Unique double for trainer Robinson

first_imgTrainer Lorenzo Robinson had the unique distinction of winning races in separate countries yesterday. MR DOITBETTA romping home by 13 lengths in the inaugural running of the Simply Magic Cup over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park and a 70-1 outsider to victory at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto, Canada earlier in the day. Robinson, a noted owner, trainer and breeder, was not present at Caymanas Park to see his fast-improving 3-y-o gelding, MR DOITBETTA (9-2), make hacks of his seven age-group rivals in the Simply Magic Cup to make it two in a row, but the news was music to his ears. Instead, Robinson was at Woodbine to lead in his other winner, having obtained a licence to train at Canada’s premier racetrack a fortnight ago, Speaking from Canada via telephone shortly after his double victory, Robinson said he was on top of the world. “Judging from the manner of his two recent wins, MR DOITBETTA, who, I understand, won in good time of 1:57.2, could develop into a live classic contender with the Derby, St. Leger and next month’s Lotto Clasic (Governor’s Cup) fast approaching. “The plan is to commute between Jamaica and Canada and, having started with a bang in Canada, it could open doors for me in no time up here,” he added. Ridden by the promising claiming apprentice Hakeen Pottinger, MR DOITBETTA was held off the early pace as the 7-5 favourite MY WAY led under pressure from ANOTHER FURY (5-1) approaching the final bend. By then, MR DOITBETTA had made rapid headway and, coming three wide into the straight, quickly disposed of MY WAY to win by a wide margin from 2-1 chance DR TRAIN. In the absence of Robinson, MR DOITBETTA was saddled by stand in trainer Lincoln Lungs. A roan gelding by Vibank out of Olympic Advice, “DOITBETTA” is owned and bred by Robinson as well. On a day when second-race winner, 3-2 favourite BARS OF GOLD was disqualified by the stewards for causing interference at the start, the nine-race programme proved challenging for punters. The upsets were provided by MIRACLE RECOVERY (made all) at 19-1 in the first race, KIRI at 7-1 in the third and TARANTINO at 9-2 in the fifth. Champion jockey Shane Ellis rode two winners in BAD BOY JUSTIN (3-1) and SURE MAN (5-2) in the sixth and seventh races, respectively.last_img read more

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GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Killotto had no winner this week. The numbers were 7, 10, 11 and 29 119. There were 3 winners of Match 3 Numbers. Brid O’Rourke, Jimmy White, and Trevor McNern, Killybegs gets €20 each. Next week’s Killotto jackpot is €3,650 and Match 3 is €60.There was no winner of Bingo Jackpot. Consolation prizes went to Caroline Kelly, Frosses. Next week’s Jackpot will be €2,550 on 52 calls. Killybegs will play Ballinderry in the final of the Ulster senior league on Sunday. The game is in Faughanvale, Derry at 1.45. McCool’s v Foreglen is on before it at 12 in intermediate final.  Club Membership is now due. You can pay Rita Nolan or Kathleen McCabe.Family             –           €50 Single                   –           €30Student           –           €15 Minor                   –           €10  Na Cealla Beaga GAA host Strictly Come Dancing 2012 is in the Blue Haven this Sat 24th. Tickets are priced at €20 each and are selling fast. Limited tickets are also available at reception in the new Niall Mor Centre. Please contact Sarah Tully 086 3311733 or Fionnuala Cunningham 087 4175410 for ticket info U-8’s training every Tuesday at 6 – 7pm at the vocational school gym until further notice. U-10’s training will be on each Monday at the same venue from 5.45 – 7pm. There will be an Easter camp in Fintra from Tuesday April 10th to Friday 13th. Cost is €25 per child and €10 for additional child. County players from ulster will attend the camp. Each child will receive a pack for the camp. More details as soon as possible. To book please contact Joe McBrearty at 0877587553 or joefmcbrearty@gmail.com There will be a Coaching meeting on Friday at 7.30 in Fintra. All managers are to attend.It is hope to run a supporters bus to the Ulster League Final. There will be more information to follow or check Facebook page. Club Donegal is now available. You can get cards from Rita Nolan at €200 for the year. Killybegs U-16’s are playing Dungloe in Fintra on Sunday 18th at 12pm.GAA: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 20th, 2012 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: KILLYBEGS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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