first_imgPINCAY RECALLS SKYWALKER’S WIN IN 1986 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC AT SANTA ANITA; LEGENDARY ‘PIRATE’ MADE BOLD DECISION TO MOVE EARLY ON COLT BY RELAUNCH‘ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LET HIM GO’ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2019)–It’s often said that pace makes the race, but in the 1986 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, legendary Hall of Famer Laffit Pincay, Jr., aboard the Michael Whittingham-trained Skywalker, ignored the clock and made the critical decision that resulted in a stirring 1 ¼ length win over 8-5 favorite Turkoman, who was ridden by Pat Day.With the Jack Van Berg-trained Herat carving out fast early fractions (22.60, 46 flat and 1:10.20) with Jerry Bailey up, Pincay and Skywalker were just a half length off the lead at the half mile pole, with the late running Turkoman seemingly in the garden spot while eighth in a field of 11 in the first Classic ever run at Santa Anita.“I’ll tell you what really helped me win that race,” said Pincay on Friday.  “The day of the race the trainer, Mike Whittingham, told me, ‘Listen, when this horse wants to run, if you’re close to the pace and he wants to run, don’t hold him.  If he decides to run, don’t hold him, you just go with him,’ and that helped me a lot, believe me.“My horse, he was tough, he just kept on going. The Classic that year was a tough race, a very  tough race, but I always thought I had a chance.  Precisionist and Turkoman were in there and they were top horses.  My horse was well bred and you know, with some horses, you don’t think you have a chance today, but with Skywalker, I really thought I could win.  Late in the race, those other horses were flying at him, but Skywalker was so tough, he just kept trying.”Pincay, who at age 39 had already been leading rider in America by money-won seven times, had won five Eclipse Awards as Champion Jockey and had been a member of the Hall of Fame for 11 years, was nonetheless ecstatic at winning his first (and what turned out to be only) Breeders’ Cup Classic.“The Classic is a race that every jockey wants to win,” he said. “There’s so much prestige and it was especially nice because the owners (Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Tatham who raced as Oak Cliff Stable and were also the breeders of the legendary Sunday Silence) were really, really close friends. They were such good people and they used to take my son (Laffit III) all over. They took him everywhere and he had such a good time with them.  Winning the Classic for them was the icing on the cake.  They meant so much to me at that time in my life.”Off at 10-1, Skywalker, who was foaled in Kentucky on March 4, 1982, got the interior mile in 1:34.60 and the mile and one quarter in 2:00.40, paid $22.20 to win. With $3 million in purse money up for grabs, he collected a winner’s check of $1,350,000.Additionally, Pincay noted that in his view, the primary reason he initially ended up on the dark bay or brown colt by Relaunch out of the Boldnesian mare Bold Captive, was that he had beaten Skywalker in the 1985 San Felipe Handicap (Grade II) at Santa Anita.“I remember they flew Pat Day in to ride Skywalker in the San Felipe (run on March 17, 1985) and I was on a horse (Image of Greatness, owned by George Steinbrenner) for Wayne Lukas that I really didn’t think had much of a chance,” he said. “We beat Skywalker by a nose and because of that, I got the mount for the Santa Anita Derby (which Skywalker won by a nose).”With this year’s Grade I, $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic set for Nov. 2, it will mark the 10th time America’s most prestigious race for three year olds and up will be run at The Great Race Place.  Needless to say, expectations are again running very, very high.So, does the legendary Pincay, once affectionately known as “The Pirate,” believe Skywalker could’ve beaten the world’s best in 2019?“Definitely.  All you have to do is let him go.”last_img read more

Jamal Murray scorches with 46 on 9 3s as Nuggets hold off Suns

first_imgTIP-INSNuggets: F Paul Millsap returned to action after missing the past eight games with a broken right big toe. He played 14 minutes. “We’ll see at altitude, I think that’s going to be the big challenge,” Millsap said about getting back into game shape. … Beasley played through a sprained left ankle. … Five other Nuggets players were inactive, including G Will Barton (hip/core surgery) and G Gary Harris (right hip).Suns: Booker was assessed a flagrant foul in the third quarter when his hard contact on Craig sent Craig sprawling to the floor under the basket after a breakaway. … Booker has 25 or more points in eight straight games. … Bridges, a rookie, made a career high five 3s.UP NEXTNuggets: Host New York on Tuesday night.Suns: Host Golden State on Monday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix, the last-place team in the West, is 0-6 on the second night of back-to-backs this season and has lost four of its last five overall.Suns star Devin Booker bruised his lower back in the second quarter after he stepped in to draw a charge on the Nuggets’ Torrey Craig. Though announced as questionable for the second half, he returned and scored 27 points for the game, 20 in the second half.“We were worried if he could finish the game and be on the court,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “He was fighting through pain and he was leading the group when we needed him the most.”Murray started hot, knocking down his first three 3s and finishing the first quarter with 13 points. He had 15 in the fourth.Murray lobbed to Mason Plumlee for a dunk with 2:39 left in the first half, giving Denver a 57-37 lead.The Suns went on a 12-2 run to cut the lead to 59-49, but Juancho Hernangomez hit a 3 just before the halftime buzzer for Denver. The Nuggets made 11 3s in the first half.Denver led by as many as 23 in the third quarter, but Ayton’s hook with 19 seconds got the Suns within 90-78. Denver scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter, but the Suns stormed back to make it interesting at the end.EXCHANGE OF THOUGHTSAs the Suns rallied in the fourth quarter, a fan yelled from the stands at Kokoskov. “Hey Igor, we can make some free throws!” the fan shouted.Kokoskov looked at him, pointed and said, “You’re right!” The Suns made nine of 14 for the game. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray (27) drives against Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX — There was no getting around the pain in his right ankle, so Jamal Murray figured out a way to deal with the injury.“I was trying not to move as much, kind of relied on my shot,” Murray said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom LATEST STORIES He’s rarely shot it better than he did Saturday night.Murray scored 46 points and made a career-high nine 3-pointers, carrying the Western Conference-leading Denver Nuggets to a 122-118 victory over the Phoenix Suns, the adrenaline from a big night helping him deal with the ankle.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissMurray was 16 for 24 from the field with the second-most points he’s scored in a game this season. He scored 31 a night earlier in a win over San Antonio.The Suns almost overcame a 22-point, fourth-quarter deficit, drawing to 113-110 on Mikal Bridges’ 3-pointer with 1:51 to play. T.J. Warren hit a 3 to cut the lead to 117-113 with 30 seconds remaining, but the Nuggets closed it out with free throws in the final seconds. View comments Kyrie Irving, Al Horford rally Celtics past Grizzlies Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nikola Jokic added 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for Denver, while Malik Beasley came off the bench to hit a career-high five 3-pointers for his 15 points.“He’s my security blanket,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said of Jokic. “At the end of the game, when the ball goes to him I know something good is going to happen.”Rookie Deandre Ayton scored a season-high 33 points and added 14 rebounds for the Suns. Ayton made 12-of-13 shots in the second quarter for 24 points, the highest-scoring quarter by a Suns rookie and sixth-highest by any Sun in franchise history.“I don’t think I started off playing well,” Ayton said. “Coach took me out and I got my second wind and went out and forgot about the scoreboard and just played hard.”Denver improved to 4-1 in the second of back-to-back games this season. The Nuggets made a season-high 18 3s for the second straight night.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Gasoline, food prices push up inflation

first_img“The rise in industrial production is very good news after all the downbeat data in the past two weeks,” said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at Global Insight, another private forecasting firm. But other economists said it may take several months to reduce the backlog of unsold goods, particularly in industries supplying the slumping housing sector. The industrial production report showed that various industries tied to housing – appliances, furniture and carpeting – all suffered declines in February. The widespread expectation is that Fed policymakers will leave interest rates unchanged next week even though the economy has slowed significantly in the past year. Worries about a possible recession have been heightened by the recent turbulence in the stock market, brought on by fears of rising loan defaults for subprime mortgages taken out by homebuyers with weak credit. Zandi said he saw an increased possibility of a recession, agreeing with former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that the risk has now risen to about one-in-three. Greenspan’s comments on the possibility of a recession this year contributed to the big sell-off in stocks that has occurred since late February.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Underlying inflation remains stubbornly above the Federal Reserve’s target and these inflation figures put the Fed in a bind,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s The Fed, which meets next Tuesday and Wednesday, would like to cut interest rates to give the sluggish economy a boost, analysts said, but the central bank cannot do so because of the stubborn persistence of inflation pressures. In a separate report, output at the nation’s factories, mines and utilities increased by 1 percent in February, led by a 6.7 percent surge in production of electricity and natural gas. The Fed report said this was the largest gain in utility output in 17 years and reflected colder-than-usual weather in February. Manufacturing, which makes up fourth-fifths of industrial output, also showed strength, rising by 0.4 percent, only the second increase in the past five months, a period when factories have been caught in the downdraft from weakness in housing and autos. Auto production was up 3.2 percent, helped by an increase in light trucks, a sign that automakers may be getting control of their bulging inventories of unsold cars. WASHINGTON – Consumers paid more for energy, food and a host of other items in February as a sluggish economy failed to extinguish inflation pressures. But in a hopeful sign for growth, factory output posted a better-than-expected increase. The Labor Department reported Friday that the Consumer Price Index rose by 0.4 percent last month, double the January increase, as energy prices shot up and adverse winter weather in Florida and California sent citrus prices soaring. The increase was larger than the 0.3 percent rise analysts had expected, although core inflation, which excludes food and energy, rose by just 0.2 percent, in line with forecasts. But even there, economists saw problems with widespread increases in a number of categories including clothing, housing, education and medical care. last_img read more

Video: Is this the man to solve Man United’s defensive woes?

first_imgManchester United are in dire need of defensive reinforcements and could turn to Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels next summer.Although Edward Woodward has stated the Red Devils will not splash the cash in the January transfer window, a move at the end of the season could be possible.The Bundesliga side are desperate to keep hold of the 25-year-old and have slapped a £47million asking price on Hummels.But, should Man United return to the Champions League, that fee may not prove prohibitive for Louis van Gaal’s side.Watch Mats Hummels’ best bits above and leave your thoughts on the Germany World Cup winner below…last_img read more


first_imgA convicted rapist from Northern Ireland who went on the run in Donegal has admitted breaching the terms of the police sex offenders register.Rapist Joseph McCabe went on the run in Donegal.Joseph McCabe, 29, pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to failing to notify police of his intention to travel outside the UK. McCabe was released from jail last April and went on the run turning up in Burtonport with another convicted man.The pair later handed themselves in after Donegal Daily exposed their whereabouts.McCabe, originally from west Belfast but now with an address at a city centre hostel, went on the run after serving half of a 14-year jail term for the rape and burglary of a pensioner, sparking an island-wide manhunt.On 1 February 2005, McCabe and another man broke into the home of a then aged 64-year-old woman and subjected her to what a judge described as a “terrifying prolonged ordeal” and a violent sexual offence carried out with “significant gratuitous violence”.Last May, Judge Kevin Finnegan QC, who originally jailed McCabe for the pensioner’s rape, suspended his licence for a year, sending him back into custody for 12 months.The judge adjourned passing sentence in the breach matters until pre-sentence probation reports have been compiled next month.RAPIST ADMITS BREACHING BAIL AFTER HE FLED TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 5th, 2013 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) Tags:donegaljoseph mccaberapistlast_img read more


first_imgDouble Paralympic Gold Medalist Michael Mc Killop is inspiring students from a Letterkennny secondary school to success. Michael McKillopThe three time Paralympic Gold medallist and five time World Champion at 800m and 1,500m visited Errigal College as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport programme.Michael is one of a team of Sky Sports Athlete Mentors that visit schools across Britain and Ireland and use their life story to motivate and inspire young people, so they can boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills. The Sky Sports Living for Sport programme is about improving young people’s life skills and inspiring young people to develop their leadership skills through participation and delivery of a sports project over a six week period.The first and second year students were treated to an inspirational talk from Michael about his personal life and much celebrated sporting career.The challenges and success stories Michael presented to the students and teachers was truly inspirational for such a young athlete who still has so much to achieve.The hard work and dedication he and his Dad (who is his coach) has applied to his athletic career has been incredible. No barrier or impediment was going to halt this world class athlete in achieving his record breaking and medal winning success to date. He is currently recovering from injury and hopes to be back in full training in the next few weeks.Michael delivered a planning for success workshop, one of the six key to success skills to the students. The other five key skills will be covered in the next six weeks of the programme, covering mental toughness, hunger to achieve, people skills, sport and life knowledge and breaking barriers.Michael will coach the Errigal College team over the next few weeks as they plan their project.The Errigal College Sky Sports team will organise an event where all 1st and 2nd year students will participate. They will complete their Sky Sports Living for Sport project following a rigorous planning and training schedule on Wednesday April 9th. PARALYMPIC HERO INSPIRES DONEGAL STUDENTS TO GO FOR GOLD was last modified: February 25th, 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) Tags:errigal collegeletterkennyMichael McKilloplast_img read more


first_imgPolling stations around the State have closed after 15 hours of voting in the Presidential election, with at least one pundit saying that Sean Gallagher will be the next President.Turnout looks like being just above 50%, a bit more than in 1997 – though 20% below the general election.On his TV programme last night, Vincent Browne said he believed that perhaps the controversy surrounding Gallagher came too late to hit his vote substantially enough for him to lose. However the bookies are backing Labour’s Michael D Higgins, saying he will get enough transfers to win out….probably sometime on Saturday afternoon.It’s thought Dana will come last.Ballot boxes will be opened this morning with counts in each of the two Donegal constituencies as well as around the country.Counting will then begin on the Presidential election, and in Dublin West on the by-election there. Once the Presidency is decided, counting of votes in the two referendums will commence.Just over 3.1m people – every Irish citizen over the age of 18 who is included on the Register of Electors or the Supplementary Register – were entitled to vote.President Mary McAleese voted in the Phoenix Park accompanied by her husband Senator Martin McAleese.Michael D Higgins cast his vote at Bushy Park National School in Galway, while Seán Gallagher voted in the National School in Blackrock, Co Louth.Gay Mitchell voted at Kildare Place Primary School in Rathmines and Dana Rosemary Scallon cast her vote at Carnmore National School in Claregalway. David Norris voted at Marlborough Street polling station, Mary Davis voted in the Burrow School in Sutton and Martin McGuinness – who is not eligible to vote in the election – joined Pearse Doherty at the polling station in Bunbeg in Co Donegal.Follow us on us on anything on GALLAGHER WILL BE NEXT PRESIDENT, SAYS VINCENT BROWNE was last modified: October 28th, 2011 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:martin mcguinnessMICHAEL D HIGGINSPresidential electionsean gallagherlast_img read more

Louts who dumped rubbish outside school to be traced

first_imgLitter louts who dumped rubbish outside a Letterkenny school are being traced.The dumpers disposed of bags of rubbish outsider Scoil Cholmcille overnight.Crows picking at the bags left a huge mess with litter scattered everywhere. The school recently underwent a major overhaul and prides itself on its immaculate appearance.But that wasn’t the case today as the road outside the school was strewn with waste.However, one irate passer-by decided he would do something about it and this may lead to catching those who dumped the bags.Inside the rubbish are vital clues as to who may have decided to use the school as a dumping ground. As well as club points form the local Tesco store, the rubbish contains a recent receipt form the East LInk toll bridge in DublinThis information has been passe don to the relevant authorities and those responsible can expect a phonecall or knock on their door soon.Louts who dumped rubbish outside school to be traced was last modified: July 16th, 2018 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) Tags:letterkennyrubbishSCHOOLscoil cholmcillelast_img read more

AWS vs. VMware vs. OpenStack: And The Cloud Winner Is…

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#Amazon#AWS#cloudstack#Eucalyptus#OpenStack#VMware As much as we don’t like markets being dominated by a single vendor, it’s almost as bad to try to choose between a chaotic mix of vendors. That’s the current state of the cloud market, and it’s giving some prospective buyers fits. For public cloud, Amazon is the early leader, but within the enterprise…? It’s not so clear.The major cloud vendors admit as much. In a recent Quora thread, executives from Eucalyptus, VMware and more debate who leads the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud market. Answer? It depends.AWS vs. VMware vs. OpenStack?Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos starts it off, answering the question of “In the IaaS cloud market, who will win between AWS, VMware and OpenStack?” with:All three camps have their respective strengths. VMware is the undisputed leader in virtualization and more broadly in on-premise infrastructure software. So far they have little to show when it comes to public clouds. OpenStack has huge popularity and the backing of legacy IT vendors. They are fighting the public cloud and the private cloud battle at the same time. Amazon Web Services are overwhelming leaders in public cloud, an industry that is growing fast. AWS hasn’t done much with large enterprises or on-premise environments. They do have Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Direct Connect (DC), and the partnership with Eucalyptus.But it’s not as if these vendors are operating in a vacuum. As VMware cloud executive Matthew Lodge notes, both AWS and VMware bring existing fan bases (he calls them “power bases”) to the cloud party. VMware has an enviable foothold with enterprise IT and AWS owns developers. OpenStack, as Lodge points out, has “undoubted enthusiasm around the project from vendors and early users” but “no strong power base” and still lacks many public clouds built on its technology, and has been particularly slow to gain traction in Europe. Cloud Apples vs. Cloud OrangesWhich, of course, is a reminder that at times we’re comparing cloud apples and cloud oranges here.IaaS architect Jason Heiss hones in on this, posing a mock rhetorical question – “In the housing market, who will win between Century 21, Home Depot and a lumber mill?” – and then stressing that each of these cloud providers is “selling different things to different people,” concluding “They’ll likely all ‘win,’ in the sense that cloud adoption is still nascent in many companies.”I’m not sure that I agree that all will win, even in Heiss’ sense. While the cloud a growing market with lots of room for “winners,” enterprises are going to settle on a few vendors, not many. VMware has the “power base” with enterprises, and AWS has the same with developers. Eucalyptus ties the enterprise into the power of AWS through its API, and OpenStack has a great deal of momentum from vendors who want it to succeed against incumbent power bases.In other words, this game is nowhere near over, and it may be too soon to pick a winner.Can Any One Vendor Win The Cloud?And even when we do pick a winner, are we picking a winner in enterprise cloud deployments, public cloud deployments, hybrid cloud deployments, deployments of public clouds built on one’s cloud technology, or something else altogether? Defining the market matters, and at present it’s not clear that there’s any useful way to describe the overall “cloud market” as a coherent thing that any one vendor could possibly win.So when you read that OpenStack has upended the private cloud market, or read a blow-by-blow account of who’s winning between CloudStack or OpenStack, a healthy dose of skepticism may be in order. Not of the analyses, which are often quite good, but rather of the very idea that any particular vendor could win this amorphous market we call “cloud.”Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Related Posts center_img Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Matt Asay How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more