Feb 232017

Ford UBO World Champion

sabbato 25 febbraio

TwinSpires Blog – Bull – What the Kentucky Derby Picture Looks Like Entering Championship Season

Sal says it’s tough to disagree with a writer who’s last name is Bull.

They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own use, and fence their neighbors away from her, and deface her with their buildings and their refuse.
Sitting Bull

Show Me How To Live

Paulick Report – Voss – ‘Beaten Down By The PR Machine’: Bramlage On The Best Prescription For Racing

Funny Quotes:In The Book Funny Charlie Brown Quotes Of Life The Answers Are Not In The Back White Aaugh funny charlie brown quotes

ESPN – Harig – Rory McIlroy says golf outing with Donald Trump not ‘an endorsement or a political statement’
Sal says that we don’t have too much to worry about unless Donald Trump starts to golf with Dennis Rodman and take advice from him.

Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!
Sitting Bull

Stand By Me

Paulick Report – ‘Galloping Toward A Crisis’? Immigration Crackdown Has Racing Industry Worried

Image result for quotes charlie brown awake at night

Louisville Courier-Journal – Sullivan | Classic Empire coming around ‘nicely’

FiveThirtyEight – Koerth-Baker – Mars Needs Lawyers

Humans From Earth

FiveThirtyEight – The Raptors Used The Trade Deadline To Get Ready For LeBron

Serge and Achmed

DSports News – Williamson – Australia: Winx waltzes to victory in Chipping Norton

Horse Race Insider – Berner – Bloomberg Report Confirms Islanders-at-Belmont Exclusive

Lighthouse Hockey – Saraceni – Report: Big shots want to build the Islanders an arena at Belmont Park. Yes, really.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Shields – Why the fans just can’t get enough of this tiny mint-loving filly with the ‘puppy-dog’ eyes

giovedi 23 febbraio

National Post – Humphreys – Natural causes succeed where mob hit men and gangsters failed — Johnny K-9 is dead

Paulick Report – Voss – ‘Anonymous Horses’: Kill Pen Rescues Come With Serious Health Risks

Garden and Gun – Heckert – Sun Records Rises Again

Paulick Report – KY Horse Park: Audit Finds ‘Questionable Management, Conflicts Of Interest’

Brisnet – Genaro – Busher Took On All Ages All Over Country

Edmonton Sun – Tait – It’s been a slice, Fireside

TDN – Finley – Ramsey Still Chasing Barbados Gold

Valentines WEB Ad

martedi 21 febbraio

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Crispe – Anywhere for a good time: this was on a beach, but they’re running horses in the snow this weekend

Bloodhorse – Angst – One Liner Laughs Last in Southwest Stakes Victory

Louisville Courier-Journal – Frakes – One Liner wins Southwest Stakes

TwinSpires Blog – Bull – Kentucky Derby Contender Epicharis may find Thunder Snow in the UAE Derby

TDN – WinStar TDN Derby Top Twelve for Feb. 21

Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen – February 21, 2017 – Presented by Shadwell Farm

The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
William Ellery Channing

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Gun Runner Rolls to Razorback Handicap Victory

Paulick Report – Two UAE Trainers Handed One-Year Suspensions For Cobalt Overages

TDN – Scat Daddy Rising Star Best in Baffle

DRF – Sparkman: Keeping Man o’ War in the game

One day there were two out in the ninth, and I hit a pop fly so high that the fans got tired of waiting for it to come down. So they all went home and listened to it drop by turning on the radio.
Ted Lyons

lunedi 20 febbraio

The Detroit News – Thibodeau – Wal-Mart buys Moosejaw for $51M

Running Back to Saskatoon

ESPN – DRF – Watchmaker – Tough getting past Gun Runner and Uncontested on Monday

Lady and the Track – Ransom – Gun Runner Returns in Razorback at Oaklawn

Lady and the Track – Ransom – Full Field Set for Oaklawn’s Southwest

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – Chance of mud could bring about some Dust in Southwest

Paulick Report – Sharp Selects Risen Star Over Southwest For ‘Talented’ Cool Arrow

The Risen Star at the Fair Grounds sabbato 25 febbraio starts the Win n You’re In Kentucky Derby prep series, with the exception of the Lexington at Keeneland.

Risen Star Fair Grounds Feb 25, 2017 50-20-10-5
Fountain of Youth Gulfstream Park Mar 4, 2017 50-20-10-5
Gotham Aqueduct Mar 4, 2017 50-20-10-5
Tampa Bay Derby Tampa Bay Downs Mar 11, 2017 50-20-10-5
San Felipe Santa Anita Park Mar 11, 2017 50-20-10-5
Rebel Oaklawn Park Mar 18, 2017 50-20-10-5
UAE Derby Meydan Racecourse Mar 25, 2017 100-40-20-10
Spiral Turfway Park Mar 25, 2017 50-20-10-5
Sunland Derby Sunland Park Mar 26, 2017 50-20-10-5
Florida Derby Gulfstream Park Apr 1, 2017 100-40-20-10
Louisiana Derby Fair Grounds Apr 1, 2017 100-40-20-10
Wood Memorial Aqueduct Apr 8, 2017 100-40-20-10
Blue Grass Keeneland Apr 8, 2017 100-40-20-10
Santa Anita Derby Santa Anita Park Apr 8, 2017 100-40-20-10
Arkansas Derby Oaklawn Park Apr 15, 2017 100-40-20-10
Lexington Keeneland Apr 15, 2017 10-4-2-1

Brisnet – Caldwell – Risen Star, Rachel Alexandra workers & other news – ‘(he’s) always looking for a reason to be bad’ – from Fair Grounds

Bloodhorse – Horse of the Year Charismatic Dies

TDN – Gold Allure Dies at 18

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Johnson – How the money can keep rolling in if you’ve got a New York-bred like this

Bloodhorse – Shea – Classic Empire Out of Fountain of Youth

Bloodhorse – Adolphson – Mo Town Set for 3-Year-Old Debut in Risen Star

Paulick Report – Pedulla – Ramsey To Downsize Operation: ‘It’s Kind Of Gotten Out Of Control’

WWE – White Jr. – Abraham Lincoln: president … and wrestler?

I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
Abraham Lincoln

domenica 19 febbraio

UBO News – Ford UBO World Champion, Khan, Majid, Kelleher Claim UBO Titles

Stuff – Reive – Sam Rapira falls to Canadian Ryan Ford in bout for vacant UBO title

The Boxer

I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.
Muhammad Ali

Rolling Stone – Diamond – HBO, WWE Producing Andre the Giant Documentary

Sal hopes there’s some funds left for a Mucka Singh documentary.

Storybook Love

Bleacher Report – Chiari – WWE Legend George ‘The Animal’ Steele Dies at Age 79

Entertainment – Kinane – WWE wrestler George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at age 79

Ottawa Sun – Wrestling legend George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at 79

Man on the Moon

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw

Rolling Stone – Diamond – WWE’s Linda McMahon Approved to Lead Small Business Administration

WhatCulture – McMahon Family Meet With Donald Trump At The White House

How Many Crooked Politicians are there?

Save The Last Dance for Me

Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It’s the real performers on the street who can hold people’s attention and keep them from walking away.

Andy Kaufman

The Sound of Silence

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Tornoe – Legendary wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff has died

Contact in Red Square

Please rise for the 10 Bell Salute

Brisnet – Reilly – Epicharis earns Kentucky Derby invitation; Gold Dream gets BC Classic spot

The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.

Maimed for the Masses

Bloodhorse – Balan – Uncontested Back at Oaklawn for Southwest

Paulick Report – Uncontested Completes Final Drill For Southwest Stakes

Louisville Courier-Journal – Frakes – Uncontested set to return in Southwest

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

NY Times – Joyce – The Loneliness of the Hockey Scout

Trot – Outspoken and Out For Change


Bloodhorse – Haskin – Derby Dozen – February 14, 2017 – Presented by Shadwell Farm

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Classic Empire the horse to watch on Ky. Derby trail

DRF – Derby Watch

Horse Race Insider – McCraken Debuts at #1 in HRI’s Derby Power 10

Back in The USSR

National Post – Karmini and Ng – Woman arrested for allegedly helping kill Kim Jong Nam thought she was taking part in comedy show

Sal says this lady should have taken the fifth rather than come up with some silly story that even her mother wouldn’t believe.

National Post – Fayerman – Organ transplants surge in B.C. because of fentanyl-overdose deaths, doctor says

Sal’s taking the fifth on this one.

El Ritmo Del Silencio

Speaking of Fifths

Garden and Gun – Horn – Bourbon Country’s Brandy Rebels

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.’
Sam Levenson

Sal’s taking the fifth on this one.

US Racing – The Intriguing Story of Catire Bello

TDN – Finley – Finger Lakes Woes Could be Big Blow for NY

Bloodhorse – Precious – Cuomo Proposes Plan for Finger Lakes

TDN – Gov. Cuomo Makes Proposal to Save Finger Lakes

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Smith and Willoughby – TRC Emerging Talent: the unstoppable Katelyn Mallyon

The Philadelphia Inquirer – Tornoe – Kenney: Chris Christie is a loser with ‘nowhere to go’

Streets of Philadelphia

The Bitter Southerner – Lamle – Hot, Sticky & Sweet

Walk Like an Egyptian

LA Times – Serna – They paid for petrale sole but were served tilapia. Now the restaurant will cough up six figures

CBC News – Alberta fish farmers fear for livelihoods as whirling disease quarantine continues


Sal says Sal suspects you caught the drift of this popup post. If you did could you please tell Sal what it is.

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Acadian Driftwood

Hawthorne Sal

  2 Responses to “Ford UBO World Champion and Sundre other Bouts”


    Minister CECI within 72 hours has HRA post the last quarter expense accounts with shocking results in that many lame duck board members find all their travel/gas receipts and group lottery play tickets to cash out before their existence becomes a thing of the past and a new future in horse racing governance.

    CAPTAIN RICK must have taken a accounting practices course, with multiple confirming expense receipts with matching flight dates,receipts for Dec/Arizona seminar versus his Jan/mismatched flight dates.

    TOMMY T is rumoured to be handling hot ice fishing spot maps, for the harness industry with a month between meet/race starts.

    Does NORTHLANDS recent $40 monthly parking stalls offer come with a free bunwich/slot play??

    TC post VALENTINE DAY is rumoured to be exploring a meet/greet venue this summer in GLENBORO Manitoba. Has he parlayed his annual $1500 donation to HRA fine fund to seal the deal with this future wife RACHEL, meeting the parents hopefully on Monday for a exclusive Holybull interview!


    The 68 – 70 thoroughbred days (Mucka muses 69) are a reflection of the racino agreement that awards the operators with increased operating grants and increased HRA administration costs. When they take a 10% haircut on their compensation package will that make the independent racing contractors non profit instead of HRA.

    In 2006 the thoroughbreds had 119 race days, standardbreds had 154 days, talk about the decline of the roman empire under the present horse racing governance model.

    The executive director of the HBPA in a rare interview years ago with DAVID RUTHERFORD/radio explaining the merits of the new BALZAC track commented about NEF / NOT ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE with increased costs/reduced racing date opportunities, TENILE had declined to be on the show after a PC bye-election loss, as she then and presently wears them ROD COLOURED GLASSES dreaming of the past and not the dire straits facing the industry, with another 10% drop next years, 60 thoroughbred days in 2018?

    NORTHLANDS to announce JAMIE GRAY as the concert opening act for their Hindsight 2020 venue after reviewing his songs on the HRA / STANDARDBRED CANADA website, racing colours optional.

    NORTHLANDS 12 months of XMAS will continue on Feb 21 when city council gives them another $6 million in loan relief, with $16 million in grants ($8 million from HRA/TOURISM) will they turn a profit?

    NORTHLANDS seeks PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in racing/casino to lead development of existing events,create new and profitable event programs and promotions, develop new ideas, concepts and business development opportunities to leverage our event @ revenue capabilities, I CALL BULLSHIT TO THIS Isn’t this what a professional racing operation should have been doing for the last 30 years.

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