TORONTO, 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.- CMC
A carpenter found himself before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts yet again after he reportedly attacked and robbed three persons.Akeem RajkumarTwenty-seven-year-old Akeem Rajkumar, called “Barney”, of Lot 66 Leopold Street, Georgetown, denied the charge put to him by Magistrate Fabayo Azore on Wednesday.It is alleged that on April 3, 2018 at Leopold Street, Georgetown, while being armed and in the company of others, he robbed Rodwell Maynard of some $189,000, property of Damion Elliott.On the same day at the same location, he allegedly discharged gunshots at Elliott.He denied both allegations and further denied that on April 27 at Croal Street, he attacked and robbed Avril Croft of $85,000 and Janelle Walter of gold jewellery, a phone and cash worth a total of $440,000.The facts of these cases were not disclosed; however, Police Prosecutor Simone Payne objected to defence counsel George Thomas’s request for Rajkumar to be granted bail based on the gravity and seriousness of the offences.Magistrate Azore upheld the Prosecutor’s submissions and remanded Rajkumar to prison. The case will continue on June 20, 2018.Rajkumar was previously before the courts charged with being in possession of 50 grams of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking along with robbing Dexter France of a haversack containing raw gold, a pair of Timberland sneakers and a large sum of cash valued a total of $194,000 on June 27, 2017.The man, whose one leg was heavily bandaged during that appearance, was reportedly shot by a Police Officer who he attempted to disarm while being arrested.
Scholarship Winners for the LYIT Clubs and Societies who received there awards at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Pictured fron row (l-r) Maria McBride, Law Society, Kevin Carter, LGBT Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Hugh Hunter, Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society, Ian Smyth, LGBT Society.Back Row (L-R) Paul Hannigan President LYIT, Anne-Marie Kelly, Vicky O’ Rourke, Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President and Tayna Russel Welfare Officer LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.The Annual LYIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in Letterkenny.Among the awards for presentation were the Most Outstanding Club Member, Leadership Award, Best Society and the Civic, Charity & Community Engagement Award – an award now highly regarded in third level education circles, and awarded in recognition of the club that best displayed their skills in linking with the community.Club Scholarships were also presented to 7 successful candidates selected from 33 applicants, each of the winners, who lead their clubs and their organisation with distinction, received the award worth €1,400 which will assist in progressing their studies. Included in the guest list were previous winners of the scholarship categories and members of both the Canoe Club and Gaisce Society, winners of the Best Club category in the past.In the area of Civic, Charity and Community engagement both Paul Hannigan, President and Patsy McGonagle, Irish Olympic Team Manager and guest speaker on the night, focussed on the growing need for increased levels of engagement in the community.Club award winners at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny are front row (l-r) Adam Crossan, Ian Smyth and Kevin Carter LGBT, Riadh Eagan Canoe Club, Conor Boyd Gaisce Society and John Mc Clean Gardening Society. Back Row (L-R) Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Vickey O’ Rourke, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President, Anne-Marie Kelly, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator and Paul Hannigan President of LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Patsy McGonagle related to many of his own life experiences being founded on a good community spirit which helped him and many others to develop as leaders.Paul Hannigan, in addressing the assembled group of students, referred to the many demands of the education system in third level colleges such as LYIT and hoped that the Clubs and Societies programme, which had started many years ago in the institute, would continue to grow in the manner that it has done to date. This could not have happened without the support of the people behind the scenes, namely the Finance Committee and Registration Committee, Fiona Kelly SU Administrator and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer all of whom he congratulated for their efforts.Members of the LYIT Ladies soccer team who won team of the year at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Included in the photo with team members are Patsy Mc Gonagle,Tommy Harkin and Niall Mc Gonagle team Coaches ,Paddy Gallagher sports officer and Paul Hanningan LYIT president.Photo by Gerard Mc HughThe Winners;1. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Most Outstanding Club Member 20142. Gaisce Society, Award for Civic, Charity and Community Engagement 20143. John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Leadership Award 2014 4. LGBT Society, Best Society 2014Scholarship Winners 20141. Maria McBride, Law Society2. Ian Smyth, LGBT Society 3. Hugh Hunter, Canoe Club4. Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society5. Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society6. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club7. Kevin Carter, LGBT SocietySports Awards 20141. Danny Tourish, Individual Sports Star Award 20142. Ladies Soccer, Team of the Year 2014 .LYIT STUDENTS PUT ON THE STYLE FOR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES AWARDS was last modified: April 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:awardsdonegalletterkennyLYITstudents