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  • Be wary of Raising The Bar, Fortuneonehundred

    first_imgPUNTERS hunting quick-fire bankers on today’s 11-race card at Caymanas Park should be wary of the two obvious choices – FORTUNEONEHUNDRED in the 1000-metre round opening event and RAISING THE BAR in the nightcap at 1100 metres.FORTUNEONEHUNDRED has not trained on the track since turning for home with a two-length lead in the Diamond Mile on December 5. Tumbling to $550,000 claiming from grade one, where he campaigned most of last year, suggests something has gone amiss in the last 70 days since the talented United States-bred last raced.Even on an off day, FORTUNEONEHUNDRED should easily put away his six rivals, especially at the minimum distance. However, punters are advised to tread carefully in the opening event by backing up their bets with sound horses such as DWAYNE STAR, ITALIANO and speedy COME DANCE WITH ME.Similar to FORTUNEONEHUNDRED, RAISING THE BAR has taken a shocking drop in class from non-winners-of-four to the second-lowest claiming level, a $250,000 tag.It should be noted that RAISING THE BAR, a renowned speedster, has been slowly into stride in his two races this year. First, it was January 9 at 1500 metres, followed by January 31 at 1000 metres straight.In neither of those races did the four-year-old filly recover, even briefly, to show some speed. In addition, she has been sparingly trained, which makes her suspect against horses who she should easily put away.Options to RAISING THE BAR are consistent INFANTRY OFFICER and CLASSICAL TRAIN, who’s hunting a double, carrying 48.0 kilos, but up in class.HOWARD PHILLIPPS MEMORIALMeanwhile, ACTION MAN should prove too quick for his eight rivals in the 1100-metre Howard Phillipps Memorial.Omar Walker partners ACTION MAN, who heads the scale at 56.0 kilos. However, the four-year-old colt is not too heavy to take charge of the event coming off the final turn.Included in the nine-horse field are five fillies, none of whom can match ACTION MAN for speed. His other three rivals, two geldings and a colt, have neither the form nor speed to deny him following his strong third-place run behind DWAYNE STAR at 1000 metres straight on January 31.Partnered by apprentice Bebeto Harvey last time out, ACTION MAN disputed the lead with LEGAL ACCOUNT from the start before DWAYNE STAR closed in mid-track to overhaul both a half furlong out.DWAYNE STAR had reported for that race with solid runs under his girth, finishing no more than five lengths behind winners such as LONG RUNNING TRAIN, TARANIS, ROYAL ASSAULT and BRAWN in four consecutive races.The filly DINNER BY SEVEN has some speed, but was well beaten by ACTION MAN in their last three meetings.The two expected closers, COMMANDING AVIATOR and TURBO MACHINE CAT, are recent graduates to non-winners-of-three, having both beaten non-winners-of-two in the last two weeks.last_img read more

  • Donegal County Museum announce events for Heritage Week

    first_imgDonegal County Museum, Cultural Services Division, Donegal County Council have organised a series of events, both in the Museum and in other venues, during Heritage Week, 2016.All events are free! Events in Donegal County Museum include;“From Hungers Mother to Bloody Foreland” – recording the fieldnames of County DonegalWednesday 24th August 10:30 to 16:00 Drop in to learn how to use GIS and online maps developed by Donegal County Council’s GIS Section to record the local names and folklore of fields, areas, roads, features and landscapes.Donegal County Council’s GIS Section has developed an online webmap. The application allows the user to record field names on a map, to compare old Ordnance Survey maps with modern aerial photography /maps and to look at the variety of field names already recorded. Daragh McDonough, GIS Project Leader will be on hand throughout the day to demonstrate the application to any person or group who wants to drop-in.Admission FreeFor further information: Donegal County Museum, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandTelephone: 074 9124613 Email: [email protected]“The Geography of War” a talk by Patrick H. LynchThursday 25th August 19:30 to 20:30 Over the years, Patrick H Lynch has carried out considerable research into the returning Irish servicemen and women from WWI during the early days of the Irish Free State. His research work gives people an insight into the often complex and controversial story of the Irish men and women who left Ireland to become involved in the Great War of 1914 – 1918. Patrick’s primary research is directed at what happened to these men and women after they came home.Admission FreeFor further information: Donegal County Museum, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandTelephone: 074 9124613 Email: [email protected]  Book launch – “WAR! HELLISH WAR! Star Shell Reflections 1916- 1918: The Great War Diaries of Jim Maultsaid”Fri 26 August 19.30 to 21.00Book launch with talk by military historian Richard Doherty and Barbara McClune, granddaughter of Jim Maultsaid and editor of “Star Shell Reflections 1916”.Jim Maultsaid was born in Pennsylvania in 1893 to Donegal parents who returned to Letterkenny, Co Donegal when Jim was a baby. He joined the British Army in 1914 and was badly wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. He was declared unfit for further active duty and worked with the Chinese Labour Corps until early 1920.  Jim’s writings and sketches vividly illustrate the dark days and misery of the War.Admission FreeFor further information: Donegal County Museum, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandTelephone: 074 9124613 Email: [email protected]‘County Donegal in 1916: Our Story’ ExhibitionThis fascinating exhibition explores the major events of 1916 from a Donegal perspective and offers a glimpse of everyday life in the county in this pivotal year. A free activity booklet is available for children. The exhibition continues until the end of the year and was part funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.Admission FreeFor further information: Donegal County Museum, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandTelephone: 074 9124613 Email: [email protected] ‘Little Stories, Little Prints’ exhibitionAlmost 50 Printmakers from around Ireland participated in this project to create awareness of little known events or incidents during or around the Easter Rising 1916.  The exhibition is hosted in association with the Leinster Printmaking Studio.Admission FreeFor further information: Donegal County Museum, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandTelephone: 074 9124613 Email: [email protected] County Museum opening hoursSat 20th August                       13:00 to 16:30Mon 22nd – Fri 26 August 10:00 to 16:30Sat 27th August                       13:00 to 16:30Donegal County Museum, High Rd, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, IrelandEmail: [email protected] Telephone: 074 9124613Website: www.donegalcoco.ie/culture/countymuseumFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DonegalCountyMuseumTwitter: https://twitter.com/Donegalcomuseum Events in other venues:‘Creating a Pop up museum – 100 years of Buncrana’s Treasures’ in conjunction with Buncrana Community LibraryTuesday 23rd August 10:00 to 12:30We are asking the public to bring their treasured items spanning the past 100 years to Buncrana Community Library, St Mary’s Road, Buncrana, to share stories and create a unique pop up local museum for one morning only.Admission Free; Refreshments served.For further information: Buncrana Community LibraryTelephone: 074 9361941 Email: [email protected] Two Exhibitions: ‘An Scéal s’againne: Dún na nGall agus Éirí Amach na Cásca’ and ‘Local Heroes, WWI’HSE Civil Registration is hosting two exhibitions on loan from Donegal County Museum -‘An Scéal s’againne: Dún na nGall agus Éirí Amach na Cásca’ and ‘Local Heroes, WWI’“An Scéal s’againne: Dún na nGall agus Éirí Amach na Cásca”, sraith de phainéil sheasta a thugann eolas fá chuid de na daoine a raibh páirt acu i scéal 1916. Thug an Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta páirtmhaoiniú don taispeántas.‘Local Heroes, WWI’ tells the story of people from Donegal who were involved in WWI. These are Pte Bernard McGeehan who was one of those Shot at Dawn; Sister Catherine Black; the author, Patrick MacGill; Pte. James Duffy VC and Capt. Henry Gallaugher, DSO.Admission freeOpening HoursMon 22nd August to Fri 26th August 9:15 AM to 16:30 PMVenue: Civil Registration Service, Tirconaill House (St Conal’s Campus), Letterkenny, Co. DonegalDonegal County Museum announce events for Heritage Week was last modified: August 17th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:donegal museumeventsfreeHeritage Weeklast_img read more