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Ce Ce Seeks Fourth Win In A Row In Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes

first_imgHIRSCH’S HOMEBRED CE CE SEEKS FOURTH WIN IN A ROW IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARIA STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILESARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2020)–Currently poised as a potential superstar on the rise, Bo Hirsch’s homebred Ce Ce heads a field of five fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by Michael McCarthy, Ce Ce, a 4-year-old daughter of Elusive Quality out of Hirsch’s Grade I stakes winning Miss Houdini, Ce Ce has won all three of her 2020 starts, the most recent being a head victory in the Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park April 18.A well beaten second as the 3-5 favorite in her lone confrontation with Ce Ce here in the Grade I Beholder Mile on March 14, the John Shirreffs-trained Hard Not to Love will try to turn the tables as she seeks her sixth win from eight overall starts.Bob Baffert’s Fighting Mad makes her second start off a layoff Sunday and should appreciate  stretching out off a solid effort in the Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs May 17.CE CEOwner:  Bo Hirsch                        Trainer:  Michael McCarthyImmensely talented, she was sidelined following a fourth place finish in the Grade I Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2019, and did not resurface until romping to a 4 ¼ length allowance score going 6 ½ furlongs at odds of 1-2 here on Feb. 17.  Off at 4-1 in the Grade I Beholder Mile, she stalked Hard Not to Love early and took charge a quarter mile from home in a totally dominant 3 ¼ length victory.  Pressed late by highly regarded Ollie’s Candy, she prevailed by a head at odds of 7-2 in the Grade I Apple Blossom April 18, a win that further validated McCarthy’s long-held belief that Ce Ce may indeed be something quite special.  With an overall mark of 6-4-1-0, she has three wins from four tries at Santa Anita and has been ridden in all of her races by Victor Espinoza.HARD NOT TO LOVEOwner:  Mercedes Stables, LLC & West Point Thoroughbreds                 Trainer:  John ShirreffsAlthough no match for Ce Ce in the Beholder Mile, there’s no doubting Hard Not to Love is a filly of considerable quality.  With her success a true testament to the horsemanship of both Shirreffs and regular rider Mike Smith, this 4-year-old filly has had to overcome extreme anxiety, which is believed caused by the fact she lost the sight in her left eye due a paddock mishap as a youngster.  With consecutive win in the Grade I La Brea and Grade II Santa Monica Stakes to here credit, Hard Not to Love, in her first try around two turns, was seeking her fourth consecutive win in the Beholder Mile on March 14.  Quite often a handful in the mornings and on game day, Hard Not to Love could be a little more settled as she goes to the Santa Maria gate on Sunday, as there will be no public admitted.FIGHTHING MADOwner:  Gary and Mary WestTrainer:  Bob BaffertA 4-year-old daughter of New Years’s Day, she was bred in Kentucky by her owners and is out of the Forestry mare Smokey’s Love.  In her first try around two turns, Fighting Mad led throughout and registered an eight length score as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade III, one mile Torrey Pines Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 17.  Sidelined following that, she was head and head to the top of the lane in the Grade III Desert Stormer on May 17, a race in which she tired to finish third, beaten 3 ¼ lengths by multiple graded winner Bellafina and was subsequently disqualified to fourth for interference.  With three wins from six starts, she’ll be ridden for the first time by Abel Cedillo.THE GRADE II SANTA MARIA WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 8  Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTHard Not to Love–Mike Smith–122Ce Ce–Victor Espinoza–126Fighting Mad–Abel Cedillo–124Horologist–Flavien Prat–124Kaydetre–Brice Blanc–122First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m.  Although there no public admittance, fans are encouraged to wager via or through  For additional information, please call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Seeking My Dream headlines trophy run

first_imgThe top distance horses in training will face the starter at Caymanas Park today in the grade one feature for the Legal Light Trophy over 1820 metres on the Win Dem Wheelz Grooms’ Appreciation Day 11-race programme.Although the race has attracted a small field of six, it is embedded with quality. Present are the 2015 ‘Horse of the Year’, SEEKING MY DREAM, with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle; last year’s Superstakes winner, FRANFIELD, under champion jockey Shane Ellis; as well as the island’s top stayer, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR; and the progressive American filly, LONG RUNNING TRAIN, who bids for a hat-trick of wins.The class of the principals is unquestionable, yet I believe victory will go to the Wayne DaCosta trained SEEKING MY DREAM, who shoulders topweight of 57.0kg and will be allowing weight all around.BEST HORSE IN THE COUNTRYBy virtue of his impressive win in the inaugural running of the $13.5 million Supreme Ventures Diamond Mile on December 5 last year, the 4-y-o chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’, Alsafra, has established himself as the best horse in the country and despite his narrow loss to FRANFIELD in the recent Chairman’s Trophy over 1500 metres, he can definitely rebound with a win.With little early pace in the race, SEEKING MY DREAM (working well) represents the controlling speed and coming from the number one post position on the rails, should have enough in the last furlong to stave off stable companion PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD.Other firm fancies on the card are STAR OF DAVID in the Grooms’ Association of Jamaica Trophy over the straight five course; PERFECT FLYER to capture the closing Win Dem Wheels Trophy race ahead of MISS DOROTHY; as well as AGAKHAN IN the third and the front running PUDDY POOH in the overnight allowance race for the Roy Hamilton Trophy, this in recognition of one of the five veteran grooms to be honoured by the Azar Group on the day.last_img read more

Curry would love to captain Team Curry again in 2019

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Stephen’s Stephen Curry, left, of the Golden State Warriors, and Team LeBron’s LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, stand together during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES — Stephen Curry would love to be an NBA All-Star Game captain again next year, especially since the game will be in his hometown of Charlotte.LeBron James would be OK with someone else taking his place, depending on who the top two vote-getters are, although his draft prowess led to Team LeBron beating Team Stephen 148-145 Sunday night .ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Ain’t none of your business. You’re going too far, man,” James said with a laugh.Curry didn’t divulge his draft order.“As the draft kind of unfolded, you start to game plan around positions,” he said. “For me, I tried to get the best shooters. It was kind of cool to see both teams come together as me and LeBron were picking. So that part, that vibe of the format and having two guys select from your peers will be a fun show as it unfolds year after year.”The All-Star draft led to interesting dynamics on court.Curry chose his Golden State teammates Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, but the trio had to play against Durant. James also chose Oklahoma City duo Westbrook and Paul George to play along with Kyrie Irving, who forced a trade away from James in Cleveland just last summer.Irving and James had no obvious friction, even laughing and joking on the bench. Neither did Durant and Westbrook, who broke up in 2016 when Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State.Durant helped James smother Curry in the final seconds to prevent him from getting off a potential tying shot.And then there was Toronto’s Dwane Casey coaching Team LeBron against Raptors star DeRozan.“I think that having the captains and selecting the guys and being able to mix them up gave it a more authentic feel of kind of what us players want to be part of in an All-Star Game,” Irving said.“It’s great to play with guys in your conference, East-West. But when you get a chance to have Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and you know they’re teammates already, and then you mix them with myself and Kemba (Walker), and LeBron, and you could see the mix and it just worked.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READcenter_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES “I know who I like watching and I had a draft board. I had a process,” James said. “Some of it went according to plan. A couple of them fell through, but I was satisfied and happy with the guys that I got.”James’ original roster was dramatically altered by injuries to Cousins, John Wall, Kristaps Porzingis and Kevin Love, who all missed the game.“Even with the four guys that got injured we were able to get four new guys that came in and played well for us.”James was named the game’s MVP after making the go-ahead, finger-roll layup with 34.5 seconds left and scoring a game-high 29 points.Where did he hide his draft board?ADVERTISEMENT And there’s a definite appetite for the NBA to televise the captains’ draft rather than conduct it clandestinely like it was this year.“Televise it,” said DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen. “Give the people what they want to see. I think everybody wants to see it. At the end of the day, every single person that gets picked, you are an All-Star, so it doesn’t matter where you really go, so I think televise it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPlayers raved about the new format of having captains draft the teams rather than the traditional format of East vs. West.And James finally revealed his draft order: Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis, his former Cleveland teammate Kyrie Irving and DeMarcus Cousins, who missed the game due to a season-ending injury. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View commentslast_img read more

Rising Female Artist Caught in Complex Mesh

first_imgReuben, CEO of CDT, “I found princess off Facebook and name her Mai Mayer”“We own the art of the artist Mai Myers until she gets a name change.” – Reuben, CEO of CDTAfter a recent article written by this paper, ‘Hot New Young Talent,’ surfaced online last week, City Dream Team (CDT) says they were obligated to respond because the paper used the artist named ‘Mai.’ “Using just MAI in the article makes it look like they are still using the name we created. So there is no name change there.” One label, City Dream Team (CDT), allege that they have all legal rights to Mai Myers’ voice and name until her new management, PIFF Entertainment, can change it, and insist that, “She will be released from her contract from the label if she has a name change or live up to the brand.” Reuben Kromah, CEO of CDT, alleges that he was the first to manage the songstress into stardom in 2008, having met her on Facebook under the name Baby Dee, the same way he scouted Miss Monrovia, another talented female singer/songwriter.Mai MayerLIB Life tried to contact the management of PIFF entertainment, where Mai Myers is presently seated as their newest award winning entourage. They brushed off the allegations as “Reuben looking for attention.” Reuben is an expert in the music industry who says his team has worked with American artists Lil Kim, Jadakiss, Joe Budden, Juelz Santana, Remy Ma and a few others. They have also worked with world stars like Davido, Tekno, Reekado Banks and more. They are popularly known in Liberia for the hit ‘Olele’ produced by the late Quincy B in collaboration with Dymond Records and ALM Records.“I named Baby Dee, Mai Mayer”According to Reuben, Mai was signed to his label for eight years under the name Mai Mayer and after she left, she later changed the name to Mai Myers, which he says does not matter, because the name MAI ‘still’ belongs to CDT. “She was lied to by her new management that he was going to make her a star while I was already busy training her for the future. Her first single was released by CDT,” he added. “He never discover her, I did and with my team she had almost eight songs recorded with us. And when we changed her name from Baby Dee because that was not what we were looking for, we told her we had to create another name to market out there to people.” According to Reuben, Mai was signed with CDT when the new name Mya was the first pick until they realized an American star already had the name “May was next. But me and my partner never liked the letter Y around so we replaced the Y with an I; and that’s how her name came about,” he added.Mai Myers has since won two awards and has been nominated for others since her time with PIFF Entertainment, and is presently the most sought out recording artist, something the CDT is monitoring closely. “Mai and I never had any problems but a lot of people put a lot in her head despite the fact we spent $7,000 gross to get her ready for the industry. I know the law and my lawyers are already monitoring all of Andrew’s actions, and hers.” Reuben says he has documents, contracts and letters to prove their legal agreement signed by both her parents and Mai as proof of his claims. “I made the decision to let her move on with her career after an insider told me she was talking to Andrew about cutting me out. We informed PIFF that the name Mai Myers was copyrighted. We also informed him that she was not allowed to use it.”Our paper contacted both parties about the allegations and PIFF Entertainment insist they will not ‘feed’ into the misleading information by CDT. “I think in this business, artists feel they can burn one bridge and move on to the next. We released her due to the fact that we knew what was going on. We even released all her pictures and music to her because I knew how hard she worked and how she was not educated enough in the business,” Reuben said.Meanwhile, Mai has become an outstanding artist and has surpassed the expectations of those who thought she would remain trapped in a web of business uncertainties. Having taken her career to another level and now satisfied with where she is, maybe now she can face the legal matter that has been hanging over her head.“What Mai don’t know is she has another contract on her voice that was signed giving us rights to whenever she records a song on the mic. She know very well about it, because she went to voice coaching classes and we paid for those classes and hired a private coach. She didn’t know how to sing and we developed her voice and the contract was almost like insurance,” Reuben said. “We only own some rights to the Mai Mayer vocals.”PIFF Entertainment says they will not listen to any of these allegations as they focus on what’s more important, keeping Mai Myers’ career above waters. With her talent and look, PIFF Entertainment says they could care less about what CDT has to say.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

We could finally break out of the deep freeze

first_imgAfter dealing with frigid temperatures featuring overnight lows of minus 25 or colder, in 20 of the last 24 days, Fort St. John and area residents will finally get out of the deep freeze, this weekend.The temperature is expected to rise to minus 8 tomorrow but, the weather change will be driven by a brisk Southwest wind, which will keep the wind chill temperature in the minus 30 to minus 40 range, until the weekend.Then, we’re expected to get to minus six on Saturday, and following about a ten degree dip on Sunday, back up to near zero, on Monday.- Advertisement -In addition, if the the Weather Network’s long range forecast is accurate, the high reading should then stay, above the seasonal norm, of minus ten, for about two weeks.last_img

Probation search yields big take of unique weapons

first_imgAuthorities seized 14 AK-47 magazines, and dozens of rifle bullets. Duriez was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and a small quantity of methamphetamine. Duriez will be charged with violating terms of his probation, Engel said, noting a prior misdemeanor domestic-violence conviction that included a search clause that does not permit him to possess firearms. “He’s not a dangerous man, but it’s significant because of the amount of arms and ammunition and the uniqueness of the weapons,” Engel said. LAKE LOS ANGELES – A multiagency probation search this week resulted in the arrest of a Lake Los Angeles man on weapons-possession charges, significant because of the quantity and “uniqueness” of the artillery, authorities said. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms joined county probation officers and sheriff’s deputies in the search of James Duriez’s home in the 4100 block of 168th Street East at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday. The search resulted in the seizure of several collector’s firearms including a vintage handgun, an Egyptian single-action rifle, a 12-gauge pump shotgun and an old fully automatic 9 mm machine gun, sheriff’s Deputy Richard Engel said. Authorities seized what appeared to be a miniature homemade cannon, an item Engel described as a “noisemaker,” that Duriez said he fired on holidays such as New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July, Engel said. (661) 267-7802160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Celebrate Teleflora’s Make Somebody Smile Week with the Flower Hut

first_imgTo view the Flower Hut’s site; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This is the first year the Flower Hut will be participating in Teleflora’s annual event, Make Somebody Smile Week.During Sunday, July 21, to Saturday, July 27, 2019, the Flower Hut will be apart of the national humanitarian project created by Teleflora to bring joy to peoples lives through receiving bouquets of flowers.In conjunction with the hospital auxiliary, the Flower Hut will have nine bouquets made in the signature yellow smiley-faced mug ready to hand out to patients in care at the Fort St. John hospital on Thursday, July 25th, 2019.- Advertisement -Waneta Henderson who won a year worth of bouquets has donated her July bouquet to the cause.The Flower Hut has been a big supporter of helping to facilitate joy through their flower cooler set up at the Fort St. John hospital that is under the supervision of the hospital auxiliary.To contact The Flower Hut; 250-785-1104Advertisementlast_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Should Liverpool sell Raheem Sterling and move on?

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesperson talks to Alan Brazil and Brian Moore about Raheem Sterling’s possible departure from Liverpool.The Reds flyer is expected to tell the club he wants to leave in the coming days.There’s also the latest Premier League odds for next season, where Manchester United are shorter odds than Arsenal to lift the title.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img


first_imgConvoy GAA NewsBingo continues in Hall at 8.30. Club Lotto Counties drawn AH CK MO RN, 1 person matched 3, Colm McHugh Convoy. Jackpot next week €3400.Training for Senior Ladies Wed from 7 on Fri 7.30 and Sun at 10.30.New Players are always welcome Check FB page for updates or changes.Hard luck to the Senior Ladies beaten away to Carn on Sun St Marys 1-06 Carn 3-04. Gaelic for Mothers and Others wed at 8.15 New Players welcome.U14 & U 16 girls training on Mon from 6.30 -7.30 as normU 14 girls at home THIS TUES v Downings throw in 6.30 Be at the pitch for 5.45Training for Underage continues on Fri from 6-7.Well done to the U 10 who travelled to R.Emmetts on Sat great team performance with good displays from Daire O Flanagan ,Emma Mc Caul and Niall Sweeney. U8 Blitz AT home on Sat Parents are asked to help out if they can with refreshments etc.U12 game v Eunans on Monday June 9th. Bus times: Raphoe Deele college @ 5, Convoy Green @ 5.15, Hall @ Drumkeen @ 5.30.Bring 2 euros and gum shield.U14 boys Gaelic match tomorrow Monday against Malin throw-in 7pm.Be up at pitch at 6.30. Bring €2 and gum shield. Best of Luck To Drumkeen N.S in The Cummann na Bunscoil V Glenties at 11.30 on TuesAll Support WelcomeCul Camp 2014Camp Venue Camp DatesConvoy /Conmhaigh 30 Jun – 4 JulCost of 1st child €55.00 2nd (€45.00), 3rd/4th (€40.00)Book NowStephanie Friel 087 761883 or any Committee memberforms have been sent out through schools also .Club Gear can be ordered Now Final date for orders 14th June Elaine will be at Club House on Fri All orders must be paid for up front.Reserves V LiffordSt Marys 4-22 Lifford 1-04Seniors V LiffordSt Marys 0-15 to 1-04GAA NEWS: CONVOY SENIORS EARN COMPREHENSIVE WIN OVER LIFFORD was last modified: June 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Jim Duncan Invitational High School Competitions Dropped From Saturday Schedule

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Saturday’s scheduled high school competitions at the Jim Duncan Invitational will not be contested due to scheduled teams canceling their participation. Collegiate competition will resume following the schedule below inside the Drake Fieldhouse. Scheduled collegiate throws competitions have been canceled.10 a.m. – Men’s Pole Vault (Women to follow)11 a.m. – Men’s Long JumpLive results from Saturday’s collegiate competition can be found at Print Friendly Versionlast_img