VETERAN GELDING SOI PHET HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF; 11-YEAR-OLD MILLIONAIRE, IDLE SINCE SEPTEMBER, WILL BE MAKING HIS 62ND CAREER START RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2019)–Trainer Leonard Powell says the old man in his shedrow does not like to run in the wintertime. Accordingly, 11-year-old gelding Soi Phet, idle since September 8, will make his first start of the year in Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes, for California-bred or sired horses three and up at one mile on turf.Named for the Three Rings Ranch homebred winner of both the 1977 Santa Anita Handicap and Hollywood Gold Cup, the Crystal Water, which is a part of the CTBA-sponsored Golden State Series, has attracted a field of seven with millionaire Soi Phet heading the field.An incredible story, Soi Phet, a California-bred son of Tiz Bud, who will be making his 62nd career start on Saturday, was claimed for $16,000 in his 16th start on May 23, 2013 at Hollywood Park. A winner of last year’s Crystal Water, Soi Phet has won 14 races, eight of them stakes, for his current connections.With Powell calling the shots, Soi Phet’s races have been spaced, with notable gaps in the winter in order to keep him fresh. With his last win coming three starts back versus state-breds in the one mile Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos on July 4, Soi Phet has two wins from five starts at one mile on turf, with both of those wins coming at Santa Anita.SOI PHETOwner: Benowitz Family Trust, Mathilde Powell & Paul ViskovichTrainer: Leonard PowellA foal of 2008, he’s out of the Siberian Summer mare Summer Jersey. Most recently an even sixth in the state-bred E.B. Johnston Stakes going one mile at Los Alamitos Sept. 8, Soi Phet took last year’s Crystal Water four starts back on May 20 and has two wins from 10 turf starts at Santa Anita. With regular rider Alonso Quinonez set to ride, Soi Phet will try to improve upon an overall mark of 61-15-7-6 and earnings of $1,022,864.BRANDOTHEBARTENDEROwner: Flawless Racing, Brian Flanagan & Michael JarvisTrainer: Craig DollaseA sharp third versus state-bred going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course March 31, this 6-year-old Tribal Rule gelding took a one mile turf classified allowance against Cal-bred two starts back on Dec. 31 and should be considered armed and dangerous as he’ll be reunited with Joe Talamo, who has ridden him to a pair of victories in his last four starts. With a Crystal Water best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 96, Brandothebartender, who was claimed seven starts back for $40,000, will seek his first stakes win on Saturday. With two wins from five tries at a mile on turf, “Brando” is 24-6-3-4 overall with earnings of $360,501.HARDBOOTOwner: Silver Creek StablesTrainer: Michele DollaseBased with Craig’s sister, Michele Dollase, at San Luis Rey Downs, this 4-year-old Lucky Pulpit colt has been idle since running a competitive seventh, beaten four lengths in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) on opening day, Dec. 26. A one mile turf maiden winner in his second start eight starts back in November, 2017 at Del Mar, his most recent win came four races back in the one mile turf Silky Sullivan Stakes for Cal-breds at Golden Gate Fields on April 29, 2018. With Victor Espinoza engaged to ride for the first time, Hardboot would appear to have a legitimate shot as both of his career wins have come at a mile on grass.THE $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTThe Street Fighter–Aaron Gryder–123Hardboot–Victor Espinoza–121Tule Fog–Brice Blanc–121Brandothebartender–Joe Talamo–123Soi Phet–Alonso Quinonez–121Accountability–Drayden Van Dyke–121The Hunted–Tiago Pereira–123First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Tomorrow will see thousands of young people across Donegal receive their Leaving Cert Results.While the pressure of exams is over, the worries, excitement and nerves of the results will be brewing for many of our youth.Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, Donegal Youth Service will be providing a phone helpline for those receiving Leaving Cert results this week. All Staff at the Port Road based centre will also be available for young people and parents to drop in and bring along any queries that may arise following students receiving their results.Youth Information Coordinator, Gareth Gibson, said “For those who do not receive the results they want there are so many choices out there.“The important thing is to take time to decide what you want to do. You could repeat, take on a Post Leaving Certificate course, take on an apprenticeship, or find a career path through a state training agency”. We have information available on all these options so feel free to drop in to the Youth Information Centre, Donegal Youth Service, Port Road, Letterkenny and have a talk to one of the staff or phone us in the centre at 07491-29640. DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE TELL STUDENTS NOT TO PANIC ON LEAVING CERT RESULTS DAY was last modified: August 12th, 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:donegalDOnegal Youth ServicesexamsLeaving certstudents
A man broke into a number of premises in Lifford to steal money so he could jump across the border and feed his drug addiction.Michael Brennan appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a number of burglary charges. The accused man, of Coneyburrow in Lifford was caught on CCTV carrying out the attempted raids.Garda Sgt Jim Collins told the court that Brennan, aged 22, was observed breaking into a number of premises on March 29th last and also on April 2nd.The premises included Blush Beauty, McCauley’s Restaurant, Peeking House restaurant, the Diamond cafe and Daly’s shop on Upper Street.More than €600 was done to Blush Beauty, a further €1,000 was damage was done to Peeking House and €130 in damage was done to McCauley’s restaurant.Various cash sums were also taken from some of the other premises.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Frank Dorrian, told the court that his client suffered from an addiction to tablets including valium.He said he broke into the premises to get cash so he could go across the border and buy such tablets on the black market.He said “He was drug dependent and was taking valium and anything else he could get his hands on – depression and anxiety drove him to carry out these offences.”He said that Brennan had now been referred to a drug and drink counsellor.His client had €750 in compensation in court and these could be given to the injured parties.Judge Paul Kelly said he was adjourning the case until October 7th to allow for further compensation to be paid and for a community service and probation report to be prepared.Man broke into five premises to get money for drugs was last modified: July 3rd, 2019 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:burglariesdonegaldrugshabitLiffordMichael Brennan