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City gov’t fails to beat SAP cash aid deadline

first_imgThe distribution by the City Social Welfare and Development Office would resume today. According to Mayor Jerry Treñas, the Development Bank of the Philippines ran out of cash, the city government did not have enough cashiers, and that social distancing was difficult to observe during the releasing. “Kailangan nilang ipaliwanag kung ano-ano ang mga problema at balakid kung bakit ‘di sila umabot sa deadline,” said Secretary Eduardo Año. ILOILO City – Of the 79,215 target beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) here, only 44,652 have so far received P6,000 cash assistance each as of May 10, the deadline set for the monetary aid’s distribution. DILG earlier said it would issue show cause orders to LGUs with “very poor performance” in the distribution of the emergency subsidy. Treñas ordered the barangay captains of 180 villages to identify those qualified. The mayor also disclosed that children of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program households not included in the target SAP beneficiaries may now be accommodated, citing a new memorandum order from the Department of Social Welfare and Development. He said there are 13,000 slots for them. In the whole Western Visayas, a total of 129 LGUs successfully met the deadline, data from DILG showed. It would be up to the DILG central office what to do with these LGUs, said Iglesia.center_img He, however, confirmed having reported to the DILG central office those local government units (LGUs) in the region which failed to beat the deadline. “Ang finance committee nagapangayo sang tiempo nga i-reconcile ang tanan nga figures,” Treñas said. For his part, Regional Director Ariel Iglesia of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said the agency was allowing the continued distribution of the SAP cash assistance even beyond the deadline. The number corresponded to 88.77 percent of the total 133 LGUs in the region. “Tuloy-tuloy lang ang pamimigay dahil kailangan ng ating mga constituents,” said Iglesia. Residents of Barangay Rizal Estanzuela in Iloilo City endure the scorching heat of the sun just to get their P6,000 cash assistance released on May 4, 2020 at Sunburst Park. Of the 79,215 target beneficiaries of the national government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in Iloilo City, only 44,652 have so far received P6,000 cash assistance each as of May 10, 2020, the deadline set for the monetary aid’s distribution. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Nationwide, around 18 million low-income families were targeted to receive SAP assistance for two months as mandated by the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act (Republic Act 11469)./PNlast_img read more

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Veteran Brothers

first_imgBrothers Malik and Keeran Sampson will both chase starting spots in the IMCA Hobby Stock main event at Super Nationals XXXV.Brothers Malik and Keeran Sampson are both Super Nationals veterans, Malik as a driver,Brothers Malik and Keeran Sampson will both chase starting spots in the IMCA Hobby Stock main event at Super Nationals XXXV.Keeran as a spectator.This year, both Worthington, Minn., hotshoes are running for starting spots in Saturday’s big Hobby Stock dance.Malik has qualified for the main event in three of his four previous trips to Boone, with a career best finish of seventh last year.“I like the atmosphere here. Super Nationals is fun and it’s challenging. I start to get nervous about three weeks beforehand,” he said. “This year I asked Keeran why he didn’t bring his car along. He was going to be buying a pit pass, anyway.”“I ran hot laps yesterday,” said Keeran, acknowledging that Boone was a different track than what he was used to. “Any time you go up against this many cars you never know what’s going to hap­pen but I’m looking forward to racing here.”He also wouldn’t mind matching the accomplishment of neighbor to the south Elijah Zevenbergen and win a Super Nationals championship in his first competitive visit to Boone.last_img read more

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Mourinho refuses to talk about Rooney

first_img Press Association Mourinho revealed prior to Saturday’s match at Hull, when Chelsea could go top of the Premier League for a few hours at least, that Kevin De Bruyne is nearing a departure with two clubs close to agreeing a fee for the Belgium forward. There have been “zero bids” for Chelsea’s other players, despite rumours of moves for the likes of Spain playmaker Juan Mata, Mourinho insisted. The self-proclaimed Special One was adamant Eden Hazard will not be leaving Chelsea, amid rumours of interest from Paris St Germain. The Belgium forward, who joined in the summer of 2012 from Lille, has been Chelsea’s best player this season. If Chelsea were prepared to sell – and Mourinho stressed they are not – a world record fee would be required. Mourinho said: “I am not worried because if his value was around £40million when Chelsea bought him, if two years later he is twice or three times better than he was when we bought him, I think his value in the market is a crazy value. “On top of that, he’s not a player Chelsea are interested in selling anyway. “Between our tag of ‘not to sell’, plus the crazy amount that he can be valued at in this moment, I think there’s no chance that Eden is going to leave.” Chelsea have been linked with numerous players during this month’s transfer window, despite Mourinho’s insistence a deal would be done only in exceptional circumstances and if the timing was right. Asked if he is interested in Porto striker Jackson Martinez and Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin on Friday, Mourinho responded “no”. The Blues had two bids for Rooney rejected in the summer and there has been speculation Mourinho is ready to take advantage to snare the England striker if United fail to qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season. Asked about Rooney, who is entering the final 18 months of his contract at Old Trafford, Mourinho shook his head and insisted he was not prepared to speak about a player from a team Chelsea are scheduled to face at Stamford Bridge a week on Sunday. “I don’t want to speak about it,” Mourinho said. “We play Man United in a few days. I don’t think it’s nice to speak about a Man United player. “You have to ask him (Rooney). You have to ask the player. And Man United because Man United has a contract with the player that doesn’t end at the end of the season.” Mourinho does not anticipate United will struggle to finish in the top four, despite David Moyes’ men being five points adrift in seventh with 18 games left this season. “I don’t think they have a problem,” the Chelsea boss added. “In this moment they are not top four in the Premier League, but they can be at the end of the season. “A new manager, but a club with a fantastic culture of supporting the manager. “I don’t feel any problem for David. He works. Better results will arrive and he will be for many years in the club and will reach good results.” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Friday refused to be drawn on reports of renewed interest in Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.last_img read more

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Egbe Drums Support for NDDC Boss

first_imgBayelsa State born stadium facilities construction expert, Ebi Egbe has called on Niger Deltans to support acting NDDC boss, Prof Nelson Braimbraifa.Just recently, the NDDC Boss pledged to engage youths through the provision of standard sports infrastructure in the region to help them realize their potentials in sports.Braimbraifa in a release signed by his SA Media, Barrister Igbeta Ayebakuro alleged that some powerful politicians in the region were blackmailing him for selfish reasons. The NDDC boss has however vowed not to waste the commission’s fund on any individual but to pursue the development of the region in line with NDDC’s mandate.Egbe in a statement urged those fighting the NDDC boss to sheathe their sword, describing him as a worthy Ijaw son that deserves the support of everybody in the Niger Delta region.“What is happening now for which Braimbraifa has cried out is a sad trend. Braimbraifa is a square peg in a square hole. He is a competent person. I urge those fighting him to sheathe their sword and allow him to do his job which is the development of our region,” Egbe stated.Egbe stressed that this is not the time to fight a man who is determined to take the NDDC to the next level with his new vision on how to impact positively on the youths of the region.“Only recently I read about the new blueprint the NDDC is coming out with to ensure our region is peaceful. The NDDC is planning big for the youths so anybody or group trying to distract him do not mean well for the Niger Delta region. We must all also stop this pull him down syndrome that is becoming the hallmark of some people,” Egbe stated.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Egbe Drums Support for NDDC Bosslast_img read more

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Interns could benefit from growing Metro

first_imgOne of the major obstacles for students seeking internships and jobs in Los Angeles is the availability and accessibility of public transportation to and from the job location.Getting around · Increasing public transportation in the Los Angeles area could benefit students who intern around the city. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily TrojanFour out of five voters in Southern California are in favor of expansion of public transportation, according to a study released by the Southern California Association of Governments this month.Carl Martellino, executive director of the USC Career Planning and Placement Center, said increased access to public transportation would expand students’ internship and job opportunities.“The more transportation improves, the more opportunities for internships in different parts of the city could open up,” Martellino said.Expanded transportation would help alleviate the stress and time it takes students to travel to their internships, Martellino said.“Students are pretty adaptable and find ways to get to their internship or they figure out how public transportation could work,” Martellino said. “Part of this is because we are so centrally located, but the easier we can make the access the better it is going to be.”Catherine Burke, associate professor of public policy and a public transportation expert, said the current construction of new train lines, including the new Expo Line that will stop at USC, will benefit students seeking internships and jobs in Los Angeles.“The new train system near campus will be very helpful for students,” Burke said. “Students will be able to take the [Expo] Line up to Union Station, and then they will have access to all the other trains giving students access.”Burke, however, said the city needs to do more to expand Los Angeles’ public transportation system.“Los Angeles needs much more cost effective transportation so that they can run 24/7,” Burke said. “It would give students a lot more access than they realize.”Bridget McAnany, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said getting to her internship downtown would be difficult without public transportation.“Because I don’t have a car on campus, if I didn’t have access to public transportation, I wouldn’t be able to have a job,” McAnany said.Shakyra Moore, a sophomore majoring in business administration, takes the bus to her internship downtown as well. She said increasing public transportation in the city would help students with internships as well as other Angelinos.“Los Angeles is super spread out and there’s a lot of people here,” Moore said. “Not everyone wants to drive because of traffic. Even if I did have a car, it would probably take me longer to get down there than taking the bus would.”last_img read more

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Racing Post Touch product gets informative new feature

first_imgShare Spotlight delivers Racing Post translated services for Pari-Engineering Russia August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share Submit Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Racing Post B2B has further improved its popular Racing Post Touch product, with the addition of full form for horseracing.Racing Post Touch has been a permanent fixture in a number of betting shops and now the Racing Post B2B team aim to broaden the horizons of the product by introducing full form for horse racing.The addition of full form adds the option for customers that want to view detailed form in the same format they are used to from the Racing Post betting shop display paper.Not only does the feature allow customers to compare the detailed form for horses side-by-side using the show and hide feature, it also gives more casual customers valued Racing Post content including verdict, tips, key stats and predictor. The offering includes all British and Irish racing and selected international meetings.Racing Post Touch users will now be able to access a vast array of stats and data for race entrants and previous races which will include:Detailed stats on the horse including name, weight, breeding, jockey, trainer, silk, age, sex, rating, previous starts/wins/placings, record on certain ground, record with headgear, record over course and distance, record in class, record going left/right handed and prize moneyPrevious form up to 4 races prior which includes: previous race details (course/distance/ground/date/runners/grade/prize money), finishing position, starting price, distances, time of race, weight carried, ratings and records of horses in the race following the race.Alan Pepperell, Head of Retail at Racing Post B2B, commented: “We are excited to be adding full form to our popular Racing Post Touch product. Full form caters for all retail horse racing customers with the ability to give a quick snapshot of a race through the verdict or predictor, displayed on a single interactive screen.“This is another great addition to our product range and provides a valuable tool for the customers of our partners when analysing races.” Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog  June 18, 2020last_img read more

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Tough closing period weighs heavy on LeoVegas 2019 results

first_img Submit LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 LeoVegas AB has detailed a tough closing period to 2019 trading, in which significant Q4 exceptional costs have impacted the firm’s full-year performance.Updating investors, the operator explained that it has booked €6 million attributed to restructuring costs, on top of a €10 million Royal Panda impairment charge.The expenses see LeoVegas post Q4 2019 operating losses of €2.5 million (Q42018: €2.6m), despite the company maintaining improved revenues of €87 million (Q42018: €84m).LeoVegas added that the operating period saw the company move to reduce ‘group complexities’ in reaction to changing regulatory circumstances across key markets.“2019 was a year characterised by change in our industry, with external challenges coupled to higher demands for compliance, higher gambling taxes and uncertainty surrounding future regulation,” said Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO of LeoVegas AB. Q4 costs weighed down on LeoVegas’ full-year 2019 operating profits (EBIT) to €12.7 million, down 33% on the corresponding FY2018’s €19 million.    Despite this EBIT setback, LeoVegas governance pointed to strong operating metrics recorded during 2019, with group revenues up 9% to €356 million (FY2018: €328m). The Stockholm enterprise also maintained a positive group EBITDA at €50 million (FY2018: €41m) after navigating a year of tough regulatory adjustments across multiple markets.“A couple of weeks ago we communicated a number of strategic decisions coupled mainly to the UK and our ambitions to create a less complex and more scalable organisation,” said Hagman. “These initiatives gave rise to one-off restructuring costs that affected fourth-quarter earnings by a total of EUR 6.1 m and are expected to lead to annual cost savings of approximately EUR 3.7m.“The savings consist mainly of platform and product costs, a more efficient organisation and more optimized premises.”Closing its statement, LeoVegas confirmed that the firm has removed its ‘2021 target’ of reaching sales of €600 million and EBITDA €100 million – choosing instead to assess future corporate performance on sustainability and long-term growth. StumbleUpon Share Sharelast_img read more

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Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes short training camp to blame for injuries

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Patrick Beverley sat out Monday for the third consecutive game because of a sore right knee. Danilo Gallinari couldn’t play for the fourth game because of a strained left glute muscle. Milos Teodosic was sidelined for the 11th game because of a plantar fascia injury in his left foot.Clippers coach Doc Rivers couldn’t say with any degree of certainty when any of them would be sound enough to play again. He did guess that Beverley and Gallinari could return to the active roster at some point during the Clippers’ upcoming five-game trip that begins Friday in Cleveland.“To be honest, I have not heard that,” Rivers said before the Clippers faced the Philadelphia 76ers at Staples Center, their lone home game during a stretch in which they play eight of nine on the road. “It just seems like that from the way they’re moving they’ll be back pretty soon.”Beverley, Gallinari and Austin Rivers were injured during training camp in Hawaii and Doc Rivers believes it’s no coincidence each of them has been hurt in recent games. Austin Rivers suffered a mild sprain of his left ankle during a practice last week, but has not missed a game. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “I don’t want to play more preseason games, but I would love another week,” Doc Rivers said.REDICK’S HOMECOMINGMonday marked the first of several homecomings for former Clippers now playing elsewhere after the team’s offseason roster makeover. J.J. Redick returned to Staples Center for the first time since signing a one-season, $23 million contract with the 76ers.Redick told reporters after the 76ers’ shootaround at Santa Monica High that he was surprised the Clippers’ core group stayed together as long as it did. The Clippers also traded point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets and dealt Sixth Man Jamal Crawford to the Atlanta Hawks last summer.“I don’t know if I was surprised we were together that long because we had a lot of success as far as winning, but we were never the winner,” Doc Rivers said. “J.J. was the first guy I went after (in a three-team trade in July 2013) and I thought we saw in him what he ended up doing.”Redick averaged 15.8 points in 266 games with the Clippers.“His career took off here,” Doc Rivers said. “We put him in great positions and he took advantage of it. He was terrific for us. I thought he was far more for us than just a shooter. People just gave him credit for making shots. I think his way of playing was infectious.“I don’t think he got enough credit there, not just for his shooting, but for his energy level. When J.J. missed a practice, practice was bad. When J.J. missed a game, our energy was low. That had nothing to with him making shots. … when he’s not here you miss that, for sure.”center_img Teodosic was injured while stepping on the foot of an opposing player.“The whole league, maybe we need to reassess these short camps,” Doc Rivers said. “When you sustain injuries to your key guys in camp, it’s tough to catch up. We had a ton of guys injured in training camp, forget now. We’ve gotten a double-whammy.”Doc Rivers recalled the days when he played and teams held training camp for several weeks before starting to play exhibition games. He remembered spending one month or more practicing before suiting up for preseason contests in the 1980s and ’90s.Asked if training camps are too short, Doc Rivers said, “I don’t know.”The Clippers practiced for five days in Hawaii and then played their first exhibition game.last_img read more

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Powered by record sprees, Premier League ready for landmark season

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Arsenal open the season against Leicester todayFridayArsenal v Leicester (9.45 PM)London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Fuelled by an historically lavish spending spree, the Premier League returns on Friday when Arsenal host Leicester in the opening game of the hotly-anticipated new season.Taking advantage of astronomical broadcast contracts and lucrative sponsorship deals, England’s superpowers have been splashing the cash at an unprecedented rate.Since the end of last season, transfer records have been shattered across the country as over one billion pounds has changed hands in a frenzy that could well set a new high for a single window.While some fear the spending is unsustainable and will put clubs’ long-term stability at risk, the 25th year of the Premier League era should deliver a title race more fiercely contested than ever.Desperate to dethrone champions Chelsea, club record fees have been paid by Manchester United, who splurged a British record £75 million for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal, who forked out £52 million on Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette and Liverpool, who put down £37 million for Roma winger Mohamed Salah.Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola set the tone with a series of early deals that took his spending in this window to an eye-watering £218 million.Frustrated by City’s failings in his trophyless first season in England, Guardiola has overhauled his squad with defenders Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo, plus goalkeeper Ederson and playmaker Bernardo Silva.Guardiola’s old rival Jose Mourinho hasn’t been shy about raiding the United coffers, with the Lukaku swoop headlining a £140 million spree that also brought Benfica defender Victor Lindelof and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford.Mourinho won the league in his second seasons at Porto, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, as well as in both of his stints at Chelsea, but he expects this season’s title race to be an almighty scrap.“Normally the second season should be better than the first, but again, this is modern football. The reality is totally different,” Mourinho said.“It’s getting much harder for everyone, so we don’t know.”The no limits spending of Chelsea’s title rivals prompted a tetchy response from Stamford Bridge, where boss Antonio Conte has been grumbling about his club’s failure to land Lukaku and several other targets.– No margin for error –Even so, Conte has done his best to get billionaire Blues owner Roman Abramovich to throw his financial muscle behind Chelsea’s title defence.A club record £58 million lured Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata from the European champions, while Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger also joined Chelsea, whose spending climbed over £130 million.Fans will get their first glimpse of how one of the contenders will fare when Arsenal, fresh from their Community Shield victory over Chelsea, face Leicester in the season opener at the Emirates Stadium.Arsene Wenger brokered a fragile truce with Arsenal’s dissenting fans by winning the FA Cup last season, but the Gunners boss has no margin for error after going 13 years without Premier League glory. Last season was by far the most difficult of Wenger’s 21-year reign, with Arsenal’s on-pitch travails exposing him to furious protests from angry fans.Having ended months of speculation by signing a new two-year contract, Wenger believes if his players put on a united front, the exasperated fans will fall into line behind them.“A lot of the trouble was created by my own situation. Maybe I made a mistake,” said Wenger, who will be without want-away Chile star Alexis Sanchez against Leicester due to injury.“Overall I believe that it’s down to us. The trend has always to come from the team.”The bulk of the opening weekend’s fixtures will be played on Saturday and Sunday, with Chelsea starting at home to Burnley.City travel to new-boys Brighton, back in the top tier after a 34-year absence, while United host West Ham.Liverpool, trying to fend off Barcelona’s interest in £100 million-rated forward Philippe Coutinho, are at Watford.Despite finishing second last season, Tottenham, who face promoted Newcastle on Sunday, have boldly abstained from the spending and are yet to make a single signing.The merits of that cautious approach should become clear throughout a fascinating season that serves as a referendum on the go for broke era.Fixtures (1400 GMT unless stated):FridayArsenal v Leicester (1845 GMT)SaturdayBrighton v Manchester City (1630 GMT), Chelsea v Burnley, Crystal Palace v Huddersfield, Everton v Stoke, Southampton v Swansea, Watford v Liverpool (1130 GMT), West Brom v BournemouthSundayManchester United v West Ham (1500 GMT), Newcastle v Tottenham (1230 GMT)last_img read more

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Ollie’s Candy, Beautiful Lover & Keeper Ofthe Stars Head Field Of Eleven In Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes

first_imgOLLIE’S CANDY, BEAUTIFUL LOVER & KEEPER OFTHE STARS HEAD FIELD OF ELEVEN FILLIES & MARES IN MONDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKESARCADIA, Calif. (May 22, 2020)–Fresh off a huge second place finish on dirt, trainer John Sadler’s Ollie’s Candy heads a solid field of eleven fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one eighth on turf in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ollie’s Candy will face stiff competition that includes Chad Brown’s lightly raced Beautiful Lover, Jonathan Wong’s Keeper Ofthe Stars, the Richard Baltas-trained Lady Prancealot and others.Named for the brilliant multiple champion Hall of Fame distaffer, the Gamely was first run at Hollywood Park in 1939 as the Long Beach Handicap and was renamed in honor of William Haggin Perry’s Gamely in 1976.OLLIE’S CANDYOwner:  Paul & Karen EggertTrainer:  John SadlerIn what appeared to be her career-best effort on April 18, this 5-year-old Candy Ride mare finished second by a head to highly regarded Ce Ce in the Grade I, 1 1/16 mile Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park on April 18.  A Grade I winner on dirt five starts back last July at Del Mar, Ollie’s Candy hasn’t run on turf since finishing second in the Grade III, one mile Wilshire Stakes here five races back on June 22, 2019.  Second on turf in both the Grade I Del Mar Oaks and Grade II San Clemente Stakes in the summer of 2018, she has three seconds from four tries on turf and is thus a major danger in the Gamely.BEAUTIFUL LOVEROwner:  Paul Pompa, Jr. & Gary TolchinTrainer:  Chad BrownA lightly raced 4-year-old Florida-bred filly by Arch, she was most recently a sharp second in a Grade II stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf at Tampa Bay Downs March 7.  Raced on turf exclusively in all seven career starts, she has three wins and two seconds and has shown she’s equally effective stalking the early pace or rallying from far back.  Favored on four occasions, she gets the services of top jock Irad Ortiz, Jr. and figures to be plenty tough shipping in from South Florida.KEEPER OFTHE STARSOwner:  Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLCTrainer:  Jonathan WongDismissed at 36-1, she ran the race of her life in taking the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes here on Feb. 22, her second graded stakes win on grass.  A close fourth after pressing the pace in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks seven starts back last August, this 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly is in top form and will hope the extra furlong on Monday will be within her scope with regular rider Abel Cedillo up.THE GRADE I, $300,000 GAMELY STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 11 of 11  Approximate post time 5:30 p.m. PTEtoile–Joel Rosario–122Ollie’s Candy–Drayden Van Dyke–124Lady Prancealot–John Velazquez–126Giza Goddess–Victor Espinoza–122Mucho Unusual–Umberto Rispoli–124Simply Breathless–Jorge Velez–122Beautiful Lover–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–122Tiny Tina–Mike Smith–122Siberian Iris–Jose Valdivia, Jr.–122Bodhicitta–Flavien Prat–122Keeper ofthe Stars–Abel Cedillo–124First post time for an 11-race card on Monday is at 12:30 p.m.  Although there is no public admittance, fans are encouraged to wager via 1stBet.com or Xpressbet.com  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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