first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, S Y SKY, WINNER:  “Phil told me she’s fast, but she can be tactical also.  We broke sharp, but I was able to take her back and she finished really well.”FLAVIEN PRAT, BELVOIR BAY, SECOND:  “Turning for home, I didn’t think she could get beat.  The winner was just too much.”TRAINER QUOTESPHILIP D’AMATO, S Y SKY, WINNER:“I thought she was doing well, but I’ve got to give the credit to Drayden Van Dyke.  She popped on top and she was in control, but Drayden realized the top two were really smoking so he eased her back and that was the winning move.  We’re looking forward to campaigning her the rest of the year.”OWNER QUOTESNICK ALEXANDER, S Y SKY, WINNER: “I knew if she caught Belvoir Bay at the top of the lane she would out-finish her, I was sure of that. Her last race at Golden Gate, Flavien rode her and he made a huge move in the turn going for home and he said, ‘This filly has a huge turn of foot,’ and the secret after that was just keep her busy. She prefers the outside. Last time that she was beaten, she was down on the inside and she got caught. I thought it was perfect. A perfect ride and a perfect result.“She’s made over half a million bucks in just Cal-bred races, she’s out of a mare that I claimed from  A.C. Avila at Del Mar about seven years ago for sixteen thousand bucks. Everyone in her family has been a winner, we just get lucky sometimes.”“I’ve won Grade three’s, I’ve won Cal-Bred stakes races, If I live long enough maybe I’ll get that Grade one.“Isn’t she something? We almost retired her and bred her. It was close, it was a coin flip. She’s been so good to us. I’ll have to ask Phil what’s next because to tell you the truth, we didn’t plan beyond this race. I’m just so thrilled.“When Belvoir Bay was a 3-year-old, Enola Gray was a 3-year-old as well and we were both entered in the Torrey Pines at Del Mar. We had to scratch Enola because of a cough. Belvoir Bay obviously won that race but I’ve been trying to beat her ever since then. This was the first time we’ve actually caught her.“You don’t know about the time because it’s dirt from the turf and deeper, but I’ve never seen her better than this. It’s so cool.“She broke her maiden going six and-a-half and then the Melair at a mile and-a-sixteenth but when we tried her on the grass she seemed to take to it so we’ve always tried her on that but several times we’ve had rain and come off of it. She can run on dirt so what the hell but I still think that she’s a better grass horse.“She’s big and strong and I think she’s about 1,175 pounds and tall, long legs. She’s got a big stride, and she’s just a cool horse. Nothing bothers her. I’d love to have more like her.”NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is Nicholas B. Alexander, who resides in Los Angeles.Nick Alexander’s S Y Sky and jockey Drayden Van Dyke win the Grade II, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes, Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Jarin says current NU team could go down as ‘one of strongest teams’ he’s coached


first_imgJamike Jarin has had many talented players go under his wing during his tenures with San Beda in the NCAA and National University in the UAAP.Red Lions like Baser Amer, Art Dela Cruz, Ola Adeogun all played under Jarin albeit for just one year, ending in a runner-up finish against Colegio de San Juan de Letran in the NCAA 2015 title.ADVERTISEMENT All those names etched their marks in collegiate basketball lore but Jarin said his current crop of Bulldogs could very well surpass what his former Red Lions have done.Jarin said that the Sane Beda teams he handled in 2015 and 2016 are still his best squads in the collegiate level but the likes of Dave Ildefonso and John Lloyd Clemente could ultimately catch up with his Red Lions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“That San Beda team is full of talent and most of them are in the PBA,” said Jarin of Amer and Dela Cruz Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum after NU’s 79-74 loss to Far Eastern University.“Come back in four years and I might say this is one of the strongest or the best teams, but you’re looking ahead.” Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ FEU gains share of 4th, clips NU Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jarin’s current Bulldogs do have a dismal 3-10 record in the UAAP Season 81 basketball tournament while his San Beda teams reached the finals twice and won the title once.It was with Robert Bolick, Arnaud Noah, Javee Mocon, and Davon Potts that Jarin got his only NCAA title.Jarin added that Clemente and Ildefonso are only at the start of their rise and he’s sure that the two rookies would end up as the future leaders of the NU basketball program.“We’re excited not just for these players but also for the entire program,” said Jarin, whose team still has to play one more game this season against University of the East. “Dave and JLC, they’re just part of the NU program.”“And yes the foundation is set with the help of a lot of people.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more



first_imgCOLD northern winds could bring a White Christmas to Co Donegal, forecasters said today.The current weather systems bringing freezing temperatures to the county in the past 10 days will stay over Donegal until January.And that has increased the chances of a snowbound Christmas. Met Eireann says it will continue to be cold this afternoon with heavy showers of sleet, rain or hail – and some showers may be thundery.Forecasters say we’ve just had the coldest autumn in 19 years.They’ve stopped short of saying there will be a white Christmas as December 25 is still too far away to say with certainty.But they say the conditions make it increasingly likely. That has prompted a flurry of bets at the bookies predicting snow here on Christmas Day. HAIL AND SLEET ON WAY TO DONEGAL AS FORECASTERS SAY IT COULD BE A WHITE CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:HAIL AND SLEET ON WAY TO DONEGAL AS FORECASTERS SAY IT COULD BE A WHITE CHRISTMASlast_img read more