Cyborg | Designer-Babies | Futurism | Futurist | Immortality | Longevity | Nanotechnology | Post-Human | Singularity | Transhuman

By Bong Lozada INQUIRER.net

Hundred Islands. Photo from pangasinantourism.com

MANILA, PhilippinesA grandiose chain of islands deserves an even grander celebration with a hundred-kilometer run in the world-famous tourist destination in Pangasinan.

With the Hundred Islands National Park under the governance of Alaminos City, the race would be the commemoration of the unique natural site and only fitting is an international ultra marathon be organized, a kilometer per island.

Slated onMarch 15 to March 16, the first ever 100-km ultra marathon would start from the Lucap Wharf of Alaminos City, then runners would traverse through the western Pangasinan towns of Bani, Anda and Bolinao, then back to Alaminos, a statement said.

A hundred-kilometer race may seem tiring and gruesome, but Alaminos pristine white sand beaches and perfect summer breeze is enough to nurse those tired calves.

This is the first time we are doing this in conjunction with our city fiesta, said Jones Campos, one of the organizers and whose city would celebrate a five-day festivity fromMarch 16 to 21.

This ultra marathon surely boosts the Hundred Islands as a tourism destination as we are positioning it to be international in nature.

Several elite runners have already laced up for one of the countrys biggest foot race.

Hardcore 100 miles champion Marcelo the local Kenyan Bautista, 2013 The North Face trail run champion Arnold Lozano, Laoag City ultra marathon champion Joey D., Kenyan, ultra-marathoner Albert Tomabaga and Natures Trail Run champion Gerald Sabal of the Philippine Army.

See the rest here:
Hundred-kilometer run set in Pangasinan

etta1234 Post 405

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. = illuminati

Illuminati or religion? Does it make a difference? Each demonize the other and each wants to control man for their own interests (which are not always in the best interests of man). If the illuminati encourage education and understanding and intellectual growth then maybe they’re the good guys. Religions tell you the way it is and you dare not dispute the message or break the faith or you’re out.

I prefer reason and logic as opposed to faith. I know exactly who I am, where I came from, and what my purpose is in life and so do you if you think about it. I am a product of my parents, just as they are a product of theirs. If you go back a million generations (say, 20 million years) do you think we would look the same as we do today? I may not be able to say what we looked like then but I would bet hard cash we didn’t look like we do today. Believe it or not people, that is evolution and it is no mystery and it doesn’t need you to believe.

As to my purpose in life? There are about 7 billion people on this one planet. We are the one species that has come to dominate this precious biosphere. Our purpose is simple. Our planet has nurtured us to this point. It’s time to return the favor. Is it possible to take care of our family, community, country, world-planet all at the same time? Yes. We owe our lives to planet earth and now we have to show we are worthy of that.

All 7 billion of us, no matter our race, religion, creed, whether we know it or not, that is and must be our purpose. We owe that to earth. This should have nothing to do with politics or nationality or religious beliefs. We are all citizens of earth.

Do I believe there is a group of people around the world who wield enormous power and control a lion’s share of the wealth? Yes. Do I believe that there is evil in this world? Yes. But all this talk about symbolism, mind control, MX Ultra, gangs talking, solstice sacrifices, etc., is really up to your own opinion based on your personal beliefs.

All this talk about the Illuminati does nothing but divide us through fear and hatred. I feel it is best to live our lives and be the best possible people we can be, rather than waste our time arguing over things that might not be true and would not have any control over if they were true. We are only given so much time on this earth. Care for yourself and the ones you love, because no one else is going to do it for you.

Open your eyes. Stop watching TV and stop listening to the radio. The Illuminati wants to dominate the world. Rise up against the new world order and rebel against the Illuminati. Spread this message.

The Catholic Church has been responsible for more deaths than anyone throughout the centuries. They also make up their own rules as they go along. After the Roman Empire fell, they had to control the masses so they lied about Jesus, Mary and everything else so they could control the ignorant population. There is so much more to it, but I’m tired and don’t feel like typing.

More here:
What Is the Illuminati? (with pictures) – wiseGEEK



American Freedom Stories: George Wallace – “Segregation Forever”
When George Wallace first ran for Governor in 1958 he was considered a moderate on the race issue. But after he lost, he ran again in 1962 and won on a platf…

By: BIO

Go here to read the rest:
American Freedom Stories: George Wallace – "Segregation Forever" – Video



MAY 18 2013 RACE 10 (1) KORNATI ISLANDS (d)1038

By: Carie Hoggle

View post:
MAY 18 2013 RACE 10 (1) KORNATI ISLANDS (d)1038 – Video



GRAND THEFT AUTO IV LIBERTY CITY RACE TRACK OBJECTS MOD HD1268

By: Julietta Parthemore

Read more:
GRAND THEFT AUTO IV LIBERTY CITY RACE TRACK OBJECTS MOD HD1268 – Video



Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – Japanese Gameplay [4K HD PSP]
Can we get *1* Like? b)b and *1* Comment? Must see Top Videos: 1) GTA V – It thinks I won the race (?) http://youtu.be/GFVFlZrEGL0?hd=1 2) GTA V -…

By: MrGameSpoilersHDTrailers

More:
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite – Japanese Gameplay [4K HD PSP] – Video

Liberty Global (LBTYA) reached a deal Monday to buy the rest of Dutch cable operator Ziggo for $9.44 billion in cash and stock, marking John Malones latest move to expand the media giants cable footprint in Europe.

The London-based company, which already has a 28.5% stake in Ziggo, was in pursuit of the cable company as early as October. Ziggo rejected an initial takeover attempt by Liberty Global, saying the bid was too low.

Ziggo shareholders are set to receive 11 a share, about $15 a share, in cash, plus Class A and Class C ordinary shares in Liberty Global. The price values Ziggo at roughly 34.53 a share, a 22% premium over its share price before Liberty Globals initial overture was turned down.

The deal is valued at a total of $13.7 billion, including debt.

According to Dow Jones Newswires, Ziggo chief financial officer Bert Groenewegen said at a press conference that he expects shareholders to welcome the Liberty Global offer.

Liberty Global said it intends to merge Ziggo with UPC, another Dutch cable provider in its portfolio. The combined companies will generate annual revenue of around 2.5 billion, or $3.4 billion.

Our combined operations will reach over 90% of all Dutch households, allowing us to compete more effectively with the other national telecommunications and satellite platforms in the Netherlands, Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries said.

The company added that it is confidence the European Commission will provide regulatory approval of the acquisition. It anticipates closing the transaction in the second half of 2014.

Malone led an effort last summer to acquire Kabel Deutschland, Germanys largest cable operator, but ultimately lost the race to Vodafone (VOD). Liberty Global already brought in two other German cable companies, including No. 2 Unitymedia, since 2009.

Last year, Liberty Global completed its $15.8 billion acquisition of U.K. cable giant Virgin Media.

See the article here:
Liberty Global Snags Dutch Cable Company Ziggo

NZ Millennium Cup heads to Bay of Islands in 2015

The New Zealand Millennium Cup, the highly regarded sailing regatta for superyachts, will next be contested as part of the Bay of Islands Sailing Week in January 2015.

This years Bay of Islands Sailing Week included over 70 yachts contesting three days of intense racing across several divisions and four race courses utilising the inner harbour between Paihia and Russell and the outer bay toward Cape Brett.

Peter Montgomery officially announced the link-up between the New Zealand Millennium Cup and the Bay of Islands Sailing Week at the prize-giving for this years regatta on Friday 24 January.

Peter Busfield, CEO of the New Zealand Marine Export Group which hosts the New Zealand Millennium Cup, says creating a dedicated superyacht race series within the Bay of Islands Sailing Week offers superyacht owners a fantastic opportunity to enjoy this increasingly popular regatta in one of New Zealands most attractive and popular marine playgrounds.

For owners, guests and crew, the opportunity to sail a series of five races across three days in their own superyacht division within the well-run Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta will be a lot of fun and have a real Kiwi vibe, Busfield says.

The regattas outer race courses offer deep water, great breezes and the splendour of racing past beautiful coves and islands in the third week of January, the height of the New Zealand summer.

Busfield says, as New Zealand Millennium Cup hosts, the NZ Marine Export Group will ensure the focus is on superyacht owners, guests and crew being able to enjoy a fun, relaxed and competitive regatta.

The timing, being mid-late January, works well for many superyachts who head to New Zealand for summer cruising, working their way down country from the Bay of Islands to Auckland and further south. Many often have maintenance and refit work completed with one of the many expert suppliers around New Zealand.

Incorporating the New Zealand Millennium Cup in a vibrant and well-run regatta offers another attraction for a superyacht to visit New Zealand and maybe stay longer, says Busfield. We also envisage a flow-on benefit to Auckland and beyond from a larger number of superyachts and other cruising yachts visiting the Bay of Islands.

Read the rest here:
NZ Millennium Cup heads to Bay of Islands in 2015

S

At first glance, this rockabilly Batmobile looks like a retro-fetishist’s pet project. It’s not. In fact, this freak machine, hand-built by a ragtag team in an Illinois town of 1,200, is the deepest look into the future of cars you’ve ever clapped eyes on. One frigid day in Brooklyn, Gizmodo buckled in for a ride.

This suede-black torpedo is the Illuminati Motor Works Seven, a battery-powered electric car built for the 2010 Progressive Automotive X Prize, which offered $5 million to anyone who could build a 100 MPG car as roomy, fast and sure-footed as a modern family sedan.

S

The Illuminati team didn’t win the jackpota mechanical issue disqualified the car in the final competitionbut team leader Kevin Smith and his shadetree crew have been improving their baby ever since. And when Kevin, author Jason Fagone, and two Illuminati team members arrived in the Seven for a Brooklyn book eventIngenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America, Jason’s new book, is a compelling look at the Automotive X Prize storyGizmodo called shotgun.

The Seven is sweeping: as long as a full-size pickup truck, as slender as a Toyota Prius, and low enough to rest my elbow on the roof. The arcing fenders exaggerate the comic book proportions, while chrome headlight trim from a 1937 Ford, spun aluminum wheel covers, and that sinister matte finish nod to the early days of homebrew hotrodding.

S

S

The carbon fiber and kevlar body took shape in a sketchbook, the rise and run of the curves guided by Kevin’s imagination and pages he photocopied from an ancient textbook on aerodynamics. It’s draped over a frame of steel tubes that were heated in a wood stove and bent to shape by hand. “We’d just grind and muscle it into shape,” Kevin said. “One of the guys [from MIT's X Prize team] said, ‘they just beasted this thing together.’ And that’s what we did.”

The bizarre exterior gives way to a more familiar looking cockpit when you climb through the gullwing door, a feature Kevin opted for simply because he could. There’s a climate control system, a radio with auxiliary input, even cupholders for the front and backward-facing rear seats. Oh, that’s right; the rear seats face the cars behind you.

Excerpt from:
Riding in the Car of the Future, Built in an Illinois Barn

Search unifies people across the globe, and search engines are the catalyst for making that connection. For global brands, optimizing for different search engines and different cultures increases awareness, visibility, traffic and conversions. Global SEO and content marketing are more importance than ever!

The 2013 year saw search engine heroes and underdogs fight for their share of market across the globe. Here in the U.S., Google continued to dominate the U.S. search market, and Yahoo saw a steady decline while Bing consistently grew.

Globally, Google reigned in terms of overall reach, but indigenous search engines worldwide in countries like Russia, China and South Korea claimed their stake as leading engines in their homeland and beyond.

The climate of global search and online usage is hot. Countries all over the world are online more and more each year, buying, selling, and engaging in social activities on both desktop and mobile.Marketers engaging in global SEO and digital marketing need to move fast to snatch up the opportunity and operate in a global market thats getting larger everyday, making the world a smaller place to do business.

Google set foot into 2013 with 67 percent U.S. market share the highest share claimed to date, with November 2012 being the first time it had done so. Themost recent datafrom comScore (November) showed Google close to finishing out the year a little below where it started in January, at 66.7 percent.

Bing started off the year with 16.5 percent U.S. search market share and proved that slow and steady wins the race, with stable growth month after month, holding steady in November 2013 at 18.1 percent.

For Yahoo, 2013 would bring a struggle to maintain share, with 12.1 percent being the highest it claimed all year. By October, its share had dropped to 11.1 percent, and most recent data from comScore in November showed search market share at 11.2 percent.

The comScore data this year continued to highlight the battle between Bing and Yahoo for search market share. Reports showed the percentage that Bing grew in June was the exact amount of share Yahoo lost.

Marissa Mayer saw the problem, stating that the Microsoft-Yahoo search deal wasnt working as it should: One of the points of the alliance is that we collectively want to grow share rather than just trading share with each other.

See more here:
The Global SEO & Content Marketing Landscape

Oct 262013

Wolverhampton. Click here to bet.

The five year old had had just two previous starts on the all-weather, winning once and the market spoke strongly in his favour in the seven-furlong Ladbrokes Handicap.

The 2/1 favourite scored by a length and a half from two horses trained by Marco Botti, Solar Deity (7/2) and Grey Mirage (6/1), who were separated by a half-length.

The winning jockey Silvestre de Sousa said: “He has done it well enough from a wide draw. He was spot on.”

De Sousa doubled his tally for the evening in the Download The Ladbrokes App Claiming Stakes as the Ian Williams-trained Alakhan (2/1 favourite) held off all challengers to score by half a length.

The third race on the card, the Class Two 32Red Handicap, was also worth over 12,000 to the winner and saw the James Tate-trained Bin Singspiel (7/2) win in excellent style.

The three year old took over the lead from Expert Fighter (3/1 Fav) entering the straight and ran on strongly under Luke Morris to score by four lengths with Kiama Bay another four and a half lengths back in third.

The winning rider said: “He has done it very well. He is an impressive horse and I would like to think he can go on to better things. He travelled through the race very smoothly and showed a good turn of foot.

“It has been a great year for me (this was his 141st winner) and hopefully there will be a few more to come.”

Referring to the All-Weather Championships, the jockey added: “This is the boost that All-Weather racing needed.”

Read more from the original source:
Freedom of Wolverhampton

Likes on Facebook are now protected by the First Amendment, thanks to a ruling by the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The court ruled on the side of Bobby Bland, a former deputy sheriff from Hampton, Va., who says he and other employees were fired for liking the Facebook page of his bosss opponent. Their boss, sheriff B.J. Roberts, won his race and promptly fired the dissenting employees. He said the firings were the result of budget cuts and the workers disruption of office dynamics. Suspecting that the dismissal had less to do with the budget and more to do with disliking the likes, Bland and his fellow Facebook mutineers took the case to court.

In 2012, The U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia didnt buy their argument that the termination violated their First Amendment rights, and dismissed the case. Judge Raymond Jackson noted that Facebook posts were protected, but didnt think likes made the cut. Simply liking a Facebook page is insufficient. It is not the kind of substantive statement that has previously warranted constitutional protection, he wrote in his opinion.

But a different judge saw the situation from another perspective. Chief Judge William B. Traxler Jr. saw no difference between a like and actually writing that you like something. On the most basic level, clicking on the Like button literally causes to be published the statement that the user likes something, which is itself a substantive statement, he wrote.

The ruling reinforced the argument of one of the plaintiffs,Daniel R. Carter Jr., who explicitly defended himself by saying a like fell under protected speech.

This is an important decision for the First Amendment because it extends free speech protections to a simple click of the mouse. Its a common sense ruling, since publicly liking something on Facebook is a clear endorsement, even if it is one that requires zero creative thinking. The line of thinking the judge used to arrive at this decision would protect all sorts of actions on social media, such as favoriting a tweet or pressing the heart button under an Instagram photo.

Of course, you may be wondering why this case was brought to court at all why shouldnt a sheriff be able to fire people who work for him who expressed support for another candidate? While employees in the private sector can be fired for comments deemed inappropriate, public servants often have more robust employment protections in place that safeguard their jobs if they express their political views. That may be the case here.

DT

Kate Knibbs is a writer from Chicago. She is very happy that her borderline-unhealthy Internet habits are rewarded with a job. You can find her at @kateknibbs on Twitter. E-mail her tips, rants, comments, and pictures of your talented animal friends at kateknibbsfreelance@gmail.com

Go here to see the original:
Facebook ‘Likes’ are protected by the First Amendment



A New Race….The Spiral of Freemason and the Eye of Illuminati represent the same thing!
All videos and more at:http://douseewhateyec.blogspot.com/

By: nicholson1968

See original here:
A New Race….The Spiral of Freemason and the Eye of Illuminati represent the same thing! – Video

SALINAS, Calif.Freedom Autosport has a history with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that includes three double podiums and two wins. When GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge visits the iconic track this weekend, Freedom Autosport hopes to make it three wins in a row.

#25 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5: Tom Long, Derek Whitis

Photo by: Luis Betancourt

Freedoms Mazda MX-5s have always been competitive at the 2.238-mile track. In 2009, Derek Whitis and Tom Long finished second in the No. 25 Mazda MX-5, followed by Andrew Carbonell and Rhett ODoski in the No. 26 Mazda MX-5.

The series did not return to Mazda Raceway until 2011, when the team got another double podium in the ST class. It was much sweeter that time, with ODoski and Carbonell taking the win, followed by their teammates in second.

Freedom Autosport repeated the one-two finish in 2012, with Whitis and Long leading the way.

Now, heading into round ten, the team has every reason to hope for their third victory. Going to Mazda Raceway is such a great feeling for us because of our history with that track, says Carbonell. Its exciting for us to go there each year, and the track is so perfect for the Mazda MX-5. Everything about Mazda Raceway is great: the layout, the elevation changes, the weather, and of course Monterey.

Mazda Raceway is a really important race for us, says Whitis. Not only do we want to perform well as a team, but its important to help put Mazda back into the manufacturer championship lead.

Considering our results there in the past, were very optimistic about this race, says ODoski. Race strategy has been a vital part of our season, and it will be no different at Mazda Raceway. We need to run a clean, smart race.

Freedom Autosport will also have a third entry this weekend. Freedom Autosport alumni and San Jose, California, resident Brad Rampelberg is teaming up with Mazda open-wheel and Rolex Series driver Joel Miller to pilot the No. 27 Mazda MX-5.

Read more:
Freedom Autosport aims for CTSCC three in a row at Laguna Seca

SAN JOSE, Dinagat Islands (MindaNews/03 July)Former Akbayan Rep. Arlene Kaka J. Bag-ao was sworn in Wednesday morning as Dinagat Islands representative in the bailiwick of her political nemesis here.

Bag-ao, dubbed the dragon slayer for defeating a member of the politically well-entrenched Ecleo family, took her oath before Annie Morales, village chair of Barangay Sta. Cruz in Loreto town.

She was sworn in before a large crowd of supporters at Barangay Aurelio in San Jose, the capital town of Dinagat Islands.

Joining Bag-ao during the oath taking were her father, 70-year old Francisco Bag-ao Sr., her siblings, relatives, friends and invited guests.

Baga-o, who also celebrated her 44th birthday Wednesday, said it was not impossible to defeat a dragon if you are on the right path in the quest for change and hope.

She defeated Gwendolyn Ecleo, former mayor of Dinagat town, in the race for the lone congressional district of Dinagat Islands last elections.

I ran on the platform of change and hope: Bag-ong Dinagat, Bag-aong Kaugma-on. We did not only run under the platform of change and hope. We strove to bring what is change and hope within the period of six months, she told the crowd.

Months before the May 13 elections, Bag-ao was appointed the caretaker of the provinces lone congressional district after its elected congressman, Ruben Ecleo Jr., was delisted in the roll of the House of Representatives in 2012 because of absences.

Ecleo Jr. was convicted in a graft case, which he appealed before the Sandiganbayan but was denied with finality. He was also convicted for killing his wife by a court in Cebu City in 2012.

Nine months ago, when I was still struggling whether to run as representative of Dinagat Islands, I spent sleepless nights weighing the pros and cons, the pluses and the minuses in running, hindi po talaga madali magdesisyon bumangga sa isang matigas na pader (its not easy deciding to go against a very tough opponent), she said.

Read more here:
Bag-ao sworn in as Dinagat rep, shares how she ‘slaughtered the dragon’

By Paul Sandle and Sophie Sassard

LONDON (Reuters) – Vodafone faces a battle for Germany’s largest cable company, Kabel Deutschland, although rival bidder Liberty Global of the United States has bigger regulatory and funding hurdles to overcome.

Liberty Global, which owns Unity Media, Germany’s second biggest cable operator, joined the race on Tuesday. It tabled an 85 euro a share offer, according to a person familiar with the matter, days after the British mobile company said it was in talks about a deal.

Vodafone wants to buy Kabel Deutschland so that it can offer TV, fixed line and broadband to more of its mobile customers, while Liberty Global wants more consolidation in one of its best-performing markets. Vodafone offered about 81-82 euros a share in cash, sources said last week.

Shares in Kabel Deutschland closed 3.7 percent higher at 85.51 euros, valuing the group’s equity at 7.56 billion euros ($10.1 billion).

A Liberty Global deal would be closely scrutinized by German anti-trust authorities because the combined company would control roughly 60 percent of the country’s television market.

“Shareholders of Kabel Deutschland would have to consider the possibility that a potential Liberty offer faces a lengthy regulatory review with an uncertain outcome,” wrote analysts from Jefferies in a note.

Liberty Global’s chief financial officer Charles Bracken recognized the hurdle on June 12 when he told a Goldman Sachs cable conference that while the industrial logic for consolidation in Germany was compelling, regulatory opposition remained a significant barrier to any deal in the near future, according to a note from the bank.

Germany’s competition regulator in February blocked Kabel Deutschland’s bid to take over smaller Berlin-based cable group Telecolumbus for 618 million euros. In 2011, when Liberty bought KBW, a regional player in the German federal state of Baden-Wrttemberg, the regulatory review took nearly nine months.

A source familiar with the situation said Liberty has already talked to the German antitrust office to discuss the deal, but declined to elaborate. The deal may also get referred for review by the competition watchdog in Brussels, which reviews large deals in the European Union and those with potential regional importance.

Read the original post:
Vodafone and Liberty face battle for Kabel Deutschland

Robbie Keane marked his record-breaking 126th international appearance with a hat trick as Republic of Ireland eased past Faroe Islands 3-0 in their World Cup Qualifier at the Aviva Stadium.

The 32-year-old took just four minutes to breach the visitors defense before taking his international tally to 59 goals with a second-half brace and in the process earning the Boys in Green three crucial points as the race for second in Group C intensifies.

Wes Hoolahan was handed his first competitive start by Giovanni Trapattoni in the absence of the suspended James McCarthy, and it didnt take long for the Norwich playmaker to justify his inclusion.

A neat one-two with Jonathan Walters on the edge of the area created a pocket of space for the 33-year-old to feed Aiden McGeady on the left and his low cross was swept home by Keane.

Moments later, the LA Galaxy front man very nearly turned provider but defender Jonhard Frederiksberg did brilliantly to get across and block Jonathan Walters goal bound effort after Keanes clever ball down the side of the visitors defense.

The early goal was exactly what Trapattoni and the home fans had wished for but instead of kicking on and creating daylight between themselves and their inferior opponents, the hosts seemed to rest on their laurels and struggled to find the cutting edge in the final third.

Both Walters and Keane were dropping off and finding acres of space and a move straight from the training ground almost doubled the home sides advantage. Simon Coxs quick thinking from a free kick caught the Faroes defense unaware but Keane couldnt poke past the onrushing Gunnar Nielsen.

The Faroe Islands goalkeeper then pulled off an equally impressive save from the Irish captains fierce strike after a poor defensive clearance. The Boys in Green stepped up the intensity as the halftime whistle approached as McGeady continued to cause Frederiksberg problems every time he got forward.

In a rare moment of reprieve from defensive duties, Lars Olsens side had appeals for a penalty waved away moments into the second period. Christian Holst went down under the clumsy challenge of Sean St Ledger but the Finnish official was quick to silence the calls for a spot kick.

It wasnt long until Irelands domination paid off and once again it was incisive play from Hoolahan which led to the goal. For the first time in the match Seamus Coleman got away from his marker and needed no second invitation to fire the ball across the box where Keane was there to slot home.

More here:
Ireland 3-0 Faroe Islands: Keane the hat trick hero on record-breaking night

Email

Tom Keyser

Freedom Child (left) is held back by an assistant starter at the break in the Wood Memorial, in which he was declared a non-starter. He enters Saturday’s Belmont Stakes off a 13 1/4-length romp in the Peter Pan.

ELMONT, N.Y. The worst thing to ever happen to Freedom Child may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Freedom Child.

With one chance to crack the field for the Kentucky Derby, Freedom Child, coming off a maiden victory, ran in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. Well, he attempted to run in the Wood Memorial.

A split second before the gates officially opened, Go Get the Basil, the horse inside of Freedom Child, charged the gate, opening it a fraction of a second before the starter did. The assistant starter in the stall with Freedom Child took a hold of the horse and still had a hold of him when the doors opened, forcing Freedom Child to break in a tangle. Essentially, his race and any hopes for making the Derby were over. Though he did make a move into contention down the backside, Freedom Child retreated to last in the field. He was later declared by the stewards to be a non-starter because he was in the hands of the assistant starter.

Frustrated at the time, the connections of Freedom Child quickly turned the page and formulated a different plan that included a start in Saturdays 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

The first part of the plan was engineered perfectly Freedom Child romped to a 13 1/4-length victory in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes over Belmont Parks main track May 11. That performance, and how hes trained since, has Freedom Child considered by many among the top contenders in the 14-horse field for the Belmont.

We thought there was a reason why we didnt go to the Kentucky Derby, said Terry Finley, president of the West Point Thoroughbreds partnership group that owns one-third of Freedom Child. Were hoping we run well in the Belmont and have a really good second half of the year and everything will be made right.

Given Freedom Childs running style and considering the way the Derby was run, missing that race may be a blessing in disguise. Freedom Child is a front-running sort, and the early fractions in the Kentucky Derby ranked in the top five in the history of the race. The four horses in front after the first half-mile finished 12th, 14th, 18th, and 17th.

The rest is here:
Belmont Stakes: Missing Derby a blessing for Freedom Child

Email

Tom Keyser

Freedom Child (left) is held back by an assistant starter at the break in the Wood Memorial, in which he was declared a non-starter. He enters Saturday’s Belmont Stakes off a 13 1/4-length romp in the Peter Pan.

ELMONT, N.Y. The worst thing to ever happen to Freedom Child may turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to Freedom Child.

With one chance to crack the field for the Kentucky Derby, Freedom Child, coming off a maiden victory, ran in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. Well, he attempted to run in the Wood Memorial.

A split second before the gates officially opened, Go Get the Basil, the horse inside of Freedom Child, charged the gate, opening it a fraction of a second before the starter did. The assistant starter in the stall with Freedom Child took a hold of the horse and still had a hold of him when the doors opened, forcing Freedom Child to break in a tangle. Essentially, his race and any hopes for making the Derby were over. Though he did make a move into contention down the backside, Freedom Child retreated to last in the field. He was later declared by the stewards to be a non-starter because he was in the hands of the assistant starter.

Frustrated at the time, the connections of Freedom Child quickly turned the page and formulated a different plan that included a start in Saturdays 145th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

The first part of the plan was engineered perfectly Freedom Child romped to a 13 1/4-length victory in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes over Belmont Parks main track May 11. That performance, and how hes trained since, has Freedom Child considered by many among the top contenders in the 14-horse field for the Belmont.

We thought there was a reason why we didnt go to the Kentucky Derby, said Terry Finley, president of the West Point Thoroughbreds partnership group that owns one-third of Freedom Child. Were hoping we run well in the Belmont and have a really good second half of the year and everything will be made right.

Given Freedom Childs running style and considering the way the Derby was run, missing that race may be a blessing in disguise. Freedom Child is a front-running sort, and the early fractions in the Kentucky Derby ranked in the top five in the history of the race. The four horses in front after the first half-mile finished 12th, 14th, 18th, and 17th.

See the original post here:
Belmont Stakes: Missing Kentucky Derby a blessing for Freedom Child

Email

Tom Keyser

Freedom Child, with Luis Saez aboard, runs away from his rivals in the Peter Pan.

ELMONT, N.Y. – Freedom Child had no chance to make the Kentucky Derby when he lost all chance at the start of the Wood Memorial. Given the way he ran in Saturdays Grade 2, $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes, Freedom Child could have a big chance in the Belmont Stakes on June 8. Especially if the track is wet.

Despite an awkward start, Freedom Child quickly shot to the front under Luis Saez and turned the Peter Pan into his own personal training session, romping to a 13 1/4-length victory over a sloppy Belmont Park main track.

Saint Vigeur finished second, 2 1/4 lengths ahead of Go Get the Basil, who nosed out 5-2 favorite Abraham for third. Abraham was followed in the order of finish by Incognito, Fear the Kitten, My Name Is Michael, Narvaez, and Infinite Magic.

Battier and Declans Warrior were scratched.

Immediately after the race, Terry Finley, head of the West Point Thoroughbreds syndicate that owns Freedom Child along with St Elias Stable and Spendthrift Farm, said Freedom Child would run in the Belmont Stakes.

The owners held out hope of making it to the Kentucky Derby when they entered Freedom Child in the Wood Memorial. But the horse was eliminated at the break when he reacted to Go Get the Basil, who was inside of him, beating the starting gate. Freedom Child was still in the hands of the assistant starter when the doors opened, and despite making a big run into contention down the backside, he finished last and was later declared a non-starter by the stewards.

Finley said he had no regrets about missing the Derby.

The rest is here:
Belmont Park: Freedom Child romps in Peter Pan slop; Belmont Stakes next



FireFox! Start Your Own Web Hosting Company
Web Hosting Advertise Here $10 a Month Affordable web-hosting
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin




Designer Children | Prometheism | Euvolution | Transhumanism

Sign up below for the Prometheism / Designer Children Discussion Forum

Subscribe to prometheism-pgroup

Powered by us.groups.yahoo.com