Campesino clocks fast time

first_img SHARED RIDING HONOURS Apprentice Anthony Thomas, who rode both TIMEFORARMS and FRANCIA’S PRIDE, shared the riding honours with Halledeen, who also rode two winners. Meanwhile, CTL presented cash awards to the winners and runners-up in the 2016 overall monthly winners in each category – Garth Samuels and Oneil Hinds (owners), Wayne DaCosta, Anthony Nunes (trainers), Bebeto Harvey (jockey), Sterling Smith, Ferron Hall (grooms). Racing continues on Wednesday. CAMPESINO confirmed his status as one of the country’s top sprinters with a facile victory in the season’s first grade one race, the $1.2 million Eileen Cliggott Memorial Trophy over 1300 metres, at Caymanas Park yesterday. Toting topweight of 57.0kg with Robert Halledeen riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny and popular owner Howard Hamilton, CAMPESINO, running as the 4-5 favourite in a field of five, chased the leader, SIR BUDGET, for most of the way before going by entering the straight. Thereafter, it was smooth sailing as he moved away to win by 33/4 lengths from 8-5 second favourite BRAWN and FRANFIELD in the smart time of 1:17.3 JAMAI RAJA (lame) was declared a late non-starter. This was CAMPESINO’s second consecutive win and his third from his last four starts. The consistent seven-year-old gelding by Campadre out of Yaella had previously won the St. Catherine Cup open allowance feature over 1100 metres on January 7 and the prestigious Glen Mills O.J. Caribbean Sprint Championship over 1200 metes on November 12, ahead of his more fancied stable-companion BUZZ NIGHTMARE. On a day when O&S Tack Room provided product prizes, a bag of Alfalfa Cubes feed to the winning owner of each race, trainer FItzroy Glispie highlighted the 11-race programme with three winners. These were BIRD CATCHER (2-1), who humbled the highly-thought-of three-year-old colt FEARLESS SAMURAI (1-9 favourite) in the opening race over a mile, 3-5 favourite FRANCIA’S PRIDE in the second and the veteran campaigner TIMEFORARMS (2-1), who produced a tremendous late run on the rails to win the overnight allowance race over 1500 metres in a driving finish.last_img read more

Bay Area companies vow to be green

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Coalition leaders say being green is good for business and want to change the perception that curbing emissions of heat-trapping gases will result in job losses and lower profits. “For the region, we think it has tremendously beneficial economic implications,” said Jim Wunderman, president of the Bay Area Council, a business advocacy group. Mountain View-based Google is committed to helping combat global warming, said Robyn Beavers, who heads its corporate environmental programs. The Internet search leader offers employees a free shuttle service on buses that run on biodiesel, is working to boost its energy efficiency and serves locally grown, organic food at its company cafes. The company is also installing more than 9,200 solar panels that could provide as much as 30 percent of electricity at its headquarters, Beavers said. SAN FRANCISCO – Google Inc., Gap Inc., Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and other companies pledged Thursday to cut their greenhouse gas emissions and help make the Bay Area a leader in combating global warming. More than two dozen companies joined the Business Council on Climate Change, a coalition of Bay Area businesses that promise to report and reduce carbon emissions, share the best green practices and advocate for policies to address global warming. “If the environment fails, markets fail. As contributors to the problem, companies have a responsibility to act,” said Gavin Power of the United Nations Global Compact, which seeks to promote corporate responsibility. The BC3 coalition was launched at San Francisco City Hall on Thursday at an event aimed at encouraging more businesses to join. The initiative is being organized by the Bay Area Council, city of San Francisco and UN Global Compact, which plans to promote the business-led initiative as a model for other cities and businesses worldwide. last_img read more