House in Goa / Ankit Prabhudessai

first_imgArchDaily Area:  525 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Goa / Ankit PrabhudessaiSave this projectSaveHouse in Goa / Ankit Prabhudessai “COPY” Photographs:  Prashant Bhatt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project India Manufacturers: Bharat Floorings, Clay club, Freedom Tree, Gulmohar Lane, Purple Turtle, VarnamSave this picture!© Prashant BhattText description provided by the architects. Elegantly placed on a bush hammered granite is a slightly tilted yellow white Frangipani tree which welcomes the visitors with its intoxicating fragrance and beautiful flowers . I tried to tell the stories about the relationship of the indoors to the outdoors , of the body with nature and that of our traditional connection with the roots of interlayered aesthetic history with transparent and rhythmical legibility through the contemporary interpretation of architecture. It is a transformation project of  my house that was built 14 years ago perched at the foothills of the commercial capital of Goa,  Margao.Save this picture!© Prashant BhattWe like to entertain a lot of people in the house, so one major brief was to modify the layout of the house in such a way that it keeps in mind the tradition. There are many areas that are positioned throughout the house so as to cater to various sizes and type of social gathering.Save this picture!© Prashant BhattThe main concept of the house was to blur the line between indoors and outdoors. The spaces in the house blend into each other creating a free flowing plan that connects the front lawn to the green backyard interlaid with elements from the Goan – Portuguese history.Save this picture!© Prashant BhattWe cannot overlook the fact that Goa was ruled by Portuguese for nearly 400 years, but the architecture that sprung up from this era was developed by Goans keeping  the tropical climate of Goa in mind inspirited by the Portuguese architecture context.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanInspired by the concept of Architect Le Corbusier, the planning of the house is choreographed around framing of views and scenes that alternate between controlled views of the nature and wide panoramas that create a variety of different atmosphere and experience throughout the houseSave this picture!© Prashant BhattThe house is never revealed at once. The circulation is planned in such a way that the spaces are slowly unfolded to the visitors in an experiential and spatial journey throughout the house. Save this picture!© Prashant BhattA lotus pond acting as a reflection pool welcomes the guest towards the balçao (traditional name for entrance porch).Save this picture!© Prashant BhattA teak wood door with a ‘janger dancer’ sculptural face placed on the lintel, an industrial cage light adorned with a tube shaped filament bulb  and the red IPS (Indian Patented stone) finished bench with Azulezos or Goan painted tiles embedded in it define the entrance porch or balçao. Adding to the charm is the floor finished with the bush hammered black granite. Clean architectural elements combined with pure geometrical volumes create a well balanced, almost minimalistic composition at the entrance.Save this picture!© Prashant BhattProject gallerySee allShow lessBhutan Happiness Centre / 1+1>2 ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe PARK・ING Ginza / Nobuo Araki/The ArchetypeSelected Projects Share Photographs CopyHouses•Margao, India Houses “COPY”center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeAnkit PrabhudessaiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMargaoIndiaPublished on July 13, 2016Cite: “House in Goa / Ankit Prabhudessai” 12 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Zimbabwe’s only independent daily paper fire-bombed

first_img September 1, 2020 Find out more Zimbabwean journalist Hopewell Chin’ono denied bail The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Organisation November 27, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information ZimbabweAfrica RSF_en News “This is a serious attack on press freedom in Zimbabwe and the authorities must ensure the culprits are punished,” said RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard. “As the presidential elections approach, journalists must have maximum security so they can continue to inform the public.” Zimbabwean court must free imprisoned journalist who is unwell to go further February 11, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zimbabwe’s only independent daily paper fire-bombedcenter_img A few days before, according to the Daily News staff, members of the ruling ZANU-PF party had stuck election pictures of President Robert Mugabe on the windows of the paper’s offices. Party militants warned that if these were removed, they would return and set fire to the building. RSF notes that last year Zimbabwe became one the countries in Africa where press freedom was most harshly repressed. Over the past 12 months, more than 20 journalists were arrested by security forces. President Mugabe has been placed on RSF’s world-wide list of predators of press freedom. During the night of 10-11 February 2002, RSF learns that two home-made fire-bombs were lobbed through the windows of the Daily News offices in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second city. A night watchman quickly put out the fire and nobody was hurt. At the same time, two more fire-bombs were thrown at a printing works that recently produced posters for the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ZimbabweAfrica Follow the news on Zimbabwe News Reports November 12, 2020 Find out more News In a letter addressed to the Minister of Home Affairs, John Nkomo, Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontières – RSF) expressed deep concern about the fire-bombing of the Bulawayo offices of Zimbabwe’s only independent daily newspaper, the Daily News. The organisation called on minister John Nkomo to make serious and impartial efforts to find and punish those responsible. Receive email alertslast_img read more

Law school honors new bar president

first_imgThe USC Gould School of Law hosted a reception to honor the president-elect of the California State Bar, Luis J. Rodriguez, Wednesday evening at Town and Gown.Rodriguez, who will be sworn in as the 89th president of the state bar on Oct. 12, is the first Latino, as well as the first public defender, to become president of the state bar.Gould faculty, California law professionals and law students attended the event. Many were excited for what Rodriguez’s election meant for the position.“He’s breaking down a lot of barriers that have been up for a long time,” said Olga Peña, a second-year law student and president of the Latino Law Student Association. “[It’s] a way to combat a lot of stereotypes because there’s still a feeling in the community that certain people become lawyers, and not all people become lawyers.”Robert K. Rasmussen, dean of the Gould School; Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles district attorney and USC alumna; Mike Feuer, the Los Angeles city attorney, and Rodriguez himself all spoke at the event.“Luis has done a lot and he’s forever committed to being the voice for those who have no voice,” Lacey said.Rodriguez attended Santa Clara University for both undergraduate studies and law school, but Rasmussen welcomed him to the Trojan Family at the end of the speeches by presenting him with an honorary gavel. The two also posed for a picture with matching “Fight On” signs.“Diversity is a foundational principal of our law school,” Rasmussen said. “We have always been committed to making sure that our law school looks like California and when someone like Luis succeeds, we all succeed.”Rodriguez also praised the Gould School for its ongoing commitment to diversity. More than 40 percent of the incoming law school class is a minority, according to Gould faculty.“Of the incoming law school class of 175 [students], 31 are Latino, which is unheard of in so many other institutions of higher learning. [Rasmussen’s] commitment to diversity is very valuable,” Rodriguez said. “I’m looking forward to working with USC.”Rodriguez already has experience working with students. As a past president of the Mexican American Law Association, Luis worked as a mentor to law students.“I was given him [as a mentor] because I want to work as a public defender, and he was also part of the public defender’s office of Los Angeles County,” said Evan Langinger, Rodriguez’s former mentee and a third-year law student at Gould. “This is a huge deal. He’s the first Latino elected to be head of the state bar, and I think more importantly, the first public defender to be president of the state bar.”Langinger works with Peña as part of USC’s Latino Law Student Association’s executive board. The group holds clinics to help people in the community, as well as volunteers at a teen court at Roosevelt High School.“We try to be here for the community and to do things for the community,” Peña said.The reception for Rodriguez was sponsored by several Los Angeles law firms. According to the law school, the sponsors raised close to $50,000, which will be donated in Rodriguez’s name to the Gould School’s immigration clinic. Students in the law school provide pro bono legal services to clients. The clinic has become a go-to place for transgender Mexican immigrants seeking asylum because of hate crimes committed against them in their home country.last_img read more

Football Championship action in Tipp this evening

first_imgAll of the matches begin at 7 o’clock. In Group 1 Upperchurch-Drombane and Kilsheelan-Kilcash meet in New Inn while Arravale Rovers and Cahir clash in Bansha.In Group 4 it’s Drom-Inch versus Moyle Rovers in Boherlahan and Aherlow Gaels against Ardfinnan in Golden.There is also one match in Group 6 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship – Golden-Kilfeacle take on Newport in Cappawhite.last_img

Mourinho, Ronaldo deny tax evasion claims

first_imgRonaldo named in tax leak reportLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday denied hiding millions of euros in offshore accounts in a effort to avoid the tax man.An international consortium of media organisations claimed that a huge data leak involving 18 million documents showed Portuguese skipper Ronaldo hid 150 million euros from image rights in a British Virgin Islands tax havens.According to the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) consortium, Mourinho is said to have concealed 12 million euros in a Swiss account owned by a British Virgin Islands company.But Gestifute, a firm representing the two men, has rejected allegations of facilitating tax evasion.In a statement, the company, founded by agent Jorge Mendes, said: “One newspaper makes the unfounded allegation that Gestifute, its clients and its advisers of having, directly or indirectly, created, organised or designed tax structures to facilitate tax evasion using tax havens. “The most serious and malicious allegations in the inquiries relate to Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.”It added: “Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax obligations with the Spanish and British tax authorities.“Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Jose Mourinho have ever been involved in legal proceedings regarding the commission of a tax offence.“Any insinuation or accusation made to Cristiano Ronaldo or Jose Mourinho over the commission of a tax offence will be reported to the legal authorities and prosecuted.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Vicky Namuyanja: Uganda’s female pool queen

first_imgKampala,Uganda | AGNES E NANTABA | Vicky Namuyanja is a well-known face in Uganda’s sports arena as a champion in the rare game of female pool. She started competitive and professional pool in 1999 and is currently the only two time winner of the Pool Queen title; the highest in ranking for Uganda’s women’s pool league. Her latest was in 2016, a title that she still holds. She has been on the national pool team for the last five years.She was the East Africa Ladies Champion 2015 and African Team champion with Team Uganda in 2014. She is also one of only four ladies in Uganda to ever break and finish a competitive frame without giving the opponent any chance to play.Numyanja says she forayed in ladies pool out of admiration.“I admired the game but was scared to break into something that most people around me never seconded me to take on,” she says.So she trained and played secretly without mother being aware. But the cat was let out of the bag when her trainer convinced her to take part in a tournament. It was a skills test and Namuyanja recalls being intimidated by the prospect of facing off with one the senior female pool players at the time. In the end she did not go beyond the first game but trainer was impressed with the skill she displayed. They fixed the gaps and Namuyanja was soon winning trophies. When she started winning prize money, she felt it was time to come out. With her mother, Sylvia Kaggwa’s support now, she went professional.In 2009, her first attempt was at Spice shortly before crossing to Hot Pool for three years. It was here she eventually emerged Ladies league runner up in 2012. She then joined Skin Samona on a three year contract. She has won many trophies at Skin Samona, including being crowned Pool Queen Champion 2014 and Ladies League champion 2015. At the beginning of 2017, she joined CKI pool team.Namuyanja is not happy that unlike in other countries where the pool game is highly sponsored and professionalized, Uganda’s pool is still struggling. But she is optimistic as more sponsors come on board to boost professionalism. Her mission, however, is to increase the number of professional female pool players. Currently there are just 64 and Namuyanja wants to train female youngsters to make the game more competitive.  So far she has two girls.“From my observation, they will turn out to be some of the best players in the country,” she says of her charges.Any three things we don’t know about you? I have been a dynamic pool player for sometime so not so much is unknown about me. However, I pride in being a mother to two boys all of whom I have had as an active player.What is your idea of perfect happiness?For me, there is no fun time like family time and winning a pool game.What is your greatest fear?While some people consider me to be fierce, I am scared of physical assault or battering. Even for the pool games, sometimes, fear for the opponent overshadows but I strive to overcome it along the way.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?I don’t like the fact that sometimes I fail to control my emotions which may block the way for greater happiness.What is the trait you most deplore in others?I can’t stand two-faced people.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Nine-man Spurs stunned, Cardiff relegated

first_imgThird bottom Cardiff are four points behind fourth bottom Brighton with only one game remaining, ensuring they will join already relegated Huddersfield and Fulham in the second tier next season.The Bluebirds will make an immediate return to the Championship after last season’s promotion, their fate sealed by a dismal run of nine defeats in their last 11 league games.It won’t be a season fondly remembered by Cardiff, with their relegation coming after the tragic death of striker Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash en route to Wales before he had even played a game for the club.“They’ve tried hard. We’ve shown limitations today and that’s why we are where we are,” said Cardiff boss Neil Warnock.In their first season back in the top-flight, Wolves moved a step closer to sealing an impressive seventh place finish as Leander Dendoncker clinched a 1-0 win over relegated Fulham.Belgian midfielder Dendoncker netted in the 75th minute at Molineux to give Wolves a third successive win.Nuno Espirito Santo’s team are four points clear of eighth placed Everton, who only have one game left, and six ahead of ninth placed Leicester, who have two matches remaining.If Manchester City win the FA Cup final against Watford later on May 18, the team which finishes seventh will go into the Europa League qualifying rounds next season.In the 88th minute, Fulham provided an historic footnote as Harvey Elliott was sent on to become the Premier League’s youngest ever player at 16 years and 30 days.English midfielder Elliott, born in April 2003, surpassed the previous record set by former Fulham player Matthew Briggs, aged just 16 years and 65 days in 2007.Marko Arnautovic ended his 11-game goal drought with a brace in West Ham’s 3-0 win against Southampton at the London Stadium.Share on: WhatsApp Spurs stunned. PHOTO via @premierleagueLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mauricio Pochettino insisted on Saturday that nine-man Tottenham won’t let a “cruel” 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth ruin their bid to finish in the top four and reach the Champions League final, while Cardiff were relegated after their 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace.Tottenham’s South Korea forward Son Heung-min was sent off for a needless push in the closing moments of the first half and Argentine defender Juan Foyth saw red for a studs-up lunge soon after the interval.Pochettino’s side looked like they would hold on for a point as the match entered stoppage-time, but Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake ended third-placed Tottenham’s stubborn resistence to delay their attempt to guarantee a place in the top four.A win at Dean Court would have achieved that aim, but fourth-placed Chelsea will now go above Spurs if they defeat Watford and Arsenal, currently fifth, will move to within one point of their north London rivals if they beat Brighton on Sunday.“Of course it is difficult to get something positive. We made a massive effort,” Pochettino said.“We need to move on. We have ahead two finals. It is in our hands. If it does not happen we will be proud because nobody expected Tottenham to be in the position they are today.”Tottenham’s ninth defeat in their last 15 games in all competitions means they need to wait for Sunday’s results to see if they need to win their final Premier League game of the season at home to Everton on May 12.It was the worst possible preparation for their bid to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax on Wednesday.“We are fighting six teams. It’s impossible for all six to get the top four, whatever happens I will feel proud and whatever happens in the semi-final I will be proud,” Pochettino said.Cardiff needed a win to have a realistic chance of beating the drop on the last day of the season, but they were out-classed by Palace in south Wales.Wilfried Zaha put Palace ahead in the 28th minute before Martin Kelly’s own goal three minutes later gave Cardiff hope.– Elliott makes history –Michy Batshuayi restored Palace’s lead in the 40th minute and Andros Townsend made it three after 70 minutes, with Bobby Reid’s 90th minute goal little consolation for Cardiff.last_img read more

Caring for Animals in Monmouth County and Beyond

first_imgLicitrasaid that “very few towns” don’t have feral cats, though it can be less noticeablein bigger municipalities. Within the last three years, he has been able tobring 15 municipalities on board to share the costs and benefits of the TNRprogram with the MCSPCA. EATONTOWN – This year, the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MCSPCA) on Wall Street will celebrate its 75th anniversary. ThatMonmouth County humane law enforcement agency had such great success that in2017 the state Legislature asked him to testify about why his model was succeedingat the MCSPCA, while other county SPCAs in the state were not. The answer? “Over theyears, the New Jersey State Legislature has spent thousands, tens of thousandsof hours writing animal cruelty law. And you left it statutorily responsible toa volunteer police department to enforce. How is that possible?” he recalledasking the state lawmakers. “You have professional career law enforcement doingthis job as opposed to the volunteers – who mean well – but 99 percent of themhave no law enforcement background,” he said. Licitra said it is important that the kittens and cats at the adoption center stay in a relaxed environment. Photo by Allison Perrine Rescuing Dogs from Korea and China Accordingto John Klein, they are “trying to change the world one dog at a time.” Housepets aren’t the only animals that require care. When in need, squirrels, deer,raccoons and more are brought to the shelter by animal control officers. Theanimals are then released back to the wild or to a wildlife rehabilitationcenter within 24 to 48 hours. Ross Licitra, director of the Monmouth County SPCA. Photo by Allison Perrine The spacewould be for wildlife rehabilitation and public use, like education programsfor children. You have to educate children when they’re young enough to understandthat wildlife is just as important as pets, Licitra said. Setting the Standard Thatbackground helped him mold the MCSPCA and its humane law enforcement agencyinto what it is today. He makes sure the MCSPCA’s agency works closely with theMonmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and that its humane law enforcement agencyis comprised of paid personnel, not volunteers, to guarantee calls areanswered. In other counties with volunteer agencies, some calls go unansweredwhen volunteers are unavailable. He made this possible with the help of SheriffShaun Golden, Arnone and the county prosecutor. With the help of No Dogs Left Behind, a global animal rescue organization, and local volunteers John and Robin Klein, the MCSPCA has taken two trips to China to rescue dogs from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. The festival is held annually during the summer solstice and runs for about 10 days. According to No Dogs Left Behind, about 10,000 to 15,000 dogs are killed and consumed each festival, held in Yulin, Guangxi, China. Dogs are often stolen from their owners, packed onto trucks and sent to their death. Afterbeing rescued, the dogs are brought to the MCSPCA center in Eatontown. They aretaken care of, evaluated and eventually put up for adoption to a loving home. Theorganization exists to protect and advocate for domestic pets, wildlife anddomestic livestock within Monmouth County. Lately, its mission has expanded.With its partners in animal welfare, the MCSPCA wants to step in to save animalsfrom high-kill shelters throughout the southern United States and Puerto Ricoand from the meat trade in Korea and China, and lend a hand in rescue effortsduring natural disasters. Afterthat, the state Legislature disbanded the NJSPCA’s volunteer humane lawenforcement division and mandated that every county prosecutor’s office have anSPCA law enforcement division, like at the MCSPCA, Licitra said. With that,chief humane law enforcement officers – like Licitra – had to be appointed ineach county SPCA, and each municipal police department had to appoint a humanelaw enforcement officer. Additionally, all humane officers appointed had to goback to the police academy for training. The dogs were quarantined, all canine and feline adoptions were halted and veterinary services stopped. “The decision to close the shelter for adoptions and our Vogel Veterinary Care Center during one of the busiest times of the year for us was difficult, but done out of pure concern for not only the health and well-being of all our dogs, but of genuine concern for all dogs in the Monmouth County area and beyond,” said Licitra in a statement posted on the MCSPCA website Dec. 20. Beforeassuming his role as the executive director of the MCSPCA and the chief humaneofficer for the county, Licitra was a police officer. He worked locally forfive years and later joined the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office in 1986where he handled narcotics, gang and homicide cases. He was an officer for 30years. TheMCSPCA operates on a 30 percent profit margin. The revenue it earns helps payfor medical services at the shelter, which runs about $800,000 annually. “Thebiggest challenge for us is always funding and space,” he said. The shelter’sclosure at the holidays is expected to have a negative effect on its balancesheet. Trap, Neuter and Release, or TNR, is a program designed to control the feral cat population or, as Licitra calls them, “community cats.” Animal control personnel visit municipalities that participate in the MCSCPA’s TNR program and bring stray cats to the shelter, neuter or spay them, give them shots and clip their ear tips – which does not hurt them, he said. Then they release the stray cats back where they came from. If they are kittens, the MCSPCA keeps them and adopts them out. If they are house cats that have been abandoned, they also adopt them out. “Theytorture the dogs as much as they can and then kill them. They say it makes themeat taste better when they’re tortured,” said Licitra. Theclosest wildlife rehabilitation center is in Mercer County, but Licitra saidhe’s working on bringing one to Monmouth County with the help of Freeholder TomArnone. “The county has so many great parks and in one of the parks we’d find abuilding and we’d pay to have it all renovated,” he said. “Long Branch has been our most successful,” said Licitra. He estimated they have helped over 500 cats in Long Branch alone. It’s importantto note, however, that the MCSPCA is not funded by the county. “We are anagency created by state law and authority, but we’re self-funded,” saidLicitra. Theshelter takes in animals from New Jersey and high-kill shelters in southernstates and Puerto Rico. But recently, it turned its efforts overseas to rescueanimals in China and Korea from being tortured and killed for human consumption. Community Cats Theshelter recently rescued nine dogs from China that would have otherwise beensent to the festival. They also rescued an additional nine at the beginning of2019. In 2018, the shelter partnered with the Humane Society for the UnitedStates (HSUS) and rescued dogs from Korea that were slated for humanconsumption. The Wildlife Room TheMCSPCA works closely with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. Ithandles regulatory incidents involving fishing, hunting and more. When animalcruelty or inhumane activity is involved, the MCSPCA steps in. In 2020,the MCSPCA will officially be the “first ever” to receive state budgetaryfunding – $25,000 – for the TNR program, thanks to state Sen. Vin Gopal, saidLicitra. He also credited Arnone as being a big supporter of the MCSCPA’s TNRprogram. This article originally appeared in the Jan. 2-9, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. He went on to say the affected dogs were improving and he thanked the public for their “incredible amount of support.” The center reopened on Jan. 2, 2020. Theshelter ended 2019 on a sad note after it had to close for several weeks duringits busiest time of year to treat dogs with H3N2 influenza, or canine flu, anextremely contagious disease that likely arrived with a rescue transport,according to Ross Licitra, executive director of the MCSPCA. last_img read more

Field hockey names new associate head coach

first_imgVittese began coaching in 2012 and joined the staff at Temple last spring. She previously coached for the New Jersey Spirit of USA club team, where she coached players aged 6-18 years old.  Vittese’s knowledge of the game is also impressive, Ciufo said. Vittese was a three-time All-American for the University of Virginia field hockey team. She was also a part of the United States field hockey team for eight years, playing in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games.  He founded the LEAP Hockey Academy, which stands for learn, enjoy, achieve and progress. This academy is Australian-based and he will be focusing on player development in that area. Assistant Temple field hockey coach Michelle Vittese has been promoted to associate head coach, the team announced in a press release Friday afternoon. “Her knowledge of the game is proven on a daily basis and her loyalty is something I have an immense amount of respect for,” Ciufo said. “Moving [Vittese] into this position and sharing this program was a no-brainer.”center_img “Her work ethic is what makes her stand out among the rest,” coach Susan Ciufo stated in the press release. “From the start, [Vittese] has shown her true passion for this sport and for developing our young women as students, athletes, and most importantly people.”  Temple field hockey players discuss strategy during their game against Merrimack College at Howarth Field on Aug. 30. | COLLEEN CLAGGETT / FILE PHOTO Vittese is a four-time medalist with USA field hockey, winning two gold medals at the Pan American Games in 2011 and 2015. Vittese will be replacing Ross Gilham-Jones, who had been an assistant coach since the 2018 season. Jones left to pursue other opportunities.last_img read more


first_imgSUPER MARIO: DERBY IS EASIER SECOND TIME AROUND UNCLE LINO LEAVES TUESDAY AFTER PREAKNESS WORKBLINKERS STAY ON I WILL SCORE FOR THE LAZ BARRERALUCKY BRYAN MAKES DEBUT FOR SADLER IN SINGLETARYBARNES HAS BIG DREAMS AS HE DEBUTS AT SANTA ANITA LUCKY BRYAN MAKES FIRST START FOR SADLER IN SINGLETARYLucky Bryan makes his first start in seven months and his first under the tutelage of John Sadler when he runs in Saturday’s $75,000 Singletary Stakes.“We bought him late last year, so this is his first start for us,” Sadler said of the son of Lookin At Lucky owned by Hronis Racing, LLC. “We gave him some time off after we got him but he’s trained very well. The one post is better going a mile (than the 10 in the Zuma Beach, where he finished fourth by 2 ½ lengths behind Dressed in Hermes last Oct. 10).“That was a pretty productive race,” Sadler said of the Zuma Beach.The Singletary, which goes as third race: Lucky Bryan, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Arcature, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Mr. Roary, Stewart Elliott, 10-1; Tristan’s Trilogy, Brice Blanc, 2-1; Unapologetic, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; and Opportunistic, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1. CONFIDENCE RISES FOR GUTIERREZ WITH DERBY WINThe Kentucky Derby was better the second time around for Mario Gutierrez, even though he won it both times.The 29-year-old native of the city of Higo (population 25,000) in the Mexican state of Veracruz won the Run for the Roses on his very first mount, aboard I’ll Have Another, in 2012, an outsider at 15-1.Four years later, just last Saturday, he won it again, this time on unbeaten favorite Nyquist. On each occasion, the horse was trained by Doug O’Neill for Paul and Zillah Reddam.“It definitely was easier on me than it was in 2012 with I’ll Have Another,” Gutierrez said between greeting well-wishers at Clockers’ Corner. “This year I took time to enjoy it more. My wife, Rebecca, was with me, and it was amazing. It’s something I would never take for granted.“Four years ago, it was like a dream come true, realizing all my hopes and aspirations. With Nyquist, it’s more of a personal victory. I was able to show trainers I’m a top rider who belongs at this level.“I definitely know I do now. Four years ago I had my doubts. I’m 100 percent confident and trust myself knowing that I am riding better than before.“I have much to enjoy. My wife is six months pregnant and we’re expecting a beautiful baby boy, so life couldn’t be any better at this point.”Agent Tom Knust, who has represented Gutierrez the past two years, credits Canadian native Rebecca in large part for the rider’s current status.“She’s been very instrumental in his confidence and establishing a regimen, working out, having a sports psychiatrist, a nutritionist, and having a positive affect overall,” Knust said. “With Rebecca and a baby on the way, Mario has a family and he’s matured through the years.“I give credit to him for working hard and to his wife for having a major influence on him.” UNCLE LINO BREEZES FOR PREAKNESS STAKESCalifornia Chrome Stakes winner Uncle Lino worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track Friday after the 6:30 renovation break in 1:00.80 under regular rider Fernando Perez for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 21.“It’s exactly what I wanted,” trainer Gary Sherlock said. “I wanted between a minute and 1:01. It’s good. He leaves Tuesday (for Maryland).”Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson had fractional times for Uncle Lino of 24.20, 37 flat and 48.80, with a six furlong gallop out clocking of 1:14.20.Trainer Keith Desormeaux will van Kentucky Derby runner-up Exaggerator from Churchill Downs to Pimlico Sunday for the Preakness.“I couldn’t get a flight on the day I wanted,” Keith explained, “so we’re just going to van him up there, which is not a big deal for me. It might be less pressure on him, less stressful in the long run to van. It’s about a 10 or 11-hour ride, pretty long, but I decided that the timing was better than waiting on the flight and arriving Tuesday night.“This gives me two more days, but he’ll just gallop and jog into the race. I think that’s the right thing to do with a two-week turnaround, but I’ve seen trainers go both ways. Some give their horse a light breeze a few days out, but the recent trend has been to gallop into the race.“That seems more sensible to me.” APPRENTICE HOPES TO MAKE BIG IMPACT AT SANTA ANITAJose Barnes has heard all the jokes about his height, or lack thereof: “coming up short, being a little behind, and facing a tall order” come to mind.But he can deal with it. At a compact four feet seven and tacking 108 pounds, the 20-year-old, seven-pound apprentice rider from Trevor Denman’s hometown of Durban, South Africa, is a giant when it comes to thick skin.Barnes, who is represented by agent Brandon O’Bryan, makes his Santa Anita debut in Saturday’s 11th race aboard Plus Perfect for trainer Hector Palma. Barnes won his first race in the United States last Saturday at Golden Gate Fields when he piloted 11-1 shot Two Steps Of Glory to a nose victory for owner Gary Barber and trainer Steve Miyadi in the seventh race, a $4,000 claiming event with an $8,000 purse.Overall, Barnes has won 28 races and rode overseas for European training stalwarts such as Michael de Kock and Michael Stoute.The rider is used to the ribbing on his Lilliputian appearance.“The low weights are what prompted me to come to the U.S.,” said Barnes, whose aunt and uncle, Ayesha and Luke Ogle, live in Palmdale. “Jockeys ride at 135 pounds in South Africa. I came here to live the American Dream and chose Santa Anita because it’s the best and most competitive racing.“I’m probably the shortest jockey in the country, probably the shortest ever to win a race in North America.”(Although veteran horseplayers might contend the late William Stallings may have checked in at or below “four-seven”).FINISH LINES: Multiple graded stakes winner Obviously could return to the races in the Grade I, $400,000, “Win and You’re In” Shoemaker Mile on grass June 4, according to Phil D’Amato. “We’ll see,” the trainer said. “He’s getting ready, he’s doing well, but he’s eight years old and I don’t need to run him in a Grade I if I don’t have to, but it’s a possibility.” . . . Mokat, second to Songbird in the Santa Anita Oaks but 13th in the Kentucky Oaks, has been turned out at Bobby Mitchell‘s Bonnie Acres Ranch in Hemet until Del Mar, Richard Baltas said. “She had a nuclear scan and it looked good, but we’ll give her 45 to 60 days.” . . . An Irish-bred colt named John F. Kennedy is scheduled to make his U.S. debut in Sunday’s sixth race for three-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles on turf. He was eligible to be named after the 35th U.S. President because he was bred and registered overseas. The Jockey Club’s rule F7 prohibits horses using “Names of persons no longer living unless approval is granted by The Jockey Club based upon a satisfactory written explanation submitted to the Registrar.” John F. Kennedy last raced in Ireland on Sept. 12, 2015, and is trained by Paulo Lobo . . . There was one winning ticket in Thursday’s Pick 6 that paid $30,840.20 purchased through TVG for only $12 . . . Hall of Fame jockey and three-time Kentucky Derby winner Gary Stevens is scheduled to be on the “Doctor in the Dugout” radio show on KLAA 830 at 12 noon June 4. Dr. Alan Beyer hosts . . . The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will partner with trainers Jim Cassidy, Matt Chew, Eddie Truman and Howard Zucker in offering a FREE “Conformation Clinic” at Santa Anita tomorrow. The informal workshop is intended to help participants develop an eye for a horse. Attendees will visit the trainers’ barns, where they can view horses to identify their conformation strengths and weaknesses. Participants can assemble at Clockers’ Corner starting at 9:30 a.m. ANGELS FLIGHT A SOFTER RACE FOR BELLAMENTARY Bellamentary lands in a prohibitively softer spot than her last race when she runs in Sunday’s $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.Last out, the chestnut daughter of Bellamy Road owned by Little Red Feather Racing or RM Racing was fifth by 10 lengths behind undefeated champion Songbird in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on a sloppy track April 9.“I wanted to find an easier spot to get her back on track,” said Phil D’Amato, fresh from winning his first training title at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet that concluded April 10. “This spot came up perfect, there are some nice horses in there, but we drew well and I expect her to run a big race.”After running second at Del Mar last Sept. 6 in her first start, Bellamentary won two straight before falling to Songbird, no disgrace there.“I’m optimistic about this meet, but I just keep the training title stuff in the back of my mind,” D’Amato said when asked about prospects for the Spring Meet that runs through July 10. “I just focus on my horses, and if it happens again, it will be great, but I’m just kind of focusing on winning races.”The Angels Flight, race eight of nine with a 2 o’clock first post time: Kay Kay, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; Fervent Femme, Kent Desormeaux, 15-1; Forever Darling, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Evergreen, Joe Talamo, 8-1; Mitzi Winks, Mario Gutierrez, 12-1; Kiss N Scat, Drayden Van Dyke, 10-1; Lucky Folie, Flavien Prat, 9-5; and Bellamentary, Martin Garcia, 5-2. I WILL SCORE RETAINS BLINKERS FOR LAZ BARRERAI Will Score, second wearing blinkers in the Bachelor at Oaklawn Park April 15, will keep the shades on when he runs in Saturday’s Grade III Lazaro Barrera Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs.“His last race was his first in blinkers and he ran well,” said Dan Ward, assistant to JerryHollendorfer, who trains the son of Roman Ruler for owner/breeder Hans Poetsch.I Will Score has two wins from five starts. He was third behind Mor Spirit in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Feb. 6.The Barrera, which goes as race six on an 11-race card starting at 2 p.m.: Bistraya, Santiago Gonzalez, 15-1; Iron Rob, Stewart Elliott, 4-1; Mrazek, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Denman’s Call, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; Westbrook, Tiago Pereira, 12-1; and I Will Score, Martin Garcia, 5-2.last_img read more