JOCKEY QUOTES MIKE SMITH, JOLIE OLIMPICA, WINNER: “She’s that kind of horse, she deserves to be ridden confidently, she demands it as well. I just let her be and she will get the job done.”PRE-RACE: “We kind of broke out a little early going two turns for the first time (in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 22). She had only run one time (locally) and she came off of a lengthy layoff. She probably needed that race. She jumped out of the gate extremely well. We’re kind of hoping she jumps out well again today and she will kind of place herself. Hopefully one or two will go and we can sit back.“We know she’s very effective going short. I do believe she’ll get a mile for sure. She should be able to do it pretty handedly, the way she’s bred she should get a mile and a half if she wanted to. It’s funny if you look at her breeding it makes you wonder where all that speed is coming from but she’s extremely talented and she’s proven herself going short, if we get a good trip she’s going to be extremely hard to beat.”TRAINER QUOTES RICHARD MANDELLA, JOLIE OLIMPICA, WINNER: “What a nice filly. She basically ran back to her race here in the Las Cienegas two-back (on Jan. 11). She was so relaxed today. She’s settled nicely into our system and now I think she’ll go longer. I think Mike could’ve done whatever he wanted (with her) today.”NOTES: The winning owner is Fox Hill Farms.
Donegal Under 12 Schoolboys teamDonegal U12 schoolboys got their Foyle Cup preparations under way as they lifted the Donegal Challenge Cup in Ballyare on Saturday.This quadrangular tournament saw the hosts, along with East Donegal; Maiden City (Derry) and Carninny Youths from the Northern Ireland premier league compete in a round-robin tournament.The hosts took to the field in the first game against their East Donegal counterparts, a game they won on a scoreline of 3-0. The second game saw them take on Maiden City academy and again they came out on top on a scoreline of 5-1, with Jason McDaid helping himself to four goals.This set up a winner takes all final game against the Ballymena lads, as they had also won their two respective games. The hosts aided by a stiff breeze got off to the perfect with two goals inside the first ten minutes form Conor Black. They stayed on top throughout the first half to lead 3-0 with the third coming from Stephen Black from a corner.Carninny Youths to their credit never gave up and played some nice football in the second half. However, three further goals by Ciaran Moore, Jason McDaid and ‘Dixie’ Ferry saw the Donegal schoolboys prevail on a final scoreline of 5-1.Overall, team manager Kevin McHugh can be reasonably happy with today’s showing but will know that much tougher tests lie ahead in the Foyle Cup in two weeks time. DONEGAL U12 SCHOOLBOYS WIN DONEGAL CHALLENGE CUP was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Donegal Challenge CupDonegal U12 schoolsboys