Walcott tightens grip on Northlands title

first_imgWINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):Four-time defending champion Rico Walcott further strengthened his hold on a fifth Northlands Park title when he rode a triple at the western Canada racetrack here Saturday.The Barbadian reinsman won race two with favourite Secret Way, race five with another favourite, Eight Ender, before wrapping up the eight-race card with a handsome victory aboard 4-1 chance Skimmer Jim.Walcott, the brother of former Northlands champion Ricky Walcott, now leads the standings with 93 wins – almost double the tally of the second-placed Scott Williams, who has 48.He opened his account on Saturday over 5-1/2 furlongs when he made all the running with two-year-old bay gelding Secret Way, to beat the two-year-olds by seven lengths.Walcott then returned in race five with a carbon-copy ride, to carry Eight Ender to a resounding 12-1/4 length gate-to-wire win over the three-year-olds, who have never won two races.Going six furlongs, Walcott was through the quarter with the gelding in a time of 23.12 and was three lengths clear at the half run in 47.06.They then drew off in the stretch to reach the wire unchallenged.Walcott returned to the winners’ enclosure in the day’s final race when he guided the five-year-old bay gelding, Skimmer Jim, to the wire by a length.Going a mile for three-year-olds yet to win three races, Skimmer Jim lacked early speed, but Walcott got the best out of him in the stretch run, and he hauled in favourite and pace-setter Lucky Ed to take the win.The Northlands title wraps up October 24.last_img read more


first_imgRed Hughs Notes 14/01/2013Lotto & 100+ Club There was no winning sequence in this weeks Lotto but the winner of the lucky dip was Margaret O’Neill who wins €30. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €1,500. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 19th January – Tommy McGlinchey, 26th January – Gerard McColgan, 2nd February – Samuel Patterson and 9th February – Liam Kelly.Names are now being taken for the 100+ Club for the coming year. New members are welcome to join. Weekly cash prizes and entry into our end of season draw are just some of the incentives for 100+ Club members. Please contact any executive member should you wish to join up. Existing members should get in contact with their promoter. All 100+ Club promoters should have their names for this year in by the next club meeting on 22nd January.MembershipJust a reminder to all that adult membership for 2013 is now due. Adult membership costs €30 per person and there is a special concession rate of €50 for couples (an adult and their partner/husband/wife). All players must pay their membership before any games commence. Membership should be paid to club Registrar Eamonn Kelly who can be contacted on (087) 2942974.There will be a registration night for all adult and underage players & members in the coming weeks. Exact details yet to be confirmed.Senior Ladies Team ManagerAny club member interested in managing the Senior Ladies for the 2013 season should get in contact with club chairman Andy Doherty on (087) 6843311 as soon as possible.All Ireland PaintingThe club has a special limited edition hand painted picture of Michael Murphy lifting the Sam Maguire and this is currently on display in Bradleys shop. Lines are still on sale at €2 each to enter the draw for this great prize. Minor BoardThere is still a coaching vacancy remaining for the U16 Girls team. Anyone interested in coaching this team should contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484.The coaching workshop planned for this Tuesday has now been postponed but will go ahead in early February with exact date to be confirmed. This is on the topic ‘Getting Fit For Sport’. This years minor panel are asked to attend along with all underage coaches. Anyone else who wishes to attend contact Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484. Spaces are limited to 40 persons.All parents and guardians should be aware that a new rule came has come into force from GAA headquarters making it mandatory to use a mouth guard in all matches and training sessions from the beginning of 2013. This is for all underage grades up to and including minor. It should be noted that players will not be allowed to play without mouth guards so it is now an essential part of a players kit. More details on this will follow in the coming weeks. Club MeetingThe next club meeting will take place this Tuesday 22nd January at 8.30pm in the clubhouse.Clubhouse Open for ActivitiesThe upstairs room in the clubhouse is currently available for use for any classes/activities (for example zumba, pilates etc). Times are flexible and reasonable rates apply. Anyone interested in using these excellent facilities should contact Andy Doherty on (087) 6843311 for more details.GAA: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA: RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more