HIGHER POWER TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME AND GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $77,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY A HALF LENGTH; VAN DYKE & SADLER TEAM FOR ONE MILE WIN IN 1:34.63 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 14, 2019)–In his second start for trainer John Sadler, Higher Power tried turf for the first time and controlled proceedings with aplomb, as he took Friday’s $77,000 Santa Anita allowance feature under Drayden Van Dyke by a half length. Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, the striking 4-year-old colt by Medaglia d’Oro added blinkers today and got a flat mile in 1:34.63.Breaking from the rail in a field of six horses three and up, Higher Power, who came off a fifth place finishing going a mile and one quarter in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita May 27, made an easy lead and was in total command throughout, holding Ritzy A. P. at bay late for an impressive victory.Off at 2-1, Higher Power paid $6.40, $4.20 and $2.60.“We purchased him out of a sale in March and his previous trainer, Mike Stidham, said that he thought he’d like the grass,” said Sadler when asked about the change in surface. “Irad Ortiz Jr. rode him for here in the Gold Cup and he said he thought a mile and one eighth would probably be better for him. We wanted to try the grass and it looks like the change in surface suited him well.”Based at Fairgrounds in New Orleans over the winter, Higher Power, who is out of the Seattle Slew mare Alternate, notched his fourth win from 11 overall starts and with the winner’s share of $46,200, increased his earnings to $182,748.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Ritzy A. P., who sat second virtually the entire trip, was headed by third place finisher Souter turning for home, but outgamed him by a neck for second money. Off at 5-1, Ritzy A. P. paid $6.00 and $3.60.English-bred Souter, who sat third to the far turn, loomed dangerously at the top of the lane, but was third best on the day and finished 1 ¾ lengths in front of Blended Citizen. Ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., Souter was off at 7-2 and paid $3.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.78, 47.39, 1:10.99 and 1:22.74.
Source = AIME <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/17aa5/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> With less than five weeks to go until this year’s show, nominations for the AIME Awards 2010 are now open.In 2010, AIME will present six awards, four stand awards and two awards for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the business events industry.“AIME provides the ideal forum for recognising outstanding, influential individuals and companies who have made a significant difference within the business events industry,” says Rosemarie Sama, AIME’S Event Director.The formerly coveted Industry Person of the Year Award has been renamed the AIME Outstanding Contribution awards. The award recognises individuals for best practice and overall commitment to the industry. There are two categories, AIME Outstanding Contribution Asia-Pacific and AIME Outstanding Contribution International. Submissions for the AIME Outstanding Contribution awards can be made online at aime.com.au. Nominations will close Monday, 8 February.The AIME Stand awards recognise excellence in exhibition stand design and functionality and are judged on-site at AIME. There are four categories:Best Stand under 30sqm* Best Stand over 30sqm* Best New Exhibitor Stand* Best Environmental Stand *Submissions are not required for the first three categories as indicated above.The Best Environmental Stand award recognises a company striving to become environmentally friendly. Judged by Gavin Pereira Environmental Director, from the Carbon Reduction Institute, AIME’s green partner, this award recognises the efforts made by exhibitors to improve their stand’s carbon footprint by meeting specific criteria.Submissions for the Best Environmental Stand award can be made online at www.aime.com.au/en/aime-awards-2010 . Nominations will close Monday 8 February.All exhibitors are eligible to win a stand award.The Judging Panel for the AIME Awards 2010 consists of highly experienced industry leaders, including leaders from Meetings and Events Australia, Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia and the International Congress and Convention Association. The Judging Panel also includes representation from the Carbon Reduction Institute, providing expert input into judging the environmental awards.Judging will take place on Tuesday 2 March and the awards will be presented on Wednesday 3 March at 9.45am on the concourse outside the main entry. AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo), now in its 18th year is the leading event for the meeting and incentive industry, showcasing the best Australian, Asia-Pacific and international destinations, products and services. AIME takes place in Melbourne on March 2 and 3 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC).For more information visit www.aime.com.au/en/aime-awards-2010