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Gulfstream Park

Gulfstream Park is a racetrack and county-approved casino in Hallandale Beach, Florida. During its annual meet, which spans December through October, it is one of the most important venues for horse racing in the USA. Gulfstream Park was opened on Wednesday February 1939 conducting a four-day meeting; the initial meeting had a crowd of 18,000. In 1944, the track was reopened by Sr. for a 20-day meeting in December. The Gulfstream Park Handicap was first run in 1946 and the Florida Derby began in 1952. In that year the clubhouse was built and the Grandstand seating was expanded. Gulfstream Park introduced turf racing for the first time in 1959. In 1952 the clubhouse was erected and a new addition was put on the grandstand, it marked the first running of the Florida Derby. The following year, the Florida Derby became the first stakes in Florida with a $100,000 purse; the 1955 Kentucky Derby winner and Horse of the Year Swaps set a world-record of 1:39 3/5 for a mile and 70 yards while carrying 130 pounds in the Broward Handicap.

The following year was just as exciting at Gulfstream when Gen. Duke equaled the world record of 1:46 4/5 in defeating Bold Ruler in the Florida Derby. In 1959, a new era at Gulfstream began with the opening of its world-acclaimed turf course. In 1961, James Donn Jr. became president of Gulfstream. It marked the construction of what was the world's largest tote board. Following the death of his father, James Donn Jr. Doug Donn was elected Gulfstream Park's president. In 1961, James Donn Jr. succeeded his father as president of Gulfstream Park. In this year the Clubhouse was enlarged and the then-world's largest totalisator board was installed in the infield. A big break for Gulfstream Park came in 1972, when the track was awarded "middle dates" for a 40-day January through April meet. In 1980, Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr. set a meeting record with 60 winners. In 1982, the Grandstand was renovated with new architecture and in 1984 the renovation of the clubhouse was completed. In 1986, the renovation of the track was completed with a domed dining terrace.

In 1989 Gulfstream Park hosted the Breeders Cup for the first time. Gulfstream played host its first Breeders' Cup World Championships in 1989, highlighted by the Classic match-up between Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence and Belmont Stakes winner Easy Goer. Gulfstream would host the Breeders' Cup again in 1992. In 1990, the track was purchased by Bertram R. Firestone. Jockey Julie Krone took the jockey's title in 1993 with 98 winners. In 1994, Holy Bull won the Florida Derby while, in 1995, Cigar won the Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Handicap on his way to a perfect season. Meanwhile,'95 Florida Derby winner Thunder Gulch would go on to win the Kentucky Derby. Monarchos would repeat Thunder Gulch's feat in 2001. In 1994, a half interest in the track was sold to Nigashi Nihon; the track was purchased in 1999 for $95 million. In 2010, the ownership of the track was taken over by Magna parent MI Developments Inc.. The track is owned by The Stronach Group since July 3, 2011. Hal's Hope, winner of the 2000 Florida Derby, would return in 2002 to win the Gulfstream Park Handicap.

The 2002 season was highlighted by the first running of the popular Sunshine Millions, pitting Florida-breds vs. California-breds for purses totaling $3.6 million. Palm Meadows, Gulfstream's state-of-the-art training facility in Palm Beach County, was opened on Nov. 29, 2002. Trainer Todd Pletcher started his unprecedented run of nine consecutive training titles in 2004; the track began a $130 million renovation of the grandstand and clubhouse in 2004 and slot machines were approved for the track in 2004. It now hosts all of the races in the series of races known as the Sunshine Millions; the series now consists of the: Sunshine Millions Classic Sunshine Millions Turf Stakes Sunshine Millions Distaff Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sunshine Millions SprintIn 2006, Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey rode his last race aboard Silver Tree in the Sunshine Millions and the great Barbaro would win the Florida Derby before making headlines with his victory in the Kentucky Derby. The renovation, first effective for the 2006 spring meeting, was criticized by racegoers and commentators, who felt that the new racino laid its emphasis on the casino part, destroying the racetrack's atmosphere.

In June, 2011, Tim Ritvo was named General Manager of Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino. He was a prominent jockey and racing official at Suffolk Downs in the 1980s before establishing himself in the 1990s as a leading Florida trainer. Ritvo has served as Vice President and Director of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association. In April, 2012, Javier Castellano, who collected his first Gulfstream title by riding a record 112 winners, scored his 3000th career success aboard Virtuously on Feb. 24 and Todd Pletcher, who claimed an unprecedented ninth consecutive training title at Gulfstream with 72 trips to the winner's circle, recorded his 3,000 career victory when he saddled Spring Hill Farm for a winning performance on Feb. 11. 06/08/2012 Stronach Group named Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer of its Racing Division 2019 TRACK DEATHS: Through filing FOIA requests with the FL DBPR, there have been 58 confirmed deaths of thoroughbred horses incurred while training or racing. One death was a confirmed stall death.

Gulfstream Park is home to the following graded stakes: Grade I: Florida Derby Pegasus World Cup Pegasus World Cup Turf Grade II: Fountain of Youth Stakes Gul

George Dement

George Elyott Dement, Jr. was an American innkeeper and restaurateur who served from 1989 to 2005 as the thirteenth mayor of Bossier City, Louisiana. Dement's parents were Sr. and the former Clara Catherine Depew. Employed by Gulf Oil, the senior Dement relocated in 1919 from Missouri to Bossier Parish in northwestern Louisiana; when Clara was giving birth to George, Jr. with the assistance of a midwife, a mule crawled under their old farmhouse in the Princeton community in search of corn. The creature shook the floor while the baby was being brought forward. Dement went to Arizona a year, he earned a dollar a day as a delivery boy for a Bossier City drugstore. Soon he was nearing completion of officer candidacy school in Corpus Christi, when he had a dispute with a lieutenant. Outraged, he joined the submarine section of the United States Navy during World War II. Though his submarine, the USS Razorback, did not enter service until 1944, it participated in five combat patrols in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Dement was a member of the first crew of the Razorback. During a surface attack, he once mistakenly left oil in a fryer; this forced the boat to rise to the surface in enemy waters in daylight. The Razorback was nearly the last casualty of the Pacific war. Dement was present for the ceremony on Victory over Japan Day, September 2, 1945, when the Empire of Japan, under Emperor Hirohito surrendered to General Douglas MacArthur at Tokyo Bay. In 2004, the Razorback was moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas, as a display vessel, Dement was there for the ceremony. After five years in the military, Dement attended Methodist-affiliated Centenary College in Shreveport. At one time or another, Dement owned and operated fourteen restaurants in the Bossier City area, including "The Doghouse," where Elvis Presley ate in 1954, when he came to the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium for the Louisiana Hayride, his restaurant business originated while he was in the Navy. He sent his bride-to-be $70 per month, enough to allow her to open their first restaurant, "George's Big Boy", across from the Strand Theatre in Shreveport.

The outlet served foot-long hot dogs, Po' boy sandwiches, homemade chili, apple pies. By the late 1960s, faced with fast-food chain establishments in competition with his home-owned restaurants, Dement switched to hotels, he took over the management of a new Holiday Inn in Bossier City. Twice he was designated "Innkeeper of the World" for his work. In 1989, Dement was elected mayor as a Democrat, when the incumbent Donald Edward Jones, a former national president of the Junior Chamber International and a Bossier City businessman, did not seek reelection. Dement won second and fourth terms in 1993, 1997, in 2001, he retired on June 30, 2005 sixteen years from his original inauguration into office. He was known for his accessibility to the public, he pushed for the Louisiana Boardwalk in downtown Bossier City and worked to revitalize key areas of the city. Dement worked to increase the size of both the police and fire departments, to place computers and cameras in police vehicles, to establish four new fire stations.

He established an improved relationship between Barksdale Air Force Base. Retired Brig. Gen. Peyton Cole said that when he arrived at Barksdale in 1992, there was "some space" between the citizens of Bossier City and the resident airmen. Dement, worked to strengthen municipal ties to the air base. According to the Bossier Press-Tribune, Dement "embraced riverboat gaming" which brought to Bossier City three casinos with the revenue to build the CenturyLink Center, Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, the Benton Road Overpass; the leg work for some of the projects had begun in the Jones administration. In 2005, U. S. Senator David Vitter, a Republican, paid tribute to Dement as "the people's mayor" on the occasion of Dement's retirement from office. Dement was succeeded by a former opponent, the Democrat-turned-Republican Lo Walker, who still holds the position, the first Republican in the seat. Prior to his own election to the office, Walker was the city's chief administrative officer and executive assistant to Mayor Dement.

In the nonpartisan blanket primary held on April 1, 1989, Dement led his three opponents with 4,845 votes. The second-place candidate, fellow Democrat Wanda S. Bennett, trailed with 3,405 votes. Two other contenders, Democrat Lo Walker and Republican David H. Broussard followed with 2,072 votes and 1,978 votes, respectively. In the second round of balloting four weeks Dement narrowly prevailed, 7,091 to Bennett's 6,596. Dement was reelected in 1993 with 82 percent of the vote, in 1997 with 74.5 percent over two Republicans and a Democrat, in 2001, with 57.2 percent over the Republican Jerry E. Harris and the Independent Billy Ross Robinson, a former city judge. Dement is only the second mayor of Bossier City to have served four terms. Hoffman L. Fuller filled the position for sixteen terms from 1937 to 1953; when Dement left office, the Mayor George Dement Endowed Fund for Bossier was established in his honor. Dement was married to the former Sunshine Norris, a Shreveport native and one of two daughters of Steve Norris, a Bossier Parish sheriff's deputy, the former Avis Wasson.

Sunshine was homecoming queen at Bossier High School in 1942, when the players won the state football championship. She graduated in 1945 and like her husband attended Centenary College, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in education, she taught f

Herbert Vilakazi

Herbert W. Vilakazi was a South African sociologist, he was known for his opposition to South Africa's apartheid system, which motivated him to try to dismantle it from the inside by becoming a professor at the University of Transkei, despite the protests of the African National Congress. He was a prominent critic of Western medicine, promoted ubhejane as a treatment for HIV/AIDS. Vilakazi was born on May 1943, in Nongoma, Zululand District Municipality, South Africa. In 1957, he moved to Connecticut after his father accepted a teaching position there. In 1958, at the age of 15, he wrote a letter to Martin Luther King, Jr. in which he praised King's then-recently published book Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. He was educated at Columbia University, taught sociology at Essex County College from 1969 to 1980, he left Essex County College to become a professor at the University of Transkei, remaining on their faculty until 1984. During his tenure at the University of Transkei, he and several of his colleagues were deported for alleged subversive activities.

His subsequent positions included stints teaching at the University of Cape Town from 1985 to 1986, at Wits University during the 1987 academic year, at the University of Zululand from 1988 to 1998. From 1997 until his retirement in 2004, he was the Deputy Chair Person of the Electoral Commission of South Africa, he died on January 26, 2016 of prostate cancer

VfR Garching

The VfR Garching is a German association football club from the city of Garching, Bavaria. The club's greatest success has been promotion to the Regionalliga Bayern in 2014, the fourth tier of the German football league system. For most of its history the club has been a non-descript amateur side in local Bavarian football; the club was formed in 1921, purely as a football club. VfR struggled in the era before the Second World War to find a suitable home ground and having to cease playing football altogether in 1937 when their home ground had to make way for the new Autobahn 9 from Munich to Berlin; the club reformed after the war, on 1 March 1946, seeing itself as a continuation of the old VfR Garching but now being named FC Garching. In 1949 the club reverted to its old name VfR. in 1973 the club opened itself to become a multi-sports club rather than only offering football, adding other departments over the years. VfR Garching rose above local football for the first time in 1986 when it won promotion to the Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord the fifth tier of the league system.

The club failed to qualify for the new Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern in 1988 but improved in the Bezirksliga below, finishing third in 1989, second in 1990 and won the league in 1991. The result allowed the club to move up to the Bezirksoberliga, where it would play the next four seasons. After a fourth place in its first season there the team declined and, in 1995, was relegated back to the Bezirksliga. Two seasons the club dropped down from this level, back into local amateur football. Garching made a brief return to the Bezirksliga in the 2003–04 season but was promptly relegated again; the club's rise through the league system began in 2005 when it won another promotion to the Bezirksliga and was, this time, able to establish itself there again. In 2009 a runners-up finish in the Bezirksliga took the team back up to the Bezirksoberliga; this league was disbanded in 2012 and VfR qualified for the new Landesliga Bayern-Südost on the strength of a second-place finish. The next two seasons the club would come second in its league each time and, in turn, earn promotion, first in the Landesliga in the southern division of the Bayernliga.

Because of the withdrawal of league champions BC Aichach, Garching received the direct promotion spot to the Regionalliga, thereby entering the Regionalliga Bayern for the first time in 2014–15. The club finished sixteenth in the Regionalliga and was forced to enter the relegation round against the Bayernliga runners-up where it lost to FC Amberg and was relegated; the club was promoted back to the Regionalliga. The club's honours: Bayernliga Süd Champions: 2016 Runners-up: 2014 Landesliga Bayern-Südost Runners-up: 2013 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern Runners-up: 2012 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord Champions: 1991, 2009 Runners-up: 1990 Kreisliga München 4 Champions: 2005 The recent season-by-season performance of the club: With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier.

With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. Official team site Official site of the football department Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables Manfreds Fussball Archiv Tables and results from the Bavarian amateur leagues VfR Garching at

2019 Mitre 10 Cup

The 2019 Mitre 10 Cup season was the 14th season of New Zealand's provincial rugby union competition since it became a 14 team tournament in 2006. The regular season begins on 8 August with Southland hosting a match against Northland, it involves the top fourteen rugby unions of New Zealand. For sponsorship reasons, the competition is known as the Mitre 10 Cup and it is the fourth season under the lead sponsor; the winner of the Championship will be promoted to the Premiership, while the team that places last in the Premiership will be relegated. The Mitre 10 Cup standings are sorted by a competition points system. Four points are awarded to the winning team, a draw equals to two points, whilst a loss amounts to zero points. Unions can win their side a respectable bonus point. To receive a bonus point, they must score four tries or more or lose by seven or fewer points or less; each team is placed on their total points received. If necessary of a tiebreaker, when two or more teams finish on equal points, the union who defeated the other in a head-to-head gets placed higher.

In case of a draw between them, the side with the biggest points deferential margin will get rights to be ranked above. If they are tied on points difference, it is decided by a highest scored try count or a coin toss; this seeding format has been implemented since the beginning of the 2006 competition. The competition includes a promotion-relegation process with the winner of the Championship receiving automatic promotion to the Premiership replacing the seventh-placed team in the Premiership, relegated to the Championship for the following year; the regular season consists of two types of matches. The internal division matches are when each team played the other six unions in their division once, home or away; the cross-division matches are when each team played four teams from the other division, thus missing out on three teams, each from the opposite division. Each union played home or away games against teams from the other division, making a total of ten competition games for each union.

The finals format allows the top four teams from each division to qualify for the semi-finals. The top two placed teams in the division, based on table points, receive a home semi-final. In the first round of the finals, the semi-finals, the second placed team is to host the third placed team, the first placed team is to host the fourth placed team; the final is to be hosted by the top remaining seed. The 2019 Mitre 10 Cup is played across ten weeks; the competition starts on Thursday, 8 August 2019, with Southland taking on Northland at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargill

Mabell Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie

Mabell Frances Elizabeth Ogilvy, Countess of Airlie, was a British courtier and author. She was born the eldest daughter of Arthur Gore, Viscount Sudley, his wife, daughter of Robert Jocelyn, Viscount Jocelyn, her mother died in 1871 and she and her sisters and Esther, were raised by their maternal grandmother, Lady Jocelyn. The sisters were educated by governesses and made visits to the Duchess of Teck at White Lodge, where Mabell Gore met and befriended the Duchess's daughter, Princess May; when her paternal grandfather, Philip Gore, 4th Earl of Arran, died in 1884 and her father inherited the former's titles and her sisters were entitled to the nominal prefix of Lady. On 19 January 1886, she married an army officer, David Ogilvy, 11th Earl of Airlie, at St George's, Hanover Square, becoming the Countess of Airlie, they had six children, fourteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren, twenty-nine great-great-grandchildren: Lady Kitty Edith Blanche Ogilvy. They had two sons, she remarried Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Gerald Ritson on 1 June 1926.

John Ogilvy Vincent Boris Ogilvy Vincent Lady Helen Alice Wyllington Ogilvy. They have two daughters, she remarried Lieutenant Colonel Henry Brocklehurst on 11 July 1918 and they were divorced in 1931. She remarried, Lieutenant Colonel Harold Nutting on 21 February 1933. Rosemary Freeman-Mitford, they have twelve grandchildren. Clementine Freeman-Mitford. Sir John Brocklehurst, 3rd Bt. Lady Mabell Griselda Esther Sudley Ogilvy David Ogilvy, 12th Earl of Airlie, they have twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. The Honourable Bruce Arthur Ashley Ogilvy; the Honourable Patrick Julian Harry Stanley Ogilvy On the outbreak of the Second Boer War in 1899, Lord Airlie went with his regiment, the 12th Royal Lancers, to South Africa, where he was killed in action at the Battle of Diamond Hill in 1900. After the end of the war in 1902, Lady Airlie paid a visit to South Africa. Following her husband′s death, Lady Airlie began to manage Cortachy Castle in Angus on behalf of her eldest son, the new earl, only six years old.

After opening the Dundee Sanatorium for Consumptives, built on a site gifted by her late husband shortly before his death on 1900, she was on 26 September 1902 presented with the Freedom of the City of Dundee. In December 1901, she became a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales. On the accession of King George V in 1910, Lady Airlie was retained at court as a Lady of the Bedchamber to the-now Queen Mary. During World War I she supported the Red Cross and was appointed a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire in the 1920 civilian war honours list for her services as president of Queen Alexandra's Army Nursing Board. However, she suffered losses in her family during the war: her son-in-law, was killed in action in 1915, her youngest son, was killed in action in 1917 and her daughter, was killed whilst exercising army horses in 1918; when Lady Airlie's eldest son married in 1917, she moved from Cortachy Castle to Airlie Castle. While at Aielie, she published family letters, titled In Whig Society, 1775–1818 and Lady Palmerston and her Times.

The works were based on the papers of her great-grandmother and With the Guards We Shall Go, which detailed her great-uncle, John Jocelyn, 5th Earl of Roden, through the Crimean War. In 1953, the countess's employer and lifelong friend, Queen Mary and Elizabeth II appointed her a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for her many years of service, she moved from Airlie Castle to Bayswater Road, London in 1955. She died there a few weeks after her ninetieth birthday in 1956; as a close confidante to Queen Mary, Lady Airlie was a close observer of the fluctuating relationships within the British Royal Family, detailed her reminiscences about them in her memoirs, which were unfinished at the time of her death. They were discovered by Jennifer Ellis, who edited and published them as Thatched with Gold: The Memoirs of Mabell, Countess of Airlie in 1962; the Honourable Mabell Frances Elizabeth Gore The Lady Mabell Frances Elizabeth Gore The Right Honourable The Countess of Airlie The Right Honourable The Dowager Countess of Airlie Zeepvat, Charlotte - Ogilvy, Mabell Frances Elizabeth, countess of Airlie and literary editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.