CALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FUND-RAISING FOR STANDING MRI AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgCALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FUND-RAISING FOR STANDING MRI AT SANTA ANITAAt a special Board of Directors meeting held Sunday, October 27, the leadership of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) voted to assist in immediate fund-raising for the Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) purchase of an equine MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) facility to be added to the Equine Imaging Center at Santa Anita Park.  The proven technology has been in use elsewhere previously, whereby the horse is standing while scanned.The urgency of the fund-raising effort is based on a November 15 deadline to contract for the equipment which would then be installed at Santa Anita prior to the start of the upcoming Winter/Spring Thoroughbred race meeting commencing on December 26.  SCEF, via the Dolly Green Foundation, has already pledged $450,000 to the project.  Raising a matching amount would not only secure the standing MRI for use with horses at Santa Anita and training elsewhere in Southern California, but also reduce the ongoing per-scan charges for veterinarians, owners, and trainers, once the facility is installed.The addition of the standing MRI would complete the state-of-the-art Santa Anita Imaging Center, which already includes nuclear scintigraphy (“nuc scan”) technology and will soon add a newly-developed equine PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography) installation, made possible by a $500,000 contribution from The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, and $200,000 via the Dolly Green Foundation. Between the two projects, the Dolly Green Foundation will have committed $650,000. TSG will also provide all installation infrastructure required for the addition of the standing MRI. The Imaging Center is a companion facility to the renowned Equine Hospital at Santa Anita Park, founded 40 years ago as the first-ever at a race track.Donations of any amount to SCEF, organized under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.The completion of the Imaging Center is of critical importance for the future of racing in California, and elsewhere, given the increasing public scrutiny of the welfare of race horses. All techniques possible must be employed for purposes of diagnosis and injury prevention, and California racing has led the way for decades in equine welfare. The sport employs tens of thousands throughout California, directly and indirectly, who depend on its continuation and improvement for their own livelihoods. The thousands of horses in training for racing in California and elsewhere deserve the best diagnostic and treatment techniques possible to ensure their soundness and appropriate care.To donate, contact Southern California Equine Foundation [scef-inc.com], California Thoroughbred Trainers at Santa Anita Park, or contribute via GoFundMe. Donations of any amount are very much appreciated.last_img read more

Gutsy Rain or Shine keeps San Miguel winless with OT win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES But it was a whole different story for the Beermen in the additional five minutes, going scoreless in the first two and a half minutes as Rain or Shine raced to a 118-112 lead as it banked on Almazan’s cool free throw shooting to nab the victory.Rain or Shine improved to 4-1 to gain solo leadership early in the conference, while sending powerhouse San Miguel to its first 0-2 start in three seasons.Santos paced the Beermen with 29 points on 6-of-13 shooting from three, alongside nine rebounds, four assists and five blocks while Fajardo got 26 points and 11 rebounds in a foul-plagued outing.Marcio Lassiter also poured 18 points and five assists, while Christian Standhardinger had his best game to date with 17 points and 15 rebounds.The scores:RAIN OR SHINE 123 — Johnson 27, Almazan 25, Ahanmisi 16, Tiu 16, Norwood 15, Daquioag 7, Torres 5, Washington 5, Ponferada 4, Yap 3, Belga 0, Onwubere 0.SAN MIGUEL 119 — Santos 29, Fajardo 26, Lassiter 18, Standhardinger 17, Cabagnot 14, Gillenwater 11, Ganuelas-Rosser 2, Ross 2, Espinas 0.Quarters: 30-23, 49-63, 84-90, 112-112, 123-119. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film San Miguel also had to play all-Filipino for majority of the game after its import Troy Gillenwater got ejected after bumping referee Rey Yante at the 2:29 mark of the second quarter.The guards also made significant contributions for Rain or Shine.Chris Tiu collected 16 points on 3-of-6 shooting from three, three rebounds and six assists, Maverick Ahanmisi also had 16 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals, while Gabe Norwood had 15 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.Fighting back from 17-points down, 68-51 in the third quarter, the Elasto Painters had a chance to seal the game shut in the final 18.4 seconds, but Tiu uncharacteristically split from the line and kept the window open for the Beermen, 112-110.Alex Cabagnot then, swooped in for the layup to tie the game at 112 with 11.4 ticks remaining. San Miguel almost stole the win at the end of regulation after forcing a stop on a Gabe Norwood inbound, but Chris Ross missed a triple that paved way for OT.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UST eyes PBA D-League stint ahead of UAAP “The effort of the players, they showed their character today,” said a jubilant ROS coach Caloy Garcia as Rain or Shine redeemed itself after dropping a 96-104 decision to Columbian Dyip last Wednesday.“It was a test of character for both teams, and luckily we were able to pull this win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownElasto Painters import Reggie Johnson was also too much to handle for the Beermen, finishing with 27 points, 19 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks.Johnson’s presence down low was a big problem for San Miguel Beer after its MVP center June Mar Fajardo and lanky forward Arwind Santos fouled out in the crucial stages. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO — Rain or Shine bounced back with a thrilling 121-115 overtime victory over defending champion San Miguel Beer in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Center here.Raymond Almazan carried Rain or Shine in the extra period, where he uncorked eight of his career-high-tying 25 points. He wound up with a double-double after hauling down 14 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more