F1’s Hamilton says slave trader’s statue should ‘stay in river’

first_imgFormula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said a slave trader’s statue that was torn down and dumped in a harbour during anti-racism protests should “stay in the river”.Hamilton, who is F1’s only black driver, was commenting after protesters in the British city of Bristol toppled the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who made his fortune in the slave trade. “If those people hadn’t taken down that statue, honouring a racist slave trader, it would never have been removed,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram.  “There’s talks of it going into a museum. That man’s statue should stay in the river just like the 20 thousand African souls who died on the journey here and thrown into the sea, with no burial or memorial.A #BLM protest in Bristol, U.K., has pulled down a statue of Edward Colston, a 17th-century slave trader, dragged it through the streets and thrown it in the river. pic.twitter.com/MxDGH05wuB— Alexander Quon (@AlexanderQuon) June 7, 2020″He stole them from their families, country and he must not be celebrated! It should be replaced with a memorial for those he sold, all those that lost their lives!!”Colston’s statue was pulled down during anti-racism protests triggered by the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, during his arrest last month in Minneapolis. Government officials have called the statue’s removal a criminal act. But the action won some support, including from Bristol’s mayor, against a backdrop of public pressure to re-examine representations of Britain’s colonial past.Britain’s Hamilton, a six-time world champion, has been a vocal opponent of racial injustice, previously saying he was “overcome with rage” and criticising “white-dominated” Formula One for its silence over the Floyd incident. Topics :last_img read more

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New Zealand could delay election after virus return

first_imgIn a statement, the legislature said that step “will no longer be held today” but could be done any time before Oct. 13, potentially pushing the election out by months.Health officials were also locking down aged care homes across the country because they could act as transmission hotspots.”I realize how incredibly difficult this will be for those who have loved ones in these facilities, but it’s the strongest way we can protect and look after them,” Ardern said.Director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield acknowledged the heartbreak of many Kiwis as they come to terms with the return of a virus many thought had been defeated.”I know the virus re-remerging in our community has caused alarm and the unknown is scary,” he said. “[But] we’ve been here before, we can get through it if we work together.”New Zealand had been held up by the World Health Organization as an example of how to contain the disease after recording only 22 deaths in a population of five million, and halting community transmission for more than three months.Ardern described the new cases as “unsettling” but said all efforts were being made to retrace the steps of the Auckland family of four who contracted it from an unknown source.Her center-left Labor Party has been riding high in opinion polls, largely on the back of its success containing the virus through a strict seven-week lockdown earlier this year.With campaigning temporarily halted by the latest virus scare, the conservative National Party said it was open to a delay if circumstances warranted.”It’s going to be very difficult to have an election in mid-September when we are now mid-August. It is very little time,” National leader Judith Collins told TV3.The initial lockdown is only for three days but University of Otago epidemiologist Amanda Kvalsvig said it could last much longer if the source of the infection was not found swiftly.”The aim is to return to alert level one [New Zealand’s lowest] and regain elimination status — but that won’t happen overnight,” she said.”Even after we stop seeing new cases it’ll take time and extensive testing to be sure the virus is once more under control.”The outbreak has already eroded some of the everyday freedoms New Zealanders had enjoyed, with Ardern urging Aucklanders to wear masks and restricting gatherings in the city to a maximum of 10 people.The final match of Super Rugby Aotearoa — which had been set to take place in front of a sold-out 43,000 crowd at Eden Park on Sunday — is also in doubt.The Auckland Blues said its players had been sent home to await advice on whether they can host the weekend’s blockbuster match against newly-crowned champions, the Canterbury Crusaders.Topics : Panic buying returned to supermarkets, huge queues formed at COVID-19 testing stations and face-masked police manned roadblocks on major roads to enforce the new measures. Ardern warned the Sept. 19 election may be have to be delayed if the outbreak could not be contained.”We’re seeking advice from the Electoral Commission, just so that we make sure we have all options open to us,” she said. “No decisions yet, as you can imagine, have been made.”New Zealand’s parliament had been due to be dissolved Wednesday, to allow the election to go ahead. New Zealand’s looming general election could be delayed, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned Wednesday, as the shock re-emergence of the coronavirus sent the country’s largest city into lockdown and forced nursing homes nationwide to shut their doors.Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents whose positive tests on Tuesday ended the country’s envied run of 102 days without community transmission.A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland — a city of 1.5 million people — went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday, ending weeks of near normality, when thousands had flocked to restaurants and filled rugby stadiums.last_img read more

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Melodie Jane Keith

first_imgMelodie Jane Keith, 61, of Greendale, Indiana, passed away Monday August 13, 2018 in Greendale, Indiana.She was born April 18, 1957 in Milan, IN, daughter of the late Gerald and Marilyn (Tibbs) Lutherbeck.Melodie worked as a Laborer for Campbell Hausfeld, with over 10 years of service.She was a member of the New Life Southern Baptist Church. Melodie taught aerobic classes for several years, she loved Christian music and southern gospel music. Melodie collected angels, but her greatest joy was her family.Melodie is survived by her loving spouse of 43 years Robert Keith, son, Brandon Keith of Danberry, CT; siblings, Jerry Lutherbeck of Aurora, IN, Susie (Joe) Halcomb of Versailles, IN, Tammy (Danny) Brookbank of North Vernon, IN, Ricky Lutherbeck of Lawrenceburg, IN, Wendy (Mike) Goodpaster of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Kyle & Adriana Keith.She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Randy Lutherbeck.A memorial service was held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the New Life Southeran Baptist Church, 19936 Schaeffer Rd., Sunman, Indiana at 6:30 pm with Brother Dwayne Barrows officiating.Contributions may be made to the New Life Southern Baptist Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_imgThe Wildcats have won seven in a row and can secure at least a share of the regular season SEC title with a victory. The Tigers won the first match-up 75-66 on Feb. 1, their second straight victory over Kentucky and fourth in the last seven meetings. Since that loss the Wildcats have won five times by a total of 31 points. Kentucky’s streak is its longest this season and has been led by guard Immanuel Quickley, who has averaged 21.5 points during the run.Michigan State at Maryland highlights a strong slate of weekend matchups in the Big Ten as the conference race enters the closing stretch. The ninth-ranked Terrapins are 15-0 at home. They beat the Spartans 67-60 on the road two weeks ago. Maryland has a two-game lead on 24th-ranked Michigan State with three games left in the regular season. Illinois, Penn State and Wisconsin are in a four-way tie for second place with the Spartans. The Terrapins haven’t finished first in conference play since tying Duke for first place when they were still in the ACC in 2009-10.Also Saturday, No. 7 Duke will be looking to bounce back from its double-overtime loss at Wake Forest when it visits Virginia. The Blue Devils have won three straight on Virginia’s home floor and swept the eventual national champions in two regular season meetings last season. Virginia is surging with five straight wins and has locked up no worse than fourth place in the ACC this year.There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first is in Lubbock, where Texas is taking on No. 22 Texas Tech in a game that could help to solidify the Longhorns’ at-large resume. The second happens in Morgantown, where Oklahoma plays No. 20 West Virginia. Elsewhere, top-ranked Kansas visits Kansas State in the first meeting between the schools since their game in Lawrence ended in a brawl that spilled into the stands.OLYMPICS-US MARATHON TRIALS Associated Press Virus worries affect more sportsUNDATED (AP) — Concerns about the new coronavirus continue to have an impact on sporting events around the world.In Japan, baseball games were played in empty stadiums Saturdayday and horse races were held without spectators. Sunday’s Tokyo Marathon, one of the world’s largest races, has been restricted to elite runners.In France, Sunday’s Paris half-marathon has been called off due to the outbreak. Organizers said the race involving some 44,000 competitors would be rescheduled for a date to be determined.Five Serie A soccer games in Italy were postponed on Saturday. The matches were originally due to be played without fans this weekend but the decision to call them off was taken by the league as part of “urgent measures for the containment and management” of the COVID-19 disease. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditT25 MEN’S BASKETBALL-SCHEDULESome key matchups on the Saturday scheduleUNDATED (AP) — No. 8 Kentucky is set to host No. 15 Auburn Saturday afternoon to highlight the Southeastern Conference’s weekend slate of games. Virus threat to Olympics casts shadow over marathon trialsATLANTA (AP) — The nation’s top distance runners are competing in Atlanta Saturday for spots on the U.S. Olympic marathon teams. The top three men’s and women’s finishers in the afternoon trials will earn spots on the team that will compete in the Summer Olympics in Japan.Runners are trying to put aside concerns about the coronavirus and the possibility that it could force the cancellation of the Tokyo Games, which open July 24.The Olympic marathon is scheduled to be staged in Sapporo, a couple hours from Tokyo. The event was moved to protect the runners from the heat in Tokyo.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Update on the latest sportscenter_img ROMO-CBSRomo remains with CBS after agreeing to long-term contractUNDATED (AP) — Tony Romo will remain with CBS as its top NFL analyst after agreeing to a record extension.CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle said that the network and Romo have agreed to a long-term contract. The New York Post reported that the former Dallas quarterback’s new deal is worth $17 million a year.CBS’ deal with the NFL expires after the 2022 season, but Romo’s contract goes beyond that. CBS is expected to retain their rights when the next round of negotiations start, which could happen this year once a new collective bargaining agreement with players is finalized. WORLD CUP-WOMEN’S SUPER-GOrtlieb wins 1st World Cup, Brignone extends overall leadLA THUILE, Italy (AP) — Austria’s Nina Ortlieb edged Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) of Italy by one hundredth of a second Saturday to win a women’s World Cup super-G in Italy. It was her first career victory.The win for the daughter of 1992 Olympic downhill champion Patrick Ortlieb came one week after she earned her first podium result in a downhill.Brignone extended her lead in the overall standings to 153 points from the absent Mikaela Shiffrin. The American three-time overall champion is taking a break from the sport since the death of her father. Corinne Suter was third and remained in the lead of the super-G season standings. February 29, 2020 Romo was hired by CBS in 2017 when he retired after 14 seasons and signed a 3-year deal that averaged $3 million per season. He quickly made an impact being paired with Jim Nantz and was widely hailed as the best analyst to debut since John Madden. Romo’s new contract eclipses the $8 million per year that Madden received with Fox. Adjusting for inflation, the current value of Madden’s contract is $14 million.last_img read more

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Football: Defense aware of last season’s second half against Iowa

first_imgThe Wisconsin football team nearly squandered a 16-point lead on the road in Iowa City last season.But the Badgers held on, despite then-Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock scorching the Badgers defense in the second half.Rudock and the Hawkeye offense had the UW defense on its heels for nearly the entire final 30 minutes of the Nov. 22, 2014, matchup.Other than punting on their first offensive drive of the half, the Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on their final three drives of the game.Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said the Badgers will have to take that experience and positively translate it on the field this Saturday.“It’s a reference point if anything … we’re seeing what we did good [and] we’re seeing what we didn’t do good,” Aranda said.Rudock finished 20-for-30 with 311 yards and two touchdowns through the air, with both touchdowns and 212 yards coming in the second half.Outside linebacker Joe Schobert, who is currently tied for the nation’s lead this season in tackles for loss (9.5) said UW will have to perform better in the pass game this time around.“Last year, they obviously took advantage of the pass game, one-on-one matchups,” Schobert said. “Definitely now in preparation for this week we got to improve on what we did last year in different aspects whether it’s pass rush or coverage.”Darius Hillary was the victim of a pass interference call early in the fourth quarter that set the Hawkeyes up at the two-yard line, and they scored the next play to make it 19-17.This time around, Hillary said the Badgers have to hold the same intensity for the entirety of the game, and expects Saturday’s matchup to come down to the final quarter once again.“We got a little laxadasical, myself included,” Hillary said. “I think we just have to come out and be able to finish a game.”last_img read more

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Super Eagles Train for Penalty Shoot out against Indomitable Lions

first_imgWith the destiny of each team tied to its performance and mother luck at this stage of the AFCON 2019 tournament, Super Eagles have started perfecting the act of penalty kicks in case the match on Saturday ends in deadlock.Camp source disclosed to THISDAY moments after the last group stage match on Sunday and knowing fully well that qualification into the next phase is guaranteed inspite the 0-2 loss to Madagascar.Although media men and fans were locked out of the greater part of the team’s training session, it was gathered that all the players were made to go through the penalty kick session. It was also learnt that many of the players have been scoring their kicks after initial missing the targets.“When we started, we were able to achieve 65 percent hit on target three percent against the post and the rest were outright misses but now the percentage has improved to 92, meaning going into shootout in Saturday’s match should be positive to the team if all the selected players are in their right frame of minds towards the kick,” an official of the team disclose yesterday.The official was unable to ascertain if any of the three goalkeepers could be the option should it be clear that the match will go into shoot out.“At random, I cannot ascertain whom among the three goalkeepers is our best bet for the match if it goes into shoot outs. All the three have their shares of stopping the kicks with no clear dominance of any of them.“I do not think there can be a late substitute to accommodate a particular goalkeeper that may be good at stopping the penalty kicks of the encounter if the game is to be decided on shoot out,” the camp source explained further.Nigeria lost 2-4 on penalties to Cameroon at the National Stadium in Lagos in the final match of 2000 tournament in Lagos in which Nwankwo Kanu lost his kick while Victor Ikpeba was controversially counted as a miss after the ball had crossed the line but the referee misjudged that it was not a legal goal.Nigeria edged past Zambia in a quarterfinal match in 2010 but had lost to host, Tunisia in 2004 .The Saturday encounter marks Cameroon’s 84th match, even though the Lions have made two more appearances than Nigeria’s 18th at the Egypt 2019 edition.Both Nigeria and Cameroon led their respective Egypt 2019 groups until their last matches. While Nigeria surrendered Group B leadership to Madagascar on Sunday, Cameroon on Tuesday also failed to live up to expectations and were held to a goalless draw by low rated Benin Republic thus surrendering Group F leadership to rivals, Ghana.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Super Eagles last_img read more

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Sweden awaits Lotteriinspektionen gambling report

first_img Swedish gambling regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen will today publish its commissioned report, detailing provisions for a potential national regulated gambling framework.Swedish MPs and industry stakeholders have eagerly awaited the report, which was commissioned by the government in 2015 for the purpose of commencing a license-based system for gambling operators.In January, fears arose of further industry regulatory delays following the departure of Hakan Hallstedt as Director General of Lotteriinspektionen. Hallstedt been charged with leading the reform of Sweden’s national gambling framework to include secure provisions for digital services.Swedish stakeholders will be pleased that Lotteriinspektionen has stayed on course and delivered its initial industry report.This week, business news source Reuters reported that Lotteriinspektionen may advise the Swedish government to sell/scrap state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel. The gambling regulator is said to detail that a gambling sector without a state-owned enterprise will be appealing to international firms’ eyeing market entry.The report is said to take into account a large number of Swedish-founded European online betting operators such as Kindred Group, Betsson AB and Leo Vegas who have formed successful enterprises without a Swedish regulatory decree to date.The Lotteriinspektionen report urges the government to create fair and open conditions for these operators, as they will become the highest revenue generators for charities and social initiatives benefiting from gambling taxes.Industry stakeholders eyeing the Swedish market, will want no legislative surprises attached to the report. Following a number of mass delays to the German sports betting bill, due to its provisions failing to meet EU standards, gambling  stakeholders expect Sweden to deliver legislation aligned with common market policy. LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit Kindred marks fastest route to ‘normal trading’ as it delivers H1 growth July 24, 2020 Share Svenska Spel becomes 2020 eHockey Championship sponsor August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articleslast_img read more

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Qatar World Cup a ‘blatant mistake’, says FIFA executive Theo Zwanziger

first_imgAwarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar’s desert state was a “blatant mistake” FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said, adding that staging the tournament in winter would be just as big a problem.German Zwanziger’s attack on the decision to give the tiny energy-rich Gulf state the world’s biggest single sports event comes after FIFA president Sepp Blatter repeated his view that the finals could not be played in the traditional summer slot.“It was a blatant mistake,” Zwanziger, formerly head of the German football federation (DfB) told Sportbild magazine, referring to the decision taken by world soccer’s governing body in December 2010.Zwanziger, who joined the FIFA executive the following year, also said shifting the tournament to the winter months would put the unity of German football in danger.“Changing the World Cup to the winter is going deep into the structures of European national federations and also amateur football in Germany.”“A change in playing schedules does not only affect the Bundesliga but continues affecting lower divisions due to the link with promotion and relegation. The game pyramid is in danger and so is the unity of German football.” Moving the World Cup to the winter would have a seismic effect on soccer scheduling in Europe.Many leagues outside Britain have a winter break but would need a hiatus of at least six weeks to accommodate national teams preparing for, and playing at, the World Cup finals.The English Premier League, despite not having a winter break, has repeatedly voiced its strong disagreement with moving the tournament to the winter months.“A winter World Cup would mean public viewing with ice skating boots in freezing temperatures,” said Zwanziger.“If the decision was really a mistake it should be lifted and should not become an even bigger burden for those who are not involved by changing it to the winter.” Moving the World Cup to January or February would also have an impact on attendances and television viewing figures for other sporting events like the Australian Open tennis tournament, skiing and the Winter Olympics.Blatter said a month after the decision was taken that he expected the tournament to be moved to the winter. Last week he said a summer World Cup in Qatar was out of the question.Temperatures in Qatar in June and July regularly hit 40C (104f) or higher with 45C (113f) recorded last month.“You can cool down the stadiums but you can’t cool down the whole country and you can’t simply cool down the ambience of a World Cup,” Blatter told a conference in Austria.“The players must be able to play in the best conditions to play a good World Cup.” Blatter had previously stressed that any request to change the timing of the 2022 World Cup would have to come from the organisers but said last week that the FIFA executive committee would meet to discuss the issue in October.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN & MIKE WILLMAN – FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

first_img56% $640,219 14 JACKPOT IS $869,976 AT END OF ‘RAINBOW’ 48% Tim Yakteen14 50% 2 4 5 2nd 3 14% Richard Baltas50 9 4 0 4 5 $686,236 37% 19% $462,528 10 19 15 34% 29% 64% Martin Garcia44 10 10 Heriberto Figueroa36 $700,095 Flavien Prat78 $1,158,639 5 14 15 0 SERANITSA IN FIRST START FOR DRYSDALE Money Won 5 4 45% 10 16% Victor Espinoza41 ITM% 6 Kent Desormeaux43 $246,728 $655,889 7 $905,946 (Current from April 12 through Sunday, May 26) $522,923 35% $187,376 8 Jerry Hollendorfer36 15% $445,983 Drayden Van Dyke66 3 14 3 $383,214 68% 9 9 11 Richard Mandella21 4 5 37% 9 8 Aaron Gryder60 9 $408,170 2 18% 9 50% 51% 10% 23% Rafael Bejarano88 5 $284,791 50% Peter Miller32 5 Martin Pedroza31 17% 14% 13% 63% 4 ‘PARADISE’ SET TO SHOW HER BRILLIANCE 50% $860,332 $851,452 2 $244,022 1 15 62% 5 14% 42% $203,981 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.20 11% 51% 21% 12 4 7 $388,372 4 15 5 13% 13 8 ARCADIA, SANTA ANITA HONOR TIM CONWAY   2 1st 46% 7 55% 13 7 J. Eric Kruljac21 5 ITM% 8 47% 40% 56% 19 52% 5 $211,883 6 $138,488 44% 13 Bob Baffert21 7 26% $428,282 1st John Sadler42 10 5 Doug O’Neill69 48% 59% 18% Mark Glatt52 13 John Shirreffs14 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 17% 1 $481,220 24% 8 10 50% $551,644 16% 5 4 Mario Gutierrez49 $137,522 3 17% 1 Win% 6 2nd 5 5 $163,715 TrainerMts 7 5 $762,833 5 20 17% Tiago Pereira90 4 10 12 Ruben Fuentes82 $192,768 24% 52% 11 $186,414 9 5 Joseph Talamo82 50% 15% Philip D’Amato50 Andrew Lerner10 5 Money Won JockeyMts 28% 50% 19% 11 4 J. Keith Desormeaux22 19 2 62% $315,033 Jorge Velez36 4 4 Vladimir Cerin31 Geovanni Franco62 19% 12 28% 3rd $811,138 4 3 Edwin Maldonado53 $216,148 25% 17% 3 1 TRAINER ROGER STEIN IS DEAD AT AGE 65 24% Win% 45% 3rd Steve Knapp24 NO ZENYATTA, BUT PARADISE WOODS HAS BRILLIANCEZenyatta won 19 straight races before suffering her lone defeat, and in every one of the victories, her backers and her trainer, John Shirreffs, had to hold their breath until she caught the leader with her devastating stretch run.Not so with Paradise Woods, the five-year-old mare Sherriffs has had for three races, winning the Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes from just off the pace by 10 ½ lengths on April 27.The bay daughter of Union Rags justifiably is Jon White’s 1-5 morning line favorite to capture Saturday’s Grade II Santa Maria Stakes at a mile and a sixteenth, only the tactics will be completely dissimilar.Zenyatta, Horse of the Year in 2010, won 17 graded stakes all from out of the clouds. Paradise Woods has been on or near the lead in each of her 14 career starts, winning four, two of them Grade I’s.“There is one difference between the two,” Shirreffs said at his barn early Friday morning. “Paradise Woods has this brilliance, so much brilliance. It makes for a totally different dynamic from Zenyatta.“Zenyatta had to catch them all the time. Paradise Woods can dominate from the front end, and she’s training equally as well for this race as she did for her last.“Everything looks good.”With a bankroll of $945,890 already accumulated and $120,000 awaiting the winner of the Santa Maria, Paradise Woods would achieve millionaire status with a victory.The field for the Santa Maria, race eight of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: Just a Smidge, Martin Garcia, 15-1; Paradise Woods, Mike Smith, 1-5; Exuberance, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 15-1; Tapped, Flavien Prat, 8-1; and La Force, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1.TRAINER ROGER STEIN DEAD AT AGE 65Trainer Roger Stein died this morning at his home in Hidden Hills after a lengthy battle with a myriad of illnesses. He was 65.Stein, who hosted a horse racing radio show on KLAA AM 830 for many years until June of 2017, began training Thoroughbreds in 1987 but obtained his harness trainer’s license in 1979 after two years as an owner and groom, dominating the circuit from 1979-84 by winning 10 percent of all harness races in California and 17 straight training titles.Perhaps his most noteworthy Thoroughbred was Southern Truce, whom he claimed for $16,000 in March of 1991 and developed into a multiple stakes winner. Her victories included two Grade I’s, including the 1993 Santa Margarita when she upset two-time champion Paseana.His richest Thoroughbred victory came when Forty Niner Days captured the $400,000 Golden Gate Handicap in 1990, one of 470 career Thoroughbred wins for Stein, who was the leading trainer at Fairplex Park in 1990.“Roger was always supportive of me from the time I had the ‘bug,’” recalled jockey Aaron Gryder. “He had a good stable back then and I was out every morning. Obviously, the last 10 years he hadn’t been out much because of health issues, but I kept in touch with him and would visit with him from time to time.“I’d sit and talk with him even though he was frustrated because he was bedridden most of the time and in and out of the hospital struggling, but Roger was good to me. He had his ways about him, but he was always good to me.”Stein is survived by his mother, and two grown children, daughter Shayna and son, Sam, as well as one grandchild. Services will be Sunday, according to Roger’s brother, Rick, 63. No further details were available at press time.SERANITSA DEBUTS FOR DRYSDALE IN HONEYMOON STAKESSeranitsa, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Dialed In, makes her first start for Neil Drysdale in Saturday’s Grade III Honeymoon Stakes for three-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf.“I’m pleased with how she’s doing,” said the Hall of Fame trainer. “She’s been working well here.”  Drysdale was alluding to two bullet works on Santa Anita’s training track.Previously trained by Mikhail Yanakov who campaigned the chestnut at Gulfstream and in Kentucky, Seranitsa has been out of the money only twice in eight starts and was third in a restricted stakes at Gulfstream on March 30 after breaking her maiden going 1 1/16 miles at the Hallandale track.The Honeymoon, race seven: Lady Prancealot, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Over Emphasize, Alonso Quinonez, 6-1; Seranitsa, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Holly Hundy, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 8-1; $2,000 supplemental nominee Dr Wysong, Aaron Gryder, 20-1; Maxim Rate, Kent Desormeaux, 9-5; Sold It, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; and Hostess, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-1.FASIG-TIPTON SALE AT SANTA ANITA ON JUNE 5Santa Anita’s first ever Fasig-Tipton Two-Year-Old in training sale takes place Wednesday, June 5.It will start at 1 p.m. in Santa Anita’s Seabiscuit Walking Ring. Vehicular access to the sales barns is best served by entering Santa Anita’s Gate 5 on its northeastern perimeter. For additional information, visit fasigtipton.com or call 626 574-RACE.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $869,976Santa Anita’s Memorial Day Weekend finished strong, with the track offering three Grade I stakes as part of a 10-race program Monday and at the end of the day, the popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved for the 22ndconsecutive racing day, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Friday of $869,976.With $372,479 in “new” money bet, Monday’s Jackpot pool exceeded the $1 million mark, reaching $1,157,174. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 24 consolation tickets with six, each worth $8,291.10.Approximate post time for today’s third race, which starts the Rainbow Six, is 2 p.m. PT.SUNDAY WILL BE ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIAThis Sunday, June 2, has been declared “Tim Conway Day” in the City of Arcadia and the late comedic giant will be memorialized with a race named in his honor at Santa Anita, following which, Tim Conway, Jr. will be presented with a proclamation from the city in a Winner’s Circle ceremony.“I can’t think of a better place for all of us to come visit Dad’s money than right here at The Great Race Place,” said Tim Jr., who hosts the popular “Tim Conway Jr. Show” weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. on KFI, AM 640.“Although he seldom cashed, he had so many great moments here, and at Hollywood Park and Del Mar. I truly believe he’d be thrilled to know that a bunch of us are going to be getting together and trying to bet on the winner of his race!”The “Tim Conway-Dorf Half Cup” will be carded as Sunday’s sixth race, with a Winner’s Circle ceremony to follow. Born Dec. 15, 1933 near Cleveland, Ohio, Tim Conway, who at one time aspired to be a jockey, passed away following a lengthy illness at age 85 on May 14.A tireless advocate for injured riders, Conway and his wife Charlene, along with Chris and Judy McCarron, founded the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockeys Fund in 1987 and raised money to assist more than 2,000 jockeys over a distinguished 25-year-run.One of the most naturally funny American-born comedians of all time, Conway, through one of his characters, jockey Dirk Dorf and in numerous other appearances on national television, brought continued high-profile exposure to Santa Anita and Thoroughbred racing.A video honoring Conway, which includes time spent at Santa Anita, will be part of the Sunday’s Winner’s Circle ceremony.SANTA ANITA HOSTS JOCKEY BENEFIT JUNE 22On June 22, a once a year fundraising event known as Jockeys and Jeans will be held at Santa Anita for the first time.Started by retired riders for the benefit of their peers who have experienced catastrophic injuries, it will be the sixth annual event which to date has raised more than $1 million for fallen riders, with all proceeds benefitting the Permanent Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).The event schedule at Santa Anita: autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. near the Paddock starting gate; Silent Auction available to all on-track fans, 11 a.m. throughout the day near the Paddock Starting Gate; and a Chandelier Room Party starting at 12 noon.Cost to enter is $65. Cost for a guaranteed seat is $100, while a premium ticket guaranteeing seating, morning barn tour and a signed Justify pennant are $200. Tickets include buffet lunch from 12 to 3 p.m., racing program, wagering tip sheet, specialty silent and live auction items, ceremonial festivities, and more.Those unable to attend may make a donation to the PDJF of $25 via santaanaita.com.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Rijeka worked 3 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baltas)Dr. Dorr (outside) and Victory Element worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Once on Whiskey (outside) and Hot Sean worked 5 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Baffert)Mika the Mistress worked 4 furlongs. 5-29-19 (Metz)Peter Eurton & Leonard Powell Discuss: Beloved Veterans, Ashleyluvssugar & Soi PhetA Day in the Life: Santa Anita Park’s Bugler Jay Cohen Part 2Stronach 5: All-Star Ticket for May 31st, 2019XBTV Friday: What to watch for at Santa Anita Park on May 24th, 2019Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19Don’t Sell worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (O’Neill)Governance worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Baltas)Claudelle worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Sadler)Cee Sam’s Girl worked 4 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Papaprodromou)Der Lu worked 5 furlongs. 5-27-19 (Baffert)FINISH LINES: Condolences to family and friends of trainers David C. Cross, Jr. and Henry Dominguez, who both passed away over the past few days. Cross, who died in Lexington, Ky. at age 84, was a native of Vancouver, B.C. and gained worldwide renown for winning the 1983 Kentucky Derby with Sunny’s Halo, who had spent a good part of that winter swimming at Hollywood Park. A jockey for a short time, Cross worked for several years as an exercise rider in Southern California for Alberta Ranches in the late 1950s and early 60s. With Vance Longden serving as trainer and the legendary JohnnyLongden doing most of the riding, Alberta Ranches campaigned a number of top horses, including 1961 San Felipe Stakes winner Flutterby and Four and Twenty, who took the 1961 Santa Anita Derby . . . Dominguez, a former quarter horse jockey and one of the most likeable trainers in America, died suddenly Wednesday in his native El Paso at age 60. One of New Mexico’s all-time leading trainers, Dominguez worked in Southern California for D. Wayne Lukas for nine years prior to going on his own in 1990. 29% $292,586 28%last_img read more

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NRL appoints first female referee for Broncos v Bulldogs clash

first_imgBelinda Sharpe will on Tuesday be confirmed as the first woman to take control of an NRL match, assigned as the assistant referee for Thursday night’s Broncos and Bulldogs clash at Suncorp Stadium.The Queensland-raised Sharpe and Kasey Badger were earlier this year elevated to the NRL’s full-time referees squad, paving the way for the former to take the whistle in round 18.She has been a constant as an NRL touch judge in recent times, as has Badger, but it won’t be until this week that one of the pair has been given the task of refereeing an NRL fixture.Rugby league officials have noticed a spike in the number of budding female rugby league referees at a grassroots level since Sharpe and Badger started patrolling the sideline in NRL games.”If my role in just doing my job week in week out can inspire other people to become involved, particularly other females to become involved as referees, then that’s something I’m proud of,” said Sharpe, who refereed the women’s State of Origin match at North Sydney Oval in June.”I don’t necessarily think I need to do anything differently, but if they can see an opportunity to get to this point with the same pathway as any other official then that’s a positive.”There’s been some nice moments where I’ve met young girls at games and different places and they’ve said I’ve become involved because they’ve seen the opportunities available as a referee and I think that’s a really positive thing.”We’re seeing more and more females becoming involved as referees at various levels of the game.”Sharpe, a former journalist and marketer, will referee alongside one of the NRL’s most experienced whistleblowers, Ben Cummins, at Suncorp Stadium.She admitted to being a touch surprised when told of her appointment this week and immediately rang husband Clayton, who has also been a member of the NRL officiating ranks.”I was really excited and I guess a little bit surprised, but I’m certainly looking forward to Thursday night and am really thrilled to receive the news,” Sharpe said.”I’ve been on the pathway for quite a while now and I’ve certainly done the same work and been on the same pathway as every other official that has made it to this point. I’m certainly confident that’s what [the appointment] is based on.”I’ve been around a while now in first grade as a touch judge and I think most of the players are used to seeing me out there on the field. At the end of the day they just want you to do your job and if you do that well I don’t think they care who it is.”Sharpe’s milestone will come in the same week NRL head of football Graham Annesley claimed criticism of referees since the State of Origin decider had been “unwarranted”, just a week after he conceded they made a number of “serious errors” in the fortnight prior.last_img read more

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