first_imgFAVORED EPICAL GOES GATE TO WIRE IN WINNING GRADE II, $200,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY CASSIDY, UNCLE MO GELDING GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:24.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 29, 2019)–With Tyler Baze back in town to handle the front-running riding duties, DP Racing’s Epical cruised to an impressive 2 ¼ length win in Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by James Cassidy, the 4-year-old Uncle Mo gelding got a mile and one half on turf in 2:24.60.Breaking from the rail in a field of five older horses, Baze was able to make an easy lead in the early run down the hillside to the dirt crossing as Epical was well within himself under a long reign as the field passed under the wire for the first time.  With longshot Marckie’s Water content to sit second up the backside, Baze asked Epical for his best leaving the three furlong pole and enjoyed a three length advantage over both Marckie’s Water and Unapologetic turning for home.“I came back to ride him,” said Baze, who has for the time being, relocated to the Arkansas/Kentucky circuit.  “I counted on the trainer to have him ready.  I should have won on him the last time, but we got a poor start.  They schooled him in the gate and it showed today…Once we got going on the (far) turn, he showed his big turn of foot.“I like to ride fast horses in marathon races.  He was relaxed and when it was time to go, he took off…I’m leaving tonight.  I’m going to be riding the rest of the Oaklawn meeting and then head to Churchill Downs.  We will play it by ear.  I love Santa Anita.  This is my home.”A close second from off the pace in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at a mile and one quarter on Feb. 9, Epical was pounded down to even money late and returned $4.20, $2.40 and $2.40.“You know the first time Tyler rode him, he said ‘I think he could go three miles.’  There aren’t too many three mile races, but he’s got speed and he doesn’t mind the horse next to him that goes with him and it doesn’t seem to rattle him at all.  He’s very kind and he’ll go as far as you want to go.”With today’s San Luis Rey marking his first stakes win, Epical improved his overall mark to 11-4-2-1 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his earnings to $279,980.Last for nearly the entire trip, Beach View, who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, rallied well late to finish second by a half length while never threatening the winner.  The second choice at 2-1, he paid $2.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Marckie’s Water was off at 9-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.47, 48.56, 1:13.41 and 1:37.57.Today marked the first day of live racing at Santa Anita since March 3 and the eight-race program was completed without incident.  First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday, to be highlighted by the Grade I Beholder Mile and the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, is at 1 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgTOTTENHAM are prepared to sell Harry Kane to Manchester United for a world-record fee, according to shock reports.The Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is thought to be furious with the striker’s recent comments and needs cash to balance the books amid the coronavirus crisis.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates4 Harry Kane could be sold to Manchester United for a world-record fee of £200m in the summerAnd according to the Mail On Sunday, the North London club are willing to sanction a £200million move, eclipsing the £198m fee Paris Saint-German paid for Neymar in 2017.Tottenham later said they had no interest in selling their captain.Juventus, Real Madrid and Manchester City have also been linked with a stunning move for the England captain.However, given the current climate of uncertainty, that estimated figure seems unlikely – but any deal would surely smash Paul Pogba’s current British transfer record of £89m.Manchester United are also looking to land a mega-move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, although Paul Merson thinks that may well be off due to the effects of Covid-19.Kane, who joined the books at Spurs in 2004, is the third-highest all-time goalscorer at Tottenham with 181 goals in just 278 games.But despite his impressive individual record, he is yet to lift a piece of silverware in his professional career.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsAnd with him turning 27 in the summer, the forward – who has not played since January due to his latest long-term injury – admitted he’s “ambitious” and won’t stick around at White Hart Lane for sentiment alone.Kane said: “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.“But I’ve always said, if I don’t feel we’re going in the right direction then I’m not someone who will just stay for the sake of it.“I’m an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players.”Kane also recently spoke out about the 2019/20 season being scrapped if it cannot be completed by the end of June.It is understood, though, his comments did not go down well with chief Levy, who is open to the idea of letting Kane go.But while Spurs may suffer on the pitch without their talisman, cashing in would undoubtedly provide a major financial boost to the club.4Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaLevy, the Premier League’s top-earning chief executive who earned £7m last year from his role, infuriated fans when he made the decision to furlough 550 of the non-playing staff in March.The Mail’s report adds that Spurs owe £637m on the stadium loan and £83m on transfer fees.So selling Kane for big money, and getting his reported £200,000 weekly pay packet off the wage bill, would help dramatically.4 Spurs chairman Daniel Levy endured the wrath of fans when he furloughed staff and would no doubt be criticised again for selling KaneCredit: PA:Press AssociationRio Ferdinand says Man Utd must seal £230m double transfer for Harry Kane and Jadon Sancho4last_img read more

first_imgGhanaian Community and Clara Town old timers will clash in the finals of the Kelvin M. Bayoh friendship tournament at the Conference Center sports pitch.Ghanaian Community (Brothers), reached the finals by defeating Island Warriors 1-0 and defeating Nigerian Community 3-0 in the second round and drew 0-0 with Gblowein in the third round.Clara Town on the other hand reached the finals, defeating Amenu 1-0, Cameroon Community 2-0 and drawing 0-0 with Gblowein.Ghana Community reached a total four goals, and Clara Town has 3 goals to their credit. The two teams are set to decide who lifts the trophy on Sunday, and fans are urged to attend.There were three groups of 4 teams when the tournament started on May 14, 2014. In the first round, Nigerian Community eliminated NPA 1-0 but crashed against Ghana Community in the second round.Boffa defeated Doe Community 3-2 but lost forfeit points against Gblowein in the second round. Other teams’ included Amenu, Bushrod Bull and Dosa old timers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgThree persons who were caught selling an illegal stimulant by an undercover Police Officer were charged with possession of the illicit items and made an appearance in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.It is alleged that on June 6, at Charlotte Street, Georgetown, Omalo Garraway, 24, of Lot 71 Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown; Shivano Ubitana, 22, of Princes Street, Lodge; and Olivia Grimes, 23, of Norton Street, Lodge, had 40 amphetamine tablets amounting to 10.5 grams in their possession.They pleaded not guilty to the charge after it was read to them by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the court that the trio was caught selling the items by an undercover Police Officer. He said that Police received information and held a sting operation, where a rank went undercover and purchased the tablets from the defendants.They were subsequently told of the offence and arrested and charged.Jeffers pointed out that the defendants have no antecedents and that an analyst report is still outstanding from the case file. They were each granted bail in the sum of ,000 and will return to court on July 5.last_img read more

first_imgAn 18-year-old female Special Constable was allegedly raped by a colleague in the wee hours of Saturday at a Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown hotel after a night out together.The rank claimed that after a night of partying together, she, along with the Constable, booked a room at the hotel since they were too drunk to drive home.However, about 03:45h, the male Constable forced himself on the female rank despite her resistance.Reports are immediately after the act, the woman lodged a complaint at the Brickdam Police Station and the alleged rapist was arrested.She was further taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she was examined by a doctor, who confirmed that she was sexually penetrated. The Constable is presently in custody assisting with the investigation.The file is expected to be sent for legal advice.last_img read more

first_img“Big Foot” murder trialThe Police Caution Statement (CS) of Bryan “Big Foot” Leitch was read out on Tuesday at the High Court, where the 12-member jury heard that the accused was allegedly “sorry” for his actions.Leitch is being tried for the murder of South Central Hotel’s owner, Joseph Jagdeo, whose body was found bound and gagged at the guesthouse on November 14, 2013 in Room 10.Police Sergeant Keith Conway, who assisted with the murder investigation, took the stand before Justice Sandhill Kissoon on Tuesday. The detective, who was stationed at the Grove Police Station, testified that he had taken the accused man from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to the Brickdam Police Station on November 30, 2013 where he put the murder allegation to him.Conway claimed that Leitch initially responded: “I don’t know anything about any murder.” However, the next day, on December 1, now retired Police Sergeant Phillip Bowman took the CS in his presence.According to the document which Conway read out in court, Leitch had stated that on the morning in question, Jagdeo came to his room and told him to leave which angered him.“I was vexed and I tell he and I tie he hand and put a cloth around he mouth and tie it, I push he under the bed and put the room key on the bed. I then go to the office and took out he cell phone; I sorry for what happen, I didn’t go to kill he,” the excerpt from the CS stated.Under cross-examination, Sergeant Conway observed that he never enquired from Leitch if he could read or write and could not say if Sergeant Bowman made a similar enquiry. However, the witness maintained that the defendant looked at the CS and seemed to be reading it.Leitch was said to be the last known person to stay in Room 10. The prosecution contends that the accused committed the crime between November 13 and 14, 2013 at South Road, Georgetown.Now retired Police Sergeant Bowman, a key witness in the case, left for the United States of America in August 2017, and there was no evidence that he returned to Guyana. Several key witnesses have not been presented by the prosecution despite public notices requesting them to appear at court.State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh, who was able to testify on Tuesday, gave the hotelier’s cause of death as haemorrhage caused by blunt trauma to the head, compounded with suffocation and compression of the neck. The doctor also told the jury that Jagdeo’s neck and spine were fractured.State Counsels Mandell Moore and Lisa Cave are presenting the prosecution’s case while Leitch is represented by Attorneys Hewley Griffith and Lawrence Harris. Justice Kissoon adjourned the matter to next Monday. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

first_imgA 30-year-old motor cyclist is counting himself lucky after only receiving a broken leg following a collision with a motor car on Sunday afternoon.The injured man, identified as Hardai Kaaleshwar of Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara, was said to be riding the motorcycle along the Ogle Public Road, East Coast Demerara, when he reportedly slammed into the left front side bumper of a car that was navigating a turn.Reports are that the incident occurred around 17:00h as the car was proceeding east along the southern side of the northern carriage way of the Ogle Public Road. It was alleged that the driver was about to make a turn into the Ogle access road when the motorcyclist collided with him.As a result of the collision, the motorcyclist fell onto the roadway and received injuries about his body. In a conscious state, he was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted a patient.The driver of the car involved in the accident is assisting Police with their investigations.last_img read more

first_imgThe N-D-P has narrowed the gap in the BC legislature with two byelection victories, in metro Vancouver ridings. Jenn McGinn and Spencer Herbert defeated Liberal opponents yesterday and, as a result the Liberal majority in the legislature has been reduced to eleven…45 to 34. NDP Leader Carole James says the by-election results prove BC voters are angry with Premier Campbell and, she claims her party is on the way to victory in next May’s, general election. However, the Premier had this to say about that… [asset|aid=515|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b94aa68b719148d48b1a1aa0bed0cc1b-Premier_2_Pub.mp3] Low voter turnout, which rarely favors governing parties, is being sited by some observers, as a key factor in the two NDP victories… However, the Opposition leader had this to say about that… [asset|aid=516|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b94aa68b719148d48b1a1aa0bed0cc1b-James_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The turnout in both ridings was less than 30 percent.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Mohamed Salah set a new record for Premier League goals in one season with 32 strikes © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 13 – Mohamed Salah scored a record-breaking 32nd goal of the Premier League season on Sunday as the Liverpool star set a new mark for the most goals in a 38-game campaign.Salah went into the last day of the season at Anfield with a share of the record alongside Alan Shearer (Blackburn in 1995-96), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United in 2007-08) and Luis Suarez (Liverpool in 2013-14). But the Egypt forward needed only 26 minutes to make the record his personal property as he produced a clinical left-footed finish from inside the Brighton penalty area.Salah, who was voted the Premier League’s Player of the Year earlier in the day, has now scored 44 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool this season.Shearer (Newcastle in 1993-94) and Andy Cole (Manchester United in 1993-94) jointly hold the Premier League record of 34 goals in a 42-match season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img“The decision is always difficult because of the talent of the players we have,” Lopetegui said.“We have opted for three other players who had different assets and including four players up front was not something we wanted to do.”Two more Chelsea players also missed out as Marcos Alonso and Cesc Fabregas were not included in the 23-man group.Morata’s absence was the stand-out decision, however, even if it was not an entirely surprising one given the 25-year-old’s dramatic dip in form.After scoring seven goals in his first seven games for Chelsea, a back injury seemed to affect his confidence. Morata has scored only three times in 22 games since the turn of the year.“I’ve talked to the players I had to talk to,” Lopetegui said. “I’m not going to name anybody, but there are players who had to find out from me that they were not going to be on the list.”In contrast, Aspas and Moreno have been in excellent form for Celta Vigo and Valencia respectively, with Aspas the top Spanish scorer in La Liga on 22 goals.Costa is expected to start when Spain open up against Portugal in Group B on June 15 but Aspas, with his speed and direct running, remains an attractive option.Alonso only made his debut in a friendly against Argentina in March and lost out to Arsenal’s Nacho Monreal. Fabregas fell behind Spain’s impressive wealth of options in midfield, which will include Sergio Busquets, Saul Niguez, Koke, Thiago Alcantara, Andres Iniesta, David Silva, Isco, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.Manchester United’s David de Gea was included as expected, along with fellow goalkeepers Pepe Reina and Kepa Arrizabalaga.Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta did make it in, as did Monreal. Dani Carvajal, Alvaro Odriozola, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, Nacho and Jordi Alba complete Spain’s group of defenders.“I’ve had several doubts, making a list of 23 is very difficult,” Lopetegui said. “But we have decided this was the most balanced decision and the one we think will help us most at the World Cup.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alvaro Morata has been left out of the Spain squad for the World Cup © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKMADRID, Spain, May 21 – Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain’s World Cup squad, announced on Monday.Morata paid the price for a disappointing debut season in the Premier League as Spain coach Julen Lopetegui picked Iago Aspas and Rodrigo Moreno up front, along with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.last_img read more