Race Prize – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:12:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tasman-series.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Race Prize – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ 32 32 Kilbeggan will host the first graded race https://tasman-series.com/kilbeggan-will-host-the-first-graded-race/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:11:53 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/kilbeggan-will-host-the-first-graded-race/ AXA Farm Insurance’s Lauren Gavigan pictured with Champion National Hunt Trainer Willie Mullins and his racehorse Agusta Gold ahead of the €100,000 AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National at Kilbeggan Racecourse on Friday July 8, the first graded race to be held at County Westmeath Racecourse. Published: Wed, Jun 29, 2022, 10:11 AM Last update: Wed, […]]]>

AXA Farm Insurance’s Lauren Gavigan pictured with Champion National Hunt Trainer Willie Mullins and his racehorse Agusta Gold ahead of the €100,000 AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National at Kilbeggan Racecourse on Friday July 8, the first graded race to be held at County Westmeath Racecourse.

The AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National at Kilbeggan Racecourse on July 8 was upgraded to Grade B status.

The race, over three miles and a mile, will also go ahead with a significantly increased prize money of €100,000 and is the centerpiece of Kilbeggan Races’ fixture list and summer jump season.

Paddy Dunican, Managing Director of Kilbeggan Races, said: “We are delighted that the AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National Race has been upgraded to a Class B race. With the support of our sponsor AXA Farm Insurance and Horse Racing Ireland, the prize pool is increased from €75,000 to €100,000. We are excited to see high quality runners due to the improved status and increased prizes offered. The goal has always been to have a graded race in Kilbeggan, so it’s great to see our vision come to fruition on Friday 8th July.

AXA Head of Agriculture Christy Doherty pictured with National Champion Hunt Trainer Willie Mullins, Agusta Gold and Kilbeggan Racecourse Manager Paddy Dunican ahead of the €100,000 AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National at the Kilbeggan Racecourse on Friday 8th July.

Christy Doherty, AXA’s Head of Agriculture, said: “AXA Farm Insurance is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Midlands National for the fourth year. The Midlands National is a very important event for our business as it gives us the opportunity to engage with our customers at our local racecourse at their biggest race meeting of their season.

Jason Morris, Horse Racing Ireland’s Director of Racing and Strategic Projects, said: “The AXA Farm Insurance Midlands National Race has become a real feature of the National Hunt summer program and Horse Racing Ireland is delighted that the quality of runners in these last years justified the promotion of the race to a Grade B race, giving Kilbeggan a well-deserved first Black Type race.

The meeting also hosts a strong support card, including the €25,000 Writech Group Handicap Hurdle.

The first race is at 5:20 p.m. General admission €15. Students & OAP €12. Book online for a 10% discount

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43 riders cover 3.5 km in the last stage of the mountain bike race https://tasman-series.com/43-riders-cover-3-5-km-in-the-last-stage-of-the-mountain-bike-race/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:36:29 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/43-riders-cover-3-5-km-in-the-last-stage-of-the-mountain-bike-race/ First published June 27, 2022, 2:06 p.m. IST The route was traced between the village of Sanglarwala which has narrow roads but is covered in beautiful views of apple orchids. The final stage of the inaugural MTB Himachal mountain Biking Festival Janjehli saw 43 riders compete over a 3.5 kilometer course. The route was traced […]]]>

First published June 27, 2022, 2:06 p.m. IST

The route was traced between the village of Sanglarwala which has narrow roads but is covered in beautiful views of apple orchids.

The final stage of the inaugural MTB Himachal mountain Biking Festival Janjehli saw 43 riders compete over a 3.5 kilometer course. The route was traced between the village of Sanglarwala which has narrow roads but is covered in beautiful views of apple orchids.

Aiming to promote cycle tourism in Himachal Pradesh and the beautiful tracks and trails the state has to offer, the event also offered cyclists an opportunity to challenge the mighty ascent of the Himalayas.

Also Read: Himachal Janjehli MTB 2022 1st Edition: 48 Riders Ride 3.7km in MTB Race Stage 2

Stage 3 of the competition had runners from different categories. While the Under 16 category had to cover four laps of the total distance, the other categories had to cover six laps of the total distance.

Based on the final course, here are the results:

Category under 16 years old
1st: Yugal Thakur
2nd: Vansh Kalia
3rd: Adhirath Singh

Category U-19 (Boys)
1st: Arpit Sharma
2nd: Vishal Arya
3rd: Kunal Bansal

Category U-19 (Girls)
1st: Diviya Sood
2nd: Kyna Sood
3rd: Shambhavi Singh

Category A-19
1st: Sunita Shreshta
2nd: Astha Dobhal

Category U-23 (Boys)
1st: Prithvi Singh Rathore
2nd: Amandeep Singh Dayal
3rd: Anish Dubey

Category U-35 (Boys)
1st: Rakesh Rana
2nd: Kranshvendra Singh Yadav
3rd: Ramakrishna Patel

Category U-50 (Boys)
1st: Sunil Barongpa
2nd: Amit Balyan
3rd: Jaspreet Paul

Class A-50
1st Bharat Sa

On June 26, MTB Himachal found a special mention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his radio program “Mann ki Baat”. The Prime Minister called the event a unique initiative.

At the award distribution event, Dr Sadhna Thakur – wife of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur – cheered on the runners. She also thanked the Himalayan Adventure Sports & Tourism Promotion Association and other organizers for organizing such events which promote local tourism and help “find hidden gems” that nature has to offer.

She said events like these have brought tourism and employment to villages like Janjehli.

Read also : MTB Himachal Janjehli 2022 1st edition: mountain bike race announced on Olympic Day

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Christopher Bell and Kyle Larson reportedly set to miss 2023 Chili Bowl amid award standoff https://tasman-series.com/christopher-bell-and-kyle-larson-reportedly-set-to-miss-2023-chili-bowl-amid-award-standoff/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:20:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/christopher-bell-and-kyle-larson-reportedly-set-to-miss-2023-chili-bowl-amid-award-standoff/ For years, the NASCAR world and the Dirt Racing world have found a bridge in the form of the Chili Bowl. Prominent names like Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell faced off as fierce rivals for the prestigious title. But this year, that may not be the case. I wrote this (third section of the post) […]]]>

For years, the NASCAR world and the Dirt Racing world have found a bridge in the form of the Chili Bowl. Prominent names like Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell faced off as fierce rivals for the prestigious title.

But this year, that may not be the case.

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Because if we believe the report of journalist Matt Weaver of Racing America, “big names” could abandon the competition this year, a boycott in other words.

Weaver reported that he asked Bell about the rumors swirling around the boycott, to which driver Joe Gibbs Racing said he didn’t know where it started and hadn’t started thinking about it, du least not yet.

WATCH THIS STORY: Dale Earnhardt Jr Anoints New NASCAR Rules as ‘Kinda Hit or Miss’

Why would pilots like Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell boycott the Chili Bowl?

The main reason pilots might end up boycotting the event is simply because of the amount that is up for grabs as prize money. The thing is, the prize money for winning the Chili Bowl is still $10,000.

Now that amount hasn’t increased with the increase in the number of cars competing, basically, with the increase in the size of the event, the cost of pit passes and the overall scope in terms of broadcast rights, media rights, etc., the prize money is always $10,000.

This is something that many drivers are uncomfortable with.

“If there’s 400 cars coming through the gates it should probably be more, but if I’m them why would I if we keep coming?” pilot Justin Grant said it was necessary to raise the prize money.

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“It’s absolutely amazing that we only run for 10km,” Grant’s teammate Thomas Meseraull said. “It’s a sensitive subject, that’s for sure.”

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 16: Kyle Larson, driver of the #5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet, speaks to the media during the 64th Annual NASCAR Cup Series Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

Even Kyle Larson jokingly broached this question with the Chili Bowl founder.

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“The stock market will grow” Larson said during a press conference with Emmett Hahn, to which Hahn responded, “You had your say.”

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Total Prize Money for Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway https://tasman-series.com/total-prize-money-for-ally-400-at-nashville-superspeedway/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/total-prize-money-for-ally-400-at-nashville-superspeedway/ After a week off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Nashville Superspeedway for the Ally 400 on June 26, 2022. The race will air on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 5:00 p.m. ET. All Cup Series drivers will be tasked with navigating the 1.33-mile D-shaped concrete oval, which is the longest concrete surface […]]]>

After a week off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Nashville Superspeedway for the Ally 400 on June 26, 2022. The race will air on NBC, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 5:00 p.m. ET.

All Cup Series drivers will be tasked with navigating the 1.33-mile D-shaped concrete oval, which is the longest concrete surface track on the 2022 calendar and will compete for the prize money. .

Journalist Bob Pockrass shared the scholarship amount on Twitter. This weekend’s Cup Series and Xfinity Series purse for the Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway is $8,065,125 and $1,319,713, respectively. The riders can be counted on to try everything they can to bring home this prize.

Purse for the Cup race in Nashville is $8,065,125… Xfinity is $1,319,713 (I don’t have a truck yet).

For decades, the stock car racing series has included “The Purse” in the scores for every race on the calendar. Drivers negotiated contracts with team owners for a salary as well as a percentage of the weekly purse. The scholarships varied according to the size and importance of the breed; large leads had large payouts, while smaller leads had lower payouts.


Great performances from Next Gen Car in the NASCAR Cup Series

In the 2022 Cup Series, Next Gen cars offer fierce competition. Since the introduction of the new generation of cars in the Cup Series, this season has been exciting.

The series saw a total of 12 different winners in the first 16 races of the 2022 season, matching the 2000 and 2012 seasons for the most winners in the modern era, behind only the 2003 season which had 13 different winners.

In addition to the 12 different race winners this season, four are first-time Cup Series winners. Since the introduction of the Next Gen Car, it is difficult to predict which driver will claim victory at a race weekend.

Last season, Nashville Superspeedway hosted the track’s first Cup Series race, which was won by Hendrick Motorsports driver Kyle Larson. The Cup Series champion won by a margin of 4.335 seconds over Ross Chastain, who finished second. Only time will tell if he can defend his championship in Nashville this weekend.


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MoneyLion and 23XI Racing Announce Weekly NASCAR Season Cash Giveaway – https://tasman-series.com/moneylion-and-23xi-racing-announce-weekly-nascar-season-cash-giveaway/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 22:07:29 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/moneylion-and-23xi-racing-announce-weekly-nascar-season-cash-giveaway/ Campaign rewards two weekly $500 winners, each with a chance to win an additional $10,000 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MoneyLion Inc. (“MoneyLion”) (NYSE:ML), a leading digital financial services and lifestyle content platform, today announced its “Get Pumped Tuesday” contest. aimed at alleviating pain at the pump for hard-working America at a time when gas prices are at […]]]>

Campaign rewards two weekly $500 winners, each with a chance to win an additional $10,000

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MoneyLion Inc. (“MoneyLion”) (NYSE:ML), a leading digital financial services and lifestyle content platform, today announced its “Get Pumped Tuesday” contest. aimed at alleviating pain at the pump for hard-working America at a time when gas prices are at historic highs.

In partnership with 23XI Racing, a top NASCAR Cup Series racing team jointly owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, MoneyLion is giving two MoneyLion users the chance to get a month’s worth of gas – and more – every Tuesdays through the end of the NASCAR season (November 6). Starting today, MoneyLion users can comment on the weekly “Get Pumped Tuesday” Twitter post from MoneyLion with their $RoarTag, their unique MoneyLion ID, for a chance to win $500 for a month’s worth of gas. The two weekly winners will also receive their $RoarTag on one of two 23XI cars, driven by Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch respectively, at this week’s NASCAR race. Even better, if Bubba or Kurt wins, the MoneyLion user will win an additional $10,000.

“We know better than anyone what Americans are going through at the pump right now and this program with 23XI allows us to support our community, which is the essence of our brand,” said Jeff Frommer, chief content officer at MoneyLion. . “We want MoneyLion to be your go-to money app and you’ll constantly see us rolling the camera to show how we can win with our customers in every partnership we build.”

Earlier this year, MoneyLion was announced as the official digital banking and cryptocurrency partner of 23XI, signaling a commitment to connect, engage and inspire hardworking Americans to build their financial power.

“Our inaugural season with MoneyLion has opened up new ways for us to not only connect with fans, but to support them with programs like this,” said 23XI Racing President Steve Lauletta. “Giving our fans the chance to have their ‘name’ on one of our cars for a race weekend is a new level of driver/fan interaction with 23XI and MoneyLion, and we look forward to including the two weekly winners on our cars for each race.

“Every week we have hardworking Americans at home and in the stands cheering us on, and that gives us a new reason to rush harder for the fans who give us their time and energy,” Bubba said. Wallace, driver of the No. 23 Toyota Camry TRD. “I look forward to leading the $10,000 lawsuit for MoneyLion users.”

Consumers can create a $RoarTag for free by downloading the MoneyLion app to their mobile device and creating a new account – there is no need to create a bank account. Existing MoneyLion users simply need to comment their $RoarTag on Twitter’s weekly post every Tuesday and follow MoneyLion’s Twitter account to be entered to win the weekly $500 gas prize. Full terms and conditions can be found HERE.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The MoneyLion 23XI contest begins at approximately 12:00 a.m. EDT on 06/21/2022 and ends at 7:00 p.m. EST on 11/06/2022. Contest open only to legal residents of the (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. (40) Weekly Prizes worth $500 each and up to (20) Grand Prizes worth $10,000 each will be awarded. Total value of all prizes to be awarded: up to $220,000. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Void where prohibited. See official rules for entry requirements, prize descriptions and details on . Sponsor: MoneyLion Technologies, PO Box 1547, Sandy, UT 84091.

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About 23XI Racing

23XI Racing – pronounced twenty-three eleven – was founded by NBA legend Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin in 2020. With rising NASCAR star Bubba Wallace selected to drive the #23 Toyota Camry TRD , the team made its NASCAR Cup Series debut in the 2021 Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Wallace made history on October 4, 2021, when he earned his first career Cup Series win, becoming the second African-American to win in the Cup Series and earning 23XI Racing its first-ever victory. 23XI Racing transitioned to a two-car organization in 2022 with Cup Series champion Kurt Busch driving the #45 Toyota Camry TRD. Busch added to the team’s win total with a win at Kansas Speedway on May 15, 2022.

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England’s Matt Fitzpatrick wins US Open with $3.15 million prize https://tasman-series.com/englands-matt-fitzpatrick-wins-us-open-with-3-15-million-prize/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 00:38:05 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/englands-matt-fitzpatrick-wins-us-open-with-3-15-million-prize/ BROOKLINE, Mass. >>Matt Fitzpatrick of England is once again champion at the Country Club, this time with golf’s greatest trophy. An American amateur champion in 2013. The US Open champion today. In a three-way battle at Brookline that went to the wire, Fitzpatrick took control with a nice break and an even better shot on […]]]>

BROOKLINE, Mass. >>Matt Fitzpatrick of England is once again champion at the Country Club, this time with golf’s greatest trophy.

An American amateur champion in 2013. The US Open champion today.

In a three-way battle at Brookline that went to the wire, Fitzpatrick took control with a nice break and an even better shot on the 15th hole for a two-shot swing. He was equally clutching a fairway bunker on the 18 that set par for a 2-under 68.

Victory wasn’t assured until Will Zalatoris, who showed an incredible fight against every error, fell to his knees when his 15-foot birdie putt on 18 just slipped through the left side of the cup. Zalatoris, who closed with a 69, was a runner-up in the second straight major.

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler never recovered from back-to-back bogeys to start the back nine that cost him the lead. He had a 25-foot birdie chance on 18 that narrowly missed and left him behind with a 67.

Along with the $3.15 million in prize money, Fitzpatrick had that gold Jack Nicklaus medal wrapped around his neck, which was fitting.

Fitzpatrick is the second man to win a US Amateur and a US Open on the same course, joining Nicklaus, who pulled it off at Pebble Beach. Juli Inkster won the US Women’s Amateur and the US Women’s Open at Prairie Dunes.

Fitzpatrick, who briefly played at Northwestern before turning pro, won for the eighth time in the world, and it was his first in America — at least a tournament everyone knows about. He won the Bear’s Club membership in Florida earlier this year, the course that Nicklaus built.

“He treated me a little rough at the start of the year. He said, ‘Finally. Congratulations on winning in the United States,'” Fitzpatrick said.

And then slightly lifting the trophy, Fitzpatrick sent a funny message to Nicklaus: “Jack, I won a second time.”

It took a good break, a signature shot and some guts at the end.

Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris were level in the 15th when the Englishman hit his tee shot so far right that he went into the gallery and found a decent lie on some dead, trampled grass. Zalatoris only missed a few yards and was buried in deep grass.

He hit the 5 iron from 220 yards 18 feet below the hole. Zalatoris entered the front bunker, exploded 25 feet and bogeyed. Fitzpatrick took a two-shot lead when his birdie putt entered the cup with such perfect pace that it didn’t even hit the pin it left in the cup.

Zalatoris bounced back again, taking a tough par-3 16th pin from 7 feet for a birdie to cut the lead to one stroke. Both missed birdie chances from 12ft on the 17th and then Fitzpatrick missed a fairway at the wrong time, pulling him left into a bunker with a steep area of ​​rough right ahead of him.

It looked like a playoff was imminent – ​​the previous three US Opens at Brookline have all been decided by a playoff – then Fitzpatrick fearlessly hit a fade with a 9 iron that carried the gaping bunker in front of the green and set himself up at 18 feet.

He narrowly missed and could only watch as Zalatoris missed his last chance.

“Matt’s shot on 18 is probably going to be on display for the rest of US Open history,” Zalatoris said. “I walked by and thought it was going to be cheeky. But the fact that he pulled it off and even got a bird’s eye look was just amazing.

“So hats off to him. He played well all week obviously and had a solid run today.

Fitzpatrick finished at 6 under 134.

Fitzpatrick, 27, the first Englishman since Justin Rose in 2013 to win the US Open, felt his time was approaching. He is meticulous in mapping out his shots and keeping track of each one to identify what needs improvement. And he has emphasized speed in his swing over the past two years, giving him the length and conviction to rival anyone.

That didn’t make Sunday any easier, a three-way race from the start when Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy backed off and never joined the mix.

Fitzpatrick and Zalatoris, who shared the 54-hole lead, each had a two-stroke lead at one point.

Zalatoris, who lost in the playoffs to Justin Thomas in the PGA Championship last month, has recovered from two early bogeys. They were tied when Zalatoris made an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-3 11th short, and Fitzpatrick threw three bogey putts from the same range.

The 25-year-old from Dallas suddenly had a two-stroke lead. He also couldn’t keep the ball in the fairway, and it cost him a knock on the No. 12. And then came another big twist, with Fitzpatrick netting a 50-foot birdie putt on the 13th green. Zalatoris did well to make his 15-footer for par and they headed for the tense conclusion.

Scheffler was still trailing in his bid for a second major this year, but everyone else has become a distant memory. Hideki Matsuyama had the lowest round of the week at 65, but he finished 3-under 277, and that was never going to be good enough.

In the end, it was Fitzpatrick who shared hugs with his family on the green, including his younger brother Alex, who caddyed for him in the US Amateur and recently turned pro.

And there was his caddie, Billy Foster, one of Europe’s most popular and longest-serving loopers who had never been on the sack for a major until Sunday.

“Billy said it for a while to keep doing what you’re doing and luck will come,” Fitzpatrick said. “It did, and I took it.”

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Brian Brown talks about his double participation in the Cup https://tasman-series.com/brian-brown-talks-about-his-double-participation-in-the-cup/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:07:21 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/brian-brown-talks-about-his-double-participation-in-the-cup/ MILTON, June 17, 2022 – This year’s edition of the Pepsi North America Cup is proving twice as good for harness racing coach Brian Brown. Brian Brown When the field of 10 lines up behind the door for the 39e edition of the $1 million classic, the conditioner from Ostrander, Ohio will have two opportunities, […]]]>

MILTON, June 17, 2022 – This year’s edition of the Pepsi North America Cup is proving twice as good for harness racing coach Brian Brown.

Brian Brown

When the field of 10 lines up behind the door for the 39e edition of the $1 million classic, the conditioner from Ostrander, Ohio will have two opportunities, in the form of Ario Hanover and Night Hawk, for a shot at the coveted Cup trophy.

“Wish I had more, but I only have two ready to go,” Brown joked.

Son of 2013 Pepsi North America Cup winner Traitor Captain, Ario Hanover is the sixth product of A Filly To Fear. The bay colt, a $45,000 buy at the 2020 Harrisburg Yearling Sale, sports a 1-4-1 record in seven lifetime starts for the ownership group of Kirk L Nichols, Aws Stbs Llc, Joe Sbrocco and Rich Lombardo Racing.

Ario Hanover, dispatched on his way to 35-1, clinched his ticket to the final after an impressive rally to finish third in his Cup qualifier last Saturday at Woodbine Mohawk Park, highlighted by a :26.1 last quarter.

“If you look at his lines, he always finishes every race well. It actually comes out of a very high number of blanks, so we’re reducing it. You can see how much it went down with the way he ran in the playoff. I wouldn’t say it’s perfectly normal, but he’s been training well and he’s doing well. I expect him to have a good race.

After just one start as a two-year-old, the bay colt beat his young daughter in Miami Valley in April, clocking the mile in 1:52.4.

Brown thinks the wheels are turning in his sophomore’s favor as he prepares for the biggest race of his career to date.

“I liked that the horse went into his elim. We knew we had him better, but then again, he’s healthier now and he’s really sharp. He ran well for us.

The other half of Brown’s stunt double is Night Hawk, an ultra-coherent son of bet linewinner of the 2016 Pepsi North America Cup.

Night Hawk winner in the PA All-Stars (Curtis Salonick Photo)

Owned by Acadia Farms Inc., Joe Sbrocco, In The Gym Partners and Leeman Lombardo Stable, Night Hawk will be looking to do better in Race 11 on Saturday night after a second-place finish in their Cup elimination last week.

Setting a lifetime record of five wins and two seconds out of seven starts, the $35,000 purchase at the 2020 Lexington Select Yearling Sale recorded a decisive neck win on May 30, winning a Pennsylvania Sire Stakes split in 1: 48.4 – a career-best mark, the fastest mile of the year at Pocono and the fastest mile by a three-year-old of the season.

“He’s a beautiful horse,” Brown said of the colt, who won both of his starts as a two-year-old and is the first foal out of the Somebeachsomewhere Night Music mare. “We made some changes on him. We return to the shadow roller. We had it in Pocono, where they race during the day. When he warmed up, he jumped shadows. So I added the shadow roll back just to be sure. David [driver, Miller] said last Saturday that the horse saw something at the head of the stretch and stepped aside, so we think he really wasn’t paying attention.

Brown hopes keeping his eyes on the prize will help boost Night Hawk’s chances in the Finals.

“Now don’t get me wrong, when you go for a quarter-mile sprint with [morning line Cup choice] Pebble Beach, most horses will lose. It’s crazy fast, at least over a quarter mile, and I’m sure it’s fast for longer. But over a quarter mile, I don’t think a three year old can beat it. I’m not saying our horse should have won [the elim], but I think he should have been even stronger last Saturday. So we’re going back to shadow rolling just to make it focus. And I’m going to switch from steel to aluminum.

Brown, who shut down Night Hawk last July due to a sore cannon bone in his rear left ankle, is thrilled to find his young star back on track.

“He’s a wonderful horse and just like Ario he always comes out and tries every time.”

The appeal of Night Hawk is having David Miller on the race bike. The decorated kidney accompanied Betting Line to the 2016 Cup victory.

A year later, it was Brown’s turn to join the victory parade when Fear The Dragon, with Miller in the sulky, took all the spoils. In all, Brown fielded four Cup starters and all finished third or better.

Now the coach with 1,778 career wins has doubled his chances of adding a second piece of Cup gear to his trophy case.

And he does it with horses that have very different personalities from each other.

“Ario, he has become very studious. But he probably has a funnier attitude, except when he’s studying. He’s a nice horse in the stable. Night Hawk is very nervous and easily spooked. You are always worried when you put the cart on that it might get scared and run away. On the track, he’s been pretty good other than looking at things. He skipped things in the past. I feel very lucky to have these two horses in our stable and to be there on Saturday. We are really looking forward to it.

The key to either of his horses winning the top prize is no revelation.

“For both horses, the journey is going to be everything. I think the winner is the one who will make the trip. I don’t know how many of them are good enough to get beat up and still win the race, any horse, let alone mine. It should be a great race.

Did Brown show the photo of the NA Cup winner’s circle of Fear The Dragon’s Cup starters, for inspiration?

“No, but we whispered his name to them.”

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by Chris Lomon, for Woodbine Entertainment

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The year the Bennetts ruled the world – Triathlete https://tasman-series.com/the-year-the-bennetts-ruled-the-world-triathlete/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 13:53:41 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-year-the-bennetts-ruled-the-world-triathlete/ Greg and Laura Bennett are one of triathlon’s most successful couples, with impressive careers that span decades. Although the duo have countless individual accomplishments, 2007 was the year the Bennetts rose to the top together. The pair started training in 2004. Greg said 2005 was “a little tough”, but in 2006 things started to settle […]]]>

Greg and Laura Bennett are one of triathlon’s most successful couples, with impressive careers that span decades. Although the duo have countless individual accomplishments, 2007 was the year the Bennetts rose to the top together.

The pair started training in 2004. Greg said 2005 was “a little tough”, but in 2006 things started to settle down, around the same time some of the sport’s biggest purses made their debut. The Bennetts followed the Lydiard method during a tough 16-week training block in Noosa, Australia, and both had decent pre-seasons in 2007.

The Life Time Triathlon was originally just a showpiece event in Minneapolis, but by 2007 it had morphed into a series of five Grand Slam races (focused on big city tris in Minneapolis, New York , Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas) with a monster purse for any athlete who could win all five. In some ways, it was a seemingly impossible task, given the vast pool of talent in short-course racing in the decade since triathlon was introduced to the Olympics.

And yet, the races in this series became Greg’s target. Also that summer, the Hy-Vee ITU World Cup Triathlon – a legal Olympic distance race in Des Moines, Iowa – debuted, offering an astounding $1 million purse. “For Laura, it’s become the champions of the world – it would be crazy not to make that the focus.”

Hy-Vee took place in June. The women went first and Laura won, winning $200,000 and a new Hummer H3 worth over $30,000. Although Greg’s race started soon after, he couldn’t help but wave to his wife at the finish line.

“It was a very emotional moment, yes because of the money and the car, but it was also because we had worked so hard for so long to have that defining moment for her,” he said. declared. “For both of us – we had been together for seven years at that point – it was a wave of emotional relief. It was just pure happiness. Sometimes you can contain your emotions, and other times they explode. It was a blast.

Laura Bennett collapses after winning the Hy-Vee title. (Photo: Robert Murphy)

Greg hopped on his bike and sprinted to the start line, where his male competitors congratulated him. He took fifth place against a very competitive field, which gave him the confidence boost he needed.

July’s Life Time race in Minneapolis served as both the 2006 series finale and the start of the 2007 series, which would end in Dallas. Winning all five was not an immediate goal for Greg given the dynamics and competitive depth of the men’s field at the time. Unlike some of the dominant male winners today, on any given weekend Greg, Simon Whitfield, Bevan Docherty, Craig Alexander, Hamish Carter, Chris McCormack or Hunter Kemper could step onto the podium.

In Minneapolis, Greg established the exact race he visualized and won.

The next stop was New York, a course that suited him well: a swim against the current, a half-mile run to the bike to weed out the best swimmers, hilly biking, hot and humid conditions, and a race in Central Park with lots of long descents. He has won the race four years in a row, including this one.

Two for five.

Chicago came next, with a completely opposite course from New York, with a challenging lake swim and very flat biking and running courses. Olympian Craig Walton, one of the most prominent swim cyclists at the time, was Greg’s biggest competition. He knew if he could get off the bike within two minutes of Walton, he could outrun him.

“I got off the bike and was 2:30 behind,” he said, “so I just started sprinting. I remember running as fast as I could, like in the playground, and I was a maniac. I caught it by 5K and then I was completely exhausted. I finally got it in the last mile, but only by about 12 seconds.

After that run, the pressure started to hit Greg as rumbles formed around five-for-five. “I thought – oh wow, I have all three…but again, it’s one race at a time.”

Three down. Two to do.

The fourth race was in Los Angeles, with another tough bike and a tough race with long descents. Walton got off the bike three and a half hours early.

“My first reaction was, ‘Oh well, the pressure is off,'” Greg said. “But I immediately snapped and thought, ‘NO, why don’t you go find out? I started sprinting again. The price goes up to [Walt Disney Concert Hall] and straight down, and I remember free falling, opening the legs and letting the arms flail. The race director said: “I’ve never seen anyone go down a hill like that.” I thought I would either fall on my face or win the race.

He caught Walton with 300 yards to go, and a sprint battle ensued. “I got him, but he won me every step.”

Four wins—check.

That night, Greg flew to Beijing to see Laura compete in the 2007 ITU World Cup, which served as the test event for the Olympics. She came in third behind Emma Snowsill and Vanessa Fernandes, instantly cementing her spot on Team USA for 2008. “, said Greg.

Although Laura’s run was worthy of elaborate celebration, partying and flying around the world may not have been the best for Greg’s recovery: he ended up with a tendon injury. of Achilles who interrupted his race. “I had Dallas coming up, and I had to earn it — it wasn’t a maybe, it was you gotta earn it,” he said, of the all-or-nothing nature of the payout. from the Serie. “It’s the most vivid feeling you can have when you have to do something – it’s not a choice.”

The morning of the race in Texas, Greg had a chiropractor and body specialist working on him from 2 to 5 a.m. just to get through the race. Life Time brought in all the best athletes in the world, and a win wasn’t going to come easy. “I decided to own it and own it early,” he said. “I hopped on the bus and realized, ‘I’m about to play a game with the best in the world, and once in a while they’re going to throw punches and it’s going to hurt. “”

He took a few hits along the way, but won Dallas’ run by 21 seconds, which was “as much celebration as relief.” His five out of five wins earned him over $500,000 in prize money and bonuses that year. (Fun fact: each of his runs throughout the series was between 30:50 and 30:57.)

The Bennetts pose during a shoot for Inside Triathlon magazine. (Photo: Matt Harbicht)

“Laura and I ticked so many boxes, and it’s been a wonderful year for us,” Greg said. “We have to have this – once. You have those moments that are special, and it was a year of that moment, between Laura being on the Olympic team and winning Hy-Vee and me winning the five-for-five. It was a year where everything fell into place and that’s what was really special.

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Tony Zhou wins the Belmont Stakes Challenge 2022 https://tasman-series.com/tony-zhou-wins-the-belmont-stakes-challenge-2022/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 22:02:28 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/tony-zhou-wins-the-belmont-stakes-challenge-2022/ ELMONT, NY – Tournament veteran Tony Zhou beat a field of 68 riders to win the 2022 Belmont Stakes Challenge, which was contested online via NYRA Bets and on track at Belmont Park during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Zhou, a 38-year-old New York resident, won $85,800 in prize money plus $52,945.50 in live bankroll […]]]>

ELMONT, NY – Tournament veteran Tony Zhou beat a field of 68 riders to win the 2022 Belmont Stakes Challenge, which was contested online via NYRA Bets and on track at Belmont Park during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.

Zhou, a 38-year-old New York resident, won $85,800 in prize money plus $52,945.50 in live bankroll for a total of $138,745.50. With the win, Zhou secured a seat in the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge in November at Keeneland.

The Belmont Stakes Challenge was a live money contest with an entry fee of $5,000 [$3,500 in Live Money Wagers/$1,500 to Prize Pool]contributing to a prize pool that the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) endowed with $50,000 – including $40,000 for the winner and $10,000 for the runner-up.

Competitors were allowed to make Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, Quinella, and Daily Double bets and had to wager a minimum of $200 per race on at least five separate Challenge races held on Friday; and an additional $500 per race over a minimum of five separate Challenge races held on Saturday.

Zhou was in third place heading into the final race of the contest – the $1.5 million Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. A field of eight lined up in the 1 1/2 mile “Champion’s Test” and Zhou staked his chances on 5-2 favorite Mo Donegal, who would be ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for the Hall of Fame coach Todd Plecher.

Mo Donegal, who was also third out of 10 furlongs in the 12 furlong test, made a four-wide move at the top of the lane and cleared a three-length score on her Stablemate filly Nest.

TOP THREE FINISHERS
Player Prize Money Live Bankroll
Tony Zhou $85,800 $52,945.50
Christian Hellmers $32,900 $70,900
Travis Pearson $13,740 $29,928

Zhou took to social media to express his satisfaction after securing his maiden Belmont Stakes Challenge title.

“After 3rd and 2nd place finishes in previous years, achieving this victory in a major brought pure joy,” Zhou said via Twitter. “My 1st day at the races was Belmont Stakes 2010 when I left with an empty wallet. I swore I understood the game and with hard work and deliberate practice things work out!

Horse players are invited to participate in NYRA’s Belmont Saturday Live Money Contests, available online through NYRA Bets; pre-registration is required. Upcoming contest dates include Saturday, June 18; Saturday June 25; Saturday July 2; and Saturday July 9. For more information, visit https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/handicapping-contests.

NYRA Bets is Belmont Park’s official betting platform and the best way to bet on all races in the Spring/Summer meet. Available to horse players nationwide, the NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at www.NYRABets.com.

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Josef Newgarden wins IndyCar race at Road America and scoops $1 million prize https://tasman-series.com/josef-newgarden-wins-indycar-race-at-road-america-and-scoops-1-million-prize/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 21:57:27 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/josef-newgarden-wins-indycar-race-at-road-america-and-scoops-1-million-prize/ ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Josef Newgarden wanted to thank the pet service that helped him adopt his 30-pound dog, Axel, who is now part of his family. The Team Penske driver repaid the shelter – literally – with his driving performance. Newgarden earned a $1 million bonus on Sunday for his victory at Road America, […]]]>

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Josef Newgarden wanted to thank the pet service that helped him adopt his 30-pound dog, Axel, who is now part of his family.

The Team Penske driver repaid the shelter – literally – with his driving performance.

Newgarden earned a $1 million bonus on Sunday for his victory at Road America, where his third victory of the season completed a trio of victories on the various IndyCar circuits. This means, among other things, that the Nashville chapter of Wags and Walks can build a new dog adoption center.

“They help all kinds of dogs — all kinds,” Newgarden said. “You should hear some of these heartbreaking stories these guys go through to find these dogs. We are very happy to be able to bring money to this group because they have done a lot for us and for a lot of people in Nashville.

Newgarden has won at the Oval in Texas and the Long Beach Street Circuit this season, and he headed to Road America in search of a road course victory that would make him the first IndyCar driver this season to win on all three circuits.

The reward was a $1 million payout from the PeopleReady Force for Good Challenge, which split the bonus between Team Penske and Newgarden’s chosen charities. The American selected Wags and Walks of Nashville and SeriousFun Children’s Network.

“Having something like this challenge, I think, makes you more competitive,” Newgarden said. “You want to do it for them.”

Officials from both charities took part in Newgarden’s post-race press conference via Zoom to thank the driver.

“We are absolutely thrilled,” said Kathryn Hurley of Wags and Walks. “This will literally impact thousands of dogs here in Nashville and allow us to build an incredible adoption center.”

It was the Challenge’s first year and was won before the IndyCar season was halfway through; Newgarden is the only driver to have multiple wins in eight of 17 races.

Newgarden beat Indianapolis 500 winner Marcus Ericsson of Chip Ganassi Racing by 3.371 seconds after two late restarts, but Ericsson regained the points lead with second place.

This is the seventh time the points lead has changed hands this season.

“I think it’s going to be a tough season, a long season, but we’ve put ourselves in a really good position now for that kind of second half,” Ericsson said. “We just have to keep doing what we’ve been doing.”

Alexander Rossi, the Andretti Autosport driver who started on pole in search of his first victory in three years, finished third and was followed by teammates Romain Grosjean and Colton Herta.

Chevrolet won the race with Newgarden, but Honda took the next four spots. Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist and Penske’s Scott McLaughlin finished sixth and seventh for Chevy.

Newgarden had a 2.8 second lead over Rossi when Pato O’Ward’s engine failed with six laps to go to set up the first late restart. Then Helio Castroneves sped off for another warning.

Newgarden took a big leap over Rossi in both late restarts and never looked back.

Rossi had his hands full first with Ericsson and then with his own teammates as his losing streak stretched to 45 runs. His pole position on Saturday was his first in three years.

“It’s always a bit disappointing to start on pole and not be able to convert, but it was generally a good day,” Rossi said. “I think Josef had a bit better pace than us. I think we were the second best car. I got pretty aggressive on the reboot there to try and do something and just went a bit overboard. That’s what got Marcus out of it.

Newgarden won for the second time at Road America, as he also won here in 2018. He was on his way to victory a year ago until his gearbox failed in the closing laps and it gives victory to reigning IndyCar champion Alex Palou.

“I hadn’t thought of (last year),” Newgarden said. “I was just focused on today. The thing I focused on is that we are in position… You don’t have many chances to be in a position to conclude. I wanted just close.

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