Gale’s clients have expressed concern that patrons of the tavern will use their private community as a thoroughfare to backtrack toward Sycamore Avenue via Essex Drive and Eastbourne Drive. Kelly 29, LLC had complied with the board’s deadline to return with a letter of intent from NJ Transit to help address the board’s traffic and parking concerns. Kennedy also said the proposed two-story structure should not be viewed as a “major development.” Rea said he made this determination over 49 observations of the commuter lot traffic over 10 days in 2017. He noted that on three occasions, NJ Transit required his team to complete those commuter lot parking counts during “gridlock alert days,” or days that NJ Transit deems to have overwhelming vehicular traffic, and urges commuters to use mass transportation. “We’re not generating more than a quarter-acre of new impervious surface. We’re not disturbing more than an acre of property. So this project does not trigger major development criteria of the NJDEP or borough ordinances,” Kennedy said. NJ Transit leases the commuter lot from Little Silver and, according to Krimko, the lease states that NJ Transit is permitted to sublet the lot to another user. However, an agreement could only be reached if the borough is willing to alter the lease agreement and expand the permissions of what the lot could be used for; in this case overflow parking for bar and restaurant patrons. LITTLE SILVER – With a preliminary agreement in hand from NJ Transit, the aspiring developer of the borough’s first licensed pub returned to the planning board Thursday. “I can tell you that (Brickwall’s) peak demand on both weekdays and weekends will be between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. And at those times there will be at least 300 parking spaces in the train station parking lot that can be utilized,” Rea said. In total, the facility will house seating for 250 patrons and, by ordinance, is required to have 230 parking spaces. The plan calls for just 36 parking spaces on the 51 Oceanport Ave. property, a site that used to hold Pix Shoes. Seventeen of those spaces require a planning board waiver. The community members have requested that the developers implement signage discouraging patrons from turning into the community from Oceanport Avenue. To back his claim, Rea compared the seating of the proposed development with other Brickwall Tavern locations and similar restaurant operations in the area. Rea said the Brickwall Tavern in Burlington has a seating capacity of 150 and uses 95 parking spaces at peak hours of operation. Additionally, the Brick House Tavern + Tap in Neptune has seating for 250 with only 150 parking stalls. According to Kennedy, the tavern would open at 11 a.m. and serve its last drink at 1 a.m., before closing at 2 a.m. He said the last of the cleanup crew and managerial staff would be exiting the building at 3 a.m. “I understand that the size of the restaurant, in looking at your ordinance, requires 230 parking spaces, but quite frankly I just think that’s substantially on the high side,” said Rea, of McDonough and Rea Associates. Jeffrey B. Gale of Gale & Laughlin, an attorney who represents 15 townhouse owners residing in the Townhomes of Little Silver development located off Oceanport and Sycamore avenues, made a case that not only should the development be considered major, but oversized. According to Rea, the analysis showed that peak commuter parking in the lot occurs on weekdays, but volume is substantially lower on weekends, when the tavern would be at its busiest. Krimko added that after meeting with NJ Transit representatives, her impression was that NJ Transit “does not care how the lot is used,” and is willing to turn the negotiation over to the borough, as the only impact will be to the town itself and its citizens. “They are basically granting us access (to the lot), subject to us working out whatever terms we need to with the borough,” Krimko said to the board. “This letter is more than just an intention to sit and talk. This is significant. This is a letter of intent outlining the terms that they are willing to enter into an agreement with.” Gale showed that, based upon borough ordinance, a construction in need of 230 parking spaces is only permitted to be 8,182 square feet. The proposed construction is more than 3,000 square feet beyond that permitted size, hence the variance being sought. The developer’s traffic engineer John Rea said the requirement seemed excessive. The operation times and potential noise pollution are also a concern for the nearby townhome residents. Project engineer James Kennedy, who last offered testimony in July, was recalled Thursday to revisit the site plan’s parking element and, like Rea, stressed that the commuter parking lot is “an underutilized asset.” The proposed site of the tavern and the Townhomes of Little Silver are separated by a retail store (Brave New World Surf and Snow) and a series of trees. According to testimony by developer attorney Jennifer S. Krimko, the agreement with NJ Transit stipulated conditions for one-way traffic flow from the tavern parking lot to the commuter lot, as well as a pedestrian walkway and other safety measures. The developers plan to build a 11,480-square-foot, two-story tavern on a 0.63-acre plot with two bars on the first level and a third bar and outdoor balcony seating on the second floor. The Little Silver Borough Council said it will take no formal action until the planning board does. The hearing is expected to continue next month. In addition, Gale also noted that if parking were to be contained on site and limited to those 36 proposed spaces, the developers would be limited to building a structure no more than 2,286 square feet. This shortfall of 194 spaces is proposed to be balanced by the approximately 550 spaces in the commuter lot of the adjacent Little Silver train station. Kelly 29, LLC attorney Jennifer Krimko said such signage could be provided.
Three unanswered second-period goals sealed the deal for the Hawks.The goals by Archie McKinnon, Russell Mortlock and Mitch Foyle snapped a 1-1 first period tie.Brandon Fuller, with a pair, and Dallas Calvin, finishing the game with three points, also scored for the Hawks.Taylor Stafford also had three assists to spark the Hawks.Beaver Valley won the special teams battle, scoring twice on the power play and once shorthanded.Carsen Willans and Robson Cramer, on the power play, replied for Nelson.Beaver Valley outshot the Leafs 49-34 in the game, including a 22-8 margin in the second.ICE CHIPS: The Hawks completed a three-game sweep of Murdoch opposition, outscoring Castlegar and Nelson 20-10 en route to the wins. . . . Beaver Valley has not lost since Spokane defeated the Hawks 3-2 in overtime December 6. . . . Nelson is 4-3 in December. . . . The season series between Nelson and Beaver Valley is now tied 2-2. . . . Nelson welcomed two new players to the lineup. Adam Hodge and Arizona native Rayce Miller were additions to the roster. Sam Weber of BCMMHL affiliate Kootenay Ice was also in the lineup for Nelson. The Nelson Leafs are no longer the top dogs in the Murdoch Division.The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, winners of eight straight games, assumed the penthouse in the division by spanking the Leafs 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday evening in Fruitvale.Beaver Valley, 26-6-1-2, lead Nelson by one point after stopping the Leafs in the first of a two-game, home-and-home series.The second game of the set goes at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.
The Craig rink currently sits in a tie for second spot with Craig Lepine of Langley, each with 4-2 marks.Ursel then disposed of Myron Nichol of Castlegar 7-2.The Kootenay rink, with skip Nichol, third Bill van Yzerloo, second Garry Beaudry of Nelson and lead Richard Faunt of Trail, are tied for fourth in the standings with a 3-3 record.Wednesday Ursel edged Doug Marshall of Chilliwack 4-3 before suffering a hiccup against Al Roemer of Delta Thistle Curling Club 6-4.Roemer sits at 2-4.Ursel led 3-0 after three ends before the roof fell in on the team.The overall winner of the round robin draw at the championships gains the top qualifying position in the Page Playoff Friday evening.The final is set for Sunday at 11 a.m.The winner of the provincial championships represents BC at the Canadian Senior Men’s and Women’s Curling Championships March 28 to April 2 in Digby, N.S. A rink with a pair of Kootenay players anchoring the front end are in the driver’s seat at the Senior Men’s Curling Provincials at the Richmond Curling Club.The Bob Ursel rink from Kelowna, with lead Fred Thomson of Nelson and second Don Freschi of Trail on the team, lead the standings following Day three of the provincial championships.The Ursel foursome, with Dave Stephenson at third, leads the standings with a 5-1 record.Ursel made it a sweep of Thursday action by defeating Garnet Boese of Smithers 5-2 during the evening draw.Earlier in the day the Interior rink blasted Stu Harris of Cloverdale 8-1 in five ends.Ursel opened the competition Tuesday with an 8-3 win over Wes Craig of Victoria.
–30– ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–With heavily favored Curlin’s Fox a non-factor turning for home, longshot Prize Exhibit, ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, rallied from dead last around the far turn to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by James Cassidy, English-bred Prize Exhibit covered one mile on turf in 1:36.03.Off at 9-1 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, Prize Exhibit paid $21.80, $9.00 and $6.20. Owned by DP Racing, Prize Exhibit, who was Group placed in England last October, got her second stateside win from five starts here and improved her overall mark to 14-4-1-1. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $212,050.Long Hot Summer, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, showed the way through fractions of 22.99, 47.29, 1:11.74 and 1:23.90 and finished second, one length in front of Lutine Belle. Off at 7-1, Long Hot Summer paid $6.80 and $5.00.Lutine Belle made a steady late run from far back under Rafael Bejarano to finish third, a half length clear of Rattataptap. Off at 13-1, Lutine Belle paid $6.40 to show.Curlin’s Fox, who was ridden by Mike Smith, was a close third turning for home but weakened readily to finish last at 4-5.
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 26, 2016)–With Glory and Mike Smith seemingly headed for victory, Florida invader Tuttipaesi split horses and shot through a gap two paths off the rail to grab Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes by a neck as veteran jockey Chris DeCarlo scored in his first-ever appearance at The Great Race Place. Trained by Bill Mott, Irish-bred Tuttipaesi covered 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.82.Breaking from the outside in a field of five older fillies and mares, 6-year-old Tuttipaesi settled nicely off the pace and was full of run around the far turn.“She’s tactical,” said DeCarlo, 47. “Going down the backside, Alex (Solis, on Fresh Feline) kind of came out and I didn’t want to lose my cover and have to be three-wide all the way around. I was able to tuck in behind Mike (Smith, aboard Glory) the whole way, his horse was running well.“At the top of the lane it was tight. I didn’t have anywhere to go but there was a little separation at the eighth pole and once she got her head in there, she was able to muscle her way through. She’s a tough filly, she’s a fighter. She’s the kind you want. She won’t back away from a challenge.”Owned by Kentucky-based Valor Ladies, LLC (a sister company to Team Valor, Int.), Tuttipaesi, who is based with Mott at Payson Park Training Center in South Florida, was the second choice at 5-2 and paid $7.40, $3.60 and $2.80. Third in a Grade III Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 9, Tuttipaesi collected her first graded stakes win and improved her overall mark to 17-7-2-3. With the winner’s share of $120,000, she increased her earnings to $495,929.“I didn’t have to tell Chris anything,” said Riley Mott, son of and assistant to trainer Bill Mott. “He did a good job. She was in tight turning for home but was pretty valiant. I wasn’t sure (she’d win) until 100 yards from the line, when she got out. I know she’s game. She showed it in her previous races. This is a pretty special win.”Glory, who overtook favored Her Emmynency turning for home, stalked the favorite through fractions of 24.50, 48.51, 1:12.14 and 1:36.33.“I had to move a bit earlier than I wanted to,” said Smith. “Going into the far turn, Fresh Feline came up on our outside and when that happened, I had to go with them and it turned into too long of a run. In saying that, she ran too good to lose.”Off at 7-2, Glory, who finished three quarters of a length in front of Fresh Feline, paid $3.60 and $3.00.Fresh Feline proved third-best at 18-1 and paid $4.00 to show.Her Emmynency, who broke from the rail with Joe Talamo up, was very erratic out of the gate but settled into a steady stride on the lead and caved readily when challenged three sixteenths out, finishing last.First post time for a 10-race program on Easter Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016) – Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-5-3-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place finishes in each of the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. Smith also finished second in Friday’s Longines Distaff on Songbird and in the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Coasted with Saturday’s runner-up finish coming on Masochistic in the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Smith finished third on American Gal in Saturday’s 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Smith, who previously had won the Shoemaker Award at the 2012 and 2013 renewals, won Friday’s Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Tamarkuz, Saturday’s Filly & Mare Sprint on Finest City and capped off the weekend with a victory in the Classic on Arrogate. Smith finished with 48 points to out distance Joel Rosario who had 28 points. Smith was the only rider to win more than one race. Bill Shoemaker Award winners2003: Alex Solis2004: John Velazquez2005: Garrett Gomez2006: Frankie Dettori2007: Garrett Gomez2008: Garrett Gomez2009: Julien Leparoux2010: Garrett Gomez2011: John Velazquez2012: Mike Smith2013: Mike Smith2014: John Velazquez2015: Ryan Moore2016: Mike Smith The Shoemaker Award is named in honor of one of the greatest jockeys in the history of Thoroughbred racing. Shoemaker, who captured the Kentucky Derby four times, won more than 8,800 races in a career that spanned more than 40 years. In 1987, at age 56, Shoemaker won the Breeders’ Cup Classic aboard Ferdinand at Hollywood Park.
FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Chloe Simon and Stephen F. Austin’s Maddie Miller are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.The Islanders (12-9, 5-3 SLC) claimed a pair of wins last week at home over Sam Houston State and on the road against Houston Baptist. Simon led the charge for the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense, notching 35 kills over the two-game stretch for a 4.38-kills-per-set average and a .291 hitting percentage. Heading into the week, the Islanders are halfway through their Southland Conference schedule and will return to their home court Thursday evening against Nicholls. The honor marks the first of the season for Simon.Stephen F. Austin (20-1-0, 8-0) kept its amazing 13-game win streak alive in week seven with a pair of victories at home against Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana. Miller anchored the SFA defense to a pair of sweeps, extending the Ladyjacks to 34 consecutive set wins. Stephen F. Austin will have the opportunity to keep its win streak alive this Thursday on the road against Central Arkansas. Miller’s award marks her second of the season.Offensive Player of the Week: Chloe Simon, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Outside Hitter – Katy, TexasSimon averaged 4.38 kills per set in a pair of Islander victories last week. The junior outside hitter tied a then-career high 16 kills in a victory over Sam Houston State Thursday night. She then followed suit with another career-high 19 kills against Houston Baptist Saturday. The junior recorded double-doubles in both matches, notching 10 digs against the Sam Houston State and 14 more against Houston Baptist.Honorable Mention: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas; Alexis Warren, Northwestern State; Karlee Wilkerson, Southeastern Louisiana; Corin Evans, Stephen F. Austin.Defensive Player of the Week: Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Libero – Lorena, TexasMiller scooped up 19 digs in SFA’s sweep of Nicholls Thursday evening before adding 22 more on Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana. The junior’s 22 digs against the Lady Lions marked the third time in Southland Conference play that Miller has registered 20 or more in a match, rounding out her week with a 6.83 digs per set average and 41 digs in total.Needing just six sets to dispatch the opposition, the Ladyjacks held their foes to a collective .144 attack percentage. No Southland opponent has posted an attack percentage higher than .167 against SFA this season as the Ladyjacks have yet to surrender a set in league play. The team’s 34 consecutive set victories currently stand as the nation’s longest active win streak. Miller’s stellar defensive play has helped SFA rise to ninth nationally in opponent hitting percentage (.142).Honorable Mention: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas; Shelby Pullins, New Orleans; Lizzy Low, Southeastern Louisiana; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – A.J. Lawson, McNeese – Jr. – Guard – Bryan, TexasLawson connected on a season-high 11 shots out of 17 attempts and sank 13-of-14 free-throw attempts against ACU en route to his second 30-point performance of the season with a career-best 37. He dropped six points in the final five minutes, sinking all four attempts from the charity stripe to help the Cowboys stave off the Wildcats. With the Cowboys and Demons knotted at 49-49, Lawson scored or assisted on 20 points over the last 16 minutes of the game as McNeese went on to win by nine. Since Dec. 3, he is averaging 21.1 points, four assists and 3.5 rebounds across eight games, and the Cowboys are 5-3 in that span. Week 10 Southland Conference Release (PDF) FRISCO, Texas – McNeese guard A.J. Lawson is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. On the court for all but one minute in each of the team’s two games, he averaged 28.5 points and six rebounds per contest in a 2-0 week for the Cowboys. He scored a career-high 37 points in an 88-84 upset win over Abilene Christian on Wednesday and poured in 20 points and seven assists in an 85-76 triumph over Northwestern State on Saturday. Honorable Mention: T.J. Atwood, Lamar; Chudier Bile, Northwestern State; DeAndre Jones, Central Arkansas. McNeese (7-9, 2-3 SLC) looks to build on their first two conference wins at home against UIW at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday before paying a visit to New Orleans at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Been Studying Her–Mike Smith–122K P Dreaming–Ruben Fuentes–122Comical–Abel Cedillo–122Bast–John Velazquez–122Buyer’s Remorse–Mario Gutierrez–122Leucothea–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–122First post time for a nine race card on Friday, opening day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. BAFFERT’S BAST LOOMS SHORT PRICED FAVORITE IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Bast looms a complete standout among six juvenile fillies in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita’s main track. A bay daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast, who was second in her 5 ½ furlong debut, romped by 8 ¾ lengths in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante and it appears all systems are go for her first two turn assignment.A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the Chandelier winner will earn a fees-paid berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, to be run at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.BASTOwner: Baoma Corp.Trainer: Bob BaffertAlthough ridden by Drayden Van Dyke in both of her Del Mar starts, she’ll be handled on Friday by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, as Van Dyke is coming off an injury and Baffert was uncertain to his status as recently as last week. Out of the Arch mare Laffina, Bast should have little difficulty stretching out from seven furlongs to a mile and one sixteenth as she continues her march to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies here on Nov. 1.K P DREAMINOwner: Karl PergolaTrainer: Jeff MullinsA non-threatening fourth at 50-1 in her 5 ½ furlong debut Aug. 11, she then stretched out to a flat mile and responded with a 1 ¼ length win at 9-2 on Aug. 29. Although she’s facing a monster in Bast, K P Dreamin does have the advantage of one two turn race and will hope to be in a contending position turning for home under regular rider Ruben Fuentes.BEEN STUDYING HEROwner: KMN Racing LLCTrainer: Dan WardA California-bred daughter of the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Fast Anna, this KMN homebred was a first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs at Sacramento July 20 and defeated statebreds by 1 ¼ lengths in the six furlong Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 28 when off at 8-1 under Mike Smith, who rides back on Friday.THE GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES WITH JOCKEY & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PT
BACK ON HER HOME GROUND, CLASSY BELLAFINA TAKES GRADE III, $100,000 DESERT STORMER STAKES BY ONE LENGTH IN 1:09.85 AS PRAT BAGS HIS FIFTH WIN OF THE DAYARCADIA, Calif. (May 17, 2020)–To quote Judy Garland’s Dorothy, “There’s no place like home.” And that was very true indeed today at Santa Anita, as trainer Simon Callaghan’s Bellafina rolled to a one length score in the Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes, her fifth win in seven Santa Anita starts. With Flavien Prat collecting his fifth win of the day, Bellafina made amends for a disappointing run last month at Oaklawn Park by getting six furlongs in 1:09.85.Breaking from post position four in a field of seven fillies and mares, Bellafina was an attentive third, about three lengths off dueling leaders Artistic Diva and Fighting Mad mid-way around the far turn. She swung three-deep turning for home, took command a sixteenth of a mile out and held off a big late run from longshot Hang a Star to get the money.“This is pretty cool,” said Prat. “She broke well and she put me in a good spot and we had those two fillies as a target. At the quarter pole, we angled out and she did the rest. It’s great to be back home with this filly, she loves it here.“I won five in one day at Del Mar last summer, but never here at Santa Anita. Hopefully, I’m not done yet.”Indeed he wasn’t, as Prat went on to win his sixth race of the day in the ninth race aboard Harper’s Gallop for trainer Jack Carava.Fourth as the 7-5 favorite in an ungraded six furlong stakes April 25 in Arkansas, Bellafina was off as the 4-5 favorite today and she paid $3.60, $2.80 and $2.10.Resplendent in part-owner’s Kaleem Shah’s red, white and blue colors, Bellafina picked up $60,000 for a partnership that includes Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor and Derrick Smith. A three-time Grade I winner, Bellafina notched her seventh grades stakes win and seven wins from 15 overall starts and earnings of $1,512,975.“It unfolded pretty much as we expected,” said Callaghan. “We had decent speed and Flavien had her in a great position to stalk and gave us a really good performance. It shows how much she loves Santa Anita and we’re glad to get her back in the Winner’s Circle.Ridden by Umberto Rispoli, Hang a Star flew late to finish second, a head in front of Fighting Mad. The longest shot in the field at 40-1, Hang a Star paid $18.80 and $6.60.The original third place finisher, Fighting Mad, who was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke and was a length clear of Mother Mother at the wire, was disqualified for interference leaving the gate and placed fourth, behind her stablemate.Mother Mother, ridden by Mike Smith, was the second choice at 2-1 and paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.38, 44.47 and 57.07.