The Vázquez plan transmits symptoms of exhaustion

first_imgThe biggest doubts have arisen after the derby. The herculinos they didn’t suffer much, but they barely had chances and for the first time in the ‘Vázquez era’ the team it remained unmarked. Sabin Merino, who saw the door in his first four games, has three blank. The downturn also coincides with the injury of Somma (Girona). Peru, that formed a perfect couple with Gaku in the middle, You must play central now, something the team is noticing.January signings still find no placeThe Deportivo was the Second team what more moved in the winter market with seven hires and six departures. However, only two of the signings January they are taking center stage with Fernando Vázquez. Is about Sabin Merino and Emre Çolak, both fixed in the eleven holder of Castrofeito. The presence of the other five players who arrived last month to the blue and white team is almost testimonial. Jovanovic, substitute goalkeeper, hasn’t debuted yet. Keko Gontán has not started and has 45 minutes in two games while Hugo Vallejo has been 50 ‘in three games. Uche Agbo entered the eleven against Albacete as soon as he arrived, but did not play again until Sunday in the derby (61 ’). Beauvue was injured in his second encounter and reappeared against him Lugo to accumulate 44 minutes. Fernando Vázquez is starring a true miracle in front of the Sports. The Galician coach took the team in January as a showman to seven points of salvation and is currently out of the relegation with a two point mattress. Its performance is so good that the people of Coruña have gone from evicted to leaders of thesecond roundCastrofeito’s plan to rescue Depor was based on a railroad five defense, give the ball to find cons and squeeze the stopped ball. The bet worked like a signing roller six wins in a row, but the formula starts to give symptoms of exhaustion After a full 18 points of 18, the Depor has only added two of the last nine to accumulate two draws in a row in Riazor (Girona and Lugo) and a defeat in Saragossa.last_img read more

Valencia and Gayà want to join once the crisis is over for life

first_imgJose Luis Gayà, who will be 25 in May, lives his sixth season in the Valencia squad. Pedreguer’s winger, who came to the Black and White Academy at the age of 11, He already has 223 official matches on his legs with the Valencia shirt, a team that is also one of the captains. Gayà represents the feeling of belonging in the dressing room and the club wants him to represent him for life. Therefore, Valencia, As reported by SER, it intends to extend the contract in the coming months. Gayà, who has demonstrated his commitment in multiple transfer markets, will have an almost life-long contract on his table. Its clause is 100 million, although the amount is the least because Gayà has always refused to listen to offers from third parties. The winger plays for the club where he always wanted to and his wish would be to become what in England is known as a ‘one club men’, a man from a single club. Or at least be during his best years of professional football. Valencia (also the footballer) wants Gayà to follow in the wake of illustrious black and white youth squads like Fernando Gómez Colomer (553 official matches, 15 seasons in the first team), Ricardo Arias (521 matches, 16 seasons) or David Albelda (485 matches, 15 seasons). Gayà is currently the second footballer in the Valencia squad who has played the team for the longest years and the most. He is only surpassed by Parejo, who is in his 90th season and has entered the top-10 of footballers with the most games (373). Gayà knows this and he also wants to, although there is no hurry (he has a contract until 2023) and they will sit down to negotiate once the Covid-19 crisis has passed, which directly affects him as one of the footballers of the Valencia squad that has confirmed its infected.last_img read more

United joins Madrid in the fight to sign Haaland

first_imgManchester United failed to convince Erling Haaland last January. The English leaders rejected from the first moment to include a termination clause in their contract since it would give too much power to Mino Raiola, the soccer player’s agent, in the future of the Norwegian and finally ended up choosing Borussia Dortmund.After 12 goals in 11 games and a spectacular start after playing for RB Salzsburg, Haaland’s numbers in Germany have placed him as one of the most coveted pieces in European football. In Dortmund they hope to have Haaland for at least one more season, but Manchester United is ready to return to the charge, as published by ESPN. If Real Madrid push for Haaland, so will the Red Devils for the second time. But Borussia Dortmund do not want to lose their two most valued footballers in the same transfer market. In the equation on the future of Haaland also enters the situation of Jadon Sancho, the other pearl of Dortmund, who has plenty of suitors from this summer. Manchester United will also bid for the Englishman, whose price will exceed 100 million euros, because they see Sancho as the emblematic footballer they need in their squad.last_img read more

LaLiga denounces the RFEF for the audio and will not go to more meetings

first_img• The Action Protocol has been studied, reviewed and approved for the return to training of the LaLiga teams. This protocol will be informed and explained to all the Clubs and SADs affiliated with LaLiga in the next Division Boards that will be held next Thursday, and will be made available to the Higher Sports Council (CSD) and the competent health authorities.• It has been reiterated within the Executive Committee that before any decision on the return to the competition will be to what the health authorities have.LaLiga and AFE meet tomorrow after their fightsLaLiga and the Association of Spanish Soccer Players will meet again. It will be online tomorrow afternoon to continue addressing the solutions that clubs and players demand to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus crisis. Thebes, the president of the employers’ association, and David Aganzo, the maximum manager of the union, will face each other again after a little respite during this Holy Week and after the ‘Audios Case’ whereby its two institutions have denounced the Federation on the understanding that they recorded the last meeting of the Monitoring Commission without permission.The new meeting between LaLiga and AFE, to which Luis Gil and Diego Rivas will also join, It also comes after the disagreements between Thebes and Aganzo, which ended up breaking the economic negotiations on the ERTE (something that about 20% of the 42 professional entities have done so far) and the salary reductions to be applied in the event of losses (Thebes asked for 47% responsibility for the players and they 20% at the most and recovering 10% in the future). For this reason, at this Tuesday’s meeting It will only and exclusively discuss sanitary measures to apply, the return to training and the various calendars that LaLiga manages. in coordination with UEFA in order to restart the competition. LaLiga took a step forward this Monday after the meeting of the Executive Committee, by videoconference, in which Javier Tebas has agreed on his position on the latest events related to the return to training, the ERTE, the negotiation of the player’s salary reduction as well as the controversial meetings with the Federation and AFE. Six First Division clubs (Madrid, Seville, Betis, Valencia, Villarreal and Levante) and another six Second Clubs (Deportivo, Cádiz, Las Palmas, Alcorcón, Almería and Lugo) were summoned to this meeting.At the end of the summit, the employers has made an official statement in which it is recorded that He has denounced the RFEF for allegedly recording him without consent at a meeting, he has assured that he will not go to more meetings with Rubiales for COVID-19 and, in addition, he has announced that he already has a new health protocol ready for the return to training.Official statement from the LaLiga Delegate Commission“The LaLiga Executive Committee held today, has adopted the following agreements:• He remembers not attend the next meetings called by the RFEF of the “COVID-19 Monitoring Commission, after analyzing what happened regarding the biased and interested leak of the audios of said commission to the media.• Contact will be maintained with the RFEF, through the “Monitoring Commission” that is contemplated in the current Coordination Agreement signed last July 3, 2019 between LaLiga and the RFEF.• In view of such facts from LaLiga will adopt the appropriate legal measures, among which are both the filing of a complaint before the Higher Sports Council against the President and the Secretary of the RFEF for the commission of infractions of abuse of authority and carrying out acts that threaten the dignity and decorum of sports, as the complaint by the affected people of a claim before the Spanish Agency for Data Protection for violation of various provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.last_img read more

Thomas, the soap opera of the summer

first_imgOthers at the club understand that it will finally renew. It is not easy to leave Atlético to succeed in other teams. Simeone usually get the most out of his footballers. There are recent examples of players who left and did not succeed where they left. Thomas is now a basic player for Cholo, he has gained experience and stripes. He seems ready to make the jump to other teams, to other championships, but this carries a risk. Just in case, at Atlético they have always sent very positive messages to Marcos Llorente. Now that thanks to his two goals at Anfield he is a hero and before, when he didn’t play much. Marcos Llorente is called to play in that anchor position for Thomas, although he is performing very well on the right wing. We will see in which of the two positions Cholo places him in the future.Atlético will go through a difficult economic position of not qualifying for the Champions League. The economic hole will be important and the sale of a footballer could be the solution to their problems. When it is known if the team plays Champions or not, it will be possible to guess which will be the direction taken by the sports management. The words of Thomas’s father and the subsequent responses of the footballer do not leave him in a very good place.Atlético had to sell to very important players. De Gea, Agüero, Falcao, Griezmann left … It seemed then that the club was going to disappear and it has not been like that. Other pieces arrived and Simeone managed to get the team up, sometimes playing well and others boring until saying enough. But fighting for titles. And with Thomas or without Thomas, the same will happen. Because Cholo has achieved one thing above all: that Atlético is a team. Thomas can become the soap opera of the summer at Atlético. The situation of the Ghanaian midfielder is giving a lot to talk about in recent days with the protests of his father, on the one hand, and the subsequent response of the footballer, on the other hand. And they haven’t gone on the same direction. While the father, as it is clear from his words, would look favorably on a possible departure from Atlético, the footballer denies everything and ensures that there is no contact with other clubs. The Madrid club, meanwhile, has been waiting for months for a positive response from the footballer to renew. It remains to be seen if this soap opera gives for many more chapters over the coming weeks and months.. Manchester United and Arsenal await the Atlético player.Thomas has a long-standing Atlético renewal offer. Offer that doubles his salary and also his withdrawal clause, of 50 million euros. In the club there are different opinions: some understand that if Thomas has not renewed it is because he does not have much interest in doing so. At 26 years old (in June he will be 27), he is at the best moment of his career. His contract with Atlético is until June 2023 and the club has already moved to try to tie him for more seasons. But the player has not yet said yes. In his statements, he has never said categorically that he will continue, although neither has he left.last_img read more

FIFPro asks to return to football “when it is safe, not in two or four weeks”

first_imgHowever, the union representative considered “a good decision” to give priority to ending, if possible, national competitions, because they are “a financial pillar” and because they provide “social cohesion”, although he recalled that for many soccer players Feminine playing with your national teams contributes a good part of their income.In a debate with representatives of the ECA club association and the European Leagues, the FIFPro general secretary asked “to think about how to rebuild football” in the long term.“It will be different, probably smaller from an economic perspective, but it does not have to be weaker. Hopefully it will be more egalitarian, fairer and more economically sustainable, because we have seen it is that the economic model of our sector is not capable of working with crises like the one we’ve been through, “he reflected.The Secretary General of the World Players Union participated in this Soccerex debate by videoconference with the President of the European Soccer Leagues, Lars-Christer Olsson; the general secretary of the European Association of Clubs (ECA), Michele Centenaro; and the CEO of the Sport Integrity Global Alliance, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros. The general secretary of the FIFPro world players union, Jonas Baer-Hoffman, defended that football should be played “when it is really safe” and not “in two or four weeks”, since if the return is anticipated and in danger to some player “soccer will be closed for a longer time”.“The worst that can happen is that someone comes back soon, has to stop because it creates a danger for the players, offers a bad example for society and then it will be closed for a longer time. That is why it is crucial that we work together and have the advice of experts to come back when it’s really safe, not in two or four weeks. We have to think about a longer timeframe, “he said in a video conference debate organized by Soccerex.The players’ union executive explained that footballers are concerned both about their risk of infection and about being “a bad influence on society” if they return to the activity prematurely, and that they too are affected by the economic problems that It leads to the suspension of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Many players we represent charge 3,000 or 4,000 euros, for them losing two payouts is as important as for anyone,” said Baer-Hoffman, who added that anxiety cases “have doubled” among professional soccer players, as he It has happened to many people because of confinement.last_img read more

Taylor, Bloomfield retain titles at Carifta

first_img Remained unbeaten Jamaica also dominated the 1500m winning three out of four. Cemore Donald remained unbeaten this season after capturing the Under-18 girls’ event. The Edwin Allen High student won in 4:42.50 ahead of teammate Britnie Dixon. Ashani Robb won the girls’ Under-20 1500m in 4:39.20 while defending champion Shevon Parkes won the Under-20 boys’ event in 3:56.72. Earlier in the morning session, Hydel High’s Shian Salmon pocketed Jamaica’s first gold medal of the meet. Salmon, the defending champion in the Under-18 high jump, cleared a season’s best 1.82 metres to win the event. Teammate Lamara Distin picked up silver with a best of 1.77m. Bermuda’s Sakari Famous, also 1.77m, was third. Jamaica’s other medal in the morning session came from Akio Jones, who captured bronze after finishing third in the girls’ Under-18 shot put with a heave of 13.87m. Jamaica should also win several medals today as 19 finals, 10 on the track and nine in the field, will be contested. Track events include the 4×100 metres in both age groups. ST GEORGE’S, Grenada: DEFENDING 400 metres champions Christopher Taylor and Akeem Bloomfield retained their titles in fine style as Jamaica picked up 18 medals – eight gold, 7 silver, and three bronze – on yesterday’s opening day of the 45th Carifta Games in St George’s, Grenada. Taylor, the record holder in the Under-18 boys’ one-lap event, was not tested as he won in 47.36 seconds away from Antoni Hoya Small of Barbados, 48.23. Third went to Onal Mitchell of Trinidad and Tobago in 48.72. ” I just came out and did what I had to do to win the event,” said Taylor. Bloomfield ran a relaxed race throughout to take the Under-20 title, just doing enough to win in a season’s best 46.02. Jamal Walton of the Cayman Islands was second in 46.23, with bronze going to Kinard Rolle of The Bahamas in 46.88. “I just came out to win and defend my title as I want to finish competing here, so I can focus on the Penn Relays and World Junior Championships,” Bloomfield said after his victory. Stacey Williams had earlier captured gold in the Under-18 girls 400 m in 54.00, getting the better of Amanda Crawford of Grenada, 54.16, with Britni Fountain of The Bahamas taking third in 54.68. Jamaica’s Sanique Walker, the silver medallist a year ago, was fourth in 55.25. Sada Williams of Barbados prevented a Jamaican sweep of the 400m as she raced to a personal best 52.07 to capture the Under-20 girls’ event. Shaquina Dorset of The Bahamas was second in 52.59 while Jamaica’s Tiffany James took third in 52.70 ahead of her teammate Semoy Hemmings, fourth in 53.89.last_img read more

Boyz taking a hit with MLS salaries

first_imgOn the field, Jamaica was better than the United States (US) during Gold Cup 2015. At the bank, however, US internationals are cashing in more than Reggae Boyz in North America’s top professional football competition.According to figures released recently by the union representing players in Major League Soccer (MLS), Jamaicans generally make far less than their American counterparts, which has left some Boyz claiming lack of respect.The disparity was glaring in the Gold Cup semi-final clash. According to MLS Players Union, the 2015 total guaranteed compensation for the five Americans who play in MLS, and who started against Jamaica, was US$12.3 million, averaging US$2.4 million per player. Captain Michael Bradley and Clint Dempsey are guaranteed US$6.5 million and US$4.6 million, respectively. The lowest compensation will go to Gyasi Zardes, with US$223,000.Meanwhile, four Boyz who started against the US are guaranteed a combined US$787,658.33 in MLS compensation this year, an average of US$196,914.58 each.Darren Mattocks of Vancouver Whitecaps and Houston Dynamo’s Giles Barnes, goalscorers in the historic 2-1 win, are Jamaica’s projected top earners, with US$272,000 and US$275,658.33, respectively.Midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson of FC Dallas will get at least US$180,000, while fullback Kemar Lawrence of New York Red Bulls, arguably the tournament’s best defender, is guaranteed US$60,000, close to MLS minimum.Combined, 20 Jamaica representatives scattered across MLS will make some US$2.4 million in guaranteed compensation in 2015. Half will make less than US$100,000 and nine will earn below US$80,000.Current Jamaican players in MLS interviewed for this story requested anonymity, fearing backlash from their clubs. None suggested American players didn’t deserve their compensation, but some believe the Boyz are being overlooked.”(MLS clubs) do not respect Jamaicans at all,” declared one veteran. “They think Jamaicans are not used to money, so they can offer any kind of money and we’ll take it.”Boyz also claim MLS players from North America who make near-minimum are often inferior to Jamaicans making a similar amount.”Other players from Canada and US get low wages, but they are not the same quality as Jamaicans,” said a Reggae Boy.Jamaicans have a proven record of significant MLS contribution, with several being key members of championship-winning teams. Yet top salaries have not followed club success.”For the players coming from the smaller countries, like in the Caribbean, it’s gonna be difficult because … they’re not seen as being world-class players yet,” explained ex-Jamaica international, Tyrone Marshall, who won multiple MLS titles and is currently an assistant coach with Real Salt Lake.Meanwhile, MLS clubs spend heavily on big names, limiting what they can offer unheralded talent, including Jamaicans.”The MLS makes one mistake,” said Winfried Sch‰fer, head coach of Jamaica’s senior national team during the Gold Cup. “They take too many older players and pay them too much money. That is a problem for the development of the players. A big problem.”Brazilian Kaka is guaranteed most compensation in MLS this season – US$7.2 million. Ex-England internationals Steven Gerrard (US$6.3 million) and Frank Lampard (US$6 million), plus Spain’s David Villa (US$5.6 million), also rake in big bucks.Agents have been blamed for some disparity in compensation. Jamaican players believe they are occasionally caught in conflicts of interest.”Representation is a problem,” said a former Jamaican MLS All-Star. “… You’re never sure what’s going on behind closed doors.Jamaicans are, therefore, starting to take keener interest in their contract negotiations.”You have to put your foot down,” one player said.But Jamaican Damani Ralph, a former MLS player and current agent for several Boyz, doesn’t believe Jamaicans in MLS are unfairly targeted with lower compensation.Players’ value, he explained, is tied to several elements, including quality, experience, and exposure. Jamaicans, especially those coming directly out of US colleges or the local Premier League, are viewed as unknown quantities.”There is a structure,” explained Ralph last month. “… People don’t know what they will get out of (the players) at the beginning.”In national striker Deshorn Brown, however, MLS quickly found out. Brown scored 10 goals for Colorado Rapids in each of his first two MLS seasons after US college. This season, Brown plays in Europe after being guaranteed US$123,000 in 2014, according to the union. Ralph, Brown’s agent, denied money was the reason the player left MLS.”The aim was that Deshorn wanted to move to Europe,” he said.Colorado then signed Republic of Ireland striker Kevin Doyle, a former English Premier League (EPL) player. He is guaranteed US$1.2 million in 2015. Doyle had scored two goals in 12 appearances through August 16.Lawrence, sources said, was brought to New York as a backup to a player earning more than three times his compensation. He won the starting job, but ‘Taxi’s’ money metre is stuck on low.”He has outperformed his contract,” said Ralph, who represents Lawrence, “but it’s a contract and he has to honour it.”Former US international Cory Gibbs, an agent with Wasserman Media Group (WMG), which represents some of the biggest names in MLS, including Jamaicans Barnes and Mattocks, doesn’t believe Boyz are being deliberately underpaid either. Gibbs said players like Bradley and Dempsey earned big MLS paydays because of their accomplishments in top leagues and World Cup.”US players have proven themselves at the highest level,” said Gibbs. “… No disrespect, but they’ve built their names.”Slow development of professional football in Jamaica, some Boyz argue, has prevented them from doing the same, leaving little leverage to demand higher pay overseas, despite their talent.”(MLS clubs) like to say we need to establish ourselves,” said a player. “But still, they’d prefer to give big money to players who haven’t produced.”Meanwhile, Jamaican talent is being embraced by MLS. The current batch is possibly the largest ever listed on team rosters for a single season. Five Boyz were selected in the first round of the last two MLS SuperDrafts.But stigma remains. The decision by Alvas Powell (guaranteed US$68,700 in 2015 at Portland Timbers) to leave the national team during the Gold Cup is potentially one.”They (clubs) can say that they can’t invest heavily in players like Jamaicans because they don’t know when they will flip out and walk out,” a former MLS player said.Compensation fortunes for Jamaicans in MLS, however, could soon turn dramatically, following strong performances at Copa AmÈrica and Gold Cup.”The Jamaican player with athleticism, composure, discipline, there’s definitely an upside,” said Gibbs. “… Definitely there’s an upswing (in interest).”Options are opening outside MLS, too. Lawrence, for example, has attracted interest from clubs in top European leagues”If players have quality, they don’t have to play in MLS,” said Ralph, recalling his own decision to move to Russia years ago.Leagues like in Vietnam, for example, offer promising packages. Lower profiled Jamaican players in the “V League” have reportedly earned more than US$100,000 a season – after deductions. Ralph admitted Jamaicans’ MLS value could improve.”Market value of the Jamaican players is not what it needs to be,” he said.Barnes, whose club contract ends after this season, could be an early indicator if change is coming. Unconfirmed sources claim the striker is seeking more than $1 million next season.Barnes declined to discuss the issue during Gold Cup.Late last month, Gibbs didn’t confirm or deny that figure but declared the striker “put himself in a good situation” with recent international performances.So did other Boyz. If MLS doesn’t pay, someone else just may.”There are options out there; options that would surprise people,” said Jamaican agent, Baron ‘Mosiah’ Marshall, who has represented several Boyz in Vietnam and listed China, India, Thailand, and Malaysia among possibilities.”Everything,” Gibbs said, “is about supply and demand.”last_img read more

Albania qualify for Euros at last!

first_img Serbia played the final minutes with nine men as captain Aleksandar Kolarov was sent off with a second yellow card in the 80th, and Nemanja Matic received a straight red in the 81st. In Group D, Germany needed a penalty from Thomas Mueller (50th) and a late goal from substitute Max Kruse (79th) to overcome Georgia, whose captain, Jaba Kankava, had equalised at the 53rd minute, while Poland had captain Robert Lewandowski to thank for the winner against Ireland. Kruse scored three minutes after coming on as a substitute for Germany to finish top of the group, one point above Poland. Lewandowski’s goal was his 13th goal in qualifying for Poland. It tied the mark set by David Healy of Northern Ireland in Euro 2008 qualifying. Ireland finished three points behind Poland, but can still qualify for the Euros via a play-off. In Warsaw, Grzegorz Krychowiak fired Poland ahead in the 13th, only for Jon Walters to equalise three minutes later with a penalty. Lewandowski claimed the winner with a header to Krzysztof Maczynski’s cross in the 42nd. Scotland routed Gibraltar 6-0 in Faro, Portugal, in the other group game to finish three points behind Ireland in fourth. Georgia finished six points further back, with Gibraltar bottom on none. captain sent off LEIPZIG, Germany (AP): Albania joined World Cup-winners Germany, Poland and Romania in clinching a spot at next year’s European Championship yesterday after winning their final qualifying games. Germany beat Georgia 2-1 to top Group D ahead of Poland, which beat Ireland by the same score. Albania reached their first major tournament with a 3-0 away win over Armenia to finish second in Group I behind Portugal, which had already qualified. Romania’s 3-0 away win over the Faroe Islands was enough to clinch second place behind Northern Ireland in Group F. Here’s a round-up of action from yesterday’s Euro 2016 qualifying games: In Group I, Albania reached 14 points, two more than Denmark, which had already played their last qualifier and now face the play-offs. Group winners Portugal beat already-eliminated Serbia 2-1, winning their seventh consecutive qualifier after a shock 1-0 loss to Albania in the teams’ opener. Nani scored in the fifth minute, Zoran Tosic equalised in the 65th and substitute Joao Moutinho netted the winner in the 78th. Portugal finished with 21 points from eight matches. With qualification already secured in advance, the Portuguese played without Cristiano Ronaldo and a few other regular starters.last_img read more

Busy day for stewards at Caymanas Park

first_imgThe stewards struck in the dark at Caymanas Park yesterday disqualifying last-race winner PRINCESS SHEMIKA after a very lengthy enquiry.Installed a 4-5 favourite with apprentice Odean Edwards aboard, PRINCESWS SHEKIKA came through on the rails early in the last furlong to beat 12-1 chance DUTCHROW and GENUINE FRIIEND (9-2) in the restricted allowance race over 1200 metres.With the light fading fast, the stewards conducted an enquiry into the running of the race and, following lengthy deliberations, disqualified PRINCESS SHEMIKA for having caused interference to GREAT BROWN (18-1) on the rails at the halfway stage.The race was awarded to DUTCHROW, who chased long-time leader JUSTLIKE EMMA (9-1) into the straight and held on well for second, with GENUINE FRIEND promoted to third.Indeed, it was a day when the stewards were kept busy in most of the races on the programme of nine.In the first race, apprentice Oneil Beckford (substituting for outgoing champion jockey Dane Nelson) was thrown by his mount, EAST SIDEGIRL, leaving the half mile and while the worst was feared, the young rider was given a green light by the doctor on duty to ride for the remainder of the day.As a result of this incident, the stewards disqualified the sixth horse, HE’S A DIAMOND, out of the race for causing the mishap.In the eighth race, won by 6-5 favourite ANGEL STAR, the stewards summoned jockey Shamaree Muir, who rode the runner-up LAZZA, this for hitting apprentice Javiel Patterson aboard the third horse, HAIL THE CAT, in his face with the whip (twice) a furlong out.There was a verbal spat between both jockeys in the tunnel en route to the Jockeys’ Room.Meanwhile, in the absence of the 4-5 favourite RAJJA SARANGI, turned back at the start on the advice of the vet, DANOS LA PAZ (3-1) seized the opportunity to win the feature race over 1500 metres in a driving finish from the late-closing SIR SOUTH. He was ridden by Robert Halledeen for trainer Neville Peralto.last_img read more