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An editor in chief liable to prison for publishing false information

first_img Follow the news on Sudan News SudanAfrica Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent News Organisation Already on January 16, Nhial Bol, publication manager of Khartoum Monitor, had been sentenced to a 500 000-Sudanese dinar fine (2 200 euros) for writing in Khartoum Monitor that the railway state company was turning a blind eye on the transportation of people abducted by Arab-slave merchants. In the case of non-payment, he will spend six months in prison. The daily had also been condemned to a 1,5-million-Sudanese dinar fine (6 597 euros). Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Receive email alerts News March 29, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further In a letter addressed to Interior minister Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, Reporters sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF) protested against the imposition of an outrageous fine on Hussein Khojali, editor in chief of Alwan. “It is unacceptable to sentence this journalist to a 500 000-Sudanese dinar fine (2 200 euros) even for publishing false information. The sum is totally out of proportion with the misdeed committed and compared to the standard of living in Sudan”, declared Robert Ménard, general secretary of the organisation. News SudanAfrica April 6, 2020 Find out more According to the information gathered by RSF, Hussein Khojali, editor in chief of the daily Alwan, was sentenced on January 23 to a 500 000-Sudanese dinar fine (2 200 euros) for publishing false information. In the case of non-payment, the journalist is liable to one-year imprisonment. The Alwan newspaper has been fined 700 000 Sudanese dinar (3 080 euros). According to the criminal court of Khartoum, Hussein Khojali published an article in which he stated the departure from Khartoum of the Transports minister Lam Akol, to join in the South the rebels fighting against the government. Another journalist of the daily, Hadiyah Ali, was sentenced to a 200 000-Sudanese dinar fine (880 euros) for the same reasons. He is also liable to six-month imprisonment if he does not pay. Alwan has decided to appeal against both these decisions. Besides, two other journalists of Alwan have been acquitted. January 24, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 An editor in chief liable to prison for publishing false information April 10, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Holtby wants to leave Spurs – agent

first_img Holtby moved to Tottenham from Schalke 12 months ago but has so far been unable to hold down a regular place in the starting XI. Holtby played in a variety of positions under Andre Villas-Boas but has only started one game since Tim Sherwood was installed as head coach and now the German wants to leave. Lewis Holtby’s agent expects his client to leave Tottenham before the end of the transfer window. “My feeling is that he will leave but it’s not in our hands at the moment,” Holtby’s agent Marcus Noack told Press Association Sport. “Tottenham have to agree to let him go first. We hope to find a solution in the next couple of days.” Any hopes of Holtby securing a move away from Tottenham appear to have been scuppered by the club’s valuation of the player. Although Spurs only paid £1.25million for the player a year ago, Holtby’s camp claim the north London club want between £8million and £10million for the 23-year-old. “I think it will be a loan because it is difficult for anyone to buy Lewis,” Noack added. Borussia Dortmund enquired about Holtby’s availability earlier this month but Press Association Sport understands last year’s Champions League finalists have since cooled their interest in the midfielder. Schalke, where Holtby spent three and a half years before heading to England, are interested in re-signing the Germany international, but the Bundesliga club may have to sell players – like Arsenal target Julian Draxler – before they can bring any new faces in. Former Germany defender Christoph Metzelder claimed on Twitter that he had seen Holtby in Dusseldorf – near to where Schalke and Dortmund are based – but Spurs insist the player is in London as he is in the squad for Wednesday’s Premier League clash against Manchester City. Press Association Sport understands Holtby would prefer to stay in England, anyway. Fulham have recently been linked with a temporary move for the midfielder. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Q&A with transportation planner, Alan Huynh

first_imgAfter taking classes with USC professor Michael Kodama, Alan Huynh joined Kodama’s urban planning consulting group after graduating in 2010. Huynh, who studied urban planning at USC, sat down with the Daily Trojan to talk about his experiences.Daily Trojan: What made you interested in urban planning and transportation development?Alan Huynh: I took a class with a professor named Michael Kodama. He’s a really cool guy. His class made urban planning make sense. I keep on following in his footsteps to see where it will lead me.DT: Have you always been interested in the affairs of your surrounding community?Alan Huynh Huynh: Well, I am from Portland originally, so I grew up riding my bike a lot and ended up exploring the city and becoming interested in it that way.DT: What do you think makes an ideal city?Huynh: First, communication between administrations. Second, a lot of open public spaces so that people would want to interact with their city … Whether it be a cool sidewalk, like Union Street in the Bay Area. It’s so vibrant and public that people just go there to see what’s going on. The last thing you would want is a [lack of a] variety of people that live there. It’s good to have a diverse set of individuals so that people don’t get bored.DT: What do you think makes an ideal urban planner?Huynh: You have to be patient, and that is the most important thing. You also have to be able to communicate well … Social media right now is at the forefront, it’s about being underneath what’s being said and how you can use those tools. Also you have to understand how things connect together.DT: How did your time at USC shape your motivations and allow you to give back to the community?Huynh: I interned at so many public offices like Pasadena and the City of L.A. It gave me the experience to understand what they deal with on a daily basis. That knowledge helps me understand how a lot of things work. Now when I work with community groups, non-profits, I know more or less where to go. USC has let me better serve community groups and the community.DT: What did you most enjoy about USC?Huynh: You meet so many different people; we all have a certain competitive nature to ourselves and even a certain swagger. It was cool to be around people that were really different but at the same time really the same.DT: What advice would you give to fellow Trojans who are interested in urban planning, or simply in the affairs of Los Angeles or other cities?Huynh: It would be to get down and really understand things at the ground level. When you’re a student, you have the time to do so. Explore things, understand cohesively what all these different groups and agencies are trying to do. Having that ground-level experience once you start working and doing real planning, that’s the difference between the crew that rises to the top and everybody else. That ground experience is vital and how you will stand out.last_img read more

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Rapid-fire Goretzka puts Germany in Confed Cup final

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp The early goals sparked life into comeback kings Mexico, who fought back in all three group stage matches to beat New Zealand and Russia after scrambling a draw with Portugal.Midfielder Giovani dos Santos was a constant first-half threat.When Draxler was caught napping on the edge of the area, Dos Santos robbed him of possession, but fired just wide.LA Galaxy’s Dos Santos and his Villarreal namesake Jonathan Dos Santos forced Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a double save with half an hour gone.Javier Hernandez squandered Mexico’s best chance when his effort flew agonisingly over the woodwork just a few minutes later.Mexico sustained the pressure and Hector Herrera’s free-kick had to be tipped over the bar by Ter Stegen.It stayed 2-0 at the break, but Mexico had 62 percent possession in the first half and 10 shots to Germany’s five.The world champions tightened their defence accordingly for the second half and Ter Stegen was rock-solid in denying Mexico’s half-chances.It was three shortly before the hour mark when Draxler’s pass into the area found Jonas Hector, who drew Ochoa for Werner to tap home for his third goal in Russia after Sunday’s double against Cameroon.Goretzka was replaced by Liverpool midfielder Emre Can for the final 23 minutes as Loew rested him for Sunday’s final.With 15 minutes left, Raul Jimenez headed against the crossbar with Ter Stegen beaten.There was nothing on when Fabian stepped up for a free-kick just inside the German half, but his strike rocketed into the top corner.The Germans were briefly rattled, but replacement Younes settled any nerves with a fourth goal in injury-time. Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell to Thursday’s 4-1 semi-final win over Mexico.Attacking midfielder Goretzka ran riot in Sochi with goals on six and eight minutes before Timo Werner and substitute Amin Younes netted in the second half.Marco Fabian scored Mexico’s stunning consolation in the 89th minute with a thunderbolt free-kick from long range.World champions Germany will face Chile in Sunday’s final in St Petersburg while Mexico play Portugal in Moscow’s third-place play-off.“We now need to reward ourselves for our hard work and we want to get the title,” said Goretzka.The Germans drew 1-1 with Copa America champions Chile when the teams met last Thursday in Kazan.“We already played them in the group stage and we know they are good, they are one of the best teams in the competition I have seen so far,” said Germany captain Julian Draxler.Goretzka and Werner are now the tournament’s joint top-scorers with three goals a-piece in Russia.Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio said the result was not a fair reflection.His side had twice as many shots as the Germans, but could not take their chances.“Our way of playing is very aggressive. We try to get forward all the time and we paid for that,” Osorio said.“They are fair winners, but the scoreline would seem to suggest they were way better and I don’t think that was the case.”Germany head coach Joachim Loew pulled a surprise before kick-off by naming 20-year-old Benjamin Henrichs on the right wing for only his third international and first start in Russia.The bold move paid off as Henrichs pounced on an early mistake and his pass found Goretzka sprinting towards the box.The Schalke forward took the ball in his stride and stroked his shot past Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa on six minutes.Goretzka struck again soon after when Werner’s pass split the Mexican defence open and he drove home.last_img read more

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World Cup expectations a ‘sufferance’ for Argentina, Messi

first_img“It was difficult to work in those conditions because there was only one available option: to be world champions.“Putting that kind of obligation ahead of the match itself made everything much more complicated.”Although Sampaoli pledged to hang on to his job following their elimination, he soon resigned from his post.The Argentinian federation have appointed Lionel Scaloni, their former under-20 coach, as Argentina coach.Sampaoli, 58, offered him some advice: “We need to find a balance so that this obligation to win doesn’t generate even more anxiety.“Every match (at the World Cup) was a sufferance.”Messi’s future with the national side has been in doubt since Argentina’s elimination.According to reports, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner asked not to be considered for selection for a series of friendlies in September and October.Share on: WhatsApp Madrid, Spain | AFP | Former Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli said the ‘Albiceleste’ were saddled with excessive expectations at the World Cup, stifling the performances of his players, including Lionel Messi.Argentina were tipped as possible winners of the tournament in Russia but were eliminated at the knockout phase following a tense 4-3 defeat to eventual champions France.Even before they squeezed into the second round, Argentina flattered to deceive, drawing 1-1 with Iceland, losing 3-0 to Croatia and squeezing past a plucky Nigeria 2-1 in the group stages.Sampaoli said expectations that Argentina would win the tournament emanating from the country’s football federation stifled the creativity and success of Messi and his fellow players.“The best player in the world (Messi) was devoted” to the Argentina cause, Sampaoli said in comments to Spanish sports daily Marca.“At his club (Barcelona) he has great stability. But when he comes to the national team a collective hysteria takes over and it’s like we’re expected to win.“This is not possible. If we don’t win, it’s him (Messi) who cops all the criticism. So you can’t play, and you can’t enjoy it.”He added: “The weight of expectation on this team was too heavy. We all felt pushed by the obligation to win, which meant it was difficult for us to express our talents.last_img read more

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first_img:09 Rarely do you see fast and quick in the same body but Mike Wallace is just that and he has “2” Speeds …Fast…and fast as he needs to be!:08 I am still trying to figure out why “they” spent $500 million on a new arena and then play the hockey game outside, huh?:07 Phone call for Mike Haywood Phone call for Mike Haywood…Mr. Haywood…Hey, anybody seen Mike, he was here just a minute ago…:06 I still got the Celtics to win the East…(please fellas make me look good) have you noticed if one of the Heat’s Big Three Go Down they can’t win. “Boston Shaq” is back. Boston wins, “Take It To The Bank”:05 Alright “Magic Mike” Williams, I am gonna clean this up for ya. Add these to the Top 10 point guards list:•The late great ….great Larry “Byrd” Richerdson•The late great George Harvey (Stop on a dime and would kill you!)•Gil Cummings (Nobody’s scored more City League points!!)• David “Dr. Death” Trent (Nuff said)•Chip Harris (New Ken’s finest will steal the ball and your socks and you won’t know they’re gone.)•Thomas “June Bug” Howard (C’mon Neal…That was your boy) Anybody else missed? Call me—412-628-4856.:04 Speaking of corrections (Yeah, every now and then I miss one or two). If I ever do a Top 10 Dunk List again and not put Lenny Morant on the list, take me to a bridge and hang me by my Chuck Taylors! (sorry Lenny):03 An NBA team in Pittsburgh. Is it just me or do we get every other team known to sports in this city but NBA basketball? Cleveland and Jersey can do big time hoops, but we can’t…C’mon man! Unless somebody or some groups of somebodys don’t want a NBA team here because? (I’m just saying).:02 Can some public official in Pittsburgh or Allegheny County say thank you to the Champions Association for 35 years of dedicated public service. Not to Bill Neal, but to the Champions and the hundreds of volunteers that helped make Pittsburgh, and most specifically the inner city, a better and safer place to live. Consider this:•35 consecutive years, 25 programs a year•Nationally recognized Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League•Nationally recognized Kenny Durrett High School All-Star Basketball Classic•5 state recognized programs•The state’s first “Midnight to 6 a.m.” basketball camp•17 W. Pa., Pittsburgh & Allegheny County programs•3 radio sports shows, 2 TV sports shows•Average 25, 000 annually served•Average 10,000 youth annually served•Thousands of youth kept off the streets every year for 35 years…C’mon man!:01 Go see “The Fighter,” best boxing movie since “Ali.” Good movie and a true story.Double Overtime:00 Halle Berry is finer than Frogs Hair! (Thank you Coach Larry Anderson)“Game Over”Happy New Year, Everybody! BILL NEAL :10 By the time you read this the Steelers have beat the Jets, Jets, Jets, 24-14 and are on their way to beat the Green Bay Packers in a Historic Super Bowl.last_img read more

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A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

first_imgNorth Carolina’s Luke Maye (32) loses the ball while Mount Olive’s Cameron Robinson defends during the first half of a college basketball exhibition game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) In this March 23, 2018, file photo, Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike (35) dunks as Clemson’s Gabe DeVoe, left, and Aamir Simms watch during the second half of a regional semifinal game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, in Omaha, Neb. Kansas is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll, released Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)Kansas. Bill Self has another strong recruiting class, a preseason All-American in Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson and a No. 1 ranking.Kentucky. Coach Cal has another roster full of future pros. He’s also got Reid Travis, a grad transfer from Stanford who happens to be one of the nation’s top players.Gonzaga. The Zags broke through to the Final Four two years ago. They could be even better this year.Duke. Coach K outdid himself with this year’s recruiting class with what could be three of the top five picks in the NBA draft.Virginia. OK, so that first-round NCAA Tournament loss to UMBC was ugly and history-making. But the Cavaliers have nearly everyone back and plenty of motivation.Tennessee. The Vols have never been to the Final Four. That could change this season — they’re that good.TOP PLAYERSCarsen Edwards, Purdue. He was super productive as a sophomore last season. Expect even more from him now that the Boilermakers need him even more.Luke Maye, North Carolina. The player who hit the shot to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 2017 averaged a double-double last season and will be counted on even more this year.R.J. Barrett, Duke. The athletic freshman has yet to play a game but has already created a buzz and could be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA draft.Dedric Lawson, Kansas. The former Memphis forward gives the Jayhawks plenty of talent and experience on an otherwise young roster.Ethan Happ, Wisconsin. The Badgers sure are glad this multitalented big man decided to withdraw from the NBA draft. Opponents will not be.Caleb Martin, Nevada. The do-everything forward’s decision to return with twin brother Cody is a big reason the Wolf Pack are being mentioned as a Final Four team.MID-MAJOR MONSTERSNevada. The Muss bus is loaded with talent and is driving toward what could be the best season in program history.Loyola-Chicago. No way the Ramblers and Sister Jean will be overlooked again.Western Kentucky. Top recruit Charles Bassey will push the Hilltoppers up the big hill.Buffalo. Bulls have five of their top six scorers back from a team that knocked off Arizona in the opening round of the NCAAs.Marshall. The Thundering Herd and coach Dan D’Antoni are looking for an even deeper March run after knocking off Wichita State in the opening round of the NCAAs.FRESHMEN PHENOMSZion Williamson, Duke. Basket supports beware: One of the nation’s top freshmen is a known rim wrecker.Cam Reddish, Duke. Doesn’t get the pub Barrett and Williamson get, but he’s a legit top-five NBA prospect.Romeo Langford, Indiana. Locking up the state of Indiana’s best player was a huge get for coach Archie Miller as he tries to get the Hoosiers back to national prominence.Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky. He eschewed the Power Five programs to stay in-state and could dominate Conference USA — and beyond.Nassir Little, North Carolina. Long and athletic, he was a big get for coach Roy.Bol Bol, Oregon. Manute’s son can shoot inside, outside and swat shots, just like Pops.TOP NONCONFERENCE GAMESNo. 4 Duke vs. No. 2 Kentucky, Tuesday in Indianapolis. It will be a blue-blooded kickoff to the season.No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Michigan State, Tuesday in Indianapolis. The opening act in Indy isn’t bad, either.No. 19 Michigan at No. 9 Villanova, Nov. 14. Early season, title-game rematch? Yes, please.Ohio State at Cincinnati, Wednesday. It finally happened, and hoops fans are the beneficiaries.Marquette at Indiana, Nov. 14. Marquette’s Markus Howard vs. Indiana freshman Romeo Langford is worth it right there.Arizona vs. No. 3 Gonzaga, Maui Invitational. OK, both teams have to win their opening games, but we can dream of the West’s two marquee programs meeting in Maui, can’t we?___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 The 2017-18 college basketball season had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons.Oh, and Sister Jean and Chicago-Loyola giving hope to underdogs everywhere by reaching the Final Four.A new season starts Tuesday, and it’s been a long seven months to wait for a sport that seems to top itself every year.To get you ready, we’ve got a guide on the top teams, players and other tidbits to look for in 2018-19:TOP TEAMSlast_img read more

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Future looks bright for NYS boys rep program

first_imgThe future of the boys rep program for Nelson Youth Soccer should be coming up roses sooner than later.That’s all because of the focus NYS is taking with the U12 program.“The focus at this age is development,” said mentor/coach, Jamie Spendlove.“We don’t want to cut any kids and perhaps discourage them from pursuing rep soccer. “A kid that might just miss out on the team at this age, if there were cuts, might be a star player in a couple years, with the extra development.”Spendlove said NYS would enter two teams for every tournament on the schedule — the strongest players spread onto both teams.“We’re making them balanced, but not as strong as if we entered just one team,” Spendlove explained. “This weekend in Kamloops was no different where we entered two, balanced teams in the tournament.” The results were somewhat varied as a result, but overall, some strong performances were delivered from both teams and all the boys. “I was very pleased with the strong play and leadership shown by our second year players that were put on both teams,” said coach Kerry Dyck.“They lead the way.  But at the same time, several of our new players, both U12 and U11, stepped up at times with great performances as well.  I found that very encouraging. “You could see the progress even through the weekend.”The first Nelson team finished the weekend with one win and three losses. However, in two of the three losses, the team played very well, and with a bit of luck, could have come away with a tie or even a win. The second Nelson team finished the weekend with two ties and two losses. Again, they played very well in three of the games and could have won both of the games they tied and even in one of the losses.Leading the way for Nelson from both teams with goals was Ezra Foy with four, followed by Angus Paterson with two and singles by Keanu Tromans, Jesse Thurston, Jesse Harold, Dylan Luscombe, Bradey Sookero, Max Spielman, Josh Schacher, Thomas Baxter and Jaden Dyck. Jesse Thurston, Max Spielman, Sam Foy, Jaden Dyck and Bradey Sookero won game MVP honours.The U11/U12 Selects’ next action is June 2-3 in Kalispell Montana.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – MONDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2015

first_imgRACING MOURNS DEATH OF TRAINER LEONARD DORFMANBOOZER STEPS UP TO THE BAR IN SENSATIONAL STARFUTURE OF MILLIONAIRE CLUBHOUSE RIDE UP IN THE AIRBAYERN BREEZES THREE FURLONGS IN 36.60 FOR BAFFERT Mike Smith6915141022%$1,329,341 Joseph Talamo13915142311%$1,065,504 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 15) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Drayden Van Dyke12114151712%$784,816 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer9719131320%$1,968,030 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tyler Baze15720151713%$1,244,034 Philip D’Amato4398721%$438,310 Bob Baffert621214819%$1,190,338 Peter Miller871618818%$975,450 Elvis Trujillo1261417911%$906,712 FOND MEMORIES OF LEONARD DORFMAN, DEAD AT 92            Highly respected longtime Southern California trainer Leonard Dorfman passed away peacefully early Sunday evening at his daughter’s home in Round Rock Texas. The affable Dorfman, a decorated World War II combat veteran who lied about his eyesight to enlist in the Army at age 19, would have been 93 on June 22.Best known as the conditioner of multiple stakes winners Biggs, Travel Orb, Minnesota Chief, Joni U. Bar and McCann’s Mojave, Dorfman gravitated to the track at an early age and one of his first jobs was grooming horses at movie mogul Louis B. Mayer’s farm in Hemet, Calif., circa, 1937 at age 15.A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Dorfman emigrated to Los Angeles with his mother at the age of 7 and soon thereafter cultivated a lifetime love affair with horses.“He was such a kind and gentle man,” said retired Hall of Fame jockey Donald Pierce, from his home in Encinitas. “He was without a doubt one of the finest horsemen I ever rode for. We had a lot of success together. A lot of guys, they’ll (expletive deleted) you about their horses and how they’re doing. Leonard was always straight up with me and when he told me he had something for me to ride, they were live, believe me.”Long active along with his late friend, trainer Noble Threewitt, on behalf of fellow horsemen in the H.B.P.A. and later the California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT), Dorfman won 16 races and two stakes with Joni U. Bar, a rangy mare by Nordic Prince, who would go on to become the dam of multiple graded stakes winner McCann’s Mojave.“Leonard had a sixth sense with horses,” said Mike Willman, Santa Anita Director of Publicity and the co-breeder and owner of McCann’s Mojave. “The horse always came first with Leonard. He would often say, ‘There’s always another race.’ He was an amazing, honest man and a wonderful human being. I’ll never forget what Frank Cozza, who bred Joni U. Bar and a lot of other nice horses, told my best friend’s dad one time after they had won a race here at Santa Anita. Frank said the key to success with Leonard was, ‘To just leave that little Jewish fella alone.’”            Trainer Ray Bell had this memory: “He had horses being transported by train for L.B. Mayer through the San Bernardino desert, and it was so hot, they opened the doors on the box car. Suddenly one of the horses breaks loose and jumps over a stack of straw bales and into the desert.“Leonard couldn’t notify anyone or stop the train, because he was way in the back, and this was way before cell phones or anything. He decided the first time the train stopped he would get to a phone let them know there was a race horse running around in the desert.“Finally they stopped, probably somewhere in Arizona, and Leonard called L.B. Mayer’s secretary and told her so-and-so is running loose in the desert out in San Bernardino.“Anyway, they finally captured the horse and there wasn’t a scratch on him. So they loaded him up on the next train for Chicago, they met him out there, and he wound up being a useful sort of horse.”Services for Dorfman, who is survived by his wife, Marlene, and daughter, Lisa Crisks, are pending. John Sadler718121111%$561,356 Rafael Bejarano15337242024%$1,729,564 FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern,recovered from a hind footabscess that surfaced after that race, forcing him to miss the San Antonio Invitational on Feb. 7,breezedthree furlongs for Bob Baffert Monday in 36.60. A finalist for Horse of the Year, it was Bayern’s first recorded workout since early last month . . . Kudos to Matt Ascanio, 33-year-old son of former trainer and long-time Bobby Frankel assistant Humberto Ascanio, on winning his first race as an agent after a month in the business. Matt booked Christian Aragon on Fast Mast, who posted a half-length shocker at a $115.80 win payoff in Sunday’s seventh race for trainer Mike Harrington . . . Galicado, unbeaten in three starts in his native Argentina by a combined margin of 21 ½ lengths, worked six furlongs on the main track Monday morning in 1:12.60 for Ron McAnally, who plans to run the son of Asiatic Boy in the $2 million UAE Derby in Dubai on March 28. “The horse was sent to me during the Del Mar summer meet,” said McAnally, whose proclivity with South American imports is a matter of record . . . When Lucky J Lane won yesterday’s fourth race, it marked back-to-back victories for the California-bred gelding, giving trainer Richard Baltas another double. Unusual Fleet also posted consecutive victories when he won Saturday’s fifth race . . . Bob Baedeker has resigned his position as consultant and racing manager for Live Your Dream Racing Stables, effective yesterday. Baedeker cited differences with LYD founder Don Palmer over the future of the partnership. “I wish Don and Live Your Dream well,” Baedeker said. “Don is focused on the breeding end of the business now while I am anxious to acquire horses ready to run. I will be using my energies to grow my racing management business, Mr. B., LLC.” . . . Apprentice jockey Brandon Boulanger has been suspended threeracing days (Feb. 28, March 1 and 5) for causing interference on Aguacita in Saturday’s sixthrace . . . Congrats to Zoe Metz, Santa Anita’s Interactive Media Coordinator and an accomplished photographer, who celebrates her 19th birthday today . . . Santa Anita will be dark this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but will be open for simulcast wagering Thursday when there will be free parking and free Grandstand admission. Live racing resumes Friday at 1 p.m. Victor Espinoza10219211419%$1,283,180 Peter Eurton49108720%$481,808 Martin Garcia8214131117%$1,145,820 Doug O’Neill899101010%$520,536 BOOZER GOES FROM LONG TO SHORT SATURDAY            Boozer, a versatile and consistent son of Unusual Heat, goes from third and long to first and goal when he runs in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older California-bred or sired horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.The 5-year-old gelding trained by Mark Glatt for Al and Sandee Kirkwood is coming off a sharp second to streaking stakes winner Alert Bay in the California Cup Turf Classic at 1 1/8 miles on Jan. 24. Two races earlier, the pace-favoring Boozer won the California Flag Handicap for state-breds on the downhill turf course.“He runs really well down the hill,” Glatt said. “Maybe it’s not ideal going from a mile and an eighth to 6 ½ down the hill, but I want to take advantage of the Cal-bred program. The horse is doing well, so we’ll give it a shot.”CLUBHOUSE RIDE’S FUTURE UNDECIDED            The future of Clubhouse Ride remained undecided Monday morning, more than a week after he finished ninth and last by more than 40 lengths behind Shared Belief in the San Antonio Invitational on Feb. 7.            “They’ve run a bunch of tests on him to make sure he’s got good sperm,” said Craig Lewis, who trains the 7-year-old Candy Ride horse for owners Murray Seidner (Six-S Racing Stable) and Nikolas Petralia.“There are several offers on the table, so we don’t know what’s going to happen at this point. Should there be any problem with the sperm count, or the money, or they decide not to do the stud deal themselves, then he’ll be back (racing), because he had a minor injury.            “The owners are considering a lot of offers but they don’t know if they want to keep him or sell him.”Clubhouse Ride, a two-time winner of the Grade II Californian Stakes, was second in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita last June 28. The chestnut bred in Kentucky by Sidney and Jenny Craig has a 5-9-2 record from 43 starts, with earnings of $1,341,132. Kent Desormeaux10722191121%$1,229,322 Richard Mandella3786722%$402,286last_img read more

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Breeders’ Cup Post Race Interview Quotes – Juvenile Fillies Turf – Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

first_imgChad BrownJavier CastellanoBob EdwardsKristine EdwardsPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was New Money Honey. And we’re joined now by the winning connections from right to left, trainer Chad Brown, jockey Javier Castellano, owner Bob Edwards and his wife, Kristine Edwards. Thank you all for being here. Congratulations. Congratulations to you all. Chad, let’s start with you, and maybe you can just give us your impressions of how the race was run.CHAD BROWN: Well, Javier gave her a beautiful trip. We talked about it, if she could break clean and be up in the forward group and somehow get clear at some point in a big field, which is a lot to ask, she’d have a good shot because she’s training so well. I’ve had so much success with Javier, and we have great chemistry together. He studies the races very well. And if he’s ridden a horse before, he learns a lot from it and applies it to the next race.This is a situation of a young horse that’s getting better and a jockey that really understands her, and just executed a perfect plan once we put him up on the horse.THE MODERATOR: Javier, you did ride her your first two starts. Tell us what you learned and what unfolded today?JAVIER CASTELLANO: I really like the way she did it today. I’m very satisfied, and I have a lot of confidence with the filly. And thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, for the opportunity, and Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown, he’s got something special for me, and I really appreciate him for that, because I had a lot of confidence in putting a lot of successes together, and he gave me something special today to perform the horse with the best part. And approaching to 14 horses is not easy in the Breeders’ Cup, and especially when you have a young horse. The filly, she’s amazing. She’s a great developer. She’s got a good mind. She saved on the first turn, she cut it off, and she went through the little hole, and then I tipped her up on the side and she gave me a powerful kick and run the last part of the race.THE MODERATOR: Bob, your impressions and what this experience and what it feels like to win this race?BOB EDWARDS: It’s a great experience. We’re new owners, as you guys know. We have not won a maiden, as you know. We’ve only won Stakes races thanks to great horses, great talent, great Bloodstock agents, and we’re pretty excited for her to take her talent down to South Beach.THE MODERATOR: It’s nice when you can only win Stakes races. Chad, the Miss Grillo, what a race, the key race in here. Your other filly ran well and came on at the end too. So just talk about the turf juveniles coming out of New York today?CHAD BROWN: Yeah, they ran well. It’s been a key prep race for this particular Breeders’ Cup Race. It’s the third time we’ve won the race, and all of them were Miss Grillo winners, New York has a fantastic program. And I need to give them credit because great training facilities. I do all my training back home before I ship in for these races, and they always make the turf course available and around weather and whatever I need back home at my home base. Even if the Breeders’ Cups not held there. So thanks to NYRA, for allowing us the facilities to get this filly here. It is a strong group. My other horse came on strongly.I tell you, it was a really good field. Again, we’ve competed in this race virtually every year since they’ve had it, and I thought this was one of the stronger editions of it on paper.Q. Chad, third race of her career, a performance like this. What’s it say about her future?CHAD BROWN: I’ll tell you, I think sky’s the limit for her. I think a mile is about as short as she wants to run, and Javier and I spoke about it in the days leading up to the race and all the way to the paddock about how she has a great post and she’s training terrific. But a mile is just a tough short for her, and you’re going to have to really work out a good trip. I think with that said, with all the big races next year being longer than a mile, I think this filly has an unbelievable future, and it’s the first horse in this race I’ve ever cross-entered in the dirt race because she trains well on dirt as well.So we’re going to enjoy this. She won on the turf. Thankfully we made the right call. But it’s not even out of the question that we give her a spin on the dirt before a race like the Kentucky Oaks just to be sure. I think she’s that talented.FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sportslast_img read more

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