Mar 272016

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Negli Archivi – Otto


sabato 2 aprile

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – 123 Saturday Advance Florida Derby Day

Well before racetracks were putting up bonuses to lure American Pharoah after his Triple Crown campaign, Fasig-Tipton developed the idea for a $1 million bonus in the Florida Derby to generate interest for the 2015 Florida sale, which was held at Gulfstream for the first time.

“We were looking for a way to kind of jumpstart the sale and take advantage of the new location at Gulfstream Park,” Browning said of the Florida sale, which is held each March. “Obviously, seeing your sales graduates perform at the highest level is a great reward for us.”

But Browning never imagined that the bonus would produce a matchup between undefeated Derby contenders.

“I wish I could tell you that we were geniuses, and it was exactly the concept that we had in mind,” Browning said. “But we were very, very lucky and fortunate that it has brought together two special horses. It has helped spur interest in not only this race, but in the industry, and it could not have worked out any better.”

NY Times – Hoppert – A Showdown Between Mohaymen and Nyquist Before the Kentucky Derby

TwinSpires Blog – Maiden winner & late TC nominee American Pioneer headed to Arkansas Derby 

TDN – Derby Top 12

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

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Saturday Special – April 2

While we’re busy preparing for the Florida Derby and the Spiral this weekend 2 more 2016 Breeders Cup Challenge races will be running:

04/02/16 RAN Darley TJ Smith Stakes I 6 Furlongs (T) 3 YO & UP Turf Sprint Australia
04/02/16 RAN The Star Doncaster Mile I 1 Mile (T) 3 YO & UP Mile Australia

Bloodhorse – Randwick Offers Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races

Already qualified for Breeders’ Cup races are Legal Eagle and the filly Smart Call.

TDN – ‘Smart’ Targets Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup 2016 Challenge

LA Times – Cherwa – Expectations are high for Nyquist vs. Mohaymen at the Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Pedulla – Reddam Lives in the Moment With Nyquist

Saratogian – Genaro – Saratoga grad DeSantis works with Mohaymen, Shagaf for Shadwell Stable

Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Calvin and Rachel: A Love Affair

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Sexton – Why there’s excitement in the air at the Queen’s Royal Studs

NY Times – Benner, Markoff and Perlroth – Apple’s New Challenge: Learning How the U.S. Cracked Its iPhone

National Post – Barbara Kay: ‘Believing women’ isn’t the same thing as proving guilt

Racing Post – Scully – Jockeys face heftier bans for causing interference

venerdi 1 aprile

Calgary Herald – Ferguson – Former Herald publisher leaves legacy of good journalism, caring leadership

Sal says Max Gibb’s Rocky Mountain Turf Club and Don Gibb’s Teague’s Fight won the 2008 Herald Gold Plate for conditioner Doug MacDonald with Stephan Heiler in the irons.

Sal wonders when the next Herald Gold Plate will be run in the Calgary area and if it will be a Black Type race.

NY Times – A Week of Misconceptions

Racing Post – Baxter – April Fools round-up: the best racing pranks

Louisville Courier-Journal – Loosemore – Where to drink Mint Juleps this Ky Derby season

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Planning the Perfect Kentucky Derby Party at Home

The Local – Italy to pass new laws to fight €12 billion food waste

TDN – Letter to the Editor: Eric Hamelback

ESPN – DRF – Hovdey – A nod to April Fools

Gulfstream Park – Alvarado Riding High into Florida Derby with Mohaymen

Gulfstream Park – Undefeated Mohaymen Staying the Course for Florida Derby (G1)

ESPN – DRF – Jerardi – Florida Derby should answer some Kentucky Derby questions

ESPN – DRF – Crist – Florida Derby hard at the top, soft underneath

ESPN – DRF – Hovdey – Florida Derby offers prelim as main event

ESPN – DRF – Welsch – Florida Derby offers 3-year-old division’s best

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – ‘We don’t mind a stern test’ for Mohaymen

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – DerbyHQ Podcast | Previewing Mohaymen-Nyquist

For Nyquist, it’s a paycheck that would exceed first-place money in any of the Triple Crown races. Thanks to a $1 million bonus created a year ago by Gulfstream and Fasig-Tipton, Nyquist, as a graduate of F-T Gulfstream, would bank $1.6 million with a win—the $600,000 first-place purse plus the $1 million bonus. The Kentucky Derby prize amounts to about $1.2 million. The Preakness and Belmont hang out about $900,000 to their winner.

Nyquist’s bonus is an all-or-nothing proposition. Win and take home the extra million. Run second and all you earn is the Florida Derby’s $200K place money.

O’Neill says he isn’t bringing his colt 3,000 miles to take on the only challenger mentioned in the same breath as Nyquist solely for the bonus. Right!

Anyone who follows sports knows whenever someone says, “It’s not about the money,” it’s about the money.

Bloodhorse – Jicha – Two big horses not holding back in Florida Derby ‘prep’

Bloodhorse – Pedulla – Top Horsemen Question Florida Derby Faceoff

Sal says it’s time for owners and trainers to stop being paura della tua ombra and to start racing the best against the best. 8 other owners and trainers haven’t conceded the Florida Derby to Nyquist or Mohaymen.

With a $1 million bonus available to Nyquist if he wins the Florida Derby Sal says it sounds like Stronach and Co. aren’t ready to bow down to the Twin Spires of CDI.

Sal says when trainers keep ducking competition that waters down the product we’re selling to the fans and the last time Sal checked horse racing needs all the fans it can get.

Questa è per Phil:

A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.

Will Rogers

Racing Post – Abashiri on Triple Crown trail for Azzie

ESPN – DRF – Grening – Off the Tracks looks to tackle Gulfstream Oaks distance

Bloodhorse – Angst – Carrumba Aims for First Stakes in Top Flight

Bloodhorse – Divisidero Favored in Appleton

Bloodhorse – Balan – Big John B Back to Dirt for Tokyo City Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Espinoza thankful to ‘cross the wire in one piece’ in Dubai World Cup 

TwinSpires Blog – Handicapping Insights – Powell – California Chrome’s uplifting return to glory

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law & Linzay Marks – Saratoga Yearling Diary No. 2: Waiting Game

gioverdi – 31 marzo

Louisville Courier-Journal – Sullivan – Racing’s straightest line reaches its end

ESPN – DRF – Rampellini – Jockey Calvin Borel retires

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Three-Time KY Derby Winner Borel Retires

ESPN – DRF – Welsch – Romans: ‘I would never knock American racing’

DRF – Russo – X Y Jet boosts Kantharos’s stock

Bloodhorse – Novak – X Y Jet Sidelined With Knee Chip

Bloodhorse – Gantz – The Factor Colt Tops Barretts Sale

Barretts – 2016 March Select Two-Year-Old in Training Sortable Sales Results

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Kentucky Derby Report (3/30): Gun Runner won’t silence critics with convincing win

Bloodhorse – Curry – Making the Grade: Cupid

TDN – Finley – Pletcher Formulating Plans for 3yo Stars; Zulu to Pass Florida Derby

TwinSpires Blog – DeRosa – Surgical Strike Spirals Toward Kentucky Derby And Into My Heart as Late Triple Crown Nomination

TDN –Swipe Pointing for Lexington; Derby Possible

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nick Luck: will racing make the most of one of the season’s best storylines?

This Is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Magnuson excited to be back in upstate New York

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Airoforce heads overflow Spiral field

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – Airoforce Seeks Rebound in Spiral Stakes

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Airoforce to Break “Gulfstream Streak” in Turfway Spiral Stakes

TDN – Finley – Lanerie Retains Mo Tom Mount

Bloodhorse – ABR Wired: Derby Dreams

Lady and the Track – Laughter – Kentucky Derby Top 10: Casey’s Picks

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Mohaymen listed at even-money, Nyquist 6-5 in Florida Derby showdown

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Nyquist, Mohaymen Meet in Florida Derby

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Reddam hoping Nyquist can light the lamp in Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Novak – Gomo Seeks Comeback in Gulfstream Park Oaks

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Oversubscribed field entered for Bourbonette Oaks

Bloodhorse – Angst – Grand Tito Aims to Continue Roll in Pan Am

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Pan American among seven Florida Derby undercard stakes

Bloodhorse – Novak – Mubtaahij to McLaughlin for U.S. Campaign

Bloodhorse – South Africa to Host Sale, Lucrative Races

Bloodhorse – 18 Horses Sold at Hastings Paddock Sale

TDN – First Season Sires Series: Danehill Branch

The Globe and Mail – Rathnam and Orwin – Rob Ford and Donald Trump: Plato would get it

Sal had to do a double-take on that headline to be sure it said Plato and not Pluto.

Questa è per Phil:

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

TDN – Team Valor Buys Queen Blossom

Bloodhorse – Balan – Guns Loaded Brings Win Streak into San Simeon

National Post – Humphreys – Second Ghomeshi trial expected to be ‘very different’ from controversial first one

The Local – Probe opens after Easter parade honours mafia boss

mercoledi 30 marzo

Brooklyn Backstretch – Genaro – Helping Horses, One Horse At A Time

Bloodhorse – Genaro – Aftercare Program a Priority for Schosberg

DRF – Grening – Heart to Heart bypassing Appleton for Maker’s 46 Mile

Horse Race Insider – Berner – Thoroughbred Horsemen: New York State’s Redheaded Stepchildren

Bloodhorse – Snierson – MA Breeds at Odds Over Cut of Purse Revenue

Bloodhorse – Balancing Act – by Eric Mitchell

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – California Chrome a new Breeders’ Cup favorite

Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Hall of Chrome

DRF – Welsch – Florida Derby: Fellowship in it to win it

DRF – Privman – Road to the Derby: Louisiana Derby

Bloodhorse – Champion Nyquist Arrives at Gulfstream Park

Bloodhorse – Mutual Respect in McLaughlin, O’Neill Camps

Sal says mutual respect may breed civility but lack of respect brings crowds.

Photo courtesy George Chuvalo

National Post – CP – Beacon – Ali mocked the unheralded boxer from Canada — but 15 rounds later ‘the washerwoman’ was still standing

George Chuvalo

DRF – McGee – Florida Derby likely will settle Pool 4 favorite

Bloodhorse – Florida Derby Stars Head Final Future Wager

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Derby odds | A price on Nyquist pre-Fla. Derby

Louisville Courier-Journal – Nyquist to train up to the Derby at Keeneland

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Kentucky Derby 2016 Contender Updates

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Derby rookie Alvarado to keep riding Mohaymen

DRF – Russo – Sunday Silence may have influence on Derby

This is Horse Racing – Joe Clancy – Arthur Hancock & Sunday Silence

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – ‘Bullet’ Work for Champion Songbird

Bloodhorse – Charles Town Classic Attracts 56 Nominees

martedi 29 marzo

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Willoughby – What Chrome’s ‘Michael Johnson moment’ taught us about a noble racing ideal

Louisville Courier-Journal – Romans says he’d leave U.S. for Hong Kong base

Bloodhorse – NTRA Board Member Wagner New Chair of ARCI

NY Times – Crouse, Tracy, Schonbrun and Waldstein – A Final Four Cheat Sheet

FiveThirtyEight – Paine – What The Hell Is Syracuse Doing In The Final Four?

National Post – AP – Brown – Descendants of plains bison shipped to Alberta more than 140 years ago to be relocated to Montana

Bloodhorse – Hard Spun’s Success Puts Jensen in Spiral

TwinSpires Blog – Jensen aims to emulate broodmare sire Hard Spun in Spiral

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Mohaymen, Nyquist showdown recalls other famous pre-Derby meetings 

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

Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen – March 29, 2016 – Presented by Shadwell Farm 

TwinSpires Blog – DeRosa – He’s This Year’s Dollar Bill But Who Was Dollar Bill?

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Donegal Moon to Blue Grass; Keen Ice healthy

This is Horse Racing – Tiller – Chanceland in midst of memorable run – Bringing God to Turfway Park

Bloodhorse – Hanging With Haskin – Jeff, Wayne, and Tabasco Cat

Lady and the Track – Laughter – Kentucky Oaks Top 10: Casey’s Picks

Bloodhorse – Ron MItchell – Bobby’s Kitten Easy Winner of European Debut

LA Times – Shaikin – Fifty years ago, Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale engaged in a salary holdout that would help change baseball forever

lunedi 28 marzo

NY Times – Shpigel – Top-Seeded North Carolina Fills Last Spot in Final Four

NY Times – Waldstein – Seeded 10th, Syracuse Is One of the Last Four Left

Bloodhorse – Dubai World Cup Press Conference

ESPN – DRF – Watchmaker- California Chrome takes it to another level in World Cup

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Next for California Chrome? His owner says…

ESPN – DRF – Andersen – Chrome to fly home Thursday

Southern Living – The Grumpy Gardener – Bender – Avoid These 6 Mistakes When Buying Tomato Plants

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Weekend Interview: Mark Vondrasek

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Kentucky Derby 142 to Provide Unique Challenge for Bettors

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – 2016 Kentucky Derby Pedigrees: Lani

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ehalt -It’s not just his connections hoping that Mohaymen becomes a huge star

Bloodhorse – Another Shot for Exaggerator in SA Derby

TwinSpires Blog – Santa Anita Derby hopefuls, Nyquist work at Santa Anita over the weekend 

Horse Race Insider – HRI Triple Crown Poll Week 5: Somethin’s Gotta Give

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – DerbyHQ Top 20 | Gun Runner intrigues at No. 3

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Gun Runner Blasts Into Derby With Louisiana Landslide

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Lanerie takes the blame for Mo Tom’s La. Derby

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Land Over Sea Coasts in Fair Grounds Oaks

TDN – ‘Fast’ Finish for Newest TDN Rising Star

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Barretts Sees Strength in March Catalog

TDN – ‘Mo’ Colt Runs to the Money at Gulfstream

TDN – Big Arthur Scores In Japan

Bloodhorse – Geroux, Stidham Take Fair Grounds Titles

la domenica di pasqua 27 marzo

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – California Chrome becomes a legend in Dubai World Cup

Bloodhorse – Novak – California Chrome Brilliant in World Cup Win

ESPN – AP- California Chrome pulls away to win World Cup by 5 lengths

Espinoza admitted his hand had been forced in kicking for home as his saddle began to slip but said he was not aware of the extent of tack malfunction.

He said: “Turning for home, I couldn’t wait any longer and I had to go because I felt like the saddle was slipping back. I didn’t want to take any chances.

“I know it was really far back but I wasn’t really paying attention.”

The jockey also paid tribute to the team who have worked with the horse during his time in Dubai, adding: “I want to say thank you to everyone that follows me and all the Chrome team.

“I know it’s not easy to choose the right jockey to win this race and it means a lot to me. I’ve been close twice, so third time was the charm.”

Racing Post – Scully –  Chrome strikes gold in Dubai World Cup

TDN – California Chrome Dazzles In Dubai

LA Times – Cherwa – California Chrome earns decisive win, and vindication, in $10-million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest race

LA Times – Harris – How to pair wine with your favorite Easter candy

LA Times – Cherwa – Undefeated Nyquist and Mohaymen to face off in Florida in historic Kentucky Derby prelude

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – Gun Runner Dominant in Louisiana Derby

TDN – Another Dream ‘Run’ for Candy Ride Colt

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Gun Runner pours it on late in Louisiana Derby

Mo Tom, who has a powerful late kick, was favored off his rough trip in the Risen Star last month. Once again, he ran into a roadblock while trying to rally in the stretch with jockey Corey Lanerie and wound up fourth, one place worse than the Risen Star, a result that left his trainer, Tom Amoss, fuming.

“Corey’s going to have to explain that ride,” Amoss said. “It’s beyond my understanding. He was locked and loaded, so why he chose the most dangerous route is beyond me. I flashed back to all the work we’ve done with him. It’s like being an eyewitness to your kid being beaten up at the playground. He’s got such a fine move. Just go around.”

DRF – Privman – In tale of two trips, Gun Runner wins Louisiana Derby

Sal says that if Mo Tom makes the Kentucky Derby 20 expect a new pilot in the cockpit.

Il minestrone si addensa.

With 1 50-20-10-5 and 5 100-40-20-10 point scoring races remaining there are already 21 horses with 20 or more points so it may require more points to make the starting 20 than it has the last couple of years.

TDN – American Pioneer To Try Arkansas Derby

ESPN – DRF – Hersh – Lani scores ticket to Kentucky Derby with win in UAE Derby

Bloodhorse – Novak – Lani Headed to KY After UAE Derby Win

Bloodhorse – UAE Derby Press Conference

TDN – Harvey – Lani Grinds Out UAE Derby Victory

Bloodhorse – Balan – Danzing Candy Blazes Through Workout

TDN – Finley – Breaking News: Magers Has Bred Derby Contender

Bloodhorse – Hunter – Pedigree Analysis: Caro

Bloodhorse – Darley Pensions Successful Sire Cape Cross

ESPN – DRF – McGee – Land Over Sea rewards favoritism in Fair Grounds Oaks

TDN – Land Over Sea Gets Out from Under Songbird

Bloodhorse – New York Proposal Would Add Oversight of Vets

National Post – Stinson – Making sense of the Canadian government’s stance on sports betting is more difficult than a three-team parlay

Legal Sports Report – Young – Fantasy Sports Regulation: An Inclusive Way Forward

Sal was wondering why the governments in Canada are missing the fantasy sports betting canoe.

ESPN – DRF – Fortus – Take the Stand gives strong testimony in Muniz win

“We have to do things differently,” concedes LeLacheur.

CTV – Calgary – White – New agreement gives Alberta horse racing a late push towards viability

Sal wonders if Rick LeLacheur took some courses at the Nuke LaLoosh school of cliches.

Sal says that they don’t have to do things differently, they have to do things better.

Non è un problema facile da risolvere.

Rick LeLacheur’s comments wreak of a weak management style that starts to fine tune solutions before it understands the problem. The problem at Horse Racing Alberta is Rick LeLacheur as Chair and Shirley McClellan as CEO of an organization with an ungovernable structure. Change the people fix the structure and we will see progress.

Sal wonders when they will start doing things differently at Horse Racing Alberta.

On Saturday March 19, 2016 Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci was scheduled to appear at Century Downs at 11:30 AM MDT to announce that the Alberta provincial government and Horse Racing Alberta had reached a new 10 year Memorandum of Understanding for the slot revenue split.

If Sal was running the show he would have made sure that there was a huge crowd of horse racing participants and fans in attendance at Century Downs to show the present government that they had made the migliore decisione by extending the MOU for another decade. Sal wonders why Horse Racing Alberta did not do a better job communicating the event to the thousands of participants and fans in the province of Alberta. Sal wonders when Horse Racing Alberta will start to do things differently.

Sal thinks that Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur must have known about this event as they both were present. Sal thinks that Jeff Robillard, Manager, Marketing, Broadcasting & Communications, must have known about this event as he is the Manager, Marketing, Broadcasting & Communications for Horse Racing Alberta who stays in shape scurrying to the QKB’s office to rat on Phil and now Sal.

Sal will tell you that Sal did not receive an e-mail from Jeff Robillard, Shirley McClellan or Rick LeLacheur about this event, but Sal heard through the grapevine about the event and posted the information he received on Sal understands that Jeff Robillard, Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur have an animosity towards Phil M. Stockmen and now Hawthorne Sal but are these people so clueless that they don’t understand the code. Keep your friends close, your enemies closer.

Not sending an e-mail to Sal may have been an oversight or a deliberate slight to show Sal who has the power, but how under any colour of sky can you justify Horse Racing Alberta never posting a Notice of the Time and Place of one of the most major announcements affecting the horse racing industry in the province of Alberta on their own website. This was a perfect way to show the horse racing industry in the province of Alberta that “We have to do things differently” and what does Horse Racing Alberta do. Drop the ball, just like the Edmonton Eskimos used to do during Rick LeLacheur’s tenure.

What really bothered Sal about Rick Lelacheur’s comments was the nonchalant manner in which he said that we can live with it (the cuts) as an industry. Easy to say when you’re in a salaried position while the horsemen will be the ones to take the brunt of the cuts.

Sal says that the industry can only live with the cuts if the industry takes the steps to improve racing, the racing handle, food and beverage and slot performance. Nothing that either Rick LeLacheur or Shirley McClellan have said in the last few weeks gives Sal any indication that either of them have the ability to lead an industry renewal.

Sal says that the migliore soluzione for doing things differently will be without Shirley McClellan as CEO and Rick LeLacheur as Chair.

Ci sentiamo dopo.

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

John Wooden

National Post – Terry Glavin: Canada’s little-known role in creating modern Ireland

National Post – AP – Pogatchnik – Ireland marks 100 years since the Easter Rising against Britain that fired its flame of independence

Shirley McClellan has been hinting about various parties that are looking at building a track in the Edmonton area. Sal has said that he is aware of a group that is looking at building a thoroughbred track in the Edmonton area provided that Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur are gone from Horse Racing Alberta or its replacement.

Sal was on the blower with a couple of members of this group over the weekend and nobody from this group has spoken to or been approached by Shirley McClellan, Rick LeLacheur or any other person from Horse Racing Alberta. Sal has not been contacted by Shirley McClellan, Rick LeLacheur or any other person from Horse Racing Alberta seeking information on this group.

If Sal was running the show he would turn over every granello di sabbia looking for parties interested in building a new track in the Edmonton area even if it meant talking to il diavolo incarnate. Sal knows that Max Gibb would call Sal if Max needs some information from Sal.

Sal understands that Jeff Robillard, Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur have an animosity towards Phil M. Stockmen and now Hawthorne Sal but are these people’s ass hat’s on so tight that they don’t understand that often the duties you owe to your organization and the people it looks after require you to take actions which you may find personally distasteful.

Standardbred Canada – Purse Monies Moving To OLG

Sal says expect changes similar to OLG subsuming ORC to occur in Alberta.

Bloodhorse – Funny Cide to Visit Turfway for Spiral Day

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Saratoga Race Course 2016 Meet Season Tickets 

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Time to reinvent Northlands..

Sal was wondering why Edmonton Northlands had to waste as much money as they did on their PITS Vision 2020, when Vision Terry Jones sounds more reasonable and less costly.

Sal was wondering what planning Edmonton Northlands did between July 2010 and 2015.

From Terry Jones article and much of what Sal hears and reads about Edmonton Northlands it appears that Edmonton Northlands just does not provide the pricing and customer service and experience to be able to compete.

Fare di me un favore.

Ci sentiamo dopo.

Bloodhorse – More Than $10.7M Wagered on Rainbow 6

TDN – Scat Daddy Filly Kicks Off Sophomore Season in Style

TwinSpires – Blog – Hanson – Rainbow 6 pays $89,000+, Harmonize takes season debut 

Paulick Report – Horseplayers At New Timonium OTB Among Rainbow 6 Winners

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – Muarrab Nails X Y Jet in Dubai Golden Shaheen

Sal was wondering if Marcel Crowe had a shekel or 2 on SUPER JOCKEY (NZ) in the Dubai Golden Shaheen Sprint. Super Jockey is an 8 year old gelding by  Sandtrap out of the Pompeii Court mare Pennies In Heaven (NZ).

Sal never had the pleasure of watching Pompeii Court run in Alberta or elsewhere but has it on good information that he was a good one on the track and later on in the breeding shed in the southern hemisphere.

UPI – Pompeii Court, the mile record-holder at Santa Anita, chased…

Sal sends along his best wishes for a speedy recovery to Red Smith who’ll need someone to hold his crib hand and peg for him for a few weeks.

Bloodhorse – Lewyn – Real Steel Takes Dubai Turf for Japan

Racing Post – Scully – Real Steel and peerless Moore take Dubai Turf

Bloodhorse – Postponed Wins Sheema Classic in Record Time

TDN – Dubawi’s Postponed Dominates Sheema Classic

Racing Post – Burn – Classy Vazirabad delivers in Dubai Gold Cup

Racing Post – Scully – Buffering strikes for Australia in Al Quoz

Racing Post – Burn – 1-2-3 for Watson as One Man Band stars in Mile

Racing Post – Dench – Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is

LA Times – Lopez – Why so many voters are drawn to Donald Trump

Sal says if you want to know why voters are drawn to Donald Trump look at the cafones he’s running against.

Bloodhorse – Fierro – Classics Preview: 2 Champions and 1 Contender

The Globe and Mail – Mathen – Ghomeshi trial wasn’t a judgment on sexual assault laws

The Globe and Mail – Wente – Truth and deception: Ghomeshi verdict a good day for justice

The Globe and Mail – Court not arbiter of truth, Lucy DeCoutere’s lawyer says

NY Times – Schaap – What’s Your Pleasure?

Bloodhorse – Novak – Tap Your Heels, Dam of Tapit, Dies

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – S’maverlous leads one-two punch for Maker in New Orleans

NY Times – Anderson – Bill Walton’s Long, Strange Tale of N.B.A. Survival

There’s as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said – he’d rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.

John Wooden

TDN – Martini – DeBerdt Bullish on Barretts

NY Times – Barry – Fight

National Post – CP – Beacon – Ali mocked the unheralded boxer from Canada — but 15 rounds later ‘the washerwoman’ was still standing

Bitter Southerner – Reece – Saved by Neon Christ

The Knife That Cuts So Deep

Hawthorne Sal

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


    HRA GAMING AGREEMENT BUDGET 2016 $42.6 MILLION GRADE Northlands leaving?????


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    HRA RACE DATES 2016 100/100 FROM 2015 74/113 GRADE Unbelievable!!!!


    NORTHLANDS posts 2016 racing dates to Oct 10/2016, on the positive side NO monday racing?


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    NORTHLANDS 2016 MASTER AGREEMENT shows casino count room $12.6k and replacement of kitchen floor of $105.8K, however the rumoured backstretch pay portapotties swipe card modernization with the first 100 backstretch racing participants with valid 2016 HRA licenses getting free unlimited swipe cards from racing sectary JASON TEAGUE in race office from 8 am to 10 am this Friday is REALITY

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