LAS VIRGENES STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, VENETIAN HARBOR, WINNER: She broke sharp and put us in a great position very easily. We got a breather around the (far) turn, she grabbed the bit and really ran well from there.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, VENETIAN HARBOR, WINNER: “The plan was to break and just get her to relax. She’s very strong and Flavien did a great job, getting her to relax. He said he was hanging on to her the whole way. It looked like at the 3/8th pole we might get passed but I was just hoping the public was right.“I am very happy that she got the two turns, that was a little bit of a concern today. She had never been two turns and this is a tiring track. She trains at San Luis Rey, she is doing good down there I didn’t want to change anything. She delivered today. It looks like now she may have to do some moving around, hopefully she comes back well and we will see (where we go next). She passed the first test.”DOMINIC SAVIDES, PART OWNER, VENETIAN HARBOR, WINNER:  “This is really special, to win here at The Great Race Place. Just to do it with friends, it’s really special.”NOTES: The winning owners are Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard and River Oak Farmlast_img read more

Podcast Mysterious racehorse injuries and reforming the US bail system

first_img Southern California’s famous Santa Anita racetrack is struggling to explain a series of recent horse injuries and deaths. Host Meagan Cantwell is joined by freelance journalist Christa Lesté-Lasserre to discuss what might be causing these injuries and when the track might reopen.In our second segment, researchers are racing to understand the impact of jailing people before trial in the United States. Host Sarah Crespi talks with Online News Editor Catherine Matacic about the negative downstream effects of cash bail—and what research can tell us about other options for the U.S. pretrial justice system.Last up is books, in which we hear about the long, sometimes winding, roads that food can take from its source to your plate. Books editor Valerie Thompson talks with author Robyn Metcalfe about her new work, Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating.This week’s episode was edited by Podigy.*Correction, 1 April, 12 p.m.: A previous version of this podcast included an additional research technique that was not used to investigate the Santa Anita racetrack.Download the transcript (PDF) Listen to previous podcasts.About the Science Podcast[Image: Mark Smith/Flickr; Music: Jeffrey Cook] Mark Smith/Flickr last_img read more