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Healthy passengers are being allowed to depart the cruise ship at the Panama Canal and transferring to Holland America’s other ship, the Rotterdam.However, no date has been announced as to when the Zaandaam may cross the canal to get to the United States. The Holland America cruise ship with four dead passengers on board who were infected with COVID-19 received clearance Sunday morning to cross the Panama Canal, according to reports.The Panama Canal Authority backtracked from an earlier statement which stated a person would not be allowed passage through the canal if they were infected with the virus.In a revised statement, the canal authority says it “supports all efforts being made to ensure an expedited return home for cruise passengers and crew on Holland America’s Zaandaam, which is the ship in reference.
By Michele J. Kuhn Brian George is bullish on Sea Bright.“We’ll be back and we’ll be better than ever,” he said.Brian George in front of the former location of his store Northshore Menswear in Sea Bright.George, the longtime owner of Northshore Menswear, saw almost the entire inventory of upscale clothing swept out of the building at 1080 Ocean Ave. when both the Shrewsbury River and the Atlantic Ocean smashed into the store with Super Storm Sandy.He is in the midst of making plans to reopen his store in Sea Bright early next year and will be located for the next three months at 45 West River Road, Rumson, in the same space he occupied 30 years ago when he first opened his haberdashery.“Temporarily, we’ll be bringing the store to this office building,” he said of the Rumson pop-up shop.The short-term location will be open seven days a week with the same hours as the Sea Bright store: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.Then, sometime around March 1, George expects to move into a new Sea Bright location at 1127 Ocean Ave., in a building he is referring to as “Big Yellow.” The three-story building will be the new permanent home of Northshore Menswear with one big difference. The service and quality will be the same but George will be adding women’s wear to the clothing store.After seeing the destruction that the storm brought Sea Bright, why is George intent on returning to the borough?“First of all,” he said, “I have a love affair with the town. The people are genuine. It’s unique. When I was a kid growing up in Sayreville, we used to go to the public beach (in Sea Bright). My parents used to drive us through Rumson … I’ve told people that when I was a kid, this is where I would go to the beach. Now I look at it every day.”The Sea Bright store is Northshore Menswear’s third location. The first is where George will return for three months and the second was in an older home he bought on East River Road in Rumson and where he stayed for 20 years.“I knew when I got (to Sea Bright), I was vulnerable with the river on the back and the ocean on the front. I had to buy insurance, I knew it and it’s not cheap but you have to do it,” he said.George, a Rumson resident, said it has taken a lot of work to arrange the temporary move to River Road. While the old building now sits eerily wide-open on the side, George has been gratified by the response he has gotten from others.“Our vendors have been phenomenal, very supportive … We had nothing left, not my computer. My cash register is at the police department. It was banged up. All of our inventory was washed out of the building. We are starting from scratch; it’s like when we started 30 years ago.“All of my customer lists are gone but people are calling me from all over the country, expressing their support, telling me that when we reopen, they will be there and asking us if we need any help. I think that’s really great,” George said.George, who is an officer in the town’s business association, had prepared for the storm. Inventory was placed 4 feet above the floor level, merchandise was pushed to the back of the building, the windows were boarded up and the doors were sandbagged. “We never, ever realized that there would be a 12-foot surge from the river that would plow into the side of our building, taking the merchandise out when it receded,” he said.“We’ve gotten calls from people … a good mile and a half from the store who had clothing of mine, fixtures of mine in their backyard. My pool table, my collection of 70 college football helmets … that are washing up in people’s yards,” he said.The old building is condemned and will be demolished shortly.The new building “is on a high point” he said. “I always liked the building. It has a lot of character.”George said he feels for those who lost their homes in the storm.“I lost basically some memorabilia I’ve collected over 30 years that’s dear to me and the inventory but, technically, it’s just stuff. It’s not my home,” he said. “We are insured at the store and so we’ll be able to bounce back. We weren’t touched at all at home.”George said his business is like his “fourth child. It’s who I am … I’m a merchant. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do since I was a kid.”He has affixed a wooden sign to the front of his former Ocean Avenue store that says: “ We believe in Sea Bright!… We’ll be back!”“I really believe that,” he said. “Sea Bright is unique and I want to commit to that.”
Flavien Prat991012910%$559,156 Mike Smith8517191220%$2,070,931 Hector Palma2464125%$140,750 Victor Espinoza13826271919%$1,764,478 SHARED BELIEF A ‘ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME’ HORSEPERFECT DORTMUND EYES SANTA ANITA DERBYLOCAL FOURSOME NOMINATED TO HALL OF FAMEROUTINE GRADE I CELEBRATION FOR VAN DYKE Tiago Pereira971191311%$382,668 Doug O’Neill12114111912%$744,714 Rafael Bejarano19449292525%$2,270,618 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Brice Blanc4272417%$287,640 Brandon Boulanger1006586%$198,686 Tyler Baze22029232613%$1,603,894 Michael Pender3866316%$172,240 Joseph Talamo18219193110%$1,339,140 Elvis Trujillo16018181211%$1,085,200 Santiago Gonzalez7779129%$471,514 Martin Garcia10821141219%$1,617,580 Thomas Proctor3966315%$488,468 Fernando Perez14014161410%$611,190 John Sadler9211151312%$789,086 Richard Baltas52129323%$473,268 Martin Pedroza13814191810%$598,264 ESPINOZA, NAKATANI AMONG HALL OF FAME NOMINEESTwo jockeys and two horses who earned their spurs in California have been nominatedto the National Museum Racing Hall of Fame–Victor Espinoza and Corey Nakatani, and Kona Gold and Lava Man.Winners will be announced April 20, with induction ceremonies on Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., site of the Hall of Fame.Espinoza, a two-time Kentucky Derby winner and regular rider of Horse of the Year California Chrome, was caught off guard by his nomination.“Not really,” the 42-year-old native of Mexico City said when asked if he thought this would ever happen. “I never thought about being in the Hall of Fame, but just being nominated is an honor for me after all these years.“We’ll see what happens. For now, I’ll keep going and try to win more races.”“A lot of good horses and a lot of talent got me to this point, God willing,” said the 44-year-old Nakatani, a native of Covina, California, who began his career in 1988. “I’m very, very fortunate. Just being nominated is an honor, but obviously, you strive for things like this.“You set goals for yourself and hopefully you can attain them. Hopefully, the voters will look at my record and they’ll put us in there.”Retired jockey Craig Perret and the late Chris Antley are also on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot.FINISH LINES: Up and coming journeyman Drayden Van Dyke, Eclipse Award winner as outstanding apprentice rider of 2014, celebrated his first Grade I victory Saturday aboard Ring Weekend in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile in understated fashion. “I visited with Gary Stevens at his 52nd birthday party last night and did my usual thing,” said Van Dyke, mature beyond his 20 years. “I went to Whole Foods, got some fruit and salmon, and went home.” . . . Victor Espinoza on his pending Dubai trip to ride California Chrome in the $10 million World Cup on March 28: “It’s more important on how the horse handles the trip than the rider. It’s exciting to go there, but it’s a different surface now, traditional dirt, rather than synthetic, so I don’t know how the track will play. Hopefully, we’ll get the money.”. . . Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Secret Circle, ticketed for the $2 million Golden Shaheen in Dubai on March 28, worked six furlongs Sunday in a bullet 1:12.60 for Bob Baffert . . . Espinoza, Martin Pedroza and Iggy Puglisi have been suspended three racing days (March 13, 14 and 15) for causing interference on their respective mounts, Hauler, Royal F J and Stole a Kiss, in Friday’s races . . . Agent Mike Ciani had Kent Desormeaux booked to ride in 10 of the 11 races Saturday, a record one-day number for him this meet, but the 45-year-old jockey settled for nine when his mount in the second, Inner City, was scratched. Through 43 racing days, the three-time Kentucky Derby winner was tied for second at Santa Anita with 29 wins from 149 mounts, a respectable 19 percent. Desormeaux showed his Hall of Fame prowess with a 10-1 upset on Arethusa for trainer Eoin Harty in the sixth race, patiently winding his way through the stretch to score by a half-length in the 1 1/8-mile turf event . . . Probable for next Saturday’s Grade I Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles: Cassatt, Kerwin Clark; Dame Dorothy, Rafael Bejarano; Frivolous, Corey Nakatani; Legacy, no rider; Thegirlinthatsong, Mike Smith; Warren’s Veneda, Tyler Baze; and Yahilwa, no rider . . . Trainer A.C. Avila does not plan to appeal his 60-day suspension and $10,000 fine recently handed out by the California Horse Racing Board. “I haven’t had a vacation since 2008, so I’ll make the most of it,” said Avila, who plans to leave March 24 to spend two weeks in South America, including Brazil and Uruguay, and 25 days in Europe, including France and Italy . . . Saturday marked 59 years since Larry Gilligan‘s monumental upset victory aboard Social Climber for Charlie Whittingham in the1956 FelipeStakes. Social Climber came from 11th in a field of 12 to win by a neck at a $111.20 win payoff. Gilligan, now Santa Anita’s on-track Quick Official, would go onto finish second on Social Climber at 17-1 in an 18-horse field behind Terrang and Bill Shoemaker in the Santa Anita Derby . . . Condolences to the family of long-time Southern California assistant starter, Ron Bolton, who passed away at his home in Lodi, California, on Feb. 25 at the age of 57. Richard Mandella4888917%$561,916 NO DUBAI FOR BIG ‘CAP WINNER SHARED BELIEFThe Terminator struck again Saturday.For the 10th time in 11 starts, Shared Belief set his mind on his task, focused like a laseron his target–the finish line–and pulled the trigger, rolling to a 4 ¼-length victory in what amounted to a million dollar workout in the Santa Anita Handicap.Now three for three this meet at distances from seven furlongs to a mile and a quarter in Grade I races, short of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his prime, at the moment there seems nothing out there among equine anti-heroes who can stop Shared Belief.And there are more worlds to conquer. Which ones, of course, remain to be seen.“He came out of the race very good,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on a business-as-usual Sunday morning. “We’re very grateful to have a good horse like him.”As Shared Belief’s regular rider, Mike Smith, indicated before the Big ‘Cap, there was still plenty in the tank for the 4-year-old gelded son of Candy Ride. The needle certainly didn’t hover near empty after yesterday’s unanimously predicted triumph.That said, some folks wondered aloud if the Dubai World Cup would be considered for Shared Belief’s next race, even though logic would be tossed out the window, since that $10 million race halfway around the globe is a mere three weeks away, on March 28.“No, we’re not going to Dubai,” Hollendorfer said. “There are lots of races in this country to run in with plenty big enough purses. We just don’t want to make a trip over there.”In a radio interview on Mike Willman’s “Thoroughbred Los Angeles” Sunday morning on AM 830, KLAA, Hollendorfer said that the Grade II, 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap on April 11 would likely be next for his stable superstar.“He’s a once-in-a-lifetime horse,” said Dan Ward, Hollendorfer’s valued assistant. “You won’t see another like him.” Steven Miyadi3065220%$199,820 Edwin Maldonado951181212%$435,124 Mark Casse53105719%$775,868 (Current Through Saturday, March 7) TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mike Puype76711109%$343,376 Peter Eurton661111917%$633,656 Felipe Valdez4789917%$234,388 Gary Stevens8313131416%$1,230,648 Corey Nakatani10819111518%$926,118 Philip D’Amato561110920%$534,740 Bob Baffert7916141020%$1,581,892 James Cassidy5386915%$318,350 Ron Ellis4583718%$322,030 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Drayden Van Dyke15917182111%$1,113,956 Jeff Bonde2890332%$321,780 Peter Miller11320211318%$1,097,706 Mario Gutierrez8361077%$362,380 A. C. Avila2572328%$208,298 Kent Desormeaux14929271819%$1,638,860 Jerry Hollendorfer13326181920%$3,017,048 Mark Glatt5379913%$399,922 DORTMUND, PROSPECT PARK, BOLO EYE SANTA ANITA DERBYIt’s on to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 for undefeated Dortmund, who roared to a front-running, 1 ¼-length victory in the Grade I San Felipe Stakes Saturday.“It was a walk in the park for him,” trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning of the well-chiseled chestnut who is a perfect five for five.Speaking of parks, runner-up Prospect Park, who was beaten 1 ¼ lengths, is scheduled to re-engage with Dortmund in the Santa Anita Derby, according to trainer Clifford Sise, Jr.“He came out of the race great,” said Sise. “I talked to Marty (co-owner/breeder Martin Wygod) and he’s very happy with the way he ran. We feel like he’ll run all day and with the trip he had yesterday, we’ve got a pretty fresh horse this morning.”Ditto for lightly raced third-place finisher Bolo, who finished a half-length behind Prospect Park in his first start on dirt for trainer Carla Gaines.Although beaten for the first time, eighth-place finisher Ocho Ocho Ocho remains on target for the West Coast’s premier Kentucky Derby prep, according to trainer Jim Cassidy.“He’s a little cut up,” Cassidy said Sunday morning of the son of Street Sense, who was the $4.30-1 third choice in a field of 10 three-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations. “Both front legs have some lacerations on them. He had a rough trip.“It happened from the gate and then at the first turn. Mike (Smith) said, ‘Just throw the race out. I never got a chance.’” Asked if maybe the Santa Anita Derby would be next, Cassidy said, “No maybe about it. If he’s breathing, he’s running.”Another still under consideration for the Santa Anita Derby is Firing Line, twice a tough-beat head loser to Dortmund. “We could run there or the Sunland Derby (March 22),” trainer Simon Callaghan said after Firing Line worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:00.80 with owner Arnold Zetcher on hand. “We haven’t made up our minds yet. I was very happy with the work.”Baffert, asked which horse is better, Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old male of 2014 American Pharoah or Dortmund:“That’s like asking which kid I love more. Come on. They’re two different kinds of horses. They’re really nice horses. We’ll find out if they hopefully make it the (Kentucky) Derby.” -30-