20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $557,743 INTO MONDAY AT SANTA ANITA; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M. MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY, WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS, SODAS & TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGSARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–For the 12th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot proved elusive, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $557,743 into a special eight-race Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday program on Monday.With a carryover from Saturday of $518,025 helping to generate $173,493 in new Jackpot handle today, Sunday’s total Rainbow Six pool reached $691,518.Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 44 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,117.30.First post time on Monday is at 12:30 p.m. and approximate post time for Monday’s third race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 1:32 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
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
“It has been a great year and being awarded as ‘Goalkeeper of the Year’ was humbling. I was competing with very good goalkeepers most of who have been in the Premier League for a while and to beat them to that award, It was a humbling feeling,” Oyemba said.“It is a positive step for me and now the only way is up. It is every player’s dream to don the national team colors and for me, that is my next target. I want to continue working hard, keep more clean sheets and hopefully, I achieve that goal,” the shot stopper further stated.With 16 clean sheets to his name, the most in the league with Patrick Matasi and David Juma both picking 15, it wasn’t such a bad return for a goalkeeper who started off as an assured second starter.At the beginning of the season, the Premier league newbies had brought on board Robert ‘Boban’ Mboya from Mathare United and with a wealth of experience including a few national team call ups under his belt, there wasn’t much of a debate as to who would man Sharks’ goal as a number one.But, Mboya’s star never shone as much, and once again, it gave off an opportunity for Oyemba who had helped Sharks get promotion to show his worth.Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba poses with his Goalkeeper of the Year award during teh Sports Journalists Association of Kenya Awards Gala on December 18, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“When Boban came in, it was like a bar set for me to jump higher. I took the challenge and I knew he (Boban) was a good keeper so to get to number one I needed to work extra hard. When the opportunity presented itself, I took it with both hands and things fell in place for me,” Mboya further explained.His was a story of rising from the ashes especially with his campaign in the National Super League having started on a low. He started 2016 nursing a serious back problem and it ended up keeping him out for six months.“It was very heartbreaking for me but once I recovered and was given an opportunity, I decided it was my time to shine. Again, things worked out well and I managed to keep 11 clean sheets as we earned promotion and I think it is that same form I took into the Premier League,” said the keeper.Apart from his own personal ambitions, he wants to see his club challenge for the KPL title in 2018 having finished third in their debut season.“As a human being, the only route for growth is doing better each time. We came in with very little Premier League experience and we managed to finish third. We have to better that performance next season and I believe we should be considered as title challengers,” further added Oyemba.Sharks begin their campaign away in Bungoma taking on Nzoia Sugar on February 3.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks goalkeeper John Oyemba picks his keeper of the year award from State House’s Dennis Itumbi. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 25- After a stellar 2017 season that saw him crowned the Sports Journalists Association (SJAK) Goalkeeper of the Year, Kariobangi Sharks shot stopper John Oyemba’s next target is to earn a call up to the national team Harambee Stars.Oyemba has described 2017 as a breakout year and hopes he can take the form into the new season and put his feet on a higher platform, that of the national team.