Beckwith stars again at Galway

first_imgBeckwith Star (7-1) bravely landed the two-mile Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle for a second consecutive year. Press Association Henry de Bromhead’s 10-year-old looked susceptible to Defining Year at the top of the home straight, but Dermot Weld’s inmate did not find as much as had been expected and could only finish third. Plain Sailing instead came powerfully from off the pace under Danny Mullins, but he was narrowly kept at bay by the Adam O’Neill-ridden Beckwith Star, with just a head separating the protagonists as they hit the line. center_img De Bromhead said :”For a 10-year-old he has some heart and is very straightforward. “He battled really well and he can do anything (over hurdles or fences) now as he has his job done. “Fair play to Adam, he gave him a super ride and is great value for his 5lb claim.” last_img read more

Liverpool Lose Mane Red Card Appeal, FA Uphold’s Three-Game Ban

first_imgSoccer Football – Premier League – Manchester City vs Liverpool – Manchester, Britain – September 9, 2017 Manchester City’s Ederson Moraes is fouled by Liverpool’s Sadio Mane resulting in a red card for Mane Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or “live” services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.Liverpool has lost their appeal against Sadio Mane’s red card during last weekend’s 5-0 defeat away at Manchester City.The Football Association upheld Mane’s three-match ban following Liverpool’s ‘excessive punishment’ appeal.A statement from the FA read: “Sadio Mane’s three-match suspension, which was effective immediately, remains in place after his claim of excessive punishment was rejected following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.”Sadio Mane saw red in the 37th minute at the Etihad last weekend after his high flying boots caught City’s goal keeper Ederson in the face during a 50-50 challenge.“The Liverpool forward was dismissed for serious foul play during the game against Manchester City on Saturday [9 September 2017].”The FA’s decision means Mane will now miss Liverpool’s Premier League game at home to Burnley next weekend, Carabao Cup fixture away at Leicester City and another Premier League tie against the Foxes’.RelatedLiverpool Vs Manchester City Combined XI: Who Makes The Team?November 8, 2019In “England”Sadio Mane: Klopp Reveals Timeframe For Injured Forward’s ReturnJanuary 28, 2020In “England”VIDEO: Watch Sadio Mane’s Second Half Strike Rescue LiverpoolAugust 19, 2017In “England”last_img read more

Stanley Cup 2019: Blues’ Ivan Barbashev suspended one game for high hit on Bruins’ Marcus Johansson

first_imgBarbashev joins teammate Oskar Sundqvist who was also suspended for one game in this series for his hit on Matt Grzelcyk in Game 2. Blues forward Ivan Barbashev got away with a possibly fineable hit in Game 5 of the NHL Stanley Cup on Thursday, but that isn’t keeping him from facing punishment.Barbashev has been suspended one game for the hit, NHL Player Safety announced Friday following St. Louis’ 2-1 win in Game 5. Zdeno Chara injury update: Bruins ‘legend’ (broken jaw) active, starting Game 5 St. Louis’ Ivan Barbashev has been suspended for one game for an Illegal Check to the Head on Boston’s Marcus Johansson.— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) June 7, 2019In the first period of the matchup against the Bruins with the game tied 0-0, Barbashev went up high with his shoulder and hit Boston forward Marcus Johansson.Marcus Johansson looks to be hit up high from Ivan Barbashev here.#yikes #nhlbruins— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) June 7, 2019The hit was not penalized in the game, but Johansson did go down to the ice. Related News Grzelcyk remains out with an injury in the series.The Bruins did get a power play soon after the hit on Johansson on a delay of game penalty but they were unable to capitalize on the two-minute minor.The Blues lead the series 3-2.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY PRAT WINS FIRST RACE ON COMEBACK SINCE BEING INJURED SEPT. 17 AS HE TAKES    $75,000 BLUE NORTHER WITH BELVOIR BAY; MILLER TRAINEE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.15 –30– PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $80,136 INTO WEDNESDAY, TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $500,000ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 27, 2015)–English-bred Gender Agenda sat close to the pace and saved ground throughout en route to winning Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, she broke from post positon 10 among a field of 12 fillies and mares three and up and shadowed favored Glory and Mike Smith until well inside the sixteenth pole, when she took charge in the final 50 yards, holding off the late charge of runner-up Stormy Lucy by a neck while getting a mile and one eighth on turf in 1:50.29.“I was afraid we were going to be too close to the lead, but when I saw the slow pace (24.16, 49.17, 1:14.35, 1:38.64), I knew we were okay,” said Bejarano, who got his second of what would be three wins on the day. “Out of the gate, I let the favorite go and tried to force her to the lead. I just put us second and followed them.Fifth behind Stormy Lucy in the Grade I Matriarch at Del Mar on Nov. 29, Gender Agenda was off at odds of 10-1 and paid $23.80, $10.40 and $6.80. Owned by Santa Anita Chairman Keith Brackpool, Alon Ossip and Timothy Ritvo, the 4-year-old filly by Holy Roman Emperor improved her overall mark to 18-5-3-3. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $287,108.“This filly’s been unlucky,” said Brackpool. “She’s had full fields in almost everything she’s gone up against. I’m thinking, ‘When are we going to get a decent shot?’ He (Rafael Bejarano) rode her beautifully today. She rated beautifully and she’s a nice filly.”Stormy Lucy, who won the Matriarch with Kent Desormeaux up at odds of 65-1, validated that effort by running a huge second from off the pace, finishing a nose in front of pace setting Glory.“I got out too late,” said Desormeaux. “She was best today…”The second choice at 4-1, Stormy Lucy paid $5.80 and $4.20.Ridden by Mike Smith, Glory seemingly had conditions to order, as she made an easy lead and set what appeared to be moderate fractions.“She ran great,” said Smith. “If the grass was a little firmer, maybe she would’ve hung on, but she ran great.”Off at 5-2, she paid $3.80 to show.There were no winning tickets in Sunday’s Pick Six, resulting in a carryover into Wednesday of $80,136. Wednesday’s total Pick Six pool should approach $500,000. First post time for an eight-race card is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.center_img Sidelined due to multiple spinal fractures and a collapsed lung sustained in a spill at Los Alamitos on Sept. 17, jockey Flavien Prat returned to action on Saturday at Santa Anita and the native-Frenchman registered his first win on the comeback trail in Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes, as he guided the Peter Miller-trained Belvoir Bay to an emphatic 7 ¼ length win while covering one mile on grass in 1:36.15.Breaking from post position three in a field of nine 2-year-old fillies, English-bred Belvoir Bay sat a close second behind eventual third-place finisher Sweet Queen for the first half mile and then assumed command, opening up by six lengths as the field straightened for home.Off at 5-1, Belvoir Bay, who is owned by Team Valor International and Gary Barber, paid $12.20, $5.00 and $4.00.“It’s a good sensation,” said Prat, who was accompanied by his team of physical therapists in the Winner’s Circle. “My body healing is a gift.”A well beaten ninth in her U.S. debut going a mile on soft turf at Belmont Park Oct. 31, Belvoir Bay notched her third win from seven overall starts. With the Blue Norther winner’s share of $46,620, she increased her overall earnings to $88,831.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5 favorite Family Meeting paid $3.20 and $2.60, while pacesetting Sweet Queen, with Alex Solis up, paid $5.00 to show.Santa Anita will embark upon a special five-day holiday week of live racing on Wednesday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more