LEADING OFF: Soto arrives in SD, Castillo debuts for M's
A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ SOTO ARRIVES Juan Soto is set for his San Diego debut at home against Colorado. Before the game, the Padres will hold a news conference to introduce Soto on his first day with the team. The 23-year-old star outfielder was acquired from Washington in a blockbuster deal before Tuesday's trade deadline. He joins a lineup anchored by All-Star third baseman Manny Machado that expects to get flashy shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. back from injury soon. Washington got rookie left-hander MacKenzie Gore, first baseman/DH Luke Voit and prospects James Wood, C.J.
show jumping rider Marcus Ehning started with a drop to the World Cup in Denmark. © Friso Gentsch/dpa show jumping rider Marcus Ehning rides to star gold in training.
The first rider of the German team showed a quick round with star gold in Herning, but the four penalty points for the drop are converted in additional seconds in the time jumping. The 48-year-old from Borken was the sixth rider in a field of 103 starters.
also includes Jana Wargers with Limbridge, André Thieme (Plau am See) with Chakaria and Christian Ahlmann (Marl) with Dominator. The team competition consists of the time jumping on the first day and the two rounds of the Nations Prize on Thursday and Friday.
Scholarly trainer Vassilieva has graduated to the big time with Queen's Plate-bound colt Rondure .
Studying for her Master’s in developmental biology, Woodbine trainer Katerina Vassilieva had planned on becoming a forensic scientist. But those plans fell through after she caught “the bug”. The horse racing bug. And now, 16 years after getting a summer job as a hot walker for Mike Keogh at Woodbine Racetrack to help pay her university tuition, Vassilieva will enter one of the favourites in Canada’s most prestigious race on Sunday, the 163rd Queen’s Plate at Woodbine. And you don’t have to be a forensic scientist to figure out that Vassilieva’s colt Rondure has a good chance of winning this year’s $1 million classic race.