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first_imgLONGSHOT MS PEINTOUR RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY TWO LENGTHS UNDER BLANC; TRAINED BY KORINER, SHE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:26.71ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2020)–Winless in her last eight races at shorter distances, Samantha Siegel’s Ms Peintour relished a mile and one half on turf today at Santa Anita as she rallied to register a comfortable two length win in the Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes under Brice Blanc.  Trained by Brian Koriner, the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter got the distance in 2:26.71.Well beaten when close to the early pace in the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf here Dec. 28, Ms Peintour was attentive to the Astra pace while well in-hand, in fourth position about two lengths off Lostintranzlation heading into the far turn.At that point, Blanc angled out, rallied three-deep turning for home and took command a furlong from home while winning as much best.“After her last race, I told Brian I think she wants to run further,” said Blanc.  “She stays very steady and even though she doesn’t have a big turn of foot, she keeps trying.  This race came up at a mile and half and it was perfect.  I’m very happy to be right and I’m glad to have this opportunity with Brian and Samantha.”Off at 13-1 in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Ms Peintour paid $28.40, $9.60 and $4.00.“She’s always loped out strong,” said Koriner, who bagged his third win of the day.  “She doesn’t have that turn of foot, but she’s acted like she wants to go and go.  We thought if Brice could get the jump on them today, we wouldn’t have horses finishing like they do at shorter distances.”Bred in Kentucky, Ms Peintour is out of the Dynaformer mare Dyna’s Destiny.  Although she was Grade II stakes placed at age three, today marked her first stakes win and her third overall from 13 career starts.  With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $166,534.Fourth turning for home, favored Tiny Tina rallied but had to settle for second money, finishing one length in front of Siberian Iris.  Ridden by Flavien Prat, “Tiny” was off at 7-5 and paid $3.00 and $2.20.Irish-bred Siberian Iris, the second choice at 8-5 with Drayden Van Dyke up, paid $2.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.48, 48.20, 1:12.96, 1:36.95, 2:01.78 and 2:26.71.One of LA’s longtime top sportscasters, KNBC 4’s Mario Solis, was on hand to make the Astra Trophy presentation.last_img read more

Burnley struggling to find Defour buyer

first_imgBurnley are struggling to find a buyer for Steven Defour.The Belgium midfielder arrived last August from Anderlecht, but struggled with his fitness in his first season in England.The Mirror says Burnley have had just one loan offer as they try to offload Defour 10 months after signing the Belgium playmaker in a then club-record £8m deal.Greece’s Olympiacos are keen, but have only offered to pay a small percentage of his wages.last_img

How to be a Virtual Assistant Why Hire a Virtual Assistant

first_imgTo continue with my series concerning How to be a Virtual Assistant, today I would like to discuss why you should hire a virtual assistant. In a world where the new buzz term is “The Cloud”, we are beginning to realize that work can be done from anywhere in the world (as long as there is a stable internet connection!).Virtual Assistants have been working remotely from their home offices for years. They are small business entrepreneurs who are highly skilled in assisting management teams and existing support staff for all types of companies. Your operational support team does not necessarily need to work in house. Here are the reasons why:You are a small business that does not have the capital to hire a full time assistant but you do need helpYou do not have the time to set up your business travelYou need someone to assist with your online marketing strategy but it is not a full time positionYou need an assistant to manage emails and your calendarYou need to create and edit correspondenceYou need an assistant to manage your social media marketing such as your LinkedIn and Twitter accountsThese are just a few reasons why you should consider hiring a virtual assistant. Furthermore, keep in mind they are their own small business and should be treated as such.In my next post, I will talk about the various pay scales for virtual assistants. The scales are mainly based on skill level, experience and particular job description.Also, if you haven’t already, please sign up for our weekly newsletter “Viewing Value” where we collect and disseminate the best new ideas targeted at senior managers of expansion stage technology companies.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more