Thursday, 28 July 2016 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Trump's Nonvoter Strategy: Will It Work?

    Donald Trump's campaign is a grand gamble that he can turn enough angry white men, who have not voted in a while, into voters in 2016. He is ignoring the rules of the game and trying to find new supporters just like the ones he already has.

  • Convention Dissent: There's Less Than Meets the Eye

    On a night of inspiring speeches and calls for unity, the media jumped on the recalcitrant Bernie Bros meme and wouldn't let it go.

POWERED BY READERS

Our nonprofit newsroom is everything the mainstream media is not.

Through investigative journalism and daily news analysis, Truthout is a vital resource for relevant and trustworthy news.

Support from readers is the only way we can continue publishing the stories you want to see. Make a donation today!

Click here
to donate.

Flotilla Owned By Qatari Sheikh Wins Breeders Cup Race

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:15 By Ira Glunts, SpeakOut | Video
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Media

Yesterday, ten days after the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, became the first head of state ever to visit Gaza, two-year-old filly Flotilla, owned by another member of the Qatari ruling family, Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani, thrilled racegoers who are supporters of the Gaza flotilla movement, by winning the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf race by a length and a quarter.

Wearing a big white shadow roll under her eyes, Flotilla was easy to spot as she wove her way through the field of horses from the back of the pack. She then displayed an impressive closing kick to run down her opponents under the skillful handling of French jockey Christophe Lemaire.

On the same day as the race, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said that he also planned to visit the Gaza Strip soon. That visit would enhance the legitimacy of Hamas and antagonize the West, especially, of course, Israel and the United States, according to Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times.

Buoyed by the success of Flotilla, the owner Sheikh al-Thani said that he intends to return to the Breeders’ Cup next year with not only Flotilla, but many other horses (see winners’ circle interview with trainer, Mikel Delzangles in the video above). The sheikh’s statement echoes the statements of many Gaza flotilla organizers in which they declare their intention to return with more boats in order to break the illegal Israeli siege.

Flotilla rewarded her backers paying $24.80 for a $2 win bet. I am proud and delighted to report here that I was one of those who profited from her exciting performance.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Ira Glunts

Ira Glunts is a retired college librarian. He lived in Israel in the 70s when no baseball was played there.


Hide Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus
GET DAILY TRUTHOUT UPDATES
Optional Member Code

FOLLOW togtorsstottofb


Flotilla Owned By Qatari Sheikh Wins Breeders Cup Race

Wednesday, 07 November 2012 11:15 By Ira Glunts, SpeakOut | Video
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
  • Print

Media

Yesterday, ten days after the emir of Qatar, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, became the first head of state ever to visit Gaza, two-year-old filly Flotilla, owned by another member of the Qatari ruling family, Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani, thrilled racegoers who are supporters of the Gaza flotilla movement, by winning the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf race by a length and a quarter.

Wearing a big white shadow roll under her eyes, Flotilla was easy to spot as she wove her way through the field of horses from the back of the pack. She then displayed an impressive closing kick to run down her opponents under the skillful handling of French jockey Christophe Lemaire.

On the same day as the race, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said that he also planned to visit the Gaza Strip soon. That visit would enhance the legitimacy of Hamas and antagonize the West, especially, of course, Israel and the United States, according to Jodi Rudoren of the New York Times.

Buoyed by the success of Flotilla, the owner Sheikh al-Thani said that he intends to return to the Breeders’ Cup next year with not only Flotilla, but many other horses (see winners’ circle interview with trainer, Mikel Delzangles in the video above). The sheikh’s statement echoes the statements of many Gaza flotilla organizers in which they declare their intention to return with more boats in order to break the illegal Israeli siege.

Flotilla rewarded her backers paying $24.80 for a $2 win bet. I am proud and delighted to report here that I was one of those who profited from her exciting performance.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Ira Glunts

Ira Glunts is a retired college librarian. He lived in Israel in the 70s when no baseball was played there.


Hide Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus