Christopher Stubbs named dean of science

first_imgChristopher Stubbs, the Samuel C. Moncher Professor of Physics and of Astronomy and an accomplished experimental physicist whose work explores the intersection of cosmology, particle physics, and gravitation, has been appointed dean of science by Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay.Stubbs has been serving as the interim dean of science since June, when Jeremy Bloxham stepped down. He will begin his tenure immediately.Stubbs, who joined the faculty in 2003 as a professor of physics and astronomy, served as chair of the Physics Department from 2007 to 2010. In 2009, he was named a Harvard College Professor, an honor bestowed upon faculty members in recognition of excellence in their roles as educators.As a physicist, Stubbs was a member of one of the two teams that discovered dark energy by using supernovae to map out the history of cosmic expansion. He also founded the APOLLO collaboration, which is using lunar laser ranging and the Earth-Moon-Sun System to probe for novel gravitational effects that may result from physics beyond the standard model, and is heavily engaged in the construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, for which he was the inaugural project scientist.Q&AChristopher StubbsGAZETTE: As you move into this new role, what are your priorities?stubbs: We have had a clear set of priorities for this particular academic year, and at the top of the list is implementing general education courses that meet our goals and aspirations as we roll that program out. We’ve been working over the past few months with department chairs and colleagues to make sure we can provide a slate of interesting courses that meet the pedagogical objectives of the program.Secondly, there are two intellectual initiatives that are in the early stages, one in quantitative biology and the other in quantum science and engineering. We are working in partnership with our colleagues at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) to make sure the faculty leaders in those initiatives have what they need to thrive, and to align our investments in terms of space and resources to make sure those programs succeed.This year we have also continued the strategic planning process for space in Cambridge as SEAS makes the transition to have part of their activities happen in Allston. As part of that process, we want to consider what kind of intellectual adjacencies we want to achieve and how to best use our space.The last major objective I want to mention is to strongly engage with the faculty in our division and try to strengthen the faculty voice in the decisions we make — about the allocation of faculty searches and space and investments. We want to make sure those discussions happen in a thoughtful way and that the faculty are fully engaged in those deliberations.GAZETTE: Can you describe the steps you’re taking to engage with the faculty in more detail and the form that’s taken?stubbs: Part of it is a charm offensive — I’ve tried to set up individual meetings with every single untenured faculty member in the division to make sure we’re doing everything we can to help them succeed at Harvard. I’ve also been going to departmental meetings to introduce myself to colleagues who may not know me as well as others, and I’ve been having many one-on-one conversations.I think my job here is to cultivate a conversation among colleagues so we can move forward in interesting directions. That will allow us to capitalize on our strengths, take advantage of the opportunities we have, and find a way to include faculty in those decisions.Part of that process is proactively sharing information. As an organization, we gather a great deal of information, but it’s quite scattered. We want to try to collate, summarize, and distribute information, so stakeholders have a lot more visibility into what’s going on in places that are beyond their immediate landscape or environment.As an example, in the context of general education, annual reports are delivered to the departments that describe how many courses were offered and how many students were taught, but there isn’t reciprocal visibility about what was happening in other departments. Our office pulled together a tabulation and distributed it to all department chairs, so we could say, “Here’s what’s happening in statistics and mathematics and physics.” That helps people understand how things look from the perspective of our office, and to better understand why search allocations were made the way they were. That strengthens us as an organization. What we hope to do in the future is use that as an example of how our office can draw together and distribute information so we can all be better-informed.That’s not to say we’re going to construct a figure of merit and rank things exclusively on quantitative information, but we have information that I would say is underutilized. Capturing that data and leveraging it helps us make better-informed choices … that seems a good direction for us to go.,GAZETTE: Let’s talk about students. There has been a great deal written and said in recent years about the “pipeline problem” of getting and keeping students in STEM fields. Are there steps you want to take to address those challenges?stubbs: Our broad objective is to make sure every undergraduate who comes to Harvard has a fulfilling and intellectually rewarding liberal arts experience. We do that in a variety of ways — by supporting the curricular goals of Harvard College through general education courses, first-year seminars, and courses students take regardless of their concentration.I don’t know that the metric of how many concentrators we have in individual departments should be a big driver. Having said that, however, there are examples where there is a great deal of student demand. In statistics, for example, the number of concentrators has gone up by a factor of 10 in the last decade. I think that’s been driven, rightfully, by students’ perception that data-driven science and data science writ large are a growing part of the economy and the way we do business in this country and worldwide.In terms of the pipeline issue — we certainly face a challenge of representation in many of the fields that are in this division. That’s true at Harvard, and nationwide. We embrace the idea of diverse excellence as an institutional goal … and I credit my predecessor, Jeremy Bloxham, and [former Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences] Mike Smith for having brought the division to 50 percent female junior faculty. The turnover in faculty is slow — it’s measured in decades. But the faculty we’re bringing in at the junior level are much more representative than was the case 10 years ago.I think it is sobering that, when you look at the national statistics of gender participation in STEM fields, the needle hasn’t budged much despite a great deal of effort and attempts to address the issue. Something isn’t working as much as we would like, and having us identify steps we can take to help address that problem is a real objective of ours.GAZETTE: How important do you believe it is for undergraduates to have the hands-on experience of doing science in the lab?stubbs: If you roll the clock forward 10 years and think about the huge amount of educational information that will be available online, the question becomes: Why would anyone come to Harvard for this four-year residential experience? I think we need to have a really good answer for that, and to me, part of the answer is that we offer learning experiences and opportunities you simply can’t get online.That means participatory learning, which has long been a strength here, but has been somewhat of an undercurrent. Many students get involved in projects, whether as senior projects or doing research in faculty research groups. That’s wonderful, but it’s not something we strongly incentivize for faculty. When a faculty member brings undergrads into their research group, we don’t particularly recognize that as being teaching, when in fact it most certainly is — one could argue it’s some of the most important teaching we do.I think we need to take a hard look at what our instructional paradigm is … especially in the context of thinking about how we allocate the space we have here on the north campus, and how to best configure those spaces for the instructional model of 20 years from now. We have a major organizational opportunity that is rare — we have a large amounts of space we can reallocate … and understanding what that learning model is going to be and configuring ourselves to get to that point is an important objective for us.GAZETTE: As SEAS prepares for the move to Allston, how do you begin to consider how best to reuse that space? Where do those discussions stand?stubbs: That’s actually fairly well underway. In partnership with our colleagues at SEAS, we have a group that meets regularly to look at that issue. There is an architectural study underway that will assess what the boundary conditions are in each of those buildings in terms of infrastructure for HVAC systems, electricity, floor load-bearing capacity, and more. That will help us understand what those spaces can be used for.Some of these are legacy buildings that date back centuries, and we have work to do to become compliant with disability-access requirements. So there are some investments we have to make, but from a technical side we want to understand what the opportunities are in these buildings and what is the most cost-effective way to use that resource.On a parallel path, we are looking at what we want to achieve intellectually. That process is less well-advanced, and how we engage the faculty in that conversation is something we’re actively talking about.Realistically, I think sometime next year we’ll bring those two threads together and present to the FAS and the University a slate of options and opportunities, along with estimates of the resources required to do that, and then we’ll go through a process of deciding how to move forward.GAZETTE: What does this new position mean for your research work?stubbs: For many reasons, I think it’s essential that the dean of science remain a strong scientist during their time in office. I think it’s important to continue to function as a scientist in this capacity.Of course, it does have an impact. My plan had been to take a sabbatical year and go to Chile to help commission a large telescope I’ve spent the last 10 years working to bring into operation. I don’t think I’m going to get a sabbatical year in Chile.Part of the evaluation about whether or not to do this job is to assess the opportunity costs on the research side in one’s own sub-discipline. But if my professional goal is to try to make the world a better place and help Harvard flourish and continue to evolve and do better … that is a compelling opportunity to me.GAZETTE: Your leadership style seems to dovetail well with that of Dean Gay. Are you looking forward to working more closely with her?stubbs: The relationships between the divisional deans and the dean of FAS and the faculty are essential to us as an organization. I’ve been extremely encouraged in every interaction I’ve had with Dean Gay. She has been thoughtful and decisive, and one of the reasons I’m eager to do this job is I feel she and I have an alignment both of values and style, and I think we will make good partners in working together to craft a good future for the sciences at Harvard.GAZETTE: Your appointment carries a five-year term. When you hand the reins over to your successor, what do you want the Division of Science to look like?stubbs: I would like the faculty to feel empowered because we will have put in place a divisional governance structure that gives faculty a strong voice in how we choose to move forward together, and that that will make us a more agile intellectual organization.Ideally, we can identify and move in directions of opportunity that enhance department-level strengths that we have in core disciplines as well as cross-cutting initiatives. We need to strike a thoughtful balance between those two ways of thinking about ourselves as an organization.I want us to have a group of students who, when they come here, feel like they get the best education in the world, and that we continue to attract the best minds here to Cambridge and that we support them in flourishing and reaching their full potential.Interview was edited for clarity and length.last_img read more

Clarke leads Ellsworth boys’ soccer to OT win over GSA

first_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected] MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)center_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 ELLSWORTH — The moment didn’t unfold as Colby Clarke anticipated, but it ended with him being mobbed by fans and teammates.With a little over a minute remaining in the first overtime period of the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team’s home game against George Stevens Academy on Monday, Clarke carefully paced inside the penalty area as he awaited a free kick. He was expecting to keep his eye on the goalkeeper and make sure the kick reached an open teammate.Instead, the kick took a funny bounce on the way through. It landed in front of Clarke, and he was able to make just enough contact to roll it past the GSA goalkeeper and into the back of the net. An Ellsworth team that hadn’t led at any point during the game had won, and Clarke and his teammates sprinted up the hill on the east side of the football stadium to celebrate.Ellsworth’s Brad Smith (front) and GSA’s Erik Taylor-Lash battle for the ball during the first half of a high school boys’ soccer game Sept. 12 in Ellsworth. Ellsworth won the game 3-2. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLClarke’s goal with 53 seconds left in overtime gave Ellsworth a 3-2 victory over GSA on Monday night. It was the team’s first overtime win of the season.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“I was just going to play around the goalkeeper to make sure Trent Goodman or one of our other players could get it, and it bounced through,” Clarke said. “It went right to me, and I had space to hit it in.”Merely getting to overtime was hard for Ellsworth. Early goals from John Larson and Taylor Schildroth had given GSA a 2-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game, and the visitors maintained that advantage going into halftime. Just like it did in its 2-1 overtime loss to Old Town last week, Ellsworth was forced to chase the game.A Carter Frank goal with 32:14 left in the second half got Ellsworth back in it, and it was less than a minute later when the referee awarded Ellsworth a penalty kick after a GSA handball. Clarke stepped up to take the kick and blasted it to the goalkeeper’s left to tie the game. With just under three minutes left in regulation, the home team nearly won when a shot that seemed destined for the back of the net was instead saved in the top corner to send the game to overtime.Both teams wasted good opportunities early in overtime to win the game, but Ellsworth (3-1) didn’t waste its second chance. Clarke’s slow, rolling shot seemed as if it took an eternity to edge past the goal line, but it was a feeling of elation for the Ellsworth players once it finally did.“We lost a similar game last week against Old Town, and it was such a relief that this one ended differently,” Ellsworth coach Paul Lock said. “It was a tough game, but that was what good soccer looks like.”That loss to Old Town a week prior was one that took a toll on Ellsworth’s players. The team had scored a goal with minutes left in the game after trailing for most of it but saw it all go for naught when the Coyotes scored in overtime to win. Monday night had a similar feeling, and the Eagles made sure the outcome was a different one.As the Ellsworth players left the student section to return to the bench, Clarke, Goodman and Trent Mahon wrapped arms. The three of them were out of breath as they walked back to the sideline together. After a long game, they had nothing left to give.Ellsworth boys’ soccer players Trent Goodman (left), Colby Clarke (middle) and Trent Mahon link arms after celebrating Clarke’s game-winning goal against GSA on Sept. 12 in Ellsworth. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELL“The thing about these guys is they always find a way to keep going,” Lock said. “They don’t give up on any ball or any play, and they got rewarded for that tonight.”For GSA (2-1), this loss was hard to take. The team had failed to take advantage of a breakaway opportunity early in overtime, and Ellsworth didn’t let it have another chance to come away with a road win.Even after Ellsworth’s players had left the stadium, a few GSA players were still on the bench. Some stared at the night sky in disbelief as they tried to process the defeat, and there was little more than silence to be heard.“This was a great chance for us to earn a win against a good team, and we were ready for that,” GSA head coach Mark Ensworth said. “It’s obviously disappointing, but give credit to Ellsworth. They’re a team that gets tougher as the game goes on, and they showed that tonight.”Ellsworth’s next game will be on the road against the Hermon Hawks (1-2-1) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. GSA faces the Dexter Tigers (0-4) at home at 4 p.m. that day. Biolast_img read more

Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art dispute

first_imgAMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University is dropping claims of wrongdoing against a former employee and paying her $225,000 to resolve a legal dispute over its popular outdoor sculptures made from Legos.As part of the settlement, Iowa State has also taken several steps to restore the reputation of Teresa McLaughlin. Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen has written her a glowing letter of recommendation calling her an honest, innovative employee.The school also will dedicate a bench for McLaughlin in Reiman Gardens, the campus landmark that McLaughlin spent most of her career building as its director.Those steps will resolve a contentious three-year legal dispute that derailed Nature Connects, the traveling Lego art program conceived by McLaughlin.McLaughlin had accused the university of failing to pay her commissions. The university accused her of working with the artist to market competing exhibits.last_img read more

City slicker Sterling ready for star role with England

first_imgSterling credits Guardiola for seeing potential in the raw youngster who arrived from Liverpool convinced he had to win games all on his own.– Sage advice – Guardiola has mixed sage advice with some tough love to get Sterling to buy into his team-first philosophy.The results have been remarkable, with Sterling scoring a series of vital goals in City’s march to the brink of winning the Premier League.“He gives me a lot confidence. Before I was more raw, every time I got the ball I wanted to take someone on,” Sterling said.“For me, the main thing is he makes everyone do the simple stuff, play the easy pass.“He told me to open my body up when I dribble to get momentum rather than dribbling with the outside of my foot.“But he lets you know when he’s not happy. I gave the ball away three times against (Crystal) Palace and I thought I wouldn’t play again for the rest of the season!”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Raheem Sterling has vowed to finally emulate his blistering Manchester City form in an England shirt as the electric winger eyes redemption at the World Cup.Sterling’s last taste of a major international tournament was a bitter one, but the forthcoming World Cup in Russia has the potential to be a far more uplifting experience.Sterling endured vitriolic abuse for his tame performances at Euro 2016, a witch-hunt that peaked when he posted a social media message appearing to flaunt his wealth just hours after playing in England’s humiliating last 16 loss against Iceland.His problems carried over to City as Sterling struggled to impress new boss Pep Guardiola last season, sparking rumours the winger would be sold.But Sterling has a fiercely competitive streak burning between a largely placid demeanour and he rose to the challenge of proving Guardiola and his critics wrong.The 23-year-old won back his place despite Guardiola’s pre-season signing of winger Bernardo Silva and has emerged as a key figure in City’s charge to the Premier League title.“When there is doubt or I’m under pressure, that’s when I’m at my best,” Sterling told reporters on Monday.“When you see stuff like you might not be in the squad, you think ‘Ok we’ll see’.“It was the same thing in the summer when Bernardo signed and we already had Leroy (Sane).“I thought to myself when I get back for pre-season, make sure I’m on it. I was looking forward to it.“I wasn’t aware of some of the stuff around Euro 2016. But if I’m getting judged on football and I’m doing bad I accept that.“I’ve always had belief I can get better.”last_img read more

British stroke play title for Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane

first_img Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane Boyd swept to the forefront of women’s amateur golf with a two stroke win in the British ladies’ stroke play championship at Shandon Park, Ireland. It’s the biggest win so far for the 20-year-old from Truro who has previously captured four Cornwall titles and this year’s England Golf South West women’s championship. “I always knew I had the potential to win a big one, so I have proved myself right,” said Sarah-Jane. She was six over par for the tournament, two ahead of Amy Boulden of Wales. English champion Kelly Tidy was third after playing the final 36 holes in two-under par, despite heavy rain in the third round which forced a suspension of play. Sarah-Jane’s victory gains her a place in the starting field for next year’s Ricoh Women’s British Open over the Old Course, St Andrews – provided she remains an amateur. “That’s made up my mind. I think I’ll stay another two years as an amateur,” said Sarah-Jane, who also won the trophies for the best under 23 score and for the best single round of the championship – her first-round three under par 69 That score put her in the lead for the championship and she lost top-spot only once during the 72-hole event. She was overtaken at the end of the third round by Welsh champion and Curtis Cup player Amy Boulden, who had a one-stroke lead with 18 holes to play. Amy increased the lead during the final round and was two in front with nine to play after she reached the turn in level par. But the Welsh player came home in six-over 41 with a triple bogey seven on the 14th, a double bogey six on the 17th and a bogey five on the 18th. Sarah-Jane, meanwhile was one over on the way out, but worked her way back into the lead by playing the final nine holes in just two two-over par. England, represented by Emily Taylor (Hillside) and Bronte Law (Bramhall) won the international team event for the Taunton Trophy. Emily also won the under 18 trophy. Leading final scores Par 288 (4×72) 294 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 69 73 77 75 296 Amy Boulden (Conwy) 70 74 74 78 297 Kelly Tidy (Royal Birkdale) 77 78 71 71 298 Emily Taylor (Hillside) 76 74 76 72, 298 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) 74 74 78 72, Bronte Law (Bramhall) 71 76 77 74 299 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 74 70 81 74 301 Jane Turner (Craigielaw) 76 75 77 73, Jing Yan (China) 76 76 75 74, Paula Grant (Lisburn) 76 73 75 77 Full details: www.lgu.org 24 Aug 2012 British stroke play title for Cornwall’s Sarah-Jane last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY APRIL 5, 2015

first_imgMark Casse61106816%$798,378 Brice Blanc5973412%$332,530 Flavien Prat14815172010%$882,334 Santa Anita Employees — MenJesus Camacho Racing 20:56Rene Henriquez Starting Gate 21:44Tony Ortega Parking 22:25Jorge Mier Laborers 24:36Joe Chile HRTV 26:27Alec Jimenez Corp Yard 27:19Jerry Gutierrez Janitors 31:40 Joe Morris TOC 37:17Raymundo Franco A-Gate 49:19 Hector Palma3475221%$190,850 John Sadler13421181716%$1,415,184 -30- Peter Eurton8615131517%$878,506 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Mike Smith11121211719%$2,494,491 Rafael Bejarano27566413524%$3,283,536 Ron Ellis63145922%$481,840 Jeff Bonde3692425%$346,840 Philip D’Amato7618121224%$902,970 Drayden Van Dyke20923262411%$1,452,387 MEXICAN STANDOFF LOOMS IN KENTUCKY DERBYLUZZI TO RECEIVE WOOLF AWARD NEXT SUNDAYSANTA ANITA DERBY DAY 5K RUN A SUCCESSESPINOZA, SADLER BASK IN FOUR-WIN SATURDAY Edwin Maldonado11916111413%$553,154 ESPINOZA, GARCIA ON KENTUCKY DERBY FAVORITESIn a setting as American as apple pie, Twin Spires and all, a Mexican mano a manobattle looms at storied Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May between Victor Espinoza and Martin Garcia, natives of Mexico and the regular riders of the two favorites for the 141st Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah and Dortmund.Espinoza, 42, from the metropolis of Mexico City, and Garcia, 30, from the touristy beach town of Vera Cruz, some 500 miles away, could decide not only which is the best 3-year-old trained by Bob Baffert, American Pharoah ridden by Espinoza or Dortmund ridden by Garcia, but also who wins the Run for the Roses.Dortmund’s smashing victory in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby only added to his wow factor. Should this red Mack truck of a horse–call him The Diesel–win the Kentucky Derby, it would mark the third time in the last four years the Santa Anita Derby winner had done so, I’ll Have Another winning in 2012 and California Chrome last year.American Pharoah, meanwhile, is poised to capture the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, which would set up a match between two stablemates that harkens back to those thrilling days of yesteryear when the entry of Citation and Coaltown fromlegendary Calumet Farm ran one-two at 40 cents to the dollar in the 1948 Derby.All was fine Sunday with Dortmund, said Baffert, who watched American Pharoah work six furlongs with Garcia up in a bullet 1:11.60. “That was perfect,” Baffert said. “I got him galloping out (seven furlongs) in 1:24.80. He’s right on schedule. He does everything real easy. He’ll leave Wednesday for Oaklawn.”Thus the countdown diminishes, for the racing world as a whole, and for two jockeys from south of the border, who, before gaining prominence at the top of their profession, were eking out an existence, Garcia as a no habla ingles hash slinger in a Pleasanton deli and Espinoza as a bus driver in his native country.“He was so small,” said his agent, Brian Beach, “he could hardly see over the steering wheel.”Espinoza made light of the fact that he was from a big town and Garcia was not.“We’re all Mexicans,” Espinoza said. “It’s all the same.”Now the Kentucky Derby, less than a month away, grows ever larger in importance, with all prospective participants focused on keeping their charges fit and healthy. They know full well that anything can happen in the world of sports, horse racing no exception.After all, Kentucky’s Wildcats fell after a 38-0 start.But they were human. American Pharoah and Dortmund are not.MIKE LUZZI TO ACCEPT WOOLF AWARD NEXT SUNDAYMike Luzzi will accept Santa Anita’s 2015 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award next Sunday, April 12, in a ceremony between races.Sidelined because of a broken leg and a fractured pelvis sustained in a paddock accident last Nov. 2 at Aqueduct, Luzzi has undergone reconstructive surgery and is going through rehabilitation for a return to the saddle at some point this year.Presented annually by Santa Anita since 1950, the Woolf Award is one of the most coveted honors in racing, as it recognizes riders whose careers and personal character have earned esteem for both the individual and the sport of Thoroughbred racing.Luzzi, who has won 3,420 career races, is expected to be accompanied by his wife, Tania, and children Larue and Lane. Eddie Truman2373230%$325,690 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Pedroza17117262210%$756,334 Martin Garcia14228191620%$2,660,510 Richard Mandella6814101321%$909,846 Santa Anita Employees — WomenNorma Ramirez Parking 24:08Nancy Ramirez Parking 29:35Sandy Hoar Hospitality 31:19Christine Beer Racing 35:39Jennifer Cirillo Accounting 36:55Lisa Bisgaard Stable Café 49:22Maria Bisgaard Stable Café 53:21Voni Walker Parking 58:35Terri Hanks Accounting 1:02:55 (Current Through Saturday, April 4) Doug O’Neill17523162513%$1,105,560 CAMACHO, RAMIREZ SISTERS, FLORES TOP DERBY DAY 5K RUNSOn a day when Bob Baffert’s Dortmund and One Lucky Dane punched their tickets to the Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita employees and jockeys showed their own athletic prowess in the Derby Day 5K Run & Walk yesterday.Even prominent trainers like John Sadler (30:46, 1245th overall) and Dan Blacker (19:30, 39th overall) showed they know a little about running themselves.Outrider Jesus Camacho, who ran a close second to Autopark’s Tony Ortega, turned the table to finish first among male Santa Anita employees with a respectable time of 20:56, good for 87th overall in field of more than 5,700 participants. Rene Henriquez, a perennial DD5K contender, finished second, with Ortega completing the trifecta.Autopark’s Norma and Nancy Ramirez made the 5K a family affair, taking the top two spots, with Sandy Hoar, who works on the Inner Mezz, taking third.Eswan Flores won the jockeys division in 20:20 and 65th overall. Victor Espinoza18035342519%$2,417,496 Jack Carava51710814%$222,370 Bob Baffert10725191323%$2,899,552 Agapito Delgadillo4966512%$165,778 Felipe Valdez9013121514%$424,471 Peter Miller15529271819%$1,434,506 Tiago Pereira1201691513%$490,982 Joseph Talamo25226274310%$1,854,118 FINISH LINES: Simon Callaghan, trainer of Sunland Derby winner Firing Line, twice beaten a head by Dortmund, on the latter’s Santa Anita Derby romp: “It was definitely nice to see Dortmund win as impressively as he did. Firing Line, Dortmund and American Pharoah seem to have similar front-running styles, but in the Kentucky Derby, you’ve got to get a good post position, and that determines a lot of things, but I like the way our horse is doing.” Callaghan said Firing Line is scheduled work “either Friday or Saturday.” . . . Victor Espinoza was back to work Sunday morning after winning four races Saturday, including the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on Stellar Wind for John Sadler, who also won four races, three of them with Espinoza. It was not Espinoza’s greatest day. He won seven races, the first six in a row, to set a Del Mar record in 2006. “We’ve won four in one day before,” said Sadler, “so it was a big day, no question. We thought we were pretty well-spotted with the last three. Kristo (nose winner of the fifth race at $25) was a little more of a pleasant surprise, but we thought we were running the favorite in the Oaks and the other two were short prices. We looked to have a good day, but a lot of times it doesn’t go that way. Yesterday everything went really well.” . . . Scott McClellan has Joe Talamo booked on Home Run Kitten for David Hofmans next Friday in the Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland . . . Legendary Hall of Fame jockey Manuel Ycaza will visit the Great Race Place for the first time in many years next weekend as the fiercely competitive Panamanian will be on-hand for the 66th George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award presentation on Sunday . . .The 20 cent Golden Pick 6 Jackpot at Golden Gate Fields went down again Saturday at a $280,459 payout. It was the second time this meet it’s been hit. On Feb. 20, the 20 cent payoff was $363,424, quite a bonanza. James Cassidy70981213%$395,490 Corey Nakatani11419111617%$933,348 Steven Miyadi4296421%$299,780 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Tyler Baze30940393513%$2,422,374 Mark Glatt8214161217%$618,482 Fernando Perez1971624248%$822,208 Jerry Hollendorfer16729212417%$3,259,252 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo22326302112%$1,473,420 Santa Anita JockeysEswan Flores 20:20Joe Steiner 21:59Aaron Gryder 22:38Elvis Trujillo 23:19Alex Solis 24:34Tiago Pereira 30:01Kayla Stra 30:10Omar Figueroa 1:05:26 Santiago Gonzalez13017152013%$749,934 Thomas Proctor5386315%$564,378 Mike Puype101915149%$467,486 Mario Gutierrez110101699%$552,122 Michael Pender5078614%$203,780 Kent Desormeaux20234352417%$2,047,560 Brandon Boulanger11565105%$213,346 Gary Stevens9717141818%$1,534,578 Steve Knapp3872318%$287,140 Richard Baltas821714721%$740,135last_img read more