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Trainer Larry Jones started one horse at the 2005 Delaware Park meet. Jim Kelly Youth Jersey . Her name was Island Sand, and she ran a career-best race to win the Delaware Handicap at 5-1. The next year, Jones sent his full stable to the First State, where he has since won 244 races.Jones hasnt won Delaware Parks richest race since Island Sand but came within a whisker in 2011, when Havre de Grace -- the champion older female that year -- came out on the wrong end of a photo finish with Blind Luck, with whom she traded decisions during six meetings in 2010 and 2011.On Saturday, Im a Chatterbox will be a solid favorite to give Jones his second victory in Delaware Parks signature race, the Grade 1, $750,000 Del Cap.Its been a while since we won it, so its about time we do it again, Jones said. It was 2005, and thats what started all my trips here. Hopefully, we will make amends.Im a Chatterbox capped off a highly successful 3-year-old season with a two-length win in the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx Racing last September but has started only twice this year. She will have to stretch out to 1-1/4 miles while carrying 121 pounds and conceding four to 11 pounds to her five opponents.When you go to the Grade 1s, you have to be ready, Jones said. If I dont have her ready, its my fault. This is her third race off the layoff. I feel good about her.Im a Chatterbox, a Kentucky-bred daughter of Munnings, races for her breeders, Fletcher and Carolyn Gray of Missouri. She began her 4-year-old campaign with a second-place finish as the 1-2 favorite in the Grade 3 Doubledogdare at Keeneland. After shipping to Delaware, she had a physical setback.She came out of the Keeneland race well, but then you have to change tracks, and we came here, Jones said. She was galloping and twisted an ankle. We didnt have to do anything medically to it. She just needed a little time. Its all good now.Im a Chatterbox tuned up for the Delaware Handicap with an 8-1/2-length victory in the 1-1/8-mile Obeah Stakes at Delaware on June 11. After some early traffic problems, she stormed to the lead on the far turn and was all by herself for the length of the stretch.Key ContendersIm a Chatterbox, by MunningsLast 3 Beyers: 94-88-88Gabriel Saez rode her in the Obeah, but Florent Geroux, who was aboard for her previous nine starts, is back up Saturday.She covered the final three furlongs of the Obeah in a slow 40.34 seconds, with a final eighth in 13.93, which prompted Geroux to call Jones and reassure him.Florent said she ran the same way when he won the Silverbulletday on her, Jones said, that once she gets way out front like that, she just turns off. He said thats just her.Penwith, by BernardiniLast 3 Beyers: 75-89-97She won the Grade 2 Royal Delta at Gulfstream Park in February for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin but subsequently weakened to fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita at Santa Anita and tired to sixth in the Grade 1 La Troienne at Churchill. She has since breezed six times at Darleys Greentree Training Center near Saratoga and has every right to return to top form in a race where she may be the controlling speed.She gets in at a comfortable 114 pounds.Paid Up Subscriber, by Candy RideLast 3 Beyers: 92-88-88The second-highest weight at 117, she stretched out around two turns for the first time in the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs and won by three lengths for trainer Al Stall Jr.Ive got to think her last race will set her up great for the Delaware Handicap, Stall said. Her sire is Candy Ride, who won the Pacific Classic, and her broodmare sire, Street Cry, won the Dubai World Cup, so she has the pedigree for a mile and a quarter.Mei Ling, by Empire MakerLast 3 Beyers: 87-79-88Will be turning back from 1-1/2 miles after finishing second in the Rags to Riches Stakes at Belmont. Todd Pletcher puts her blinkers back on after removing them for her last start.If Penwith doesnt take the early lead, she might. Doug Flutie Jersey . -- Vincent Lecavalier got everything but the desired result in his return to Tampa Bay. Matt Milano Jersey . Pence singled in the winning run with no outs in the ninth inning to give the Giants a 7-6 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday. http://www.shoptheofficialbills.com/Elite-Cody-Ford-Bills-Jersey/ . -- Edmontons Val Sweeting is two wins away from a trip to Winnipeg to play in Canadas Road of the Rings in December. LOS ANGELES -- Howard Bingham, longtime personal photographer, confidant and perhaps the closest friend of boxing great Muhammad Ali, has died at age 77.Harlan Werner, Binghams agent and longtime friend, told The Associated Press that the photographer died Thursday.No cause of death was given, but another friend, sportswriter Mohammed Mubarak, said Bingham had been in failing health in recent months after undergoing two surgeries.During a friendship that spanned more than half a century, Bingham took literally hundreds of thousands of photos of Ali that ranged from the three-time world heavyweight champions many ring triumphs to quiet day-to-day moments with his family.He captured the young, handsome champion preparing for his first heavyweight championship fight against Sonny Liston in 1964 and, years later, the aging Ali, hands shaking from Parkinsons disease, preparing to light the flame and open the 1996 Summer Olympics.He photographed Ali greeting everyone from former President Bill Clinton to South African President Nelson Mandela to black Muslim leader Malcolm X. And he was there with his camera when throngs of awestruck fans surrounded the champ on the street.Although known largely as Alis photographer, Bingham also had a distinguished career as a freelancer.He photographed the 1967 race riots in Detroit and was at Chicagos Democratic National Convention in 1968, when violence exploded between protesters and police.In the 1960s, he developed enough trust with the fledgling Black Panther Party that its members gave him free reign to photograph them -- and their weapons stash -- for a feature Life magazine had planned.After the story was not published -- They got scared, he later told the Los Angeles Times -- he included the photos in his 2009 book, Howard L. Binghams Black Panthers 1968.He was one of the greatest storytelleers of our time, said Werner. O. J. Simpson Womens Jersey. You look at the history in his photos. And the photos themselves, theyre just amazing.The public has never seen some of the best photos of Ali, Werner added, because the unfailingly modest Bingham never wanted people to think he was cashing in on their friendship. But he did publish a book including some of them in the acclaimed 1993 photo memoir, Muhammad Ali: A Thirty-Year Journey.Bingham started off his career in 1962 as a fledgling photographer for the Los Angeles Sentinel, a small African-American newspaper, and was assigned to cover a fight by an up-and-coming young boxer then known as Cassius Clay.He would tell Ali years later that he had no idea whom he had been sent to photograph, but when he saw Ali and his brother wandering around downtown after the fight, he offered to show them around. Later, he invited them to his mothers house for dinner.It was the beginning of a friendship that would endure until Alis death in June.The eldest of seven siblings, Bingham was born in Mississippi on May 29, 1939, and moved to Los Angeles as a child.He eventually enrolled in Compton Community College, where he failed a photography class. He blamed it on spending too much time having fun and not enough studying.But he applied to be a photographer at the Sentinel a few years later and, after repeated inquiries, he was finally hired.I went off on jobs, came back with underexposed film, blurred film, no film -- and I always had an excuse for what went wrong, he told the Los Angeles Times.Eventually, he learned enough about photography on the job to land the Ali assignment.Bingham is survived by his wife, Carolyn, and son, Dustin. Another son, Damon, preceded him in death. ' ' ' 
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