SPEAKEASY QUOTES-SUNDAY, OCTOBER 06, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES RUBEN FUENTES, EL TIGRE TERRIBLE, WINNER: “I had never been on this horse, not even in the morning. They were going so quick up front that he settled on his own. I saved ground at the rail and we had a dream trip. It opened up and he finished strong.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, EL TIGRE TERRIBLE, WINNER: “I felt like one of my horses was going to win, both of them ran super and we couldn’t be prouder of the horses.“It was one of those last-minute entries it was about 10 o’clock in the morning before entries closed and I called Nick (Cosato) and said, ‘Hey, I think  we should take a shot. If I owned the horse I would do it.’ He said ‘go ahead’ and lightning struck.“He showed a lot first time on the grass he was dead last and finished with a flourish, so onward and upward. My filly Bulletproof One deserved a shot as well. She ran super but we had to check and wait and came through. A horse freaked out at the gate (Mr. Tip) next to her so she didn’t break well. I’m just really proud of the horses and my whole team and I would like to thank the owners for the opportunity.“Ruben (Fuentes) is a great young rider and a great young kid. I’ve been riding him more and with rides like this we will be riding him even more.”“Sometimes you take a shot and you win, sometimes you embarrass yourself, and sometimes you run one-two and it’s real sweet.“We’ll look at the Breeders’ Cup, absolutely ($1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint at five furlongs on Nov. 1).”     NICK COSATO, OWNER, SLAM DUNK RACING: “It’s kind of crazy. You run the favorite in the race Ginobili), then you’ve got to survive an inquiry (with El Tigre Terrible). There was a lot going on, a lot of moving parts here. We bought this horse as a yearling at Pomona with the hopes of running him grass eventually.”NOTES: The winning owners are Slam Dunk Racing or Michael Nentwig.last_img read more

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Washington Supreme Court to decide legislative records case

first_imgOLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court will decide whether Washington’s voter-approved Public Records Act applies to lawmakers.Supreme Court Commissioner Michael Johnston signed a ruling Tuesday saying the case can skip the Court of Appeals and go straight to the justices for a decision on whether state lawmakers are subject to the same public disclosure rules that apply to other elected officials and agencies.A media coalition led by The Associated Press sued last year, arguing that lawmakers had illegally been withholding documents like daily calendars, emails, and reports of sexual harassment.In January, Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese sided largely with the news organizations, saying individual lawmakers and their offices are “agencies” under the Public Records Act; he ruled the Washington Legislature, the House and Senate were not. The Legislature appealed the former determination, while the news organizations appealed the latter.Johnston wrote that even if the case had first gone to the Court of Appeals, it would have ultimately ended up before the Supreme Court, and “a prompt review of these legal issues will likely save judicial resources in the long run.”“And whether the Public Records Act applies to the legislative branch, including individual legislators, is arguably ‘a fundamental and urgent issue of broad public import which requires prompt and ultimate determination’ in this court,” he wrote.last_img read more

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