When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
Don Schnell ‘s return to Alberta became a lot more triumphant as he swept both divisions of the 2017 Three And Four Year Old CTHS Sales Stakes on Sunday at Century Downs.
Escape Clause, owned and trained by Don Schnell, pressed the early pace, took over at the half and pulled away to a 9 3/4 length victory in a track record time of 1:16.40 for 6 1/2 furlongs with Antonio Whitehall in the irons. Escape Clause, bred in Manitoba by Cam Ziprick and Arnason Farms, by Going Commando out of the Circulating mare Danger Pay scored her 9th win out of 12 starts, 8 of those in stakes company with a second in the Manitoba Derby. Anstrum nipped I Tricked My Ride for second place, but never threatened the winner.
Escape Clause’s time for the 6 1/2 furlongs was 1.41 seconds faster than the colts and gelding division.
The colts and gelding division was almost a reprise of the fillies with Langara owned and trained by Don Schnell, stalking the early pace, taking over at the half and pulling away to a 3 length victory covering the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.81 with Antonio Whitehall in the irons. Langara, bred in Manitoba by Cam Ziprick and Charles Foulliard, by Langfuhr out of the Trajectory mare Midnight Shadow scored his 10 win out of 20 starts, 6 of those in stakes company. Makealittlenoise closed for second with Golden Oldie getting up for third.
Sal says that Pam Heggie has done more that the splinter group ATOBA to introduce new fans and owners to the thoroughbred business in Alberta in 2017 and the first recognition of her efforts is what you are reading right now. Check the owners group for Backstreet Bobby who got clobbered out a of the gate in the Sales Stake and head over and say thank you for your efforts next time you see Pam or Rod: Guhle, D., Heggie, P., Tymchak, W., Tymchak, O., Pysk, T. and Pysk, S.
Sal says that looks like 5 new owners.
Of what use is a philosopher who doesn’t hurt anybody’s feelings?
DRF – Goulding – Awesome claim Awesome Slate wins B.C. Premiers
Sal says to remember that Deltin Stables and Ed Welsh’s Killin Me Smalls heads off to Lotusland for the GIIIC British Columbia Premier’s this afternoon. So before you stuff yourself into torpor mode head over to the local OTB and cheer for him harder than you did for Heart to Heart on Saturday.
Thanksgiving Monday Graded Stakes PPs
TDN – Big Names Throughout F-T November Catalogue
Brisnet – Hanson – Loaded TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint has look of instant classic
DRF – Grening – Blacktype holds off late-running Muqtaser in Knickerbocker
Brisnet – Reilly – Desormeaux doubles up with My Boy Jack in Zuma Beach, Fatale Bere in Surfer Girl
Brisnet – Hanson – Jessamine the final “Win & You’re In” ahead of 2017 Breeders’ Cup
Paulick Report – Notis The Jewell Completes Stakes Hat-Trick With G3 Ballerina Win
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Shields – A day of drama as Secretariat delivers the ultimate sign-off
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Shields – How Secretariat gave the Canadians something to remember for ever
Bloodhorse – Shea – Separationofpowers Too Good in Frizette
TDN – Separationofpowers Bounces Back in the Frizette
Rock N Roll Music
TDN – Winx Crowned Champion Racehorse Again
TDN – Winx Exits Turnbull in Good Shape
TDN – Webster Not Shying Away From Winx
Sal says that Pletcher, Baffert, Casse, Assmussen et al should charter a plane and head to the land down under to take a lesson on training from Chris Waller. Winx raced on Saturday October 7, 2017 and will be making her next start on Saturday October 28 in the Cox Plate as she goes for a threepeat.
Waller’s a trainer while what we have in North America are a bunch of chicken shit managers who are afraid of their own shadows and care more for their own pocketbooks than for the fans who make racing possible.
It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
Great Southern Land
Paulick Report – Paulick – South Dakota-Based Bet Rebate Company Files For Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
TDN – Enable Stays In Training
TDN – Unique Bella Far Too Classy in L.A. Woman
Bloodhorse – Balan – Unique Bella Overcomes Trouble to Win LA Woman
LA Times – Here’s a timeline of the Las Vegas shooting — with the crucial detail police left out last time
LA Times – Montero, Vinton and Vives – In the solitary world of video poker, Stephen Paddock knew how to win. Until he didn’t
LA Times – Nelson and Mehta – ‘We have looked at everything’: Still no clear motive for Las Vegas attack, officials say
LA Times – Healy – ‘Guns kill people,’ and leading doctors want to treat them like any other threat to public health
TDN – Romantic Vision Punches Distaff Ticket in Spinster
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Romantic Vision Holds Off Martini Glass in Spinster
Twist and Shout
TDN – Flameaway Proves Narrowly Best in Rained-Off Bourbon S.
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – War Flag Rallies Late to Win Flower Bowl
TDN – War Front’s War Flag Causes Flower Bowl Surprise
Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Keen Ice Right Where He Wants to Be
Paulick Report – Paulick – Former United Tote Employee Charged With Extortion; Allegedly Stole Social Security Numbers
FiveThirtyEight – Casteel – How Do Americans Feel About The NFL Protests? It Depends On How You Ask.
DRF – Hovdey: McPeek struggles to keep loss in perspective
ESPN – Draper and Belson – Jemele Hill Suspended by ESPN After Response to Jerry Jones
TDN – Taylor Made, WinStar Partner on Breeding Rights to Midnight Storm
TDN – Gormley Retired to Spendthrift