first_imgNOTES: The winning owners are Iavarone, Arntz or McClanahan, et al.      TIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, SECOND: “We’re really proud of her. A nice filly won the race, and you know, that’s horse racing. It would have been nice to end on a great win. The mare has been very good to us. We are looking forward to the next ones coming up.”     JERRY MCLANAHAN, PART OWNER OF LADY PRANCEALOT:  “It’s been an exciting year with this filly.  We couldn’t ask for anymore…To end the year with a Grade I, this is the ultimate.” JOCKEY QUOTES JOE BRAVO, LADY PRANCEALOT, WINNER:” I was just glad to be sitting on Lady Prancealot this afternoon. I take my hat off to Richard and his team. She was so relaxed post break, so turned off and relaxed like she had full control over the whole race. All I had to do was point her to the hole turning for home and she took me through. She made my job easy. If she was a fat horse she would have never made it.“Knowing a horse is always key, and the more information you can have, the better. Last time at Keeneland, she really took the lead too early, so I know the type of horse to point her at. I give Richard all the credit. Before the race I told him, ‘She’s walking over here like a winner.’”(On the traffic down the stretch): “I was kind of following Joel on the 3 (Mucho Unusual). It gave me a nice target to follow. I was planning on going outside of him but when he came out, it kind of made my decision easier, and we pulled through.”TRAINER QUOTES     RICHARD BALTAS, LADY PRANCEALOT, WINNER: “This filly came over here from Europe and the first time she worked she had an issue and we gave her a bunch of time. We thought we bought a bad horse but we didn’t. She has been ultra-consistent. I want to give a hats off to the guys at San Luis Rey Downs, my assistant trainer who has had her there most of the time. “Jersey Joe” rode an awesome race and we are all happy now.” last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Carolina DC Steve Wilks is leaving New York without a contract according to my NY sources. Hearing he is on his way to Arizona and will interview with Cardinals tomorrow.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) January 9, 2018That Wilks will visit Arizona is a positive sign for the Cardinals. The Panthers’ defensive coordinator worked four years with newly-hired Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, and from reports out of New York, it appears Wilks drew an important attendee to his meeting. After the Arizona Cardinals reportedly met with Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong on Monday, they’ve yet to interview one known candidate.That would be Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, one of the hottest names in the mix for the remaining four NFL head coaching openings.Wilks, fresh off the Panthers’ NFC Wild Card loss, met with the New York Giants on Tuesday. He will visit the Cardinals on Wednesday and is expected to meet with the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person. This is a 2014 photo of Steve Wilks of the Carolina Panthers NFL football team. This image reflects the Carolina Panthers active roster as of Friday, June 20, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)center_img 22 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact LISTEN: Jourdan Rodrigue, Panthers Insider, Charlotte Observer “That’s why I keep going back to Steve maybe having a real shot in Arizona. It just seems like a better fit out there.”Wilks has also been linked to Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo, who the Cardinals reportedly interviewed this past week with regards to their head coach opening. From the FWIW department: Giants chairman Steve Tisch will sit on on today’s interview with Steve Wilks, sources say. It’s his first. Doesn’t necessarily mean Wilks is the favorite. But unlike other candidates, Wilks has a shot to wow all key parties today.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 9, 2018Other reports out of New York suggest Wilks isn’t the frontrunner, and stylistically, he could be a better fit with the Cardinals if they decide to go with a defense-first approach to follow the aggressive offensive identity of the Bruce Arians era.“Where I hesitate with (the Giants’ situation) is Steve is a defensive mind and it sounds to me like up in New York they really are going to try to do some rebuilding work offensively,” said Charlotte Observer reporter Jourdan Rodrigue, who on Tuesday joined 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Doug & Wolf. Big week for Panthers DC Steve Wilks. NYG, AZ, IND are 1st interviews. Norv Turner and John DeFilippo among his OC possibilities if hired— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 9, 2018A defensive back who played for Appalachian State and exclusively coached defensive backs at five college stops and for four NFL teams in his career, the 48-year-old could potentially bring out the best for a talented Arizona secondary that includes Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu and Budda Baker.Personality-wise, Rodrigue said Wilks is commanding in the locker room, demanding in his expectations but also loving.“Stylistically, he’s something that a lot of general managers would like to have in a head coaching candidate,” she said. “He’s really stable but he also brings a lot of his own personality to the locker room.“I think he’s got the type of personality … when he speaks, you want to pay attention to him and you want to listen.”last_img read more