Viola's Known Agenda prevails in Florida Derby at Gulfstream
And he also owns Known Agenda, who is now well on his way to the Kentucky Derby. Known Agenda ran away from the field in the Florida Derby on Saturday, and might keep on going all the way to Churchill Downs to start the Triple Crown season. Pletcher won the Florida Derby for the sixth time, and Known Agenda covered the 1 1/8 miles on the dirt in 1 minutes, 49.45 seconds. Known Agenda was gone. Soup and Sandwich picked up 40 Derby standings points, and Greatest Honour got 20.
NHL investigating ex-Panthers GM for alleged racial comments
The NHL is investigating whether former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made racially insensitive comments during the team's two-week stay in the playoff hub city of Toronto. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Friday. The publication cited a unidentified person in reporting Tallon used racially charged language during the Panthers' time in the Eastern Conference's playoff hub. After 10 years with the Panthers, Tallon was let go Aug. 10 after Florida was eliminated by the New York Islanders. The investigation comes as the NHL postponed two days of playoff games to focus awareness on racial injustice issues.
Virtu Financial founder says stock market is 'one big opportunity right now'
Virtu Financial founder Vincent Viola said Friday that the strength of the U.S. economy is a signal that now is a good time to buy stocks despite the recent sell-off. Viola told CNBC's Scott Wapner on "Halftime Report" that the labor market showed that the U.S. economy was still strong. "I am of the opinion that the marketplace is just one big opportunity right now," Viola said. "I think professional investors were sitting on top of a market that was sitting near all-time highs. Neither of those reports would have captured any economic slowdown in the past week due to the coronavirus outbreak, however.cnbc.com