September 21

Big chance for Scintillula

first_imgJim Bolger will surely leave Leopardstown disappointed if Scintillula is unable to convert a golden opportunity in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden on Monday. She finished off her juvenile year with a creditable effort in the Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket and with a three-figure rating, this full-sister to the smart Cuis Ghaire should get off the mark. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Indian Chief is likely to be similarly well fancied in the opening Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Summer Racedays 2013 Maiden. Although beaten into second when an odds-on favourite for a Navan maiden last October, in hindsight that was an excellent effort. The two-and-a-quarter-length winner, Bolger’s Loch Garman, went on to claim Group One glory in France’s Criterium International the following month and Indian Chief will surely be difficult to beat on his return. The potential fly in the ointment is Bolger’s Tonabrocky, who ran a couple of sound races in defeat last year behind high-class colts in Zand and Foundry. It could turn into an excellent afternoon for the Coolcullen handler, with his Cork scorer Aurifodina the one to be with in the Student Betting Voucher Handicap. Patrick Prendergast turns Tantalising out just over a week after his Curragh win for the Spin 1038 Rated Race, while Dermot Weld’s Stuccodor has a good opportunity to register his fourth successive triumph in the Ross Nugent Foundation Handicap. Press Associationcenter_img The daughter of Galileo was far too green to do herself justice on her racecourse debut at the Curragh last August, finishing down the field in seventh. Despite that apparent no-show, Bolger had enough confidence in his youngster to throw her in at the deep end in the Moyglare Stud Stakes, faith that was rewarded as she ran a superb race to fill the runner-up spot behind Sky Lantern. last_img read more

September 19

Sunday thankyou tea at Covington House

first_imgVANCOUVER – A new chapter in the history of a Vancouver landmark that dates back to 1848 will be noted Sunday at the Historic Covington House, 4201 Main St.The renovated pioneer cabin will be the site of a 4 p.m. thank-you tea to mark a new digital resource as well as a new organizational identity.As part of a Clark College project, four women have created a website ( that provides an online link for the facility. Allison Powell, Heather Dias, Jennifer Avens and Erika Schmidt will be special guests at the event.The facility is being operated by a new group, the Covington House Heritage Society. Previously, it was operated and maintained by the Vancouver Women’s Club. The name was changed earlier this year to reflect the group’s sole mission of preserving the structure and to draw wider participation, from men as well as women.Richard and Anne Covington originally built the cabin in what now is the Orchards area of Vancouver. It was disassembled and moved to its present location next to Kiggins Bowl about 90 years ago.last_img read more