first_imgTHIS SUNDAY, JUNE 2 TO BE DECLARED ‘TIM CONWAY DAY’ IN ARCADIA AS LATE COMEDIC GIANT TO BE FETED IN A WINNER’S CIRCLE CEREMONY AT SANTA ANITA ‘TIM CONWAY-DORF HALF CUP’ WILL BE CARDED AS SUNDAY’S SIXTH RACE ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2019)–This Sunday, June 2 has been declared “Tim Conway Day” in the city of Arcadia and the late comedic giant will be memorialized with a race named in his honor at Santa Anita, following which, Tim Conway, Jr. will be presented with a proclamation from the city in a Winner’s Circle ceremony.“I can’t think of a better place for all of us to come visit Dad’s money than right here at The Great Race Place,” said Tim Jr., who hosts the popular “Tim Conway Jr. Show” weeknights from 6 to 10 p.m. on KFI, AM 640.  “Although he seldom cashed, he had so many great moments here, and at Hollywood Park and Del Mar.  I truly believe he’d be thrilled to know that a bunch of us are going to be getting together and trying to bet on the winner of his race!”The “Tim Conway-Dorf Half Cup” will be carded as Sunday’s sixth race, with a Winner’s Circle ceremony to follow. Conditions of the race, including age, sex, distance and surface are all unknown at this time. “Keep ’em guessing,” quipped Conway, Jr.Born Dec. 15, 1933 near Cleveland, Ohio, Tim Conway, who at one time aspired to be a jockey, passed away following a lengthy illness at age 85 on May 14.A tireless advocate for injured riders, Conway and his wife Charlene, along with Chris and Judy McCarron, founded the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockeys Fund in 1987 and raised money to assist more than 2,000 jockeys over a distinguished 25-year-run.One of the most naturally funny American-born comedians of all-time, Conway, through one of his characters, jockey Dirk Dorf and in numerous other appearances on national television, brought continued high profile exposure to Santa Anita and Thoroughbred racing.A video honoring Conway, which includes time spent at Santa Anita, will be part of the Winner’s Circle ceremony on Sunday.last_img read more

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first_imgNew England Patriots’ LeGarrette Blount carries past Atlanta Falcons’ Jonathan Babineaux, center, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The Arizona Cardinals are back on the football field as a team in the very early stages of preparation for the 2017 season. Organized team activities (OTAs) began earlier this week at the team’s training facility in Tempe, but that doesn’t mean the Cardinals roster is a finished product. General manager Steve Keim is known for tinkering and adding veteran talent to the team well into training camp.According to one report, Keim is still trying to bolster Arizona’s running back position behind Pro Bowler David Johnson. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Chris Johnson, who has served as a backup in Arizona for the last two seasons, remains unsigned and a possibility to return. Other free agent running backs still on the market include Christine Michael, DeAngelo Williams and Khiry Robinson.center_img Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday morning that Keim dangled an offer in front of former New England running back LeGarrette Blount before the veteran chose to sign a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Rapoport also wrote that the New York Giants were the third team interested in Blount’s services.Blount, a seven-year veteran, ran for a career-high 1,161 yards and led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns last season, helping the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl title.The 6-foot-1, 245-pound back figures to get a bigger workload in Philadelphia than he would in Arizona, where he’d be a clear backup to Johnson. With the Eagles, Blount could push for the starting role with incumbent Ryan Mathews, who ran for 661 yards and eight touchdowns a year ago.Meanwhile, Keim and the Cardinals could still be looking for running back depth. After Andre Ellington’s move to wide receiver, the depth chart is short on experience behind Johnson. Kerwynn Williams is the only player with an NFL carry on his resume. Elijhaa Penny starred in preseason games a year ago, and the Cardinals are intrigued by his power running style. Rookies T.J. Logan, a fifth-round pick out of North Carolina, and James Summers, an undrafted player out of East Carolina, complete the room. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more