Apr 172016

Hawthorne Sal’s

Suddenly Salient

Smashing Stories

Negli Archivi – Undici


sabato 23 aprile

Louisville Courier-Journal – New ESPN 30 for 30 short: ‘Gonzo @ The Derby’

Questo è per Phil:

I have long understood that losing always comes with the territory when you wander into the gambling business, just as getting crippled for life is an acceptable risk in the linebacker business. They both are extremely violent sports, and pain is part of the bargain. Buy the ticket, take the ride.

Hunter S. Thompson

When illustrator Ralph Steadman accepted an assignment with writer Hunter S. Thompson at the Kentucky Derby, he never imagined the weekend that would ensue. Here, Steadman depicts the race's winner, a colt named Dust Commander.

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved Written under duress by Hunter S. Thompson

Questo è per I nove:

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

Hunter S. Thompson

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Saturday’s 123BET.com Keeneland Late Pick 4 Horse Profiles

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Saturday Special – April 23

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lanerie officially retains Mo Tom for Derby

Bloodhorse – Outwork Breezes at Belmont

Bloodhorse – Angst – Nyquist Smooth in Keeneland Breeze

TDN – Martini and DeBernardis – Record-Setting OBS April Sale Concludes

TwinSpires Blog – Handicapping Insights – Powell – Arkansas Derby an important prep; US Army Ranger lightly-raced but a solid Epsom Derby favorite

TwinSpires Blog – O’Neill talks similarities, differences between Nyquist & I’ll Have Another 

TwinSpires Blog – Rachel’s Valentina clocks half-mile in :48.60

venerdi 22 aprile

Questo è per Phil:

Purple Rain

Bloodhorse – Judge Denies Horsemen’s Request Against Arlington

ESPN – DRF – King – Weekend plays from Keeneland

Bloodhorse – McCoy – Rodriguez Truly a Full-Service Trainer

ESPN – DRF – Dunleavy – Donworth has ability to win Charles Town Classic

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Porter – Reading the pedigrees: how the Kentucky Derby contenders shape up

TDN – Ready for Return, Rosario Picks Up a Derby Mount

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Mo Tom Needs Pace, Luck in Kentucky Derby 142

Bloodhorse – Hammonds – Cathryn Sophia Possible for Oaks

Bloodhorse – Ron – Mitchell – $1.2 Million Broken Vow Colt Tops OBS Session

Bloodhorse – Pedroza Winningest Thoroughbred-Meet Rider at Los Al

ESPN – DRF – Tuley – Betfair to launch horse racing exchange wagering in New Jersey

giovedi 21 aprile

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – The lowest takeout rate in America: why we should all be backing Canterbury Park’s bold initiative

This is Horse Racing – The Horse Who Changed Everything – Barry Irwin & Political Ambition

Bloodhorse – Tackling the Mystery – By Eric Mitchell

TwinSpires Blog – Sully – Early look at Kentucky Derby contenders after the conclusion of Prep Season

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Best Betting Races Not Always in Bettor’s Best Interest


TwinSpires Blog – Mucciolo – San Onofre captures Los Angeles for Headley; Hollendorfer sends out a couple of horses to watch at Los Alamitos 


Bloodhorse – Hangin with Haskin – Derby Stirs Memories of Tiz and the Iron Horse

Louisville Courier-Journal – Gates – Rewind | Secrets to betting a Derby winner


DRF – Derby Watch

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Which Derby preps produce the best contenders?

DRF – Privman – Kentucky Derby: Who’s hot, who’s not for April 20


Bloodhorse – Rees – Mohaymen Wows in First Churchill Work


Bloodhorse – Espinoza Commits to Whitmore for Derby

DRF – Grening – Jose Ortiz staying home for Derby Day


Bloodhorse – Rees – Mo Tom Works at Churchill, Lani Intrigues With Languid Move

TwinSpires Blog – Mohaymen, Mo Tom & Lani post moves at Churchill Downs


TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Kentucky Derby Report (4/20): Creator breaks through in Arkansas Derby


DRF – Hegarty – Breeders’ Cup offers 77 Win and You’re in races

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Churchill, Kee races in Breeders’ Cup Challenge

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge


Bloodhorse – Lamarra – Imperative, Page McKenney Return for Charles Town Classic

DRF – Dunleavy – Maker taking two shots at Classic; 11 entered, including one also eligible

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Competitive field assembled for Charles Town Classic

Bloodhorse – Big Day for Freshman Sires at OBS

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Gemologist Colt Goes for $550,000

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Overdriven Colt Lights Up OBS Bid Board

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Rice Acquires Speightstown Filly for $440,000

DRF – OBS: Into Mischief colt brings $335K in opening session

mercoledi 20 aprile

Mike Tarp’s Go Maggie Go and J K Racing Stable’s Mokat pushed the number of nominees to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to 114 when the late phase of nominations for the race closed April 13.

Bloodhorse – Go Maggie Go, Mokat Late Nominees to KY Oaks

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – Canterbury to Cut Takeout Across the Board

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Updates On 2016 Kentucky Derby Horses

Bloodhorse – Nyquist Update: Jogs at Keeneland

Lady and the Track – Mendoza – Thinking About Running Styles in Kentucky Derby 142

TDN – Arkansas 1-2-3 On to Kentucky

TDN – Caulfield – Caulfield on Creator

Bloodhorse – Novak – Oscar Nominated Derby-Bound Despite ‘Plan C’

This is Horse racing – Tom Law – Lightstream shines in Beaumont

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Smith – Superstars Tepin and Chautauqua set to be the headline acts at Royal Ascot

TDN – ‘Effinex Tour’ to Hit the Road

TDN – Casse Runners Eye Churchill Starts

NY Times – Austen – Tiny Motor Powers a New Threat to Cycling Races

TDN – Thornton – Wednesday Hearing Next Step in Illinois Lawsuit

TDN – Anderson – Insights for Wednesday, Apr. 20

martedi 19 aprile

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Illinois THA Sues, Alleges Contract Interference

Sal was hoping that they were suing to get the jiggies out of Hawthorne.

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Without Songbird, new Oaks contenders possible

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Thoughts on Songbird and news of the weekend

Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen – April 19, 2016 – Presented by Shadwell Farm

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Cupid out, Mo Tom gets into Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – Cupid Out of Derby; Mo Tom Gets In

Louisville Courier-Journal – Report: Cupid out of Ky. Derby consideration

Twice on the same day horses trained by Thomas Amoss benefit from as he says:

“There’s nothing more disappointing that someone else’s pain,” said Tom Amoss, who trains Oaks contender Venus Valentine. “That’s a shame. I know everybody wanted to watch her run — myself included. I’ve never seen her run. So I feel bad for those guys.”

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Kentucky Derby Hats Make BIG Comeback in 2016

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – In this Derby field, it’s Nyquist and the rest

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – 2016 Kentucky Derby Pedigrees: Creator

DRF – Privman – Road to the Derby: Arkansas Derby

TwinSpires Blog – Kentucky Derby contender Gun Runner fires bullet at Churchill Downs

Bloodhorse – Rees – Gun Runner Validates Reasons for Partnership

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

ARCI Survey Link
Dear National HBPA Supporter,

Thank you to the vast number of supporters who took the time to take our recent, National HBPA demographic survey.  In line with that, we also encourage each of you to take a moment and take the recent survey being issued by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

Here is the link for the ARCI survey:

Racing Integrity

Feel free to Contact Mr. Ed Martin should you have a need for any other information.

Edward Martin, President

Racing Commissioners International

1510 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY



Thank you,

lunedi 18 aprile

LA Times – Cherwa – Songbird, favorite for the Kentucky Oaks, will not got to Churchill Downs because of illness

TDN –  Songbird Out of Kentucky Oaks Due to Fever

Bloodhorse – Balan – Songbird Out of Kentucky Oaks

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Trainer adds context to Songbird’s situation

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

NY Times – Drape – Even Before He Hit the Track, American Pharoah Offered a Glimpse of Magic

TDN – Lightstream Rides Rail to Beaumont Win

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Gritty Lightstream Takes Beaumont Stakes

ESPN – DRF – McGee – Lightstream gets Beaumont win

TwinSpires Blog – Dream Dance still under Kentucky Oaks consideration

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Prep Season Over: Nyquist, Winner and Still Champion

HRRN – The Ultimate Kentucky Derby Poll Presented by Brisnet.com

NY Times – The Kentucky Derby Dartboard: Week 3

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Irwin – Olympians, royalty and a movie legend: a Kentucky Derby tradition still going strong after 70 years

ESPN – DRF – Watchmaker – Saturday does nothing to raise quality of Kentucky Derby preps

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Fellowship’s First Work for Casse is Solid

TwinSpires Blog – Fellowship breezes half-mile; Derby hopefuls gallop at Churchill, Nyquist jogs at Keeneland

Racing Future – E.P. Taylor’s Promise and Premier Wynne’s Commitment

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law – ‘Awesome’ in the Jenny Wiley

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Tepin Comes Out of Record Jenny Wiley in Top Shape

DRF – Goulding – Modern steals Swift Thoroughbreds Inaugural with soft early fractions

ESPN – DRF – Maker suspended for 40 days

Sal says that Baretta did it better

Bloodhorse – Balan – Paulassilverlining Pulls Clear in Distaff Handicap

ESPN – DRF – Grening – Paulassilverlining takes Distaff

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Ran Jan Racing to Continue With Van de Bos Naify

TDN – DeBernardis – Woodford Has All Bases Covered

domenica 17 aprile

Members of Travel Alberta’s Board of Directors , appointed order in council by the Government of Alberta, were recruited from qualified applicants who collectively have the full range of competencies, experience or personal attributes required to provide effective governance of Travel Alberta.

Travel Alberta – Edmonton’s Bernie Kollman named chair of Travel Alberta

Questo è per i nove:

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sal says that i nove catch the drift.

TheRacingBiz – Big Move of the Week: Perfect Title

The Northlands Park First Condition book has been posted on Equibase:

Equibase – Northlands Condition Book

The Northlands Park Stake book has been posted on Equibase:

Equibase – Northlands Stake Book

Sal will tell you that Sal did not receive an e-mail or any other communication from Northlands Park racing secretary Jason Teague about the Stake Book and first condition book being posted on Equibase.

Sal will tell you that Sal did not receive an e-mail or any other communication from any Northlands Park manager or other personnel about the Stake Book and first condition book being posted on Equibase.

Sal will share with you the comments about Northlands Park that were posted on the Paulick Report and Sal’s comments.

Sal was leafing through Phil’s e-mail’s yesterday and the criticism of the Northlands Park racing secretary Jason Teague is well deserved.

Racing in Alberta has gone downhill since Stampede Park lost their days. Northlands is a joke right down from Management to their inept racing secretary to their horrible race caller. I used to own horses there a decade ago and I will not be back.

Paulick Report – Canada: Horse Racing Facing Uncertain Future In Alberta

Nary an e-mail to Phil or Phil’s comment e-mail from Jason Teague.

Does Jason Teague think that the communication process works by osmosis. Because he knows something it will transfer to everyone else.

Yes today’s social media works wonders in spreading the message out rapidly, but even social media needs the seeds.

Perhaps Northlands CEO Tim Reid wouldn’t be calling the horse racing industry declining if Northlands Park employees were doing their jobs of getting the information out to the people and giving the customers decent service.

Sal says that Phil said that someone said one of the most cogent comments Phil had ever heard about thoroughbred racing in the province of Alberta:

We need to improve the professionalism of horse racing in the province of Alberta.

Say says it’s time that all of the organizations responsible for putting on and promoting thoroughbred racing in the province of Alberta started to improve their professionalism. Alberta thoroughbred racing does not need a bunch of petty little despots trying to build and run their own petty little parochial fiefdoms. Alberta thoroughbred racing needs all interested parties to cooperate and communicate with each other to work together to improve the professionalism of horse racing in the province of Alberta.

It should not be up to Sal or Phil to have to scour the websites of the Alberta organizations and participants for their stories and information. Phil didn’t leave Sal any trolling bots. The Alberta organizations and participants should be providing Sal or Phil with their  stories and information even if only 100 or more people read them on holybull.ca. That’s 100 or more people than who would read them otherwise.

Sal thanks Mat Monaco of Alberta HBPA and Jean Kruse of Alberta CTHS for the information that they do provide to Sal and have in the past provided to Phil.

Sal likes to play the Who’s the Asshole in this scenario game and was wondering if the jiggies do. They could put Sal in a gargantuan conundrum of monumental proportions if any jiggie organization sent Sal horse racing information to post on www.holybull.ca.

I nove know what Sal would do.

Edmonton Sun – Lazzarino – Former parking employees sue Edmonton Northlands for $9.7 million claiming wrongful dismissal and defamation

Sal is desperately seeking the next Dread Pirate Roberts.

Sal’s been subbing since Phil got lambasted by the Battersea omnibus but Sal’s got other pesci da friggere and is only subbing on an interim basis until the 2016 Triple Crown is done.

If you know anyone looking to be the next Dread Pirate Roberts at www.holybull.ca please have them contact Sal at hs@holybull.ca.

TDN – Thornton – Claiborne Invests in the (Ephemeral) Future

Bloodhorse – Hammonds – Nickname Holds Class Edge in Beaumont

And that completes the prep races for the 2016 Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby.

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – DerbyHQ Top 20 | West Coast contenders on top

Bloodhorse – Angst – In Lexington Stakes, Collected Cashes In

ESPN – DRF – McGee – Collected wins Lexington Stakes

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Collected much the best in Lexington

Collected probably the best of Baffert’s battalion of three year olds won’t have enough points to get into the Kentucky Derby starting gate.

Sal’s not one to second guess a trainer but why wouldn’t Baffert have switched the races for Cupid who already had sufficient points for the Derby and who ran up the track in the Arkansas Derby and Collected or do what Steve Asmussen did run 2 horses in the Arkansas Derby. Asmussen was rewarded with a win and another horse in the Derby.

Sal was wondering if Steve Asmussen is using the same coiffeur as Donald Trump.

If someone had told you last week that City Zip would have 2 graded stakes winners on the same weekend you would guffaw. If they would have told you that the races were at 1 mile and 1 1/16 miles you would have had them measured for one of those white coats that does up in the back.

But first Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse won the $125,000 Appalachian Stakes GIIIT presented by Japan Racing Association going 1 mile on the Keeneland turf and then on Saturday Collected won the $150,000 Lexington Stakes GIII going 1/16 miles on the Keeneland dirt. Sal looked in the Keeneland sky and did not see the midnight sun.

Bloodhorse – Balan – Danzing Candy Set for Kentucky Derby Run

LA Times – Cherwa – Creator wins Arkansas Derby as favorite Cupid finishes badly beaten 10th

Bloodhorse – Balan – Creator Soars Home to Win Arkansas Derby

ESPN – AP – Creator wins $1M Ark. Derby

TwinSpires Blog – Creator passes them all to take the Arkansas Derby

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – WinStar, Asmussen team up with Derby’s Creator

Privately Held

Sal says that Ricardo Santana Jr. knows how to use his elbows, maybe a tad too  well.

TDN – Thornton – Penalties Piling Up for Santana

2016 Kentucky Derby Points Leaderboard

The Mo Tom connections find themselves on the outside of the Top 20 looking in today as Creator, Suddenbreakingnews and Whitmore all passed Mo Tom.

TDN – Casse Mulling Derby With Fellowship

Fellowship like Mo Tom needs defections to make the 2016 Kentucky Derby starting gate.

Louisville Courier-Journal – Battaglia: Nyquist ‘legitimate’ Derby favorite

TwinSpires Blog – DeRosa – Kentucky Derby Quesitons and Answers: second choices, the bubble, and the best region

FiveThirtyEight – Roeder – You Have $1 Billion To Win A Space Race. Go.

CTHS Alberta – AB Thbd Microchipping Project

Bloodhorse – Microchip Scanners Available Directly

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – No reciprocity for veterinarians’ lists? No excuses please

Bloodhorse – Monmouth Park Has New Health Protocol for Shippers

TDN – Finley – Van Berg Vows Plenty Left in Tank

Garden and Gun – McIntyre – On Being a Turkey

NY Times – Kepner – A Few Words About Vin Scully, a Storyteller Who Has Seen It All

6. Go Maggie Go (100): No updates are floating around for the Gulfstream Park Oaks winner. Taking down the Kentucky Oaks in her third career start would be amazing.

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Updates on 2016 Kentucky Oaks Horses

Late nominations for the Kentucky Oaks closed on April 13, 2016 and should be published soon.

FiveThirtyEight – Paine – Kobe Haters Are Stuck In 2008

Louisville Courier-Journal – Annual UK-U of L hoops game moving up a week?

Bloodhorse – New Book on Kentucky Derby Available

Sal says that if Phil hadn’t been lambasted by the Battersea omnibus and was running a Kentucky Derby contest this book or Barry Irwin’s book would most likely be one of the prizes.

Sal was leafing through Phil’s contest archives and noticed that all of Phil’s contests were governed by Cabin Rules. Where Sal comes from our stickball games were governed by back alley rules.

Speaking of back alleys Sal thinks that’s the reason there are no Canadian teams in the NHL playoffs this year.

“I definitely want out,” said Michael Sharp, another fisherman, crossing his arms defiantly. “All those wars we’ve had with France, Germany — all the rest of them since God knows when, since Jesus was a lad — we’re never going to get on with them, are we?”

NY Times – De Freytas-Tamura – In Brexit Debate, English Fishermen Eye Waters Free of E.U.

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY PEDIGREES

The Globe And Mail – Dear Canada

Sal says anything they can do Sal can do better differently.

Balmoral Auction

Dear Canada Justin;

Sal don’t mind you heading down to Washington to rub elbows with the President of the United States of America but when you head down be prepared to discuss matters of significant importanza.

When the President gives you a tit for the Stanley Cup now residing in his home city of Chicago in the great state of Illinois be prepared with a Gordie Howe elbow to give him back a tat for the great state and his adopted home state of Illinois’ crooked politicians and how brutally they have mishandled horse racing in their state. Sal really don’t care that a couple of jiggy tracks like Balmoral and Maywood ride off into the sunset, but just think how much the handle in Alberta will suffer now that Bob can’t bet Balmoral. Maybe Lollapalooza can use them for alternate venues.

What really peeves Sal is that with Maywood and Balmoral closing the state of Illinois has foisted the jiggies on Hawthorne and has left Hawthorne in such dire straits that the Illinois Derby may be run in the fall of 2016 or not at all.

Sal understands that you come from the province in Canada where they’d rather see a horse on their plate than on the track, but Sal asks that you get on the blower with the President and get him to reinstate the agreement that the horsemen in Illinois had with the casinos to compensate them for infringement on their gaming territory. And remind the President that Hawthorne should be off limits to the jiggies.

Sal says that if you want to bring the President to Alberta Sal can arrange for a freezer full of prime Alberta beef to fall off a truck for your and the President’s dining pleasure. If you want some good advice ask Jean Chrétien. Jean will tell you that he always liked to come to Alberta for some prime Alberta beef and a respite from the rubber chicken circuit whether or not we voted for his party.

Yours til the US drinks Canada Dry,

Salvaturi Demonico Rocaccio

LA Times – OpEd – Fameglietti – Is the California drought America’s water wake-up call?

NY Times – Gray Matter – Zacks and Treiman – Sorry, You Can’t Speed Read

The Globe and Mail – Robson – Government budgets: Why it’s so difficult to follow the money

National Post – Zeisberg – No Canada: A look at the state of the NHL’s seven Canadian teams

Sal’s bud Hawthorne Hal reminded him that all the NHL playoff games will be 3 minutes shorter this year as they don’t have to sing O Canada.

Questo è per Hal:

O Canada

The Star Spangled Banner

Sal says that Hal should send these clips to Flea and Lady Antebellum.

The Globe and Mail – O’Kane – Ballad of Fogarty’s Cove: The Nova Scotia legend, a hard reality and a quarry that could change it all

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Tepin on trajectory for Derby week, Ascot races

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Tepin Crushes Field in Stakes-Record Time to Win Coolmore Jenny Wiley

Bloodhorse – Tepin Sets Jenny Wiley Record

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Genaro – How Julien Leparoux may have been the key to champion mare Tepin

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Tepin makes it five straight with Jenny Wiley stakes record

Julien Leparoux was also the key to the late Pick 4 at Keeneland on Saturday winning 3 races.

NY Times – Peters and Martin – Donald Trump, Losing Ground, Tries to Blame the System

FiveThirtyEight – Enten – Trump’s Right That The GOP Primary Is Unfair — It Favors Him

Bloodhorse – Pierro – Pedigree Analysis: The Cup Starts to Fill Again

NY Times – Belson – Role of Nurse Is Said to Be of Interest After Report on Doping


CTHS 2016 Sale

LA Times – Duara – As Baja resumes bullfighting, Mexicans debate: Is it an art form or a cruel, outdated ritual?

Bloodhorse – Motion Considers Ascot Return for Miss Temple City

Edmonton Journal –  Paula Simons: 100 years ago, Alberta women were granted the right to vote. Today, we celebrate the courage and cunning of those unlikely revolutionaries

Sal says it’s a good thing these ladies were so busy fighting for the right to vote that they didn’t have time to succeed with their temperance movement in Canada.

TheHorses.com- Brewster – Imperialism – Number One in Canada


Esquirol Farms

2105 Derby Experience

NY Times – Powell – Grumbling About Socialism, the Yankees Profit From It

TDN – Medaglia d’Oro Filly Earns ‘Rising Star’ Honors at Keeneland

The Bitter Southerner – Ray – From Ashes Such As These What Can Rise?

Financial Post – Van Der Linde – How a $900-million lawsuit is shaping the future of Canada’s natural resource landscape

ESPN – DRF – Rampellini – Effinex takes Oaklawn ‘Cap

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Effinex captures Oaklawn Handicap

FiveThirtyEight – Fischer-Baum – The Warriors Went 73-9 — Now Can They Go Fo’ Fo’ Fo’ (Fo’)?

NY times – Barber – Why Is This Matzo Different From All Other Matzos?

ESPN – DRF – McGee – Eagle lands in Ben Ali Stakes

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Eagle rallies to catch Noble Bird, earns first graded win in Ben Ali

Bloodhorse – Balan – Los Alamitos Owner Pledges 10 More Years of Racing

This is Horse Racing – Joe Clancy – Ebanour takes down Manor timber

NY Times – Lyall – A Simple Triathlon Story, Until a Reporter Went the Distance

National Post – Rex Murphy: Canada’s not the enemy — but don’t try telling that to Stephen and Avi Lewis

Hawthorne Sal

  2 Responses to “Hawthorne Sal’s Suddenly Salient Smashing Stories – Negli Archivi – Undici”


    HRA claims it plans to do things better with a accident investigation, could we start by not showing horrific replays at racetracks and media outlets where drivers or jockeys are injured and the equine athletes are put down.

    NORTHLANDS/HRA years ago had a famous 10 best accidents replay presented by HUNTINGTON. Only after a complaint to HORSE WELFARE ALBERTA by Mucka was it removed.
    Does ASHA/HRA and the racing participants think is is the best way of promoting horse racing. I HOPE NOT!

    HRA HORSE WELFARE COMMITTEE is a joke if they allow this practice to continue!


    Horse racing hope manifesto is rumoured to be released soon with the removal of FOSSILS from behind desks (aka DEAD WOOD) rather the federal NDP leap manifesto of not removing fossil fuels.

    NDP BUDGET proclaims the amalgamating or dissolving of 36 boards/ boards/ commissions saving over $33 million over 3 years will horse racing move from the finance department to FISH/WILDLIFE as it becomes a downstream industry with endangered species?

    CAPTAIN finishes his chairman tenure with ALBERTA TOURISM will he finally be devoting 25 hours per week of his expected work schedule per page 37 CUFF REPORT to change the way they do things at HRA DOUBTFUL since he will milk this job until the cow udders hit the shavings !

    EDMONTON COUNCIL after the future of racing is that they exploring all options at least their talking!

    TENILE’S state of the union address about racing has been cancelled, unlike NOTLEY’S kitchen address due to the fact that she couldn’t find a dry stall in the winter barns as if she even knows where it is!

    TROT MAGAZINE introduces free 3rd edition of FANTASY STABLE year long contest with over 1200 contestants, couldn’t the HBPA/NORTHLANDS come up with a contest. But that would take planning and work effort?

    NORTHLANDS OUTS (outstanding uncashed tickets) was $49k from January 1 to March 31/2106 a far cry from the quarterly 100k to 150k it has added to their slush fund since it is not shared with horsemen. The horsemen in Alberta need to get off their duffs and negotiate for a split of this revenue.

    Boy the ROMAN EMPIRE is collapsing with old timers remembering the $1 million daily handles!

    CURTIS STOCK wins another award, could he be part of the new management team that could be running NORTHLANDS PARK next year, even a cigar smoking area would be part of his job perk!

    UNDERTAKER been posting more articles in the HRA, faster the building of fence in MEXICO, could FRANK FONTANA with another article in standardbred Canada be utilized for current thoroughbred activities, Unfortunately due to a upcoming movie role he can not be new dread pirate, Sal.

    HORSE OWNERSHIP trade show at western fair next month as TEAM SUGAR provides a insight into horse ownership to bring new owners into the industry as ALBERTA’S owner base dwindles and starts collecting old age pension cheques instead of race purses.

    NDP RACINO AGREEMENT with its cuts that in 2 years with a 23% reduction will mean about $30 million in horse grants and $21 million operating going to A tracks and $4 million HRA governace/$25 million will leave about $5 million to horsemen, talk about leaving scraps for the rest of us?

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