Apr 052012
 

Tabarnak, Sacre Bleu!

Pierre Trudeau would have called last weekend’s Derby preps a fuddle duddled muddle. Reminds us that this year’s Derby hopefuls are just as unpredictable as last year’s.

With four Kentucky Derby preps and a 3 year old turf race at Keeneland this weekend let’s hope we don’t end up with a maudit fuddle duddled muddle.

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Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Dr. Seuss

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DRF – Tallon – Canadian Horse of the Year honors up for grabs

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Thoroughbred Times – Nevills – Transylvania Stakes highlights Keeneland’s opening day

DRF – McGee – Keeneland: Monastic faces six in Transylvania

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LA Times – Stewart – Santa Anita Derby day could be turning point for venerable track

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Bloodhorse – Shinar – 109-1 Hero of Order Wins Louisiana Derby

DRF – Hersh – Fair Grounds: Hero of Order wins a shocker at 109-1 in Louisiana Derby

DRF – Hersh – Arlington trainer Dorochenko a two-decade overnight success

NY Times – 99-1 Shot Hero Of Order Wins Louisiana Derby

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Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen

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I don’t like the subtle infiltration of ‘something for nothing’ philosophies into the very hearthstone of the American family. I believe that ‘Thou shalt earn the bread by the sweat of thy face’ was a benediction and not a penalty. Work is the zest of life; there is joy in its pursuit.

Branch Rickey

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Bloodhorse – Haskin’s Derby Trail: Tami and Indy – A Love Story

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DRF – Kentucky Derby Future Wager: Union Rags closes as 9-2 favorite in Pool 3

ESPN – Finley – Union Rags will be fine

Thoroughbred Times – Parker – Union Rags remains slim leader in Triple Crown poll

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

Thomas Jefferson

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Bloodhorse – Hype Springs Eternal – By Evan Hammonds

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DRF – Privman – Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, El Padrino heading to Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Shandler – Jones: Mark Valeski Still on Derby Trail

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Bloodhorse – Porter – Proud Citizen Back in the Headlines

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Four scoring races in Road to the Roses this weekend

April 7

Aqueduct

Wood Memorial GI

Bay Shore Stake GIII

Hawthorne

Illinois Derby GIII

Santa Anita

Santa Anita Derby GI

Road to the Roses

First Supplemental draft is still open.

Phil’s still musing on what prize(s) he may offer to the top entry in the Alberta Road To the Roses league

A $50 Gift Certificate from Edmonton’s Melting Pot has been kindly donated.

Any other donations greatly appreciated.

Who’s GSV?

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Thoroughbred Times – Inside Post Challenge

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Derby Wars

HANA Challenge – Derby Wars

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DRF – Watchmaker – Weekend Warrior for April 7: Picks for Wood Memorial, Illinois Derby, Santa Anita Derby

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Horse Race Insider – Feeling Super This Saturday

DRF – Crist: Wood, Santa Anita Derby overdue to produce something positive in Kentucky Derby

NY Times – Finley – Colt’s Preparation for Kentucky Derby Includes Plenty of Rest

Thoroughbred Times – Russo – Unbeaten Gemologist to face Withers winner Alpha in Wood Memorial

DRF – Grening – Wood Memorial: Alpha follows new path to Kentucky Derby for Godolphin

Thoroughbred Times – Nevills – Road to the Triple Crown: Gemologist faces greatest challenge in Wood Memorial

Thoroughbred Times – Nevills – Creative Cause looks for statement win in Santa Anita Derby

Bloodhorse – Repole Hopes to Bring an ‘Entourage’ to Derby

Thoroughbred Times – Angst – Currency Swap heads overflow Illinois Derby field

Chicago Tribune – Hawthorne Race Course

DRF – Hersh – Illinois Derby: Distance, class questions for much of field

LA Times – Stewart – Santa Anita Derby could be big opportunity for Holy Candy

DRF – Hovdey – Santa Anita Derby: Reddam takes risky path with I’ll Have Another

DRF – Privman – Santa Anita Derby: Creative Cause has eyes on bigger prize

DRF – Privman – Kentucky Derby: Baffert back to work with three for Santa Anita Derby

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DRF – Watchmaker – Derby Top 20

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ESPN – Moran – Who will cut down Wood foes?

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What a chaotic mess. But that’s where we are, trapped in a food-fight interlude, during a fire drill, with the lights flickering alarm and Owen Wilson asking directions to the nearest wormhole. Last weekend’s Florida Derby was saved from complete meaninglessness only by the fact that nothing means nothing, and the Louisiana Derby became an instant masterpiece in irony, a million-dollar prep for the Kentucky Derby won by a horse that isn’t even nominated to the Kentucky Derby.

ESPN – West – Clarifying the Derby trail chaos

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Phil’s got a tip:

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Aqueduct – Bayshore – GIII Race 8

Phil Dancer

Same offer as before. If he wins, catch Phil within 10 minutes of race being made official and this Bud’s for you.

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Tiny Dancer

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Phil’s got a comment

Tiger Walk in the Wood.

Sunday, Phil will expound on why Tiger can’t play relaxed golf anymore.

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He who knows best knows how little he knows.

Thomas Jefferson

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From The Insider

Who do YOU like in the Wood and Santa Anita Derby?

 First, a quick reflection on last weekend:  Wow, Union Rags got beat,  Mark Valeski got beat. A tough weekend to be a favourite.  Union Rags was impressive in defeat, rallying on what appeared to be a speed-biased race track. Give him some added distance and he could still be very very tough in the Kentucky Derby.  El Padrino was a lackluster fourth, also trying to rally into a soft pace set by the winner Take Charge Indy. Make your own conclusion about the race.  Some will say Union Rags has been exposed; others will say he proved that he was the class of his generation.

The Louisiana Derby was bombs away as Hero of Order held on and won at 109-1, way more than he should have been. Mark Valeski was a good second but came back missing a shoe and lame. Whether he will be healthy for the Kentucky Derby is yet to be seen.  A second tier California shipper, Rousing Sermon, ran a closing third into what was a pedestrian pace.  Hero of Order will probably next appear in a stakes race at Churchill Downs, possibly the Derby Trial or the Matt Winn. He will not make the Kentucky Derby field.

SIZZLING SATURDAY:  The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Illinois Derby at Hawthorne and the Santa Anita Derby form the biggest Derby prep weekend of the year. (1)  Santa:   Creative Cause leads the field.  He will be challenged by San Felipe Stakes winner I’ll Have Another, Liaison and Midnight Transfer along with a collection of horses who are trying graded stakes company for the first time. Pick:   Play a triactor box on Creative Cause, Midnight Transfer and I’ll Have Another.  (2)  The Wood Memorial promises to be a duel between Alpha and GemologistPick:  Gemologist out of the Todd Pletcher barn looks to be the one who should waltz over this field. Alpha is a gutsy horse but Gemologist has yet to do anything wrong in his short career.  Also watch for the lightly raced highly-regarded Street Life as well as My Adonis and Casual Trick(3)  The Illinois Derby will feature Currency Swap, the 2011 Hopeful winner who got crushed by Gemologist last time and Pletcher’s allowance winner, Our Entourage. Swag Daddy, a minor stakes winner at Aqueduct, could ship in and make a run for $500,000 and a spot in the Derby gate.  Pick:  Currency Swap 

OTHER RACES NOT TO MISS SATURDAY:  Keeneland’s $500,000 Ashland Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and the $400,000 Carter Handicap for older sprinters at Aqueduct featuring this competitive line-up:   Caleb’s Posse (BC Dirt Mile), Shackleford (Preakness), Calibroacha (Tom Fool), Emcee (106 Beyer).

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DRF – Grening – Aqueduct: Trinniberg sticks to sprinting in Bay Shore

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DRF – McGee Keeneland: Ashland favorite Stephanie’s Kitten sees Royal Ascot on horizon, not Kentucky Oaks

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DRF – Aqueduct: Caleb’s Posse gets extra furlong in deep Carter Handicap

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DRF – Litfin – Aqueduct: Broadway’s Alibi, Millionreasonswhy get distance test in Comely

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Thoroughbred Times – Curry – Prospective targeting Blue Grass, possible showdown with Hansen

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Horse Race Insider – Does the Name Monarchos Strike a Familiar Note?

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Horse Race Insider – All Hail Lord Kegasus

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ESPN – Cronley – Step Right Up

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Elections are a lot like horse races, in that you know a lot more about them the next day.

John A MacDonald

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Thoroughbred Times – Angst – Racing again under national scrutiny

Thoroughbred Times – Simon – Viewpoint: A problem no matter the rate

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April 6

Keeneland

Transylvania Stake GIIIT $100,000g, 3yo, 8.5f (turf).

 

Oaklawn Park

Prima Donna Stake $75,000g, 3yo Fillies 6f.

 

April 7

Aqueduct

Wood Memorial Stake GI $1,000,000g, 3yo, 9f.

Carter Handicap GI $400,000g, 3&up, 7f.

Bay Shore Stake GIII $250,000g, 3yo, 7f.

Comely Stake GIII $250,000g, 3yo Fillies 8f.

 

Hawthorne

Illinois Derby GIII $500,000g, 3yo, 9f.

 

Keeneland

Central Bank Ashland Stake GI $500,000g, 3yo Fillies 8.5f.

 

Oaklawn Park

Bachelor Stake $75,000g, 3yo, 6f.

 

Santa Anita

Santa Anita Derby GI $750,000g, 3yo, 9f.

Potrero Grande Handicap GII $150,000g, 4&up, 6.5f.

Providencia Stake GIIIT $150,000g, 3yo Fillies 9f (turf).

 

Sunland Park

Czaria Handicap $50,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares 6f.

 

Tampa Bay Downs

Dayton Andrews Dodge Sophomore Turf, $50,000g, 3yo, 8.5f (turf).

First Dude Distaff Turf, $50,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares 8.5f (turf).

Hilton Garden Inn Sprint, $50,000g, 4&up, 6f.

Ocala Breeders’ Sales Sophomore, $50,000g, 3yo, 7f.

Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies, $50,000g, 3yo Fillies 7f.

Turf Classic, $50,000g, 4&up, 9f (turf).

 

Turf Paradise

Arizona Stallion Stake (R), $35,000a, 3yo, progeny of stallions standing in Arizona, 7.5f (turf).

Wildcat Handicap $35,000a, 3&up, 11f (turf).

 

April 8

Gulfstream Park

Wait a While Stake $60,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares 8.5f (turf).

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Bloodhorse – Fueling the Fire: Anita Cauley – By Evan Hammonds

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Irish Independent – Montgomery – Frankel set for ‘away-day’ at Newbury

Thoroughbred Times - Frankel to make 2012 debut in Lockinge, Breeders’ Cup start unlikely

Racing and Sports – Scholtz – Million Pounds Bait For Black Caviar-Frankel Showdown

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Bloodhorse – Campbell – Worries Ahead as Woodbine Begins 2012 Season

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DRF – Tallon – Woodbine: Meyaard makes a fresh start with smaller stable

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Ooh Las Vegas

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 DRF – Andersen – Dubai World Cup: Monterosso eyes Singapore Cup, Prince of Wales’s Stakes

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Live Handicapping Broadcast

Starts 10:00am Saturday, April 14th

Live from the Derby Bar and Grill

www.derbybarandgrill.com

Starting on Saturday, April 14th and every Saturday morning during the 2012 live season at Hastings, the Derby Bar and Grill is hosting a live broadcast on Handicapping the weekend races at Hastings Racecourse.

The Show will be hosted by Mike Heads and Drew Forster and they will go thru the entire card for both Saturday and Sunday’s live race cards at Hastings Racecourse and their selections and why.

You are invited to attend this live broadcast and sit in the audience as they go thru each and every race for the two days.

For those at home they will be able to catch it live on the world wide web at the Derby Bar and Grill Website at www.derbybarandgrill.com  It is planned to be a half-hour show.

They will also do some guest interviews with owners, trainers and jockey’s of stake races on weekends there are stake races.

We will have more details to come in the next week as we prepare for our initial broadcast on Saturday, April 14, which of course is opening day at Hastings.

For the live audience we will have a breakfast special every Saturday and a question and answer period after the live show. They will also give a lesson on how to read the Daily Racing Form or help anyone who has any questions on its content.

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Bloodhorse – Haskell Invitational Highlights Monmouth Meet

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NY Times – Recipes for the Easter Table

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NY Times – Recipes for the Passover Table

LA Times – Passover: Pleasures of ritual cooking

Important Dates

Friday April 6
Woodbine Thoroughbreds – Opening Day
Fort Erie Race Track – Trainers may begin to set up stalls
Saturday April 7
Santa Anita Derby GI 1 1/8 Mile Santa Anita Park $750,000
The Illinois Derby GIII 1 1/8 Mile Hawthorne Park $500,000
Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial GI 1 1/8 Mile GI Aqueduct $1,000,000
Fort Erie – Horses may begin to ship in
Sunday April 8
Easter Bunny Sunday
Fort Erie Race Track opens for training
Tuesday April 10
HBPA BC  Nominating Meeting – backstretch cafeteria (cookshack) at 6:30 pm. Spring Informational Meeting to follow
Saturday April 14
Arkansas Derby GI 1 1/8 Mile Oaklawn Park $1,000,000
Toyota Bluegrass GI 1 1/8 Mile Keeneland $750,000
Hastings Park Opening Day
George Royal Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Saturday April 21
Coolmore Lexington Stakes GIII 1 1/16 Mile Keeneland $200,000
Jerome GII 1 Mile Aqueduct $200,000
Saturday April 28
The Cliff’s Edge Derby Trial GIII 1 Mile Churchill Downs $200,000 added
Friday May 4
Churchill Downs
Kentucky Oaks G I $1,000,000g, 3yo Fillies 9f.
 Alysheba Stake G II $300,000a, 4&up, 8.5f.
 La Troienne Stake G II $300,000a, 4&up, Fillies & Mares, 8.5f.
 American Turf G IIT $200,000a, 3yo, 8.5f (turf).
 Edgewood Stake $150,000a, 3yo Filies 8.5f (turf).
 Eight Belles Stake G III $100,000a, 3yo Filies 7f.
Northlands Park Opening Day
Saturday May 5
Churchill Downs
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands G I $2,000,000g, 3yo, 10f.
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stake G IT $500,000a, 4&up, 9f (turf).
 Churchill Downs G II $400,000a, 4&up, 7f.
 Humana Distaff G I $300,000a, 4&up, Fillies & Mares, 7f.
 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile G IIT $200,000a, 4&up, Fillies & Mares, 8f (turf).
 Twin Spires Turf Sprint G IIIT $125,000a, 4&up, 5f (turf).
 Hastings Racecourse
Jim Coleman Province Stake $50,000g, 3yo, 6.5f
Sunday May 6
Fort Erie Race Track Opening Day
Assiniboia Downs Opening Day
Hastings Racecourse
John Longden “6000″ Handicap $50,000g, 3&up, 6.5f.
Woodbine
Vigil Stake GIIIC $150,000g, 4&up, 7f.
 Saturday May 12
2011 Night of Champions – Northlands Park
Belmont Park
Peter Pan Stake G II $200,000g, 3yo, 9f
Sunday May 13 
Mothers’ Day
Woodbine -Selene Stake GIII $250,000g, 3yo Fillies 8.5f
Friday May 18
CTHS BC 2012 Sale Entry Fees Due
Pimlico Race Track
Black-Eyed Susan Stake G II $300,000g, 3yo Fillies 9f.
Pimlico Special Stake G III $300,000g, 3&up, 9.5f.
Hilltop Stake $100,000g, 3yo Fillies 8.5f (turf)
Jim McKay Turf Sprint, $100,000g, 3&up, 5f (turf).
Miss Preakness Stake $100,000g, 3yo Fillies 6f.
Skipat Stake $100,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares, 6f.
The Very One Stake $100,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares, 5f (turf).
Kattegat’s Pride Starter Handicap R $25,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares, Maryland-bred, which have started for a claiming price of $7,500 or less in 2011-12, 8.5f.
Saturday May 19
Pimlico Race Track
Preakness Stake G I $1,000,000g, 3yo, 9.5f.
Dixie Stake G IIT $300,000g, 3&up, 9f (turf).
Gallorette Handicap G IIIT $150,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares, 8.5f (turf).
Allaire duPont Distaff Stake G III $100,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares, 8.5f.
Chick Lang Stake $100,000g, 3yo, 6f.
James W. Murphy Stake $100,000g, 3yo, 8f (turf).
Maryland Sprint Handicap G III $100,000g, 3&up, 6f.
Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap R $25,000g, 3&up, Maryland-bred, which have started for a claiming price of $7,500 or less in 2011-12, 8.5f
Hastings Racecourse
Ross McLeod Stake $50,000g, 3yo Fillies 6.5f.
Woodbine
Hendrie Stake GII $150,000g, 4&up, Fillies & Mares, 6.5f
Sunday May 20
Woodbine
Lady Angela Stake R $125,000g, 3yo Fillies Ontario-sired, 7f.
Monday May 21
Hastings Racecourse
Brighouse Belles Stake $50,000g, 3&up, Fillies & Mares, 6.5f.
Woodbine
New Providence Stake R $125,000g, 3&up, Ontario-sired, 6f.
Friday May 25
Marquis Downs Opens
Saturday, June 2
Assiniboia Downs
Hazel Wright Sire Stake R $25,000e, 3yo Fillies Manitoba-bred, 6f
Hastings Racecourse
River Rock Casino, $50,000g, 3yo, 8.5f
Sunday, June 3
Sir Winston Churchill at Hastings Racecourse
Saturday June 9
Belmont Stakes Belmont Park
Sunday, June 10
Emerald Downs Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Saturday, June 16
Western Canada for 3 yr. Olds 6f $50,000 at Northlands Park
Sunday, June 17
Vancouver Sun at Hastings Racecourse
The Chariot Chaser 3yr. Fillies 6f $50,000 at Northlands Park
Wednesday June 20
Summer Solstice
Saturday, June 23
The Journal 3 + up 6 furlongs  $50,000 at Northlands Park
Sunday June 24
St Jean Baptiste Day
Queen’s Plate Day Woodbine  $1 million Queen’s Plate
The Wild Rose 3+up F+M 6 50,000 at Northlands Park
Friday June 29
CTHS Alberta – Nomination Deadline for 2012 Thoroughbred Sale
Sunday July 1
Millarville Canada Day Racing
Monday, July 2
Lt Governors Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Chris Loseth Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Saturday, July 7
Supernatural Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Sunday, July 8
Boulevard Casino Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Thursday July 12
TeePee Creek Stampede Opening Day
Saturday, July 14
New Westminster Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
Red Smith Stake 3yr. Fillies 1 Mile $50,000 at Northlands Park
Ky Alta 3 yr. Olds 1 Mile $50,000 at Northlands Park
Sunday July 15
Strawberry Morn Handicap at Hastings Racecourse
The 77 th Edition of the Prince of Wales Stakes 1 3/16 miles $500,000  Fort Erie Race Track The 2nd Jewel in the Canadian Triple Crown
Saturday July 21
“Super Saturday” will kick off Capital EX at Northlands Park.
Princess Margaret, Edmonton Juvenile, John Patrick and Spangled Jimmy Stakes
Saturday July 28
Saratoga:
Diana S GIT $600,000g, 3&up, f/m, 9f (turf)
Jim Dandy S GII $600,000g, 3yo, 9f
Woodbine: Duchess S, $150,000g, 3yo f, 7f
Sunday July 29
Monmouth Park:
Haskell Invitational GI $1,000,000g, 3yo, 9f
Molly Pitcher S GII $200,000g, 3&up, f/m, 8.5f
Oceanport S GIIIT $150,000g, 3&up, 8.5f (turf)
Taylor Made Matchmaker S GIIIT $150,000g, 3&up, f/m, 9f (turf).
Friday August 3
Northlands Oaks 3yr. Fillies 1 Mile 50,000 at Northlands Park
Saturday August 4
Count Lathum 3 yr. Olds 1 M 1/16 50,000 at Northlands Park
Monday August 6
BC Cup Day Hastings Park
Manitoba Derby Assiniboia Downs
Madamoiselle 3+up F+M 1 M 1/16 $50,000 at Northlands Park
Saturday August 11
3 + 4 YO Sales Stakes F 3+4 YO Fillies 6.5 furlongs $50,000
3 + 4 YO Sales Stakes 3+4 YO C+G 6.5 furlongs $50,000
Friday, August 17
Richmond Derby Trial Stake
 Hong Kong Jockey Club Stake
Saturday August 18
Arlington Million XXX GIT 10f (turf) Arlington Park $1,000,000
Beverly D. GIT 9.5f (turf) Arlington Park $750,000g
Secretariat Stake GIT 10f (turf) Arlington Park $500,000g
Sales Stakes Fillies 2 yr. Fillies 6.5 furlongs 50,000 at Northlands Park
Sales Stakes 2 yr. C+G 6.5  furlongs 50,000 at Northlands Park
Sunday, August 19
Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs
 Friday August 24
Esquirol Farms Sales Stake 2 year Olds 6 furlongs $40,000 Est at Northlands Park
Saturday August 25
Northlands Park:
Canadian Derby 3 yr. Olds 1 M 3/8 $200,000
Sonoma 3 yr. Fillies 1 M 1/16 $50,000
Edmonton Distaff 3+up F+M 1 M 1/16 $75,000
Westerner 3 + up 1 M 1/16 $50,000
Saratoga:
Travers S GI $1,000,000g, 3yo, 10f.
Foxwoods King’s Bishop S GI $500,000g, 3yo, 7f
Test S GI $500,000g, 3yo f, 7f
Ballston Spa H GIIT $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 8.5f (turf).
South Cariboo Garlic Festival
Friday August 31
Bird of Pay 2 yr. Fillies 6.5 furlongs $50,000
Saturday September 1
The Birdcatcher 2 yr. C+G 6.5 furlongs $50,000 at Northlands Park
Saturday September 8
Sun Sprint 3 + up 6.5 furlongs $50,000 at Northlands Park
Sunday September 9th
BC Derby Day at Hastings Park – 6 Stakes
Monday September 10
CTHS BC Yearling Parade
Tuesday September 11
CTHS BC Yearling & Mixed Sale
Saturday September 15
Fall Classic Day – Northlands Park
Sturgeon River (AB) 2 yr. Fillies 6.5 furlongs $50,000
Premier’s Futurity (AB) 2 yr. Olds 6.5 furlongs $50,000
Alberta Oaks (AB) 3 yr. Fillies 1 Mile $50,000
Beaufort Stakes (AB) 3 yr. Olds 1 M 1/16 $50,000
Red Diamond Stakes (AB) 3 + up 6.5 $50,000
Fall Classic Distaff (AB) 3+up F+M 1 M 1/16 $50,000
Breeders’ Handicap (AB) 3 + up 1 M 1/16 $50,000
Sunday September 16
CTHS Alberta Yearling & Mixed Sale
Woodbine Mile Woodbine – Ontario Derby
Saturday September 29
Speed To Spare Northlands Park $100,000
Saturday, October 6
The Duchess of York 3+up F+M 1 M 1/16 $50,000 – Northlands Park
Monday October 8
Ballerina Stake GIIIC 9f Hastings Racecourse $100,000g
British Columbia Premier’s Handicap GIIIC 11f Hastings Racecourse $100,000g,
The Freedom of the City 2 yr. Fillies 1 Mile $50,000 – Northlands Park 
Canadian Juvenile 2 yr Olds 1 Mile $50,000 – Northlands Park
Saturday October 13
The Harvest Gold Plate 3 + up 1 M 1/16 $50,000 – Northlands Park
 Sunday October 14
Canadian International Day – Woodbine
Hastings Park Closing Day
Friday November 2
Breeders Cup Santa Anita
Saturday November 3
Breeders Cup Santa Anita
Sunday December 16
Woodbine
Valedictory Stake GIII $150,000g, 3&up, 14f.
Tuesday December 25
Christmas Day

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How did it get so late so soon?”
Dr. Seuss

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Phil’s Drink And A Flick

French Bulldog

Being John Malkovich

Losing My Religion

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Toronto Star – Woolsey – Horse racing at Happy Valley lives up to hype

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Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

Walt Whitman

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National Post – Matt Gurney on the flying car: The Jetsons raised my hopes too high

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The Jetsons
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Phrugal Phil’$ Weekend Special$

 

Clareview

$2.98

Bakeshop Easter hot cross buns or paska bread

PKG OF 12
454 g

Stadium

Ripple Creek Farm

Bone-in-Ham

Butt or Shank Portion

$1.69 / lb. $3.73 kg.

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Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.

Thomas Jefferson

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Prophetic Phil’s Derby Dozen

1. Union Rags ↔
2. Creative Cause ­↔
3. Hansen ↔
4. Alpha ↑
5. Secret Circle ↑
6  El Padrino ↓
7. I’ll Have Another ↓
8. Gemologist ↑
9. Howe Great ↓
10. Daddy Long Legs ↑
11.  Take Charge Indy ↑
12. Bodemeister ↓  Daddy Nose Best ­↔Went The Day Well ­↔Dullahan ↓
Just in Case – Exothermic ↔

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Bloodhorse – Report: Racing Could Return to Yavapai Downs

Who’s going to sponsor their Derby – Arm And Hammer.

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Fox 21 News – Baking Soda Reduces Cancer Tumors; Melanoma Cancer on the Rise

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ESPN – Stark – Cooking up a winning dish for 2012

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ESPN – Schonfield – 100 reasons to get excited for MLB

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Put Me In Coach

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NY Times – Shpigel – Touching All the Bases Outside the Ballpark

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NY Times – Kurutz – Relish: An M.V.P. Now Sidelined

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LA Times – Erskine – Games, giveaways and music are on his Dodgers’ dream list

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Bloodhorse – Stevens Set to Throw Out First Pitch

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NY Times – Kepner – Marlins Bet on Future in a Florida Theme Park

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 LA Times – Simers – The volatile mix of the NFL, AEG, Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles

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Taxi

Hard Sun

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Phil M Stockmen