O’NEILL GETS HIS THIRD WIN OF THE DAY AS TRAVIEZA GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; RIDDEN BY BEJARANO, SHE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.74 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 14, 2019)–Doug O’Neill padded his meet-leading lead in the trainer standings by taking Monday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths with Travieza–his third victory of the afternoon and his 15th of the 23-day Autumn Meet. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, the 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief won in gate to wire fashion while getting 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:01.74.“It’s been a good day,” said O’Neill assistant, Steve Rothblum. “She broke sharp and Rafael kept her comfortable there on the lead. It’s a good way for her to go out for us. She’s going to be shipped to Kentucky and she’ll be sold at the Fasig Tipton Sale on Nov. 5 in Lexington. She’ll either be kept in training or be bred…Winning this race today sure doesn’t hurt her value.”Breaking on top in a field of five fillies and mares, Travieza set fractions of 21.86, 44.49 and 55.71 and was in-hand at the wire. Off at 7-2, she paid $9.40, $3.80 and $2.80.Owned by W.C. Racing Inc., and Greg Lewis, Travieza, who is out of the Tapit mare Bellezza Rosso, won the ungraded Unzip Me Stakes six starts back but was winless in four starts this year. With the winner’s share of $31,800, she leaves O’Neill’s barn with earnings of $207,141. Her overall mark now stands at 17-3-6-3.Off as the 6-5 favorite with Victor Espinoza, Storming Lady, who broke from the rail, had to wait for room around the turn and with the temporary rail set at 30 feet, she never threatened the winner while just getting up to tag Littlefirefighter for second money and paid $2.60 and $2.10.The longest shot in the field at 9-1 with Flavien Prat, Littlefirefighter paid $2.60 to show.Racing will resume with an eight-race card on Friday. First post time is at 1 p.m. and Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on Thursday. Admission gates to the Grandstand Paddock Room will open at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
GARDAÍ were forced to use pepper spray to restrain a man stripped to the waist and threatening to fight, Letterkenny District Court has heard.Paul Laughlin, who is 25 and from Gleann Rua, Killylastin, appeared in court charged with being intoxicated in a public place, disorderly conduct and failing to follow the direction of gardai.Inspector Michael Harrison said gardai were on duty in Market Square when they spotted Laughlin in a row with other men. He said officers gave Laughlin a chance to move on, but when they returned the defendant “had his shirt off and was trying to fight with another male, swinging his fists wildly”.Gardai were forced to use pepper spray to restrain Laughlin.Two fixed penalty charge notices were given to the Killylastin man but he hadn’t paid them.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been out with friends and had drunk too much.“Certain comments made about family members by another person and this resulted in him bringing himself to the attention of gardai. His anger was towards another person and not gardai,” said Mr Gallagher.He said Laughlin had found a job since the incident and regretted his behaviour.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Laughlin to pay a €250 fine.GARDAÍ FORCED TO PEPPER SPRAY MAN ‘SWINGING FISTS’ AFTER NIGHT ON DRINK was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 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:Fightletterkenny