BOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY

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BOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY

first_imgBOLO, CATAPULT & RIVER BOYNE HEAD WIDE-OPEN GRADE II, $200,000 CITY OF HOPE MILE (TURF) ON SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–In what promises to be the best betting race of the weekend, trainer Carla Gaines’ Bolo, John Sadler’s Catapult and the Jeff Mullins-conditioned River Boyne head a wide-open field of 11 three year olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 City of Hope Mile (turf) at Santa Anita on Saturday.BOLOOwner:  Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc.Trainer:  Carla GainesIdle for 23 months prior to running fifth here in a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance April 28, this 7-year-old gelding by Temple City then executed a gate to wire heist in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) on May 27, winning by 1 ¼ lengths over top local turf horse River Boyne at 32-1.  Subsequently a well beaten eighth at 6-1 in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on turf Aug. 18, Bolo will be making his fourth start of the year over a course that’s seen him win five races from 10 tries.CATAPULTOwner:  Woodford Racing LLCTrainer:  John SadlerIdle since fifth, beaten three lengths as the 3-2 favorite in the Grade II Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar July 21, this 6-year-old full horse by Kitten’s Joy was fifth by a similar margin to Bolo two starts back in the Shoe Mile, a race in which no one could make up appreciable ground from off the pace.  A multiple graded stakes winner and easily the leading money earner in the field with more than $1.5 million, Catapult could well go favored in the City of Hope Mile.RIVER BOYNEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA gem of consistency over the past two years, this 4-year-old Irish-bred colt has been idle since finishing second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by Bolo in the Shoe Mile May 27 and looms extremely dangerous over a course that he adores.  With six wins from nine tries over the Santa Anita lawn, River Boyne, who is 8-3-3-0 at one mile on turf, figures to get a stalking trip as he bids for his fourth graded stakes victory. THE GRADE II CITY OF HOPE MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTOhio–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–123Synchrony–Joe Talamo–125True Valor–Drayden Van Dyke–121Restrainedvengence–Martin Garcia–121Big Score–Mike Smith–121Catapult–Rafael Bejarano–121River Boyne–Ruben Fuentes–121Kingly–Mario Gutierrez–118Prince Earl–Geovanni Franco–125Andesh–Abel Cedillo–121Bolo–Tyler Baze–125First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle

first_imgSon Heung-min is sent off for a tackle on Andre Gomes, who is stretchered off with a horrifying injury, with both sets of players are visibly distressed.📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #EVETOT here: https://t.co/z2eOdJ0X12 📲 Download the @SkySports app pic.twitter.com/roCKzJ29e3— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 3, 2019 Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Proof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury Tosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle 📝 | An injury update on @aftgomes.We’ll be with you all the way, Andre. 💙 #EFC pic.twitter.com/1OSatH4ljd— Everton (@Everton) November 3, 2019 “Of course, it is more than a football game. But now we will support Andre and his family.”Gomes’ team-mate Fabian Delph said: “We feel just as you can imagine. It’s difficult time for us. He is one of our brothers, someone we care about. It is difficult to put into words how we feel.”As soon as we could get in touch we will send him our best. It’s difficult to see. It’s hard to talk now.”Jamie Carragher was quick to defend the ex-Hamburg winger over the tackle, as he declared: “It’s not a red card.”Son is just trying to stop him in his tracks and Gomes’ foot just gets caught underneath him.”Aurier comes in behind but it wasn’t either player, really.”The challenge from Son forces him to ground and he gets his foot underneath him as Aurier come in.”Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen said: “Shocking decision to send Son off but that’s insignificant in the scheme of things.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”The wellbeing of players is the most important thing. Get well soon Andre Gomes.”Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: “Son clearly massively upset. Without the injury he wouldn’t have been shown a red card.”He’ll care less about that than injuring a fellow professional so seriously. Such a shame.” Everton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Soncenter_img “In the moment it was confusing. The action was very, very, very bad luck. We all feel sorry for Andre, I want to send my best wishes to him and his family. In this tough moment we want to send our best wishes.”The VAR need to check if the tackle is bad from Sonny, and judge the action, not judge what happened after.” 10 Spurs star Son was initially going to be given a yellow card by referee Martin AtkinsonCredit: Reuters10 Portuguese international Gomes was in immediate agony following the tackleCredit: Reuters10 Gomes came off in the 83rd minute after being treated to on the pitchCredit: PA:Press Association10 Former Barcelona midfielder Gomes required oxygen as he made his way to hospitalCredit: ReutersDele Alli – who netted the opener before Cenk Tosun equalised in stoppage time – revealed that Son has been left devastated by the incident.He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t want to look too much at what happened [to Gomes]. All I can do is send him my best wishes and wish him a quick recovery.“Son is devastated, he’s in tears but it’s not his fault. He’s one of the nicest people you would want to meet and he’s not like that.”He can’t even lift his head up he’s crying that much in the dressing room.”Gomes’ team-mate Tosun said: “Some players, they nearly cried. Andre was in shock.“His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to him.“I tried to tell him to stay calm. We couldn’t understand him. He was the one who had got the injury.”Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino said after the game: “We feel very sorry. It was a really bad situation and bad luck with how he landed in the action and we can only send our best wishes and of course, we are devastated for the situation.”Football is not important, he is important and the situation and we can talk about football but always feeling bad, feeling story and very devastated for the action because it was so difficult.”Speaking of Son, he added: “He was devastated. It was a situation that was very confused, it was difficult to keep calm. After, when you watch the action on TV, it is never the intention and it was never a tackle to do what happened after.”It was a very bad luck for Andre, very bad luck for the Everton and the finish with a red card for Sonny was really unfair.”Asked if he was planning to appeal Son’s red card in his post-match press conference, he said: “I don’t know. It’s possible, but I don’t know.”10 Fans were baying for blood as Son made his way down the tunnelCredit: Rex Features10 Paulo Gazzaniga rushed over to comfort Serge Aurier who was involved in the incidentCredit: Rex FeaturesPochettino then revealed that the Everton players had come to console him in the dressing room after the game.He added: “Son was devastated, now he is better. I think the players from Everton came to console him. Everton manager Marco Silva confirmed Gomes had been rushed to hospital, but didn’t state the full extent of the injury.He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t see the moment yet. I saw it live and nothing more. I cannot talk to you about the tackle, the incident, other things that happened.“He went to the hospital. The medical staff are taking control of everything and they will have more information.”It is better we wait until it is a little bit more clear. Of course, it is a bad moment for us as a group and as a team.10 Son was left distraught after realising his tackle contributed to Gomes’ injuryCredit: Getty”I didn’t want to look. Son is devastated and in tears”Dele Alli gives his thoughts on Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Everton and Andre Gomes’ horror injury.📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #EVETOT here: https://t.co/z2eOdJ0X12 📲 Download the @SkySports app! pic.twitter.com/Z3vbtarCPb— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 3, 2019 TOTTENHAM forward Son Heung-min broke down in tears after his tackle on Andre Gomes led to the Everton man suffering a broken and dislocated right ankle.The traumatised South Korean international was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old who was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital.10 Andre Gomes went off with a horror injury following a challenge by Son Heung-minCredit: Getty Images – Getty10 Son was left in tears as medics rushed to help Gomes at Goodison ParkCredit: EPA10 Players didn’t know where to look as Gomes lay injured on the floorCredit: Getty – ContributorBut Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics came to the aid of the Portuguese man, who will have surgery on Monday to repair the damage.The Toffees said in a statement last night: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes will undergo surgery tomorrow (Monday, November 4) after sustaining an ankle injury in today’s game with Tottenham Hotspur.”The Portugal international was stretchered from the pitch during the second half of the game and taken straight to Aintree Hospital by ambulance accompanied by members of the Everton medical team.His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to himCenk Tosun”After undergoing hospital tests, it was confirmed he had suffered a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.”The Club will provide further updates in due course.”It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.Son’s tackle forced Gomes to ground, with Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.Seamus Coleman instantly called for medics to arrive to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Aurier – who was involved in the collision – had to be replaced in the five minutes after Gomes went off as he looked visibly distraught.Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woelast_img read more

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