No firm plans for Breeders’ Cup heroine Tarnawa | Racing News

first_imgHowever, Tarnawa put that particular anomaly right in spectacular style in Kentucky – and speaking from his County Kildare yard on Sunday morning, Weld spoke of his immense pride and delight.“The Breeders’ Cup Turf is always one of the best races in the world and it was lovely to win it,” the trainer said on Racing TV’s Luck on Sunday programme.“It feels exceptionally good – the Breeders’ Cup was the one major event I wanted to win a big race at.- Advertisement – Dermot Weld is unsure what the future holds for Tarnawa after the filly provided him with his first Breeders’ Cup victory at Keeneland on Saturday.The master of Rosewell House has enjoyed huge success on the international stage, with a pair of Melbourne Cup victories and multiple top-level wins in America featuring on his illustrious CV – but a Breeders’ Cup winner had so far eluded him.- Advertisement – Explaining the sequence of events, Weld added: “Keeneland is a very tight turf track and it’s nice to know your horse as you need everything in your favour when you’re going into a race like the Breeders’ Cup Turf.“She always breaks slowly, so we decided on Thursday that we’d school her out of the stalls on the track and arranged with Christophe Soumillon to do that, which he duly did.“She jumped out nicely for him, Christophe was delighted with her, but an hour later I heard he was positive for Covid-19, so we needed a replacement jockey.“I was extremely satisfied with my filly and the decision was whether to go for an American rider or wait and get a European rider.“Javier Castellano has ridden winners for me and was available, Frankie Dettori was riding in the race (on Lord North) and I just thought ‘why not go with Colin Keane’. He was out there, he was riding in the Mile beforehand and he’s an outstanding young rider.“Colin has only ridden for me once before, at Cork – usually he’s riding against me.”Weld admitted the success was tinged with sadness as he thought of his former stable jockey Pat Smullen, who died earlier this year following a long battle with cancer.“The only aspect of the great victory of last night that was sad was thinking how much Pat would have enjoyed riding Tarnawa,” said Weld.“They were basically made for each other because she’s a tough filly and a classic stayer with speed – she’s the sort of horse that Pat rode exceptionally well.”On whether Tarnawa will return to race on as a five-year-old in 2021, the trainer added: “No decision has been made on whether she will be retired or whether she’ll be racing again next year.“We’ll see how she comes out of the race. His Highness (Aga Khan, owner) has a history of retiring fillies at the end of their three or four-year-old career, so whether an exception will be made for her or not, I don’t know.“She’s an amazing filly in that she won on very fast ground in America last night and she’s won on very heavy, testing ground a few weeks ago in Paris.” – Advertisement – “Nowadays I train 80 horses, so it’s a much smaller team than most of the opposition, so you’ve got to pick your spots very carefully and very well.”Tarnawa’s chances of success had seemingly suffered a significant blow in earlier in the week after jockey Christophe Soumillon, who had steered her to successive Group One wins in France this autumn, was forced to miss the ride after testing positive for Covid-19.However, recently-crowned Irish champion jockey Colin Keane proved a more than able deputy.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Other Sports Amit Panghal wins gold in Asian Boxing Championship, third after 2018 Asian Games

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Bangkok: Indian boxer Amit Panghal (52kg) picked up his second successive gold medal of the year, claiming the top honours in the Asian Championships in Bangkok on Friday.  Panghal, who won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea’s Kim Inkyu Korea in a unanimous decision. He came into the tournament on the back of gold at the Strandja Memorial Tournament in February. This was his maiden international competition since moving up to 52kg from 49kg earlier this year.  However, national champion Deepak Singh (49kg) had to settle for a silver after going down in a split verdict to Nodirjon Mirzahmedov of Uzbekistan. India has challenged the verdict under the Bout Review System and a decision is awaited on it.       Up against a lanky opponent, who was willing to play the waiting game, Panghal started in his usual aggressive style. The strategy of stumping rivals with relentless attacks paid off against Inkyu and the Korean simply had no answer to Panghal’s aggression. The Indian managed to corner his rival quite often and his solid defences thwarted the feeble attempts at connecting by Inkyu. Earlier, Deepak put up a gutsy performance that failed to find favour with the judges.RELATED     It was a bout in which both the boxers were mostly looking to counter-attack. Deepak’s focus was getting his straight punches across, while Mirzahmedov looked to connect right hooks occasionally. The Indian was a clear winner in the opening round but Mirzahmedov came back strongly in the second. The Uzbek turned a shade defensive in the last three minutes, which gave Deepak a chance to assert himself. However, the final outcome was in favour of the Uzbek, much to the surprise of the Indian camp which immediately sought a review of the decision.     The tournament has a Bout Review Process in place for any contentious decisions. Teams have been handed yellow cards at the beginning of their respective bouts. Coaches get a minute after the fight to appeal against a decision. A slow-motion footage of the bout is used for reviews by an observer to decide the merits of the appeal. In case the decision does not favour the team concerned, the national federation has to pay USD 1,000 as a penalty.However, India’s High Performance Director Santiago Nieva told PTI that the gesture was merely to highlight “how wrong” the decision was. “We cannot get the decision changed. Just a protest here,” he said. “The system will officially start in the world championships,” added national coach C A Kuttappa.    Bisht, on the other hand, also lost to an Uzbek in Mirazizbek Mirzahalilov, a unanimous decision. The boxer from Uttarakhand fought with a bandage over his right eye but did not back down from going for the offensive. The aggressive approach resulted in his wound, sustained in the semifinals, opening up just a minute into the third round. This made Bisht slightly defensive and allowed the Uzbek to edge ahead. Earlier, Deepak also put up a gutsy performance that failed to find favour with the judges. It was a bout in which both the boxers were mostly looking to counter-attack. Deepak’s focus was getting his straight punches across, while Mirzahmedov looked to connect right hooks occasionally.The Indian was a clear winner in the opening round but Mirzahmedov came back strongly in the second. The Uzbek turned a shade defensive in the last three minutes, which gave Deepak a chance to assert himself. However, the final outcome was in favour of the Uzbek, much to the surprise of the Indian camp. Under the Bout Review Process for contentious decisions, teams are handed yellow cards at the beginning of their respective bouts. Coaches got a minute after the fight to appeal against a decision. A slow motion footage of the bout is then reviewed by an observer, who decides the merits of the appeal. In case the final decision does not favour the team concerned, the national federation has to pay USD 1,000 as penalty.The system is part of the International Boxing Association’s attempts at streamlining the decision-making process which has been under scrutiny for a while now. Deepak Kumar’s fate will be decided by Bout Review Process.Amit Panghal won the gold medal in 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta.Panghal also won the Strandja Memorial tournament earlier in the year.center_img highlightslast_img read more

3-D cinema comes to Fort St. John

first_imgThe Aurora Cinema Centre in Fort St. John will soon be showing films in 3-D.According to Aurora operators Landmark Cinemas “Digital 3-D cinema is the most immersive, intense, and entertaining movie going experience that the cinema industry has to offer” and they are proud to bring the experience to Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The first film being showed in 3-D for the public will be a re-release of the film “Avatar” with the debut being held on Friday, Oct. 8. One theatre within the cinema will be showing 3-D movies with a $3.50 surcharge for the experience. 3-D glasses will be provided by the cinema which can be taken home by patrons or given back to the theatre where they will be sanitized and recycled for use in another movie.According to the cinema these are not your cardboard 3-D style glasses of old, but rather they resemble black rimmed sunglasses for enhanced viewing pleasure.last_img read more