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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
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:
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:
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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:
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
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
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