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Seventy-five horses have taken
entry for Day 26 of the Arima
Race Club s (ARC) racing season.
This will be on Saturday at Santa
Rosa Park in Arima.
The feature event on the nine-
race card is the $50,000 purse 1,100
metres sprint for horses rated 90-
60.Trainer Harold Chadee has three
entered in the seven-horse field
headed by El Bandido De Oro
which will be ridden by apprentice
Daniel Gopie. Slewjero which won
last time out and King Whistler
will make up the Chadee threesome
for the event.
Champion trainer John O Brien
saddles two in Thisoneisforron and
Black Genius. First call rider Brian
Boodramsing will ride Black Genius
while aprentice Dillon Khelawan
will ride Thisoneisforron. Veteran
trainer Juan Mosca has the other
two entrants in Quick City and
Post time for the first event is
Here are the decalred runners,
riders and weights.
HOYLAKE---Even when he s not
the favourite, Tiger Woods is still
the show at the British Open.
Woods earned that attention by
piling up majors at a faster rate than
anyone in history, and the attention
is just as great now because his
recent past includes back surgery
and his immediate future is more
uncertain than ever. ESPN plans to
show his entire round online today.
Not to be overlooked at golf s old-
est championship, however, is a new
generation of stars.
Rickie Fowler and Harris English
will be playing ahead of him. Two
groups behind will be Jordan Spieth
and Hideki Matsuyama. They are
among 25 players who share a bond
that speaks to the state of golf.
Woods has never won a major during
their professional careers.
Yes, they saw his dominance on
television. They just never experi-
They were not around for the
decade when Woods won majors
with regularity, sometimes by a
record score, sometimes by a record
margin. They missed the days that
were so Tiger-centric a player could-
n t get through an interview without
being asked something about Woods.
"Tiger ruined a lot of guys lives,"
Charles Howell III, a longtime friend
of Woods who lived through those
times, said earlier in the year. "He
caused a lot of people some sleepless
Sunday nights. But he also motivated
an entire generation behind him."
Howell s point was that while the
next generation might have been in
awe of Woods, being outside the
arena allowed them to study him
without getting scarred. They learned
from the way he worked. They were
more prepared than the generation
The talk at this British Open is
that it is more open than ever.
But then, that s been the case since
Woods won his last major six years
ago. Since that 2008 US Open, 19
players have won majors, and no one
has won more than two. In the 24
majors leading up to his last major,
Woods won six, Phil Mickelson won
three and no one else won more than
"Looking at the different amount
of winners in the last five years at
the major championships, we re see-
ing so many players win," Henrik
Stenson said yesterday. It s so com-
petitive. At some point there might
have been 20 guys battling out for
it. And now it feels like anyone in
the field can win if they have a great
week. So it s definitely tighter."
Stenson, No 2 in the world and
among the favourites this week, will
be playing alongside Woods for the
opening two days.
"He s just one of the guys I need
to beat if I want to do well this week,"
Stenson said. "But it s a good start
if you know you can beat him."
Woods is playing his first major
of the year because of March 31 back
surgery. Returning to Royal Liverpool
was always the target---he won his
third claret jug on these links in 2006
when it was brown and fast, not
green and slower as it is this year.
Woods came back sooner than he
expected, missing the cut at Con-
gressional three weeks ago in what
had the feeling of a 36-hole rehab
He feels healthy. He feels strong.
And he still commands a presence.
That much was clear when Woods
played only two holes yesterday as
spectators scrambled for a view. He
brings energy and excitement to a
Does he bring intimidation?
The Open is his next opportunity
to see if he can regain the mystique
that a younger generation has yet to
experience. Matt Kuchar, who played
a practice round with Woods on
Sunday, doesn t think it will take
much. He s not sure Woods ever lost
"The kids today grew up idolising
him," Kuchar said. "He gets back on
form again, I don t think that intim-
idation factor is gone at all. These
are the kids that grew up watching
him and wanting to be him."
Kuchar said it can be intimidating
to play alongside, although Patrick
Reed sure wasn t flustered having
Woods in the group ahead of him
at Doral, and Spieth didn t looked
rattled when he shot 63 at Torrey
Pines (the North Course) with Woods
in his group.
Is there a difference between
watching dominance on television
and seeing it in person?
"You re saying a different intim-
idation for the guys who are now
just coming up and just watched it
on TV as opposed to my generation
that were actually losing by 10 to
it?" Kuchar said with a laugh. "I m
not sure. If I was to go shoot baskets
with Michael Jordan right now, I
would be pretty intimidated. So it s
probably similar. The guys that
played against him and got scored
40 on probably have a similar feeling
to me in the awe that surrounds a
guy like that."
It all unfolds today, where the only
mystery greater than Woods is the
English weather. The final day of
practice featured sunshine and rain.
Hoylake when it s green is there to
be attacked---it s the only course on
the Open rotation with four par 5s.
The greens are not severe. The fair-
ways are relatively flat, which makes
them more fair.
All eyes will be on Woods, and
there s nothing unusual about that.
The difference is that no one is sure
what they will see. (AP)
R1: 12.30 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 60-45 - 1100M
(Turf) - $40,000
Atlantica B Boodramsing 53.5; Ten Powers D Khelawan 57; All For The
Haul R Hasranah 56.5; Satya Treasure R Angnoo 50; Captain
Charisma J Reyes 50; Bonnie R Ali 51.5; Rewardsinheaven D
Blackman 57; A Great Moment W Galviz 55.5
R2: 1.08 PM - WI BRED 3 YO MAIDENS - 1300M - $43,000
She's Royal J Stephen 54; Rio Grande B Boodramsing 54.5; Ready And
Alert L Keizer 51.5; King Stand D Khelawan 57; Ice'D'Gold N Flavenney
51.5; Amritsar R Jadoo 56.5; Freedom Fighter D Butcher 57;
Northernbel N Patrick 52.5
R3: 1.47 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 40-0 - 1750M -
Really Classy J Stephen 51; First Emperor R Angnoo 53; Lady Felisha
B Boodramsing 57; Frankenstein R Hernandez 55; Caipirinha N
Flavenney 57; Seal The Deal J Reyes 56; Nature's Reality K Razack 53;
Captive Witness B Pahal 57; Skyzim J Millien 51.5
R4: 2.25 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 80-50 - 1750M -
Prince Zeshan B Boodramsing 53; Perfect Day W Galviz 53; Sam's
Hero R Ali 52; Plum Plum D Khelawan 56; Secret American D Butcher
57; Free Passage A Khan 57; Goliath's Boy N Patrick 54.5;
R5: 3.04 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 25-0 - 1000M -
Eyes Of The Wolf K Razack 51.5; Space Girl K Jadoo 50.5; Third Time
Lucky N Abrego 52.5; Waka Waka A Khan 57; Salome J Reyes 54.5;
Sweet Parang Music L Keizer 49.5; Dazzling Diamond R Hasranah
54.5; Everchangingtimes C Malcolm 55.5; Unguarded Moment B
Boodramsing 57; Advantage Them R Ali 57
R6: 3.42 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 70-55 - 1250M -
Hyat Princess B Boodramsing 53; Central Square D Khelawan 53; Fire
Light A Khan 56; Against The Odds D Gopie 54; Bigman Bas R Ali
51.5; Star Tiger J Stephen 54.5; Harry Could Dance P Badrie 57
R7: 4.21 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 55-40 - 1300M -
Precise Moment R Jadoo 55.5; Afterthebooks J Reyes 57; Mike's
Sugar N Flavenney 55.5; Soca Train W Galviz 56.5; Fleet Admiral D
Gopie 56.5; Amber Sky D Butcher 53.5; Drogbar D Khelawan 55.5;
Little Otis B Boodramsing 55.5; Pearl Secret R Ali 55.5
R8: 5 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 90-60 - 1100M -
Quick City R Thomas 51; Intact N Patrick 57; King Whistler N
Flavenney 54.5; Black Genius B Boodramsing 49.5; Thisonesforron D
Khelawan 54.5; Slewjero P Badrie 55.5; El Bandido De Oro D Gopie 56
R9: 5.35 PM - 3 YO AND OVER HORSES RATED 45-0 - 1300M -
Galadriel R Angnoo 54.5; Prado's Princess N Patrick 57; Alexander K
Amarales 57; Naughty N Nice J Stephen 56.5; Hesuntouchabull S
Jadoo 57; Chelsi Magic N Flavenney 57; Lady Sage J Reyes 55.5; Red
Cloud D Blackman 57; Sweet Genius D Butcher 57; Red River A Khan
ARC DAY 26 ENTRIES A new generation rising
at golf's oldest major
Tiger Woods of the US watches his
shot on the practice chipping green
ahead of the British Open Golf
championship at the Royal Liverpool
golf club, Hoylake, England,
yesterday. The British Open Golf
championship starts today. AP PHOTO
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