BOLO, 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.
“I think it shows definitively that we are America’s ports,” said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Janice Hahn, whose district includes San Pedro. “When we say we want our fair share of federal security and infrastructure and environmental money coming to this port, it’s because what happens here affects every other region of the country.” email@example.com (562) 499-1466 It’s been called an economic engine, a global trade gateway and an international job machine, but just how financially important is the sprawling seaport of Long Beach-Los Angeles? According to a new report, it is so vital that 3.3million people from Maine to California depend on local docks for their livelihood, from auto manufacturers in Detroit to farmers in Kansas. If the ports shut down for a year, businesses in Illinois, for example, would lose a trade gateway supplying $11billion worth of imports to customers, the report shows. Even more, local, state and federal tax collectors rely on cargo arriving and leaving here for $28billion in annual revenue, including assessments exceeding $6billion in California alone. “This study proves what we’ve been claiming and what most people already know,” said John Doherty, chief executive officer at the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, which helped fund the study along with both ports. “These ports support the national economy.” The Trade Impact Study, released today, examines where imports moving through the ports are destined, where exports leaving here originate, and combined incomes tied to port trade and the location of retailers and wholesalers benefiting from local waterways, roadways and rail lines. In Ohio, for example, annual wages topping $800million are tied to containerized exports shipped out of the twin ports. Businesses in Texas, meanwhile, moved about $29billion worth of goods through Los Angeles-Long Beach in 2005, despite Houston and the proximity of nearby New Orleans – two key regional international seaports. Even New York state, home to the East Coast’s largest seaport, depends on the Western ports for an estimated $7billion in trade. To localize the report, authors highlighted the ports’ economic impact into all 435 U.S. Congressional districts.