Despite making his debut in one of the most challenging North American rally events, 17-year-old Fraser McConnell had an electrifying start to Canadian motorsport which saw him place a sensational 11th place in the national standings, at the North America Tall Pines recently.It was the teen’s second rally as a young driver.Co-driving for the Jamaican was the very experienced Nathalie Richard who helped the teen to third overall, first in class production in two-wheel drive, first in novice and 11th place in the national standings.Co-driver Richard remarked of McConnell’s exploits: “For his first rally he chose the most challenging event in North America (Canada), Tall Pines. He did a great job and impressed me right from shakedown, which was his first time sitting in a car.”I was almost as proud of him as his supportive (but freezing) family members! Good stuff, Fraser!” she added, describing Rally of the Tall Pines as one of the most challenging annual events of the Canadian Rally Championship series.A total of four classes of cars in the order of speed/power: four-wheel drive open, four- wheel drive production, two-wheel drive open, and two-wheel drive production.The registered competitors faced off for National and/or Regional points and drivers were classified as ‘Expert’ or ‘Novice’.McConnell, who is currently a high school student in Canada, remains upbeat as he eyes a great future in the sport.”It’s a new experience for me. Good learning experience with a new car and new navigator.”Throughout the day I got faster and faster. It was quite a challenge, but what was exciting for me is that I was beating turbo four-wheel drive and open class,” the teen recalled.He added: “It was like the biggest event in the world for me and I just wanted to make my name. I will be trying to compete more abroad next year and get more power in the car,” said the 17-year-old.”Meanwhile, father Peter McConnell said: “We were torn about this decision because it coincided with Rally Jamaica, but we felt that he had much more to gain by competing in one of North America’s premier rally events.”With Fraser now introduced to the North American Rally World in a big way, he will no doubt be able make an even positive impact next time and chart a way forward.
Kidneys and homestasis The kidneys play many vital roles in homeostasis. They filter all the blood in the body many times each day and produce a total of about 1.5 litres of urine. The kidneys control the amount of water, ions and other substances in the blood by excreting more or less of them in urine. The kidneys also secrete hormones that help maintain homeostasis. The kidneys themselves are also regulated by hormones. For example, antidiuretic hormone from the hypothalamus stimulates the kidneys to produce more concentrated urine when the body is low on water. This process is known as osmoregulation. If you exercise on a hot day, you are likely to lose a lot of water in sweat. Then, for the next several hours, you may notice that you do not pass urine as often as normal and that your urine is darker than usual. This happens because your body is low on water and trying to reduce the amount of water lost in urine. The amount of water the body loses in urine is controlled by the kidneys, the main organs of the excretory system. Excretion is the process of removing waste and excess water from the body. It is one of the major ways the body maintains homeostasis (the process of maintaining a stable internal environment). Although the kidneys are the main organs of excretion, several other organs also excrete waste. They include the large intestine, liver, skin and lungs. All of these organs of excretion, along with the kidneys, make up the excretory system. The focus will be on the role of the kidneys in excretion. The roles of the other excretory organs are summarised below: – The large intestine eliminates solid waste that remains after the digestion of food. – The liver breaks down excess amino acids and toxins in the blood. – The skin eliminates excess water and salts in sweat. – The lungs exhale water vapour and carbon dioxide. The kidneys are part of the urinary system, which is shown above. The main function of the urinary system is to filter waste products and excess water from the blood and excrete them from the body. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs just above the waist. A cross section of a kidney is shown in the diagram above. The function of the kidney is to filter blood and form urine. Urine is the liquid waste product of the body that is excreted by the urinary system. Nephrons are the structural and functional units of the kidneys. A single kidney may have more than a million nephrons. Each kidney is supplied by a renal artery and a renal vein. As shown in figure above, each nephron is like a tiny filtering plant. It filters blood and forms urine in the following steps: 1. Blood enters the kidney through the renal artery, which branches into capillaries. When blood passes through capillaries of a nephron, blood pressure forces some of the water and dissolved substances in the blood to cross the capillary walls into the Bowman’s capsule. 2. The filtered substances pass to the renal tubule of the nephron. In the renal tubule, some of the filtered substances are reabsorbed and returned to the bloodstream. Other substances are secreted into the fluid. 3. The fluid passes to a collecting duct, which reabsorbs some of the water and returns it to the bloodstream. The fluid that remains in the collecting duct is urine. From the collecting ducts of the kidneys, urine enters the ureters, two muscular tubes that move the urine by peristalsis to the bladder. The bladder is a hollow, sac-like organ that stores urine. When the bladder is about half full, it sends a nerve impulse to a sphincter to relax and let urine flow out of the bladder and into the urethra. The urethra is a muscular tube that carries urine out of the body. Urine leaves the body through another sphincter in the process of urination. This sphincter and the process of urination are normally under conscious control.
When a prime mover contracts, the antagonist muscle will keep some fibres contracting to exert a ‘braking’ influence to stop the prime mover moving the joint so hard that the antagonist are damaged. Sometimes this system fails, for example, when a sprinter is running flat out, he may tear the hamstring and quickly come to a painful stop. The muscles we use depend on the activity, whether it requires muscles in the upper body or lower body to work together for short periods, or both at different phases of the activity, or most of the muscles of the body vigorously for longer periods (wrestling). All muscles contract and develop tension. However, the type of resistance the muscles meet will determine the type of muscle action. There are three main types of muscle contractions: – Isotonic concentric the muscles shorten as they contract and the ends of the muscle moves closer together e.g.; the biceps when doing pull ups. Most sporting movements are of this type. – Isotonic eccentric the muscles lengthen as they contract under tension, the ends of the muscles move further apart. e.g. the bicep works in this way when the body is lowered from pull-up position. – Isometric contraction the muscles stay the same length as they contract, there is no movement so the ends of the muscle stay the same distance apart. Shoulder muscles work in this way during the tug-o-war activity and the stabilising muscles that hold parts of the body steady as other parts move in many sporting movements. When we perform sporting activities we move our limbs in many different directions to affect the type of movements needed to execute various skills. Special words are used to describe the movements: – Extension The limbs straighten at the joint, eg, reaching to catch a ball (netball) – Flexion The limbs bend at the joint, eg, bending the trail leg at the knee when clearing hurdles. – Abduction The limbs move away from the midline of the body. – Adduction The limbs move towards the midline of the body – Rotation Circular movement. Part of the body turns while the rest remain still, E.g. rotation of the hip to play a shot in golf. – Circumduction- The end of a bone move in a circle, e.g., bowling in cricket – Inversion A lifting of the medial border of the arch combines with a medial bending of the front of the foot. – Eversion A slight rising of the lateral border of the foot combines with a slight lateral bending of the front of the foot. – Pronation Rotation of the forearm so that the palm turns medially. – Supination Rotation of the forearm so that the palm turns laterally. Every movement that takes place in the body depends on muscles. They work by contracting. The cardiac muscles in the heart contracts to pump blood out of the heart. Involuntary muscles in the artery walls contract to squirt the blood along and voluntary muscles which will be the main focus work when needed. A voluntary skeletal muscle contains nerves, which carry messages to and from the brain. Therefore, a muscle contracts when messages from the brain race along the nerve fibres, telling them to contract. It relaxes when the messages tell the fibres to lengthen again. Muscles work in pairs or groups. They have to work in pairs because muscles can only pull, they can’t push. For example, the biceps and triceps work together to execute the arm curl movement. To flex the arm, the biceps contract and the triceps relax. To straighten it, the triceps contract and the biceps relax. Large numbers of pairs of muscles are needed to work together in the different ways for even simple body movements. The muscles take on different roles, depending on the movement that is performed. They can work as: – Flexors contracting to bend a joint – Extensors contracting to straighten a joint – Prime movers or agonist contracting to start a movement (biceps muscles perform this role in arm curl) – Antagonist relaxing to allow the movement to take place (the triceps muscles perform this role in arm curl) The biceps and triceps will swap places as the prime mover and antagonist when arm is straightened. – Fixators contracting to steady parts of the body to give the working muscles a firm base. (the deltoid perform this role in the arm curl) – Synergist reducing unnecessary movement when a prime mover contracts. They can also fine tune the movement (the brachialis in the forearm performs this role in the arm curl) PAINFUL STOP
Jamaica Basketball Association (JaBA) president, Mark Broomfield, has once again emphasised the importance of having security at community-hosted games, after a minor disturbance during game three of the WorldNet/Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) final series at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Arnett Gardens on Sunday.Bloomfield pointed to the stone-throwing incident in the semi-final between Upper Room and Majesty Gardens at the Majesty Gardens courts recently, which marred the competition, and after Sunday’s minor scuffle, he insists that security must be a priority to ensure the safety of all patrons.”We have had some good games, and the spectators behaved themselves generally in a good way,” Bloomfield said after Arnett wrapped up the best-of-five games series 3-0 on Sunday.”We only had one major incident and that was well publicised, and the sanctions have been dished out. Tonight (Sunday), we had a very large crowd. We had something that happened off court that did not involve fans or players. But we are reminded of the importance of having security to protect our players and our spectators,” he said.”These kind of community sports must have security on hand because we want to bring the basketball here, and we have to protect the spectators and other persons in the venue. We want to hold teams responsible for controlling their fans and also organisers to ensure security is on hand to protect both the players and ensure we can play the game and enjoy the game,” he added.MAKE-UP TOURNAMENTMeanwhile, after three seasons without the nation’s premier competition, the National Basketball League (NBL), Bloomfield promised that there will be a make-up (Confed) tournament before the 2015 season is out.However, the proposed confed tournament, which was set to get underway in August, has been pushed back to October due to lack of sponsorship, but the basketball boss said they are talking to interested parties.”This (SBC tournament) was supposed to get our NBL players warmed up for what we call a conference league. We wanted to start this league at the end of August, but the difficulty we have had in getting sponsorship has pushed back the competition, so we are looking toward October to have this confed (league), with six teams per group, with the top two going into a play-offs,” he stated.
Back with a bang is the phrase that can be best used to describe the performance of Newton Sterling and Arnett Gardens in Sunday night’s Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game against neighbours Boys’ Town.Sterling, who last played in the League over a year ago, reminded of his striking prowess with a 25-minute hat-trick, and erased the terrible memory of the defending champions’ loss to Cavalier on Monday last. Kemal Malcolm was responsible for Arnett’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win.”Three goals in 25 minutes is good. It is always a good feeling to score goals, and to score three in your first game is really a tremendous feeling,” said the 30-year-old, who sat out his team’s first two games of the season as he awaited his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).The fact that he was not fully fit made the performance even more special for Sterling, who last season represented San Juan Jabloteh in the Trinidadian League.”I am not fully fit as I am coming off a hamstring injury, so to do this injured makes it feel even better. I am getting where I want to be, so it is a good sign,” he added.Sterling confessed that observing his team’s poor performance in their loss to Cavalier set something off in him and triggered his hat-trick performance.”Sitting and watching that game was really disappointing; we did not look like the defending champions, and that hurt. Cavalier created about nine or 10 clear chances and could have really won by a bigger margin.”We got together as a team and said that we cannot play like that again; if we are going to lose, we have to lose fighting. That kind of performance could not be repeated, we pledged,” said the 6′ 5″ Sterling, who stood head and shoulders above everyone at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.He added: “That Cavalier game kind of opened our eyes. We had to look at ourselves, from forward all the way to the backline. We had to raise our game.”Sterling, who said he declined to extend his contract with San Juan Jabloteh as he wanted to remind the national coaching staff of his qualities and to put himself back in the shopping window, said he had a feeling something good was going to happen.”When things are going to happen, you can know. The way I felt in training, I had the feeling that something good was going to happen. I did not know I was going to score a hat-trick, but it came and I am happy. I knew was going to score, though,” he said.Sunday’s win pushed Arnett Gardens back up into second spot with six points as Cavalier did not see action.POINTS STANDING P W D L GF GA GD PtsPortmore 3 3 0 0 5 1 4 9Arnett 3 2 0 1 7 1 6 6Cavalier 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 4H Lion FC 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4Rivoli 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 4MoBay U 2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3Reno 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3H View 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2Tivoli 3 0 2 1 1 2 -1 2Boys’ Twn 3 0 2 1 2 6 -4 2Waterhouse 2 2 1 1 1 2 -1 1UWI FC 3 0 0 3 0 7 -7 0
Western Bureau: Michael ‘Diddy’ Kerr struck a four-timer in leading former champions St Elizabeth Technical (STETHS) to an emphatic 6-0 drubbing of Newell High in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup yesterday to overturn Tuesday’s surprise loss to BB Coke and ease pressure on their campaign. Glendon Gopaul and Calvin Campbell were the other scorers for a STETHS team that may have finally found its groove. Kerr, who is coming off an unspecified injury, ran the Newell defence ragged with his power and speed to thrill his school’s supporters. “We know that we can win any game, and although we were under a little pressure before this game, we were confident about getting all the points,” Kerr said. In addition, the young forward said that he is delighted with the four-goal return and that he hopes to continue scoring in order to take STETHS to the next round. “It is a good feeling because I am coming off an injury, so to score so many goals today is wonderful!” the player said. The victory was an important one for STETHS, who entered the contest in fourth position in Group E and were staring up on the likes of Lacovia (10 points), who they will next tackle on Saturday, as well as BB Coke (10), and Maggotty, who remain on five points. Now on eight points, STETHS coach Omar Wedderburn believes they are in a position to finally be challenging for group honours. “We are all about climbing the standings, and honestly, we have a good team that brought us victory,” Wedderburn said. BB Coke meanwhile, showed that their win against STETHS was no fluke by edging Maggotty 1-0 to go joint first in the standings, while the Lacovia versus Munro match was postponed because of rain. CLIMBING THE STANDINGS Yesterday’s results – BB Coke 1 Maggotty 0 -Kemps Hill 6 Foga Road 0 – Winston Jones 0 Manchester High 6 – Old Harbour 1 Central 1 -Maud McLeod 0 Godfrey Stewart 0 -DeCarteret 1 Cross Keys 0 -Seaforth 0 Paul Bogle 1 -STETHS 6 Newell 0 -Dinthill 3 Ewarton 0
The mighty dollar Football in 2015 saw an administration further entrenching itself, successfully withstanding a weak challenge to its holding on to the reins of power. When will those who struggle come to the realisation that strength is all about money and the ability to manipulate and steer others, utilising the mighty dollar as the main tool? Is not that what is being seen, as the world’s top administrator in the game, is being exposed – his own power base threatened and having great difficulty evading the searchlights of scrutiny? An often belittled and disrespected press (most definitely so, in this corner of the woods) can take pride in that it all started with the insistence of a British journalist. He was not giving up on his substantial claims that there was something rotten in the state of Switzerland (the FIFA headquarters). The country has begun its quest to be in the final 32 who will adorn Qatar for the FIFA World Cup 2018. There is an overabundance of reliance on players who know little, if anything, about Jamaica to get us there. The decision makers face a dilemma. Do they stick with the current mantra and still not make it or try to build from among ‘our own’ and delay the process? Foster’s Fairplay shares their pain in trying to respond. The Sunshine Girls netball boss, workaholic Marva Bernard, has stepped away from the steering wheel, after generations of sheer passion and commitment. It was consistent contribution to a cause that had criticisms as constant components. Her unswerving faith in Australian coach supreme, Jill Patterson, was severely tested. Ability to enter the marketplace and win deep-pocketed friends in support was put on the line. There was talk of the Age Animo graduate and one-time national airline executive being too intimately involved with her role. Despite the team seemingly stuck in the 3-4 ranking in world reckoning, the fact that ‘my girls’ held on to it was something about which the supporters must be thankful. This, as some African countries are catching up. Only time will tell whether the new regime under leader, Dr Paula Daley-Morris, and her support group can mount a long-awaited return to the No. 1 status once enjoyed. It feels like so long. Given space afforded this column, very little is left to address cricket. Thank God, as the least said, the better. As this is being written, the West Indies team is once again embarrassing itself in the Boxing Day Test in Australia with another gutless display of inept batting and lack of the penetration that can net wickets on a regular basis. Did someone just say, “He who cares not cannot be embarrassed”? Foster’s Fairplay suggests withholding salaries, pending some investigation. – For feedback: email@example.com In a matter of days, it will be time to put a wrap on the sporting experience that was 2015. As is usually the case elsewhere, there was a mix of good days and some not so good. To further qualify the sentiment, one could say brilliance and the atrocious, respectively. In reviewing, Foster’s Fairplay assesses the four disciplines which enjoy the widest international reach. Track and field continues to massage our taste buds, with the quality of performances at the global level being as delectable as it can get. The brightest spark, the icing on the cake, came in the August Beijing World Championships. Some will view the reaction to the Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sprint victories at the event as unappreciative and undervalued, even disrespectful. This is not a guilty plea, but the monotony (was searching for a kinder word) tends to decrease the impact. With that thought, which could return to haunt, this columnist is considering as the performer and performance of the elite spectacle, the precocious 23-year-old miss, out of coach Lennox Graham’s US Collegiate programme at the Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, Danielle Williams. The new 100m hurdles World champion had her event shorn of its most illustrious practitioner, Australia’s Sally Pearson, due an early-season mishap. Then, with the well-lettered Americans, including defending champion Brianna Rollins, bowing out at different stages, the way was clear for a shock winner. It need not have been the former Queen’s School, Lloyd Clarke-conditioned younger sister of fellow finalist, Shermaine. The inescapable fact is that it was another Danielle, unscathed and unfazed, after being in a den of lions (or lionesses, if preferred). That she seized the platform of her golden moment to recall, in her post-race interview, her upbringing during her sojourn at the Kingsgate Prep School is, for this columnist, the final ingredient that befits the tag of 2015’s best. The black, green and gold boasts a healthy tradition to be maintained in the sport. With that in mind, it brought great pleasure to record the result of the early exposure to the big times, coming from Janeive Russell (6th in the 400mh) and Shericka Jackson’s surprise (is it really?) bronze medal in the 400m.
Weather: Fine; Track: GoodRace 1 1700 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. BIGDADDYKOOL LSteadman2 54.02. SIR RAJA BABA AChatrie 52.0 1 3/4L3. THE PROMISE LAND WHenry 51.5 3-1/2L4. COUNTER ATTACK SEllis 53.5 3 1/4LWIN: $60.00PLACE: $52.00, $58.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:46.3 Splits : 25.1, 49.0, 1:14.0, 1:39.3Winner : 3yo b colt – SORRENTINO – BEWARE BABYTrainer : ANTHONY NUNES Owner : STEPHAN NARINESINGHBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $359.00 Ex: $324.00Trifecta: $360.00Race 2 1400 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)*1. TWILIGHT CITIZEN AndrePowell4 52.02. GOLD SCREW MWard4 52.0 5-1/2L3. NASDAQ PRINCESS OEdwards3 50.0 1/2L4. PARTY CITY KPowell 51.0 1-1/2LWIN: $91.00PLACE: $58.00, $60.00, $76.00Final Time : 1:28.1 Splits : 24.3, 48.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b colt – TWILIGHT TIME – GOOD CITIZENTrainer : CARL ANDERSON Owner: CARL ANDERSONBred by CARL ANDERSONQu: $155.00 Ex: $300.00D/E: $158.00Superfecta: $3,133.00Race 3 1100 M (Purse $500,000) NB5-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. LADY MARCIANNE PParchment 55.02. IDON’TKNOW HPottinger3 55.0 Neck*3. RAWALPINDI EXPRESS SEllis 55.0 10L4. DEPUTY HEADGIRL JPatterson3 55.0 1-1/4LLate scratch : #6 OBEDIENCEWIN: $1642.00Final Time: 1:10.1 Splits : 24.3, 49.1Winner : 6yo ch mare – SHINING STAR – DANCING SALLYTrainer : DONOVAN PLUMMER Owner: DONOVAN PLUMMERBred by RALSTON FRAYQu: $2,478.00 Ex: $12,797.00D/E: $9,516.00Trifecta: $5,312.00Rolling Triple: $15,344.00Race 4 1500 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)*1. PRINCE OSHAUN BebHarvey3 53.02. STORMONTHESEA AndrePowell4 51.0 2L3. BURNING MEDIC JErwin 55.0 6-1/2L4. TROPICALDEPRESSION HPottinger3 52.0 1-3/4LLate scratch : #6 TECHNOCAT, #7 COURT CALLWIN: $119.00PLACE: $63.00, $94.00, $68.00Final Time : 1:36.1 Splits : 24.3, 49.1, 1:14.2,Winner : 6yo b horse – WHYWHYWHY – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : NOEL FREEMAN Owner : S.A.C.Bred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $398.00 Ex: $715.00D/E: $11,582.00 (5-7) $823.00Superfecta: $756.00Rolling Triple: $25,770.00Race 5 1300 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. ST. BERNARD WHenry 56.02. SPORTING CLAY HPottinger3 51.0 1-1/4L3. REIGN OVER ALL RWilson 53.5 1-1/44. EL CLIENTE OWalker 54.0 2-1/4LWIN: $171.00PLACE: $120.00, $200.00, $172.00Final Time : 1:22.0 Splits : 24.0, 48.1, 1:14.3Winner : 7yo ch horse – TRACKING – LUVABLETrainer : NEIVE GRAHAM Owner: MODERN CONNECTIONBred by ERIC MARTINQu: $2,197.00 Exacta: $3,139.00D/E: $387.00Superfecta: $84,321.00Rolling Triple: $135,595.00Race 6 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.I)*1. URBAN PRINCIPAL OEdwards3 51.02. LUCKY NINE RHalledeen 54.0 2L3. DUSSELDORF SEllis 54.0 Sh.Head4. CREEDENCE JInnis3 51.0 7L5. TOP EAGLE RLahoe 54.0 17/1 4L6. RED DREAD PParchment 53.5 99/1 3/4LWIN: $98.00PLACE: $59.00, $78.00, $63.00Final Time : 1:20.4 Splits : 24.1, 48.0, 1:13.2Winner : 3yo b colt – URBAN KING – LADY ARGYLLTrainer : PATRICK LYNCH Owner : PATRICK LYNCHBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Qu: $261.00 Ex: $319.00D/E: $371.00Trifecta: $189.00Hit-6 carry-over: $115,277.50Rolling Triple: $987.00Pick-4: $50,052.00Super-6: $41,639.20Race 7 1400 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)NB4YO(NW4)1. DRIPPING IN GOLD OWalker 56.02. RAS EMANUEL RHalledeen 56.0 3/4L3. ITALIANO OEdwards3 51.0 4/1 1-1/2L4. LADY BELRIDGE OMullings 52.0 4LWIN: $191.00PLACE: $90.00, $62.00, $114.00Final Time : 1:25.3 Splits : 24.2, 47.2, 1:12.2Winner : 4yo gr colt – LIQUIDITY – GOLDEN OLYMPIOTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH DACOSTA & BRUCE LEVYBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $505.00 Ex: $707.00D/E: $411.00Superfecta: $6,709.00Rolling Triple: $1,878.00Race8 1300 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT (DIV.II)1. DIRECTOR DALEY HPottinger3 51.5*2. OK DUDE EMurray 54.0 Neck3. MR. LYNDHURST RWilson 54.0 Neck4. AIR MARSHALL JPatterson3 51.0 1/2L5. GUAVA GROUND RLahoe 54.0 3-1/4LLate scratch : #8 MEMORY OF TSWIN: $7,988.00PLACE: $699.00, $66.00, $160.00Final Time : 1:22.0 Splits : 23.4, 48.1, 1:14.2Winner : 3yo b colt – FILM DIRECTOR – THE FLYING BRIDETrainer : LORENZO ROBINSON Owner: LORENZO ROBINSONBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $17,511.00 Ex: $42,778.00D/E: $28,708.00Trifecta: $16,166.00Hi-5: $476,538.00Rolling Triple: $189,262.00REYNOLD “REN” GONZALVES MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 2000 M (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. TIMEFORARMS BebHarvey3 52.0 2/1*2. ORIGINAL TRAIN RHalledeen 53.0 2-3/4L3. KIRI DDawkins3 48.5 1L4. ROYAL VIBES OWalker 53.5 HeadWIN: $161.00PLACE: $94.0, $75.00, $265.00Final Time : 2:08.3 Splits : 24.3, 49.3, 1:14.0, 1:40.2Winner: 7yo b horse – TWILIGHT TIME – ARMSOFANANGELTrainer: FITZROY GLISPIE Owner: FITZROY GLISPIE & GARY G. LEE-SINBred by RENTALS & MORE LTD.Qu: $350.00 Ex: $701.00D/E: $34,609.00 (ALL-5) $106.00Superfecta: $11,993.00Rolling Triple: $135,310.00Race 10 1200 M (Purse $560,000) NB5-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)1. TWO STEPS UP HPottinger3 51.02. NO MONEY FRIEND AChatrie 54.0 Head3. MEDICAL INSTINCT JPatterson3 45.0 4-3/4L4. RUNNER RUNNER DDawkins3 53.0 Head5. SEAL THE DEAL LSteadman2 54.0 3LLate scratch : #12 KABRINAWIN: $362.00PLACE: $82.00, $245.00, $210.00Final Time : 1:15.0 Splits : 23.3, 47.0, ,Winner : 5yo b colt – TRADITIONAL – HISHI BLOSSOMTrainer : O’NEIL MARKLAND Owner : O’NEIL MARKLANDBred by HAM STABLES LTD.Qu: $2,633.00 Ex: $5,556.00D/E: $1,564.00 (5-12) $161.00Trifecta: $11,403.00Hi-5 Carry-over: $134,878.25Rolling Triple: $449,439.00Pick-4: Carry-over : $539,493.50Super-6: $4,138.90 Carry-over : $1,576,935.75Pick-9: $6,076.50; $135.00 Carry-over: $1,446,640.60PlacePot 8: $14,228.00
(2) JASON’S GOLD/ PERFECT ASSET (3) NIGHT LIGHT/ DON CHASSIS (4) MY COMPANION/ MARKET SENSATION (5) BRAVE PROSPECT/ ZACKONTHEATTACK (6) WARTIME/ MARVELLOUS MARVA (7) LEGAL ARENA/ JESSE’S FAVORITE A number of attractive guaranteed payouts await punters on tomorrow’s rich Diamond Mile day at Caymanas Park. Most of the money will be paid out in the Sunrise and Twilight Super-6s. For the Sunrise Super-6, the guaranteed minimum has been increased to $1.5 million while that on offer for the Twilight Super-6 is $2 million. The usual guaranteed minimum payout for both is up from the usual $750,000. Those who wish to buy the very popular triples will also be richly rewarded late in the day-. The last triple on races 12, 13, and 14 will have a guaranteed minimum payout of $500,000. Money on the Pick-4s has also been increased to make it a rewarding day for what is expected to be a bumper crowd at the track. On a day when all the other races on the card will offer purses of $1 million and over, the second race (first in the Sunrise Super-6) over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds looks tailored for Nelson’s mount, JASON’S GOLD, who lost out in a blanket finish to CODED CITIZEN over the straight recently. Others such as LEEKOUT, BOFFO, SON OF TAQUARUS and PERFECT ASSET should ensure keen competition in a field of 13. NIGHT LIGHT, despite flopping behind PONTIUS PILATE in the Andrew H.B. Aguilar Memorial Cup two-year-old feature over a mile last Saturday, will much prefer the 1200 metres of the third race, and with Nelson securing the ride, should win at the expense of the well forward first-time runner DON CHASSIS and SHE’S LEGACY in a field of 11 juveniles. Race number four over 1500 metres for the Power 106 Trophy has a difficult look about it with the likes of MY, COMPANION, GLYDER, URBAN PRINCIPAL, IAN LINKS, DUSSELDORF, VALLEY OF THE CATS, and MARKET SENSATION capable of winning. MY COMPANION (Walker up), who chased home DREAMING THE CODE over 1300 metres recently, will love the additional furlong and should stave off DUSSELDORF and MARKET SENSATION. The last three races in the first Super-6 should be won by BRAVE PROSPECT (Linton Steadman), WARTIME (Bebeto Harvey), and LEGAL ARENA (Anthony Thomas). FIRST SUPER-6 FANCIES
TRACK AND FIELD NEWS, the respected US magazine, has selected Wayde van Niekerk and Anita Wlodarczyk as its Athletes of the Year for 2016. Wlodarczyk, Poland’s Olympic hammer throw champion and van Niekerk, the South African who won the Olympic 400 metre final, were given clear margins by the panel of experts whose choices appear on the magazine’s website. Jamaica’s Olympic sprint double winners Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson appear at number 3 in the publication’s annual world ranking issue, with 110 metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod at number 9 in the men’s compilation.major highlightThe 24-year-old South African van Niekerk received 28 of 32 votes for the top spot, with the others going to Kenya’s Olympic marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge (2), Britain’s 5,000 and 10,000 winner Mo Farah, and Bolt (1 each). The South African’s stunning world record of 43.03 seconds in the Olympic final was a major highlight of the season.Undefeated in 12 meets, Wlodarczyk got 21 of the 32 votes from the TRACK AND NEWS panel of experts for the number 1 position in the rankings. The 31 year-old Pole set a world record to win at the Olympics and raised it to 82.98 metres later. Remarkably, she launched the 42 longest throws of the year.Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana, (6), Thompson (3) and Keni Harrison, the world record breaker US 100 metre hurdler, received the other votes for number 1.The women’s top 51. Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland) hammer2. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) longdistances3. Elaine Thompson (Jamaica) sprints4. Ruth Jebet (Bahrain) steeplechase5. Keni Harrison (US) 100m hurdlesThe men’s top 51. Wayde van Niekerk(South Africa) 400m2. Mo Farah (Great Britain) 5000, 10,000 metres3. Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 100, 200m4. Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) marathon5. Ashton Eaton (US) decathlon9. Omar McLeod (Jamaica) 110m hurdles