The Festival of Lights generated 44% more overnight stays

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first_imgAnother great proof that investing in events is not a cost, but an investment.After great success with Advent in Zagreb which last year generated about 500 million tourist spending, the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb has accepted a new tourist product, which in its second edition was still bigger, better quality and more meaningful. The fact that the Festival of Light is a complete success and that it has the potential to be another major tourist event that generates a motive for arrival is shown by the fact that during the recent Zagreb Festival of Light, according to the Zagreb Tourist Board, 28% more arrivals and as many as 44 % more nights.Compared to last year’s period of the Festival, when the Tourist Board organized this event for the first time, this year there were 10.652 arrivals and 21.592 overnight stays in four days. In the mentioned period, there were 3.032 arrivals of domestic tourists (growth 32%) and 7.620 foreign tourists (growth 26%), and the most numerous were guests from: South Korea, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, USA and Germany. Out of the total number of overnight stays, domestic tourists realized 5.094 (growth of 30%), and foreign tourists 16.498 (growth of 48%).In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ””I am extremely pleased with these excellent results, and especially with the fact that certain markets (Slovenia, Austria, Hungary) in which TZGZ conducted online and offline marketing campaigns achieved an increase of more than 50%, which indicates the success of both the campaign and the Festival lights Zagreb. “Said the director of the Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld. Also, as seen, and which is often he forgets, growth is not generated accidentally, rather than planned and strategically – a targeted promotional campaign in targeted markets.The results so far for the first two and a half months are also very good. More precisely, for the period 01.01.-15.03.2018. the number of arrivals increased by 17% (152.762) and the number of overnight stays by 24% (315.474) compared to the same period last year. These are data that once again confirm that Zagreb has become an unavoidable tourist destination and the Tourist Board expects that such a positive trend will continue in the coming months.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Tourist Board of the City of Bakar began intensive work in 2009, 15 years after the closure of Koksara, a symbol of Bakar’s industrial past and the main reason why Bakar was bypassed in a wide arc, both occasional travelers and all Kvarner guests. And that is why all those people and destinations should be publicly praised, who, in spite of everyone and everything, are struggling and actively working to change the paradigm and seek their place under the sun. Naval battle is one of the most important events in the life of the city, but a visit to Bakar in the summer months will lead you to another, extremely important “maritime story” that reflects the insufficiently revived feature of Bakar. In its glorious days, Copper was a city of sailors who sailed the world’s seas. The most important moment for the development of maritime affairs was certainly the founding of the Maritime School Bakar, which began operating in 1849, 66 years before the founding of London! Naval School Bakar is the oldest vocational school in Croatia, and it is adorned with the fascinating fact that it had the first school ship of the Merchant Navy. Margit not only in the Adriatic but also in the Mediterranean! This year, it celebrated another anniversary, the uninterrupted 25 years of the international naval rowing academy regatta. The great Andrija Mohorovičić, a world-renowned scientist who came into direct contact with meteorology in Bakar for the first time, also worked as a professor at the Bakar Maritime School, which resulted in the establishment of a meteorological station in Bakar in 1887. In the school there is a memorial classroom dedicated to this great man, and in the interior of the school there are valuable items related to seafaring, as well as an emotional dedication – a paddle painted by the hand of our artist Voja Radoičić. Quality offer of private accommodation, Margaret’s summer full of events, Tuna fest and city tours for organized groups with a welcome of copper associations; City Guards Bakar, Težakinja and peasant from Praputnjak, Bakarska gentlemen and captains, then a tour of the old town where the most important are the Frankopan castle, the Turkish and Roman houses and the church of St. Andrije ap. with catacombs, Hreljinska Gradina, the lake that emerges and disappears in Ponikve and the Bakar precipices where Bakarska vodica is created – these are just some of the trump cards to visit Bakar, says the director of the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar, Sonja Jelušić Marić SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE ROMANTIC ATMOSPHERE OF THE FRANKOPAN CASTLE Photo: Klaudio Vrančić, RI Ring Tourist stories from Bakar this summer, I transfer below the article. You can find a detailed program of Margaret’s flight and the tourist offer of the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar on the website www.tz-bakar.hr Exactly such destinations should be promoted and given a chance, because they certainly deserved it and fought to get the right opportunity to show themselves. And here they definitely need the help of travel agencies that sell destinations and various additional tourist facilities. As in the example of the Via Mea agency, which I hope is only the first in a series, I hereby invite all other agencies to focus on Bakar, which already has something to offer today. Something new and different, and it is the content that is key, not just selling the sun and the sea. Proof of this thesis is the recent Tuna Fest in Bakar, where travel agencies, saturated with standard offers, saw their opportunity to offer and tell a new story. And in Bakar. Bakar Guard / Photo: TZ Bakar A small wing swing, he started we can say a small revolution in Bakar. Of course, looking from the outside and the bigger picture, these are small numbers, but for Bakar it is more important that the tourist economy started and how the local population woke up and became more active. And this is the first prerequisite for growth and development, because without the involvement of local people there is neither authenticity nor sustainable development. The first of May, apart from the sun, brought Bakar a significantly different atmosphere than in previous years. By the way, the quiet and sleepy town was “revived” by more than 200 guests from Austria who arrived in Bakar organized by the Tourist Board of Bakar and Crikvenica agency Via Mea and its Austrian partner Papageno to enjoy a specially organized program for them. Fest ”. The May Day group is just one of ten Austrian and German excursion groups within which Bakar will meet about 2000 excursionists in the pre-season and post-season.  Although burdened by the weight of the industrial past and complete isolation in the tourist-developed Kvarner, the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar managed to achieve what many considered impossible with persistent and thoughtful ten years of effort – to turn Bakar into a desirable excursion destination despite numerous, still current, shortcomings. And a traditional summer event called Margaret’s summer from 29.6. to 27.7. will mark some of the most glorious moments in Bakar’s history, which, combined with great entertainment for all generations, will be a good reason to come to Bakar, point out the Bakar Tourist Board. 240 YEARS OF THE CHARTER OF MARY THERESIA – WALK WITH THE QUEEN OF THE ROYAL CITY OF COPPER Yes, it takes a lot of energy, effort and time, but it is certainly possible to make great tourist stories, change the image of a tourist destination into a positive one and start a tourist economy, which is the most important thing. Bakarska vodica / Photo: TZ Bakar As I mentioned above, in a practically impossible mission, in addition to the tourist giants in Kvarner and despite the bad reputation of Bakar and as other smaller tourist communities would say, “we have no resources, both financial and human, TZ Bakra is proof of how to make A “miracle” in those conditions as well. Of course, everything revolves around people and the desire for positive change or market development. Fight and bite and do the best you can according to your conditions. it’s easiest to say, you can’t. Margaret’s Fair within Naval battles It is a great opportunity to taste many delicacies of local producers, traditional dishes made by local caterers waiting for you on every corner, but also souvenirs of the City of Bakar – Bakar Baskot crowned with a gold medal for quality in 1919 in Paris. You will find a plaque that testifies to this important recognition on the wall of the bakery where the baškoti, the legendary Baškotarne. Her employees will be happy to share the story of this with you, twice baked, round bread pastries of great importance to the copper sailors for whom Bakar is widely known. Due to its dryness, baškot could last more than six months and was very suitable for eating on long voyages. It was carried instead of bread on longer fishing trips, and traditionally dipped in red wine, tea or white coffee, and you can dip it in Bakar water – another symbol of the City of Bakar! Thus, the Tourist Board of the City of Bakar is the first tourist board in Croatia to organize a course “Guide interpreter” and gathered in one place 16 professionals, more precisely professionals from all over Croatia who, studying Bakar’s heritage, mastered the skills of interpretive guidance. The creator of the course was the European Association of Heritage Interpretation Professionals, Interpret Europe, a professional association that brings together 900 professionals from 50 countries. Through a series of courses held by their members in their countries, it conducts various educations with the aim of better interpretation of heritage, an indispensable part of cultural tourism. The scale is set high, in Bakar. The naval battle is an unavoidable event in Bakar, which celebrates the last, unsuccessful Venetian attack on Bakar and because of which almost 15 people visit this city every year in mid-July. Visit it too, 000. at the jubilee Naval Battle, due to which, for the tenth time, the night peace of the Bakar Bay will be disturbed by the bows of “Venetian sailing ships” creeping to its shore where they will be greeted by a fiery Bakar “welcome” – numerous cannons and holsters of the Bakar City Guard and Croatian Army the whole of Croatia. Bakrani and their guests will celebrate the successful defense of the city with spectacular fireworks, which will make Bakar shine again with its ancient, glorious splendor, unjustly extinguished by industrialization. Children can also count on great fun because a special program called will be organized for them A small naval battle under the sponsorship of INA with a lot of content and the possibility of visiting a ship of the Croatian Navy! More about the cooperation between Via Mea and TZ Bakra and the Tuna Fest program can be found here /// SONJA JELUŠIĆ MARIĆ, TZ BAKAR: HERITAGE AS A FOUNDATION, INCLUSION OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND CREATION OF EXCURSION PROGRAMS ARE OUR RECIPE FOR TOURIST SUCCESS At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Bakar was the largest Croatian city in terms of population, and the revival of its glorious, still unknown to many, past awakened this historic Kvarner town as a tourist destination. And not in abnormal conditions, one can succeed, and that is why it is really ridiculous to listen to the various excuses of other colleagues from smaller TZs, and with much greater resources and potentials than Bakar, how something cannot be done. It can always be done, in fact, but it requires hard work and struggle. Replica of the charter of Maria Theresa / Photo: Miljenko Segulja Also, when you are “small” then you have to be fast, creative, innovative and find your niche before others, ie you can react much earlier and start something for the first time in Croatia and thus put your destination in focus. Also, you have to turn your weakness into an advantage, because due to the weaker development so far, you can look at the bigger picture and see all the advantages and disadvantages of others, good and bad concepts, and thus set a high scale in a short time, introduce many innovations in a short time. some mistakes made by others. Or simply, you learn from other people’s experiences, and you can react because you are “small” and you start from the “beginning”. When we asked what can be seen and experienced in Bakar, the Bakar Tourist Board sent us a couple of main tourist stories, at least for those agencies that are meeting Bakar for the first time, and which can be a great motive for coming. And everyone’s motive, of course, is earnings. And it is the earnings that have started to be made in Bakar, even in the pre-season, which has been a foreign concept in Bakar so far, so more and more local partners are involved in the activities of the Bakar Tourist Board and want to be part of the new tourist story of Bakar. 10. MARITIME BATTLE – SAILING BOATS, CANNONS AND FIREWORKS IN HONOR OF VICTORY OVER THE Venetians The sounds of baroque music will resonate through the streets of Bakar, 29.6, at the opening of Donkey’s Flight, when you will be able to walk through history with Maria Theresa, who granted it the status of a free royal city 240 years ago. This year A walk through history it will be in the spirit of the time ruled by this fascinating ruler, and you will learn all about her deep trace in the history of Bakar in the interpretive tour of the guide Marjeta Trkman Kravar while you will be able to see a replica of the charter in the center of Bakar. In the Baroque period, it will be possible to travel by visiting the Baroque castle, which will be set up on the Vrata Square by guests from Slovenia, the Count and Countess of Statenberg, painting with a luxurious carriage from that time that will drive through the city and tasting Baroque specialties. CENTURY OF EXCELLENCE OF BAKARSKI BAŠKOT, SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE LOCAL GASTRO OFFER 170 YEARS OF THE COPPER MARITIME SCHOOL, ESTABLISHED 66 YEARS BEFORE LONDON 10 YEARS OF TOURIST BOARD – SUCCESS BUT INDUSTRIAL STIGMA Photo: TZ Bakar The sumptuous and playful vividness of the Baroque Walk through History – the Age of Maria Theresa will be completed by Damir Kedžoi with his great vocals in the romantic atmosphere of the Frankopan Castle in Bakar. These concerts, in the heart of the old Bakar town, are traditionally held at the beginning of each Margaret’s summer and attract a large number of visitors. The Frankopan castle, currently under renovation, is one of the most famous sights of the City of Bakar, and with its size and imposingness it stands right next to the neighboring one in Kraljevica. Both castles are part of the largest interpretation project in Croatia, the cultural route Paths of the Frankopan financed from EU funds. Covering the area of ​​Rijeka, Krk and Gorski kotar, this cultural route aims at as many as twenty facilities related to the Frankopans to permanently integrate the facilities into the cultural life of the wider community and the tourist offer. A number of others will join the visitor center, which opened in 2016 in the Nova Kraljevica castle, and an interpretation center is planned for the Bakar Castle on the topic of trade ties between the Frankopans and the Zrinskis. In the city of Bakar, which has no tourist but industrial past, they started proactively telling a new story, with the aim of changing the perception from negative to positive, ie to show their tourist story and perspective, in which they can and have something to show.last_img read more


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first_img“The furlough period will last until the end of May whilst senior management, and our drivers, have taken a pay cut of 20% effective from April 1.”Under the scheme announced by British finance minister Rishi Sunak announced last month, furloughed workers can claim 80% of their wages up to 2,500 pounds ($3,068) per month.”These decisions have not been taken lightly,” the statement added. “Our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff… and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.”The 2020 Formula One season, that was scheduled to begin in Melbourne last month, is yet to get underway after the pandemic cancelled the Australian and Monaco Grands Prix.Races in Bahrain, Vietnam, China, the Netherlands, Spain and Azerbaijan were also postponed, with racing unlikely to start until the European summer at the earliest.Topics : ROKiT Williams drivers, George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, and senior management will be taking a 20% pay cut during the coronavirus crisis while many of their employees will be temporarily furloughed, the Formula One team said on Monday.Williams joins fellow British Formula One team McLaren who last week furloughed staff while their drivers and senior management had their wages reduced temporarily for a three-month period to reduce costs with the season on a hiatus.”ROKiT Williams Racing is temporarily furloughing a number of employees as part of a wider range of cost-cutting measures,” the team said in a statement.last_img read more


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first_imgThe Bengals put together one of the worst offensive showings in recent “Monday Night Football” history, limping to a 27-3 blowout loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh.Cincinnati’s only points of the game came on a 28-yard field goal by Randy Bullock on the final down of a four-play drive in the first quarter. It was that kind of night for quarterback Andy Dalton and a once-potent roster that has regressed each year since 2015. Poor offensive line play and untimely penalties were the root causes of the team’s struggles. Dalton went down a whopping eight times for a loss of 69 yards against a relentless Pittsburgh defense. The 0-4 Bengals were also flagged eight times for 60 yards, pinning the Bengals into even deeper holes.A few more stats to tag along: Cincinnati averaged 2.3 yards per passing attempt (lowest in the NFL this season), 3.8 yards per rushing attempt, and went 0-for-3 in its red zone trips.Somehow, though, the Bengals won the time-of-possession battle, edging the Steelers by 28 seconds. So maybe the evening wasn’t a complete loss. MORE: Bengals vs. Steelers final score: Steelers defense shuts down Bengals in winTo put into context just how bad Cincinnati was offensively, we have to do some digging into recent “Monday Night Football” history. Since 2000, just five out of 650 teams playing on Monday night recorded three or fewer points while averaging three or fewer yards-per-play. The Bengals, of course, tallied three points against the Steelers and averaged 2.7 yards per play.Cincinnati’s drive chart from the dismal performance is below.Drive ResultDrive LengthPunt7 plays, 33 yardsField goal4 plays, 5 yardsPunt3 plays, -1 yardPunt3 plays, -5 yardsFumble9 plays, 46 yardsEnd of half3 plays, 17 yardsPunt3 plays, -11 yardsPunt6 plays, 2 yardsInterception16 plays, 67 yardsDowns11 plays, 19 yardsThe Bengals had as many drives totalling negative yards (three) as they did eclipsing 20 yards (three). Even their three “lengthy” drives resulted in a punt, fumble and interception. Only two drives went longer than eight plays; those possessions were the final two of the game and resulted in an interception and turnover on downs.last_img read more


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first_imgShare on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | After a series of painful Champions League failures, Pep Guardiola is on a mission to seal his Manchester City legacy by finally getting his hands on the trophy again.City start their latest bid to win the club’s first European Cup with a trip to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Group C opener on Wednesday.The long flight to the Ukraine will give Guardiola plenty of time to ponder his curious streak of Champions League flops in recent years.Guardiola has conquered English football spectacularly after winning the last two Premier League titles, the first in record-breaking fashion and the second as part of an unprecedented domestic treble last season.Yet the Champions League has proved impossible for Guardiola to master since he arrived at the Etihad Stadium.In fact, Europe’s elite club competition has been a cruel mistress for Guardiola for most of the last decade, with a series of frustrating exits during his spells in charge of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City.Guardiola first won the Champions League as a manager in 2009 with Barcelona.But he has failed to reach the semi-finals in any of his three seasons as City boss, extending his long wait to win the tournament for the third time — his second triumph coming with Barca in 2011.City’s best Champions League run was under Guardiola’s predecessor Manuel Pellegrini, who made the semi-finals in the last season before the Spaniard took over.And Guardiola’s inability to win the Champions League without Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi in his team is a black mark his critics use to question the 48-year-old’s right to be ranked as a managerial legend.While that assessment is harsh on the innovative and inspirational Guardiola, his European campaigns with City have undoubtedly been painful experiences that exposed the few flaws in his team.VAR was the scapegoat for last season’s dramatic quarter-final defeat against Tottenham, but the real reasons for City’s failure to progress were a subdued first leg performance in north London and a defensive meltdown in the second leg.The year before that Liverpool punished City’s oddly timid display quarter-final display at Anfield, while Monaco shockingly eliminated Guardiola’s side after an error-prone last 16 tie in his first season. – The clock is ticking-With five Champions League semi-final defeats on his CV — two with Barca and three with Bayern — Guardiola has become the competition’s nearly-man since 2011, when his Messi-inspired team delivered a masterclass in the Wembley final against Manchester United.That memorable evening stands as Guardiola’s last fond memory of the tournament and the clock is ticking on his hopes of winning it for the third time.There is the looming prospect of UEFA sanctions, with City potentially facing a Champions League ban from the ongoing investigation into their adherence to financial fair play regulations.Worryingly for Guardiola’s hopes of lifting the famous ‘cup with the big ears’ in Istanbul later this season, City have endured a rocky start to the new Premier League season.They are already five points behind leaders Liverpool after Saturday’s surprise 3-2 defeat at Norwich, a result that showed how badly City will miss injured centre-back Aymeric Laporte.At least City have what looks on paper a relatively undemanding group, with Atalanta and Dinamo Zagreb their other opponents.Guardiola remains adamant his players will steer City back to calmer waters even without Laporte.“If today you believe I have doubts in my team because we lost a game…They gave me all the prestige I have in England,” he said after the Norwich game.“In the first season it was ‘fraud Guardiola, Fraudiola’. OK, and how it was not possible to play this way because you have too many tackles.“It was these players who gave me the prestige I have all round the world about how good a manager I am.”last_img read more


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first_imgChad Lindsay2852218%32%$94,865 Fernando Perez3744311%30%$175,805 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Jerry Hollendorfer42831019%50%$560,560 (Current Through Monday, May 30) John Sadler3963615%38%$433,560 Philip D’Amato491411529%61%$845,520 Mark Glatt3255616%50%$187,811 Richard Baltas3256316%44%$217,118 Mike Puype3063320%40%$216,405 Martin Garcia4674615%37%$396,530 Edwin Maldonado8115131119%48%$592,394 Steven Miyadi1443029%50%$123,040 Peter Eurton1850228%39%$219,370 Rafael Bejarano8319131423%55%$970,715 Patrick Gallagher1440029%29%$112,465 Martin Pedroza4664813%39%$234,685 Flavien Prat60187730%53%$950,785 Santiago Gonzalez811116914%44%$588,204 Richard Mandella2044320%55%$249,015 Mike Smith1842022%33%$295,355 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tyler Baze9217171718%55%$834,155 EXAGGERATOR TO WORK TUESDAY FOR BELMONT            John Keith Desormeaux, trainer and part owner of Santa Anita Derby and Preakness winner Exaggerator, leaves Sunday for New York to personally finalize 11th-hour arrangements for the final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes on June 11.“It’s all good,” Desormeaux said Friday morning at Santa Anita. “I leave Sunday to join (assistant and girlfriend) Julie (Clark). She’s doing all the work there. I just write the checks and keep my mouth shut (laughing).“I haven’t really looked at the race on paper, but it doesn’t matter if there’s pace or no pace. He can be close or 15 off. That’s Kent’s department, not mine. Exaggerator will work five furlongs Tuesday, and at this point, Kent’s supposed to be there (to work the colt).”Meanwhile, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist, trained by Doug O’Neill for Reddam Racing, LLC, is doing well following a fever that caused him to miss the Belmont.“He jogged this morning (at Pimlico) and he’ll be here in two more days (Sunday),” said O’Neill assistant Leandro Mora at Santa Anita Friday morning. NO OBVIOUSLY, BUT D’AMATO HAS TWO IN SHOEMAKER MILE            Obviously, a two-time winner of Saturday’s Grade I Shoemaker Mile on turf, will stay in his stall this year, but leading trainer Phil D’Amato has entered two of his runners in the $400,000, “Win and You’re In” race that gives the winner a fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile to be run at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.D’Amato, leading runner-up Jerry Hollendorfer, 14-8, through 17 racing days, has entered Cape Wolfe and Midnight Storm in the Shoemaker.Cape Wolfe, a four-year-old English-bred gelding, is coming off a fourth-place finish in an overnight race at about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside turf course May 12, but was fourth in the Grade II Arcadia Stakes at a mile on grass Feb. 13.“I think he’s ready for a mile this time around, so we’ll see,” D’Amato said of Cape Wolfe, winless but never worse than fourth in his four U.S. starts.As for Obviously, an eight-year-old Irish-bred gelding that won the Shoemaker in 2013 and 2014, D’Amato opted not to thrust the old war horse into a potential pace battle with East Coast invader and 9-5 morning line favorite Heart to Heart, a committed front runner trained by Brian Lynch.            “Obviously is doing well,” D’Amato said. “We’re just looking for a softer spot where it looks like he won’t get in a speed duel. We want a race where he can control the pace and do his thing.“I might run him at Belmont (Jaipur Invitational June 11 or the Poker Stakes on June 18) or Churchill (Wise Dan on June 18).”The Shoemaker, which goes as race six: Heart to Heart, Julien Leparoux, 9-5; Twentytwentyvision, Flavien Prat, 7-2; Tourist, Jose Lezcano, 5-2; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Cape Wolfe, Mike Smith, 12-1; and Midnight Storm, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1. JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Tiago Pereira5759129%46%$221,858 Ignacio Puglisi1541227%47%$113,898 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita’s first post time will change to 1:30 p.m. starting Thursday, June 9 and continue through the conclusion of the Spring Meet, Sunday, July 10, with the exception of Belmont Stakes Day, June 11, when it will be 12 noon . . . Agent Craig Stephen, dismissed by Santiago Gonzalez May 21, is back in action, representing Fernando Perez effective today. Tommy Ball had been Perez’s agent . . . Donworth, third behind Hoppertunity and Imperative in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes last February, worked six furlongs from the gate Friday in a bullet 1:11.40 for Doug O’Neill . . . Four wins separate leader Rafael Bejarano (19) from Edwin Maldonado (15), with Flavien Prat (18) second and Tyler Baze (17) third . . . Cyrus Alexander, winner of Monday’s Lone Star Park Handicap under Martin Garcia, is a candidate for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 for Jerry Hollendorfer, as is stablemate Lieutenant Colonel . . . Trainer Bill Morey  and Xpressbet TV’s Jeff Siegel will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, 12:50 p.m. in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Crack handicapper Bob Ike points out that both Secretariat and Beholder won 16 of 21 starts (each with three seconds), Big Red doing it over 16 months, while Beholder is now in her fifth season of racing. Joseph Talamo6411131217%56%$666,573 STEVENS REUNITES WITH CHAMP BEHOLDER IN VANITYGary Stevens has ridden Beholder 11 times, winning 10, the last six in a row, all 10 ofthe victories coming in graded stakes, six of them Grade I’s.Next up: Saturday’s Grade I Vanity Stakes at Santa Anita, where Beholder has won 12 of 13 races including the Grade I Zenyatta three times, the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Distaff in 2013 and the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2012. The bay daughter of Henny Hughes earned Eclipse Awards at two, three and five.Now six years old and likely to race next year if all is well according to owner B. Wayne Hughes, who campaigns as Spendthrift Farm, LLC, Beholder has won 16 of 21 career starts and earned $4,496,600 under the patient and sagacious guidance of trainer Richard Mandella.“She’s matured and she is bigger and stronger,” said Stevens, who has been riding regularly in Kentucky the past month. “I don’t know if she’s any faster, but I think she is. I’ve been in Kentucky and I haven’t worked her since before her last race (the Adoration Stakes run on May 8), and that’s kind of been by Richard’s design.“She started realizing that when I got on her, she’d be getting close to a race, but I’ve been keeping track of her and it looks like Richard’s been filling my rocket booster pretty good.”Beholder has won her last six races by an average margin of nearly four lengths, but Stevens notes that “appearance and performance are two different things. The Pacific Classic (an 8 ¼-length romp against males last Aug. 22) looked easy, and it was easy, but Beholder puts a lot into her races.“Even after the Adoration (a handy two-and-a-half length score against five rivals), she lied down and slept. The races are easy, but that’s one of Richard’s great attributes: he knows what a race takes out of her, and he knows her so well he prepares her properly for each race.“From what I’ve observed and from what I’ve heard from my friends here whose opinions I respect, I’m really excited about tomorrow. People are already talking about (Beholder running in) the Pacific Classic, but it’s one race at a time. That’s horse racing and I don’t take any of them lightly.”Beholder worked four furlongs Tuesday in 48.60, breezing, with fractional times of 24.20 and 35.80.As for Gary’s personal agenda, the 53-year-old Hall of Fame rider has the immediate future mapped out.“I’ll go back to Kentucky probably Tuesday or Wednesday,” he said. “I’ll ride there and come back sometime before the Triple Bend (June 25) to ride Kobe’s Back. I’ll breeze him here Sunday morning (five furlongs for Peter Eurton).“I’m enjoying myself in Kentucky, I’m riding races, winning some, and it’s been a good Spring. It’s freshened me up and I’ll be ready for Del Mar.”Trainer John Sadler, meanwhile, is resigned to the fact that come-backing three-year-old filly champion of 2015 Stellar Wind drew the rail for the Vanity.“She’s doing well,” Sadler said of Stellar Wind, who has not raced since her second by a neck in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff last Oct. 30. “The post is what it is. It’s not the best post, that’s for sure, but she looks good.“We’ll take her over there and see how it goes tomorrow. It’s a starting off point.”The Vanity: Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Beholder, Gary Stevens, 1-5; Divina Comedia, Joe Talamo, 30-1; Taris, Flavien Prat, 5-1; Lost Bus, Fernando Perez, 20-1; All Star Bub, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; and Finest City, Tyler Baze, 15-1. CHAMPION BEHOLDER IS BIGGER, BOLDER, BETTERD’AMATO HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN SHOEMAKERIT’S ‘ALL GOOD’ WITH EXAGGERATOR FOR BELMONTSANTA ANITA FIRST POST TIME 1:30 STARTING JUNE 9 James Cassidy2242218%36%$282,055last_img read more