Seems Phil wasn’t the only one that was heartened, then disappointed last weekend. Martin Scorcese took it upon himself to pen a complaint to the LA Times about the Golden Collar Awards for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film’s snub of Blackie
Martin may be concerned that he doesn’t want to be viewed as churlish, but the ennead knows Phil’s open lengths past churlish. Scorcese was successful and the Dog News Daily said: “Rather than engage in a war of words over the merits of the brilliant and nimble Jack Russell versus the imposing stature of a handsome Doberman, we will do what Mr Scorsese so eloquently requests.”
Unfortunately, there’s no such repreive for Finders Key.
How about an Eclipse category for outstanding achievement by a thoroughbred in its second career. The thoroughbred industry would get a tonne of publicity of the best type: free.
Phil would welcome the war of words over the merits of the brilliant and nimble Finders Key in his role in the War Horse versus the imposing stature of a handsome bay who delights the crowds with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) versus the flying grace of a future Olympian with an Australian pedigree.
Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don’t have any.
$121,002.00 Pick 6 Jackpot carryover
Friday February 3rd
Luck Sunday February 5
If you miss an episode of Luck check HBO’s schedule. It’s reprised numerous times each week.
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Where wise actions are the fruit of life, wise discourse is the pollination.
Bryant H. McGill
Sad news – The harness guys already know that the Wild West has closed its doors.
South Mississippi Owners/Breeders Stake (R), $40,000e, 3yo, Mississippi-owners, 6f.
Withers Stake GIII, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f.
Toboggan Stake GIII, $150,000g, 3&up, 6f.
Correction Stake $100,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares 6f.
Louisiana Premier Night Championship (R), $200,000g, 4&up, Louisiana-bred, 8.5f.
Louisiana Premier Night Distaff (R), $150,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares Louisiana-bred, 8f.
Louisiana Premier Night Prince (R), $125,000g, 3yo, Louisiana-bred, 7f.
Louisiana Premier Night Starlet (R), $125,000g, 3yo Fillies Louisiana-bred, 7f.
Louisiana Premier Night Matron (R), $100,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares Louisiana-bred, 5f.
Louisiana Premier Night Sprint (R), $100,000g, 4&up, Louisiana-bred, 5f.
Louisiana Premier Night Gentlemen Starter (R), $70,000g, 4&up, Louisiana-bred, which have started for a claiming price of $15,000 or less in 2011-12, 8.5f.
Louisiana Premier Night Ladies Starter (R), $70,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares Louisiana-bred, which have started for a claiming price of $15,000 or less in 2011-12, 8f.
Louisiana Premier Night Bon Temps Starter (R), $55,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares Louisiana-bred, which havve started for a claiming price of $7,500 or less in 2011-12, 5f.
Louisiana Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter (R), $55,000g, 4&up, Louisiana-bred, which have started for $7,500 or less in 2011-12, 5f.
Needles Stake $60,000g, 3yo, 5f (turf).
Essex Handicap $100,000g, 4&up, 8.5f.
Sam Houston Race Park
Jersey Lilly Stake $50,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares 8.5f (turf).
Robert B. Lewis Stake GII, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f.
Strub Stake GII, $200,000g, 4yo, 9f.
Arcadia Stake GIIT, $150,000g, 3&up, 8f (turf).
Budweiser Handicap $50,000g, 3&up, 5f.
Tampa Bay Downs
Sam F. Davis Stake GIII, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f.
Endeavour Stake GIIIT, $150,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares 8.5f (turf).
Florida Oaks, $100,000g, 3yo Fillies 8.5f (turf).
WEBN Stake $50,000g, 3yo, 8f.
San Antonio Stake GII, $200,000g, 4&up, 9f.
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Important Dates to Note
Monday, February 6th, 2012: Pegasus Horse Sale Preview at Pegasus Training Centre
Tuesday, February 7th, 2012: Pegasus Two Year Old in Training Sale at Pegasus Training Centre in Redmond, Washington
Friday, February 10, 2012: Stall Application Deadline For Northlands Park
Wednesday, February 14, 2012: Valentine’s Day
Thursday, February 16, 2012: New Stride Stallion Auction Closes
Saturday, March 3rd, 2012: The Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita
Saturday, March 10th, 2012: The Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park
Saturday, March 17th, 2012: Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park
Saturday, March 24th, 2012: Early Nominations for Hastings Stake Races due.
Saturday, March 24th, 2012: Sustaining Fees for the CTHS BC Sales Stakes Due.
Saturday, March 31, 2012: The Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park
Friday, April 6th - Trainers may begin to set up your stalls on. Horses may begin to ship in on Saturday, April 7th.
Saturday, April 7th, 2012: Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita
The Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Park
Fort Erie – Horses may begin to ship in
Sunday, April 8th Fort Erie Race Track open for training
Saturday, April 14th, 2012: Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park
Saturday, April 14th, 2012: Opening Day at Hastings Racecourse for the 2012 Live Racing Season.
Friday, May 4th, 2012, Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs
Saturday, May 5th, 2012: Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
Opening Day at Northlands Park for the 2012 Live Racing Season
Sunday, May 6th, 2012: Opening Day at Fort Erie Race Track for the 2012 Live Racing Season
Opening Day at Assiniboia Downs for the 2012 Live Racing Season
Friday, May 18th, 2012: CTHS BC 2012 Sale Entry Fees Due
Saturday, May 19th, 2012: 137th running of the Preakness at Pimlico Race Track
Saturday, June 11th, 2012: 143rd running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park
Monday, August 6th, 2012: BC Cup Day at Hastings Racecourse
Sunday, September 9th, 2012: BC Derby Day at Hastings Racecourse which includes six stakes races and purses of over $700,000.00.
Monday, September 10, 2012: CTHS BC Yearling Parade
Tuesday, September 11, 2012: CTHS BC Yearling & Mixed Sale.
Sunday, October 14, 2012: Closing day of the 71 day Live Race Season at Hastings Racecourse.
Friday, November 2, 2012: Breeders Cup Races at Santa Anita
Saturday, November 3, 2012: Breeders Cup Races at Santa Anita
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Summer Horsepacking Adventures announced by UC Davis Extension
Mustangs: A Living Legacy
Track wild horses and relive the Old West in the seldom-visited Pizona area of Inyo National Forest. From a central meadow camp, riders track mustangs in their natural pinyon forest habitat. Observe and photograph mustang herds and wildflowers. Learn the social behavior of the horses and their current struggle. Enjoy spectacular sunsets of the Sierra and White Mountains while a cook prepares dinner over an open fire.
This program is a special opportunity that combines a superb outdoor adventure and a unique educational experience in exploring the biology, ecology and behavior of a proud and beautiful animal—the North American wild horse.
• June 9–12 (Saturday to Tuesday), 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• Bishop, CA.: Benton Hot Springs B & B, 55137 Hwy 120
• $900 includes horse, saddle, meals, and instruction
• Enroll in section 114OTH800
Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horsepacking in the Wilderness
This deluxe pack trip covers the essentials of horsepacking in the wilderness—with the Golden Trout Wilderness of the high Sierra as your laboratory. The instructor will discuss equipment, emergency veterinary care, feeding and managing livestock in the backcountry. Past participants have acclaimed it as an outstanding adventure.
Lecture and laboratory topics include: wilderness conduct of people; trail riding safety and horse equipment; methods of feeding livestock in the backcountry; management of livestock; preventative medicine; evaluating the normal horse; treating a hurt or sick horse in the wilderness; packing equipment, fitting saddles, making loads, hitches, and leading strings of mules; veterinary skills including physical examination, floating teeth, IM IV injections, applying wraps, animal restraint and aging horses; and shoeing.
• July 8–14 (Sunday to Saturday), 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Lone Pine, CA: Horseshoe Meadows Pack Station
• $1,400. Includes horse, saddle, meals, and instruction.
• Enroll in section 121OTH800.
Craig London, D.V.M., co-owner of Rock Creek Pack Station and Mt. Whitney Pack Trains.
Janet Roser, Ph.D., professor with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis.
For more information
Download the brochure for additional information and itinerary by clicking the following link: UC Davis Beyond The Classroom – Equine
For For general information or to enroll, contact UC Davis Extension at (800) 752-0881 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phil M Stockmen