Mar 202016

Hawthorne Sal’s

Suddenly Salient

Smashing Stories

Negli Archivi – Sette


sabato 26 marzo

A Traditional Southern Easter Dinner

Questo è per Phil.

White Rabbit

I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law and Sean Clancy – Saturday Special – March 26

Horse Racing Insider – Pricci – Dubai And Derby Fever Derailed by Jackpot Hysteria

ESPN – DRF – Welsch – Rainbow 6 will have to be earned

NY Times – Hoppert – California Chrome’s Global Fan Club Spreads to Dubai

TwinSpires Blog – The Champ Impressed By Meydan’s Majesty Ahead of Dubai World Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Fair Grounds/New Orleans photo blog

NY Times – Das – Johan Cruyff, the High Priest of Dutch Soccer, Dies at 68

Johan Cruyff

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – McQueen – Children of Secretariat: the incredible power of Risen Star

venerdi 25 marzo

Sal wishes to remind all of his Saskabush readers that Yu Change, the Saskatchewan horse, in the UAE Derby at Meydan in Dubai will be going to the post at 7:55 AM MDT or 7:55 AM SNDCT or 8:55 CDT on Saturday March 26, 2016.

Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Last Stop, Belmont Stakes

Garden and Gun – Grudowski – Weekends: Five Equestrian Resorts

ESPN – DRF – Crist – Saturday racing offers feast for both fans and players

Bloodhorse – Kristufek – McLaughlin Loves Dubai Life in ‘Second Home’

TwinSpires Blog – Handicapping Insights – Powell – Which American is the right American in Dubai World Cup? 

TDN – Sherack – The Man with the $10-Million Voice

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Dubai World Cup: Mshawish working ‘spectacular’

Bloodhorse – Novak – World Cup Report: Something About ‘Chrome’

Bloodhorse – Novak – Buick Hopes to Foil ‘Chrome’ Again

NY Times – Sandomir – Joe Garagiola, an Everyman on the Field and in the Booth

TDN – Kane – Jeff Lukas Dies

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Sloppy Thursday but rain expected to yield at Fair Grounds; pace lacking in Louisiana Derby 

Brooklyn  Backstretch – Brian’s Derby Preps: The Louisiana Derby

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner | La. Derby, Dubai World Cup picks

Bloodhorse – Johnson – Will Gun Runner Win Again in the Louisiana Derby?

Horse Race Insider – Jicha – Don’t doubt the Uncle Mo’s will go the distance, Amoss says

TDN – Oppenheim – The Uncle Mo Show

TDN – First-Season Sire Series: Sadler’s Wells Line

Bloodhorse – ‘River‘ Ready to Roll in UAE Derby

Bloodhorse – Mohaymen Has Final Work Before Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Mor Spirit Breezes at Santa Anita Park

Bloodhorse – Moody Goes Out a Winner in Group I Stakes

National Post – Robyn Urback: Based on the evidence, ‘not guilty’ was the only possible outcome for Ghomeshi

The Globe and Mail – McLaren – Five important take-aways from the Ghomeshi trial after his acquittal

Bloodhorse – Snierson – Rockingham Park Will Be Sold for Development

TDN – Martini – Valenzuela Set for March Debut

Non PVal.

Dove si trova PVal.

giovedi 24 marzo

Ask Dr. Vinny

Let Superman and Batman spat.  Sal has a new favourite caped crusader.

The Globe and Mail – Hertz – Batman v Superman: A white-hot mess of a franchise launcher

NY Times – The Upshot – Carroll – In Defense of Moderate Drinking (Again)

NY Times – Goldstein – Joe Garagiola, Baseball Player Who Became a Broadcasting Star, Dies at 90

I went through baseball as ‘a player to be named later.’

Joe Garagiola

TDN – Wrona Named New Santa Anita Announcer

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – California Chrome Set to Conquer Dubai World Cup 2016

Dubai World Cup 2016 Program

Dubai World Cup 2016 Selections

TwinSpires Blog – How to Handicap International Races with Michael The Champ Beychok

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Nine 3-Year-Olds Late Triple Crown Nominees

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Jockey Geroux sets sights on the run for the roses

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Johnson – What was it about Kentucky Derby hope Gun Runner that made two racing giants so keen to have him?

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Frank Conversation lands rail in UAE Derby

Bloodhorse – Angst – Racing Regulators Discuss Daily Fantasy

ESPN – DRF -Hovdey – Beholder waiting in the wings

Racing Post – MacDonald – Taylors aim to make Chrome the next Tapit

Bloodhorse – Oaklawn Park Increases Purses Again

Bloodhorse – Gulfstream Park Sets Lucrative Race Schedule

Sal says this will be the news we can expect to see about Alberta thoroughbred racing when the present provincial government gets around to cleaning Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur out of their positions at Horse Racing Alberta.

NY Times – Schwarz, Bogdanich and Williams – In N.F.L., Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco

mercoledi 23 Marzo

Sal was wondering what promotions Northlands Park was planning for the 2016 Dubai World Cup on Saturday March 26, 2016.

TwinSpires Blog – 10 Things The Champ Beychok Is Looking Forward To Experiencing In Dubai

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – From Dubai to Derby, All That Glitters Is Chrome

ESPN – DRF – Hersh – X Y Jet ships well to Dubai

Bloodhorse – Novak – California Chrome Draws Wide for World Cup

Bloodhorse – Shulman – Sherman: Chrome ‘Perfect’ for World Cup

Louisville Courier-Journal – Chrome ‘five lengths better’ for World Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Mongolian Saturday out of Al Quoz; confidence in Chrome, Frosted camps

TDN – Massam – Cox Trainees Primed for Saturday

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – 10 things I’m looking forward to at the Louisiana Derby

Bloodhorse – Shulman – Amoss Seeks Clear Sailing For Mo Tom

Bloodhorse – Novak – LA Derby: Gun Runner Faces Greenpointcrusader

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Rivals join Mohaymen, Nyquist in Fla. Derby

TDN – Finley – Bluebloods Dominate Derby Trail

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Derby odds | Danzing Candy, Cupid shorten up

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Kentucky Derby Report (3/22): Cupid dazzles in stakes debut

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Romans mulling final Kentucky Derby prep plans

TDN – Caulfield – Strong Hand gets Stronger for Tapit

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Ziconic Catches Soft Santa Anita Maiden Field

What would be worse for a company that has insisted privacy is core to its identity — and whose marquee device is among the safest on the market? Caving to government pressure and writing its own decryption software, or conceding its phones are not as secure as some believed.

LA Times – Pierson – What it means for Apple if feds have found a way to crack shooter’s iPhone

The Globe and Mail – Amaya CEO David Baazov hit with trading charges by Quebec regulator

martedi 22 marzo

Sal is desperately seeking the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

Sal’s been subbing since Phil got lambasted by the Battersea omnibus but Sal’s only subbing on an interim basis.

If you know anyone looking to be the next Dread Pirate Roberts at please have them contact Sal at

Bloodhorse – Alberta Racing Gets New Funding Deal

DRF – Bergman: Hear what you want, disregard the rest

NY Times – Nocera – What Tournament? N.C.A.A.’s Biggest Event May Be at a Higher Court

Racing Biz -Genaro – For Patty Hogan, blazing a trail is “quite the ride”

Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Rags to Riches: Greatest Victory for Pletcher

NY Times – Drape – Fantasy Sites DraftKings and FanDuel Stop Taking Bets in New York

Horse Racing Nation – 2016 Kentucky Derby – Zipse’s Big Ten

Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen – March 22, 2016 – Presented by Shadwell Farm

TwinSpires Blog – Pugh – Who’s Most Likely To Make Kentucky Derby Starting Gate Among Current Top 20 

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – What we learned last week on the Derby trail

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Louisiana Derby round three between Mo Tom, Gun Runner 

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Greenpointcrusader Charges Into Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds

ESPN – DRF – Watchmaker – Cupid talented despite flaws

Louisville Courier-Journal – Rising star Cox could have first Derby starter

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Land Over Sea in search of reprieve in Fair Grounds Oaks

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Final fields for Dubai World Cup night are here!

2016 Dubai World Cup – Entries

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ward – ‘Blossoming’ Chrome just favoured – but confidence in Frosted is so high

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – World Cup: Blinkers for Keen Ice, Chrome happy

Racing Post – Walker – Chrome tops ratings for Dubai World Cup night

Bloodhorse – U.S. Contingent Gearing Up for World Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Americans bid to regain Dubai World Cup & international stars rise over Meydan

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – California Chrome cements top spot in NTRA poll

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – International Star, Chocolate Ride seek to enhance Fair Grounds legacies

Bloodhorse – Chocolate Ride Back to Defend Muniz Title

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Gonzalez to miss six weeks

This is Horse Racing – Montplaisir – It’s a small world, even in Chile

NY Times – Austen – Rob Ford, Controversial Ex-Mayor of Toronto, Dies at 46

lunedi 21 marzo

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ehalt – The agonies and ecstasies of having four jockeys in the family

TDN – Charity Race For Injured Jockeys

Horse Race Insider – Pricci –  HRI DERBY POWER 10, Week 4 – Moquett: “I’m Sick of Baffert”

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – DerbyHQ Top 20 | Mixed reviews for Cupid’s win



NY Times – Schonbrun – N.C.A.A. Favorites End a Few Charmed Runs

Bloodhorse – Lewyn – Collected Speeds Wire to Wire at Sunland Park

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Collected wires Sunland Park Festival of Racing

Bloodhorse – Balan – Iron Rob Upsets Denman’s Call in San Pedro

Racing Post – O’Hehir – Air Force Blue ready for assault on 2,000 Guineas

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Dubai World Cup night prep: the whole strand of Carnival beads

TDN – Chrome, Keen Ice Work In Dubai

Bloodhorse – Balan – Fantastic Style Dominant in Las Flores Score

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Thrilled survives stretch duel, inquiry to take Plum Pretty 

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Tote company, employee fined by Santa Anita stewards

Herald Sun – Timms – Trainer Peter Moody confirms his departure with letter to owners

Lady and the Track – Hammer – The 2016 Fair Grounds Oaks Field Features Californian Fillies

Sal says they’re tired of playing second banana to Songbird.

LA Times – Brown – Bruce Springsteen’s four-hour finale at the L.A. Sports Arena: A fitting ending to ‘The Dump That Jumps’

TwinSpires Blog – Wood Memorial hopefuls Cadeyrn, Matt King Coal post moves

domenica delle Palme

20 marzo domenica delle Palme e primo giorno di primavera and only 7² days including oggi left until the first Saturday in May.

Acamedia Barrilla – Easter Delights

Garden and Gun – Harris – Easter Baskets for Grown-Ups

Southern Living Potluck – The Elegant Easter Potluck

Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced the renewal of the slot revenue sharing agreement at Century Downs on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Finance Minister Ceci Announces New 10 Year MOU

Calgary Herald – Lambert – Province announces new funding deal for horse racing industry

Summary of Slot Funding that will go to HRA:
April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017      50.0%       % decrease 1.7/51.7 = 3.28%
April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018       45.0%       % decrease 6.7/51.7 = 12.95%
April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019       40.0%       % decrease 11.7/51.7% = 22.63%
The 10 year Agreement expires on March 31, 2026 with 40% going to HRA beyond March 31, 2019.
2016 Racing at Northlands will end at the earliest on October 10.  More to follow on our website.


Ricordare, cogliere la pallo al balzo.

Sal says that sometime Phil had some decent quotes.

Phil’s reprising a couple of quotes from Sitting Bull and JFK the President not the stallion who’s on his way to Argentina.

sitting bull

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.
Sitting Bull

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy

When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy

Minister Ceci spread the credit for the negotiating the new MOU around but fidatevi di Sal the MOU was negotiated in spite of Horse Racing Alberta not because of Horse Racing Alberta. Sal’s sure that the powers that Bee and the minions at Horse Racing Alberta are busy self adulating this morning and will be busy patting each other on the back the next few weeks. The only pat on the back that Shirley McClellan and Rick Lelacheur deserve is one administered about 55 cm. below the mid point of their shoulder blades with a swiftly moving frozen moccasin while they are pointed out the front door of Horse Racing Alberta.

Sal knows that the Minister Ceci’s office did yeoman work to gather the information required to make their decision no thanks to Horse Racing Alberta and spoke to many racing participants besides the contacts that Horse Racing Alberta provided them. Sal thanks all the thoroughbred participants especially some of the blasts from the past who spoke glowingly about the prospects for the thoroughbred industry and not so glowingly about Horse Racing Alberta and the tracks’ performances.

Sal says that the reduction in revenue is only the beginning of the changes that you’ll see at Horse Racing Alberta. When the streamlining of the many Agencies, Boards and Commissions is announced contemporaneously with the Alberta budget expect Horse Racing Alberta if it is not subsumed in AGLC to emerge with a smaller Board that will be appointed on Merit, a Chair that will be appointed on merit, greater accountability for the manner in which its funds are expended and subject to audit.

This is not the time to sit and whine about the reduction. Minister Ceci and the Alberta government have given the thoroughbred industry an opportunity to improve itself over the next ten years. As soon as Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur are removed from their positions the thoroughbred industry needs to take the steps necessary to ensure that it receives its fair portion of the revenues being controlled by Horse Racing Alberta and uses those resources well.

Sal’s To Do List for thoroughbred Racing In Alberta:

  1. Memorandum of Understanding
  2. Replace Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur
  3. Replace  Rick LeLacheur and Shirley McClellan
  4. Revamp Horse Racing Alberta and Make it Accountable.
  5. Find a place to race thoroughbreds in the north part of the province of Alberta.
  6. Make Century Downs a facility that is thoroughbred horse and fan friendly.
  7. Have all thoroughbred race meets sanctioned by HBPA Alberta.

Ci sentiamo dopo.

LA Times – Cherwa – Doug O’Neill joins effort to bring horse racing into new millennium, and to millennials, via social media

Doug O’Neill Racing

The Globe And Mail – Shoalts – TV broadcasters look for a happy medium to keep sports fans engaged

Greg Tracy  Racing

Tim Rycroft Racing

Elevated Bloodstock

Robertino Diodoro Racing

Bloodhorse – Emerald Downs, Hastings Team on Bonuses

NY Times – Glier – Foreign to Many, the Language of College Basketball Has Its Fluent Speakers

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – NY Senate Budget Addresses Racing Issues



FiveThirtyEight – Silver – Michigan State And The Biggest NCAA Tournament Upsets Ever

“It is about passion and gambling and a whole lot of drinking,” said Michael Dickinson, now a successful thoroughbred trainer in the United States known as the Mad Englishman for his eccentricities, who comes each year for a taste of his heritage. “But it’s the most knowledgeable crowd in racing. They know and love the horses and know how hard the horsemen work to become successful.”

NY Times – Drape – A Mix of Beer, Bragging Rights and Horse Races at the Cheltenham Festival

Edmonton Northlands presented their Vision 2020 to Edmonton city council on the ides of March and the backstabbing was mainly figurative.

Edmonton Northlands – Vision 2020 Council Presentation

Reaction by the city administration, council and citizens was fast and mainly not supportive of Edmonton Northlands.


Buzz Burke
St. Mary’s High School Edmonton AB

Are you kidding me. They are the “bombardier ” of Edmonton. Now they are asking to forgive the debt and carry on with their stupid project. The city should sell expo centre to private enterprises and disband Northlands. Tim Reid is a joke. Does he think that all members of city council and the tax payers of Edmonton are idiots. And if they fudge with the books to show that thoroughbred racing didn’t make them money they should be investigated. With all the slot machines in the grandstand, how could they lose money. Why wouldn’t they want to keep thoroughbred racing and the slots for a few more years while they try to find an answer weather they should exit or not. Colours Restaurant is one of the biggest in the country. Even when it’s Half full (during thoroughbred race meet) it is profitable and when it’s full it generates big dollars (something Northlands is not accustomed to). Why wouldn’t they keep racing going until their rope runs out? Because they are not business people and that being the case, should not be allowed to sponge off the tax payers of our city now or in the future

Edmonton Journal – Stolte – Northlands existence on the line in Vision 2020 debate

Coun. Ben Henderson, who was on council when the Expo loan was issued, said it was always the city’s understanding the conference centre would stand on its own. 

“The Expo building was going to be paid for by revenues from the Expo building,” he said.

Henderson said when council made the decision to support the downtown arena, Northlands also intended to compete with the new facility.

“At that time Northlands was fairly determined that they were going to keep running Rexall,” he said.

Coun. Dave Loken said it’s a big ask.

“Quite frankly, I am ticked that they are coming to us at the eleventh hour,” he said. 

Edmonton Metro – Tumilty – Northlands wants $48.2 million loan from City of Edmonton forgiven

Edmonton city council voted on a motion Tuesday to have administration further evaluate 11 aspects of Northlands’ Vision 2020 plan. That report will be presented to an executive committee sometime in  August, and there will be an opportunity for public input at that time.

“There is a ton of work to do between now and August,” Mayor Don Iveson said after the motion passed. 

CBC – Edmonton city council wants answers before waiving $48-million Northlands debt

In Sal’s neighbourhood if you couldn’t pay your markers you didn’t come back asking for more.

Edmonton Journal – David Staples: Despite failures, Northlands may be best bet to redevelop site

I have lived near Borden Park, south of the city-owned Northlands site, for more than 35 years.

With the construction of the downtown arena, Northlands is faced with reinventing itself. Its plan proposes a visionary and imaginative repurposed Rexall Place, an enlarged Agricom of uncertain value, and a massive and completely redundant 140,000 capacity open-air concert venue.

Northlands has had several years to chart its future but we are told the city must confirm its support for this new plan in a few days, spurred on and justified, no doubt, by a survey commissioned and funded by Northlands. Surely the communities surrounding Northlands, and city taxpayers and the province deserve a much more thoughtful, thorough and independent assessment of these proposals.

Graydon McCrea, Edmonton

 Save city’s horse racing heritage

The Oilers’ new arena should not blind Edmontonians to the magnificent 137-year history in our city that Northlands represents. The organization is more than the building that hosted a hockey team for 40 years. Northlands’ portion of the funding for the Coliseum came from profits of a professional sport that predated hockey on the site: horse racing.

A race track existed outside the fort, before the Exhibition began in 1879 and served to connect traders and indigenous peoples doing business in the way all sports can connect us. Alberta literally celebrated its birth at the race track in the flats.

The glory days of large betting allowed Northlands (then the Edmonton Exhibition Association — rebranding has the effect of institutional memory loss) to repurpose its share (as a community not-for-profit agricultural society) into the funding of other projects deemed beneficial to Edmonton.

Now that our city has made its choice about supporting professional hockey, it should not sacrifice a community not-for-profit agricultural society or the facilities and history of horse racing.

Sandy VanRiper, Edmonton

Edmonton Journal – Tuesday’s letters: Why the rush on Northlands’ plan?

Sal sees that Edmonton Northlands Vision 2020 has already generated a new business venture in the area around Rexall Place:

Pinky’s Show Palace

Sal’s not sure if the name was chosen from a preferred list of names for strip clubs or if it was chosen to honour Pinky Lee or Pinky MacDonald.

A site plan for Northlands Vision 2020 presented to seek public feedback on the plan.

From Sal’s reading the lines and between the lines and listening to what was said and what was not said sounds to Sal like neither the city of Edmonton nor Edmonton Northlands achieved the great expectations promised. If you believe in great expectations go read Dickens. Sal like most horseplayers believes that past performances are the best indicator of future performance and Sal doesn’t see many positive lines or between the lines to recommend either of those two culprits.

The Board, shareholders and Senior management of Edmonton Northlands, the Senior Administration of the city of Edmonton, the mayor of Edmonton and Edmonton city council, especially the members who sit on the Edmonton Northlands Board should all be bloody ashamed of themselves and their performance when they can’t make a profit at the Expo Centre while Stampede Park in Calgary is announcing a $500 million expansion of the BMO Centre because they are so busy.

Calgary Herald – Klingbeil – $500 million Stampede expansion plans would double size of BMO centre, see Corral demolished

The Board, shareholders and Senior management of Edmonton Northlands, the Senior Administration of the city of Edmonton, the mayor of Edmonton and Edmonton city council, especially the members who sit on the Edmonton Northlands Board need to get off their lard asses, start doing the jobs they’re being paid to do, start competing for business and make the Expo Centre a venue that the city of Edmonton can be proud of. First off how about finding a sponsor with naming rights.

Sal got on the blower with cugino Vinny and was sorely disappointed to hear that the Pillory would be considered cruel and unusual punishment for those responsible for the brutal mismanagement of the facilities at Edmonton Northlands and that includes all the above just mentioned.








Sal was reading a short feature in Esquire the other day about what being said and what being heard are often diametrically opposed. You say that you’re ex-wife is crazy, someone else hears that you drove your ex-wife crazy.

Edmonton Northlands says that Northlands Park will be leaving the failing horse racing industry. Sal hears that Northlands Park caused the horse racing industry to be failing.

Edmonton Northlands says that Edmonton Northlands has a plan to dramatically alter their business operations. Sal hears that Edmonton Northlands failed to operate their core businesses properly and failed to take into account a changing market until it was far too late.

Edmonton Northlands says that Edmonton Northlands wants to cooperate with the new downtown arena in Edmonton and to cooperate with the Shaw Conference centre. Sal hears that Edmonton Northlands is such a poorly run business organization that it cannot compete with other entities unless someone keeps bringing envelopes stuffed with cash to it.

Edmonton Northlands says that Edmonton Northlands wants a smaller gaming license with fewer slot machines. Sal hears that Edmonton Northlands failed to operate their gaming business in a competitive manner and that the other facilities in the city of Edmonton will be glad to take any of Edmonton Northlands slots and show them how to make them far more profitable.

Sal’s never  been a fan of buzzwords cuzz they signal the buzzards circling overhead. Sal’s least favourite of all buzzwords is the phrase – win-win. Soon as you hear that phrase better check your wallet and bank account.

Sal reads that Edmonton Northlands says their Vision 2020 is a win-win for them and the city of Edmonton. Sal hears a bunch of bullshit.

Could someone please explain to Sal how putting the Edmonton taxpayers on the hook for a $48 million loan that Edmonton Northlands can’t repay is a win for the Edmonton taxpayers.

Could someone please explain to Sal how putting the Edmonton taxpayers on the hook for another $400-500 million that Edmonton Northlands may not be able to repay is a win for the Edmonton taxpayer.

Could someone please explain to Sal how permitting an organization that has proven itself incapable to run a convention facility, horse race track and a gaming facility profitability to continue to operate is a benefit to the citizens of the city of Edmonton.

Ci sentiamo dopo.

National Post – Moore – Air Canada boss speaks about learning from WestJet and fighting Porter

Lady and the Track – Laughter – Cupid Strikes the Rebel Heart with a Win at Oaklawn

Bloodhorse – Angst – Baffert Claims Another Rebel Win with Cupid

TDN – Baffert Unbeatable in the Rebel

ESPN – DRF – Rampellini – Cupid wins Rebel for Baffert

TwinSpires Blog — Hanson – Cupid gives Baffert sixth win in Rebel

Louisville Courier-Journal – Cupid showed ‘some grit and some guts’ in Rebel

Sal says Cupid shot an arrow through the hearts of a few Derby pretenders.

Bloodhorse – Prominent Sire Beau Genius Dies at 29

Bloodhorse – California Stallion Beau Genius Pensioned

Uno di più per Phil:

Rebellion (Lies)

Bloodhorse – Some Racing Interests Oppose Arizona Bill

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Mo Tom made the favorite at La. Derby draw

Bloodhorse – Novak – LA Derby: Gun Runner Faces Greenpointcrusader

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Louisiana Derby 2016 Features Mo Tom on Kentucky Derby Trail

Bloodhorse – Angst – Film Screening to Benefit Secretariat Center

Racing Post – Dietz – Fallon in shock move as he joins O’Callaghan

Bloodhorse – Jockey Club Offers Funds for Added Testing

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Gilmore – Drugs and medication in racing: ‘it’s like the Mad Hatter’s tea party’

Bloodhorse – Balan – CHRB, Trainers Argue Over Drug Disclosures

NY Times – AF-P – Banned Substance Defended

Bloodhorse – Woodbine’s new Tapeta track open for training

Bloodhorse – Mohaymen ‘Like a Ferrari’ in Friday Workout

Bloodhorse – Balan – Nyquist, Beholder Drill at Santa Anita

Bloodhorse – Awesome Again’s American Pioneer Impressive in Maiden Breaker

Paulick Report – Voss – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Heart To Heart Defies Odds For Small-Scale Breeder

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – California Chrome ‘super nice’ in final Dubai World Cup work

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Weekend Interview: Rob Massey

NY Times – Burns and Martin – Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump

LA Times – If a clown is elected president, don’t blame the news media


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Bloodhorse – Legends: Smarty Jones an Unlikely Hero


Sal suggests that Nellie McClung replace the Queen on the Loonie and Toonie.

TDN – Thornton – Tampa Strength in Knowing its Niche

TDN – Finley – NJ Casino Referendum Could Provide a Boost to Monmouth

LA Times – Netburn – Pluto is defying scientists’ expectations in so many ways

FiveThirtyEight – Barry-Jester- An Ode To The Rice Cooker, The Smartest Kitchen Appliance I’ve Ever Owned

Rice Cookers



Bloodhorse – Starcraft Gelding Tops Hong Kong Sale

ESPN – DRF – Welsch – Pletcher gets win 4,000

TDN – Golden Slipper a perfect fit for Capitalist

“This is part of a nationwide movement to restore these native grasslands,” Lee says. “Landowners are growing more conscious and concerned about habitat for wildlife and for native pollinators. And the South, with its temperate climate, is a perfect place to make this work.” While it’s a challenge, he admits, to match the right plant species with the very different soil types around the South, “it’s phenomenal what can happen on tracts of land that are as small as just a couple hundred acres.”

Garden and Gun – Nickens – Sporting Scene: The Quail Field Primeval

Sal was wondering whether David Suzuki or Neil Young ever contributed some tangible conservation work other than adding to global warming with their hot air.

Bloodhorse – Angst – Upstart Wins Razorback in 2016 Debut

ESPN – DRF – Hovdey – Kudos for Davids who slew Goliaths

NY Times – Gelles – The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc.

Hawthorne Sal

  One Response to “Hawthorne Sal’s Suddenly Salient Smashing Stories – Negli Archivi – Sette”


    INDUSTRY sources state that NORTHLANDS/ PRESIDENT TIM REID confirmed a extension of thoroughbred meet to the CAPTAIN on March 4th but the HBPA did receive confirmation until March 13, was it sent by carrier pigeon or horse back?

    HBPA still has not received racino funding amounts for 2016 from TENILE as ASHA has posted dates and stake program for 6 weeks now ,as thoroughbred industry sits and waits for the cheque in the mail?

    CECI/NDP as per 2016 budget estimated funding $28 million instead of the revised $39 million as per monday’s afternoon legislature session as per terms of old MOU, where did the missing $11 million go, was it the bean counters/ AGLC / HRA/ CENTURY DOWNS or a string of abacus balls falling off?

    REID as a board member of HRA knew of MODU agreement , but CECI states their surprise at ending horse racing at NORTHLANDS due to lack of government support,i hope their new PR MANAGER as per latest job board, has welding and ballast experience based on the structural and collateral damage?

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