July 5, 2007 |
Jockey Pablo Fragoso helped make yesterday's stake at Philadelphia Park one to remember when he misjudged the finish line on the turf route, costing his mount the victory. Fragoso was clear in the stretch aboard the 2-1 Meribel in the $100,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap and appeared a certain winner when he suddenly began to ease up on his filly just less than one-sixteenth of a mile before the finish. In the final yards, High Moment and J'ray surged past the front-runner.
October 24, 2006 |
Chicago Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot is expected to fully recover after falling and hitting his head at the finish line, but doctors advised him to not run for 1 to 3 months. The 28-year-old Kenyan sustained a mild concussion, with some bleeding inside his skull, said Dr. Wesley Yapor, a Northwestern Memorial Hospital neurosurgeon. He added there was less blood on the surface of the brain in each of three successive CT scans. Cheruiyot also had a bruise to his scalp on the back of his head.
August 14, 2015 |
ANOTHER MILESTONE in the $164 million SugarHouse casino expansion will be marked this morning with a "topping off" during which a large lighting fixture will be placed atop the seven-story parking garage that's currently under construction. But the event also signals that the 17-month-long project is headed into the home stretch. "Opening is scheduled for the very end of this year," SugarHouse general manager Wendy Hamilton told the Daily News earlier this week. "We will open 'silently' the last two weeks of December and then come out big in early January.
November 24, 2015 |
When Kristina Hanrahan crossed the finish line, she turned to her boyfriend, Brad Verrico, who met her at the last mile and ran alongside to cheer her on. She gave him a kiss. "I wanted to say thank you for all his support," said Hanrahan, 43, of Kennett Square. She hadn't seen anything yet. Verrico, 46, also of Kennett Square, spun her around. There was her family and his, holding a sign: "Kristina, will you marry me?" Down on his knee he went, ring in hand. She broke into tears.
September 9, 2013 |
When Tony Marchionne crosses the finish line of the annual City to Shore bike ride, he becomes emotional. The applause of the people with multiple sclerosis, many of them in wheelchairs, gets him every time. And he knows other riders who have the same reaction. "The clients come out to thank us," Marchionne, 49, says softly, sitting in his Collingswood living room with his wife, Lisa. "It brings it all home. " Since 1980, the 150-mile, round-trip ride between Cherry Hill and Ocean City has raised $50 million for MS research and patient assistance.
April 27, 2008 |
For Baby Boomers familiar with ABC television's Wide World of Sports , the friendly-yet-serious voice of Jim McKay is forever ingrained. "The thrill of victory," he said, and the music turned dramatic and the footage showed a poor ski-jumper tumbling and somersaulting down a hill, "and the agony of defeat. " McKay's famous line has become so overused, but I couldn't get it out of my mind as Overbrook High senior Tajay Gibson resembled that unfortunate skier at the end of the Philadelphia Public League's 4x400 race during yesterday's 114th edition of the Penn Relays.
June 3, 1992 |
As Central's Korrey Henderson entered the final 100 meters of the 1,600- meter run, he trailed Overbrook's Anthony Carter by a couple of strides. About 50 feet from the finish, he switched into high gear and overtook Carter. He had just enough time before crossing the finish line to raise his arms in celebration. He then trotted to the infield, out of breath and smiling as his teammates cheered from the stands. "I was tired, but it felt real good," Henderson said shortly after the race.
May 14, 2015 |
Barbara Borden, chief steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, said 12 state-approved veterinarians examined American Pharoah following the colt's Kentucky Derby win, which is approximately one examination for every three times jockey Victor Espinoza whacked the misspelled champion as the two of them lugged down the Churchill Downs stretch toward the finish line. The vets didn't find a mark on Pharoah, although he was struck 32 times by Espinoza's whip during a ride that appeared to tread dangerously along the dividing line between encouragement and abuse.
April 23, 2014 |
IF A PICTURE paints a thousand words, this was an American classic. A runner collapsed near the finish line of yesterday's Boston Marathon, not far from where the first bomb exploded last year. Wesley Lowery, a photographer for the Washington Post, tweeted pictures of what happened next. First one runner stopped to help. Then three more. Two lifted the exhausted runners by the legs, while the other two grabbed his arms. Together, the five crossed the finish line, prompting what Lowery called "the loudest cheer I've heard today.
May 5, 2013
What: The 34th annual Independence Blue Cross Broad Street 10-mile run. Where: Starts at North Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue and finishes a quarter-mile inside the gate at the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of South Broad Street. When: Starts at 8:30 a.m. Last year's winner, Henry Rutto of Kenya, crossed the finish line in 47 minutes, 5 seconds. But other runners will still be on the course for hours afterward. Weather forecast: AccuWeather. com predicts mostly sunny and pleasant, high of 71 degrees and low of 49. No chance of rain.