Voters at the Mountain View Primary School, in the Eastern St Andrew constituency, have refuted claims made by PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke that PNP indoor agents at the polling station have been intimidated. JLP supporters blocked the gate and denied Brown Burke entrance to the polling station. “A lie she a tell, no gun man no hold them up. Look how much police and soldier deh ya , if dat did happen dem wudda do something bout it,” a JLP supporter told The Gleaner. Other JLP supporters demanded that Brown Burke leave the polling station. “She needs to leave, she just come to make mischief,” another JLP supporter said.
OTHER than watching your horse go down with a life-ending injury, there is probably no greater disappointment for a thoroughbred owner than seeing a promising Kentucky Derby colt knocked off the Triple Crown trail. Lee and Susan Searing, who own CRK Stables, have had it happen twice now; last year with Cindago and just this week with Exhale, who was to undergo surgery Thursday for a chip and a flake in his knees that will keep him sidelined until late summer or the fall. “It’s a huge disappointment,” Searing said. “After 40 years of racing horses, we’ve put quite a bit of money and invested quite a bit of our time in buying these 2-year-olds. “It bothered him in his last workout last weekend. We knew they were there and we decided that if they bothered him, we weren’t going to push it and we’re not pushing it.” Exhale, a son of Millennium Wind, finished second to the promising Notional in his career debut in October at Oak Tree after breaking slowly and then won a maiden special weight by five lengths on Jan. 15 at Santa Anita. Trainer John Sadler had Exhale, the seventh-ranked colt in the Daily Racing Form’s Derby Watch, pointed toward the Grade II Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on March 3, but the colt’s next race now, at the earliest, will come at Del Mar. “It’s a very small injury and you have to make a decision – push on, or make sure you don’t hurt the horse,” said the 58-year-old Searing, who resides in Arcadia and, along with his younger brother, owns a steel tubing business in Rancho Cucamonga. “And that’s the decision; we’re gonna make sure we don’t hurt the horse. “There are certain trainers who do it one way and there are certain trainers who do it the other way and, as an owner, you better be ready to buy into it.” Searing, who has 12 horses in training with Sadler, has been with the veteran horseman for the past nine years and says the two enjoy a good relationship. “One, he’s honest,” Searing said of Sadler. “Two, he works hard. And three, when it comes to style, I think John Sadler is at that barn every day. John feels every horse’s leg and he knows everything about those horses. “Him and I have a similar understanding on what to do, when these horses should run and what we’re trying to do with them. We get along. There’s no conflict of me trying to think that something’s too good or not good enough. We very easily agree on things.” The Searings also own the talented filly Jump On In, who won the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes at seven furlongs on Jan. 15 and, after a disappointing last-place finish in the 1