first_imgSTEALTHEDIAMONDS PULLS OFF FRONT-END HEIST AS SHE WINS $150,000 SUNSHINE MILLIONS FILLY & MARE TURF SPRINT BY HALF LENGTH UNDER DELGADILLO, TRAINED BY PUYPE, SHE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.61RACE IS PART OF THE LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2020)–Claimed two starts back for $80,000, trainer Mike Puype’s Stealthediamonds stole away on a comfortable lead and never relinquished command, taking Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint by one half length.  Ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat got 5 ½ furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 1:01.61.The Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses and is sponsored by the CTBA.Sent to the front from her number two post position, Stealthediamonds enjoyed a 1 ½ length advantage over heavily favored Just Grazed Me mid-way around the turn and looked all a winner every step of the way.“She got away pretty easy an she was just breezing,” said Delgadillo, who had guided her to an allowance win in her most recent start.  “At the top of the lane, I asked her for more and she put it in another gear and we came home easily.”A one length winner of a five furlong turf allowance on Nov. 24 at Del Mar, Stealthediamonds, who is out of the Pure Prize mare No Better Terms, was off as the 3-1 second choice in a field of six older fillies and mares bred or sired in California and paid $8.80, $3.40 and $2.20.“With her speed, we certainly expected to be in front,” said Puype.  “When the favorite made her bid through the stretch, there was some concern because she’s such a good horse, but Agapito kept our filly going.  We claimed her (on Oct. 27) with this (race) 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.”With today’s race marking her first stakes victory, Stealthediamonds is now 17-6-3-4.  With the winner’s share of $90,000, she now has earnings of $289,875.Just Grazed Me, who was ridden by Geovanni Franco, was gallant in defeat, but could not close the gap on the winner while finishing three quarters of a length in front of Apache Princess.  Off at 1-2, she paid $2.40 and $2.10.Apache Princess, ridden by Flavien Prat, saved ground while full of run at the rail around the turn, leveled nicely through the lane and finished very well to be third, 6 ¼ lengths clear of Lakerball.  Off at 7-2, she paid $2.10 to show.Fractions, set by the winner, were 22.16, 44.73 and 55.81.last_img read more


first_imgA Donegal county councillor has slammed the “absolute glut” of signage which has been erected on The N56 road.One of the “absolute glut” of road signs in Donegal.Cllr Seamus O Domhnaill said there are no less than 119 signs between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy.He says Donegal County Council must now take stock of the signs and reduce them if necessary. The signs include speed signs, directional signage and general distance signage but there are also now tourism related signage including Wild Atlantic Way signs as well as road number signage.Speaking earlier today Cllr.Ó Domhnaill said he very much welcomed the Wild Atlantic Way Initiative and the Tourism numbers which this will generate.But he stated “It does leave us in a situation whereby between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy there is approximately 119 posts carrying various signs erected by Donegal County Council or the NRA.“This amount of signage in my opinion is absolutely ludicrous and I firmly believe that with a little bit of foresight this number could be greatly reduced”. He added that this comes at a time when the Council are expending large amounts of money putting services such as electricity and telecoms underground yet they are erecting multiple amount of poles for signage throughout the County.Ó Domhnaill further commented that “I fully understand that there is a need for information signage. But when we see that the NRA and Board faílte carried out a review and erected new signage last year and we see a further €400,000 spent on Wild Atlantic Way signage this year, which leaves in a situation that between the villages of Gortahork & Dunfanaghy there are in excess of 130 signs erected by the State.“Surely this number could be reduced with a bit of joined up thinking”. Along with these signs there are of course private signage for businesses as well as contour corner signage which is also erected by the Council. Because of the sheer volume of signage on our county’s roads there is no doubt but that they are causing distraction and confusion to motorists using our roads.”In concluding Ó Domhnaill called on Donegal County Council to carry out an inventory of all the signage erectd by the Council and NRA on the Counties National Primary and Secondary roads with a view of reducing the number of signs whilst still delivering the message which is intended.“I find it strange that the Wild Atlantic Way signage wasn’t incorporated within existing signage in an attempt to promote safety and of course save tax payers money. “I wil be raising this matter at our next Council meeting to ensure that a proper process is put in place before the County is totally over run with Council signs.”COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WE GIVE THE ROAD TO ‘ABSOLUTE GLUT’ OF ROAD SIGNAGE was last modified: April 11th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cllr Seamus O DomhnaillCreesloughdonegalDunfanaghyN56Wild Atlantic Waylast_img read more