Thurston County Water Safety Tips

first_imgSet and follow safety rules. Set boundaries, tell kids about behaviors that are off-limits, and bring them ashore often for sunscreen and drinking water.BEACHES, LAKES & RIVERS:Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Swimming in open water is harder than in a pool, and even strong swimmers will tire faster and get into trouble more quickly. Stay close to shore where rescuers can easily reach you in an emergency. Teach your kids how to swim. While swimming lessons can help prevent your child from drowning, even kids who know how to swim should have adult supervision. Children 12 and under must wear a life jacket that fits them on moving boats less than 19 feet in length in Washington. Learn CPR and bring a cell phone with GPS. Rivers, lakes and beaches have hidden hazards. Watch out for sudden drop-offs, riptides and currents, rocks, logs and snags that are hidden underwater. Always swim with a buddy, and swim where there are lifeguards when possible. Let friends and family know where you plan to swim and when you expect to return home. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0 You must have one U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person aboard your boat. This is a nationwide Coast Guard rule. Take life jackets, a rescue device, a cell phone with GPS, and someone who knows CPR if you’re boating, floating, paddling or water-skiing. Stay sober and know your limits. Learn CPR and always take a cell phone with GPS.BOATING & FLOATING:Life jackets save lives! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Avoid alcohol and stay alert. Just like driving a car, Boating Under the Influence, or BUI, is against the law in Washington ( you need a life jacket before you hit the water? Safe Kids Thurston County has a life jacket loaner program, where you can borrow life jackets at no cost. The life jacket loaner program has life jackets in every size, from infant to adult, available at Kenneydell Park, Pioneer Park, and Millersylvania State Park. Visit for more information on the life jacket loaner program and other child safety information.Don’t let the water make you sick. Blue-green algae, leeches, and swimmer’s itch are just some of the things that can spoil the swimming fun. Learn more about avoiding swimming-related illnesses and simple swimming hygiene tips on the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at list of swimming beaches and other water safety information is available on the Thurston County Environmental Health web pages at additional tips and other water safety information, visit the Washington State Department of Health website at . Boaters must have a Boater Education Card from Washington State Parks ( It’s the law. Don’t get sunburned. Use sunscreen and reapply it often. Have your child wear a hat and swim clothes that cover arms and legs, like boardshorts and rashguard shirts. Always have an adult watch young swimmers at all times. Avoid alcohol and other distractions like texting or reading while supervising children, because children can drown quickly and quietly. For younger kids, adults should be within touching distance. A day at the beach or on the lake is a great way to beat the near-record heat that’s set in over Puget Sound, and following some simple water safety tips can keep your fun in the sun from taking a tragic turn. Learn about water safety tips for kids, for boating and floating, and special tips for swimming in open water, such as rivers, lakes and beaches.WATER SAFETY FOR KIDS:Wear a life jacket! The best way for kids and adults to stay safe on the water is to wear a life jacket that fits you well. Even strong swimmers can have accidents or emergencies, so insist that your child wear a life jacket. Even if your child knows how to swim, kids and teens should always wear a life jacket when on a boat, raft or innertube, swimming in open water like a lake or river, and when playing on a dock or near the water. Innertubes, air-filled toys and foam toys are NOT the same as life jackets. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved-life jackets are designed specifically to keep swimmers safe. Don’t boat or float in remote or rugged areas. Stay in areas where you can easily reach shore and where rescuers can reach you in an emergency. The air may be hot, but the water is still cold. Many rivers and lakes in western Washington are fed by snow melt and glaciers, and the average water temperature for Puget Sound is only about 60 degrees. Stay close to shore and rest if you are cold or tired.last_img read more

United Way Launches Make the Match Campaign to Build a Brighter…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyUnited Way of Thurston County announced a Make the Match campaign to raise extra funds for its Community Care Fund. Text-donating has revolutionized the ease and effectiveness of giving money to charities and through community partners, United Way is launching a text-donating application to raise money that supports local non-profits preparing children to be resilient, learn and succeed.In Thurston County, 63 percent of low-income kids don’t start kindergarten with the skills they need to be successful and 1,123 children were recorded homeless in 2013. United Way understands the importance of addressing such community conditions and helps to find solutions in collaboration with partners.In effort to increase fundraising, United Way received support from OBee Credit Union to launch the campaign using Cafe Give, a social fundraising platform. In addition, Puget Sound Energy Foundation will help leverage donations through a dollar for dollar match up to $10K.“Puget Sound Energy is dedicated to helping address local needs and priorities in our community, and our Foundation is honored to help double United Way’s fundraising power through this match,” said Farra Vargas, PSE manager of energy efficiency outreach.Supporters can text “UNITED” to 5-5-1-5-5 to donate or pledge. Those who text the keyword will be directed to a website where they can complete their donation or pledge and announce their contribution through social media.“The text-donating application allows donors to give what they can via their mobile phone or social media,” said Lee Wojnar, United Way board president and marketing vice president of OBee Credit Union.“Advocates of the campaign are encouraged to use their personal social media pages to inform their followers of United Way’s efforts and how they can also contribute.”“We’re embracing the power of social media and mobile giving to shake up our fundraising efforts,” said United Way Communications Director, Michelle Rodriguez. “This is simply a new way for us to reach the online community, strengthen partnerships and increase donations.”United Way continues to build strong relationships with community partners such as local nonprofits, government and businesses to leverage more investing and volunteering in the community. For more information about how to support United Way of Thurston County, go to or call (360) 943-2273.last_img read more

Olympia Orthopaedic Associates Encourage Patients to “Look for the O”

first_imgFacebook36Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesOrthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons Timothy A. DuMontier, M.D., Richard J. Lamour, M.D., and Ryan E. Will, M.D., of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are helping patients in Olympia take charge of their foot and ankle health. In conjunction with a new consumer awareness campaign from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS), the leading organization for lower extremity medicine and foot and ankle surgery, Drs. DuMontier, Lamour and Will are helping the public recognize the value of seeking a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon for their foot and ankle healthcare needs. Area patients seeking specialized foot and ankle care are encouraged to schedule an appointment at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates in East or West Olympia by calling (360) 709-6230 or visiting nurses at the OOA outpatient surgery center are just part of the team that is available to you. Photo credit: Olympia Orthopaedic Associates“Consumers don’t generally give much thought to their foot health—that is, until something goes wrong,” states Dr. Timothy DuMontier. “Seventy-five percent of all people experience foot pain at some point in their lives, and that’s why the AOFAS felt it was imperative to educate consumers, so they know how to find the best medical care before a problem arises.”The campaign—called Look for the “O”—stresses the importance of choosing a specialized foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon when a person has foot pain or concerns. These surgeons have the expertise to help consumers keep their feet healthy and pain-free. The campaign promotes five distinctive value messages:That foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are fully trained medical doctors (M.D.s and D.O.s) who can balance foot and ankle concerns with the patient’s whole body health.That foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons complete extensive and ongoing medical training, which increases their expertise and effectiveness.That foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons do not just operate but provide both surgical and non-surgical treatments for everything related to foot and ankle health.That foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are particularly competent at treating complicated cases.That consumers should seek a second opinion from a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon, particularly when foot or ankle surgery is advised.Says Dr. Richard Lamour,“I want people in Olympia to know they can reach out and connect with a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon when they have any kind of foot or ankle problem. I think this campaign will go a long way toward increasing public awareness about the value foot and ankle surgeons and AOFAS members provide to patients every day.”About the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle SocietyAs a professional organization of foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons, the AOFAS promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other healthcare providers. The society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international healthcare communities.About Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic SurgeonsFoot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons are medical doctors (M.D.s and D.O.s) who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consists of four years of medical school, five years of postgraduate training and often a fellowship year of specialized foot and ankle surgical training. Foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons treat patients of all ages, performing reconstructive procedures, treating sports injuries and managing foot and ankle trauma.About Olympia Orthopaedic AssociatesOffering excellence in orthopaedic care, the specialty-trained doctors of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates are the dedicated leaders keeping you in motion. With 23 doctors specializing in joint replacement; neurosurgery; pain management; physical medicine and rehabilitation; sports medicine; and trauma, as well as providing care for the back, neck and spine; elbow; foot and ankle; hand and wrist; hip; knee; and shoulder, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates offers comprehensive orthopaedic care to Olympia and the surrounding areas with two office locations in Olympia and their Rapid Orthopaedic Care clinics in Lacey and West Olympia. The experts provide sports medicine coverage for Saint Martin’s University, South Puget Sound Community College, The Evergreen State College and many area high schools. To learn more about Olympia Orthopaedic Associates and its doctors, please visit, “Like” Olympia Orthopaedic Associates on Facebook or follow @OlyOrtho on Twitter.last_img read more

PV Sindhu the lone Indian representation in the BWF World Tour Finals 2019

first_imgAdvertisement 7otdNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5oWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egsd( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4xgWould you ever consider trying this?😱a9kehrjCan your students do this? 🌚2Roller skating! Powered by Firework PV Sindhu is the only Indian badminton player who has qualified for BWF World Tour Finals in 2019. It was not a great year for Indian shutters. Even Sindhu was not able to finish within the qualifying spots in this year. To qualify for BWF World Tour Finals, the shuttlers need to finish within 8th position. However, Sindhu was at the 15th position after the end of this year.Advertisement Since, PV Sindhu won the Badminton World Championship this year, she got the direct qualification in BWF World Tour Finals. Neither Saina Nehwal nor Kidambi Srikanth was able to grab a spot in this competition. BWF World Tour Finals is going to take place at Guangzhou from 11th December to 16th December.Advertisement PV Sindhu is not in great form at this moment. Her performance in the recent few tournaments are shocking. So, it will be better not to expect much from her in this competition where the best players of the World are only able to take part. However, we all know that ‘Form is Temporarily but Class Is Permanent’. So, in BWF World Tour Finals PV Sindhu will be hoping to replicate her performance in the World Championship few months back.Actor R Madhavan’s son makes India proud on grand stageAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Patricia McHale Apy Inspired by Her Father’s Heroism and Service

first_imgPatricia McHale ApyRED BANK – Patricia Apy, of the law firm of Paras, Apy & Reiss, was recently honored for her leadership in addressing legal needs of military families and was awarded the prestigious Grass Roots Advocacy award by the American Bar Association. The award was presented at the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC at the annual ABA Day in the nation’s Capitol that brings attorneys from all 50 states to Washington to connect policy makers with constituents in the legal profession.Apy was one of three attorneys to receive the award, and the only one from New Jersey among the 400,000 members of the ABA. That she was honored by the presentation was best exemplified in her acceptance remarks when she said “to be distinguished in an association of 400,000 professional advocates is a remarkable honor and I am humbled by this recognition.” Apy, a Little Silver resident, said she felt further honored by her selection with Supreme Court Justice Sam Alito, a New Jersey native, in attendance at the ceremony.But there is no doubt Patricia McHale Apy is more than deserving of the honor selected by the Board of Governors of the ABA.Specifically, Apy was cited for her leadership over the past eight years in helping the ABA oppose federal legislation that would have adverse consequences for militar y parents involved in child custody disputes.The specific case which was the foundation for HR 3212, the Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2014, involved the Monmouth County man whose son was taken illegally by his mother to Brazil and subsequently, after she died, custody was given to her second husband in Brazil. Congressman Chris Smith led the fight to have the child returned to his natural father. Apy worked closely with the congressman throughout the ordeal; she was then also instrumental in crafting a New Jersey state statute that served as a basis for the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act. This act has already been adopted in many states and under consideration in others.“Patricia Apy has been a leader in addressing the legal needs of military families,” said William C. Hubbard, ABA president, in announcing the award. “She has helped the ABA oppose federal legislation that would have hurt military parents working through child custody issues and she has spent endless hours educating members of Congress about this issue. We are delighted to honor her work.”So why does this effervescent, quick-talking, fast-moving, award-winning attorney who is as comfortable giving a presentation before the US or New Jersey Supreme Courts, as she is lecturing a World Congress or an International Bar Association meeting take on such troublesome work to help the military and their families?She’ll tell you – quietly, firmly, sincerely, and definitively. “On the wall of my home hang the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, an Oak Leaf cluster in lieu of a third Bronze Star, and a Purple Heart. They were each earned by my father during World War II. He was injured at the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, taken prisoner by the Germans, and a prisoner of war in Germany. He escaped, was recaptured, and remained in prison until he was liberated by American forces at the end of the war.”If that isn’t enough, this woman who is a strong believer in faith in God and commitment to her profession, will tell you more. “My father died in a VA hospital when I was 9 years old. I can still remember my mother turning in her life insurance policy to get the money for gas so she could drive to Tulsa, Oklahoma, we three kids in the backseat, to see my father in the hospital. I can still remember when children weren’t allowed in the hospital but we could wave to my father as he stood by the window. And I can remember when we weren’t allowed to play in the snow in front of our house.” The last, a story in itself.Apy explains that her father, home from the POW camp, suffered what is now termed Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome but which didn’t have a name in the 1950s. She recalls when she and her brother were making snow angels in the backyard when she was in primary school, and her mom coming out to tell them they could not play in the front of the house. It wasn’t until she was much older that Apy learned them reason for her mother’s strange instruction.“My father was in and out of the hospital for years before he died in the VA hospital,” she explained, “and we later learned that the Germans had tracked his footprints in the snow to capture and imprison him. Anytime he saw prints in the snow, it brought back all the agony, pain and incarceration of his time as a POW.”Today, Apy’s mother, Gloria McHale, lives with the Apys in Little Silver, and the proud daughter gives full credit to her for any accomplishment she herself has achieved. “We were raised in Neptune, in extremely modest means. But my mother made sure we all had an education, we all learned the right things to do, we all did our best. My mother invested tremendously in us. I try very hard, but I can never repay her.”A partner in a law firm that is based on a handshake more than 20 years ago, her work is as diverse as what she is currently handling: children kidnapped and now in Japan and another involving an American citizen who with her children was restrained in Pakistan and the practice of Shar’ia law in New Jersey figures into the equation.She has conducted more than 600 education hours for Judge Advocate Generals of the armed services both on military bases and vessels throughout the world. She’s been a legal advisor for the US at The Hague and has served as consultant for the Departments of State and Defense.She does it all because she never wants the military to forget that because of them, she knows that her family “sleep in peace at night due to their service and sacrifice. For this … I remain profoundly grateful.” – By Muriel J. Smithlast_img read more

Celebrating All People on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

first_imgPhoto by Patrick Olivero Two Monmouth County students, Maya Gerke of Freehold Township High School and Nghi Nguyen of Raritan High School, won $1,000 scholarships in a YMCA essay contest and were recognized at the breakfast. KICKING OFF THE WEEKEND The morning also marked the public announcement about the YMCA’s “Togetherhood” initiative that will bring people together to do volunteer work in the community. According to Goganzer, 130 of the 300 people at the Jan. 17 breakfast signed up for the Togetherhood initiative on the spot. Musical selections were performed by the Drum Choir of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County, Red Bank Regional High School Choir and performers Patrick and Anya Angeloni. The Red Bank mayor and most of the council attended the celebration that morning, as did elected officials from years past and the current police chief. Mayor Pasquale Menna spoke about the importance of banding together as a community to fight against hate. Additional messages were presented by Red Bank Regional High School superintendent Louis Moore, Greater Red Bank NAACP president Min. Kerwin Webb, St. Paul’s Baptist Church of Red Bank Rev. Alexander Brown, United Methodist Church of Red Bank host pastor Rev. Jessica Naulty and others. A commemorative message was offered by Rev. Janet Jones, pastor of Shrewsbury Avenue AME Zion of Red Bank. Story by Allison Perrine | Photos by Patrick Olivero Rev. Terrence K. Porter, senior minister at Pilgrim Baptist Church, said this was a day to rejoice, not mourn. “We don’t come because Dr. King died; we come because his legacy still lives. And we come as a community to celebrate together and to enjoy each other’s company,” he said. “This day is about community,” celebrating “the wonderful diversity and the wonderful attitudes and perceptions of inclusion that permeate throughout this community.” She called him a role model in the community and said the Y committee agreed that he “perfectly aligns” with King’s legacy. RED BANK – People of all ages and backgrounds came together Monday to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the powerful messages of equality he left behind that still ring true to this day. This article was first published in the January 23 – 29, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. To do so, he’s planning on gathering mayors from throughout Monmouth County to “deal with the issue of bias, race, race crimes, hate crimes, crimes of bigotry – issues that divide communities.” The audience gave him a round of applause after the announcement. Photo by Patrick Olivero “Wayne is a phenomenal guy,” said Laurie Goganzer, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County. “We wanted to celebrate him for his efforts throughout his career in building inclusion and diversity.” At United Methodist Church of Red Bank Jan. 20, pews were filled by at least 200 people as the church hosted its annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Commemorative Celebration. Community leaders spoke before the energetic crowd throughout the morning of song and prayer. Additionally, Wayne Boatwright, vice president of diversity and inclusion with Hackensack Meridian Health, was honored as this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Human Dignity Award recipient. He was honored for “his efforts to put Dr. King’s principles and ideals into action by helping to build inclusive and diverse work environments and communities,” a press release stated. Menna noted that hate and bias crimes increased by 16 percent from 2017 to 2018. “That is a saddening reflection on the state of our nation and it’s also not a very good reflection on our well-being as a people, as individuals and as communities,” he said. “I think it’s about time that we recommit ourselves as local leaders to confront the issue head-on.” “I’ve been attending the same services now for 31 years,” he said. “I see a lot of the same individuals who faithfully and traditionally have been part of our journey as a community to maintain not only the memory but the ideals of Dr. King.” But he said he was saddened not to see new community members in the audience. Togetherhood projects will be done monthly, starting with a winter clothing drive to support families in need at Lunch Break, the Red Bank-based nonprofit. For that, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County is collecting new and gently used coats, hats, mittens, socks and other winter clothing items at its Red Bank, Freehold and Old Bridge locations. Collections will be accepted through the end of January. On Friday morning, Jan. 17, the YMCA of Greater Monmouth County kicked off the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations with the 31st annual commemorative breakfast, this year held at the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel. There were 300 attendees including area residents, students and community and business leaders gathered to celebrate King’s legacy. The church provided attendees with programs about the morning, which also featured a list of 10 things people might not know about King. A few facts on the list include that King’s birth name was Michael, not Martin; that he entered college at 15 years old; received his doctorate in systematic theology; delivered a national address on voting rights before his famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial; was imprisoned about 30 times; and that he escaped an assassination attempt a decade before his death. “I’m super excited about Togetherhood. It’s an amazing program,” she said. “We felt this was the perfect community to introduce this opportunity to and it was the perfect event to launch it.” For more information about the YMCA Togetherhood initiative or volunteer opportunities, visit Local community leaders linked hands at United Methodist Church in Red Bank Monday in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Photo by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Team Wolfpack

first_imgTeam Wolfpack overcame a 3-1 deficit to dump The Steelers 7-4 in the final of the Christmas Classic Indoor Tournament held last week at the Soccer Quest Facility. Staff at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, Jules Chopin, Luke Mori, Dylan Zaitsoff, Kevin Lewis and Titouan Chopin. Front, Sonja Poole, Sarah Fuhr, Bryn Forsty, Danica Long and goalkeeper Ryan Lewis.last_img

Hard work pays dividends for Cats Malin Chernoff

first_imgMalin is considered the youngest of all the Wildcats.However, age doesn’t mean squat when the 5’9” middle blocker takes the court.Matter of fact age just seems to get the adrenaline flowing when the Grade 10 player gets the call from head coach Joe Moreira.“Knowing that I’m the younger and on the senior teams makes me feel that I’ve achieved something great,” the 15-year-old Chernoff said. Following a year of planning, the 2012 B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships are right only a few days away.The tournament begins Thursday at both LVR in Nelson and Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.Hosting the provincial event is nothing new to the South Slocan-based school as Mount Sentinel has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.Despite boasting a handful of championships the Single-A Girl’s Division has not been that friendly of late to the Wildcats.The players are eager to put an end to the drought with the help of the home support.The Nelson Daily Sports Editor Bruce Fuhr is getting readers into the provincial spirit with a series of profiles on the 2012 Mount Sentinel Wildcats.Today we feature Grade 12 right side Malin Chernoff. Like teammate Kyra Makortoff, Chernoff earned valuable experience playing on the Kootenay squad at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games in Surrey.The Summer Games experience inspired Chernoff to spend more time on her game.“During the off season I played club as well as practicing two days a week and lifting weights,” Chernoff said when asked about the off-season routine.“I also tried to get in extra practices too.”As a Grade 10 on the team, Chernoff doesn’t want to look too far into the week.On the eve of the 16-team tournament, Chernoff attempts to put this event into perspective.“There’s so much pressure. It’s kind of scary (at times),” explained Chernoff, who turns to reading when she’s not volleying a ball.“Knowing that it’s the last tournament for some girls on the team you want to try to help and make it the best (experience).”Last season the Wildcats shocked the Kootenays by stealing the zone crown.It was while the team was at the 2011 championships that coach Moreira started the mental preparation for the 2012 event.“Listening to coach (Moreira) I knew then I had to devote my all into volleyball.”The Cats open play Thursday in round robin play at L.V. Rogers.After a few early games Friday, the balance of the tournament shifts to Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar where the 2012 champion will be crowned Saturday evening.“I wasn’t to be the best I can be,” said Chernoff of the upcoming few days.“I want to make smart decision and most of all make (2012 A girl’s volleyball tournament) the best year of my life.”last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kutenai Summer Fest Winners

first_imgThe Nelson and District Riding Grounds were one busy place as the Third Annual Kutenai Summer Fest was held. The event was an opportunity or local athletes and families to showcase local talent and community spirit.More than 20 Koot-Neigh Vaulters showed their skills to a visiting judge from the Lower Mainland on their team horses. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to perform for their guests and test for their level of badge or medal.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the Koot-Neigh Vaulters with Team of the Week accolades.The winners included, Lilian Shearer, Allie McBriar, Murrin Gingras, Olivia Berkeley, Selina Kromer-Anton, Rayna Pickering, Alexis Clarke and Julia Kromer-Anton.Organizers would like to salute the Nelson & District Credit Union and local businesses Save-On Foods, Safeway, Farmer’s Supply, Kootenay Co-op and Cowan’s for supporting the event.last_img read more


first_imgMIKE SMITH, OBVIOUSLY, SECOND: “He settled great and he ran really well. They went in thirty-three to beat us; that’s pretty impressive. I wouldn’t say this track favors speed but . . . He just got run down today.” FLAVIEN PRAT, BOLO, WINNER: “We had a good race today. The pace was perfect for him and he got to run a great distance for him.“You have to be closer on the turf the way it’s playing so it worked out well. I knew the pace was already fast but I had to get out and go (when Om came up to Bolo’s outside on the far turn) because Obviously was still in front of me. When I came up next to Obviously, he picked it back up and I was a bit scared but I knew Bolo can get the distance and in the end, Obviously came back to us.” TRAINER QUOTES KEITH BRACKPOOL, PART OWNER: “I’m very proud of the horse and very proud of Carla. She did an amazing job. I couldn’t watch at the end. I couldn’t watch but it was unbelievable. Carla did just an incredible training job, incredible. Her patience over a seven-month period drives me crazy, but then in one day, it all comes together.”When asked if a surface switch to the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12 was possible: “The only thing I’m considering after this race is a trip to the bar and getting a drink (kiddingly). (Seriously) It seems like every other horse I hear about is being considered for Dubai . . . So we’ve got lots of options.” JOCKEY QUOTES CARLA GAINES, BOLO, WINNER: “The horse had a terrific trip. All I told Flavien was to let him break and find his place in the race. I felt he’d be sitting right behind the leaders and he would still have a kick home. That’s exactly what happened. I’m just so thrilled. I expected him to be fairly close to the speed, so 22, 45, those were quick fractions and I just kept thinking, ‘Oh, please don’t get tired.’ Did I think he was going to there? I’m not sure. I was screaming very loud.” NOTES: Gaines indicated options for Bolo’s next race would be the Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile on grass March 12, and the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on the main track the same day. The winning owners are Keith Brackpool of Manhattan Beach who campaigns as Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc., and Earle I. Mack of Fort Lee, NJ.last_img read more