first_img0 38% Kent Desormeaux38 56% 5 11 Andrew Lerner9 22% 6 Ruben Fuentes77 7 Joseph Talamo72 26% 10 $312,910 $759,957 9 Flavien Prat62 13 ON-LINE PROVIDER XBTV EARNS TWO TELLY AWARDS Rafael Bejarano80 10 $376,339 21% TrainerMts 10 Martin Garcia37 56% $728,498 17% 18 13 Tiago Pereira80 7 56% JockeyMts 2 10 $183,014 4 29% 0 $515,702 16% 12 55% 2nd 15% 14 3 45% 11 EURTON SEEKS GAMELY UPSET, STATUS WITH AHIMSA 12 6 5 JACKPOT IS $673,893 AT THE END OF RAINBOW PICK SIX $554,296 12 7 Win% $441,692 4 $551,171 29% 10 47% 1st Drayden Van Dyke59 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 15 30% Philip D’Amato43 8 $405,230center_img $778,499 2 55% 8 $801,015 10 16% 8 Money Won 8 9 1st 65% 30% 2nd 14 4 Edwin Maldonado47 Mark Glatt47 43% J. Keith Desormeaux20 10 19% 3 51% $423,405 8 3rd SUMMERTIME OAKS ROUTE COULD AID SNEAKING OUT $402,358 $616,892 John Sadler34 3 23% 63% 8 65% $563,175 18 16% 2 ITM% 13 6 ITM% Victor Espinoza33 Richard Baltas42 (Current  from April 12 through Friday, May 24) 21% 54% McCARTHY STATES GRADE I CASE FOR SURGING OHIO Money Won 15 8 BARGAIN CLAIM OHIO FACES TOUGHER IN SHOEMAKERA Grade I is a Grade I is a Grade I, and although Ohio captured the Grade I FrankE. Kilroe Mile by a desperate nose on March 30, trainer Michael McCarthy takes little if anything for granted when the bargain claim runs in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on Monday.“Obviously, he’s in a little deeper water in the Shoemaker,” McCarthy allowed, speaking of the eight-year-old gelded son of Elusive Quality who was haltered for $50,000 last June and has earned $351,920 since. “But you can’t fault the horse.“I’m looking forward to leading him over there . . . It seems like he’s training just as well as he had before the Kilroe.”The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race run in the U.S. this year, providing the winner with a fees-paid berth to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Mile to be run here at Santa Anita.It also is one of three attractive Grade I races offering a total of $1.5 million in purses on Memorial Day, the others being the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Gamely.The Shoemaker is race nine of 10 with a 1 p.m. first post time: Ohio, Ruben Fuentes, 6-1; Sharp Samurai, John Velazquez, 4-1; Le Ken, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; River Boyne, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Catapult, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; Bolo, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Desert Stone, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; Delta Prince, Joel Rosario, 5-2; and Bowies Hero, Irad Ortiz Jr., 8-1.The Gold Cup, race eight: Blitzkrieg, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Mongolian Groom, Martin Garcia, 20-1; Higher Power, Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1; Lone Sailor, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Gift Box, Joel Rosario, 8-5; Core Beliefs, Florent Geroux, 4-1; and Vino Rosso, John Velazquez, 5-2.The Gamely, which goes as race seven: Rymska, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-2; Ollie’s Candy, Joel Rosario, 4-1; Meal Ticket, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Vasilika, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Ahimsa, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Streak of Luck, Mike Smith, 15-1; Elysea’s World, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and$10,000 supplemental nominee Causeforcommotion, Geovanni Franco, 8-1.EURTON SEEKS GRADE I BLACK TYPE IN GAMELYAhimsa steps up from a 3 ¼-length triumph against softer competition April 14 to Monday’s Grade I Gamely Stakes. Peter Eurton looks forward to the opportunity.‘We’re looking to get some (black) type in a Grade I,” the trainer said. “She’s doing very well and she won easily the other day. Of course, she had everything her own way (leading throughout) but was impressive enough for us to enter.”Eurton also has Core Beliefs entered in Monday’s Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The four-year-old Quality Road colt owned by Gary Broad won the Grade II New Orleans Handicap at 9-1 March 23 under Florent Geroux, who is back aboard in the Gold Cup.“We’re giving him a good 60 days since that race,” pointed out Eurton, who sent out Core Beliefs to win the New Orleans Handicap after a six-month absence. “He’ll be going a mile and a quarter, which I think is right up his alley . . . He deserves the chance.”SNEAKING OUT STRETCHES OUT IN SUMMERTIME OAKSSneaking Out moves from seven furlongs to a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks. Jerry Hollendorfer fancies her chances in the $200,000 race.A bay California-bred daughter by the Indian Charlie stallion Indian Evening, Sneaking Out crossed the wire three-quarters of a length in front in the restricted Angels Flight at seven furlongs on May 4 but was disqualified to second for a bumping incident in late stretch.“In the race she got disqualified, it looked like she was trying to draw off a little, so we think the extra distance might help her,” the Hall of Fame trainer said.The Summertime Oaks: My Majestic Rose, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Bizwhacks, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Sneaking Out, Drayden Van Dyke, 2-1; Colonial Creed, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; and Flor de La Mar, Mike Smith, 5-2.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER IS $673,893For the 20th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $673,893 into Saturday.With $160,443 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s Jackpot pool reached $797,606 and although there was one “live” Single Ticket Jackpot ticket represented by number five, Forbidden Command, in Friday’s eighth and final race, she never threatened and finished last.As a result, there were 10 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $8,579.Saturday’s Rainbow Six begins with race five with approximate post time 3:03 p.m. PT.XBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDSXBTV, The Stronach Group’s premier digital on-line content provider, was awarded two 2019 Telly Awards in an announcement earlier this week. XBTV joined a diverse range of winners, from established traditional to on-line network winners, including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS / Viacom, A&E, PBS and HBO. This year marks the Telly Awards’ 40thanniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens.XBTV won a Silver Telly for “A Candid Conversation with Victor Espinoza (Part 1)” in the category of Online General – Sports. In the piece, XBTV reporter Zoe Cadman and the Triple Crown-winning jockey discussed the accident that left him with a broken neck and his riding career at a crossroads.XBTV won a Bronze Telly for a 30 promo for the website’s coverage of “Morning Workouts” in the category of Promotional Video General – Sports. These were the second Silver and sixth Bronze Telly Awards bestowed on XBTV since 2016.Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video and television made for all screens. The more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council, an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Pretty Point works 4 furlongs. (Gallagher) 5-24-19Kazan works 5 furlongs. (Baltas) 5-24-19Juggles worked 5 furlongs. (O’Neill) 5-24-19Bella Luma works 4 furlongs. (Koriner) 5-24-19Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park Starting May 25th, 2019Polity worked 5 furlongs (Hofmans) 5-22-19Nevermissesabeat worked 4 furlongs (Gaines) 5-22-19Withholding Info worked 5 furlongs (Baffert) 5-22-19Golden Goddess worked 3 furlongs (Sherlock) 5-22-19Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19FINISH LINES: Congratulations to the connections of Kittyhawk Lass on winning Friday’s first race, a maiden event for fillies and mares at the $50,000 claiming level. The winning owners were former trainer Mark Tsagalakis and partner Terry Nichols, who race as Endeavor Farm. “They started that farm in Lexington,” said Mike Puype, who trains the three-year-old filly, winner by a half-length at a $7.80 payoff. The winner’s share of the $42,000 purse was $25,200. “I don’t know how it works out in ownership, but the farm is near Three Chimneys, and it’s beautiful–super-nice, big-time stuff. I’d say it’s very close to 200 acres.” . . . Calling all canines as adorable Corgis will compete during the first annual SoCal Corgi Nationals Sunday at Santa Anita. For more info, visit . . . Monday is Dollar Day, with soda and beer on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2. 3rd Jerry Hollendorfer28 46% Win% 8 8 2 Doug O’Neill60 25% 6 $609,927 40% 68% 48% 14 53% 15% $137,171last_img read more

Pakistan-Zimbabwe game to proceed despite suicide bombing

first_imgZimbabwe will go ahead with their third and final one-day international against Pakistan on Sunday at the Gaddafi Stadium despite security concerns after a suicide bomber blew himself up close to the stadium on Friday night during the second ODI.”The incident hasn’t affected the tour and Zimbabwe will play its last match of the tour as planned,” PCB spokesman Agha Akbar told The Associated Press on Saturday.Akbar also said that all the tickets for Sunday’s game have been sold out and a crowd of around 27,000 is expected.Zimbabwe team spokesman Lovemore Banda confirmed the team would go ahead with the game.He said in a statement that “capital city police officer Amin Vaince said what occurred was a cylinder blast which killed two people and their forensics experts are examining remains from the explosion to ascertain the cause.”Information minister Pervez Rashid told Geo TV that a police officer was killed and six were wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up, nearly one kilometer from the stadium.PCB’s chief operating officer Subhan Ahmed accompanied Vaince for a meeting with Zimbabwe officials and players at the team hotel on Saturday, reassuring them that efficient security measures would be in place.”He (Vaince) assured the travelling party of continued safety on the tour, and said the fact that the blast occurred outside their red zone means that the security measures put in place for the tour were not breached,” Banda said.A loud explosion was heard inside the stadium, but the game didn’t stop as Pakistan won it by six wickets and took an unassailable 2-0 lead.Initially, police claimed the explosion was caused by electric transformer, in an apparent bid to avoid panic inside the stadium where at least 20,000 spectators were watching the game.Thousands of policemen had been deployed outside the stadium and spectators had to endure several checkpoints while waiting in long queues hours before the start of the day/night matches at 4:00 p.m. local time (1100 GMT).Zimbabwe is the first test-playing nation to tour Pakistan in six years since gunmen attacked on Sri Lanka team bus — also in Lahore — in 2009.Seven police officials and a van driver were killed during the ambush while wounding several Sri Lanka players.Eager to avoid a repeat of that incident and push the case for a full return of international cricket to the country, Pakistan’s government has provided VIP-level security to Zimbabwe’s team.A fleet of security vans with armed gunmen shield the team buses during their travel from hotel to the stadium. Zimbabwe arrived on May 19 to play two Twenty20s and three ODIs.The International Cricket Council has given official status to the series, but declined to send its match officials to Pakistan due to security concerns.last_img read more

Batman is Now Telltales Best Franchise

center_img Batman: The Enemy Within even manages to look and run way better than a typical Telltale game. The company gets a lot of flack for relying on increasingly old and broken and technology. The breakneck episodic release schedule makes it tough to re-examine something as fundamental as the underlying engine. But at least on PC where I played it, Enemy Within features significant visual upgrades compared to its predecessor released just a year previously.I’m still not entirely sure about the future of Telltale. After rapid expansion, late last year the developer laid off a significant amount of staff. Next up on the release calendar is the final season of The Walking Dead and sophomore seasons of Game of Thrones and The Wolf Among Us. But these two seasons of Batman, and teases for more (Justice League???), have reignited my interest in both this developer as well as this style of story-driven adventure game. Batman really is one of the World’s Finest.Purchase Batman: Telltale Series Season 1Purchase Batman: The Enemy WithinLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more