Mornings at The Great Race Place really started to heat up this Friday as workouts resumed on the dirt track. Among the returning stars were Triple Crown Champion, American Pharoah and 2015 Pacific Classic winning mare, Beholder.Check out XpressBet TV’s coverage of these morning workouts, then get set for LIVE racing action at Santa Anita Park starting September 26th. CLICK HERE to visit our Events page for all we have in store for the Autumn meet.American PharoahBeholder
SANTA ANITA SET TO GUARANTEE $2 MILLION SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT ON SATURDAY; POPULAR 20 CENT WAGER TO HAVE HUGE JACKPOT GUARANTEE FOR EIGHT RACING DAYS PRIOR TO MANDATORY PAYOUT FEB. 2SANTA ANITA ALSO ANNOUNCES A RETURN TO TURF RACING ON SATURDAYARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2019)–In an unprecedented move, Santa Anita Park announced yesterday that it would be guaranteeing a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot for eight consecutive racing days, beginning tomorrow, Jan. 19, up until a mandatory Jackpot payout (pending CHRB approval) on Feb. 2.Fans are advised that the $2 million Jackpot guarantees will be in effect until Feb. 2, providing there is no Single Ticket winner in the interim.With 10-race cards being offered through the Martin Luther King Day Holiday on Monday, first post time on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be at 12 noon.Although there has been no turf racing since Sunday due to heavy rains earlier in the week, Santa Anita announced today that a total of four races (1,5,8 & 10) will be run as originally scheduled on turf tomorrow.The Jackpot guarantee aside, there is a “live money” pool of $918,801 in Saturday’s Rainbow Six, which will begin with race five, which has an assigned post time of 2:02 p.m. PT.For additional racing information and specifics on Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
ALONG WITH A TREMENDOUS SIMULCAST CARD FROM BELMONT PARK, SANTA ANITA TO OFFER MASSIVE SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,049,222 ON SATURDAY
ALONG WITH A TREMENDOUS SIMULCAST CARD FROM BELMONT PARK, SANTA ANITA TO OFFER MASSIVE SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $1,049,222 ON SATURDAY ADMISSION GATES OPEN AT 8 A.M., FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE CARD LOCALLY AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (June 7, 2019)–With eight consecutive Grade I stakes, highlighted by the $1.5 million Belmont coming in from New York, Santa Anita will also offer fans a massive 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $1,049,222 on Saturday.Admission gates will open early on Saturday at 8 a.m. and first live race post time locally will be at 12 noon. Approximate post time for the mile and one half Belmont, the third and final jewel in the Triple Crown, is at 3:37 PT.With $137,061 in “new” money bet, today’s total Jackpot pool reached $1,154,902. Although there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 88 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $836.80.With a 10-race card on tap at Santa Anita tomorrow, approximate post time for race five, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:05 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
JOCKEY QUOTES AGAPITO DELGADILLO, STEALTHEDIAMONDS, WINNER: “She got away pretty easy and she was just breezing. At the top of the lane, I asked her for more and she put it in another gear and we came home easily.”TRAINER QUOTESMIKE PUYPE, STEALTHEDIAMONDS, WINNER: “With her speed, we certainly expected to be in front. When the favorite (Just Grazed Me) made her bid through the stretch there was some concern because she’s such a good horse, but Agapito (Delgadillo) kept our filly going.“Looking at the race I figured we were the lone speed. Just Grazed Me on paper was the one to beat, enough for me to worry about her. Apache Princess is a really good sprint filly; it was a very good race between the three fillies, and our kind of speed has to be respected. When she cleared and broke loose for home I was just praying she would get to the wire.“We claimed her (for $80,000 last Oct., 27) with this in mind, because opportunities like this don’t come along too often. Her speed makes her dangerous, especially when there’s no other speed in the race.“It’s nice to get such a quick dividend on the $80,000 investment.”NOTES: The winning owners are James Driver and Ywachetta Driver.
Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:15 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS56′ Jose Mourinho displaying the full range of emotions within half an hour of football. Now he is squatting on the sideline, clapping ferociously, kicking every ball with his new soldiers. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:46 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS87′ Spurs doing well to run down the clock now.They win a free-kick in their own corner. Winks takes control of the situation, calming it all down, slowing the game. Gazzaniga trots over to take it. On the next goal kick, he gets a very firm whistle and OTT swipe of the arms from the referee to say “NO MORE” to the time-wasting. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:42 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS82′ Substitution time. It is Dele Alli who is coming off. He is on the left wing and starts sprinting over to the oncoming Tanguy Ndombele. The referee stops him in his tracks, though, and enforces the new rule about subs going off at the closest point… by the time he was just about in the centre circle!Dele isn’t happy, throwing his arms around, but it works out pretty well for him. The entire crowd rises to clap him around the pitch, in front of the White Wall and back to the dugout, where he is given a hug from Jose. That will do his confidence the world of good. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:39 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS80′ These two look to have won it tonight.That is six goals in five Champions League matches this season for Kane.He then outmuscles a centre-back with ease. Who’d have thought it as the board went up for injury time at the end of the first-half? Jose, ey, maybe he is the Special One! Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:38 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSThe first thing Mourinho does in his TV interview is “do publicly what I did privately” which was to apologise Eric Dier. Jose: “I did it for the team. It was not because Eric was playing badly. I feel sorry for him. But we were 2-0 down.” Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:16 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSJose’s subs worked very well indeed tonight. The decision to take off Eric Dier with not even 30 minutes on the clock was harsh but they needed more creativity on the pitch.Moussa Sissoko was a threat when he came on in the second half and Tanguy Ndombele was able to help just see Spurs over the line with his composure in the middle. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:54 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSMourinho is savouring the atmosphere. He surely must have missed this feeling. He stands on the edge of the pitch, gives every single one of his players a handshake and a hug. They all look very happy again. A brief applause to the home fans and down the tunnel he goes. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:52 pmFT: SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSThat is exactly how it ends. The referee blows the full-time whistle and it is a win for Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.They are into the knockout stages before the trip to Munich in a couple of weeks. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:51 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS90+3′ Spurs are almost gifted a fifth when the defender and goalkeeper leave it for each other it seems. Aurier nips in but cannot find a team-mate when he pulls it back. This looks like it will end as just the four…Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:50 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS90′ Three minutes to be added on.This all feels very comfortable for Spurs now. Jose will be delighted with this second-half performance, it’s been near-enough perfect. The first, less so…Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:49 pm Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:12 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS53′ White Hart Lane is rocking. And rightly so. After a pretty woeful 45 minutes, they are somehow level and few would bet against them finding a winner in the next 37 minutes. “Oh when the Spurs, go marching in…”Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:09 pmGOAL SPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Kane)51′ It is that man Harry Kane.To me, Lucas commits a foul to win the ball back, before racing down the right channel to latch on to the ball.From there, he pulls it back to his skipper who is unmarked and slams home. I thought that was a certain foul on first viewing…. there is a delay as VAR checks it….AND IT IS GIVEN!Spurs are level. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:07 pmSPURS 1-2 OLYMPIAKOS48′ Big chance. But it is wasted.Eriksen whips in a lovely, arcing free-kick. Sanchez gets his head to it without even needing to jump. His effort is poor, though. and goes well over. He was only six yards out.Jose turns around and remonstrates to his coaching staff he could have scored it!Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:04 pmSPURS 1-2 OLYMPIAKOS46′ The players are back. The refs are back.And the second half has started.Can Spurs complete the comeback?Load more entries… WHAT a night for Tottenham fans.Jose Mourinho took the supporters through all the emotions as Tottenham fought back from being 2-0 down to an emphatic 4-2 victory.Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo put the Greeks ahead, before Dele Alli pulled one back after the break.But then it was all Spurs as Harry Kane netted either side of a Serge Aurier strike to hand Mourinho a second win from two – and banish any jibes of boring football.Tottenham 4 Olympiakos 2 – FT at Tottenham Hotspur StadiumSerge Aurier completes comeback before Kane gets his second to all but secure the winHarry Kane equalises for Spurs for his second goal under Jose MourinhoDele Alli pulls one back on the stroke of half-timeSpurs shocked as Ruben Semedo gets Greeks’ secondEl Arabi nets an early opener in North LondonWatch on BT Sport 2Live on BT Sport appEE phone customers can watch FREE with a three-month trial by texting SPORT to 150Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Winks, Lucas, Dele, Son, KaneSubs:Austin, Vertonghen, Sessegnon, Sissoko, Ndombele, Eriksen, Lo CelsoOlympiakos XI: Sa, Elabdellaoui, Semedo, Meriah, Tsimikas, Guilherme, Camara, Bouchalakis, Podence, Masouras, El ArabiSee More Tables See Full TableJoshua Jones22 Dec 2019, 12:25 amJoshua Jones21 Dec 2019, 12:27 amJoshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 10:40 pmSPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOSAnd Jose on the real star of the show: “I love clever ballboys. I was a brilliant ballboy. “He was brilliant tonight, he read the game. It was a great moment for him.“I wanted to invite him into the dressing room afterwards but he disappeared.” Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:36 pmGOAL SPURS 4-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Kane)77′ This is getting easy! Eriksen whips in another teasing delivery. This time it is swinging into the box from deep.Kane meets it and just glances the deftest of headers into the back of the net. Classy. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:34 pmSPURS 3-2 OLYMPIAKOS75′ “We’ve got Alli, Dele Alli,” sing the home crowd.They have got their magic man back after a turbulent last year. He is seeming to thrive under the new boss and has won over his supporters again.Gareth Southgate will be keeping tabs, too, no doubt. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:32 pmGOAL SPURS 3-2 OLYMPIAKOS (Aurier)73′ SPURS HAVE TURNED IT AROUND! Kane and Dele link up well down the left channel.The latter shows some nice footwork and trickery inside the box, working enough space to stand up a cross to the back post. Aurier is in bags of space but still has plenty to do.And he absolutely nails it. Head down, eyes fixed on the ball, he cuts across it and it fizzes inside the far side netting. A lovely, lovely goal. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:30 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS69′ Dele is scythed down right on the edge of the area. A booking for the defender. Some fans want a penalty but it is definitely just outside. 17m out, to be precise…It is in the D, some would say too close….Eriksen steps up and…. WIDE!He gets enough power. He doesn’t get the direction on it as it stays outside the post. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:25 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS66′ Oooh. Sissoko gets into a good position on the right corner of the box. He tries to slip in a team-mate but it is intercepted. Kane takes a snap shot moments later but it is the same result thanks to more good defending from the Greek side. Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:24 pmhttps://twitter.com/btsportfootball/status/1199436253160181760Joshua Jones27 Nov 2019, 9:20 pmSPURS 2-2 OLYMPIAKOS60′ Watching that Kane equaliser back, it would have been harsh to rule it a “clear and obvious” error to not give the ‘foul’ on Lucas.The covering defender slid the ball out and the ballboy quickly handed Aurier the spare ball, which he threw down the line for Moura to chase. Brilliant ballboy work – and he got a high five off Jose for his efforts. Moussa Sissoko is on for Lucas.
JOSE MOURINHO was furious after Raheem Sterling didn’t pick up a second yellow card for trying to win a penalty.The Spurs boss was all smiles as Man City were denied a penalty after Sterling went down under a challenge from Hugo Lloris.4 Jose Mourinho and assistant Joao Sacramento laugh at Raheem Sterling’s attempt to win a second penaltyCredit: Sky Sports4 The pair then realise Sterling has already been booked – and could receive a second yellowCredit: Sky Sports4 A furious Mourinho hilariously sprints towards the fourth official to plead his caseCredit: Sky SportsBut when his assistant informed him that the Man City star was already on a yellow card, Mourinho was incredulous that Sterling was not booked again for diving.The Special One jumped out of his chair and raced to the fourth official to complain about the incident, although it achieved very little.Despite the protests, Spurs did go on to win the match 2-0 thanks to a superb strike from Steven Bergwijn on his debut and a deflected finish from Son Heung-Min.The incident happened immediately after Ilkay Gundogan had missed a penalty.Hugo Lloris saved and as Sterling went to score the rebound, he fell to the ground claiming Lloris had fouled him.VAR was in use to assess the potential foul, but decided there wasn’t enough contact to award a penalty.Mike Dean did not show a second yellow to Sterling, leaving Mourinho enraged and leaping towards the fourth official.Mourinho had already been angry that the first yellow card on Sterling did not warrant a red.4 Jose Mourinho was unimpressed with the decision to not send Raheem Sterling off but his Spurs side went on to win 2-0.Credit: AP:Associated PressHe said post-match: “With a few draws of people in the same area of the table as us, it was very important to get three points. We still have an eye on fourth. It was a match where you know the quality of the opponent. You want to win, but you can lose. I’m delighted with the boys.”Only [VAR] Kevin Friend can explain why it was not a red card [for Raheem Sterling]. He has the chance to watch again. That decision would change the game.”It would probably not be such an enjoyable game, one team with one player more for an hour is a big advantage. I think it’s a clear red card.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho later added: “I am so pleased for the boys. We were a bit lucky in a couple of situations, but the other perspective very, very unlucky the VAR did not decide for a Raheem Sterling red card.”It was a clear red card and completely different game if we played for 75 minutes against 10 men.”I see other situations where the decision is red. The red card of Son Heung-min against Chelsea.”The boys were phenomenal. The save was fantastic, God’s will because it was not a penalty.”However, City did have a man sent off not long into the second half.Oleksandr Zinchenko was shown a second yellow after a cynical foul on Harry Winks.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsWinks was racing into City’s half on the counter was brought down by the Ukranian who barged him out the way to stop Spurs attacking.Three minutes later, Bergwijn volleyed into the bottom corner to give Spurs the lead.The win pushes Spurs up to fifth, four points off the top four.New Spurs signing Steven Bergwijn shows off unique celebration during first photo-shoot for Tottenham
Mixed results for milestone menAndrew McCullough became the youngest player to reach 200 games and celebrated the milestone with a try in his side’s 13-12 win over the Raiders. Daly Cherry-Evans set up five tries in his 150th match while Brett Morris could only watch on as his side was thrashed in his 200th game. Warriors veteran Simon Mannering became his side’s most-capped player when he ran out for the 262nd time, but that’s where the joy ended as the New Zealanders were humbled by the red-hot Dragons. Awesome foursome keen to rewrite historyOnly two teams are unbeaten after the first four rounds, with the Roosters starting 4-0 for the first time since 1996, while the Storm were last in this position back in 2013. Interestingly, both sides were bundled out of the finals in straight sets that year despite starting with lengthy winning streaks. Panthers freeze out their opposition The frozen Oaks were flowing at Pepper Stadium after the Panthers thrashed the Knights 40-0 on Friday night. It was the first time they’d held a team scoreless at the venue since Round 5, 1999 when they beat the Eels 13-0. However, they did beat the Titans 40-0 at home in Round 2, 2015, although that match was played in Bathurst. Canterbury’s dog of a day Had Dylan Walker slotted his 80th-minute conversion, the Sea Eagles would have equalled their biggest win over the Bulldogs. Instead, they fell two points short of the record set back in 1954 (45-7) courtesy of four tries and nine goals to Ron Rowles. It was also the third time Manly had held the Bulldogs scoreless (18-0 in 1988 and 26-0 in 1995). While it was a day to forget at his old stomping ground, Des Hasler’s worst loss as Bulldogs coach remains the 38-0 defeat at the hands of the Roosters when Sonny Bill Williams scored a double against his former side back in 2013. Second-half records salute We revealed last week that the Storm had conceded just 28 second-half points in their past seven matches, and their defensive nous was on show again on Sunday with Melbourne holding the Tigers scoreless in the second stanza. It’s the third time in four games this year that the Storm have stonewalled their opponents in the second half, and worryingly for the Tigers, it’s the third match in a row they’ve failed to score after half-time. Bellamy joins coaching eliteMelbourne’s win over the Tigers saw Craig Bellamy become just the fifth coach to record 250 victories in the NRL, joining Wayne Bennett, Tim Sheens, Brian Smith and Bob Fulton. It’s an incredible achievement with Bellamy taking just 372 games to get there courtesy of a 67.2 per cent winning record as coach. Sunday’s win also saw Cameron Smith join Darren Lockyer on 237 wins, with the Storm skipper a chance to break the record against Penrith this weekend. Widdop joins illustrious companyDragons skipper Gareth Widdop became just the third player from the merger club to register 500 points in the NRL. Jamie Soward sits comfortably on top with 977 points, while Mark Riddell scored 517 for the Red V. Weekend forecastWho would have tipped the Dragons to be the competition’s best attacking side after the first four rounds? The Red V are the only team to have reached 100 points, and they’ll look to extend their good start against the NRL’s worst defensive side, the Tigers, on Sunday afternoon. Many people are tipping the Storm to slip up in the coming weeks, but don’t expect that to happen on Saturday against Penrith. The Storm have won 16 of the past 17 meetings between the sides, with the last three games producing a 96-16 aggregate score.
Defence was an obvious issue for Australia, but in the set piece they matched the All Blacks, with the scrum in particular causing some annoyances for the visitors, with Owen Franks in repeated conversations with Wayne Barnes over weight-bearing.Scrum coach Mario Ledesma said there was no big secret to the Wallabies’ competitiveness in the scrum, but they couldn’t rely on one competitive performance to get them through.“We built good pressure and everybody was doing their job mainly. It’s not rocket science, but I think the boys did a good job. But again, we have to back that up this week,” he told RUGBY.com.au.Where the Wallabies’ backline welcomed in new faces, the forwards have been relatively solid this season, with starting combinations reshuffled but the core group remaining the same.“When they know each other better, they react better to different stuff,” Ledesma said.“If you get that relationship between each other it’s always better but I think the guys coming from the bench did a good job too and at one point, there was scotty and keps and then robbo and keps. Any combination’s been working alright.Wallabies hooker Stephen Moore, who has played out a tight battle with Tatafu Polota-Nau this season, said there was a growing bond in the side.“Guys are starting to understand their role in the game and the importance of the set piece and how critical it is in Test footy,” he said.“We’ve got a number of players who haven’t played a lot of Test rugby so they’re learning about that and how important that is.”Moore said there was still improvement needed in the scrum ahead of the Dunedin clash“I think generally around the engagement, without talking too much tactics, we’d like to get a bit more out of that part of the game,” he said.“I thought our back five for most part of the game were really solid, they were scrumming well.”One potential upside that has gone under the radar from the record-breaking Test, is the Wallabies penalty count, which matched the All Blacks, a far cry from the side that was the most yellow-carded in the 2016 Rugby Championship.Lock Adam Coleman said the side was looking to improve its physicality but it wasn’t about niggle.“I think at the ruck area, we lacked a little bit of leg drive and getting past the ball there,” he said.“We’ll look to really lift the physicality on that side of things at the ruck time and with our carries.“I think we throughout our set piece we were actually fairly okay but around the field, we really need to make sure we’re really marking our opposite number and making sure that we get on top of those things.”
This was possible after Solomon Islands defeated Nauru late yesterday.PNG will now take on Tahiti.The teams are warming up for the match at the PNG Power Dome.The crowd is building up fast to watch this match.Tahiti took out gold at the 2011 Games. PNG will be banking on key players Betty Angula, Nesta Sape and Captain Marcia Muri.
Both teams looked for early points from penalties but both kickers were off target.Tahiti scored the first points from a line out which saw them go short and attack the blind side for Jean Francois Tautu to run through and score.Solomon Islands replied immediately when Castro Tuhakiu grabbed the first try to level up. An unsuccessful conversion left the score at 5-5.Tahiti scored right before half time when Taiteari Mahuru was given some space and crashed over to score.Kicker Anthony Tesquet failed to add the extras for the third time in the game. This left the score at 36-10 at half time.Tahiti stepped up their game in the second half of play scoring first through Patrick Tevero from a maul that allowed him to cross over.Tesquet made sure of the kick this time slotting in the extras.Solomon Islands managed a try not long after through some fancy footwork from Chris Saru to score on the wing. This put them right back in the game after the conversion sailed through the posts at 17-12.But two more tries for Tahiti sealed the win for them.