first_imgLONGSHOT WARREN’S SHOWTIME RALLIES TO WIN $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS APPRENTICE VELEZ & VETERAN CONDITIONER LEWIS TEAM FOR MILE TURF WIN IN 1:35.06WARREN HOMEBRED PROVIDES CALIFORNIA-BASED STALLION CLUBHOUSE RIDE WITH HIS FIRST STAKES WINNERARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2019)–Patiently handled at odds of 35-1, Ben and Sally Warren’s homebred Warren’s Showtime rallied from off the pace to take Sunday’s $100,00 Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under apprentice Jorge Velez.  Trained by Craig Lewis, the daughter of Clubhouse Ride got one mile on turf in 1:35.06.Next to last and about three lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, Warren’s Showtime, who is out of the Warren’s Grade I stakes winning mare Warren’s Veneda, saved ground at the rail, kicked into high gear straightening for home and collared pacesetter Savvy Gal a sixteenth of a mile out en route to victory.A much-troubled eighth in a one mile turf stakes at Del Mar Sept. 2, Warren’s Showtime, one of two California-bred juvenile fillies in a field of six, paid $72.00, $18.20 and $5.80.“I’m very grateful, luck is on my side,” said Lewis, who also conditioned the winner’s sire and dam, and is part owner of Clubhouse Ride, who picked up his first stakes win as a stallion today and is currently based at Harris Farms in Coalinga.  “I said on the radio this morning that this filly had a chance.  She got wiped out in her last race at Del Mar and when you lose position early like that on the turf, you have no chance.“I just told Jorge that I’d like him to ride her like he rode Blue Skye Jade (a 3-year-old Clubhouse Ride gelding that ran second from off the pace in a $25,000 claimer at one mile on turf) on Friday.  Just be patient and it looked like there was a lot of speed in the race.  He’s very patient for a young apprentice, he can really wait.  The late great Bobby Frankel used to say, ‘I’d rather get beat staying inside on the turf than trying to win when you lose ground.’”With the winner’s share of $60,000, Warren’s Showtime more than doubled his earnings to $104,271.  A Cal-bred maiden special weight winner two starts back, he now has two wins from four starts.“I’m excited, this is my first stakes winner in my career,” said Velez, a 21-year-old Puerto Rican native.  “I’ve been in California nine months and Craig is putting me on horses.”Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Irish-bred Croughavouke was last after the first half mile, was forced very wide off the turn for home and rallied well to be second, a neck in front of Mind Out.  Off at 7-2, Croughavouke paid $4.60 and $2.80.The narrow second choice at 3-2, Mind Out appeared well positioned turning for home but lacked the necessary punch with Flavien Prat up and paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.97, 46.63, 1:10.64 and 1:22.82.last_img read more

Former GDF rank “fit” to stand trial for girlfriend’s murder

first_imgOrwain Sandy, the former Guyana Defence Force captain who shot his girlfriend, Reona Payne to death and then blamed his action on mental illness, was deemed fit to stand trial for the heinous crime.This was revealed when he reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Thursday.Sandy’s Attorney, James Bond told the court that there were difficulties getting a private psychiatrist to examine his client and as such, they had to resort to local Psychiatrist, Dr Bhrio Harry to perform the evaluation.Bond further related that he and his client are ready to proceed with the full disclosures for prosecution. On the other hand, Police Prosecutor Vishnu Hunt told the court that the Police are yet to collect three outstanding statements in the matter but assured that they will be ready for commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI).However, Magistrate Judy Latchman further remanded Sandy to prison and the matter was adjourned until June 11 for statements.In May, Sandy shot and killed Payne in broad daylight in First Street Alexander village; he then turned himself into the Police and handed over the service weapon he used to commit the act. Payne was shot multiple times about her body.Sandy was subsequently charged but he was granted an application to be mentally evaluated after his attorney told the court that the examination is critical to his client’s well-being, since he has been consulting with a psychiatrist for the past two years.It was reported that Sandy and Payne were in a motorcar proceeding along First Street, Alexander Village when an argument ensued after he reportedly accused her of being unfaithful.It was reported that he stopped the car, and as the woman exited, he shot her several times with his service revolver.He left her lifeless body on the roadway and went to the Ruimveldt Police Station, where he surrendered, informing ranks what he had done moments earlier.This publication was told that the argument ensued after Sandy had confronted Payne about having an affair with one of his colleagues.last_img read more

TRANSFER FIGHT! Manchester United and Tottenham joined in race for La Liga star

first_img1 Sofiane Feghouli Galatasaray have joined the race for Manchester United and Tottenham target Sofiane Feghouli, according to reports in Turkey.The Algeria international is out of contract at Valencia in the summer and is free to hold talks with any club regarding a pre-contract agreement.United and Spurs have been tracking the 26-year-old for some time and either could snare him on a free at the end of the season, while Inter Milan are also very keen.But now sources in Turkey have revealed that Galatasaray hope to gazump both English clubs – and Inter – by offering a cash deal to Valencia this month.The Spanish side could be tempted to cash in on the midfielder, who has started just six La Liga games this term, to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer.last_img