CYPRESS, Calif. -- Mastery won the $300,000 Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity by 7-1/4 lengths Saturday in his first start around two turns.His status among prospects for the 2017 Triple Crown is equally significant.Mastery is unbeaten after three starts. Ridden by Mike Smith, Mastery ($2.40) disputed the early pace and pulled away in the final furlong, finishing 1-1/16 miles in a quick 1:41.56.It looked like he handled it pretty well, trainer Bob Baffert said. I was impressed with the way he kicked on.The margin was the widest in the 36-year history of the Grade 1 race, surpassing the seven-length margin by Matty G at Hollywood Park in 1995.The win gave Baffert a record ninth win in the race -- six at Hollywood Park, which closed in 2013, when the race was known as the Hollywood Futurity or CashCall Futurity -- and all three runnings since the race was renamed and transferred to Los Alamitos in 2014.Mastery was a massive favorite against four rivals, his reputation established with convincing wins in a maiden race at Santa Anita on Oct. 22 and the Grade 3 Bob Hope Stakes at seven furlongs at Del Mar on Nov. 19.After a clean start, Smith had Mastery in second for the first six furlongs, closely tracking pacesetter Bobby Abu Dhabi, a 7-1 shot who set early fractions of 23.37 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 45.65 for a half-mile. Mastery raced outside of Bobby Abu Dhabi and took the lead with less than three furlongs to go. Smith urged Mastery early in the stretch and got a quick response, but only after the colt appeared to pause for a few strides.He started looking around a little when he made the front in the stretch, but after I gave him a reminder he rebroke and was strong, Smith said.Baffert noticed that Mastery appeared to wait on his rivals in early stretch before pulling clear.He looked like he hit a little lull, Baffert said.Mastery was fitted with blinkers for the Los Alamitos Futurity. He wore them in his maiden race win, but not in the Bob Hope Stakes.Baffert did not state any race plans for Mastery in early 2017. The colt, by Candy Ride, races for Everett Dobsons Cheyenne Stables. Mastery was purchased for $425,000 at the 2015 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.Irap, a maiden who was the 23-1 longest shot in the field, closed from fourth to finish second, 5-3/4 lengths in front of 11-1 Dangerfield. Bobby Abu Dhabi faded to finish fourth, followed by the Baffert-trained Show Me Da Lute.Doug ONeill trains Irap and Dangerfield. He said Iraps performance was a surprise. Irap, by Tiznow, was third and fourth in his first two races.Were happy, ONeill said. We need to digest that. We thought we were helping to fill a Grade 1 in our backyard. Hes got the pedigree and he exceeded our expectations.Dangerfield, by Into Mischief, won the minor Oak Tree Juvenile Stakes at Pleasanton on Oct. 1 in his fourth start and was third in the Grade 3 Delta Jackpot Stakes, a $1 million race in Louisiana on Nov. 18. Drayden Van Dyke rode Dangerfield for the first time in the Los Alamitos Futurity, and told ONeill the race was a learning experience.Drayden said if he could do it all over again he wouldnt have left him with so much to do, ONeill said. 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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Yelena Isinbayeva walked away from competing but not from her sport on Friday.The womens pole vault world record holder announced her retirement as she focuses on a new career in sports politics and considers an offer to lead Russian track and field.Isinbayeva was prevented from seeking a third Olympic title in Rio de Janeiro after the IAAF banned all but one Russian track and field athlete from the games over their countrys state-sponsored doping scandal.She still traveled to Rio to campaign in the election for the athletes representative on the International Olympic Committee. A day after being among the four winning candidates, the 34-year-old Isinbayeva decided she doesnt want to compete anymore.Today in Rio on August 19 2016, Yelena Isinbayeva is finishing her professional career, she said close to the end of a 50-minute news conference.Yesterdays election to the IOC commission inspired me, Isinbayeva added through a translator. It means I am not saying goodbye to the sport. I say goodbye to the pole, to my medals ... I fulfilled my dreams.And without doping, she maintains.I have proved it again and again, she said. All my tests were negative.One of her priorities now is campaigning for Russias IAAF suspension to be lifted so fellow clean athletes can resume their professional careers. Isinbayeva could be taking on that mission as the top administrator in Russian athletics.I have received an offer to head up the federation, Isinbayeva said. It is an interesting offer but it is also a serious challenge.When I get back from the Olympics I will meet the president of the federation. We will talk about my future role. I find it very interesting ... I think I can bring thhe federation back into the IAAF fold.ddddddddddddIsinbayeva remains aggrieved about the IAAFs treatment of Russia. She said it speaks volumes about the IAAF leadership that they didnt congratulate her for being one of four successful candidates in the IOC athletes commission election.I am a bit offended, she said. We are the same team ... but for some reason I didnt receive any congratulations.Although Isinbayeva said she forgives IAAF President Sebastian Coe for the injustice of banning Russia, she said: Let it be on their conscience. God will be their judge.Isinbayeva also railed against the unfair investigations by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which has published reports in the last year by investigators Dick Pound and Richard McLaren.All of the accusations that have leveled have been built upon assumptions, there are no facts, no proof but for some reason (McLarens) assumptions were sufficient to raise the question of banning the entire Russian team (from the Olympics), Isinbayeva said. I would like to see more facts, more specific proof against specific athletes.She urged sports administrators to be dignified in developing sport rather than fostering some useful war.Isinbayeva won gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2008 Beijing Games. She took bronze four years ago in London and will be elsewhere in Rio rather than watching the womens Olympic pole vault final on Friday night.When you compete without Isinbayeva this isnt going to be a fully-fledged gold medal, she said---Rob Harris at www.twitter.com/RobHarris and www.facebook.com/RobHarrisReports China NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Jerseys From China Cheap Jerseys China Jerseys NFL China Jerseys NFL Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic ' ' '
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