Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, CONQUEST TSUNAMI, WINNER: “My first time on him. Pete said to try and make the lead. I watched film and know that last time on the hill, Cistron, Sadler’s horse went ding-dong with him on the lead and they went a little faster than I did today.“Today I was able to get an easy lead, well not necessarily easy, but when he’s able to be alone he relaxes better, puts his ears up, and then he kicks on better. So I followed instructions and it worked out pretty well today.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, CONQUEST TSUNAMI, WINNER: “His time was awfully fast! He liked that one week turn around. He was doing so well, Gary Barber and I we’re not afraid to do that with the right horse, right situation, and sound horse.“If (the horse) has lots of energy and feels good, let’s go!“He’s gotten the short end of the stick with Stormy Liberal (Churchill Downs Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Gr. 1) a few times and then he got hooked by Roy H (Santa Anita Palos Verdes Stakes Gr. 2) last week, so it was nice to find him in some better company.“Incredible(His feeling on  collecting two Eclipse awards), words don’t really describe the feeling, it’s a dream come true and I know it will never happen again so I’m just trying to enjoy it and see if we can keep them going another year or so.BREEDERS CUP AT SANTA ANITA: “Definitely, that helps they (Stormy Liberal & Roy H) both love Santa Anita, as I do, so it definitely helps us having the home field advantage and try for the “three-peat”.NOTES: The winning owner is Gary Barber who resides in Los Angeles, CA#7 CONQUEST TSUNAMI (Drayden Van Dyke) $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes Owner: Gary Barber Trainer: Peter Miller Sunday, January 27, 2019 Santa Anita Park Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Obama 33000 troops to leave Afghanistan by mid2012

Posted On Sep 16 2019 by

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Beginning to wind down a long and devastating war, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday night he was pulling home 33,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next summer, withdrawing the “surge” of forces he had sent to rescue a flailing effort. Said Obama to a country eager for an exit: “The tide of war is receding.”A total of 10,000 troops will leave the war zone by the end of this year — fulfilling Obama’s promise for a withdrawal starting next month — and more than 20,000 additional forces will leave by the summer of 2012, shortly before the president will go before voters in search of a second term.Still, almost 70,000 U.S. troops will remain in an unstable country, fighting in a war bound to see more Americans killed. Obama said they will leave at a steady pace, but the U.S. combat mission is not expected to end until December 2014 — and even then, a sizable and enduring contingent may remain in a different role.Obama’s announcement from the White House came in a perilous political environment, with Americans soured on the war and the economy, many members of Congress pushing him to get troops home even faster, and his Republican presidential rivals taking shots at his leadership at every chance.Plenty of disgruntled Democrats also took Obama to task, however politely, for not withdrawing more troops more quickly.“I am glad this war is ending, but it’s ending at far too slow a pace,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. Added the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi of California: “We will continue to press for a better outcome.”last_img read more