RED BANK – Red Bank RiverCenter has announced the winners of its two new holiday promotions.During the holiday season the agency expanded its calendar to include a new event, the “We Double Dog Dare You Scavenger Hunt” during which shoppers visited 50-plus participating businesses in search of a hidden character inspired by the classic holiday movie A Christmas Story. Shoppers gathered stamps for every character they found, and once 15 were collected they entered to win Red Bank gift cards that can be used at 150 borough businesses. Three winners were drawn and received Red Bank gift cards. They were the Bemy family from Highlands, the Mullens from Rockaway Beach, N.Y., and the Mazzuccas from Fair Haven.The movie theme continued with the return of the window decorating contest. Businesses were invited to decorate their windows using any holiday movie of their choice. Some of the movies featured were A Christmas Story, White Christmas, Elf, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.The winning window was at Lux Beauty Store, 88 Broad St. with the theme Twas the Night Before Christmas.“I had a lot of fun with it and shared with all of my customers,” owner Linda Martino said. “I’m thrilled with my win.”Martino will receive $500 in advertising dollars to use as she wishes. YESTERcades at 80 Broad St. was a close second with their painted A Christmas Story window, and rounding out third place was Rue Royale Couture at 24 Monmouth St. with The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, of course, with Cindy Lou Who.Shoppers voted online for their favorite windows and Mackenzie Leary of Oceanport was the randomly drawn winner of a $50 Red Bank Gift Card. RiverCenter thanks all who participated.For more information about upcoming Red Bank events, please contact Red Bank RiverCenter at 732-842-4244 or visit www.ACoolLittleTown.com.
The Beautiful Game kicked off its World Cup Championship Thursday in Brazil, and while most of the public was at work, a few interested fans were locked in front of the television cheering on their favourite team.On opening day it was the Faraguna house in Nelson that was decked out in the Croatian colours as Guido and Boris Faraguna got together to support their homeland. Unfortunately a questionable penalty call ruined the day for Croatia, losers 3-1 to host Brazil.Action continues today with three games.At 9 a.m. Mexico battles Cameroon; at noon defending champion Spain takes on Netherland before Chile and Australia meet at 3 p.m.All games are on CBC Television.
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 1, 2015) – A competitive field of nine 3-year-old colts and geldings are set to go in Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs as part of the Golden State Series for California bred or sired horses.One of two Triple Crown nominated horses in Saturday’s Echo Eddie, Gimme Da Lute could make it an even bigger day for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert should he win. Second by a nose in his first outing on Jan. 31 at Santa Anita in a maiden special weight, he broke his maiden in his second attempt on Feb. 21 in a state-bred maiden special weight going 6 ½ furlongs.The bay colt by Midnight Lute is out of the Proud Citizen mare, Casino Gold and is owned by Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman. He is 2-1-1-0 overall with earnings of $48,160.Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer sends out Chief of Staff Saturday and reunites him with Mike Smith. A first time starter at Emerald Downs in September for then trainer Michael Puhich, the Triple Crown nominated Chief of Staff first raced and won for Hollendorfer in a Jan. 24 maiden special weight that he won by 5 ¼ lengths.The colt by Majestic Warrior out of the Awesome Again mare Morning Jewel is 3-1-1-1 overall with earnings of $46,218.Trainer Peter Miller will send out Richard’s Boy for the first time Saturday, an Idiot Proof gelding out of a Cee’s Tizzy mare, Marissa’s Joy who is undefeated in three lifetime starts. In his only turf try, Richard’s Boy won a down the hill allowance turf race March 13 for then trainer Herb Bacorn and won it gamely, fighting back at the rail. He will return to dirt on Saturday and will retain the services of jockey Fernando Perez.Richard’s Boy is owned by Rockingham Ranch and is 3-3-0-0 overall with earnings of $105,240.Grazen Sky comes into Saturday off of two wins and has never been worse than second in four lifetime starts. Second in his first two races, maiden special weights, going 5 ½ furlongs, he has won his last two in-a-row. He will again be ridden by leading-rider Rafael Bejarano who was up in his most recent score, a 6 furlong allowance March 5, in which he was favored at odds of 4-5.He is trained by Steven Miyadi and owned by Nicholas Alexander and is 4-2-2-0 overall with earnings of $91,800.The complete field for the Echo Eddie Stakes, to be run as the third race on an 11-race card Saturday, in post position order with jockeys and weights: Rocko’s Wheel, Joe Talamo, 118; Pay the Fine, Mario Gutierrez, 116; McHeat, Flavien Prat, 118; Richard’s Boy, Fernando Perez, 120; Run Like a Million, Kent Desormeaux, 118; Chief of Staff, Mike Smith, 118; Grazen Sky, Rafael Bejarano, 120; Over Par, Elvis Trujillo, 116; Gimme Da Lute, Martin Garcia, 118.–30– COMPETITIVE FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORE COLTS AND GELDINGS SET TO COMPETE IN GOLDEN STATE SERIES EVENT