HEAVILY FAVORED BELVOIR BAY DELIVERS IN SATURDAY’S $70,000 WISHING WELL STAKES AS SHE ROMPS BY 4 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS FIVE FURLONGS ON A ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 56.39 DUE TO RECENT RAINS, RACE IS SHIFTED FROM 6 ½ FURLONGS ON HILLSIDE TURF TO TURF OVAL ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2019)–Conditions were to order for heavily favored Belvoir Bay on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she dominated eight rivals in powering to a 4 ¾ length win in the $70,000 Wishing Well Stakes under Joel Rosario. Originally scheduled for 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, the Wishing Well was transferred to five furlongs on the turf oval due to heavy recent rains. Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Peter Miller, the 6-year-old English-bred mare got the distance over a turf listed as “good” in 56.39.“I felt very confident,” said Rosario. “She broke out of there very nice. Gary (Barber) said ‘Let her do her thing, let her be happy,’ and she came with a tremendous run, it was easy. She broke nice and was in-hand the whole time, she’s just the best.”A sharp 1 ¼ length winner of the Las Cienegas Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on a wet-fast main track on Jan. 12, Belvoir Bay was off at 3-5 and paid $3.40, $2.60 and $2.40.With the Wishing Well victory, the amazing Belvoir Bay collected her 10thcareer stakes win and her sixth win from nine starts over the Santa Anita turf. With the winner’s share of $43,260, she increased her earnings to $685,787. With 10 of her 11 wins coming on turf, Belvoir Bay now has an overall mark of 24-11-4-2.Although never a threat to the winner, longshot Lady Suebee kept to her task and finished second by 1 ¼ lengths over A Little Bit Me. Ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, Lady Suebee was off at 14-1 and paid $7.80 and $7.40.Ridden by Geovanni Franco, A Little Bit Me was off at 9-1 and paid $4.20 to show.Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who was unseated shortly after the break aboard number one, Poster Girl, checked out 100 percent physically following the race, according to his agent, Brad Pegram.Fractions on the race were 22.02 and 44.82.Today’s Wishing Well Stakes was named in honor of the dam of 1989 Horse of the Year Sunday Silence, who won that year’s Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Donegal’s hand-picked student entrepreneur, Aidan Robb has just been announced as a finalist in “The Think Outside the Box Awards” which are sponsored by Enterprise Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, Mammoth Brand Consultancy and Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys.Aidan’s innovative award winning invention “Cargo Defenders” has gained him this amazing opportunity and he will be joined by fellow LYIT student Emelyn Toland in Dublin next week at the finals.The awards are designed for third level students who have a fresh idea for a new business that has bona fide industry potential. There is an incredible first place cash prize of €10,000 to be won plus the opportunity to gain €12,500 worth of specialist advice and assistance to potentially help turn your enterprise idea into a business reality.At just 25-years old LYIT student, Aidan Robb from Kildrum, Carrigans has accomplished a plethora of business achievements.The 2nd year Business Studies student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology has always been business savvy and this is not his first competition to be successful in. Aidan was also this years’ winner of the inaugural “Dragon Factor” competition spear-headed by Craoibhin Community and Enterprise Group in Termon.“I’m absolutely delighted about being a finalist in the TOTB awards. I think the invaluable experience that I gained at An Craoibhin’s Dragon Factor has helped me reach this point of the competition, hopefully I will be successful in the final,” said Carrigans man Aidan.In February this year, the Dragons were impressed with Aidan’s business acumen, fresh perspective and overall his ground-breaking design which aims to reduce crime theft in the haulage industry. “Cargo Defenders” is a security system aimed at reducing the incidents of theft of cargo transported by side-loaded truck trailers. Aidan says “that cargo theft is a major problem in the EU.According to an EU parliament report in 2007 estimated losses of 8.2 billion euro occurred across the European continent.”An LYIT spokesman said: “The Think Outside the Box Awards offers third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study the chance to showcase their entrepreneurial ambitions. Aidan is a pleasure to teach as he is so engrossed in the industry. We wish Aidan and his team-mate Emlyn Toland the best of luck in the awards.”for more click: http://www.thinkoutsidetheboxawards.comDONEGAL STUDENT’S BUSINESS IDEA IN ANOTHER FINAL! was last modified: June 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:CarrigansdonegalLYIT
Gardaí in Donegal have issued another appeal for information regarding Mary Boyle on the 41st anniversary of her disappearance. The six-year-old schoolgirl disappeared from Cashelard, Ballyshannon in Co Donegal on 18th March 1977.Gardaí issued a statement yesterday to say their investigation ‘remains live and ongoing’. Gardaí are asking anyone “who has tangible evidence to help advance this investigation and bring some comfort to the Boyle family to please come forward”.A protest took place in Stranorlar last week calling on Donegal County Coroner, Dr Denis McCauley, to hold an inquest into Mary’s death. The group, which included Mary’s twin sister Ann, handed in a petition to Dr McCauley’s office containing more than 10,000 names demanding an inquest into Mary’s case be heard.Gardaí can be contacted at Ballyshannon Garda Station on 071 9858530 or the Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666 111.Gardaí renew call for evidence in Mary Boyle case was last modified: March 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:MARY BOYLE