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Thousands protest in Israel after recovery of hostage’s body

Relatives and supporters of those abducted on October 7th in Israel turned their weekly protest into a sombre vigil Saturday, remembering a hostage whose body was recovered this past week in the Gaza Strip and whose plight outraged thousands at a nearby antigovernment protest. The Israeli military said Saturday that it had retrieved the body of Elad Katzir, 47, in Khan Younis and repatriated him. The militant group Islamic Jihad took Katzir from the Nir Oz kibbutz. He had twice appeared in videos during his captivity and had died in January at the hands of his captors, according to the Israeli military, an assertion that could not be verified. The news came on the eve of the war’s six-month anniversary Sunday, when thousands are expected to gather in Israel for more protests. “For six months we have been in a nightmare”, said Esther Buchstab, the mother of Yagev Buchstab, 34, who was taken from Kibbutz Nirim on October 7th, speaking at a vigil in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Saturday evening. She added, “We demand that the state do everything to reach a deal, to bring back the living for rehabilitation and the murdered for burial.” Nearby, in Democracy Square, thousands of antigovernment protesters called on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to bring home the more than 130 hostages still missing after October 7th. As the protest was wrapping up, a car drove through the crowd of demonstrators in violation of police orders, wounding several people, according to a statement from police on Telegram. It wasn’t clear why the driver drove the car into the crowd, but the driver ignored police orders to stop and passengers in the car could be seen yelling at protesters in video posted on social media. [ Six months on, Israel has become bogged down in the Gaza quagmire, with no end in sight ] [ What aid routes will Israel open into Gaza and what happens next? ] “‘Destroying Hamas’ and ‘absolute victory’ are meaningless slogans”, said Eran Herkevi, 66, an agricultural specialist. “There is real pressure to bring back the remaining hostages, otherwise the public will never be able to recover as a society.” These sentiments were echoed by Sarit Perl, 65, a retiree and the mother of three combat soldiers who are all in their second round of deployment. She called for Netanyahu to be impeached and for new elections to replace him. “I’m here today, because there are three things that need to happen now: impeachment, bringing back all the hostages and holding elections,” she said. Perl criticised Netanyahu, who is facing mounting calls for elections and whose home in Jerusalem has been the site of frequent protests, including this past week. “Netanyahu has never functioned as a prime minister,” Perl said. “But now he appears to be acting to deliberately destroy the chances to succeed in reaching a deal, and nothing in Israel will ever recover as long as he remains in his position.” Sahar Shapira, 42, said that the death of the hostage, Katzir, highlighted the urgent need for an agreement to return the hostages. “It is clear to people that the hostages cannot survive”, she said, predicting that “many others like him will return in a similar way”. In an interview in 2009, after Palestinian rocket attacks led to a deadly three-week Israeli offensive against Hamas in Gaza, Katzir told a reporter that he had a nagging feeling. “I do not feel any victory,” Katzir said at the time, when the fighting had ended with a shaky ceasefire. “I still do not feel safe.” News of Katzir’s death has inflamed tensions in Israel. In a statement announcing the vigil Saturday, representatives of the relatives of hostages called on Israelis to gather in Jerusalem on Sunday for a rally marking six months of war. Families of the abductees have organised rallies in a public plaza near the Israeli military headquarters in Tel Aviv every Saturday to pressure the government to make a deal for their relatives’ return. The gatherings have often converged with antigovernment protests. Israeli officials are meeting with representatives from Egypt, Qatar and the United States in Cairo on Sunday to pick up discussions on a hostage deal that have been stalled for months. President Joe Biden is pressuring participants to reach an agreement that leads to an “immediate ceasefire” and the return of hostages. Noam Peri, the daughter of Chaim Peri, 79, who was taken from Kibbutz Nir Oz and who Hamas claimed in December was among five hostages killed in Gaza in an Israeli airstrike, demanded action from the Israeli government. “Mr prime minister, members of the cabinet, this is on you!” she said, adding, “Do not come back without a deal!” – This article originally appeared in The New York Times. 2024 The New York Times Company

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Opposition’s ‘oil wizards’ remain closeted – Guyana Chronicle

–Norton declines to inform public about members of the party’s ‘oil committee’ –Dr Jagdeo says Opposition ‘drifting in the wind’ because of lack of vision, plan, policies, programmes THE opposition remains reluctant to inform the public about the member(s) of its “oil committee,” choosing instead to keep the identities of its trusted advisers in the closet. Although the oil and gas sector is one of Guyana’s leading economic drivers, the People’s National Congress-Reform (PNC-R) has remained secretive about who is advising them on this burgeoning sector despite mounting claims and reports that the party is clueless when it comes to this area. Also, despite the wider sections of society demanding this information, Leader of the Opposition, Aubrey Norton, has said that he will not release this information because he does not want the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, to know. “We have an oil and gas committee that functions, that looks at all the issues. We are comfortable with them working in the way they are working…,” Norton said during a press conference last Thursday. While continuing to minimise the matter of national interest to a political issue, Norton said: “Don’t worry yourself with who are on our oil and gas committee….” At the time, Norton was directing his comments directly to the PPP General Secretary. Dr Jagdeo, at his press conference on Thursday, was asked about Norton being mum on this important matter. In response to this, he said: “So I explained that when you don’t have a vision, you don’t have a plan, you don’t have policies and programmes, you tend to drift in the wind. So, they tend to be very anecdotal, they tend to generalise.” Reflecting on the brief stint that the PPP/C spent in Opposition, Dr Jagdeo boldly stated that on every issue the party had a view, unlike the current Opposition, which, according to him, criticises but never put forth counteroffers. “Our manifesto outlined what we are going to do in the oil and gas sector. We outlined it clearly… in every single area we had views, we defended our views. They were rounded in facts, they were rounded in technical assessments etc…,” he said. Dr Jagdeo even predicted some of the tactics that the Opposition will deploy in the upcoming 2025, since it is clear as day and they are known for repeating their actions. According to him, just like the Green State Development Strategy, the Opposition will put forth a plan that only sounds “good on textbook.” He said: “It’s not a Guyana-based strategy like how we have the LCDS and it now is a method of earning money, dealing with adaptation, protecting biodiversity, managing our water like in an integrated way….” Dr Jagdeo stated that unlike the Opposition which remains reluctant to take “strong policy positions”, this is not the case for the PPP/C government. “They’re scared of taking a strong policy position [for] fear of being criticised; never mind they know that’s the right thing to do. We [PPP] have no such fear because we have to defend our policies. We believe it’s only fair to the people of this country that you tell them what your policies are and you defend them,” the PPP General Secretary said.

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Detroit Pistons fall apart late at Nets, 113-103, despite solid shooting; injury list grows

BROOKLYN — The Detroit Pistons were displeased with their compete level after Friday’s embarrassing 18-point loss to the bottom of the Memphis Grizzlies’ rotation. They should’ve been more pleased with their response on Saturday. A late collapse, however, resulted in another loss. The Pistons fell to the Brooklyn Nets, 113-103, despite leading by 19 points with 7:54 remaining in the second period. Brooklyn closed the fourth quarter with a 19-0 run. Detroit’s last bucket was at the 5:07 mark of the fourth. The Pistons lost despite having their best shooting night in weeks. They hit 17 of their 37 attempts from 3, and forced 18 Brooklyn turnovers. It was undone by a fourth quarter in which they were outscored by 18 points, including the 19-0 run to close the night. HARD WORK AHEAD: Jaden Ivey knows he has big summer of growth ahead, even after scoring 31 Chimezie Metu led the Pistons with 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting. Marcus Sasser (18 points), Jaden Ivey (16 points, 10 assists), Troy Brown Jr. (15 points) and Jaylen Nowell (12 points) all reached double-figures. Cam Thomas led all scorers with 32 points. The Pistons’ injury report grew again before the game, as Jalen Duren was ruled out with left ankle soreness and Evan Fournier was also a scratch with right knee soreness. Two-way forward Tosan Evbuomwan is also out for the rest of the season, due to him hitting his 50-game limit. The collective bargaining agreement states that two-way players are only eligible to be active for 50 regular season games. They join a list that already includes Cade Cunningham, Ausar Thompson, Isaiah Stewart, Simone Fontecchio, Quentin Grimes and Stanley Umude. Taj Gibson returned from a nine-game absence due to a hamstring strain. Pistons make a few shots early A night after going just 8 of 30 from the 3-point line, Detroit bounced back with its strongest shooting performance in weeks. Their 17 makes on Saturday were their highest total since making 17 in a win over the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 7, and it helped them take control of the game early. Ivey got the Pistons rolling with back-to-back 3-pointers early in the first quarter, helping pace a 18-5 run. Ivey was responsible for six of the Pistons eight 3-pointers on Friday. He got significantly more help against the Nets. Brown (5-for-7 from 3) and Sasser (3-for-6 from 3) were responsible for more than half of Detroit’s makes, and six other players hit at least one. It didn’t matter in the end, though, as Detroit shot just 8-for-26 overall in the final period. Cunningham expected to return this season Saturday marked Cunningham’s third-straight absence due to “left knee injury management,” which Monty Williams confirmed before the game is a bout with knee soreness. With four games left, the Pistons are optimistic that Cunningham’s season isn’t over yet. “There’s nothing more to share, he’s just dealing with some soreness,” Williams said. “We do expect him back. He’s working his tail off to get back on the floor. That’s pretty much it.” Contact Omari Sankofa II at osankofa@freepress.com. Follow him @omarisankofa. Next up: 76ers Matchup: Pistons (13-65) at Philadelphia (42-35). Tipoff: 7 p.m. Tuesday; Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. TV/radio: Channel 20 in Detroit; WWJ-AM (950).

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Mount Etna blows ‘smoke rings’ into sky in rare phenomenon

Near-perfect circles of gas emerged from Mount Etna in a rare display captured on camera on Saturday, 6 April. Volcanic vortex rings have blown into the sky from the largest active volcano in Europe since Wednesday. Scientists say Mount Etna sees the rare phenomenon, caused by a constant release of vapours and gases, more than any other volcano on Earth. The rings spewed out of a new crater that opened on Tuesday on Etna’s summit. There were no reports of disruptions at Catania airport.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg detained twice at demonstration in the Netherlands

NEW DELHI: Climate activist Greta Thunberg faced two detentions by the police while participating in a demonstration in The Hague, Netherlands, for several hours on Saturday.Police disclosed that over 400 individuals were detained, with 12 held for incitement including Thunberg who was held for a short time by local police along with other protesters who tried to block a major highway protesting against fossil fuel subsidies with a group of marchers.Soon, the Swedish activist rejoined a small group of protesters disrupting another road near the train station and was detained once more, being escorted away in a police vehicle. Hundreds more protesters marched from The Hague to the A12 highway, a vital link to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Utrecht. The march was organised by the environmental group Extinction Rebellion (XR) as part of strategy to pressurize the Dutch government ahead of a forthcoming discussion on fossil fuel subsidies in June. Police, including mounted officers, prevented the group from accessing the motorway and cautioned of potential use of force if the protesters attempted to get onto the road.Before being detained Thunberg said, “We are in a planetary emergency and we are not going to stand by and let people lose their lives and livelihood and be forced to become climate refugees when we can do something.”(With inputs from agencies)

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These Palestinian mothers in Gaza gave birth October 7. Their babies have known only war

NUSEIRAT: Rockets streaked through the morning sky in Gaza on Oct 7 as Amal Al-Taweel hurried to the hospital in the nearby Nuseirat refugee camp, already in labor. After a difficult birth, she and her husband, Mustafa, finally got to hold Ali, the child they spent three years trying to have. Rola Saqer’s water broke that day as she sheltered from Israeli airstrikes in Beit Lahia, a Gaza town near where Hamas militants streamed across the border hours earlier in the attack that kicked off the war. She and her husband, Mohammed Zaqout, had been trying to have a child for five years, and not even the terrifying explosions all around would stop them from going to the hospital to have their baby that night. Saqer gave birth to Masa, a name that means diamond in Arabic. The families emerged from the hospitals to a changed world. On the babies’ second day of life, Israel declared war on Hamas and its fighter jets swooped over the neighborhoods where Ali and Masa were supposed to grow up. In the six months since the children were born, the couples have experienced the trials of early parenthood against the backdrop of a brutal conflict. The families’ homes were leveled by airstrikes, and they’ve had no reliable shelter and scant access to medical treatment and baby supplies. The infants are hungry, and despite all of the plans the couples made before the war, they fear the lives they had hoped to give their children is gone. “I was preparing him for another life, a beautiful one, but war changed all of these features,” Amal Al-Taweel told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “We barely live day by day, and we don’t know what will happen. There is no planning.” Saqer recalled the hope she had before the war. “This is my only daughter,” she said, rocking Masa gently in a cradle. “I prepared many things and clothes for her. I bought her a closet a week before the war. I was also planning her birthdays and everything. The war came and destroyed everything.” From Nuseirat To Rafah The Al-Taweel family spent the first days of Ali’s life going between their home and relatives’ houses in search of safety. Nearby buildings kept being struck – first one next to Amal’s sister’s home, and then one next to her parents’ place. As the family sheltered at home on Oct. 20, Israeli authorities issued an evacuation order warning that a strike was imminent and residents had 10 minutes to leave. “I had to evacuate. I couldn’t take anything; no IDs, no university certificates, no clothes for my child – nothing,” Amal Al-Taweel said. “Even milk, diapers, and toys that I bought for my child.” The family found temporary refuge at Amal’s parents’ house in central Gaza, where 15 family members took shelter. Not far away, Saqer, her husband and daughter crammed into a relative’s two-bedroom house where more than 80 members of her extended family were staying. It became so crowded, she said, that her male relatives built a tent outside so that the women and children could sleep more comfortably indoors. As Israeli ground troops advanced on central Gaza in December, both young families headed Gaza’s southernmost city, Rafah, which is now home to hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians. Tent Camps, No Food Like many who have sought refuge in overcrowded Rafah, the Al-Taweel family lived in a tent, where they stayed for over a month. “It was the worst experience of my life; the worst conditions I have ever lived in,” Amal Al-Taweel said. Israel has severely restricted aid deliveries of food, water, medicine and other supplies into Gaza during the war, which began with Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel in which militants killed about 1,200 people and took roughly 250 hostages. Israel has exacted a terrible toll: More than 33,000 Palestinians have been killed, around two-thirds of them women and children, according to Palestinian health officials whose death count doesn’t distinguish between civilians and fighters. Israel’s offensive has pushed Gaza into a humanitarian crisis, displacing over 80% of the population and leaving more than 1 million people on the brink of starvation. Ali, who was diagnosed with gastroenteritis before the family fled to Rafah, had chronic vomiting and diarrhea – signs of malnutrition that the U.N.’s main health agency says are now common in one of every six young Gazan children. He is underweight, at just 5 kilograms (11 pounds). “I can’t even feed myself to properly feed my child,” said Amal Al-Taweel. “The boy is losing more weight than he gains.” His parents fretted about the rashes on his face, trying to shield him from near-constant sun exposure in the tent. Mustafa Al-Taweel spent months waiting tables at a Gaza City cafe to save up for baby food, toys and clothes. Now, he can’t buy his son even the simplest foods in Rafah. The war has brought shortages of the most basic necessities, with diapers and formula hard to find or unaffordable. They’ve had to rely on canned food provided by the UN. “His father was working every day to provide him with milk, diapers, and many other things he needed,” said Amal Al-Taweel. “Even the toys are gone. There’s nothing we can afford to provide him.” Needing help, the Al-Taweels decided to return to Amal’s parents’ home in central Gaza in February. Not far from where the Al-Taweels lived in Rafah, Masa and her parents found a spot in the Shaboura refugee camp. They lived in a small tent the couple made by stitching together flour bags, Saqer said. Muddy water pooled around the tent when it rained, and the area always smelled of sewage. Doing anything involved waiting in line, meaning a trip to the bathroom could take hours. Masa grew sick. Her skin turned yellowish and she seemed to have a perpetual fever, with sweat beading on her small forehead. Saqer tried to breastfeed but couldn’t produce milk because she, too, was malnourished. Sores broke out across her breasts. “Even when I endure the pain and try to breastfeed my daughter, what she drinks is blood, not milk,” she said. Desperate, Saqer sold aid packets the family received from the U.N. to buy formula for Masa. Eventually, she decided to go back to central Gaza to seek medical treatment for her daughter, leaving her husband behind to mind their tent and setting off in a donkey-pulled cart. Back To Central Gaza Both mothers tried their luck at the Al-Aqsa hospital once they arrived in central Gaza. Saqer was lucky – doctors there told her that Masa had a virus and gave the baby medicine. But they told Amal that Ali needed surgery for a hernia that they couldn’t perform. Like most other Gaza hospitals, Al-Aqsa is only conducting life-saving surgeries. After nearly six months of war, Gaza’s health sector has been decimated. Only 10 of Gaza’s 36 hospitals are still partially functioning. The rest have either shut down or are barely functioning because they ran out of fuel and medicine, were raided by Israeli troops or were damaged by fighting. As the families ponder the future, they can’t imagine that their babies’ lives will be close to what they had envisioned. Saqer said that even if her family were able to return to their home in northern Gaza, they would find only rubble where their house once stood. “The same I suffered in Rafah; I will suffer in the north,” she said. “All of our lives will be spent in a tent. It will certainly be a hard life.”

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Four Points: Footy needs less video reviews, not more; the Blues’ searching stretch; and Dogs drop the ball

And yes, Stuart Broad edged the ball to slip at Trent Bridge in 2013. At a time when every score seems to lead to a review and there is weekly angst at the tediously long delays, there is a secondary call to draw video intervention further up the field to consider moments such as the umpire blue in the Blues game. Or offering captain’s calls to review decisions in games. The door was opened to considering moments beyond clarifying goal umpire doubts when the AFL first introduced score reviews and allowed for contemplation of a ball being touched off the boot. That established the idea of it as a score review not a goal line review. The overarching principle for reviews is the notion of wanting to arrive at the correct outcome. Thus, the indulgent length of time for a score review, such as the laboured examination of Stephen Coniglio’s third quarter goal against the Suns on Sunday.

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WrestleMania 40: The full list of winners on night one

WrestleMania 40 is under way, with the biggest show in professional wrestling taking place across Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia. Night two still awaits, with Roman Reigns set to defend the Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes in the main event, after Seth Rollins defends the World Heavyweight Title against Drew McIntyre, while Logan Paul is among the other stars in action on Sunday. • Re-live WrestleMania 40 night one and follow build-up to night two! But on night one at Lincoln Financial Field, the matches included The Rock and Reigns vs Rhodes and Rollins, Rhea Ripley vs Becky Lynch for the Women’s World Championship, and Gunther defending his Intercontinental Title against Sami Zayn. Below, are the night-one results from WrestleMania 40: Full WrestleMania 40 results – night one (updated live) Rhea Ripley (C) def. Becky Lynch via pinfall – WWE Women’s World Championship A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller) and The Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) def. The Judgment Day (Finn Balor and Damian Priest) [C], #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa), The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods), and New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate) – Undisputed WWE Tag-Team Championship ladder match [A-Town Down Under win Smackdown titles; The Awesome Truth win Raw titles] Sami Zayn def. Gunther (C) via pinfall – WWE Intercontinental Championship Night-two matches The Pride (Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford) vs The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, and Rezar) – Six-man Philadelphia Street Fight LA Knight vs AJ Styles Logan Paul (C) vs Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens – United States Championship Iyo Sky (C) vs Bayley – WWE Women’s Championship Seth Rollins (C) vs Drew McIntyre – WWE World Heavyweight Championship [CM Punk on guest commentary] Roman Reigns (C) vs Cody Rhodes – WWE Undisputed Universal Championship

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How much will WWE wrestlers earn for fighting at WrestleMania 40?

WrestleMania 40 is upon us, with the biggest wrestling show of the year scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia. The event has been built around the return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is set to compete in a WWE ring for the first time since 2013 – with the exception of a record-breaking, rapid win at WrestleMania in 2016. • Re-live WrestleMania 40 night one and follow build-up to night two! Speaking of ‘record breaking’, WrestleMania 40 is expected to be the biggest-ever edition of the historic event, with WWE and its parent company Endeavor expecting to see significant financial success. But what about the wrestlers themselves? The specifics of WWE contracts have long been hard to ascertain, but WWE star-turned-executive Triple H (real name Pail Levesque) told The Athletic in 2022 that a WWE wrestler’s minimum base salary is $250,000. That figure might have risen since, of course, and it reportedly only applied to members of the Smackdown Live and Raw rosters – not wrestlers on NXT, which is WWE’s developmental show. However, wrestlers’ wages are boosted by merchandise sales and, it is believed, by cuts of pay-per-view sales as well. Of course, merchandise sales are likely to be significant on a WrestleMania week and weekend, as well as pay-per-view sales, so Saturday (6 April) and Sunday (7 April) could be the most lucrative days of the year for most WWE wrestlers. In August, The Mirror reported some of the highest WWE wages as these: Roman Reigns $5m per year; Randy Orton $5m per year; Seth Rollins $3.5m per year; Cody Rhodes $3m per year; Logan Paul $2m per year. These figures reportedly don’t include bonuses. Full WrestleMania 40 card The Bloodline (The Rock and Roman Reigns) vs Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins Rhea Ripley (C) vs Becky Lynch – WWE Women’s World Championship Gunther (C) vs Sami Zayn – WWE Intercontinental Championship Jey Uso vs Jimmy Uso The Judgment Day (Finn Balor and Damian Priest) (C) vs #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) vs The Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) vs The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs A-Town Down Under (Austin Theory and Grayson Waller) vs New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate) – Undisputed WWE Tag-Team Championship ladder match Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill and Naomi vs Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai, Asuka, and Kairi Sane) – Six-woman tag-team match Latino World Order (Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee) vs Santos Escobar and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio – Tag-team match Roman Reigns (C) vs Cody Rhodes – WWE Undisputed Universal Championship Seth Rollins (C) vs Drew McIntyre – WWE World Heavyweight Championship [CM Punk on guest commentary] Iyo Sky (C) vs Bayley – WWE Women’s Championship Logan Paul (C) vs Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens – United States Championship LA Knight vs AJ Styles The Pride (Bobby Lashley, Angelo Dawkins, and Montez Ford) vs The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Akam, and Rezar) – Six-man Philadelphia Street Fight

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Frankie Dettori rides a ‘Magnificent Six’ but just misses out on £40m repeat

Frankie Dettori completed a remarkable six-timer in the USA – one short of his famous Magnificent Seven at Ascot. The Italian won every race at Ascot back in September 1996, which cost bookies around £40million. He fell one short of an American version when he steered six horses to victory on the Santa Anita Derby card. Based in the US after scrapping plans to retire last year, Dettori looked set to rewrite the record books when rattling off six consecutive victories on Saturday night, including winning the Santa Anita Oaks. And although he failed to add to his tally from four more rides it was still a special night for the 53-year-old. He said: “I adore this place and to be able to say that I won six races on Derby day is beyond my wildest dreams. I don’t know how to put it into words. Is it real? Am I dreaming? Is this really happening? It’s incredible. I just don’t know what to say.” Dettori kicked off with maiden winner Ball Don’t Lie and then won on Recinto Rompere in a claiming race before landing the Evening Jewel Stakes with Roberta’s Love at big odds. After that success, Dettori said: “I was surprised, she jumped like a rocket and within 50 yards we were clear of the field and at the rail. I thought if nobody hassled with me, I’d be very hard to catch and that was the case. We went right up to the line.” Next up came another maiden winner in Kathynmarissa and Dettori then partnered Nothing Like You to victory in the Grade Two Santa Anita Oaks. She was regarded as trainer Bob Baffert’s second string behind odds-on favourite Kinza but swept past her stablemate entering the home straight and ultimately romped home by seven and a half lengths. “The filly didn’t like the kick-back too much last time but I was lucky to get a decent break and could take up a decent position where I wasn’t getting any kick-back,” said Dettori. “I was fully loaded at the quarter pole, I just needed a bit of room and she took off.” Dettori’s sixth straight success soon followed when Royal Charter, a former William Haggas inmate now trained by Leonard Powell, swept to victory on her American debut. A close second on the Baffert-trained favourite Imagination in the 750,000 Grade One Santa Anita Derby was the closest Dettori came to reaching seventh heaven again.

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