Impressive win by Long Running Train

first_img Following a stewards’ inquiry, BRAWN (3-1), who passed the post third with Aaron Chatrie aboard, was disqualified and placed fourth for causing interference to topweight HOVER CRAFT (4-1), who was promoted to third. Last season’s Most Improved Trainer, Harry Parsard, said that LONG RUNNING TRAIN is turning out to be a top-class filly and racing fans are yet to see the best of her. “She won with the minimum of fuss today and although effective over middle distances, she has progressed to a point where it’s going to be difficult for any horse to beat her going two turns,” argued Parsard, who also owns the bay filly by Flower Alley – Cuz You Never Know. “This was her first win in grade one company and I suspect it will be the first of many,” he added. Henry, on the other hand, described LONG RUNNING TRAIN as an ‘exceptional filly’ who is ready to go places. “I am happy that my recent shoulder injury, which kept me out of the saddle for almost a month, has healed in time to secure the ride and provide me with yet another win aboard her,” said Henry, who rode two winners on the card, including the 52-1 outsider PAPER N LACE for trainer Fitzgerald Richards in the second race over a mile. Meanwhile, on a day of upsets, LAZZA (4-1), the first of two winners for apprentice Hakeem Pottinger, won the Jockeys’ Guild of Jamaica Trophy race in post-to-post fashion, while CHEXIMAKIT, with Harleston Lewis up, scored a 15-1 upset in the Al Gopie Memorial Cup for maidens over the straight. Disqualified The progressive American 4-y-o filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN made it two wins from as many starts this season, slamming her five opponents in the annual renewal of the Bonnie Blue Flag Trophy grade one feature over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday. Installed a short priced favourite at 2-5 with former champion Wesley ‘Callaloo’ Henry aboard, LONG RUNNING TRAIN chased and disposed of long-time leader RAGING PROSPECT (31-1) leaving the half mile and moving away to win by seven lengths from SOUTHERN CRUISE (5-1).last_img read more

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Heritage Park officially opens

first_imgPhoto: Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works Victor Shopland (left) and Director of Community Services Sarah Cockerill (right) assist Acting Mayor Larry Evans in officially opening Heritage Park – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caFort St. John city representatives officially opened a new park for all residents to enjoy on Monday morning, with a ribbon cutting at Heritage Park.Director of Infrastructure and Capital Works  Victor Shopland says the park has been under construction for three years now. He says the location makes it ideal for seniors.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1707|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ec1743307fc27fcb46125015f01402c2-shopland 1_2_Pub.mp3]Heritage Park is located on the corner of 107th Avenue and 98th Street. It was opened in conjunction with the Fun in The Sun festivities that are going on throughout the week.The event celebrates Fort St. John’s parks by holding family-friendly parties and projects in different locations. From 1pm to 3pm on Tuesday, the City will host a safe communities day in Centennial Park. On Friday, there will be movies in the Centennial Park starting at 7pm. The movies will be shown on Canada’s largest outdoor movie screen.For more information on the Fun in the Sun Week, visit www.fortstjohn.caAdvertisement Photo: Heritage Park is near many senior homes, making it a prime location for seniors to relax outdoors – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caPhoto: There are many flowers and seats for residents to enjoy at Heritage Park – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caView Heritage Park in a larger maplast_img read more

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