Race Prize – Tasman Series http://tasman-series.com/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 02:46:51 +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 The 2023 Brit Awards trophies are revealed https://tasman-series.com/the-2023-brit-awards-trophies-are-revealed/ Thu, 24 Nov 2022 00:01:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-2023-brit-awards-trophies-are-revealed/ The Brit Awards 2023 have unveiled their new award design by a London-based artist. Olaolu Slawn, born in Nigeria in 2000, was announced on Thursday as the creator of the latest music awards trophy. Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake and Dame Zaha Hadid have all designed a Brit Award before. The 2023 Brit Awards […]]]>

The Brit Awards 2023 have unveiled their new award design by a London-based artist.

Olaolu Slawn, born in Nigeria in 2000, was announced on Thursday as the creator of the latest music awards trophy.

Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir Peter Blake and Dame Zaha Hadid have all designed a Brit Award before.

The 2023 Brit Awards have unveiled their new award design by a London-based artist (John Marshall/The BRIT Awards)

Slawn said he wanted the metal person-shaped awards to have “both sophistication and playfulness.”

He added, “I wanted to convey feelings of gratitude and celebration because I know opportunities like this don’t come around very often for people like me.

“The concept behind the sculpture is ‘hats off to you’.

“My decision to remove the helmet from the award is my way of thanking the Brits for giving me this opportunity.

“I hope seeing this award inspires not just the people of Britain, but individuals across the world, including myself, that these feats are achievable.”

Slawn also said that when he grew up in Lagos he was surrounded by bronze sculptures.

He added, “I also wanted to commemorate and incorporate my roots into the design.”

Olaolu Slawn, born in Nigeria in 2000, was announced on Thursday as the designer of the latest music awards statue (Fin Flint/PA)

Olaolu Slawn, born in Nigeria in 2000, was announced on Thursday as the designer of the latest music awards statue (Fin Flint/PA)

Slawn also said, “The Brit Awards are a classic celebration of global talent and a powerful forum to truly reflect on the changing nature of culture and the contribution people make to that culture.”

The entertainer has already received praise, the Brits said, from the late Virgil Abloh, Mercury Prize winner Skepta, real name Joseph Junior Adenuga and Central Cee.

Slawn, who explores human psychology, politics and race in his work, exhibited 12 new pieces collectively titled On A Darker Note in London.

Chairman of the 2023 awards and managing director and chairman of promotions at Atlantic Records, part of Warner Music UK, Damian Christian said the artist’s work is “incredible and powerful”.

He added: “We were blown away by what he has created – his design is bold, exciting and in tune with the times, and represents what we are trying to achieve with this year’s ceremony.”

The Brit Awards 2023 will take place on February 11 and will be broadcast live on ITV and ITVX from the O2 arena.

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Helmsley RNLI Duck Race: winners announced https://tasman-series.com/helmsley-rnli-duck-race-winners-announced/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 13:53:47 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/helmsley-rnli-duck-race-winners-announced/ THE WINNERS of a popular duck race in Helmsley have been announced. A lottery was held to choose the lucky ducks, from hundreds who had donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). As reported by the Gazette and Herald in August, a lack of water in the spout meant it was not possible to […]]]>

THE WINNERS of a popular duck race in Helmsley have been announced.

A lottery was held to choose the lucky ducks, from hundreds who had donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

As reported by the Gazette and Herald in August, a lack of water in the spout meant it was not possible to run this year’s race.

Instead, a rubber ducky raffle took place outside the Royal Oak on Sunday 20 November.

Helmsley County Councilor George Jabbour, who drew the winning ducks, said: “The RNLI is doing a tremendous job of saving lives on our nation’s shores.

“I was delighted to announce that the first prize winner is the owner of duck number 298, he will receive £40.

“In second place is number 262, winning £20.

“Duck number 468 came third and its owner will have £10.

“Finally there is a £5 prize for the last duck, the winner being duck number 345: all winners will be contacted using the phone number they left when purchasing the ducks.”

Gazette & Herald: the winning ducksThe winning ducks (Photo: George Jabbour)
The next competition is expected to take place in May 2023.

Doreen Atkinson, chair of the Helmsley branch of the RNLI, added: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported us this year.

“Funds raised will provide essential support to the activities of the RNLI.”

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Predictions for the Oscars 2023: She Said, Carey Mulligan https://tasman-series.com/predictions-for-the-oscars-2023-she-said-carey-mulligan/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 18:30:50 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/predictions-for-the-oscars-2023-she-said-carey-mulligan/ Welcome to Oscar Experts Typing, a weekly column in which Gold Derby editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the Oscar race – via Slack, of course. This week, we debate the prospects for “She Said” as it hits theaters.Christopher Rosen: Hello Joyce! We’re back on the Friday before Thanksgiving and with plenty […]]]>

Welcome to Oscar Experts Typing, a weekly column in which Gold Derby editors and experts Joyce Eng and Christopher Rosen discuss the Oscar race – via Slack, of course. This week, we debate the prospects for “She Said” as it hits theaters.

Christopher Rosen: Hello Joyce! We’re back on the Friday before Thanksgiving and with plenty of exciting new releases hitting theaters to discuss – no one will notice, at least judging by recent box office reports. On the foodie front, ‘Bones and All’ and ‘The Menu’ have been released – ‘Bones’ is in limited release before expanding on Thanksgiving, appropriate for a movie about cannibalism. I’m a fan of one of those movies – here’s a hint – but my opinion aside, it looks like the two are facing a slightly uphill battle on the awards front. ‘The Menu’ is probably more of a Golden Globes play in the comedy categories – Ralph Fiennes and Anya Taylor Joy feel like pretty strong bets – while “Bones and All” should garner critical acclaim, lots of Letterboxd love, and maybe some deserved Oscar nominations for David Kajganitch in a suitable scenario and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross in score or even in original song. But it’s the other movie out today, in wide release, no less, that has me baffled. I tap, of course, on my beloved “She Said”. Joyce, this movie rules. It’s not just about something – good journalism, speaking truth to power – but super entertaining. Maria SchraderThe drama is extremely well done and incredibly watchable. The performances are also at the top: Carey Mulligan is effortless, Robert Redford at Zoe Kazanit is Dustin Hoffman. There are also good things about the supporting cast, especially Peter Friedman and André Braugher. When I saw “She Said” at the New York Film Festival, I thought it might be a serious threat to several nominations, including Image, Supporting Actress, Adapted Screenplay, Score , the editing and maybe even the director. But now I can’t deny that it looks like a lark. Is the decided lack of buzz – plus what I assume will be unsightly ticket sales numbers – a “She Said” sign might be better off asking for a kill fee, or this journalism drama a- there the means to return to the first page? (Journalism?)

joyceeng: It’s a wonderful weekend to be a “Succession” stan at the movies. “The Menu” is full of “Succession” peeks behind and in front of the camera (with a line from the show to boot) and “She Said” features Frank Vernon facing Carey Mulligan backed by a killer Nicholas Britel score (she taps while listening to the Grammy-nominated season 3 soundtrack for the umpteenth time). Too bad “Armageddon Time” doesn’t open today as well. “She Said” is a great film and a great journalism film and certainly deserves all the thumbs above the fold, but my initial reservations a month ago about its Oscar bid haven’t really changed. I’d love to see it fall into a handful of categories – and I still think it’s possible in a couple – but I feel like the noise for it never peaked, even after it opened at strong reviews at the NYFF. For some movies it’s a double-edged sword to overhype, but in this case I think it could have used a little more hype, especially ahead of a wide release on the second weekend of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and just before Thanksgiving when its Universal companion (and studio No. 1) “The Fabelmans” widens. It’s not going to blow the roof off the joint this weekend, so the best-case scenario is that it has good word of mouth and legs. Regardless of the box office, I think it’s going to be a priority filter for the industry, for obvious reasons, and then it’s a matter of how they respond to it. Although it is a serious topic, which it skillfully handles with care and respect for the victims, “She Said” is very watchable and funny, and is not difficult like some other contenders (hi, “ Bones and All”). I only have it in adapted version at the moment, but as of yesterday you still have it in Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Mulligan, even though you cleared the room for John Smart in “Babylon” and Hong Chau in “The Whale”. If “She Said” sinks – again, I hope it doesn’t – will you go down with the ship?

SEE Oscar Experts’ Slugfest: ‘Babylon’ Bursts onto the Scene, But How Far Will It Go?

Christopher Rosen: The short answer is “yes”, but let me type in a few more words to help add context: I think the three categories “She Said” should consider at this point are the “CODA” trifecta: image, adapted scenario and support. For Best Picture, as we said, there’s a lot of flexibility on the backend and so I think ‘She Said’ is still a valid option alongside other potentials as well like ‘The Whale’ or ‘The Woman King” or “Alive.” I’ll leave it for now, or until the Precursors tell me it’s time to abandon ship. In the adaptation there aren’t a lot of slam dunks beyond the obvious – that’s why I also have “Bones and All” there – so I think that’s the best bet for the recognition of “She Said”. As for the supporting actress: Well, it’s not so quietly the most competitive category of the year. Mulligan, however, has a few things going for her: She’s a borderline head, she has several memorable scenes, and it seems the academy likes her — at least enough to get her nominated. I’ve got it winning right now, and hey, why not? (Inset: You’ll be surprised to know that I’m already willing to flip-flop on my clever prediction for a return to Kerry Condon. I contain multitudes?) But let me go back to something you mentioned earlier: maybe the biggest hurdle for “She Said” is that it’s Universal’s #2 priority this month here behind “The Fabelmans”. There’s not much to do about it now – but releasing “She Said” between the limited and wide release of Steven SpielbergThe Oscar favorite looks like a tough beat – but if the studio waited any longer, ‘She Said’ would likely get lost in the jaws of December releases like ‘Avatar’ and ‘Babylon’. On Thursday, we saw MGM debut “Women Talking” from its limited Dec. 2-23 arc. What I’m typing, I guess, is maybe it would have been better for “Women Talking” and “She Said” to hit theaters in October, closer to their festival debut? But then they would risk getting lost in the mix of “TÁR” and “Armageddon Time” and “Till”. Films, now more than ever — at least in terms of quantity? Joyce, I’m turning this into a Puck newsletter or something, so save me from myself and the pontification of the industry and tell me what everyone wants to know: how can- get us from Nicholas Britell the “She Said” recognition he deserves (he types while listening to the sheet music “She Said” on Spotify)?

joyceeng: The original high score is stacked and I’m unfortunately not predicting our guy right now because like I said I don’t think he would win so I’d rather not see him store names in vain. It’s an anti-diction only because I don’t want to see him lose again. But I’ll obviously add it if it looks like we’re headed in that direction. The shocking thing about your Smart flip-flop is that you only consider it 24 hours later. A new world record in your impetuous propensity for about-turns. I like to think my fall for Condon yesterday was a factor. Best Supporting Actress feels so messy in the best way – we need to savor this moment before a five-way consensus starts working and neutralizes the fun and suspense – so Mulligan isn’t out of place. She might have, like, 20 minutes less screen time than Kazan, but they’re co-narrative leads (again, I don’t care where she campaigns) so she would have that advantage over the most of its potential competitors in the category, except for Thuso Mbedu, who is a secret lead in “The Woman King” and a long shot. You also came across a single woman talking about “Women Talking”. Did the change of date cause you to make another abrupt U-turn?

SEE Oscar Experts Typing: Why ‘The Fabelmans’ is still the one to beat (for now)

Christopher Rosen: No, in that case, I’m sticking to it: I’ve said it before and it doesn’t make me happy, but I’m a little concerned about “Women Talking”! But that’s a strike for another day, perhaps not until mid-December. Joyce, can you have the last words: FYC hyper-settling?

joyceeng: Conheads will love “Le Menu”. “Women Talking” doesn’t worry me as much as you do, but I flirted with the idea of ​​giving up one of Jessie Buckley and Claire Foy for Mulligan last month. Alas, I didn’t. I can see the top reviewer awards and trailblazers being all over this category and I sincerely hope they are because we need this chaos. Thanks, michelle williams?

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The Startup Race hosts a trio of Scaleup events focused on https://tasman-series.com/the-startup-race-hosts-a-trio-of-scaleup-events-focused-on/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/the-startup-race-hosts-a-trio-of-scaleup-events-focused-on/ SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Startup Race, a UK-based startup acceleration program, announced today that it will hold three events on November 28 at the Glynhill hotel in Renfrew, near Glasgow, focused on connecting and empowering women business owners, encouraging women-led businesses to grow and demystifying what it means to […]]]>

SCOTLAND, United Kingdom, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Startup Race, a UK-based startup acceleration program, announced today that it will hold three events on November 28 at the Glynhill hotel in Renfrew, near Glasgow, focused on connecting and empowering women business owners, encouraging women-led businesses to grow and demystifying what it means to be an angel investor. Programming is supported in partnership with the League of Entrepreneurs, Mint Ventures and the Women’s Business Centre.

“Our mission is to help more women grow their businesses and to do that we need to democratize angel investing and make it more accessible to women,” said Gillian Fleming, CEO of Mint Ventures. “Women are 50% more likely to back other women, and it’s a myth that you have to be rich to be an angel investor. Our minimum investment amount per person is £2,000. For too long, women have been underrepresented and underfunded when it comes to early stage equity investing. We are delighted to be collaborating with The Startup Race and the Scottish Tech Ecosystem on initiatives to address these challenges, supporting the success of UK women entrepreneurs.

All three November 28 programs are free to all attendees and focus on sales and marketing, board governance, and fundraising for entrepreneurs. The sessions are designed for professional support organizations in the entrepreneurship ecosystem to bring together both entrepreneurs and investors.

The UK-based Startup Race is a hackathon and acceleration program dedicated to proving that sales and revenue are the true benchmark of a successful startup, rather than the initial pitch. Upon entering the Accelerator, participants had access to the world’s best Lean Startup resources to validate their thinking, develop their business model and personal profile to attract co-founders.

“Female investors have a particularly keen eye for good companies, so we’re thrilled to host this event to connect them with strong startups and entrepreneurs,” said James Shoemark, co-founder of The Startup Race. “These events will help build connectivity between women investors and women founders, and it’s an honor to help facilitate that.”

For more information on The Startup Race, visit: www.TheStartupRace.com.

ABOUT MINT VENTURES
Launched in 2021 and spun off from research by Women’s Enterprise Scotland, Mint Ventures is a business angel network that invests in diverse women-led businesses. It was created to democratize angel investing by educating women about investment opportunities and connecting female angel investors with purpose-driven businesses. For more information about Mint Ventures, please visit: https://www.mintventures.co.uk.

ABOUT THE STARTUP RACE
The UK-based Startup Race is a hackathon and accelerator program dedicated to proving that sales and revenue are the true benchmark of a successful startup, rather than the initial pitch. The event and the business itself are the product of a young entrepreneur asking Mr. James Shoemark in 2014, how the startup process could be gamified. Mr. Shoemark decided that a business competition using the pirated metrics (AARRR as popularized by Dave McLure) of acquisition, activation, retention, referral and revenue as a benchmark for ambition, competition and growth could be the answer. He quickly teamed up with Michael Clouser, a former Silicon Valley VC, and other Edinburgh-based entrepreneurs and investors to partner with him in this new venture to support fast-growing startups in the UK. And in the world. The first £10,000 seed race will run until autumn 2022, when a winner will be announced and will receive the £10,000 cash prize. Once this Starter Race is complete, they will partner with Scottish investors to run a £300,000 Starter Race and then an International £1,000,000 Starter Race. For more information on The Startup Race, visit: WWW.TheStartupRace.com.

  • Mint Ventures works with The Startup Race, which organizes a trio of Scaleup events focused on women business owners and investors

  • Mint Ventures works with The Startup Race, which organizes a trio of Scaleup events focused on women business owners and investors

        
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Seat in the United States Senate in 2024 https://tasman-series.com/seat-in-the-united-states-senate-in-2024/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 16:11:37 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/seat-in-the-united-states-senate-in-2024/ LOCKWOOD, Mont. – Republicans emboldened by a string of electoral victories in Montana in this midterm election are quickly turning their attention to a prize that has repeatedly eluded them: the U.S. Senate seat held by three-term Democrat Jon Tester which is up for grabs in 2024. That sets up a potential deadly primary battle […]]]>

LOCKWOOD, Mont. – Republicans emboldened by a string of electoral victories in Montana in this midterm election are quickly turning their attention to a prize that has repeatedly eluded them: the U.S. Senate seat held by three-term Democrat Jon Tester which is up for grabs in 2024.

That sets up a potential deadly primary battle between the two Republicans who won U.S. House seats on Tuesday – former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Rep. Matt Rosendale.

Zinke, 61, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he views Tester as vulnerable and will decide whether or not to run for the Senate seat next year. Rosendale, 62, said Tester did not represent Montana’s interests and should be replaced, but declined to answer when asked if he would run.

Tester is expected to be among the most vulnerable Democrats in the U.S. Senate in the next election cycle along with fellow moderates Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Voters in Montana and West Virginia are increasingly Republican-leaning, while Arizona has emerged as a key swing state targeted by both parties.

If Tester, 66, decides not to run for re-election, it would give Republicans a huge advantage because there are few Democrats in the state with his high profile.

Following a Veterans Day ceremony at Lockwood High School near Billings on Friday, Tester said he plans to make a decision on his re-election bid early next year.

“I’m going to make this decision based on my effectiveness and my family,” he said in a brief interview. “Part of the decision to run again is that I’m going to be in a position where I can really influence, and that’s pretty cool.”

It remains unclear who will control the Senate next year with Georgia contesting a runoff and a race in Nevada still undecided. But the chamber is certain to be tightly divided as the next election approaches.

No matter who wins the GOP nomination in Montana — whether it’s Rosendale, Zinke, or someone else with statewide name recognition like Gov. Greg Gianforte — Tester will be in a tough spot. in 2024, said University of Montana political analyst Christopher Muste.

Over the past decade, Montana Democrats have lost every other partisan position they held statewide except for Tester, including governor, the second seat in the Senate. Montana American and other leadership positions.

“Montana Republicans will be encouraged” by their victories on Tuesday, Muste said. “The tester must consider whether he wants to take on this challenge, although in the past he has seemed to relish taking it on.”

Tester entered the Senate in 2006 with a slim victory of about 3,500 votes over incumbent Republican Conrad Burns. His second election in 2012 was also a close one, against former US Representative Denny Rehberg.

Rosendale, a far-right conservative, tried to unseat Tester in 2018 but narrowly lost, despite repeated appearances in Montana on behalf of the Republican by former President Donald Trump. Trump personally resented Tester after the Democrat derailed Trump’s veterans nominee with revelations of misconduct.

Zinke and Rosendale previously faced off in the 2014 US House GOP primary. Zinke narrowly won that five-way race and was elected to the House twice. He left shortly after his second election to join Trump’s cabinet for less than two years before resigning amid numerous ethics inquiries.

After narrowly winning the 2022 Republican primary, Zinke used the bulk of his campaign money — more than $6 million — to fend off a challenge from Missoula attorney Monica Tranel. Rosendale served a second term and had more than $1 million in cash remaining as of October 19.

Tester has raised $4 million in campaign money since his re-election in 2018 and has about $2.5 million left.

These amounts are dwarfed by the sums spent during the Republicans before the attempts to unseat Tester.

The $47 million poured into Montana’s 2012 senatorial election set a record for campaign spending in the state. The 2018 Rosendale-Tester race set a new record of $73 million, broken two years later with $145 million spent in former Gov. Steve Bullock’s failed bid to beat Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

Rosendale and Zinke have proven to be strong fundraisers. Gianforte is immensely wealthy and in 2020 he loaned more than $7.5 million to his gubernatorial campaign to vastly outspend his Democratic rival.

A spokesperson for Gianforte, whose first term ends in early 2025, declined to say whether he was interested in the Senate job. Spokeswoman Brooke Stroyke said the governor is focused on issues ahead in the 2023 legislative session.

Zinke criticized Tester for not standing up to his party in the same way as Manchin, who led his fellow Democrats to roll back proposed restrictions on the energy industry.

“He could have slowed down the progressive wave,” Zinke said. “He chose not to.”

Tester said he was comfortable supporting last year’s infrastructure bill and the Biden administration’s climate change legislation, and a spokesperson said Tester backed a strategy energy “all of the above”. Tester serves as chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, where he sponsored legislation signed into law in August that extended federal health services to millions of service members exposed to toxic smoke from “burning pits” at military bases.

“The default position for most people in Montana is that they vote Republican unless you give them a reason to vote for you,” he said. “I can’t be anyone but myself.”

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Track runner Angel Brandon has her eyes on the prize – The Oakland Post https://tasman-series.com/track-runner-angel-brandon-has-her-eyes-on-the-prize-the-oakland-post/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 14:03:29 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/track-runner-angel-brandon-has-her-eyes-on-the-prize-the-oakland-post/ Angel Brandon is a runway star who’s ready to step out in style for her senior year. She is an elementary education major who will begin her student teaching program next fall, on her way to obtaining certification to teach K-8. Brandon was born in California and hails from Flint. Her journey to becoming a […]]]>

Angel Brandon is a runway star who’s ready to step out in style for her senior year. She is an elementary education major who will begin her student teaching program next fall, on her way to obtaining certification to teach K-8.

Brandon was born in California and hails from Flint. Her journey to becoming a runner began at the age of nine. Her older brother ran track in high school and college, so she was always under his command and wanted to be like him, following in his footsteps.

Her younger sister also races track, and Brandon being the person she looks up to is what motivates her and drives her to be the successful track runner that she is.

“I always want to show him that you can do it in college,” she said.

When Brandon competes, she feels nothing can stop her.

“That’s it – so that’s what’s constantly on my mind,” Brandon said. “It’s my last year, so might as well go out and give it my all and push myself even when it gets tough.”

Just last year, she completed her first hurdle race after only competing in the 200 and 400 metres. Learning a new event and excelling in it makes Brandon a very ambitious athlete.

“It was the biggest achievement for me,” she said. “I was 11th in the conference last year, and that’s good for someone who’s never done that before, so my goal is just to rank higher and do better now that I have this experience beneath me.”

Running impacted Brandon’s life and made her the person she is today.

“I think the race track has grown my confidence in a lot of ways,” she said. “No one is going to believe in you until you believe in yourself. Your coaches can, your teammates can, but you have to want it for yourself, so that’s what it taught me. From first year to today my confidence in the sport has grown, both as a person and as a team leader.

Running for Oakland reunited Brandon and his closest friends.

“[OU] gave me these bonds that I’m going to have and take with me forever, so the team in general is what makes the experience so much better,” she said.

Brandon is a supporter of her teammates and aims to be a positive influence all around. Although this is her last year, she wants to leave the team knowing that she did her best.

“I want people to say, ‘yeah, she tried hard. Yeah, she came out and gave it her all,'” Brandon said. “That’s what I want to leave here in Oakland.”

For those looking to follow a similar trajectory, Brandon advises not to take a single day for granted.

“Have a good support system, stay focused and [keep your] eyes on the prize,” she said. “[…] Don’t let time slip away and always push yourself.

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Public funds used for 42 million euros in horse racing prizes in 2021 https://tasman-series.com/public-funds-used-for-42-million-euros-in-horse-racing-prizes-in-2021/ Sun, 06 Nov 2022 10:39:40 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/public-funds-used-for-42-million-euros-in-horse-racing-prizes-in-2021/ More than 42 million euros in public funds were paid out in prize money at horse races last year. Horse Racing Ireland expects a similar amount will be paid out on 390 races this year. Owners of racehorses who win the prize money do not have to pay tax on the earnings from the prizes, […]]]>

More than 42 million euros in public funds were paid out in prize money at horse races last year.

Horse Racing Ireland expects a similar amount will be paid out on 390 races this year.

Owners of racehorses who win the prize money do not have to pay tax on the earnings from the prizes, but trainers and jockeys are subject to tax.

The organization that governs the sport of horse racing said the prize money drives investment and boosts rural economic activity.

Horse Racing Ireland said the prize funding “impacts the sale of Irish horses and the decision to keep horses in training in Ireland.

“The Thoroughbred racehorse training business is very labour-intensive and therefore the more horses in training in Ireland the greater the employment and impact economic are important.”

The amount of public funds paid out in prize money increased by €7.8m last year compared to 2020, when racing was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The figures were provided to People Before Profit TD Paul Murphy, who asked why so much money was being allocated to a “lucrative, predominantly private industry in a free market economy which should be able to support itself”.

The horse racing industry benefits from state financial support through the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund, with €72.8 million allocated to support horse racing in 2023, 80% of which can be allocated to prices.

Horse Racing Ireland said ‘prize money is the subject of international competition, particularly at the top level where we seek to attract horses to compete here’.

“Flat racing is a global sport with the same horses competing in a series of top-level races around the world,” the organization added.

Racehorse owners receive 72% of the winnings, with 10% going to trainers and jockeys, and 8% going to other causes including stable staff, charities and industry organisations.

This means that more than 30 million euros in public money went to racehorse owners last year, for which they did not have to pay income tax.

The race meeting which attracted the biggest contribution of public money last year was the Irish Champions Weekend in September.

Prize money offered across the 16 races at the Curragh and Leopardstown was €4.75 million, of which just over €2 million came from public funds allocated by HRI.

HRI said a 2017 Deloitte report estimated that the racing and breeding industry in Ireland directly and indirectly supported 29,000 jobs.

He said the industry generates more than 1.84 billion euros in total expenditure per year.

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She’s A Pearl becomes the biggest winner in greyhound racing https://tasman-series.com/shes-a-pearl-becomes-the-biggest-winner-in-greyhound-racing/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 23:50:37 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/shes-a-pearl-becomes-the-biggest-winner-in-greyhound-racing/ A slice of history was created at Wentworth Park on Wednesday night with superstar sprinter She’s A Pearl becoming the biggest prize winner in sporting history. While the winner’s prize of $4,500 was a far cry from the $1 million stock market logins cashed in when he won the Million Dollar Chase in May, it […]]]>

A slice of history was created at Wentworth Park on Wednesday night with superstar sprinter She’s A Pearl becoming the biggest prize winner in sporting history.

While the winner’s prize of $4,500 was a far cry from the $1 million stock market logins cashed in when he won the Million Dollar Chase in May, it was enough to stretch his betting total to a remarkable 1,367,970. $, surpassing Fanta Bale’s previous benchmark of $1,365,175.

And while Relations reveled in eclipsing the prize world record, it was the authoritative nature of her stinging 29.34 victory that pleased co-trainer Andy Lord the most, reporting that the daughter of Aston Dee Bee was back to its best.

“I knew she was ready for a performance like that,” Lord said.

“It’s only been five weeks since she really found her ropes. She was probably a little over the top for her return to racing last week, but on Wednesday she was perfect.

“She went from the season to the end, and everything was fine, then she injured her hip support, then she got a virus… it all piled up on her with one thing after another.

“I decided to quit completely and start over with her and it’s paying off now. I never doubted that I would bring her back to her best and now we can look forward to a good end to the season until 2022. . »

In view of She’s A Pearl, a place in the $1.65 The Phoenix at The Meadows in December.

Lord has made no secret of his desire to land a spot in the slots race where $1 million awaits winning connections.

“I might consider trying it in Melbourne next week and getting the ball rolling there,” Lord said.

“The Phoenix is ​​definitely on the radar and showing slot holders where they are in form on Wednesday night can only help with that. The Melbourne Cup at Sandown is just over two weeks away – I’ll decide next week if she’ll go there first.

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Justin O’Hanlon: ‘Mullins’ firepower could be crucial in deciding price’ | Horse racing news https://tasman-series.com/justin-ohanlon-mullins-firepower-could-be-crucial-in-deciding-price-horse-racing-news/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/justin-ohanlon-mullins-firepower-could-be-crucial-in-deciding-price-horse-racing-news/ Patrick McCann ” title=”Galopin Des Champs finished the season in style in the Boylesports Gold Cup at Fairyhouse” class=”js-imageLoader” data-at-xn=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images /news /2022/04/17/108085-medium.jpeg” data-br-n=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/04/17/108085-medium.jpeg” data- br-m=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/04/17/108085-large.jpeg” data-br-w=”https://www.rp-assets. com/images/news/2022/04/17/108085-large.jpeg” data-br-xw=”https://www.rp-assets.com/images/news/2022/04/17/108085-large .jpeg” onclick=”return false;”> Galopin Des Champs signed the season in style in the Boylesports Gold Cup at Fairyhouse Patrick McCann By Justin O’Hanlon 11:00 a.m., October 31, […]]]>

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Galopin Des Champs signed the season in style in the Boylesports Gold Cup at Fairyhouse

Patrick McCann

By Justin O’Hanlon

The tried and tested tactic of focusing on hunters in this competition looks likely to pay off this season, but the hurdle division is also interesting as a few horses look likely to dominate. This is also a season in which Willie Mullins could be particularly dominant at the top.


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Bromhead’s Henry may be in the hunt for his third straight Gold Cup winner following wins at Minella Indo and A Later, but he will do well to repeat that level of success as Closutton’s side have an extremely strong in the best races.

After his spectacular performance at Punchestown in April in his first attempt at 3m, the giant allaho finished the season as the best remaining fighter and the strong galloping manner of his win suggests he will be tough to beat in the Gold Cup.

It would seem that the champion trainer risks sending him to King George in Kempton, a race that promises to be made for him.

For all the races that Allaho does not contest, there is always the brilliant novice from last season Field Scampwho would have enjoyed an unbeaten campaign had it not been for his very unfortunate fall from the final fence in the Turners Chase at Cheltenham.

How he campaigns will be interesting. He was brilliant at 2m4f last season, but he was a Grade 1 winning novice hurdler on 3m. The Punchestown Chase in December would seem a natural starting point.

Although he said Mullins has such a strong hand in the best runs, such was the authority with which See you later clinched the Gold Cup last season, it would be foolish to leave him out. A winning return to the Betfair Chase at Haydock is on the cards, especially given how he won that contest last season.

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The novice fighter division will also be interesting. Top remaining prospect The Nice Guy is out for the season, but Mullins has at least one live contender in the 2m division in the form of Fabioloa fast-rising novice hurdler last season who scared Jonbon in Grade 1 at Aintree before earning Grade 1 success at Punchestown.

Add to the list, the trained by Gordon Elliott mighty potter. His campaign was somewhat mixed last season, including when he came to a halt after a bad mistake in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, but he got back on track by picking up a Grade 1 at the Punchestown festival and his trainer can’t wait to see him tackle fences.

For the purposes of finding a Grand National winner, one could do much worse than include the Gavin Cromwell-trained vanilla.

2021 winner Albert Bartlett started well last season, but his form went south towards the end of the campaign, with a poor display of jumps in the National Hunt Chase being particularly disappointing. Kissing the thorns proved to be a reason which has now been rectified and he looks likely to target the biggest remaining handicaps this season.

Despite the disappointment of what happened at Cheltenham, Shishkin Energumene’s loss at Ascot makes him the top two-mile fighter and an unbeaten season looks likely.

Champion Hurdle’s image is as clear as it could be at this point in the season. Everything points to a Cheltenham showdown between the unbeaten champion Honeysuckle and brilliant winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Constitution Hill. One of them will have an undefeated season and both look likely to get there undefeated.

When it comes to novice hurdles, Mullins again seems to have a significant advantage. It has been a long time since a hurdles debut was anticipated with more excitement than that of the brilliant Easy Vega after his exceptional unbeaten campaign last season, he has won breathtaking successes at Cheltenham and Punchestown.

Justin O’Hanlon’s Ten to Watch

allaho
See you later

Constitution Hill
Fabiolo
Easy Vega
Field Scamp
Honeysuckle
mighty potter
Shishkin
vanilla


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Make your predictions for the 2022 Mexican Grand Prix RaceFans https://tasman-series.com/make-your-predictions-for-the-2022-mexican-grand-prix-racefans/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 21:45:16 +0000 https://tasman-series.com/make-your-predictions-for-the-2022-mexican-grand-prix-racefans/ A win for Max Verstappen is perhaps the easiest thing to predict at the moment – he has already won 13 times this year and could take a record 14th place on Sunday. But his team-mate Sergio Perez will be eager to claim victory at home at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. Can anyone stop them? Red […]]]>

A win for Max Verstappen is perhaps the easiest thing to predict at the moment – he has already won 13 times this year and could take a record 14th place on Sunday.

But his team-mate Sergio Perez will be eager to claim victory at home at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Can anyone stop them? Red Bull have won the last eight races in a row, but Mercedes and Ferrari are not far behind. It’s time to make your predictions for the Mexican Grand Prix.

We have a copy of F1 22 up for grabs every grand prix weekend for the rest of this year. The RaceFans F1 Predictions Championship is free. You’ll need a RaceFans account to create an account, so sign up here if you don’t have one.

Enter your predictions for each race using the form below, and scroll down for more information on prizes and rules.

United States Grand Prix winners

@Fatimah21 won last week’s round, scoring 31 points with the best prediction of the weekend and winning a copy of F1 22 by Codemasters.

The next five players were all tied for joint best score, so we had to use their pole position times to separate them, and there were some remarkably accurate predictions. @Ayrton2 took second place with a time just five thousandths off best, while third place went to @F1tshif.

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Although only one player will claim this prize, we will also reward the top two players in the competition each weekend. Codemasters will provide a copy of F1 22 to the top scorer each weekend, and the runner-up will claim a set of F1 track flagging towels courtesy of BoxBoxBox.

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At each round of the championship, the top player will win F1 22, the latest edition of the official Formula 1 game published by Codemasters, for their choice of platform.

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After submitting your prediction, you will receive an email confirming your registration. If this does not happen, or if you are concerned that your prediction was not received, please contact us using the contact form.

Contest terms and conditions
1. Maximum one entry per household.
2. The contest is not open to employees, friends or family of RaceFans or any prize provider.
3. In each round, players are asked to predict (a) who will be in pole position and (b) which will be the top five (five different drivers) and accumulate points each round as follows up to a maximum score of 50:
a. Correctly naming the pole winner for the sprint qualifying race if there is one, or the grand prix if no sprint qualifying race takes place: 2 points
b. Correctly name one/two/three/four/five drivers who finish in the top five of the grand prix: 1/2/3/5/8 points
vs. Correctly predict where one/two/three/four/five drivers finish the Grand Prix: 2/6/14/24/40 points
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5. Whoever scores the most points in each championship counting race will win the grand prize, if one is offered.
6. In the event of a tie on points, the winner will be determined by whoever is closest to correctly predicting the pole lap time set in qualifying. If it doesn’t produce a winner, the editor will choose a way to decide who won.
7. Predictions must be entered using the entry form. If you are having difficulty submitting your application via the predictions form, please enter your prediction using the contact form. Predictions will not be accepted by any other means of communication.
8. In the event of a dispute, the publisher’s decision is final. No correspondence will be exchanged.
9. No cash alternative is offered for any of the prizes.
10. Players who have won prizes will be notified by email within 14 days of the announcement of the winners, so that they can select their prize options and provide a mailing address. Once this is done, delivery of the prize can take up to 28 days.
11. For more information see disclaimer

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