One 0f Sal’s sources said he heard Edmonton sports commentator Brian Hall speaking about the horses and Northlands Park on the radio on Friday AM. Sal dutifully went to the 630 CHED archives and listened to 38 minutes of chatter until Hall came on.
In Hall’s not so humble opinion horse racing in Edmonton at Northlands Park will remain status quo.
Sal says that maintaining the status quo doesn’t cut the pastrami. Horse Racing Alberta has the perfect opportunity to take horse racing in the northern part of the province to another level and Sal fully anticipates that level being sans Edmonton Northlands. Sal says it’s time for Horse racing Alberta to take some bold steps and get the horse racing industry moving forward into the 21st Century.
Sal heard a rumour that one of the bids for the new track in the Edmonton area is 50% Edmonton Northlands. Did someone at Edmonton Northlands suddenly realize that the sport they have brutalized over the years is actually alive and thriving despite their best efforts to kill it.
Anyone who was at the 2016 Canadian Derby and witnessed the disgustingly long lines for food and drinks, missed their wagers while waiting for food and drinks and then suffered through the ridiculous hour long boring lulls between races so that Edmonton Northlands Events could use the race fans to top up the crowd for their concerts would understand that Edmonton Northlands has so mismanaged horse racing at Northlands Park over the last 4 decades that Northlands Park should just fade away and let the torch be held high by those who can hold it high. Sal noticed that the crowd on the tarmac was thinning out as the day dragged on.
Sal says just think how great and prosperous the horse racing industry in Alberta could be with an operator who actually cared about horse racing.
Edmonton Journal – Stolte – Northlands lowballed costs on Vision 2020 by as much as 40 per cent, Edmonton officials find
Edmonton Journal – Simons – Northlands Vision Is Far From 2020
Edmonton Journal – French – Northlands disputes city’s take on Vision 2020
Sal says that if you asked Buzzy Burke he’d say that this guy sniffed too many Zamboni fumes.
Alberta Downs Complete Dispersal Auction
Monday, September 19, 2016 – 11:00 a.m.
Robbin Martens’ Ready Intaglio snuck up the rail under the guidance of Shamaree Muir and withstood a stewards’ inquiry and jockey’s objection to win the 87th running of the Canadian Derby. Ready Intaglio is trained by Amber Meyaard with the able assistance of her hubby Jim Meyaard.
Clayton and Rick Weist, Rollingson Racing Stable and Ted Graling’s Solve got up for second for trainer Robertino Diodoro with Dane Nelson in the irons. Blair Poliakiwski and Joshua Schayer’s The Accuser completed the triactor for conditioner Rob Chabot with Damario Bynoe up.
Bloodhorse – Lamarra – Ready Intaglio Captures Canadian Derby
DRF – Goulding – Ready Intaglio and Muir triumph in Canadian Derby
Northlands Park – Ready Intaglio wins the Canadian Derby
Bloodhorse – 2016 Canadian Derby Results and Video
Equibase – Northlands Park Canadian Derby Day results
Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Stars Shine: Good Horses = Good Racing = Good Business
Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – China Horse Club Stages Mongolia Race Meet
Lady and the Track – Macatangay – Catch a Glimpse, Time and Motion Rematch in Lake Placid Stakes
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ross – California Chrome: the four-legged Huckleberry Finn outruns all the superlatives
Bloodhorse – Balan – California Chrome Superior in Pacific Classic
The Globe and Mail – Lederman – ONE NATION UNDER GORD
National Post – Marsh – We get to feel small, but not out of place at all: How the endless quest for a Canadian identity elevated The Tragically Hip
Edmonton Journal – Stock – Door not shut on horse racing at Northlands next year
Former Jockey Holly Chrichton
will be at Alberta fall Classic Day
selling he soon to be published Book
HBPA Alberta NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.
NORTHLANDS PARK – EDMONTON, ALBERTA
The following matters of business will be brought before the meeting:
- Consider the Financial Statements of the Association for the Year ended December 31, 2015 and the Accountant’s Report thereon. Copies of the Statements will be available at the meeting;
- Appoint the Chartered Accountant for the year ended December 31, 2016;
- Receive the Report of the Directors to the members;
- Transact any other business as may lawfully come before the meeting.
ORIGINAL SIGNED BY:
August 4, 2016
MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Sandwiches & non alcoholic beverages will be served
CANADIAN THOROUGHBRED HORSE SOCIETY
2016 THOROUGHBRED SALE
SALE BREAKFAST 10:00 AM
SALE STARTS 1:00 PM HALL A
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th
EXPO CENTRE AT NORTHLANDS PARK – EDMONTON, ALBERTA
Click on the following links to open:
2016 CTHS Yearling Sale Preview (PDF)
2016 CTHS Alberta Complete Sale Catalogue (PDF)
2016 CTHS Alberta Sale Index (PDF)
2016 CTHS Alberta Sale Hip Number Pages (PDF)
Bloodhorse – Angst – Songbird a Perfect 10 After Easy Alabama Win
Lady and the Track – Hammer – Songbird Rates Perfect ’10’ for Alabama Win
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EDMONTON CITY COUNCILLORS TO DETERMINE NORTHLANDS LIVE RACING FUTURE!
City councillors meeting on Aug 31/2016 to determine Edmonton Northlands VISION 2020 proposal. Mucka has confirmed that one Councillor will be putting his nickel in the scrum over their rumoured proposed 50% partnership between Edmonton Northlands and the Siksika band with sweat equity MAX maybe involved to use EDMONTON taxpayer dollars for another pipe dream that violates their trust.
NORTHLANDS FLIP FLOP on live racing has a rumoured go fund set up for the purchase of flip flops for racing management, if any racing participant has a discarded pair please donate it to the race office!
CENTURY CASINO group recently purchased the ST. ALBERT APEX CASINO for $28 million, perhaps leasing the Northlands race track could be a bandaid solution. I’m sure that it would be run more professionally and generate more than $7/hr net win that Northlands presently generates!
HARPER to receive 127K pension when he resigns, only half of Tenile’s 250K retirement job as CEO, the only budget prediction making the grade is the fines generated 50K+ as the BAT team hits 110 already!
CANADIAN BORDER PATROL/ COAST GUARD repel 1500 American rafters blown over to Sarnia/St. Clair river on Sunday. Were they practicing plan D/ defect if SIR DONALD wins the election?
HBPA meeting Thursday the over/under is 30 from the spring 52 number, send your predictions to holybull for a chance to win a piece of the paddock matting/ stall barn wood or safety rail!