Seashore Day Camp To Host Fundraiser For FIre Victims

first_imgLONG BRANCH -Seashore Day Camp and School will hold a Day of Fun Fundraiser Saturday February 25 from 12-4p.m. to benefit victims of the West End fire that left people homeless and destroyed businesses on Brighton Avenue onMonday, Feb. 13. The event will take place at Seashore’s 404 Broadway Campus in Long Branch. Tickets are $10 per child and can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. There will be swimming in the indoor heated pool, inflatable sports park, Rock n’ Slide, spins on the Rockit, basketball contest, lanyard making, beading, game room, candy making, pizza making, ziplining (weather permitting), raffles and more. There will be an extra charge for food. All proceeds will be donated to the West End Fire Relief Fund. According to Seashore Director John Villapiano, the event is being held to help neighbors who have lost everything. We want to do our part to help local residents and businesses rebuild,” he said. Villapiano stressed that parents must stay with their children. Those interestedcan also bring gift cards, donations or checks made payable to West End Fire Relief Fund. For directions or in case of snow, call 732-222-6464, check facebook or visit www.seashorecampandschool.comlast_img read more

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Who Will Run On Red Bank’s GOP Ticket?

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – The longstanding discord among Red Bank Republicans calls into question whether an incumbent will secure her party’s nomination for the borough council race for November.Democrats have announced their candidates, selecting incumbent councilmember Kathy Horgan to run for an additional three-year term and naming attorney and current Zoning Board of Adjustment member Erik Yngstrom as her running mate for the two available seats for the November ballot.“I’m really glad we’re organized early and we have two strong candidates,” said Edward Zipprich, municipal Democratic Committee chairman and borough councilman.On the Republican side, municipal committee chairman Sean Di Somma said this week the party wouldn’t decide on its slate of two candidates until later this month. Petitions have to be filed with the municipal clerk by April 4 at 4:30 p.m.But Di Somma’s further comments calls into question as to what the committee will do about nominating Republican incumbent Cindy Burnham, whose term is up this year.Di Somma said “I personally have not endorsed Cindy Burnham,” and has no plans to. Di Somma added that the three other incumbent Republican councilmembers have not offered their support for Burnham, either.The committee has the ability to name anyone, as long as the candidate meets the residency requirement and is a registered party member. “The local committee will decide who gets the party line,” Di Somma said. And the chairman said he believes anyone seeking the nomination “should have to come before the committee and say this is why I deserve your endorsement and this is why I deserve the party line (on the official ballot),” Di Somma said.But in the real world, the committee chair is likely to have considerable sway over the selection process. Having the party ballot line is an advantage for the candidate in securing the support of party faithful, especially in a presidential election year, which traditionally will draw out more voters.Burnham said this week, whatever the municipal party decides, she is empathic that, “I’m focused on working on Red Bank and getting re-elected.”“I’m going to seek the committee’s support and I’ll see where it goes from there,” she said, leaving the door open for a possible independent run to retain her seat on the six-member borough council. “Where it goes, who knows,” she offered.Di Somma and Burnham were running mates three years ago for council seats, with Burnham succeeding. Early on in that campaign, tension developed between the two, with both of them for all purposes campaigning independently. That tension has only become more pronounced both behind the scenes and increasingly publicly, especially as Burnham continues to operate as an independent firebrand, at times criticizing the actions of her fellow GOP councilmembers and others on the governing body.Burnham, long a self-described “citizen activist,” has a long history of sparring with the previous Democratic-controlled borough council, going back before being elected. When she won in 2013, she became the first Republican to take a council seat since 2007. “I definitely revived the Republican Party,” in the borough, she maintained, and said she is “disappointed” in what appears to be lack of support in the party for her candidacy.In the last two years, with Di Somma serving as committee chair, the local GOP won a total of three council seats, holding a 4-2 majority, the party’s first majority on the council in more than two decades.last_img read more

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Fair Haven Takes Steps To Keep Streets Friendly

first_imgThe Department of Transportation’s grant will go directly to pay Parsons Brinckerhoff Engineering Services, New York City, to do the research and write the final report detailing what can be done for all of the borough roadways to improve them for multiple uses and not just motor vehicles. The public can go to the borough website, fairhavennj.org, where they can find more information about the study, a fact sheet, access to an online, interactive map, as well as the opportunity to offer comments for the final study. Lucarelli has formed a committee to collaborate with the engineering firm. The committee, he said, consists of “this tremendous talent” of borough residents like Gail O’Reilly, who has experience working in municipal governments; Tracy Challenger Cole, whose background is as a professional planner and with commercial downtown development experience; and John McCormick, a traffic engineer. “It’s really cool, the talent we have here,” Lucarelli observed. Fair Haven has long been a bicycle-centric community. Just visiting the borough’s two public schools, Viola L. Sickles Elementary School, Willow Street, and Knollwood School, Hance Road, for middle graders, you will see racks in front of the buildings jammed-packed with students’ bikes, used to get them back and forth from school. The borough doesn’t offer student busing. The borough on school days closes Third Street to traffic for part of the day to allow kids to make their way to and from school. And on weather-appropriate weekends a common sight is whole families out on their bikes for recreation or even running errands.Lucarelli has long been a cycling enthusiast and had aggressively lobbied to have the county government install bicycle lanes on some county roads as the roads were repaved and lined, which the county did do last year.But, Lucarelli did point out there are other steps that need to be taken to help make it a safer environment. In recent years there was a traffic/cycling fatality on River Road, in the borough’s business district, which isn’t lined for bike lanes.Fair Haven’s bicycle-friendly culture has contributed to the community’s attractiveness, Lucarelli said, continuing to attract new homeowners and businesses.Cyndi Steiner, executive director of the New Jersey Bike and Walk Coalition, believes “it’s something more towns should pursue.” Establishing a long-term plan to share roadways has multiple benefits, including improving safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, she said. But, Steiner continued, it has positive effects in less direct ways, such as on the local economy. “Businesses are usually very happy,” she said, “because people on bikes, people walking, spend money,” and don’t have to worry about parking. By John BurtonFAIR HAVEN – Borough officials are asking for the public’s help in making the community more pedestrian – and cyclist – friendly.Thanks to a state Department of Transportation Local Technical Assistance Grant, local officials have contracted with an engineering firm to draft a study mapping out ways of ensuring Fair Haven remains safe for cyclists and pedestrians for coming generations, explained Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli.He envisions the eventual master plan for this issue to be a “50-year, multigenerational document.”“The reason for this plan,” Lucarelli said this week, “is for the next governing body, when they go to pave the road, they’ll know what it is they should do. They won’t have to reinvent the wheel,” and may be able to have additional bicycle lanes and shared road stenciling put in place on the roadways following future repaving.last_img read more

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County Launches Online Cultural and Heritage Tours

first_imgThe County Division of Planning has announced the launch of its Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tour series, an interactive platform that includes eight digital tours of interconnected historical, natural, cultural and arts attractions in Monmouth County. Monmouth County is offering local history buffs an early holiday gift. These virtual tours can be viewed by visiting bit.ly/monmouthmap. The Cultural and Heritage Virtual Tours program was designed to increase public awareness about the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, architectural, institutional and commemorative sites located in Monmouth County. Each tour has a unique theme which showcases attractions throughout Monmouth County, in categories such as: scenic, historic, architectural, art, cultural, science and technology, military, civic spaces, neighborhoods, crossroad/downtowns/commercial districts, pop, culture, myth/folklore/legends, unique or unusual and more.  Recommended in the 2016 Monmouth County Master Plan and modeled after the federal and state scenic byway programs, the complete series results in a network of tours featuring all 53 municipalities within county lines. Additional sites are currently being considered for inclusion on the byway tours. To nominate a site, email the name, location, a brief description and photo (if possible) of the site to planning@co.monmouth.nj.us. MOCO Cultural Byway: The trail begins in Matawan before winding through the heart of the Two River area and down the shoreline to Asbury Park, documenting artistically and culturally significant sites along the way. From the massive satellite installations atop Telegraph Hill in Holmdel, which were once used as an anti-aircraft defense system during the Cold War, to the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, this tour best defines the Jersey Shore experience. The Historic Monmouth Crossroads: A 4-century-old path that winds from the Sandy Hook Bayshore in Highlands through Middletown, Holmdel and Colts Neck, all the way to Millstone. It was a prominent thoroughfare for Colonial and British troops during the Revolutionary War, but there are other surprises along the way, like the Evil Clown of Middletown on State Route 35.center_img Two River-area educators and enthusiasts can tap into local circuits like: Two River Tri-way: This is the shortest tour in the byway series, but it provides historic context regarding the importance of the Two River peninsula in the overall countywide narrative. Beginning in Red Bank, the tour travels to points east along River Road where a trolley once carried passengers between Red Bank and Rumson. Some sites noted on the tour are privately held and not open to the public. “We are bringing residents a new way to discover our county,” Freeholder Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry said. “These eight interactive story maps take you across the county, encompassing every imaginable point of interest, from Revolutionary War sites to space exploration; from natural landscapes to happenings in downtowns. And from solemn memorials to iconic pop culture landmarks.” Visitors can also take the Ocean Drive tour, which begins on Sandy Hook and heads south along the Atlantic Coast, the County to Coast Byway tour, which extends out from Sea Bright and explores 350 years of local settlement, the South Monmouth Emerald Byway, an exploration of wildlife from Point Pleasant to Manasquan, and Upper Freehold’s Historic Farmland. Bayshore Drive: The tour allows residents and visitors to travel along local streets to explore the region’s downtowns and waterfront destinations. Once comprised of colonies of summertime bungalows and maritime industries, the area is now active year-round. The Bayshore region is characterized by traditional downtowns and denser residential neighborhoods set against the natural beauty of the Raritan and Sandy Hook Bay coastline.last_img read more

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Clergymen Accused of Sexual Abuse

first_imgThe proposed legislation is due to go before the Senate judiciary committee March 7. If approved, the change in law would apply to all sex abuse cases, not just those involving the Catholic Church. The Diocese of Trenton released the names of 30 clergymen Feb. 13 who had been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors, part of an attempt at transparency at a time when state law enforcement is probing sexual misconduct at dioceses across New Jersey. “Our first responsibility must always be to those who have endured sexual abuse as minors and the release of these names is our effort to express acceptance of their allegations as credible and to indicate the status of their alleged abusers,” Bishop David M. O’Connell said in a message posted on the Diocese of Trenton website. The 30 men – 28 priests and two deacons – served at churches and schools across a diocese that spans Mercer, Ocean, Burlington and Monmouth counties. Of that total, 17 of them are dead and 13 have been removed from the ministry, according to the diocese. “While this is a positive first step towards transparency and accountability, I hope this spirit of openness continues during the course of our ongoing investigation and in response to our requests for records and information,” he said. “Despite the recent actions by the dioceses, our investigation remains ongoing because no institution or individual is immune from accountability.” Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said in a statement Feb. 13 that he was “pleased to see that our task force’s grand jury investigation has prompted the dioceses to finally take some measures to hold predator priests accountable.” “As a policy, and in an effort to protect and respect the privacy and well-being of victims, the Diocese of Trenton will not disclose further details about any of the specific allegations that led to a cleric’s inclusion in the published list of names,” diocese spokeswoman Rayanne Bennett said by email Feb. 25. This list of churches and schools where the 30 men served ran the gamut, from those in Red Bank to Rumson to Holmdel, among other places. Representatives of area churches directed questions to the diocese or did not return phone calls seeking comment. All five dioceses in New Jersey published the names of 188 clergymen who had been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor. The timing of that action came roughly six months after New Jersey’s highest-ranking law enforcement official formed a task force in September to probe alleged sexual abuse by Catholic clergy around the state and attempts to cover up the crimes. In addition to providing their names and when they were born, the diocese listed the year each man was ordained and where he served. The list showed 19 of the 30 clergymen had multiple victims, although there was no information released about when or where the incidents occurred. “All allegations of the sexual abuse of a minor by clergy were reported to law enforcement upon the Diocese’s having received the complaint as per our memorandum of understanding with the prosecutors and the State Attorney General in 2002,” Bennett said.“Also, since 2002, parishes are notified when a priest is removed because of a credible allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor, and many of these already published in diocesan and secular media reports.” This comes as state lawmakers in NewJersey are looking to extend the statute oflimitations for victims of sexual abuse to filecivil lawsuits. Among other provisions of theproposed legislation, child victims would haveuntil they turn 55 years old to sue. “So that will be one option for survivors is to participate in that claims program,” said Ben Andreozzi, a Pennsylvania lawyer whose firm represents more than 100 victims of Catholic clergy abuse in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including those against the Diocese of Trenton. Access the full list on the Diocese of Trenton website at dioceseoftrenton.org/committed-to-healing. “The problem is not how to deal with it ecclesiastically. The problem is really how to deal with it civilly,” said Jo-Renee Formicola, a professor of political science at Seton Hall University and expert on church-state relations. “Should they be reporting what they consider to be sins to civil authorities as crimes? And the question is, is it their responsibility to report crimes or is it their responsibility only to deal with sin?” Catholic Church leaders in New Jersey also have formed a compensation fund for victims of church sex abuse that occurred when they were children. As part of accepting money from the fund, they must agree “not to engage in any further litigation against the particular Diocese,” according to one of the rules of the fund. This week, Grewal’s office declined to say if it intended to take legal action against any of the dioceses in New Jersey. But for the church, dealing with clerical sex abuse raises questions about their responsibility to government authority. “It is our hope that thepublic presentation of thesenames will contribute tohealing the awful woundsthat victims have endured atthe hands of some clergy.” “It’s a fairly natural thing and a common occurrence for them to bury these recollections, if only for self-preservation,” said state Sen. Declan J. O’ Scanlon Jr. (R-13), one of the sponsors of the Senate bill, in a phone interview with The Two River Times Feb. 25. “Their normal, natural self-preservation inclinations shouldn’t shield the predators from paying the price for their actions.” By Philip Sean Curran This list is limited to churches in the 13 Two Rivertowns of Monmouth County. Some priests served morethan one parish during their careers. This is a list of clergymen in the Diocese of Trentonwho have been credibly accused of the sexual abuse of aminor as of Feb. 22, 2019.last_img read more

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Bombers take it on the chin at Rugby Championships; LVR girls fall to Seycove at AA Soccer Finals

first_imgThe Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, bounced back Wednesday outlasting Esquimault 12-5. Cail Spencer and Jake Lock scored tries converted by Jordan Hunter.Bomber girls fall 3-1 to Seycove, play Sahali to scoreless tiePaige Mansveld scored the only goal as the L.V. Rogers Bombers lost 3-1 to Seycove of North Vancouver Thursday at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships in Kamloops.In the opener the Bombers had trouble scoring, missing on numerous chances, before settling for a scoreless tie against host Sahali Sabres.Kat Garbula registered the shutout for LVR in a game the Kootenay squad most definitely should have won.LVR concludes the round-robin draw Friday morning against Surrey Christian.The Bombers advance into the playoff round Friday afternoon.The final is set for 11:30 a.m. The L.V. Rogers Rugby Bombers took it on the chin during round three of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Rugby Championships in Abbotsford.The Bombers were blasted 38-0 by the Windsor Dukes of North Vancouver Thursday.It was the second consecutive goosegg put up by the Dukes.Windsor shutout Alpha 27-0 Wednesday.Despite the loss, LVR can better their finish of a year ago when the school meets Kelowna Christian Saturday in the 11th/12th contest.The Bombers finished in 13th spot in 2011.LVR opened the tournament Saturday in Kelowna losing 28-7 to Southridge of Surrey.last_img read more

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Glacier clubs ‘amazing’ at provincials

first_img14 years old: Sara Tolles – Silver medal on floor, Bronze medal on vault, 5th on beam and 4th All Around15 years & up: Hailey Lothrop – Gold medal on floor, Silver medal on vault, Bronze medal on beam, 4th on bars and Silver medal All AroundGirls Provincial Level 314 years old: Victoria Lawrence-Jeffery – Silver medal on beam, Bronze medal on floor, 6th on All Around15 years old:Ella Keelan – All-Around Championship Gold Medal, Gold medal on floor, Silver medal on beam, bronze medal on bars, and 5th on vaultKylee Dyck – Gold medal on beam, Silver medal on floor, Silver medal on vault, Silver medal All Around, and 7th on barsBoys Provincial Level 3 (Under 13)River Murphy – 7th on floor, 7th on vault, 7th on horizontal barChris Lawrence-Jeffery – Gold medal on horizontal barMatthew Bullen – 15th on horizontal bar Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2014 BC Provincial Championships in Kamloops recently.All the gymnasts’ performances fit in seamlessly with the lower mainland and other BC clubs.  Almost everyone came home with an award and many brought home medals, including 5 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze and 1 All Around Championship Gold.“These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts area,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach of the Seven girls and three boys squad.”Our club’s gymnasts train 4-8 hours less per week then the clubs we compete against, and our girls and boys look just as refined and are very competitive in the Province,”Results from the 2014 BC Provincial Championships in KamloopsGirls Provincial Level 2 12 years old: Gwen McCrory – 10th on bars13 years old: Olivia Kelly – 4th on vaultlast_img read more

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2014 Grey Cup will not see BC Lions playing after Leos spanked by Als

first_imgGrey Cup tickets in Vancouver will be hitting Craigslist in record numbers after the host team for the 2014 Canadian Football League Championsnhips,  the BC Lions, had their hat handed to them 50-17 by the Montreal Alouettes Sunday in the CFL’s Eastern Semi Final.The game was over minutes into the second half when the Als scored on three consecutive possessions — one to conclude the first half and two in the third quarter. Montreal quarterback Jonathan Crompton threw two touchdown passes, backup Tanner Marsh ran for another two and defensive back Jerald Brown returned a fumble 103 yardsBC vaunted defence was no match for the Alouettes with an offence that produced no points until the game was basically over.Shawn Gore and Ernest Jackson scored eight-yard touchdowns for BC. Paul McCallum kicked a first half field goal whileQuarterback Kevin Glenn could not get anything going for BC, going 4-for-15 with 41 passing yards and one interception.Montreal now meets Hamilton in the Eastern Final. BC was playing in the East Semi Final on the cross over after finishing the regular season with a better record than the third-place team — Toronto Argonauts — in the East standings.The winner meets the West Champ in the 2014 Grey Cup, November 30 in Vancouver at BC Place.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MAY 9, 2015

first_imgPREAKNESS A FIRST FOR FIRING LINE, CALLAGHANESPINOZA TO TOSS FIRST PITCH AT DODGER STADIUMDYNAMIC DUO FOR HOLLENDORFER IN LAZ BARRERACHAMPION BEHOLDER PROGRESSING FROM FEVER Felipe Valdez3055217%$173,030 Philip D’Amato1762235%$243,660 Rafael Bejarano2854818%$233,770 Victor Espinoza620033%$72,270 Santiago Gonzalez2436113%$124,240 Alex Solis823125%$108,780 Jorge Periban722129%$45,870 Drayden Van Dyke2954217%$200,070 Flavien Prat3788222%$434,870 Edwin Maldonado2847414%$156,500 Joseph Talamo3362718%$225,308 Dan Hendricks721029%$37,090 FINISH LINES: Beholder, who missed today’s Vanity Stakes due to a fever, is making progress. “She’s doing well,” trainer Richard Mandella said of the two-time Eclipse Award winner. “She had a little temperature of 102 yesterday afternoon, then it went right back down, and it’s good still, so everything’s going as well as we could hope.” When she will return to the track, however, remains to be seen. “Anytime they’re sick it’s day-to-day,” Mandella said. “It can go wrong, it can go right, but right now the fever looks like it’s passing.” . . . Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, who disappointed as the odds-on favorite in the Churchill Downs Stakes last Saturday, “just had an off day,” Bob Baffert asserted. “He looks good afterwards, but they’ll do that to you. They’ll disappoint you, but he looks good. He’s healthy.” . . . Agent Sarah Wolfe has Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2014 Drayden Van Dyke booked to ride at Pimlico next Friday and Saturday on stakes mounts for Tom Proctor and Graham Motion. Van Dyke rides Include Betty for Proctor Friday in the Grade II Black-eyed Susan; and on Saturday, Sistas Stroll for Proctor in the Grade III Galorette and Up with the Birds for Motion in the Grade II Dixie . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. The entire family is invited for three days of live racing, carnival rides, games and prizes, with unlimited rides for children for only $10. Admission and parking to the Infield is free through Gate 6 off Colorado Place. Doug O’Neill2768322%$280,370 PREAKNESS PARTY AT SANTA ANITA THIS SATURDAYThis is a year of firsts for Simon Callaghan.The 32-year-old trainer saddled his first Kentucky Derby runner last Saturdaywhen Firing Line finished a game second to victorious American Pharoah, beaten only a length.Next Saturday will mark another new experience.Not only will Firing Line be making his Pimlico debut when he runs in the Preakness Stakes, Callaghan will be making his first appearance ever at the storied Baltimore venue which hosts the second jewel of the Triple Crown.“I’ve never been to Pimlico myself,” Callaghan said. “I think Firing Line will handle the track well. I think it will suit him. He can pretty much lay anywhere you need him to; he’s a very easy horse, very versatile in that respect.“He’s run well at various race tracks, so I don’t think the surface or anything should be any problem.”In conjunction with the Preakness, Santa Anita will offer an attractive card of live racing along with a big Preakness party featuring the Preakness Handicapping Challenge offering $100,000 in prizes May 16 and 17.For details, visit santaanita.com. Tiago Pereira2026310%$136,420 Michael Machowsky922122%$68,850 (Current Through Friday, May 8) TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mario Gutierrez1422314%$109,720center_img Elvis Trujillo2731311%$152,350 Fernando Perez3667617%$258,840 -30- Richard Baltas1552133%$278,650 Peter Miller1324115%$117,400 Mike Puype1621113%$103,990 Tyler Baze5097818%$393,970 Alonso Quinonez1721412%$63,970 ESPINOZA TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH TUESDAY AT DODGER STADIUMWhile a mile and three-sixteenths will be his primary objective aboard American Pharoah in next Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Victor Espinoza will hope to command 60 feet, six inches on Tuesday night, as he’ll throw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium prior to the Blue Crew’s 7:10 p.m. game versus the Miami Marlins.Espinoza, who’s thrown out ceremonial first offerings in past years at Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium, Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, and also rang the Opening Day Bell last month at Petco Park in San Diego, is looking forward to revisiting Chavez Ravine.“It’s always a lot of fun at Dodger Stadium,” said Espinoza. “It’s amazing how many players and coaches love racing and I’ve had pretty good luck throwing strikes. Hopefully, our good luck will continue in the Preakness with American Pharoah. It’s going to be a fun week and I’m looking forward to getting back to Baltimore.” Mark Glatt1522313%$75,470 Brayan Pena2121110%$50,200 HOLLENDORFER HAS TOUGH TWOSOME IN LAZ BARRERAJerry Hollendorfer has two for the money in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, Kentuckian and The Gomper.Each had compromising issues in recent races.Kentuckian, an 11-length maiden winner at Golden Gate on March 7, steadied while finishing third at odds-on in the San Pedro Stakes April 12, while The Gomper has encountered problems in his last three races following a handy maiden win at Los Alamitos last Dec. 5.“I think they have upsides,” Hollendorfer said of the duo. “I would say their future is in front of them.”The field for the Barrera: Yiannis, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; The Man, Martin Garcia, 4-1; St. Joe Bay, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1; Forest Blue, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; The Gomper, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Serbian Syclone, Tyler Baze, 4-1; and Kentuckian, Mike Smith, 5-2. John Shirreffs2200100%$67,200 Bob Baffert821125%$94,490 Peter Eurton1321315%$60,156 Richard Mandella1434121%$232,240 William Spawr420050%$24,350 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gonzalo Nicolas2832511%$104,476 Robertino Diodoro921122%$47,390last_img read more

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SHAM STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY JANUARY 9, 2016

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES PETER FLUOR, COLLECTED, WINNER: “This is the first time I’ve been able to see him run, it was a special treat.“I liked his conformation. I liked him, we went to look at him two times and then that was it; it’s not always that quick. So far, so good.“He was on the outside all the way around and Martin moved him at the perfect time. This is his first race on dirt and he works beautifully over it (in the mornings.) His dad, City Zip was a terrific dirt horse so I was optimistic, optimistic with caution.“Bob thought he might do better on grass. Bob called me after his first race, which was down the hillside turf and said ‘that’s the first time in all my years that I’ve won that race!’ I said, ‘I’m glad we could both break our maiden.’“I’ll visit with Bob, we’ll talk over the next couple of weeks. I just wanted to win a race! So we’ll see.” KENT DESORMEAUX, LET’S MEET IN RIO, SECOND: “He was just getting his motor running there at the sixteenth pole. I think he’ll relish more ground, and that’s encouraging.”(On the inquiry)“It was incidental, but it was purely my fault. I think my angle for the pocket was too smart. I should have been further out to hit that hole. Most of the reason for that is I was suspecting something would happen a little further up, and it didn’t develop. I found myself having to make too much of a smart line to the right, and once I did finally find the outside, trying to get back straight, the momentum carried me and tipped the other horse on my outside. I might be in trouble, but I’m pretty sure the results wouldn’t have changed. It didn’t cause any loss of placing by any of the runners.”TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is Peter Fluor of Houston who races as Speedway Stable, LLC. MARTIN GARCIA, COLLECTED, WINNER: “I was full of horse on the backstretch. I knew I never wanted to be in behind horses, I just wanted him to flow. Everybody decided to send, so I took advantage of that. He was a little wide but I took him back a little after the first turn and he let me do whatever I wanted. When I asked him, he took off.” BOB BAFFERT, COLLECTED, WINNER, AND LET’S MEET IN RIO, SECOND: “He really impressed me with his last couple works, so I was sort of excited to see what he could do, but you never know until they do it. I was hoping for a little easier trip, hoping to lone speed, but that didn’t work out. Everybody had the same instructions, but Martin did a great job. He stayed patient with him and still had something left at the end after all that, so that was pretty impressive.“Let’s Meet in Rio looks like he’ll go longer. He was really coming late. It’s the time of year when you want to see something like that, so it’s exciting. He really had to work a little extra hard on the outside like that . . . but he responded the way you want him to respond. He kept on digging away at it.”            “I think this race will do him some good. I could tell in the paddock he looked a little heavy. He’s a very fast horse and there’s something about him in the mornings that really encouraged me that he’s going to be a runner.” -30-last_img read more

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