SANTA ANITA PARK SET TO RESUME RACING FRIDAY UNDER STRONGEST MEDICATION REGULATIONS IN U.S. RACING

first_imgRIDING CROP BAN UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED BY CHRB PENDING 45-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIODArcadia, CA (March 28, 2019) — Santa Anita Park will resume live racing on Friday, March 29, under rules which modernize the sport of horse racing and provide the strongest medication regulations in the United States.  Approval for a complete revision of the medication rules, which were agreed upon by The Stronach Group, parent company of Santa Anita, and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), was passed this afternoon by the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) at their monthly meeting.Additionally, the CHRB unanimously voted to approve an amendment that limits a jockey’s cushion crop use as a corrective safety measure only, modernizing the centuries-old practice of striking a horse to make it run faster.  As is California regulation, the rule must go out for a 45-day public comment period before it can be enacted by the Board.  Jockeys racing at Santa Anita on Friday will do so under the current crop rules.“Today was a watershed moment. We extend our thanks to the California Horse Racing Board for their swift and decisive action to evolve the great sport of horse racing not just for today, but to grow it for future generations,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group.  “We commend not only the CHRB and Chairman Chuck Winner, but all of our industry partners, including the TOC and the California Thoroughbred Trainers, for taking these unified steps to lead the nation for the health and safety of our equine and human athletes.  TSG continues to be committed to the principles of safe horse racing and are proud to lead the way in California.  We are looking forward to working with our stakeholders in other jurisdictions and expediting these reforms at our all of our racetracks to put the horses first.”Effective Friday, horses racing at the two tracks will do so with medication rules consistent with, or more restrictive than, the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA) standards, which are the world’s benchmark for equine safety and welfare.  This means that horses will race with no race day medication with the exception of the diuretic Lasix, which will still be permitted, but at a maximum of 50% of the previous levels.  Additionally, all horses born in or after 2018 will race at Santa Anita and Golden Gate will do so with no race day medication, including Lasix.  This means all two-year-old horses starting in 2020 and after will be racing medication free.Two weeks ago, Stronach published an Open Letter addressing the Future of Thoroughbred Racing in California calling for sweeping changes to modernize the sport and raise the standards of how racing and training is conducted.  In addition to today’s CHRB decisions, Santa Anita has implemented a number of enhanced protocols and procedures to help ensure racing and training safety and integrity.  These include transparency of veterinary records, approval for workouts, and a commitment to purchase state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to aid trainers and veterinarians in identifying pre-existing conditions before they become injuries.  This also includes a continued commitment to engage independent racetrack surface experts to continually review both the dirt and turf courses for consistency, composition and compaction.“Change is never easy,” said Tim Ritvo, COO of The Stronach Group.  “There were a lot of people who came together in a very short period of time to make this happen.  The horses are the one thing that unifies us all.  We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Santa Anita tomorrow.”last_img read more

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Five clubs Kane could move to after transfer hint including Man City

first_imgHARRY KANE has drppped a heavy hint that Tottenham must improve if they want to stop him moving to a major rival.Several clubs will be more than happy to break the bank if the star striker pushes for an exit.3 Kane has admitted there will be life after Tottenham, with the club needing to improve to keep himCredit: PA:Press AssociationAlready, Kane admits Spurs must do more to keep him with the team out of all cups and eighth in the table following a poor run of form.He stated earlier in the week: “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.”But I’ve always said, if I don’t feel we’re going in the right direction then I’m not someone who will just stay for the sake of it.”I’m an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players.”Of course, the 26-year-old has never won a major title in North London, a huge factor in determining his future.So who could Kane leave for? Here, SunSport names five clubs with the cash and the trophies to tempt the England ace.Manchester CityPep Guardiola has his hands full with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus at the Etihad, but what if one was to leave?Naturally, 31-year-old Aguero is the more likely to need replacing with the Argentine out of contract in 2021.The forward has also spoken previously about his desire to return to old side Independiente and that could move into focus next year.3He remarked last May: “I always try. I know what the Independiente fans want, but I have a contract with City, and I try to focus on these two years I’ve got left. Then I’ll see what I’ll do but of course, Independiente is my priority.”However there are more factors to consider, such as the Champions League ban that could shake up City if their appeal falls.And Guardiola’s future may also have an impact on a potential bid for Kane with old Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino currently favourite to eventually take over from the Spaniard.Real MadridLos Blancos may have splashed out £265million last summer but there is little chance of seeing their aggressive spending abate in the coming transfer window.If Zinedine Zidane cannot land the Champions League or if Barcelona secure LaLiga amidst their own troubles, the Frenchman is reportedly heading for the exit door.Once again, the Poch factor could roll into view but either way securing a big-name striker to finally replace Cristiano Ronaldo is surely top of their priorities.Robert Lewandowski has been strongly linked in the past and, after the Pole, there are very few men who can boast the scoring abilities of Kane.Bayern MunichSpeaking of Lewandowski, his departure from Bavaria would draw in significant funds for Bayern to splash on a new forward to lead their line.Cezary Kucharski, the 31-year-old’s former agent, has spoken of the opportunity to sign for Real arising last summer.3 Real Madrid taking a serious interest in Lewandowski may not be good news for SpursCredit: ReutersHe remarked that “the only thing that counted for Robert was the Spanish sun, and Real Madrid” although the move never came off.Die Roten will put up a fierce defence of any bids for their star man and so, once again, Pochettino potentially landing at the end of the season for the start of a new long-term project may be another enticement for Kane.Manchester UnitedCan Ole Gunnar Solskjaer promise Kane the trophies he craves with a switch to Old Trafford?Currently, no, to be frank. But ambition can be measured in more ways than one and United could attempt to prove their seriousness by launching a mega raid on the coming transfer market.Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish and a centre-back such as Kalidou Koulibaly are high on the Red Devils’ agenda, making Kane the icing on the cake.Essential to landing the Spurs man is surely how the two clubs fare in their European qualification bids, with a spot for United in the Champions League potentially massive if they want to pull off this deal.LiverpoolJurgen Klopp will be acutely aware that there must be life after Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.And what better way to replace one of them than with Harry Kane?most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himFirmino’s role as the central force in the front three looks to be under the most threat, especially given the rumours linking Timo Werner with a move to Anfield.Should Klopp desire a statement signing to offer something very different to Firmino, aka a penalty box finisher, the Spurs forward is one of the best going.Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

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Rhys Webb out for season

first_imgWebb, who missed the Six Nations because of the injury, is set to leave Ospreys for Toulon at the end of the season.That switch will make him ineligible to play for Wales, the most recent of the scrum-half’s 33 caps coming in December against South Africa.A statement from Ospreys’ medical team read: “Rhys pulled out of Wales’ Six Nations campaign and went on to have surgery on an ongoing knee problem.”He will be unavailable for the remainder of this season and his focus is now on getting his recovery right for next season.”Webb also has two Test appearances for the British and Irish Lions, playing against New Zealand in the drawn series with the All Blacks. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Rhys Webb playing for Waleslast_img

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Hunters leading 30-0 at break

first_imgIt was a scrappy first five minutes with a comedy of errors from both sides.But it was the home side who capitalised first to score in the 7th minute.It started through Butler Morris, who scooped up a loose ball from a knock and sprinted 50 metres. Just before being tackled, he passed it to Justin Olam who ran in to score.The Hunters ran in their second try straight from the restart when Thompson Teteh scored out wide.Teteh wasn’t done yet, grabbing his second for the game just 9 minutes later.Ase Boas was good with boot, converting all three tries to make it 18-0 by the 20-minute mark.The Hunters continued to make it look easy when halfback Wartovo Puara Jnr threw an inside ball to a barnstorming Brandy Peter, who then gave it to Warren Glare to dive under the posts to score the Hunters’ fourth try.Coming fresh off the bench, Gahuna Silas danced around the weary Tigers defence and then spun out of a tackle to score in the 35th minute.Boas made it 5 from 5 right at the half time whistle.last_img read more

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Rio 2016: Rafaela Silva wins judo gold for Brazil

first_imgSilva defeated world number one Sumiya Dorjsuren of Mongolia by Waza-ari to delight a partisan crowd at Carioca 2.The gold medal marks a fairytale rise to Olympic triumph from a childhood in Rio’s notorious ‘City of God’ favela for Silva.She qualified for London 2012 Games but was disqualified in the early rounds for a rule violation.London champion Kaori Matsumoto of Japan took bronze alongside five-time European champion Telma Monteiro of Portugal.last_img

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“One told me ‘son of a bitch’, I give you my mouth if you leave”

first_imgeleven The declarations of the players of Sporting of Portugal continue. The trial after the aggressions suffered by the squad by the ultras of the team is still being held and after players have testified as Bruno Fernandes, this time it was the turn of Rui Patricio, now goalkeeper of Wolverhampton. The goalkeeper explained what happened when they saw the fans arrive, how they were threatened and attacked and confessed that he recognized one of those people: “I was at the spa when they shouted in. Vasco Fernandes tried to reach the door but did not succeed. They came with their faces covered. Then they began to attack us. They entered aggressively. The first one they took was kicked, I don’t remember who it was. They went to attack William and I went to separate them and calm them down. Then about four got together to throw the shirt and tell us we were a shame. One told me: “Son of a bitch, if you leave, I will leave your mouth.” They said many things. It was a tense moment. They started to grab my chest to pull me by the shirt: “Sons of a bitch, we’re going to kill you,” I heard when they came from the hallway. They came with everything. I don’t know if they came to kill us. I saw that Dost was given points and Jesus was bleeding from his mouth and nose. I saw some with their faces discovered outside. At first glance I recognized Fernando Mendes, who was with someone. Outside I saw William talking to him. “center_img Finally, he talked about the meetings they had with the president, whom he accuses of not supporting them: “There were two. There were messages from the president criticizing the players and the team and that’s why we asked for a meeting. We arrived in Lisbon on Friday and the president He said it would be after the next game. We decided to make a statement as well. Players, André Geraldes and the president. It took place in a very bad environment. Bruno de Carvalho said he had nothing to do as soon as he was president and did what he wanted. He told William and me that we did it because we wanted to leave. “last_img read more

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The athletics of Jeddah: “Seeing him here is a dream … I lived the Calderon!”

first_imgOne dressed in blue, two with scarves. The three impatient in the entrance hall of Al-Ahli. The three were waiting for Atlético with the joy of the host he receives at home. Not to. They are called Mohammed Al-Naged (32 years old), Adel Alblawi (25) and Kamal Sameay (25), they are from Jeddah and They are part of the Saudi athletic club. “I was at Vicente Calderón! I lived it!” Who claims is Mohammed, the oldest, one of the founders. He says that Atlético comes from his crib, that he fell in love on TV, that the first time he traveled to Spain was to see him. “Now be here, for the Super Cup, It is the dream of my life: At Atlético-Barça we will be 50 of the rock. Look, look at the banner. “And the sample. Written in Arabic, it has the red and white colors.“MY favorite Atlético player always it will be Torres“, adduces to his side Adel, because Mohammed chooses and goes to the past:”Tiago Mendes! Never anyone like him. Good, Gabi. The two “. Kamal’s is also historical,”Godin “. Now, they agree: “Koke “. The captain, his heir. They will yell at you a lot today. He’s at home. “And this title is from Atlético”, close Adel. You will see them here too. In the Wanda Metropolitano it has already done so.last_img read more

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“That’s impossible, there are more people behind than in front of the ball”

first_imgThe board of Quique Setién has not just found accommodation on the players’ hard drive. Three matches -Granada and Valencia in LaLiga and Ibiza in Copa- have been enough to verify within the locker room that To assume the new ideas of the coach you will have to pay a high cost. For now, only at the premiere against the Nasrid team (1-0) a dignified image was offered on the grass, since neither before the Ibizan club (1-2), much less in front of the team ‘che’ (2-0) The team has expressed itself in the terms desired by the new coach.In fact, the situation that was experienced on Saturday in the visiting locker room of Mestalla confirms the degree of disconnection that still exists between a good part of the workforce and Quique Setién. While the coach, accompanied by his inseparable Eder Sarabia, tried to correct on the board the numerous tactical errors of the team, some heavyweights improvised a summit to try to fix the ballot. At the meeting the laments and complaints were unanimous: there was a clear problem of lack of order in the field. “That’s impossible, it can’t be that he has more players behind than in front of the ball,” one of the team’s sacred cows lamented, aware that the situation began to take dramatic tints. “You have to give more depth and speed to the ball because we are making it very easy for Valencia,” insisted another of the authorized voices of the wardrobe.And that the team went to rest with a zero draw in the light. A result completely misleading on the merits of one and the other: Valencia had failed a penalty and sent a ball to the crossbar and Barcelona had only finished once between the three sticks, with Messi as the only protagonist, in a meek throw at the hands of Domenech.When the game ended, the costumes were even more bitter. And although it is true that the game had improved, at least in terms of depth and speed of the ball, the overwhelming and unappealable defeat of the team – thirteen years ago that they did not lose in Mestalla – left a doubt in the squad. Some doubts that have Setién as the main designated, since time is running against them and the team continues to navigate without a definite course or a clear destination.last_img read more

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Itxaso Uriarte: “Getting another title would be the icing on the cake”

first_imgLa Real has started the season well …Yes. The equipment is comfortable. We had a game that has not gone out. But we have tried to correct them and this weekend against Espanyol (4-1) things went very well.What is the potential of this template?We are a young team. We all go to one and fight like the ones that are most supported by a great team.Has the cup title given momentum?Yes. A lot. Getting the Cup was something impressive and it’s something you never expect. Getting another title would be the icing on the cake. It is very complicated, but we have always said that nothing is never impossible and we will go for everything.Did you ever imagine winning a title with the Real?No. You always dream it. The first thing you want when you are little is to compete in Primera and when you are there get a degree, but I always saw it far away. As far as it looked, we saw it closer (laughs).Have you improved support for women’s football in Donostia after the Cup?Already before winning the Cup it was noted that in Zubieta were the most plugged people. Getting the title has hooked more people and more and more people come to see us.What do you think of the new Women’s Super Cup?We do not have to value the format. That is what those who throw it have to do. We have to focus on the tie against Levante and if we get it we will think about something else.How do you see your rival?The Levante has a very powerful squad, in which any player is very dangerous. But we are very clear about what we have to do and what we don’t have to do. You have to leave very focused on the game and try to make it very difficult for them.How do you expect the match?We are two teams that like to have the ball. In that sense we will try to have the ball be ours and play our game. We simply have to counter their strengths and not let them touch the ball. Do you think that fatigue from the Super Cup and Cup can affect the level in the League?We are aware that the next month will be hard. We are a template that is very plugged in and we will not take everything for granted. The fact of having so many matches in a row can physically work, but if it is not one it will be another which will be available.Do you think it will have as much impact as the Cup?Yes we hope it has repercussion. Women’s football is engaging more and more.Face your ninth season in the Real, what does this shield mean to you?It is the first team I have played in First. They welcomed me impressively and I don’t have a bad word for the club. They have given me everything and I try to thank them in the field. They have always helped me in everything I have asked for. I only have words of thanks and I will give my all for this shield.She is the player with the most minutes this season, does she feel important?It is very important that I have been fortunate that all the coaches I have been with have given me all the confidence and have always tried to correspond to them.What role do you play in the locker room?After so many years and being the veteran of the team I feel important and try to help all I can to the young women and the new additions.She is a teacher but, would you like to remain linked to football as a coach after retiring?In principle, the idea is once football is finished, dedicate myself to education. I never rule out the fact that I can train a team because I like to teach. It’s something very nice, but it’s something that I don’t think about right now.Have they made any bet or promise if they win the Super Cup?No (laughs) The first thing is to focus on Wednesday’s game, which is going to be a very complicated game. If we have already passed Wednesday’s duel you can imagine or raise something. But, first we will go step by step.last_img read more

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Higuaín continues with lumbago and could miss the Spal-Juventus

first_img“Higuain continues with a little lumbago. We are aware of his conditions, but at this moment (Bosnian, Miralem) Pjanic is closer to recovery,” said Sarri also referring to the muscular discomfort of his midfielder Pjanic. The Argentinian Gonzalo Higuain, Juventus Turin forward, still with lumbago problems and is in doubt for the league game of the current champion of Italy against the Spal Ferrara this Saturday.Higuain, 32, He has not trained in the last two days because of back discomfort and the technician Maurizio Sarri reported this Friday at the press conference prior to the appointment with the Spal of what the pipita” Still not recovered. The Juventus coach will decide in the next few hours whether to include Higuain in the list to measure yourself at the Spal de Ferrara, in the last match prior to the visit to Lyon in the knockout stages of the Champions League.In this season, “Pipita” played 33 games, between Serie A, Italian Cup, Italian Super Cup and Champions League, and scored 8 goals.For the visit to the Spal, everything indicates that the Juventus headline will be composed of the Argentinian Paulo Dybala Y the portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who seeks to reach eleven consecutive games by seeing the door in the domestic tournament.last_img read more

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