Enable cemented her superstar status with an unprecedented Turf triumph and Accelerate gave trainer John Sadler a first Breeders' Cup winner in the Classic as the $30 million racing extravaganza returned to Churchill Downs. Enable, the four-year-old filly trained by John Gosden, became the first horse to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the 1 1/2-mile Breeders' Cup Turf in the same year, succeeding in completing the double where eight before her had failed. Frankie Dettori was masterful in guiding Enable to victory in the $4 million race, finding good ground out wide on the rain-softened turf track and prevailing in a thrilling stretch duel with Magical. "She conquered America!" Dettori crowed after Enable triumphed by three-quarters of a length, becoming just the fourth filly to win the race. Ryan Moore, riding the Aidan O'Brien-trained Magical, pushed hard in the stretch, Enable finally taking control in the final furlong. The two jockeys briefly clasped hands as they galloped … [Read more...] about Enable makes Turf history as Accelerate wins Breeders’ Cup Classic
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down. In a statement, the company said its employees "worked quickly to contain the spill" Wednesday, with none of the new runoff entering any waterways. The remainder of the massive structure collapsed at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Nelson County Emergency Management spokesman Milt Spalding said. No injuries were reported in either collapse, he said. "It is a mountain of bourbon barrels," he said Wednesday. It is unknown how many barrels can be salvaged, CBS Louisville affiliate WLKY reports. Environmental and wildlife officials were on the scene to determine if any whiskey spilled into a nearby waterway, he said. The distillery owner Sazerac, a Louisiana-based spirits company, already was facing a state fine stemming from the initial … [Read more...] about Rest of Kentucky’s Barton 1792 distillery collapses
Following an unplanned two-month break from racing, Red Ruby returned with a flourish in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. Red Ruby pulled away from Coach Rocks on a sloppy track Friday and cruised to a 4 3/4-length victory, her third career win in five tries. The Grade 2, $250,000 race for 3-year-old fillies was run on a cold, rainy afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. Not long after finishing fourth in the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 18, Red Ruby got spooked and "had a little accident in the shed row," according to trainer Kellyn Gorder. Gorder said Red Ruby ran backward, dragged her hot walker into the middle of the barn, ran into a metal ladder and received 13 stitches. "We got really, really lucky. They were all superficial," Gorder said. "But she sat in the stall for 16 days while those things healed." The injury forced the Kentucky-bred filly to miss the Fantasy Stakes last month at Oaklawn Park and the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago at Churchill Downs in Louisville. On … [Read more...] about Horse Racing: Red Ruby pulls away to easy victory in Black-Eyed Susan
It started in December. A sudden desire to leave behind some terrible weeknight TV and head into the unwelcoming blackness of a wintry night in search of somewhere with a fireplace, ale and hearty pub-style fare on the middle-class end of the menu spectrum. The sort of place that’ll add a couple of quid onto the price because every ingredient has its geographical origin written next to it and, hopefully, enhanced quality to justify it. It’s not just lemon, it’s Sicilian lemon. You know, Sainsbury’s Taste The Difference in restaurant form. It may be a symptom of a relentless slide into my mid-30s, but it has since, under the radar, evolved into something of an obsession. I think it stems from nostalgia of when I did nothing other than frequent such civilised places during a two-week hike from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay. Britishness without the rowdiness. Healing Manor was the first, where a burger had an irresistible creamy luxury in, not just any cheese, … [Read more...] about Does Stallingborough Grange’s varied menu justify its AA Rosette?
The Food Standards Agency has released its hygiene ratings for food establishments across Calderdale. Inspections conducted over the past year show that 165 establishments across the borough received two stars or less - with 17 businesses scoring zero stars.Below are the food establishments in Calderdale rated five stars - what did your favourite score? 1885 The Pub (Pub/bar/nightclub) - Stainland Road, Halifax HX4 9HN. Rated 5 on 04-Dec-20131885 The Restaurant (Restaurant/Cafe/Canteen) - Stainland Road, Stainland, Halifax HX4 9HF. Rated 5 on [email protected] Clough (Pub/bar/nightclub) - 36 Lee Bridge, Halifax HX3 5AT. Rated 5 on 18-Dec-20133 Tier (Retailers - other) - 349 Salterhebble Hill, Halifax HX3 0QA. Rated 5 on 12-Jun-2012Abbey Park Primary Academy (School/college/university) - Keighley Close, Illingworth HX2 9LJ. Rated 5 on 19-May-2015Abbeyfield (Hospitals/Childcare/Caring Premises) - Broomfield Avenue, Skircoat Green HX3 0JE. Rated 5 on 09-May-2014Active … [Read more...] about Calderdale food establishments score five-stars in hygiene inspections