SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $123,585 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.GRADE II, $200,000 KONA GOLD STAKES HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAMARCADIA, Calif. (April 19, 2019)–With the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes highlighting a nine-race card, Santa Anita fans will also be greeted with a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $123,585 on Saturday.The Kona Gold, for older horses at 6 ½ furlongs, is headed by the Bob Baffert-trained Dr. Dorr, who has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite with Joe Talamo up. The Kona Gold will be run as the fifth race.With $75,942 in “new” Rainbow Six money wagered today, the total Jackpot pool reached $182,142. There were 88 consolation winners with six, each worth $460.90.Saturday’s fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, has an approximate post time of 2:33 p.m. PT.First post time is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
0Shares0000Courtois has joined Real on a six-year deal at the age of 26 © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Aug 9 – Thibaut Courtois said his move to Real Madrid from Chelsea was a “dream come true”, as he was unveiled by the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu on Thursday.The 26-year-old goalkeeper joined Real for a reported fee of 35 million euros on a six-year deal, with midfielder Mateo Kovacic departing Madrid for Stamford Bridge on a season-long loan. “Today is a dream come true for me, you can’t imagine how happy I am,” said Courtois, who won the Golden Glove award as the World Cup’s best goalkeeper after helping Belgium finish third last month.“Coming to the best club in the world is a responsibility and an honour. I’d like to thank Real Madrid for the efforts they’ve made, and all the people who have contributed to bringing me to play here.“I want to show I can match the expectations this badge entails.”Courtois signed his contract alongside Real president Florentino Perez in the corridors of the Bernabeu, and in front of the club’s record 13 European Cup trophies.“Throughout my career, I’ve done my best at every club I’ve played for,” he added.He will be only the second Belgian to play for the capital-city giants, after Fernand Goyvaerts, who was at Real from 1965-1967.“Real Madrid can boast the arrival of one of the world’s best goalkeepers, if not the very best,” said Perez.“He comes to Real Madrid at 26 years of age, but having already experienced huge success in European football.”Courtois is expected to take over as first-choice ‘keeper from Costa Rican Keylor Navas, but says he is prepared to fight for the shirt, having had to replace Petr Cech when he returned to Chelsea from a long loan spell at Atletico Madrid in 2014, before going on to make 126 Premier League appearances for the Blues.“It would be a mistake to give guarantees (to one of the two goalkeepers),” he said. “You have to demonstrate in training that you should play, and you have to keep it that way.“Wherever I played, I wasn’t given guarantees. When I came to Chelsea in 2014, I had to replace Petr Cech. We became friends and today I’m still talking to him.“Goalkeepers are a group of friends in the dressing room, we get along well, which is important in life.”Real will be desperate to get off to a quick start this season under new coach Julen Lopetegui, after the surprise departure of Zinedine Zidane following their third straight Champions League triumph in June.Courtois is their first major signing of the close season, although the Spanish transfer window, unlike England’s which closes at 1600 GMT on Thursday, stays open until the end of August.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)