Boy found child porn material on laptop

first_imgNewsLocal NewsBoy found child porn material on laptopBy admin – May 25, 2012 1454 A13-year-old boy found child rape movies on his laptop after he loaned it to a 45-year-old UK national in 2010, to use while his own was broken.  The revelation unfolded as Limerick Circuit Court heard evidence from Det Garda, Christine Bergin in the case against Simeon Betts, a man charged with the possession of 50 child pornographic movies and nine images on three laptops that were seized from his possession in 2010.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The material found was said to have been at the “utmost end of the scale” and of the “horrendous” exploitation of children where some as young as four years of age were raped by adults and animals.Betts, with an address at Henry Street, Limerick, pleaded guilty to the possession of the images and movie files, having first denied the allegation in a lengthy interview conducted by gardai at a house in Hollymount, Raheen in March 2010. Det Gda Bergin and other members of the force raided the home of the accused under search warrant after receiving certain information from Interpol and the UK based Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP). Analysis of the material found on the computers was carried out by specialist agencies where Det Garda Bergin enlisted the help of up to six different investigation units including Interpol and CEOP. Betts was charged in July 2010 and made admissions at the time of charge.At his sentencing hearing on the final day of term of Limerick Circuit Court, Simeon Betts said nothing as he sat in the dock as evidence and detailed descriptions of the search terms, files and images were given to the court. Acting on the information received by Interpol, the gardai obtained a search warrant and went to the home of the accused on March 4, 2010. Betts’ place of work, his cars, a campervan and another address in county Limerick that he had access to, were searched and a number of items were seized for analysis. The material found was linked to three laptops seized – one in the kitchen, one in the bedroom and one in the garage attached to the home. Betts admitted, in interview, to knowingly having the material in his possession,All three had been used to view and access the content which was described in court and one computer was actively used to search the internet for child pornography where Betts would masturbate to movies and images “as a means to satisfy his desire” according to Defence Counsel, Mark Nicholas who added in mitigation that this must have been a “horrible situation to be in but he {Betts} made admissions and takes full responsibility for his actions. He’s in deep distress and wants to engage help”.Betts, the court heard was later arrested in July 2010 and during the course of four interviews held, he made full admissions as to his interest in such material. During one such interview, the accused man admitted to being sexually aroused while viewing the material online. He also admitted to borrowing a laptop from a 13-year-old boy and used it to search for child pornography. The laptop had been returned to the boy some time later and the child pornographic material with movies of children as young as four years of age being raped, was returned to the boy. The files had not been deleted. The court heard from Det Gda Bergin that the teenager informed both gardai and his mother as to the content of the material found. Since the charges were brought against the accused, Betts is now unemployed but had previously worked in a card and birthdays shop, a gift store in the city centre as well as the Early Learning Centre. The father of four, who admitted to having “felt bad knowing that a child suffered while he watched the movies, is now said to have very restricted access to his children and had tried to “suppress” his desires to seek out the material.Betts, with previous convictions for minor road traffic offences and who is on bail with a daily sign on requirement, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Judge Carroll Moran was handed a report conducted by clinical psychologist Dr Patrick Ryan who said that Betts had an insight into his problem but was “not out of the woods yet”. The Judge adjourned sentencing until June 8 stating that it was a “difficult case” that needs his full consideration in sentencing. Advertisement Twitter Email WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Print Previous articleLimerick Footballers can improveNext articleThe Bad Plus on original ground admin Facebooklast_img read more

Mayor’s Message: Dredging Contracts

first_imgDear Friends,It has come to my attention that a Beesley’s Point waterfront property owner is seeking a variance that would allow the transfer of dredge materials from barges to trucks. Ocean City has two current contracts for the removal of material from waterways on our bayfront, and the contractor apparently is interested in considering Beesley’s Point in Upper Township as a transfer location.I want everybody to know that this is not at the direction of Ocean City. Our bid specifications and contracts specified two transfer locations within the boundaries of Ocean City, and I have instructed our dredging program administrator to make sure the contractor adheres to this requirement.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img

Police arrest suspect in Cheboygan drug case

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — The Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement and Michigan State Police went on a car chase to stop a man fleeing from police in Cheboygan.Leading to the pursuit, the narcotics team got word the unnamed suspect was in possession of meth and other drugs at a motel. The suspect switched homes and drove off in a pickup truck. Police eventually stopped the driver and took him into custody.Investigators believe they found meth in the driver’s truck, who is currently being treated for minor injuries.The Cheboygan County prosecutor is now reviewing the case.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena named a Tree City USA Community for 20th timeNext Meet the Boogie Woogie Kid at the Alpena Librarylast_img read more

The Cardinals out-Mets’d the Mets with game-ending blunder

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNMets closer Edwin Diaz entered the game in the ninth inning looking to record his 15th save of the season with his team up by two runs. After Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled home Paul DeJong with two outs to make it a one-run game, St. Louis opted to pinch-run for the not-so-swift-of-foot Molina. The only problem was that the Cardinals had just backup catcher/potential pinch hitter Matt Wieters available on the bench, so Jack Flaherty, their No. 2 starting pitcher, came in to run. St. Louis’ next batter, Kolten Wong, dropped a blooper into shallow right field between a lunging Michael Conforto and a sprinting Jeff McNeil, sending Flaherty barreling toward home from first. McNeil tossed the ball to a waiting Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, who casually caught it with enough time to stand up and tag out a stumbling Flaherty, who began losing his footing after rounding third. Squirrel saves the day! #MetsWin pic.twitter.com/JziQqlD0rN— New York Mets (@Mets) June 16, 2019Diaz flashed a giant smile, knowing the Cardinals had just out-Mets’d the Mets.In similar Mets fashion, plate umpire Brian O’Nora had to leave the game early after taking a pitch to the groin area. After trying to tough out the next few pitches, O’Nora was seen vomiting as he made his way through the Mets’ dugout.The Cardinals and Mets are in a delay. Home-plate umpire Brian O’Nora just ran off the field, seemingly vomiting.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) June 16, 2019The Mets improved to 34-36 on the season. The Cardinals fell to 35-34. It’s not too hard to imagine a Mets game being decided by a baserunning blunder. It is the Mets, after all.Only on Saturday night, the Amazin’s were the beneficiary of a questionable decision on the basepaths in their 8-7 win over the Cardinals.last_img read more

Prime Time comes to Canton

first_imgNEON DEION—Deion Sanders poses with a bust of himself during the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo-Tony Dejak) by Barry WilnerAP Pro Football Writer CANTON, Ohio (AP)—Prime Time has come to Canton—with an extra touch of gold. And a black do-rag.Deion Sanders strutted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night sporting a pair of gold shoes to go with the gold jacket emblematic of the special company he has become a part of. At the end of his riveting acceptance speech, he placed his ubiquitous do-rag on his hall bust.Neon Deion indeed.“This game,” Sanders repeated dozens of times, “this game taught me how to be a man. This game taught me if I get knocked down, I got to get my butt back up.“I always had a rule in life that I would never love anything that couldn’t love me back. It taught me how to be a man, how to get up, how to live in pain. Taught me so much about people, timing, focus, dedication, submitting oneself, sacrificing.“If your dream ain’t bigger than you, there’s a problem with your dream.”Sanders joined Marshall Faulk in entering the hall in their first year of eligibility. Shannon Sharpe, Richard Dent, Chris Hanburger, Les Richter and Ed Sabol also were enshrined before an enthusiastic crowd of 13,300—much lower than the usual turnout. With Sunday’s Hall of Fame game a victim of the 4½-month NFL lockout, Fawcett Stadium was half full.Not that Sanders needs a big audience.The dynamic cornerback and kick returner ran off a list of people who influenced him as smoothly as he ran past opponents, whether running back kicks or interceptions—or even catching passes when he appeared as a wide receiver, or dashing around the bases in the major leagues, including one World Series appearance.He spoke of promising his mother she could stop working in a hospital when he became a success, and of how he created the Prime Time image at Florida State—then turned it into a persona.A Hall of Fame persona.“What separates us is that we expect to be great,” he said. “I expect to be great, I expect to do what had to be done. I expect to make change.”Just as Sharpe expected to change his life as a kid who went to college with two brown grocery bags filled with his belongings.When Sharpe headed to Savannah State, all he heard was how he was destined to fail.“When people told me I’d never make it, I listened to the one person who said I could: me,” Sharpe said.Failure? Sharpe went from a seventh-round draft pick to the most prolific tight end of his time. He won two Super Bowls with Denver and one with Baltimore, and at the time of his retirement in 2003, his 815 career receptions, 10,060 yards and 62 TDs were all NFL records for a tight end. Three times he went over 1,000 yards receiving in a season—almost unheard of for that position. In a 1993 playoff game, Sharpe had 13 catches against Oakland, tying a record.Sharpe patted his bust on the head Saturday before saying, “All these years later, it makes me proud when people call me a self-made man.”In a captivating acceptance speech, Sharpe passionately made a pitch to get his brother, Sterling, who played seven years with the Packers, considered for election to the shrine. Sterling, who introduced his younger brother for induction, wept as Shannon praised him.“I am the only player who has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and am the second-best player in my family,” Sharpe said.“I am so honored. You don’t know what this means for me. This is the fraternity of all fraternities.”Faulk was the running back of running backs for much of his 12-season career.As versatile and dangerous a backfield threat as the NFL has seen, Faulk was voted the NFL’s top offensive player in 1999, 2000 and 2001, and was the NFL’s MVP in 2000. He was the league’s scoring leader in 2000 and ’01, made seven Pro Bowls, and was the first player to gain 2,000 yards from scrimmage in four consecutive years.The second overall draft pick in 1994, when Faulk was offensive rookie of the year, he played five seasons in Indianapolis, then his final seven for St. Louis, helping the Rams to their only Super Bowl victory in 1999.Through tears, Faulk said, “Boy this is pretty special. … I am glad to be a part of it. This is football heaven.“I am a football fan just like all of you,” Faulk told the crowd. “I have always, always been a fan and had an abiding passion and love and respect for this game of football, even when I was a kid selling popcorn in the Superdome because I couldn’t afford a ticket.“It’s tough going from the projects to the penthouse.”Dent was a dynamic pass rusher on one of the NFL’s greatest defenses, the 1985 NFL champions. He was the MVP of that Super Bowl and finished with 137½ career sacks, third all-time when he left the sport.He epitomized the Monsters of the Midway: fast, fierce and intimidating.“Richard was like a guided missile,” Joe Gilliam, Dent’s college coach, said during his introduction.“You must dream and you must be dedicated to something in your life,” added Dent, who asked everyone in the audience to rise in applause for the legendary Gilliam, then thanked dozens of people, including many from the ’85 Bears who also were in the stadium. He saved his highest praise for the late Walter Payton.“When you have dreams, it is very tough to say you can do everything by yourself,” Dent said. “It’s all about other people.”last_img read more

Bhajji wants this upcoming batsman to play instead of Prithvi Shaw in New Zealand…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/TOIAdvertisement 3m5qzjNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsnfWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ez2ik4( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2t9Would you ever consider trying this?😱1qzjnCan your students do this? 🌚b47jRoller skating! Powered by Firework The New Zealand ODI series is over with a disappointing performance from Team India, losing the series 3-0 to the hosts. Alongside Mayank Agarwal, the young Prithvi Shaw was chosen as the opening batsman for Kohli’s squad. Failing to fulfil his expectations after a mediocre performance in the ODIs, there are questions regarding as to include Shaw for the upcoming Test series. Amongst several opinions, Indian cricketing icon Harbhajan Singh comes up with his choice, which is the starlet batsman Shubman Gill.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TOIShubman Gill has not made any red ball cricket appearances for Team India yet, but his stellar performance for the India A team is grabbing everyone’s attention. The youngster from Punjab has scored a marvellous 204-not-out as a middle order batsman in the first unofficial Test versus New Zealand, followed by a stunning century in the second Test.In a recent interview with PTI, Harbhajan Singh put his positives forward for Gill. “Shubman should get his chance since he has been part of the team (as reserve opener) for quite a while without playing any Test match,” he told reporters.Advertisement Talking about GIll’s opening partner, two options come forward- Prithvi Shaw and Mayan Agarwal. The duo have been Team India’s openers in the recent ODIs against Kiwis.Returning from a dope ban, Shaw proved his worth in the unofficial ODIs last month, but unfortunately, failed to reflect his performances against the New Zealand XI in the ODI series, scoring 84 runs with a series average of 28.Advertisement However, Agarwal’s numbers are worse. The 28 year old from Bengaluru was massively out of form in the ODI series, scoring only 36 runs across the three matches.However, amongst Shaw or Agarwal as Gill’s Test partner, Bhajji prefers the latter, because of a better experience in the format.Harbhajan continued: “Mayank is a proven player in Test cricket and a top batsman. He understands his game very well. Just because of three ODI innings and a practice game, you don’t drop him. It doesn’t work like that.”In his 9 Test appearances for India, Agarwal has scored 872 runs, substantially more than Shaw’s two international appearances in the 2018 West Indies series.“He has been scoring lots of runs wherever he is playing, so I feel Mayank and Shubman should start in first Test,” Harbhajan concluded.Also read-Bhajji reveals who India’s ‘No.1 choice spinner’ for T20 World Cup should be5 underrated cricketers who will have a big impact for India in 2020 Advertisementlast_img read more

Goodbye Steamboats, Hello Herons

first_imgMonaghan explainedthe designs went throughmany iterations beforelanding on something thateveryone could agree on. “Herons are just so majestic,” she said. “My other favorite landmark is the train station,” she added and Mery agreed and said it connotes “home.” Monaghan made sure to add details like windowpanes on the train station and the window boxes below that, at the real train station, are always filled by the Little Silver Garden Club with plantings that reflect the season. The heron signs include nautical roping lashed around the top of the sign’s posts and Monaghan said she’s asked that the borough plant seagrass at the base to complete the water way feel. Six of the signs feature the distinctive Little Silver Train Station, a nod to the borough’s busy downtown hub, and two signs feature a white heron soaring over the water, a delightful sight for travelers traveling over the Gooseneck and Oceanport Avenue bridges. By Amy Byrnes At the end of October, new, cheerful “Welcome to Little Silver” signs started popping up around town, reflecting the borough’s history and geography. Silverweb designer and co-owner Nora Monaghan, who’s lived in Little Silver for 23 years, said she especially wanted to highlight Little Silver’s extensive water ways and the stately white birds that she sees whenever she’s driving in and out of the borough. The classic markers had a distinctly colonial vibe and featured illustrations of a steamboat and the year Little Silver was established. center_img Silverweb of Red Bank, a graphic design firm, created the new welcome signs. The firm had helped create a logo and website for recent Little Silver Day celebrations and was happy to work with the borough council members on the design, materials and size of the signs for the $19,000 capital improvement project. “It was really a compliment,” said Silverweb co-owner Jackie Mery. A heron is featured on new signs announcing Little Silver.Photo by Amy Byrnes Once they came up with two designs, the borough went out to four sign fabricators to bid on the project and the winner was Stone Graphics Company, Inc. in Farmingdale. Owner Chris Stone said they applied the same weather resistant paint process used for signs the company created for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida that’s durable and – depending on care and environmental conditions – should welcome visitors to Little Silver for years to come. But lately they had started to show their age and were “literally falling apart,” according to Mayor Robert Neff. Public works employees were finding sign parts in the grass. It seemed they were too far gone for fixing. “We thought it was time to bring the signs up to date,” he said. LITTLE SILVER – For decades, iconic carved wooden signs have welcomed people to the riverside borough. “I wanted it to be perfect,” she said.last_img read more

Wildcats overcome jitters to capture fourth straight Kootenay Championship

first_imgThis is the 36th time in 38 years Mount Sentinel has advanced to the provincial tournament.The school twice failed to get out of the zone in 1997 and 2010.It should be noted that in 2010 we lost to Fernie in five (games), but that team is just as memorable as all others and they worked just as hard,” Moreira explained.“I am as proud of their commitment and work ethic as I am of the teams that have been provincial champions.”In the 38 years, Mount Sentinel has hosted the provincials tournament 10 times, winning the BC crown four times and finishing second in three events.The Wildcats have won the bronze medal seven times giving the school 14 provincial medals.Moreira said the provincial ranking should be out sometime Monday.He is expecting the Cats to be ranked third behind host Immaculata of Kelowna and Langley Christian.The provincial tournament is being played November 27-29 in Kelowna. For the for fourth straight season the Mount Sentinel Wildcats will represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.The Wildcats dusted off the Fernie Falcons in straight sets during the best-of-five final to capture the zone title at the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Castlegar at Selkirk College Gymnasium.Mount Sentinel defeated the Falcons 25-13, 25-13, 25-17.“The tournament was not our best performance . . . we didn’t drop a set but we played like we had an elephant on our backs through the entire tournament,” said Mount Sentinel head coach Joe Moreira.Mount Sentinel, the top ranked team entering the tournament, breezed through the round robin draw defeating Fernie, Friday in front of the student body at the South Slocan-based gymnasium, before getting past Boundary Central of Midway and Sparwood.“Our best, but not real clean, was the final,” Moreira confessed.last_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters Champs

first_imgJackson’s snapped a 1-1 tie as striker Roger Quayle converted a nifty pass from Justin Willans to secure the victory.Keeper Tad Lake was outstanding between the pipes, stopping a penalty shot by Bia Boro midway through the second half.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Jackson’s Hole Championship run with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Mike Gerun, Justin Willans, Erik Leslie, Morgan Dehnel, Kevin McClelland, Scott Miller, Jesse Anast, Matt Peschke, Scott Lewis, Roger Quayle, Bruce Fuhr, Tad Lake, Bill Clark, Pat Perkins and Angus Glass. Flying under the radar all season long, Jackson’s Hole came out of the woodwork to capture the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Masters Soccer League Championships with a stunning 2-1 victory over favoured Bia Boro Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.Jackson’s Hole, finishing second overall during the regular season, edged out Ted Allen’s to advance to the final.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY MAY 8, 2015

first_imgMark Glatt1522313%$75,470 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won (Current Through Thursday, May 7) CROWLEY TO PRESENT LAZ BARRERA TROPHY SUNDAYAlex Crowley left an orphanage in Mexico City, jumped a fence on the backside of a race track and eventually met up with Laz Barrera around 1957, forming a life-long friendship until Barrera died at the age of 66 on April 25, 1991.“Three months after I met him, Laz got permission for me to work for him on weekends,” said Crowley, who has been in racing in various capacities for 40 years, many as a jockey agent.“I would clean the stalls and take care of the ponies, things like that.”Barrera, elected to the Hall of Fame in 1979 and an Eclipse Award winner as outstanding trainer four straight years from 1976 through 1979, conditioned the last Triple Crown winner, Affirmed, in 1978.All this time later, for the second year in a row, Crowley will present the trophy to the winning connections of Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.The field for the Barrera: Yiannis, Victor Espinoza; The Man, Martin Garcia; St. Joe Bay, Elvis Trujillo; Forest Blue, Martin Pedroza; The Gomper, Rafael Bejarano; Serbian Syclone, Tyler Baze; and Kentuckian, Mike Smith. John Shirreffs2200100%$67,200 Bob Baffert621133%$89,690 Peter Miller1123118%$105,950 Philip D’Amato1562240%$239,040 BALTAS EYES GRADE I AMERICAN OAKS FOR SPANISH QUEENWith five wins through eight days of Santa Anita’s Spring Meet, Richard Baltas sits one victory behind training leaders Doug O’Neill and Phil D’Amato, who have six each.He hopes to add to that number come May 30 when he plans to run Spanish Queen in the Grade I, $400,000 American Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at 1 ¼ miles on turf.“She’s a little difficult to handle around the barn and in the stall, but she also has the will to win,” Baltas said of Spanish Queen, a California-bred daughter of the late Tribal Rule who won the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes by a length and a half on Sunday in only her third start.“For a horse to win first out in a Cal-bred maiden race and a Grade II in her third start is a big deal,” said Baltas, who trains Spanish Queen for a partnership.“She came out of the race good, so we’ll see how it goes for the American Oaks.”On Big Macher, winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby who was unplaced in the Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 30, and has had one breeze at Santa Anita since, Baltas said, “I’m taking my time with him. I’m letting him tell me when he’s ready. It seems like he was a little down after the Dubai trip.” DERBY SETS UP PHAROAH FOR PREAKNESS: ESPINOZAVictor Espinoza likes his chances on American Pharoah in the Preakness. And why not? The easy-going Mexican native rode the son of Pioneerof the Nile to an efficient one-length victory in last Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, a race Espinoza feels will only benefit the colt in the  1 3/16-mile Preakness at Pimlico Race Course on May 16.“I think the Derby sets him up well for the Preakness; I think he needed that kind of race,” Espinoza said of American Pharoah, who had two easy wins prior to the Derby, including an eight-length romp in the Arkansas Derby.“He really only had two races for the Kentucky Derby since coming off a layoff, and they were so easy that the Derby was a challenge, but it was a good experience for his next race.”No less an authority than Richard Mandella had high praise for Espinoza, a nominee to the Hall of Fame this year.“He’s a good athlete,” said Mandella, himself a Hall of Fame member. “He’s a good rider and he takes his business very seriously.“He has a great personality so he’s very easy to like and he has a very good rapport with the horses–a connection. He’s serious and he gives you 100 percent in his races, every day.“I think he’s good enough and the horse might be too (to win the Triple Crown) but I think he’ll have to be for Victor to get it done. You can’t do it without the horse.“The most important thing is the horse, but Victor is one of the very best jockeys and if the horse can do it, Victor will get it done.”Espinoza, who handled all the pre and post-race Derby hoopla with his usual carefree aplomb, looked a tad trimmer back at Santa Anita than he did before leaving for his Derby commitments. Did he lose weight?Victor smiled and gave a one-word answer: “Stress.” TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Fernando Perez3357615%$233,030 Felipe Valdez2755119%$165,570 Tyler Baze4696820%$383,370 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS XPRESSBET’S PREAKNESS HANDICAPPING HEADQUARTERS OPENLeading online wagering provider Xpressbet has announced its 2015 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes Handicapping Headquarters is now open and stocked with the information needed to Bet the Preakness Like a Pro. Visit www.xpressbet.com/Bet-the-Preakness to download Xpressbet’s free Preakness Stakes Wager Guide, watch Xpressbet’s exclusive Video Handicapping Series and more.For the last decade, Xpressbet’s Preakness Stakes Wager Guide has brought the opinions and wagering savvy of expert handicappers to readers in this free tool. This year’s team includes Bob Neumeier, Mike Battaglia, Jeff Siegel, Jon White, Dick Jerardi and Steve Byk. In addition, Xpressbet’s own John ‘Johnny D.’ DeSantis, and Horse Player NOW’s Jeremy Plonk return to contribute contender profiles and stats and trends to help identify horses ready to run big at Pimlico.In last year’s Guide, five of the six experts correctly identified California Chrome as the ‘horse to beat’ in Baltimore, with Jon White ($109.20) and Steve Byk ($114) each turning a profit on their recommended wagers. Remember to check back on Thursday, May 14 to access Xpressbet’s updated Preakness Stakes Wager Guide, complete with post-draw thoughts and analysis from the team.Also, check out Xpressbet’s new Video Handicapping Series, in which expert handicappers Siegel and Aaron Vercruysse handicap the weekend’s races, analyze the Xpressbet.com Preakness contenders and interview the biggest names in horse racing.“As the title sponsor of the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes, we’re doing everything we can to ensure horseplayers have the information they need before betting the Preakness,” said Kerry Carlson, Xpressbet’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We’re excited to once again offer free access to our Wager Guide and Video Handicapping Series. We hope readers and viewers find these resources valuable when playing the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes.”While visiting Xpressbet.com, open an online wagering account and earn a $125 Welcome Bonus. It takes just minutes to open and deposit money into your account. Xpressbet customers can wager on more than 300 of the world’s top racetracks, including Pimlico, the home of the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes. Use promo code TC2015 at Sign Up to claim your $125 Welcome Bonus.FINISH LINES: Agent Tony Matos has taken the book of Martin Garcia, a mainstay in the Bob Baffert barn and regular rider of Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern and Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund. Matos will continue to represent Corey Nakatani, who took off his two scheduled mounts today due to a muscle issue in his lower back . . . Services for E.W. (Buddy) Johnston will be held Tuesday, May 12, 1:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn, 1712 S. Glendale. The viewing will be Monday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the viewing room at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Miraglo Foundation founded by Dr. Erminia M. Guarneri, P.O. Box 1270, La Jolla, CA 92038, and/or Scripps Health Foundation “Campaign for Cardiovascular Care,” 10666 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037. A major owner/breeder in California for decades, Johnston died Tuesday at the age of 77 . . . Jerry Hollendorfer reports that Santa Anita Handicap winner Shared Belief is now at the Pegasus Training and Equine Rehabilitation Center in Renton, Washington, recovering from an injured right hip suffered in the Charles Town Classic April 18. “He’s doing great,” Hollendorfer said . . . The Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) will host a free seminar, “Demystifying the Racing Office,” at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Panelists will include Santa Anita Vice President Racing and Racing Secretary Rick Hammerle, and Del Mar Racing Secretary David Jerkens. The seminar will be hosted by Richard Scheidt, TOC’s Northern California Director of Operations, and will cover the basic operations of the Racing Office . . . Tom Quigley’s guests at 11:20 a.m. in the East Paddock Gardens will be Daily Racing Form Western Ad Rep Jon Lindo, Saturday, and Santa Anita simulcast co-host Millie Ball, Sunday . . . There will be a special Preakness handicapping seminar in the Gallop Out following the races Friday, May 15. It is free to fans, who will receive free Preakness Stakes Thoro-Graphs. Santiago Gonzalez2134114%$112,190 Richard Mandella1324115%$196,240 FLORES EXPECTS TO RESUME RIDING IN 10 DAYSDavid Flores is expected to resume riding in about 10 days after the California Horse Racing Board granted him a jockey’s license yesterday. The 47-year-old Tijuana native had been disqualified for a year by Singapore racing authorities in late March.Flores will be represented by agent Jim Pegram. The two have enjoyed much success in the past.“I’m very happy,” Flores said Friday morning. “Uncle Buck (as Pegram is affectionately known by friends and associates) was the one who gave me a call when I was in Singapore the second day (after he had been given the year’s ban). I was down emotionally and took it as it was, and I’m thinking, ‘a year,’ but when he called me, there was hope.“That’s what made me take the next step, to come back here and pursue my career again. We’ve got some history together,” Flores said, referring to Pegram, who had his book twice before, from 1993 to 1995 and 1996 into 2004.During that time Flores and Pegram won two Breeders’ Cup races, the Juvenile on Action This Day in 2003 and the Juvenile Fillies on Tempera in 2001, not to mention the Kentucky Oaks on Keeper Hill for Bobby Frankel in 1998.“We won about eight $1 million races together,” Pegram recalled, “including the two Breeders’ Cups.”Flores has more good news pending. He and his wife, Dawn, are expecting their second child, a girl, within the next two weeks. 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