RIVER BOYNE & CATAPULT HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE ON SANTA ANITA LAWN FIRST POST TIME FOR 10-RACE PROGRAM SATURDAY SET FOR 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 27, 2019)–Although he was the beaten favorite in his most recent start, Irish-bred River Boyne, who has won six out of his seven career turf starts at Santa Anita, will vie for favoritism in Saturday’s Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) with Kentucky-bred Catapult, who should relish a return to firm ground for John Sadler. The Kilroe, one of four graded stakes on Saturday, has attracted a field of six older horses.RIVER BOYNEOwner: Red Baron’s Barn, LLC & Rancho TemescalTrainer: Jeff MullinsA game head winner of the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile two starts back on Dec. 26, this 4-year-old colt was forced to steady a furlong out in the Grade III, one mile turf Thunder Road on Feb. 9, and finished fourth, beaten 1 ¼ lengths as the 3-5 favorite on a turf course that was listed as “good.” With regular rider Flavien Prat away to ride in Dubai, Drayden Van Dyke will try his hand for the first time on River Boyne, who has three wins and a second from five starts at one mile on turf.CATAPULTOwner: Woodford Racing, LLCTrainer: John SadlerA winner of two Grade II turf stakes three and four starts back at Del Mar this past summer, this 6-year-old full horse by Kitten’s Joy was a close second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile two starts back on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs. Keen in the early stages, Catapult finished fourth, beaten 4 ½ lengths over a yielding turf going 1 3/16 miles in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The leading money earner in the field with $1,448,359, Catapult, who will be making his 18thcareer start, is 10-3-4-1 at one mile on turf.OHIOOwner: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Bruce TreitmanTrainer: Michael McCarthyClaimed for $50,000 six starts back on June 10 and a subsequent $28,000 claiming winner in his next start on Aug. 19, this 8-year-old Brazilian-bred gelding is enjoying a resurgence of late, with his most recent start resulting in a close second place finish in the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes here on Feb. 9, which came on the heels of a 6 ½ length tally in a minor one mile turf stakes at Turf Paradise Jan. 12.THE GRADE I FRANK E. KILROE MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 10 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTHunt–Brice Blanc–120Ohio–Ruben Fuentes–120Desert Stone–Geovanni Franco–120Catapult–Drayden Van Dyke–122Next Shares–Kent Desormeaux–124River Boyne–Rafael Bejarano–122First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Indira Gandhi Centre of Arts, in association with Cocoa and Jasmine (independent culture publication), has curated an event titled ‘Safed’. Organised as part of ‘The Craft Project’ – an initiative that aims to document tangible anthropology i.e material culture of a place and comment on its relevance in the contemporary space – the event will be held on April 27.Through the project, Cocoa and Jasmine also wishes to bring together a community of craft entrepreneurs and create a collective of common motivation. The Craft Project celebrates diversity in culture through objects, folk arts, crafts, and design. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCurrently, over 30 contributors from 24 cities around the world have joined the project to talk about Indian crafts in contemporary space. Some of these are Judy Frater from Kutch, Monisha Ahmed from Ladakh, Sally Holkar from Maheshwar and Brigitte Singh from Jaipur. To translate this research project into a physical space, a series of events in different cities in India and abroad will be organised. The event will comprise of a textile installation, a photo exhibit, display of printed journals and a panel discussion. The very first chapter of this series is being held in Delhi on April 27, 5 pm at the Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking about the event, Sayali Goyal, curator of the installation, says, “A common string in most textile crafts of India is white fabric, a blank canvas. Through this project, I wish to showcase the unity of our craftsmen yet bring out the diversity in textures. When a weaver weaves fabric, a little bit of himself is woven into it as well, thus each fabric displayed here holds the artisan’s emotions as if the artisan was present here. If you look carefully at these fabrics, they are all different and unique and have an individual soul yet we can appreciate them as one, just like Indian crafts.” The panel discussion will explore the importance of craft documentation and why design intervention is important to represent contemporary Indian aesthetics at a global platform. Purnima Rai of the Delhi Crafts Council and Crafts Council of India, as well as Ritu Sethi of the Crafts Revival Trust have been invited for the same. The conversation will be moderated by the Founder of Cocoa and Jasmine, Sayali Goyal. The photo exhibition will display the process of documentation and stories that were covered from East to the West of India including Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and also Maheshwar.