first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0 MGX III-6 Events (Mondays); count best 4 for year end pointsMay, 12 – Medal Play (DOUBLE POINTS) – IndividualJune, 16 – Best Ball – Pick your team;July, 14 – Stableford – Individual;Aug, 4– Best Ballstableford – Pick your team;Sept, 8 – To Be Announced;Sept, 29– Championship (DOUBLE POINTS) – Individual Medal Play.June, 11 (Wed) – Twilight Challenge – 3 Person Best Ball (5pm) June, 21 and 22 (Sat/Sun) – Member-Member – Day 1: Best Ball / Day 2: Chapman Apr, 26 (Sat) – Get Acquainted #2 – 2 Best Balls of foursome – Pro Shop Selects Teams July, 19 and 20 (Sat/Sun) – Club Championship – Medal Play Submitted by The Golf Club at Hawks PrairieThe Golf Club at Hawks Prairie Men’s Club invites all golfers to join the fun in 2014.  Hawks Prairie has 2 magnificent courses, for a total of 36 holes that are as beautiful as they are terrific to play.  The two courses, The Links and The Woodlands offer different course challenges offering endless variety for golfers of all skill levels.  Note that the Woodlands course is closed for winter, but reopens on March 1 for play.The course is open to the public and includes a golf shop, training facility and terrific restaurant, The Talons Grill, situated atop the fairways of The Links course.  The course also includes several clubs to make golf a fun, challenging and social experience.One of these is the Men’s Club which offers members several opportunities to satisfy their competitive spirit.  The Men’s Club can’t guarantee all members will have fun this year but it won’t be for lack of trying!  New members pay membership fees of $25 and returning members $35.  Once a member, you will have a chance to play in 14+ events, some including food and drawings for excellent prizes.Again, the emphasis for the club is fun so join in an enjoy the camaraderie of fellow golfers looking to have a great time.  Visit the Hawks Prairie Men’s Club website and see what’s going on this year.Tournaments are a big part of the Men’s Club and one of the great reasons for joining.  Below is this year’s tournament schedule:Mar, 22 (Sat) – Get Acquainted #1 – 2 man scramble – Pro Shop Selects Teamcenter_img May, 24 (Sat) – 6-6-6 Best Ball/Scramble/Alternate Shot – Pro Shop Selects Teams Oct, 18 (Sat) – Ball Buster and Hawks Prairie Cup – Mixed tees determined by individual’s handicap Aug, 23 (Sat) – Member/Guest – Stableford – 27 holes – 18 Best Ball/9 Combined score For more information call The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie at 360-455-8383 or visit the website.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Home Instead Senior CareKelly Cavenah from the South Puget Sound area is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones. The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.*“For seniors, it’s not what’s on their plate that matters most at mealtime – it’s who is at the table with them,” said Cavenah, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care® office. “When seniors share meals with a companion, they have a better mealtime experience – both nutritionally and emotionally.”Almost 75 percent of the people surveyed said they only sit down for a family meal with senior loved ones for special occasions, events or holidays. They say a big part of the problem is time – both not having enough of it and conflicting schedules.To encourage families to make time for these meals, the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation® will donate $1 to Meals on Wheels America (up to $20,000 total through July 31, 2015) for each person that commits to regularly scheduling family dinners at SundayDinnerPledge.com. Pledging to have a sit-down dinner with loved ones will help to ensure other seniors will have a quality meal, friendly visit and safety check through Meals on Wheels programs across the country.“We hope families will make the pledge to either revive or begin new mealtime traditions with their senior loved ones,” Cavenah said. “This small commitment can have a big impact on a senior’s well-being.”To help families across the country host their own Sunday dinner, Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with celebrity chef and mother of four Melissa d’Arabian to develop easy, nutritious recipes. Additional resources include tips for how to involve seniors in meal planning and preparation, pre- and post-dinner activities and meal plans for healthy, inexpensive meals that all generations can enjoy.For these free resources and more information on how you can bring back the Sunday dinner and reconnect with your senior loved ones, visit www.SundayDinnerPledge.com or call Home Instead Senior Care at 360-570-0049.* Home Instead, Inc. completed surveys with a random sample of 1,000 households in U.S. and Canada between February 10 and 15, 2015. Participants were 50 percent male and 50 percent female, with 900 households in U.S. and 100 in Canada.About Home Instead Senior Care®Founded in 1994 in Omaha, Nebraska, by Lori and Paul Hogan, the Home Instead Senior Care® network provides personalized care, support and education to help enhance the lives of aging adults and their families. Today, this network is the world’s leading provider of in-home care services for seniors, with more than 1,000 independently owned and operated franchises that are estimated to annually provide more than 50 million hours of care throughout the United States and 15 other countries. Local Home Instead Senior Care offices employ approximately 65,000 CAREGivers? worldwide who provide basic support services that enable seniors to live safely and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. The Home Instead Senior Care network strives to partner with each client and his or her family members to help meet that individual’s needs. Services span the care continuum – from providing companionship and personal care to specialized Alzheimer’s care and hospice support. Also available are family caregiver education and support resources. At Home Instead Senior Care, it’s relationship before task, while striving to provide superior quality service.About Meals on Wheels AmericaMeals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.About Melissa d’ArabianFood Network star, best-selling author, writer and mom of four Melissa d’Arabian is an expert on affordable and healthy family home cooking. Well known for her “Ten Dollar Dinners” show and best-selling cookbook, she also hosts Food Network web series “The Picky Eaters Project” and serves as a lead judge on “Guy’s Grocery Games.” Her new “Supermarket Healthy” cookbook is available now. www.melissadarabian.net.last_img read more

first_imgImage Courtesy: Outlook IndiaAdvertisement 2doa5axNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc1g0tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6dk6w( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hqsz5iWould you ever consider trying this?😱e77Can your students do this? 🌚123hlzRoller skating! Powered by Firework Team India recorded their eleventh consecutive series victory at home after attaining an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Virat Kohli was adjudged as the man of the match for his first-innings heroics. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Outlook IndiaIndian skipper Virat Kohli opted to enforce the follow-on after having dismissed the visitors for 325 runs below their first innings total. In dire need of a positive start, South Africa got off to an inauspicious start after Aiden Markram got out on a pair as Ishant Sharma trapped him front with a booming inswinger in the second ball itself.It was the same old Proteas story as the day progressed with wickets falling at regular intervals. Wriddhiman Saha’s return test was capped with a couple of stunning catches which signaled the end of the top order.Advertisement Tailenders were the ones who provided resistance once again as the duo of Keshav Maharaj and Vernon Philander played out a total of 137 deliveries. Umesh Yadav was once again the pick of the Indian bowlers with his three-wicket return.The Indian bowlers wrapped up the proceedings soon after tea to register a mammoth victory by an innings and 137 runs. This continues India’s unbeaten run in the ongoing World Test Championship and also reclaiming the Freedom trophy.Advertisement Read Also:Sunil Gavaskar reacts to fan breaching security and making a beeline for Rohit Sharma!Ind vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Review: India clean up the visitors with massive lead in hand   Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSourav GangulyAdvertisement 9w8cNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa43vWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eay8e3b( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) py43wvWould you ever consider trying this?😱ozCan your students do this? 🌚aw2p2Roller skating! Powered by Firework Sourav Ganguly was recently elected as the new BCCI President and many believe the age of corruption in cricket in India will come to an abrupt end as ‘Dada’ is in control of the reigns. The former Indian captain is strong on ethics and also promises not to meddle in team selection affairs as that is out of his mandate.Advertisement Ganguly spoke to Hindustan Time at length about many interesting topics.Advertisement On Split Captaincy in white-ball cricket“It has often been wondered whether Rohit Sharma’s experience of leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and also the national side in the absence of Kohli is enough for him to be made the white-ball captain. I don’t think that is required to be even discussed now,” said Ganguly.Advertisement On his new role“I have an enormous belief in myself. You give me something and if it needs to be turned around, I think I will. And that nobody became a good cricketer sitting in the dressing room. You will only be respected if you take a difficult challenge head-on. Give me responsibility and I will give it my best shot. Leave me alone and I might fall asleep.”How difficult is it to deal with Virat Kohli?“Not difficult at all. I just won’t get involved in team selection matters,” said Ganguly.Other measures to increase interest in Tests“These things move in a cycle. Yes, I was disappointed with the performance of South Africa on their last tour but I guess they need some time to get things in order and be the team I remember playing against. It is the same with Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Some time ago, Australia were not doing all that well but they have now turned things around.”On the national selection committee“We will look at people who have experience and competence.” Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement 4218qxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsfiolWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0wk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 48xWould you ever consider trying this?😱aqCan your students do this? 🌚v6k26Roller skating! Powered by Firework India completed their turnaround after suffering an early deficit in Delhi. The Men In Blue overcame an assault by the Bangladeshi batsmen in the middle overs to win the series by a margin of 2-1.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNCricinfoOpting to bowl first after winning the toss in Nagpur, Mahmudullah elected to bowl first while Rohit Sharma named a solitary change in the form of Manish Pandey, who replaced Krunal Pandya in the line-up.Shafiul Islam got the better of the Indian skipper for the second time in the series and also scalping the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan to start India off to a wobbly start.Advertisement Shreyas Iyer (62) and KL Rahul (52) turned up with strokeful fifties to get India’s innings back on track. A final flourish from Manish Pandey (22*) probed India’s score to 174-5.The Indian new ball attack started the innings off in style. The first five overs only leaked 18 runs with 2 wickets to account for as well. The spinners, however, bore the brunt of it as Mohammad Naim counter-attacked with flair and clean strokes.Advertisement Deepak Chahar, who started off by picking up 2 wickets in his first over, returned back into the attack and helped the hosts claw their way back into the game.The visitors lost 8 wickets for 34 runs with the right-arm pacer accounting for 4 wickets which included a hattrick as well. To add the cherry on the top, Chahar’s mind-boggling figures of 6-7 is officially the best ever figures in the format’s history.Read Also:15 year old Shafali Verma breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 30 year old record with stellar debut half centuryHead Scratcher: Irfan Pathan compares Mahmudullah’s captaincy to….MS Dhoni?! Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgA copy of the Constitution hangs on the restroom door. The objects that adorn the walls run the gamut of time and place: a public health advisory sign from the city of New York parks and recreation department that warns pregnant women not to “eat fish or eels caught in these waters,” a boxed “crazy cat lady” action figure, a sombrero, a sign for Bianchi bicycles. Try to find a thread that runs through this decor, a unifying theme or a cumulative message, and you might just drive yourself crazy.Instead, appreciate the amalgamation for what it is: a fusion of crafted works of art and simple snapshots of reality. It is, at once, a space that displays creative outputs and reminds us of less-inspiring realities: a painting of a woman with blue hair on one side of the room and a copy of “Civil War Naval Chronology” on a bookshelf on the other. It is wonderfully alternative without trying so hard to be. It is as transcendent as it is grounded. By Jenna Moldaver |HIGHLANDS – “Water Witch is like this vortex,” said Valerie Browning, owner of Water Witch Coffee. “All these creative people just come toward it.”When waiting for your order at Water Witch Coffee, you won’t be at a loss for entertainment. Your eyes may drift across art-lined walls, fixating on vibrant pieces from artists across the country, or you might take a seat in a spindle-back chair and absorb the eclectic decor that encompasses you in your little corner of this inventive space on Waterwitch Avenue. Either way, there’s a lot to see, hear and experience. Browning, who has run the shop for four years, has grown Water Witch into a cultural hub. There are blues jams every third Sunday of the month, traditional Irish music jams every second and, most popularly, open mic night every Wednesdays. The music scene has given birth to groups like the Water Witch Jazz Band, which has used the space both to practice and perform.“It’s a welcoming atmosphere for people to come into as musicians and the place really fosters the growth of all the arts,” said Browning. “There’s this one woman who comes in who says, ‘Val, this place saves lives,’ ” Browning said. “Because without it they wouldn’t really have anywhere to go. There’s a Water Witch family. You can walk into the shop and find someone if you need help. Someone will know something about almost any topic.”When she’s having a bad day, Browning says the cure is simply going in to work, where customers fill the place with color. Customers have named menu items, jammed out on weeknights and grown to know the staff. They are more than patrons; they are participants. “We have a lot of regular customers who I see every day who have been coming here for 12 years,” says Browning. “Some are detectives, some have had computer engineering jobs and they show up at 6:30 every morning. If one doesn’t show up they end up calling the other ones.”Browning says she couldn’t begin to describe all the different people who come into the shop. “Highlands has a sort of quirkiness to it and it’s filling up with all sorts of people,” she said.One thing they all have in common, though, is they all care deeply about the shop and together they form what Browning calls the “Water Witch family.”center_img This article was first published in the June 14-June 21, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. Water Witch has artists lined up well into next year to do art shows in the shop. Every two months a new artist takes over the walls of Water Witch, giving customers an ever-changing backdrop. Some artists have created entire shows just for the purpose of having their work displayed at the shop.“Every two months the customers have a whole new genre or idea of art,” says Browning.But not everyone who steps foot in the shop is buzzing with artistic talent. While a welcoming space for creative types, Water Witch is home base for a wide variety of locals. Water Witch Coffee is more than just savory paninis and espresso drinks; it’s a breath of pure authenticity in the Highlands community. It’s both a venue where musicians can perform during Wednesday open mic nights and a workspace for anyone with a laptop and a latte craving. You can use it for its authentic promotion of the arts or for its Wi-Fi and crepe offerings. The space is yours to experience.And experiencing it is exactly what people have done.last_img read more

first_imgTo Our Readers:Mother’s Day is always a terrific day to well, just spend time with my sons. Just hang out together – in the backyard with the dogs, at Monmouth Park, on a golf course. Unfortunately for a long time my oldest, Bart, has been living in the south of France. He lives a very civilized life and I’m thrilled he has a red tile-roofed apartment in an ancient Roman walking city nestled just minutes from the Mediterranean. The largest Place de la Comedie and the oldest carousel in all of Europe doesn’t hurt much either. But, I miss him. He’s happy and has a loving partner so ultimately, that’s what a mother wants for her children. It’s all good. And I’ll get to see him this fall when he comes home for my younger son Shane’s wedding in October. If you look on our Celebrations page this week, you will see Shane’s photo with the love of his life, Kate Judd, who he met while they were both in law school. My son is more than smitten and that goofy grin that’s on his face more than not is the first clue. Kate hails from Westfield, is a killer cook, and Shane from Tinton Falls. Beyond law they share the love of the Giants, dogs, kids, the beach, a sense of humor and a crazy show “How I Met Your Mother” which has something to do with the Yellow umbrella he proposed under. She’s a lovely gal from a really warm, intelligent and wicked funny family. So, I am so very happy for them both and think they are lucky to have found each other. I so look forward to dancing with my son at his wedding. When I ran into some health glitches a few years back, that was the Big Ask of God and thankfully, it came true.Every day I think of funny, tragic and scary days in my sons’ lives, but Mother’s Day probably more than most. Disney World a zillion times, sleeping under the Christmas tree, feeding fish to Pelicans, boating, the first day we put in the pool, the pony for a 4th birthday present, traveling up and down the east and west coast, New Hampshire and Maine, teaching them how to play golf, the first Communion and Confirmation, all my extended sons, getting to the soccer field just in time after a 36- hour trip from Kuala Lumpur, the PTA, being a drama mama, a soccer mom and a varsity football booster who handed out Gatorade after each game, the egg hunts, dragging the younger one from Borneo, to the Galapagos Islands to Western Samoa and lots in between, the many occasions spent at Monmouth Park, the family holidays, the tears after dropping them each off at college and the joy of button-popping graduations. Then there were all those terrifying trips to the ER, the crushed leg on the ski slopes and sleeping in a chair for weeks, explaining why someone they loved would no longer be a part of their daily life but alive in their hearts.I wasn’t the cookie-baking mom with an apron. Far from it. But I was at every game, play and important event in their lives. And I have always told them that as a journalist, I wouldn’t leave them millions but I did change the world for the better. That’s the legacy I leave my sons. And I hope they too leave the world a better place than they found it.But just who would have I have tried to make the world a better place for if not my sons? I’m so proud of them and thank them for the joy and meaning they give my life. They made my life whole and will always make my heart pop!Let’s Have Coffee!Jody Calendarjcalendar@tworivertimes.com732-219-5788last_img read more

first_img“We are pleased to be able to open an enlarged and much improved Reptile House to the public. Within a historic building, visitors will see an all new and modern display area with custom-made habitats for the reptiles and amphibians,” said Gail L. Hunton, supervising historic preservation specialist with the Monmouth County Park System. MIDDLETOWN – After more than a year of extensive renovations, the Reptile House in Huber Woods Park reopened its doors for visitors Monday, Dec. 9. The Reptile House in Huber Woods Park is officially open after undergoing extensive renovations to its interior and exterior. Visitors can see a variety of amphibians and reptiles in the facility’s new animal exhibits.Photo courtesy Monmouth County Park System The Reptile House has been renovated with fresh interior and exterior features, replacing what was formerly a cramped and outdated design. “We’re extremely ecstatic to reopen and welcome visitors. The space looks so different and works well for visitors to come see our inhabitants,” said Sam Skinner, senior park naturalist, in a press release. “If our critters could talk, they’d say how nice it is to be in a more natural environment.” During the renovations, animals were housed in a safe place within Huber Woods Park. The Reptile House is home to a variety of reptiles and amphibians for guests to visit and learn about. That includes a natural corn snake, northern pine snake, eastern king snake, northern diamondback terrapins, spotted turtles, Fowler’s toads, gray tree frogs and more, the park system stated. According to the Monmouth County Park System, the Reptile House was originally built in 1927 as a garage for the Hands Huber House, now Huber Woods’ Environmental Center. It has housed reptiles since the 1990s and is a popular site in the park. The park system called the new animal habitats “one of the best features of the renovation.” A firm that specializes in animal habi- tats completed the installation. They now feature environmental controls, lighting and scenery. The habitats are accompanied by “lively graphics and signs” with detailed information about the animals and their environments. “Colorful wall graphics and information about the species on display enliven the space,” said Hunton. Inside, visitors now experience an open floor plan with newer and larger live animal exhibits reproduced with environmental themes to mirror natural habitats, as well as expanded work areas and better circulation for guests. For more information, visit monmouthcountyparks.com. The reptile house is located at 25 Brown’s Dock Road in Middletown Township. Winter visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. During warmer months weekend hours are extended to 5 p.m. “No matter what time of year, visitors should also be sure to stop into the Huber Woods Environmental Center and explore its exhibits and displays. These facilities are just two of the many ways the Park System encourages visitors to connect to the natural world around them,” according to the park system.last_img read more

first_imgSecond year defenceman Nathan Browne started the scoring on the powerplay and two minutes later rookie Jack Mills tied the score.The Saints took a 3-2 lead with 11 minutes left in the period with a Troy Maclise marker that would stand up as the game-winner. With three minutes left in the final period, Brown notched his second and a minute later Mills scored his second of the game.The victory was a vital rebound for the Saints after starting the season with a 3-2 loss at home and then losing 2-0 to the Trinity Western University Spartans to open this past weekend’s roadtrip. The Saints were outshot 32-22 in the Friday night game against Trinity Western.Next up for the Saints is the longest trip of the year as they travel to Victoria for a double header at the Ian Stewart Complex on the University of Victoria main campus.Games run Friday/Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m. and can viewed at fasthockey.com.The Saints next home game is October 28 vs Eastern Washington University. Game time is 7 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre. It took eight periods of regular season British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) play, but the Selkirk College Saints offense finally woke up and welcomed the 2016-2017 campaign.On a roadtrip to the Lower Mainland over the weekend, the four-time defending league champions took on the Simon Fraser University Clan on Saturday evening in Burnaby.Facing a 2-0 deficit early in the third period, the Saints erupted for five unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to claim a 5-2 win.last_img read more

first_imgTHEGIRLINTHATSONG IN TUNE FOR SANTA MARIASHARED BELIEF WORKS WEDNESDAY FOR BIG ‘CAPLEGACY BACK ON TURF GRADE II BUENA VISTASANTA ANITA JOCKEYS ROLL TO CHARITY VICTORYDESORMEAUX MAKES HIS POINT FOR TEXAS RED THEGIRLINTHATSONG SET FOR GRADE II SANTA MARIAThegirlinthatsong took an immediate fancy to Santa Anita’s main track in her first startover it when she rolled to a 4 1/4-length triumph in the Grade II La Canada Stakes on Jan. 17. Jerry Hollendorfer looks for a similar effort in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.“She looked like she likes Santa Anita,” said the Hall of Fame trainer, Santa Anita’s leader through 29 days with 19 victories. “It looks like there’s a lot of speed in the race, so that should help her, hopefully.”A Texas-bred filly by My Golden Song out of the Dixieland Band mare Belle of the Band, Thegirlinthatsong has a 5-4-4 record from 19 starts with earnings of $407,695 for a partnership that includes Hollendorfer.The field for the Santa Maria: Yahilwa, Gary Stevens, 5-1; Thegirlinthatsong, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Uzziel, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Legacy, Joe Talamo, 12-1; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze, 2-1; Sweet Marini, Martin Garcia, 6-1; Awesome Baby, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Backintheacademy, Brandon Boulanger, 20-1; and Valiant Emilia, Tiago Pereira, 10-1.Tiz Midnight was scratched. (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 12) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Flavien Prat5995615%$425,430 Philip D’Amato4188720%$419,460 Gary Stevens5397917%$705,402 LEGACY BACK ON GRASS FOR BUENA VISTALegacy returns to graded company and the turf Monday when she runs in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on Presidents’ Day.The 5-year-old Sightseeing mare led before weakening to fourth on a wet/fast track in the Paseana Stakes on Jan. 11.“The track was a little wet,” said John Sadler, who trains the Kentucky-bred miss. “I don’t think she cared for the mud, but other than that she’s been fairly steady. The filly that beat her (Warren’s Veneda) loved the mud. My horse should run pretty well.”The Buena Vista: La Tia, Joel Rosario; Winning Rhythm, Flavien Prat; Diversy Harbor, Gary Stevens; Blingismything, Kent Desormeaux; Nashoba’s Gold, Rafael Bejarano; Annecdote, Victor Espinoza; and Uzziel, Fernando Perez.            Monday is Dollar Day at Santa Anita. Fans can partake of draft beers, hot dogs and sodas for just a buck. First post time is 12:30 p.m. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Edwin Maldonado6273811%$264,196 Carla Gaines2553120%$297,945 Martin Garcia7212121017%$1,081,330 Brandon Boulanger705387%$137,636 Victor Espinoza8917171219%$1,159,490 Joseph Talamo12413142010%$985,998 SHARED BELIEF TO WORK FOR SANTA ANITA HANDICAPShared Belief is scheduled to have his first breeze since vanquishing Horse of the Year California Chrome in the San Antonio Invitational when the once-beaten son of Candy Ride works Wednesday at Golden Gate Fields for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 7.Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is following a familiar and successful routine with Shared Belief, who will have Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze aboard for the drill.Art Sherman, meanwhile, squelched rumors, hearsay, gossip, speculation and/or scuttlebutt that San Antonio runner-up California Chrome would race somewhere in advance of the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 28.“He’s going right to Dubai,” Sherman said by phone Friday morning from his Los Alamitos headquarters. “He’ll leave two weeks before the race.” Rafael Bejarano13832231823%$1,553,984 Mike Smith6714131021%$1,284,141 Richard Baltas3756314%$198,268 Corey Nakatani70128817%$629,670 Tyler Baze14117141612%$1,019,064 Mark Casse3975518%$594,800 FINISH LINES: The GoldenPick 6, a 20-cent bet at Golden Gate Fields, is a jackpot-style wager that is paid out in full when there is only one perfect ticket with all six winners in the Pick 6 sequence. When there is more than one ticket with all six winners, 70 percent of the net pool is paid to handicappers going six for six. The remaining 30 percent of the pool is carried over into the next racing day. The Golden Pick 6 is conducted on the final six races each day. Heading into today, the jackpot at the Bay Area track stands at $220,396 . . . Richie Silverstein points out that two-time Vosburgh Invitational winner Private Zone is scheduled to work in Florida this weekend towards his ultimate major goal, the Grade I, $400,000 Carter Handicap at seven furlongs at Aqueduct on April 4, “if everything goes perfect.” Silverstein is the long-time agent for Martin Pedroza, regular rider of Private Zone . . . Trainer Sean McCarthy reports that Santa Anita Gold Cup winner Majestic Harbor, who finished eighth by some eight lengths in the grassy San Marcos Stakes Saturday behind victorious Finnegans Wake, will run in next Saturday’s Grade III, $125,000 Mineshaft Stakes at 1 1/16 miles at the Fair Grounds for trainer Paul McGee, who formerly trained the son of the late Rockport Harbor . . . Host Tom Quigley will have the following guest handicappers in theEast Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. this holiday weekend: top jockey agent Tony Matos on Saturday; handicapping author James Quinn on Sunday; and trainer and HRTV analyst Gary Mandella on Monday, Presidents’ Day . . . Mike Smith, with more Breeders’ Cup wins than any other rider (21), rides 7-2 morning line favorite Conquest Typhoon for trainer Mark Casse in Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate. Northern California’s official Kentucky Derby prep, the 1 1/8-mile race has drawn a field of 10: Donji, Pedro Terrero, 30-1; Indianaughty, Corey Lanerie, 4-1; Metaboss, Alex Solis, 8-1; Ernest Shackleton, Drayden Van Dyke, 12-1; Cross the Line, Juan Hernandez, 5-1; Harmonic, Ricardo Gonzalez, 20-1; Soul Driver, Dennis Carr, 6-1; Stand and Salute, Russell Baze, 6-1; Conquest Typhoon, Smith, 7-2; and Mischief Clem, Kent Desormeaux, 9-2. All starters carry 122 pounds . . . Low five: She Got Away, 6-1 morning line chance in today’s third race, has finished fifth in each of her four starts, but had excuses twice when she steadied early on. The daughter of Kafwain adds blinkers today . . .Today’s eighth race is dubbed the “Happy 50th Birthday Mr. President” for a mystery celebrant, remindful of 1962 when Marilyn Monroe breathlessly and sensually sang Happy Birthday at Madison Square Garden to JFK on the occasion of his 50th. Jerry Hollendorfer9319131020%$1,928,784 Martin Pedroza10011171011%$475,660 Tiago Pereira6575811%$210,854 Bob Baffert541012819%$1,118,268 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo1201416912%$897,742 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won A. C. Avila1850228%$107,524 Drayden Van Dyke11414131712%$769,086 James Cassidy3765716%$237,080 Richard Mandella3375621%$338,630 Fernando Perez989989%$391,962 POINTS, NOT FITNESS, CONCERN FOR TEXAS RED’S TRAINERKeith Desormeaux, trainer of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red, is optimistic that the son of Afleet Alex can still make the Kentucky Derby on May 2 as he recovers from an abscess in his right front foot discovered after he ran a sharp second by a neck to Lord Nelson in the seven furlong San Vicente Stakes on Feb. 1.“We have a positive outlook,” Desormeaux said Friday morning after a brief visit to his native state of Louisiana. “It’s something that we’ve dealt with before and we’re hoping he’s done with it in a couple of weeks.”Texas Red left Santa Anita Tuesday for a California farm where he will be treated for the abscess while swimming to maintain fitness, according to a Daily Racing Form report.Texas Red made his 3-year-old debut in the San Vicente, his first race since a smashing 6 ½-length score in the Juvenile at odds of nearly 14-1 under Keith’s brother, three-time Kentucky Derby winner Kent Desormeaux.Keith indicated fitness and a prep before the Run for the Roses is not necessarily a major concern. Having enough points to qualify for the Derby is, however. At the moment, Texas Red has 12.“I wouldn’t even be concerned with having another race at all if we weren’t at the mercy of this point system,” Desormeaux said. “I’d go straight into the Derby. But you have to run now.“You’ve got a horse with $1.2 million in earnings and he’s the Breeders’ Cup champion; he shouldn’t have to prove anything more to get into the Kentucky Derby. But we have to run.” Ron Ellis3152516%$197,700 Jeff Bonde1950326%$192,730 John Sadler637101011%$473,646 VAN DYKE LEADS JOCKEYS TO CHARITY HOOPS WINA good time was had by all at last night’s 48th annual Santa Anita Jockeys-Holy Angels School Charity basketball game at La Salle High School in Pasadena, won by the riders, 41-34.Drayden Van Dyke, Eclipse Award-winning apprentice rider of 2014, led the jockeys with 20 points, while Omar Figueroa added 13, Corey Nakatani six and Elvis Trujillo, two.Other players for the riders, who opened a 7-0 lead early on and led at halftime, 26-12, were Rafael Bejarano, Brandon Boulanger, Kent Desormeaux, Berkeley Headley (son of trainer Karen Headley), Edwin Maldonado, Joe Talamo, Iggy Puglisi and Kayla Stra.“I was in the passing lane handing out assists,” said Desormeaux, who has been the jockeys’ leading scorer in past games. “I only played four minutes.”“It was a lot of fun and there was a good crowd,” said HRTV’s Kurt Hoover, who once again coached the riders. “It looked like every seat was taken.”Proceeds benefit the Holy Angels athletic program, the Kentucky-based Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF) and the Eye on Jacob Foundation. The game was sponsored by J. Paul Reddam’s CashCall and Santa Anita Park.The PDJF helps assist permanently disabled jockeys nationwide, while the Eye on Jacob Foundation, named for Jacob Desormeaux, the 16-year-old son of Kent, benefits those suffering from Usher’s Syndrome. An extremely rare neurological disorder, Usher’s Syndrome causes progressive loss of hearing, imbalance, and eventual loss of sight in approximately 14,000 children in the United States. Mark Glatt4068615%$323,624 Santiago Gonzalez3844811%$133,250 Doug O’Neill79991011%$502,806 Felipe Valdez1954326%$99,630 Hector Palma1762035%$116,180 Kent Desormeaux10221161121%$1,195,802 Peter Miller781617721%$961,180 Peter Eurton4396721%$417,278last_img read more