first_imgUPSTART DANUSKA’S MY GIRL WINS GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES AT 20-1 AS FRANCO & HOLLENDORFER TEAM FOR SIX FURLONG SCORE IN 1:10.23 ROSARIO, O’NEILL & HRONIS RACING, LLC TOP THEIR RESPECTIVE CATEGORIES THROUGH 47 DAYS;SPRING/SUMMER PORTION OF CURRENT MEET TO RESUME ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST AT 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (April 7, 2019)–Under aggressive handling from Geovanni Franco, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Danuska’s My Girl registered a 3 ¼ length win in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita.  Sent from the gate in her first stakes assignment, the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Shackelford got six furlongs in 1:10.23.Head and head the first eighth of a mile with even money favorite Dream Tree, Danuska’s My Girl had a one length advantage on the favorite a quarter mile out and widened through the lane in a visually impressive effort.“Danuska’s got such a big heart,” said Franco.  “I knew it the second time I rode her, she showed me she had lots of heart.  Today, the only way to steal this race was to just go.  I knew she would fight them off whenever they got close to her and she sure did.“She could feel (runner-up) Emboldened coming and she just kept on going.  I let her know Dream Tree was coming and she responded well, she was still finishing strong.”Now a perfect three for three with Franco, Danuska’s My Girl had been idle since registering a front-running three quarter length one mile allowance win here on Jan. 11.  Off at 20-1 in a field of 10 older fillies and mares, Danuska’s My Girl paid $43.20, $15.60 and $8.60.Owned by Bad Boy Racing, LLC, the winner, who is out of the Dayjur mare Amaday, picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $198,810.  Now three for four at six furlongs, Danuska’s My Girl is now 13-4-2-4 overall.“No question, Geovanni’s made a big difference with this mare,” said Dan Ward, assistant to Hollendorfer.  “We like the way he rides.  He’s aggressive and they run for him.  We nominated to this race, because it looked like all the top sprinters ran last week in the Beholder Mile (Grade I, March 30).”Ridden by Joe Talamo, Emboldened who was far back early, took on the role of the “other Baffert” as she was entered in the shadow of Dream Tree.  Idle since running a big third in the Grade I, seven furlong La Brea Stakes Dec. 26, she made a solid late run, finishing second by a neck over Show It N Moe It.The second choice at 4-1, Emboldened paid $5.60 and $3.80.Show It N Moe It, the lone California-bred in the lineup, kept to her task in game fashion late and finished a head in front of Lady Suebee.  The narrow third choice at 4-1, Show It N Moe It paid $3.40 to show.                    Fractions on the race were 21.63, 44.83 and 57.24. ROSARIO TOP JOCK, O’NEILL LEADING TRAINER & HRONIS RACING LLC IS LEADING OWNER With the Winter portion of Santa Anita’s current 47-day meet drawing to a close jockey Joel Rosario topped Flavien Prat by a 56-52 margin, and will thus be the recipient of Santa Anita’s coveted Golden Whip Award.  Rosario, 34, capped his successful run with victory aboard the John Sadler-conditioned Gift Box in the 82ndrunning of the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday.  A native of the Dominican Republic, Rosario was also Santa Anita’s Winter Meet leader in 2011 and 2012.Prat, a 24-year-old native of Melun, France, led all jockeys in the stakes-won department, as he posted 12 added money victories, four more than Rosario.Doug O’Neill, 50 led all trainers with 29 wins, four more than John Sadler, who had 25.  O’Neill also led all Winter Meet conditioners in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and thus collected his fourth training title.Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer enjoyed another solid meet, as his stable registered seven stakes wins, including a victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes with Vasilika.Hronis Racing, LLC totally dominated in the owners’ division, both by races and money-won.  With a total of 18 wins at the meet, they finished 12 wins in front of both Reddam Racing, LLC and Nick Alexander.  In the money-won category, Hronis Racing, aided by yesterday’s $600,000 Big ‘Cap win with Gift Box, amassed $1,325,015 in earnings from 64 starters–double Speedway Stable LLC’s $642,245.With the Spring/Summer portion of the current meet scheduled to run through June 23, Santa Anita will conduct two consecutive three-day race weeks over the next two weekends, with first post time each day at 1 p.m.  The track will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. the Grandstand Paddock Room.For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgBOURNEMOUTH are set to end their ‘spend, spend, spend’ policy and open the door to selling stars Callum Wilson and Josh King.Owner Maxim Demin has backed the Cherries success story during their remarkable rise to the Premier League but is now planning a change of tactics.1 Bournemouth stars David Brooks, Callum Wilson and Josh King could be on the move in the summerBoss Eddie Howe is bracing for a shake-up in the next transfer window and strikers Wilson and King, both 28, could be the ones to bring in the cash.Bournemouth have collected a lot of young players in the past few seasons but have been unable to make a profit on them.Dominic Solanke and Jordon Ibe arrived from Liverpool with big prices and big reputations but have failed to deliver.The South Coast outfit will lose Ibe and Ryan Fraser at the end of their contracts this summer.Winger David Brooks, 22, would also be a wanted man if he had not missed the season with a serious ankle injury.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 CelticManchester United and Spurs were keen and could rekindle their interest if he regains fitness.The Wales international featured 33 times for the Cherries in all competitions last season.He chipped in with a total of seven goals and five assists, with the player getting on the score sheet against the likes of Chelsea, Brighton and Fulham.Premier League games set to be shown live on TV at 15:00 if season resumes after long-standing blackout liftedlast_img read more

first_img“We’re getting some people back now, we’ve played the last month of footy without some high quality players.”Those include fullback Josh Dugan, who hadn’t played since suffering a fractured cheek in the Anzac Test a month prior and skipper Gareth Widdop who missed three games with a strained knee. Both were immense in the win over the Tigers.”They’re back playing now regularly and I think we’re still learning out brand of footy, our style of footy,” McGregor added.”We had the bye and came back, had a few blokes away through the week in the Origin period so our cohesion just wasn’t there and our connection wasn’t there but once we get that right – we’re sitting third on the table, it’s a good position halfway through the competition when I feel and our players feel we’ve still got our best footy ahead.”Widdop said the team will be better for the run and benefit from a nine-day break until facing the Bulldogs next Monday.”There were a few good moments and probably a few areas we can work on,” Widdop said.”As a team we need to be a little bit better in our standards. At times we nearly cost ourselves the game with our kick chase at the end there. They’re the little things we need to fix up.”As a team we’ll take a lot from that game into next week.” While happy with the victory, the 16-12 result featured some poor handling and execution from both teams and McGregor blamed a bit of rustiness coming off the bye while having three players off in Origin camp during the lead-up.”After the bye our cohesion just wasn’t there at times but we’ll work hard to improve that coming in against the Dogs,” McGregor said.”I think we’re in a real good position because I still think our best football is ahead. last_img read more

first_imgFollowing a 54-8 hammering at the hands of St George Illawarra back in round three, the Titans looked to have turned a corner to win two of their next three games against Brisbane and Manly.But all that good work was brought undone at 1300 Smiles Stadium, as the Cowboys went on to break their five-game losing streak.The Titans were particularly poor in the opening half, completing just 56 per cent of their sets while giving away an unforgivable 10 penalties.“Up there with as disappointing as the Dragons game,” Brennan said post-match.“Errors, discipline, not sticking to what we trained all week to do. It’s very disappointing.“We obviously don’t handle things that go against us very well.“That happened in the Dragons game, it happened there tonight.“Until the guys want to buy into where we’re heading with this football team, those results are going to keep happening.”The Titans let the Cowboys take a 16-2 lead into halftime, a lead which was built on after the break with tries to Jason Taumalolo and Coen Hess.It took until the very back end of the game for the visitors to spring to life when they scored twice in three minutes through Ash Taylor and Jarrod Wallace.But unfortunately for Brennan’s men, it was too little, too late.“Execution was poor, there’s no doubt about that, fundamental errors from scrums, penalties, drop ball in contact, schoolboy stuff,” Brennan said.“Don’t get me wrong 10 out of 10 for not giving up and trying, zero out of 10 for smartness.“ … We’re a side that’s learning, we’re going to have those weeks, and I’ve said that from day one.“They came home and they started to do things we spoke about this week in the last 10 or 15 minutes and it worked.“We’ve got to be a stronger, mentally tough football team than we are at the moment.“We’re fit, we never give up, but we’re a dumb football team at times as well.”Titans skipper Ryan James couldn’t refute Brennan’s comments.“It’s the truth and sometimes the truth hurts to hear,” James said.“Penalties and errors led to them getting a roll on.“I’ll put my hand up, I dropped the ball in contact, that’s under 7s stuff.“We just have to work on that, complete our sets and get a repeat — I don’t think we forced a repeat all night.“When we decided we wanted to play footy and stick to the game plan, it seemed to work, but we only did it for five minutes.”last_img read more

first_imgAlaalatoa was in the side to face Ireland at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane Saturday, however, the Brumbies prop succumbed to a knock to his ankle sustained during training Thursday.Australia have now added Robertson to the bench in response to the 24-year-old’s injury, it was announced Friday.Waratahs prop Robertson has not featured for the Wallabies since last year’s clash with England at Twickenham in November.#BREAKING | Tom Robertson called into the match day 23 after Allan Alaalatoa suffers a knock to his ankle. #AUSvIRL— Qantas Wallabies (@qantaswallabies) June 8, 2018Michael Cheika’s Australia will come up against a new-look Ireland team, who are unbeaten since losing to Wales in March 2017. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Australia prop Tom Robertsonlast_img read more

first_imgIn all this controversy about bringing the Super Cup to Jeddah, what does a Spanish coach who lives in this country think?Everyone thinks of that Arabia two years ago without going any further, rather closed, where you could not enter as a tourist. It is a country under construction. The woman is progressing more and more. Those of us who come for football do it for an important economic aspect, whoever denies it is a liar. The salaries paid here have nothing to do with those in Spain … Go practicing with us. What do you foresee?Many fans here wanted to see Messi again, because they consider him number one, but I think it is a very attractive final. Madrid came without Benzema, but it is marveling at the high pressure they make. They play it back against men because they have very physical defenses. When they have the ball, the possessions are longer, so they drowned Valencia. They also did it at the Camp Nou.And the Atleti?It will come out with direct play and from there, whoever wins the second play will have more control. Its low block is strong and although they dominate it, it knows how to compete. They don’t worry much about high blood pressure because they skip it with Oblak playing long … So Madrid will have to be patient. When do you decide to venture into Saudi Arabia?The last week of being in Beijing. It came up, I decided, I spent ten hours in Madrid and embarked on Arabia. That’s how fast football is.How is this country in football?Here we can have seven foreigners and interestingly there are many Romanian and Portuguese coaches. I am the only Spanish and my team is at the level of a Valencia or a Sevilla from here. I think it’s one of the best leagues in Asia. The Saudi soccer player is from the street, has a creative, free point, but they lack physical and tactical work.Today he will be in the final of the Spanish Super Cup … but as a commentator.Yes, for a Saudi television. I will speak in English. I took my COU English to the Emirates and although I don’t know it at all now, I can do it. As Michael Robinson does in Spain (laughs). They will understand me.center_img As a foreigner, do you live in a bubble?It’s true, but they are opening. The foreign woman is no longer obliged to wear the abaya. This will go further and I think that in six or seven years it will be a country very similar, at least, to the Arab Emirates. Women are still restricted in rights, but it seems that little by little they will have more freedom. They want to open up and how do they do it? They do it with money. That’s why they bring the Super Cup. Spanish fans are the injured, but that income is paid to the stars.Will we see him again soon on a bench in Spain? Did you leave without a return ticket?The Villarreal thing was such a strange thing that it hurt me personally. It hurt and I didn’t understand what happened. They only gave me six days of the League … I’ll be back, but if I have a good sign outside … why am I going to stay home waiting? There will be time to return …last_img read more

first_imgThe Seville an unexpected problem was found at the rest of his match against the Getafe. And is that the Czech goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik had to be replaced in the interim by injury bonus. The former of Basel He left with an ice pack on his right knee before hugging with Bono and wishing him luck for the second half. one Sevilla already signed Vaclik knowing the state of his knees and hence his contract was subject to the problems that they generated. Now it remains to be seen what the extent of these problems is in the right knee and how many matches will have to be Bond the one who defends the goal of the team of Lopetegui.last_img

first_imgCavani, after a hectic winter that settled without movement, remains one of the most sought-after free agents with offers to continue in Europe and also to return to South American football, where Boca Juniors, Peñarol and several Brazilian clubs have already emerged as candidates. A significant savingParis Saint-Germain will have to move to cover the losses of the captain and its top historical scorer. Both veterans had high chips and the Parisian club will achieve savings that this Italian newspaper puts up to 34 million euros. Both will leave the club as legends and with a notable record with Leagues and Cups but a pending task: the Champions League. Cavani and Thiago Silva, two banners of this decade of success at Paris Saint-Germain, may not have their deserved farewell since they are not obliged to return to Paris in the remainder of their contract.Both the Uruguayan and the Brazilian end their commitment to PSG on June 30 and both are in their countries of origin.. Both have legal permission to negotiate with other clubs and have no PSG proposal to renew, so, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, they could stay home until they had to travel to the city of their new team.Thiago Silva is evaluating his return to South American football. The center-back looks favorably on returning to Fluminense, the club in which he played from 2006 to 2009, and where he believes he could continue to maintain a level that would allow him to enter Canarinha.last_img read more

first_imgThis formula is the same that the white club has applied to Óscar in Leganés. A talented player who he ties up for the future and is transferred to a ‘friend’ club until he explodes, as Odegaard has achieved at Real Sociedad. Something similar happened with Fede Valverde who, after a season at Deportivo, returned to stay in the first team. If the Second B did not resume, César Gelabert could have played his last game with the Real Madrid shirt. And it seems that it will pack in the summer. Both the club and the youth squad agree to accept a transfer that goes hand in hand with a renewal. Madrid’s plan is clear: to continue betting on the player, just as he did with Odegaard in 2016 when they transferred him to Heerenveen. The leaders are clear that the route to follow is the same. Weekly reports, assess your situation every summer and wait until you have the experience to make the jump to the first team.Ace already reported last week that Barcelona, ​​Borussia, Arsenal, United, Lyon, Zaragoza and Valladolid have asked about his situation. Despite the contract ending in 2021, the white club continues to work on its renewal. Zidane himself agrees that the club will retain him and take minutes either in a Primera de España or abroad.last_img read more

first_imgThat’s how I made it known Huang Shenghua, the president of Guangzhou R&F, who stated the following: “according to the evaluation of the current situation, the new season will start in late June or early July”. He also noted that the season would not be shortened, but the full thirty days would be disputed.The variation of dates between the end of June or the beginning of July is due to the fact that the time to start the competition will become official as the pandemic progresses. Despite the fact that the local contagion situation is controlled in China, a hypothetical second wave of infected people coming from foreigners does worry. It is the only unknown that surrounds the return to normality of a league that has only had one infected player: the Belgian Marouane Fellaini. China, the country where the pandemic originated, begins to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Asian giant slowly returns to normality while half the world remains confined. This gradual improvement in the situation has made people talk about football there and think about tackling a league that was suspended again sine die in February because of COVID-19. And without the Chinese Football Association having corroborated anything, It is already known that an attempt will be made to launch the competition in late June.last_img read more