International Day for Disaster Reduction observed in Dominica

first_imgLocalNews International Day for Disaster Reduction observed in Dominica by: – October 13, 2011 Tweet Share 61 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Flooding in Massacre due to heavy rainfall duing passage of Tropical Storm Ophelia.By resolution 64/200 dated December 21, 2009 the United Nations General Assembly designated October 13th (every year) as the date to commemorate “International Day for Disaster Reduction”. This particular resolution superseded resolution 44/236 which recognized the second Wednesday in October as “international day for natural disaster reduction”.The change in the resolution requires states to bring into sharper focus and to give more significance to disaster risk reduction as a strategy that will inform sustainable development especially in small and vulnerable developing states like ours.This year’s campaign is to “step up disaster risk reduction”, while the theme is “making children and young people partners for disaster risk reduction”.It is instructive to note that approximately 66.5 million children are affected annually by disasters caused by man-made and natural events/hazards. Children and young people find it difficult to cope with unexpected and painful interruptions and trauma in their lives. Dominica has had numerous events during the recent past with many of the victims being children. Given our geographical position and landscape coupled with the issues of climate change there is every reason to expect that the island, like the other islands in the region and by extension the world, will continue to be vulnerable to natural and manmade events. According to the UN General Secretary in an address to mark this day “vulnerability to disaster is growing faster than resilience” The general secretary’s statement insists that building resilience is where the focus needs to be. The issues of climate change and global warning together with natural events such as hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and man-made hazards adds to our vulnerability. The issue then becomes, how as a people do we build such resilience against such events? We therefore adopt the precept of disaster risk reduction. We must adopt in our everyday lifestyle, in our cooperate and national development processes a culture of disaster risk reduction. The office of disaster management continues to focus on the disaster management cycle which includes planning, preparing, mitigating, geared at reducing our vulnerability and risk. The citizenry including the children and young people are therefore encouraged to participate in the processes of disaster risk reduction management and decision making undertaken by the office of disaster management and other associate organizations. Disaster events affect people in all spheres of life and therefore we have a responsibility to ourselves, and to our country to be part of the resilience effort. As we recognize the international day for disaster reduction, the office of disaster management think it fitting to launch the official webpage; www.odm.gov.dm. This webpage is design to reach all ages of society and is designed to be very interactive. The Office of Disaster Managment looks forward to your feedback and let today –international day for disaster reduction, be a part of our everyday life in an effort to reduce disasters.The Office of Disaster Managment looks forward to your feedback and let today –international day for disaster reduction, be a part of our everyday life as we continue in our efforts to reduce disasters.Press ReleaseOffice of Diaster Managementlast_img read more

Batesville Middle School Cross Country State Results

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys finished 2nd at the State meet on Saturday. Joshua Myers finished 12th overall, followed by Dillon Murray, 13th, Adam Moster, 29th, Eli Pierson, 48th, James Kuisel, 55th, Tyler Kuntz, 65th, Charlie Laymon, 69th, Benjamin Moster, 72nd, Ean Loichinger, 87th, Kaleb McBeath, 135th, and Aaron Weber, 190th.The Batesville Middle School girls finished 10th at the State meet on Saturday. Liz Loichinger finished 17th overall, followed by Lexi Huber, 35th, Lily Pinckley, 76th, Sarah Ripperger, 80th, Maria Lopez, 116th, Katie Olsen, 122nd, Allie Redwine, 154th, Sarah Price, 166th, and Lily Meyer, 176th.The boys finished the season at 67-1.The girls finished the season at 53-13.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.last_img read more

Plans on hold for Annie Power after the brilliant mare suffers a setback

first_img However, owner Rich Ricci says that race is now off the agenda, with a decision on whether she will be aimed at the World Hurdle or the Mares’ Hurdle at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival also undecided at this stage. He said: “She is fine. She has just had a niggling setback and she will probably not run until Cheltenham. “We won’t take any chances with her as she is too valuable and is my pet. We will do the right thing by her. “She will be back in work at the end of December then we will step her back up and get her ready for Cheltenham. “We will make a decision which race she goes for in February as there is no rush.” Annie Power is unlikely to return to action before the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a setback. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old has won 12 of 14 racecourse outings with her only defeats coming when second to More Of That in the 2014 World Hurdle and when crashing out at the last with the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at her mercy at this year’s Festival. Annie Power bounced back from that fall with a wide-margin Punchestown win back in May and she had been in the frame to return in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse later this month. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Super Eagles Play Senegal in Last Friendly before Nations Cup

first_imgReports from the Eagles’ camp point to a very positive ambience with players and officials thinking of how to bring honour and glory to the nation when the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on Friday, June 21.The Eagles played out a 0-0 draw with Zimbabwe on June 9 in their last warm-up game played in Asaba, Delta State.The last time Nigeria and Senegal clashed at senior level was two years ago in London. Kelechi Iheanacho equalized from the spot after Moussa Sow had put Senegal ahead – both goals coming in the second half.Three –time African champions Nigeria are on an eight –match unbeaten run since elimination from the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.Today’s game has been scheduled to start at 7pm Egypt time (6pm Nigeria time) and both federations have agreed the match be played behind closed door in order to enable both coaching crews to tinker with tactics and strategy during the encounter.Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has confirmed that his assistant captain, Ahmed Musa, will not feature in today’s game.Rohr cited ill-health as the reason why the Saudi Arabia-based winger is being left out of the squad.“Musa is sick as a result of this he will not play against Senegal,” the German said.Rohr also revealed that striker Henry Onyekuru and right-back Shehu Abdullahi won’t face the Teranga Lions.There’s however good news as Oghenekaro Etebo and Chidozie Awaziem, who were down with cold while training in Asaba, Delta State, are now fit to play.“Etebo and Awaziem have recovered from illness and they have been training with us. So they are available for selection for the big match against Africa’s best team Senegal,” Rohr said.The Nigeria delegation will depart from Ismailia tomorrow morning for Alexandria – venue of their Group B games against Burundi, Guinea and Madagascar on June 22, 26 and 30 respectively.Senegal are up against Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania in Group C and will play their games in Cairo.Egyptian referee Mahmoud Ashor will take charge of proceedings today and will be assisted by compatriots Mohamed Abdel Mgeed, Ahmed Salah and Said Abdollah.Egypt 2019 is Nigeria’s 18th appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations, three more than Senegal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Brazil celebrate Phillipe Coutinho’s second goal against Bolivia in the opening game of the Copa America Demola OjoNigeria’s Super Eagles look forward to a good outing as they face the Teranga Lions of Senegal today in Ismaila, Egypt.The Lions are ranked Africa’s number one team, with the Super Eagles still third in Africa, despite dropping three spots to 45th in the latest FIFA ranking.last_img read more

Trojans not daunted by packed weekend schedule

first_imgIf it seemed like the USC men’s water polo team couldn’t fit much more into its weekends, then think again.The Trojans could potentially play six games this weekend, as they face a Friday doubleheader against No. 15 Princeton and Golden West College, and the SoCal Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. This marks the fourth weekend in a row in which USC has had at least two games scheduled, but this weekend promises to be the biggest of them all.Familiar foe · Senior driver Justin Rappel scored key goals in the USC men’s water polo team’s 11-4 win against Princeton in last season’s match. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan“Before we start the season, [coach Jovan Vavic] puts us through one of the most grueling hell months among any of the sports on the campus,” senior two-meter Jordan Thompson said. “Six games [in three days] is a first — it’s a challenge — but we’ll face it and bite the bullet.”The Trojans will return to McDonald’s Swim Stadium for just the second time this season, squaring off first against a formidable Princeton team that started the year ranked in the top 10, but has since dropped off after going 7-4. The Tigers have been battle-tested so far in 2009, facing then-No. 4 UCLA, No. 16 Santa Clara, No. 19 Brown and No. 20 Johns Hopkins in their first five games. USC and Princeton played each other for the first time last season with the Trojans coming out on top 11-4, behind goals from junior driver Devon Borisoff and senior driver Justin Rappel.“[Princeton] has always had a crafty team, and our coaches prepare us to expect the unexpected,” Thompson said.The latter match of the day is USC’s second scrimmage in just as many weeks, as the Trojans face Golden West, a team often considered to be one of the premier community college water polo teams in the nation. The Rustlers won the 2008 California state water polo championship in their division, and have won 19 titles since beginning play in 1966.On Saturday, the Trojans will travel to Irvine for the SoCal Tournament, a two-day event that is USC’s third tournament of the season. The Trojans won the event last year and showed their sheer dominance in doing so, scoring 49 goals in four games while holding their opponents to a combined score of only 19. USC beat Stanford 8-7 in the final, scoring on a game-winning shot in overtime to secure the championship title.USC will face No. 17 Bucknell in the first game of the tournament, and then play either UC Davis or UC Santa Barbara depending on the result. USC is 3-0 all time against Bucknell, but the two teams have not played since 2004. The Bison are 11-6 this season, and had a four-game winning streak before losing to No. 15 Princeton. But they responded by beating No. 18 Navy,“Because we lost a game early in the season, this tournament holds much more [significance] than any other tournament we’ve played this season,” Thompson said. “It’s absolutely vital that we go in and set the tone early.”If the Trojans can advance, the odds are certainly in their favor to win in the second round; USC has never lost in 14 games to Davis, and is 53-12-2 all-time against Santa Barbara. But with the packed schedule in front of them, getting through the weekend will be an additional challenge in and of itself.last_img read more

AEW All Out results: Matt Hardy defeats Sammy Guevara; Jon Moxley retains his title

first_imgAEW All Out results: Jon Moxley defeats MJFAlso Read l AEW Dynamite beats WWE NXT in ratings war despite struggling on the viewership chartsAEW All Out results: All matches/segments that happened this week Joey Janela defeats Serpentico (AEW All Out grades: C-) Private Party defeats Dark Order (AEW All Out grades: C) Big Swole defeats Dr Britt Baker in a Tooth and Nail match (AEW All Out grades: C-) The Young Bucks defeat Jurassic Express (AEW All Out grades: B) Lance Archer wins the Casino Battle Royal (AEW All Out grades: B) Matt Hardy defeats Sammy Guevara in a Broken Rules match (AEW All Out grades: D-) AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida defeats Thunder Rosa to retain her title (AEW All Out grades: B) Matt Cardona, Scorpio Sky & The Natural Nightmares defeat The Dark Order (AEW All Out grades: B) FTR defeat Kenny Omega & Adam Page to become new AEW World Tag-Team Champions (AEW All Out grades: B+) Orange Cassidy defeats Chris Jericho in a Mimosa Mayhem match (AEW All Out grades: C+) AEW World Champion Jon Moxley defeats MJF to retain his title (AEW All Out grades: B+) Adil Khan COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Also Read l AEW Dynamite results & highlights: Cassidy defeats Jericho; Omega and Page retain titleImage Source: AEW YouTube SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Last Updated: 7th September, 2020 16:56 IST AEW All Out Results: Matt Hardy Defeats Sammy Guevara; Jon Moxley Retains His Title AEW All Out results: AEW World Champion Jon Moxley defeats MJF to retain his title, Matt Hardy defeats Sammy Guevara in a Broken Rules match, among others. In the recently concluded AEW All Out, AEW World Champion Jon Moxley defeated MJF to retain his title before coming face-to-face with his next opponent and Casino Battle Royal winner, Lance Archer. Matt Hardy made an appearance at the PPV where he defeated his long-time rival, Sammy Guevara, in Broken Rules match, saving his job. However, Matt Hardy suffered a concussion during the match and was rushed to the hospital afterwards. Apart from these headliners, the AEW All Out PPV featured some incredible matches like Hikaru Shida vs Thunder Rosa, FTR vs Kenny Omega & Adam Page, Orange Cassidy vs Chris Jericho, and others.Also Read l AEW Dynamite results: Jon Moxley defeats Mark Sterling; Young Bucks, Jurassic Express winAEW All Out results: Major matches/segments that happened this weekAEW All Out results: Matt Hardy vs Sammy Guevara – Broken Rules matchThe Match started after Sammy Guevara tried to run Matt Hardy over with a golf cart. Guevara tried to keep the pressure on, but Hardy fought back and the two traded blows on a scissor lift which soon started going up. Both stars then crashed through a table and Hardy’s head hit the concrete below. Matt Hardy was seen legitimately hurt as he was not able to stand and was repeatedly checked on by the referee. After the break, the match restarted and Hardy knocked Guevara off a scaffolding to win the match via count-out.AEW All Out results: Matt Hardy defeats Sammy Guevara Also Read l AEW Dynamite results: Sammy Guevara defeats Matt Hardy; Jon Moxley and MJF sign contractsAEW All Out results: AEW World Champion Jon Moxley vs MJF MJF tried to take control early, but Jon Moxley fought back by throwing the challenger all over the ring before tossing him into the guardrail. MJF then started targeting Jon Moxley’s injured left arm, but the champion fought through the pain and bit MJF’s face. Jon Moxley then tried to execute the Paradigm Shift, but MJF countered with an Earth armbar. Jon Moxley broke free, but the challenger continued the punishment by delivering the Heat Seeker which earned him a near-fall. In the climax, MJF hit Moxley with the Cross Rhodes, but the champ recovered and hit a Paradigm Shift to retain his title. After the match, No.1 contender Lance Archer made his way to the ring and started Jon Moxley to end the PPV. First Published: 7th September, 2020 16:56 IST FOLLOW US Written Bylast_img read more

Dodgers can’t put away Phillies, lose NL West lead

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> Scott Kazmir pitched one of his best games of the season.The weakest link in the Dodgers’ lineup, Josh Reddick, collected a pair of hits.With a one-run lead and nine outs to go, the Dodgers’ vaunted bullpen took over. All the stars were aligned and yet the Dodgers still lost Wednesday afternoon, 6-2 to the Philadelphia Phillies. After the game, Roberts reiterated that he liked the matchups between the left-handed Dayton and the right-handed swinging Tyler Goeddel and Galvis, a switch-hitter.“Grant’s been throwing the heck out of the baseball,” Roberts said.But when catcher Yasmani Grandal set up high and outside, Dayton’s 2-2 pitch was inside and belt-high. Galvis crushed a 377-foot fly ball over the left field fence. After three scoreless and hitless outings to begin his career, Dayton finally had an ERA.Things only got worse from there for the Dodgers, who stranded one runner in the seventh, two in the eighth and two more in the ninth.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen told Roberts before the game that he wanted to get some work in. The manager obliged with the Dodgers trailing 3-2 in the ninth inning.Jansen promptly loaded the bases on a walk, a single and an intentional walk with first base open. Pinch hitter Ryan Howard then clubbed a double down the left field line, scoring all three runners. It was only the second time this season Roberts used Jansen in a game the Dodgers were losing. Jansen allowed a run the first time, too.“In that situation to get him work, and then also to keep (the Phillies) within one, I felt good about it,” Roberts said.Reddick went 2-for-5 in his first game as the Dodgers’ No. 2 hitter. His line drive to right field in the first inning landed a few feet shy of a home run. Reddick scored from second base when Adrian Gonzalez hit a ball off first base umpire Alan Porter, recorded as an RBI double.Reddick also ran into the final out of the sixth inning when he was caught in a rundown between third base and home plate. With Corey Seager on first base, Roberts called for a double steal, something Reddick hadn’t done much — if ever — while spending his entire career in the American League before last week.“It’s been a long time since I’ve had an attempt at one of those,” Reddick said. “It was kind of uncomfortable for me, but I’ve got to make an adjustment and be better at that. Once I see him throw the ball to second, I’ve got to go. It’s a matter of learning, adapting and adjusting to that kind of play. I’ll get my work in on it. I won’t make that mistake again.”Howie Kendrick scored the Dodgers’ other run, on an RBI single by Rob Segedin in the seventh inning.Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson had retired 13 consecutive batters when he was removed after five innings because of tightness in his back.“He kind of figured it out, changed it up, started going more off-speed, stuff like that,” Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager said of Hellickson. “He kept us off-balance pretty much.”The Dodgers and the Giants, who finished off their first series win since the All-Star break Wednesday, could be teetering atop the division for a while.“You’ve just got to keep winning series and it’ll handle itself,” Seager said.The Dodgers took two of three from the rebuilding Phillies. They’ll enjoy an off-day Thursday before hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates for three games beginning Friday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Needing a win to keep pace with the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers fell a game behind in the National League West standings after spending less than 24 hours tied for first place.Freddy Galvis’ three-run home run off Grant Dayton in the seventh inning gave Philadelphia the lead for good.“It was a fastball I didn’t execute,” Dayton said. “He took advantage of it, put a good swing on it, and what am I going to say? He got me.”Kazmir (9-6) allowed two runs in suffering his third loss in as many starts, but that’s a bit deceiving. The Phillies advanced only one runner past second base for the first six innings. When Kazmir exited in the seventh, the Dodgers led 1-0.But the Phillies were threatening. Carlos Ruiz singled and Jimmy Paredes drew a walk on Kazmir’s 100th and final pitch. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts summoned Dayton to face the Phillies’ 7-8-9 hitters.last_img read more

Pitt, Penn State to meet in Big 10-ACC Challenge

first_imgPittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, left, talks with Talib Zanna ina game on Nov. 9, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — In-state rivals Penn State and Pittsburgh are facing off again — on the basketball court.The Pennsylvania programs will be pitted against each other in this year’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The Nittany Lions will visit the Panthers on Dec. 3.Penn State and Pitt last met in 2005, when the Panthers won 94-51 in Pittsburgh.Pitt, which is moving from the Big East to the ACC next season, leads the all-time series with Penn State 76-68.The schools are also renewing their longtime football rivalry for a four-year series starting in 2016.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2015

first_imgThomas Proctor3264319%$461,850 SHARED BELIEF ON TARGET FOR $1 MILLION BIG ‘CAPUNDEFEATED DORTMUND WORKS, SAN FELIPE NEXT? STEVENS RECALLS SEABISCUIT AND GEORGE WOOLFKOBE‘S BACK IS BACK FOR THE SAN CARLOS STAKESPURE TACTICS STEPS UP IN GRADE I KILROE MILEPOTENTIALLY BIG PAY DAYS LOOM ON BIG ‘CAP DAYRIDING GREAT JERRY LAMBERT DEAD AT AGE OF 74 Mike Puype6251088%$278,896 Peter Eurton55118720%$546,828 Carla Gaines3154216%$317,105 Felipe Valdez3166519%$146,798 James Cassidy4575916%$270,050 RATTATAPTAP KNOCKING ON DOOR FOR SANTA YSABEL WINRattataptap suffered her only loss in three starts in the Santa Ynez Stakes on Jan. 3. Whatever chance she had in the Grade III race went out the window at the start, when she hopped and bobbled.After that, she pretty much did the best she could, eventually finishing some 18 lengths behind victorious Seduire. Aside from that, Rattataptap would be perfect, since she won her two other starts, her last by 4 ¾ lengths at Santa Anita on Jan. 29.At 1 1/16 miles, the Santa Ysabel is the first start beyond 6 ½ furlongs for the daughter of Tapit, trained by Jeff Bonde for Mark DeDomenico, Jerry Durant and Michael House.“She’s training really well and her last start, she looked like she had plenty left, as to going a little further,” Bonde said.The Santa Ysabel: Danette, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Curling’s Fox, Mike Smith, 5-2; Enchanting Lady, Martin Garcia, 3-1; Achiever’s Legacy, Gary Stevens, 15-1; Rainha da Bateria, Tiago Pereira, 10-1; Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Rattataptap, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Stella Wind, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; and Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1.KOBE‘S BACK RETURNS IN SAN CARLOS STAKESKobe isn’t back, but Kobe’s Back is back. A 4-year-old son of Flatter trained by Peter Eurton for owners C R K Stable, Kobe’s Back is named for the sidelined Lakers’ superstar Kobe Bryant.After a seven-month absence, Kobe’s Back is scheduled to make his return to the races in next Saturday’s Grade II San Carlos Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at seven furlongs. The gray colt has been working forwardly under Gary Stevens, who rides in the San Carlos.“He’s been working really well,” Eurton said, “and Gary and I both love the seven-eighths. Eventually, Gary even thinks he’ll go a lot further, which is something he’s never been able to do, although he did try twice (clipping heels in the CashCall Futurity at 1 1/16 miles in December 2013 and finishing an eventful seventh in the Grade II Rebel on a wet/fast track at 1 1/16 miles last March).“But the San Carlos is the plan for now. If he does well there, we’ll just kind of take one race at a time. But he is training very well. He loves this race track. He’s doing well here.“He missed all that time because of minor knee surgery. They took a little flake out, then they brought him back a couple months later.” Bob Baffert661314920%$1,231,398 Tiago Pereira80971211%$303,424 Elvis Trujillo14016171111%$997,792 Mark Glatt4678715%$371,324 Santiago Gonzalez5955118%$188,354 Joseph Talamo15217162511%$1,180,122 SANTA ANITA HOSTS SEABISCUIT SCREENING SATURDAY, STEVENS AVAILABLEIn celebration of the 75th anniversary of the mighty Seabiscuit’s win in the 1940 Santa Anita Handicap, Santa Anita Park will host a post race screening of the 2003 blockbuster hit movie “Seabiscuit” following the races this Saturday.The film, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, starred Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, William H. Macy and active Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. It is regarded by many as perhaps the greatest racetrack-themed film of all time. (Stevens, who played the legendary George Woolf in the film, will be available to media prior to the screening in the Paddock Area).“Seabiscuit is a great part of Santa Anita history, thanks to his storied win in the Big ‘Cap, followed by the book and the movie, in which I was able to portray George Woolf,” Stevens said Thursday morning. “That was a great honor for me.“It’s been 12 years since the movie, but it doesn’t seem like it. It seems like only yesterday. Seabiscuit is a great piece of history, along with Santa Anita.”Admission to the Seabiscuit movie screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free to fans attending the races ($5 General Admission). For those arriving after 5 p.m., admission is $10.Along with being nominated for Best Picture, Seabiscuit, which was directed by Gary Ross, also received Academy Award nominations for: Best Writing; Adapted Screenplay; Best Cinematography; Best Film Editing; Best Art Direction/Set Decoration; Best Costume Design; and Best Sound Mixing.“Seabiscuit” will be shown on a giant 60-foot screen in Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area and the track will also provide several Food Trucks and Dessert options as well as music for fans to enjoy in conjunction with the screening.The Seabiscuit event will serve as a prelude to the 78th running of the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap a week from Saturday, March 7.For more information on the Seabiscuit screening and to make reservations for the Santa Anita Handicap, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. Martin Garcia9317131218%$1,263,760 Brice Blanc3162319%$239,262 Brandon Boulanger915585%$163,086 DORTMUND COULD RUN IN SAN FELIPE NEXT SATURDAYDortmund, unbeaten in four starts and a major player on the Triple Crown trail, workedseven furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Thursday morning in 1:25.60 under regular rider Martin Garcia. Dortmund galloped out a mile in 1:38.Asked if the son of 2008 Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown was possible to start in next Saturday’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles instead of waiting for the Santa Anita Derby on April 4, trainer Bob Baffert said, “anything’s possible.”Promising maiden winner Prospect Park, definite at this point for the San Felipe, is scheduled to work shortly for the $400,000 race that offers 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner.“I brought him up from San Luis Rey the day before yesterday,” trainer Cliff Sise Jr. said. “He galloped great here Wednesday, and now we’ve got to determine whether we work tomorrow or Saturday,” depending on the weather. “I’d rather work Saturday, because that’s a week out (from the race), but, you can’t work if the track’s closed.”            Also probable for the San Felipe are unbeaten Delta Jackpot winner Ocho Ocho Ocho and Baffert trainee Lord Nelson, who upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red in the San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1.Ocho Ocho Ocho worked six furlongs for Jim Cassidy Thursday in a bullet 1:12, while El Camino Real Derby winner Metaboss, scheduled to run in the Spiral at Turfway Park on March 27 for trainer Jeff Bonde, worked five furlongs in 1:02.80. Drayden Van Dyke13215151811%$817,156 Tyler Baze18124191813%$1,360,584 Mario Gutierrez724946%$258,540 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Kent Desormeaux11924221520%$1,366,650 Flavien Prat80109713%$509,086 Martin Pedroza1171117159%$506,004 Mike Smith7215141121%$1,337,491 Michael Pender2964221%$155,720 Rafael Bejarano16440252224%$1,841,334 Jerry Hollendorfer10721141620%$2,077,638 A. C. Avila2261327%$149,974 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jeff Bonde2590336%$320,760 $1 MILLION LATE PICK 4 GUARTANTEE ON BIG ‘CAP DAYShared Belief is expected to rule a prohibitive favorite in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7, but that won’t prevent fans from trying to land a game-changing score.There will be huge guaranteed pools that day, including a $1 million Late Pick 4 and a $150,000 Pick 6, in addition to three other graded stakes besides the Big ‘Cap, with Triple Crown hopefuls spotlighted in the Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes.Also, there will be a Beerfest and live music in the infield. First post time will be 12 noon.RACING MOURNS PASSING OF TOP RIDER JERRY LAMBERTJerry Lambert, one of California’s leading jockeys through the 1960s and ’70s was found dead Monday morning at his place of employment, Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., by his daughter, Lacey, who is also employed at the farm.Born in Clyde, Kansas, on Dec. 27, 1940, Lambert, 74, was best known as the regular rider of the jet-black Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, with whom Lambert won three consecutive Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67. “The Black Horse” as Lambert often referred to him, had a keen temperament and front-running style that was perfectly complemented by Lambert’s deft touch.“He was a great rider,” said retired Hall of Fame jockey Donald Pierce. “I rode with him from the time he came to California in 1961 until I retired (early 1984). Anytime he was in a race, you had to deal with him because he didn’t make mistakes. He was very quiet, very low key and he’d come and beat you when you’d least expect it. He was a lot like Shoe. He was very quiet to be around and to ride with.”Santa Anita’s leading Winter/Spring Meet rider in 1967-’68 with 77 winners in 72 days of racing, “Clyde” as he was known to his contemporaries, was also leading rider at Santa Anita’s Oak Tree Meeting in 1972 with 30 winners. Known as a great judge of pace and blessed with light hands and a cool demeanor, Lambert’s career was often stymied by his love of the outdoors, which resulted in a number of protracted absences from the saddle.“I think maybe the best indication of how good he was, was that every time he came back, he had a lot of business,” said Pierce. “Buster Millerick (trainer of Native Diver) loved him and whenever Jerry would come back to ride, Buster put him on horses which was very unusual then, ’cause those older guys didn’t like it when you took off and were gone for a while. Most of the time, when you took off, those horses went to other jocks and that’s the way it was.”Lambert, who was also Del Mar’s leading rider in 1967, was an integral part of one of American Racing’s all-time greatest match races, which pitted trainer A.T. “Tommy” Doyle’s Typecast against trainer Willard Proctor’s Convenience at a mile and one eighth on June 17, 1972 at Hollywood Park.Typecast, who was ridden by Bill Shoemaker, was favored over Convenience, but Lambert, in the opinion of many observers, rode a race for the ages, enabling Convenience to prevail by a head in a $250,000 winner-take-all thriller witnessed by an on-track crowd of 53,575.“Not too many people out-rode Shoemaker, but Jerry had him in his hip pocket that day,” said trainer Tom Proctor, who was a 16-year-old groom at the time. “He had Shoe in a bad spot going into the first turn and again when they turned for home. He had Shoe where he wanted him and he drifted out, so Shoe had to come inside. I never saw my dad get nervous, but he was that day. There were 53,000 ‘paid’ there and from the time the horses came into the old paddock in front of the grandstand, I don’t think anyone sat down. Jerry was a horse-backer and that was a big win for Glen Hill Farm.”Lambert enjoyed a career resurgence in 1987, riding at Bay Meadows and Golden Gate Fields for trainers such as Jack Arterburn and Jerry Dutton, but his roll was derailed when he sustained a life-threatening spill going into the far turn at Pleasanton in July, ’87, which resulted in a broken cheekbone, broken ankle and collapsed lung.Commenting on the incident in a Los Angeles Times article on Feb. 1, 1988, veteran turf writer and handicapper Gordon Jones said, “Too bad. Jerry Lambert was riding as well as I’ve ever seen him ride, and then for that to happen . . . ”Lambert was a winner of the 1995 Darley Award, given annually to America’s top Arabian-bred jockey and he finished up his riding career at Los Alamitos, where he dominated the track’s Arabian-bred standings from 1994-1998.“Jerry may’ve had the best set of hands I’ve ever seen,” said Los Al track announcer, Ed Burgart. “He sat a horse perfect and he never abused his mounts. They ran out of their minds for Jerry; he just had that magic touch.”A winner of Santa Anita’s George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 1971, Lambert, who broke his maiden on a half-mile bullring in Shelby, Montana, in 1958, won 2,535 Thoroughbred races and retired with 42 stakes wins at Santa Anita, 54 at Hollywood Park and 30 stakes triumphs at Del Mar.According to Lacey Lambert, her father, who had been in poor health, died of natural causes. Funeral services are pending.FINISH LINES: Winning Prize, scratched from Sunday’s Joe Hernandez Stakes when the race was moved from turf to dirt, worked seven furlongs on turf Thursday in 1:30 for the Kilroe under the tutelage of Neil Drysdale . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest handicappers in the East Paddock Gardens this weekend at 11:20 a.m. will be Steve Unite, Horseplayer and 2007 Jeopardy Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist on Saturday, and jockey Aaron Gryder on Sunday . . . Popular Santa Anita horn blower Jay Cohen will host the show at Pasadena’s Ice House on Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m. (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 22) OWNERS ‘NITA WINNER’ IN GRADE I KILROE MILEPure Tactics jumps from a victory in the restricted Clockers’ Corner Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf to the grassy Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile next Saturday, but Doug O’Neill is optimistic about the chances of the Texas-bred horse, who has nine wins from 21 career starts.“He’s very versatile,” the trainer said. “We do think his best distance is eight furlongs. Obviously, the Kilroe is a big step up from the restricted stakes he just won, but he’s doing well and it’s in our own back yard.“The owners are great people, super-patient, Doug and Anita Cole, from the Midwest. They own a bunch of spas that are like the Burk Williams spas in California. His wife’s name is Nita, so Doug made a play on words by calling the ownership ‘Nita Winner’ LLC.” Corey Nakatani831481217%$708,118 Edwin Maldonado781141014%$398,026 Gary Stevens6611101217%$926,020 Peter Miller1001820818%$1,036,136 Fernando Perez1151014109%$507,022 Richard Baltas4487318%$335,038 Victor Espinoza11921241418%$1,370,508 Ron Ellis3883621%$303,180 Doug O’Neill103910159%$554,436 John Sadler788141210%$595,976 Mark Casse4385519%$633,598 Philip D’Amato47118723%$507,210 Hector Palma2363126%$129,150 Richard Mandella4287719%$418,586 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won SHARED BELIEF WORKS WELL FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPOnce-beaten male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Shared Belief worked five furlongsTuesday in 1:00.40 at Golden Gate Fields and will have one more major drill over the Tapeta surface at his home base next Tuesday before vanning Wednesday morning to Santa Anita for final preparations for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap next Saturday, March 7.“He’ll be checked out after that last work and if everything’s OK, ship early Wednesday and arrive at Santa Anita around noon,” said Dan Ward, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s assistant.San Pasqual Stakes winner Hoppertunity worked five furlongs Thursday in a minute flat, after which Bob Baffert said he would wait for the Big ‘Cap weights, to be released late this Saturday, before making a final decision on Hoppertunity’s Big ‘Cap status. -30-last_img read more