National Margarita Day

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22 February 2013 | 11:44 pm Grab salt, limes and a bottle of tequila, it's National Margarita Day!

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22 February 2013 | 10:35 pm There may be snow on the ground, but we're thinking sunshine. Today is National Margarita Day.

National Margarita Day 2013: Annual Holiday Celebrated With Lime, Tequila & Excitement Despite Odd Timing

22 February 2013 | 7:01 pm Would it make sense to place a National Sledding Day in the middle of August? It seems that line of logic was in effect when National Margarita Day was designated on Feb. 22, when much of the country would probably love a the summery drink but are still enduring the last weeks of winters drudgery. This year, though, theres no shortage of recipes and Jimmy Buffett songs to keep warm from the …

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22 February 2013 | 9:30 pm In celebration of National Margarita Day (and whoever the genius was the invented it) Las Perlas will be offering $5 Margaritas all day long! You heard me rightAll day long! You were probably going to stop by anyway so

National Margarita Day

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22 February 2013 | 7:03 pm We see a good number of lesser-known holidays in February (National Baked Alaska Day, Homemade Soup Day and Gumdrop Day), but of all the reasons to raise a glass this month, today's National Margarita Day gives

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  • What Do You Think About The ‘A’ LIST JOCKEYS AS SANTA ANITA RIDER COLONY? … der-colony


    ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 14, 2012)—Joe Talamo, who at age 23 led the recently concluded Santa Anita Autumn Meet and thus became the first jockey since Rafael Bejarano or Joel Rosario to win a major meet title in Southern California since Garrett Gomez took the 2007 Hollywood Fall Meet crown, heads a list of world-class jockeys set to compete at Santa Anita’s 2012-’13 winter/spring meet which opens on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

    Joining Talamo are the afore mentioned Bejarano, 30, a three-time winter/spring leader who has 10 Southern California riding titles to his credit, Gomez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner who turns 41 on Jan. 1, and who led the nation in money-won four consecutive years (2006-’09), and two-time Eclipse winner Mike Smith, who at age 47, won this year’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic aboard Royal Delta and the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint with Mizdirection. These two wins enabled Smith to break a tie with retired Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey to become the all-time winningest Breeders’ Cup jockey with an incredible 17 World Championship tallies.

    Edwin Maldonado, Martin Garcia, Julien Leparoux, Corey Nakatani, David Flores, Aaron Gryder, Tyler Baze, Victor Espinoza and others comprise what many feel is the most competitive Jockeys’ Room in America.

    Talamo, whose 37 Autumn Meet wins easily outdistanced Bejarano’s 21 and provided him his first California riding title, is enjoying the best year of his young career.

    Talamo’s “big horse” in 2012 has been a 4-year-old filly, Include Me Out, who was most recently third in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. Owned by Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable, Include Me Out has won four graded stakes this year, beginning with the Grade II La Canada Stakes on Jan. 22, and the Grade I Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes on March 17, both at The Great Race Place.

    Include Me Out and Talamo went on to victories at Betfair Hollywood Park in the Grade II Marjorie L. Everett Handicap on May 19, and the Grade I Vanity Handicap on June 16. Talamo went on win Del Mar’s Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Stakes with Include Me Out on Aug. 4.

    A native of Marrero, Louisiana, Talamo and his agent, Scotty McClellan, now stand poised to join the ranks of America’s elite jockeys as the winter/spring meet nears.

    Of the new faces signed up for the upcoming meet, Edwin Maldonado and Julien Leparoux are two jockeys to watch.

    Maldonado, a virtual unknown a year ago, was this year’s leading rider at Fairplex Park and is atop the Betfair Hollywood Park Fall jockey standings going into the meet’s final weekend.

    Naturally light at 108 pounds, Leparoux, a 29-year-old French native, is also a two-time Eclipse winner, with his first national honor coming as an apprentice in 2006.

    First post time on opening day is 12 noon. Two grade I stakes, the Malibu and the La Brea, along with the Grade II Sir Beaufort, will headline an action-packed card. Those attending will receive Santa Anita’s traditional wall calendar free, with paid admission.

    • Curator says:

      Choicest of Jockey’s is exactly what I expect, perfect..Santa Anita Park is know as the HOME of the world’s greatest jockeys since the mid 1930s. I wouldn’t expect anything from “The Great Race Place” 🙂

    • Curator says:

      Remember him well..

      Freddy Fender (June 4, 1937 – October 14, 2006), born Baldemar Garza Huerta in San Benito, Texas, United States, was a Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician, known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados. He is best known for his 1975 hits “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” and the subsequent remake of his own “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”.

      Born to Mexican-immigrant Serapio Huerta and his Texas-born wife Margarita Garza, Fender made his first radio appearance at age 10 on Harlingen’s KGBS-AM radio station KGBT, when he sang a current hit, “Paloma Querida”.

      In January 1954, at age 16, Fender quit school, and when he turned 17 he enlisted for three years in the United States Marine Corps. However, he was court-martialed in August 1956 and was discharged with rank of Private (E-1). He returned to Texas and played nightclubs, bars and honky-tonks throughout the south, mostly to Latino audiences. In 1957, then known as El Bebop Kid, he released two songs to moderate success in Mexico and South America: Spanish-language versions of Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be Cruel” (as “No Seas Cruel”) and Harry Belafonte’s “Jamaica Farewell.” He also recorded his own Spanish version of Hank Williams’s “Cold Cold Heart” under the title “Tu Frio Corazon”.

      He became known for his rockabilly music and his cool persona as Eddie Con Los Shades. In 1958, he legally changed his name from Baldemar Huerta to Freddy Fender. He took Fender from the guitar and amplifier, and Freddy because the alliteration sounded good and would “…sell better with Gringos!” He then went to California.

      In 1959, Fender recorded the blues ballad “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”. The song was a hit, but he was beset by legal troubles in May 1960 after he and a band member were arrested for possession of marijuana in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After serving nearly three years in the Angola prison farm, he was released through the intercession of then Governor Jimmie Davis, also a songwriter and musician. Davis requested that Fender stay away from music while on probation as a condition of his release. However, in a 1990 NPR interview on Fresh Air with Terry Gross (rebroadcast October 17, 2006), Fender said that the condition for parole was to stay away from places that served alcohol.

      By the end of the 1960s, Fender was back in Texas working as a mechanic, and attending a local junior college, while only playing music on the weekends.

      In 1974, Fender recorded “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”. The single was selected for national distribution and became a number one hit on the Billboard Country and Pop charts. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in May 1975. His next three singles, “Secret Love”, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” and a remake of “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”, all reached number-one on the Billboard Country charts. Between 1975 and 1983, Fender charted 21 country hits, including “Since I Met You Baby”, “Vaya con Dios”, “Livin’ It Down”, and “The Rains Came”. “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” became Fender’s second million-selling single, with the gold disc presentation taking place in September 1975.

      Fender also was successful on the pop charts. Besides “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” reaching number 1 on the pop charts in May 1975, “Wasted Days And Wasted Nights” went into the pop top 10 and “Secret Love” into the top 20. “Since I Met You Baby”, “You’ll Lose A Good Thing” (his last pop top 40), “Vaya Con Dios”, and “Livin’ It Down” (his last to reach the pop top 100) all did well on the pop charts.

      While notable for his genre-crossing appeal, several of Fender’s hits featured verses or choruses in Spanish. Bilingual songs seldom hit the pop charts, and when they did it was because of novelty. Bilingual songs reaching the country charts was even more unusual.

      Fender was heavily influenced by the swamp pop sound from southern Louisiana and southeast Texas, as is shown by his recording swamp pop standards on his 1978 album Swamp Gold. One of his major hits, “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights”, has a typical swamp pop ballad arrangement. Fender associated with swamp pop musicians like Paul C Saenz, Joe Barry and Rod Bernard, and issued many recordings on labels owned by Huey Meaux, a Cajun who specialized in swamp pop. As music writer John Broven observed, “Although Freddy was a Chicano from Texas marketed as a country artist, much of his formative career was spent in South Louisiana; spiritually Fender’s music was from the Louisiana swamps.”

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