IRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With heavily favored River Boyne bottled up late, longshot True Valour rallied from off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes by a half length while providing trainer Simon Callaghan with his second stakes win on the day and Italian-born Andrea Atzeni, 27, with his first ever Santa Anita stakes victory. A 5-year-old Irish-bred horse, True Valor got a flat mile over a “good” turf in 1:36.35.A close fifth and on the move around the far turn, True Valour wheeled three-wide turning for home and ran down Ohio and Le Ken late to post his first win in four stateside starts. Most recently a close third in a one mile turf classified allowance here on Jan. 13, True Valor was off at 11-1 in a field of six older horses and paid $25.00, $10.00 and $9.20.Owned by Qatar Racing, Ltd., True Valour, a Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf four starts back in his native Ireland, improved his overall mark to 18-4-2-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $235,112.Fresh off a minor stakes victory going one mile on turf at Turf Paradise Jan. 12, Brazilian-bred Ohio, ever game at age eight, finished a neck in front of Le Ken and paid $6.80 and $6.20 while off at 6-1 with Ruben Fuentes up.Argentine-bred Le Ken, who defeated the winner by a half length when second in a classified allowance on Jan. 13, was off at 22-1 with Tyler Baze and paid $9.20 to show while finishing a half length in front of River Boyne, who was full of run when he steadied a sixteenth of a mile out.Fractions on the race were 23.94, 48.52, 1:12.89 and 1:24.66.
The scene of the operation this eveningBREAKING NEWS: THE Coast Guard’s 118 rescue helicopter has been assisting a man stranded at Malin Head tonight.The fisherman became trapped on rocks off the tower area just before dusk.The rescue helicopter was scrambled from its base in Sligo to help the angler who had been fishing off rocks in the area. The Greencastle lifeboat assisted in the operation to rescue the Latvian national.“An angler became stranded on rocks when the tide turned and thankfully he has been winched to safety and brought ashore where he has received some medical treatment but he is fine,” said a Coast Guard spokesman.“Luckily the man was spotted by someone on shore who noticed that the angler was stranded and raised the alarm.”The nearby Malin Head Coast Guard station has coordinated the rescue, which came just hours after a Fine Gael Donegal TD hit out at claims that the station is being made part-time. Joe McHugh was responding to newspaper and radio reports which appeared to show the Co Donegal outpost was facing staff cuts and a reduction to cover during just 12 hours each day.But Deputy McHugh told Donegal Daily that he had been assured by Minister Leo Varadkar that these plans “do not exist.” COAST GUARD HELICOPTER IN MALIN HEAD RESCUE was last modified: December 31st, 2013 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:coast guardMalin Headrescue