Congratulations to Chris Giesting on getting to the second level of Olympic trial competition in the 400-meter dash. In the second round, Chris ran a 45.84 which placed him 11th on the 400-meter final trial list. Chris knew that making the top spot was out of his skill level in this stage of his career. He was hoping to be in the top 6 so he would make the Olympic team for the USA as a relay member.Last week Chris announced that he was going to continue running in hopes of making the team in 2020. He will then be the age at which most sprinters reach their peak. Chris will probably have to trim at least 1.5 seconds off the time he ran this year. If he can get in the 44-second range or lower, he will be in the hunt.Chris is a great representative for Batesville, Indiana. If you have a chance to help him make this dream come true, I know he will greatly appreciate your help.
Tony Martin has a very bright prospect on his hands in the shape of facile Limerick winner Noble Emperor. “His next run depends on what way the ground goes, and he may go chasing next season.” Moonlight Boy, also carrying the McManus colours, had to pull out all the stops to justify 4-5 favouritism in the Keywest Play Live 20th June Maiden Hurdle. On his return to two miles, the Christy Roche-trained gelding was always prominent, although he was made to work by Tawseef, who went down fighting by three-quarters of a length. Tooreen arrived at the Sporting Limerick Mares Handicap Hurdle in search of a hat-trick, but her busy period took its toll and she couldn’t make the frame in a race won impressively by Gordon Elliott’s 16-1 chance Clara Mc Cloud. Ludo Et Emergo unshipped David Splaine at the last on his most recent appearance at this circuit, but he put that behind him with an authoritative display under Davy Russell in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase as the 100-30 favourite. Snapped up by JP McManus after making a successful debut for the County Meath trainer in a Navan bumper, the 6-4 favourite travelled smoothly in the hands of Mark Walsh, who didn’t have to get serious to ease him 13 lengths ahead of Drumacoo in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle. Martin said: “He did it grand, and is a big old-fashioned type of horse. We were going to start him off in point-to-points but decided to give him a shot at a bumper instead. Press Association
Wanted thug Jonathan TurleyPOLICE in the north are warning a ‘dangerous’ and ‘violent’ thug may have crossed the border into Donegal.Thug Jonathan Turley, 33 failed to return to Magilligan Prison in Derry on Saturday 9 May. He had been let on bail while on remand for a kidnapping charge.Turley once stabbed a pal at a party up to five times with a knife in a row over a scarf.A judge in 2008 ordered him to serve his ten year jail term at a special hospital unit in England because of his violent streak.Today, Detective Inspector Mary White of the PSNI said Turley could now have cross the border.Gardai in the border counties of Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan have been put on alert him.Said DI White: “We are renewing our appeal for help in locating Mr Turley.“He may be travelling between Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland“I would urge the public not to approach Mr Turley as he has an extensive history of violence and may pose a risk to them.“I would appeal directly to Mr Turley to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay and I would also ask anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information to contact your local police immediately.”‘DANGEROUS’ ON-THE-RUN PRISONER MAY BE IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:’DANGEROUS’ ON-THE-RUN PRISONER MAY BE IN DONEGALJONATAHN TURLEY