KONA GOLD STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019

first_img TYLER BAZE, ALL OUT BLITZ, SECOND: “He felt good going around there, I just wanted to make sure I got a jump on the closers. He (Cistron) was rolling and I was cruising. So when he went I thought I’d go with him, but he just pulled away.TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, CISTRON, WINNER: “This horse ran well on the dirt as a 3-year-old.  He actually won a stake going a mile and a sixteenth ($150,000 Northern Spur Stakes at Oaklawn Park on April 15, 2017). He’s been (running) on grass but trains well on dirt. I expected him to be in front. When we saw this race was coming up a little light and there wasn’t that much speed, we decided to supplement. It’s been great, Hronis racing is as good a brand as you’ll see in racing, the safety and welfare of the horses is paramount with them. We start from there when we go out and look for horses and hopefully we keep developing a lot of (them).“Gift Box worked sensational this morning he’ll be pointing toward the Gold Cup here in May, Catapult looks beautiful we are pointing toward the Shoemaker Mile in May, Nolo Contesto, we will probably drop him back to the Affirmed stakes here in June, so we have a lot of nice stock and were just going roll them out periodically.”OWNER QUOTESKOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, CISTRON: “He always works nice on the dirt and he seems to like this track. He’s a pretty versatile horse. I guess not having the hill available (hillside turf course) made it an easy choice to put him back on dirt. It seems to be his distance. If he gets a nice easy lead he’s usually pretty tough . . . It’s good to have Victor (Espinoza) back on board. He works well with John. They’re a good team.”NOTES: The winning owners are Kosta and Peter Hronis, Hronis Racing, LLC.Hronis Racing’s Cistron and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes, Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO JOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, CISTRON, WINNER: “The important thing for me and the horse today was that he broke running.  He was able to take control right away and at the sixteenth pole, I said ‘Where is everybody?’  He ran great all the way to the wire, John is an awesome trainer, he really got this horse ready for this race and he made my job a lot easier. It is the best feeling ever to be back and ride amazing horses and win amazing races, I’m just blessed to be here.”       last_img read more

Google Doodle Honors Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin

first_img Easily Assign Tasks With Google AssistantLGBTQ+ Video Creators Sue YouTube, Google Stay on target Steve Irwin, the legendary “Crocodile Hunter” and TV personality from Australia, is being commemorated by Google on what would have been his 57th birthday.Irwin, who tragically passed away in 2006, was known as an avid wildlife enthusiast and loving family man. To celebrate Irwin’s legacy, Google is unveiling six new doodles on Feb. 22. In the drawings, a cute animated Irwin is shown feeding crocodiles, exploring the outdoors, smiling on a billboard, and spending time with his wife and children.Steve has been honoured with a #GoogleDoodle! Happy Birthday for tomorrow, to the greatest Wildlife Warrior. We’re so proud @googledownunder pic.twitter.com/MPne0neXWn— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) February 21, 2019As a child, Irwin spent a lot of time at his parent’s reptile park in Queensland, Australia. At the park, he started working with crocodiles and became passionate about crocodile conservation efforts. Eventually, Irwin started managing the reptile park, which was renamed Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park. Today, the park is known as the Australia Zoo..@BindiIrwin shares a side-by-side photo of @RobertIrwin & Steve Irwin on The Tonight Show https://t.co/ZOri5a34Zc pic.twitter.com/1YXbtcoj6d— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) February 16, 2019Irwin then met his future wife Terri, who visited the zoo on a trip. The couple spent their honeymoon capturing crocodiles on video, and their footage became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter, an animal series that was watched by over 500 million people worldwide. In 2001, the Australian government awarded Irwin the Centenary Medal for a lifetime of service and three years later, he was nominated for Australian of the Year.Today, the world remembers Irwin’s efforts on Steve Irwin Day, which takes place annually on Nov. 15. The international celebration involves family, fun, and wildlife initiatives that pay tribute to the Irwin family’s animal conservation initiatives.More on Geek.com:Google Earth Takes You On ‘Voyage Through Black History’ Google Apologizes for ‘Hidden’ Nest Secure Microphone DramaGoogle Maps AR Navigation Is Being Tested by Some Early Userslast_img read more