Facebook3Tweet0Pin0(Olympia, Wash.) The Evergreen State College in Olympia is rolling out the welcome mat for prospective undergraduate students and their parents with its annual Preview Day on Saturday, January 14. Visitors will get an inside look at Evergreen’s nationally recognized interdisciplinary curriculum; learn about specific areas of academic interest and how Evergreen students design customized academic pathways to meet their personal and career goals; meet and ask questions of faculty members and students; and have an opportunity to tour classrooms, labs, residence halls and other facilities on Evergreen’s unique thousand-acre campus. The full-day event begins with a welcome session at 9 a.m. in the Daniel Evans Library building second floor lobby and continues until 4 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. For more information, visit www.evergreen.edu/visit. The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505. For directions visit, http://www.evergreen.edu/tour/gethere.htm The Evergreen State College is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to education. Evergreen has been noted as one of the nation’s top colleges by the Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction, and US News & World Report. The book “Colleges That Change Lives” (www.ctcl.org) by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope, praises Evergreen as one of the three best liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) notes that Evergreen excels in areas that lead to student success. Evergreen is also noted as one of America’s top “green” colleges, recognizing its leadership in sustainability. To learn more, visit www.evergreen.edu.
Facebook14Tweet0Pin0Dick’s Brewing Company announced today they will once again host the “Beer for a Cure” event on Saturday, August 18th. The party, which starts at 2 pm and last until 8 pm, will include live music, a homebrew competition and awards ceremony. Throughout the day a silent auction will take place, while food and pints fresh from the brewery will be on sale. Proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society.Volunteers celebrate during the 2011 Homebrew Competition at Dick’s Brewing CompanyProfessional brewers from Dick’s Brewing Company in Centralia have volunteered to help judge the homebrews and give the amateur brewers some words of advice on how to improve their crafts.To learn more, visit www.dicksbeer.com.WHO: Dick’s Brewing CompanyWHAT: Beer for a CureWHERE: 3516 Galvin Road, CentraliaWHEN: Saturday, August 18th, 2012, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m.The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. For 24-hour cancer information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of LaceyThe first week of December is full of free fun in Lacey! The first event to kick off the season is the South Sound Community Orchestra Holiday Concert featuring the all volunteer orchestra along with the Rose Garden Choir. The concert, sure to get you in the holiday spirit will be held at the Lacey Community Center Tuesday, December 3 from 7:00 -8:15 p.m. This is the seventh year for the concert featuring local musicians of all ages that come together all year long to practice and enjoy music.Since 1996 the City of Lacey has set aside the first Thursday in December to turn the holiday lights on throughout the city, signifying the beginning of the season. Early on the trees in the parking area at Fred Meyer on Sleater-Kinney were the site of the lights, but later the focus of the festivities moved to Huntamer Park on Woodland Square Loop SE, where there were more trees as well as a stage to light up.The Signing Santa at Chamber’s Prairie Elementary allows deaf and hard of hearing children to speak with Santa in their own way.In 2008 an animated Santa and his reindeer were added. He flies over the park in the evenings throughout December following the annual lighting ceremony. The Lighting of the Christmas tree is a chance for the community to come together and listen to caroling with the 100 voice choir of Komachin Middle School, enjoy some hot cocoa provided by Sunbreak Baptist Church volunteers, and delight in the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on the “Santa Mobile” provided by the Lacey Fire Department. It’s a fun event that celebrates the community as well as the season. This year’s festivities will be held on Thursday, December 5 at 6:00pm.The week will wrap up with the Signing Santa on Friday, December 6, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Chamber’s Prairie Elementary. Presented by the Signing Santa Organization and Lacey Parks & Recreation, this program brings deaf and hard of hearing children together. It’s a chance for all children to gather and see the spirit of giving, seek new friends, and promote awareness of the deaf community to all. It is an exciting opportunity for hearing impaired children to share their holiday wishes directly with Santa, in their own language. Visit www.signingsanta.org for more information.
By Joseph SapiaHIGHLANDS – The borough is now working with a contractor on setting up a date to remove the controversial Super Storm Sandy memorial that sits on the Sandy Hook Bay beachfront.The borough has awarded an approximately $10,000 contract to Red Bank Recycling to dismantle and dispose of the 1,100 square foot concrete gazebo that sits on borough property behind the Robert D. Wilson Memorial Community Center, said Borough Councilman Doug Card.The takedown of what some have dubbed “Shorehenge” will likely happen in late November or in December, Card said.The borough of Carteret had indicated it “is very interested’’ in hosting the memorial, Card said. But no formal agreement has been worked out between Highlands and the Middlesex County town, which sits where the Rahway River and Arthur Kill meet. So Highlands is going forward with dismantling the memorial, Card said. “I want to give Carteret fair opportunity, but how much time? We’ve given them six or seven months (already).”The new deadline for Carteret is the date determined between Highlands and Red Bank Recycling on Shorehenge’s removal, Card said. “The (Highlands) community has spoken. They don’t want it there.”The Tilt-Up Concrete Association, a trade group based in Iowa, constructed the memorial – with donated goods and equipment valued at $250,000, along with donated labor – in the fall of 2015. At the time, Tilt-Up was holding its annual meeting in New Jersey and was looking to make a gesture of good will in the area. Highlands was picked because it was heavily hit during 2012’s Super Storm Sandy.The memorial has been controversial because of its look and the way it blocks the view of the bay. Also, in December or shortly after the memorial was built, the state Department of Environmental Protection declared the borough needed approval for Shorehenge through the Coastal Area Facilities Review Act (CAFRA), which it never got.“The state of New Jersey sees it as an improper structure,” Card said.The borough could seek CAFRA approval, but there is no guarantee of an approval, Card said. If it is removed, the DEP wants the property returned to its original state.Tilt-Up is willing to pay for the CAFRA permit process, which would cost an estimated $10,000 to $15,000, Card said. But Tilt-Up is not willing to remove Shorehenge if it does not get CAFRA approval.“We are of the understanding the town does not want to apply for a (CAFRA) permit to legalize the structure and has decided to have it removed,” said DEP spokesperson Caryn Shinske. “Consequently, we are exercising discretion in giving the town time to review its structure removal options.”Representatives from Tilt-Up and Carteret could not be reached for comment.To this day, the memorial’s controversy includes whether the borough actually OK’d its building in advance or simply explored the idea of building it. No matter which, the borough did not stop its construction once underway.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsComing from the B.C. Interior, the Kootenay Wildcats log many road miles to compete on the B.C. Female AAA Hockey League circuit.So making another 16-hour trip to northern B.C. was a nightmare the team definitely didn’t want to experience.The Cats all but clinched the fourth and final playoff spot, and the right to host Prince George in the opening playoff round instead of traveling north, during the weekend after Kootenay swept the Cougars by identical 3-2 scores at the NDCC Arena.Kootenay now holds a commanding lead in the BCMHL standings.“It was a great effort by the girls today,” said Kootenay head coach Mario DiBella following Sunday’s nail-biting victory. “They overcame some adversity today to battle back from a 2-0 deficit.”“The (two-game-sweep) was huge for us because we didn’t want to make the 16-hour bus trip to Prince George to play the first playoff round,” DiBella added.Trailing 2-0 after one frame the Cats somehow found a way to penetrate the Cougar defence in the second. Kiana Strand did the damage for Kootenay scoring twice in the period. Hailey McLean snapped the 2-2 tie with a goal midway through the final frame and Kootenay, with Kayla Keraiff standing tall in the Kootenay nets, managed to hold off the pressing Cougars down the stretch.“I thought we came out flat in the first period but definitely our goaltender (Keraiff) stepped up her play in the second and third periods . . . she was outstanding,” DiBella explained. “But I’d like to comment on the play Kiana Strand. She was an incredible asset to our team today. Not only did she score two goals but her effort is always there and she’s a huge leader on this team when it comes to her play on the ice.”Saturday’s game was just as tight as Sunday between these two evenly matched teams.Shea Weighill staked Kootenay to a 2-2 tie after two periods before Holly Nikirk notched the winner in the third.The game was halted when Prince George forward Taya Garneau was removed from the ice on a stretcher after being injury during an on-ice collision.Garneau was taken to Kootenay Lake District Hospital by ambulance with a back injury and concussion. She was later released.Tempers boiled following the hit, leading to a parade to the penalty box.“Both the North and Kootenay are physical teams so there’s lots of contact,” said DiBella. “It’s great the officials are allowing the coincidental contact to occur. But these girls are firey competitors so there is a certain level of angst among the players on the ice.”The Cats are idle until early March when Kootenay hosts Fraser Valley Phantom for a two-game series at the NDCC Arena.KOOTENAY NOTES: Rearguard Amiee DiBella and center Daley Oddy of the Wildcats join former Kootenay star Ella Matteucci as members of Team B.C. that will participate in the Canada Winter Games. The national competition begins Friday in Halifax. The female part of the competition commences the second week of the games. DiBella is from Nelson while Oddy lives in Cranbrook and Matteucci is from Fruitvale.firstname.lastname@example.org
The summer may be getting ready to go into its annual hiatus, but with winter still a few months away staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports decided to take a look back into the warmer, outside sports for the latest edition of Team of the Week, Louie’s Slopitch Team. The squad overcame and earlier loss to make a return to the final of the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League. However, the only problem was Jackson’s Hole, the team that defeated Louie’s earlier in the tournament, was once again waiting. Still Mallard’s is quick to salute Louie’s as Team of the Week. The team includes, back row, L-R, Shauna Long, Nikita Gardner, Arlene Anderson, Robin Stoll, Clarke Winsor, Jo Elliott and Brad Carson. Front, Moe Penner, Mary Forwell, Cory Whitford (holding Stella), Ken Anderson and Wayne Germaine (holding Max). Missing, Tom Trubetskoff, Brittany Kerr and Loni D’Andrea.
Reece Hunt of Nelson is heading back to represent BC at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship in Quebec City, Quebec, this November.The Nelson Minor Hockey product earned the trip after being selected to the Provincial Female U18 roster.BC Hockey made the announcement Sunday.“We are excited to have such an amazing team of players and staff heading to Quebec in November,” said Team BC Head Coach, Graham Thomas. “We are confident that this group will continue to build on the successes Team BC has experienced at the National Women’s U18 Championship in recent years.”In 2016, Hunt of Nelson earned player-of-game status following a semi final loss to Ontario Red in Regina. Team BC went on to defeat Ontario Blue 5-3 to capture the bronze medal.Hunt is currently in Penticton playing for the Okanagan Hockey Academy.In March of this year, Hunt accepted a full-ride scholarship to NCAA Division I Bemidji State University in Minnesota beginning in 2019-20.The 5’5 forward, who last season toiled for the Kootenay Wild of the BC Female Midget AAA Hockey League, finished the season with 31 points including 16 goals and was the second leading scorer in the league.Hunt’s performance earned her a spot on the 2017 Female Midget AAA All-Star Team.“We are very proud of and excited for this group of talented young women who have been selected to represent Team BC at the National Women’s U18 Championship this fall,” commented BC Hockey Chief Executive Officer, Barry Petrachenko. “We are confident that this team will be great representatives of BC and the Yukon and look forward to their success at the tournament in their drive to improve on last years’ bronze medal finish.”Last weekend also saw Hunt’s older brother Sawyer, team captain of the Nelson Leafs Hockey team, score the winning goal in overtime as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad edge Grand Forks 3-2 in double overtime.The Leafs are currently one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL, winners of four straight games to sit in top spot in the Murdoch Division.
Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 Joseph Talamo15617192111%37%$934,279 Brice Blanc373378%35%$386,320 Jeff Bonde2572428%52%$165,105 Agapito Delgadillo6397614%35%$236,567 Patrick Gallagher2663523%54%$466,298 Tyler Baze17619282511%41%$1,018,336 Mark Glatt5967210%25%$287,100 Jeff Mullins2256023%50%$162,374 Abel Lezcano494238%18%$191,299 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Drayden Van Dyke9710111210%34%$591,354 Jerry Hollendorfer921181312%35%$845,881 Peter Miller851051012%29%$409,860 MOR SPIRIT COULD WORK SUNDAY FOR SAN FELIPEBAFFERT HAS EYE ON DUBAI FOR HOPPERTUNITYLUCKY J LANE IS FRESH FOR SENSATIONAL STARSANTA ANITA HONORS LEGENDARY JOE HERNANDEZCALIFORNIA CHROME ROMPS IN WORLD CUP PREP MORE SPIRIT NEEDED FROM MOR SPIRIT FOR SAN FELIPEMor Spirit, who was eased in a workout on Tuesday, remains a candidate for the San Felipe Stakes on March 12 pending his next workout, Bob Baffert said Thursday morning.“I think I’m going to breeze him now on Sunday, and I’ll know more,” the trainer said of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner, his leading Triple Crown contender.“We over-thought it a little bit,” Baffert said, speaking of the aborted drill. “Sometimes I work him with earplugs and sometimes I don’t. I don’t want him to do that much. He has them on when he leaves the paddock, then we take them out before he goes to the gate. It keeps him calm.“He just lost interest (Tuesday); he’ll do that, but he’s all right.”The San Felipe is a Grade II race at 1 1/16 miles with a $400,000 purse and is a major steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9. Philip D’Amato8619141422%55%$1,036,515 Bob Baffert7216111122%53%$1,203,320 Kent Desormeaux6911191016%58%$935,759 Mario Gutierrez13416222012%43%$996,346 Vladimir Cerin3093430%53%$300,070 Steven Miyadi4189620%56%$266,779 Gary Stevens4696620%46%$1,045,378 (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 21) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza5569511%36%$622,660 Peter Eurton6310151116%57%$675,168 DUBAI WORLD CUP LIKELY FOR HOPPERTUNITYOn whether Hoppertunity will run in the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 or the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26, Bob Baffert will “probably know more next week. We’re still trying to make the World Cup,” the trainer said Thursday morning.“I’m trying to see how the field is shaping up and how he’s doing. He’s slowly coming along from his win in the San Antonio (Feb. 6). He worked really nice Tuesday (five furlongs in 1:00.40). I liked the way he worked, and I don’t want to go to Dubai unless I know I can win it.”The Big Cap lost one potential starter in Follow Me Crev, winner of his last four races for Vladimir Cerin, at 30 percent, the top trainer in that category among the meet’s leaders.“I’m going to skip the race,” Cerin said of the Big Cap Thursday morning. “The horse has a quarter crack that I haven’t been able to patch up.” Mike Puype49511310%39%$258,985 J. Keith Desormeaux3265719%56%$234,904 Brayan Pena403158%23%$81,665 Tiago Pereira673864%25%$238,464 Doug O’Neill11917162014%45%$942,413 Santiago Gonzalez17734262119%46%$1,362,169 John Sadler5698416%38%$441,529 Flavien Prat15730172319%45%$1,771,057 Carla Gaines3352215%27%$416,450 Edwin Maldonado1162110918%34%$745,505 BALTAS HOPES TO GET ‘LUCKY’ IN SENSATIONAL STARLucky J Lane should move forward from his last race when he runs in Saturday’s $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.The five-year-old Lucky J.H. gelding was third on Feb. 7 in his first race since late last August, so Richard Baltas expects a natural progression in the Golden State Series race that drew 11 starters.“He’s fresh now,” Baltas said. “He’s ready to run. They don’t write these Cal-bred stakes very often. I’m shortening him up, so it will be interesting to see how he runs.”In 15 career starts, Lucky J Lane has sprinted only once, going six furlongs on Hollywood’s Cushion Track in November of 2013, finishing fifth by nearly nine lengths. He has a 4-3-1 record in 13 turf starts.The Sensational Star: Image of Joplin, Agapito Delgadillo, 30-1; Solid Wager, Victor Espinoza, 15-1; Aotearoa, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Lucky J Lane, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; McHeat, Fernando Perez, 6-1; Forest Chatter, Mike Smith, 5-2; Richard’s Boy, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 6-1; and Poshky, Joe Talamo, 10-1. LEGENDARY ANNOUNCER HERNANDEZ REMEMBERED Sunday’s featured Joe Hernandez Stakes, for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs down the Camino Real Turf Course, is named in honor of Santa Anita’s first-ever announcer, Joe Hernandez, who never missed a day’s work during his tenure, calling 15,587 races in a row.Hired by Dr. Charles H. Strub as Santa Anita’s opening day announcer on Dec. 25, 1934, Hernandez served as the original Voice of Santa Anita from that point until he collapsed from internal bleeding while calling a race on Jan. 27, 1972. Hernandez would die several days later, on Feb. 2, 1972, at age 62.(Hernandez, who also toiled as a bloodstock agent, was kicked in the chest by horse at Hollywood Park on the morning of Jan. 27, and although in distress, insisted upon reporting to duty that afternoon at Santa Anita).One of the most highly respected announcers of his era, Hernandez was revered for his accuracy and his ability to capture the equine and human drama unfolding beneath him. His legendary, “There they go,” will forever live on as his signature description of horses leaving the starting gate.Perhaps no call more graphically illustrated Hernandez’s mastery of his craft than his call of Hall of Fame jockey Johnny Longden’s final race, the 1966 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap. Off at 6-1, Canadian-bred George Royal was last early in the mile and three quarter turf marathon and prevailed after a stirring stretch drive by a nose over Plaque, who was ridden by future Hall of Famer Bobby Ussery.Broadcast live in 17 western markets, Hernandez correctly sensed that the combined massive on-track and television audience was riveted by the fact this race was “The Pumper’s” final dance and he gave them what they yearned for, detailing Longden’s bold move around the far turn and, in a decision that broke with California racing custom, declared George Royal the winner by a nose.Known for his gravelly voice, rhythmic cadence, quick wit and disarming smile, Hernandez had been a sportswriter when he landed his first announcing job at Tanforan, which was located in the San Francisco Bay Area. A keen judge of horseflesh, his most notable achievement as a bloodstock agent was the importation of Chilean-bred Cougar II, who was trained by Charlie Whittingham and who won the 1971 San Juan Capistrano Handicap, the 1973 Santa Anita Handicap, and would go on to Hall of Fame induction.A bronze bust of Joe Hernandez was dedicated on Dec. 26, 1974, and overlooks Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area adjacent to the track’s Kingsbury Fountain. FINISH LINES: Trainer John Sadler, on Victor Espinoza being named the 67th winner of Santa Anita’s 2016 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award: “It’s great. It’s well-deserved. I’m surprised he hasn’t won it before.” . . . This from Rick Porter, owner of Fox Hill Farm, confirming Songbird‘s next start in the Santa Ysabel Stakes March 5: “Jerry Hollendorfer and I have decided to run in the Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita on March 5th. This will give us a month between the Las Virgenes and the Santa Anita Oaks. This should fit just right for the Kentucky Oaks without any hiccups. I always worry about hiccups but that is part of this exhilarating sport.” . . . Champion Nyquist is “doing super” as he prepares for his next start. “Our direction is still the Florida Derby (April 2),” trainer Doug O’Neill said. “We’re really happy with where we’re at right now. He might have a little leg stretch this weekend.” Alex Solis1930416%37%$218,303 Mike Smith64761111%38%$924,665 Rafael Bejarano17134341920%51%$1,646,637 CALIFORNIA CHROME IN EASY PREP FOR WORLD CUP California Chrome had what amounted to a paid workout at Meydan Race Course Thursday, romping home first by two lengths in a prep for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. He carried 132.2 pounds, while his rivals toted approximately 117, and covered the mile and a quarter in 2:04.32.“It was easy,” regular rider Victor Espinoza said after the race, in which the 2014 Horse of the Year was third most of the way until taking command into the stretch.“The way he looks is the way he ran. I didn’t want to overdo it with him today. It’s a short period of time from now until the next race. I didn’t want to empty the tank today. He went nice and comfortable. I was able to get a good position into the first turn and from then on, it was pretty much him all by himself.”Asked if he thought California Chrome was better than he was 12 months ago, Espinoza said, “Believe it or not, that’s true. When he’s feeling good, he comes out of the gate like a rocket. That’s a good sign. He’s back to his normal energy . . . like he was before.”Added trainer Art Sherman:“(This was) A perfect race. We were very satisfied. Now I feel good about the $10 million race coming up. They’ve got a lot of good horses running.“I would have to think this was a perfect prep. That mile and a quarter under his belt now, he’s going to be double-tough I think (in the World Cup).”Asked what running against the likes of Keen Ice, Frosted, etc. will mean: “It’s great. If we can ever get lucky enough, he’ll wind up being the richest Thoroughbred ever. He’ll pass Curlin, who was a great Thoroughbred. It would be an honor for that to happen.” George Papaprodromou3372521%42%$197,905 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Martin Pedroza6477411%28%$197,020 Jose Verenzuela2531212%24%$101,065 William Spawr2775326%56%$186,997 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Martin Garcia81138816%36%$815,314 Richard Baltas72129917%42%$884,369 Kristin Mulhall3266219%44%$270,735 Fernando Perez11211101810%35%$602,029 -30-
SANTA ANITA STATISTICS TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze10319181918%54%$971,530 FINISH LINES: Richard Mandella reports Beholder came out of her expected victory in Saturday’s Grade I Vanity Mile “real good” and will be pointed to the Grade I, $300,000, “Win and You’re In” Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar July 30. The Hirsch is for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles. The Vanity was the eighth straight win for Beholder, her 13th in 14 starts at Santa Anita, and her 10th Grade I win from 22 career starts. “She’s amazing,” said Mandella in an understatement for the ages . . . Should Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator win the Belmont Stakes, it would mark the eighth time in the last nine Triple Crown races a horse headquartered in Southern California has captured one of the three-year-old Spring classics: Los Alamitos-based California Chrome, 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes; Santa Anita-based American Pharoah, 2015 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years; Santa Anita-based Nyquist, 2016 Kentucky Derby; and Santa Anita-based Exaggerator, 2016 Preakness . . . Kona Gold winner Wild Dude, prepping for the Grade I Triple Bend on June 25, worked five furlongs in 1:01 for Jerry Hollendorfer, who also sent Gold Cup candidate Lieutenant Colonel the same distance in 59.40. Laz Barrera winner I Will Score, who runs in the Woody Stephens at Belmont next Saturday for Hollendorfer, went five furlongs in 1:04, while Bob Baffert trainee Justin Squared, also headed to the Woody Stephens, went four furlongs in 47.40 . . . Two-time Shoemaker Mile winner Obviously worked five furlongs on the training track in 1:00.40 for Phil D’Amato, who won two races Saturday including the Grade I Shoemaker with Midnight Storm to open a commanding 16-8 lead over runners-up John Sadler and Hollendorfer in the race for training honors . . . Masochistic, whose long-range goal is the Grade I Bing Crosby at Del Mar July 31, worked a half mile Sunday in a bullet 45.80 with Mike Smith up for Ron Ellis. It was the fastest of 46 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 48.85 . . . With his easy 3 ¼-length win aboard Plus Perfect for trainer Hector Palma in yesterday’s first race, Brayan Pena lost his apprentice weight allowance and now rides as full-fledged journeyman . . . Santa Anita’s jockey colony will be depleted next weekend with several riders in New York on Belmont Stakes weekend, namely Kent Desormeaux, Martin Garcia, Mario Gutierrez, Martin Pedroza, Flavien Prat and Mike Smith. Pedroza rides four-time Grade I winner Private Zone Friday for the Good Friends Stable and trainer Brian Lynch in the Grade II, $250,000 True North, and unbeaten Chick Lang winner Justin Squared for Zayat Stables and Bob Baffert in the Grade II, $500,000 Woody Stephens on Saturday. Justin Squared worked four furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday under a strong hold by Pedroza in 47.40 . . . Congrats to Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet on tabbing six winners on top Saturday: Plus Perfect ($10.20), Angel Lane (2.60), Too Fast To Pass ($7.20), Beholder, everybody’s free square, ($2.40), Reflected Star ($17.20) and Horse Greedy ($11.80) . . . The Golden Pick 6 at Golden Gate Fields stands at a life-changing $1,201,886 going into Sunday. If no one claims the massive prize before next Sunday, June, 12, there will be a mandatory payout that day . . . Live racing at Santa Anita resumes Thursday with a new first post time of 1:30 p.m. . . . First live race post time on Belmont Day, next Saturday, June 11, is 12 noon. Admission gates will open at 8 a.m. Edwin Maldonado9317151218%47%$669,239 (Current Through Saturday, June 4) Santiago Gonzalez9212161013%41%$621,039 Steven Miyadi1443029%50%$123,040 Hector O. Palma1343031%54%$72,885 Mike Smith2144019%38%$327,555 Mike Puype3373321%39%$228,495 Richard Baltas3356415%45%$224,078 Doug O’Neill4659911%50%$419,313 Martin Pedroza5175914%41%$255,335 Martin Garcia5174814%37%$411,620 Tiago Pereira6259128%42%$232,532 Fernando Perez4754311%26%$217,528 Rafael Bejarano9121151723%58%$1,294,315 EURTON PUTS ‘SUMMER’ AND ‘KOBE’ THROUGH EASY DRILLSPeter Eurton supervised workouts for two of his stakes stars Sunday morning, budding handicap ace Second Summer and multiple graded stakes-winning sprinter Kobe’s Back.“I was looking for something easy for both of them,” Eurton said after Californian Stakes winner Second Summer went four furlongs under exercise rider Jose (Pepe) Aragon in 50.40, and Palos Verdes and San Carlos winner Kobe’s Back went five furlongs with regular pilot Gary Stevens aboard in 1:01.“Summer’s as good as any handicap horse out here that’s ready to run,” said Eurton, enjoying a solid meet with five wins from 19 starters through 19 days. “I don’t claim to say that he’s a California Chrome, but anyway, Chrome is probably shooting for the San Diego (Handicap at Del Mar on July 23).“All I can worry about is my horse and one race.” Mario Gutierrez3647111%33%$361,885 Brayan Pena3844711%39%$99,360 Philip D’Amato601612527%55%$1,126,869 Victor Espinoza3245813%53%$355,320 Joseph Talamo7313131218%52%$734,033 John Sadler4484718%43%$571,025 James Cassidy2553220%40%$313,400 Jerry Hollendorfer47831117%47%$574,810 ‘TRUE STAYER’ MELATONIN SET FOR GOLD CUPSanta Anita Handicap winner Melatonin, who worked five furlongs Tuesday in a bullet 1:11.80, is on course for the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita at 1 ¼ miles June 25.“He’s coming up to the race great,” said David Hofmans, who trains the son of Kodiak Kowboy for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms. “He’s doing really well, he’s fresh, he feels real good and strong.“I wasn’t so much surprised that he won the Santa Anita Handicap (at a mile and a quarter), but that he handled the distance, because I thought the distances he had been running might be somewhat beyond him.“But he’s shown now that he can run long, and even (jockey Joe) Talamo thinks the mile and a quarter is better for him than a mile and an eighth. He said he’s a true stayer, and that surprises me.” BIG CAP WINNER MELATONIN ON COURSE FOR GOLD CUPKOBE‘S BACK, SECOND SUMMER WORK FOR PETE’S SAKECLEMENT L. HIRSCH IS NEXT FOR SUPERSTAR BEHOLDER Peter Eurton1950226%37%$220,530 Mark Glatt3658714%56%$221,751 Richard Mandella2474429%63%$604,215 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Chad Lindsay3154216%35%$104,325 Peter Miller3449312%47%$199,935 Flavien Prat69228932%57%$1,134,478 Ignacio Puglisi1741224%41%$114,623 Simon Callaghan2042220%40%$221,445 Patrick Gallagher1540027%27%$113,585
Lamar (15-6, 10-1 SLC) has now earned three straight weekly awards with three different players and is currently in sole possession of first place in the conference standings. The Cardinals host Northwestern State (7-15, 2-9 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before facing Sam Houston State (4-16, 1-10 SLC) on the road Saturday at 3 p.m. Both games will broadcast on ESPN3. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kiandra Bowers, Lamar – Gr. – Post – West Palm Beach, Fla.Bowers had a pair of double doubles as Lamar won twice to move a half-game ahead of Stephen F. Austin in the Southland standings. She had a season-high 30 points to go along with 16 rebounds in a 77-71 win over Abilene Christian last Wednesday. Two days later, Bowers registered 14 points and 17 boards in a 79-65 victory against then-undefeated SFA. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native is third in the nation in offensive rebounding, averaging 5.3 per game. She moved past Kalis Loyd into fifth place on LU’s career rebounding list with 844 and also ranks fourth in career steals with 220. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 14 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Kiandra Bowers registered back-to-back double doubles last week en route to earning Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls.
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