Remodeling Excellence Award Winners Recognized by OMB

first_imgThe Olympia Master Builders (OMB) held the 2012 Remodeling Excellence (REX) Awards presentation in May at Indian Summer Golf and Country Club.  The REX Awards honor innovative and exceptional projects completed within the last two years by remodeler members of OMB.The presentation included an overview of the entries along with before and after photos of each award winning project.This year’s REX Award judges were Duke York of York Enterprises, Gordon Neu of Neu Construction and Matt Rock of MR Construction.  Ross Irwin of Cabinets by Trivonna was the emcee of the program.Pictured from left: Bob Clark of Home Resource Company, Inc., James Peterson of Lanza Construction, LLC, Jeff Kuster of Kuster Homes and Remodeling, LLC, Diane Gassman of Interior Dimensions, LLC, Mike Auderer of Olympia Construction, Inc., John Erwin of John Erwin Remodeling, Inc., Greg Switzer of John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. and Emcee Ross Irwin of Cabinets by Trivonna.There were eleven awards presented in the following categories:John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Residential Bath Under $25,000Olympia Construction, Inc. – Residential Bath $25,000 to $75,000Kuster Homes and Remodeling, LLC – Residential Kitchen Under $30,000John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Residential Kitchen $30,000 to $60,000Home Resource Company, Inc. – Residential Kitchen $60,000 to $125,000Home Resource Company, Inc. – Residential Whole House $75,000 to $150,000John Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Residential Addition $75,000 to $150,000Lanza Construction, LLC – Commercial Under $100,000Lanza Construction, LLC – Overall Design Excellence – Outdoor LivingJohn Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Overall Design Excellence – Historic Renovation/RestorationJohn Erwin Remodeling, Inc. – Overall Design Excellence – Universal Design“Olympia Master Builders is a professional trade association representing nearly 600 member companies in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Pacific and Mason Counties.  The primary goal of OMB is to provide affordable housing for all segments of society.  This is achieved by improving the construction industry and the business climate in which it operates. OMB members are committed to building strong communities, one home at a time.” Facebook17Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Healthy Living by Tumwater Chiropractic Center- Laser Therapy for Tennis Elbow

first_imgSubmitted by Kelly Golob for Tumwater Chiropractic Center“Tennis Elbow”, or more technically, Lateral Epicondylitis, is inflammation and damage of the tendons in your arm that you are using right now to scroll down this page with your mouse, or navigate the web on your touchscreen.This injury is commonly seen in racquet-sport athletes, but is also common in “office athletes”, people who spend a lot of time using smart phones, or others who overuse those small muscles their arms some other way.  Initially this injury starts out as inflammation of a normal tendon, but over time this can become a chronic injury that actually changes the structure of the tendons involved (tendinosis).Some established techniques to treat chronic tennis elbow include eccentric exercises and soft-tissue mobilization.  But more recently many people are beginning to see good results using Low-Level Laser therapy to treat chronic tennis elbow.A new study was recently published in the journal Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (one of the coolest journal names out there) looking at treatment of tennis elbow with low-level Laser therapy.  In this study they treated 16 patients with the real Laser or a fake laser for 8 sessions over the course of three weeks.  At the beginning of the study all patients had severe pain and significant weakness in their elbows.  These patients were then re-evaluated after the initial treatment, and again 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months after the treatments ended.The results of this study found no significant differences between the two groups at the end of the treatments. However, at the 3, 6 and 12 month follow ups the group treated with the real Lasers had significant improvements in their pain and strength, while the group treated with the fake laser had no significant improvements even a year later!Therefore the authors of this study concluded that Laser therapy is an effective treatment for chronic tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis).Our office is one of a few clinics in town offering Laser therapy, and in combination with other treatments we provide (i.e. adjustments, massage, traction, exercise) we see greater results than with treatment from any one of those alone.We have found Laser therapy to be particularly helpful in speeding up the recovery process for chronic injuries or slow healing injuries, such as fractures, cartilage injuries, chronic tendinitis, and many others.So if you have chronic pain, or want to speed up your recovery, call our office today to set up an exam to see if Laser treatment might be right for you.Kelly Golob, D.C. is a chiropractor at Tumwater Chiropractic Center at 128 D St SW in Tumwater.  Their clinic offers a variety of conservative and alternative treatments for musculoskeletal injuries and preventative wellness.  They can be contacted at 360-570-9580 or online or find them on Facebook. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

A Family Affair at A Steve’s Carpet Cleaning

first_imgFor over 30 years the success of A Steve’s Professional Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning has been a family affair.  Started by Steve Short in 1982, the business now includes the cleaning skills of his son-in-law, Stephen, and office management of his daughter, Rachel.  Steve himself focuses on being the public face of the company but is glad to pick up the overflow—no pun intended—and step in.  As he says, there’s never a need to “turn down a job because within 2-3 days it can be done.”Steve’s granddaughter Alyssa, now almost 7, is a childhood cancer survivor.  Now in remission, the family celebrates her recovery by participating in fundraisers around the region that focus on cures.  Over the past few years they have participated in the CureSearch Walk for Children’s Cancer in Tacoma, and other events, as well as hosting a Facebook referral promotion where every new ‘like’ equals a cash donation to the Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation.Also available on the business website is the autobiography of Steve’s father, Jim.  A celebrated military pilot, the book highlights a storied career in the skies.  As Jim Short writes in the introduction, “Everyone has heard and seen movies about airline pilots as well as fighter and bomber pilots, but I can’t recall that anyone has described the life of a military transport flyer, which is what I have attempted to do.  Mine is not primarily a war story, but a glimpse into my life as a pilot.  My adventures are sometimes routine and sometimes not so routine…they may not be as hair-raising as bomber and fighter missions, but we did have our thrilling moments during war and peace, and I feel lucky to have been a part of it.”Even the business’s trademark lion-in-a-blue-truck logo sprang from a family Valentine’s Day present.  As Steve delivered it home, so many fellow motorists pointed, smiled, and waved it became something of a mascot and now finds its home on business cards and Facebook profiles alike.A Steve’s Professional Truck Mounted Steam Cleaning can be reached at 360-701-9544. Facebook1Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Lacey Alternate Watering Schedule Begins June 1

first_imgSubmitted by The City of LaceyLacey water customers will follow an alternate day watering schedule for their yards and outdoor landscapes beginning Monday, June 1, 2015. Alternate day watering is mandatory for all Lacey water customers during the months of June, July, August, and September.The Lacey City Council approved the watering policy in 2006, as an effort to reduce peak water demand during the summer. Lacey’s water usage has exceeded 13 million gallons per day during summer months compared with only five million gallons per day in the winter.Water customers with addresses ending with an odd number (i.e., 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9) may water Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday. Addresses ending with an even number (i.e., 0, 2, 4, 6, & 8) may water on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Friday is a non-watering day for all Lacey water customers.Scheduled watering applies to turf (grass), annual and perennial ornamental flowerbeds, vegetable gardens, and any other landscaping plant material that is regularly maintained outside of a residence or commercial building. Water used for other purposes such as pools, pressure washing, outdoor potted plants, hanging baskets, and plants inside greenhouses are not currently restricted by this policy. Lacey water customers failing to follow the alternate day watering schedule will receive a warning. Repeated violations could ultimately lead to service being discontinued.The water policy does allow limited exemptions. For example, newly seeded lawns, newly installed landscapes, and publicly-owned facilities with active playfields may be watered more frequently. To obtain an exemption under the alternate day watering schedule, customers must contact Lacey Water Resources.On May 15, 2015 Governor Inslee declared a drought emergency for Washington State. Lacey does not anticipate water shortages in the near future nor does it anticipate a need to enforce water conservation measures or place restrictions on water use because of the 2015 drought emergency. Regardless, Lacey Water Resources encourages all of its customers to conserve water both indoors and outdoors. Lacey Water Resources requires all customers to follow the odd-even watering policy, which is designed to limit peak water demand, June 1 through September 30.For more information regarding the alternate day watering policy, please contact Lacey Water Resources at (360) 438-2687, or by email at Information is also available on the city’s website at Facebook201Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

OlyFed Announces Staff Leadership Promotions

first_imgFacebook237Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Federal SavingsOlympia Federal Savings (OlyFed) is pleased to announce the promotions of three team members.Josh Deck. Photo courtesy: Olympia Federal SavingsJosh Deck, is now Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Deck joined OlyFed in 2011 as the bank’s Risk & Compliance Officer and in 2015 he was promoted to Senior Vice President.Prior to his work at OlyFed Deck was a commissioned bank examiner with extensive knowledge in compliance and regulatory management. As EVP/COO, Deck will oversee management of the bank’s operations and set the comprehensive goals for the performance and growth of the organization.Mike Bowen. Photo courtesy: Olympia Federal SavingsMike Bowen, was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) and is now a member of the bank’s executive team. Bowen joined OlyFed in 2017 and he leads the organization’s IT and digital banking teams.With more than 15 years of experience managing business critical technology systems, Bowen has been recognized with several awards for his commitment to life-long learning and collaborative teamwork.Leanne Marty, Corporate Secretary, was named Vice President and officially joins the bank’s senior leadership team. Marty joined OlyFed in 2014 as Executive Assistant and was promoted to Corporate Secretary in 2019.Leanne Marty. Photo courtesy: Olympia Federal SavingsFondly nicknamed by her colleagues as the “Chief Excitement Officer,” Marty is the past recipient of the Employee of the Quarter Award and the Kris Fischer Excellence in Customer Service Award.“I am so excited we are able to provide these incredible people and professionals with growth opportunities, which will help our customers, community and organization thrive long into the future,” Lori Drummond, OlyFed President and CEO said. “We are fortunate to have so many talented and caring people on our team and Josh, Mike and Leanne bring an extensive set of skills and expertise to help further carryout our mission to improve the overall quality of life for our friends and neighbors that bank with us.”last_img read more

Virat Kohli reveals only one more seamer spot up for grabs in 2020 T20…

first_imgAdvertisement 4amNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs4b61q20Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1p( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3nmWould you ever consider trying this?😱2vgbCan your students do this? 🌚9dxk6vi6Roller skating! Powered by Firework With everyone curious about the 2020 World Cup squad that is to be held in Australia, Indian team captain, Virat Kohli, reveals that there is only one seamer spot left, and plenty of pace bowlers are eyeing the vacant spot. He reveals the players that are being considered at the moment- Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Swami, Bhuvneswar Kumar, and Deepak Chahar.Advertisement India had a reputation for having a lot for pace bowlers, which makes the competition tough to be chosen to be a part of the WC team, but Virat considers this positively. He said, “The fight obviously is for one spot, and I think more or less three guys have made a place for themselves. It’s going to be a healthy competition, and it will be interesting to see how it pans out.”Advertisement Deepak Chahar is a new entrant who debuted in the pink-ball Test series against Bangladesh. The bowler had an impressive run at the series. Deepak (Chahar) has come in and has bowled really well,” he told the media. Upon the return of the bowlers Bumrah and Kumar to the T20 International series, Virat is confident that the pace attack will be strong in the upcoming Test match against West Indies.Mohammad Shami becomes third Indian bowler in top 10 of ICC test bowling rankingsAdvertisement No-balls to be called by third umpires in upcoming India-WI series  Advertisementlast_img read more

Summer’s Not Over Yet: Beaches Open, Events Planned

first_imgBy Liz Sheehan |The tourists are mostly gone, but Two River area residents can still savor summer this weekend at fairs, beach events, moonlit walks, tours, and a swim at a lifeguarded beach.The annual Monmouth Beach Firemen’s Fair will be held for its 70th year, according to Mayor Sue Howard. The fair, once held behind the firehouse in the town, has relocated to the parking lot of the Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion on Ocean Avenue and will run from Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10, with a fireworks display on Saturday at dusk.The fair will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. on Sunday.There will be rides and games for all, as well as lobster dinners, steamers, sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs and hamburgers, and a wine and beer garden. Live entertainment will feature Pam McCoy & Friends on Thursday, West End Dogs on Friday, the Sundries on Saturday and Pez Head on Sunday.On Saturday, Sept. 9, Jersey Shore Skim Camp will host the Sea Bright Skim Bash from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the municipal beach behind Borough Hall. The event is held twice a year in the borough, in June and September. Participants include both professionals and amateurs.There is no fee for spectators, but competitors who register for the event pay $20 for Jersey Shore Skim Camp members, $35 for amateurs, $50 for semi-professionals and $100 for professionals. Sean Stratton, a staff member of the Jersey Shore Skim Camp said the sport is international with participants from countries including the United States, Mexico, Spain and Chile.A little farther north, Gateway National Recreation Area, will hold multiple activities.On Friday, Sept. 8, there will be a Harvest Moon Walk from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning at the U.S. Life-Saving Parking Lot between lots D and E. Call 732-872-5970 for reservations.On Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Horseshoe Cove Parking Lot L, there will be guided tours of the Nike Missile Radar Site, a one-time top secret missile site from the Cold War era. Some of the veterans who worked on the Nike system will be there to meet and educate the public. These tours will also be held on Sept. 17, Oct. 7, 15 and 29 and Nov. 4 and 11 at the same time.Lighthouse Tours will continue from 1 to 4:30 p.m. until Oct. 31, while daily tours at History House, Building 1, in Officers Row, a home furnished in WWII-era style will be held from 1 to 5 p.m.Free yoga on the beach will take place every Saturday in September from 9 to 10 a.m. at Lot E Beach.Some beaches will be open with lifeguards this weekend. Monmouth County’s Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch will be fee-free on Sept. 9 and 10. Lifeguards will be at the beach from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sandy Hook will have lifeguards on the beach but not on lifeguard chairs on the weekend, Daphne Yun, acting public affairs officer for the National Parks Service, said Tuesday. Beachgoers are encouraged not to swim, she said, but would not be prevented from doing so.The Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion will be open on Sept. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a $9 daily fee for those 12 and over for the beach. Lifeguards will be on the beach there until 5:30 p.m.This article was first published in the Sept. 7-14, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Martial Arts 1st Dans

first_imgCelebrating 15 years, the Kootenay Martial Arts promoted a number of students to 1st Dan during a recent ceremony at the facility in Nelson.This class will surpass 100 the number of students promoted to 1st Dan since Master Dean Siminoff first created this school. Kootenay Martial Arts, with students from Nelson, Castlegar and Playmor Junction in South Slocan, is a member school of the USCDKA represented by Sr. Grandmaster BJ Sell, the highest ranking female in the world of TKD. Master Dean Siminoff , a certified Chief Master Instructor and owner of KMA is a 6th Dan World Taekwondo Federation black belt registered with the Kukkiwon in Korea.There are only 130 registered 6th Dan in all of Canada.Mallards Source for sports would like to salute the new 1st Dans with Team of the Week honours.The contingent includes, Stacy Devries, Robin Robertson, Nathan Croston, Sasha Semenick, Aaron Postnikoff, Leslie Vissers, Isaac Vissers, Marilou Smith and Bryce Sheloff.Kootenay Martial Arts is also a founding school of part of the global justice movement.last_img read more


first_img                ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2016)–George Krikorian’s homebred Big Score overcame his outside post position and rocketed to a scintillating 3 ¼ length victory under Flavien Prat in Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Tim Yakteen, the Kentucky-bred colt by Mr. Big negotiated one mile on turf in 1:33.56 and stamped himself a leading candidate for the Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at one mile here on Nov. 4.“I don’t think distance will be any concern,” said Yakteen.  “I think he showed that he’s not one dimensional today.  He doesn’t have to come from completely out of it (as he did in running second in the one mile Del Mar Juvenile Turf on Sept. 3).  The pace was substantially faster today, the first part of the race and Flavien kept him a little closer, but it didn’t seem to compromise his kick…I would love to participate in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.”Breaking from post position 11 in a field of 12, Big Score broke alertly, folded over in mid-pack and was three wide around the Club House turn.  Approaching the far turn, he accelerated nicely while still three-wide, made the lead three sixteenths from home and bounded clear like a horse who may relish added distance.“Since he won first time out (going a mile on turf in a maiden special weight race on July 24), I’ve thought he was a good horse,” said Prat.  “Last time, I was a little too far behind the rest of the field and had to wait a little bit to get through…Today, I took my time and put him right there, even though the pace was pretty fast.  I wanted him right there and he always shows a good turn of foot.  The Breeders’ Cup is what we’re looking for.”Off at 9-2, Big Score paid $11.60, $4.80 and $3.80.  With two wins from three starts, he picked up $60,000 for the win, boosting his earnings to $117,800.Krikorian, who also owns Big Score’s sire, Mr. Big, noted that his stallion, recently relocated from Kentucky to E.A. Ranches in Ramona, Calif., is showing good promise following his initial breeding season in the Golden State.“These horses by Mr. Big are doing well.  He’s a son of Dynaformer, who stood in Kentucky for many years and has now passed away.  He was bred to 39 mares this year and if he keeps going the way he is, he could be his best son at stud.”Sonic Boom, who exited a six furlong turf maiden special weight win at Kentucky Downs on Sept. 15, finished gamely between horses for the place, prevailing by a half-length over Ventry Bay.  Ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr. Sonic Boom was off at 4-1 and paid $6.20 and $5.40.Ventry Bay, who broke from post position 12 with David Flores, was forwardly placed throughout and was just out-finished for second money and had to settle for third, a nose in front of Harbour Master.  Off at 12-1, Ventry Bay paid $7.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.89, 44.83, 1:09.43 and 1:21.69.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m. SON OF MR. BIG HEADED TO GRADE I, $1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF ON NOV. 4last_img read more


first_imgRafael Bejarano7412181016%54%$957,475 STELLAR WIND BREEZES FOR DISTAFFFor the Chicago Cubs and John Sadler, the long drought could soon be over.The Cubs are one win away from appearing in their first World Series in 71 years. Allthey have to do is get past Clayton Kerhsaw and the Dodgers tomorrow, or, failing that, win game seven of their National League Championship Series in the Windy City on Sunday to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians.On Nov. 4, Sadler hopes to win his first Breeders’ Cup race in the $2 million Longines Distaff with Stellar Wind, ending a string of 37 losses in the World Championship events.Stellar Wind worked five furlongs early Friday morning in 1:00.40 under exercise rider Jose Contreras. Stablemate Hard Aces, ticketed for the Marathon on Nov. 4, went in 1:01.“I was real happy with her breeze this morning,” Sadler said of the 2015 Eclipse Award champion as outstanding three-year-old filly. “She broke three (lengths) behind Hard Aces, was outside him all the way and a half-length in front at the wire. She’ll have one more breeze before the Distaff, next Friday. It was a very nice work, her usual work, no deviations from what we’ve been doing with her previously. She looked good doing it, so we’re happy.”Stellar Wind had fractional times of 25.20, 37.40 and 48.80, with a six furlong gallop out of 1:13.20.Now four, the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin was a troubled second by a neck in last year’s Distaff at Keeneland, a race in which Sadler feels she could have been promoted to first, had the racing gods smiled upon her. She was “bumped and floated out.”As it is, Stellar Wind enters the Distaff with two successive hard-earned wins over three-time champion Beholder, who, along with undefeated champion Songbird, is likely to ensure a solid pace in the 1 1/8-mile race.“Her last few races have been in small fields where we can’t let the front-runner, one that good, out of sight,” Sadler said in explaining why Stellar Wind had to alter strategy in order to conquer Beholder. “I think Victor (Espinoza, her regular rider) recognized that so we’ve kind of had to change her style, and it’s worked. Under those circumstances, that was the plan.“We’ve had a lot of placings (in Breeders’ Cup races), second, second, third, third, but it’s not a sensitive issue. Last year, c’mon, we were supposed to get put up.“I feel like we won it last year.” Kent Desormeaux38113629%53%$423,735 Mike Puype1741124%35%$130,030 BOOZER BACK ON FAVORITE COURSE SATURDAYBoozer is nothing if not consistent.The six-year-old gelding has a 7-6-6 record from 27 starts and an affinity for Santa Anita’s unique downhill turf course at about 6 ½ furlongs, which he will traverse for the 10th time Saturday in the $100,000 California Flag Handicap for three-year-olds and up.The race is one in the popular Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses and on a course over which Boozer has four wins, three seconds and two thirds in nine starts.“He’s about as consistent as they come,” said trainer Mark Glatt of the six-year-old gelded son of Unusual Heat, who was recently pensioned as a stallion at the grand old age of 26. “I think the downhill race is his favorite distance.”Boozer is owned by long-time Glatt clients Al and Sandee Kirkwood.“He’s good at a mile, too, but we’ll see,” Glatt said. “He should be tough on Saturday.”The field for the California Flag: Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 9-5, McHeat, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Boozer, Gary Stevens, 8-5; Somethings Unusual, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Mana Strike, Tiago Periera, 20-1; Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 6-1; and Big Bane Theory, Joe Talamo, 6-1. William Spawr1033130%70%$97,323 Stewart Elliott363348%28%$152,153 (Current Through Thursday, Oct. 20) IS THIS THE YEAR FOR SADLER AND CUBS?MASOCHISTIC FIRES A BULLET FOR SPRINTGRASS GREENER FOR THE BREEDERS’ CUPTHE FLAG IS UP FOR CONSISTENT BOOZER Philip D’Amato3860516%29%$397,300 Mark Glatt2036715%80%$170,233 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Joseph Talamo3366018%36%$252,440 John W. Sadler2334313%43%$308,675 Mike Smith2143219%43%$245,565 Fernando Perez3661817%42%$179,785 Jerry Hollendorfer3153416%39%$261,267 Robertino Diodoro730143%57%$63,195 SANTA ANITA TURF GETS THUMBS UPWith the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships two weeks away on Nov. 4 and 5, local horsemen weighed in this morning with consensus praise for Santa Anita’s newly installed Bandera Bermuda turf course.“It’s fast, but it has good bounce to it and the horses are coming back well,” said Hall of Fame conditioner Neil Drysdale. “As you can see from the results, you can win on the front, middle and the back.”Said Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, with 7,173 career victories entering today’s races: “The good thing about the turf course right now is that there are no complaints. If there was something wrong, you would hear complaints, first from the riders and then the trainers.“But so far, there hasn’t been a single complaint that I know of.”Added Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who has ridden the world-over and counts three Kentucky Derbies and 10 Breeders’ Cup triumphs among his more than 5,000 career wins: “It’s very kind. I’ve noticed when we walk on the turf course, you can see the hoof print where a horse has stepped and then it looks like one of those mattresses or pillows that you can watch rise right back up in front of your eyes . . . That’s what it’s like running on; it’s just like a big pillow.”Irish-bred Paddy Gallagher, who took his early lessons on the green of the Emerald Isle, said: “It’s not a long course, but there’s a great thatch to it and it’s got a good spring to it. It’s one of the best grass courses in the country, I believe.”Tim Yakteen, who is preparing recent Zuma Beach Stakes winner Big Score for the     $1 million Juvenile Turf on Nov. 4, said, “I’ve run on the turf course several times and horses have come back off of it well. No complaints about it. It has good bounce and good life.”“I’m really happy with the course,” said 24-year-old French-born Flavien Prat, weaned on European grass courses and in a pitched battle for leading rider at the Autumn Meet.“The grass here is good. It’s fast, but you can come from behind. I have no problem with it. It’s really good. It’s perfect.”Video Courtesy of “Industry Leaders Talk About Santa Anita Park’s New Turf Course in Advance of the Breeders’ Cup”: Flavien Prat53128823%53%$967,975 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS FINISH LINES: There is a three-way tie for first in the jockey standings through 12 days of the 23-day Autumn Meet, Rafael Bejarano, Flavien Prat and Norberto Arroyo Jr. each deadlocked with 12 wins. Prat and Arroyo have strikingly similar numbers across the board, to wit: starters 53 and 54; wins, 12 each; seconds eight and seven; and thirds, eight each . . . Trainer Richard Baltas, a racing secretary’s dream, had five horses entered on Friday’s card, giving him a total of 51 for the meet, an average of almost four a day, but has none entered on Saturday . . . Fans at Santa Anita can enjoy some of the best hot wings in Southern California along with craft brews and Thoroughbred racing Saturday at the Hot Wings & Craft Beer Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Save $10 by using PROMO CODE: Wing16 for a $25 online package that includes six hot wings, eight three-ounce beer tastings, Club House admission, racing program, wagering tip sheet and special trackside seating. To purchase tickets, visit Must be 21 and over the purchase a package . . . Santa Anita hosts a Pumpkin Festival this weekend, Oct. 22 and 22, and next, Oct. 29 and 30. Experience a pumpkin patch unlike any other and watch the races while the kids enjoy an Infield festival packed with jumpers, a straw maze and a huge pumpkin patch. The event will be open from 12 noon until 4 p.m. For special packages, visit Victor Espinoza3056317%47%$705,145 Peter Miller41115327%46%$352,915 -30- Jeff Mullins1130327%55%$108,380 Peter Eurton1430221%36%$206,734 Jamie Theriot383128%16%$137,826 Tyler Baze57116919%46%$409,615 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won In other Breeders’ Cup news:Sprint favorite Masochistic worked six furlongs for Ron Ellis in a bullet 1:11.60,fastest of 21 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.96. All Run (Sprint) went four furlongs for Richard Baltas in 50.20.Masochistic was given fractional times of 35.40, 47 flat and 59.40 by Santa Anita clocker Dane Nelson, with a seven furlong gallop out of 1:24.60.“It was at least as good as any of his works ever,” said Ellis, who plans one more breeze for the six-year-old California-bred gelding by Sought After, that coming next Saturday.Lady Shipman (Turf Sprint) worked four furlongs under Mike Smith for trainerKiaran McLaughlin in 48.40, getting the last quarter in 24.40.What a View (Mile) worked six furlongs in company in 1:13 flat with Tyler Bazeaboard for trainer Kenny Black. Stablemate King’s Palace went in 1:15.80.Champagne Room (Juvenile Fillies) worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 for trainerPeter Eurton.Zuma Beach Stakes winner Big Score (Juvenile Turf) worked four furlongs forTim Yakteen in 50.40, while stablemate Thorn Legacy was clocked in 51 flat. Richard Baltas4667513%39%$378,470 Doug  O’Neill55781013%45%$327,676 Martin Pedroza4354212%26%$197,490 Bob Baffert2247218%59%$666,265 Gary Stevens2133514%52%$385,915 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.54127822%50%$487,936last_img read more