Outstanding Performance of Military Forces League in Paranational Games

first_imgBy Dialogo November 30, 2012 Military Forces representatives at the third edition of the Carlos Lleras Restrepo Paranational Sport Games, which started on November 24, are showing the courage that identifies national Soldiers. So far, six gold, four silver and four bronze medals have been obtained by the athletes during the competition’s first three days, excelling in cycling, swimming, track and field, and shooting. The party reflects the sport’s ideal of inclusion with the arrival of 1,419 athletes representing 19 political administrative regions in Colombia, which are competing in 16 sports until December 2. Around 300 cyclists in the different disciplines for the Paracycling tournament already competed in Cali about two weeks ago, where athletes from Bogotá dominated the competition winning nine gold, four silver, and four bronze medals, to leave the capital as leaders in the medal grid of the III Paranational Games. Major expectations are placed on Corporal Fabio Torres, weight lifting national champion, who is expected to break his own mark again, and Soldier Mauricio Vega, national and international champion in wheelchair tennis, who gave an impressive performance in South Africa 2010. This version of the Paranational Games features 17 sports, 32 competitions, 639 gold medals, 639 silver medals, and 741 bronze medals.last_img read more

Under the hammer: a go-to guide of Gold Coast auctions

first_imgOne of four bathrooms.Bidding is scheduled to begin at 10am.Out in Hinterland, an acreage haven is set to go under the hammer at 2pm on Saturday. The La Vie building is award-winning.The architecturally designed 310sq m masterpiece is a stunner, with views galore of the ocean, a 360 degree vista of the Surfers Paradise skyline, Coolangatta, Burleigh National Park and the Hinterland, and a luxurious marble and oak finish.Also on Sunday, is the auction of a tightly-held waterfront home in Southport. The owners of 14 Biggs Place are selling after 30 years, giving new owners the “potential for profit”, according to marketing agent Carita Lanham of Ray White Benowa. This Southport property is on the market for the first time in 30 years.It’s all about the water at this abode — the property boasts 60m of canal frontage and access to some of the Gold Coast’s best waterways with two jetties, a boat shed and watersports storage shed. This bedroom offers the same gorgeous vista.“This should be on people’s ‘interested’ list, it’s in a highly sought after area,” said marketing agent Shelley Auffret, of Shelley Auffret Real Estate.“We’re hoping that the sale might set a benchmark in the area, and strengthen the beachside living market.”The unit is on the entire third floor of the La Vie Building, which was awarded ‘Gold Coast Best Residential Building’ in 2016. Cathedral ceilings feature heavily throughout the Mount Nathan home.The epitome of country living, the Mount Nathan residence features cathedral ceilings, an enormous kitchen, log fireplace and in-ground pool.The property, located at 304 Clagiraba Road, is set on 2.2 hectares, with sweeping views over the picturesque landscape. The property is set on 2.2 hectares. Source: realestate.com.auThere’s also a fully fenced paddock, stables and huge tankwater capacity. The property is being marketed by Clint Hynes of Ray White Oxenford. The location makes a splash.The five-bedroom, four-bathroom property features a main residence and semi-detached granny flat on a 1196sq m block. 325 Monaco St, BroadbeachA “blue chip” residence on prestigious Monaco St and an award-winning Palm Beach beachfront apartment are among properties that will go under the hammer across our region this weekend. In Broadbeach, a large waterfront home on tightly-held Monaco St is going to auction on Saturday at 11am. There’s no need to drive to the beach. Attending the auction might not be such an abstract idea.The property features five bedrooms, a separate master retreat, media room, wet bar, large swimming pool and shared pontoon, on a 1421 sqm block.If the sun-drenched beaches and cool coastal vibe of Palm Beach is more your style, you can join in when bidding gets underway at 3/470 The Esplanade on Sunday at 2pm. Waterfront views are visible from inside the Broadbeach Waters home. The auction at325 Monaco St, Broadbeach opens up the exclusive suburb.Jackson Paradise of Ray White Prestige Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise, said the home at 325 Monaco St needs a little TLC, but it’s a fantastic foot-in-the-door to the tightly-held street, known for its multimillion-dollar mega mansions and exclusive addresses.“It’s a fabulous opportunity for someone to own an entry level property on Monaco Street,” Mr Paradise said. “It’s a huge block size, the house does need work and someone can make it their own, it has good bones. It’s A-grade real estate on Monaco Street, they hardly ever come up.” Fancy a view? The sand is on your doorstep at 3/470 The Esplanade, Palm BeachMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by last_img read more

March 1, 2018 Police Blotter

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Telfer’s journey marked by persistence

first_imgFootball was never easy, at least for Randall Telfer.Most players in high school had years of experience playing Pop Warner football or other youth leagues.Threat · Redshirt freshman tight end Randall Telfer had two receptions in Saturday’s home opener and is still jockeying for a starting position. – Chris Pham | Daily TrojanTelfer, a redshirt freshman tight end at USC, didn’t play organized football before high school. He didn’t understand the game, either.“The very first time I played football and suited up was my freshman year in high school,” Telfer said. “I had no idea what to do and no idea where to go.”Despite this, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., native still drew the attention of college recruiters before stepping onto the field.“I hadn’t even played a game of football yet,” Telfer said. “One of our offensive tackles was being recruited by Stanford and my coach introduced me to the head coach and he said he’d have his eye out for me.”His high school coaches placed him at wide receiver and Telfer had to learn on the fly. But before he could see the field, ahead of him on the depth chart were guys quicker and more talented.“My freshman and sophomore year, I was playing receiver and we had a lot of really fast guys,” Telfer said. “They had the track guys playing receiver, so seeing the playing field wasn’t really an option.”Playing time was scarce during his first two years, until the coaching staff moved him to tight end. That’s when Telfer figured out the game and decided football was his sport.“Once I moved to tight end my junior year, that’s when it really clicked with me and I found my true calling in football,” he said.Despite not playing much his first two years in high school, Telfer put in the time to get better, to refine his craft. When junior year rolled around, it was then that he saw results.Telfer had 44 receptions for 678 yards and five touchdowns. He was recognized for his outstanding play, garnering several awards while helping lead Rancho Cucamonga High School to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) title.More colleges started taking notice of Telfer, including most of the Pac-10 schools at the time like Washington, California, Arizona State, Oregon and, of course, USC.Ultimately, Telfer chose USC, choosing a football program with a rich history that had dominated the college football landscape for the better part of the decade.“Ever since I was a little kid, I knew I wanted to go here,” he said. “A lot of my family came here, I grew up around here and of course, the great tradition.”Even when former coach Pete Carroll left to coach the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks at the end of the 2009 season and the NCAA handed down sanctions, Telfer stuck to his commitment.But at the time, then-junior tight end Rhett Ellison and former tight end Jordan Cameron were ahead of Telfer on the depth chart. Once again, he found himself in a familiar position — on the sidelines.Redshirting a year, however, didn’t hurt his prospects. Ellison, one of the four captains on the team this year, has seen the development in his understudy.“He’s faster, he’s stronger and he’s figuring out the offense,” Ellison said. “He’s holding his own and it’s like night and day from last year.”Telfer also cites Ellison’s leadership and experience as a positive aspect that has helped him grow as a player.“Coming in here as a freshman, looking up to Rhett, he’s been a great mentor,” Telfer said. “Everybody can look up to [him] and everybody can take away something from him because he’s been around for so long.”Fast forward one year: Cameron was drafted by the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and Ellison moved to fullback in fall camp.With nobody guaranteed to open the season as a starter, this gave an opportunity for Telfer to challenge redshirt freshman tight end Xavier Grimble and sophomore tight end Christian Thomas for the job.Grimble started the game in last weekend’s season home opener against Minnesota. The coaching staff, however, has yet to name a definitive starter, leaving playing time and that No. 1 position still wide open.Even at USC, Telfer hasn’t been guaranteed anything, hasn’t been given the job on a silver platter — he fully knows he has to go get it himself.“Rhett’s move to fullback has motivated me more because he’s gone and it’s my turn to step up,” Telfer said. “I’m motivated to get more playing time. It’s driven me to practice harder and work harder.”last_img read more

GHALCA Top 4 Tournament cancelled

first_imgThe Ghana League Clubs Association have confirmed the cancellation of this year’s TOP 4 tournament.GHALCA have explained their inability to put together this year’s tournament after failing to secure the Accra and Kumasi stadia.“We had to let it go because we received a letter from the National Sports Council indicating the unavailability of the stadium due to some undergoing works,” Executive Member of GHALCA Albert Commey told JOY Sports in an interview“There is also the issue of the tightness of the calendar with respect to the start of the Premier League and the preceding (GFA) ordinary congress session.“So we decided to let it go this year to give us ample time to prepare for next year.”This year’s event would have seen premier league champions Asante Kotoko, AshantiGold, Hearts of Oak and Medeama SC compete for the ultimate.last_img read more

Broward County Jail Inmate with Coronavirus Dies at Hospital

first_imgA Broward jail inmate who was being treated for coronavirus has died, officials announced Wednesday.The inmate was identified as 64-year-old Alan Pollock by the Broward Public Defender’s Office, which had been representing him.Records show that Pollock was a convicted sex offender who was jailed for a probation violation. He was jailed last month after being accused with changing his address without permission. Pollock was most recently held at the North Broward jail in Pompano Beach.“An inmate was being hospitalized and treated for COVID-19. He passed away yesterday evening,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Gerdy St. Louis said Wednesday. “His cause of death is pending investigation at this time.”Broward County’s jails, which house more than 3,000 inmates, have had at least five inmates test positive for COVID-19, according to the Sheriff’s Office.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says all new inmates are being screened for the virus before they are placed into the inmate population. Inmates are also being told to follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for washing hands, refraining from touching their faces, and reporting symptoms immediately.Additionally, all in-person jail visitations have ended and have been substituted by video visitations.The Sheriff’s Office says Pollock showed no signs of having coronavirus when he was arrested in mid-March.On March 31, during a routine screening, he declined to take a medical test that was not tied to coronavirus.He was then moved from the jail’s infirmary to a hospital for evaluation and treatment. He tested positive for coronavirus at the hospital on April 1.The Broward Public Defenders’ Office says Pollock died at Northwest Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon.A March 19 court filing states that Public Defender Howard Finkelstein had tried to have him released from jail last month, citing coronavirus concerns.According to executive chief public defender Gordon Weekes, the motion for Pollock’s release was denied possibly due to his previous offenses.“We knew there was going to be a certain population that was going to be immune-compromised and vulnerable to contracting the virus,” Weekes says “We have to make sure these folks who have to remain in jail are being properly tested, properly distanced from other inmates and afforded appropriate medical care so they can survive exposure to this disease.”last_img read more


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