Facts About Unprecedented Horse Racing Reforms in California

first_imgThe Stronach Group introduced a series of changes at Santa Anita Park in the wake of catastrophic horse fatalities, with approval and implementation from the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). Since reforms were introduced on March 15 there have been more than 100,000 training or racing sessions.The Stronach Group is committed to doing the hard work necessary to evolve the great sport of horse racing, so its legacy continues for generations to come in the United States.REFORMS Medications & Documentation: Horses will race with no race-day medication with the exception of Lasix.Lasix will be phased out in stages. Lasix is permitted only at a maximum of 50% of the previous levels; all horses born in or after 2018 will race at Santa Anita and Golden Gate Park with no race day medication, including Lasix. So, all two-year-old horses starting in 2020 or after will race medication-free. This will bring Santa Anita and Golden Gate consistent, or stricter than, international standards that currently bans all race day medication.Horses in training are now only allowed therapeutic medication with a qualified veterinary diagnosis from a state-licensed veterinarian.Increase transparency of veterinarian records.Innovative Diagnostic Technology: Significant investments in diagnostic equipment to aid in the early detection of pre-existing conditions.Continued commitment to the daily inspection of the main track and turf course while working with internationally renowned independent track surface experts to ensure the safest racing surfaces possible.Race Day and Training Protocols: Trainers must apply for permission to work a horse (a timed, high-speed training exercise) at least 48 hours in advance to help track veterinarians assist in identifying “at-risk” risk horses.Significant and strict Out-of-Competition Testing (OCT).Increased time required for horses to be on-site prior to a racelast_img read more

Rashford shines in stellar showing as Young struggles against Spurs

first_imgMARCUS RASHFORD put in a stellar showing as he scored twice to lead Manchester United to a 2-1 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford.The England star threatened over and over again in a blistering first-half, scoring the game’s opener in the sixth minute with a powerful right-footed shot – with a little help from Paulo Gazzaniga.2 Marcus Rashford was brilliant in Man Utd’s win over SpursCredit: GettyBut a moment of sheer genius from Dele Alli saw Spurs equalise shortly before half-time.Rashford deservedly grabbed a second goal early in the second-half after winning – and converting – a penalty after being trodden on by Moussa Sissoko.After a thrilling game at Old Trafford, here’s how SunSport’s Dave Fraser rated Man Utd’s stars against Spurs…DAVID DE GEA – 6A spectator in the early knockings as United took to the game to the Tottenham half, made a fine save to deny Serge Aurier, but the rebound was smashed home by Dele Alli after a gorgeous flick.Made a smart save from substitute Tanguy Ndombele late on – and another from Alli in stoppage time.AARON WAN-BISSAKA – 6Solid in defence, but his distribution after regaining possession is often lacking and can halt United’s counter-attacking threat.A crunching tackle to break up a Spurs counter-attack turned out to be a crucial final kick of the game.VICTOR LINDELOF – 6Had little to do with Spurs’ threat coming from out side, but there when called upon.HARRY MAGUIRE – 6Much like Lindelof, was a spectator for much of the match.ASHLEY YOUNG – 5Looked shaky at left-back, with Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier teaming-up to form a speedy, attacking partnership on his flank.Could have done better in the build-up to Dele’s goal, failing to throw his head at the ball before it reached his old international team-mate.The club captain’s days at Old Trafford are surely numbered with the emergence of Brandon Williams – and with Luke Shaw also on the books.Jose Mourinho explains why it’s easier for Man Utd to play against the better teams in the Premier League after Spurs lose 2-1 at Old Trafford2 Ashley Young struggled for large portions of the game against TottenhamCredit: ReutersACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneSCOTT McTOMINAY – 6Back after missing three games with an ankle injury, failed to have much of an impact early on as United’s attackers took control of the game.Solid overall, as ever.FRED – 6Awful attempt on goal in the first-half, so off-target it was even saved from going for a throw-in, somewhat epitomised his time at United.Never shy to duck out of a heavy tackle though and made a couple of key contributions on the defensive end.DANIEL JAMES – 6Took a heavy knock early on after a lunge from Harry Winks which sent the Welshman clattering into Jose Mourinho.Always energetic down the right but perhaps not at his sparkling best. Had a strong effort saved by Gazzaniga in the second-half as he aimed to put the match out of Spurs’ reach.JESSE LINGARD – 6Looked better and some lovely footwork nearly led to a trademark, curled goal – only to see his shot just drift wide.Nice bit of link-up play in the second-half with James and Rashford and arguably a better option than Andreas Pereira in the No10 spot.Taken off with around five minutes to play after going down with cramp. A much more assured showing from the England man.MARCUS RASHFORD – 9Rifled home Man Utd’s opener. Gazzaniga should have saved it, but credit to Rashford for getting it in the corner with some real venom.Nearly had a second with a sensational free-kick minutes later that drifted millimetres wide, before rattling the bar shortly afterwards.Got goal No2 for the game from the spot early in the second-half after winning the penalty himself after a dangerous surge into the box.Quieter after that moment, but his work had already been done.Much more dangerous now he’s back playing on the left-wing…MASON GREENWOOD – 5Looked lively in only his second Premier League start, always in the right place as the sole centre-forward.Always appears confident in his own ability but was overall very quiet and utterly outshone by Rashford as the England star put in a stellar showing.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMORE MAN UTD STORIESLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansSUBSAndreas Pereira (for Mason Greenwood, 80 mins) – Failed to make much of an impact during his ten-minute cameo.Luke Shaw (for Jesse Lingard, 87 mins) – Little time to get into the game having been thrown on to rescue Lingard from his cramp.Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the next two games give his team the chance to prove themselveslast_img read more

Pacific sides seeking improvement at Hamilton 7s

first_imgThe Olympic champions finished top of their pool at last weekend’s Sydney tournament, including wins over Samoa and New Zealand.But their title hopes were ended with a 24-7 defeat by the USA in the Cup quarter final, before the All Blacks Sevens cruised to a 31-7 victory in the playoff for fifth place.Gareth Baber said they weren’t good enough when it mattered, with kick-offs an area that needs some work.”Some of the processes fell down for us and we questioned ourselves and as a group in terms of when the pressure comes on ensuring that you stick to a plan, you execute that plan and we didn’t do that,” he said.”It’s a tough environment, especially when you’re not getting the results or performances you want and you’ve got to be brave enough as a group of players and our staff as well that you’re willing to take the criticism, learn from it and move forward and that’s certainly been the emphasis of this week.”Fiji play Wales and Spain first up in Hamilton this afternoon before closing out pool play against an Australian side buoyed by their victory on home soil last weekend.The Pacific Island side prevailed when the teams last met in Dubai two months ago and Gareth Baber is backing his players to rediscover their winning touch.”Australia have been there and thereabouts and then suddenly put in the performance of their year or the last few years to top it in Sydney in a home tournament, which is great for them.””And we’re doing something similar – we’re working to plans and, as I said in fairness to (their coach) Andy and the Australian team, I think they were very good for that win in Sydney and it’s going to be a tough one for us in our pool but we’ve played them several times over the last few years and we tended to have the drop on them so I’ll be looking to do the same again this weekend,” Baber said.Samoa insist they’re on the right path despite some underwhelming recent result in the World Series.The Manu missed out on the Cup quarter finals in Sydney last weekend after being thrashed 31-5 by Fiji and 31-0 by New Zealand in pool play, while they ended the weekend with a five point loss to Wales.But David Afamasaga, who scored his first World Series try in the win over Russia, believes they’re not as far off the pace as results may suggest.”The scoreline doesn’t reflect the way we play. I think we’re playing a pretty good brand of footy at the moment but just our little mistakes that we’re making are letting other teams in. I think we’re just there, we’re nearly there but I think we’re coming up,” he said.Samoa will face Kenya, the United States and Canada in pool play at the inaugural Hamilton Sevens today.Afamasaga said they have a very good chance of making the knockout rounds this weekend if they get their “head-space” right.”Just being very decisive, not being in two minds and once you make a decision just go for it. So that’s what we’ve been working on.”Papua New Guinea face another daunting start against World Series champions South Africa and England in pool play.The Pacific minnows were thrashed 50-0 by the Blitz Boks in their opening match in Sydney last weekend before a 35-5 against the English.The Pukpuks coach Dougie Guise could be forgiven for cursing their bad luck but said it’s all valuable preparation for the World Series qualifier in Hong Kong in April.”We really want to qualify this year to get core team status (and the chance to play every tournament on the World Series).””We really want to push forward in winning the qualifying tournament there to get on the circuit. It’s a good thing to challenge the best to try to be the best so I’m really happy that they’ve given us both the number one and two seeds – the World Series champions and the runners up from last year – so yeah (we’re) really happy with that,” Guise said.PNG will also face Russia in their final pool game.last_img read more

Mannering to start for the Warriors

first_imgWith Leivaha Pulu forced to the sidelines after sustaining a foot injury in last weeks first loss of the season to the Broncos, Mannering will take Pulu’s place on the left edge.Filling Mannering’s spot on the interchange is front rower Albert Vete who is yet to play a first grade game this season.Warriors centre Solomone Kata was seen carried off the field last week with ankle trouble but has been named to start pending a fitness test.Warriors: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, David Fusitu’a, Peta Hiku, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo, Blake Green, Shaun Johnson, Bunty Afoa, Issac Luke, Agnatius Paasi, Simon Mannering, Tohu Harros, Adam Blair.Interchange: Jazz Tevaga, Sam Lisone, Albert Vete, Anthony Gelling, Chris Satae, Mason Lino, Isaiah Papali’i, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.last_img

Samoa’s golden girls go for glory at home

first_imgOf the team that won gold last year, ten players return to this year’s squad for the tournament in Apia.This includes captain Regina Lili’I and current Samoa Cricket development manager and vice-captain, Perelini Mulitalo, who will play in her fifth regional women’s qualifier.The team will also feature several new faces including Faamitai Anitoni, Velder Levaula and Filimaua Malo while Letelesa Autagavia returns to the team for the first time since 2012.Several players from the squad joined New Zealand club teams last season, providing them with excellent preparation in the lead up to the tournament.Two players, Matile Uliao and Lagi Otila Tele’a, also played in the East Asia-Pacific women’s team who won the inaugural Australian Country Cricket Championships in early 2016. Uliao made headlines at the tournament after she took a hat-trick in the EAP’s match against Northern Territory and will be a key bowler again for the Samoan team this tournament.Captain Lili’I knows that all these opportunities will be invaluable for the team this time around. She believes that “every opportunity we get to play cricket, either individually or as a team, helps us to improve and play better quality cricket”.And the expectations from Lili’I of her team are high: “Obviously winning the gold medal was an amazing effort from the girls last year. But now we need to back that up with even better cricket at this tournament because there’s a World Cup Qualifier position at stake.”Samoa will also have a new coach after Ian West stepped down from coaching the team. Sunshine Coast-based coach Brad Murphy has been brought in to fill the role with Taitoe Kaisala as his assistant coach.The 2016 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier – East Asia-Pacific begins in Apia, Samoa, on July 15 and will feature teams from Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Japan. The tournament is a double round robin with the team who finishes on top of the table progressing to the Global Qualifier for the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.last_img read more

Djokovic sweats but fails to get Serbia into the ATP Cup semifinals

first_imgThe Serbian had to resort to the third set to end ShapovalovLajovic beat Auger-Aliassime before by an easy 6-4 and 6-2In the doubles, Troicki and Cacic finished the final 3-0 over Canada The Balkan team went ahead in the tie with the comfortable victory of Lajovic, number 34 in the world, over the young Auger-Aliassime, 19, who conceded his third defeat in four appearances in this ATP Cup.More close was the duel of numbers one, in which Djokovic had to overcome a tough game that lasted two hours and 40 minutes. Shapovalov came to have 5-4 and serve in his favor in the third set, but the world number two took his talent to achieve a decisive ‘break’ and confirmed his triumph in the tiebreaker, where he won 7-4. In the already inconsequential point of doubles, Troicki and Cacic put the 3-0 against Polansky and Shamasdin (6-3, 6-2).In this way, Djokovic will star on Saturday an interesting semifinal duel against Daniil Medvedev, who won him in his last two duels in Cincinnati and Monte Carlo. Before, they will open the tie Lajovic and Karen Khachanov, who like Djokovic and his partner Medvedev remains undefeated in this ATP Cup. Serbia has qualified for the ATP Cup semifinals, where it will run into Russia, after beating Canada in the quarterfinals on Friday with the triumphs of Novak Djokovic over Denis Shapovalov (4-6, 6-1, 7-6) and of Dusan Lajovic in front of Felix Auger-Aliassime (6-4, 6-2).center_img Photo: Reuterslast_img read more

Ansu smells like a star

first_imgOn December 4, Barça officially announced Ansu’s armor. He economically improved his contract, which expired in 2022, with the possibility of extending it two more seasons, until 2024. His termination clause went from 100 million to 170 million, but that will change soon. As soon as he becomes a player of the first team, very soon, Ansu will have a clause of 400 million euros.In the background is the European Championship. With two games in the U21, Luis Enrique has admitted that they watch the player, a process that has already started the National Team in the era of Robert Moreno. It might seem hasty, but Ansu is not going to be scared to keep breaking records. It seems that, with all the world’s reserves, a star has been born. The process of Ansu deludes in the club. It is burning the stages well. All with a lot of determination. Ansu wants to arrive and at the club they are willing to give him the tools he needs. The fundamental, control your media boom. At the moment, the player, who still has a record of the subsidiary, maintains his customs. Spend time with young people your age who are halfway between Barça B and Juvenil. With 17 years old, control all the temptations that are going to approach now Being a relevant player can be the most difficult for the club. That is why, in part, it will be important to protect it. Quique Setién’s phrase (“Dembélé is going to leave”) had created a strange suggestion in the surroundings of Barça. As if there were guarantees with a player who has shown himself crystal and who, when he has been in shape, has been irregular, erratic and has been far from being a player of 140 million euros or far. And while everyone seemed to be waiting for Dembélé (which hastens his recovery and could be discharged before Thursday), Ansu Fati, 17 years and 96 days, shook the Camp Nou again with an impressive demonstration of talent. Without the intention of falling into the precipitation, the boy smells like a star.Ansu played his best game with Barça against Levante. In addition to the two goals, he finished five times at goal, generated three scoring chances on his own and gave 109 of 116 correct passes. Setién also highlighted his defensive work. It is evident that, within the field, he is a much more mature player than his age indicates. He almost always makes good decisions and everything he does makes sense and evil well understood in the field. He plays when necessary, overflows when there is one against one of course and, above all, and what is most important for his progression in Barça, it is understood with Messi and the Argentine believes it. His connection in the first goal reminded the one that the Argentine had with Neymar. “I’ve been watching it for many years,” he said after the game. Ansu as if to see what could be understood with Messi with his eyes closed. His connection with the Argentine goes beyond the grass. Leo is sponsoring his first steps and Rodrigo, the brother of Argentine crack, has become one of the Guinean’s trusted advisors.last_img read more

With Marcelo, there are already 19 Madrid players who have scored

first_imgMarcelo shortened distances in minute 59 for Real Madrid. The Brazilian side put the 1-3 and has become the nineteenth white player who sees goal this season counting all competitions. To this day, only Militao, Mendy, Marioano and Marcelo had to score. In addition, Odriozola left for Bayern without opening his account. Marcelo has managed against Real 37 his goal 37 with the white shirt in his 501 games. Nor has it marked either of the two goalkeepers, although Courtois was close to doing so in Valencia. Benzema leads the list of Madrid goal scorers this season. The Frenchman adds 18 points among all competitions. It is followed by Rodrygo, who has been six. Third place goes to Sergio Ramos. The captain and defender of Real Madrid accumulates five goals, three of them penalty. Marcelo joins the cast of players with a single goal in the white squad. Jovic, Brahim, Hazard, James, Isco, Nacho, Carvajal and Marcelo himself add one goal each.last_img

The Eibar-Real Sociedad, postponed due to bad air conditions in Ipurua

first_imgThe RFEF, LaLiga and both clubs have confirmed this measure The Basque Government has already advised not to play for the presence of furan and dioxins Photo: Reuters “Being in contact with LaLiga, the RFEF and the clubs involved, the Competition Committee, and on the recommendation of the Basque Government, has decided to suspend the Eibar-RealSociety,” said the league body on Saturday, from its official Twitter profile.Likewise, both clubs and also the Federation have communicated it from their social networks, in reaction to the advice given on the eve by the Department of Health of the Basque Executive. Thus, he had requested that this encounter and any other outdoor sport not be disputed; all this, due to the presence of furan and dioxins as a result of the fire at the top of the Zaldibar landfill (Vizcaya).According to the Deputy Minister of Health of the Basque Government, Iñaki Berraondo, the presence in the air of furan and dioxins had reached amounts between 40 and 50 times above normal. Although these measures do not pose an imminent health risk, they can be damaged when there are continued and prolonged exposures over time.center_img The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga have confirmed the postponement of the match between SD Eibar and Real Sociedad, corresponding to the 24th day of LaLiga Santander and scheduled for this Sunday at 4:00 pm, due to bad air conditions around of the Municipal Stadium of Ipurua.last_img read more

Djokovic and Barty follow leaders of the ATP and WTA rankings

first_img99. (95) JAUME MUNAR (ESP) 593Barty continues to be chief and Garbiñe stays sixteenthAustralian tennis participant Ashleigh Barty continues for one more week at the head of the WTA world rating, adopted by Romanian Simona Halep and Czech Karolina Pliskova, in a classification during which the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza stays in the sixteenth place it reached after being a finalist in the Australian Open on February 1.The Australian maintains a distinction of 506 factors over quantity two and continues to ship in a classification that presents sure adjustments in the prime ten. The Swiss Belinda Bencic climbs a place and locations fourth, snatching the web site to the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, which falls to sixth place, leaving the Canadian Bianca Andreescu fifth between the two.On the different hand, the week has been destructive for the different three Spaniards in the world ‘Prime 100’. Canarian Carla Suarez goes down 4 steps to place 59, whereas Sara Sorribes from Castellón falls from place 78 to 80 and the Catalan Paula Badosa (93) loses a place.Classification of the WTA as of February 171. (1) Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 8,367 factors.2. (2) Simona Halep (RUM) 5,796.3. (3) Karolina Pliskova (RCH) 5,290.4. (5) Belinda Bencic (SUI) 4,720.5. (6) Bianca Andreescu (CAN) 4,665.6. (4) Elina Svitolina (UCR) 4,650.7. (7) Sofia Kenin (USA) 4,495.8. (8) Kiki Bertens (PBA) 4,335.9. (9) Serena Williams (USA) 3,915.10. (10) Naomi Osaka (JAP) 3,626.… / …16. (16) GARBIÑE MUGURUZA (ESP) 2,527.59. (55) CARLA SUAREZ (ESP) 994.80. (78) SARA SORRIBES (ESP) 767.93. (92) PAULA BADOSA (ESP) 698. Serbian tennis participant Novak Djokovic stays at the head of the ATP world rating forward of Spaniard Rafa Nadal, after per week with out adjustments in the prime 10 of the classification and during which the Swiss Stan Wawrinka falls three positions till the 19th and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime improves three, till the eighteenth, amongst the prime 20.Djokovic, who recovered primary after successful the Australian Open, the first ‘huge’ of the 2020 season, maintains a 325-point revenue over Nadal, identical margin as final week, and each have greater than 2,000 of benefit over Roger Federer, who closes the podium on the record.As well as, Spanish tennis retains a complete of ten gamers amongst the prime 100 on the planet, with Roberto Bautista sustaining his twelfth place, Pablo Carreño climbing three positions and inserting twenty-seventh and Albert Ramos rising from place 42 to 41.Classification of the ATP as of February 171. (1) Novak Djokovic (SRB) 9,720 factors.2. (2) RAFAEL NADAL (ESP) 9,395.3. (3) Roger Federer (SUI) 7.130.4. (4) Dominic Thiem (AUT) 7.045.5. (5) Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 5,890.6. (6) Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 4.745.7. (7) Alexander Zverev (ALE) 3,885.8. (8) Matteo Berrettini (ITA) 2,860.9. (9) Gael Monfils (FRA) 2,860.10. (10) David Goffin (BEL) 2,600.… / …12. (12) ROBERTO BAUTISTA (ESP) 2.360.27. (30) PABLO CARREÑO (ESP) 1,500.41. (42) ALBERT RAMOS (ESP) 1,130.49. (47) FERNANDO VERDASCO (ESP) 1,000.53. (51) FELICIANO LOPEZ (ESP) 953.59. (58) PAUL ANDUJAR (ESP) 887.90. (89) ALEJANDRO DAVIDOVICH (ESP) 655.93. (88) ROBERTO CARBALLÉS (ESP) 639.last_img read more