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TOP RATED MCKINZIE & HIGHER POWER HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AS THEY GO 1 1/8 MILES IN PREPARATION FOR $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 2

first_imgHigher Power–Flavien Prat–125Draft Pick–Joe Talamo–121Seeking the Soul–Brian Hernandez, Jr.–123McKinzie–Mike Smith–125Mongolian Groom–Abel Cedillo–121Isotherm–Geovanni Franco–121First post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. TOP RATED MCKINZIE & HIGHER POWER HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES AS THEY GO 1 1/8 MILES IN PREPARATION FOR $6 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC NOV. 2  RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2019)–America’s current top rated older horse, McKinzie, and rising star Higher Power are set to square off in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, which has attracted a field of six 3-year-olds and up at a mile and one eighth. A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the winner will earn a fees-paid berth into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.A recent winner of the Grade I Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 3, McKinzie, who is trained by Bob Baffert, has never been better and looms a short priced favorite. Trained by John Sadler, Higher Power exits the best race of his career, a 5 ¼ length win in the Grade I Pacific Classic at Del Mar Aug. 17.MCKINZIEOwner:  Mike Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul WeitmanTrainer:  Bob BaffertThe early favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Nov. 2, this 4-year-old colt by Street Sense pressed the pace en route to an emphatic 1 ¾ length victory in the Grade I Whitney, a race in which he earned an Awesome Again best last-out Beyer Speed figure of 111.  A close second two starts back as the 8-5 favorite in the Grade I Met Mile at Belmont, he’s won two out of his last three starts and will be bidding for his fifth Grade I victory in what will be his 13th career start.HIGHER POWEROwner:  Hronis Racing LLCTrainer:  John SadlerOriginally based in the Midwest through his first nine starts, this 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro made his fourth start with Sadler in the Grade I Pacific Classic Aug. 17 and responded with an eye-catching performance that has thrust him into the position of Classic hopeful. Ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat, Higher Power, in garnering his first stakes victory, earned a lofty 107 Beyer in the process.DRAFT PICKOwner:  C R K Stable LLCTrainer:  Peter EurtonUnder the radar at 13-1, this 4-year-old Candy Ride colt was attentive to the pace while fifth early in the Pacific Classic and out-gamed Mongolian Groom late to run second, beaten 5 ¼ lengths by Higher Power in the Pacific Classic. With Joe Talamo riding him back, Draft Pick rates an upset chance on Saturday.THE GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 10 of 11 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more

Paramedics present report on the Peace Region

first_imgHe says one way paramedics are working around this issue, is ongoing communication with local fire and police departments, as well as members of the community. Photo: Darrel Key (foreground) and Rod Mcartney help present the report to the Regional District on Thursday – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caRepresentatives from the BC Ambulance Service met with the Peace River Regional District on Thursday.- Advertisement -Executive Director Mike Michalko presented a detailed report to the board. It contained an overview of ground and air services in the Peace Region.According to the report, Vancouver was the most common destination of air transfers, followed closely by Edmonton. It also detailed the main reasons for transport delays, including GPS inaccuracy. Michalko says GPS navigators don’t work as well in rural areas as urban cities. He says paramedics sometimes have a difficult time locating a certain house, which puts patients at risk. Michalko says the BC Ambulance Service will be looking into equipping more ambulances with GPS, but notes that the technology does have its flaws.Advertisementlast_img read more

Pepsi’s ad man erased color lines

first_img“His groundbreaking history with Pepsi and the powerful, lasting impact that Ed made on both our company and our nation speak for themselves,” Nooyi said in a statement. “When I reflect upon people who have made a profound difference on our company, Ed Boyd’s name will be foremost among them. I believe his passion and tenacity are the embodiment of the very best of what PepsiCo strives to be every day,” Nooyi continued. As an assistant sales manager who led the group, Boyd created a marketing campaign that showed blacks as respectable, middle-class consumers. One store display, for example, pictured a smiling mother holding a six-pack of Pepsi-Cola as her handsome, young son reached for a bottle. There also were series that profiled 20 black achievers and featured top students at black universities drinking Pepsi. Boyd is survived by his wife of 63 years, Edith Jones; daughter Rebecca of New York City; and sons Brandon Boyd of New York City, Edward Boyd Jr. of Boulder, Colo., and Timothy Boyd of Chicago. Edward F. Boyd, a former Pepsi ad man who broke color barriers with one of the first corporate marketing campaigns to portray blacks in a positive light, has died. He was 92. Boyd died April 30 in Los Angeles, Pepsi-Cola North America spokesman Dave DeCecco said in a statement. There were no other details, but news reports said he died at Century City Doctors Hospital from stroke complications. Boyd was working at the National Urban League in New York City in 1947 when Pepsi hired him and a team of educated black salesmen to help the company drives sales among blacks. PepsiCo chairman Indra Nooyi said it was time to celebrate Boyd’s “amazing life and journey. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more