Holy Cross Expanding and Renovating Historic Church

first_imgBy John BurtonRUMSON – Half of Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is gone – demolished to make way for the new.It took a little getting used to for church officials who had difficulty seeing the church – with its long history – intentionally being torn down.Rev. Michael Manning, pastor of Holy Cross R.C. Church in Rumson, stands in front of the recently dismantled church, the first part of the renovation and expansion.“It was hard to watch it get started,” said the Rev. Michael Manning, pastor of the church, 30 Ward Ave., recalling how in July construction workers began the process of dismantling the rear portion of the church to prepare for the expansion and renovation project.Looking at what remains – the front portion of the structure, up to where the altar was located and will again be, the steeple topped by the cross atop and the front entrance – Manning said he is struck by “its simplicity.” That made the pastor think about the church’s beginnings in 1895 and the spiritual role it has played in the community since then.The actual severing of the back end of the building was accomplished in just two days with two workers operating what Manning described as large chainsaws and cherry pickers. After the building was bifurcated, other workers then helped with the demolition of it and the former church rectory and hauled away the debris.The work “was so quick,” it took Manning by surprise.Having the demolition done during the summer worked out well because the elementary school was closed and the students weren’t on hand.“I think some of the kids would have been upset” seeing the demolition, Manning said.Manning acknowledged there were some historic preservation advocates who were not pleased about the work and the loss of part of the original building. But Manning insisted the project has taken into consideration the site’s history and the new building will complement it.As the work continues, Manning said church staff members have been getting a lot of questions, and have seen people coming by to take photos of the half of a building and the deep pit that was dug behind it for the future work.“Mostly, they ask when will it be finished,” Manning said.People have been “a little surprised at how big the hole is and how little of the original church remains.”Pastoral assistant Lori La Plante, observed how reaction to the work has broken down by gender. Following Sunday Masses, which are being conducted in the elementary school’s gymnasium, women expressed some nostalgia about the loss of the old building; men were excited about the scope of the work and how quickly it was accomplished. “It really did split right down the middle,” La Plante said.The church project was discussed and planned for more than a decade, with Holy Cross officials looking to expand facilities to accommodate its growing congregation.The project is expected to be under construction until late 2014 and is likely to cost about $6 million, with Holy Cross representatives conducting a capital campaign to cover costs.Next week, workers are scheduled to start laying the foundation. Once that is done the construction will start moving forward at a good clip, Manning said.“We’ll now be on the con-struction part of it,” he said.last_img read more

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Redevelopment Continues at Fort

first_imgThe agreed upon price was $17.5 million. Somerset, owned by Ralph Zucker, plans to invest between $25 and $30 million in the project. On May 20, FMERA members voted unanimously to reduce the purchase price to $15.3 million after it was determined additional environmental work would be required. The former lodging area at Fort Monmouth along Parker Creek in Oceanport will require additional pilings and environmental work before it can be transformed into a new residential area with a waterfront esplanade. Courtesy FMERA According to Kristy Dantes, the director of facilities and infrastructure, on-site maintenance teams are transitioning to summer landscape maintenance mode and regularly checking buildings slated for sale or re-use, as well as assisting current developers.  “I don’t think there’s any project in Monmouth County that needs the designation more than Fort Monmouth,” Coffey said. “Oceanport has little or no control over development at the fort, FMERA does. We can say what we prefer. This designation puts tools in the box of municipalities under land use law and gives us more leeway, allowing us to offer PILOTS, payments in lieu of taxes. It helps us compete on an even keel with other municipalities.” By Laura D.C. Kolnoski “If the school was owned outright, we would get zero because it is a state university,” Coffey explained. “It’s a long-term arrangement and a win for the developer. It wouldn’t get built otherwise. It’s almost like a unicorn – a school paying taxes. I am enthused we are moving forward with this and will have a university in Oceanport. It will allow for those who can’t afford other colleges in the state to attend NJCU.”   The 89,492-square-foot McAfee Center, built in 1997, sits on a 50-acre parcel and is slated for reuse as a mixed-use technology campus. It has eight raised-floor dry labs, an anechoic chamber and a 16-foot loading dock. It has been aggressively marketed by FMERA, including a real estate showcase that drew numerous interested parties. A Request for Offers to Purchase for McAfee has been delayed by the pandemic, but is expected to be released soon, officials said.  May meeting highlights include the following.  Three fort parcels within Oceanport’s borders have been approved for the designation of Areas in Need of Redevelopment, two at the McAfee Center and Squier Hall, currently being redeveloped into a campus of New Jersey City University (NJCU). Borough Mayor Jay Coffey, a voting FMERA member, said the effort has been in the works for a while. After initially being studied and approved by the Oceanport Planning Board, it was approved by FMERA May 20, and voted on affirmatively by the borough council the following night. All three votes were unanimous.  “The proposals have been submitted to our internal review committee for scoring,” Steadman said, noting that as per FMERA rules, prospective buyers are not identified until proposals are reviewed and scored. “It is our plan to present a recommendation to our real estate committee at its June meeting.” “FMERA continues to make good progress on the fort’s redevelopment and all projects are moving forward in good faith,” said Sarah Giberson, senior marketing and development officer. “We are providing additional support to developers to ensure the successful redevelopment of properties currently under contract.”  Lodging Area, Oceanport Oceanport, FMERA Approve ‘Area in Need of Redevelopment’ Designation Somerset Development, the same firm that purchased and redeveloped the former Bell Labs in Holmdel into Bell Works, executed a contract in April 2018 for Fort Monmouth’s 15-acre Lodging Area along Parker Creek, a portion of which is located within the fort’s National Register Historic District. Somerset’s proposal calls for the demolition of six buildings to construct up to 148 townhomes and adaptively use two other buildings to satisfy the 20 percent affordable housing requirement on the property. center_img “Somerset found an unexpected problem that requires pilings and more, expected to cost $2.2 million,” said Robert Lucky, FMERA interim chairman. “They must certify hardship and use of the funds. Closing must be by Dec. 21 and we really need that to happen. It’s a very important development.” According to FMERA documents, “Purchaser (Somerset) certifies that is it experiencing financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”  Tinton Falls Commercial Parcel  The article originally appeared in the May 28 – June 3, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. “With COVID, my biggest concern is that we would have unfinished projects in buildings that have been empty for 10 years and are deteriorating,” Coffey continued. “It will mean $250,000 to $300,000 annually (for Oceanport).” Squier Hall has been purchased and is being redeveloped by KKF University Enterprises and will be leased to NJCU. In anticipation of reopening FMERA’s offices in the fort’s former library, plans are being made to implement safety measures including touch-less doors and heightened cleaning and sanitization, he added.  A PILOT is a payment made to compensate a government for some or all of the property tax revenue lost due to tax-exempt ownership or use of real property, often used to encourage a development project that might not otherwise be financially viable. Courtesy FMERA FMERA’s master reuse plan envisions office and research/development, along with commercial and light industrial uses in a campus-like setting for the property. FMERA executive director Bruce Steadman said the June meeting will “likely be held remotely as well,” adding, “We continue to send out marketing packets, answer phone calls and requests, have remote meetings, and push forward, albeit more slowly and with additional care.” FORT MONMOUTH – The Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) held its third consecutive monthly meeting via teleconference May 20 as work continues on the redevelopment of the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army base during the novel coronavirus pandemic.  Two bids were received by the virus-extended May 11 deadline for this 31-acre site formerly known as the Charles Wood Area. Located at Pearl Harbor Avenue and Pinebrook Road, it is the last major piece of unsold real estate in the borough’s section of the fort. (The fort also spans portions of Eatontown and Oceanport.) It includes the fort’s Pulse Power Building, Pistol Range, and a large administrative structure with a high bay garage. The minimum purchase price was set at $4.5 million.  The project will include a 50-foot waterfront esplanade along Parker Creek with a 12-foot-wide walkway that will connect to a promenade being created at the adjacent Allison Hall parcel, being redeveloped by another firm. That project will include a hotel, office, and retail on the riverfront.last_img read more

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Leafs deal for offence after acquiring Michael Rand from Bruins

first_imgHowever, the Leafs share the penthouse with the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks after the defending KIJHL champs moved into a tie for the lead by edging Spokane Braves 2-1 at home Tuesday.Beaver Valley has a game in hand on Nelson heading into the weekend and will make up the contest December 29 when the Hawks complete a home-and-home series against Castlegar.Game one of the set goes Friday in the Sunflower City.For Nelson, the team has Grand Forks at home Friday before getting some much-needed rest.“We’re running two lines through all these games and everyone is getting tired,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.“As soon as the guys get back (from injuries) we’re going to be pretty hard to play against.”But Dunlap said the Leafs are not looking to far ahead to the holiday break.The team has a little unfinished business before enjoying some time away from the rink.“Grand Forks Friday has got to be a win going into the Christmas break,” Dunlap said.“And then those two against Beaver Valley when we come back are huge as well. But at least by that time we should have a couple more guys back from injury to help us out on the ice.”Leafs own BruinsThe Nelson Leafs meet the Grand Forks Border Bruins for the sixth time this season Friday at the NDCC Arena.Nelson is unbeaten against the Bruins in five games this season, out scoring Grand Forks 31-13.Grand Forks has lost 14 straight games dating back to a November 7 4-0 home-ice win over Columbia Valley.During that time Grand Forks has been out scored by a 74-25 margin. It’s a deal that has been in the works, from Nelson’s perspective, for at least . . . well, a very long time.Last week pen was put to paper as the Nelson Leafs acquired sniper Michael Rand from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for cash and future considerations.Rand joined the team this week and, ironically, plays his first game in the Green and White against his former teammates in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.“We think so, offensively, for sure,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan when asked if the 6-foot, 170-pound forward from Langley is the answer to some of Nelson’s scoring woes.“(Michael) has been out for a while since he asked for a trade. But he’s a big body who can skate.“He’s a guy who can shoot the puck and that what we’re looking for. We wanted someone up front who could put the puck in the net.”The trade couldn’t have come at a better time for the Leafs as the team struggles to just put bodies on the ice since a rash of injuries took more than just a few key players out of the lineup.However, McLellan confesses management is not done acquiring players to help the Leafs make a playoff push.“We’re still trying to acquire a defenceman . . . that’s been an ongoing project,” McLellan said.“We’ll see by January 10th what we can find.”“One more forward would be what our wish list would be but another defenceman is a real priority if the right player comes available by January 10th.”Can’t wait for Christmas (break)Despite losing three of its last for games, the Nelson Leafs remain in top spot in the Neil Murdoch Division.last_img read more

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D’AMATO’S IRISH-BRED HUNT COULD BE ‘NOW’ HORSE IN SUNDAY’S $75,000 JOE HERNANDEZ STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2016)–Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Irish-bred Hunt, a sharp first condition allowance winner on Feb. 4, will hope to parlay his recent good form over the course into victory in Sunday’s $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course. Named in honor of the original Voice of Santa Anita, the Hernandez attracted a wide-open field of seven.Ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat, Hunt was attentive to the pace as the 5-2 favorite on Feb. 4, opened up by two lengths crossing the dirt at the top of the lane and prevailed by three quarters of a length in his hillside debut. A 4-year-old gelding, Hunt is owned by Michael House and is 12-2-5-1 overall with earnings of $91,109.A close second going a mile on turf in his U.S. debut at Del Mar Aug. 30, Hunt will be making his sixth stateside start on Sunday and will be ridden back by Prat.A winner of the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes over the course in September, 2014, Tarabilla Farms’ Home Run Kitten never threatened here in the downhill Clockers’ Corner Stakes Jan. 24, but had been idle since May 9 and was likely in need of the race. Trained by David Hofmans, Home Run Kitten has two wins from five tries down the hill and he has an abundance of back class to draw upon.A 5-year-old horse by Kitten’s Joy, Home Run Kitten is 16-4-2-5 overall with earnings of $342,300.D’Amato will also send out Papacoolpapacool, who has been idle since well beaten in the Grade II Del Mar Derby Sept. 6. The Hernandez will be his first start down the hillside turf course.Devoid of early speed, trainer John Sadler’s Bench Warrant has two wins from five tries down the hill and has been finishing well in his last two hillside starts, the Clockers’ Corner Stakes on Jan. 24 and the Grade III Daytona Stakes on Dec. 26. Owned by Doubledown Stables, Inc., the 4-year-old colt by Street Boss is 12-3-0-1 overall with earnings of $191,470.The speed of the field is trainer Vann Belvoir’s Rocket Heat, who opened up early and was tagged late in both the Daytona and Clockers’ Corner Stakes and was most recently fourth, beaten 5 ¾ lengths, in the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs on dirt Feb. 7. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Latent Heat, Rocket Heat is owned by Mike Sanchez. With an overall mark of 14-5-4-1, he has earnings of $214,680.Trainer Doug O’Neill’s Guns Loaded comes off a sharp second condition allowance win here going 6 ½ furlongs on the main track Feb. 20 and has a win and a second from four tries over the course. Owned by Westside Rentals.com, Haymes, Rodriguez and Rothblum, the 5-year-old Florida-bred gelding by the D’wildcat is 24-6-3-4 overall with earnings of $299,470.Class Racing Stable’s Holy Lute was attentive to the pace in the Clockers’ Corner Stakes here Jan. 24 and has a win and four seconds from seven hillside tries. Trained by Jim Cassidy, the 6-year-old horse by Midnight Lute figures to get a stalking trip under Victor Espinoza. With an overall mark of 24-4-6-3, he has earnings of $402,042.The complete field for the Joe Hernandez Stakes, to be run as the fourth race on a nine-race card Sunday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 120; Hunt, Flavien Prat, 122; Papacoolpapacool, Brice Blanc, 120; Rocket Heat, Rafael Bejarano, 120; Holy Lute, Victor Espinoza, 120; Guns Loaded, Santiago Gonzalez, 120, and Bench Warrant, Tyler Baze, 120.                First post time on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA CHROME, ARROGATE, BEHOLDER, SONGBIRD, STELLAR WIND, TEPIN AND FOUND LEAD INTERNATIONAL CAST OF 169 HORSES ENTERED IN 33RD EDITION OF BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SANTA ANITA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (October 31, 2016) – California Chrome LLC’s California Chrome and Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate are the top two morning line favorites in a field of 10 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the climax of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to be run Friday and Saturday (Nov. 4-5) at Santa Anita.The 1 ¼-mile Classic is the richest of 13 Championship races worth $28.5 million in purses and awards to be run over the two days at Santa Anita and will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The Classic will be broadcast live at 8:35 p.m. ET on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET).Four Championship races will be run Friday, highlighted by the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles and featuring champions Beholder, Songbird and Stellar Wind in a field of eight.The 169 horses entered includes six also-eligibles. Among the entries are eight winners from the 2015 event at Keeneland. Going for repeat wins in the same race are Tepin (Mile), Found (Ire) (Turf), Wavell Avenue (Filly & Mare Sprint) and Mongolian Saturday (Turf Sprint). The others are   Juvenile Fillies winner Songbird (Distaff), Sprint winner Runhappy (Las Vegas Dirt Mile), Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Catch a Glimpse (Filly & Mare Turf) and Juvenile Turf winner Hit a Bomb (Mile).Trained by Art Sherman, California Chrome is undefeated in six starts this year and has pushed his career bankroll to more than $13.4 million. Third in the Classic at Santa Anita in 2014, California Chrome is the even-money morning line favorite and will break from post position four under Victor Espinoza.Second on the morning line at 5-2 is the Bob Baffert-trained Arrogate.A winner of his past four starts, Arrogate exploded onto the national racing scene with a 13 ½-length victory in the Travers (G1) in his most recent start August 27. Mike Smith will be aboard the lone 3-year-old in the race and break from post position 10.Baffert, who won last year’s Classic with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and the 2014 Classic with Bayern, will have a second starter in the race in Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s Hoppertunity. Winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) in his most recent starter and earner of more than $3.5 million, Hoppertunity will break from post position nine and be ridden by John Velazquez. Hoppertunity is 15-1 on the morning line.The three marquee names in Friday’s Distaff have a combined record of 47-35-8-1 for earnings of more than $9.7 million. The trio is a combined 25-22-3-0 at Santa Anita.Favored at 6-5 is Fox Hill Farms’ undefeated Songbird, winner of 11 straight including last year’s 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies as one of her seven Grade 1 triumphs, will be facing older fillies and mares for the first time in her career.The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee will break from post position one and be ridden by Mike Smith, who leads all jockeys with 22 Breeders’ Cup victories.Spendthrift Farm’s Beholder, a two-time Breeders’ Cup winner with triumphs at Santa Anita in the 2012 Juvenile Fillies and 2013 Distaff, has been second in her past three starts. She was runner-up to Classic favorite California Chrome in the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar and twice to Stellar Wind in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1) at Del Mar and in the Zenyatta (G1) at Santa Anita five weeks ago.Beholder, the co-second choice at 5-2 is trained by Richard Mandella and will be ridden by Gary Stevens and break from post position eight.Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind, second in the Distaff last year at Keeneland to Stopchargingmaria, is trained by John Sadler. Listed at 5-2 on the morning line, Stellar Wind will be ridden by Victor Espinoza and break from post position five.In Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), Robert Masterson’s Tepin will attempt to beat the boys for the second consecutive year. Never worse than second in her past 14 starts, Tepin had her eight-race win streak snapped by Mile rival Photo Call (IRE) in the First Lady (G1) at Keeneland four weeks ago.Listed at 3-1 on the morning line, Tepin is trained by Mark Casse and will be ridden by Julien Leparoux from post position eight.Saturday’s second-richest race, the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), attracted a full gate of 14 runners and featuring North America’s top grass marathoner in Flintshire (GB) and defending champion Found (IRE).Owned by Juddmonte Farms, Flintshire was second in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Since coming to the United States and into the barn at Chad Brown, Flintshire has won three of four starts. Javier Castellano has the mount Saturday on the 5-2 morning line favorite and will break from post position four.Found, who upset Golden Horn to win last year’s Turf at Keeneland, comes to Santa Anita off a second-place finish October 15 in the Champion Stakes (Group 1) at Ascot after having taken the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Group 1) 13 days before. Ryan Moore, who was aboard for the victory at Keeneland, has the mount Saturday and will break from post position 10.Found is owned by the partnership of Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier, also owners of Highland Reel (IRE), the runner-up to Found in the Arc de Triomphe. Listed at 3-1 on the morning line as is Found, Highland Reel will break from post position 12 and be ridden by Seamus Heffernan.The feel-good story of these Championships resides in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) in which Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli will go for her second Breeders’ Cup victory.Trained by Chad Brown, the winner of the 2014 Juvenile Fillies Turf has battled back from a life-threatening fight with laminitis to make it to Santa Anita. Second in the Ballston Spa (G2) in her first start in more than a year, Lady Eli won the Flower Bowl Invitational (G1) in her most recent start.Listed as the 5-2 favorite on the morning line in the field of 13 for the 1 ¼-mile race, Lady Eli will break from post position eight and be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr.Five other Championship races are on the Saturday docket topped by the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), both at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.The Albaugh Family Stable’s Not This Time, an 8 ¾-length winner of the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill Downs in his most recent start, is the 7-2 morning line favorite in a field of 11 for the Juvenile. Trained by Dale Romans, Not This Time will break from post position 10 and be ridden by Robby Albarado.Speedway Stable’s Noted and Quoted, winner of the Chandelier (G1) at Santa Anita on October 1, is the 9-2 morning favorite for the Juvenile Fillies that attracted a field of 12. Trained by Bob Baffert, Noted and Quoted will break from post position 10 and be ridden by Rafael Bejarano.The $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) drew a field of nine and features a classic East vs.West matchup among Green Lantern Stables’ A. P. Indian from the East and Jay Emm Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing’s Masochistic and Spendthrift Farm’s Lord Nelson.All three runners are perfect in 2016: A. P. Indian going 6-for-6 in the East, Masochistic going 2-for-2 and Lord Nelson going 4-for-4 in Southern California with three of those victories coming at Santa Anita.Masochistic, who will break from post position seven under Mike Smith is the 2-1 morning line favorite. Lord Nelson is a 5-2 proposition and will exit post position six under Flavien Prat while A. P. Indian is 4-1 and will be ridden by Joe Bravo and break from post position five.Two defending champions will be in action in Saturday’s other sprints: Michael Dubb, David Simon, Head of Plains Partners and Bethlehem Stables’ Wavell Avenue in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) and Mongolian Stable’s Mongolian Saturday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). However neither runner is favored to repeat.In the Filly & Mare Sprint, Gary Barber and Sequel Racing’s Haveyougoneaway, winner of three consecutive starts, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of 13. Trained by Tom Morley, Haveyougoineaway will be ridden by John Velazquez and break from post position two.Trained by Chad Brown, Wavell Avenue has won one of six starts this year and most recently was third to Saturday rival Paulassilverlining in the mud at Belmont in the Gallant Bloom (G2). Listed at 6-1 on the morning line, Wavell Avenue will be ridden by Joel Rosario and break from post position 10.Patricia Generazio’s Pure Sensation, a winner of three consecutive starts, is 5-1 the morning line favorite in a race that drew 16 entries. Trained by Christophe Clement, Pure Sensation will break from post position one and be ridden by Kendrick Carmouche.Mongolian Saturday, who snapped a four-race skid with a victory in the Woodford (G3) at Keeneland in his most recent start, is 12-1 on the morning line. Trained by Enebish Ganbat, Mongolian Saturday will break from post position three and be ridden by Carlos Montalvo.Completing Friday’s lineup is:$1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) – Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund is the 6-5 morning line favorite in a field of nine with one of his challengers being James McIngvale’s Runhappy, winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), the second choice at 3-1.$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) – Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance is the 4-1 morning line favorite in a field of 14 and drew post position 13.$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) – Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s Roly Poly is the 4-1 morning line favorite and will break from post position 13, right next to John Oxley’s La Coronel, the second choice at 9-2 who will try to give trainer Mark Casse a second consecutive victory in the race on the heels of Catch a Glimpse’s score last year.last_img read more

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Mitchell’s Double-Double Earns Men’s Basketball Player of the Week Award

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State forward Kai Mitchell is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  He scored a career-high 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the field and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Bearkats’ 75-61 road win over Rice on Sunday. Sam Houston State (9-4, 2-0 SLC) returns to conference play at McNeese at 7:30 p.m. Friday before hosting Nicholls at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The 2018-19 Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year enjoyed a hot start to the second half as well, scoring nine points in the first three minutes to give Sam Houston State a double-digit lead for good. This marks the second Player of the Week honor for Mitchell this season. Week Nine Southland Conference Release (PDF)center_img Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Forward – Haverstraw, N.Y.Mitchell turned in his second double-double of the season with 27 points and 13 boards in just 23 minutes on the floor in the Bearkats’ non-conference finale. He scored or assisted on the team’s first 12 points of the game and reached double-digit points with 8:46 left in the opening half. Honorable Mention: Troy Green, New Orleans.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $136,917 INTO SUNDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD WHICH STARTS AT 12:30 P.M.

first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $136,917 INTO SUNDAY’S EIGHT-RACE CARD WHICH STARTS AT 12:30 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 12, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive on Saturday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $136,917 into Sunday’s eight-race card.With a Jackpot carryover from Friday of $105,306, there was $138,081 in new money wagered today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $243,387. There was a consolation payout of $463.05 on 159 tickets that had six winners.Sunday’s Rainbow Six will be comprised of races three through eight, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Assigned post time for race three is at 1:32 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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HIGH FLYING VENETIAN HARBOR HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE

first_imgHIGH FLYING VENETIAN HARBOR HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 LAS VIRGENES STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILEARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2020)–A runaway 10 ¾ length maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs here on Dec. 29, the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor heads a field of five sophomore fillies going one mile in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita.Don Alberto Stables’ homebred Stellar Sound, who heads a three-horse contingent trained by Bob Baffert, will be trying two turns for the first time in what will be her fourth start.VENETIAN HARBOROwner:  Ciaglia Racing, LLC, River Oak Farm & Dominic SavidesTrainer:  Richard BaltasA close second in her debut, a 5 furlong turf sprint at Del Mar Nov. 15, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Munnings blitzed seven rivals on dirt in her next start, a 6 ½ furlong maiden special weight here on Dec. 29, a race in which she led gate to wire and won geared down by 10 ¾ lengths. Out of the Street Cry mare Sounds of the City, Venetian Harbor, who was a $110,000 Keeneland September Yearling, has been the even money favorite in both of her starts and should go favored again as she tries winners and two turns for the first time in the Las Virgenes.STELLAR SOUNDOwner:  Don Alberto StableTrainer:  Bob BaffertA one half length first-out maiden special weight winner going six furlongs at Del Mar Aug. 18, this grey daughter of Tapit pressed the pace and tired to finish a well beaten fifth in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante at seven furlongs Aug. 31. Most recently third, beaten 4 ¾ lengths in the 6 ½ furlong Desi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 10, Stellar Sound enters the Las Virgenes a fresh horse trying two turns for the first time.THE GRADE II LAS VIRGENES STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTGo Big Blue Nation–Rafael Bejarano–120Gingham–Drayden Van Dyke–120Cholula Lips–Abel Cedillo–120Venetian Harbor–Flavien Prat–120Stellar Sound–Mike Smith–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Baffert’s Charlatan Stretches Out & Romps By 10 ¼ Lengths In Allowance Mile, Getting The Distance In 1:36.24

first_imgBaffert’s Charlatan Stretches Out & Romps By 10 ¼ Lengths In Allowance Mile, Getting The Distance In 1:36.24 BAFFERT’S DERBY ENTHUSIASM IS TEMPERED BY WORLD CONDITIONS, ‘IT’S KINDA SCARY’ARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2020)–In an absolutely virtuoso performance, Bob Baffert’s Charlatan, in his second career start, daylighted his competition by 10 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s sixth race at Santa Anita, a first condition allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the chestnut colt by Speightstown led every step of the way and got the distance in 1:36.24.“Right now, we’re just glad they didn’t cancel (today’s races), cause we were going to go to Sunland Park (New Mexico),” said Baffert.  “Drayden did a great job.  I thought he broke just a little slow, but he took the lead easily…He’s quiet in his demeanor and he was out there on cruise control.”When asked if he thought the colt could rate if needed, Baffert responded, “He can do it any way he wants…He was pretty fresh because we didn’t get to train yesterday.”Baffert repeatedly alluded to the uncertainty wrought by world events and the probability of big races being postponed nationally.“We don’t know if we’ll run here in the Santa Anita Derby (April 4), because nobody’s really sure when anything is going to happen. Churchill (Downs) is saying they’re not going to run the Derby without the people there, so I’m hearing maybe June or in September…Whenever they cancel the Masters (in April at Augusta National), that’s like the Derby…I’ve never seen anything like this, it’s kinda scary. Hopefully they can get everything under control.”Owned by SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables, LLC, Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables, Charlatan picked up $34,200 for the win, bringing his earnings to $67,200.A smashing 5 ¾ length first-out maiden winner going 6 furlongs on Feb. 16, Charlatan, who is out of the Quiet American mare Authenticity, was the prohibitive 1-5 favorite versus four rivals and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.Fractions, all set by the winner, were 23.14, 46.86, 1:11.04 and 1:23.34.last_img read more

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Real Madrid ‘keeping tabs’ on sacked Spurs boss Pochettino, say reports in Spain

first_imgREAL MADRID are keeping a close eye on former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino with Zinedine Zidane under pressure at the Spanish club.After losing 2-1 to Manchester City in the first-leg of the Champions League last-16 last week, the Madrid boss will know he needs to overcome that deficit if he is to keep the pressure off.1 Mauricio Pochettino could replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid bossCredit: Getty Images – GettyZidane’s side have already been dumped out of the Copa del Rey but are top of La Liga, one point ahead of Barcelona.According to Mundo Deportivo, the club are monitoring Pochettino’s situation as they consider changing managers amid growing pressure on Zidane.After the 2-0 win over title challengers Barcelona last week, it was a well timed result for theFrenchman as he continues to keep president Florentino Perez satisfied.Zidane’s relationship with Perez has not always been perfect, and with Pochettino being a free agent, Perez could be tempted to make a change if the club fails to win notable silverware this season.Spurs fans were disappointed to see Pochettino leave following a poor run and now some of Europe’s top clubs are interested in the free agent.Since Pochettino left Tottenham, they have endure a tough season and are currently on a run of four consecutive defeats in all competitions under Jose Mourinho.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsPochettino, who led Tottenham to the Champions League final in May, will not be short offers in the summer.Manchester United were linked with the Argentinian but their form has improved under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.Bayern Munich are also considering a move for the 48-year-old with their current boss Hansi Flick only on a contract until the end of the season.Jamie O’Hara says that Mauricio Pochettino could make a quick return management with Tottenhamlast_img read more

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