California-Bred Ward ‘N Jerry Relishes Distance & Wins Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes By 1 ¼ Lengths Under Prat; Williams Homebred By Lucky Pulpit, Trained By Puype, Gets Distance In 2:28.67 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 21, 2020)–Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams had reason to smile from afar on Saturday at Santa Anita, as their 7-year-old homebred gelding Ward ‘n Jerry rallied boldly off the turn for home en route to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes. Ridden for the first time since June of 2016 by Flavien Prat and trained by Mike Puype, the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit got the marathon mile and one half over a “good” turf course in 2:28.67.With the San Luis Rey starting gate set halfway up the hillside turf course, Ward ‘n Jerry was a bit aggressive while a joint third, about three lengths behind pacesetter Go for a Ride and Ashleyluvssugar.With the pace quickening noticeably leaving the half mile pole, Ward ‘n Jerry wrested the lead from Ashleyluvssugar at the top of the lane and was all business through the drive as he held Camino Del Paraiso and favored Oscar Dominguez at bay late.The second choice in a field of seven older horses, Ward ‘n Jerry paid $5.60, $3.20 and $2.60.“I hadn’t been on him in a long time and Mike told me that he’s best at these long distances,” said Prat. “He was a little keen early, but he settled down fine and as you saw, he had a good turn of foot through the stretch.”Out of the Dehere mare Tamarack Bay, Ward ‘n Jerry, who was most recently second in the Cal Cup Turf Classic here at 1 1/8 miles Jan. 18, notched his first graded stakes win in his 20th career start. With six overall wins, the winner’s share of $60,000 brings his total earnings to $373,579.“If you look at his form, you can see that he’s done his best at long distances,” said Puype. “He had won at a mile and a quarter and at a mile and three eighths, and he ran a really good third going a mile and one half last December (beaten a neck in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar). They came home pretty fast today, they put a couple 24 second quarters together there, so this was a big effort.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Camino Del Paraiso, who had shipped down from Golden Gate Fields for trainer O.J. Jauregui, kept to his task and was second best on the day, finishing 1 ¼ lengths clear of Oscar Dominguez. Off at 6-1, Camino Del Paraiso paid $5.20 and $3.00.Next to last until mid-way around the far turn, Irish-bred Oscar Dominguez was not able to make up the necessary ground while finishing 5 ¼ lengths in front of Swamp Souffle. Ridden by Umberto Rispoli and off at even money, “Oscar” paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.62, 49.21, 1:14.37, 1:39.71 and 2:04.61.Due to public health concerns regarding the coronavirus, Santa Anita remains closed to the public until further notice. First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Please visit santaanita.com for updates.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2020)–In accordance with instructions received from Los Angeles County Health Department, Santa Anita Park will temporarily close for live racing effective immediately in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At Santa Anita Park, there are over 1,700 horses stabled who require daily care. That care is provided by the 750 backstretch team members, most who live on-site and have been operating under stringent new measures for protection aligned with the best guidance from local and international health and government authorities on COVID-19. The track has been closed to the general public and closed to all but essential personnel since March 12, 2020. SANTA ANITA PARK WILL TEMPORARILY CLOSE FOR LIVE RACING EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC At Santa Anita Park, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. At this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 at Santa Anita Park. This measure is being taken in response to a mandate from LA County officials. We apologize for the late notice affecting today’s racing program, but Santa Anita is abiding by the instructions issued this morning by the California Horse Racing Board to operate under the sanction of the local health authorities. We look forward to the return of live racing at Santa Anita as soon as approval is received from local regulators. We will continue to work with authorities to familiarize them with the protocols which have been put in place to protect the health and safety of those who work with the horses and the horses themselves.
After last week’s one-point loss to the Warriors – the third straight narrow, late loss from a winning position – Stuart attempted to divert the post-match narrative from the team’s performance onto the match officials.But after their worst performance of the year to date, Stuart admitted he had protected the players from criticism for too long and used the word “soft” no fewer than 10 times to describe a first-half capitulation that at one stage included three tries conceded in five minutes.”Soft. Soft football, soft pieces of play, soft choices and I’ve probably protected them for too long,” Stuart said after the game.”Over the last three weeks I’ve thought the effort was there. There was no effort in that first half. That wasn’t us. It was soft.”Personally I’m disappointed in myself because I should have reacted the same way after our first loss against the Gold Coast because of our soft play in the last 10 minutes of that game and our soft play in the last 10 minutes of our second game and our third game which cost us three wins through soft passages of play.”It just started in another part of the game tonight. It got them off to a start that was very very tough to pull back… [soft play] is why we lost the first three games of the year.”We did enough to win those three games of football, we’ve shown how good we can play, we’ve shown the effort that’s in the team, we’ve shown the individual contribution. But then when the blowtorch gets applied, we don’t respond to it.”Stuart earlier this week hinted that there would be changes to the team if they did not show improvement but after getting the opposite of that, Stuart said his mindset was that the same 17 ought to suit up again against Canterbury on Thursday night to prove they actually wanted to wear the Raiders jersey.”Why should I make changes when they deliver that crap?” he fired.”They should be all owning up to themselves to say ‘I want to play to try and get myself out of it’. What they dished up tonight, they should be embarrassed to put a Raiders jumper on … Personally the way I feel now those 17 have got to go back out and aim up and show that I’m wrong. Then again, I’ll sleep on it and see what happens.”Stuart also refused to blame the mental toll of three heartbreaking narrow losses for the team’s deterioration.”We couldn’t get back up tonight. It’s not right,” he said.”We were up for tonight, we had a great preparation, we were ready to play. But those soft pieces of play from individuals and choices in our play, it’s not NRL standard, crept into another part of our game. There’s no excuse whatsoever because they were there ready to play tonight.Skipper Jarrod Croker was at a loss to explain the first half performance.”No one likes losing, we didn’t like losing last week, we didn’t like losing the two weeks before that, tonight was nowhere near good enough. There’s no excuses for it. It’s not good enough,” Croker said.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday’s deciding Game 7.This is the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won since 1964.In perhaps the biggest game of his career, LeBron James had the game of his life.James was named Finals MVP after scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists.The vote was unanimous, according to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.James scored his 16th triple double in the playoffs and seventh in an NBA Finals game — only two other players had recorded triple doubles in a Finals Game 7, according to ESPN.
TO Zidane He has no choice but to find new ways to the goal and his players have joined the cause. The scorer torrent that contributed Cristiano no longer exists and now it’s time to channel the goals among the rest. The squad has got to work and this season Madrid exhibits seventeen different scorers. With Brahim’s goal against Unionists last Wednesday in the Cup, the list of players to be released is reduced to Mariano and four defenses: Mendy, Marcelo, Militao and Nacho, of which only one, the French, exhibits holder status. “Any of my players can make a difference in an offensive position,” Zidane boasted last weekend, when Casemiro sentenced Sevilla with a double. Until the Copa premiere against a Second B, the eight previous white goals to that 1-3 to Unionists they had come from players who are not forwards. He went on January 4 in 0-3 to Getafe (Varane double and both Modric), 3-1 to Valencia (Kroos, Isco and Modric) in the Arab Super Cup and both to Sevilla last Saturday. More distributed than in BarçaWith Benzema going through a certain drought and the second highest producer of the team, Rodrygo, paying his inexperience (his last target was on December 11 in Bruges) there has hardly been more help from the rest of the leading strikers (Bale, three goals, and Jovic, only one). Discounting the attackers, the rest of the team has added almost half (27) of the total white official goals (57), 47%. In comparison, those 17 white scorers make the goals more distributed than in Barcelona, where they have scored 14 different players but where Messi, Luis Suarez and Griezmann make up 68% of the Barça goals.
Russian tennis participant Maria Sharapova introduced Wednesday her retirement as a professional tennis participant. At 32, Sharapova has confirmed this information in a letter revealed in Vainness Honest.The tennis participant begins the letter on this method. “How do you permit behind the one life you could have ever recognized? How do you get away from the tracks on which you could have educated since childhood, of the game you like, that introduced you tears and joys, by which you could have discovered a household and by which they’ve supported you followers for 28 years? I’m new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis, I’m saying goodbye to you. “ Sharapova hangs the racket after being probably the most essential rackets of the WTA circuit within the final 20 years. In 2004 he stunned his personal and strangers along with his triumph in Wimbledon with solely 17 years. After reaching number one of the WTA rating in 2005, Sharapova would add one other massive one within the US Open 2006 and the 2008 Australian Open to shut the Grand Slam cycle at Roland Garros in 2012, repeating title on Parisian clay in 2014.Nonetheless, Sharapova’s profession was overshadowed in March 2016, when it turned recognized that he examined constructive for meldonium in the course of the Australian Open of that yr and needed to serve 15 months of sanction. Sharapova tried to return to his greatest degree however the accidents made a dent lately to trigger his withdrawal from the tracks.
The report reveals a paradox: “The clubs with the highest income diversification are the ones that may end up suffering the most. Those who depend more than 75% on television know that their budget will hardly change if the entire competition ends up being played, even if it ends in July. On the other hand, Barça and Madrid, for example, gamble a lot of money on merchandising and the stadium’s own box office, both linked to matches and museum visits. “This explains that the reality of each club is very different and that, therefore, it is very difficult to reach general solutions as intended.The differences between clubsBox 23 ensures that “The whole of LaLiga Santander expected to conclude the current year with an aggregate net profit of 185 million, being those with the most margin Real Madrid (38.4 million), Atlético de Madrid (29.1 million), Espanyol de Barcelona (20.5 million) and RCD Mallorca (17.5 million) “.“Those who have not reached the transfer goal in the summer of 2019 and the winter of 2020 have a serious problem; or cut payroll spending, or the red numbers will be inevitable, “says one of the many sources consulted by Box 23 in his report, he remembers that “The latest LaLiga economic report confirms that the determining factor that has made this increase in the wage bill possible has been the sale of footballers.” Palco23, a digital benchmark in the world of football business, has produced an important report in which the situations of the First and Second clubs in Spain are analyzed and in which they study how they could face the salary adjustments that are being debated these days to face the coronavirus crisis and the effects it will have on football. The research is emphatic: “The evolution of the business in the last five years reveals the clear correlation of television money to the payment of wages, but the budgets reveal that there are clubs that could sustain their wage bill, while for others it is basic for survive. ” Atlético, Barça or Lugo have already slipped their thoughts on the ERTE while other clubs such as Real Madrid, Athleth, Eibar or Valencia have said that they will not request it.Box 23 opens its information with a reality that we have been counting these weeks of league break in AS: “Fear of seeing who throws the first stone.” The report, very exhaustive, indicates that “any increase in the audiovisual invoice has been transferred to the weight of the payrolls of footballers; both represent 51% of the total.” And he adds: “Along with television, the other great source of income that has been nipped in the bud with the Covid-19 crisis is ticketing. Together, these two items have always served to cover total spending on wages. “
The second meeting of the Task Force to Promote Sport (GTID) concluded on Wednesday with the commitment of prepare a definitive health protocol for returning to training, which the Higher Sports Council (CSD) will send to the Ministry of Health.Although this does not imply that there is an expected date for the return, the agents involved agreed to elaborate “an inspection, monitoring and sanction mechanism for the future health protocol” of return to training, which must be validated by the health authorities based on the evolution of the pandemicCSD said in a statement.The institution chaired by Irene Lozano has made a commitment before representatives of entities, federations and clubs “to open a reflection that culminates in sending a sanitary protocol of return to training to the competent authority, the Ministry of Health”.“That step, however, does not imply in any case that there is a scheduled date for the return, something that will determine the evolution of the pandemic of COVID-19 and the Government itself through the cabinet commanded by Minister Salvador Illa”, pointed out the CSD.The meeting was attended by representatives of entities, federations and clubs, who expressed their concerns. “They were members of the federations of soccer, basketball, swimming, athletics, motorsports, motorcycling and winter sports, in addition to the Spanish Sports Association (ADESP), which encompasses many other entities; also LaLiga, Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE ), Olympic Committee (COE) and Spanish Paralympic (CPE); CEOE and CEPYME; and various clubs, “reported the CSD.“Today’s GTID has joined, as new members, the president of the ACB, Fernando Martín; and the president of the National Federation of Sports Facilities Entrepreneurs, Alberto García. Regarding the future sanitary protocol for the return, the CSD has thanked the work of the entities that have previously prepared their own documents, very useful to establish a definitive framework that allows returning to training when possible, “announced the agency. The CSD will transmit to the Ministry of Health a proposal with the protocol that will establish the minimum conditions that the “different levels of sport must comply with, without prejudice to the possibility of admitting other measures that improve it, and will include, on the part of the Council itself, an inspection, monitoring and sanction mechanism for the correct verification that the rules established by the aforementioned protocol will be strictly observed. ““In any case, the CSD has reiterated at the meeting that opening a debate on the protocol to follow when training resumes does not imply in any case that there is a scheduled date for the return, which remains unknown and will be marked by the decisions of the health authorities, “he stressed.“It is advisable not to generate false expectations. In our obligation to have everything ready for when you can return. But that ‘when’ remains unknown, “stressed the CSD.At the heart of the GTID, attendees were also informed that the Official State Gazette (BOE) published this Wednesday the call for subsidies for sports federations worth just over 50 million euros, which had been previously approved in the Council of Ministers of last March 24.About, the president of the CSD, Irene Lozano, promised the federations that it will try to apply “all the flexibility that the legal framework allows” with the aim that the beneficiary entities can use these grants adapting them to their current complex situation.The other novelty of the telematic meeting is the launch of an ad hoc working group, led by former waterpolista Jennifer Pareja, current adviser to the CSD presidency, to meet the specific needs of the group of athletes and execute measures to help alleviate the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Spanish Football Federation explained, through its Secretary General, Andreu Camps, that its plan to decide on the European positions for next season is due to the need to anticipate events, anticipating that the Spanish League could not finish at the same time as the rest of the European ones due to a higher incidence in the country of the coronavirus pandemic and did so outside the deadline established by UEFA for the admission of teams.“The RFEF wants to have homework done In case, in the event of a suspension of the competitions, he received the request from UEFA to request the Spanish clubs that would have access to the European competitions next season and Spain were in a unique contingency that was not shared by other countries. In other words, we must anticipate a hypothesis where the other countries could end up and we cannot. Imagine that only positives occur in our competition and not in others, which could end, unlike us. Now is the time to foresee all contingencies, ”said Camps.“In this way, before the competition resumes, the Delegated Commission of the RFEF has been agreed leave a plan designed in order to give certainty in an extreme scenario such as not being able to finish the competitions so that all the clubs know the new scenario that faces “, added Thus, with a view to accessing the Champions League, the first four teams would be proposed according to the classification of the last day of the First Division prior to the deadline in which there is an equal number of games played by the 20 teams.For the UEFA Europa League the fifth and sixth ranked with the same criteria above. Third place in the Europa League would be determined based on the following circumstances:– If the final of the Copa del Rey has been played, the champion would go, unless he is among the first six in the First Division. In that case, if the Cup champion were among the first six and, therefore, already classified, the team that occupied seventh place in the First Division would go.– If the final had not been played:a] If the two clubs are in the top 6 positions and therefore classified, it would be seventh in the regular competition.b] If one of the two was classified among the first six, the other finalist would go.c] If neither of the two finalists were in the top six, it would be the one between the two finalists in the league competition.In the event that the final of the Copa del Rey has not been played, the teams with the lowest score in the league competition would or would play the previous stages.
Within the particular case of Malaga, the classes are for 12 gamers (six in every training camp). Using the gymnasium is proscribed and the gamers, as soon as the training is completed, go immediately to their automobiles. There are already 18 teams that have returned to work. On this manner, solely Huesca, Rayo, Racing, Sporting and Fuenlabrada stay, who will do it tomorrow. Now it solely stays to prepare for when the beginning pistol of the final eleven days happens. The Second has already rolled nearly completely. Yesterday ten teams started their respective training classes, thus becoming a member of the seven who began on Friday. The gamers of Cádiz, Almería, Girona, Mirandés, Ponferradina, Tenerife, Málaga, Oviedo, Albacete and Lugo met once more at its amenities after 57 days of confinement. After all, they did it with all types of prevention measures. The gamers arrived with their gloves and face masks on from dwelling. The training amenities had the required disinfection duties within the days prior to returning to work in order that they had been prepared for the return to soccer training.The classes had been divided into teams and individually to adjust to the foundations dictated by LaLiga. This may proceed to happen till the go-ahead is given to transfer on to the subsequent section, during which the footballers will likely be in a position to begin training along with different teammates, however in a extra group manner, though it will not but be with your complete squad collectively. Gamers are accompanied by bodily trainers and assistants, with the coaches attentive to training however in a extra atypical manner, within the distance. The classes are supervised by an inspector despatched by LaLiga, which verifies the right compliance with the foundations, due to the circumstances during which we stay.