Sal’s Countdown to the
2017 Kentucky Derby
I get paid for the practices. I’d play the games for nothing.
Roll Up The Cup
7 chineSe bros.
Brisnet – Scully – Kentucky Derby Report March 22: Malagacy adds to Pletcher’s roster with Rebel win
Lady and The Track – Laughter – LATT’S Top Kentucky Derby Contenders – 3/22/17
Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen – March 21, 2017 – Presented by Shadwell Farm
Horse Race Insider – HRI’s Kentucky Derby Super Hi-5
Paulick Report – McCraken Leads Top 3-Year-Old Poll; Rebel Winner Malagacy Jumps To Fifth
Rob MacLennan World Cup- 2017 Picks
2017 Dubai World Cup Race Card
Brisnet – Reilly – Arrogate captains U.S. team for Dubai World Cup night; Euro, Japan reps prominent
Odds Checker – 2017 Dubai World Cup – Win
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – 2017 Dubai World Cup Carnival study guide
Down The Stretch – 2017 $10,000,000 Group 1 Dubai World Cup Possible Runners
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sabato marzo 25
National Post – Fast food week: How to embrace pizza as the cornerstone of your life
TDN – Bianca – Many Potential Twists in This Spiral
Bloodhorse – Wincze– Hughes – Second Summer catches Sharp Azteca in Godolphin Mile
TDN – Second Summer Hands Watson Another Mile
TDN – UAE Derby Goes To Helmet’s Thunder Snow
TDN – Manduro’s Vazirabad Defends Gold Cup Title
TDN – Lope De Vega’s The Right Man Takes The Al Quoz
TDN – Mind Your Biscuits Supreme in the Golden Shaheen
Bloodhorse – Weekend Stakes Rundown: Dubai World Cup Night
Bloodhorse – Litfin at Large: Getting Handle on Dubai World Cup Card
Bloodhorse – Johnson – Kitten’s Cat, Parlor Stand Out in Spiral Stakes
NY Times – Cacciola – North Carolina Runs Over Butler in Path to Redemption
NY Times – Schonbrun – Chris Chiozza’s Buzzer-Beater Sends Florida Past Wisconsin in Overtime
NY Times – Cacciola – John Calipari Has a Winning Return to Memphis as Kentucky Tops U.C.L.A.
NY Times – Schonbrun – South Carolina Stuns Baylor to Reach the Round of Eight
Lady and the Track – Sigmon – King and His Court, Kitten’s Cat Headline Spiral Stakes
TwinSpires Blog – How to bet the Spiral Stakes: Not so wide open
National Post – Brehaut – Fast food week: The 30 best on-the-go breakfast items you can order in Canada
venerdi marzo 24
NY Times – Drape – Hard Work, Failure and Passion: How a Horse Trainer Made It
NY Times – Drape – Dubai World Cup Features a Strong Group of U.S. Horses
TwinSpires Blog – Mucciolo’s Sophomore Spotlight: Spiral & Sunland Derby Preview
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: UAE Derby trends
TDN – Snow Forecast For Dubai
NY Times – Shpigel – After Hobbling Into March, Xavier Stuns Arizona to Reach Round of 8
NY Times – Shpigel – Gonzaga, Holding Off West Virginia, Draws Closer to an Elusive Goal
NY Times – Tracy – Oregon Advances After Surviving Michigan’s Buzzer-Beater Attempt
NY Times – Tracy – N.C.A.A. Tournament: Kansas Jayhawks Cruise Into Elite 8
Garden and Gun – Portman – Garden & Gun’s Fried Chicken Bucket List
Sal says that Portman is fully deserving of a tip of the pun hat.
National Post – Kaszor – Fast food week: The 30 best chicken sandwiches, tenders and nuggets you can order in Canada
National Post – Taunton – Fast food week: From the Wendy’s Frosty to the Dairy Queen Blizzard, the best and worst drive-thru desserts in Canada
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Figuring out Arrogate: how a ‘big kid’ became world champion
Paulick Report – Primed For Another Huge Effort, Arrogate ‘Has The World At His Feet’
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Could this be Saeed Bin Suroor’s eighth Dubai World Cup winner?
Bloodhorse – Wincze-Hughes – Mind Your Biscuits Could Give Summers First Win
TwinSpires Blog – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: Dubai Gold Cup trends
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: Sheema Classic trends
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: Al Quoz Sprint trends
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: Godolphin Mile trends
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: Dubai Turf trends
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Handicapping the Dubai World Cup card: Golden Shaheen trends
TDN – Adolphson – American Favorites Loom Large in Dubai
TDN – Zarak Out To Live Up To Illustrious Breeding
TDN – Catch Me If You Can
TDN – A Classic Sheema In Store
giovedi marzo 23
National Post – Chandler – Fast food week: The 30 best burgers you can order in Canada
National Post – Ahsan – Fast food week: From Popeyes to Five Guys, the best (and worst) french fries you can order in Canada
National Post – Marsh – Fast food week: The best and worst international meals at a food court in Canada
NY Times Pinchevsky – When Vegas Golden Knights Sought Trainer, They Turned to Circus
Bloodhorse – Six Late Nominations to Triple Crown
Paulick Report – Godolphin’s Thunder Snow Among Six Late Nominations To Triple Crown
ESPN – DRF – Kitten’s Cat favored at 4-1 in full field for Spiral Stakes
Bloodhorse – Angst – Kitten’s Cat Poised for Spiral Stakes
Brisnet – DeRosa – Kitten’s Cat favored against 11 foes in Spiral
Brisnet – Caldwell – Gilded Lily tries stakes rivals in Bourbonette Oaks
Bloodhorse – Balan – Conquest Mo Money Carries Local Hopes in Sunland Derby
Brisnet – Reilly – Mind Your Biscuits rising to occasion for Golden Shaheen
Sal says that Reilly is fully deserving of a tip of the pun hat.
TDN – Adolphson – American Longshots in Dubai
Lady and the Track – Perdue – A Quiet Home of Racing Champions in Aiken
Lady and the Track – Sigmon – Aiken Trials 2017 Photo Essay
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Gun Runner Brings Consistent Class to World Cup Stage
TDN – Adolphson – Keen Ice Eager to Topple Another Titan
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Smith – When do you ever get a stronger gathering of elite jockeys?
Sal says that the guy with the umbrella concession for Kong Kong racing is worth more than Warren Buffet.
US Racing Ransom – Stallion Stories: Affirmed
Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: A Family Business That ‘Just Gets In Your Blood’
Brisnet – Reilly – Navarro finds Azteca plenty ‘sharp’ going into Godolphin Mile
Paulick Report – Pedulla – McMullen A ‘Natural’ To Continue Gentle Approach As NYRA’s New Starter
Sal says that anyone who’s been around Alberta racing would never put Mike McMullen and gentle in the same book let alone sentence.
TDN – Thornton – MJC Agrees to Clean Up Former Bowie Track
mercoledi marzo 22
ESPN – Holmes – The NBA’s Secret Addiction
Sal says that they better ask BB about his secret recipe.
Cooking with Bill Belichek
Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.
James A. Garfield
National Post – McConnell – Fast food week: From Pizza Pizza to Little Caesar’s, the best (and worst) personal pies in Canada
Pegasus Sale Results
Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Behind Scenes Progress in Santa Anita Boycott Dispute
Paulick Report – Spiral: Early Queen’s Plate Favorite King And His Court Among Several Added To Field
King and His Court
DRF – Russo – New stallions well represented on Derby trail
TDN – Caulfield – Darby Dan Stallions on Derby Trail
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ehalt – Billions of reasons why Americans are so keen to attract more big-race runners from Japan
I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.
Paulick Report – Maria Ritchie Will Be Just The Second Woman To Saddle A Dubai World Cup Contender
TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Dubai World Cup field stories
DRF – Hersh – Dubai World Cup: Post 9 for Arrogate just fine with Baffert
TDN – Arrogate Draws Nine In Dubai World Cup
TDN – Silver – In Their Footsteps: Kate Galvin
martedi marzo 21
TDN – Sherack – Graydar Colt Tops Pegasus Sale
Los Angeles Times – Cherwa – Race caller Frank Mirahmadi lives life one gamble at a time
TDN – Sherack – Juveniles ‘Put on a Good Show’ Ahead of Tuesday’s Pegasus Sale
Lady and the Track – Perdue – Racing For the Fun of It: A Day in Aiken, South Carolina
Brisnet – Hanson – This Rebel fell flat compared to the Southwest
TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Kentucky Derby BRIS Speed Rating Report March 21: Malagacy receives disappointing 95 for Rebel
TwinSpires Blog – Mucciolo’s Sophomore Spotlight Recap: Rebel Stakes
Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – McCraken Back on Track, Settled in at Keeneland
Bloodhorse – Shea – After Not Working, Classic Empire Gallops in Ocala
ESPN – DRF – McGee – Full dozen expected for Spiral Stakes
Paulick Report – Kitten’s Cat The Likely Favorite In Full Field Expected For Spiral Stakes
Brisnet – Reilly – Thunder Snow, Epicharis, Master Plan among full field of 16 in UAE Derby
Paulick Report – ‘It’s Rare That You Win Every Race’: Guest Suite Preparing Well For Louisiana Derby
TDN – Bill Finley – New Owner Amr Zedan is Thinking Big
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – MacDonald – Perfect in Florida, even better 8,000 miles away: the story of Trippi and a case of love at first sight
Bloodhorse – Arrogate Gallops, Gun Runner Works at Meydan
Brisnet – Reilly – Arrogate tackles 13 rivals, and history, in Dubai World Cup
ESPN – DRF – Hersh – Sharp Azteca draws Post 6 for Godolphin Mile
Brisnet – Reilly – Sharp Azteca clashes with local star North America in Godolphin Mile
Brisnet – Reilly – Mind Your Biscuits tops U.S. squad for Dubai Golden Shaheen
Brisnet – Reilly – Postponed versus Highland Reel, Jack Hobbs in Dubai Sheema Classic
Brisnet – Reilly – Dubai Turf appears up for grabs with contentious group of 14
US Racing – Ransom – Ziconic Second in Long-Awaited Return
NY Times – Belson – F.B.I. Recovers Tom Brady’s Missing Super Bowl Jerseys in Mexico
Sal says it’s good to know that finding Brady’s jersey takes precedence over chasing Russian hackers.
National Post – Christie Blatchford: Their child is almost 11 years old — so is their child-custody fight
Sal says that Solomon would solve this case by advising that if the parents didn’t agree the child would looked after by the ever efficient child welfare system in Canada.
lunedi marzo 20
Edmonton Journal – Clancy – Equine therapy program to treat addiction, trauma hopes to expand
Bloodhorse – Reeder – Unique Bella Works Bullet Ahead of Santa Anita Oaks
TDN – Daria’s Angel Looks to Step Up in FG Oaks
ESPN – Brennan – No impostors among this Sweet 16
ESPN – Why every Sweet 16 team will (or won’t) keep playing
Sweet Little Sixteen
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – King – Enjoying life in Dubai, but Kieren Fallon is still keeping us guessing
DRF – Watchmaker: Would a Kentucky Derby contender please impress me?
US Racing – Ransom – Malagacy Offically a Derby Contender With Rebel Win
Paulick Report – Malagacy ‘Just Great’ After Rebel Win, Pointed To Arkansas Derby
Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Malagacy’s Pre-Sale Work Caught Young’s Attention
Paulick Report – Rebel-Placed Sophomores Sonneteer, Untrapped Have Connections Considering Arkansas Derby
Bloodhorse – Malagacy, Sonneteer Exit Rebel in Good Order
TDN – Carasso – ‘Magic’, ‘Dragon’ Make History in Hong Kong Derby
DRF – Hersh – Rapper Dragon sweeps Hong Kong’s Triple Crown
TDN – Conquest Farenheit All the Way in Pasadena
Paulick Report – ‘What Can I Say For You?’: Durkin Kicks Off New Business Venture
domenica marzo 19
FiveThirtyEight – Fehrman – Why Do We Count?
Turfway Park – JACK CINCINNATI CASINO SPIRAL STAKES ATTRACTS 179 NOMINEES
DRF – Nevills – Pegasus auction returning after five-year hiatus
Pegasus Training and Rehabilitation Center
TDN – Five Bills to Benefit Racing Filed in Texas
ONTARIO RACING – REPORT ON HORSE RACING INDUSTRY CONSULTATIONS – MARCH 2017
Street hockey is great for kids. It’s energetic, competitive, and skillful. And best of all it keeps them off the street.
Live and Let Die
The Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protection Association of Alberta (HBPA), a not for profit entity representing the business interests of Thoroughbred Horsemen racing at ‘A” licensed racetracks in Alberta is seeking a Manager/Executive Director on a part time, contract basis. Northlands Park located in Edmonton and Century Downs at Balzac are classified as an “A” racetrack Facilities. The HBPA’s office is currently located in Calgary, however could be moved to Edmonton if required.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for: managing the day to day affairs of the Association, providing vision and leadership, for having common sense and business experience, for having the required technical skills, for providing sound advice and strategic guidance to the Board and for planning, organizing, and directing all facets of the operations of the HBPA of Alberta within the guidelines established by the Board.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Preparation for and attendance of all Board meetings and recording of the minutes of such meetings.
- Supervision of the Office Administrator who is responsible for the Association’s administration and accounting function.
- Monitoring the adequacy of internal controls and the reporting on the financial condition of the Association to the Directors and members. Preparation of annual budgets, ensuring the accuracy of accounting data received from industry stakeholders, funding requirements and cash management.
- Liaises with the Association’s lawyers and oversees all legal matters incidental to the functioning of the Association.
- Develops and maintains business relationships including the negotiation and execution of Contracts with industry stakeholders.
- Prepares all necessary correspondence and communication from the Association to Members, track operators, industry partners and others.
- Ensures that the Association makes all filings as required by law in a timely fashion.
- Ensures that all policies of insurance which the Association holds are maintained and are reviewed annually for competitiveness and suitability.
Knowledge of the thoroughbred industry would be both beneficial and preferred. The role currently requires an average of 60 hours per month. To ensure a seamless transition, any training that may be required will be provided by the incumbent. The successful candidate would assume the position independently in June, 2017. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.
Please submit your resumes in confidence via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 15, 2017. The office is physically located located at #205 – 5925 – 12 Street S.E. Calgary, and for additional information you are welcomed to visit the website at www.hbpaalberta.ca .
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Seven and Seven is
Billboard – Frederick – Chuck Berry, a Founding Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90
NY Times – Chuck Berry, Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneer, Dies at 90
The Globe and Mail – Randy Bachman remembers Chuck Berry, whose every record was a guitar lesson
The Globe and Mail – Wheeler – Chuck Berry was archetypal rock ’n’ roll guitarist, lyrical pioneer
LA Times – Hillburn – 10 Chuck Berry songs that inspired the rest of rock ‘n’ roll
National Post – AP – Italie and Suhr – The day the music died: Legendary guitarist and father of rock n’ roll Chuck Berry dies at 90
If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.
Johnny B Goode
Johnny B Goode
Rock N Roll Music
I played a great horse yesterday! It took seven horses to beat him.
Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Winx Rolls to 16th Straight Victory
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Shaken, Not Stirred
National Post – Bloomberg – Tarmy – It’s not trendy, but it’s the best deal in art right now: Why you should buy Victorian
Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they threaten to take that from us also.
NY Times – Quealy and Sanger-Katz – Is Sushi ‘Healthy’? What About Granola? Where Americans and Nutritionists Disagree
Paulick Report – Fantasy Ownership Day Attracts ‘Incredible’ 300 Participants At Laurel
DRF – Nevills – OBS spring 2-year-old sale has catalog of 1,205 horses
OBS Online Catalogue
Sal says that there’s an Alberta bred in the sale.
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Malagacy Flaunts His Talent in Rebel Stakes
Brisnet – Hanson – Malagacy stays undefeated in Rebel
ESPN – DRF – Rampellini – Malagacy handles first route in Rebel Stakes
Paulick Report – Pletcher Scores Again At Oaklawn: Malagacy Announces His Presence In The Rebel
TDN – Malagacy ‘Rises’ to the Occasion in Rebel
When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.
Rock N Roll Music
Bloodhorse – Shea – Twisted Tom Takes Private Terms at Wire
Brisnet – Hanson – Gunnevera leads slew of potential Florida Derby workers
Brisnet – Caldwell – Girvin works in company with Cool Arrow for Louisiana Derby
Paulick Report – Practical Joke ‘Worked Super’ At Palm Meadows, Will Run In Florida Derby Or Blue Grass
Paulick Report – Battalion Runner, Always Dreaming Work ‘Very Well’ At Palm Beach Downs
Sal says with Pletcher’s eastern invaders success at Oaklawn more of the eastern based thoroughbreds may be looking for easier pickings out west.
When people pile seven things onto one burger, it drives me nuts!
Passport to Detroit
TDN – Jenda’s Agenda Stays Perfect in Caesar’s Wish
DRF – Dunleavy – Jenda’s Agenda now 3 for 3 after Caesar’s Wish victory
Bloodhorse – Farrell Fires Five-Furlong Bullet
Bloodhorse – Balan – Songbird’s Training Delayed by Minor Injury
ESPN – DRF – Privman – Vale Dori puts away Finest City in Santa Margarita
TDN – ‘Dori’ Finding U.S. Racing to Her Liking
ESPN – DRF – Rampellini – Streamline surprises in Azeri
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ross – The unforgettable legacy of The Chief
I Fought The Law
Brisnet – Genaro – Racemare Correction sparked controversy in her day
DRF – Grening – Clothes Fall Off repeats pattern by winning Correction for second time
Rock N Roll Music
How poetic. Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. Jackson left his basketball brains in La La Land.
NY Post – Berman – It’s taken 3 years for Phil to turn a laughingstock into a disaster
Paulick Report – Velazquez Upsets Inside Information With Distinta
Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup In Maryland? ‘If Enthusiasm Is Currency, We’d Be Here Tomorrow’
Bloodhorse – Enola Gray Takes Irish O’Brien
Paulick Report – ‘Big Money Mike’ Cashes With Mor Spirit In Essex Handicap
TDN – Mullins Excels On Ruby Thursday