Maragh shines with triple

first_imgQUEENS, New York (CMC): Rajiv Maragh made his presence felt on the eight-race card at Aqueduct here on Thursday as he muscled his way back into contention in the jockeys championship with an impressive triple. The 31-year-old opened the programme with a dominant win aboard 3-1 chance She’d Had Enough, followed up with victory in Race Five aboard favourite Bee Noteworthy before pairing with 2-1 bet Big Al Parker to win race six. With his latest success, the Jamaican climbed into third spot in the meet standings on 28 wins, only three adrift of Irad Irtiz Jr and right alongside second-place Kenrick Carmouche, also on 28. Maragh, who only last week won half the races on an eight-race card here, once again showed his class by taking the headlines at the eastern United States racing oval. He opened his account in style, making all the inning with chestnut filly She’s Had Enough to slam the three-year-olds by 13-1/2 lengths in a mile trip. The pair produced easy splits of 25.37 seconds for the quarter and 50.26 seconds for the half while being tracked by Unbridledadventure but began to pull away approaching the five-sixteenth pole and was never challenged thereafter. Maragh was again dominant in Race Five as he carried five-year-old bay mare Bee Noteworthy to a comfortable eight-length victory over the four-year-old and upward fillies and mares. Going six furlongs, Maragh raced Bee Noteworthy off the pace as 2-1 choice Sing For Beauty posted the early fractions. The pair then made their move at the three-sixteenth, got to the front quickly, and stormed to the finish. In contrast, in Race Six, Maragh was forced to battle before he could get five-year-old bay gelding Big Al Parker to a half-length win over the four-year-old and upwards. Going a mile, The Undersheriff made most of the running with Big Al Parker, bumped at the start by the leader, well off the pace. Maragh bided his time in the stretch before unleashing a challenge along the rails, barely getting up in the final yards to pip the leaders, with Dan the Man finishing second. The Aqueduct meet opened on New Year’s Day and wraps on March 26. SLAMMING THE RIVALSlast_img read more

20 Tools Resources for Conducting Lean Growth Experiments

first_imgWhether you’re starting from scratch or simply trying out a new tactic, channel, or approach, when you’re at a startup running as lean as possible is the name of the game. Here are 20 tools and resources you can leverage to validate your hunches, test your hypothesis, and generate quick wins/results/data — all while holding onto as much of your precious time and resources as possible.Business FundamentalsBusiness Model Canvas: Plan out the essentials of your business model on one page.Market Sizing Tool: Estimate the size of a market opportunity in minutes.Validation Board: Test your idea without wasting time or money.Survey & Feedback ToolsInstantly Survey Builder: Easily create and launch professional surveys for free.Qualaroo: Develop targeted, triggered online surveys anywhere on your website.UserTesting: Get videos of real people providing feedback while using your site or app.Intercom: See, engage, and get feedback from customers with real-time messaging.Quick Survey Tips10 Essential Tactics for Creating Valuable Customer Surveys by Gregory Ciotti at Help ScoutBuffer co-founder and COO Leo Widrich explains the most important question to ask to measure product-market fit.Landing Page ToolsUnbounce: Build, publish, and A/B test landing pages without IT.Lander: Landing page platform offering easy-to-use tools and templates.Launchrock: Site builder dedicated to early customer acquisition.Bonus: Quick Landing Page Tips101 Landing Page Optimization Tips from UnbounceHow to Successfully Validate Your Idea with a Landing Page MVP by Joel Gascoigne at BufferDesign ToolsFlinto App: Makes it easy to create interactive prototypes from existing screen designs.Balsamiq: Rapid wireframing tool to help you create quick mockups.Canva: Simple visual tool for designing graphics.Lean Marketing ToolsMarketing Fundamentals Canvas: Articulate your key messaging with this one-page framework.Up Close and Persona: Create quick and effective buyer personas.Content User Stories: Short template to help you qualify and prioritize your content creation.Examples: MVP & Growth Experiments in ActionDropbox: Lean Startup author Eric Ries examines the early experiment that drove hundreds of thousands of people to Dropbox’s website and grew their beta waiting list from 5K to 75K overnight: “How DropBox Started as a Minimal Viable Product”Product Hunt: In two posts for Fast Company, Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover provides a behind-the-scenes account of the birth of a startup, from initial idea and MVP (“The Wisdom of the 20-Minute Startup”) to initial traction and growth (“How We Got Our First 2,000 Users Doing Things That Don’t Scale”).Buffer: Co-founder Joel Gascoigne is always quick to share learnings and methods from his experiences at Buffer. Learn how he and co-founder Leo Widrich took an extremely lean approach to getting the company up and running in “Idea to Paying Customers in 7 Weeks: How We Did It”.HubSpot: Brian Balfour, VP Growth at HubSpot explains why the real secret to scalable, sustainable growth isn’t your tactics, it’s your process (SlideShare below). [500DISTRO] The Scientific Method: How to Design & Track Viral Growth Experiments from 500 StartupsHave a good tool/resource not mentioned here? Let me know in the comments below!Photo by: Robert Couse-Bakerlast_img read more