Paul Nolan’s exciting recruit Latest Exhibition is among seven runners for the Liam And Valerie Florida Pearl Novice Chase.Runner-up in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham, the seven-year-old made a winning debut over fences over this course and distance last month.Among his rivals are Tom Mullins’ mare Court Maid, winner of both her starts over fences, and Pencilfulloflead and Run Wild Free from the Elliott stable.- Advertisement – Mullins withdrew his other entry, last year’s winner Saldier, at the 48-hour final declaration stage – leaving a field of five on Sunday.Abacadabras, runner-up in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, represents Gordon Elliott – while Jessica Harrington runs three-time Grade One scorer Supasundae.Coeur Sublime and Jason The Militant complete the quintet.- Advertisement – Willie Mullins relies on Saint Roi to give him a 10th consecutive win in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.Saint Roi burst on the scene with victory in the County Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and followed up with a successful seasonal debut at Tipperary last month.- Advertisement – Elliott’s Fury Road, who was a nose behínd Latest Exhibition in the Albert Bartlett, reappears in the Unibet 1000th Race Celebration Hurdle.A five-strong line-up includes Henry de Bromhead’s Baptism Of Fire and Ted Walsh’s Dewcup.Magic Of Light, a late withdrawal over fences at Clonmel on Thursday, is one of five runners for the Frontline Security Grabel Mares Hurdle.Jessica Harrington’s 2019 Grand National runner-up faces Buildmeupbuttercup and Elimay from the Mullins camp. – Advertisement –
Hall of Fame NBA coach Jerry Sloan’s health reportedly in steep decline: ‘He is dying’ Kyle Lowry had a lingering problem handled Thursday.The Raptors guard had a procedure to repair a tendon injury in his left thumb, according to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources. He hopes to recover in time to join USA Basketball for training camp this summer in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. Toronto Raptors All-Star guard Kyle Lowry had a procedure to repair tendon injury in his left thumb, league source tells ESPN. Lowry hopes to be ready for USA Basketball training camp and FIBA World Cup later in summer.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2019Lowry suffered the injury during Toronto’s second-round playoff series against the 76ers — en route to its 2018-19 NBA title. The five-time All-Star admitted the thumb was affecting his play ahead of the Finals but didn’t want to go into too much detail.“It’s about passing. I’m a big passer,” Lowry said on ESPN’s “The Jump” in May. “You know, the flicking of the passing, the kind of — the ball movement, handling the ball. During the game, honestly, I can’t feel my thumb.” Reggie Bullock has back surgery one day after signing with Knicks Related News Lowry averaged 7.2 assists per game in the championship series and helped the Raptors top the Warriors in six games. Toronto will need Lowry at full strength entering 2019-20, as star forward Kawhi Leonard left for the Clippers and in July.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After selling out just before Canada Day, organizers have received approval to release more tickets to CanolaFest, presented by Thunder Oilfield. The one day music festival, will take over Peace Island Park Saturday July 16.Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets, headlining act Tim Hicks, has allowed CanolaFest organizers to release more tickets. A limited number of tickets are on sale now through any Tiger Box Office Plus location, by phone at 1-877-339-TIXX or online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca. You can also purchase tickets at any On the Rocks Liquor Store in Fort St. John. When you purchase your tickets at On the Rocks Liquor Stores, you’ll get two drink tickets to the Lonestar Nightlife bar at CanolaFest.Organizers are also able to announce a free shuttle will run from Fort St. John to Peace Island Park and all around Peace Island Park. The free shuttle from Fort St. John will leave the parking at the Totem Mall every hour starting at 2 p.m. You can park your vehicle at the Mall in the westside parking lot near Safeway. The shuttle will also stop in Taylor at the Taylor Community Hall approximately 20 minutes after each hour. The last shuttle will leave Fort St. John at 8 p.m and 8:20 p.m. in Taylor. – Advertisement -This year there will also be a shuttle running in Peace Island Park, the shuttle will start again at 2 p.m. and run all day with three stops, the Peace Island Park office, CanolaFest Parking and the main gates to CanolaFest. This shuttle will run in a constant loop all day.For more details about shuttle service at CanolaFest, visit www.canolafest.ca This year the festival will feature two stages of music to showcase 12 local artists. The McIntyre Painting Main Stage will feature local favourites the Montney Coulees, Rose Prairie Romance, Scarlet Sway from Dawson Creek, Last Horse Standing and the Social Bulls.Advertisement This family friendly festival will be held on the island at Peace Island Park and will feature two large stages, VIP tents, food, kids activites, arts vendors and more. Thank you to our official equipment supplier, Peace Country Rentals for all their help.