Plays of the Year 2009

first_imgSaturday Sep 26, 2009 Plays of the Year 2009 The international season down south is all but over as the Tri Nations came to a close last weekend. With that, comes the need to reflect on the best bits of the season so far, as Sean Maloney presents us with the Plays of the Year for 2009.It’s been a year of fun filled action so far, more for some than others are we see a bizarre moment in the stands prematch at a Super 14 game in Hamilton. Yes, the tournament has had it’s highlights, most of which were on the cheerleaders at each and every game.From dancing advice to sour grapes, Springbok coach Peter De Villiers commanded plenty of attention in 2009. He never failed to infuriate and confuse with his random statements to the media.De Villiers did however, have the last laugh as his team beat the British & Irish Lions, won the Tri Nations, and retained the number one position on the IRB rankings. Perhaps there is some method to the madness after all.The biggest hits of the year come from the Lions tour in South Africa, the Air New Zealand Cup, and the Super 14. The Hit of the Year is awarded to a centre who smashed a far bigger prop.The Best Try of the Year is given to a worthy Frenchman who scored an absolute beauty of an individual effort against the All Blacks a few months back.As a rugby fan, it’s been an incredible year so far with an incredible amount to talk about, both on and off the field. We’ll remember 2009 for many different things. It’s been a great year for the fans, with so much going on both on and off the field.The good news is, it’s not over yet. :: Related Posts :: Plays of the Month for August 2009 Plays of the Month for July 2009 Plays of the Month for June 2009 Time: 04:20 Note: This is from the Australian show The Rugby Club.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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Enquiries continue for man who escaped Garda custody last month

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Enquiries continue for man who escaped Garda custody last month News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – February 19, 2018 Facebook Twittercenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Homepage BannerNews Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Efforts are continuing in a bid to locate a man who escaped Garda custody last month.A number of searches have been carried out after the man escaped Garda custody having appeared at Letterkenny District Court on assault and related charges on Monday 29th January.Gardai have confirmed the man is still at large and enquiries are ongoing. Previous articleTop 20 finish for Philip Deignan in SpainNext article722,000 watch Daniel and Majella on ‘Room to Improve’ News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows last_img read more

Anti-money laundering rule change needed to help London agents

first_imgCentral London based Sandfords has accused the Government and HMRC of a lack of understanding about the way in which the London housing market works and has called for a major overhaul in existing anti-money laundering legislation to help support London agents in their everyday business.Andrew Ellinas (left), Director at Sandfords, is urging the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) to lobby the Government to change the rules on sub-agent due diligence, thereby making it easier for agents in London to “carry out their daily working routine”.HMRC took over supervision of the estate agency business last year and has since published guidance on how to stay on the right side of money laundering regulations. But Ellinas believes that the existing rules work against agents in London and therefore need amending.He said, “The current legislation doesn’t allow for agents in London to carry out their daily working routine and the NAEA need to speak up and apply pressure on the Government before agents are heavily penalised for simply doing their job.”The Director of Sandfords insists that agents understand what is required of them, but says that there is an issue when it comes to sub-agent due diligence, checking vendors are who they say they are.He continued, “In London we work closely with other agents. One agent might find a buyer for a property marketed by another agent. If agreed, they can sell the property for a percentage of the commission fee. As it currently stands, not only would the principal agent have to undertake due diligence against the vendor but also the sub agent, which is near on impossible.”The current legislation states that an agent must undertake customer (vendor) due diligence when establishing a business relationship, but Ellinas wants the law changed so that information gathered by the principal agent can be passed on to the sub-agent if sold via this method of business, rather than having to do it all again.It would appear that are many agents and property professionals support Ellinas’ views, including Vivienne Harris (right), Managing Director of north-west London-based estate agency Heathgate.“From the look of it, the Government has created poorly considered regulations, which are both onerous and unworkable for the majority of the estate agents in London and possibly the entire UK,” she said.Harris insists that most people providing the “guidance” and changing the regulations do not comprehend what estate agents do, how they do it, or what impact these “ridiculous expectations” will have on the industry as a whole.She continued, “Overnight half commission deals could be wiped out for both sales and lettings, as money laundering information will not only be needed for our clients and applicants, but also for a sub-agent to have on file, in relation to a main agent and the main agents client too. This material is required prior to making an appointment for an inspection. Effectively before any property viewing, a sub-agent must now have all the AML documentation on file and this information cannot be second hand, not even via a solicitor, to comply.“The stipulation means that agents have to gain the data directly from both the main agent and the main agent’s client. It will cause havoc for all those agents who regularly share fees and work together to create business.”NAEA anti-money laundering legislation anti-money laundering rule change regulations commission deals current legislation September 30, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Anti-money laundering rule change needed to help London agents previous nextRegulation & LawAnti-money laundering rule change needed to help London agentsThe current legislation does not allow for agents in London to carry out their daily working routine, claims Andrew Ellinas of Sandfords.The Negotiator30th September 20150844 Viewslast_img read more

Denmark’s LD misses out on Facebook, Amazon gains in H1

first_imgHowever, in comparison with other European investment funds as rated by research firm Morningstar, said LD, the investment return was satisfactory.Its LD Equities & Bonds fund – in which 98% of LD Vælger assets are invested – remained among the top 10% of funds in Morningstar’s ranking of 700 European funds, the pension fund said.In its first half results statement, LD said: “LD’s defensive equity strategy meant that LD was significantly underweight in growth shares, which yielded relatively high returns during the period.”These included global players such as Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google, all of which have had major price increases over a long period of time, but also showed large fluctuations over short periods, it said.“The underweight of growth shares was a major reason why LD’s return on equity did not match the benchmark,” it said.LD said it had rebalanced its portfolio in relation to its benchmark, which was changed on 1 January this year.The benchmark was changed in order to lower strategic risk for LD Vælger.Gilt-edged bonds were given a higher weighting and cash was included in the new benchmark index, while the proportion of riskier assets including corporate bonds and equities was reduced, although alternative credit was increased, LD said.At the beginning of the year, LD said the allocation to corporate bonds and to a lesser extent, gilt-edged bonds, had been overweighted in relation to the benchmark, while alternatives were underweighted, although the latter were increased during the first half – financed by the sale of corporate bonds and gilts.Equities, on the other hand, had a neutral weighting for the whole period.LD is a non-contributory pension fund based on remaining cost-of-living allowances that were granted to Danish employees in the 1970s. Danish pension fund Lønmodtagernes Dyrtidsfond (LD) underperformed its benchmark by 1.4 points in the first half of this year, a result the fund largely blamed on its defensive equities strategy.The balanced portfolio used by most of LD’s customers, LD Vælger, finished the six-month period with a 0.8% loss, compared to the benchmark’s 0.7% profit.Since the benchmark index does not include costs or currency hedging, LD said its underperformance actually amounted to 1.4 percentage points, which it said in its interim report was “not satisfactory”.The DKK45bn (€6bn) pension fund said it lost DKK311m in the first half of the year as a result of the underperformance.last_img read more

Sky Betting & Gaming appoints Vaughan Lewis as Corporate Development lead

first_img Submit Share UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’ February 27, 2020 StumbleUpon UK betting leadership stands firm on collaborative approach despite media scepticism February 5, 2020 UK betting commits to new ‘five core’ safer gambling measures November 6, 2019 Share Related Articles Vaughan LewisSky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed the appointment of Vaughan Lewis as the firm’s Director of Corporate Development.Taking on the senior executive role, Lewis will be tasked with leading the strategic expansion of SB&G operations. Responsibilities will include setting up corporate goals and targets, assessment of SB&G divisional performance and management of the operator’s intellectual property.Seeking to boost SB&G’s domestic and international presence, Lewis will work with Chief Financial Officer Ian Proctor identifying potential growth areas and evaluating potential M&A targets.Vaughan Lewis has prior industry experience, having worked as Senior Analyst for Morgan Stanley leading the financial services firm’s research of igaming and gambling sectors.Commenting on the appointment Ian Proctor, Sky Betting & Gaming’s CFO stated: “We are delighted that Vaughan has chosen to join Sky Betting & Gaming. Our team will be greatly strengthened by his extensive knowledge of the sector and I’m looking forward to working with him on refining our corporate strategy as we continue to expand.”Vaughan Lewis commented on joining SB&G“I’m incredibly excited about joining Sky Betting & Gaming. It has grown quickly to become the UK’s most popular online operator, and I believe it has a bright future ahead of it. I can’t wait to join a very strong team and look forward to being part of the continued success of the company.last_img read more

LA Clippers fall to Utah Jazz 102-91

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers had an interesting analogy to explain his team’s early season troubles before it took on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Staples Center.Rivers was asked how strong his team’s hunger is, and what he said made some sense.“I just think you’ve gotta just jell as a group and play better,” said Rivers, whose team was then defeated by the Jazz 102-91 before a sellout crowd of 19,060. “Once you get that, then you’ll really know what your hunger level is. Because I think guys right now are trying to feel comfortable trying to figure out the system and how to play.”The Clippers brought in several new players over the off-season. “And when you’re in thought, you don’t play as hard because you’re thinking,” Rivers said. “And to me, when you look at our team, that’s part of the reason.”The Clippers, now 7-8, were tied 45-45 at halftime. They trailed 73-68 after three and then came apart over the first nine minutes of the fourth, after which they trailed by 17 points (96-79) when Gordon Hayward buried a 3-pointer.Afterward, Rivers was asked point blank – what is wrong with this team?“If I knew, we would, hopefully, be winning more,” said Rivers, whose team Tuesday snapped a three-game losing streak with a win at Denver. “I thought that last night we played with great energy throughout the game.“I thought tonight, even in the first half, we played hard; we just couldn’t make shots. But I just don’t like where we are at now and clearly I can’t put my finger on it.”center_img Some of the negative numbers include the Clippers scoring only 11 second-chance points to 23 for Utah (7-7).“That’s been our issue all year,” Rivers said. “And last night, again, I thought we were good. Tonight, I thought we were awful. And timely ones as well.”The Clippers also committed 19 turnovers. Eight came during the decisive fourth quarter and Blake Griffin had three of those.The Clippers couldn’t put a lid on Hayward, who burned them for 33 points – he made 5 of 7 from 3-point range. Derrick Favors contributed 22 points, Rodney Hood scored 13 and Rudy Gobert and Raul Neto each scored 10 with Gobert grabbing 11 rebounds.Griffin had a fine game overall, leading the Clippers with 40 points and 12 rebounds. Chris Paul scored 24 points to go along with eight assists.Griffin took no joy in his play.“I would say you do not enjoy any performance when you lose,” he said.It was pointed out to Paul that his team is again below .500.“I have been in the league for a while now, so I am a lot more optimistic,” he said. “We have to start winning now, but we’ve got to fix it because it is not right. It is not fair to our fans because we know we are better than this.“We have never been like this, so we’ve got to fix it.”As well as Griffin and Paul did offensively – Griffin shot 18 of 23, Paul 10 of 15 – they had little help. Wesley Johnson, who started for the second consecutive game, did not score. J.J. Redick had just three points on 1 of 6 shooting and Jamal Crawford scored three on 1 of 9 from the field.Crawford wasn’t sure what to say about his team.“I think that’s the most frustrating thing,” he said. “I don’t think it’s just one thing that is affecting us right now. As a group, there is no rhythm. That’s why you see up and down play.”The Jazz came in having lost two in a row. Hayward was stoked his team’s losing streak stopped there.“I think it was an effort to complete the whole game and to not have any lapses, especially against good teams, which tonight we didn’t,” he said. “I thought we played well.”Next up for the Clippers will be New Orleans Pelicans on Friday at Staples Center.last_img read more

Belinelli: ”I will answer the call for Italy at China 2019”

first_imgItaly’s chances at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 just got a bit better as veteran leader Marco Belinelli confirmed he will be on board for the Squadra Azzurra at China 2019.The 33-year-old Belinelli told the Italian sports newspaper Tuttosport that he plans on playing for Meo Sacchetti’s team in China, where the Italians were drawn in Group D with Angola, Philippines and Serbia in Foshan.  “I spoke with Gianni Petrucci (the President of the Italian Basketball Federation) after we qualified and with coach Sacchetti a few days ago. I talk very often with my teammates. We are all happy. The bar is high now. Our dream is to make something important with Italy’s national team jersey. I confirm that I will be in China,” Belinelli told Dario Ronzulli of Tuttosport. The San Antonio Spurs swingman starred for Italy at the FIBA EuroBasket 2017 but he did not play in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers.Belinelli would be the only player on the team that played for Italy in their last FIBA World Cup appearance in 2006, when the then 20-year-old Belinelli averaged 13.5 points, 1.7 assists and 1.5 rebounds.last_img read more

Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County Awarded New Grant By…

first_imgFacebook47Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County received two $5,000 Focus Grants to improve the health and wellbeing of Thurston County area youth, thanks to Amerigroup Foundation. The $10,000 donations to the Clubs provide kids and teens with critical programming during after-school time that creates a positive environment and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. These grants are some of dozens distributed across the country by Amerigroup Foundation to support Triple Play programming, which focuses on being healthy through the mind, body and soul.Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County received two $5,000 Focus Grants to improve the health and wellbeing of Thurston County area youth, thanks to Amerigroup Foundation.Amerigroup Foundation will be issuing a $5,000 Focus Grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Thurston County Tumwater Unit and another $5,000 Focus Grant to Lacey Branch to provide programming focused on teaching the importance of healthy eating habits and being physically active to Club members.“Kids and teens today face a variety of challenges when it comes to eating healthy and staying physically fit. That’s why we support Triple Play, to help ensure that our youth build life-long healthy habits with a firm foundation of support,” said Daryl Edmonds, president of Amerigroup Washington. “The Triple Play program and Boys & Girls Clubs in Thurston County are working to build great futures for our kids by changing the opportunity equation to help them make healthy choices and participate in healthy activities each and every day.”As Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s proven health and wellness program, Triple Play is a game plan for the mind, body and soul. Supported by founding sponsor The Coca-Cola Company and co-sponsor, Amerigroup Foundation, the program’s three components encourage Club members to eat healthier (mind), become more physically active (body) and increase their ability to engage in healthy relationships (soul). Since the program’s inception in more than a decade ago, Triple Play has made over 10 million connections with kids and teens.“We are incredibly grateful for the support and partnership of Amerigroup Foundation, because without their support we would not be able to impact so many kids and teens each year,” said Katya Miltimore, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.  “With this grant, we hope to continue to provide new and much needed healthy lifestyles programming to kids who need it most, and create a positive foundation for them to grow and thrive.”Amerigroup Foundation is committed to improving health and strengthening Washington communities. Through its Healthy Generations grant program, Amerigroup Foundation works to identify the issues most in need of attention and then directs its financial support and volunteer efforts toward improving health in those areas.  Promoting youth health and active lifestyles is an ongoing focus of the foundation.The Triple Play grants announced today are part of a five-year, $10 million commitment from Amerigroup Foundation’s parent company foundation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to promote healthy lifestyles.About Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston CountyBoys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County is a youth development agency serving school-age youth 5-18 years old. Founded in 2001, four Club locations now serve over 2,700 local youth with the mission of inspiring and enabling young people, especially those in greatest need, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible citizens, by providing community-based Clubs that are safe and positive places for kids. BGCTC offers programming in five key areas: Character & Leadership Development; Education & Career Development; Health & Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. For more information about BGCTC, please visit www.bgctc.orglast_img read more

Seven Bridges Road Repairs to Be Completed in April

first_imgBy John BurtonLITTLE SILVER – Chalk up another problem caused by Super Storm Sandy as area motorists face the longer than anticipated closing of Seven Bridges Road – and the required traffic detours.The ongoing work to replace an aging and deteriorating wooden bridge along the roadway, which required closing the road to all vehicular traffic, initially was expected to be completed in Jan­uary. As a result of the late October storm, the Mon­mouth County road project is now expected to take until mid- to late April to be completed, according to county spokeswoman Laura Kirkpatrick.According to Kirkpatrick and county engineer Joseph Ettore, the storm hit and flooded the area, causing an initial delay. Compounding matters, the project contractor was ready for workers to install the foundation piles for the bridge’s abutment. That meant JCP&L had to be contacted to disconnect the electricity for the overhead power lines, so that work could proceed.The power utility company at that point was focused on restoring electricity to the areas that had lost it because of the storm, and the Seven Bridges Road project became a lesser priority, thus further delaying the project, Kirkpatrick said.JCP&L wasn’t able to de-energize those lines until Dec. 7.County officials have asked the contractor to try to accelerate work – with workers laboring on weekends – to get the project completed as soon as possible. But the project is still expected to take more than two months to complete, Kirkpatrick said.County officials closed Seven Bridges Road last July to replace the roughly 60-year-old wooden bridge, spanning the Little Silver Creek. County engineers had deemed the structure structurally deficient.The contractor, Lucas Brothers, Inc., Marlboro, is replacing the old wooden span with a bridge with concrete decks and reinforced concrete abutments and is reconstructing the bulkheads, according to the county. The contractor also is erecting a walking bridge across the creek to accommodate pedestrians.For the past six months, motorists have had to use detours with the road’s northbound traffic directed toward Silverside Avenue and then to Branch Avenue. Southbound traffic has been using Rumson Road west to Branch Avenue.Last summer, prior to the project’s start, county workers installed two temporary signal traffic lights on Branch Avenue at the Rumson Road and White Road intersections as a way to better move the increased traffic in the area.The work has been problematic for police and local residents as they attempt to make their way around the closed areas, Police Chief Daniel Shaffrey said.“This has been a long stretch and it’s growing old,” he said.Since Seven Bridges Road has been closed and the aftermath of Sandy, police and motorists have had to deal with Ocean Avenue and the Rumson’s Oceanic Bridge’s closings which has compounded the local traffic situation. That has required additional manpower allocations by the police department. Police had to reroute school buses to Little Silver Point Road School and have also seen increased – and speeding – traffic through residential side streets, Shaffrey said.“Everything has come together and really challenged us as far as logistics and traffic control,” the chief said.“I’m looking forward to the day they reopen it,” he said. “I think the whole town will rejoice when it opens.”“We’re very sensitive to that,” said Kirkpatrick, “and we’re doing what we can.“But this bridge had to be replaced,” she said.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 2, 2015

first_imgMOR SPIRIT COULD MAKE THREE-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN LEWISMor Spirit, the latest in a long line of Triple Crown contenders for Bob Baffert, could make his three-year-old debut in the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 6, the Hall of Fame trainer said Saturday.A son of Eskendereya, Mor Spirit won the Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 19 by a length and a quarter over stablemate Toews on Ice, who also is being considered for the Lewis, Baffert said. DORTMUND WORKS SUNDAY FOR SAN PASQUAL STARTDortmund, an equine version of The Big Red Machine, is scheduled to work Sundaymorning, after which Bob Baffert will decide to enter the 2015 Santa Anita Derby winner against California Chrome in next Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes.California Chrome, the 2014 Horse of the Year who also won the Santa Anita Derby that year, arrived from his Los Alamitos headquarters early Friday morning to prepare for the San Pasqual, which offers $200,000 in purse money and will be decided at 1 1/16 miles.Hoppertunity, who won the San Pasqual last year, is likely to defend his title for Baffert after working seven furlongs Saturday morning in a bullet 1:25.20 in company with Cat Burglar, who was clocked in 1:25.40. Martin Garcia was aboard Hoppertunity.California Chrome worked at 11:48 a.m. Saturday prior to the first race at 12:30, going six furlongs steadily and smoothly under Victor Espinoza in 1:10.04. His fractional times were 23.65, 46.66 and 58.30.Probable for the San Pasqual: Alfa Bird, Tyler Baze; California Chrome, Victor Espinoza; Dortmund; Hard Aces; Hoppertunity; Imperative, Mario Gutierrez; Mystery Train; and Point Piper, Rafael Bejarano.Hard Aces worked six furlongs for John Sadler Saturday in 1:12.80. FINISH LINES: Impressive Del Mar maiden winner Dreyfong worked five furlongs for Bob Baffert Saturday in 1:01 flat, while Rock Shandy, second in last year’s Sham Stakes and third in the Robert B. Lewis, worked six furlongs for Peter Miller in 1:15.40 under Victor Espinoza, who declared himself “100 percent” after a minor incident in yesterday’s third race after which he took off his remaining mount, Serbian Syclone in the eighth race . . . Owner Brian Carney reports Charlie Stutts on the mend after the 74-year-old trainer broke his arm and subsequently had his left knee replaced two weeks ago following an incident involving a horse at his barn. Stutts might have a problem going through airport security, however. He has titanium in his left leg. ILLUMINANT SHARP FOR FIRST STAKES TRY IN MONROVIAStreaking Illuminant makes her first stakes start in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia for older fillies and mares at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.The four-year-old daughter of Quality Road won by nearly seven lengths over the hillside turf course on Oct. 10, then came back to win an overnight race on grass by 3 ½ lengths going 1 1/16 miles.“The filly’s training well; we’ve always thought she had some ability,” said trainer Mike McCarthy of the Pennsylvania-bred owned by Aron Wellman, who campaigns as Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners.McCarthy and Wellman got the New Year off on a winning note when their Longstocking captured yesterday’s second race by a length and a half under apprentice David C. Lopez at a $21.80 return.“Illuminant had a couple of baby issues and we had to give her some time off, but she certainly hasn’t disappointed us since she’s come back.”The field for the Monrovia: Singing Kitty, Gary Stevens, 8-1; My Year Is a Day, Tyler Baze, 20-1; Heavens Stairway, Ignacio Puglisi, 15-1; Our Pure Creation, Fernando Perez, 50-1; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 5-1; Shrinking Violet, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Velvet Mesquite, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Illuminant, Mike Smith, 8-1; Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 20-1; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; Ageless, Julien Leparoux, 3-1; and Baruta, Flavien Prat, 6-1. SAN PASQUAL HINGES ON DORTMUND’S SUNDAY WORKOUTBAFFERT MULLS ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES FOR MOR SPIRITGRADE II MONROVIA MARKS STAKES DEBUT FOR ILLUMINANT last_img read more