Mountain Horse

18 Dec 18
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When Cinder the bear was found beneath a horse trailer in Washington state, paws injured by third-degree burns, pulling herself along on her elbows, no one had any idea that the cub would become a limping symbol of a region’s recovery. The July 2014 fire that injured Cinder also destroyed 300 homes and burned 400 […]

18 Dec 18
A Tree Firmly Planted

By Lizette Vega A man stood inside the depot watching the empty railroad tracks for the arrival of a train. He leaned forward looking into the sky for the smoke of a locomotive.  It had been three years since his son started his service in the Railway Industry, and now he was coming home. A […]

18 Dec 18
Waters Edge

The community of Waters Edge at Cedar Sky has auspicious settings, being near to Chilliwack, one of BC’s largest cities. The jewel of the Upper Fraser Valley, Chilliwack strikes the perfect balance of heritage and modern convenience, with historic shopping districts, high performing schools and accessible commuter routes. With dozens of parks and public spaces, […]

18 Dec 18
Vampire Maman

Dear Diary, Today the rain comes down like tears of an old out of touch Vampire. Losing three hundred years due to being locked up in a crypt has made me so confused about so many things. I have lost three centuries. Three fast centuries. I arrived home after a night out with a sick […]

18 Dec 18
DOMAIN THIRTY-THREE

(A Sermon Delivered at the McMaster Divinity College Chapel on 10 December 2018) Today is the last chapel of the term at McMaster Divinity College, where this year we have been focusing on the theme of “holy places.” Throughout the term, we’ve had our speakers focus on various aspects of holy places, especially on various […]

18 Dec 18
More Than A Little Crazy

After slowly getting up and fed, the girls and I headed out to a playground. We got there are about 9:30am. Can’t you tell by the lovely morning light? Isaac and Rebecca came to join us a little later and we took a walking tour of downtown Reykjavik. We started in the back garden of […]

18 Dec 18
Knightmare Adventures

Winter 002 Its my first day off in 10. I forced myself to sleep in because in a couple of weeks I’m going to be desperate for more sleep. I have not heard back from the taproom and don’t really expect to. I have been unable to decide whether to take a second job and […]

18 Dec 18

So, we moved to Idaho. I had only been here once before, to visit, and my husband’s very persuasive niece convinced us that we should come to stay. I mean, she made a powerful argument for it when she offered him an awesome job at her company, Cheeky’s. And, we get to hang out with […]

18 Dec 18
Malt Liquor Mitch

A sweet and easy-going Burgundy

18 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
ETAMINE DU COCHET (2.00 Ludlow) has been found a good opportunity to get off the mark after three seconds so far in her hurdling career. She was beaten just a length at Hereford last time when it looked as though her inexperience made the difference. Trainer Dan Skelton is taking the wise move of stepping her up in distance here, which should also bring in improvement as she has been finishing well over 2m. She was well backed on her past two runs and is clearly well thought of by connections who have a good record in races like this. STYLE DE VOLE (12.30 Newbury) caught the eye when winning on debut over hurdles at Newcastle last time out. That was his first run in the UK having won on his sole start on the level in France before being snapped up by JP McManus and sent to Nicky Henderson. He is bred to be a top-class performer over jumps and should improve a lot on that first experience over timber. [boxout headline=”Wizard’s magic tips…”]EACH-WAY DOUBLE: ABOVE BOARD (2.35 Ludlow) has been running in some decent races and should find this company a little easier. Pair him with UT MAJEUR AULMES (3.15 Newbury) who has talent and could show it again after a wind operation. [/boxout] DRINKS INTERVAL (2.15 Newbury) took a tumble at the third last fence when going very well in Listed company at Market Rasen last time out. She had earlier won without any jumping problems at Uttoxeter and Chepstow so that fall should just be a blip. Her form looks much the strongest on show today and she can make up for that unfortunate mishap. MEAN MACHINE Top stayer Unowhatimeanharry on course for Long Walk challenge RICH APPROACH (5.05 Newcastle) made up a lot of ground quickly to win at Wolverhampton last time over this trip. That was a good effort and the handicapper hasn’t gone mad with a 5lb rise in the weights. She is proven over this distance and shapes as though there’s a lot more to come after just four runs. LUDLOW 12.20 Oakley 12.55 Psychedelic Rock 1.25 Capeland 2.00 ETAMINE DU COCHET (NAP) 2.35 Above Board (ew) 3.05 Honest Vic 3.35 Jimmy The Digger NEWBURY 12.30 Style De Vole 1.05 Dashel Drasher 1.40 Mister Malarky 2.15 Drinks Interval 2.45 Emitom 3.15 Ut Majeur Aulmes (ew) 3.45 Avorisk Et Perils LINGFIELD 11.40 Locommotion 12.10 Maximum Effect 12.40 Great Shout 1.15 Blue Mountain 1.50 Catheadans Fury 2.25 Equal Sum 2.55 Tidal Watch 3.25 Ourmullion NEWCASTLE 3.20 Lopes Dancer 3.55 Battle Of Wills 4.30 I’ll Be Brief 5.05 Rich Approach 5.40 Testa Rossa 6.15 Gun Case 6.45 Kroy 7.15 Lucky Lodge [bc_video video_id=”5976265673001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Former jockey and racing broadcaster Mick Fitzgerald gives Q+A “]
18 Dec 18
The Scottish Sun
ETAMINE DU COCHET (2.00 Ludlow) has been found a good opportunity to get off the mark after three seconds so far in her hurdling career. She was beaten just a length at Hereford last time when it looked as though her inexperience made the difference. Trainer Dan Skelton is taking the wise move of stepping her up in distance here, which should also bring in improvement as she has been finishing well over 2m. She was well backed on her past two runs and is clearly well thought of by connections who have a good record in races like this. STYLE DE VOLE (12.30 Newbury) caught the eye when winning on debut over hurdles at Newcastle last time out. That was his first run in the UK having won on his sole start on the level in France before being snapped up by JP McManus and sent to Nicky Henderson. He is bred to be a top-class performer over jumps and should improve a lot on that first experience over timber. [boxout headline=”Wizard’s magic tips…”]EACH-WAY DOUBLE: ABOVE BOARD (2.35 Ludlow) has been running in some decent races and should find this company a little easier. Pair him with UT MAJEUR AULMES (3.15 Newbury) who has talent and could show it again after a wind operation. [/boxout] DRINKS INTERVAL (2.15 Newbury) took a tumble at the third last fence when going very well in Listed company at Market Rasen last time out. She had earlier won without any jumping problems at Uttoxeter and Chepstow so that fall should just be a blip. Her form looks much the strongest on show today and she can make up for that unfortunate mishap. MEAN MACHINE Top stayer Unowhatimeanharry on course for Long Walk challenge RICH APPROACH (5.05 Newcastle) made up a lot of ground quickly to win at Wolverhampton last time over this trip. That was a good effort and the handicapper hasn’t gone mad with a 5lb rise in the weights. She is proven over this distance and shapes as though there’s a lot more to come after just four runs. LUDLOW 12.20 Oakley 12.55 Psychedelic Rock 1.25 Capeland 2.00 ETAMINE DU COCHET (NAP) 2.35 Above Board (ew) 3.05 Honest Vic 3.35 Jimmy The Digger NEWBURY 12.30 Style De Vole 1.05 Dashel Drasher 1.40 Mister Malarky 2.15 Drinks Interval 2.45 Emitom 3.15 Ut Majeur Aulmes (ew) 3.45 Avorisk Et Perils LINGFIELD 11.40 Locommotion 12.10 Maximum Effect 12.40 Great Shout 1.15 Blue Mountain 1.50 Catheadans Fury 2.25 Equal Sum 2.55 Tidal Watch 3.25 Ourmullion NEWCASTLE 3.20 Lopes Dancer 3.55 Battle Of Wills 4.30 I’ll Be Brief 5.05 Rich Approach 5.40 Testa Rossa 6.15 Gun Case 6.45 Kroy 7.15 Lucky Lodge [bc_video video_id=”5976265673001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Former jockey and racing broadcaster Mick Fitzgerald gives Q+A “]