Hussey walks to remember her father

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Email the author The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Trojans look to pounce Tigers Members of the Charles Henderson High School football team line up to run a play during practice. (Messenger Staff Photo/Thomas… read more Hussey said Alzheimer’s is a family disease and she had to learn how to cope with the disease because the patient reacts to the moods of others.“They pick up on your mood,” she said. “If you are anxious and agitated, they are too.“I had to learn a different kind of patience. I had to learn to be calm and answer my dad’s questions even if he repeated them a dozen times. I learned that hallucinations are often a part of the disease and that you have to learn to accept them as real in order to make the patient feel safe.”When her dad would fall in her arms and cry, Hussey said that she would cry with him. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Contentcenter_img “It’s hard when a person’s body goes but it’s just as hard when someone you love disappears,” Hussey said. “That’s why I’m so dedicated to raising money for the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Dothan. I want to do all that I can so that ways can be found to prevent and treat this terrible disease and to help those who are going through it and their families. The families suffer as much as the patient, maybe more.”Hussey said her dad’s Alzheimer’s began so gradually that the family didn’t really notice.“Daddy had started withdrawing,” Hussey said. “When we would go over, he would go to bed. We didn’t think too much about it. But some of those who played golf with him noticed that he couldn’t keep up with his golf balls. From there, it got worse.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “For a time, Daddy didn’t know who I was,” she said. “That was the hardest thing. I started calling him Ray because he would respond better to that.”One day, Hussey called her dad by his name and he reacted differently.“He said, ‘Ann Marie, I am your daddy. You treat me with respect,’ Right then, I had my daddy back. It was only for a short time, but I had him back. I am so thankful for that little time back with him.”Ray Hickman was diagnosed with cancer in April 1995 and died in February 1996.“It was hard when we found out that Daddy had Alzheimer’s and so hard seeing the man that we loved just fade away from us,” Hussey said. “But we loved him through it all and we were able to help him because of the caring, the support and the knowledge that we received from the Alzheimer’s Resource Center.“Every year, I walk in memory of my dad and I will as long as I can. I encourage anyone who has a loved one with this disease to join us for the 2010 A Walk to Remember. The Alzheimer’s Resource Center is a place where you can go to get the information, the support and encouragement you and your loved one need to make it through.”Anyone who would like to join Hussey’s team may do so by calling her at 566-1819.Registration for A Walk to Remember will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. The one-mile walk will begin at 8:45 a.m.For more information or for educational and support services, call 1-888-702-8689. Book Nook to reopen The Alzheimer’s Resource Center will host the 18th annual Alzheimer’s walk, A Walk to Remember, on Saturday, Oct. 9, at Westgate Park in Dothan.Ann Marie Hussey of Troy has on her walking shoes.Hussey’s dad, Ray Hickman, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 1992. She watched him go from an energetic, fun-loving dad to a person that was only a shell of the man she knew and loved. Hussey walks to remember her father Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 9:41 pm Thursday, September 23, 2010 Print Articlelast_img read more

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Harvard helping the helpers

first_imgThis fall, Harvard University’s Teaching and Learning Partnerships (TLP) team will begin a new collaboration with the Boston Public Library (BPL).The TLP team will train more than 50 Boston high school students to become effective mentors for the BPL’s Homework Help program. The team will use an approach developed by Harvard University’s SmartTALK program. SmartTALK offers a structured way to support children’s learning, focusing on methods for effective use of homework time and on proven ways to transition children to game-related learning following the completion of their homework.Since 2000, the BPL has offered free, drop-in homework help to Boston youth, providing a much-needed academic service to students in kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as employment opportunities for Boston teens.This school year, 62 high-achieving teens from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods are serving as Homework Help mentors in the 24 library branches. Among them will be the 50 teens who are also part of the TLP training.For some, working as a mentor is the result of their own positive experience as a child — when they received homework assistance in the BPL.“I grew up going to the Honan-Allston Library and would often get homework help there,” said 16-year-old mentor José Mendoza, who attends Mary Lyon Pilot High School in Brighton. “I have two younger sisters, in the first and third grade, and I help them from time to time with their work. One of my friends worked at BPL in the summer, and when she told me about it [Homework Help], I figured it could be fun. I also was a mentee myself at the Harvard-Allston Education Portal in the first year of its mentoring program.”Since its launch in 2008, Harvard’s SmartTALK has worked to address a key concern of many after-school programs: having staff/volunteers who are adequately prepared and trained to help children of all ages develop strong academic skills outside of school hours. The combination of homework assistance and mentorship in the BPL’s Homework Help program aligns with the goals of SmartTALK, making it a natural collaboration.“Besides the critical homework help, SmartTALK also realizes that success in school is about so much more than just finishing homework,” said Joan Matsalia, associate director of Teaching and Learning Partnerships at Harvard University. “It also works to strengthen a student’s relationship with the teachers and mentors. It helps them become more organized, develop better and stronger study skills, become more effective problem-solvers, and [it] teaches them how to work more effectively in groups.”“We couldn’t be happier with the progress of this program and are incredibly excited about this exciting new venture with the Boston Public Library,” Matsalia added.“The Boston Public Library is proud to have Harvard onboard as a partner in our Homework Help program,” said Amanda Bressler, youth outreach librarian for the BPL and manager of the Homework Help program. “SmartTALK training will give our mentors the skills and added confidence to do their job well, and, in turn, it will benefit those children who rely on Homework Help as a source of academic support. I look forward to seeing where this collaborative effort takes us.”During the current academic school year, the TLP team will offer three separate training sessions to more than 60 Boston high school students. The first session, offered in late October, focused on teaching students how to ask good questions and on the most effective ways to problem solve. The winter session will focus on behavior management, and on understanding and maximizing group culture. Finally, the spring session will focus on the importance of — and how to — keep learning fun as the homework mentors engage students and optimize learning through games.For more information about the Boston Public Library’s Homework Help program, including a complete schedule, please visit its website.last_img read more

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Today, the presentation of the views of the owners of the hotel complex and the renovation project Haludovo

first_imgA presentation of the renovation project will be held in Crikvenica today, as well as the views of the owners of the Haludovo hotel complex on the potential investment of 250 to 300 million euros.The presentation will take place Nov. 07 at 17 p.m. u school sports hall in Bogovići. On the same day, a meeting will be held at the Ministry of Tourism in Zagreb, on the topic “Tourist project Hotels Haludovo, Malinska”, to which representatives of individual ministries, state agencies, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and the Municipality have been invited.The whole story about the renovation of the famous hotel complex Haludovo in Malinska, once one of the best symbols of our tourism, raised a lot of dust because the owner is looking for a closed concession as a precondition for the renovation.As pointed out earlier, the intention of the owners of Haludov is to obtain a closed concession as a condition for starting the project, with the explanation that this provides a high level of security and top quality offer for hotel guests. The position of the Municipality of Malinska-Dubašnica is that they are not for a completely closed type concession, while the subject of discussion can only be a partially closed concession, depending on which area, which it covers and in what way.Related news: THE INVESTOR IS LOOKING FOR A CLOSED CONCESSION ON THE MARITIME PROPERTY AS A PREREQUISITE FOR THE RENOVATION OF THE HALUDOVO HOTEL COMPLEXlast_img read more

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Pochettino confident ‘suffering’ will benefit Spurs

first_imgBut Pochettino was just relieved to see his side stop the rot with a battling draw against Watford after playing most of the second half at Vicarage Road a man down following Davinson Sanchez’s red card.“You can’t win games easy, especially in this league, but you learn a lot about the character,” said Tottenham manager Pochettino.“It was important for us to change the feelings. We were disappointed after our last game at Leicester (a 2-1 loss in midweek).“We are in a period now where we are suffering things against us. It is good for the group to try and learn. It is a long-term project. It will be good for the future. You want to win, but in tough moments you learn.“In the last few games we have deserved more. You can’t question the performance or character.“It’s so difficult to play with one man less. The good thing is we didn’t concede and we were also close to scoring. We handled the game well as we played for 50 minutes with 10 men. But we were brave and went forward and didn’t concede chances.” The game was evenly poised, with Son-Heung Min cancelling out Christian Kabasele’s early headed opener, when Colombian defender Sanchez saw red for an elbow on Watford winger Richarlison.Spurs then held on to a point despite soaking up heavy pressure from the Hornets.Pochettino said he was undecided on whether Spurs will launch an appeal regarding Sanchez’s dismissal, with the player facing a three-match suspension as things stand.“I’m not going to complain but the player said it wasn’t his intention,” the Argentinian boss explained. “We will have to analyse it in private.”Watford had conceded 13 goals in three home league games against Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool. Yet despite an on-going defensive crisis, they restricted Spurs to just one goal after a tough run of fixtures.The Hornets are currently in the top half of the table but manager Marco Silva insisted he was fully focused on preserving their top-flight status in the second half of the season.“Everybody knows what our hope is — to remain in the Premier League,” he said. “I want everybody to keep their feet on the floor. We need to improve and keep working. My players continued to give me everything and I can’t ask more from them.”Richarlison was a thorn in the Tottenham’s side throughout and Silva is aware his £11 million ($15 million, 12 million euros) pre-season signing could attract interest during the January transfer window.“He is a key player for us. It’s normal that his name will be mentioned with other clubs, but it’s just rumours,” said Silva.Share on: WhatsApp Tottenham boss Mauricio PochettinoWatford, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino believes his Tottenham Hotspur side are coming of age despite their already-fading hopes of Premier League title glory suffering another setback with a 1-1 draw away to Watford.Saturday’s result was Spurs’ fourth successive league game without a win they’ve now gone from vying for the title to facing a battle to qualify directly for next season’s Champions League in recent weeks.last_img read more

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Pogba using lockdown to prepare for return after injury woes

first_img“And then we have to get back on the pitch, so we have to be ready.“For myself, I have been out for a long time as well, so for me I just want to come back playing football.”Pogba, 27, has been in regular contact with his United team-mates during the lockdown as they follow the club’s fitness regime from home.Linked with a move away from fifth-placed United earlier this season, Pogba’s presence would boost their bid for Champions League qualification if matches can be played again eventually.“My advice first of all is to stay safe, stay at home and keep practising,” Pogba said.“There is always a way to work, you can work with anything you have at home, you can still do sit-ups, push-ups.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is using the coronavirus lockdown to step up his return to fitness after an injury-plagued season.Pogba had made just eight appearances for United this season before the health crisis forced the suspension of the Premier League in March.The French World Cup winner hasn’t played a single match in 2020 due to his persistent ankle problems.His last appearance came in a December 26 win over Newcastle, but Pogba has been keeping fit during the virus break and hopes to be ready if the Premier League can return in the summer.“I have a little home gym in my house,” Pogba told United’s website.“I can do some training, some running, some bike, go outside and do some things with the ball. I am just keeping busy and keeping healthy.“We have got to stay motivated, there is no other choice. It is a period and we don’t know until when it will be like this, but I still have goals in my head and one day hopefully this (pandemic) will stop. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Thurston Realtors Contribute $5000 to Thurston County Food Bank

first_imgFacebook301Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the  Thurston County Realtors AssociationLeaders from the Thurston County Realtors Association (TCRA) recently presented a $5000 check to Robert Coit, executive director of the Thurston County Food Bank at the non-profit’s new warehouse location on Mottman Road in Tumwater. The Realtors have contributed to the Food Bank annually for the last several years.The Thurston County Food Bank feeds families throughout the area all year long and depends on donations and volunteers.Coit told the Realtors that it was a significant contribution, the equivalent of approximately 2000 meals based on the calculations they use. He also expressed his appreciation for the organization that raised the money. “Realtors are a good representation of our small business community,” noted Coit. “They are generally independent and they are everywhere. That’s important to us because it is a good connection to the local community. And, Realtors are connected with homeowners, another important sector of our community. We like a broad range of support from a lot of different sectors. Groceries are an important sector and JBLM is an important sector and Realtors are an important sector.”The sizable Realtor check represented a portion of the proceeds from the trade organization’s annual golf tournament held in September of this year. The golf tournament was the organization’s 36th annual event of its kind, with real estate offices competing at Capitol City golf course in Olympia.Jerry Wilkins is the president of the Thurston County Realtors Association. Photo credit: Amore Studios“We are making the contribution to our Food Bank now to help area families with the holidays,” says TCRA president Jerry Wilkins. “It is one of the many ways we take part in this season of giving.” Earlier this year, Thurston Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (NAR) gave a $16,500 Housing Opportunity Grant to support SideWalk’s Rapid Rehousing program that helps those experiencing homelessness. On December 2, scores of local Realtors will be part of their annual “Ring Day”, ringing bells to raise money for the Salvation Army in front of area shops and on street corners. Then, on December 9, the organization will hold its Charity Wreath Auction where contributions of contributor-designed holiday wreaths raise money for charities throughout Thurston County.“Regardless of the times—whether the housing market is up or down, the economy is good or bad—Realtors have been committed to lending a helping hand anywhere we can in our communities,” said Wilkins about the association’s steady stream of giving. “This is where we plant our roots, work hard and where we chose to have our own homes. It is also where we help others find theirs.”The Thurston County REALTORS® Association of nearly 600 REALTOR® members provides professional real estate services to buyers and sellers and has been committed to protecting property rights and preserving the quality of life in Thurston County for more than 90 years.last_img read more

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Red Bank Stores Looking Forward to Black Friday

first_imgBy Jason LockhartTHERE ARE SEVERAL stores in downtown Red Bank that plan to extend their hours on Thanksgiving Weekend. With Black Friday being the official kickoff day for holiday shopping.Some independently-owned retail stores plan to make the most of the season by staying open a few extra hours on a weekend in which thousands of people plan to shop. Red Bank storeowners like Ellen Halpern of Esoterica Salon believes it’s a fabulous time for everyone to shop.“We have a lot of fantastic gift items that you would see on the runway and in fashion magazines,” said Halpern, who sells fragrances, cosmetics, and jewelry at her salon on Monmouth Street. “I think people will be ready to climb out of their dull rooms and go back to spending. The job market is opening back up, so people will be working and having money to spend.”Prima’s Home, a furniture store on Broad Street, has no plans to extend its shopping hours for the Black Friday weekend unless demand warrants it, but is looking forward to seeing more business during the holiday season“We are hoping for more sales to close on Thanksgiving weekend since we have more items in the store such as the 300 items that are under $300,” said store manager Roberto Nogueira.Nov. 26 is also the date of the annual Town Concert and Tree Lighting featuring the Holiday Express band. The popular event brings thousands of people to downtown Red Bank for the early evening event, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into more sales for retailers, one shop owner says.Linda Moller, co-owner of LUX Beauty Store of Broad Street, said Holiday Express may bring more people to the area but it’s also a distraction from shopping.“I feel that many times when there is a public event, retail stores do not do well because people are there for the event,” said Moller who added that her store was brand new when the town tree lighting and concert took place last year. “No one wants to be out carrying bags.”One store that’s hoping to capitalize on the crowds in town for the tree lighting isa brand new furniture store opening up on Broad Street on Black Friday. Trading Post 65, a growing furniture chain that has stores in New York and Florida, plans to stay open up until 11 p.m. so that those coming into town for the tree lighting and concert can do a little shopping as well.“Staying open late will get a lot of people to come in and check out the store,” said project manager Eileen Larkin who said she is excited about having the store open on one of the busiest days of the year. “We will also have painters, guitar players, food, and apple cider for people that come in to view the store.”last_img read more

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Meerwald Brings Oystering History to Atlantic Highlands

first_imgAccording to Josh Scornavacchi, the Meerwald’s chief mate, the town of Bivalve, where the Meerwald is home-ported, once had more millionaires than any other town in the state. It was Fylak who proposed the idea of hosting the Meerwald last year in connection with the society’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of the historic Strauss Mansion. Since it was also the 90th birthday of the Meerwald, it seemed like a perfect fit. “I always wondered why we didn’t have a history festival in our port,” Fylak said. “That’s when Capt. Dan Schade of Classic Boat Rides suggested I talk to the Meerwald. That started the conversation.” After purchasing the Meerwald for $1, she founded a nonprofit organization, the Bayshore Discovery Project, and launched a fundraising campaign that raised the $800,000 needed to restore the boat. It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and designated as the state’s official Tall Ship by Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1996. ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – New Jersey’s Tall Ship, the oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald, will sail into Atlantic Highlands harbor June 12 carrying a rich cargo of maritime history from the days when vast fortunes were made by the oystermen of Delaware Bay. Many of those sailors – and a few captains as well – were African American, Scornavacchi said. “It was somewhat unusual compared to the rest of the country,” he said. Even before the civil rights movement, African Americans were making a living at oystering, but often were paid less and faced a tougher climb if they sought to captain a ship. After more than a decade on the water, the boat was commandeered by the U.S. Coast Guard at the start of World War II and converted into a fire boat. Its masts were removed and it was covered in steel. The heydays of oysteringdwindled when a parasite inthe ballast water drained froman Asian ship began killingoff the oysters in DelawareBay. “A lot of the oystermengave up right there. They hadto find other occupations.” By Eileen Moon Onshore, the oysters would be bagged and shipped by train across the country, bringing a seemingly endless supply of dollars back to Bivalve year after year. In Philadelphia, Scornavacchi said, hungry pedestrians would buy raw oysters instead of hot dogs from carts on the street. Brian Keenan, executive director of the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, and the organization’s historian and curator Rachel Dolhanscyk, will talk about African American oystermen during a lecture hosted by the historical society that will take place in the Atlantic Highlands Senior Center in the harbor at 7:30 p.m. June 19. The Meerwald will travel up from its home port at the nonprofit Bayshore Center at Bivalve to spend two weeks here as guests of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society and the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club. During the visit, the Meerwald will host a series of day and evening sails that include Thursday evening BYOB oyster-tasting cruises featuring Cape May salt oysters, a history sail and kid-friendly outings that include helping the crew raise and lower the sails. After the war, the boat was returned to the Meerwalds, still a fireboat. By then they had taken up chicken farming, Scornavacchi said, and sold the boat. It later saw service as a motorized oyster dredger, a clamming boat and finally a shipwreck festering in the water until someone pulled it out and put it in storage, Scornavacchi said. He credits its resurrection to an environmental activist named Meghan Wren, who heard some customers talking about the boat as she was bartending. The visit will begin with a meet-and-greet with the crew at the Strauss Mansion, the home of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, at 7 p.m. June 12. Some 500 vessels like theMeerwald plied the waters,working from dawn to dusksix days a week, droppingoff their hauls of oysters andturning around for more. A sailors’ town sprang up along the waterfront on Delaware Bay with shops and bars and restaurants ready to take in their share of the profits from the oystering trade. “It was almost like going to a strip mall,” Scornavacchi said. Sailors would come ashore for a rowdy Saturday night, attend church on Sunday morning and climb back ontheir boats. The Meerwald, too, fell on hard times. Built in 1928, the schooner had the unusual distinction of being named for a man. Most boats are named for women, Scornavacchi said. But A.J. Meerwald’s two sons named the boat for their dad as they followed in his footsteps as oystermen. Today, the town of Bivalve and its sister towns along the Maurice River are among the poorest in the state, Scornavacchi noted. “Last year, the crew broke out into sea shanties,” said Lynn Fylak, historical society president. “It was a lot of fun.” Visit ahhistory.org for more details on the Meerwald’s visit and accompanying events.last_img read more

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T-Birds overcome pesky Kootenay Ice to sweep BCMMHL series in Nelson

first_imgShawn Campbell of Castlegar and Cranbrook’s Terrell Clarricoates replied for the Ice, trailing 4-2 after 40 minutes.Sunday, Fraser Valley scored twice in the second to steal the win.Jake Mulder and Mackenzie Wright gave Fraser Valley the two-goal advantage before Matthew Dyck made it 3-0 minutes into the third frame.Hunter Floris of Vanderhoof scored the lone goal for Kootenay.Curt Doyle of Nelson was in goal Sunday for Kootenay.Kootenay sits last in the 11-team BC Hockey Major Midget League with a record of 2-15-1.The Ice play host to the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs this weekend in Nelson. The Kootenay Ice were happy to be home after spending the past few weeks on the road in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.However, home cooking wasn’t enough to put the Ice over the top as Fraser Valley Thunderbirds squeaked out a pair of wins 5-2 Saturday and 3-1 Sunday.Five different players hit the scoresheet in the opener for Fraser Valley as the visitors grabbed the first game of the two-game set Saturday.Jonathan Stein, Jake Mulder, Justin Hargrave, Jamie Housch and Jonathan Rees scored for the T-Birds.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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