Scudamore books Carberry for Dude

first_img Scudamore, who was hosting the press and other media at his Ross-on-Wye yard on Wednesday morning, said: “Paul is going to ride and I’m very happy to have him. “Someone with Paul’s skill, experience and craft is not a bad man to have on board.” Carberry, who won the world’s greatest steeplechase in 1999 on Bobbyjo, trained by his father, Tommy, was in the saddle when giving Monbeg Dude a fine waiting ride as Scudamore recorded his biggest training success to date in last season’s Coral Welsh National. Carberry has partnered the nine-year-old on two other occasions, most recently when the combination finished fifth in the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster. Press Associationcenter_img Michael Scudamore has secured the services of Paul Carberry for Monbeg Dude in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week.last_img read more

Serena Speaks on Police Violence

first_imgShe is the latest athlete to speak out about friction between law enforcement and the black community in the US.In Tuesday’s Facebook post, Williams, 35, wrote that she had asked her 18-year-old nephew to drive her somewhere so she could work during the journey.She said that when she saw a police car she “remembered that horrible video of the woman in the car when a cop shot her boyfriend”. “All of this went through my mind in a matter of seconds,” she added.Williams was apparently referring to the July 6 fatal shooting of Philando Castile, whose girlfriend live-streamed the confrontation with police in St Paul, Minnesota.The Grand Slam champ said she checked her nephew was not speeding so they would not get pulled over, and then regretted not having driven herself.“I would never forgive myself if something happened to my nephew,” Williams wrote. “He’s so innocent. So were all ‘the others.’”“I am a total believer that not ‘everyone’ is bad. It is just the ones that are ignorant, afraid, uneducated, and insensitive that is affecting millions and millions of lives.”Williams quoted Martin Luther King Jr, writing: “There comes a time when silence is betrayal.”She added: “I Won’t Be Silent”.Williams spoke out amid a wave of anti-police brutality sporting protests in the US, triggered after San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem.Some 214 black people have been killed by US police this year out of a total of 821 people, according to Black Lives Matter monitoring group, Mapping Police Violence.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Serena Williams has voiced her fears about police violence, writing on Facebook: “I won’t be silent.”The US tennis star posted that she found herself feeling wary of law enforcement during a recent journey with her teenage nephew.Williams said that when they drove by a patrol car she remembered a woman whose boyfriend was fatally shot by police.last_img read more