first_img20% 38% 4 $70,662 14% John Shirreffs12 12% 2 $542,115 3rd 1st 50% Jerry Hollendorfer22 32% 42% Ruben Fuentes60 7 Tim Yakteen8 $454,792 0 $634,079 36% 6 68% 50% 4 8 $313,652 $465,219 AT THE END OF THE ‘RAINBOW’ 8 $520,848 $279,269 Andrew Lerner7 43% Weekend Watch: Highlighting  weekend action at Santa Anita Park starting May 11th, 2019Pleasant d’ Oro works 4 furlongs (Callaghan) 5-11-19Gift Box (Outside) and  Foxtail worked 6 furlongs (Sadler) 5-11-19Soi Phet worked 4 furlongs (Powell) 5-11-19Vantastic worked 4 Furlongs (Eurton) 5-11-19FINISH LINES: With Mike Smith aboard, Paradise Woods worked five furlongs this morning in a bullet 1:00.60 for John Shirreffs, who is considering either the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park June 8 or the Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita June 1 for her next race. It was the fastest of 42 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:02.68. Streaking Danuska’s Girl, winner of three straight including the Grade III Las Flores last out on April 7, worked five furlongs on the training track in 1:01.40 for this Saturday’s Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs. Regular rider Geovanni Franco was aboard for Jerry Hollendorfer. The Hall of Fame trainer also sent monster mare Vasilika six furlongs on the training track in 1:17.20 for the Grade I Gamely on May 27. In all there were 196 recorded workouts Sunday, 49 on the training track . . . A Ruben Sandwich for the Railbird: The Rule of King’s, winner of Saturday’s second race by 4 1/2 lengths under Ruben Fuentes for trainer Ruben Gomez, was breaking from the number one post position for the fourth consecutive race, losing the previous three but scoring as the favorite in the six furlong claiming race at the $30,000 level . . . Bob Baffert was off for Kentucky this morning after supervising workouts at Santa Anita. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer has won the Preakness a record seven times and goes for No. 8 with Improbable in the second jewel this Saturday, May 18. Fans at Santa Anita on Preakness Day can enjoy a Chandelier Room party and a Michelada Rumble and Vintage Car Show, the latter two events in the track’s massive Infield. For details, please visit . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing Monday through Thursday, with live action resuming at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. Simulcast racing is offered Wednesday and Thursday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. 3 17% 28% 9 31% 47% 8 3 12 3 0 8 Win% $499,912 4 9 17% $461,792 57% John Sadler27 $501,385 Kent Desormeaux26 43% Money Won 2nd 31% $108,065 19% Drayden Van Dyke41 7 10 6 2 49% 0 Martin Pedroza20 2 4 3 Jorge Velez22 27% $198,118 3 Doug O’Neill37 6 ITM% 3 $202,979 NEW OWNERS ‘BONDE’ WITH TRAINER 3 19% 7 18% 18% 4 4 Martin Garcia27 4 6 8 2 70% 9% 53% 3 2 7 $200,344 Tiago Pereira58 11 Heriberto Figueroa25 6 MIKE SMITH WORKS PARADISE WOODS 8 7 10 10 2 20% 53% 3 $88,086 $295,003 4 Assael Espinoza23 $459,244 12% 50% 2 3 9% 59% 2 Philip D’ Amato31 4 JockeyMts 2 $86,793 14% 2 3 1 38% $142,753 5 J. Keith Desormeaux15 $243,291 2nd 3rd 9% Vladimir Cerin21 15% Mark Glatt33 25% 7 1 Bob Baffert14 William Spawr11 12 $376,386 9 3 $125,345 40% 2 10 3 7 11 Edwin Maldonado27 $120,150 Win% $326,718 22% 63% 17% 0 18% 0 58% 4 Flavien Prat39 $94,331 6 2 35% TrainerMts 2 $120,216 64% Joseph Talamo52 1st Brice Blanc13 2 50% 57% Richard Mandella15 3 Aaron Gryder43 George Papaprodromou12 2 48% 0 71% 2 1 4 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 54% 57% $260,126 3 2 56% 12 6 J. Eric Kruljac15 $291,994 3 19% 3 Richard Baltas33 14% 1 $111,020 Mario Gutierrez28 25% 9 47% 3 50% 1 ITM% 27% Steve Knapp16 11 10% 5 (Current  from April 12 through Saturday, May 11) 4 5 Victor Espinoza29 $129,902 15% 27% $136,333 2 $502,438 Rafael Bejarano66 FATHER & SON OWNERS AMONG RACING’S NEW FACESIn a game clamoring for new owners, perhaps no one meets the criteria more than John Del Secco and his father, David, who campaign as Del Secco DCS Racing.John is an 18-year-old from Pleasanton in Northern California bound for the University of Kentucky as a freshman in August on a scholarship to major in equine science. David runs a construction business in the Bay Area.Among the horses they own is Sparky Ville, a three-year-old son of Candy Ride entered in Saturday’s Grade III Lazaro Barrera Stakes, and the two-year-old filly Go Big Blue Nation, who has been firing bullets and looms an odds-on choice for her debut in today’s third race.Both horses are trained by Jeff Bonde. Go Big Blue Nation, a daughter of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, is named for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.At Clockers’ Corner this morning, John was proudly sporting the school’s colors, wearing a blue T-shirt with white letters spelling out “Kentucky.”“My dad always took me to the fairs and I got hooked on it,” said John in explaining his introduction to racing. “That’s how it all started. We met Jeff in Pleasanton four years ago and have 12 horses in training with him now.”Bonde, 64, a successful fixture in both Northern and Southern California for decades, has Sparky Ville back in a sprint after the chestnut gelding finished sixth in the 1 1/16-mile Golden Gate Derby on April 27.“This is his distance,” Bonde said of the seven furlong Laz Barrera. “He’s doing well for the race.”Sparky Ville captured the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs Feb. 10 on a wet/fast track, getting up by a nose at 7-1 under Joel Rosario.RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER REACHES $465,219For the 15th consecutive racing day, there was no single ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot yesterday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Mother’s Day of $465,219.With $154,251 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool reached $584,251 and although there was no single ticket winner, there were 35 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,355.90.With a nine-race card on tap today, the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes, slotted as race seven, is the feature. For California-bred or sired fillies and mares at one mile on turf, the Mark Glatt-trained Gypsy Blu is the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of nine.Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Bolo works 5 furlongs (Gaines) 5-12-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs (Shirreffs) 5-12-19Preakness Memories:   Kent Desormeaux recaps Real Quiet’s win in 1998.Preakness Memories:  Victor Espinoza highlights War Emblem as his favorite Preakness Victory.Preakness Memories:  Gary Stevens talks about Silver Charm in 1997.Bob Baffert talks with Zoe Cadman about his three Kentucky Derby runners following the first Saturday in May. $150,857 38% 26% 1 3 3 47% Michael McCarthy12 3 5 3 $115,546 55% $175,331 4 $119,713 4 2 10% 48% 4 11 1 67% 45% Geovanni Franco32 19% Money Wonlast_img read more

Backpacker charged with concealing birth of her baby is allowed to come

first_imgUpdated 10.50 pmTHE IRISH WOMAN who is facing charges in Australia for concealing the birth and death of her child has been given permission to return home.A Perth court ruled today that the 25-year-old backpacker can come back to Ireland as she waits for legal proceedings to get underway in Western Australia.According to ABC News, Australian law requires all births to be reported, even if the baby dies of natural causes.It is understood the woman gave birth in the small and sparsely populated town of Halls Creek in the Outback in May.She had not realised she was pregnant and did not tell anybody what had happened for a number of days. When her friends found out, they reportedly brought her to hospital where members of staff told police. She was subsequently charged with concealing the birth of a child.Lawyers for the woman today argued that she needed to be with her family for support and the court agreed to return her passport.The charge, which police said they have no intention of changing, could mean a two-year prison sentence.Police also opposed allowing the woman to return home but the judge said there were “serious concerns” for her welfare if she did not have her family close by. Chief Magistrate Steven Heath also noted there was no chance of another offence.Australia has extradition arrangements with Ireland, so the question of her returning for the October hearing was not of much concern to the magistrate.The court released her on bail of $5,000 bail. She is also required to pay a $1,000 cash deposit.Speaking to ABC when the case first came to light, the Western Australian Criminal Lawyers Association President said  it was unusual and added that police had some flexibility to show leniency.“The police need to ask themselves two questions before they charge someone: first, is there a reasonable prospect of conviction; and second, is it in the public interest for us to charge them – and that requires them to weigh up a whole degree of factors,” she said.First published 10.50 pmMore: Irish backpacker charged with covering up death of newborn in Australian outbackRead: Comic depicting Irish nurses in Australia sparks anger onlinelast_img read more