Everyone wins at Riviera Sports Day

first_imgSukanya Gale leads the Riviera Group team in the march past.Runners give it their all.The heart stopping finish to the relay.The Riviera Revue entertained the spectators during the opening ceremony.Ubonjitr Thamchop (Min), organiser extraordinaire, worked very hard to help make this one of the best sports days ever.The Tug-o-war separated the men from the boys.The Riviera football team celebrate winning the champion’s trophy.Winston Gale proudly holds onto the Champion’s Trophy.Sarah Osbourne James presents the silver medal to Austin Gale.Sarah Osbourne-James presented a prize to the winner. In second and third place were Austin and Toby Gale.Peter Malhotra (Pattaya Mail) presented medals to the winners of the men’s and women’s 3000 metres marathon.Winston presents a winner’s prize to the WSP team.Sukanya Gale (right) presents a raffle prize to the lucky winner.The women’s volleyball matches were fast and furious.The football match was exciting and fast paced.Time to party. Singing and dancing to the sounds of the live band.Everyone wins at The Riviera Group Sports Day. The Junior race saw a throng of young runners compete which was won by PB Ceiling, followed by young runners from the Riviera Group team.Other sports during the day included tug of war, a “centipede walk”, takraw, volleyball and track. Men’s and women’s 100-meter races were held along with a 4 x 100-meter relay.The day concluded with a football match between the Regents and Riviera teams. Riviera – which lost to the school last year – rebounded, winning 5-2 and capturing the 5,000 baht prize.Sukanya Gale wins the gold medal in the 3000-metre marathon.The Gales handed out the trophies and medals at the closing ceremony and conducted a lucky draw for charity. The 200-baht raffle tickets gave entrants the chance to win gold and jewelry with the proceeds going to Ban Kru Boonchu Foundation, (150,000 baht) Banglamung Hospital’s equipment fund (200,000) and Riviera’s own fund (150,000 baht) to help children stricken by cancer.Sports done, everyone then joined together for a lavish party and dancing to a live band. Everyone wins at Riviera Sports Day1 of 74 Results3000 meters Run (Male) Chang Suwan – gold medal, Riviera Group – silver medal, Chang Somchai – bronze medal.3000 meters Run (Female) Riviera Group – gold medal, Strong Agent – silver medal, Chang Boonteng – bronze medal.Junior Run 1st: P&B, 2nd: Riviera Group, 3rd: Riviera Group.Takraw (Male) 1st: Chang Witoon, 2nd: Chang Somchai.Volleyball (Female) Strong Agent – winner, Riviera Group – 1st runner-up.Individual Run (Male) Electricians – gold medal, P&B – silver medal, Chang Boonteng – bronze medal.Individual Run (Female) Strong Agent – gold medal, Riviera Group – silver medal, P&B – bronze medal.Relay race (Male) 4×100, Chang Suwan – gold medal, Thanasit – silver medal, Chang Witoon – bronze medal.Relay race (Female) 4×100, Riviera Group – gold medal, Peterson – silver medal, WSP – bronze medal.Tug of war: Riviera Group.Centipede Walk: Chang Sutee.Break and Run: WSP.Young man and lady with nice figure (Male): P&B.Young man and lady with nice figure (Female): Chang Suwan. Sarah Osbourne-James presents a donation of 25,000 baht to towards the Riviera charities, received by Winston Gale and witnessed by Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh (centre).500,000 baht raised for local charitiesThe Riviera Group, along with their suppliers and contractors traded work clothes for athletic gear for a day as the property developer hosted its fourth-annual Sports Day.Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh and Riviera founders Winston and Sukanya Gale opened the Nov. 16 event at Regents International School with Principal Sarah Osborne-James.Winston Gale running towards a silver medal in the 3000-metre marathon.The day started with a grand opening ceremony for the 300 athletes and cheerleaders. Then the games commenced with a three-kilometer long-distance run for men, women and kids.The sports day kicked off with the grueling 3000 metres marathon. It was an exciting race with some runners dropping out after a few laps. The 3 top winners in the men’s division were, 1. Suwan Team 2. Riviera Group and 3. Somchai Team. In the women’s category the Riviera Group grabbed the Gold medal, followed by Strong Agents Team, Silver medal followed by Boonteung Team, Bronze medal.last_img read more

NCAA allows Division I coaches to spend more virtual time with athletes

first_imgCoaches can only spend eight virtual hours a week with student-athletes, according to a press release from the NCAA. They must only participate in “nonphysical countable activities” which can include film review, chalk talks and team meetings, according to the same press release.  “This change not only allows coaches to continue to educate their student-athletes but also fosters the connectivity that comes with team-based activities,” said M. Grace Calhoun, the Council chair and athletic director at Penn.  On Thursday, the NCAA announced its Council Coordination Committee voted to allow Division I coaches in all sports to have more virtual connection with their teams. This policy will take effect starting on Monday, April 20 and last until May 31. center_img The NCAA is also requiring student-athletes to be given at least one day a week off without any nonphysical countable activities.last_img read more

STREAKING GOODYEARFORROSES HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA ANA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF; TRAINED BY BALTAS, SHE BIDS FOR HER THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN WITH NAKATANI UP

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 9, 2017)–Seemingly invigorated since changing her base of operations from Toronto, Canada to the Richard Baltas barn at Santa Anita, Irish-bred Goodyearforroses will bid for her third Winter Meet win in a row in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile and one eighth on turf.Several distaffers rate competitive chances in the eight-horse Santa Ana, including trainer Paulo Lobo’s Pretty Girl, who was second to “Goodyear” two starts back in the Robert J. Frankel Stakes on Dec. 31, a race that was shifted to a “sloppy” main track and thus lost its Grade III status. Be sure to tune into XBTV on Sunday at www.xbtv.com/watch-live/ from any mobile device or computer. The XBTV team will feature live, on-site coverage throughout the race day, as well as providing Gulfstream Park bonus coverage as well.                Fans can watch video of prominent in-day workers at www.xbtv.com/video-on-demand/workouts/  First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/. GOODYEARFORROSES: Sold privately following a close third place finish in the Grade III Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine on Nov. 5, she seemed to relish the sloppy conditions in the Frankel and rallied strongly from off the pace to win the mile and one half turf Astra II Stakes here on Feb. 2.  The triumvirate of Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani and Baltas will be bidding for their third win in a row as the 5-year-old mare attempts her first graded stakes win.  Owned by Abbondanza Racing, she has six wins from 14 starts and has earnings of $245,995. PRETTY GIRL: A Group I & III winner in her native Argentina, this classy 6-year-old mare made her U.S. debut in the prestigious Grade I Beverly D Stakes on Aug. 13 at Arlington Park, rallying from far back to finish a respectable seventh and was idle until running second in the Dec. 31 Frankel, her first start for Lobo.  Although far back early in the Beverly D, she pressed the early Frankel pace but was no match for Goodyearforroses late.  With Victor Espinoza engaged to ride for the first time, chances are Pretty Girl will approach the Santa Ana with a “wait and see” approach at a mile and one eighth.  Owned by Stud RDI, LLC and Bonne Chance Farm, LLC, Pretty Girl is 8-4-1-1, with all of her wins coming on turf.center_img Pretty Girl–Victor Espinoza–120Do the Dance–Tyler Baze–120Goodyearforroses–Corey Nakatani–120Sheeza Milky Way–Jamie Theriot–120Sweet Charity–Flavien Prat–120Kenriya–Rafael Bejarano–120Evo Campo–Brice Blanc–120Responsibleforlove–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120 THE GRADE II SANTA ANA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more