Facebook86Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeRazor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a two-day opening beginning March 16.State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.“Last weekend, we had a great turnout for the dig at Mocrocks,” said Dan Ayres, coastal shellfish manager for WDFW. “We’ll have more beaches open for this upcoming dig and expect to draw some crowds, especially with the Ocean Shores Razor Clam Festival on Saturday.”With daylight savings coming up, Ayres noted the best digging will take place before sunset each night of the opening. Typically, Ayres encourages people to dig an hour or two before low tide for optimal results. Digging is not allowed at any beach before noon.The upcoming dig is approved on the following beaches, dates and evening low tides:March 16, Friday, 7:03 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Copalis, MocrocksMarch 17, Saturday, 7:36 p.m.; +0.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, MocrocksUnder state law, diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.All diggers age 15 or older must have an applicable 2017-18 fishing license to harvest razor clams on any beach. Licenses, ranging from a three-day razor clam license to an annual combination fishing license, are available on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website and from license vendors around the state.Another dig is tentatively scheduled on various ocean beaches April 19-22. State shellfish managers typically announce whether a dig will go forward about a week before the opening. For updates on upcoming digs, see WDFW’s website.
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The most famous horse in America, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, arrived at Monmouth Park racetrack on Wednesday and immediately was treated to a cool bath. Observing were a handful of fans and journalists from as far away as Australia.Excitement is in the air. Today, Monmouth Park announced it has upped the purse on the million dollar William Hill Haskell by $750,000, making the Haskell the largest invitational in the country, at $1.75 million and the largest purse in New Jersey history.American Pharoah is being lodged at Kelly John Breen’s barn, where owner Bob Baffert traditionally keeps his horses.When the horse and its entourage arrived at the Atlantic City Airport a few hours earlier, he was greeted by a handful of enthusiastic fans holding up signs.Fans wait at the fence in anticipation of Triple Crown Champion American Pharaoh at Atlantic City Airport in Egg Harbor Township, on Wednesday afternoon. Photo By Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO.The 3-year-old colt’s arrival at Monmouth Park was met with excitement and anticipation by fans as well as track workers.“It’s exciting. He’s a beautiful horse,” said Liz Donahue, a nurse working for a clinic available for track employees. “He’s nice he’s from New Jersey,” she said. “He’s coming home.The horse’s owner, Ahmed Zayat, owns and operates Zayat Stables, in Teaneck.With the increased purse, “This lets the state know and the racing industry know Monmouth Park is a place to showplace champions,” said Dennis Drazin, a Red Bank lawyer and advisor for the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, which operates Monmouth Park, Oceanport Avenue.Racetrack representatives expect crowds topping 60,000 to attend the Haskell invitational on Sunday.
By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Peewee Leafs needed a little addition motivation from the coaching staff before rolling past Grand Forks in West Kootenay Minor Hockey Rep action this past weekend.The Leafs pounded Grand Forks 12-3 Saturday in the Boundary City. Affiliate player Darian Johnson led the way with six points, including a hat trick.Friday Nelson overcame a slow start to dump Grand Forks 8-0.Jayden Bennett was the big scorer for the Leafs with a hat trick.In the Boundary City the Reps jumped all over Grand Forks, holding period leads of 4-0 and 9-1.Also scoring for Nelson was Bryce Twible with three markers while Ben Woodward and Justin Podgorenko each added a pair.Kaleb Comishin and Ben Woodward each had singles.Friday, the game was scoreless through 20 minutes before Nelson turned up the heat on the visitors.Aigne McGeady-Bruce, Jacob Shukin, Podgorenko, Merrisa Dawson and Taylor Cooper also scored for the Leafs. Curt Doyle was in net and registered the shutout during Friday’s game. Saturday, Joey Timmermans earned the win in goal for Nelson.The Reps travel to Osoyoos this weekend for a test against Okanagan and Lower Mainland firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoop players have been busy working on their respective games prior to the High School Basketball season.So are the officials.The West Kootenay Basketball Officials Association is busy gearing up for another season on the hardwood with is inaugural meeting set for Tuesday in Castlegar.The place and time is Twin Rivers Elementary next to Stanley Humphries High School in Castlegar at 6:30 p.m.WKBOA president Dave Brewer will lead the meeting as the officials gear up for another season on the court.The meeting is open to anyone wishing to officiate in basketball in the West Kootenay.The WKBOA is in charge of officiating games from junior to senior from Kaslo in the north to Trail and Grand Forks in the south.For more information on the meeting or joining the WKBOA contact Brewer at 250-367-6369 or email at email@example.com@thenelsondaily.com
It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.“(Parent Weekend) is a great tradition in junior hockey,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.“It looks like (Leaf executive) has really thought this weekend out well and this should be a great opportunity for the parents to get here and see the kids, which I feel is just fantastic.”Nelson enters the weekend with a slim two-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks and three ahead of Saturday’s opponent, Spokane Braves.Sunday, Nelson completes the home-and-home series against Castlegar with an afternoon game in the Sunflower City. Rayce Miller continues to lead the Leafs in scoring with 10 points, one in front of surprising offensive defenceman Patrick Croome. Miller also leads the Leafs in goals scored with five.The Western Hockey League Prince Albert Raiders have been kind to the Leafs as the Tier I Junior A club has sent two prospects to sharpen their skills with in the KIJHL.Cody Paivarinta was the first to get send to Nelson.Earlier this weekend, GM Bruno Campese re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to Nelson.Williamson is in Nelson but paperwork has slowed the process for the Calgary native to play with the Leafs.Allowing four goals last weekend moved Nelson netminder Brett Soles up the goalie leader board and into third spot.Soles, who came to Nelson from the Saskatchewan Junior League, has a .921 save percentage and a 2.11 goals against average.Alex Kong of Summerland leads the goalies with a 1.71 GAA.After Saturday’s tilt, Nelson plays five straight games, including Sunday in Castlegar, on the road.Saturday at the Leafs game is set aside for Bra’s in the Barn night.
LA Guestlist featured the Royal Ascot Party, “A Day at the Races” in Santa Anita Park’s Chandelier Room this past Saturday.‘The Stronach Group, with owner Belinda Stronach, in partnership with John Terzian and The h.wood Group, co-hosted the VIP Party, ‘A Day at The Races’ in Honor of Royal Ascot, in The Chandelier Room, at Santa Anita Park last Saturday, June 18th, 2016. The reception reintroduced the next generation back to the sport with a premier concept event that showcased a modernized and revitalized take on the sport of horse racing and Santa Anita Park, as the luxury destination of choice for young LA for food, fashion and entertainment.’LA Guestlist highlights the frenetic cultural explosion at the forefront of “TRENDING” in the United States. Both a Social Media and Public Relations platform through which participants can promote their venues, LA Guestlist followers have access to the most relevant events taking place in the greater Los Angeles area.See more photos via LAguestlist.com.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–Game, set, and now MATCH, as three time Eclipse champion Beholder and last year’s 3-year-old Filly Eclipse winner, Stellar Wind will meet for the third time this Saturday at Santa Anita in the Grade I, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes, final steppingstone to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff and a likely engagement with the undefeated Songbird.With 6-year-old Beholder prevailing by 1 ½ lengths in their initial encounter in the Grade I Vanity Mile June 4, Stellar Wind evened the score with an authoritative half length win in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Clement Hirsch on July 30, thus setting up a best out of three scenario on Saturday among a field of five fillies and mares three and up. STELLAR WIND: Fresh and razor sharp, this 4-year-old daughter of Curlin could be sitting on a career-best effort for owner Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer John Sadler. Idle since defeating Beholder on July 30, she seeks her fourth win from five local starts and her seventh overall from 11 career tries. Drawn outside in the Zenyatta five-pack, look for Stellar Wind to be handled aggressively by regular rider Victor Espinoza as he’ll no doubt be intent on applying significant early heat to Beholder. Originally based in Maryland and purchased privately by Hronis Racing in December, 2014, she’ll be making her ninth start for Sadler in the Zenyatta. BEHOLDER: Unarguably one of racing’s all-time great distaffers, the mighty Beholder comes off a non-threatening second place finish behind California Chrome in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 20. Dispatched at odds of 3-1 versus six males, Beholder, who won the Pacific Classic in 2015, was deftly handled by regular rider Gary Stevens, as he saw no point in over extending the Richard Mandella stable star, suggesting she should have “plenty in the tank” for Saturday’s showdown with Stellar Wind. Fast, but tractable early, Beholder has been virtually invincible at Santa Anita, as she’s won 13 out of her 14 starts here. Owned by B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm, LLC, Beholder is seeking a record fourth consecutive Zenyatta win and her 18th overall victory from 24 lifetime starts. She has amassed earnings of $4,996,600. ZENYATTA IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE STAKES THE GRADE I ZENYATTA STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS Race 9 (of 11) Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PST Off the Road–Tiago Pereira–121Beholder–Gary Stevens–125Vale Dori–Rafael Bejarano–121Tara’s Tango–Martin Garcia–123Stellar Wind–Victor Espinoza–125First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 p.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.
BOLO WINS SHOEMAKER MILE AND EARNS AUTOMATIC BERTH INTO BREEDERS’ CUP MILE Golden Pegasus Racing’s 7-year-old gelding Bolo, winner of today’s Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park, becomes the third horse to qualify for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) on turf in 2019 through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, joining Do It Again (SAF), winner of the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate in South Africa & Tamburo Di Oro (CHI), who won yesterday’s Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) in Santiago, Chile.The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on Nov. 1-2.Trainer Carla Gaines, right, has a moment with Bolo in the winner’s circle after their victory in the Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile, Monday, May 27, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTO
SHORTER ROUTE SHOULD AID D’AMATO IN SAN GABRIEL LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 3rd, 2020Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for January 3rd, 2020Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock Gives an Update on Eight Rings and Sham Stakes Entrant AuthenticQuick Questions With Trainer Eddie TrumanWORKOUTS:Time is Now (Outside) and Show Business (Mandella) 1-03-20Forestation (Kruljac) 1-03-20Bad Boy Leroy (Glatt) 1-03-20Sheza Factor (Belvoir) 1-02-20Into Rissa (Sherlock ) 1-02-20Chasin Munny (Glatt) 1-02-20Show It N Moe It (Sherlock) 1-02-20Zellda (Daughter of Zenyatta) (Outside) and Elusive Road (Shirreffs) 12-29-19Bast (Inside) and Azul Coast (Baffert) 12-28-19 BAFFERT’S THREE DOMINATE IN SUNDAY’S SANTA YNEZ DESORMEAUX HOPES DISTANCE HELPS IN SHAM STAKES TALAMO, BAZE BID GOODBYE TO SANTA ANITA SUNDAY ZIMBA WARRIOR MUST PROVE HIMSELF IN ONE MILE SHAMIt’s been a while since Keith Desormeaux developed the likes of Texas Red and Exaggerator from unheralded youngsters into Grade I stakes winners.But the savvy trainer hopes to return to those glory days and raise the status of an as yet unaccomplished colt in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile.That would be Zimba Warrior, a Florida-bred son of Khozan purchased for a mere $62,500 out of the Ocala Sales. Whether he turns out to be a bargain remains to be seen.“We’re hoping that the stretch out will elevate him to the next level,” Desormeaux said, alluding to the mile of the Sham from the distance of seven furlongs, when he finished third in the Grade III Bob Hope at Del Mar last Nov. 16. Prior to that, Zimba Warrior was third in the restricted Sunny Slope at 6 ½ furlongs after breaking his maiden going 5 ½ furlongs at Fresno.“He hasn’t proven he’s in the same league as Texas Red and Exaggerator yet,” Desormeaux admitted. “He’s competitive, but he hasn’t threated to win, so we’re hoping the additional distance will resolve that problem.“It might seem I develop horses like Texas Red, Exaggerator and Decked Out overnight, but believe me it takes a while. I haven’t had one like them lately, and I’m ready to get back on the bandwagon.“I used to talk about good horses all the time, but they’ve been scarce lately.”The field for the Sham, race five of 10 with an 11:30 a.m. first post time: Authentic, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-5; Zimba Warrior, Jose Valdivia Jr., 6-1; Uncaptured Hero, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Azul Coast, Joel Rosario, 5-2; $2,000 supplemental nomination Scoring, Abel Cedillo, 15-1; and Taishan, Aaron Gryder, 5-2.The Sham is worth 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one point to the fourth.SHORTER SAN GABRIEL DISTANCE SUITS D’AMATO DUOPhil D’Amato has two for the money in Saturday’s Grade II San Gabriel Stakes for four-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf, Cleopatra’s Strike and Overdue.Cleopatra’s Strike was second by a nose in last year’s San Gabriel. The consistent son of Smart Strike was a willing fourth last out in the mile and a half Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar Dec. 1, beaten only a length after holding second into the stretch.Overdue was second midway through the Hollywood Turf Cup but weakened to finish ninth of 10 in the longest race of his eight-race career.“I think a mile and a half was too far for both of them last time,” D’Amato allowed. “Overdue ran really well and was kind of wide the whole race. He looked like a winner at the top of the lane and just hit the wall.“That showed his distance limitations. Cleopatra’s Strike ran a big race. He was there until the 16th pole and kind of faded. I think a mile and an eighth is perfect for both of them.”The San Gabriel: Desert Stone, Geovanni Franco, 3-1; Chosen Vessel, Tyler Baze, 10-1; Cleopatra’s Strike, Abel Cedillo, 2-1; Overdue, Mike Smith, 6-1; North County Guy, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Majestic Eagle, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; and Acker, Joel Rosario, 8-1.BAFFERT HAS STRONG TRIO IN SUNDAY’S GRADE II SANTA YNEZWith multiple Grade I victor Bast and impressive debut winners Auberge and Golden Principal dominating Sunday’s Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes, Bob Baffert would seem to have a lock on the seven furlong race for three-year-old fillies he has won four times, with Awesome Baby (2013), Indian Blessing (2008), Yearly Report (2004) and Queen of Money (1997).“I wanted to enter Auberge and Golden Principal in allowance races but they didn’t fill,” Baffert said. “Bast has been working well, despite the fact that I’ve had a little bug running through my barn, so I’ve entered these horses just in case.“They’re nice fillies and I hate to run them all against each other, but that’s what we have here now.”The Santa Ynez, race seven of eight with first post time 12:30 p.m.: Auberge, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Golden Principal, Mike Smith, 5-2; Lovely Lilia, Abel Cedillo, 12-1; Paige Anne, Joe Talamo, 20-1; K P Dreamin, Ruben Fuentes, 20-1; Orquidias Biz, Joel Rosario, 12-1; and Bast, Drayden Van Dyke, 1-1.BAZE, TALAMO SAY GOODBYE TO SANTA ANITA SUNDAYTyler Baze and Joe Talamo, two popular and longtime fixtures in the Southern California jockey colony, bid farewell to Santa Anita Sunday, leaving full time for points east.Baze heads to Oaklawn Park in Arkansas where he will be represented by agent Brandon O’Bryan, son of Craig O’Bryan, who has had Tyler’s book for eight years. Tyler is scheduled to return to Santa Anita on Jan. 18 to ride that day for trainer Mike Harrington.Talamo also departs for Oaklawn Park where he is due to start riding Jan. 24 under the direction of agent Jake Romans, son of trainer Dale Romans.The 37-year-old Baze, a native of Seattle, is named on three horses Sunday, his final mount Soul Beam in the ninth race for trainer Jorge Periban. Talamo, who turns 30 on Jan. 12, hails from Marrero, Louisiana and is parting company with Scotty McClellan, his agent for the past 13 years.Joe is named on four horses Sunday, his final mount fittingly enough Broke Away Gray for his father-in-law, trainer Ron Ellis. FINISH LINES: Thoroughbred scout Larry Zap and workout analyst Andy Harrington will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, 10:20 a.m. Saturday and 11:20 a.m. Sunday, respectively, in the XBTV studio . . . From veteran turf writer and handicapper Dick Jerardi comes this unsolicited testimonial: “The two most picturesque venues in American sports are separated by just eight miles, with the San Gabriel Mountains as the backdrop to both the Rose Bowl and Santa Anita Park .” . . First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is 11:30 a.m. First post for an eight race program Sunday is 12:30 p.m.