MO SEE CAL SPRINGS UPSET IN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE AS CEDILLO & MILLER TEAM FOR 5 ¼ LENGTH WIN WHILE GETTING MILE IN 1:38.78ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019)–Fitted with blinkers in her last eight starts, the Peter Miller-trained Mo See Cal had them removed today and she responded with an emphatic gate to wire performance that resulted in a 5 ¼ length win in Santa Anita’s $53,000 allowance feature. Ridden by Abel Cedillo, the California-bred daughter of Uncle Mo got a flat mile in 1:38.78.Breaking from the outside in a field of five fillies and mares three and up, Mo See Cal was quickly in-hand and easily dispatched 6-5 favorite Flor de La Mar around the far turn while opening up by about three lengths a quarter mile from home.Most recently second at the level going seven furlongs at Del Mar Aug. 22, Mo See Cal, who is out of the Lydgate mare Do Dat Blues, was off as the second choice 8-5 and paid $5.20, $2.80 and $2.20.“We took the blinkers off, but she’s just fast,” said Miller. “On paper, it didn’t look like there was much speed in here, so we just thought we’d do the opposite of what everybody else was doing and it worked out.”Owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch and David Bersen LLC, Mo See Cal notched her first win from five starts this year and improved her overall mark to 16-5-4-1. With the winner’s share of $41,340 (which includes a Cal-bred premium of $9,540), Mo See Cal now has earnings of $253,664.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Zusha was last after the first half mile and rallied for the place, finishing one length in front Starr of Quality. Off at 7-1, Zusha paid $5.20 and $2.80.Starr of Quality finished a length in front of Flor de La Mar and paid $2.40 to show with Tiago Pereira up.Fractions on the race were 24.12, 47.87, 1:12.40 and 1:25.24.First post time on Thursday and Friday is at 1 p.m., while first post on Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day, Monday, is at 12:30 p.m.
Source: Electric Vehicle News Tesla Cuts Prices In China By 12-26% To Absorb Increase Of Import Duty The report is released in what many consider delicate timing. President Xi Jinping and Donald Trump are slated to meet next week, part of a scheduled meeting set to happen on the sidelines of the Group of 20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Furthermore, the report outlines an update to the US agency’s Section 301 investigation of China’s technology and innovation-related policies and practices. It could, however, bring more urgency to the Trump and Jimping meeting. In turn, that could possibly lead to either truce in the two countries’ trade dispute or the escalation of the trade ware alltogether.The whole thing started with a US$2 billion acquisition of a 45 percent stake in California-based electric car maker Faraday Future by Evergrande Health. While acquisitions like these are not surprising in the EV world, this, coming from a Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of China’s largest property company the Evergrande Real Estate Group, did ring some bells. After all, a property investment company, now investing in EVs, does seem like some broad diversification to anyone remotely introduced into the financial world.Faraday Future FF 91The full outline of the perceived issue by the United States can be read here. While we believe this will be resolved quite easily, it’s still interesting to see to what lengths are Chinese (both politically and financially) willing to go to hide their true hand. Many argue that China’s VC investments in US firms are made only for the purpose of stealing US intellectual property rights and trade secrets. While most of these claims can easily be filed under “tin foil hat army,” we do, however, believe that there where there is smoke, there’s outta be some fire underneath.Source: South China Morning Post Tesla Starts Hiring Spree For Gigafactory 3 In China Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 23, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News China Kicks Off Production Of Solid-State Batteries Was it just a play to gain access to tech?Analysts are saying that the US $2 billion deal to buy a stake in Faraday Future looks like a scheme for China to obtain advanced technology in new energy vehicles.The trade war between the United States and China is booming. Both sides are slapping each other with tariffs, and now, seemingly sneaky tactics are allegedly being employed by the Chinese in order to obtain advanced technology needed to produce new energy vehicles. According to the South China Morning Post, Faraday Future – a cash-strapped Tesla wannabe – a top university in Beijing and government-backed venture capital firms are singled out as part of China’s programme of unfair technology transfer and intellectual property theft – as revealed in a 53-page report released on Tuesday by the Office of the US Trade Representative.More from China