first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLSARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2020)–At Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority.We are in full compliance with all government and local health orders and are taking every possible precaution and safeguard to ensure the health and safety of the limited number of essential racing personnel required to operate racing without fans.The horse racing industry is unique in several respects and now, perhaps more than ever in these difficult times, we must be mindful of our responsibility to prioritize the safety and well-being of the horses and those who care for them.We have the ability to limit exposure per health and governmental regulations while continuing to support our industry.The following protocols are in force at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands. The Recreational Hall and associated gym facilities in the stable area are closed.All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only CHRB licensed trainers and essential personnel who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the CHRB, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Security personnel at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Training Center are closed to new out-of-state personnel. No new personnel are allowed to accompany a horse onto TSG property from out-of-state, including jockeys, trainers, exercise riders and grooms.Horses must ship in to a trainer who currently has a barn at one of the three locations.Anyone travelling internationally, including owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and exercise riders, must undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine and pass a physical examination prior to being allowed onto the grounds. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed to all but the official chart caller.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Travel for jockeys will be restricted.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields and essential CHRB licensed personnel responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 2

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 2 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 25, says he has no intention of making a £90m move to Manchester United. (Daily Star Sunday) Manchester City would be keen to move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, if the midfielder fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Mail on Sunday) Liverpool are ready to outbid Arsenal in the race to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, 27, in the January transfer window. (Metro) Arsenal also face competition from Manchester United in their attempts to sign 21-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke. (Sunday Express) Newcastle are trying to beat Celtic to the signing of 29-year-old midfielder Lassana Diarra, who is a free agent after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow. (Sunday People)  Liverpool are also set to replace Simon Mignolet with Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto, 25, in January. (Daily Star Sunday) Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, could be in line for a £12m January move to Rafa Benitez’s Napoli. (The Sun on Sunday) And here’s the latest headlines…La Liga starlet set to reject Premier League switchArsenal target ‘willing to join Roma’Man United transfer news: The free-scoring attacker being ‘tracked’ by the Red Devils, but is he needed?Chelsea and Man United eye Portugal starletExclusive – Walcott reveals Arsenal star Sanchez’s training secretExclusive – ‘Relaxed’ Wenger aiming for consistency with Arsenal, says MuambaExclusive – Parlour: Chelsea emulating Arsenal’s Invincibles would ‘hurt’Exclusive – Pellegrini looks ‘shell-shocked’, claims former Man City starExclusive – Lack of drive at Manchester City concerns Blues legendExclusive – There is something seriously wrong if Liverpool let Gerrard leave, says Reds hero 1last_img read more


first_imgIT’S not every night you win your first Professional bout.But it was a dream start for Jason Quigley – and for his Donegal fans at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.Here’s some more snaps to celebrate. PICTURE SPECIAL ON A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR JASON QUIGLEY AND HIS DONEGAL FANS was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Jason QuigleyLas Vegaspicture speciallast_img read more

Urban Gardening In Anchorage

first_imgToday, we’re urban gardening. The time to garden is now, and Anchorage resident Tikaan Galbreath can’t wait to dig into his soil.Download Audio“Check that out, the rhubarb is starting to poke its head through; a sign of a good spring,” Galbreath said. “The soil is getting warm.”Galbreath loves gardening so much that he and his wife chose their house for its large, south-facing yard. A concept Galbreath says his younger self would find absurd.“When I was growing up my mom always had a garden, but I rebelled naturally and ate a ton of processed foods,” he said. “And it wasn’t until I was going to school at the University of Massachusetts. It was just a rich valley full of local food and it really caught my attention.”So much so that Galbreath actually changed his minor to plant, soil and insect science. But after he graduated and moved to Alaska he had a hard time putting that knowledge to use. His landlord at the time didn’t want him growing food in the lawn, so he had to make the best of his limited space.“Growing in your house you can just grow in pots,” Galbreath said. “If you have a balcony or a window that gets some decent sun you have the opportunity to grow something. A roof works too.”Galbreath says if you’re interested in gardening but have no outside space to do it, try sticking with produce that thrives indoors.“Basil, tomatoes, squash, or eggplant are better inside,” he said. “So those hot climate crops, if you have the space inside definitely do it.”For those intimidated by gardening? Galbreath says start small. He suggests filling a flower bed with herbs and sticking it on your window sill.“That’s a great thing to do in the kitchen. Get a tray of different herbs that you can grow and harvest from while you’re cooking,” Galbreath said. “It’s not the dry stuff from the store, you know where it came from, and there’s just something about running your fingers through the herbs and getting that fresh smell.”Galbreath says no matter where you choose to grow, the key to a happy garden is good soil. One way he gets that is by composting, something he does indoors as well.“We have two big worm bins for the colder winter months,” he said. “Smelling a little ripe right now. Worms are cool.”Galbreath uses a pair of storage totes which he fills with worms, food scraps and newspaper for his compost. He keeps them by the front door. Galbreath says with a little creativity you can garden in just about any space, no matter the size. And he notes that when you do get a bigger space that creativity will come with you; like it did for him when he used a raspberry bush as a fence.“So in this case with the raspberries it’s a visual barrier giving us a bit more privacy, we make friends with our neighbors and it gives us the bounty of the fruit harvest,” he said.And although Galbreath is pleased with his yard, he’s not quite finished finding new places to garden. His next stop? The driveway.“Our vision is just to fence it in and block off three quarters of it,” Galbreath said. “We’ll still have enough room to park one car, but the rest will open up this whole new space and we’re thinking of an herb garden and a breakfast table where we can come out and enjoy the early morning sun.”last_img read more