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September 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Olympic boxing champion Pete Rademacher has died at age 91.Rademacher won a gold medal at the 1956 Melbourne Games and fought Floyd Patterson for the heavyweight title in his first professional bout. Rademacher is the only boxer to fight for a championship in his first pro bout.He knocked Patterson down in the second round before being counted out in the sixth.  Rademacher had dementia for years and his brain will be donated for medical research. — Oakland Athletics owner John Fisher has decided to pay his team’s minor league players after all, saying he made a mistake. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported the billionaire’s intentions and quoted his apology. A club spokeswoman says Fisher also is establishing a fund to help furloughed employees.— Liverpool could win the Premier League title at home after all. Police originally indicated they wanted the Reds’ second game after the restart against Crystal Palace to be staged at a neutral venue because of concerns that supporters could congregate outside Anfield. But the league now says the game on June 24 is scheduled to be at Liverpool’s home stadium. Liverpool leads Manchester City by 25 points and is two wins from ending its 30-year title drought.— Italian top-flight soccer clubs are asking for no title winner or relegations if the season is stopped again. One of the ideas the Italian federation is planning in case of another stop is the use of an algorithm to decide the final classification. Italian media reported 16 of the 20 Serie A teams voted in favor of not relegating anyone and not assigning the league title unless it is mathematically certain. A final decision is expected to be made during the next FIGC council meeting on Monday.— The Italian soccer federation says teams will be allowed up to five substitutions in matches, although there will still be only three pauses to bring players off the bench. Italian competitions will adopt the temporary rules change when they resume next week. If matches go into extra time and teams haven’t used all five of their substitutes, they can make a fourth interruption at the end of regular time or between the two halves of extra time. The Italian Cup will be completed next week before Serie A is set to resume on June 20.— The Asian qualifying tournament for the World Cup is set to resume in October after the coronavirus pandemic forced games in March and June to be postponed. The Asian Football Confederation says it agreed with FIFA (FEE’-fah) to schedule two dates in October and two in November to complete the current groups. Twelve teams will advance to a further group stage next year. UNDATED (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp and football players joined others in a protest march from the Governor’s Mansion on Friday.The march of several hundred people went the nearly 2 miles from the governor’s residence to the State House. South Carolina quarterback Jay Ulrich carried a sign, “Matter is the minimum. Black lives are worthy. Black lives are beloved. Black lives are needed.” It is the seventh straight day of rallies in South Carolina following the death of George Floyd.NFL-PATRIOTS SOCIAL JUSTICE PLEDGEPatriots pledge $1 million to social justice causesBOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots say team owner Robert Kraft’s family is pledging $1 million to local grassroots organizations to promote social justice causes. NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) is among more than a dozen NFL stars who united to send a passionate video message to the league about racial inequality.The 70-second video was released on social media platforms Thursday night and includes Saquon Barkley, Michael Thomas, Odell Beckham Jr., Deshaun Watson, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins, among others.The video closes with the players demanding the NFL state that it condemns “racism and the systemic oppression of black people,” and that the league “admit wrong in silencing” players from peacefully protesting. The players also want the league to state: “We, the National Football League, believe black lives matter.”AMERICA PROTESTS-COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOUTH CAROLINAGamecocks march for Floyd June 5, 2020 Tokyo Governor Yurkio Koike said Thursday the games were likely to be downsized and undergo many changes.SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAKMemorial could be first PGA event with fans on handUNDATED (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has approved a plan for Muirfield Village Golf Club to have at least some fans for the Memorial in July. That would make it the first PGA Tour event with a crowd since the tour was shut down March 13 by the coronavirus. DeWine says plans submitted for the tournament were approved by local officials. He said on Twitter that casinos, racinos, amusement parks and water parks will be able to open on June 19.In other sports developments related to the coronavirus outbreak: Athletic director Larry Teis calls the allegations deeply troubling and said the investigation would be handled through the school’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX.Former Bobcats point guard Jaylen Shead posted the allegations on Twitter late Thursday, accusing Kaspar of singling out black players with racist taunts and threatening to have a foreign player deported.Shead transferred to Washington State before last season.BOXING-OBIT-RADEMACHERPete Rademacher, 1956 Olympic boxing champion, dies at 91 Players accused teams of “depriving America of baseball games” as part of a money fight created by the coronavirus pandemic. They raised the possibility baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union’s objection.Union chief negotiator Bruce Meyer has sent a letter to Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem threatening that an attempt to play without an agreement could lead players to block any attempt to expand the playoffs and deny consent to neutral-site games in the postseason.Major League Baseball made its initial economic proposal on May 26, offering an 82-game regular season schedule and a sliding scale of cuts beyond the prorated shares of salaries the sides agreed to on March 26.Players responded on Sunday with a 114-game regular season schedule running through October and no additional cuts. Each player would get about 70% of his original salary under the union’s plan and roughly 22-47% under MLB’s proposal, including $200 million tied to the postseason being completed.Management quickly rejected the union plan and said it would not offer a counterproposal given the insistence of the players’ desire for a longer season that would spill into November. Among MLB’s objections concerns November baseball that could be canceled by a second wave of COVID-19. SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Surfers around the world held large and small memorials on the water in honor of George Floyd. The so-called paddle-out events Friday were organized by a group called Black Girls Surf to draw attention to the police killing of Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis last week.The occasion was a paddle out, a Hawaiian tradition to celebrate a life and mourn its passing, organized by Black Girls Surf to share the pain they are feeling with devotees of a sport that has not always welcomed them.More than 200 surfers took to the water in Santa Monica, California, where they formed a massive circle past the waves and chanted Floyd’s name nine times to mark the nearly nine minutes his neck was pinned to the ground by the knee of a white officer. NBA-NETS-DURANTDurant will wait until next season Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-LABOR STANDOFFPlayers holding firm in battle with MLBNEW YORK (AP) — Major league players and owners continue to fire salvos instead of fastballs. COLLEGE BASKETBALL-OKLAHOMA STATENCAA hits Oklahoma St with postseason ban in corruption caseUNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team has been hit by numerous penalties by the NCAA infractions committee, making it the first school to be punished following the federal corruption investigation into the sport.Penalties include a one-year postseason ban for the team for next season. The ruling includes three years of probation, a $10,000 fine and a reduction in basketball scholarships for the program.The punishment comes the day former Oklahoma State assistant men’s basketball coach Lamont Evans was found by the infractions committee to have violated ethical-conduct rules by accepting up to $22,000 in bribes from financial advisers. COLLEGE FOOTBALL-KANSAS-BEATYKansas reaches settlement with ex-coachLAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas announced has reached a settlement with David Beaty.The former football coach had filed a lawsuit against the school alleging athletic department officials were trying to circumvent terms of his contract. The school agreed to pay $2.55 million to end all litigation and disputes.The two sides had been in a legal battle since shortly after Kansas fired Beaty near the end of the 2018 season. His contract called for a $3 million buyout, but the school refused to pay it after discovering potential NCAA infractions during routine end-of-season interviews with Beaty’s coaching staff.center_img NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets debut won’t occur until this winter.The Nets forward says he won’t play if the season resumes, telling The Undefeated, “My season is over.”Durant ruptured an Achilles tendon a year ago for Golden State in Game 5 of the NBA Finals against Toronto. He says it was decided after the injury that he would wait until the following season to return to action. He also had COVID-19 this year.The Nets currently hold the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference.TOKYO OLYMPICS-DEADLINE COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CLEMSON-ROSSRoss to miss 2020 season following back surgeryCLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross had surgery on Friday for a congenital fusion in his spine that will keep him off the field this upcoming season.Ross was being monitored for a shoulder injury suffered in March, but head coach Dabo Swinnery X-rays revealed that two vertebrae in his spine were fused and he had a bulging disc.Ross had a team-high 66 receptions last season for 865 yards and eight touchdowns. Former Olympic minister says March is deadline for TokyoTOKYO (AP) — Next spring has been set as a possible deadline by a local lawmaker for deciding if the postponed Tokyo Olympics can go ahead.That’s the judgment of former Japanese Olympic minister Toshikai Endo. Japanese television NHK quoted him at a meeting of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.The Tokyo Olympics are to open on July 23, 2021. They were postponed this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.Endo is the latest powerful politician to speak out this week about the games, bracing the Japanese public for possible changes and costs. When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice, he was mostly alone. Politicians, owners and fellow players criticized him, fans burned his jersey and he was booed even at home. Four years later, his protest is widely viewed as prescient. Global opinion has shifted so much that more people are vilifying those who attack Kaepernick or misrepresent his stance. George Floyd’s death, which ignited nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality, awakened many people to the root of the issues that led to Kaepernick’s demonstration.NFL-BRONCOS-ELWAYElway joins call for change after George Lloyd’s killingENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is adding his voice to calls for change in the aftermath of a black man’s killing in Minnesota while in police custody. Elway says in a lengthy Twitter post that he spent the week listening to his players and decided he had been wrong in his views of race relations since his playing days. Elway says he now realizes that he has to join his players and coaches in speaking out against racism, police brutality and injustices in the black community. Elway says he’s no longer staying on the sideline.The comments from the Denver Broncos’ general manager came in a lengthy Twitter post at the end of a tempestuous week in which his head coach, Vic Fangio, drew widespread condemnation for suggesting he didn’t see racism or discrimination in the NFL. A statement and video released on the team’s website Friday says the money will be distributed over the next 10 months in $100,000 monthly donations. The recipients will be chosen in collaboration with Patriots players.The groups selected will be those “fighting for equity, working to end systemic racism and creating meaningful change in our community.”The video says, “change always begins with listening.” The recipients will be invited to speak with the team’s executive staff and senior management across the Kraft Group’s businessesVIRUS OUTBREAK-NFLMore than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities NFL-RACISMGoodell says league erred by thwarting protestsNEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said his league made a mistake.Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest. He made his strongest statement on the issues many players passionately support, one day after 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes (mah-HOHMZ’) and several of his peers released a video demanding the league condemn racism.George Floyd’s death has ignited nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality, issues former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began speaking out against in 2016. Goodell said, “I personally protest with you and want to be part of the much-needed change in this country.” Fangio’s remarks came during a media call Tuesday after the team addressed the widespread demonstrations that were sparked by a white police officer’s killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota last week.Fangio apologized a day later, saying he only meant to suggest the league was a meritocracy on the field and in the locker room and should have recognized the lack of minority head coaches, general managers, team presidents and owners in the country’s most popular sport.NFL JAGUARS PROTEST MARCH‘Today we say no more’: Jaguars march to sheriff’s officeJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are taking a stand against inequality and police brutality. UNDATED (AP) — More than half of the 32 NFL teams did not have their coaching staffs back at their facilities Friday even though the league has approved such returns where local governments allow them.NFL teams have been performing all their offseason duties virtually since their facilities were closed by Commissioner Roger Goodell in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic.The league is taking a slow approach to reopening those team buildings, with the latest step allowing coaching staffs to return. Only players currently rehabilitating injuries are allowed at the complexes.AMERICA PROTEST-BLACK GIRL SURFERSSurfers ‘paddle out,’ circle up in memory of George Floyd Schools like Kansas, North Carolina State, Louisville, South Carolina and Southern California were investigated for corruption.Oklahoma State issued plans to appeal, saying it was “stunned by the severity of the penalties and strongly disagrees with them.”COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS STATE-RACISM ALLEGATIONSTexas State to look into allegations of racismSAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State has ordered an investigation into a former basketball player’s allegations of racist remarks by coach Danny Kaspar. Update on the latest in sports: The players, their families, coach Doug Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell marched from their stadium to the steps of the local sheriff’s department.The Jaguars started their march at 9:04 a.m. local time Friday to signify the local 904 area code.The protest comes two days after owner Shad Khan spoke against racism in a letter on the team website.Wide receiver Chris Conley wore a “Black Lives Matter” T-shirt. He said: “Today we say no more. Today we see a nation that can’t await change, a city that won’t sit still or be quiet.”AMERICA PROTESTS-NFL PLAYERS VIDEOlast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

August 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, July 14, 2015:•11:05 a.m. Officers investigated forgery, theft and criminal deprivation of property in the 1200 block of W. 8th.•11:05 a.m. Officers investigated forgery, criminal deprivation of property and theft in the 1200 block of W. 8th.•11:05 a.m. Officers investigated theft in the 1200 block of W. 8th.•1:30 p.m. Vernon J. Hayes, 70, Caldwell, was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 50 mph in a 40 mph zone. (radar).•2:30 p.m. Officers made an outside agency assist, warrant arrest for Harper County.•2:37 p.m. Noble L. Shockley, 33, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Harper County bench warrant for failure to appear.  •3 p.m. Officers investigated report of an animal bite in the 600 block of N. Poplar.•4:41 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic family dispute in the 200 block of S. Jefferson.•4:37 p.m. Officers investigated report of a mental subject.•7:33 p.m. Audrey B. Schuster, 18, South Haven, was issued a notice to appear charged with seat belt violation.•7:33 p.m. Juvenile female, 15, Honeywell, was issued a notice to appear charged with seat belt violation by a passenger.•8:20 p.m. Tyler M. Janney, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seat belt violation.•8:40 p.m. Jason P. Brown, 48, Winfield, was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.•11:40 p.m. Michelle Y. Laham, 25, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective brake light and no proof of insurance.last_img read more

Couple spends 25K to clone deceased cat

August 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgA couple in Charlotte, North Carolina has successfully cloned their 19-year-old cat, named Cinnabun after paying $25,000.Ashley and Brian Bullerdick discovered a Texas-based company known for cloning dogs, cats, and horses.They bought a kit, took a skin and saliva sample from their older cat and then shortly after it’s death, Cinnabun II was born.The pair ordered the DNA kit from the same company celebrity Barbara Streisand used to clone her late dog.I suppose the couple and Streisand both wanted to remember their animals “The Way We Were.”last_img read more

Shrewsbury Begins 2018 With Optimism

August 4, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBy John Sorce |SHREWSBURY – About 65 residents were on hand for Shrewsbury’s annual reorganization meeting at Shrewsbury Municipal Center on Jan. 2 as Erik Anderson and Kimberly Doran Eulner were sworn in to the governing body and Mayor Donald Burden discussed the outlook for 2018.Thomas L. Moran was also recognized for his service as a council member, as he is moving to Delaware.Burden was optimistic about the future of the town’s economy, with the potential to add business in the future. “Shrewsbury remains very attractive to business development,” Burden said. “It is important we continue to nurture for future businesses and provide services for them to develop that will complement the fabric of our community.”While there are opportunities in Shrewsbury for growth, some plans that have been in the works for quite some time have yet to make much progress. Burden touched on The Shadowbrook, QuickChek, and Shoprite projects and said they have not moved further due to public objections. “We hoped these projects would be further along. The delays are not because of issues with the zoning board, but rather due to activities by various objectors,” he said.While there will be obstacles coming from the state and the capitol, Burden feels he has the right people to make Shrewsbury the best place it can be this year. “2018 is already lining up as a time of new challenges and adjustments,” he said. “We will need to be vigilant to expected legislation and executive orders coming out of Trenton and Washington that will undoubtedly impact both our residents and our business partners.“Regardless, I have every bit of confidence that this council and the administration will remain steadfast in their commitment to make us all proud of being Shrewsbury residents,” said Burden.This article was first published in the Jan. 11-18, 2018 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2015

August 2, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgMike Smith3688422%$651,096 Mario Gutierrez4273817%$334,748 Mark Glatt4857810%$266,664 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS (Current Through Friday, June 12) Drayden Van Dyke9813121113%$587,940 William Spawr2344217%$136,190 Tyler Baze17025242715%$1,457,770 Mike Puype53712713%$462,590 Philip D’Amato51157629%$802,110 Joseph Talamo1212292418%$872,358 KNAPP HAS SLEEPERS IN DESERT STORMERSteve Knapp has two for the money in Sunday’s $75,000 Desert Stormer Stakes, a six furlong sprint for fillies and mares, 3 and up, that drew 11 entrants, including 9-5 morning line favorite Sam’s Sister, winner of the Grade I La Brea Stakes last December.Almost fully recovered from recent gall bladder surgery, Knapp has Harlington’s Rose and Big Break entered and hopes a less eventful trip will enable Harlington’s Rose to show a return to form following her fifth-place finish in the Spring Fever Stakes on May 23.Harlington’s Rose won the Grade III Las Flores Stakes on March 8.“She was hit by a clod in her right eye in the Spring Fever and it was closed for about five days,” Knapp said. “I don’t know if that had anything to do with it, but I suspect it probably did, when you get hit as hard as she did.“She was coming off a three-month layoff, she probably needed a race and she’s come back with a real nice work, so we’ll see what happens Sunday.“We had a non-winners of two in mind for Big Break but the race didn’t fill. The filly is really sharp right now. Hopefully, we’ll run big.”The Desert Stormer, race eight of nine: Tesalina, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Amaranth, William Antongeorgi III, 15-1; Cast in Silver, Fernando Perez, 12-1; Living the Life, Mike Smith, 8-1; Wasted at Midnight, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Winning Vision, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo, 8-1; Sam’s Sister, Rafael Bejarano, 9-5; Big Break, Felipe Valdez, 20-1; Ramona’s Wildcat, Alex Solis, 12-1; and Mechaya, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1. Edwin Maldonado778141410%$376,926 Elvis Trujillo585479%$269,290 Jeff Bonde1541227%$181,070 Tiago Pereira621110718%$454,210 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer56714713%$519,204 Robertino Diodoro2663323%$220,930 Martin Garcia2873425%$221,410 Brayan Pena545229%$114,000 Kristin Mulhall2045020%$117,300 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano14033282124%$1,424,298 Santiago Gonzalez7971569%$333,654 Alex Solis3573420%$272,334center_img Vann Belvoir444669%$159,700 Kent Desormeaux5951278%$315,964 Michael Machowsky2355222%$137,870 Victor Espinoza3166619%$489,320 Gary Stevens2153424%$512,370 Fernando Perez10920171118%$780,030 John Sadler54691011%$304,374 Richard Mandella37109427%$739,140 KNAPP TWOSOME EYE DESERT STORMER UPSETQUALITY, NOT QUANTITY SUITS TRAINER TRUMAN‘PHAROAH’ DUE BACK AT SANTA ANITA THURSDAYBALTAS LIKES RICH BELMONT RACE FOR ‘QUEEN’TEXAS RED LOOKS ‘TREMENDOUS’ IN DWYER DRILL Ricky Agarie2041320%$124,600 Doug O’Neill8817161019%$738,488 Felipe Valdez9481589%$360,340 Eddie Truman1772241%$275,380 Bob Baffert2462525%$287,970 Gonzalo Nicolas8966137%$227,058 Carla Gaines2144119%$202,830 Martin Pedroza89714148%$352,424 Bruce Headley1341231%$117,490 Ignacio Puglisi4756211%$188,440 John Brocklebank1544127%$181,540 Richard Baltas51176433%$842,520 BEST MEET EVER FOR EDDIE TRUMANEddie Truman doesn’t have the numbers to compete with Santa Anita’s alpha trainers this meet when it comes to most wins, but the veteran conditioner is right on top when it comes to quality.The 68-year-old, an avid bicyclist along with his brother, former jockey Jerry, has won with seven of 17 starters, a gaudy 41 percent. He also has two seconds and two thirds, giving him 11 in-the-money finishes.“I’ve never, ever had a meet like this,” said Truman, who has been training for 45 years. “An odd thing is, I’ve won the seven races with seven different riders. Five of the horses got perfect rides, perfect trips and a perfect pace. The other two were simply much the best.”FINISH LINES: American Pharoah, who is scheduled to return to his Santa Anita base Thursday morning, had his first gallop since winning last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes this morning at Churchill Downs. With both Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza looking on, the Triple Crown winner galloped a mile and a quarter on the main track . . . Richard Baltas, tied with Doug O’Neill for the training lead at 17 wins each, is leaning towards the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational at 1 ¼ miles on turf July 4 for American Oaks winner Spanish Queen, a California-bred daughter of the late Tribal Rule. “Right now we’re looking at the New York race,” Baltas said. “She’s doing well so that’s the race we’re thinking about. We’re not committing, but we’ll let the horse tell us what to do.” . . . Trainer Keith Desormeaux sent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red six furlongs from the gate in company Saturday morning under brother Kent Desormeaux in 1:14.60 in preparation for the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes at one mile July 4 at Belmont Park. Stablemate Go Long was clocked in 1:15.40. “He looks tremendous in flesh and in color,” said clocker Toby Turrell of Winner’s Card, speaking of Texas Red. “He’s carrying his weight beautifully and went by his mate easily. He’s right on course. He has more flesh on him than he’s ever had before.” . . . Favorites at Santa Anita for the Spring Meet continue to win above the national norm of about 33 percent. Through Friday, the average was 38.34 percent (97 of 253). On dirt, the number stood at 39.05 (66 of 169), and on turf, 36.90 percent (31 of 84) . . . Rafael Bejarano held a 33-25 lead over runner-up Tyler Baze and would appear enroute to yet another Santa Anita title . . . Thanks in large part to Lucky Mo‘s head victory at odds of 12-1 under Martin Pedroza for trainer Martine Bellocq in Friday’s eighth race, there is a Pick 6 carryover today of $57,859. Flavien Prat11921241218%$1,288,740 Peter Miller691517622%$610,910last_img read more

UPSTART BOLO FIRES FRESH & DEFEATS FAVORED OBVIOUSLY BY A NECK IN GRADE II, $200,000 ARCADIA STAKES; PRAT & GAINES TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:33.09

August 2, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgBOLO TO CONSIDER SURFACE SWITCH TO $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA HANDICAP ON MARCH 12 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 13, 2016)–A Kentucky Derby hopeful a year ago, 4-year-old Bolo proved himself a nationally prominent turf horse Saturday at Santa Anita, as he ran down heavily favored Obviously late to take the Grade II, $200,000 Arcadia Stakes by a neck under Flavien Prat. Trained by Carla Gaines and idle since July 4, Bolo negotiated one mile on turf in 1:33.09 and is now undefeated in three tries over the Santa Anita lawn.A measured second, two lengths off the favorite past the half mile pole, Bolo got outside pressure from eventual third place finisher Om going to the far turn, shook him off turning for home and gradually wore down Obviously to win going away at the wire.“I couldn’t watch at the end,” said Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool, on behalf of the ownership of Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack, LLC. “I couldn’t watch, but it was unbelievable. Carla did just an incredible job, incredible. Her patience over a seven month period drives me crazy, but then in one day, it all comes together.”Off at 7-1 in a field of five older horses, Bolo paid $17.40, $7.20 and $3.00. A Kentucky-bred colt by Temple City, he notched his fourth win from nine starts and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his earnings to $408,700.“You have to be closer on the turf the way it’s playing, so it worked out well,” said Prat, who rode Bolo for the first time. “I knew the pace was already fast (set by Obviously; 22.70, 45.67, 1:09.13 and 1:20.99) but I had to get out and go (around the far turn) because Obviously was still in front of me. When I came up next to Obviously, he picked it back up…but I knew Bolo can get the distance and in the end, Obviously came back to us.”Although all four of his career wins have come on turf, Brackpool left the door open for a possible return to dirt in the mile and a quarter $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12.“It seems like every other horse I hear about is being considered for Dubai,” he said. “So we’ve got lots of options.”As for Gaines, she was obviously pleased with the way Bolo came back running off the bench.“The horse had a terrific trip,” she said. “All I told Flavien was to let him break and find his place in the race. I felt he’d be sitting right behind the leaders and he would still have a kick home. That’s exactly what happened. I’m just so thrilled…Did I think he was going to get there? I’m not sure. I was screaming very loud.”Irish-bred Obviously, one of America’s best turf milers dating back to 2012, was cutting back in distance from a mile and one eighth and appeared to have things his own way on the lead.“He settled great and he ran really well,” said Mike Smith, who was aboard the 8-year-old for the first time in the Arcadia. “They went in (one) thirty three to beat us. That’s pretty impressive. I wouldn’t say the this track favors speed, but…He just got run down today.”Off at 4-5, Obviously paid $3.00 and $2.10.Om, who came off a rousing win here in the Grade II Mathis Brother Mile (turf) on Dec. 26, sat a comfortable third early with Gary Stevens and went after the top two going to the far turn, but proved third best. The second choice at 8-5, he paid $2.10 to show.last_img read more