Australia to probe foreign influence at universities

first_imgTopics : Australia’s parliament is set to probe alleged foreign interference at public universities, a government minister said Monday, as concerns grow about Chinese influence.A proposed inquiry by the security and intelligence committee follows a series of controversies over China’s clout on Australian campuses, ranging from hacks of university data to questionable financial donations and intimidation of Beijing’s critics.Concerns have also been raised about the nature of research links between academics and scientists in the two countries. “We need to be assured and the public need to be assured that there isn’t that foreign interference in our universities sector,” he said.He did not say if the probe was aimed at China.The Australian newspaper reported that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton outlined the terms of reference for the inquiry in a letter Sunday to committee head Andrew Hastie, a government parliamentarian and outspoken China critic.Advisors to Dutton did not respond to a request for comment.The university guidelines announced in November push public institutions to enhance cybersecurity systems, undertake due diligence before signing partnerships with overseas organizations, and train staff to recognize foreign influence attempts.Academics have been urged to be wary of sharing knowledge on sensitive topics and discern how joint research with international scholars could potentially be misused.Schools and government officials also committed to more intensive consultation to protect Australia’s national interests.Beijing has repeatedly denied interfering in Australian campus life.China-Australia relations have reached a new ebb in recent months, with the two governments at loggerheads over trade and competing for influence in the Pacific.Tensions spiked in April when Australia infuriated China by calling for an independent probe into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year.center_img Alan Tudge, the minister for population and cities, told Sky News the mooted inquiry was the latest government attempt to tackle spiraling foreign interference now at “levels not seen since World War II”.The move comes after Canberra announced last week that it was seeking new powers to scrap deals between local authorities and foreign countries that threaten the national interest — sweeping powers that would extend to universities.It also comes less than a year after Australia announced new guidelines for universities for research collaboration, cybersecurity, and international partnerships.Tudge said the inquiry would “go further” than previous probes into alleged foreign interference.last_img read more

PM Skerrit suggests a competition to name the Windsor Park Stadium

first_img Share 11 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews PM Skerrit suggests a competition to name the Windsor Park Stadium by: – July 12, 2011center_img Tweet Share Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt SkerritPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says a name for the National Stadium should become a matter for national debate.The national stadium which hosted its first test match last week in the 3rd Digicel Series, West Indies vs. India however there has been no official name for the facility.“I believe we should look at it, I believe there should be public competition and suggesstion for it. The Windsor Park Stadium, the National Stadium is confusing people. I have heard the debate from the commentators on it so I think we should really look at changing the name so that there will be a consistent name, a name that everyone would embrace. I think it should be a public request, let the public suggest and the committee would look at it and there will be a voting on it…” he said.Prime Minister Skerrit suggests that the official name should be done competition style.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Juletta M. Larrison, 89

first_imgJuletta M. Larrison, 89 of Greensburg, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Aspen Place Health Campus. Juletta was born on July 21, 1930 in Greensburg, the daughter of Delbert and Bertha (Phelps) Critser. She married Max Larrison on December 12, 1957 and he preceded her in death on November 26, 2010.She is survived by her son Jason Hull of Greensburg; four grandchildren – Jarrod (Kristin) Hull, Brent Hull, Jesse Hull and Isaac (Elissa) Larrison; five great grandchildren and her former daughter-in-law Della Hull. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings – William Critser, Rose Ella Johnston, Louise Hettmansperger and Mabel Robbins.A graveside funeral service will be held at South Park Cemetery on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 10am. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.last_img read more

F-M football runs over CBA, 40-16

first_imgF-M kept adding to its total in the second half with drives that resulted in TD runs by Will Duncanson and Jacob Porzucek. CBA finally got on the board late with Jamar Ballard’s 10-yard scoring run and Sam Bonacci converting from two yards out.Welling kept making the big runs all night, amassing 182 yards on 26 carries. Duncanson and Nucerino combined for 100 yards and each carried the ball 10 times.League play starts for the Hornets this Saturday as it travels to 2-0 Utica Proctor for a 1:30 kickoff. CBA travels north on Friday to face another 2-0 side, defending Section III Class A champion Indian River, at 7 p.m.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: CBAF-Mfootball Not so long ago, the Fayetteville-Manlius football team looked up  – way up  – at Christian Brothers Academy, wondering if its program could ever reach the championship heights the Brothers often scaled.Those dreams of a sectional title remain in the future, but as of now it’s clear the Hornets have gained a decisive edge in this burgeoning local rivalry, as evidenced by the 40-16 victory it authored over CBA in last Friday’s home opener.Both sides had lost their season openers – F-M to Liverpool in the Kickoff Classic at the Dome, CBA to Cicero-North Syracuse – so there was some urgency to get a victory, even if it wasn’t a league game.center_img There was also a stark contrast to the conditions F-M faced indoors a week before. Heavy winds blew from start to finish, all but grounding the passing attacks for each side – which is just what the Hornets wanted.With a big physical advantage on both front lines, F-M all but pushed CBA around, especially in a first half where it played with speed and confidence and roared out to a 27-0 advantage.Evan Welling scored the Hornets’ first two touchdowns, on runs of 15 and three yards. Then Jack Nucerino found the end zone and, right before halftime, quarterback Zak Conley scored on a four-yard dash.last_img read more

Syracuse softball splits at No. 10 Georgia, Winthrop

first_img Published on February 11, 2017 at 7:49 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse (2-2, 0-0 Atlantic Coast) split its Saturday doubleheader against No. 10 Georgia (4-0), getting clobbered 14-2, before bouncing back for a 4-0 win versus Winthrop (1-3) in Athens, Georgia.In the top of the first inning against UGA, Faith Cain smacked a double to right-center field for SU’s only hit of the game. That brought in Alicia Hansen for the Orange’s first run. Sydney O’Hara got caught trying to score a second run for Syracuse, ending the inning.After that, Georgia never looked back. Against Syracuse ace AnneMarie Gatti, the Bulldogs’ Alissa DiCarlo homered in the bottom of the inning to take a 2-1 lead. DiCarlo hit two home runs in the game.The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the third inning. The first three were surrendered by Gatti, the others off of Baylee Douglass.UGA scored five times in the fourth, including DiCarlo’s second home run of the game, a three-run shot.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange pitching and defense struggled on Saturday. Gatti lasted only two innings, failing to record an out in the third inning while forfeiting three runs. Douglass wasn’t strong either, giving up six earned runs in only one and two-thirds innings pitched.Syracuse did, however, shut out Winthrop.Freshman left-hander Alexa Romero started the game in the circle for SU, going five frames without allowing a run. She had a perfect game through three innings and allowed only four hits in a dominant first career win. O’Hara, a senior right-hander, closed the game out, allowing no runs in the final two innings.Sammy Fernandez led the Orange with three hits and Hannah Dossett followed close behind with two of her own, driving in two of SU’s four runs.Syracuse is scheduled for a rematch against Winthrop on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Athens, Georgia, for its fifth and final contest of the opening weekend. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA: Lakers beat Warriors 126-93 to secure a dominating pre-season win

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT FOLLOW US First Published: 17th October, 2019 14:09 IST 10 months ago Donald Trump criticizes top NBA coaches amid China controversy 10 months ago NBA: Lakers romp to victory over Warriors in pre-season clash WATCH US LIVE Jatin Malu 10 months ago Dream11: HOU vs SAS team news, line-ups and game predictions WE RECOMMENDcenter_img Be back soon, @STAPLESCenter ✌️ @KingJames: 18 pts, 11 astAvery Bradley: 18 pts@QCook323: 16 pts@AntDavis23: 8 pts, 10 reb, 8 ast pic.twitter.com/D89xGygkIO— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) October 17, 2019 11 months ago NBA India Games: 5 things you need to know about the basketball league ALSO, READ | Donald Trump Criticizes Top NBA Coaches Amid China ControversyLeBron James’ court vision remains unmatchedThe 34-year-old James is in his 17th season in the league, but his court vision is still unmatched. He proved it yet again on Wednesday night. Late in the third quarter, James caught the ball near mid-court and pushed the fast break, driving right at the rim. As Warriors forward Juan Toscano-Anderson attempted to stop him, James whipped the ball to Danny Green in the corner in a way that only he could — with his offhand behind his head as he fell to the floor under the hoop.With time to spare, Green easily drilled the three-point bucket. James finished the night with 18 points and 11 assists, shooting 6-of-9 from the field in 25 minutes and thus helping the LA Lakers to secure a dominating win.ALSO, READ | ‘Not-so-happy’ Lovlina Now Aims For An Olympic Medal After WC Bronze Los Angeles Lakers thumped Golden State Warriors 126-93 to register consecutive victories in a pre-season game at the Staples Center on Wednesday.ALSO, READ | NBA: Lakers Romp To Victory Over Warriors In Pre-season ClashAnthony Davis returned to the court for the LA Lakers on Wednesday after being on the sideline due to a minor thumb injury but it did not seem like he was off-colour. Davis was on a roll at the Staples Center, nearly dropping a triple-double in their dominant display against the Warriors. Davis finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in 28 minutes in his home debut for the Lakers, and seemed to have no issue facilitating their offence.ALSO, READ | Media Events Cancelled In China For NBA Preseason GameDavis was out as he had sprained his right thumb in their pre-season game against the Brooklyn Nets in China on Saturday, and was not fit to play against the Warriors on Monday, too. He was cleared on Wednesday morning, however, after both an MRI came back clean and he felt comfortable at the team shootaround.He proved that almost instantly, too, expertly throwing up a perfect lob to JaVale McGee just minutes into the game. Davis had a fantastic assist to Alex Caruso under the hoop after putting the moves on Kavion Pippen to close out the first half, too. While he didn’t score as much as he did earlier in the pre-season — Davis averaged 19 points in nearly 22 minutes in their first two outings before his injury — his chemistry with the Lakers’ offence is still incredibly strong. After overcoming the thumb injury, David has made it clear that he is capable of being the piece the Lakers needed to make waves in the league this season — even if it is still just the pre-season. LIVE TV Written By Last Updated: 17th October, 2019 14:09 IST NBA: Lakers Beat Warriors 126-93 To Secure A Dominating Pre-season Win NBA: Los Angeles Lakers thumped Golden State Warriors 126-93 to register consecutive victories in a pre-season game at the Staples Center on Wednesday night. 10 months ago LeBron James says Morey was ‘poorly informed’ on NBA-China disputelast_img read more

Winning Post – GVC hit with heavy fine for misleading adverts

first_imgShare TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 Share Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column.UK: advertising regulation – tough loveAmongst the organisations likely to lose out if ever a ban on gambling adverts is instituted is the fines department at HM Government. This week on Valentine’s Day, the government raked in £350,000 in fines from GVC at the same time that the Advertising Standards Authority potentially made such fines more likely in the future.The fine was levied in respect of repeated breaches of social responsibility codes in relation to the advertising of free bets. In addition, GVC received a warning for not applying for a Personal Management Licence for its marketing director – a warning that will stay on its file for consideration should the company fall foul of regulations again. While always serious, GVC’s UK regulatory risk profile is likely to be under even greater scrutiny currently as it seeks to acquire the UK’s largest online gaming business (#4 overall).The announcement raises a couple of interesting questions, including why in this case a fine was levied (in the past, the Commission has preferred voluntary settlement) and whether GVC should have disclosed the fact that it was undergoing a licence review (as 888 did when it faced the scrutiny of the Commissioners last year). The identity of the five online operators facing licence review in relation to anti-money laundering and social responsibility failure is also obscure.Also on Valentine’s Day, the Advertising Standards Authority sent its tough love to the gambling industry with updated standards designed to discourage the promotion of repetitive or impulse gambling (no more “bet now!”, to highlight what is probably the UK’s most ubiquitous, successful and longest running betting ad campaign), and to require operators to make material terms and conditions attached to free bets or bonuses clearly visible to the consumer.Regulators often have to walk a tightrope between principle and prescription. Overly precise regulations can become outmoded and prone to circumvention or unintended consequences; while principles often require subjective judgement (and a degree of trust between the regulator and the regulated), which may lead to ambiguity. While the ASA has been very clear about certain matters, grey areas persist. Operators will need to tread carefully and engage closely with the regulatory community as they work out exactly where the borders have been redrawn.In the meantime, it seems likely that the steady drip of fines and voluntary settlements will continue.US: sportsbetting regulation – state of playProgress is continuing with State-by-State US regulation of sportsbetting in the hope of a favourable PASPA decision in the spring. Encouragingly for operators, Iowa (pop. 3m) has rejected the sports leagues proposal 1% handle, though the NBA has by no means given up. The 1% fee has also appeared in draft Missouri (pop. 6m), while Massachusetts (pop. 7m) is debating whether to make temporary DFS legislation permanent and also requesting the study into online betting; perhaps significantly within the context of international sportbetting operator hopes, a pro-DFS Senator explained it was worthy of support as a “homegrown” industry (rather like moonshine).The latest news points to three key themes. First, the US position is evolving rapidly and stakeholders need to be as prepared as possible (especially in terms of sensibly shaping the dialogue), without over-committing to any assumed outcome. Second, the landscape following a clear overruling of PASPA is likely to be a fragmented and contradictory patchwork, where (rather boring and limited) super-local solutions are likely to trump grand hopes and promises. Finally, we continue to be sceptical that the federal government will necessarily allow such a mess to evolve and anticipate some important caveats to any repeal (potentially evolving into certain permissions, taxes and integrity fees at a federal level).France: Q4 remote revenue – distorting growthThe domestically regulated French market grew 39% in Q4 to €295m, driven by an 83% increase in sportsbetting (to €163m, 55% mix); horseracing and poker converged at €66m, with the former growing at 6% and the latter an encouraging 8% after years of decline. Significantly, French sportsbetting growth was volume (+32%) as well as margin (+6.4ppts) driven. Unsurprisingly, football was the key driver (turnover +34%, 61% mix), though breakdown by league and sport also confirms the sources of volume growth: Premier League (+53%), LaLiga (+50%) and Serie A (+109%) materially outfperformed domestic leagues (+20%), Champions League (+25%) and Bundesliga (+6%); volleyball and handball also performed strongly (+52% and +60%, albeit at only 1% of turnover each). Poker growth was all tournament-led (+11%, 62% mix), with cash games broadly flat (although with the potential for growth in 2018 with cross-region liquidity sharing: Stars has started and Winamax is entering the Spanish market).Growth for FY17 was a less strong 18% to €962m, with 35% growth in sports (€472m, 49% mix), 5% growth in horseracing (€245m, 25% mix) and 7% growth in poker (also to €245m). The French market has therefore finished very strongly, but medium-term trends are less impressive. Moreover, very high turnover tax rates deliver a very unattractive betting RTP (81% for 2017 vs. c. 92% in .com / GW-led markets) and casino remains banned. Consequently, the majority of the French online gambling market is very likely to remain black. However, strong sports betting growth and a return to growth in poker demonstrates that an emerging online mass market is less price sensitive (or resourceful in accessing supply) than the traditional heavy user: the French model might work for a large and growing number of players, but it still does not work in capturing the majority of revenue.Spain: Q4 remote revenue – a marathon not a sprint The Spanish online market grew 38% in Q4 to €173m, similar growth to France and 84% of the spend per capita. However, the composition of Spanish growth was very different. Sportsbetting growth was ‘only’ 49% to €104m (60% mix), with casino growing at 37% to €49m. Strong casino progress was delivered in a period of high sports margins (benefiting pre-match mix), while Spain’s online product mix is also ‘normalising’, with slots growth to 52% casino mix suggesting more effective channelling as well as underlying growth. Poker also moved into growth: +5% to €16m (9% mix). While still small, bingo also delivered strong growth: +30% to €3m. On an FY basis Spain grew overall revenue by 31% to €562m, with 33% growth in betting (€317m, 56% mix), 39% growth in casino (€185m, 33% mix – including bingo) and 4% growth in poker (€60m, 11% mix).On the face of it, Spain’s relatively liberal online regime has generated frustrating results relative to the higher spend per head of a highly restricted France (albeit a 38% higher GDP per capita) and a similar one to restricted Portugal. However, with France growing at 18% in 2017 and Portugal’s betting market not growing at all since launch (Q316 – Q317, -26%; Q417 level with Q316), Spain’s broadly based 38% growth suggests significant medium-term divergence driven by a much more effective regulatory model.Malta: remote regulation – mafia.com?The MGA is reportedly broadening its investigations into the potential or alleged mafia connections of its Italy-facing licensees (10 licences out of 200). The Italian high-street gambling market has had a long history of mafia connections, and while this is unlikely to affect the majority of businesses (anymore), it has claimed some of the biggest (eg, B Plus: once Italy’s biggest VLT concession). Moreover, since high-street gambling morphed into remote (eg, via CTDs, often Malta-based), the connection has been a hard one to shift and hasn’t always required evidence for politicians and commentators to make some pretty sweeping claims (although there have also been enough cases to provide continuing fire for the smoke).The danger for businesses with current or even legacy Mafia issues is pretty obvious: getting kicked out of Malta leaves very few tax efficient options within the EU and is likely to jam up banking and payments near fatally regardless of any criminal proceedings. However, there may be a wider issue for Malta-based licensees: this is a recurring stick with which to beat the jurisdiction and responses such as tightening up AML enforcement (just announced) may not be enough if there is an underlying political agenda. The attitude of many of the larger Member States (and EU institutions) to POS regimes is frosty at best, and the irony of a more integrated post-Brexit EU is that it may mean a much tougher one for the ‘EU offshore’ model.UK: horseracing – The right sort of innovation?The announcement of plans for a ‘Formula 1’ style competition for horseracing caused much discussion within the industry this week. The brainchild of Jeremy Wray (former Swindon Town FC chairman, and brother of Betfair co-founder Ed) is for 12 ‘blue chip’ company-branded teams to compete in 48 races over 8 weeks during the summer, for £100,000 prizemoney per race. The contest will require one trainer per team, 4 jockeys and 30 horses. It promises to “distance this incredible sport from the public perception that its complicated, elitist recreation inextricably linked to gambling.” While a number of high profile people within the industry have given the idea their approval, the news was greeted largely negatively by racing’s core customer base on social media.Horseracing has a relatively poor track record when it comes to innovation, not helped by a disparate stakeholder base, a sometimes elitist culture and an often acrimonious relationship with bookmakers  – a key conduit to a vital customer-base. However, while efforts to attract “a whole new audience” to the sport, to do so in such disparaging terms to what is a largely successful product and symbiotic relationship (“wewill let betting take a back seat”) is in danger of creating more division than progress, especially if key stakeholders appear to back opinions as well as products. Sometimes big, glitzy innovation works and fresh thinking should always be encouraged, but far more good can be done by inclusively improving the base. These two drivers do not have to be mutually exclusive, but in too many cases they are. Bookmakers have one piece of silver lining to the cloud of distaste: more high-profile 12-runner fields is just what the industry needs…UK: sports betting integrity – Kindred steps upKindred has been announced as the latest member of the Sports Betting Integrity Forum (SBIF), in the same week that it signed an information sharing MOU with the RFU, with whom it also agreed to collaborate on “prevention and educational projects”. These positive steps may have featured among the actions recommended in Kindred’s recent integrity audit carried out by Ethisport. Following that audit, Kindred itself stated that it needed to further improve cooperation between operators, sports regulatory bodies and law enforcement.Ethisport describes its audit as involving 500 questions, with answers weighted and put through an algorithm to produce a rating. It is not clear how many other operators it has audited, which casts some doubt on the basis on which Ethisport claims that Kindred “leads the pack on sports betting integrity” and is “for sure part of the Top 5 leading betting operators fighting against the manipulations of sports competitions”. However, Kindred has proactively sought out a third party to audit its systems and processes and taken visible steps to strengthen its efforts through collaboration, which should be applauded. With Kindred now among its membership, the SBIF, the UK’s national platform for sports and sports betting integrity, should be more effective to the benefit of all stakeholders. 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Tua Tagovailoa re-injured vs. Mississippi State after lobbying to reenter game

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa re-injured himself in the Crimson Tide’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday.Tagovailoa, with Alabama up 35-7 and enough time remaining for one final drive in the half, was seen lobbying Nick Saban to reenter the game. He was injured on third play of the ensuing drive; he left the game on an injury cart, unable to put any weight on his right leg. He also seemed to have suffered a facial injury. MORE: SN Week 12 college football scores, updatesAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa goes down hard, visibly in pain and is being helped off the field@AlabamaFTBL | #RollTide pic.twitter.com/vySHyVBufY— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) November 16, 2019Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is being helped off the field after an apparent injury. pic.twitter.com/IxSvSxeyLC— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his right hip — not his knee or ankle. He was also heard screaming in pain and is heading to receive an X-ray.Saban later said it was his decision to place Tagovailoa back in the game, in order to run a two-minute drill.Here’s Nick Saban’s halftime interview with ESPN on Tua Tagovailoa’s hip injury and the plan before halftime pic.twitter.com/ZKixkhf2Ds— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa left Davis Wade Stadium in an ambulance. He was then helicoptered to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurts. Staffers moved a State banner in front of the open ambulance that Tua is presumably being transported in.What a time. pic.twitter.com/wsLLDWtQ1g— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 16, 2019A long-lasting injury to Tagovailoa would be a worst-case scenario for Alabama, which likely needs him to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl later this season and, presumably, make a final attempt at the College Football Playoff.Tagovailoa finished the game 14 of 18 passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns.This story will be updated.last_img read more

Tuesday May 5th “The Midday Report”

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LONGSHOT CASTLE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP BY A NECK UNDER CEDILLO

first_imgLONGSHOT CASTLE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP BY A NECK UNDER CEDILLO; TRAINED BY GLATT, HE GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.51RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES     ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2019)–Claimed for $40,000 last time out, trainer Mark Glatt’s Castle broke sharply and made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap, as he prevailed by neck under Abel Cedillo in 1:01.51–the fastest 5 ½ furlongs on turf at Santa Anita’s current Autumn Meet.With even money favorite Tribalist unexpectedly far back early, Castle cleared off by a length heading into the far turn, with eventual second place finisher Grinning Tiger tracking in second.“It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race and all Mark said was ‘Stay Close,’ said Cedillo, who was aboard the 6-year-old Slew’s Tiznow gelding for the first time.  “My horse broke really good and we made the lead very easy and that was good for me.”Claimed out of a close sixth place finish going five furlongs on turf Aug. 25 at Del Mar, Castle was off at 5-1 and paid $12.00, $5.00 and $3.00.“I thought he was a little lightly raced for his age, so I was a little skeptical for the $40,000, but  (the owners) were willing and I couldn’t see a reason not to claim him,” said Glatt.  “Like with a lot of horses, I think the (extra half furlong) has helped him.  Personally, I don’t care for the five eighths races, it takes a specialized horse.  That extra furlong makes a difference.”Owned by Where We At (stable), Castle, who is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Grand Advice, picked up his first career stakes win and his sixth win from 14 overall starts.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, he now has earnings of $208,947.Ridden by Heriberto Figueroa, Grinning Tiger was clearly second best on the day, finishing 1 ¼ lengths in front of King Abner.  Off at 7-1, Grinning Tiger paid $9.00 and $5.80.King Abner, ridden by Martin Garcia, had two horses beaten going into the far turn and just touched second choice What a View by a nose for third money. Off at 8-1, King Abner paid $5.40 to show.Tribalist, off at even money, finished fifth.Fractions on the race were 22.41, 44.52 and 55.66.last_img read more