first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, EDWARDS GOING LEFT, WINNER: “He broke a little slow so I was having to use him a little right away. It looked like a nice spot was there on the rail and he was wanting to go towards it. There was room so I dipped him in and he did the rest. I wanted to have him wherever he wanted to be and he was happy and traveling well once there. He tried really hard today and fought back. Last time I rode him he was trying to go by the other horses and didn’t quit, so when we were in it today, in the stretch I saw the same thing from him.”TYLER BAZE, KING ABNER, SECOND: “I don’t like getting beat like that. I thought Edwards Going Left got away from us a little on the first turn, so I angled out. Gotta say, that time on that track, that’s fast. It’s been a little heavy all day.”TRAINER QUOTESJOHN SADLER, EDWARDS GOING LEFT, WINNER: “Just watching the races, the track seems like the horses in front were running really well, so I told Joel to ride him out of the gate, get him a good position, then figure out what you want to do. He’s such a nice horse, if you look at his form he doesn’t have a bad race on there, and his form serves him well, you look at him coming in third to City Of Light (Winner of 2019 Pegasus World Cup Invitational), really top, top horses, always runs a good race, he just came out of a fast race the other day, I think Ax Man will be the favorite in the San Carlos so we would like to keep them in the Cal-Bred program if we can then we can dip into open company too. It was a great stretch drive, I’ve got a lot of confidence with Joel. He’s so strong and if you notice very little whipping, it’s him just riding him and carrying him. He’s a very strong rider.”OWNER QUOTESKOSTA HRONIS, OWNER OF EDWARDS GOING LEFT, WINNER: “That was tough coming down the homestretch. It was tough to keep calm. I can imagine how Joel feels! It seemed like it was a very long stretch run for a while. This is so nice and so rewarding. I’m happy for him. He’s a hard trier every time and he’s a Cal-bred and we love the Cal-breds here at Santa Anita. We’re just so happy he’s back on track and doing well.”NOTES:  The winning owner is Hronis Racing, LLC.Hronis Racing’s Edwards Going Left and jockey Joel Rosario, right, outleg King Abner (Tyler Baze), left, to win the $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Too much sitting may shrink part of brain connected to memory

first_imgLong periods of sitting could be bad for your brain and its ability to create new memories, a new study from UCLA found.Not only can sitting lead to diabetes and heart disease, leading a sedentary life is rough on the brain as well.The act of being in a seated position is now being linked to changes in the region of the brain responsible for memory, according to researchers at the University of California Los Angeles.In the study, published Thursday in the journal PLOS One, comprised of adults age 45 to 75, the participants each had a brain MRI and were asked questions about their levels of activity and the average number of hours they spent sitting in a week.The researchers found that the patients who sat “too much” — anywhere from three to seven hours per day — had a noticeable thinning of the MTL (medial temporal lobe), where new memories are formed. They also saw the same results among patients who were physically active — meaning that the damage done by sitting for extended periods of time could not be offset by exercise.Paralyzed man feels ‘pinching, squeezing’ after brain stimulationA thinned MTL is typically a predecessor for dementia and marked cognitive declines in middle-aged to older people, the study said.The next stage of the research will be to follow volunteers for longer than a week to see if the results are consistent and if gender, race or weight comes into play. The study said that limiting the number of hours spent sitting could become a recommendation from doctors for their patients at risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia.Sourcelast_img read more