first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, OMAHA BEACH, WINNER: “He broke extremely well, almost too well, he slipped a little leaving there but man he settled right in behind them really nice. He was loaded coming off that turn, Mr. Mandella really had him ready today. His last work was brilliant and he ran the way he worked.”“He’s a throwback to those classic horses.  He can do anything.  Three quarters to a mile and a quarter.  He’s extremely fast and he’s got tremendous stamina.  When you need him to be quick, he is.  He can do it all.  The only thing that surprised me today was that I had to stay inside.  His last work was his best one, no question.  Today, he hit his best stride late.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD MANDELLA, OMAHA BEACH, WINNER: “He just does that for us all the time, he is a fabulous horse, I think little by little he will have the respect he deserves.“I’m just very relieved to have him back.  At the eighth pole, I thought we were (going to be) clear, but it took some race riding…This horse has a heart of gold and he’s got the greatest personality of any horse I’ve ever had.  I would say anything’s possible.“You never know until you run them back, he got a little fresh and hot going into the gate so that is always on the back of your mind. He is a very good horse and God knows how good he will be in the future.“We were just going to let him run his race, I took two weeks to make a sprinter out of him, so it is not like we practiced a lot, but the really good horses can adapt to whatever you ask.“I want to enjoy this one, but the (Breeders’ Cup) Sprint, the Mile and the mile and a quarter (Classic) are all possible…We’re gonna run in the Breeders’ Cup! For now I’ll just drink that big bottle of champagne and think it over.”JORGE NAVARRO, TRAINER OF SHANCELOT, SECOND:  “I really don’t know what to think right now, to be honest.  I thought maybe he (jockey Emisael Jaramillo) waited too long…What’s he looking back for?”                 NOTES: The winning owner is Fox Hill Farms, Inc.Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach and jockey Mike Smith, Inside, overpower Shancelot (Emisael Jaramillo), outside, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship, Saturday, September 5, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Drake Athletics Announces Partnership Extension With adidas

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University and adidas today announced a five-year extension of their partnership, in which the Portland, Ore., based company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel accessory and equipment brand of the Bulldogs’ 18 men’s and women’s varsity athletic teams through the 2020-2021 season. “We are excited to continue our long standing partnership with adidas, a world leader in apparel, equipment and footwear, that will continue to benefit our student-athletes and coaches,” said Drake director of athletics Sandy Hatfield Clubb. “The extension with the global brand will continue to assist in our commitment to excellence and the pursuit of championships.” adidas is a global designer, developer and marketer of athletic footwear, apparel and accessories with the mission to make all athletes better. Adidas is the official uniform, footwear and apparel provider for more than 100 collegiate programs including Arizona State, Indiana, Kansas, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Texas A&M and UCLA. Adidas has marketing agreements with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Soccer (MLS). Print Friendly Version “This partnership extension is a tremendous opportunity for adidas and Drake University to continue to build on the commitment to competitive athletic success and academic growth for their student-athletes,” said Jim Murphy, director of NCAA Sports Marketing at adidas America. “The Bulldogs sports programs will be outfitted in our best and most innovative uniforms, footwear and apparel, providing the Bulldogs with the opportunity to elevate their profile across the country and pursue championships in style.” Drake Athletics and adidas have a long-standing partnership, with adidas supplying the Bulldogs with footwear, apparel and equipment for training and game-day uniforms since 2003.last_img read more