A local charter high school employee was arrested after police say he downloaded child porn onto his computer at work.Agents with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children task force located an IP address on July 16 that had accessed videos of child pornography, according to PBSO.PBSO said that the IP address was from Renaissance Learning Academy in Palm Beach County.Police executed a search warrant at the school Monday where detectives made contact with 56-year-old Timothy Scott, the facilities manager.Digital forensics searched Scott’s work computer and found 15 videos depicting the sexual abuse of a child, along with at least ten images of child porn, according to PBSO.Two files “depicted infant children being sexually abused by an adult male,” according to the arrest report.Scott denied having any knowledge of the child porn files but told police he was the sole user of his password-protected work computer.Scott is facing 15 counts of possession of obscene material depicting sexual performance by a child.A judge set his bond at $150,000 and banned him from contacting all schools or anyone under the age of 18.
Mark 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. 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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. Drayden Van Dyke2644215%$188,170 William Spawr420050%$24,350 Joseph Talamo2852618%$198,328 Victor Espinoza620033%$72,270 Mike Puype1421114%$103,490 Elvis Trujillo2330213%$136,050 Dan Hendricks721029%$37,090 Doug O’Neill2568224%$272,370 Alex Solis823125%$108,780 Richard Baltas1452136%$278,400 Flavien Prat3568217%$364,070 Jorge Periban722129%$45,870 Tiago Pereira1726312%$133,170 Edwin Maldonado2344417%$125,350 Michael Machowsky922122%$68,850 DERBY HELPS AMERICAN PHAROAH FOR PREAKNESSFLORES TO RESUME RIDING SHORTLY AT SANTA ANITASUNDAY STAKES HONORS MEMORY OF LAZ BARRERABALTAS ON A ROLL WITH PROMISING SPANISH QUEEN -30- Rafael Bejarano2453621%$216,120 Mario Gutierrez1322315%$108,920 Gonzalo Nicolas2632412%$100,740 Brayan Pena2021110%$49,950