loved man. RIP uncle Seamus.”Mr Doherty’s remains are expected to be released to his family later today. PENSIONER MURDER: ‘INJURIES INCONSISTENT WITH WHAT GARDAI WERE TOLD’ was last modified: June 21st, 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:glenswillyPENSIONER MURDER: ‘INJURIES INCONSISTENT WITH WHAT GARDAI WERE TOLD’Seamus Dohertylast_img read more


first_imgA bible-thumping farmer who stole €177,000 from seven investors will be sentenced on July 19.Thomas Elvin, 51, from Meenacargagh, Ballybofey, told the investors he could make millions through his company Pear Shaped Resources.But the scheme collapsed, leaving Co Donegal investors out of pocket. Elvin claimed to have been suffering psychological problems since his case featured on the RTE news.He was found guilty at an earlier trial of illegally operating an investment scheme.During his trial Elvin, whose Pear Shaped Resources was based in the British Virgin Islands, claimed that he was a penniless bible-believer who wanted to raise millions for benevolent causes.He operated from a computer on his farm through Internet contact with a US aide, Larry Marsella who had a plan to raise 25 per cent profit a day on high-risk investments on international currency exchanges through a system known as forex. Elvin admitted in court that he hoped to turn 50,000 dollars into 98 million dollars in between 30 and 45 days but Marsella, whom he trusted, duped him.Judge O’Hagan was told that €38,000 from “frozen” money had been repaid to one woman victim who lost €102,000 to Elvin. None of the rest of the cash was ever recovered.Today Judge O’Hagan said he needed time to assess the case and would give his sentence on July 19.  ‘GOD FRAUD’ CROOK SENTENCING ADJOURNED was last modified: July 10th, 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)last_img read more

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