ROYAL HEROINE STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, VASILIKA, WINNER: “We broke fine at the rail. We changed our strategy when I saw Mike (Smith) was out of the race on the first turn and we went to plan B. I can never do anything wrong with this filly. No matter what I do, she covers me. She is definitely something special.”DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, MEAL TICKET, SECOND: “My plan was to follow the speed and when two took the first turn the way she did, it kind of forced me to change it up a bit. But, I was still pretty much where I wanted to be. I almost got myself in a good position where I could trap Vasilika, but she just proved to have too much horse to keep her bottled up down in there. My filly ran a really good race, so I’m pretty happy.”MIKE SMITH, MS BAD BEHAVIOR, EASED GOING INTO CLUB HOUSE TURN:  “No, she didn’t bolt.  I just didn’t like the way she was moving.  I’d rather be safe than sorry.”TRAINER QUOTESJERRY HOLLENDORFER, VASILIKA, WINNER: “I talked to Flavien (Prat) a little bit before the race and I told him if ‘You wanted to do something a little different, I didn’t mind.’ I think he was a little nervous about being back today, so he kept her a little closer and it worked anyway. She’s doing good right now, that’s for sure.”As to what’s next, Hollendorfer said he would look at the $400,000 Longines Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (Grade II) on Kentucky Derby Day, May 4.OWNER QUOTES GEORGE TODARO, VASILIKA, WINNER: “I don’t know what caught my eye on this mare, I didn’t expected this, some of them work out and some of them don’t, that one worked out very well and I am very pleased. Jerry (Hollendorfer) does a good job at picking out horses that can move up, there are several others like that not as extreme but he is great.”MARK SCHLAICH, VASILIKA, WINNER: “Jerry just called us up and asked if we wanted a piece of her (Vasilika) and he talked about her a little bit, I usually say yes about 3 of the 4 times, he took Vasilika to his camp  and put a little weight on her and got her into shape. We are always looking ahead and we like to compete so we will do something creative with here to stay in the competitive world. We like it.”NOTES: The winning owners are All Schlaich Stables LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC and George Todaro.Vasilika and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

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Macau visitation soars in August

first_img Load More JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner The number of people visiting Macau grew 18.7% year-on-year and 12.2% sequentially in August to 3,403,503, according to information released this week by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).The significant uptick included a 16.3% increase in overnight visitors to 1,800,246 and 21.6% rise in same-day visitors to 1,603,257, although the average length of stay of visitors dropped by 0.1 days year-on-year to 1.2 days. Macau GGR tumbles 8.6% in August RelatedPosts Visitors from mainland China increased by 25.3% year-on-year to 2,527,309 in August, with those travelling under the Individual Visit Scheme rising by 31.0% to 1,313,144. Mainland visitors came primarily from Guangdong Province (1,092,209) and Hunan Province (128,301).The number of visitors from Hong Kong (556,372) and Taiwan (94,123) increased 5.0% and 1.7% respectively year-on-year with those from Korea (66,052) falling by 12.6%.The majority of the growth came via land, up 24.2% to 2,053,251 including a 23.4% increase through the border gate to 1,743,729. Visitor arrivals by sea rose 8.6% year-on-year to 1,049,062 while those by air grew 22.1% to 301,190.August’s numbers mean the total number of visitors for the first eight months of 2018 are up 8.9% year-on-year to 23,251,990, led by a 14.2% increase in visitors from China to 16,400,886.Overnight visitation is up 8.4% for the year to 12,204,221 and same-day visitation by 9.4% to 11,047,769. Galaxy offers first glimpse of new Galaxy Macau convention center ahead of 2021 launchlast_img read more

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