Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2020-11-03 Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News November 3, 2020 23,185 Views Home / Daily Dose / Economist Predicts Foreclosure Wave Will Crash Down in 2021 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse: Appointments and Promotions Next: Best of DS5: Advancing Tech and Working From Home Economist Predicts Foreclosure Wave Will Crash Down in 2021 Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribe A leading economist is warning that this year’s booming housing market will soon give way to a rising tide of foreclosures that will submerge many homeowners in the coming year. In an opinion piece published on Bloomberg, Michael R. Strain, the John G. Searle Scholar and the director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) observed that while existing homes increased by 9.4% in September to 6.6 million units on an annual basis – the highest level in more than 14 years – and the median existing-home price was 14.8% higher in September versus one year earlier, this demand has been fueled by limited supply and historically low mortgage rates. “The housing sector is relatively sensitive to interest rates, and mortgage costs — already low before the pandemic began — are at rock bottom, driven to current lows by the Federal Reserve’s rate cuts and asset purchases,” Strain wrote. “As of Oct. 22, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 2.8%, down from 3.75% a year before. Fifteen-year fixed-rate mortgages have been below 2.75% since the beginning of May.” The COVID-19 pandemic also complicated the picture. With greater housing, people became eager for more living space. However, the supply of new houses has dwindled – Strain noted AEI Housing Center estimated there was only slightly more than two months’ worth of housing inventory in September. The problem, Strain forecasted, was a so-called “K-shaped” recovery that will benefit wealthier Americans but leave lower-income households behind. “Weak labor markets are typically a headwind for the housing sector,” he continued. “But job losses have been concentrated among low-wage workers who are less likely to purchase houses. The unemployment rate for college graduates is 4.8%, considerably lower than the overall rate of 7.9%.” As a result, he continued, a “wave of foreclosures is likely coming that will hit low-income homeowners. As of August, over 10% of the eight million single-family mortgages backed by the Federal Housing Administration were delinquent by more than three months. According to the FHA, the reason for 86% of those delinquencies was ‘a national emergency,’ a category that includes the pandemic. These delinquencies are heavily concentrated among loans associated with low credit scores.” While federal forbearance policies put a temporary freeze on foreclosures—only 352 foreclosures were started in August, compared with 10,438 in February—Strain commented that policy would not remain in place next year. “An important explanation for why there are so few foreclosures amid so many delinquencies can be found in the CARE Act, the economic recovery law passed in March,” he stated. “It included forbearance provisions that allowed borrowers with government-backed mortgages to postpone (or reduce) payments for up to 12 months if they suffered COVID-related financial hardship. When these forbearance provisions expire in 2021, expect a wave of foreclosures to follow.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hall Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago
continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr You may remember the Equifax security breach in 2017. If you don’t, here’s a refresher:In late 2017, Equifax announces a cybersecurity breach that jeopardized the personally identifiable information of nearly 150 million people. Names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and identification were all compromised.This week in July 2019, Equifax settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve several investigations and a consumer class-action lawsuit. That settlement of $575–700 million contains a hefty consumer restitution fund to repay those affected by the breach.This is to say that if your identity was compromised in the Equifax security breach, you’re entitled free credit monitoring or $125.
Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, right, watches Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel at the Browns training camp in Berea, Ohio, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Cleveland Plaindealer, Chuck Crow)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For the first time at Browns training camp, the spotlight wasn’t on Johnny Manziel.LeBron James stole it.The NBA megastar got his football fix Thursday, showing up with his two sons to watch Manziel and the Browns practice. James spent an hour watching a morning workout as the team prepares for Saturday’s exhibition opener in Detroit. It was James’ first public appearance — the practice was open only to media and corporate VIP guests — since re-signing with the Cavaliers last month, and his entrance caused quite a commotion.Browns players couldn’t wait to meet him after practice, and several had their photos taken with the four-time MVP, who is noticeably thinner after shedding some weight during the offseason. Rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert ran into the locker room to grab his phone before returning to the field to shake hands with James.“It’s awesome having him out here,” Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas said. “He’s obviously the best player in our generation in the NBA. To have him back in Cleveland is awesome.”James spoke for several minutes on the sideline with Browns coach Mike Pettine and safety Donte Whitner. He chatted outside the locker room with Manziel, his close friend and business partner.“He just asked how camp was going,” Pettine said. “You could tell that he’s into it and loves football, a big Browns fan. He said he’ll be at the games when it’s warm, and when it’s cold he’ll be watching in his basement.”Forced to keep one eye on his sons as they tossed around a football, James later walked off the field holding hands with LeBron Jr. and Bryce. He declined comment, saying “I’ll see you tomorrow” to reporters as cameramen surrounded him. James’ homecoming to Northeast Ohio is being celebrated with an event in Akron on Friday night.Pettine also got his photo taken with James, who towered over every group.“I do know I’m going to be father of the year now,” Pettine said. “I got my daughter a picture with LeBron. She could care less about a picture with me.”Pettine has had quite a week, meeting Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown for the first time at a practice.“When I got hired, somebody very quickly brought it up to me that I might have both of those opportunities,” he said. “Two things off the bucket list.”James and his sons were presented with No. 23 Browns jerseys that the boys put on. James took more photos with members of Cleveland’s coaching staff and general manager Ray Farmer.James’ return has given Cleveland fans hope they may one day celebrate a championship. It’s been 50 years since the Browns captured the NFL title, the last Cleveland team to win it all.Pettine believes all three teams can feed off each other.“It’s hard to explain when it happens, but I think it kind of gets fed through the fans with the teams,” he said. “I don’t know how many of them are actual connecting with each other, but I think when the city gets revved up, I think you can have momentum from season to season.”Whitner grew up here and is well aware of the area’s sports misery.But Cleveland — at long last — isn’t such a joke and suddenly an epicenter of excitement.“Stuff like this doesn’t happen. That’s why it’s time for a change,” he said. “We’re from here in Northeast Ohio: LeBron is from Northeast Ohio; we get Johnny here. It’s a lot of excitement, man, and I think we pretty much deserve it. I think that a lot of people kick us around a lot, talk a lot of trash about us, but we deserve it.”NOTES: Practice ended with defensive and offensive linemen squaring off in an extra-point competition. Defensive end Armond Bryant made the first attempt and Thomas, who punted and kicked in high school, booted one through with a straight-on approach before an out-of-character celebration. “There were some very unique styles,” Pettine said. … Manziel will not play with the starters in Detroit, Pettine said. … Gilbert is “nicked up” and will likely be held out against Detroit. TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and DE Billy Winn (hamstring) did not practice.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL
In one fell swoop, Olympic-sized opportunities were cracked open for Rossland last week (and indeed for young skiers and snowboarders the world over) as the International Olympic Committee announced the inclusion of three new ski and snowboard disciplines beginning in Sochi, Russia for 2014. With the addition of slopestyle skiing and boarding as well as parallel alpine snowboarding, Red Mountain, the Red Mountain Academy and RSS received an opportunity to take a big switch D-spin forward.Slopestyle, long an X-Games staple, is a series of judged runs through hits, lips, wedges, rails, boxes and typical features found in ski area’s terrain parks built to a high level with multiple routes and options. Skiers and boarders are traditionally judged on speed, style, difficulty and amplitude.The fact that the IOC is now bringing the sport into the games for 2014 is as much a recognition in the changes ski and snowboarding’s culture has gone through over the last decade and a half since Mike Douglas and Shane Szocs first brought twin tip skis into the mainstream in the late 1990s. It’s also part of a continuing effort to keep the Games relevant.What that will mean for Rossland’s Red Mountain Academy is a potential boost in their stature, particularly to their freeriding program.Launched five years ago and focused on the direction more and more young skiers were drawn too (away from skin-tight suits and bashing gates to beat the clock) and into the beefier terrain, backcountry and terrain parks, the program has been a hit. Filled to the brim last year with 11 athletes, the freeriding program is once again full for the 2011/12 season even as the program continues to accept applications.Since its inception a half decade back, freeriding has quickly become the most popular of the academy’s three programs (the other two are Snowboarding and Ski Racing). With 11 of the academy’s 22 students last year enrolled in freeskiing there’s no doubt that that’s where the growth in the sport is happening.The primary focus of the freeriding program, up to an including this coming season, has been on training kids for big mountain skiing competitions, off-piste and mountain safety.“The slopestyle aspect is just something that we in the past have done on the side,” explained Mark Impey of the Red Mountain Academy. “It’s been something the kids have been naturally attracted to. It’s something we’ve done but it has never been the main focus of the program.” With the announcement of slopestyle’s addition to the Olympics, which came as a surprise to Impey and indeed many in the industry, that may well soon be changing. With the program set for the upcoming season the academy will spend this coming season re-working it to bring in a strong focus specifically on training for slopestyle. With the big show of the Olympics providing an even bigger world stage for athletes to strive towards, the expectation is that there will be an increased interest among families and kids to gear towards that discipline.“Olympic sports and academies really go hand in hand,” added Impey. “That’s something that will really help the academy now that it is an Olympic sport that kids can train for. It has that kind of potential for the kids. I think we will see a change in our programming, and hopefully for the 2012 season we’ll attract kids to the area just to train slopestyle specifically.”For kids already in the program, Impey sees a solid talent base that isn’t far off from competing with the best in the world. As the program starts shifting focus onto slopestyle there is an anxiousness to see how the current crop of talent will fare with increased exposure to high end competition.“We have some really great talent in the program,” noted Impey. “This year we had a guest coach, Anna Segal who is the current slopestyle world champion. She skied with the kids and it was really interesting to see where our boys stood against the top woman in the world. It was a real eye opener to see just how good our kids really are. So that was great. The competitions we go to are all fairly local within BC, so the athletes haven’t really had a chance to test themselves against the best in Canada or the best in the States yet. It’ll be really interesting to see how they do when we start getting them into some bigger competitions. This decision will really ramp up the drive to advance that.” Along with some local skiers, the academy has been successful in attracting kids from around the globe to train and get their schooling through the unique partnership between RSS and the academy. With the reputation of the program growing, the ultimate goal is to within a few years get to the point of having the Red Mountain Academy be recognized as “The” place to train for skiing and snowboarding.“And it’s happening,” added Impey. “When you go out into the ski world people have heard about us and it’s happening organically. We’re trying to develop it up to that stage to be a known training base as the best spot to train for skiing and snowboarding in the country and the world.”Realistically, the shorter term goal for the program is to expand from its current 22 athletes up to the 40 to 50 athlete mark, attracting even more International students to the program as well as developing local talent and using that synergy to raise the talent bar in general.Of course not just the academy and Red Resort win in that scenario but also the City of Rossland.Along with the other innovative academy programs run out of RSS, attracting new students through the academy program boosts the school and district’s coffers through the existing funding formula based on full time equivalent enrollment. To further both the school’s goals of long term sustainability along with the academy’s, the working partnership between the two has been a tight and close knit symbiotic one.The academy’s long term dream is the establishment of a full-on training facility, ideally located up at Red Mountain. That would take things to the next level and firmly establish the academy as a world class training destination for young skiers and boarders.“That’s in our vision long term and we’re going to continue working towards that over the next few years,” added Impey. “I’m confident we can get there, and it’ll be a great thing for Rossland and Red Mountain when we do.”
The Selects played the contest with 12 players and lost goalkeeper Darian Johnson, in the 87th minute due to a hip injury following a collision.Nolan Percival tied it in the 29th minute on a blast from distance.”(We) played a good possession game and had many opportunities to score in the first 45 minutes,” Szabo explained.Columbia Valley defended its Kootenay title and making a second straight trip to provincials.Nelson lost to Columbia Valley in Invermere last year.The teams tied 1-1 in the only other meeting at the Terry Walgren Soccer Tournament in May.Columbia Valley now advances to the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup July 9-12 in Penticton.Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the Girls Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at Lakeside Pitch for ages U13, U14 and U15. Columbia Valley scored three second half goals en route to a 4-1 victory over Nelson Selects in BC Soccer Provincial B U18 Boy’s Playdowns Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.Tied 1-1 at the half, Columbia Valley took the lead in the 52 minute and never looked back.”Columbia Valley came out strong in the second and restored their lead in the 52nd minute,” said Nelson coach Dan Szabo.”They kept the pressure up and scored a couple more for the 4-1 win.”
ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 21, 2015)–Gary Mandella’s No Silent heads a packed field of 14 runners in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real hillside turf course.No Silent comes into Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Opening Day off a sixth place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint running over a ‘good’ course going 5 ½ furlongs at Keeneland. A winner of three in-a-row going into the Breeders’ Cup, No Silent won the Grade III, Eddie D. Stakes here on Oct. 3 for his first-ever win down the hill.Owned by Double JH Stable Inc. No Silent is 6-year-old gelding by Silent Name and is 24-7-8-1 overall with earnings of $389,877.Multiple graded stakes winner Alert Bay will attempt to win his first sprint down the hillside in his first attempt. A winner of Grade II, City of Hope Mile on Sept. 27 at Santa Anita, Alert Bay dominates on turf and has a record of 5-4-0-1 when running on it at here at The Great Race Place. Though he disappointed in his last out, the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar on Nov. 27 in which he ran seventh, the 4-year-old by City Zip went into the Seabiscuit off a three race win streak.Alert Bay is trained by Blaine Wright and owned by Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd and is 21-11-4-2 overall with earnings of $980,485.Trained by James Cassidy and owned by Class Racing Stable, Holy Lute comes into Saturday’s Daytona with a solid record when running down the hill. Though winless in his last three outings, Holy Lute has one win and four seconds from five starts down the hill and comes off a solid pair of seconds in two out of his last three races. Holy Lute returns to both the track and the course that he seems to thrive on and will attempt to win his first graded race.Holy Lute is 21-4-6-3 overall with earnings of $401,542.The complete field for the Grade III Daytona Stakes, to be run as the 4th race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 117; Big Cazanova, Joel Rosario, 119; Mystery Train, Martin Pedroza, 119; Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 117; Big Bane Theory, Flavien Prat, 119; Plainview, Joe Talamo, 119; Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 124; Bench Warrant, Abel Lezcano, 117; Holy Lute, Santiago Gonzalez, 119; The Great War, Kent Desormeaux, 117; Somethings Unusual, Drayden Van Dyke, 119; No Silent, Gary Stevens, 124; Toowindytohaulrox, Tiago Pereira, 119; Coastline, Tyler Baze, 119.First post time on Opening Day is at 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.
JACOBSON A ‘NEW OLD FACE’ AT SANTA ANITA David Jacobson was in his teens when his father sent him to work with Bobby Frankel at Santa Anita four decades ago. Now he’s here from the East Coast with a string of his own for the marquee Winter Meet that starts Saturday.Jacobson has a multitude of memories of Frankel, who will be honored Sunday with the running of the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes, named for the late Hall of Fame trainer who died Nov. 16, 2009, at the age of 68.“I wish I had a horse to run in there, but I don’t,” Jacobson said. “Bobby was really good to me and very close with my father back in the day. It brings back memories when I see his picture hanging at Clockers’ Corner. Frankel was a trendsetter.”David’s father was Hall of Fame trainer Buddy Jacobson, who died in May 1989 at 58.Multiple graded stakes winner Salutos Amigos is among the horses Jacobson has at Santa Anita. He is scheduled to run in the Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs on the main track Jan. 2.“I came out here for the weather and the free coffee,” Jacobson said, joshing about the hot cups of java now available gratis at Clockers’ Corner. “Seriously, the racing looks good and I have some horses that fit.“I was at Santa Anita in the 70s as an assistant with Bobby when my father sent me out here, and I’ve had fond memories of Santa Anita ever since. (Santa Anita Racing Director) Mike (Lakow) approached me and I decided to give it a shot and see what goes. Right now I’ve got 15 horses here and another 10 coming at the beginning of the year.”Trainer Eddie Truman, who turns 69 on Jan. 23, was excited to see Jacobson back at The Great Race Place.“I’ve known David for 40 years,” Truman said. “We both worked for Bobby way back when. David’s a good guy. I knew his dad in Florida, even rode for him in the 60s at Hialeah when he was stabled real close to our barn.“At Santa Anita after the races, I would play volley ball with David’s brother, Douglas, who works for him now.“Like most of us, I’ve got many memories of Frankel. I respected him so much. He was a genius. He knew his horses and we really worked well together. He was really good to me; he respected my opinion.“But I’d wonder why he did some of the things he did and ask myself, ‘Why’s he doing that?’ but it worked. He just knew what to do.” FOUR DECADES LATER, JACOBSON’S AT SANTA ANITARATTATAPTAP READY FOR GRADE I LA BREA STAKESOM OK OUTSIDE IN GRADE II MATHIS BROTHERS MILETRAINER HOPES IT’S MILLER TIME IN DAYTONA STAKESMANDELLA ENTERS TWO FOR SUNDAY’S FRANKELLIVE RACING AT SANTA ANITA WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30WALL CALENDAR AND MORE FREE ON OPENING DAY MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN DAYTONAPeter Miller entered two horses in Saturday’s Grade III Daytona Stakes scheduled for about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, Big Cazanova and Richard’s Boy.Big Cazanova has been routing and has never run down the hill. Richard’s Boy has been sprinting and is one-for-one on Santa’s unique downhill course.“We thought we’d give it a shot,” Miller said in explaining Big Cazanova’s participation. “A lot of the milers run really good down the hill, and he’s doing very well. The post (two) isn’t very good, but the horse is doing very well, so we’re going to give it a go.“Richard’s Boy fires every time I run him. He’s just a rock-solid horse.”As for an overview of the meet, Miller always looms a threat to win the training title, or at least be a major presence.“We feel good about it,” Miller said. “We’ve got a lot of live horses. Hopefully, we can carry on from 2015.”Big Cazanova worked three furlongs on a muddy main track Wednesday in 36.60 with Flavien Prat aboard, while Richard’s Boy went the same distance in 37.80.The field for the Daytona: Richard’s Boy, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Big Cazanova, Joel Rosario, 8-1; Mystery Train, Martin Pedroza, 30-1; Rocket Heat, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; Big Bane Theory, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Alert Bay, Martin Garcia, 5-1; Bench Warrant, Abel Lezcano, 20-1; Holy Lute, Santiago Gonzalez, 9-2; The Great War, Kent Desormeaux, 8-1; Somethings Unusual, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; No Silent, Gary Stevens, 7-2; Toowindytohaulrox, Tiago Pereira, 12-1; and Coastline, Tyler Baze, 20-1. LA BREA TIMING GOOD FOR RATTATAPTAPTrainer Phil D’Amato, who finished with a flourish at the recent Los Alamitos meet, hopes to continue on a roll when he sends out Rattataptap in the Grade I La Brea Stakes for three-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, one of four graded stakes on opening day, including the Malibu for three-year-olds at seven furlongs.“She’s doing well,” D’Amato said of the gray daughter of top sire Tapit, winner of a one-mile allowance race at Del Mar Nov. 21 by 4 ½ lengths. “The timing is right for the La Brea.“We’re backing up from two turns to one. Hopefully we can get the money in a Grade I.”The La Brea: Birdatthewire, Mike Smith, 6-1; Hot City Girl, Jose Ortiz, 3-1; Cavorting, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-2; Maybellene, Rafael Bejarano, 15-1; Lily Pod, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1; Ben’s Duchess, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Rattataptap, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Pleasant Tales, James Graham, 20-1; Moyo Honey, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; and Finest City, Gary Stevens, 8-1.First post time opening day is 12 noon. Admission gates open at 10 a.m.OUTSIDE POST NO CONCERN FOR OM IN MATHIS MILE Del Mar Derby and Twilight Derby winner Om drew post position 10 in a field of 12 for Saturday’s Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on turf but trainer Dan Hendricks was not unduly concerned about the outside post. “He’ll be able to break right on out and he’s got a long run to the first turn,” Hendricks reasoned. “He’ll get a good position, either be first or second, and hopefully run a big race.“If they go silly-fast, he’ll just sit right behind them. If they set a moderate pace, he’ll be in front; pretty simple.”Owned by the Sareen Family Trust, the chestnut son of Munnings has been a gem of consistency, with a 4-1-2 record from nine starts with earnings of $430,500.The field: Ground Rules, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Perfectly Majestic, Kent Desormeaux, 12-1; Crittenden, Martin Garcia, 12-1; Professor Berns, Brice Blanc, 15-1; Soul Driver, Tyler Baze, 8-1; Mister Brightside, Mike Smith, 4-1; Acceptance, Alonso Quinonez, 12-1; Ike Walker, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Vigilante, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Om, Gary Stevens, 5-2; Ocho Ocho Ocho, Santiago Gonzalez, 10-1; and Fueled by Bourbon, Joel Rosario, 10-1. MANDELLA PLANS ONE-TWO PUNCH IN FRANKELRichard Mandella has two horses entered in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/8 miles on turf, and seems covered whether the race stays on grass or comes off due to recent rains.“Alexis Tangier is a nice mare; she would run only if it stays on turf,” Mandella said. “If it happens to come off the turf, Gas Total will run anyway. She’s a pretty good mare on either surface. It would probably be to her advantage if it did come off.”Alexis Tangier won the restricted Swingtime Stakes at a mile on grass Oct. 3 at Santa Anita. Eight of her 11 lifetime races have been on turf. Gas Total was 10th and last by 33 lengths in a one-mile dirt race at Del Mar Sept. 2, but won the restricted Osunitas Stakes on a “good” dirt track at the seaside course on July 18. She was second in the Possibly Perfect on turf at Santa Anita last June and second in the Grade I Vanity here in May.The Frankel: Nancy From Nairobi, Drayden Van Dyke; Three Hearts, Joe Talamo; Alexis Tangier, Gary Stevens; Rusty Slipper, James Graham; Star Act, Kieren Fallon; Peace and War, Joel Rosario; Stormy Lucy, Kent Desormeaux; Fresh Feline, Victor Espinoza; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze; Sweet as a Rose, Brice Blanc; Gender Agenda, Rafael Bejarano; Glory, Mike Smith; Honey Ride, Abel Lezcano; Gas Total, Flavien Prat. LIVE RACING AT SANTA ANITA WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30Santa Anita will offer a five-day racing week beginning Wednesday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan. 3. First post time throughout the week will be at 12:30 p.m.Excluding weekday holidays, live racing usually is conducted Thursday through Sunday, but with the holiday season in full swing, an exception was made. Santa Anita will be dark on Monday, Dec. 28, and Tuesday, Dec. 29.LONGTIME TRACK EMPLOYEE STEVEN GUINEY KILLED IN ACCIDENTLongtime backside employee Steven Guiney, son of former jockey and trainer Irv Guiney, was killed early Tuesday morning while riding his bicycle to work in Austin, Texas, according to his mother, Francis.Steven, 55, was employed by the late Willard Proctor as a groom and hot walker for nearly 20 years and worked a total of 30 years in Southern California for other trainers such as Tom Proctor, Howard Zucker and Gary Mandella.Guiney is survived by his parents, a sister, Cindy, and brothers, Michael and Irvin, Jr.Funeral services will be private.FINISH LINES: Santa Anita will give away its popular full color Wall Calendar free on opening day to all fans at the track with paid admission while supplies last. The theme of the artfully crafted 2016 calendar is “What’s in a name,” describing how some Thoroughbreds come by their peculiar monikers . . . The first 20,000 paid attendees will receive a $100 Mathis Brothers Furniture gift certificate, and the first 5,000 kids 17 and under accompanied by a paid adult will get a plush, mini-Thoroughbred toy, courtesy of the Mathis Brothers . . . Santa Anita will offer an opening day Trackside Package that includes special trackside seating, a free first drink, and an officially licensed American Pharoah T-shirt commemorating the first-ever Grand Slam champion of horse racing. Use promo code PHAROAH for $5 off the package price . . . There will be a $1 million guaranteed pool on the Late Pick 4 opening day, and a $150,000 guaranteed pool on the Pick 6. Each Thursday, Friday and on holiday Mondays, there will be $300,000 guaranteed in the Late Pick 4, and Saturdays and Sundays, it will jump up to $500,000, while the Pick 6 guarantee will remain at $150,000 . . . Belvoir Bay, an English-bred filly formerly trained by Bill Mott, worked five furlongs Wednesday on a muddy main track in 1:04 for Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Northern Stakes scheduled for one mile on turf. Flavien Prat was aboard for new trainer Peter Miller . . . Harlington’s Rose, who won the Kalookan Queen Stakes last year, will be back to defend her title in the $75,000 race at 6 ½ furlongs Dec. 30, trainer Steve Knapp said. Joe Talamo, who was aboard for the Kalookan Queen win in 2014, again rides the bay daughter of Harlington. Talamo also won the Grade III Las Flores Stakes on Harlington’s Rose in March of this year . . . The Elite Racing Network, with former jockey Corey Black an on-air host, is up and running. For further information, visit www.eliteracingnetwork.com.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The combination of insect pressure and ample moisture in 2018 added up to poor soybean seeds that some farmers are seeing as they bring in the harvest. For this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Field Agronomist Kyle Poling talks with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about the causes for the shriveled, discolored and rotten looking beans and how to prevent the same thing from happening next year.