Cliffs on track in Railway

first_img There was little to choose between the pair passing the two-furlong marker, but Painted Cliffs quickly asserted and was well on top at the finish. Jessica Harrington’s Rockaway Valley was the 11-8 favourite having had the winner well behind him here last month, but was under pressure some way from home before boxing on to beat Log Out Island to the runner-up spot. Moore said: “We took it up far too early really, but he’s a nice horse and he’ll improve. “All Aidan’s two-year-olds are running great at the moment.” O’Brien said: “We liked him before he ever ran but he disappointed the first day and Joseph (O’Brien) said he was very idle and babyish. We put the blinkers on him at Leopardstown to help him concentrate and I wasn’t sure if it was just a bad race or that the blinkers worked. “Ryan said he’s a very nice horse. He likes him. Maybe we could leave the blinkers off him in future.” RaceBets and Paddy Power make Painted Cliffs a 25-1 shot for next year’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Press Association Down the field on debut before getting off the mark at Leopardstown just nine days ago, the Canford Cliffs colt was a 7-1 shot to provide Aidan O’Brien with a 12th triumph in this Group Two contest. Richard Hannon’s British raider Log Out Island took the field along, looking to go one place better than when runner-up in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last week, with Painted Cliffs his nearest pursuer. center_img Painted Cliffs and Ryan Moore bounded clear in the GAIN Railway Stakes at the Curragh.last_img read more

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Local Lawmaker Steps Down, Apologizes to Opponent for Gay Slur

first_imgJacquet released a statement Tuesday afternoon, which reads in part, “In the heat of the moment, I said something I should not have said,” Jacquet said. “I apologize for my words that have offended some of my colleagues.”However, Hardy tells The Palm Beach Post he rejected the apology because, “This was an attempt to, in my opinion, to cover up the ugliness in himself that he revealed on Friday.” A local state lawmaker stepped down Wednesday as a ranking member of the House Democrats’ Rules Committee, after a Facebook Live video showed him using a homophobic slur that was directed at his political opponent.Representative Al Jacquet discusses various topics in the video, which he posted last Friday, before he focuses on the upcoming primary and his opponent, Lake Worth Beach Commissioner Omari Hardy.“I hear they got sleepy Hardy!” Jacquet says in the clip. “That’s all good. That’s their union boy, their (expletive), union boy.”The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council had asked the Florida House of Representatives to censure Jacquet or remove him from office before he gave up his role during a House Democrats caucus meeting on Wednesday.According to Samantha Gross, a South Florida newspaper reporter:Jacquet says he got passionate and heated and said the wrong thing.“Nothing I said was an attack on any group … I should not have used the word … it’s like saying ‘I love you’ but instead saying ‘I love your big head.’”— Samantha J. Gross (@samanthajgross) February 19, 2020 Hardy says, “I was disappointed. I was appalled, and I was offended. I ask that my fellow electeds condemn the Representative’s use of this slur, and I ask that the Representative apologize for using it.”He adds, “While I am not gay, I was raised in a same-sex household by my two mothers, and I am offended for them and for the broader LGBTQ community here in Palm Beach County, where I serve.”My opponent for Florida House District 88 referred to me using a gay slur. While I’m not gay, I am offended for our LGBTQ community in Palm Beach County and across the state of Florida. His bigoted rhetoric has no place in our politics. https://t.co/Baok2u6elW— Commissioner Omari Hardy (@OmariJHardy) February 18, 2020last_img read more

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Louie Luchini wins MDI half-marathon

first_imgBAR HARBOR — Two Ellsworth runners led the pack of 365 competing in the 38th Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon on Saturday.Louie Luchini, 34, finished first in one hour, 13 minutes and 48 seconds – averaging a 5:38-minute mile pace over 13.1 miles. Matt Homich, 26, took second in 1:17:09.Chris Gabrielson, 27, of Westford, Massachusetts, placed third in 1:19:36.For the women, Christine Twining, 40, of Brunswick won in 1:29:58. Tammy Slusser, 50, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, took second in 1:31:45. Amy Oliver, 44, of Belgrade placed third in 1:32:49.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textDivision winners are listed below:Female age 1-19: Clara Beal, 18, of Marion (2:18:42).Male age 1-19: Brendan Penfold, 15, of Deer Isle (1:45:52).Female age 20-29: Kassandra Strout, 25, of Trenton (1:39:28).Male age 20-29: Shane Ruddy, 24, of Worcester, Massachusetts (1:21:17).Female age 20-29: Megan Baertsch, 30, Duluth, Minnesota (1:36:54).Male age 30-39: Andrew Kephart, 30, Ellsworth (1:23:57).Female age 40-49: Brooke Carleton, 43, of Huntington, Vermont (1:44:36).Male age 40-49: Rico Portalatin, 44, of Milo (1:24:01).Female age 50-59: Lori Lloyd, 53, of Bar Harbor (1:52:45).Male age 50-59: Chris Holt, 53, of Ellsworth (1:28:15).Female age 60-69: Maureen Goulson, 61, of Concord, New Hampshire (1:50:35).Male age 60-69: Thomas Germino, 61, of Orland Park, Illinois (1:44:37).Female age 70-79: Gail Reinertsen, 73, of Boothbay Harbor (2:18:11).Male age 70-79: John Helm, 70, of Bar Harbor (2:04:43).Find more results from the MDI half-marathon and 5K at the links below:Overall half-marathon resultsOverall 5K resultslast_img read more

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