20 Jan

Runallday, Don Chassis impress in Caymanas feature races

first_imgHighly fancied RUNALLDAY and 10-1 outsider DON CHASSIS won the Front Runner-sponsored Hot Line and Sir Howard Stakes for native-bred three-year-old fillies and colts, respectively, over 1200 metres, at Caymanas Park yesterday.Both races, which offered purses of $1.1 million, marked phase two of the Front Runner Racing Series, which was introduced last year for native bred two-year-olds. This year, Front Runner and Newport Mills Limited extended the sponsorship to three-year-olds preparing for the classics in four races – Hot Line Stakes, Sir Howard Stakes as well as the Thornbird (Guineas trial) for fillies, and Prince Consort Stakes for colts and geldings, both scheduled for March 18 over 1400 metres.In the 23rd running of the Hot Line Stakes, contested by nine fillies, RUNALLDAY, who raced prominently in third as the marginal 4-5 favourite FORT JKOX disputed the lead with DON’T BLUSH BABE, stormed through on the rails past FORT KNOX, leaving the furlong pole to win by four lengths in a new stakes record time of 1:12.3. LADY FAYE (12-1) stayed on well to pip FORT KNOX for second behind fast splits of 22.1 and 45.2 for the half mile.LIGHTLY RACEDA lightly raced bay filly by Blue Pepsi Lodge out of Racee, RUNALLDAY, who won as the 4-5 second favourite, was ridden by top apprentice Linton Steadman for trainer Anthony Nunes and reigning champion owner Stephan Narinesingh. She was bred by HAM Stables Limited.Later in the afternoon, the Philip Feanny-trained DON CHASSIS ran on well from just off the early pace to catch and beat long-time leader and 1-2 favourite LOOSE CANNON under champion jockey Omar Walker by 2 1/2 lengths.DON CHASSIS, who had previously won the Mercury Sprint over the straight on January 28, was one-two winners for two-time champion jockey Shane Ellis and 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny. A lightly raced chestnut colt by Performing Magic out of Femme Doree (bred by Everglades Farms), DON CHASSIS covered the distance in the same time as RUNALLDAY (1:12.3).Superkids Racing Stables, who owns DON CHASSIS, highlighted the 11-race programme with three winners. The others were 6-5 favourite LORD EQUUS, with Ellis aboard, and stable-companion PINELOPE, who made all at odds of 7-2 to win the King’s Plate open allowance race over 1500 metres in decisive fashion with the apprentice Javaneil Patterson aboard. Both LORD EQUUS and PINELOPE are conditioned by trainer Patrick Fong.Nunes and stable rider Steadman completed a double as well with the 33-1 outsider KANALOA in the closing race over the round five course. Racing continues on Wednesday, the holiday card featuring the Ash Wednesday Trophy.last_img read more

27 Dec

Date set for healthcare worker charged with assaulting patient

first_imgA court date has been set for the case of a healthcare worker charged with assaulting a patient at a Letterkenny University Hospital.Douglas Mason, 58, appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with the incident. An initial mention of the case heard claims that the incident occurred when some bedside furniture was allegedly pushed in the face of a patient.Photos of the alleged injuries were handed into the court in evidence and seen by Judge Paul Kelly.Gardai confirmed that the alleged victim in the case was a patient in Letterkenny University Hospital at the time of the alleged assault on February 24th last.Mr Mason, of Magheralosk, Bunbeg, is charged under Section 3 of the non-fatal offences against the person act.His solicitor, Mr Cormac Hartnett, told the court that there are a number of witnesses in the case.He said his client is a married father-of-two who earns €440 per week.The case is to be heard on January 29th next.Date set for healthcare worker charged with assaulting patient was last modified: October 1st, 2018 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)last_img read more

24 Dec

BREAKING NEWS: CHAOS AS HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO GLASGOW PUB

first_imgPeople rush to the scene of the helicopter crash at the Glasgow pub.LATEST: Dozens have people have been injured after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a busy pub in Glasgow City Centre.People at the scene say there are people still trapped in the venue and emergency services have been dragging customers out of the premises.There are reports of nine people being treated in hospital for serious injuries with other reports of at least three fatalities. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond had tweeted that the country should prepare itself for fatalities.The aircraft hit The Clutha on Stockwell Street, which faces onto the river Clyde.The bar is very popular with Donegal people living and visiting the city.Reports say around 200 people have been taken to a nearby Holiday Inn for treatment. The emergency services have also been trying to get onto the roof to get access into the pub. Two police officers and a civilian pilot were in the chopper.A picture posted on social media clearly shows it was a Police Helicopter, with a distinct logo on the sign.The bar is popular with Celtic fans.Grace MacLean who was inside the pub described the roof coming in.“There was not a bang that I heard anyway, the roof gradually caved in,” she told Sky News. “There were a few jokes about the band bringing the house down and then there was this dust and I was choking on the dust.“We ran outside and the roof was coming down more. I don’t think the helicopter slammed into the roof.”Claire Morris, who lives near the Clutha bar, told BBC News: ‘We heard this bang. We didn’t really know what had happened and then we heard people coming out and screaming.”Labour MP Jim Murphy was driving nearby when he saw the aftermath. His voice shaking with emotion, Mr Murphy told Sky News that the scene was “absolutely dreadful.”He had gone to help evacuate the injured and his shirt was covered in blood.“Someone told me a helicopter crashed into the pub and as I was there everyone was working hard because we thought there might be an explosion,” he said.Another local MP Anas Sarwar urged anyone who was able to leave the pub to call loved ones to let them know they are ok.Irishman Brendan Riordan, who was in the pub, told the BBC that there were many people injured.BREAKING NEWS: CHAOS AS HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO GLASGOW PUB was last modified: November 30th, 2013 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:crashdonegalGlasgowhelicopterTHE CLUATHA BARlast_img read more