Rare riverfront retreat among Brisbane stunners up for auction

first_img29 Laidlaw Parade, East Brisbane Qld 4169A RARE absolute riverfront home just 3km from the Brisbane CBD is among homes set to go under the hammer this weekend.The five bedroom, three bathroom home at 29 Laidlaw Parade in East Brisbane has been scheduled to sell at a 2pm auction on Saturday. The home has multiple living zones.The views are jawdropping from multiple rooms, with the main living area designed with floor to ceiling glass to take full advantage of that.There was also lots of private space for all members of the family.“There is wonderful separation between the bedrooms with the lower level ideal for teenage children with its own lounge area and kitchenette leading out to a large riverfront terrace and expansive lawn.”Among its features were a riverfront pontoon, multiple living and entertaining spaces, water tank and security and a double car lock up garage plus storage. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOX It makes good use of floor to ceiling glass to soak up the views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus23 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market23 hours agoAccording to agent Dean Yesberg of Ray White Brisbane CBD marketed the property as being in an “irreplaceable position” on an “exclusive street synonymous with riverfront living”.“This modern three level family home sits on a 597m2 riverfront block with a wide 15.7m river frontage,” was how he listed it. BUILDER’S DREAM HOME ON SALE LIST FIVE WAY TO PUT YOUR EQUITY TO WORK The home is spread over three levels.center_img It has been meticulously looked after. Not a bad spot at all to watch the world go by.last_img read more

Parramatta Park, Cairns North homes likened to booming inner-city Brisbane

first_imgReal estate agent Cheyenne Morrison believes that Cairns’ inner suburbs will see a surge in prices for Queenslander style residences, like this one he sold on Archie Street in Parramatta Park. PICTURE: BRENDAN RADKEA CAIRNS real estate agent has drawn striking parallels to property in the Far North’s biggest metropolitan centre and that of Brisbane’s most affluent suburbs.LJ Hooker Cairns South sales representative Cheyenne Morrison said Spring Hill, Red Hill, Kelvin Grove, Ashgrove and West End in Brisbane have experienced phenomenal price increases over the past five years.“Even small homes on tiny plots of land are fetching great prices because buyers are attracted to proximity to the city and the cafe lifestyle of these inner-city suburbs,” he said.“Prior to this resurgence the suburbs were not seen as desirable as the houses were mostly Queenslanders, which were seen as requiring too much upkeep. “Now the trend in decorator magazines and among architects is to renovate and modernise these homes, and that style of home is seen as highly desirable. “Kelvin Grove most closely approximates what can be expected to happen in Cairns. “Most of the homes in the suburb are renovated post-war workers’ cottages and Queenslander-style homes. “Hip younger buyers are particularly attracted to Kelvin Grove’s inner-city cafe lifestyle, with its trendy shops, restaurants and cafes.”Mr Morrison said like Kelvin Grove, the majority of blocks in Parramatta Park and Cairns North were 405sq m with 10m frontages.“Because of the size of the block, the houses are invariably two-bedroom, one-bathroom properties which occasionally have an enclosed veranda or sunroom which can function as extra accommodation,” he said. “There are some blocks between 405sq m to 600sq m, but most of these still have two bedroom homes. Just 119 properties in the area are more than 800sq m, which have larger three to four- bedroom homes – roughly 10 per cent of the total houses in the suburbs. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoBigger homes on larger blocks, which have been raised, renovated and built in underneath usually sold for a premium.“Over recent weeks we have seen increasing interest from southern investors looking for properties close to the Cairns CBD,” Mr Morrison said. “An investors group from Melbourne called me looking to buy several investment properties, particularly in Parramatta Park and Cairns North. “This is a good indicator that there will be increased activity in the market. Having sold 8 Archie St recently, I have cash buyers looking for other houses in the area to purchase.”The best streets in Parramatta Park are Archie, Clare, Denbeigh, Pembroke, and Queen -smaller; quieter streets with lots of character. In Cairns North there is: Law, Cairns, Charles, Lily, and Thomas streets. Mr Morrison said houses on those streets would increase considerably in value compared to houses on busy roads. “Street appeal goes hand-in-hand with that, and a house that has kerb appeal will sell for a lot more than an ordinary house,” he said. “I got more for 39 Grove St than its neighbour 37, which was much bigger, because 39 was so pretty from the street.“Over this year it has become harder and harder to find any property for less than $400,000. There have been properties sold under the $450,000 mark, but they sell quickly.“The great majority of properties fall into the $450,000 -$550,000 mark, with larger homes on the top end of that spectrum.”last_img read more

Recovery on horizon

first_imgREIQ regional director Damien Keyes has backed a new report that says house prices in Townsville will grow 9 per cent in the next 3 years. Picture: Evan MorganTOWNSVILLE’S property market is yet to return to the highs of the resources boom era but industry insiders are predicting more prosperous times are ahead.The latest CoreLogic figures show that the median house price has remained steady during the three months up until April 2018 at $335,000 but has still declined 1.5 per cent in the past 12 months.Unit prices have fared better, increasing by 5.9 per cent in 12 months and remaining the same in the past three months.REIQ regional director and Keyes & Co Property principal Damien Keyes said while he wasn’t predicting substantial price growth in the near future there was positive indicators the market was starting to recover.“It’s definitely improving in terms of volume of transactions and buyer activity,” Mr Keyes said.“In the last quarter of 2017 we really started to feel that buyers were starting to poke their heads out and we were getting more instances of multiple offers on properties. We’ve also seen some southern interest on the investment front.“I don’t know that we will see a massive price jump quickly but there is a solid platform for the market to improve.”More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Residential vacancy rates have been continuing to tighten and are sitting at 4 per cent after peaking at 7.1 per cent in September 2016.However, the REIQ has still classified the city’s rental market as weak and it won’t be considered strong until vacancy rates dip below 3 per cent.The median weeky rent for a house is $320 and $280 for a unit while gross rental yields are sitting around 5 per cent.In the commercial market, job-generating projects such as the North Queensland Stadium and Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project are helping to increase confidence. However, vacancies remain high especially in the retail and CBD office sectors.Colliers International managing director Peter Wheeler said Townsville was at the bottom of the market cycle but was predicted to edge towards recovery.“It just looks and feels like things are getting better and we’re heading in the right direction,” he said.“Major infrastructure and construction projects are the biggest drivers of the market which obviously create jobs and build confidence.“The owner-occupier market has been the most active space in the commercial and industrial sectors over the last few years where strong businesses are taking advantage of where we are in the property cycle and historically low interest rates.”last_img read more

These green homes come up roses … and heliconias, gingers too

first_imgInside the Eudlo property’s home. The flower farm at Redland Bay has a brick home as well as a granny flat.In Redland Bay, just over half an hour from the Brisbane CBD, the owners of a large 10.76ha property are throwing their 40-year-old flower business in with the sale of their home, including their two dozen igloos. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 Brisbane puts Sydney, Melbourne in the shade “It is great to have choices and this property gives you that opportunity. Plenty of water with a dam and bore that has never run dry in 40 years.” The Eudlo property. A gardener’s dream at 319 Highlands Road, Eudlo.It has four accommodation options including a one bedroom cottage, a liveable shed, the main house with three bedrooms, and two pickers’ accommodation.“Options are endless and this is year round return — not waiting for seasonal crops. Walk in, walk out and reap rewards immediately.” Everything’s coming up gerberas too on this Yungaburra flower farm.If you’ve got a little more cash to splash then Yungaburra estate could be for you. It’s being marketed heavily by four agencies including Darren Hithersay of Malanda Real Estate who listed the horticultural seven bedroom, three bathroom, four car space property as one where you can literally “wake up and smell the roses”.The flower farm set up 37 years ago had become almost an “institution on the Atherton Tablelands”, producing not just roses but also carnations, gerberas, stocks, snap dragons and assorted filler flowers and greenery.All were “packed on site and supplied to local florists, farm retail customers and as far afield as Brisbane and Darwin” with five staff and three contractors maintaining spraying, weeding and fertilising on the farm.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago The 10.76ha Redland Bay property is on the market for $1.89 million.THESE surprisingly self sufficient Queensland green homes peddle petals to pay their mortgages, come with their own igloos and a chance to reap rewards.From just over half an hour outside the Brisbane CBD to as far north as the Atherton Tablelands these properties have been successfully making a living out of Queenslanders’ love of cut flowers.Prices vary from as much as $2.25m for a sprawling 17.8ha estate in Yungaburra — an hour from Cairns to $1.89m for a 10.76ha functioning flower farm in Brisbane’s Redland Bay suburb. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER How Kylie Jenner is cashing in A cheaper alternative was the 6.88ha estate at 319 Highlands Road, Eudlo, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland — on the market for offers over $1.5m.The eight bedroom, six bathroom property was marketed by Mike Burns and Meng Meng of Elders Palmwoods as a “flourishing business set on a fabulous rural retreat of approximately 17 acres”. The Eudlo property is on the market for offers over $1.5 million. This property at Eudlo, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, is on the market for offers over $1.5 million. The 19.56ha property is made up of about three hectares of plantation, 14ha of improved tropical pastureland, and three hectares of scrub on the back boundary.The tropical flower farm has 21 varieties of heliconia. “Currently the heliconias and gingers are being sent to market on a weekly basis throughout the year.” The property comes with the flower business, including 24 plastic tunnel greenhouses, or igloos.The $1.89m property has a brick home, granny flat, three large sheds including one for machinery, three phase power and 24 igloos — otherwise known as plastic tunnel greenhouses.“The business is included complimentary and not represented in the value of the property. No financial statements or books will be provided.” Not a bad spot for a cuppa to look over the flower farm at Utchee Creek: On the market for $1.3m. The Utchee Creek flower farm. Broncos star sells home after finals exit The Utchee Creek property has a permanent creek.Another option is the $1.3m flower farm in Utchee Creek about 23km from Innisfail — which also has exotic fruit 19 abiu trees, 22 lychee trees, 65 rambutans, and also dragonfruit, durian, Fiji longans, star apples, star fruit and assorted citrus. Inside the Eudlo property’s home.last_img read more

Gold Coast House For Life opens to public ahead of auction

first_imgStoddart Group, James Hardie, Caesarstone, Beaumont Tiles, Dulux, SMEG and tradelink are among some of the big brands that have generously supported the build. The property doesn’t have a reserve, which means it has to sell on auction day. “It is the definition of the ultimate family home with five designated living spaces forentertaining family and friends,” she said. “The home also boasts a stunning pool which suits the beautiful Hamptons-inspired architecture and interiors.”High-profile real estate agent Damien Cooley, whose sales include those on Channel 9’s The Block, will lead the auction next month.Sports presenter Sam Squiers has also jumped on board as the House for Life ambassadorfollowing the care she received at Mater Mothers’ Hospital after the birth of her baby, Imogen.No reserve will be set for the auction, meaning it has to sell on the day.A family day at The Surrounds Central Park with free entertainment will follow the event. The property will go under the hammer on Sunday, September 8.Mater Foundation fundraising executive director Lesley Ray said the project was a special initiative they appreciated being part of.“We all look forward to the House for Life auction day when we witness a beautiful houseMore from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agosold to a family, knowing that every dollar is going to babies who require specialised care atMater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit,” she said.“We’d sincerely like to thank Plantation Homes for their ongoing support of Mater LittleMiracles and Villawood Properties, which has so kindly donated the land for this year’scampaign.”Interior stylist Liz Amaya said the home celebrated Queensland living. MORE NEWS: Gold Coast home will help save the lives of sick and premature babies MORE NEWS: Playing field between renters and landlords evens out Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50 The house will be open to the public each Saturday, between noon and 2pm, and Sunday, between noon and 1pm, until auction day. The home is Hamptons-inspired with four bedrooms and a pool in the backyard. The House For Life at Helensvale’s The Surrounds opens to the public this Saturday.THE door of a charity home that has been built to help save the lives of sick and premature babies will open to the public this weekend.Prospective buyers will be able to inspect the House For Life at Helensvale from Saturday ahead of its auction on September 8.More than 60 volunteers donated their time and resources over eight months to build the four-bedroom Hamptons-style home.It marks the eighth house Plantation Homes has built and auctioned with all proceeds going to the Mater Little Miracles, which supports sick and premature babies at the Mater Mothers’ Hospital.last_img read more

Van Oord details French offshore wind work

first_img“By taking on this offshore wind project, we are also contributing to the EU-wide renewable energy target of 32% by 2030.” Construction on the subsea drilling template has already started and is scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of the year. “The Saint-Brieuc project will be our first offshore wind project in France and I’m proud of our involvement. Especially since we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Iberdrola again,” said Pieter van Oord, CEO Van Oord. The Spanish consortium of Navantia and Windar Renovables will manufacture and deliver the jacket foundations for the project. In April, Van Oord revealed it had signed a preparatory works agreement with Iberdrola for the installation of 62 jacket foundations at the 496 MW wind farm. Saint-Brieuc will comprise 62 Siemens Gamesa 8 MW turbines installed 16km off the coast of Brittany. Van Oord is set to start its offshore operations at the French Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in 2021 with the installation of pin piles. The Dutch company will use its installation vessel Aeolus, which will in 2022 be assisted by a second vessel to install the jackets foundations. The 496 MW offshore wind farm is expected to be fully commissioned in 2023.last_img read more

Lampard new role at Chelsea impresses Hasselbank

first_img He told the Daily Mail: “You have to be impressed and very much so. “Look at the way they are playing. Look at who they are playing. He is not afraid to put the youngsters in. “He tries to give youngsters a chance if they are good enough. It hasn’t been bad for the team the level of football hasn’t gone down. When they are fluent, they are really fluent.Advertisement Loading… They are looking like scoring all the time. They create a lot of chances. “Frank has done amazing, exceptionally well and it is exciting times at Chelsea at the moment if they can keep this squad and add to it, they will be a force for years to come. “Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is injured… it’s a lot of good youngsters. Read Also:Barkley vows to show Lampard he learned from ‘mistakes’ “If they can keep them together at Chelsea, Chelsea will be a force in years to come.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbank has revealed how impressed he has been with former teammate, Frank Lampard’s start to life as Chelsea manager. Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Incredibly Looking Albino AnimalsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Are The Chances Of An Apocalypse Happening This Century?10 Big Movie Stars Who Got Famous Thanks To Soap OperasNothing Compares To Stargazing Places Around The Worldlast_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through March 8

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 634; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 404; 4. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 5. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 369; 6. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 341; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 337; 8. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 287; 9. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., 272; 10. Lance Mari, Impe­rial, Calif., 270; 11. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 269; 12. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 264; 13. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., and Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., both 261; 15. Garth Du­shanek, Avondale, Ariz., 259; 16. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 253; 17. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 241; 18. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., 240; 19. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 239; 20. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 232.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 39; 3. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 38; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 36; 5. Channin Tankersley, Dayton, Texas, 35; 6. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 33; 7. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 32; 8. Joshua Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 31; 9. Claud Es­tes III, Godley, Texas, 30; 10. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 27; 11. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 26; 12. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 25; 13. Chance McCrary, Farmersville, Texas, 24; 14. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 22; 15. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 21; 16. Michael E. Scott, Midwest City, Okla., 20; 17. Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, 19.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 265; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 260; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 251; 4. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 246; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 234; 6. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 210; 7. Elijah Zevenber­gen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 189; 8. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 175; 9. Dennis Bis­sonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 170; 10. Nicholas Langer, Glendale, Ariz., 169; 11. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 167; 12. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 164; 13. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 150; 14. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 146; 15. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 144; 16. G. W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 139; 17. Duain Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 138; 18. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 136; 19. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 129; 20. Kenny Merritt, Lorena, Texas, 127IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 253; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoe­nix, Ariz., 238; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 217; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 200; 5. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 6. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 145; 7. Lenna Mil­ler, Yuma, Ariz., 133; 8. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., and Leonard L. Manos, Yuma, Ariz., both 107; 10. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 11. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 99; 12. Mike Er­win, Yuma, Ariz., and Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., both 98; 14. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, both 79; 16. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., and Michael Watkins, Hawley, Texas, both 74; 18. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 19. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 72; 20. Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., 71.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 600; 2. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 561; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 422; 4. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 385; 5. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 355; 6. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 354; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 281; 8. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 9. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 263; 10. Bo Par­tain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 260; 11. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 253; 12. Sean Isaacks, Tuc­son, Ariz., 252; 13. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 228; 14. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 227; 15. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, and Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., both 217; 17. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 213; 18. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207; 19. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 180; 20. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Oregon, 179.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 272; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 254; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 226; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lo­rena, Texas, 171; 5. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 167; 6. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 147; 7. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 145; 8. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 143; 9. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 121; 10. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 112; 11. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 96; 12. Terry Owen, Abilene, Texas, 91; 13. Gerald Henderson, Georgetown, Texas, 90; 14. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 81; 15. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 80; 16. Devin Burgess, Stephen­ville, Texas, 79; 17. Doug Easterling, Rule, Texas, and Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, both 73; 19. George Egbert III, Salado, Texas, 71; 20. Robby Crabtree, Clyde, Texas, 69.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 139; 2. Julia Childs, Weather­ford, Texas, 135; 3. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 113; 4. Clifton Whisenant, Proc­tor, Texas, 110; 5. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 108; 6. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 105; 7. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 100; 8. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 99; 9. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 94; 10. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 71; 11. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 66; 12. Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 33; 13. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Blake Andrus, Sweetwater, Texas, both 32.last_img read more

Pellegrini hits back at Mourinho

first_img Mourinho’s Chelsea drew level with second-placed City in the Barclays Premier League standings with a 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday but afterwards said they were still third favourites behind them and Arsenal. Pellegrini brushed off that suggestion by pointing out that Chelsea have been one of the one of heaviest spenders of recent times. Press Association “It is the way he acts. Everyone acts the way he thinks is better for the team. “I think it will be very close with Chelsea and Arsenal. Arsenal are the favourites because they have two points’ lead in the table. “Of the 24 games we have played, Arsenal have been top of the table for 16 or 17. They have an important advantage. “I am sure the three will fight to the end for the title.” City remain above Chelsea on goal difference and will hope to hold off their challenge, and respond to Monday’s setback, with victory at Norwich this weekend. City thrashed the Canaries 7-0 when the sides met at Eastlands in November but Pellegrini expects a different game this time. “It’s a very difficult game, it is very important the way the team reacts after the defeat at home,” said Pellegrini, whose efforts in January have earned him a second successive manager of the month award. “We play against a good team in Norwich, a team that tries to play, so we hope that we can win again. “It will be absolutely different. They will want revenge for what happened here in Etihad. “They have a good team that play good football, it is very important for us to continue playing the same way we are doing away because the last four games we won all of them.” Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has hit back at Jose Mourinho’s claim that Chelsea are the “little horse” in the title race. The Chilean said: “Maybe it is a small horse if the manager thinks like that. It can be a little horse, but very rich. “This is the team that has spent most money in the last 10 years, is the team that spent most money this year and the team that spent the most money in the transfer window. So, little – but rich.” It was a strong counter-reaction from Pellegrini, coming soon after Mourinho also spoke about the “dodgy” attitude some clubs – possibly City – had towards financial fair play. It was also the first time Pellegrini had responded this season to Mourinho, with whom he has a perceived rivalry dating back to when the Portuguese succeeded him at Real Madrid in 2010. In previous weeks he has refused to engage in the apparent mind games of the Stamford Bridge chief. Mourinho went on to say on Monday that City remain the title favourites, but Pellegrini insists Chelsea – after beating the Citizens twice this term – cannot be written off. Pellegrini said: “He has shown in the last two games (against us) he has a strong team with some great players. “I think he is favourite. He thinks if he wins he will have the merits but if he loses he does not have responsibility. last_img read more

Power out to end Meydan hoodoo

first_img “He has been ultra consistent and has thrived once more during his second winter here in Dubai. Few other sprinters can match his consistency.” Caspar Netscher was a further head adrift in third that day and his trainer David Simcock is similarly pleased to have been given a double-figure stall. He said: “I think he has a live chance. The Asian sprinters look very tough but mine has drawn well and he looks to have come forward for his prep run. He showed plenty of speed that day, he’s in very good order and I like the fact he is drawn high (11). “It is the first time we’d had a clear run with the horse since May last year. He had a pelvic problem which made the whole season particularly difficult. Everything was a rush, but he is now much better physically.” Fourth-placed Lancelot Du Lac also reopposes for Dean Ivory after finishing just behind Ahtoug on the first of his three Dubai runs back in January. Ivory said: “He’s been here for a while now and knows the ropes. I feel he goes in with a decent chance. He has never won over 1000 metres (five furlongs) but he ran well (over that trip) at the Carnival. I’m very happy with his draw (15). He is where the speed is, and that’s important because he travels better when they go fast from the start.” Sole Power will tread a familiar path as he tries to make it fourth-time lucky in the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan. Eddie Lynam’s charge posted his best effort in the five-furlong heat when a length-and-a-half second to Ortensia back in 2012, before going on to finish fourth and seventh in the two subsequent renewals. The eight-year-old won the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot and the Nunthorpe at York last term, but failed to take a hand in the finish in his three starts at the end of the campaign before posting a disappointing effort when down the field in the Meydan Sprint earlier this month. Lynam told At The Races: “He’s training well and we’re very happy with him. He ran on ‘Super Saturday’ and was a little bit disappointing. Hopefully he’ll put that run behind him and bring his best form to the race. “His best run in the race was three years ago when he was second behind Ortensia. He ran a good race when he was fourth and last year draw-wise he probably saw a bit more daylight. “He seems to have taken a little bit longer to come to hand as he’s got older and we’re just hoping he reproduces his best on the day. “He’s won nearly two million euro in prize-money – he’s a been a lifetime horse and we’re very fond of him. Let’s hope we’ve got another year of him performing at his best.” The Ian Williams-trained Sir Maximilian won the Meydan Sprint to book his place and cement his heady progress, lining up on a mark of 108, some 20lb higher than his rating this time last year. Williams said: “I’m delighted with him. He’s in good nick and Dawn Oxley, who has been with him in Dubai since January, has done a great job. He’s the first horse I’ve run here, so there’s been a lot to learn, but he is at the top of his game.” Ahtoug was beaten just a short head in that Group Three race and trainer Charlie Appleby was delighted to get a high draw in the 16-runner event. “I was pleased with Ahtoug’s draw. In sprints at Meydan, I am always happier when my horses are drawn towards the stands side. There is also plenty of speed around him so I am very happy being drawn 13,” he said. Press Associationlast_img read more