BRIEFS - 16 for Derby
- 16 for Derby
A maximum field of 16 have been declared for the 92nd running of the Jamaica Derby, for native-bred three-year-olds at Caymanas Park on Saturday. The 2400-metre race offers a total purse of $9 million.
The draw for post positions and jockeys was conducted live yesterday afternoon on KLAS radio, from inside the Trainers' Room at Caymanas Park.
Denzil Miller Jr, Caymanas Track Limited's racing secretary, along with marketing manager Michael Sibbles, Terry Morant and Jamaica Racing Commission operations steward Eustace Williams presided over the proceedings.
The horses and riders declared are as follows: 1. D'ANGEL (Richard Lunan), 2. POTCHEEN (Doushane Gordon), 3. UNCLE DONNY (Dick Cardenas), 4. CLASSIC PRINCESS (Clive Lynch-1), 5. AVENTURA (Winston Griffiths), 6. EXOTIC GOLD (Dane Nelson), 7. PRIESTKING (Andre Martin), 8. PRINCE ANDREW (Ian Spence), 9. TYPREWRITER (Shane Ellis), 10. OUR CREATION (Paul Francis), 11. TIMEFORARMS (Richie Mitchell), 12. ALL CORRECT (Omar Walker), 13. FANCY PANTS (Aaron Chatrie), 14. RAGING PROSPECT (Richard Mairs), 15. ETHOS (Oneil Mullings) and 16. SPECIAL REPORT (Clive Lynch-2). Also eligible SIRMANDY (Andre Martin).
At stake is the Sir John Mordecai Derby Trophy.
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- Nadal rolls on
A rain shower stopped play at Roland Garros for a minute or two in the middle of Rafael Nadal's quarter-final.
Nicolas Almagro? He couldn't do anything to slow Rafa at his favourite tournament.
Second-seeded Nadal defeated his fellow Spaniard 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3 yesterday to move to the French Open semi-finals.
Nadal's next match will be against sixth-seeded David Ferrer, who defeated No. 4 seed Andy Murray 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 to move to his first French Open semi-final.
In the women's quarter-finals before Nadal played, second-seeded Maria Sharapova defeated 23rd-seeded Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-2, 6-3, and the No. 4 seed, Petra Kvitova, beat 142nd-ranked qualifier Yaroslava Shvedova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
- Jeter on fence
World champion sprinter Carmelita Jeter remains on the fence about whether she will run both the 100m and 200m at the US Olympic trials later this month in Eugene, Oregon. Jeter said yesterday she will compete in the 100m and then see how her legs feel. She will basically have five days to rest before the start of the 200m.
Jeter isn't the only sprinter deciding whether or not to double at trials. Allyson Felix is up in the air about pairing another competition with her signature event, the 200m. She may run either the 100m or 400m at trials as well.
- Celtics take control
When the Boston Celtics last left Miami, they were on the ropes. Down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. Unable to solve LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. On the cusp of being ousted by the Heat for a second straight season.
Three games and three wins later, the plot could not be more different as they sauntered out of Miami this time. Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 19 - including a huge three-pointer over James' outstretched arm with 52.9 seconds left - and the Celtics beat the Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night, stealing home-court advantage and taking a 3-2 lead in the East finals that now shift to Boston for Game Six tonight.