DID THE BASICS Spence said he simply did the basics … broke him sharply, rated him on the lead and his class did the rest. “I won with him on his debut over 1100 metres in February and he ran an amazing time of 1:05.3,” recalls Spence. “From then, I knew he had a touch of class, and this manifested itself today … He’s better than these horses and with further scope for improvement, I expect him to go far in racing,” added Spence, who is popularly called ‘Dolly Baby’. With the top three riders vying for the championship having a lean day, Robert Halledeen seized the opportunity to inch ahead in the title race after the Wayne DaCosta-trained MISS JUANITA (9-2) was awarded the eighth race for overnight horses on the disqualification of 9-1 chance BOLD AVIATOR, who won in a blanket finish with Aaron Chatrie aboard. Halledeen now leads with 51 wins, one ahead of Ellis and two ahead of Omar Walker, both of whom failed to ride a winner. Apprentice Renardo McNaughton stole the spotlight with two winners – MARKOFAPRINCE (9-5) and the 30-1 outsider, COOL U BOOTS, in the closing race. The progressive 3-y-o colt BUZZ NIGHTMARE completed a hat-trick of wins at Caymanas Park yesterday, making virtually all to win the third running of the O & S Tack Room Trophy restricted stakes over 1300 metres in fine style. Installed a 4-5 favourite with veteran jockey Ian Spence riding for 14-time champion trainer Philip Feanny, BUZZ NIGHTMARE broke smartly from the number-nine post position, but was soon joined on the inside by 2-1 second favourite, ROAD WI SEH, in the 10-horse field. But with Spence having a lot in hand, BUZZ was merely toying with ROAD WI SEH and opened up, leaving the half mile to turn for home two lengths clear of the ever-present ROYAL ASSAULT under title-chasing jockey Shane Ellis. Thereafter, BUZZ NIGHTMARE only had to be kept up to his work under the left hand stick from his 49-year-old jockey, beating ROYAL ASSAULT and the late-closing WINGS OF HOPE (24-1). Owned by 2 Penyu and bred by HAM Stables Limited, BUZZ NIGHTMARE was notching his fourth win from only five career starts and achieved the victory in yet another fast time – 1:19.2 behind splits of 23.1, 46.3 and 1:11.4 for the first 1200 metres.
The station still has a 204-square-foot tower, but that antenna’s signal reaches only Los Angeles and Orange counties and it is spotty in places. The aviation community has opposed rebuilding the tower. Liberal Seekers club sets meeting LA HABRA – The Liberal Seekers Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Seasons Senior Center, 200 W. Whittier Blvd. Participants will view a video called, “Seniors for Peace,” which will be followed by a discussion. For more information, call John Fantz at (562) 696-0375 or Clay Costner at (562) 690-4806. Public safety meeting planned MONTEBELLO – Montebello public safety officials will hold a special open meeting from 8:30 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the City Hall chambers, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Police and fire department officials will explain their operations and expenditures to the public and project their needs for the rest of the fiscal year ending in July. Residents can learn how public safety departments are funded and will be able to ask questions. For more information, call City Hall at (323) 887-1367. Adult school plans spring classes WHITTIER – The Whittier Adult School’s business department is offering training for the data entry clerk, customer service clerk, office assistant, administrative assistant and accounting clerk when spring classes begin April 9. Spring registration fee is $35 for day classes and $10 for evening classes. A class schedule can be picked up at the school, 9401 S. Painter Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1300 or visit www.whittieradultschool.edu. Firm to help plan aquatic center LA MIRADA – The City Council has agreed to hire Pasadena-based La Canada Design Group to provide final design concepts for Splash, the aquatic center now under construction, and the city gymnasium. The firm will be paid no more than $53,258. It will be asked to provide exterior architectural enhancement elements and finishes to the buildings of the aquatic center and gymnasium. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – Adult Vocal Development classes will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning April 10 in the music room at Pioneer High School, 10800 Benavon St. The class develops articulation, projection, stage presence, solo, group and ensemble singing. Instruction includes note reading and ear training and exposure to many styles of music, including classical, jazz and contemporary. The class will run through June 12. Registration will be available on the first day of class, with a cash registration fee of $35. For more information, call Glenda Hilliard at (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1300. Study ordered on radio tower LA MIRADA – The city has hired Keeton Kreitzer Consulting to prepare an environmental impact report for a tower that KFI wants to rebuild. The company will be paid $53,000 – a fee that KFI will reimburse. The former 760-foot tower was struck down in an airplane accident about two years ago. KFI now wants to rebuild it at a reduced height of 684 feet.