first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESTYLER BAZE, EPICAL, WINNER: “I gave him a breather around the first turn, he’s a special horse just want to thank Jim and Darren who let me come back and ride him, he is a very special horse, I knew he was something all along. I count on the trainers and the horse, I go out there and do my job I have confidence they have done there’s already and go get the job done.”“I came back to ride him.  I counted on the trainer to have him ready.  I should have won on him the last time, but we got a poor start.  They schooled him in the gate and it showed today.  He’s a nice horse.  Once we got going on the turn, he showed his big turn of foot.  I like to ride fast horses in marathon races.  He was relaxed and when it was time to go, he took off.  (Baze on what is next?)  I’m leaving tonight.  I’m going to be riding the rest of the Oaklawn meeting and then head to Churchill Downs.  We will play it by ear.  I love Santa Anita.  This is my home.”RAFAEL BEJARANO, BEACH VIEW, SECOND:  “I thought I was in a good position, but nobody was going with Tyler’s horse, so I moved a little early at the three eighths (pole).  No excuse, the winner was best today.”MARIO GUTIERREZ, MARCKIE’S WATER, THIRD: “My horse doesn’t have much speed and I found myself up close, so I had to put a little pressure on the leader. I thought Kent’s horse would be up front pushing the pace, so when I didn’t see him I decided to push otherwise in a race of that length an easy leader can get away. I though my horse ran a big race considering the strength of the field.” TRAINER QUOTESJIM CASSIDY, EPICAL, WINNER: “It was a gate thing last time out (San Marcos Stakes Feb 9th), he does everything perfect, but he’s not the best gate horse in the world, what he did last time was he hopped out of there and shuffled back a bit and he showed a new dimension, he came home pretty good but he still got beat and came in second. You know the first time Tyler rode him he said ‘I think he could go three miles’ There aren’t too many 3 mile races but he’s got speed and he doesn’t mind the horse next to him that goes with him it doesn’t seem to rattle him at all he’s very kind and he’ll go as far as you want to go.“Kent Desormeaux rode this horse a while back and he thought the horse was going to run off with him, so he took a hold of him and he knew that was the wrong move. Tyler and Victor got boxed in and couldn’t get out in a few races, so we had a few excuses for previous races.“We had a few struggles along the way with this horse, but he has had the right trip in the last few races and it shows.”NOTES: The winning owner is DP RacingDP Racing’s Epical and jockey Tyler Baze win the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Stakes, Friday, March 29, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Supervisors voted in August to create the new facilities for women at Pitchess and Sybil Brand. While the female inmates at Pitchess will be medium-security, Sybil Brand will get both high-security and medium-security female inmates, plus those who are mentally ill, said Victor Rampulla, division director of administrative services for the Sheriff’s Department. The design of the Pitchess barracks facility will be done in six months, and construction will start after that. Rather than expand the jail complex outward, the new facility for women will be built on a site where an old medical facility was torn down. “We have the land there, the availability, that we felt the introduction of the female population there would be appropriate and the building of the compound fits very well into the overall jail environment that we have up there,” Rampulla said. [email protected] (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Sybil Brand Institute was closed in 1997 and its inmates were transferred to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility because Sybil Brand had fallen into disrepair and the county lacked the money to fix it. It is now used for filming. The Twin Towers Correctional Facility, a state-of-the-art jail in downtown Los Angeles, is better suited for dangerous male inmates, Pembedjian said. Its female inmates were all transferred to Century a year ago. “Some of what’s happened is we’ve had to evaluate how well we are using the facilities we have,” Pembedjian said. “It’s not just an overcrowded jail (system) but it’s a jail that has safety and security issues, so in relocating the women out of Twin Towers or when we relocate them out of Century, that will give us some additional beds. It will also make our jail safer by housing high-security inmates in high-security facilities.” The county jail system has more than 19,500 inmates, officials said. CASTAIC – Pitchess Detention Center will be expanded to house 1,000 female inmates under a plan approved Tuesday by Los Angeles County supervisors. The $136 million expansion at the medium-security Castaic facility will be in addition to the $113 million renovation of the Sybil Brand Institute in Monterey Park, which will be reopened to house another 1,000 female inmates. Officials hope to have both projects completed before 2010. Currently, the county’s only jail for women is at Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, which has more than 2,100 female inmates. But Anna Pembedjian, justice deputy for Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, said that is a maximum-security facility that could be better used to house men in the crowded county jail system. The supervisors’ unanimous vote authorized spending $2.3 million for architectural and engineering design on the Pitchess expansion. The new facility will be medium-security barracks, located behind the ranch-style administration offices at Pitchess. last_img read more