May 222016

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sabato 28 maggio

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Thumbnails on All Entrants in Belmont’s All-Turf Pick 4 Saturday

This is Horse Racing – Sean Clancy – Saturday Special – May 28

Bloodhorse – Pimlico Is About the People – by Tom LaMarra

The stakes season at Northlands Park starts with a bang with 4 stakes on Saturday May 28, 2016.

05.28.2016 – Journal Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)
05.28.2016 – Chariot Chaser Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)
05.28.2016 – Wild Rose Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)
05.28.2016 – Western Canada Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)


Northlands Park – Matt’s Picks – May 28

Northlands Park – Program – May 28

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Candy Ride Colt Tops Barretts Sale

Bloodhorse – Balan – Brown Ships Wekeela West for Gamely

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Leroidesanimaux Dies at 16

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Alberta Sweetgrass –  Narine – Newest race track could be next door to River Cree

The stakes season at Northlands Park starts with a bang with 4 stakes on Saturday May 28, 2016.

05.28.2016 – Journal Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)
05.28.2016 – Chariot Chaser Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)
05.28.2016 – Wild Rose Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)
05.28.2016 – Western Canada Handicap (Nominations) (Handicap Weights)


Northlands Park – Matt’s Picks – May 27

Northlands Park – Program – May 27

Northlands Park – Matt’s Picks – May 28

Northlands Park – Program – May 28



May 28th, 2016
The C.T.H.S. National and the C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division) will be holding their Annual General Meetings in Edmonton on May 28th, 2016 at Northlands Park, Edmonton.
The C.T.H.S. National A.G.M. will begin at 10:00 a.m in the Sky Paddock at Northlands Park in Edmonton.
The C.T.H.S. (Alberta Division) A.G.M. will follow the National A.G.M. and is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Sky Paddock at Northands Park, Edmonton.
The 2015 Financials Statements for the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta Division) are available online and copies will also be available at the upcoming A.G.M.


CTHS - Night of Champions

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – New faces vs old warriors in Whittingham; Isabella Sings back at Monmouth 

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Breeders’ Cup 2016 Schedule and “Win and You’re In” Races

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Barretts Sale Features Wide Selection

Lady and the Track – Enola Gray Enters Melair Off Huge Maiden Win

Bloodhorse – CHRB Moves Along Proposal to Change Whip Rule

Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Pegasus World Cup: A Jolt of Reality

Thoroughbred racing Commentary – Haslett – Favorite faces Exaggerator-style challenge in exciting Aussie G1

TwinSpires Blog – Handicapping Insights – Powell – Powell: Preakness turned out as expected

Horse Race Insider – Jicha – NYRA needed Nyquist but the vanquished champ didn’t need the Belmont

TwinSpires Blog – Exaggerator to have one breeze before Belmont; Nyquist doing well 

Bloodhorse – Johnson – An Early Look at the Belmont Stakes

TwinSpires Blog – Suddenbreakingnews readies for Belmont Stakes

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – Gift Box ready to unwrap second half in 3-year-old division

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Wright – How Simon Crisford got his training career off to such a flying start

giovedi 26 maggio

US Racing – Ransom – The Shocking Untold Story of Maria Borell

Edmonton Journal – Dan Barnes: Thoroughbred club makes (horse) sense

Bloodhorse – Novak – Beholder Fires Bullet, Ready to Rumble

Bloodhorse – Nyquist Improving; Exaggerator Jogs Two Miles

DRF – Hovdey – Gutierrez not alone in riding gaffe

Bloodhorse – America’s Best Racing – Curry – Making the Grade: Exaggerator’s Belmont Shot

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – TAA Benefits Greatly From Preakness Weekend

Horse Race Insider -Berner – Amid Growing Pains, “Belmont Park Live” Is Off and Running: No Belmont for Nyquist

Lady and the Track – Fenrich – Breakfast At Belmont Weekends During 2016 Spring Meet

Global News – Ramsay – Enoch Cree Nation hopes to bring horse racing to community west of Edmonton

Edmonton Journal – Stolte – Seven bids vie to start new top-tier horse-racing track near Edmonton

Sal says what happens if Northlands Park has a change of heart and decides to continue offering horse racing. Do they have to go through the same proposal system as the other 7 groups.

Bloodhorse – Angst – Enchanting Lady Targets Winning Colors

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Spelling Again, Enchanting Lady square off in Winning Colors

DRF – Andersen – O’Neill to be well represented at Santa Anita this weekend

Bloodhorse – Enola Gray, Ralis Headline Cal-Bred Stakes

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Willoughby – Why having to miss the Belmont may be a blessing in disguise for Nyquist

NY Times – Drape – An Understandable Absence from the Belmont for Nyquist

mercoledi 25 maggio

Bloodhorse – Shulman – Nyquist Out of Belmont Stakes with Fever

Lady and the Track – Sigmon – Exaggerator: A Journey Like No Other

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Uncle Mo Filly Brings $1 Million at F-T Sale

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Another Feat for Curlin

martedi 24 maggio

TDN – Finley – One-Horse Stable Or Not, Jeff Weiss Wants to Be Part of Pegasus World Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Too many solutions bandied for non-existent Preakness problems

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Medaglia d’Oro Colt Tops F-T Midlantic Opener

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Young Buys Malibu Moon Filly for $500,000

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Porter – Who are the leading lights in Europe’s exceptional crop of young stallions?

Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – The Ex Terminator

This is Horse Racing – Clancy – Exaggerator, Desormeaux keep it cool in Preakness

Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Nyquist, Exaggerator Running Styles Fine for 148th Belmont Stakes

TDN – Destin Breezes Towards Belmont

Bloodhorse – Connections of Uncle Lino, Laoban Regroup

TDN – Fred Bradley Passes Away

Fred was the epitome of a “small” breeder, developing his Indian Ridge Farm outside my hometown of Frankfort, Ky. He refused to pay much for stud fees, foaled the mares himself, and raced most of the offspring, in recent years with his son, Buff, as trainer.

Racing fans recall the two stars of the stable, champion Groupie Doll and the grand gelding Brass Hat, the latter now being ridden in horse shows by Fred’s granddaughter.

TDN – Liebman – Letter to the Editor

NY Times – Mather and Belson – Tom Brady Files New Deflategate Appeal: What’s Next?

lunedi 23 maggio

Exaggerator wins the Preakness, plenty of other stakes stories, Northlands Park reiterates that it’s out of horse racing, 7 applicants for a new track in the Edmonton area, guest caller at Northlands Park, Derby fashions and who leads the clicks parade on – Mr. Ed.

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Nyquist doesn’t ship for Belmont with fever

The Globe and Mail – Yakabuski – A quieter, less historic Old Montreal

Lady and the Track – Hammer – Exaggerator and Nyquist to Rematch in 2016 Belmont Stakes 

NY Times – Hoppert – Nyquist and Exaggerator Move Their Duel to Belmont Park

Sal says that the Triple Crown should introduce a bonus system.

$1million to winner of Preakness if he also raced in Kentucky Derby, $2million to winner of Belmont if he also raced in Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

TwinSpires Blog – Five factors contributing to Nyquist’s loss in Preakness 

TDN – Finley – Mario, What Were You Thinking?

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Record-Breaking Preakness Weekend: Saga of Triumph and Tragedy

TwinSpires Blog – Exaggerator ‘full of energy’ following Preakness victory 

TwinSpires Blog – Nyquist continues on Triple Crown trail despite Preakness loss

TwinSpires Blog – Preakness runner-up Cherry Wine, fifth-placer Lani expected for Belmont Stakes 

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Belmont Stakes decision pending for Mo Tom

Bloodhorse – Balan – Second Summer Breaks Through in Californian

TwinSpires Blog – Champions Songbird, Stellar Wind work for upcoming June engagements 

Bloodhorse – NBCSN to Cover Royal Ascot

This is Horse Racing – Sean Clancy – Mullins (nearly) Conquers the World

LA Times – Vartebedian – Horse owners in the San Fernando Valley feel trod on by bullet train

NY Times – Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast

National Post – Washington Post – McCarthy – David Hasselhoff says he has less than $4,000 in the bank and can’t afford payments to ex-wife

domenica 22 maggio

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 races are done.

The last couple of weeks Sal’s been like a steam train running out of coal.

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

Sal says that there aren’t too many candidates out there as being the next Dread Pirate Roberts at is a tonna time consuming work with very little reward.

Bloodhorse – LaMarra – Exaggerator Turns the Tables, Wins Preakness

NY Times – At Preaknes Stakes Clean Victory For Exaggerator Over Nyquist

ESPN – DRF – Watchmaker – Nyquist ran courageously in loss

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Exaggerator puts one on the board against Nyquist

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Exaggerator captures 141st Preakness Stakes

ESPN – DRF – Dream for Nyquist, trainer O’Neill, sinks in Pimlico mud

Lady and the Track – Exaggerator Wins Preakness Stakes

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Belmont rematch next for Nyquist, Exaggerator

Sal says a rubber match may be better for thoroughbred racing than another Triple Crown try. Sal says that NYRA should put up a $1million bonus for either Nyquist or Exaggerator to win.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – So was Exaggerator’s Preakness just a glitch – or the day the tide turned?

NY Times – Exaggerator Tops Nyquist in Preakness to End Bid for a Triple Crown

Sal was scouring through Phil’s archives and noticed that Phil thought the prelude to the Belmont was his favourite time as suddenly some of the grande mela’s best writers became thoroughbred fans.

Questo è per Bill:

Empire State of Mind

Bloodhorse – So Far, Seven Pointing for Belmont Park

Bloodhorse – Balan – Exaggerator, Nyquist Set for Belmont Rematch

NY Times – Rhoden – Nyquist’s Owner Has a Philosophy: Stay Grounded

NY Times – Hoppert – A Nyquist Who Skates Takes Heart in a Nyquist Who Gallops

Bloodhorse – Lamarra – MJC: Preakness Set Handle, Attendance Records

Lady and the Track – Preakness Day 2016 Results, Payouts, Photos



Derby Hats

Sal says it’s never too early to shop for your Canadian Derby cappello.

Big It Up

Multistripe Cotton Baseball CapNY Times – Peacocking

Racing Post – Solitaire bids to give Weld second Derby win

Bloodhorse – Preakness at Pimlico Gets Bit of a Push

Louisville Courier-Journal – Lintner – Preakness could move, but only temporarily

ESPN – DRF – Markazi – In Preakness infield, party is the only event that matters

The new K-Days concert stage in the track infield will be a trial run of the festival concept planned for the site because this year marks the last season of horse racing at Northlands. Under its Vision 2020 plan, Northlands Park would become an outdoor concert and events venue.

“Hopefully, everybody that’s in the horse racing world will see that we’ve made a substantial investment to really celebrate horse racing in its final year,” Reid said.

For the final year, the thoroughbred and standardbred racing seasons will be extended from May to October. Racing-related events include Park After Dark, a patio party every Friday night from June 3 to Sept. 2; Family Day on June 25; Canada Day; Retro Day on July 9 and the last Canadian Derby on Aug. 20. The Alberta Breeders Fall Classic takes place Sept. 17.

For the first time, the Canadian Derby will feature a full-day lineup of entertainment including a headline concert by Alberta-born country music singer Paul Brandt.

Edmonton Sun – Mah – Northlands promises affordable reasons to staycation in Edmonton

Sal was wondering where Tim Reid buys those asbestos boots he wears to cross all the bridge’s he’s burned.

Edmonton Market Area – Industry and Fan Bulletin

Upon closing of the Expressions of Interest period (Thursday May 19, 2015, 3:00 p.m.) for building and operating an “A“ Class Racetrack in the Edmonton market area, Horse Racing Alberta is pleased to announce that seven (7) Expressions of Interest from applicants interested in owning and operating a premier horse racing facility in or near Edmonton have been submitted.

An independent committee will now review the Expressions of Interest’s received and will determine applicants to move to the Request for Proposal Stage.

Sal says that 7 interested groups that think they can do a much better job of promoting horse racing in the Edmonton area bodes well for the sport and speaks volumes about Northlands Park’s performance over the years.

Announcer from the UK joining us here at the park! debut!

Sal says Thanks Matt.

The Racing Horse – Gareth Topham – Racing Commentary

ESPN – DRF -Can tournament play jump-start horse racing betting?

Bloodhorse – Mizz Money Holds on for Gallorette Victory

Bloodhorse – Balan – Justin Squared Speeds to Chick Lang Victory

The Globe and Mail – Southey – Going inside the mind of Team Russia’s man with the golden bottle

ESPN – DRF – McGee – American Freedom comes back strong in Sir Barton Stakes

TDN – Finley – With Investment in Pegasus World Cup, Ruis Family Looking to Get Back Into Racing in Big Way

Vivino – The 8 Worst Mistakes Wine Drinkers Make

FiveThirtyEight – Lindbergh and Arthur – A Definitive Guide To Baseball’s Pizza Discounts

Sal says mistake numero nove is not drinking  il vino con la pizza.

ESPN – DRF – McGee – Bullards Alley gives trainer first graded win in Louisville Handicap

Bloodhorse – Angst – Bettors Support Canterbury Park Opener

ESPN – DRF – Russo – Lady Shipman wins The Very One

Bloodhorse – Novak – Songbird Fleet in First Work Back

LA Times – McLellan – Alan Young dies at 96; star of TV’s ‘Mister Ed’

When Young filmed scenes with the horse, whose real name was Bamboo Harvester, Lane would stand at the edge of the set with a microphone and his script.

Bloodhorse – Always Sunshine Wins MD Sprint in Slop

ESPN – DRF – Grening – Justin Squared wins Chick Lang for Zayat Stables, Bob Baffert

Bloodhorse – Balan – Homeboykris Dies After Win at Pimlico

Bloodhorse – Record Attendance for Black-Eyed Susan Card

NY Times – Barry – A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes ‘Redskins’ a Slur?

The Bitter Southerner – Justus – Where The Soul Of Nashville Never Dies

Garden and Gun – Lotz – Shooting Straight on Bonnie & Clyde

Bloodhorse – Unbeaten Lightstream Takes Soaring Softly

Bloodhorse – Trace Creek Pulls Hanshin Cup Upset

Bloodhorse – Wild Dude Rallies to Kona Gold Victory

Bloodhorse – Paulassilverlining Delivers in Vagrancy

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    ASHA conducts a emergency meeting to address a petition from last week, with many concerns, I find it ridiculous that the subject of a young gun with earnings of $1.2 million last year has the veterans concerned as their pay cheques decrease.

    CENTURY DOWNS announces a standardbred meet extension 2 weeks ago with no race dates posted by ASHA/HRA or STANDARDBRED CANADA , how disfuctional has horse racing become!

    CENTURY DOWNS announces a 35% increase in standardbred handle after 25 days, with a least 25 bridge jumping show bets, what are the actual numbers or is BS?

    HRA announces 7 parties interested in a A track license, who is on the independent committee to determine the WINNER? With a racino license coming from the AGLC with a moratorium since 2008 and years to built and gain government approval does Plan B /BOBBY start in 2017?

    NORTHLANDS south side infield track concerts over KDAYS is PLAN D/ DEBRIS being implemented to ensure that the track surface is clear of damage during early morning training hours as their penny pinching could endanger the safety of exercise riders and equines!

    NORTHLANDS concert plan for 100,000 butts is ridiculous with only 2526 seats in the grandstand and 1384 in colours/inside seating where are the other 96,000 butts going to be in that parcel of land!

    JOAN PETROWSKI hits a milestone with 10,000 trainer starts in ALBERTA, she is racing secretary’s fantasy and her contributions for owners and racehorses should be recognized.

    NDP GOVERNMENT releases the sunshine list for ABC what a embarrassment with Tenile’s 250k and expenses.

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