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KENTUCKY---Top reinsman Shaun
Bridgmohan continued his excellent
form at the prestigious Churchill Downs
here Thursday, riding two winners on
the day's ten race card.
The Jamaican captured race one over
a mile on dirt with WW Orient before
returning to win race four over six
furlongs with favourite Lead the Line.
Bridgmohan leads the Fall meet,
which started Sunday, with five wins
from 17 starts. He is just ahead of Corey
Lanerie and Brian Hernandez, Jr with
four wins each.
The 35-year-old Bridgmohan raised
the curtain on the day's action when he
carried WW Orient to a narrow win over
Going off at odds of 3--1, Bridgmohan
stalked from second with the gelding as
6--1 chance Storm Advisory posted
fractions of 23.81 seconds for the first
quarter and 48.01 for the half.
In the stretch run, Bridgmohan got
the gelding up in the final strides to beat
Storm Advisory by a head.
His second win came in race four
where he guided the two-year-old bay
filly Lead the Line to a another tight
Bridgmohan lands double at Churchill Downs
won silver in the
men s 50-metre
freestyle in 21.42
seconds at the
Cup in Tokyo, Japan,
"As it stands at
the moment, I m
here until the end of
the season and want
to make the most of
may leave the club if
he is not offered a
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Queen s Royal College (QRC)
and Fyzabad Secondary both
booked their places in next year s
Secondary Schools Football
League (SSFL) Premier Division
following Championship Division
Big-Eight semifinal wins over
Princes Town West and Trinity
College, respectively, yesterday.
QRC, which captured the
Championship North Zone title
recently, booked a spot in the final
of the Big-Eight competition with
a 1--0 win over Princes Town West
Secondary, but more importantly,
one of three promotion spots to
join T&T s elite schools.
Fyzabad defeated Trinity College
(North), 4--1, which also meant
promotion to the Premier Division.
The third promotion spot will go
to the winner of the Big-Eight
third-place playoff, between
Princes Town West and Trinity,
which will be played on Tuesday,
at the Hasely Crawford Stadium,
Port-of-Spain, from 5 pm. The
final between QRC and Fyzabad
will take place on Monday at a
venue to be announced.
Josiah Williams scored the
deciding goal for QRC, yesterday,
on the hour-mark, to see QRC
sneak past Princes Town, which
earned a semifinal spot after win-
ning all of its Group A matches.
The runner-up in Group A, Trinity
College, also had little luck against
Group B winner, Fyzabad, which
scored two goals in either half for
an easy win.
Dillon Lord and Phillip Felmin
scored in the 20th and 27th min-
utes, respectively, before Felmin
scored his second goal in the 57th
minute. Trinity College pulled one
back to make it 3--1 in the 76th
minute, just moments before Fyz-
abad put the final nail in Trinity s
coffin from yet another goal from
stand-out Simeon Pierre.
Today, the final round of Premier
Division Big-four matches will be
played. Naparima College and St
Anthony s College, both on six
points from two wins, will meet
at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium,
Marabella, in the deciding round-
Naparima, the Premier Division
champion school, will need only
a draw to lift its second title, while
St Anthony s will need a win
because of its inferior goal differ-
ence. San Juan North and Speyside
Secondary, both with no points
from two matches, will play at the
former team s home venue.
QRC, Fyzabad promoted
to SSFL Premier Division
Head coach of the T&T Under-20 men s team,
Derek King sees no easy opponents at the Concacaf
Under-20 Championship, in January, but will have
back-up plans in place for the toughest teams in
Group A including USA and host nation Jamaica.
King, who was present for the tournament draw
in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on Thursday, said there is
a balance between both groups and both are equally
tough. The tournament serves as the final round of
2015 Fifa U-20 World Cup qualifiers for Concacaf.
T&T will face Jamaica on the opening day of the
tournament, on January 9, before meeting Aruba
(January 11), Guatemala (14th), Panama (18th) and
USA (21st). All Group A matches will be played at
the national stadium in Kingston.
"All five teams (are) solid teams, but when you
analyze the next group, it s a tough group," King said,
adding that he believes each group is balanced.
"Jamaica, at home (in the) first game, will always
be tough and all the same. T&T and Jamaica always
a rivalry. Panama, USA, at youth level (are) always
solid teams. Aruba, we saw them play. (They were)
a good team and Guatemala did well in their qualifiers.
All in all, for you to qualify for the World Cup, you
have to play the best teams to qualify," the former
national team player added.
In its current Championship format, USA finished
runner-up on two occasions but never won the tour-
nament, while Mexico won it twice in the past two
editions. Costa Rica (not included in 2015) won the
first tournament, which was hosted in T&T in 2009.
Next year, the Championship will feature a new-look
format with the 12 teams being divided into only two
groups with the winners of each advancing to the
final and securing an automatic spot at the 2015
The runner-up and third placed team from each
group will then be re-seeded to play in a further two
matches. The second-best seeded team from the
group stage will meet the third best seeded team,
while the top seeded group team will meet the fourth-
best seeded team and the two winning teams will
join the finalists at the World Cup.
Looking ahead of his team s challenge, King said
all focus would be on preparation. "We (have) some
plans in place (for) some of the teams in our group.
up some international games against some countries,
which we negotiate here. The most important thing
right now is to get funding and we hope that the
TTFF (TTFA) plus the Ministry of Sports and the
corporate sponsors really come on board and supports
this team. Because, like I said before, this team is
the future of Trinidad football. This team is the feeder
team for the national team.
T&T to meet
J'ca in Concacaf
King: No easy teams,
but we have a plan
QRC 1 (Josiah Williams 60th) vs
Princes Town West 0
Fyzabad Secondary 4 (Dillon Lord
20th, Phillip Felmin 27th, 57th,
Simeon Pierre 82nd) vs Trinity
College 1 (Coby Knight 76th)
San Juan North vs Speyside, San
Juan, 3.45 pm
Naparima vs St Anthony's, Manny
Ramjohn Stadium, 3.45 pm
QRC vs Fyzabad, venue to be
Princes Town vs Trinity College,
Hasely Crawford Stadium, 5 pm
NaparimaCol 22 00726
StAnthony's 22 00736
SpeysideSec 20 02280
Footballers of Montgomery Government Primary School celebrate after their 3--0 win over Whim
Anglican in the Under-15 final of the 2014 Tobago Primary Schools Football League at the Cyd
Gray Sporting Complex, Roxborough, Tobago, on Thursday.
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