Reporter’s car is chased and rammed while he is guarded by police

first_img Organisation November 19, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporter’s car is chased and rammed while he is guarded by police RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive News Investigative journalist Lirio Abbate’s car was pursued and rammed last week in Rome although his police bodyguards were with him at the time. Abbate, who is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “information heroes,” is well known for his coverage of the mafia. It was not the first time he has been the victim of an act of intimidation. Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union ItalyEurope – Central Asia Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia ItalyEurope – Central Asia News A reporter for the newsweekly L’Espresso and an information heroe for Reporters Without Borders, Abbate has had police protection since 2007 because of the many threats he has received from the mafia. When Abbate left L’Espresso at round 10 p.m. on 11 November in an unmarked police car with two policemen, another car pursued them through central Rome, rammed them and then drove off. After a brief chase, one of Abbate’s police bodyguards managed to arrest the driver but the passenger got away on foot. The documents found in the car belong to an Egyptian citizen who is not known to the police. When questioned at a nearby police station, the driver denied any knowledge of what took place.Shortly before this incident, a TV station broadcast an interview with Abbate in which he revealed details of his investigation into the presence in Rome of mafia families from outside the city and their collaboration with local criminals. Francesca Fagnani, the journalist who interviewed Abbate, received death threats on the programme’s website.Abbate has done a lot of investigative reporting on organized crime in Rome in recent years. He was the target of another act of intimidation when one of his stories was published in L’Espresso in mid-September. A bullet with the message “This is for Abbate” was found on the seat of a stolen car that was left badly parked near L’Espresso’s office.Last week’s incident was the first in Italy in which a journalist has been attacked while being escorted by police officers.Italy is ranked 49th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. December 2, 2020 Find out more News RSF_en Follow the news on Italy News November 23, 2020 Find out more November 19, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Exploring Ethics in REO

first_img Previous: Is the Sky Falling Over the Housing Market? Next: Freddie Mac Takes Q4 Hit Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Exploring Ethics in REO Subscribe Emerald Valley Real Estate Ethics Ethics Matter Federation of REO Certified Experts FORCE FORCE webinar REO Tara Nagelhout Webinar 2018-02-15 David Wharton Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Events, Featured, Headlines, Media, News, REO, Webinars  Print This Post Related Articles Home / Events / Exploring Ethics in REO The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Emerald Valley Real Estate Ethics Ethics Matter Federation of REO Certified Experts FORCE FORCE webinar REO Tara Nagelhout Webinar Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago On Thursday, February 15, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. CST, the Five Star FORCE (The Federation of REO Certified Experts) will host the “Ethics Matter” webinar. The presentation will focus on the value of ethics in real estate as agents and brokers help customers achieve the American Dream of Homeownership.In the “Ethics Matter” webinar, Tara Nagelhout, FORCE Advisory Council Member and Principal Broker at Emerald Valley Real Estate, will break down why it’s crucial for real estate agents to uphold a code of ethics that creates honest and fair dealings with all of their clients. In addition to a Q&A session with Nagelhout, the webinar will focus on topics such as:The difference between a client and a customerHow an agent’s fiduciary duty to their client impacts their interactions with homebuyersLeaving your preconceived ideas at the doorThe challenges and intricacies of working in REOREO paperwork challengesIn distressed sales, everything is not negotiableGetting the best results for your selling partnerThe importance of disclosureTo register for the webinar, click here.The Five Star FORCE is the Five Star Institute’s REO member organization comprised of pre-screened, certified, and experienced REO agents. Focused on the improvement of REO agent performance through lender- and servicer-driven education, the FORCE acts as a conduit of communication between the REO agent/broker community and the servicing shops they serve.You can find a list of recent webinars from the FORCE Webinar series on the official FORCE website. They include “Women-Owned Small Business 101,” presented by the American Mortgage Diversity Council; “Channeling New Marketing Strategies in Real Estate,” presented by Altisource; “A Look at Resolve by Lowe’s, Hosted by Alacrity”; and “State of the FORCE With Five Star President and CEO, Ed Delgado.”For more information on The Five Star FORCE, click here. February 15, 2018 5,353 Views last_img read more

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A merry Christmas to all British Baker readers!

first_imgThe British Baker team wish our readers a happy and prosperous Christmas – and hope the new year gets off to a great start for you all.We have had a fantastic 12 months bringing you news and insights from one of the most vibrant food and drink industries, and will be in the office from 2 January to start reporting on the world of bakery again. backIn the meantime, have a great festive period!Vince Bamford, EditorAmy North, Multimedia Content EditorAbbie Dawson, ReporterEllie Woollven, Chief Sub EditorElizabeth Ellis, Senior SecretaryMatthew Bingham, Sales ManagerSara Beswick, Senior Sales ExecutiveJo Brown, Senior Classified & Recruitment Sales ExecutiveSonia Young, Publisher & Events Director, Retail & Manufacturinglast_img

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Weiss to guide Library Implementation Work Group

first_imgDeborah Jackson Weiss has been named senior project director for the Library Implementation Work Group.  In that role, she will guide the panel putting in place the recommendations made last month by the Library Task Force. Weiss will work closely with the group’s chair, David Lamberth, professor of philosophy and theology at Harvard Divinity School, on financial planning and administrative structures at the libraries.Before coming to Harvard, Weiss was a partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart and Ropes & Gray, where she concentrated on tax and employee-benefit matters.  She is Romance languages cataloger at Harvard Law School. Weiss holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A. in history from Case Western Reserve University, a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law, and an M.S. from Simmons College.last_img read more

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WS Atkins feels the squeeze and considers LSH buyout

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Bookies launch 2018 World Cup masterplans

first_imgShare Related Articles Duma approves overhaul of Russian sports betting laws  July 23, 2020 Matthew GlazierMatthew Glazier of bookies.com looks ahead to next summer’s World Cup extravaganza in Russia, which promises to be typically record-breaking.Aside from an Under-21 European Championship and the glorified group of friendly matches that comprised the Confederations Cup, there wasn’t a lot of football played during the summer of 2017, although at least the latter tournament whetted the appetite for an event twelve months further down the line.While many don’t approve of the way Russia effectively bought the hosting rights for the quadrennial international football tournament, nor its flimsy approach to stamping out racism, it won’t stop football fans all over the world enjoying the latest FIFA World Cup and the various betting opportunities that are presented to them.Football is the most popular betting sport in the majority of countries and the World Cup remains the pinnacle of that sport, with sixty-four matches being played between 14 June – 15 July and there will be action taking place on most of those days.During the group stage of the competition, we can expect three matches to occur daily. As one trader disclosed to bookies.com: “It’s like Sky Sports Super Sunday taking place every day for the best part of a month.”Indeed, punters will aim to soak up as much football as they can and the opportunity to place a pre-match or In-Play bet has never been more tangible. Bookmakers have the customers in the palm of their hand, but can they deliver the sort of World Cup betting service that keeps them coming back for more?Cash Out and Request a Bet enter World Cup pictureFour years is a mighty long time in the world of betting, especially with the sort of technological advances that are now occurring. Cash Out has become commonplace in the lexicon of modern day gambling, although it’s easy to forget this is a pretty new phenomenon unless customers were previously familiar with the workings of the Betfair exchange which relied on liquidity being available.Not content with introducing Cash Out as a product, bookmakers such as bet365 now have a Partial Cash Out facility and it gives customers the perception that they are taking control of their bets. It’s not difficult to see the appeal of Cash Out, especially when it comes to multiple bets where a profit can be realised before the bet is eventually settled.Requesting a bet is another empowering tool which plays to an audience now immersed in social media, especially Twitter whose real-time mechanism has led bookmakers and affiliates to side-line Facebook and focus on using a tool which appears as though it was designed for betting purposes.Bet requesting was discussed in depth at the recent #bofcon2017, with figureheads such as Eoin Ryan of BetVictor and Andrew Wright of Sky Bet considering how the process can be automated ahead of the World Cup. The latter operator has become the market leader with their RequestABet facility and this has obvious connotations for the World Cup.In the United Kingdom, there will be a heavy focus on the England football team, with operators looking to accommodate any number of special bets that apply to the Three Lions and there’s a fair chance that many of them will relate to losing in a penalty shoot-out. However, it’s the match markets where RequestABet really comes into its own.Watching an England World Cup match might ultimately prove to be underwhelming but the hype and feverish anticipation lends itself perfectly to requesting bets outside the usual markets, while games like these are often social occasions watched with groups of friends. The opportunity for an England fan to create their own bet is akin to allowing a child to make their own pizza.Let battle commence Imagine a group of friends who have been drinking all day and are now shouting over each other to be heard. You’ve just painted a picture of what operator competition will look like in the weeks building up to the 2018 World Cup.The operators who are already part of the UK and Irish landscape will have budgets across the marketing mix to ensure that their presence can be felt, while there’ll be a substantial squeeze from new bookmakers wanting to make a splash and gain a foothold into a mature market where online betting has become a mainstream activity.We should expect some fireworks as a result. For Euro 2016, BetVictor went with a “Golden Goal” promotion that promised to give away £1 million to any customer(s) who could predict the First Goalscorer and time of goal in the final. It was an imaginative effort although somewhat scuppered by Portuguese substitute Eder breaking the deadlock after the match had gone into extra-time.Sky Bet will have their usual array of game products such as Super 6 and Fantasy Football where big cash prizes can also be won, while we should expect bet365 to fire up their free In-Play bet facility for several of the big matches including the ones involving England.We’re a year away from the 2018 World Cup but the wheels are in motion when it comes to having a first-class betting product for next summer’s big tournament. It’s an opportunity for operators to not only accrue new customers but also showcase a range of innovative products for the biggest football stage of all. StumbleUpon Share Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

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Three infants abandoned at the same Florida apartment complex in separate years, turned out to be related

first_imgPolice have discovered that three infants who were all abandoned at the same apartment complex in Orlando, Florida in three separate years are related.Orlando Police say last summer, an infant was found on a doorstep in the apartment complex with a note: The mother feared her baby’s father and the harm he could cause them both.In 2016, and in 2017 two infants were also left at the same apartments.Detective Ghena Luker requested DNA testing for the newborn found in July of 2019. Luker said she then learned of the two infants who were abandoned in similar cases, one born in 2016, and another in 2017, and that’s when she believed the cases were all related.“I submitted DNA from all three children and learned they shared the same mother and father,” Luker wrote in the memo, submitted in March and made public this month. “Several additional familial matches were also discovered through the DNA testing.”Police are currently working to identify the parents of the infants. Officials say the safety of the mother is their top priority.last_img read more

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Live Roller Derby in Trail on Saturday!

first_img“I feel like we are no longer the underdog and now are a team to be afraid of,” she admits.The energy will be high in the arena, between the hard hits, beer garden and oh so cute animals. The SPCA is hosting a half-time show that could result in the adoption of a few animals. But the oohs and ahhs will likely amplify when the animals exit the track to make room for the second bout of the night.The Killjoys are refocusing their game for a new competitor after WKRD’s Valley Brutality folded due to a low roster. The Spokannibals are traveling from Spokane to battle it out with old friends, some of which they played when they went head to head with the league travel team, the Kootenay Kannibelles.“We are very excited to be playing them – they rank very close in stats to us so it should be a very evenly matched game,” said Nelson’s Danielle McGrath (McWrath). “We’re keeping a tight team dynamic and really working on keeping our walls strong.”Don’t miss this event! Doors open at 4 p.m., with the first game at 5 p.m. and the second at 7 p.m. Want more? Follow the derby girls to RTRG’s clubhouse, the Arlington Bar and Grill, post double header for a pint and an autograph.Tickets are $10 in advance at the Arlington Bar and Grill and Maglio Building Centre in Trail, The Flying Steamshovel in Rossland or online at brownpapertickets.comThe remaining tickets will be for sale at the door for $15 a pop.For more info, visit www.kootenayrollerderby.com or check out the league’s Facebook page. West Kootenay Roller Derby (WKRD) rolls into the Trail Arena this Saturday for a couple of match ups that will make your head spin.The action starts at 5 p.m. when the home team, the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG), take on Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers. The Dams are coming in hot after defeating their competition last season. But the Nelson Killjoys reminded them last month that it’s anyone’s game when they outplayed Castlegar in the first double-header of Season 6.“It’s a new purple team this year,” says Dams’ skater and founding team member Kristina Kruchkowski (aka Kitty Karnage). “We still have lots of familiar faces on the bench but have gained some new sisters this season, both of the fresh variety and from the (dissolved) Valley Brutality.”RTRG is shaping up to be a real contender with the return of a couple all-star players and some new talent. The Red Army is looking to entertain its hometown crowd, according to skater Ashley McKenzie (ASH), and that may come at a price for the Dams.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY MAY 17, 2015

first_imgWilliam Spawr1031130%$68,250 AMERICAN PHAROAH GOES FOR TRIPLE CROWN JUNE 6            Bob Baffert has been down this road before. Doug O’Neill, too. Each trainer has been within arm’s length of the Triple Crown, Baffert three times, O’Neill once, each remembering the Belmont Stakes as a race that will live in infamy.After winning the first two jewels, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the Belmont remained ever elusive, Baffert missing with Silver Charm in 1997; Real Quiet in 1998; and War Emblem in 2002. O’Neill never got a chance to run I’ll Have Another in the Belmont in 2012.I’ll Have Another captured the first two legs but suffered an 11th-hour injury and was scratched from the mile and a half Belmont, which will be run this year on June 6.Baffert has perhaps his best chance ever this time, if streaking Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah can do what no Thoroughbred has done since 1978, when Affirmed became the 11th and to date last Triple Crown winner.Naysayers were few and far between following Pharoah’s front-running, seven-length romp in Saturday’s Preakness, leaving seven rivals in his wake over a sloppy Pimlico track.Before the Derby, which Pharoah won by a hard-earned length, O’Neill said the striking colt looked like he had “Triple Crown written all over him,” but later had second thoughts.            “After the Derby, I thought, ‘No,’” O’Neill said at Santa Anita, where his horses were among the 251 who recorded workouts Sunday morning. “It just looked like he was all out to get it done, but watching him yesterday, man, he had a pretty easy run.”American Pharoah’s rider, Victor Espinoza, the first jockey to go for the Triple Crown with three different horses–War Emblem (2002), California Chrome (last year) and American Pharoah–rode the perfect race, usually easy to do when you’re on the best horse.The affable native of Mexico was on offense from the get-go in the Preakness. Nothing cute, no over-thinking on strategy, no melding of mathematical equations, numbers or figures authored by equine gurus.Espinoza sent Pharoah to the lead from the No. One post position after the son of Pioneerof the Nile gathered himself quickly to open a lead that would only increase throughout the mile and three-sixteenths race. Pharoah became only the third horse in the last 50 years to win the Preakness from the No. One post position.“Victor had to ask him leaving there,” O’Neill said, “but the rest of the race he was on his own.” Can he become the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown?“He’s back to where he’s going to be tough, but this year, more than others, there are four or five good horses waiting to run in the Belmont,” O’Neill said. “We’ll have to see who shows up there, but I’m sure Bob’s feeling pretty good right now.“Bob knows what to expect. He’s ready. It would be great for the game.”True enough. The world holds its breath until June 6, knowing full well there are no sure things in racing.But one thing is certain: you’ll never see American Pharoah in blinkers again. Rafael Bejarano5211101221%$497,512 SANTA ANITA SHIFTS TO 4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS MAY 22            Santa Anita will offer a series of six twilight racing cards dubbed “4 O’clock Fridays,” featuring a 4 p.m. first post time beginning this Friday, May 22, through the month of June.All Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club members will receive free General Admission and the track will also present a “Totally 80s” concert series, hosted by K-EARTH 101 Radio after the races, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sirona’s Sports Bar.In addition to live music (provided May 22 by “The Young Guns Band”), fans 21 and older will be treated to the following discount drink specials in Sirona’s and in the track’s newest sports bar, The Gallop Out, on the Club House turn:–$3 Bud and Bud Light (16 oz. draft)–$5 Well Cocktails–$10 Domestic Draft PitchersSanta Anita will also open at 11 a.m. each Friday beginning May 22 for simulcast racing from across North America. For more information regarding “4 O’clock Fridays,” including a complete schedule of “Totally 80s” live bands, please visit santaanita.com/events.FINISH LINES: Victor Espinoza and his agent, Brian Beach, were still in Baltimore Sunday morning after the jockey and trainer Bob Baffert did a live interview on NBC-TV. Espinoza was scheduled to leave this afternoon for New York, where he will be on the Today Show with Matt Lauer on NBC Monday morning, then fly back to Los Angles Monday night . . . David Flores was genuinely happy to be back in action at Santa Anita Saturday, riding for the first time since having a year-long suspension meted out in Singapore overturned by the California Horse Racing Board. The 47-year-old jockey, who had been riding in Singapore for two years, finished fourth aboard Lady Now for trainer Bobby Joe Grayson in the 11th race, beaten four lengths at 6-1. “It’s so good to be home,” Flores said. “I appreciate home. I’ve been gone for a while, and everybody who does that, like (Kent) Desormeaux and (Alex) Solis, appreciates it when they return. There’s something about Santa Anita. It’s home.” . . . Trainer Barry Abrams said fellow trainer Henry Moreno “might be coming home today” from Huntington Memorial Hospital where the 85-year-old was taken for precautionary measures after tripping and falling last Tuesday, injuring his face . . . Congrats to Toby Turrell of The Yellow Sheet on tabbing four winners on top Saturday capped by $57.20 stunner City State in the 10th race that cemented a Pick 6 carryover into Sunday of $80,136.79 . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival 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. Joseph Talamo541021019%$338,018 (Current Through Saturday, May 16) Eddie Truman931133%$89,350 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jack Carava920122%$42,260 Michael Machowsky1323115%$82,120 Gonzalo Nicolas4855810%$166,058 Jerry Hollendorfer282847%$239,884 Tiago Pereira2866321%$218,420 Felipe Valdez5278413%$262,870 BAFFERT HOPES FOURTH TIME’S THE CHARMBIG MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY STAKES WEEKEND ESPINOZA ON NBC’S ‘TODAY SHOW’ MONDAYDÉJÀ VU: ‘USSERY’S ALLEY’ COMES TO SANTA ANITA4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS START AT SANTA ANITA Martin Pedroza412665%$166,268 Richard Mandella1755129%$385,840 Ricky Agarie721229%$77,180 Doug O’Neill42911521%$390,860 Edwin Maldonado43511812%$226,120 Fernando Perez5499817%$378,630 Tyler Baze8115111719%$634,050 Peter Miller34810124%$301,510 John Sadler3356515%$203,258 Santiago Gonzalez3747311%$170,978 Alex Solis1223217%$117,360 Martin Garcia1020120%$56,990 Bob Baffert1031130%$142,140 Peter Eurton1621513%$69,196 Richard Baltas2463225%$317,400 Martin Jones720029%$200,760 Mike Smith1735118%$361,130 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Brayan Pena352126%$60,080 Vladimir Cerin720229%$74,180 Mark Glatt2123410%$98,964 Mike Puype242358%$138,520 Elvis Trujillo4654711%$259,670 Alonso Quinonez262258%$84,078 Victor Espinoza821025%$98,270 Dan Hendricks831038%$71,890 Steve Knapp2020110%$70,630 Jorge Periban1022220%$55,240 HARLINGTON’S ROSE PREPS FOR SPRING FEVER            Harlington’s Rose, winner of the Grade III Las Flores Stakes March 8, worked three furlongs Sunday in 34.80 for next Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes, one of eight major stakes races scheduled starting Saturday and running through Monday, Memorial Day.“She’s doing really well,” said trainer Steve Knapp, who saddled the longest shot in the field, Big Break, to a $33 upset win by 1 ¼ lengths in Saturday’s ninth race. “She’s trained great and this is the plan we’ve had all along, so this is where we’re running.”Saturday features five stakes in the Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses. In addition to the Spring Fever, they are the $150,000 Tiznow Stakes; the $200,000 Melair Stakes; the $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes; and the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes.Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, for 3-year-olds and up at 1 ½ miles on turf marks the U.S. debut of Brazilian import Going Somewhere for Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale.A 6-year-old horse, Going Somewhere won the Group 1 Carlos Pellegrini at San Ysidro in Argentina in 2012.Monday’s features are the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/8 miles on turf, and the Grade III, $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.PEREIRA TAKES ‘USSERY’S ALLEY’ TO VICTORYShades of Bobby Ussery. When jockey Tiago Pereira took Stepsun to the outside fence after breaking from the 11 post position in Saturday’s fifth race, a seven furlong test for $20,000 maidens, veteran race-trackers were instantly reminded of Bobby Ussery’s tactics, when the Hall of Fame rider would traverse the far turn at Aqueduct, dubbed “Ussery’s Alley,” riding the outside fence, then veering in to do his thing through the homestretch.Stepsun, second choice at 5-2, got up by the bob of a nose to shade 29-1 outsider Crawford the Crook, ridden by Iggy Puglisi.“Those were not my instructions,” said Phil D’Amato, who trains Stepsun for owner Wesley Melcher. “Pereira told me that part of the track was the place to be, but I didn’t think he meant the outside rail.”The Equibase chart reads: “STEPSUN broke out a bit, chased near the outer rail on the backstretch, angled in six wide into the turn, moved up outside, came five wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up late.”Added D’Amato: “He was about as far out as you could be but he cut that turn good. It was almost like a NASCAR race but he got it done. He was trying to follow the ambulance tracks.” Mario Gutierrez2032415%$152,900 Drayden Van Dyke3674219%$258,910 Flavien Prat531211223%$672,770 Robertino Diodoro1522213%$69,420 James Cassidy921022%$82,440 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won John Shirreffs2200100%$67,200 Philip D’Amato2483333%$309,170 -30-last_img read more

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