Husbands eyeing record

first_imgTORONTO, Canada (CMC):Seven-time Woodbine champion Patrick Husbands says he is looking forward to taking sole possession of the Breeders Stakes record, after winning his fourth title here Sunday.The 42-year-old carried favourite Danish Dynaformer to a stunning victory at Woodbine to win the CAN$500,000 race, the third jewel in Canada’s Triple Crown.With the success, Husbands joined legendary Hall-of-Fame jockeys Sandy Hawley and Robin Platts as riders with four wins in the prestigious race, but said he had his sights set on a fifth Breeders Stakes win.”Well, you know, I still have a couple more years left (in my career),” Husbands said.”I’m so happy and proud to win four Breeders in terms of two great Hall of Fame riders. I’m glad I’m in that class right now.”Husbands’ first Breeders Stakes win came in 2003 when he made history by capturing the Triple Crown with the legendary Wando. His success remains the last Triple Crown achievement.He followed up with Breeders Stakes wins in 2006 with Royal Challenger and then in 2007 with Marchfield.Only last weekend, he won the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes – the final leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara – with favourite Season Ticket. He now has six stakes wins this season, with the last four coming in August alone.On Sunday, Husbands sat Danish Dynaformer off the pace in second as he stalked the leader Samuel Dechamplain down the backstretch.He was four lengths adrift heading into the turn, but closed strongly to draw level before exploding mid-stretch and storming to the wire 73/4 lengths clear.Husbands, the reigning Woodbine champion, has picked up the pace after a sluggish start to the season. He lies fourth with 59 wins, eight off third-place Alan Garcia, but 32 adrift of current leader Eurico Rosa da Silva, on 91 wins.However, Husbands lies second in earnings with CAN$3.1 million, only behind da Silva with $3.9 million.- CMClast_img read more


first_imgSummer camps Letterkenny Gaels will hold three weeks of fun at Pairc na nGael, Letterkenny this summer with children getting the chance to play Football, Hurling and Camogie.From 25th to 29th of July we will be hosting the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp which provides boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining participant involvement in Gaelic Games. Each child participating will receive a jersey, training top and backpack. To book please log on to www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.To finish the summer holidays off our Camogie Camp is scheduled to run from 10th to 12th of August at Pairc na nGael. The camp will be open to girls from 6 – 14 years and will run from 10am – 2.30pm daily. Cost – €20 first girl, €15 second, €10 third, etc. All girls will receive a t-shirt. To book please contact 086 8163605 for more details.All coaches for our 3 camps are fully Garda vetted and are GAA accredited. The camps are open to all. BingoBingo continues every Monday in Arena 7. The Jackpot this week is €2150. Doors from 8pm. Eyes down 9pm. All welcome.Club newsBoth the men’s football teams recorded valuable victories at the weekend in their respective championships. The Junior B lads rallied late to take a win over Naomh Padraig Lifford on Friday evening while the Junior A team defeated Naomh Mhuire Convoy on Sunday.The teams are fixed to play Downings this weekend. Please see Facebook for details.As a curtain raiser to the Junior B game our U-16 footballers played their counterparts from Lifford and recorded a good win.Last Wednesday the U-21 football team travelled to Killygordan to play Red Hugh’s in the preliminary round of the U-21 B Championship. The lads were in full control of the first half and while the Cross men dominated the early stages of the second half Gaels pulled away to take victory. On Monday evening our U-18 footballers played out an entertaining draw when they welcomed neighbours Termon to Pairc na nGael. Both teams displayed great skill and a draw was a fair result. Well done lads.Letterkenny Gaels U12 hurlers entertained Four Masters at home on Thursday evening in what was their first game of this years championship. On a terrible evening with very heavy rain the game was very evenly played out. Both sides showed great skill and determination. The gaels equipped themselves very well and ultimately proved to be too strong for the visitors and run out comfortable winners. Several new players who haven’t hurled for a long time gave outstanding performances.The underage football training continues every Sunday morning at Pairc na nGael from 11am to 12 noon. Please bring water and a mouth guard. New players are always welcome.Outdoor Hurling training for U-6, U-8 & U-10 continues every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Hurls and helmets provided. New players welcome. U-12 to U-18 hurling continues every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm.U-12 girls football training takes place at the pitch every Sunday morning from 11am-12noon. All welcome.Michael Murphy Sports are currently stocking a range of Gaels Club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs.Camogie Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Monday from 6pm-7.30pm for U12s, 14s, 16s & 18s and Friday evenings from 6-7.00pm for U8s, 10s, 12s & 14s.New members always welcome. Contact 086 8163505 for more details.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS HOSTING THREE WEEKS OF GAA SUMMER CAMPS was last modified: July 5th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:camogie campCul CampGAAletterkennyLetterkenny Gaelspairc na ngaelSummer Campslast_img read more