In Sports News this Monday: No Time to Lose wins 127th Velká Pardubická Grand Steeplechase; national football squad wraps-up disappointing qualification for World Cup; Calgary Jágr fans “the Jags” surprised by legendary No. 68 himself.
No Time To Lose gives legendary jockey Váňa tenth victory as trainer
Here’s how the announcer called it:
“A huge finish is underway between the horses Francouz and Urgent de Gregaine or it will be No Time To Lose from Josef Váňa. No Time to Lose wins the 127th Velká Pardubická Grand Steeplechase…!!”
Moments after his win, here is what the jockey had to say:
“It’s a dream come true and I am really very grateful. I want to thank everyone for their support, from our trainer to the owner to everyone on our team. I am really very happy.”
No Time to Lose was trained by the legendary former rider Josef Váňa, the Czech Republic’s most successful jockey in history, giving him a tenth win as a trainer. He heaped praise on Jan Kratochvíl:
“Sometimes when I see him racing out there, I think it’s me! He’s good!”
Váňa even joked that he might race No Time To Lose at the Velká Pardubická next year.
Czech national football squad defeats San Marino in overall disappointing World Cup campaign
Legendary Number 68 presents Calgary’s “Jags” with signed jersey
Fans of Jaromír Jágr in Calgary, known as the Jags complete with wigs honouring the players famous mullet, couldn’t be happier that the future hall-of-famer and legendary No. 68 signed with their club last week.
He didn’t play in the Battle of Alberta or against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, where the Flames stormed back from a 3-1 deficit in the first, to a 6-3 win. But his fans certainly hope he will take to the ice soon. They spoke to Czech Radio just recently:
“He is great! A legend!”
“He is 45 and still great at what he does!”
“To have Jagr call this team his home town is whoooooh!”
It turns out that Jágr rewarded them with a surprise visit, presenting them with a signed jersey. He joked that if it turned out he played worse than expected…
“I’m just gonna stay here the whole year and we’re just gonna party!”