Trainer Doug O’Neill has won a lot of big races this year including the Kentucky Derby, and he has now added another big one to his resume. Goldencents, who was one of two O’Neill trainees in the race, led gate to wire and held off two late runners in Bern Identity and Mylute to win the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot on Nov. 17.
The day after Thanksgiving is known as the busiest shopping day of the year, but it’s also a day when the high school boys basketball season gets its unofficial start as the eighth annual Fred Williams Classic is held at Ozen High School on Nov. 23.
This year, five games are scheduled with doors opening at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for the entire day. Ozen is at 3443 Fannett Road in Beaumont.
The first game on the docket is set with Port Arthur Memorial vs. West Orange-Stark at 2:30 p.m. Following the opener will be Class 4A No. 1 Ozen Lady Panthers vs. Houston Wheatley at 4 p.m.
Spindletop Center (formerly Spindletop Mental Health, Mental Retardation) received a grant Wednesday, Nov. 14, to expand the scope of its treatment to help clients achieve better health, both mental and physical.
Cody Williams says this upcoming fight with Thomas de Almeida is not about redemption. Despite a winning pro record in the MMA cage at 4-3, Williams is 0-3 when he fights on television — which he will do again this Friday, Nov. 16, at Legacy 14 on AXS TV at 9 p.m. inside the Arena Theatre in Houston.
The 10th running of the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot will not only feature a full field of nine of the most talented 2-year-old horses in the country, but in town will be this year’s Kentucky Derby winning jockey/trainer tandem of Mario Gutierrez and Doug O’Neill, who will try to win the Jackpot with Know More. Gutierrez and O’Neill won this year’s Derby and Preakness Stakes with I’ll Have Another.
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