THRIVING & NEWLY ARRIVED GINGER NUT HEAD WIDE OPEN GRADE III, $100,000 SWEET LIFE STAKES FOR 3-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF COURSEARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019)–A much improved third in her second U.S. start, English-bred Thriving, along with new arrival, Irish-bred Ginger Nut, head a field of six sophomore fillies in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes, to be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down the Santa Anita hillside turf course.THRIVINGOwner: Red Baron’s Barn, LLC and Rancho TemescalTrainer: Jeff MullinsDistanced at a flat mile on turf in her U.S. debut, the Grade III Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 24, Thriving rallied to be third, beaten 2 ¾ lengths, in the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes here on Dec. 30, earning a solid 76 Beyer Speed figure, way up from 28 Beyer at Del Mar. With recency and Flavien Prat once again in her corner, Thriving seems the logical top selection although she was beaten three quarters of a length by Ginger Nut the only time they met, five starts back at Newmarket on Aug. 4.GINGER NUTOwner: Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer: John SadlerUnraced since victorious by a neck in an ungraded stakes that attracted 18 runners (male and female) going six furlongs on turf in England Aug. 22, Ginger Nut has easily banked more than the entire combined Sweet Life field, as she has $237,488 on account. Although she’s never faced graded or group competition, she’s won three out of her last four races and in the process, has defeated a total of 66 horses, many of them males. (Her neck win in a 25-horse field on July 21 at Newbury is a glaring case in point). With a solid work tab to her credit, Ginger Nut will get the services of Joel Rosario as she tries to improve upon an overall mark of 8-3-2-1.THE GRADE III SWEET LIFE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 7 of 9- Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTApache Princess–Kent Desormeaux–122Thriving–Flavien Prat–122Splashy Kisses–Heriberto Figueroa–120Nomizar–Rafael Bejarano–120Full Eclipse–Brice Blanc–120Ginger Nut–Joel Rosario–124First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santtaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Laura says the men who helped them save her three children “rescued my world.”A MOTHER of three young children trapped inside a car after a crash has appealed for help in tracing the men who rescued them.Laura Faulkner, from Ballyclare in Co Antrim, found herself trapped with her husband and three young children, at the side of the road near Ballybofey.The car flipped upside down during the road traffic accident and the five members of the Faulkner family couldn’t get out. But three mystery Donegal men raced to their aid and managed to get them out of the vehicle to safety.Mum Laura told Donegal Daily they were terrified.But for the actions her mystery rescuers, she believes anything could have happened.She told us: “We were driving last Sunday morning near Ballybofey when our car came off the road and we ended upside down in a ditch. “A group of lads were in the car behind us and came down immediately to help and got my kids out.“I have no idea who these lads were but I would love to find them and tell them how much I appreciate them jumping straight in to help.“We were unable to get out and I was terrified.“I would be delighted if Donegal Daily readers could help trace these young men. I just want them to know when they pulled my 3 month old, 18 month old and 4 year old out the car that they rescued my world.“I cannot thank them enough.” * IF you helped the Faulkner family or know who did, please email us at [email protected] so we can pass on your details to Laura.‘HELP ME FIND THE HEROES WHO RESCUED MY THREE CHILDREN FROM CRASHED CAR’ – MUM was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:BallybofeyBallyclareCounty Antrimcrash scenedonegal daily newsLaura Faulkner