Another Big Sees Two More Sold to Canada

first_img Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! SIGN UP We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes. Although the coronavirus is still keeping the riders at home, there was good shopping on Thursday, May 7 in the second edition of Youhorse.Auction. Mario Everse and Alan Waldman had the majority of the 44 showjumping horses knocked down for a little over 600,000 euro. The USA and Canada proved to be the biggest buyers, but Great Britain is coming up.“We are really pleased. We had expected a little more from the ridden horses, especially the real quality ones among them. A number of them did not get sold, but most of them found new owners! There was a noteworthy demand for the amateur horses, which are straightforward and pleasant rides. Some where knocked down for a little less than we had hoped, but other horses balanced the scales,” says Everse.The collection included three-year-old showjumping horses, saddle-broken four-year-olds and a few older horses with show experience. The online auction opened on May 5 and was visited by people from 86 different countries. “The clients were even a little anxious. Some contacted us by telephone because they were afraid to miss out on a specific horse because they were not too familiar with the PC. Even some dealers bought our horses, but also professionals and amateur riders. Again, we offered a few real bargains.”The two most expensive horses were bought by one of their regular buyers from the USA. The four-year-old Quando van de Bisschop (Harley VDL) and Limited Edition (Gullit HBC x Vingino) were knocked down for 36,000 and 35,000 euro, respectively, but will stay at Stal Everse in The Netherlands this year to be trained.Monaco.For 25,000 euro, the three-year-old gelding Monaco (Chapeau TN x Ahorn) will move to Canada with Christi Pabst-McQuaker of Schomberg, Ontario. Monaco is by the young stallion Chapau out of a mare from the family of both Dolinn (Jennifer Gates) and Terrific (John Anderson). He is described as “big, scopey and a flashy jumper that looks like he can jump the highest level in the future.”Last Best.Also heading for Canada is the four-year-old gelding Last Best (Big Star x Larino) who went for 14.000 euro to an undisclosed buyer. His sire, Big Star, won the individual gold medal at the Rio Olympics; his dam, Blackbery, was a top jumper as well by Kannan and is a half-sister to both Plot Blue and Oklund.The four-year-old Love (Diamant de Semilly x Heartbreaker) and the three-year-old Me The Rebel RT (Cornet Obolensky x Baloubet du Rouet) will both cross the sea to Great Britain for 22,000 euro each. The six-year-old Cardenta van de Eijkhof (Cardento x Diamant de Semilly) will stay in the Netherlands for 21,000 euro. The same amount was invested in the four-year-old talent Lime ’n Ice (Iceman de Muze x Lux) by the Emirates. Their contemporary, Legend (Diamant de Semilly x Carthago) will go to Italy for 20,000 euro. There were also buyers from Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Poland.In the meantime, Waldman and Everse have decided to keep monthly auctions and have already reserved the following dates: from June 13-16 there will be a similar auction with young horses. Other people are also invited to offer their horses for sale in this auction. Anyone sending in a Whatsapp with video, brief info and link to pedigree before May 20 will soon hear if their horse is accepted. The selection/video-days will take place from May 22 to 24, after which the new collection will be go online on June 6. The auction after that is planned for July 24 to 27, but then it is the turn for foals and is nowhere near finished auctioning horses online! Tags: Alan Waldman, Mario Everse,, Quando van de Bisschop, Monaco, Last Best, Email*last_img read more

A Tropical Wave is affecting the Island

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews A Tropical Wave is affecting the Island by: Dominica Vibes News – October 7, 2015 The Dominica Meteorological Service has advised that a Tropical Wave is affecting the island.In its weather bulletin issued on Wednesday 7 October 2015 at 10:00AM, the Met Office indicated that the axis of this Tropical Wave is expected to move across the island chain later today, Wednesday.“As a result, unstable conditions, that is; shower and thunderstorm activity, are expected to affect Dominica later today into Thursday”.“This activity could result in flash flooding, landslides and falling rocks, hence residents in areas prone to these are advised to be vigilant and to exercise extreme caution,” the advisory indicates.Meanwhile, the forecast for today and tonight is increasingly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Tweetcenter_img 522 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Rare shot at postseason has Panthers fans warming up plastic rats

first_imgSUNRISE, FLORIDA – Fans of the NHL’s Florida Panthers are currently rotating their shoulders and arms in a circular manner.Panther fans are getting their limbs loose for some rare rat-chucking. Team linchpin: Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo is the backbone of the much-improved NHL team this season. | REUTERS/USA TODAY SPORTS Florida Panthers, Roberto Luongo, Gerard Gallant Allow MAS to explain.In Detroit, come playoff time, it’s tradition for Red Wings fans to pelt the ice with octopi after the home team scores its first goal and at other game high points.It’s just about a yearly occurrence in the Motor City.Panther faithful have their own such ceremony — they hurl plastic rats onto the rink surface in similar postseason situations (explanation why later).Problem is, they have been able to partake of this playoff rite in only one of the last 14 seasons — an appearance which saw the Panthers ousted in the very first round.That makes for a lot of rust build-up.Last campaign, Florida bottomed out, finishing dead last among all 30 NHL teams in the win-loss-tie standings.But under new coach Gerard Gallant, a revamped Panther club is currently battling for the eighth and final playoff slot in the Eastern Conference.Florida currently trails Boston by just three points in that race.It is this remarkable Panther turnaround that has their South Florida faithful once more limbering up in anticipation of some good ol’ rodent winging.This strange tradition traces its origins back to 1995 when the Panthers were still playing at American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.It seems in the Florida locker room before the first game of the season, the Panthers’ Scott Mellanby spotted a rat scampering about his team’s dressing area.Scott picked up his hockey stick and one-timed the critter across the room, rocketing it off the wall at 130 kph and into rodentia afterlife.Mellanby went on to score two goals that night.When news of Rat Splat got out, Panther fans began buying plastic rats to hurl on the ice come celebration time — hat tricks became rat tricks.(The practice has since been outlawed during games by the NHL but is overlooked at certain playoff moments.)Panther pitchers almost developed sore arms that ’95-96 postseason as Florida went all the way to the Stanley Cup final.But it has been mostly rotator cuff cobwebs ever since.Before some recent brushing away of same, that is.MAS chatted with the personable Gallant in the bowels of the Panthers’ new home — BB&T Center (in Sunrise, 30 minutes north of Miami) — about his club’s 180.Understandably, Gerard viewed his team’s pleasant turnaround with a so far, so good attitude.“I feel good about where we are now, we’re competing every game,” allowed Gallant. “But we know we also have a goal and that is to be a playoff team.“So, we’ll wait for the next five weeks to see how everything comes out.”Gallant attributed the Panthers’ surprising success to arriving at the right team chemistry.“We brought in six veteran free agents in July who are good players AND good guys — like Willie Mitchell (two Stanley Cups with the Los Angeles Kings) — to provide leadership and our younger players are getting better with experience,” Gallant told MAS.“I think it’s been an excellent mix.”Strategically, the Panthers have employed a conservative approach.“For me, it’s about playing real good defensively first,” stated Gallant. “And the offensive opportunities will come off that and from our power play.”Florida’s stats reflect Gallant’s philosophy.Its goals against average — 2.68 — ranks in the middle of the NHL pack, precisely where the Panthers are in the overall standings.But offensively, Florida’s scoring average of 2.32 goals per game ranks 25th out of 30.MAS asked Gallant if he plans to tweak the Panther O to give his squad the scoring oomph they might need to pass the Bruins from Beantown.“We won’t change a thing,” said Gallant steadfastly. “Our players are getting more experienced and better.“We’ll score more — we’re scoring at a better rate than we did early in the year.”Nick Bjugstad, a 22-year-old, is the lone Panther to notch 20 goals on the year — the baseball equivalent of hitting .300. He has lit the lamp 21 times to go with his 15 assists.“Nick has really taken off this year and has been one of the players stepping up for us,” praised Gallant.As a coach, though, Gallant is a big believer in using all 20 of his players, getting good mileage out of all four lines and three defensive pairings.But he won’t hesitate to point out that, while his team grows, veteran goaltender Roberto Luongo is his team’s centerpiece.Or, rather, eraser.“When we make mistakes, he can bail them out — and that’s been the difference in our team,” conceded Gallant.“It’s no different than a lot of teams,” suggested Gallant. “Nashville (NHL points leader) is having an outstanding season because they have Pekka Rinne in goal.“And Montreal (second in points) has Carey Price.”Luongo, almost 36 and owning 395 career wins, came over in a trade late last season from Vancouver, where he had a number of big years.Showing no signs of decline, the butterfly technique specialist has been solid this campaign — 2.40 goals against average and .920 save percentage.“I’m not here to ride off into the sunset,” Luongo stated. “I’m here to win.“The new ownership has lived up to promises that were made — we’re off to a good start.”Earlier in his career, Roberto had spent six seasons in South Florida, married a local gal and made nearby Ft. Lauderdale his offseason home.Luongo is clearly a BB&T Center fan favorite.After a save, a chant of “Luuuuuuuu!” rings out.And when Luongo holds onto to the puck, the public address system blares the musical refrain “Louie, Louie, Louie — Lou-EE; Louie, Louie, Louie — Lou-EYE” (from the classic hit song “Brother Louie”).“I want to bring this team back to the playoffs again,” declared Roberto.Should postseason play indeed finally return to South Florida, Luongo’s presence, given his vast playoff experience, will likely bode well for the Panthers — and their projectile-hurling fans.But NOT for Mickey and Minnie, who would be wise to stay upstate in Orlando.Contact Man About Sports at: [email protected] IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img RELATED PHOTOS KEYWORDS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Waite Park City Council Looks to Approve Pickleball Court Plans

first_img 360p Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD WAITE PARK — Waite Park residents will be albe to play Pickleball games as soon as this fall.During last (Monday) night’s city council meeting, the council approved plans for six pickleball courts to be built at River’s Edge Park.Waite Park Public Works Director Bill Schluenz says with the approval they will now begin collecting bids for the project, which is estimated at $470,000. About Connatix V56892 The courts are part of Phase 3 of improvements to the park and will be built just south of the Splash Pad at the corner of 3rd Street and 10th Avenue.Schluenz says they have a bid date of June 30th and if all goes well construction will begin this summer with completion expected by September or October.center_img 1/1 1080p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892last_img read more