first_imgPHOENIX, Arizona, (CMC): Jamaican Andrew Ramgeet rode a double to grab a share of the lead at Turf Paradise while his son, Andre, had a single winner as they made their presence felt at the southwestern United States racetrack here Saturday. Ramgeet Sr captured race five with 2-1 chance Bet the Harbor and followed up by taking race six with 4-1 bet Rhetorical. Andre, meanwhile, found success in the first event of the day’s eight-race card when he booted favourite Passed Due to victory. With the brace, Andrew Ramgeet moved alongside Scott Stevens on 49 points, with David Lopez 14 behind in third. The veteran rider opened his account when he partnered with five-year-old Bet the Harbor to beat the four-year-old and upwards by a neck. Going 6-1/2 furlongs, Bet the Harbor trailed out of the gates but snatched the lead on the first turn under pressure from Sunset Brandy and Wannablikegrandpa. Ramgeet and Bet the Harbor pulled away in the stretch but were then forced to stave off the fast-finishing Three Fast Sevens, to reach the wire first. In another 6-1/2 furlong trip in race six, Ramgeet Sr and eight-year-old chestnut gelding Rhetorical got the better of the four-year-old and upwards by a neck. The pair raced well back early on, grabbed the lead at the eighth pole and drew off before holding off favourite Flat Gone at the wire.last_img read more

first_imgBUSINESS: This weekend, Inishowen Motors, Drumkeen, Letterkenny will host its annual ‘Kia and Nissan Open Weekend’.The event will give customers in Donegal the opportunity to get an exclusive first-look at the all new Kia Sportage. The preview Kia Sportage model will be visiting the Drumkeen showroom from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th November and the entire Kia and Nissan range will be available to test drive over the weekend.Customers that take a test drive will automatically be entered into a free draw to win some great prizes, including a free car service.Donegal captain and Inishowen Motors brand ambassador Michael Murphy will join the sales team at Inishowen Motors from 1-4pm on Saturday, taking orders for 2016.Michael will also be on hand to assist celebrity chef and Inishowen Motors brand ambassador, Brian McDermott – The No Salt Chef, who will be doing a live cookery demonstration from 2.00 – 3.30pm. Highland Radio’s Greg Hughes will broadcast live from the Drumkeen showroom on Saturday 7th November, from 10am – 12noon and there’ll be fun for all the family with face-painting, balloon modelling, finger food and some great competitions and prizes.Commenting on the ‘Open Weekend’, Seamus McLaughlin of Inishowen Motors, said: “We’re really looking forward to our open weekend running this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.“It’s the perfect opportunity for people to come along, meet our team and take a test drive in any of our Kia and Nissan ranges.“The Kia Sportage is the bestselling SUV in Donegal, and one of the top ten bestselling SUV’s across Ireland, with over 11,000 very happy customers.“We’re the first dealership in Donegal to showcase the all new Kia Sportage and we’re looking forward to showing customers its new modern layout and greater passenger comfort features.”The all new Kia Sportage starts full production this week and will arrive in dealerships in early January 2016 with the 2WD 1.7D models arriving first, followed by the 2.0D AWD arriving in March. The fourth-generation, all new Kia Sportage offers an innovative and sophisticated package to buyers in an increasingly competitive market.The new-look interior features high quality materials and design integrity, as well as great practicality and a range of technologies to improve comfort, convenience, connectivity and safety.Updated engines and transmissions will result in enhanced efficiency and performance, while ride, handling and refinement are all improved.Once again, Inishowen Motors has also partnered with SuperValu and any customer that orders a new Kia before 23rd December 2015, will receive a €500 SuperValu voucher just in time for Christmas. For more information on the upcoming ‘Inishowen Motors Kia and Nissan Open Weekend’ or to find out more about the all new Kia Sportage, contact the Inishowen Motors’ sales team on 074 91 34567 or visit www.inishowenmotors. ie.MICHAEL MURPHY TO TAKE ORDERS AT KIA AND NISSAN OPEN WEEKEND was last modified: November 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more