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Toowoomba trainer Richie Stephenson can hardly wait to get to the next Darley dispersal sale following the success of Emphasis. Vapormax Off White Pas Cher .The four-year-old will step up to a $100,000 race in a fortnight after winning at Doomben on Saturday.Stephenson has been one of the Darling Downs top trainers for 50 years but in recent times has rarely brought horses to Brisbane unless he feels they can measure up.He has always believed Emphasis could win a good stakes race and rates him one of his best ever horses.Emphasis has rewarded his faith with six wins and nearly $200,000 prize money.The gelding is bred on strong Darley lines being by Domesday out of the Lonhro mare Rainbow.Believe it or not I got him for only $10,000 from Darley. He was a bit of a rat bag early and they were having a few problems with him, Stephenson said.But he has been great for us and I am sure he can win a good race.Stephenson has no doubt Emphasis will develop into a top stayer and he originally felt the gelding would be a Queensland Derby horse.He beat Im Belucci over 2000 metres at Doomben and that horse went on to finish third in the Derby, Stephenson said.But after he ran fifth in the Toowoomba Guineas I decided to miss the Derby to give him a chance to mature.Emphasis will have his next start in the $100,000 Shoot Out Quality at Eagle Farm on December 31 which is a wild card race for the Magic Millions carnival.But I will probably spell him after that and set him for the winter staying races, Stephenson said.Im Beluccis trainer Desleigh Forster will continue to keep his stablemates Cylinder Beach and Too Good To Refuse apart this summer after both finished second at in stakes races Doomben on Saturday.Cylinder Beach ran second in the Brisbane Handicap while Too Good To Refuse was second in the Lough Neagh Stakes.They both had to come from a long way back and the winners ran near course record times, Forster said.I have been keen to keep them apart all summer. Cylinder Beach can run in the Bernborough Stakes and Too Good To Refuse in the Buffering Stakes on New Years Eve. Vapormax Be True . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. Nike Air Vapormax Country Pack . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. http:///...r/vapormax-noir.html . The judges scored it 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Jones (19-1). It was the champions closest call. Despite the loss, it was a remarkable show by the confident Swedish challenger, who had the best of the early rounds and then hung on in the fourth and fifth.The Dan Hawkins experiment is over. But Montreal Alouettes GM Jim Popp acknowledged his mistake and made a change quick enough to still salvage the teams season. With Popp now at the helm, Montreal will go back to looking like the team we remember, starting Thursday against the Toronto Argonauts. And sitting only one game out of first in the division, theyll challenge for the East crown like they always do. Not so fast. Hawkins was an undeniably bad fit for the team and league but Montreals problems run deeper than the head coach. The Alouettes have been slowly declining the past two years, even under their highly-respected former head coach Marc Trestman. Since their second consecutive Grey Cup win to cap the 2010 season, the Als have fought to slightly better than average records of 10-8 and 11-7 and havent won a single playoff game. The once vaunted roster has grown a little older and a step slower in recent years and Popp hasnt hit on the same high percentage of moves fans in Montreal are accustomed to. Even Anthony Calvillo, the soon-to-be 41-year-old future Hall of Famer, has seen his play slip from outstanding to just really good. While in the two years prior to this season, Calvillo maintained his 5,000 yards per season average established during the three consecutive years Montreal advanced to the Grey Cup, his touchdown-to-interception rate fell from roughly 4:1 to 3:1 and his completion percentage dropped from the high 60s to the low 60s. Vapormax Flyknit Bordeaux. Still tremendous numbers for the 20-year veteran, but not quite up to the sterling standard he set for himself in years past. And Popp, the orchestrator of those dynastic Alouettes teams of a few years ago, isnt exactly the miracle worker on the sidelines as hes gained the reputation for being in the front office. In his two previous stints as interim coach, Popp has a combined record of 10-13 in the regular season and 1-3 in the playoffs. Theres no question Montreal will be better moving forward under Popp. The 16-year GM should return the team to some sense of normalcy as they get back to the Alouette way, but will that make the problems plaguing the veteran squad just disappear? The Rouge asks: How much better will the Alouettes be with Popp as interim head coach? Youve heard what weve had to say, now its your turn. As always, its Your! Call. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '