Financial literacy program promotes saving, spending wisely

first_imgUpdate: No forced entry in TCC student’s homicide Facebook Linkedin TCU steps up efforts to promote financial literacy with new additions to Money Week Linkedin printGetting a job and a paycheck is important, but so is learning how to save and spend wisely.Financial literacy, or knowing how to make, manage and invest money, is a skill not often emphasized in the classroom. At TCU, the One Million Reasons initiative is bringing financial literacy education straight to the students.The Office of Scholarships and Student Financial Aid, the Office of Admission and Student Development Services partnered to create the program last fall.The initiative helps students manage their money while in school and plan for the future, said Rachael Capua, assistant director of the sophomore and junior year experience.“We want to make this a special area of focus because we want students to be more prepared when they graduate, especially in the circumstances of having student loans,” Capua said.One Million Reasons hosted the first annual TCU Money Week last week as part of its campus programming efforts. TCU Money Week is a week of activities held across campus to promote financial fitness.“It’s a great way and initiative to bring a lot of different activities, workshops, and presentations to campus all relating to money,” Capua said. “I really hope this is a launch into making it a campus conversation.”The initiative also uses a specific curriculum, FOUNDATIONS, in workshops with student organizations and classrooms on campus.To promote campus programming and curriculum workshops, students were enlisted to be ambassadors of One Million Reasons. The ambassadors “represent their colleges and can help facilitate group presentations on curriculum topics alongside TCU staff members,” according to the One Million Reasons website.Elizabeth Rosales, graduate associate for One Million Reasons, said she was interested in being a One Million Reasons ambassador after her first-hand experience as a college counselor at a high school.“I assisted my students with financial aid [and] scholarships, so I really saw the importance a lot more in financial literacy,” Rosales said. “I wanted to be on the other side of that.”Rosales said One Million Reasons is effective because it gives students opportunities to gain awareness and education about financial literacy.“In college, your ultimate goal is to graduate and to find a career, and within that comes a lot of financial planning and decisions,” Rosales said. “I feel that the program does help a lot in opening those doors to students and giving them the opportunity to become more aware how important budgeting is going to be when they graduate.”Professors and campus organizations can request a One Million Reasons workshop by emailing [email protected] said the program has been well-received on campus so far.“There’s really a million reasons why topics like this are important to look at, and we’ve been really thrilled with how successful the program has been these past two semesters,” Capua said. Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Previous articleTCU police: More than 40 responses to stolen property noticeNext articleArrieta hurls second career no-hitter Ryder Buttry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt During TCU Money Week, students could take a ride in the “cash cab” and answer money trivia questions for prizes. Fort Worth businessman donates full first-year tuition for TCU medical school students Twittercenter_img + posts ReddIt Twitter Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ SGA holds student memorial to honor lives of four students Facebook Ryder Buttryhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ryder-buttry/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Ryder Buttry last_img read more

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Gardai attend public order incident in Gortlee area

first_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleCross border councils to take joint approach on spread of CovidNext articleYellow weather warning with heavy rain expected on Sunday News Highland Homepage BannerNews Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Google+ There is a Garda presence around the Gorlee area of Letterkenny this morning.Gardaí attended a public order incident in the early hours of this morning.Gardai say no arrests were made, but enquiries are ongoing. Facebook By News Highland – October 3, 2020 center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai attend public order incident in Gortlee area Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on Eric Frein Conviction

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement regarding Eric Frein’s conviction on all charges related to the fatal ambush at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Pike County:“Today justice was served and a brutal murderer will be held accountable for his heinous and cowardly acts against members of the Pennsylvania State Police. On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I want to express my sincere gratitude for the sacrifices made every day by the men and women of the Pennsylvania State Police and their families to keep their fellow citizens safe.” April 19, 2017center_img Governor Wolf Statement on Eric Frein Convictionlast_img

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Lady Bulldogs Win Against Lady Wildcats

first_imgThe Batesville Girls Varsity Tennis Team finished out the regular season by defeating Franklin Co. 4-1 on Monday. Batesville finished the regular season with a 10-2 duel match record while going 6-1 in the EIAC.#1 Singles- Lydia Olsen won 6-1, 6-1#2 Singles- Erin Longstreth won 6-3, 7-5#3 Singles- Julia Hunter was defeated 4-6, 4-6#1 Doubles- Brooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman won 6-1, 6-1#2 Doubles- Macy Simon and Karsen Worthington won 6-0, 6-0In JV, the Bulldogs won 6-2 which gave them a perfect 10-0 record on the season. In singles, Alana Pinckley, Rachael Rose, and Audrey Weigel were all winners. The doubles teams of Anna Kick/Grace Heppner, Magge Schwettman/Jenna Harmeyer, and Baylee Rohlfing/Jill Hartman were all winners.The Varsity will play in the EIAC tournament at Greensburg on Thursday and Saturday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Spikers Get ‘W’s’

first_imgThe Freshmen team played Richmond tonight, while the Varsity and JV took on EIAC foe Rushville.From Coach Trenkamp:  ‘Tonight the freshman Lady Bulldogs defeated Richmond in 3 close games.  Serving is what got us the 2 wins along with positive attitude and hustle.  We were able to dig the ball and make some good hits.  Serving us up was 12pts 6aces was Brayleigh Patterson.  Digging in the back with coverage all over was Sophie Lee.  We played games 1 & 2 with 6 girls and game 3 with 8.  Scores were 25-18, 22-25, 15-14.’From Coach Prickel: ‘The Batesville JV volleyball team earned a much needed conference win vs. Rushville in convincing fashion. Scores were 25-12, 25-18. Grace Sarringhaus paced the team with 9 service points, while Nikki Fox added 7 points including 3 aces. Katie Bedel was aggressive with 7 kills in 16 swings, while Fox had 5 kills in only 8 attempts to lead the front row attack. Kerigan Haskamp and Shelby Westerfeld each earned a stuff block. Grace Laudick helped the team with 18 good digs from her Libero position.’In the varsity match the lady bulldogs showed little signs of weakness.  The girls played a complete game, minimized their errors and played with a relaxed sense of urgency.  We will have to polish some of that up moving forward, but it was a good/needed win (25-6, 25-16, 25-8).  We had multiple hitters over .400 for the first time this season and our hitting percentage as a team was .321.  #20 Hattie Westerfeld lead the team in points scored with 15 kills, 7 aces and 2 stuff blocks.  Right behind her was #5 Macy Prickel with 10 kills and five aces.  #11 Jenna Ertel held down the court defensively with 1/3 of the digs on the night, she had 11 of the 33 team digs.The JV & Varsity teams will travel to Jennings County on Thursday for a 6:00pm JV start time.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img read more

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B&H Hockey Players Expect Huge Support of Fans in Match Against Turkey

first_imgThe B&H Hockey Association are working on a daily basis on the preparations of all details for the match against Turkey.All activities are going at an anticipated pace,The B&H team is made up of players with international experience in some of the strongest teams in the European League.The B&H team has huge support from their fans and tickets are already on sale.An arrival of a new hockey spectacle was announced by members of the fan group BH Fanaticos, which should serve as an additional motive to the B&H hockey team, announced the B&H Hockey Association.The game will be held on 8 February at 19:00 in the Olympic Hall Zetra.(Source: klix.ba)last_img

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Višća’s Price 42 Times higher!

first_imgEdin Visca is one of the most popular players in Turkey and after several great games in recent years in Super League, his price has considerably increased.Turkish media reports that Višća worth was 200 000 Euros when he arrived in Basaksehir in 2011 and that hos worth is now 8.5 million Euros, which means that his price in five years became 42 times higher!Visca, who had a dream season last year, is proud because his club Basaksehir is the current leader in the standings Super League.There are numerous clubs that are interested in Visca, including the Fenerbahce and Besiktas. This summer, the Basaksehir refused a very good offer of Espanyol.(Source: fokus)last_img

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Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid

first_imgMadrid dominated possession but, unlike in their profligate semi-final performance, found clear-cut chances hard to come by against the well-organised Gremio defence.Luka Modric came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box that flew inches wide of the far post.Ronaldo also hammered a long-range free-kick that dipped onto the roof of the net, whilst Edilson gave Keylor Navas a similar scare at the other end with a free-kick from range.Gremio pleaded for the referee to consult with the video assistant referee (VAR) when Sergio Ramos clipped Ramiro inside the area early in the second period.? He scored the winning goal and he was named Man of the Match in the Club World Cup final!? @Cristiano#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/WPMDKnHVnR— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 17, 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup.A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’s men this year. ? Well done, @lm19official!#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/MLJdJQIOsS— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 17, 2017However, those claims fell on deaf ears and Madrid instantly broke up the other end to open the scoring.Ronaldo was tripped 25 yards from goal and the world player of the year’s resulting free-kick sneaked through a gap in the Gremio wall to skip into the bottom corner.Gremio were handed a lifeline when Ronaldo had the ball in the net again just before the hour mark, but Karim Benzema was flagged for being marginally offside in the build-up.Marcelo Grohe then turned another Modric drive onto the post and made great stops from Ronaldo and Bale in the final 10 minutes to keep Gremio in the game.However, the Brazilians failed to register a single shot on target as Madrid comfortably held out to seal their most successful ever year with a fifth trophy.Earlier, Mexican side Pachuca beat hosts Al Jazira 4-1 in the third-place play-off.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Ronaldo was once again Real’s man for the big occasion as his strike went through the Gremio wall eight minutes after the break to ensure the European club champions were also crowned world champions for a fifth straight year.“We wanted to win because Real Madrid have never won five trophies in one year,” said Ronaldo.“I think we played a very good game and deserved to win.”Ronaldo has now scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for Madrid this season despite a slow start in La Liga.“The numbers speak for themselves,” added the Portuguese. “I give my answers on the pitch. The team were phenomenal and it is another trophy for the CV.”Gareth Bale was left on the bench despite scoring with his first touch as a substitute against Al Jazira on Wednesday to book Madrid’s place in the final, as Zinedine Zidane kept faith with the same side that started Real’s Champions League final triumph over Juventus back in June.Gremio booked their ricket to Abu Dhabi by winning the Copa Libertadores for the third time last month and Madrid knew they weren’t in for a comfortable evening just two minutes in when Gremio captain Pedro Geromel raked his studs down the back of Ronaldo’s calf without any punishment from Mexican referee Cesar Ramos.? A @Cristiano free-kick against @Gremio handed us our fifth title of 2017, as we successfully defended our Club World Cup crown in Abu Dhabi!OUR REPORT, PHOTOS AND VIDEO! ?#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/2yXc52FccG— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 16, 2017Ronaldo, though, confirmed he will be fit for next weekend’s Clasico against Barcelona.– Stubborn opposition –last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015

first_imgFelipe Valdez5478413%$266,720 DESORMEAUX ENDORSES RIDE BY ESPINOZAKent Desormeaux won the Belmont Stakes in 2009 on Summer Bird, so the 45-year-old Hall of Fame rider certainly knows his way around the massive mile and a half oval, even though he also has some bittersweet memories.            In perhaps the toughest beat ever, Desormeaux and Real Quiet were nosed out of the Triple Crown by Victory Gallop in 1998, and in 2008, Big Brown failed to complete the course as the odds-on favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.            Desormeaux at this point has no mount this year in the final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, which will be decided June 6 with American Pharoah seeking to become the first winner of racing’s most elusive prize since Affirmed in 1978.If the 3-year-old colt ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Bob Baffert for Ahmed Zayat runs as he did in the Preakness last Saturday, taking the lead from the start and winning by seven widening lengths on Pimlico’s sloppy track, Desormeaux likes Espinoza’s chances.“He did the right thing, doing what he did,” Desormeaux said of Espinoza’s take-it-to-’em tactics. “He sent him like they were going across the street and that was the right strategy, to establish the lead and annihilate the field.“Two hundred yards from the gate, when he was squeezed to the fence, you could tell he was swimming. He was in six inches of water before he was getting into the race track. There was a pool down on the fence, but he splashed through that, got to higher ground, and won like the very good horse that he is.”Is he good enough to win the Triple Crown?“He’s definitely the fastest horse out there, but the true test of a champion is whether they can recover and hold their form in three weeks going a mile and a half,” Desormeaux said.“For him to put in an effort like that, he’s going to be tired. But Bob knows what to do. He’s only failed by a lip and a neck and then some of winning the Triple Crown.“Baffert knows how to get ’em ready.” Bob Baffert1231125%$145,750 (Current Through Sunday, May 17) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS UNBEATEN SUNDAY RULES SHARP FOR SPRING FEVERUnbeaten Sunday Rules will be favored to capture her fifth straight victory when she runs in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs.          A speedy 4-year-old bay daughter of the late Tribal Rule owned and bred by Nick Alexander, Sunday Rules has won her four starts by a combined margin of nearly 24 lengths.“She couldn’t be doing any better,” said trainer Phil D’Amato, who knows another committed front-runner, Tribal Gal, drew outside of Sunday Rules in a field of six.“It is what it is; if they want to 21, 44 or whatever, we’ll keep going,” D’Amato said. “She breezed 59 the other day and it looked like she was going 1:02, she was doing it so easy. She’s just so talented. Good horses do that.“She’s had a little of this, a little of that,” D’Amato said in explaining her limited campaigns of two starts in 2013, one start last year and one so far in 2015, a 2 ½-length score on April 30. “She had some issues at two, then she got sick at three, but she’s never been as good as she is right now and I look forward to giving her a more substantial campaign this year.”The Spring Fever: Shakeitupbetty, Elvis Trujillo, 15-1; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Sidepocket Run, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Meinertzhageni, Fernando Perez, 5-1; Sunday Rules, Tyler Baze, 3-5; and Tribal Gal, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2. Joseph Talamo581131219%$382,698 Michael Machowsky1433121%$94,120 Mario Gutierrez2232414%$155,480 BUCK STOPS WITH TRUMAN FOR GO WEST MARIEConsistent and versatile Go West Marie stretches back out to a mile when she runs in Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf for red-hot trainer Eddie Truman, who won four races last weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.“I, Gary (Stevens), Mr. Redekop (owner Peter Redekop) and Brian (Anderson), his agent, are all on board with running her two turns instead of off the hill, actually,” Truman said. “She’s run super down the hill (at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf), but we just love her at two turns.“Brian is the one who talked Mr. Redekop into giving me a chance to train for him. He’s been a friend for years and there’s a great partnership there. We won four races down the hill last weekend and I think we’ve won seven of 11 over that course.”The Fran’s Valentine: My Monet, Gonzalo Nicolas, 6-1; Wild in the Saddle, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Heat Du Jour, Corey Nakatani, 5-1; Chati’s On Top, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Qiaona, Mike Smith, 5-1; Mangita, Aaron Gryder, 8-1; and Chilada, Elvis Trujillo, 15-1.SANTA ANITA STARTS 4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS TOMORROW            Santa Anita will offer a series of six twilight racing cards dubbed “4 O’clock Fridays,” featuring a 4 p.m. first post time beginning tomorrow through the month of June.All Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club members will receive free General Admission and the track will also present a “Totally 80s” concert series, hosted by K-EARTH 101 Radio after the races, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sirona’s Sports Bar.In addition to live music (provided tomorrow by “The Young Guns Band”), fans 21 and older will be treated to the following discount drink specials in Sirona’s and in the track’s newest sports bar, The Gallop Out, on the Club House turn:–$3 Bud and Bud Light (16 oz. draft)–$5 Well Cocktails–$10 Domestic Draft PitchersSanta Anita will also open at 11 a.m. each Friday beginning May 22 for simulcast racing from across North America. For more information regarding “4 O’clock Fridays,” including a complete schedule of “Totally 80s” live bands, please visit santaanita.com/events.FINISH LINES: On a fast Santa Anita main track Thursday morning, Beholder had her first work back since missing the May 9 Vanity Stakes with a temperature, going five furlongs under David Neusch in 1:01. “It was a very nice work,” Richard Mandella said of the two-time Eclipse Award winner. “She wanted to do more. We’re still looking at the Adoration Stakes for her on June 13.” Mandella also sent Precisionist winner Catch a Flight six furlongs in 1:12.80 in preparation for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27 . . . Feeling a bit under the weather, Corey Nakatani took off the two horses he was scheduled to ride today . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival Memorial Day weekend, this Saturday through Monday. The entire family is invited for three days of live racing, carnival rides, games and prizes, with unlimited rides for children for only $10. Admission and parking to the Infield is free through Gate 6 off Colorado Place. Flavien Prat551211222%$676,500 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo4754711%$259,920 GRAZEN SKY TRIES ‘DIFFERENT’ TURF IN SNOW CHIEFGrazen Sky was an authoritative winner in the Silky Sullivan at one mile over a “good” turf course at Golden Gate April 26, but trainer Steve Miyadi is taking nothing for granted when the gray son of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander runs in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three year olds at 1 1/8 miles on grass.“The win was on Golden Gate turf,” Miyadi said. “There is a difference. It’s a little bit slower turf course up there.“We got a good draw but there are a lot of horses in the race. I don’t tell Rafael (Bejarano) how to ride but I imagine we’ll be behind Pete Miller’s horse (Richard’s Boy). My horse has trained well up to the race and he’s ready to go.”Coincidentally, Silky Sullivan and Snow Chief each won the Santa Anita Derby, in 1958 and 1986, respectively.The Snow Chief is one of five stakes Saturday in the Golden State Series for horses bred or sired in California.The field for the Snow Chief, race eight of 10: Cardiac, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; Richard’s Boy, Fernando Perez, 7-2; Book Thirty Four, Felipe Valdez, 20-1; Zinvor, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Grazen Sky, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Chief of Staff, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Temple Keys, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; Neveradoubt, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Rocko’s Wheel, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Pulmarack, Corey Nakatani, 6-1; and Over Par, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1.HENDRICKS FILLY GOES LONG ON DIRT IN MELAIR STAKESThermodynamics broke her maiden on turf, then finished third in allowance company on grass, both at one mile.Saturday it’s back to the main track for the daughter of The Pamplemousse in the $200,000 Melair Stakes for 3-year-old fillies in at 1 1/16 miles.“We thought she wanted to go long the way she’s been working, and Gary (Stevens) doesn’t think the grass moved her up as much as two turns, so we’ll give it a try,” trainer Dan Hendricks said in explaining the return to dirt.The Melair: Barbara Beatrice, Tiago Pereira, 8-1; Thermodynamics, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Niassa, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Ashley’s Baby, Mike Smith, 3-1; La Fiera, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; and Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1. Richard Mandella1965132%$422,090 MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN TIZNOW          Peter Miller, in the mix for leading trainer as usual, sends out two horses in Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track, Solid Wager and Poshky. Each will be seeking his first stakes win, although they have combined for eight career victories from a combined 32 starts.Through 15 racing days, Miller had eight victories at the Spring Meet, one behind leader Doug O’Neill. Phil D’Amato also had eight wins.The Tiznow: Sold Wager, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Spirit Rules, Iggy Puglisi, 6-1; Toledo Eddie, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; Magic Mark, Fernando Perez, 10-1; Short Heat Wave, David Flores, 20-1; Soi Phet, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Poshky, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1; Rousing Sermon, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Motown Men, Tyler Baze, 5-2; and Joy Boy, Joe Talamo, 4-1. Drayden Van Dyke4174517%$275,888 Tiago Pereira2866321%$218,420 Philip D’Amato2483333%$309,170 Tyler Baze8616121719%$656,070center_img Santiago Gonzalez4148310%$178,336 Mike Smith1946121%$408,730 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won William Spawr1131227%$77,610 John Sadler3356515%$203,258 Alex Solis1333223%$150,960 Doug O’Neill45911520%$395,110 Peter Miller37811122%$306,360 Martin Pedroza463667%$178,938 Fernando Perez57109818%$392,980 Dan Hendricks831038%$71,890 Edwin Maldonado46611813%$236,820 Eddie Truman1151145%$145,150 Bruce Headley831038%$68,350 Gonzalo Nicolas5256910%$173,558 ESPINOZA DID THE RIGHT THING IN THE PREAKNESSTRAINER FEELS GRASS IS GREENER FOR GRAZEN SKYTHERMODYNAMICS GOES LONG IN MELAIR STAKESSPRING FEVER HOPEFUL SUNDAY RULES ‘COULDN’T BE DOING ANY BETTER’TRAINER HOPES TIZNOW STAKES IS MILLER TIME4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS TOMORROW AT SANTA ANITACHAMP BEHOLDER WORKS FOR ADORATION STAKES Richard Baltas2563224%$318,420 Rafael Bejarano5911131319%$521,862last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MAY 19, 2016

first_imgDavid Hofmans520040%40%$79,635 KENT DESORMEAUX RETURNS TO ‘HOME AWAY FROM HOME’Kent Desormeaux knows Pimlico like the back of his hand, probably the front, too.In 1989, he rode a staggering 598 winners, most of them in Maryland and 185 at Pimlico, breaking Chris McCarron’s 15-year record for most wins in a year.Desormeaux’s mark still stands.Desormeaux, 46, has been a member of racing’s Hall of Fame since 2004. He has won 5,873 races including the Kentucky Derby three times, on Real Quiet in 1998; Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000; and Big Brown in 2008.He missed capturing the 1998 Triple Crown by a nose on Real Quiet in the Belmont, a race Kent says he has watched replays of a thousand times “and every time I still think I’m going to win it.” Call it the worst beat in racing.Desormeaux, born in Maurice, Louisiana, has a homecoming of sorts Saturday at Pimlico, where he rides Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes for his older brother, Keith, who trains the colt.Since 1986, Desormeaux has won 649 races from 2,858 rides at Pimlico, 23 percent. His mounts at Old Hilltop have earned $11,775,416.“Pimlico is like my home away from home,” Desormeaux said. “It’s like my backyard. I’m going to be so comfortable. I know all the streets, I know how to get from Washington, D.C. to North Baltimore, and that translates to the race course.“I know every grain of sand out there and the nuances of how to ride the race track. I’ll just take that wisdom to the Preakness. The turns at Pimlico are sharper than most tracks and the straights are longer than most tracks, but it’s still the same circumference.“And if the turns actually aren’t sharper, they ride sharper.”As for strategy, Desormeaux is not about to reinvent the wheel.“Keep it simple, stupid,” he said.In a TVG interview Thursday, Keith commented on Exaggerator. “He looks like he’s not only re-gained that loss of weight (from the Derby) but he put on a few (pounds). He looks very nice. He reminds me of a modern horse. He’s not big and rangy like those throw-back horses.“I’m focused on getting him and keeping him as fresh as possible and I think I’ve done that. He’s coming out of his skin. The numbers are the numbers. If I went by the numbers then why would I be here today?”The Preakness lineup: Cherry Wine, Corey Lanerie, 20-1; Uncle Lino, Fernando Perez, 20-1; Nyquist, Mario Gutierrez, 3-5; Awesome Speed, Jevian Toledo, 30-1; Exaggerator, Kent Desormeaux, 3-1; Lani, Yutaka Take, 30-1; Collected, Javier Castellano, 10-1; Laoban, Florent Geroux, 30-1; Abiding Star, J.D. Acosta, 30-1; Fellowship, Jose Lezcano, 30-1; and Stradivari, John Velazquez, 8-1.First live post time at Santa Anita Preakness Day is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 8 a.m. The Paddock Room opens at 7:15 a.m.Post time for the $1.5 million Preakness is 3:45 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. It will air live on NBC-TV and the Horse Racing Radio Network. Hector O. Palma632050%83%$54,945 Mike Puype1821211%28%$95,830 BERNSTEIN STAKES HIS CLAIM ON KAFISTERIt’s been a long time between stakes for David Bernstein.The 76-year-old trainer, whose signature horse was Eclipse Award Older Male Champion of 1994 The Wicked North, tries to catch lightning in a bottle Saturday when he runs claiming-horse-seeking- graded-status Kafister in the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track.It will mark the first stakes start for the six-year-old son of Kafwain out of the dam Register (hence the name Kafister) since Bernstein claimed him for $20,000 on March 30, 2014, a span of 15 races.Should Kafister pull an upset, it would be Bernstein’s first stakes win since Unfurl the Flag captured the Grade I Triple Bend at Hollywood Park in 2005 under Corey Nakatani.Kafister has since won six races for Bernstein and owners Alan Aidekman and Gaylord Ailshie, but the Kona Gold will be the first time he has run in a stakes for Bernstein.In his 26 race career, Kafister has run in just one added-money event, finishing fourth in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on Nov. 3, 2012, when trained by Peter Miller. Overall, he has won 11 races, earning $324,450.“He’s paid his way for us,” Bernstein said, then explaining his decision to try a stakes with Kafister for the first time under his tutelage: “There’s no other place to run, that’s the problem. They’re not going to write a four-other-than (condition race), so we’ve got to run here or stay in the barn.“We’ve got a good rider (Flavien Prat), the horse loves to run and win, and he loves this track (eight wins, two seconds and a third from 15 starts), so we’ll see what happens.”The Kona Gold, race nine of 11: Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Souper Knight, Abel Lezcano, 30-1; Cautious Giant, Santiago Gonzalez, 12-1; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 4-1; Cherubim, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Dream Sunday, Mike Smith, 12-1; Subtle Indian, Ramon Vazquez, 3-1; Kafister, Flavien Prat, 10-1; Sahara Sky, Martin Garcia, 8-1; and San Onofre, Edwin Maldonado, 7-2. Martin Garcia1953226%53%$285,780 (Current Through Sunday, May 15) Martin Pedroza2532412%36%$101,970 Patrick Gallagher520040%40%$58,890 FINISH LINES: Unbeaten champion Songbird is scheduled to work Sunday, probably four furlongs after the 6:30 renovation break, according to Dan Ward, assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer . . . Three-time Eclipse award winner Beholder, prepping for the Grade I Vanity Mile on June 4, worked four furlongs Thursday for Richard Mandella in 48.20 with Janeen Painter up. “Just an easy half,” Mandella said . . . Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin went five furlongs in 1:03.40 for David Hofmans, who has designs on the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita June 25. “Just a nice, easy move,” Hofmans said . . . Bellamentary, an impressive 2 ¼-length winner of Sunday’s Angel Flight Stakes at seven furlongs, could make her next start in either the Grade II Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita on June 18 or the Grade I Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park on June 11, said Phil D’Amato, Santa Anita’s training leader through eight days with seven victories from 22 starts (32 percent) . . . Agent Vic Lipton reports that 37-year-old Louisiana native Jaime Theriot, a mainstay on the Kentucky, Arkansas and Louisiana circuits in recent years, will start working horses at Santa Anita next Wednesday and be available to ride at The Great Race Place full time thereafter. Theriot won two Breeders’ Cup races in 2010, aboard Dubai Majesty in the Filly & Mare Turf Sprint and Chamberlain Bridge in the Turf Sprint. On June 18, 2008, Theriot became the seventh rider in Churchill Downs history to ride six winners in a single day . . . Dan Kaplan, 2016 Horse Player World Series Champion (won $319,000), and Kevin Cox, Saratoga Bets So Cal handicapper, will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, 10:50 a.m. Saturday and 12:50 p.m. Sunday, respectively, in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Jockey Ramon Vazquez, tied for the riding lead at Prairie Meadows, invades Santa Anita Saturday to ride Navy Hymn in the third race and Subtle Indian in the Kona Gold Stakes, both for trainer Robertino Diodoro . . . Santa Anita offers an $18 Trackside Package on Preakness Day, including admission, seating, the first drink, a tip sheet and a commemorative Nyquist mason jar. Purchase tickets at http://www/santaanita.com/events-and-tickets/ . . . Sunday, Santa Anita presents the Cal Rods Car Show, a free Infield event featuring the finest classics in the San Gabriel Valley. Post time for the first live race is 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m. Ignacio Puglisi821125%50%$41,968 Joseph Talamo3065620%57%$337,520 Jerry Hollendorfer1942321%47%$264,785 Edwin Maldonado38107526%58%$320,051 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tiago Pereira333689%52%$134,098 Tyler Baze44581111%55%$296,115 Edward Freeman531160%100%$84,520 Mark Glatt1531320%47%$89,956 Philip D’Amato2275332%68%$374,455 Peter Eurton820125%38%$45,555 DESORMEAUX RETURNS TO PIMLICO FOR PREAKNESSBERNSTEIN EYES KONA GOLD UPSET WITH KAFISTERPUYPE SEEKS FITTING MIZDIRECTION STAKES VICTORYBEHOLDER, MELATONIN WORK FOR UPCOMING STAKES Rafael Bejarano3697425%56%$366,123 Fernando Perez1731118%29%$110,620 Michael McCarthy521040%60%$80,845 Jack Carava622033%67%$47,990 Steven Miyadi722029%57%$59,435 Santiago Gonzalez3866516%45%$266,750 Flavien Prat2562424%48%$282,350 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won MIZDIRECTION VICTORY FOR PUYPE WOULD BE FITTINGIt would be only appropriate if Mike Puype should win Saturday’s $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.Puype saddles Home Journey in the race, and it was he who trained Mizdirection to win 11 of 17 career starts, including the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita in 2012 and 2013.Home Journey, a six-year-old California-bred mare, has not raced since last Nov. 22, but has been training forwardly for her return.“She’s been away, but we’ll see what happens,” Puype said. “She’s ready to run. She just got to a point where she needed a little break and we gave it her. She’s ready for this race, the summer and fall, and we’ll make babies with her next year.“It would be nice to win a race named for Mizdirection. We’ll be trying. We have many great memories of her and her accomplishments on the track.”The Mizdirection, race 10 of 11: Off the Road, Stewart Elliott; So Sweetitiz, Mike Smith; Velvet Mesquite, Tyler Baze; Revenue Virginius, Drayden Van Dyke; My Year Is a Day, Brice Blanc; Minks Aprise, Alex Solis; Miss Double d’Oro, Santiago Gonzalez; Home Journey, Martin Garcia; Avenge, Flavien Prat; and Swift Lady, Rafael Bejarano. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Richard Baltas1623113%38%$97,398 John Sadler2050325%40%$278,820 John Brocklebank422050%100%$82,200 Brayan Pena1921311%32%$45,325 Richard Mandella1222317%58%$145,075last_img read more

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