first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (April 9, 2016)–Under true sloppy conditions at Santa Anita, favored Pacific Heat to charge a half mile from home and held on to win Saturday’s $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat. Trained by Peter Eurton, the 3-year-old filly by Unusual Heat got 6 ½ furlongs on 1:17.38.“I prefer a fair track,” said Prat. “She wasn’t really comfortable on this sloppy track today, but she has so much talent that didn’t even matter. Her talent made all the difference.”Off at 6-5 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies bred or sired in California, Pacific Heat, who notched her third career stakes win, paid $4.40, $3.80 and $3.00. Owned by Sharon Alesia, Mike Burns Ciaglia Racing, LLC and Taylor Legan, Pacific Heat picked up $110,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $366,280. She now has four wins from six starts.Longshot Run for Retts made a run at the winner, who raced erratically the final eighth, but had to settle for second, finishing a neck in front of Roo’s Valentine. Off at 15-1 with Tyler Baze, Run for Retts paid $11.20 and $6.20.Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Roo’s Valentine was off at 30-1 and paid $9.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.56, 44.48 and 1:10.30. EVENING JEWEL PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESlast_img read more

first_imgA doting dad whose family’s pet dog was taken from their St Johnston home has said he is convinced a dognapping gang are operating in the area.Daniel Lynch’s pet Alsatian dog was taken from his garden on Monday night last.The dog was later bought by a man in Letterkenny for €150. But the new owner said he suspected there was something wrong with the dog and contacted Donegal Pet Rescue.It was then discovered that the four years old dog had been stolen.Danny revealed “I met him and he explained he bought the dog from a guy and had his phone number.“He said he met him in Carrigans and he was driving a blue van. “I tried the number he gave me but it wasn’t working.“I have been told that a blue van was spotted lifting other dogs and a description of a guy driving it.“I’m convinced they’re lifting the dogs to sell them on. It’s just disgusting,” he said.Danny said he was delighted to get the dog, which is called Ben, back safely.“My little boy is just so happy. He was devastated. The dog is an old pet and wouldn’t hurt anyone. “He wouldn’t bark and someone could have easily lifted him in a second and that’s obviously what happened.‘It’s still very nervous because it was missing for five days,” said Danny.The latest dog robbery comes following the theft of kickboxer Tommy McCafferty’s dog from nearby Burt.Thieves took Tommy’s American Akita dog last week but returned it the following day when the realised who the owner was! Donegal Pet Rescue say there has been a huge increase in the numbers of dogs going missing in Donegal since November.DAD SAYS DOGNAPPERS OPERATING IN ‘BLUE VAN’ ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Daniel Lynchdog BendognappersDonegal Pet RescueSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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first_imgPussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Wright lit up for the Fuel Masters with 32 points with five rebounds and six assists, while Chan added 18 points, five boards, and five dimes.Romeo had 20 points in his season debut while backcourt partner Stanley Pringle finished with a 16-point, 10-assist double-double.Despite the loss and a twin 5-6 record, the Batang Pier are already secured of either the sixth or seventh spot in the standings due to quotient scores.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Phoenix Fuel Masters vs Globalport Batang Pier. PBA IMAGESPhoenix fanned its quarterfinal hopes, and spoiled the return of Terrence Romeo after turning back Globalport, 104-100 in the PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Fuel Masters ended their campaign in the elimination round with a 5-6 record and assured themselves of at least a playoff for the last quarterfinals spot on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding San Beda sweeps NCAA beach volleyball elims LATEST STORIES LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Phoenix had to grind it out in the payoff moments after the Fuel Masters lost a 31-point lead, 66-35, at the start of the third quarter thanks to GlobalPort’s blistering 20-6 run.Romeo capped the Batang Pier’s comeback with a layup to trim the lead lead to four, 102-98 with 26 seconds left, but Jeff Chan and RJ Jazul iced the game for the Fuel Masters  from the free throw line with one charity apiece.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPhoenix head coach Louie Alas admitted they still lack the composure to hold on to their leads and finish strong.“It’s a good thing that we had a huge lead because we don’t know how to finish until now,” said Alas. “If we didn’t have a big lead, we might be on the other side.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC AFP official booed out of forum MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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