Smartphone Corner – Saving On Data Roaming Charges

first_imgSubmitted by Bob Solie for Washington CellularIf you have a smartphone (iPhone, Galaxy, etc.) you MUST read this before you travel outside the US – (and remember that Canada is a foreign country).Many smartphone users accidentally incur large roaming charges when traveling because they don’t realize that their smartphone is doing a lot of “data” things in the background. It may be checking your email, doing a GPS location, checking for App upgrades, etc.In order to protect yourself from these charges, you need to turn off all of the features that work in the background and then check your email and surf the web only when WiFi service is available.Here are some tips on saving yourself from high data roaming costs when you are traveling:———————————————————————–International Travel Tips for Data ChargesHow to keep data charges predictable when traveling abroadCheck your email only when WIFI is available.   You should disable your device’s auto-check functionality.  You may then utilize Wi-Fi as a supplement to 3G/GPRS/EDGE to download and manually check email.iPhone Users:  To turn off the auto-check functionality, tap on: Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Fetch New Data.  Toggle “Push” to “OFF” and under “Fetch”, select “Manually”.Android Users:  Select: Settings > Accounts and sync > Manage Accounts.  Un-check “Auto-sync” to cancel all auto-sync functions (email, weather, stock quotes, etc.)  or select specific account and uncheck sync options.Windows Phone 7 Users: Select Settings > email & accounts, then select an account.  Choose “Download new content”  and set to “manually”. Uncheck all “Content to sync”, then click checkbox at bottom of screen to save changes.Turn off Data Roaming.  By default, the setting for international data roaming will typically be in the “OFF” position. Check the settings on your particular device before traveling abroad. Turning data roaming “OFF” blocks email, browsing, visual voicemail and downloads, but it will not block text messages.  International roaming rates apply when you send text or picture/video messages.iPhone Users:  Tap on:  Settings>General>Network>Data Roaming (toggle to “OFF”).Android Users:  Tap on: Settings>Wireless and network>Mobile networks>Data roaming (uncheck it).Windows Phone 7 Users:  Tap on: Settings>cellular>Data roaming options (select “don’t roam”).If you have any questions on this subject, please call Washington Cellular at 360-754-2310. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Ballet Northwest Brings Professional Dancers of the Eugene Ballet to Olympia…

first_imgSubmitted by Ballet NorthwestBallet Northwest brings The Eugene Ballet to Olympia for a performance of “Cinderella”.Twenty-five years ago the Eugene Ballet Company came to Olympia to perform Cinderella. This professional dance company tours the world, yet they often recruit local dance students as extras in their performances. Ken Johnson, now one of two artistic directors at Ballet Northwest, was an extra in that production. “I was nine-years old and was a ballet student at the Johansen Olympia Dance Center. I was a gnome. It was a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to be able to dance with professionals,” he said.This year, on October 19, 24 local children, ages 10 to 12, will have the opportunity to perform on stage with the Eugene Ballet when they, once again, journey to Olympia to perform Cinderella, set to Prokofiev’s beautiful score. Auditions for a role as a gnomes or sprite will occur simultaneously as the Ballet Northwest Nutcracker auditions.“The Eugene Ballet is one of the few ballet companies in the region that will go on tour. Ballet Northwest is excited to bring Cinderella to Olympia because it appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. If someone has seen a lot of dance or is totally new to dance they’ll enjoy the experience,” said Johnson.  “This is a great performance for introducing ballet to children.”Eugene Ballet tours the country extensively and most recently visited Olympia in 2011 with its production of Romeo & Juliet. Toni Pimble is the Artistic Director and Choreographer. The New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Atlanta Ballet have all performed her work.Tickets are available at and proceeds benefit Ballet Northwest.Since 1970, Ballet Northwest has been a community-based group dedicated to promoting, teaching, and preserving the art of dance in Southwest Washington. Facebook54Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Thurston County Public Health Cautions ‘Don’t Put off Preventive Care’ During…

first_imgFacebook65Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Gabrielle Byrne for Thurston County Public Health and Social ServicesWe all know that life in this time is not normal.” The “new normal” does not feel normal. People are worried and anxious, and for good reasons. When it comes to our health, however, avoiding or putting off unpleasant tasks today can make for much bigger problems tomorrow. Nonetheless, people are avoiding contacting their doctors for everything from chest-pain, to diabetes care, and for some, that choice may have dire consequences.It happened late on a Friday night. I was watching a TV show with my significant other—getting some much-needed laugh therapy. Suddenly, I didn’t feel well. Five minutes later I was worshiping the porcelain throne, as the saying goes. I thought of all the usual things; am I sick, did I eat something bad, and also—is it COVID? Though less common, nausea and vomiting are COVID symptoms. I’m a fairly healthy 40-something-year-old woman, and not once did I wonder if it was a heart attack. Then the arm pain kicked in. Think shoulder to fingers “charlie-horse.” My husband didn’t wait. He called 911. Good thing he did, because SCAD heart attacks (spontaneous coronary artery dissection) can be missed, and they can be fatal. So, that’s my story, and in my case it’s a good thing I did end up in the hospital. They took amazing care of me, and all my care providers used COVID precautions.Heart attack or stroke may seem like extreme examples, but with so much uncertainty in the world right now, people sometimes find it more frightening to call for help than– it is to wait something out at home. It’s true we don’t want to overwhelm emergency rooms or be in the hospital. Maybe whatever you’re going through is a false alarm. But maybe it isn’t. Health care providers want people to call for help when they need it. You don’t have to be certain to ask them for guidance, and in an emergency, don’t hesitate to call 911. The medical community and our first responders in Thurston County are taking COVID precautions seriously. If you need to go to the doctor, or even to the hospital, safety precautions are in place. It’s better to seek help and be wrong, than take a chance with your life.It’s not only heart attacks or strokes that may require a phone call. There are other chronic conditions that are important to manage daily. Type 2 Diabetes, for example, is managed with guidance from health care providers, together with medication and lifestyle changes. With diabetes, not going for routine medical care and managing your ABCs (A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking) could mean a trip to the hospital that could have been prevented.For many diseases, early detection and timely treatment is important. Even if you don’t find anything out-of-the-ordinary, it’s really important to get preventive screenings for cancers. If you have missed any of those this year, schedule an appointment.Whether it’s a new health event, or a chronic health issue, our grandmothers were right when they taught us that “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” Prevention may feel like a distant dream in this time of uncertainty. But it’s up to each of us to take advantage of what we have control over, even in this time of COVID. As a heart attack survivor, I wish you good health, and encourage you to keep prevention a high priority.last_img read more

Umesh Yadav : Indian pacers have got their rhythm back

first_imgAdvertisement zjijwNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1plt98Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8c( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 90auWould you ever consider trying this?😱jkCan your students do this? 🌚3hcmhmRoller skating! Powered by Firework According to the star fast bowler of India Umesh Yadav, the situation of Indian pacers have been completely changed at this moment. Umesh told that previously the fast bowlers were used just to roughen the ball which would help the spinners. Even we saw spinners opening the innings with new ball.Advertisement Things are not at the same level as of now. The Indian pacers are getting the desired respect because of their performance in recent days. When he was asked whether the pitch helped them to get back into track, he replied that there should be a good contest between bat and ball through the whole day in the test match.Umesh has been left out of the squad various times throughout his career. At that time, he doesn’t like to be with the people with negative mindset. The star Indian fast bowler is still hoping to make a return in white ball cricket. In red ball cricket he has established his position well.Advertisement Umesh Yadav has sounded very much hopeful about his comeback in the shorter version of cricket. Bhuvi, Shami and Kuldeep Yadav have been recalled by the team management in white ball cricket. Umesh thinks that he will also be called if he can prove himself in domestic level.Cricket: Indian cricketing fraternity unites to mourn the death of Abdul QadirAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Videos: What Indian cricket is doing at home during lockdown!

first_imgImage Courtesy: AFPAdvertisement 8v50xoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsal7jcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E11w4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) azdWould you ever consider trying this?😱24od7Can your students do this? 🌚1wuk3Roller skating! Powered by Firework World sports have come to a complete halt due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Many upcoming major sporting events have been either cancelled or suspended, and cricket is no exception. With dropping major international series, even India saw the postponement of the upcoming 2020 IPL season, which as of now is scheduled to begin on 15th April following the current nationwide lockdown. These days, away from training grounds and self-isolated in their own homes, what are the biggest names of the cricketing fandom of the country are up to? Below here are some examples from the social media.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AFPWithout the availability of training grounds or gyms, many cricketers have resorted to training in their own homes, and that includes running and exercising.Ravindra Jadeja is seen keeping himself fit on the treadmill.Advertisement The superstar all rounder is also spending time with his horses in his farmhouse, as seen in a clip posted by BCCI.Mayank Agarwal, just needs his garden and a barbell to train his muscles.Hardik Pandya is busy with his ‘Quaran-training’.Indoor exercise for KL Rahul in lock down.Rahul Chahar’s house is the only workout equipment he needs.Rohit Sharma is enjoying some sweet family time with his daughter Samaira.Mohammed Shami is making the most of his time with his pet dog Jack.No net practice isn’t an issue for Shreyas Iyer, because he has found his pet dog as his training partner.However, the 25 year old is also doing his part to take care of his home.Same with Jasprit Bumrah, the superstar bowler who is now a mama’s boy with the mop.Here’s Shikhar Dhawan, washing clothes and cleaning the latrine as his wife Aesha is busy in makeup and phonecalls, as seen in the hilarious Twitter clip.Rishabh Pant enjoys some funny moments with his pet puppy Kuuchi.All saloons are closed down, but that’s no issue for the Team India skipper Virat Kohli. Renowned for his fashionable hairstyle, the superstar cricketer is seen getting a fresh cut from none other than his better half Anushka Sharma, as the iconic Bollywood actress recently tweeted in a video. Check it out below-Yuzvendra Chahal, who is famous for his social media activity, has been uploading hilarious clips performed with his family.No commentary duties, so here’s Sanjay Manjrekar sharing his tips on how to perfectly cut vegetables.Ace test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is seen catching up with his family, in the heartwarming photos shared by BCCI.Also read-See which Indian cricketer is adopting 350 families in need during the Coronavirus lockdownYuvi takes exception as Ravi Shastri remembers WC 2011 win – but fails to mention these 2 key players! Advertisementlast_img read more

From the Desk of the Editor: After Winter, So Much to…

first_imgTo Our Readers,It really is all about community, and a bit about the weather.So many positive things are happening and the entrée of Spring today is just one of them! I’ve got my eye out for those oh-so-welcome purple, pink and white Crocus and those perky yellow and white Daffodils, as are the many members of garden clubs in this area.Even some of the multitude of pesky, tire-popping potholes are starting to disappear thanks to the hardworking municipal, county and state public workers, who didn’t exactly have an easy Old Man Winter.St. Pat’s Day has seemed like a month-long adventure this year and I’m not complaining. I had the pleasure of marching in the sun-touched Rumson St. Pat’s Parade two weeks ago with staff from The Two River Times along with the dogs, horses and most wonderfully, the children. One of the more moving moments of the parade was the Hudson County Pipe and Drum Corps rendition of “Amazing Grace” back at the Rumson Fire Company in honor of the founder of that parade, Mike Larkin, who passed away unexpectedly at the end of last year. It was one of the more moving pipers’ tributes I have ever heard, and being a Shaughnessy, believe me; I’ve heard a few. And I look forward to hearing them again when we drive, not march this time, in the Highlands parade tomorrow. My brother Bill played the pipes and when I mentioned to one of the corps that I had never heard anything like it, I realized he was teary eyed himself. It was a moment.Then there’s Mater Dei Prep’s team effort to save the school. And it’s got wonderful momentum. The fundraising dinner will be Saturday at the Shore Casino. With 22 days to go, they have managed to raise $769,000 of the million-dollar mandate. And they’ve received 412 pledges totaling $1.1 million.It looks as though The Save the Seraphs is going to make it after all.Finally, everyone came together and took the first steps to correct pedestrian and cyclist safety in Red Bank as promised by the task force assembled by The Two River Times. The borough council has passed two resolutions to move safety forward. They have requested the county put in place an “all red phase” traffic signal for pedestrians and cyclists at the Broad and West Front Street intersection. That resolution has been forwarded to the county who is considering it and Freeholder Thomas Arnone is advancing the issue. The second resolution calls for the state to lower the speed limit on Route 35 as it traverses through Red Bank and Sen. Jennifer Beck has supported that suggestion and has promised to help advance safety ideas as they pertain to state roadways. It’s going to take quite an effort since she has to get the borough into a suspended state program, but she’s trying.It’s been a good week or two. Why? Because it’s always lovely to see a community come together: the parades, the fundraisers, the concern for each other’s safety.That is what the Two River area is all about, isn’t it? We think so and we’re listening.Let’s Have Coffee.Jody Calendarjcalendar@tworivertimes.com732-219-5788last_img read more

2017 Memorial Day Weekend Events In The Two River Area

first_imgBy Alex Mitsiopoulos |Friday, May 27The Highlands’ Memorial Day Parade will start at 1 p.m. at Huddy Park and end at Veterans Park. All are invited to the American Legion Post 143 after the parade for refreshments.325-329 Bay Ave., Highlands, highlandsborough.orgSaturday, May 28The American Legion Raritan Post 23 hosts Keyport’s Memorial Day Parade from 1 to 3 p.m.81 West Front Street, Keyport, visitkeyport.orgMonday, May 29Little Silver’s Memorial Day Parade will start at 8:30 a.m. The Red Bank Regional High School Marching Band will help lead the parade.The corner of Parker Ave. and Willow Drive, littlesilver.orgOceanport’s Annual Memorial Day Parade and Service will take place at 9:30 a.m. The service immediately following the parade will take place at Old Borough Hall.Port Au Peck Avenue, Oceanport, oceanportboro.comRumson will hold its Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m., starting at Blackpoint Road, going along River Road, and ending in Victory Park.Blackpoint Road, Rumson, rumsonnj.govShrewsbury’s Annual Memorial Day Observance will occur at 10 a.m. at Patriot Isle.Shrewsbury Ave. and Broad St. (Route 35), Shrewsbury, shrewsburyboro.comTeam members from Hackensack Meridian Health, who are also members of the armed services, reflect during a moment of silence at the Memorial Day ceremony at Jersey Shore University Medical Center on May 24.Sea Bright will hold a Memorial Day Service starting at 11 a.m. at the Sea Bright United Methodist Church. Mayor Dina Long, council members, as well as the police and fire departments, will contribute to this year’s service.1104 Ocean Ave., Sea Bright, seabrightnj.orgMiddletown’s Memorial Day Parade will take place at 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Bayshore Middle School. From Bayshore the parade will move along Leonardville Road and eventually end at the American Legion post home on Highway 36.834 Leonardville Rd., Leonardo, middletownnj.orgThe New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Memorial Day Ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be the guest speaker. There will also be a presentation of wreaths, and music by Sandra Ward. During the ceremony, the NJVVMF will award scholarships to high school seniors Paige Huff, Atlantic Highlands, and Caroline Waksmunski, Monroe Township. An “In Memory” program will also be held to honor former veterans Kenneth Felci of Middletown, George Goebel of Atco, Dean Hoagland of Lambertville, Lawrence Schnitzer of Red Bank, and Richard Vance of Landing. In recognition of Memorial Day, select merchandise and memberships will be 20 percent off at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Museum and Memorial Gift Shop through June 3.1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel, njvvmf.orgThe Borough of Red Bank and the Red Bank Elks will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Service on at 11 a.m. at the Veteran’s Monument. The service will include a guest speaker, musical performances, and the placing of wreaths.51 Monmouth St., Red Bank, The Township of Colts Neck will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade will start at Township Hall and will end at Memorial Park. Following the ceremony, participants are encouraged to join in the picnic at the Colts Neck Fire Department, Fire House #2, on Conover Road.124 Cedar Drive, Colts Neck, colts-neck.nj.usFair Haven’s Annual Memorial Day Parade will take place from 9 to 1:30 a.m. at Knollwood School. The parade will feature patriotic anthems, a benediction, reading of names, and more.224 Hance Rd., Fair Haven, fairhavennj.orgThis article originally appeared in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Timeslast_img read more

New-look Leafs ring in New Year with a win over Murdoch rival Beaver Valley

first_imgNo one in the their right hockey minds thought the Green and White would bounce back overnight.But the future sure looks a whole lot brighter heading into New Year for the Nelson Leafs after a win on the final day of 2015.Veterans Rayce Miller and Jordan Davie each had three points to lead the Leafs to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the annual New Year’s Eve clash Thursday at the NDCC Arena.The win was a first of the season for the Leafs over the Murdoch Division leaders and avenges a 6-5 loss Wednesday in the first of the home-and-home series.“It’s a fresh start and that’s exactly how we’re looking at it,” said Leaf defenceman Kyle Chernenkoff.“We’ve got 17 games left this season and we have no choice but to put our best foot forward. I think the guys are all buying in to our new systems and once we get going we’re going to finish off real strong.”“As a team were ready to go,” added captain Rayce Miller.“The mood on the team is really positive.”Of course, the game didn’t go exactly as it was drawn up on the blackboard.After jumping to a 2-0 lead seven minutes into the game on goals by Blair Andrews and Davie, the Hawks scored four straight times to lead 4-2 midway through the second frame.But much like Wednesday in Fruitvale, the Leafs bent but did not break. Two quick goals by Nicholas Ketola 45 seconds apart tied the game at 4-4 heading into the third period.Andy Fitzpatrick gave Nelson the lead for good, scoring his eighth of the season with eight minutes remaining in the contest.Empty net goals by Davie and Austin Anselmo with time running out secured the win for the Leafs.“We’re going to get into playoffs and we’re going to compete,” Chernenkoff said.“We have to come every night and work hard. It doesn’t matter what happened in the past, this is now and we all have to step up to play.”Allan Pruss, Jace Weegar, Blake Sidoni and Sam Swanson scored for the Hawks.Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 32-27 in the contest.Kootenay Ice affiliate netminder Kurt Doyle, making his second consecutive start, was solid in the nets for Nelson to register the win in goal.Hawks’ netminder Tallon Kramer took the loss for Beaver Valley.“We’re a talented group,” explained Miller, adding he’s pleased to see the players respond positively to the coaching change.“We work hard at practice. Once we get systems and everything down with the new coach I think things will begin to get better,” Miller said.And what about 2016?“Can’t wait,” Miller exclaimed.ICE CHIPS: After scoring 12 goals in the past five games, the Leafs busted out for a dozen markers in two games. . . . Head coach Mario DiBella watched from the lower level, allowing assistant coaches Sean Dooley (forwards) and Isaac MacLeod (defence) to hold down the bench duties. . . . Jordan Davie has been on fire offensively for the Leafs. Davie is currently riding a five-game scoring streak, with 11 points during that time. The Kaslo native has points in eight of his last nine games. . . . Nelson trails third-place Grand Forks by two points in Murdoch standings.last_img read more


first_imgRichard Mandella6113101121%$755,946 Mario Gutierrez10591599%$474,512 Elvis Trujillo21424302111%$1,414,490 Hector Palma3275222%$187,240 Felipe Valdez8412121314%$383,041 Mike Smith10421211520%$2,320,631 Steven Miyadi4195422%$261,780 Jerry Hollendorfer15729202418%$3,215,322 -30- Steve Knapp3772319%$281,140 Ron Ellis60134922%$464,540 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS BOLO ON SCHEDULE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYBack on a regular training schedule after a helter skelter regimen dictated by inclement weather prior to the San Felipe Stakes on March 7 in which he finished an encouraging third behind unbeaten winner Dortmund, Bolo is coming up to Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby and a rematch with Dortmund in fine fettle.“He’s back on his regular training program and it looks like there’s a lot of pace,” said Carla Gaines, who trains the Kentucky-bred son of Temple City for Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack.“On paper, the race looks good for a horse with his style. He’s got tactical speed and he’s very ratable. He’ll pretty much sit wherever you want him to in the race, so that’s good.”The field for the 78th Santa Anita Derby: Dortmund, Martin Garcia, 3-5; One Lucky Dane, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez, 15-1; Bolo, Mike Smith, 4-1; Prospect Park, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; and Bad Read Sanchez, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1.In other Santa Anita Derby news:Dennis O’Neill and brother Doug, trainer of outsider Bad Read Sanchez, who has not raced in eight months: “Obviously,” said Dennis, “the idea is to have him hit the board. It’s a very, very tough race, but the horse is doing really good, he’s training great, he’s finally healthy, and we did it a couple years ago.“We were 43-1 when I’ll Have Another won the Lewis in 2012 and we’re hoping we’re 40 or 50 to one tomorrow and shock the world.”Added Doug: “We were doing the math. He’s just short of 12 miles in works the last few months, so he’s got a lot of foundation underneath him. He’s going to be fresh, of course, but not overly hot. If he’s going to have any chance to go a mile and an eighth against these kinds of horses, he’s got to relax early.”Dan Ward, assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer on California Derby winner Cross the Line, 15-1 on Jon White’s morning line:“He’s coming up to a peak race and we’ll have no excuses. He’s looked good going over the track; it looks like he likes it. He’s been schooled in the gate, schooled in the paddock. This is a big test, but he’s prepared. We’ll find out a lot Saturday.”Bob Baffert will be seeking to add to his Santa Anita Derby record of six wins, having captured it previously with Cavonnier (1996), Indian Charlie (1998), General Challenge (1999), Point Given (2001), Pioneerof the Nile (2009) and Midnight Interlude (2011).The first 15,000 THOROUGHBREDS members in attendance at Santa Anita Saturday will be offered free an exclusive 2015 Santa Anita Derby Day T-shirt while supplies last. First post time for the 11-race program is 12 noon. Gates open at 10 a.m.Santa Anita offers a $750,000 guaranteed Late Pick 4 pool and a $300,000 guaranteed Pick 6 pool on Santa Anita Derby Day. Victor Espinoza16831332418%$2,035,826 Fernando Perez1881624219%$787,678 Drayden Van Dyke20123252411%$1,434,597 Joseph Talamo23924274110%$1,688,978 Jeff Bonde3592426%$342,840 Thomas Proctor5086316%$563,628 Tyler Baze29639373313%$2,283,534 FINISH LINES: Agent Tony Matos reports that Corey Nakatani visited with Dr. James Tibone yesterday and got word that he could resume riding in two weeks. Nominated to the Hall of Fame this year, the 44-year-old Nakatani suffered a broken left collarbone in a riding mishap March 15 . . . Sunland Derby winner Firing Line worked four furlongs under Gary Stevens in 48 seconds flat as the son of Line of David owned by Arnold Zetcher prepares for the Kentucky Derby on May 2. “He went on the steady side and really relaxed, which is good,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “I think we’ll probably do our last work here and then ship him (to Churchill Downs).” . . . As stated yesterday, Millie Ball has joined Santa Anita’s simulcast broadcast team and will be sharing her insights throughout the current meet along with Michelle Yu and Jon White . . . Omar Figueroa is the 6-1 favorite among jockeys to capture their division of tomorrow’s Santa Anita Derby Day 5K run. Jesus Camacho (9-5 against men) and Jennifer Cirillo (3-1 vs. women) are the picks among employees. Martin Garcia13026161620%$1,856,310 Martin Pedroza16716252210%$720,234 Richard Baltas781613721%$676,035 NO DEFECTION FOR HAVANNA BELLE IN PROVIDENCIA            Havanna Belle is ready for her close up in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles on turf.An Irish-bred daughter of Teofilo trained by Phil D’Amato for owner Michael House, Havanna Belle finished sixth in her U.S. debut in the restricted Sweet Life Stakes on Feb. 14, but was beaten less than four lengths despite hopping at the start of the race at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. It was her first start in nearly four months.The nine furlongs of the Providencia should be well within her comfort zone. “She needed her last race,” D’Amato said. “She’s just crying to go longer. I think this is more her trip. Rafael (Bejarano) breezed her on the grass last time and loved her.“She should be fit and ready to run a much better race this time.”The field for the Providencia: Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 12-1; Ol’ Fashion Gal, 12-1; Miss Boom Boom, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Entrechat, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Jaded Glory, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Spanish Queen, Brice Blanc, 6-1; Frosty Friday, Mike Smith, 6-1; Prize Exhibit, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Havanna Belle, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Spirit of Xian, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Lady Zuzu, Tyler Baze, 6-1; and Sister of Mercy, Fernando Perez, 30-1.Show Stealer was scratched. Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Gary Stevens9717141818%$1,534,578 Edwin Maldonado11715111413%$528,154center_img Tiago Pereira1201691513%$490,982 Michael Pender4978614%$202,620 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Eddie Truman2071235%$278,590 Mark Casse57106818%$797,378 VEHICULAR TRAFFIC REROUTED ON DERBY DAYThose wishing to spend the morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner on Santa Anita Derby Day Saturday are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5K Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest end, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track on Santa Anita’s northeast perimeter, through Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, through Gate 3.  Gates 3 & 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day.  Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive. Gate 5 is located at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Santa Anita Derby and on the Derby Day 5K Run and Walk, fans are encouraged to visit, or call (626) 574-RACE. MACHOWSKY EYES DOUBLE IN EVENING JEWEL            Mike Machowsky is looking for a repeat victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California.The 49-year-old trainer sent out Rovenna to win the race last year and has the speedy Bad Ju Ju set go in the 6 ½ furlong sprint on Saturday.“We’ve had this race picked out for her the last few months,” Machowsky said. “She doesn’t have to be on the lead. She’s trained off horses in the mornings, and she’s a pretty talented little filly.”Bad Ju Ju is a daughter of Desert Code owned and bred by Machowsky’s Lo Hi Racing Stable and Dick Barton. She was off slow from the rail in her debut in which she finished fifth last Nov. 7 at Del Mar, but won her next two starts on the front end under Kayla Star, who rides in the Evening Jewel.The field for the Evening Jewel: Long Hot Summer, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Niassa, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Desert Thief, Agapito Delgadillo, 12-1; Ashley’s Sassy, Mike Smith, 8-1; Bad Ju Ju, Kayla Star, 4-1; Can Can Babe, Elvis Trujillo, 20-1; Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 50-1; Alwazabridesmaid, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 5-1; Jenna’s Faith, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Grand Yodeler, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Princess Bertrando, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; and Easter Fever, Victor Espinoza, 8-1. Flavien Prat13715161711%$794,124 Santiago Gonzalez13017152013%$749,934 Philip D’Amato7016121123%$725,650 Peter Eurton8315131418%$856,006 Mark Glatt7914151218%$606,382 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Rafael Bejarano26165363525%$2,960,866 ULTRA SOUND TOMORROW FOR JUVENILE WINNER TEXAS REDBreeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red and his trainer and part owner Keith Desormeaux will be on the outside looking in at Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, a race Desormeaux had resolutely on his radar screen until abscess issues with the colt’s right front foot ended those plans.“I would have liked to been part of the Santa Anita Derby festivities but the horse is still here at Santa Anita and his status hasn’t changed much,” said Desormeaux, who has handled the disappointment of missing the Triple Crown candidly and forthrightly.“He’ll have a thorough examination and then we’ll decide if we’re going to send him off to the farm again, but I don’t think that’s going to happen.“He’s doing great, his legs look great. We’re going to do an ultra sound tomorrow to make sure things are progressing nicely, and as long as they are, he’s going to remain here. If the doc thinks the horse might benefit more by going to the farm, then we’ll do that, but in my estimation, he’ll be staying here.”NEWCOMER STELLAR WIND FAVORED IN SANTA ANITA OAKSIn only her second start for John Sadler since a recent private purchase by Hronis Racing LLC, Stellar Wind seeks Grade I status when she runs in Saturday’s $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s doing well,” Sadler said of the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin. “She’s trained steadily and everything’s gone perfect. This is a step up in class but we’re looking forward to it. She’s doing great.”            The field for the Santa Anita Oaks: Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; Glory, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Curlin’s Fox, Mike Smith, 4-1; Singing Kitty, Aaron Gryder, 12-1; Luminance, Martin Garcia, 5-2; Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 9-5; and Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, 8-1.She’s a Big Winner was scratched. Mike Puype100915139%$463,286 James Cassidy68981213%$382,890 Bob Baffert9723161324%$1,894,852 BOLO SHOULD FANCY PACE IN SANTA ANITA DERBYDESORMEAUX OUTSIDE LOOKING IN WITH TEXAS REDSTELLAR WIND CHOICE IN GRADE I SANTA ANITA OAKSSPEEDY BAD JU JU SET FOR EVENING JEWEL STAKESHAVANNA BELLE READY FOR BEST IN PROVIDENCIA Kent Desormeaux19033332317%$1,914,290 Doug O’Neill16422162313%$1,018,420 Brice Blanc5572413%$299,930 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won (Current Through Thursday, April 2) Peter Miller14627271618%$1,352,936 John Sadler12717181713%$1,056,534last_img read more


first_img77th RUNNING OF PRESTIGIOUS GOLD CUP IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN AND YOU’RE IN’ QUALIFIER TO THE $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA ON NOV. 5 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 25, 2016)–In winning the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12, the David Hofmans-trained Melatonin crashed the party at 16-1. That wasn’t the case on Saturday, as the 5-year-old gelding by Kodiak Kowboy was dispatched as the 9-5 favorite in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita–and he ran like it–winning by 1 ½ lengths under Joe Talamo while getting a mile and a quarter in 1:59.79.A gate to wire winner of the Big ‘Cap, Melatonin, who came off a second place finish in the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap April 16, rated kindly in second behind pacesetter Lieutenant Colonel before taking the lead a quarter mile from home.“He’s a jockey’s dream,” said Talamo. “He just does his thing. He does not have to go to the lead. As you saw, he laid second, comfortably. What impressed me the most about him today was when (runner-up) Win the Space came to him at the eighth pole, he just battled back. He gives you everything he’s got.“I knew I had a lot of horse turning for home and my horse dug in so nicely. I don’t know what else to say. He’s an unbelievable horse and the sky’s the limit.”Owned by Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farms, Inc., Melatonin paid $5.60, $4.00 and $3.00. Due primarily to a rare neurological disorder, Melatonin earned but $132,552 prior to this year. With his win in today’s Gold Cup, he picked up $300,000, running his 2016 earnings to $1,086,000. With five wins from 13 starts, his career earnings stand at $1,218,552.“I think we gave him enough time to get rid of that awful thing in his body (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis or EPM),” said Hofmans. “I think that held him back and since we got rid of that, he’s developed into such a nice horse.“I’m normally low key but today I was really nervous. It was his big test today. I thought there were some quality horses in here that he had to beat in order to think about going on (to bigger things). The difference is that today he validated himself. Any horse can beat any horse, on any given day. But to do it again, and maybe even again, then you start thinking.“We were gunning for the Breeders’ Cup Classic anyway, but to win this is quite a bonus.” (Note: The Gold Cup is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In Challenge Race guaranteeing Melatonin an automatic berth, with fees paid, into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5).Ridden by Gary Stevens, longshot Win the Space sat a close third at the rail and rallied three-wide outside the winner turning for home and was head and head with Melatonin inside the furlong pole. The biggest price in the field of eight at 24-1, he paid $24.80 and $9.40.“It was a huge run,” said Stevens. “It was a fun race. He settled great for his first time going a mile and a quarter and it was just a really professional race from him. Great job and well done by everybody in that barn.”Last year’s winner, Hard Aces, sat closer to the pace than he normally does and finished three quarters of a length behind Win the Space while holding off Hoppertunity by a nose for third money. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, Hard Aces was off at 8-1 and paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.83, 47.70, 1:11.48 and 1:35.52.Racing resumes with a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita. First post time is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more