You Can’t Eat That

August 4, 2020

first_imgBy Kathy MieleI walked into the house, my arms filled with grocery bags. “Can you guys go out to the car and bring the rest of the groceries in?” I asked as I walked passed Steven and my two boys watching television.“We sure can,” Steven said as he jumped up and grabbed his coat. “I’m starving!”As all my boys brought bags and bags into the kitchen and I began to unload everything into cabinets and the refrigerator.“Did you get anything good to eat?” Max asked as he began poking around in the bags still left on the counter. He pulled out a box of crackers.“Don’t eat those,” I said, taking the box out of his hands. “It’s for company.”I turned around in time to see Alex with a brick of cheese, ready to open it. “Not that either,” I cried as I took it out of his hands. “You know the rules when I’ve shopped for company,” I said. I looked at all three of them as they stared at me blankly. “Oh come on…” I groaned. “The rule is, don’t eat anything unless you ask first!.” I reminded them.“Oh, that rule,” Steven said as he put down the jar of olives he was about to open. “I’ve never liked that rule.”“Me either,” Max said as he watched me put away a box of cookies.“We’re starving,” Alex groaned.“I’m starting dinner as soon as I put everything away,” I said.“How long will it be until dinner?” Max asked.“I’m going to say less than an hour,” I said.All three of them groaned. “We’re hungry now,” Alex said. “I don’t know if I can make an hour.”Max began going through the cabinets while Alex grabbed a loaf of bread and the jar of peanut butter.“Don’t eat a sandwich,” I cried. “You’ll ruin your appetite for dinner.”“You’ve got all this food here and they aren’t allowed to eat any of it,” Steven reasoned. “Maybe you should find something for them to snack on before they head to Taco Bell as soon as you turn your back.”“Taco Bell!” Max called as he looked at Alex and smiled.“I have to bribe you to eat dinner at home?” I reached in one of the bags and handed each of them a clementine. “That should hold you for an hour.”Alex reached in the bag and took another one. “Maybe two will hold me.” He smiled as he headed back to watch television.I shook my head “You guys are ridiculous,” I complained to Steven.“Hey, you’re the one who fills the house with good things to eat and then makes a rule that we can’t eat it,” Steven said as he tossed a second clementine to Max and grabbed another for himself.“I didn’t say you can’t eat it,” I argued. ”You just can’t snack on it before company comes!”“We still think it’s a bad rule,” Steven said.“It’s a bad rule,” Max and Alex called in unison.last_img read more

Habitat’s Ramps & Rails Program Has Heart

August 4, 2020

first_imgBy Jenna O’DonnellHIGHLANDS – With a big smile, Ann Parker rocked on her wheelchair in the living room of her home and remembered the day a coworker suggested she get in touch with Habitat for Humanity about a ramp.“It’s the best thing that anyone ever suggested,” she said, gesturing to the wheelchair ramp that extends from her back door. “I’m so happy with that.”Parker, 68, recently retired after an illness deprived her of her right leg. Her Huddy Avenue home had undergone a full renovation in 2014 while Parker spent two years renting and living with relatives in the aftermath of Super Storm Sandy. Despite those trials, Parker is positively gleeful when talking about the ramp installed by Habitat for Humanity at her house last November.“It’s so much easier for me to get around now,” she said. “And it’s gotten me out of the house. I was a little wary with the steps.”Using a wheelchair or a walker, Parker can now navigate herself up or down her ramp to go out to her mailbox or head down the street to the water. Hers was the second ramp constructed by volunteers from the Monmouth County chapter of Habitat for Humanity as part of a new Ramps & Rails program that assists low to moderate income homeowners in need of a wheelchair ramp.“I wasn’t going anywhere,” Parker said, noting that she enjoys getting outside and getting some fresh air and exercise now that she’s able. “I wish others would take advantage of it because it really does improve your life.”With three ramps completed and four more in the pipeline, Kate Nelson, president of the Monmouth County chapter’s board of directors, said the volunteer organization is always looking for more eligible seniors and disabled homeowners who might qualify. After Sandy, Nelson said Habitat volunteers wanted to continue to find more ways to help.Ann Parker of Highlands looks out over her recently installed ramp which gives her the free- dom to get out of the house. The ramp was installed by volunteers from the Ramps & Rails program of Habitat for Humanity’s Monmouth County chapter.“We wanted not necessarily to just build homes, but to also help vulnerable people maintain their homes,” Nelson said.Ramps & Rails arose out of that sentiment, available to homeowners who are senior or disabled, who meet income guidelines and are able to contribute a small portion of the cost. The program is largely funded thanks to the donations of Thrivent Financial, a Christian financial planning group which has allowed Habitat to expand its efforts to help homeowners with minor repairs and projects.Nelson has shared information about the program at senior centers around Monmouth County, but she said finding eligible homeowners hasn’t been easy.“That has been the hardest part,” she said. “We are trying to get the word out and find the people who are eligible.”Typically, homeowners are expected to contribute about 20 percent of the cost of materials. The labor is free and, in this case, up to the task.Volunteers, many of them from Tower Hill Presbyterian Church, arrived at Parker’s home on a rainy day in November, led by Eric Oberer. a Bell Labs alumnus who installed many wheelchair ramps as a volunteer for AT&T Pioneers. The ramp was completed in a week.“We had a very good crew,” Parker said. “And it was nice having company here every day.”Ramps & Rails has been an especially fulfilling program for volunteers, according to Nelson, who said she hopes more people of all ages will get involved. Local chapter volunteers also have had opportunities to travel to Habitat for Humanity projects all over the world to volunteer building homes – while local chapter donations also contribute toward projects both at home and abroad.“You don’t have to have special skills to volunteer,” Nelson said. “You just have to have a heart and have the time.”Parker, who had first attempted to install her ramp through insurance, said contractors wouldn’t even look at the project. The Ramps & Rails program and Habitat for Humanity volunteers allowed her to get her wheelchair ramp installed quickly and with little cost. When her ramp was completed last year, Nelson said her suggested contribution was $125.Instead, Parker handed them a $2,000 check. Upon being reminded of her generous donation, she only smiled and said she hoped other people who needed the help would receive the same kindness she had.“That’s paying it forward,” she said.For more information on the program, including information on how to apply, contact Marianne Herring at 732-728-0441 ext. 311 or email mherring@habitatmonmouth.orgThis article was first published in the Aug. 17-24, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Little Silver Woman’s Exchange Promotes Local Crafters

August 4, 2020

first_imgA store manager, Elaine Boaman, shows off the well-stocked, popular baby gift section.While gifts might come from near and far, the shop embraces its location with plenty of beachy gifts and local pride. Artist prints depict local landmarks from towns all around Little Silver and New Jersey-themed home decor adorns several shelves. Newborn hats and onesies are embroidered with the words “Jersey baby” or other more area-specific monograms. The store also offers complimentary gift wrap.“It’s a great place to find gifts if you’re looking for something special,” Boaman said. “And it’s also just a nice place to come and look around.”Boaman is one of five full-time staff at the shop, which is run by a board of directors comprised of senior volunteers. About 60 volunteers staff the shop on a monthly basis.The shop has also been trying out some new types of outreach for local groups. Last fall the shop started “Sip and Shop,” which allows groups or parties to rent out the space for a private shopping event. Ten percent of those proceeds go to different charitable groups.“It’s a real in-store experience here,” Boaman said, adding that the store does not sell online. She hopes to see some new faces visiting the neighborhood gift shop soon. “Once people start coming in here, they always come back again.”The Woman’s Exchange Gift Shop is located at 32 Church St. in Little Silver. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Call 732-741-1164 or visit to find out more. This article was first published in the May 10-17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. By Jenna O’Donnell |LITTLE SILVER — Online shopping might simplify gift giving, but for a more personal experience and a truly unique gift, the proprietors at the Woman’s Exchange gift shop hope that shoppers will stop in to check out their wares.“We are like the original Etsy in way,” said Elaine Boaman, one of the managers of the shop. “We offer phenomenal unique gifts that aren’t going to be on a registry.”Boaman added that the small shop, which has been in its current building on Church Street since 1985 – but has been in the Two Rivers area since 1934 – is the sort of place that transcends generations.“We have customers come in who tell us that their grandmothers shopped here,” she said. “It really is an emotional store. It brings all the feelings.”The shop started as a Depression-era means for women to show and sell their handmade crafts. By 1950 it had moved from its original location in Rumson to Church Street in Little Silver, where it con- tinues to sell handcrafted work from 150 crafters and artisans that hail from all over the country – though many are local to Monmouth County. The shop, a nonprofit organization that is part of 27 Woman’s Exchanges across 13 states, also donates a portion of retail sales to local charities. Since 1980, the shop has donated $600,000 to charities including Lunch Break, Mary’s Place and Riverview Medical Center.center_img The range of items for sale is likely as unique as the many people who create them, and always changing with the seasons, Boaman notes. This spring, the collection includes a range of baby gifts – handwoven hats, sweaters, blankets, clothing and toys. Housewarming and birthday gifts are also prominent throughout the store, including handmade soaps, jewelry, handbags, local artists prints and other decor and accessories. Customers looking for local craftsmanship can find hand-poured candles made by a young woman from Freehold, coastal-themed coasters printed by photographers from Asbury Park or Holly Jolly Jams, jarred and sold by a woman from Fair Haven.last_img read more

Hildebrand sparks Saints to sweep of defending BCIHL champs

August 3, 2020

first_imgSmith finished the game with three points.Matt Bell, Brad Robinson and Evan Warner also scored for the Vikes.Stephen Wolff faced 32 shots to register the win in goal for Selkirk.Friday, Fidgett scored the winner midway through the third period giving the Saints the one-goal victory.Beau Taylor, Wood and Thomas Hardy also scored for Selkirk.Bell, Robinson and Mitch Beli replied for Victoria.Alex Sirard out dueled Sunny Gill in the nets to register the win for Selkirk.The Saints open the home campaign with a game against Trinity Western at the Castlegar Complex. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Okay, it’s time already to break up the Selkirk Saints.Defenceman Lucas Hildebrand scored at 33 seconds in the extra frame to give the visiting Saints at 5-4 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League overtime victory over the University of Victoria Saturday night at the Ian Stewart Complex in the provincial capital.The win was the second in as many nights at Selkirk opened the season Friday with a 4-3 victory over the same Vikes squad.Selkirk went through the preseason undefeated in three games.Dennis Palvina tied the game for Victoria with a goal in the final three minutes of the third period.The marker allowed the defending BCIHL champs to storm back from a 5-3 deficit after Jordan Wood scored early in the frame for Selkirk.Dylan Smith, Logan Proulx and Cody Fidgett also scored for the Saints.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce winners

August 3, 2020

first_imgThe winners, in no specific order, include, A Division champs Renato Nicli and Joe Sacino of Cranbrook, A Division second place Joe Guerico and Nic Morano of Trail and Hans Barth and Peppi Bertuzzi of Nelson finishing third.B division champion Sergio Peloso and Guido Babuin of Trail, B Division runner up Nelson’s Cosimo Chirico and Dominic Cerone and Armando Savarin and Terry Tagami of Nelson third Bocce may be a two-man team game, but Sunday at the Lakeside Rotary Park a bigger team got together to compete in the Nelson Italian Society Bocce tournament.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute, just not the winners, but all the player who entered the one-day tourney as Team of the Week.last_img read more

UPDATED: Cats torched by North West Bulkley Valley Christian

August 3, 2020

first_imgThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats took it on the chin for the second day in a row at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Thursday at the Events Center in Langley, losing 68-33 to North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers.Once again the Cats could not match the offensive power of North West Bulkley Valley Christian.Mount Sentinel continues to play in the consolation pool, meeting Duncan Christian Friday.Kootenay rival Fernie also lost its second game 72-52 to Bulkley Valley.The Falcons opened the tournament Wednesday losing 76-16 to Unity Christian of Chilliwack. BC Christian Academy dumps Mount Sentinel at A-Boys Hoops provincialsThe Mount Sentinel Wildcats ran into a buzzsaw in the form Port Coquitlam’s BC Christian Academy, falling 86-42 in opening round play at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday at the Events Center in Langley.The Cats, the second ranked team from the Kootenays, got behind early and never could mount a sustained rally against the second-ranked team in the province.Mount Sentinel now drops to the consolation round, meeting the loser of Glenlyon Norfolk and North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers Thursday.last_img read more

Nelson Minor Hockey salutes award winners at year-end banquet

August 3, 2020

first_imgNelson Minor Hockey wrapped up the 2015-16 season on the ice with its annual Award’s Banquet at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.Players, coaches and managers had a wonderful meal before the ceremonies saluted the award winners for the past season. Other honours went to Noah Quinn for Jackson Hole AAA Award Peewee, Tyson Hutt John Reichardt Atom Memorial Award; and Ellis Junker Midget Rep Brian Naka Award. The award winners include, Cody St. Thomas, winning junior referee Sarge Sammartino Award; Mike Zarikoff selected as the Jackson AAA for bantam house; Todd Hutt, winner of the Ted Hargreaves, excellence in Coaching Award; Charles Curiston, Marc Severyn Memorial Trophy for Bantam Rep; Tony Maida as Robert Jeffs volunteer of the year award; Ava Young, Female player Baker Street Esso Award; Amit Bhabra, Mike Laughton Sr Midget Rep Memorial Award; Anthony Maxinuk, winner of Jackson AAA for midget and Iain Love for the Midget House RC Wright Award.Josh Marsden won the Barry Geist Memorial Goalie Trophy; Dylan Watts Scotiabank Achievement Award for Peewee Rep; Jamie Popoff-Hnatiuk Walter Clarkson Award in Peewee House; Leo Jewitt, Barry Pearce Atom Memorial Award; Branwen Hainsworth Sarge Sammartino Senior Official Award; and Nathan Bernhardt Todd Matheson Peewee House Memorial Award.last_img read more


August 2, 2020

first_imgGeorge Papaprodromou2652519%46%$121,290 Vladimir Cerin2792333%52%$291,125 Doug O’Neill10914151913%44%$854,278 Rafael Bejarano15432311521%51%$1,550,147 Jerry Hollendorfer861071312%35%$795,231 Tyler Baze15918262311%42%$974,176 Patrick Gallagher2363526%61%$464,488 Philip D’Amato8218141322%55%$1,012,170 Gary Stevens4376516%42%$885,058 ZENYATTA’S SON DEBUTS ON SATURDAYZiconic, the second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is entered to make his debut in Saturday’s third race. He is listed as the 5-2 morning line favorite under Gary Stevens in the seven furlong maiden allowance test.Whether the chestnut Ziconic, owned and bred by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Moss, has the fairytale last-to-first running style of his dam remains to be seen, although John Shirreffs, who trains the colt as he did Zenyatta, doesn’t expect to see him out on the lead early on.“It’s hard to say,” Shirreffs allowed, “but he’s not real quick out of the gate. Gary broke him from the gate a couple days ago and said he comes out OK, but he doesn’t break like a Quarter Horse.”As for the chances of Keri Belle in Saturday’s Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf, Shirreffs took a wait-and-see approach on strategy.The six-year-old Empire Maker mare also owned and bred by the Mosses has won on the lead but came from ninth in a field of 12 to capture the Grade III Megahertz on Jan. 18, getting up by a nose at 12-1 under Alex Solis.“I think it was just the way the race shaped up,” Shirreffs said of the Megahertz. “That’s turf racing. You’ve got to get the trip.”The field for the Buena Vista: Keri Belle, Alex Solis, 5-1; Stylish in Black, Tiago Pereira, 50-1; Smoove It, Mario Gutierrez, 15-1; Nashoba’s Gold, Victor Espinoza, 12-1; Prize Exhibit, Santiago Gonzalez, 4-1; Lutine Belle, Brice Blanc, 30-1; Glory, Mike Smith, 6-1; Her Emmynency, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux, 7-2; Paulina’s Love, Gary Stevens, 12-1; Theatre Star, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and Moanin, Flavien Prat, 12-1. Chocolatier and Minks Aprise were scratched. Edwin Maldonado1122010918%35%$732,035 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Drayden Van Dyke88981210%33%$536,679 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mario Gutierrez12214211711%43%$940,156 Martin Garcia74128816%38%$770,504 Joseph Talamo14315181910%36%$837,299 (Current Through Monday, Feb. 15) Martin Pedroza5975312%25%$182,875 GOOD SPORTS HEADED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONSSON OF ZENYATTA MAKES HIS DEBUT ON SATURDAYTRIP MAKES RACE IN BUENA VISTA, SHIRREFFS SAYS Mike Smith63761011%37%$917,945 FINISH LINES: Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza leaves Monday for Dubai where he will ride 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome on Thursday in a prep race for the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26. Espinoza expects to resume riding at Santa Anita a week from Saturday, on Feb. 27 . . . Jockey David Lopez took off his scheduled five mounts today, still dealing with soreness suffered in a riding mishap last Friday . . . Prepping for the $500,000, Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes on March 19, La Canada Stakes winner Taris worked four furlongs Friday in 49.20 for Simon Callaghan . . . Speedy recovery to long-time agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek, 69, who is in Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Hollywood recovering from a broken left hip that happened in a fall . . . Announcer Michael Wrona and Singapore Turf Club announcer Craig Evans will be Tom Quigley‘s handicapping guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 11:25 a.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Under the topic “Horse Racing,” this answer was on the 2016 Jeopardy calendar dated Feb. 17: “In 1934, this track opened in its current location in Arcadia, near Los Angeles.” No, the question was not Hollywood Park.center_img NYQUIST GOING TO FLORIDA, EXAGGERATOR STAYS HOMEKeenly competitive on the track, both Doug O’Neill and Keith Desormeaux were uncommonly gracious and magnanimous after O’Neill’s unbeaten champion two-year-old colt of 2015 Nyquist defeated the Desormeaux-trained Exaggerator in Monday’s San Vicente Stakes.Good sportsmanship aside, now each three-year-old is headed in a different direction on the Triple Crown trail.“Goodness gracious,” Desormeaux said after Nyquist held off Exaggerator by a length and a half as the 2-5 favorite in the $200,000 San Vicente at seven furlongs. “Anybody not a believer in Nyquist now, that was an awesome race.“To set those kinds of fractions and still finish in close to track record time for a three-year-old in February. Wow! Hats off to Nyquist.”Said O’Neill Friday morning: “That was very classy. Going into the race, we both loved our colts a ton. Neither one of us thought we could get beat but only one can win and we got lucky that day, so for Keith to say what he did I’m sure took a lot of strength and a lot of class.”Nyquist, who covered the distance in a snappy 1:20.71, a shade off the track record of 1:19.70 set by Twirling Candy in 2010, is now headed to the Florida Derby on April 2, while Exaggerator will remain at Santa Anita for the San Felipe Stakes on March 12.“Our original plan was to run in the Florida Derby after the San Vicente,” O’Neill said. “After the Breeders’ Cup we wanted to run in the San Vicente and then the Florida Derby, so we’re going to stick with our plan.”O’Neill expects to ship Nyquist to the Sunshine State “about a week before the race.”As for Frank Conversation, winner of the California Derby and the El Camino Real Derby over Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta surface, O’Neill said the son of Quality Road, like Nyquist owned by J. Paul Reddam, will make his next start in the $2 million UAE Derby at 1 3/16 miles in Dubai on March 26.But Exaggerator is set for the San Felipe, a Grade II, $400,000 race at a mile and one sixteenth that is shaping up as the most attractive steppingstone yet to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9, with Mor Spirit, Danzing Candy, Uncle Lino and undefeated Smokey Image all ticketed for the race.Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mor Spirit worked four furlongs in company Wednesday in 48.60 for Bob Baffert. Stablemate Uninvited was timed in 49 flat.“We’re looking at the San Felipe, no doubt,” Desormeaux said of Exaggerator Friday morning. “It seems like a good progression to me. If Nyquist runs next in Florida, I’m fine with that. I don’t ever want to have to run against him for $200,000 again.“It’s not enough money to run against that kind of horse.” JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Carla Gaines3152216%29%$412,105 Mark Glatt5767211%26%$285,615 William Spawr2675327%58%$186,652 Richard Baltas66109815%41%$730,319 Kristin Mulhall2863221%39%$242,535 Flavien Prat14325152117%43%$1,594,697 J. Keith Desormeaux2954717%55%$206,004 Kent Desormeaux621016816%55%$846,179 Steven Miyadi3777519%51%$226,619 John Sadler5077414%36%$364,504 Jeff Bonde2262327%50%$145,740 Peter Miller75104813%29%$384,945 Peter Eurton609151015%57%$636,423 Fernando Perez1051091710%34%$555,354 Agapito Delgadillo5285615%37%$201,992 Bob Baffert651591023%52%$1,138,495 Santiago Gonzalez15930241719%45%$1,203,394 SANTA ANITA STATISTICSlast_img read more

UNO’s Omoghibo, NSU’s Lohmiller Clinch Weekly Volleyball Honors

May 31, 2020

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Ehize Omoghibo and Northwestern State’s Megan Lohmiller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.Omoghibo began her big week by pushing the Privateers (12-16, 5-9 SLC) to a sweep over Lamar on the road Tuesday evening. She registered 18 of her 46 kills on the week against the Cardinals, and followed up with a career-best 28 kills against Nicholls Thursday. The award marks the second of the season for Omoghibo.Lohmiller tacked on her fourth weekly honor of the year after recording her first career match with 30 or more digs (31) against Sam Houston State Thursday evening. For the week, the senior appeared in all nine sets, racking up 58 digs while helping the Northwestern State (18-10, 10-4 SLC) defense limit opponents to a .179 hitting percentage.Offensive Player of the Week: Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans – Sr. – Opposite Hitter – Evanston, Ill.Omoghibo’s offensive presence was crucial in the Privateers’ 3-0 win over Lamar Tuesday as she collected 18 kills while committing no errors. In two matches against Lamar this season, the senior has yet to commit an error and has combined for 35 kills. On Thursday, Omoghibo smashed her previous single-game kills record with 28 against the Colonels. Her previous mark was set earlier this season where she sounded off for 21 against Charleston (Sept. 21).Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State; Caroline Golden, Southeastern Louisiana; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Megan Lohmiller, Northwestern State – Sr. – Libero – Heath, TexasLohmiller continued her stretch of impressive defensive play last week, giving her team a chance to win points on multiple occasions. The senior recorded her first 30-dig match, setting a new career best along the way, with 31 digs against Sam Houston State. She followed up with her eighth 20-dig match (27) against Houston Baptist Saturday for her third highest total this season. Lohmiller totaled 58 digs for the week with a 6.4 dig-per-set average, helping NSU hold its opposition to a .179 hitting percentage.Honorable Mention: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


May 31, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “When this filly broke her maiden, she made the lead very easy.  She doesn’t like you to take any hold of her, you just have to leave her alone and she does her job.”TRAINER QUOTESRUBEN ALVARADO, ASSISTANT TO WINNING TRAINER PETER MILLER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER:  “We weren’t worried about her leaving the gate today (referring to her unseating her jockey at the start of the Grade I Chandelier Stakes on Sept. 27).  The next day, she seemed fine and she walked for a few days after that and everything was good.  It was great to get Abel back on her today, he knows her very well.”JEFF HAYES, OWNER, LEUCOTHEA, WINNER: “My brother named the horse she’s by Midshipman and Leucothea is a sea goddess so he thought, hey, that’s a good name. I was worried about it but he assured me that the horse makes the name. She had some trouble at Elis (July 4, 2019) and didn’t break well, she took up at the 3/8th pole and again in the stretch, so we knew she could run a little bit but I never thought she could win like this. It was tough coming in today because we won so easily at Del Mar (August 8, 2019), then we did so badly in the Chandelier Stakes (Sept. 27). I think we bounced and dropped the jockey, so we didn’t know exactly what we had, but today is a better indication.“We are very happy.”NOTES: The winning owners are Altamira Racing Stable, SoCal Seven Racing and Brian McGoldrick.last_img read more