Better enjoy your fifteen minutes of fleeting fame in the spotlight as you never know when the Wicked Witch of the West will come hustling you right off the stage.
What McIngvale did to Borell was heartless and makes absolutely no sense. How do you take a horse away from a trainer who got you a Breeders’ Cup win and return it a trainer who accomplished almost nothing with the same horse? That’s also the same trainer who wanted to take a horse to the track a day after it raced, a totally unconventional move that any top horseman will tell you is a major mistake.
Somebody should have warned Maria Borell that upstaging your Boss is a career move fraught with danger.
Somebody should have warned Maria Borell not to win more money in one race than her Boss has in her entire training career.
Phil has a question:
How many racing fans think that canning Maria Borell is “moving forward.”
Is there anyone out there whose initials aren’t LW that thinks removing Runhappy from Maria Borell wasn’t motivated by petty jealousy.
In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Phil has a question:
What does the Esquirol Farms Complete Thoroughbred Dispersal Sale say about the health of the thoroughbred industry in Alberta under the tutelage of Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur.
Wonder if the Undertaker times himself when he scurries down to the QKB’s office to rat on Phil.
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
Who’s going to scurry down to the QKB’s office to tell her that Shirley McClellan’s name is spelled wrong and Shirley McLelland is listed as the writer of a report called The Economic Impacts of Horse Breeding, Raising and Racing In Alberta 2015.
Peter Redekop’s Alert Bay got all he could ask for in his Nov. 6 allowance prep for the Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT), edging rival G. G. Ryder by a nose in a 1 1/16-mile turf event at Golden Gate Fields.
Saturday, November 7 2015
Super High Five $8,583.00
Pick 6 Jackpot $6,224.00
Super High Five $14,924.00
Super High Five $530.00
Super High Five $466.00
Golden Gate Fields
Pick 6 Jackpot $32,863.00
Gulfstream Park West
Pick 6 Jackpot $32,452.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $2,545.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $11,068.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $2,407.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $2,123.00
Pick 6 Jackpot $9,012.00
Super High Five Jackpot $50,277.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $9,284.00
Pick 6 $2,961.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $1,649.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $876.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $650.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $347.00
Z-5 Super Hi-5 $287.00
Lone Star Park
Pick 6 Jackpot $5,176.00
Pick 6 $11,147.00
Mahoning Valley Race Course
Pick 4 $2,290.00
Pick 6 $2,539.00
Super High Five Jackpot $77,136.00
It is vain to do with more what can be done with fewer.
William of Occam
The 142nd running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) will be run Saturday, May 7, 2016, and for the fourth consecutive year, a tiered point system in select races will determine who qualifies to America’s greatest race.
Race Track Date Points
Delta Downs Jackpot Delta Downs Nov 21, 2015 10-4-2-1
Remsen Aqueduct Nov 28, 2015 10-4-2-1
Kentucky Jockey Club Churchill Downs Nov 28, 2015 10-4-2-1
Los Alamitos Futurity Los Alamitos Race Course Dec 19, 2015 10-4-2-1
Jerome Aqueduct Jan 9, 2016 10-4-2-1
Sham Santa Anita Park Jan 16, 2016 10-4-2-1
Smarty Jones Oaklawn Park Jan 18, 2016 10-4-2-1
Holy Bull Gulfstream Park Jan 30, 2016 10-4-2-1
Withers Aqueduct Feb 13, 2016 10-4-2-1
Robert B. Lewis Santa Anita Park Feb 13, 2016 10-4-2-1
Southwest Oaklawn Park Feb 15, 2016 10-4-2-1
El Camino Real Derby Golden Gate Fields Feb 20, 2016 10-4-2-1
Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park Feb 27, 2016 50-20-10-5
Risen Star Fair Grounds Feb 27, 2016 50-20-10-5
Gotham Aqueduct Mar 12, 2016 50-20-10-5
Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs Mar 12, 2016 50-20-10-5
San Felipe Santa Anita Park Mar 12, 2016 50-20-10-5
Rebel Oaklawn Park Mar 19, 2016 50-20-10-5
Sunland Derby Sunland Park Mar 20, 2016 50-20-10-5
Spiral Turfway Park Mar 26, 2016 50-20-10-5
UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse Mar 26, 2016 100-40-20-10
Florida Derby Gulfstream Park Apr 2, 2016 100-40-20-10
Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds Apr 2, 2016 100-40-20-10
Wood Memorial Aqueduct Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Blue Grass Keeneland Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park Apr 16, 2016 100-40-20-10
Lexington Keeneland Apr 16, 2016 10-4-2-1
A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
W. C. Fields
Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Race Track Date Points
Delta Downs Princess Delta Downs Nov 21, 2015 10-4-2-1
Demoiselle Aqueduct Nov 28, 2015 10-4-2-1
Golden Rod Churchill Downs Nov 28, 2015 10-4-2-1
Starlet Los Alamitos Race Course Dec 12, 2015 10-4-2-1
Santa Ynez Santa Anita Park Jan 9, 2016 10-4-2-1
Busanda Aqueduct Jan 16, 2016 10-4-2-1
Silverbulletday Fair Grounds Jan 23, 2016 10-4-2-1
Forward Gal Gulfstream Park Jan 30, 2016 10-4-2-1
Martha Washington Oaklawn Park Feb 6, 2016 10-4-2-1
Las Virgenes Santa Anita Park Feb 6, 2016 10-4-2-1
UAE Oaks Meydan Racecourse Feb 25, 2016 50-20-10-5
Busher Aqueduct Feb 27, 2016 50-20-10-5
Davona Dale Gulfstream Park Feb 27, 2016 50-20-10-5
Rachel Alexandra Fair Grounds Feb 27, 2016 50-20-10-5
Santa Ysabel Santa Anita Park Mar 5, 2016 50-20-10-5
Honeybee Oaklawn Park Mar 12, 2016 50-20-10-5
Sunland Park Oaks Sunland Park Mar 20, 2016 50-20-10-5
Bourbonette Oaks Turfway Park Mar 26, 2016 50-20-10-5
Gulfstream Park Oaks Gulfstream Park Apr 2, 2016 100-40-20-10
Fair Grounds Oaks Fair Grounds Apr 2, 2016 100-40-20-10
Santa Anita Oaks Santa Anita Park Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Gazelle Aqueduct Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Ashland Keeneland Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Fantasy Oaklawn Park Apr 9, 2016 100-40-20-10
Beaumont Keeneland Apr 17, 2016 10-4-2-1
The 2015 CTHS Ontario Winter Mixed Sale features a Dispersal of Bear Stables Ltd.’s breeding stock.
Willem de Kooning
This Weekend’s Stakes
Shesastonecoldfox Stake $50,000 2yo Fillies State/Prov 6f Dirt
Clever Trevor Stake (L) $100,000 2yo 7f Dirt
*Chilukki Stake GII $200,000 3&up Fillies & Mares 8f Dirt
My Sister Pearl Stake $50,000 3&up Fillies & Mares State/Prov 9f Dirt
Golden Gate Fields
Golden Nugget $50,000 2yo 6f AW
Gulfstream Park West
Florida Classic $100,000 3&up State/Prov 8.5f Dirt
Florida Distaff $75,000 3&up Fillies & Mares State/Prov 6.75f Dirt
Florida Juvenile Fillies Sprint $75,000 2yo Fillies State/Prov 6.5f Dirt
Florida Juvenile Fillies Turf $75,000 2yo Fillies State/Prov 8f Turf
Florida Juvenile Sprint $75,000 2yo State/Prov 6.5f Dirt
Florida Juvenile Turf $75,000 2yo State/Prov 8f Turf
Florida Turf Classic $75,000 3&up State/Prov 8.5f Turf
Florida Turf Sprint $75,000 3&up State/Prov 5f Turf
Japan Racing Association
Fantasy Stake GIII $504,000 2yo Fillies 7f Turf
Keio Hai Nisai Stake GII $647,000 2yo 7f Turf
Noel Laing Steeplechase Stake $40,000 4&up 20f Turf
Mahoning Valley Racecourse
Ohio Debutante handicap $75,000 3&up Fillies & Mares State/Prov 8.5f Dirt
Aflac Supreme Hurdle $75,000 4&up R 18f Turf
Chandler Stake $35,000 3yo Fillies 8f Turf
Jeff and Jack Coady Sr. Stake $35,000 3yo 8f Turf
Jammed Lovely Stake $150,000 3yo Fillies R 7f AW
Japan Racing Association
Copa Republica Argentina GII $997,000 3&up 12.5f Turf
Miyako Stake GIII $671,000 3&up 9f Dirt
Autumn Stake Can – II $200,000 3&up 8.5f AW
Coronation Futurity $250,000 2yo R 9f AW
*Mrs. Revere Stake GII $200,000 3yo Fillies 8.5f Turf
A Huevo Stake $50,000 3&up State/Prov 9f Dirt
Golden Gate Fields
Oakland $50,000 3&up 6f AW
Japan Racing Association
Daily Hai Nisai Stake GII $647,000 2yo 8f Turf
Musashino Stake GIII $671,000 3&up 8f Dirt
City of Laurel Stake (L) $100,000 3yo 7f Dirt
Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (L) $350,000 3&up 6f Dirt
James F. Lewis III Stake $100,000 2yo 6f Dirt
Richard W. Small Stake $100,000 3&up 9f Dirt
Safely Kept Stake $100,000 3yo Fillies 7f Dirt
Smart Halo Stake $100,000 2yo Fillies 6f Dirt
City of Phoenix Stake $35,000 3&up Fillies & Mares 6f Dirt
Luke Kruytbosch Stake $35,000 3&up 6f Dirt
South Ocean Stake $125,000 2yo Fillies State/Prov 8.5f AW
Japan Racing Association
Fukushima Kinen GIII $723,000 3&up 10f Turf
Queen Elizabeth II Cup GI $1,636,000 3&up Fillies & Mares 11f Turf
Christopher Elser Memorial (South Carolina Residency) $75,000 2yo Colts & Geldings R 6.5f Dirt
Donna Freyer Stake (South Carolina Residency) $55,000 2yo Fillies R 6.5f Dirt
Bessarabian Stake Can – II $200,000 3&up Fillies & Mares 7f AW
Silver Goblin Stake $50,000 3&up State/Prov 6.5f Dirt
From the Derby Bar and Grill Newsletter
BY GLEN TODD
OFFICIAL DATES SET FOR HASTINGS PADDOCK SALE
Hastings Racecourse in coordination with BC TOBA and HBPA on Sunday announced the official dates for a Two Year Olds in Training and Mixed Horses of Racing Age.
The sale will be held in the Paddock area of Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, March 26th and Preview day on Saturday, March 19th.
Further details will be available very shortly and the registration date will close on February 1st, 2016.
The associations are very excited about holding this sale which will not only allow Breeders a second venue locally to sell two year olds that possibly didn’t reach their reserve or were scratched from the September Sale.
The associations have already purchased several horses that will be offered for sale and are looking over the next few months to buy several more and of course any horsemen to enter their horses to the sale as well.
November 3, 2015
For more information, contact:
Stacie Clark Rogers 859-224-2756
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits Additional Organizations
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 37 aftercare organizations have earned accreditation in 2015, of which 21 were re-accredited and 16 earned accreditation for the first time. This increases the Alliance’s total to 56 accredited aftercare organizations using more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.
The 37 organizations accredited this year are After The Homestretch – Arizona; Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue; Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement; Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses, Inc.; CANTER California; CANTER Colorado; CANTER Kentucky; CANTER Ohio; Days End Farm Horse Rescue; Equine Encore Foundation; Equine Rescue of Aiken; Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care Program; Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, Inc. (GEVA); Horse Power Sanctuaries dba Redwings Horse Sanctuary; Humanity for Horses; Kentucky Equine Humane Center; LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers (LOPE); LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society; Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue; Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center; MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Inc.; Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.; Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.; New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society; New Vocations
Racehorse Adoption Program; Old Friends; ReRun, Inc.; South Florida S.P.C.A.; South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue; Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue; The Exceller Fund, Inc.; Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc.; Thoroughbred Rehab Center; Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation; Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa, Inc.; TROTT (Training Racehorse Off the Track); United Pegasus Foundation.
“These organizations have gone through a rigorous accreditation process and have met or exceeded our Code of Standards,” praised Jimmy Bell, TAA president. “Our donors should feel confident that their investments in the TAA are going to organizations that provide the best care possible to our retired equine athletes.”
To earn accreditation, organizations are evaluated upon their submitted application covering five key areas: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. In addition to an extensive application review, all organizations are subject to site inspections of all facilities housing their horses. Accreditation is effective for two years, after which organizations must reapply for accreditation. Accredited aftercare organizations are eligible to receive grants from the TAA to support their operations. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals and other industry groups. To date, 56 aftercare organizations supporting
more than 180 facilities across the U.S. and Canada have been granted accreditation and received funding from the TAA. To learn more about the TAA, visit thoroughbredaftercare.org.
SIGN UP FOR SATURDAY’S TOURNAMENT: This Saturday marks the alternate day for the October Player’s Choice horseplayer tournament. Only five entrants played on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, the original date for the tournament. Most of the usual players said they preferred
Be ready for Woodbine & Aqueduct
this Saturday instead so they could concentrate on BC fun last Saturday. Enter by 9 p.m. tomorrow night for $25. Prize money: $850. Let’s see YOUR mug added to the Tournament Tigers gallery. Good luck! Uh, give yourself “permission” to win!
NOTE — VLTs OPEN 1 PM REMEMBRANCE DAY: Note that next Wednesday, Remembrance Day, simulcast racing will begin with Aqueduct at 11:20 a.m. and VLT play starts 1 p.m. (until the usual 2 a.m. closing time).
BREEDERS’ CUP REFLECTIONS
Made the difference
Also, Welsch went on and on about American Pharoah and Honor Code which led to my nailing the Super Hi 5 for $2 in the Classic which resulted in a pickup of more than $3,000. The race shape seemed to be pretty straightforward: Pharoah on the lead and Honour Code making a late move to get third. In fact, one of my $1 Super Hi 5 tickets cost just $4 (which I played because I had a few bucks remaining on my Touchtote ticket as the horses were loading into the starting gate). I wheeled Pharoah with ALL with Honor Code with Keen Ice (a favourite hard-trying colt) with Tonalist. That ticket, 4-ALL-9-2-1, paid more than $1,500. Just for a $4 outlay.
THE MELBOURNE CUP WALK OF FAME: Not only is Flemington Park in Australia famous for “the race that stops a nation,” it also boasts growing 16,000 roses, some of which are pictured here. Masses of roses also line both sides of the long victory walk taken Tuesday by Melbourne Cup winner Prince of Penzance (142/1) and jockey Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the ‘Cup in its 155-year history.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
142/1 Melbourne Cup winner
(Reuters: Hamish Blair photo)
SWEET SHOCKER DOWN UNDER: Move over, Black Caviar. There’s a new female–this one human–who has suddenly captured the hearts of Australians. She is the sweetest of jockeys, Michelle Payne, 30, who became the first female to win the 155-year-old Melbourne Cup Tuesday on the most unlikely of horses, a 6-year-old gelding by the name of Prince of Penzance who was 142/1 because he appeared well below grade 1 calibre. “When I was five, I told my friends I would win the Melbourne Cup,” Payne said after the race. “Everything fell into place!” Indeed. Prince of Penzance burst from the 24-horse cavalry charge down the stretch to post a decisive victory in the 2-mile race. Here are the prices: (Interestingly, the top three finishers came from inside post positions 1, 2 and 4. So a bettor who boxed the four inside horses as a hunch in the tri would have collected big.)
#19 — Prince of Penzance — 6-year-old gelding — $287.70, $90.30, $66.70
#8 — Max Dynamite (8/1) — 5-year-old gelding — $10.10, $8.40
#2 — Criterion (21/1) — 5-year-old horse — $14.10
#10 — Trip to Paris (4/1) — 4-year-old gelding
$2 exactor $3,253, $2 quinella $1,290, $2 triactor $55,700
20-cent superfecta (19-8-2-ALL) $5,544
20-CENT BETS AT DEL MAR TODAY? The chief operating officer at Del Mar, Josh Rubinstein, has told The Insider that everything is in place to begin offering Canadian
Andrea Kinnear receives $250 from
VLT hostess Roseanne
bettors fractional wagers (such as 20-cent superfectas and 60-cent pick-4s) on Del Mar races. That could begin as early as today. Check it out.
TAKES A BREAK FROM PATIENT CARE, WINS VLT TOURNEY: One of the ways Andrea Kinnear takes a break from caring for brain surgery patients at the Health Sciences Centre is testing her luck on the Downs’ 140 VLTs which resulted Saturday in her winning the free monthly VLT tournament and $250. She had turned $20 in free spins into $78 playing Big Easy. That was more than the other nine finalists. Get into the draw each Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and maybe you’ll be next!
Where are they now?
by Rob MacLennan
With the end of the Northlands season local trainers now are mainly located in Toronto or Phoenix. Woodbine runs through the end of November with local trainers Blair Miller, Jodi
Radul and Murray Duncan all having a few horses that should run again. Red Wings and Wild n Crazy have recently run for trainer Murray Duncan.
Turf Paradise has seen a couple of wins recently for local connections. Jared Brown won Monday with the hard-knocking claimer Bosque Angel ($4.80). He was to have raced the maiden filly Dotted Princess in yesterday’s fourth race. I’m looking forward to seeing Two Bucks to Win on the grass where he should have a big shot. He might be worth betting. The Don Schnell barn has had a couple of winners in the last couple of weeks; Aware ($10) and Dr Vincentstein ($10). The old classy gelding I Am Awesome ran another third over the weekend.
In other news Quiet Ry who was an also-ran in the Manitoba Derby for Clay Brinson ran second at Hawthorne on Saturday. The Derby winner Flashy Jewel has run twice since his Derby win but has been well-beaten in grass stakes.
At Delta, trainer Jerry Gourneau continues to win for horse owner Henry Witt Jr. He did so Friday with $20,000 claimer Sierra Delta ($3.60). Witt had claimed the 3-year-old gelding for $15,000 at Lone Star in April.
HISTORY ON THE HOOF: The best of Bob
Did you know . . . winds clocked at more than 100 kph and savage rains thrashed the Downs on June 6, 1976, resulting in the cancellation of the final three races? It was the first time in Downs’ history that a thoroughbred race program had been called off due to a storm. Track historian Bob Gates was in the middle of it with a terrified woman here.
Lest we forget
Remembrance Day next Wednesday
Phil’s Drink and A Flick
Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler
Phil M Stockmen