Triple for owner, trainer, jockey team at Caymanas Park

first_imgThe jockey, trainer and owner combination of Shane Ellis, Neive Graham and O’Shaun Connection (O’Neil Hinds) teamed up to win the first three races at Caymanas Park yesterday, the horses in question winning very easily as short-priced favourites.In the opening race over 1200 metres for maiden three-year-olds, Ellis had an arm-chair ride aboard the howling 1-9 favourite, PROLIFIC PRINCESS (made all), in winning by 101/2 lengths.Ellis came back to boothome another 1-9 favourite, FRANKENSTORM, in the second race and completed the rout with 1-5 favourite HOLOGRAM SHADOW in the third.closest rivalEllis (53 winners) thus regained the lead from closest rival Robert Halledeen (52 wins) in the three-man race for the jockeys’ championship, followed by Omar Walker on 49.For trainer Graham, this was his first triple.”I am really elated to have achieved the feat, especially in that the winners came one behind the other in the first three races on the card.”I saddled three winners once before, but one horse was disqualified,” he recalled. “With the help of O’Shaun, I am looking forward to impact on the last four months of the season.”Meanwhile, 3-5 favourite, ROYAL GIRL, ridden by in-form Wesley Henry for owner/trainer Patrick Chang, came through in mid-stretch to win the Henry George Harrison Sr. Memorial Cup over 1300 metres.last_img read more

Are Democrats Any Closer To Unity Than Republicans

first_imgKQED Listen Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Much has been made about potential rifts in the Republican party – schisms between fiscal and social conservatives, divisions between ideological and pragmatic Republicans, and disagreement among moderates and hardline conservatives. And evidence certainly exists of such rifts – from the recent Alabama runoff election, to several US Senators and Texas House speaker Joe Straus choosing not to run for re-election in the face of likely primary challenges.But there’s far less attention being paid to potential rifts in the Democratic party, divisions evidenced during the 2016 presidential campaign between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.What steps have been taken to bridge that divide? Is the Democratic party any closer to a unified message than Republicans? And, if so, how much of that message is simply unification against the GOP? Can a party built on bringing disparate groups together coalesce around common goals and a common message that could actually lead to change in current political dynamics in coming elections?We talk it over with Jay Aiyer, political science professor at Texas Southern University and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast. 00:00 /10:29last_img read more