Horsemen at Tioga Downs finish 1st with return to racing

first_imgNICHOLS (WBNG) – Wally Hennessey, has been harness racing professionally since 1975. The hall of farmer, has never raced without fans Hennessey says the pandemic was a “whole new deal” to face. Hennessey said even without fans, the return of racing brings a new hope to harness racing. “Yes, it is weird to not have anybody there but it doesn’t affect the way the horse reacts or the way the driver would react,” he says. He said that once you are out there on the track it was business as usual. “The bills did not stop, the bills kept on going, it is tough times right now for everybody,” he says.center_img Fans are still able to watch the races through the Tioga Downs website as well as place bets. The goal is for fans to return in the month of July. Hennessey said the horsemen were struggling without having the racing season start on time due to financial issues. They had to continue to pay for their horses to be in race shape, with no money coming in. Hennessey said everything that goes on before the race was completely different than what he is used to, pointing out the fact everyone was wearing masks and social distancing. The first races at Tioga Downs kicked off on Monday with qualifiers. last_img read more

PGA commend Ghanaian trio for impressing at Mongomo Open

first_imgThe Professional Golfers Association of Ghana (PGA), has congratulated three of Ghana’s professional golfers for their encouraging performance at the just ended 2017 Mongomo Professional Golf Open Championship in Equatorial Guinea.The three professional golfers, Vincent Torgah, the 2017 West Africa Champion from Tema Country Golf Club, Emos Korblah of Achimota Golf Club and Kojo Barnni, who won the just ended 4th edition of the Gold Fields Championship in Damaang, Tarkwa placed 15th, 16th, and 21st positions respectively.Public Relations Officer (PRO) for PGA, Nana Prempeh, said the competition which was to run for four days, had the third day disrupted by a heavy downpour.Vincent Torgah on the first, second and third days played 73, 73 and course par respectively making a total of 218.Emos Korblah scored four over par in the opening day but bettered his play on the second and third days with one under and course par respectively which brought his three days to 219.Kojo Barnni started with four over, continued with one under in day two and finished by scoring course par with 221 in total. Nana Prempeh said PGA congratulated the trio for their performance considering the number of countries that participated and the calibre of golfers at the championship.Peter Karmis from South Africa won the championship whereas Follet Smith from Britain claimed the second position.He said the three-day championship, saw golfers drawn from over 34 countries from Europe, Africa and Asia and I can confidently say we are proud of the performance of the team that represented Ghana.Meanwhile, Torgah and Barnni will move to Nigeria to participate in another championship which will tee-off on Wednesday, December 20, 2017.Emos Korblah is expected to return to Ghana today (Tuesday) December 18, 2017. Nana Prempeh used the opportunity to appreciate the support from the media and has encouraged them to do more in support of golf in the country.‘’We [PGA] will like to appreciate the media for their enormous role in promoting golf in the country. The contribution has been great and fantastic. However, we will appeal to the media to do more in supporting golf in Ghana,’’ he added.last_img read more

TCIs Ifeanyi Otuyonye named Male Athlete of the Year Sports Minister touts

first_img Auntie Fannie adventure well received in Grand Turk Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:angelo garland, Deputy Premier Akierra Missick, Ifeanyi Otuyonye, Male Athlete of the Year, US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Jun 2015 – The Turks and Caicos recently recorded a new long jump National record thanks to young Ifeanyi Otuonye, and quite significantly the college student set a new indoor record for the triple jump and was named by the US Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association as the mid-west Field Male Athlete of the Year. In her ministerial statement, Deputy Premier Akiera Missick congratulated Otuoyne on the feats as she announced that Akia Guerrier has qualified for the World Youth Track and Field competition which will be held next month in Colombia. It was also revealed that a team of primary schoolers will represent the TCI at the Caribbean Primary School Competition within the second week of July and came the announcement of the September UK Territory Games; it was not revealed who will represent the country at that track & field meet but local trials were organized by the TCAAA and said to be supported by sprinter, Angelo Garland. Delano Williams of Grand Turk, Bronze Medalist at IAAF Recommended for you Awardees, includes a true to life TCI herolast_img read more