first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, ELSEA’S WORLD, WINNER:   “It was a little different this time (referring to the long photo finish in the Frank Kilroe Mile) at the end. This filly settled for me very nicely. This is the first time I have rode her, but I could tell she is a very classy filly.  We had a very nice pace to chase, so I was bidding my time before I asked her to run.  This race set up for us perfect on paper for me.  She did the rest when we turned for home.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, ELYSEA’S WORLD, WINNER: “The first effort was superb, that being said she was kind of nervous here. I was fortunate to have a very good crew at San Luis Rey Downs, I give the credit to my assistant Ruben Losa and the gallop boy they did a great job with her its quieter there, she’s been training well so you never know when you get a horse from another trainer is they are going to step it up again but at least she’s on the right track now. It depends on the horse when adjusting trainers, with her yes a lot of your nervous fillies they do better at San Luis Rey especially the grass horses. I think a mile and an eighth she will be great at a mile may be too short.”OWNER QUOTESJERRY McCLANAHAN, ELYSEA’S WORLD, WINNER: “It’s hard to win a race, but you know it’s so exciting when you do win that all you can do is keep hoping and waiting for it to happen. We ran three today and got one home. We really thought that this horse was the best horse in the race. We just had to have a good trip and wait for our diamond. We thought we could run by him, so she really just ran like we thought she could. She’s a little bit higher level than these horses, so if she didn’t get it done today, we might have been in a bit of trouble, but she came through for us.”NOTES: The winning owners are Abbondanza Racing, LLC, Christopher Dunn, and Jerry McClanahanlast_img read more

Flight Centre revises profit expectations again

first_img<a href=”” target=”_blank”><img src=”;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L Flight Centre Limited is expecting an even larger pre-tax profit, the company upgrading its guidance yesterday for the 2009/10 fiscal year to between $190m-$200m.In January, FLT had revised its profit expectations from and initial target of $125m-$135m to $160m-$180m.The new guidance will represent a 90%‐100% growth on the company’s $99.8million normalised 2008/09 pre‐tax result.“Sales volumes have remained healthy globally and trading conditions have gradually started to improve in most of our overseas businesses during the second half” said Turner.“The Australian business has continued to perform strongly and has not yet experienced the slowdown in demand that some retailers have reported recently.“New Zealand and Canada have recorded significant year‐on‐year growth from a relatively small base, while the UK business should again make the largest profit contribution of any of FLT’s international businesses.“In the USA, losses have decreased substantially year‐on‐year. The corporate business is again trading profitably, wholesaler GoGo continues to contribute positively and the Liberty retail network is on track for healthy profits in the peak May‐June booking period.”FLT added the company was likely to hold up to $1billion in company and client cash at June 30 this year, and expected to have a positive operating cash flow for the full year.last_img read more