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

Iron Man: LA Tenorio sets PBA record with 597 consecutive games played

first_imgMaking things more interesting is Tenorio achieved the feat against Patrimonio and the Magnolia Hotshots.Patrimonio, who now serves as Magnolia’s team manager, played all of his 16 PBA seasons for the Purefoods franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTenorio has never missed a game since being drafted as the fourth overall pick by the San Miguel Beermen in 2006. The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books View comments Barangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio plays in his 597th consecutive game in the PBA. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra guard LA Tenorio set the PBA record after appearing in his 597th straight game on Sunday in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The 34-year-old Tenorio surpassed PBA legend Alvin Patrimonio for the most number of consecutive games played.ADVERTISEMENT Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Spurs win eighth straight as Blazers lose CJ McCollum to injury Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award01:08SEA Games 2019: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run01:09SEA Games: PH’s Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more