One 0f Sal’s sources said he heard Edmonton sports commentator Brian Hall speaking about the horses and Northlands Park on the radio on Friday AM. Sal dutifully went to the 630 CHED archives and listened to 38 minutes of chatter until Hall came on.
In Hall’s not so humble opinion horse racing in Edmonton at Northlands Park will remain status quo.
Sal says that maintaining the status quo doesn’t cut the pastrami. Horse Racing Alberta has the perfect opportunity to take horse racing in the northern part of the province to another level and Sal fully anticipates that level being sans Edmonton Northlands. Sal says it’s time for Horse racing Alberta to take some bold steps and get the horse racing industry moving forward into the 21st Century.
Sal heard a rumour that one of the bids for the new track in the Edmonton area is 50% Edmonton Northlands. Did someone at Edmonton Northlands suddenly realize that the sport they have brutalized over the years is actually alive and thriving despite their best efforts to kill it.
Anyone who was at the 2016 Canadian Derby and witnessed the disgustingly long lines for food and drinks, missed their wagers while waiting for food and drinks and then suffered through the ridiculous hour long boring lulls between races so that Edmonton Northlands Events could use the race fans to top up the crowd for their concerts would understand that Edmonton Northlands has so mismanaged horse racing at Northlands Park over the last 4 decades that Northlands Park should just fade away and let the torch be held high by those who can hold it high. Sal noticed that the crowd on the tarmac was thinning out as the day dragged on.
Sal says just think how great and prosperous the horse racing industry in Alberta could be with an operator who actually cared about horse racing.
Sal says that if you asked Buzzy Burke he’d say that this guy sniffed too many Zamboni fumes.
Alberta Downs Complete Dispersal Auction
Monday, September 19, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
Robbin Martens’ Ready Intaglio snuck up the rail under the guidance of Shamaree Muir and withstood a stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s objection to win the 87th running of the Canadian Derby. Ready Intaglio is trained by Amber Meyaard with the able assistance of her hubby Jim Meyaard.
Clayton and Rick Weist, Rollingson Racing Stable and Ted Graling’s Solve got up for second for trainer Robertino Diodoro with Dane Nelson in the irons. Blair Poliakiwski and Joshua Schayer’s The Accuser completed the triactor for conditioner Rob Chabot with Damario Bynoe up.
Former Jockey Holly Chrichton
will be at Alberta fall Classic Day
selling he soon to be published Book
HBPA Alberta NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.
NORTHLANDS PARK – EDMONTON, ALBERTA
The following matters of business will be brought before the meeting:
- Consider the Financial Statements of the Association for the Year ended December 31, 2015 and the Accountant’s Report thereon. Copies of the Statements will be available at the meeting;
- Appoint the Chartered Accountant for the year ended December 31, 2016;
- Receive the Report of the Directors to the members;
- Transact any other business as may lawfully come before the meeting.
ORIGINAL SIGNED BY:
August 4, 2016
MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Sandwiches & non alcoholic beverages will be served
CANADIAN THOROUGHBRED HORSE SOCIETY