JOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, MONGOLIAN GROOM, WINNER: “I would like to thank the trainers and owners. I had a lot of help and thank you Enebish Ganbat, for trusting me. He told me don’t change anything, just do what you do with him . . . just stay close, and I saw McKinzie didn’t go so I took the lead.”MIKE SMITH, McKINZIE, SECOND: “I thought I could go with the two outside horses, but they seemed like they were determined to get it. So I let them go figuring they’d entertain each other and we’d do what we do. That horse ran a huge race today. We lost the battle, but this ain’t the war. Hopefully we’ll come back and be ready.”TRAINER QUOTESENEBISH GANBAT, MONGOLIAN GROOM, WINNER: “Honestly, I didn’t expect he was going to win because he was running against two of the best horses on the dirt and the best two trainers, Baffert and Sadler. I told everyone I’m happy if he comes in third. I bet $500 on show.“I guess last time (Pacific Classic on Aug. 17) he got tired because it was very hot, he was sweaty and we did a hard jog. Today we did a light jog; he was fresher today.“I told the jockey to do what he had to and he did OK, the horse won at 25-1. That’s horse racing. I expected him to hold off McKinzie through the stretch (through interpreter Josie Goldberg). My horse was not stopping. He continued to go.”“I didn’t think he’d win. He was up against the two best horses in America in McKinzie and Higher Power. I thought I’d be happy if the horse finished third. I didn’t think my horse would win.”Goldberg: “He (Ganbat) went to a university in Russia, and the Russian mentality is, ‘You fight to the end,’ and that’s what the horse did. He wasn’t going to stop until he won. He didn’t tell Abel anything, except, ‘You know your job.’”Asked about the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Ganbat said even though this was a “Win and You’re In” race, the horse has not been nominated to the Breeders’ Cup. Breeders’ Cup rules state: “The winning horse in a Challenge Race shall receive automatic selection into the Championship race that corresponds with the division of the Challenge Race won, provided the horse is Breeders’ Cup nominated before the Championships pre-entry deadline.”Ganbat is a native of Mongolia who began training there in 1999. He began training in the United States in 2010.NOTES: The winning owner is Mongolian Stables.
Wildlife veterinarians working on Chile’s remote Guafo Island discovered fatal heart damage, known as cardiomyopathy, in five South American fur seal pups that they had captured and placed in bags for up to 30 minutes, a standard practice to examine small seals. As part of an ongoing biological survey of the island, the researchers had caught and released fur seals for 4 years with no captivity-related deaths, but the sudden cluster triggered an investigation. Necropsies revealed that the pups had chronic hookworm infections, which aggravated their immune systems and sent their adrenal glands into hyperdrive. Adrenal glands produce stress hormones that accelerate the heart, so the team believes that captivity and trauma from bagging pushed the seal pups over the edge. The exams, reported in Marine Mammal Science, revealed the unmistakable lesions of cardiomyopathy in the pups’ heart muscles. Fur seals become only the second marine mammals, after dolphins, shown to develop heart disease after handling or captivity. The biologists suggest that fieldworkers should look for signs of chronic infections in seals—such as malaise or unusually rapid breathing—before handling the animals and risking further harm.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)
Jackson, who remained unbeaten after facing 76 balls Jackson, who remained unbeaten after facing 76 balls and striking four fours and a six, and Jayant Yadav (19 not out) helped the Rest cross the finish line with ease in the end, the former also fittingly hitting the winning shot ? a four. Their unconquered seventh wicket partnership was worth 37 runs.The Rest batsmens exploits on the final day thoroughly exposed the lack of sting in the Mumbai bowling attack on a Brabourne Stadium track, which had become a true batsmens paradise over the last two days.Abdullah was the most successful bowler with a five-for but he lacked adequate spin support. Mumbai were also let down by their trio of medium pacers ? Dhawal Kulkarni, Shardul Thakur and Balwinder Singh Sandhu ?who, looked pedestrian and spoilt Mumbais huge 297-run first innings advantage.The successful run-chase was also the third-highest in the Indian domestic first class history.The highest remains West Zones incredible chase of 536 riding on Yusuf Pathans 210 in the 2010 Duleep Trophy final at Hyderabad followed by South Zones successful chase of 501 on the back of Venugopal Raos 228 and centuries from S Sriram and S Badrinath in a Duleep league game at Gurgaon in 2004.Todays successful chase was also the best-ever run-chase in the Irani history, bettering Rest?s 424 chasing 421 set by Delhi at the Ferozshah Kotla in 1982-83 though that chase was achieved in two and a half sessions on the last day.Brief scores: Mumbai 603 and 182 lost to Rest of India 306 and 482 for 6 (Faiz Fazal 127, K S Bharat 42, S Chatterjee 54, K Nair 92, S Jackson not out 59, S Binny 54, J Yadav not out 19; I Abdullah 5 for 154) by four wickets. PTI SSR NRB KHS KHSadvertisement
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is in the midst of a poor run of form in limited-overs cricket and calls have been growing louder for him to make way for Virat Kohli at the helm.However, former Australian batsman Dean Jones reckons the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman “missed more in sub-continental conditions” once he calls time on his illustrious career. (Why Dhoni is not good news for Indian cricket anymore)”We are pretty quick to push our great players out. What’s Dhoni has done for Indian cricket, let him find his own time. I don’t think Virat is in a huge rush to captain everything (format) at the moment. Time will come. Trust me, you will miss Dhoni a lot more in India, when he retires,” Jones said in an interview to PTI.Recently, former India team director Ravi Shastri had said the time had come and Kohli was “ready” to lead in all the three formats.”I think that will happen soon. Dhoni will end of as one of the greatest players India have ever produced. Honestly, it is no big rush.”Dhoni, who has called it quits from the Test format, recently led a second string India to a 3-0 whitewash against a lowly Zimbabwe, his first ODI series triumph in 20 months, since their 2-1 win against the West Indies at home in 2014.The charismatic skipper, who has all the World titles under his belt, also looked out of sorts in the recently-concluded IPL where his new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants finished seventh out of eight teams.advertisementON VIRAT KOHLIAll this at a time, when Kolhi is in the form of his life as the Aussie said he’s the world’s best cricketer at the moment.”Virat is really in a good part of his life. He looks brilliant with the way he’s playing. He’s happy. He is super fit. He’s just a great example for the youth of India. He looks and presents himself as an athlete. More strength to him. I just love watching him play.”I find him refreshing. I love his charisma. I think he’s got personality. He walks into bat and you have no idea what’s going to happen. He’s just really cool. He is polished, now knows how to finish it off. He is the best player in the world probably now for me,” he said showering praise on the Indian youngster.Jones further said Kohli has played some good cricket to get past the South African versatile cricketer.”It’s a big thing because I thought AB was up there…”You’d to do something ‘stupidly good’ to get past him. He’s got past him over the last year, ever so slightly. To watch Kohli bat is an honour,” said Jones.ON COACHING INDIAThe BCCI is in the process of finalising the coach for Team India but Jones, who coached Islamabad in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) last season, said he’s not in the running.”No, I’m not going anywhere. Teams are mainly led by great captains. I think India have great leaders in Kohli, Dhoni and a lot of good senior players… whoever coaches them will do a good job.”The CAC of VVS, Sourav and Sachin are following the right process to make a proper decision. It’s the number one/best job in the world as a coach. You shoulders are under more pressure but at the same time whoever they pick will do a fantastic job,” he said.”I’m too busy commentating. I really enjoyed the coaching job with Islamabad in the PSL. Coaching a national team is completely different, where you’re not only managing players but coaching them as well. But in franchise it’s about just managing and getting the selection process right.””It’s a great game. I just feel privileged that I’m at 55 and still earning a living from the game and I still enjoying just as much as I did when I was young.”ON DAY/NIGHT TESTSJones, who is here as an expert commentator for pink ball day/night multiday game in India, said it’s high time that the Test cricket’s timings are changed to suit to the lifestyle of today’s busy office-goers.”At the moment, all the heady stuff has gone into T20 and ODIs. So it’s about time we start to look after our Test cricket,” he said on the pink ball day/night Test.”People are very busy today. They might watch it on social media but they don’t actually get a chance to go to the stadium and watch a match. The opening hours of the Test ‘cricket shop’ has been wrong.”advertisement”We are not going to say this going to happen all the time. But maybe one in eight Tests played around the world will be a pink ball. It’s just the matter of players getting used to it.””If we don’t look after the game, we’re going to lose them. We don’t want that to happen. We got to teach our kids how important the Test cricket is. The contribution of Dravid, Ganguly, Tendulkar, Kapil Dev’s and the all the greats,” he said.So far only one day/night Test is played when Australia defeated New Zealand in three days at the Adelaide Oval in November last year as the turnout was a huge success.”It’s proven in Australia that people will watch it at night if you have good teams playing against each other,” Jones who did the commentary in the historic Test said.The only thing Jones likes to change is the colour of the sight-screen from white to black.”I don’t think it goes well with the pink ball. I think they would be better with the black. But that’s my personal opinion. If the players feel fine, then it’s okay. Maybe they can change around with a click of a button for different people.”