9 Aug 2016 Andy leads the Captains’ final by one Leicestershire’s Andy Vernon holds the halfway lead in the England Golf Captains’ Final – after returning to the event for the first time since back surgery three years ago.Vernon, from Stapleford Park, scored 38 points in today’s first round on the Blue course at Frilford Heath Golf Club in Oxfordshire.He’s a point ahead of Martin Tate (Blackburn), while Alan Richardson (Scarborough North Cliff) and Chris Wise (Holtye) both scored 36 points.They’re among 60 players from all over the country who qualified for the 36-hole hole final through six regional events for members of the England Golf Captains’ programme.Their championship is being played as part of England Golf Week which brings over 500 competitors to Frilford Heath to take part in a series of finals during the five-day celebration of handicap golf.Vernon was Stapleford Park club captain in 2006 and is playing in his fourth final, but his first since 20011, when he finished runner-up. “I had back surgery three years ago so I haven’t played any of these until this year when I qualified at Collingtree Park,” he said.He played off five before his operations but is now a 10-handicapper and said: “This is one of my best rounds since I had surgery and the first time I have played under my handicap this year.”Chasing him is Martin Tate, who was Blackburn club captain in 2012 and is playing in his second final. The seven-handicapper had a great back nine, coming home with 23 points.Meanwhile Chris Wise, who was Holtye captain for two years between 2005/07, got off to a storming start with 22 points on his front nine. “Then I only scored five points in five holes before coming back again,” he said.Click here for full scoresClick here for more information on the England Golf Captains’ programme
The Leafs rebounded for a better second period, out scoring the Rebels 3-1 on goals by Matthew Sokol — his second in two games — Tyler Garcia on the power play and Nick Novin.Novin, Nelson’s game star, finished the game with two points.However, in the third, it was Castlegar that controlled much of the territorial play out shooting the Leafs 18-10 to grab the road victory.Garrett Patterson completed the goal scoring for the Rebels.Castlegar netminder Joseph Mcleod out dueled Patrick Ostermann in the Leaf nets to register the victory.Castlegar out shot the Leafs 38-35 in the game.Nelson 1-6 in November concludes the month on the road with a swing through the East Kootenay.The Leafs face the Rockets in Golden Friday before concluding the swing in Invermere Saturday against the Rockies.LEAF NOTES: Newcomer Kotlen Nelson did not register a point in his first game with the Leafs after arriving Monday from Columbia Valley. . . . Nelson was missing assistant captain Jordan Davie, suspended for receiving a game misconduct in the final minutes of Friday’s overtime loss against Beaver Valley. . . . Leaf defenceman Brendan Smith was back in the lineup after the past month on the injury list. Despite being out of the lineup, Smith remains tied with Eamonn Miller for top spot in Leafs scoring, each with 13 points. . . . Next home game for Nelson is Saturday December 5 against Columbia Valley Rockies. The Nelson Leafs season continues to spiral in the wrong direction.Rival Castlegar scored three times in the first period — twice on the power play — en route to a 4-3 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.The loss is the fifth straight — seven in the past nine games — for the Green and White, dropping the Leafs into fourth spot in the Murdoch Division.Castlegar has won three consecutive games to stay within two points of division-leading Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the Murdoch race.Chris Breese, Tayden Woods and Chance Szott scored less than 13 minutes into the game to give the visitors the commanding lead they would not relinquish.Ironically, Nelson out shot Castlegar 14-10 in the first period.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2016)–Idle since March 28 in Dubai, 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome came back running on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he forged to a 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman and ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.39.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven older horses, California Chrome utilized his natural speed to sit a comfortable second behind pacesetter Alfa Bird into and around the Club House turn. Well in hand under Espinoza, “Chrome” cruised to the lead under a hold approaching the quarter pole and kept runner-up Imperative at bay the final sixteenth.“He could’ve opened up turning for home, but Victor put the Full-Nelson on him,” quipped Sherman. “It was just what we needed. He’ll get a lot out of this race, believe me. It set up just as we figured. I knew he’d show speed. He’s been wanting to run quite a bit right now…and I said ‘He’s got a lot of gas (speed) himself and you can place him where you want.“That’s why he’s a perfect horse. You don’t have to bring a game plan with him. He can sit off the pace or go on the pace.”Sherman said that California Chrome, who picked up $2 million for running second in last year’s Dubai World Cup, would be heading back to the Middle East later this month.“He’ll ship Jan. 21, have one prep (in Dubai), then come home after the World Cup,” he said. “It’s very heart-warming to see his fans and the reception he received. I was just jammed full of people around the paddock. It was just great.”Off at 3-5, California Chrome paid $3.20, $2.40 and $2.10. A winner of four Grade I stakes in 2014; the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Hollywood Derby, California Chrome notched his 10th win from 19 starts Saturday, and with the winner’s share of $120,000, increased his career earnings to $6,442,650, thus surpassing two-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Tiznow to become the leading California-bred of all time. (North America’s all-time leader Curlin, retired with earnings of $10,501,800, while California Chrome currently ranks 25th).Bred and originally owned by Perry Martin and Steve Coburn, California Chrome is now owned by California Chrome, LLC, which is comprised of Kentucky-based Taylor Made Stallions and Martin, who retains his majority 70 percent stake in the horse.“We feel blessed to be a part of this, what a horse!” said new co-owner Frank Taylor. “He’s so sound and so genuine. He’s a special horse.”Assistant trainer Alan Sherman, who watched the race from the Winner’s Circle while holding his two year old grandson, was satisfied with his stable superstar.“He got tired, but that was good,” he said. “He got tired, but he got it done. It’s just so much fun, it was awesome.”Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Imperative rallied from mid-pack and made the winner work late, while finishing one length in front of Hoppertunity. Off at 7-1, Imperative paid $5.80 and $3.00.“I’m very proud of the horse,” said Baltas. “It looked like we might get to him there at the top of the stretch, but ‘Chrome’ was ready.”Bob Baffert’s multiple graded stakes winning Hoppertunity, who came off a big second in the Grade I Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs Nov. 27, appeared full of run at the rail heading to the far turn, finished well but was unable to threaten the winner as he finished 3 ½ lengths clear of Hard Aces.The second choice with Martin Garcia at 2-1, Hoppertunity paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.82, 49.12, 1:12.90 and 1:36.96.Santa Anita will offer a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. CHESTNUT HORSE BY LUCKY PULPIT SURPASSES TIZNOW AS ALL-TIME LEADING CAL-BRED MONEY WINNER AS HIS CAREER EARNINGS EXCEED $6.4 MILLION
Milford 10k 2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 443 34.57 Kevin Ferry SM Letterkenny A C 2 298 35.08 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C3 268 35.16 sean McGettigan SM Finn Valley A C4 442 37.01 Jude O’ Donnell SM Letterkenny A C5 262 37.14 Pat Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C 6 341 37.45 Brian Ferry SM Individual7 294 37.47 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C8 452 37.51 Gerard Mc Granaghan SM Letterkenny A C9 299 38.48 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C10 458 39.13 P.J Boyce M50 Cranford A C 11 363 39.29 Niall Barry SM Individual12 287 39.31 Michael Deveny M40 United Health Care13 435 39.40 Raymond Doherty M45 Finn Valley A C14 251 39.41 Hugh Coll SM Individual 15 295 39.49 Adrian Callaghan SM Letterkenny A C16 253 39.59 Joe Gallagher SM Individual17 296 40.21 Ciaran O Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C18 455 40.22 Paul Mc Monagle SM Letterkenny A C19 307 40.36 Annraoi Cheevers SM Letterkenny A C20 288 40.59 Ciaran Coyle SM United Health Care21 263 41.20 Ray McGahey M40 Individual22 368 41.43 Hugh Hunter SM Individual23 254 41.59 Joe Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C24 436 42.08 James Gibbons M50 Finn Valley A C25 449 42.28 Paul Cosgrove M40 Letterkenny A C26 264 42.43 Paul Friel M40 Individual27 448 42.49 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C28 357 42.59 Barney Coyle SM Individual29 261 43.04 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A C30 348 43.10 Mark McPaul JM Milford A C22 September Page 1 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club31 370 43.30 Curly Coyle SM Individual32 453 43.35 Monica Mc Granaghan SW Letterkenny A C33 329 43.39 John Doherty SM Individual34 361 43.44 Brian Doherty SM Individual35 364 44.02 Patrick Mc Conigley JM Letterkenny A C36 347 44.02 Sheamus Doherty JM Letterkenny A C37 250 44.15 Sylvester Hiemstra M40 Milford A C38 266 44.24 Kenny Graham M40 Individual39 257 44.24 Phil Boyle M40 Letterkenny A C40 356 44.34 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C41 256 44.44 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C42 258 45.45 Naoise Enright SM Letterkenny A C43 450 45.47 Jane Mc Ginley SW Individual44 465 45.50 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C45 252 46.04 Hugh O’Donnell M50 Individual46 336 46.38 Walter Graca SM Individual47 332 46.53 James Doherty M60 Milford A C48 260 47.24 Margret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C49 369 47.29 Brian Boyce SM Individual50 328 47.30 Christopher Lynch SM Individual51 373 47.32 Nancy McNamee W45 Finn Valley A C52 303 47.35 Brendan Boyce SM Letterkenny A C53 439 47.59 Niamh Mc Daid SW Letterkenny A C54 451 48.22 Cathal Roarty M45 Letterkenny A C55 259 48.29 Amanda McNulty SW Letterkenny A C56 371 48.33 Joe Coyle SM Individual57 372 49.41 Manus Boyce SM Individual58 365 50.05 Finn Begley W40 Individual59 324 50.27 Damien McBride SM Individual60 454 50.38 Siobhan Mc Hugh W40 Individual61 379 50.43 Debbie Huston W40 Individual62 289 51.26 Noel McGettigan SM United Health Care22 September Page 2 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club63 464 51.39 Caroline Mc Ateer W45 Individual64 446 52.00 Nigel Black SM Individual65 360 52.06 Trisha Nilty SW Milford A C66 343 53.25 Josephine Flanagan W40 Individual67 327 54.35 Claire Curly SW Individual68 338 54.43 Rosemary Mc Gee W40 Individual69 467 54.49 Mary Van Ruiven SW Individual70 351 54.57 Gerard McFadden M45 Individual71 345 55.02 Declan Friel SM Milford A C72 461 55.05 Declan Breslin M40 Individual73 376 55.24 Derek O Connor SM Individual74 270 55.38 Janette Mc Nulty SW Individual75 313 55.43 Tommy Naughton SM Individual76 339 55.46 Clodha Mc Gee JW Milford A C77 282 55.54 Agnes Ryan SW Milford Couch210k78 447 55.58 Sinead Black SW Individual79 315 55.59 Brida Friel SW Individual80 378 56.32 Liz Gallagher Walker Individual81 431 56.35 Andrew Stewart SM Individual82 269 56.36 Sharon Molloy SW Individual83 281 56.38 Cheryl Towns W40 Milford Couch210k84 279 57.15 Leona Cullen SW Milford Couch210k85 278 57.15 Orla Cullen SW Milford Couch210k86 346 57.16 Patrice McBride Walker Individual87 285 57.17 Gerard McGettigan SM Milford Couch210k88 318 57.19 Rachel McMahon Walker Individual89 362 57.36 Liam McLoughlin SM Individual90 273 57.43 Rosaleen Ford W40 Milford Couch210k91 309 58.11 Nesssa McBride SW Milford A C92 280 58.23 Eileen Gibbons SW Milford Couch210k93 337 58.24 Annette Morgan SW Milford A C94 311 58.34 Sharon Cannon SW Individual22 September Page 3 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club95 437 58.36 Orla Mc Bride SW Individual96 355 58.50 Lorna O’Donnell W40 Individual97 342 58.53 Mary T Gallagher SW Individual98 310 59.28 Lucinda Nash SW Individual99 353 59.35 Yvonne Mc Glynn SW Individual100 272 60.17 Mary Doherty W40 Milford Couch210k101 312 60.23 Margaaret Eastwood SW Individual102 267 61.18 A M Hannigan SW Milford A C103 457 61.18 Grace Friel W45 Milford A C104 466 61.57 Yvonne O’ Donnell SW Individual105 438 61.57 Ann Doherty W60 Individual106 276 61.58 Lynn Ramsey SW Milford Couch210k107 323 62.09 Sandra Cullen M45 Individual108 350 62.28 Noelle Blaney SW Individual109 290 62.36 Peter Branigan SM United Health Care110 322 62.46 Nancy Gallagher SW Individual111 352 63.25 Martin McAteer M40 Individual112 340 64.05 Josephine Burke W50 Milford A C113 456 64.14 Una Mc Cotter SW Individual114 326 64.48 Brigid Friel W40 Individual115 349 65.25 Trisha Blaney SW Individual116 367 65.41 Annetta Donnelly SW Individual117 462 65.47 Linda Harkin SW Individual118 463 65.54 Kieranna Mc Cormick SW Individual119 444 66.22 Michael Douglas SM Individual120 275 67.59 Mary O’Donnell W55 Milford Couch210k121 283 68.42 Lisa Hiemstra SW Milford Couch210k122 277 68.42 Bernie Haughy SW Milford Couch210k123 354 70.49 Valerie McElwaine SW Milford A C124 274 70.49 Josie Gallagher W40 Milford Couch210k125 271 70.50 Bernie O’Donnell W40 Milford A C126 445 71.14 Will Douglas Walker Individual22 September Page 4 of 5 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club127 344 73.03 Marie McGroary SW Milford A C128 292 76.06 Mary Feeney SW Unattached129 434 82.32 Freya Rambsey Walker Individual130 433 82.32 Orla O’ Donnell Walker Individual131 359 84.15 Claire Kildea Walker Individual132 358 84.15 Aisling Mehan Walker Individual133 305 84.15 Marie Meehan Walker Individual134 306 84.15 Sally Gallagher Walker Individual135 460 84.50 Rose Coyle Walker Individual136 459 84.50 Peggy Gallagher Walker Individual137 316 88.59 John McCallum Walker Individual138 366 88.59 Pat Connors Walker Individual139 441 93.20 Caroline Mc Groddy Walker Individual140 440 93.21 Jacquilne Mc Groddy Walker Individual141 317 94.38 Katie McCallum Walker Individual142 377 96.12 Amanda McCoy Walker Individual143 319 96.13 Roger McMahon Walker Individual144 308 96.30 Mary Durning Walker Individual145 380 96.30 Jullie Mc Devitt Walker Individual146 325 97.40 Sunie Connors W45 Individual147 320 97.41 Kathleen McBride Walker Individual148 314 97.42 Ann Lee Walker Individual149 321 97.43 Tommy McBride Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 14922 September Page 5 of 5ATHLETICS: RESULTS OF THE MILFORD 10K was last modified: September 22nd, 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