Stellar Wind Gust to Hirsch Triumph

Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind( Curlin) outbattled a stubborn Vale Dori( Arg)( Asiatic Boy Arg ) to win the GI Clement L. Hirsch S. Sunday at Del Mar in a scintillating encore performance of their match-up seven weeks ago in the GI Beholder Mile. ” Just what I wanted for my birthday ,” told winning trainer John Sadler, who celebrated in this race a year ago with Stellar Wind’s dramatic victory over Beholder( Henny Hughes ).” She ran really well. I was nervous because of the style favorites have fared here….

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Best vacation reads 2017, picked by novelists- part two

What to pack along with the aftersun and flipflops? From fictions about homosexual footballers and updated Greek classics to biographies and verse, our guest critics offer their vacation must-reads John Banville Colm Tibn s exhilarating House of Names ( Viking 14.99) is a retelling of Aeschyluss drama on the sacrificing by Agamemnon of his daughter Cassandra and its tragic outcomes, including the murder of Agamemnon by his wife, Clytemnestra. The volume has a controlled, hushed quality, like that of a Morandi still life, which only serves to heighten the terror…

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Off the beaten track in Barbados: readers’ tips

Dodging the cruise ship and resorts, our tipsters track down stunning walks, quiet beaches, lots of local colouring and rum Winning tip: Nigel Benns aunts rum bar, St Andrews The west coast has plenty of swanky bars but you have to go to a local rum bar to get the authentic Barbados drinking experience. Nigel Benns Auntys Bar in the north-east was bought by the British boxer Nigel Benn for his exuberant elderly aunt Lucille. Photograph: tpalmen6 6 Arrange your own transport rather than going with a rum tour group…

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Ransom the Moon Upsets Bing Crosby After Drefong Throws Smith

All eyes were on returning champion sprinter Drefong( Gio Ponti ), but it was Ransom the Moon who stole the prove after the Eclipse winner veered left sharply into the gap at the infringe, unseating Hall of Famer Mike Smith. Ransom the Moon tracked from fourth as St. Joe Bay( Saint Anddan) led with the riderless Drefong exhaling down his neck and Moe Candy sitting third through opening divides of: 22.19 and: 45.52. Drefong floated St. Joe Bay and Moe Candy out several paths on the turning, opening a clear…

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