JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, PARADISE WOODS, WINNER: “Sometimes the first ones are the best ones, I’d like to take some credit but honestly it was John Sherriff and his crew, man they did a lot of work on this mare and they finally got her to a point where she will listen to you a little bit, I left the gate and had a great post, I stayed as still as I could and just kind of let her get that big beautiful stride of hers going, once she did that she had the race under control.“I wanted to engage her against Just a Smidge but, when you engage horses they are taught to fight. They will get after each other so the pace would have been quicker, I might be losing a little bit of ground but, I got her to do it relaxed. If I can get them to relax, I’d rather do that. Once I came into the far turn and engaged her, you saw what she did, she took off and she might have done that earlier. Sometimes this works sometimes it doesn’t.“Working her in the morning helped and just being around her, she used to run against Unique Bella quite a bit and honestly they are very very similar, it’s too bad they haven’t raced against each other because they would knock each other in the head so I basically rode her like I did Unique Bella.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SHIRREFFS, TRAINER OF PARADISE WOODS WINNER: “When we first got her, she was very anxious. When she gets mad, she stays mad for a long time, so we spent a long time focused on ways to keep her from getting anxious. The first thing was to get her to relax in her gallops and hopefully, we’ve taught her a better way to relax. She has tremendous ability and we need repeatable performances and we need her to develop a style. As you saw today, she was sitting there relaxed, she was just off that filly (Just a Smidge) but she wasn’t pulling. That’s the kind of talent she has.“This is very gratifying because (co-owner) Marty Wygod really wanted to campaign her this year and there was a lot of criticism about not breeding her.”NOTES: The winning owners are. Steven Sarkowsky, Martin J. Wygod, and Pam Wygod.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Confirming speculations, Delta Air Lines has announced it will purchase Singapore Airlines’ 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic.The US$360 million agreement will make Delta the second largest stake holder in Virgin Atlantic, following Sir Richard Branson, who will retain his majority 51 percent stake.As part of its new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Delta will apply for an antitrust immunity, to allow closer coordination on schedules and operations and expects the sale and regulatory approval to be finalised by the end of 2013.Reassuring the carrier will continue to retain its brand and operating certificate, Virgin Atlantic said the arrangement was designed to expand its trans-Atlantic network as well as increase competition between the UK and North America with 31 peak-day round-trip flights. Delta chief executive Richard Anderson added that the new partnership will “strengthen” both airlines and further assist the travelling public. Earlier this week Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson lashed out at British Airways chief Willie Walsh, betting the rival’s boss the Virgin airline will survive the market. Click back onto e-Travel Blackboard tomorrow for more. The new partnership is expected to “strengthen” both airlines and offer seamless trans-Atlantic services. Image: The Globe and Mail
Arizona Cardinals’ wide receiver John Brown arrives for a voluntary team NFL football workout, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York) PHOENIX – It appears the injury bug may have bit the Arizona Cardinals and wide receiver John Brown once again.Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that he does not expect the fourth-year wide out to play against the Jaguars Sunday due to a turf toe injury suffered against the Texans. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arians also told SiriusXM Tuesday that the Cardinals promoted wide receiver Carlton Agudosi from the practice squad, which was previously reported by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.If Brown is unable to play against Jacksonville it will be the fourth game missed this season by the 27-year-old wide out, who missed the first three games of the season with a quadriceps injury.In eight games played, Brown has logged 19 receptions for 271 yards and two touchdowns. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories .@BruceArians tells @SiriusXMNFL he doesn’t expect WR John Brown (turf toe) to play Sunday v @Jaguars. @AZCardinals are promoting WR Carlton Agudosi from practice squad. Carlton often battles @P2 in practice.— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) November 22, 2017The first mention of Brown’s injury came on Monday when Arians spoke with reporters at the Cardinals practice facility. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 17 Comments Share