STEWART ELLIOTT WINS PRESTIGIOUS 2017 GEORGE WOOLF MEMORIAL JOCKEY AWARD; TORONTO NATIVE, BEST KNOWN AS REGULAR RIDER OF SMARTY JONES, SELECTED BY VOTE OF JOCKEYS NATIONWIDE

first_imgWOOLF AWARD TROPHY TO BE PRESENTED IN SANTA ANITA WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY IN MARCH ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2017)–Stewart Elliott, best known for his 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wins aboard Smarty Jones, has been selected by a nationwide vote of his peers as the winner of the 2017 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.A dominant force for many years in the Mid-Atlantic region, Elliott, 51, shifted his tack on a full-time basis to Southern California in 2016 and has firmly established himself as one of the circuit’s top riders.“On behalf of our membership, I’m elated that Stewart has been selected as this year’s Woolf Award winner,” said Jockeys’ Guild National Manager, Terry Meyocks.  “Stewart is an exemplary example of what the George Woolf Award is all about.  He’s not only a top rider, he’s a top human being as well and he continues to be a solid role model for jockeys everywhere.  On behalf of the Guild, I’d like to congratulate him on what is surely a crowning achievement in his career.”One of the most highly coveted honors in all of American racing, the Woolf Award, which was named in honor of the legendary George “The Iceman” Woolf, can only be won once and was first presented by Santa Anita in 1950.  The award, which honors riders whose careers and personal character earn esteem for the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing, was won last year by Victor Espinoza.              Born in Toronto, Canada, on March 11, 1965, Elliott has now won more than 4,700 races and has earned the respect of horsemen nationwide for his wide array of skills and consistent work ethic.  Regarded as a strong finisher who is also an outstanding judge of pace, Elliott currently counts local trainers Bob Baffert, Kenny Black, Mike Puype, Art Sherman, Neil Drysdale, Mike Harrington, Jeff Bonde and many others among his regular clientele.“He’s just class through and through,” said Elliott’s agent, Craig Stephen.  “He loves to work.  He’s happiest when he’s on the back of a horse.”One of five Woolf finalists, Elliott outpolled contemporaries Kerwin Clark, Julien Leparoux, Glen Murphy and Scott Stevens to win this year’s edition.  In becoming the 68th Woolf Award winner, Elliott follows in the footsteps of most of the greatest riders of the modern era.The 2017 Woolf Award Trophy, a replica of the life sized statue of Woolf that adorns Santa Anita’s Paddock Gardens area, will be presented to Elliott in a Winner’s Circle ceremony in March.last_img read more

Demons’ Season Ends with Loss to LSU

first_imgSenior Kwan Adkins, in his final game as a Demon, added an RBI infield single to give NSU a 4-2 lead after six innings. Davis’ blast looked like it would advance the Demons to the first regional final in program history before the Tigers’ final rally.On behalf of Demons all around the world, thanks to Coach @BobbyBarbier & @NSUDemonsBSB for representing our University with class in the @NCAACWS Tournament! #ChangedIt?????? #ForkEmDemons pic.twitter.com/yv8y55OX4e— Northwestern State (@NSULA) June 3, 2018 LSU (39-26) had different plans. “Jose has been our guy,” Barbier said. “That’s the same guy who came in the conference championship game and threw the last four innings. They took good swings. Every time we made a mistake, they made us pay for it.” In his final four postseason games, Kunert went 10-for-16 with two home runs and a trio of three-hit games. Facing Matthew Beck (4-1), Peyton Davis led off the eighth inning with Northwestern State’s second tie-breaking, leadoff home run in three innings, sending a drive over the double wall that runs in left field at Goss Stadium. Hal Hughes’ two-run double capped the five-run inning that swung the momentum away from Northwestern State for the final time. The Demons did their fair share of making the Tigers pay. Down 2-0 in the fourth inning, Sam Taylor turned on a 3-1 fastball from Cam Sanders and drilled his second home run of the regional to left field, tying the game. The Demons fell behind LSU early before battling back to take the lead on two occasions, including the bottom of the eighth inning, but the Tigers put together a five-run, ninth-inning rally to hand Northwestern State a 9-5 defeat at Goss Stadium.So proud of these guys! The nation now knows NSU! Watch out, we”re coming! pic.twitter.com/iaYX3FXoPO— Chris Maggio (@Dr_Maggio) June 3, 2018 LSU took a 1-0 lead on the game’s first pitch when Zach Watson homered off Demons right-hander Nathan Jones. After a long first inning, Jones worked in and out of trouble minimizing the damage while ducking around traffic on the bases. Instead, it was the last highlight in a special season that saw the Demons post the largest single-season improvement in program history (18 wins), capture their first Southland Conference Tournament championship and toss the first NCAA Regional shutout in school history. “The long ball isn’t really my game,” said Taylor, who entered the regional without a home run. “I’ve been putting good swings on some balls lately. It was a great experience to come up here and a memory I’ll have forever.” The Tigers nicked Jones for two runs with nobody out in the seventh before Vasquez entered and kept the game tied, setting the stage for more Demons’ heroics. “It’s been a hell of a run,” second-year head coach Bobby Barbier said. “I said it before, I dreaded this press conference, because it means I don’t get to coach them anymore. They’ve been a tremendous group. The love that was formed, people think it’s easy and teams just comes together. That fight you saw the last three or four days, that’s who this team is. It’s going to be tough not being able to coach that team anymore. They fought to the bitter end, and I can’t be more proud of them.” “The grit and the fight and how this run brought so many people together,” Barbier said when asked about what he would take from this season. “I haven’t really had time to take it all in, but I think they’ll go down as a pretty special group.” And with two outs to go, it appeared Northwestern State was going to keep its magical run going from the preseason No. 11 pick in the Southland Conference to conference tournament champions to regional finalists. After issuing a leadoff walk to Antoine Duplantis, Jose Vasquez (6-2) retired Daniel Cabrera on a long fly ball to right-center field. Austin Bain then began a run of three straight hits, capped by Jake Slaughter’s go-ahead RBI single. With Jones (6-puls innings, four runs) settling in, Lenni Kunert continued his torrid postseason by launching a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the sixth inning, part of a 3-for-4 day for the NSU left fielder. “I was just trying to get something elevated,” Davis said. “They’d been beating me all day with the fastball in. I moved a few steps off the plate, looking for something over the middle. I got it up in the jet stream and luckily got it over the fence.” CORVALLIS, Oregon – The first eight innings of Sunday afternoon’s elimination game in the NCAA Corvallis Regional were quintessential 2018 Northwestern State baseball. The loss ended a turnaround season for the Demons (38-24), who set a school record by winning 18 more games than they did a season ago, going from 14 games under .500 to 14 games over the breakeven mark.SWINGIN’ DEMON! ??@NSUDemonsBSB crushes a solo blast to take the lead in Corvallis! #RoadToOmaha pic.twitter.com/p2b37S7ipc— NCAA Baseball (@NCAACWS) June 3, 2018 “They’re always a great team, year in and year out,” Kunert said of LSU. “We attacked. We weren’t scared. They know we were here to play.”last_img read more

City of Enderby calling on Ottawa after alleged ISIS supporter released into B.C.’s Southern Interior

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Following the Supreme Court’s decision to release an alleged ISIS supporter into B.C.’s Southern Interior, the City of Enderby is calling on Ottawa to implement public safety reforms.On Tuesday, September 3, Othman Hamdan had been ordered to be released from immigration detention by the Federal Court nearly a year after the Immigration and Refugee Board deemed him inadmissible and a security risk to Canada.As reported by Global News, the City of Enderby issued a press release on Friday, stating the decision to release Hamdan has left the community shocked and frustrated.- Advertisement -Enderby Mayor Greg McCune says he is calling on the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to implement reforms that will restore confidence in the system.“When you read the Federal Court’s decision, it was upheld because the court will defer to the board member unless the decision is unreasonable.  This is a systemic failure.  We need to change it at that level.”Hamdan was arrested in Fort St. John in the summer of 2015 when he was originally charged with four terrorism offences.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal transfer blow: Pedro will NOT quit Barcelona for Gunners

first_img1 Arsenal have received a transfer blow after it was revealed that Pedro is no longer seeking a move away from Barcelona.The Gunners have had the Spaniard high up on their wanted list for some time and have been strongly linked with a January swoop for the two-time Champions League winner.And that move looked likely with the 27-year-old, who has made just 15 La Liga appearances this season, reported to be open to a Nou Camp departure.But now Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo has claimed that Pedro and manager Luis Enrique have held clear the air talks and the player no longer wants to leave.It has also been suggested that Barca will resist all offers for the forward when the transfer window opens even though he has become a bit-part player in the first team.That means Arsene Wenger will need to look elsewhere in January if he decides to bolster his attacking line. Pedro in action for Barcelona last_img read more

Datebook

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 11:30 a.m., Fifth and Olive streets, Los Angeles. Free. Call (310) 537-4200. St. Patrick’s Day celebration, 1 p.m., Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. Call (818) 346-7480. Moonlight hike, 6-7 p.m., Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 W. Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Bring a flashlight. Rain cancels. Call (661) 259-7721. Irish Center of Southern California will host a St. Patrick’s Day dinner and dance, 6 p.m., Glendale Hilton Hotel, 100 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale. Tickets: $60. For reservations, call (818) 238-0445 or visit info@irishcenter.org Youth Coffee House Workshop, 7-9 p.m., Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave., Glendale. Call (818) 548-4098. FRIDAY: Moorpark College will host a financial workshop for high school seniors, 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. Free, but reservations required. Call (661) 209-1732. The Los Angeles Police and Fire departments will have a St. Baldrick’s Day event to help fight childhood cancer. Activities include a pancake breakfast, 8 a.m., Fire Station 89, 7063 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood. Call (818) 756-8689 or (818) 634-6127. 27th annual Quilt Show, 10 a.m., Hilton Burbank Convention Center, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank. Tickets: $8 for adults, $2 for children (6-11). Validated parking. Call (818) 249-4742. Forever Free, a Civil War story about the first fighting regiment comprised of slaves from South Carolina, 10 a.m., Oceanview Pavilion, 575 E. Surfside Drive, Port Hueneme. For more information, call (805) 646-8907. “As You Like It,” 8 p.m., College of the Canyons, Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students with ID and seniors. Call (661) 362-5304. “Heart of the Milky Way” planetarium show, 8 p.m., Los Angeles Valley College Planetarium, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Tickets: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, $3 for children 8-16. Call (818) 947-2335. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 160Want 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

Quartz Hill takes the fifth at Golden League tourney

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventGideon, Nowell Ancheta, Travis Ulberg of Highland, C.J. Ancheta and Travis Sinclair of Quartz Hill are among the top scorers in a league that will advance the four players to Southern Section individual regional play next month. League play resumes Tuesday, when Quartz Hill (34-2) and the other six league teams head to Tierra Del Sol Golf Course in California City to complete a March 16 tournament that was called because of darkness with six holes remaining. Team standings will remain official for what was a 12-hole match that day, but the final six holes will be played out for season individual averages, which determine postseason participation. The next 18-hole league tournament will be Thursday at Tierra Del Sol. Grant Ashton and Jeremy Chancellor are the other two starters for Quartz Hill, which will compete in the Palmdale Invitational May 1 at Crystalaire Country Club in Llano. Golden League scoring leader Mike Gideon was medalist at even-par 72 and Andrew Felix shot 74 as Quartz Hill High won its fifth consecutive league tournament Thursday, shooting 384 at Antelope Valley Country Club. The score, second best of the season for Quartz Hill, was good for an 18-stroke margin over second-place Highland, the four-time defending league chanpion. The Bulldogs must win the remaining three league tournaments to be in position to deprive Quartz Hill of the 2006 title. “Technically, no,” Quartz Hill coach Stu Manthey said of his team’s title status. “We won the first five tournaments, but you never know.” C.J. Ancheta of Antelope Valley shot 75, and his cousin Nowell Ancheta of Quartz Hill shot 76 to finish third and fourth. The Rebels, who have scored primarily from 395 to 405 this season, have a season-best 383. Gideon and Sinclair have shot rounds in the 60s. CSUN update: Cal State Northridge freshman Erik Jarvey, from Highland, closed with a personal tournament best of 75 to tie for 38th in the St. Mary’s College Invitational at Pebble Beach, helping the Matadors to a 12th-place finish. Jarvey, the 2005 Golden League MVP who led Northridge in scoring heading into the Pebble Beach event, finished 77-80-75-232, the Matadors’ second-best total. Senior Doug Miller led Northridge, shooting 79-75-73-227 to tie for 19th. Fresno State’s Jason Anthony won a tiebreaker over Lamar’s Oliver Bekker for the individual title. CSUN closed with a 311 for a three-round total of 927, missing a top-10 finish by five strokes. Lamar won with an 891.160Want 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

PATRICK GILDEA’S STUNNING SALON SCOOPS DESIGN AWARD

first_imgThe inside of Patrick Gildea’s new salon.Patrick Gildea Hairdressing is delighted to have triumphed in the JCI Friendly BusinessAwards under the category for shop layout and design. The impressive new salon was announced as the winner at Monday night’s award ceremony in Letterkenny.Style Director and Team Leader Noreen Gallagher, who has been working with Patrick Gildea Hairdressing for twenty years, collected the award on behalf of the company. Commenting on their award success Noreen stated “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of Patrick Gildea Hairdressing.“We are absolutely thrilled that our salon space designed from an empty shell has triumphed in this category. Patrick’s vision for the salon focused on creating a truly unique hairdressing experience unrivalled in the North West, a five star experience from beginning to end at surprisingly affordable prices.”The company are now in our new premises in the Riverside Retail Park, Letterkenny seven weeks and from the feedback they have received they are delighted that their clients are as happy with it as they are.“We as a team genuinely love coming to work every day and are delighted that our vision has been acknowledged by succeeding in this award and we look forward to enhancing our customer experience through our excellent customer service every day”. A simple glance in the shop front of this luxurious salon highlights exactly why Patrick Gildea Hairdressing was successful in this award category.There is no other hairdressing establishment that provides such a beautiful environment for their clients and staff. The fabulous interior exemplifies part of the experience which matches the high standard of hairdressing provided within. It’s hard to believe that this space was once an empty shell but now feels lived in with an amazing atmosphere.Check out www.patrickgildea.ie and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressingThe Friendly Business Awards is a flagship business program which recognizes the pivotal role small businesses play in the local community. The awards were held at The Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny on 18th August and were presented by JCI Donegal President Emma Boylan. PATRICK GILDEA’S STUNNING SALON SCOOPS DESIGN AWARD was last modified: August 21st, 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)last_img read more

ARLENE ARKINSON AND THE ASTONISHING LINK ON HER DEATH TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgArlene ArkinsonPOLICE in the North investigated a claim that child killer Robert Howard confessed to the murder of missing Tyrone schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson – and the confession was relayed on the streets of Letterkenny three years after her disappearance.Arlene disappeared after going to a disco in Bundoran in 1994. She as just 15. Howard was cleared by a jury of her murder after they weren’t told of his previous convictions for killing children. He died in prison last year.Now an inquest is being held into Arlene’s death, even though her body has never been found.But that inquest has heard that a man from Derry called police in 1997 to say he had information about Howard.The subsequent statement recorded by detective constable Gareth Jenkins was outlined at Belfast Laganside court.The man said he knew Howard and first met him at a “drying out centre” in Newry around 1987.He went on to describe an encounter in 1997 in Letterkenny when he and his cousin got talking to someone while they drank alcohol on the street.“When they were drinking out on the street they bumped into a man who had burns on his face and hands,” the statement taken by the detective recorded.The man said he then claimed Howard had lived on a caravan site in Letterkenny and while he was there he had told him about a girl.“Howard told him how he had throttled her and then strangled her before burying her,” said the statement.ARLENE ARKINSON AND THE ASTONISHING LINK ON HER DEATH TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 18th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Arlene Arkinsondisappearancelast_img read more

GAA: GLENFIN GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThere was no outright winner of last week’s lotto jackpot. The winning numbers drawn were 6, 5, 3, 7, 4, 1 and 2. Vincent Henderson matched the first four numbers to win €60. The sellers for next week are Liam Ward, Bernard Walsh, Barry McDermott, Sarah Herron, Hugh Boyle, Shaun McGlynn, Gary Herron, Ciaran Duffy, Cathy McKenna, Gerry McCool.The U-16s are away to Robert Emmetts on Monday evening throw-in is at 7pm. The minors lost out to Red Hughs last Friday night by nine points. Next Friday they face Robert Emmetts in Pairc Taobhoige at 7pm. The minors are at home to Robert Emmetts on Friday at 7pm. The U-14s are due to play in the feile blitz in Convoy on Sunday at 11am.The U-14 girls lost out to Sean McCumhaills last Wednesday. They are next in action at home to Glenswilly next Tuesday, the seniors and reserves both travelled to the Banks last Monday and both recorded good wins they reserves had an eight-point win 0-12 to 0-4. The seniors also ran out eight-point winners 1-11 to 0-6. On Sunday they are at home to Naomh Brid throw in times are 1-30pm and 3pm, The thirds are down to play St Eunans in O’Donnell Park at 7pm on Saturday. The senior ladies had a good five-point win last Friday. Club membership is now due.GAA: GLENFIN GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: GLENFINN GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more