Oct 262017

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Every day is a lovely day.

Elwood P. Dowd

Brown Sugar

NY Times – Browne, Jordan, Fineman and Cirollo – 10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.

Bloodhorse- Breeder’s Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Breeders’ Cup 2017 News & Notes

Brisnet – Spradling – 2017 Breeders’ Cup Probable Pre-Entries

TwinSpires Blog – Play the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge with TwinSpires

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic Brisnet.com Speed Rating Report

TDN – Thornton – Have You Taken the Breeders’ Cup Aftercare Pledge?

The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased; and not impaired in value.

Theodore Roosevelt

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Champion Stakes Loses Ulysses to Breeders’ Cup

Imperial Hint was not cut out to be this kind of horse. He is by Imperialism, who used to stand in Florida but is now in Alberta, Canada, where he had a $2,500 stud fee in 2017. He is the only stakes winner out of the mare Royal Hint, a winner of 2 of 6 starts. Imperial Hint is a small colt whose physical appearance doesn’t tout his ability.

DRF – Dunleavy – Ahead of Breeders’ Cup, Imperial Hint proving size isn’t everything

Breeders Cup – Imperial Hint Takes Shot at Big Time in Sprint

Bloodhorse – Angst – Breeders’ Cup Offering New Ways for Fans to Connect

TDN – Belmont BC Contenders Breeze

TDN – Collected & Stellar Wind Prep for BC

Paulick Report – Highland Reel Headlines Ballydoyle’s Breeders’ Cup Contingent

I Came To Dance

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir

NY Times – Fountain – Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them?

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett

One Tree Hill

2017 Cox Plate

The Age – Roots – Cox Plate: Winx delivers her lap of honour and a third straight victory

Herald Sun – Winx elevated to legendary status with third Cox Plate triumph

Bloodhorse – Winx Holds Safe in Record Cox Plate Victory

TDN – Historic Win For Wonderful Winx

Cry Tough

Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Norman Casse Prepares to Walk His Own Path

LA Times – Plaschke – Dodgers are suddenly in a Texas-sized hole after Game 3 loss to Astros

ESPN – DRF – Breeders’ Cup brings Del Mar back to the top

NY Times – Kepner – The Yankees Had a Steady Winner in Girardi. Now They Want More.

TDN – O’Brien Talks Breeders’ Cup

Bloodhorse – Angst – Unprecedented Drug Testing Ahead of Breeders’ Cup

Paulick Report – Paulick – AQHA Champion Trainer Kearl Suspended 19 Years; Stroud, Sanchez Also Sanctioned

TwinSpires Blog – Shapiro’s initial thoughts on Breeders’ Cup race order, horizontal sequences

Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Grade 1 Winner Keen Ice Retired From Racing

ESPN – DRF – Andersen – Lead role for Oscar Performance in Breeders’ Cup Turf

TDN – Ribchester Greenlighted For Breeders’ Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Reilly – BC Internationals: Classic contender War Decree

TDN – Aushorse Launches Ownership Campaign

TwinSpires Blog – BC Internationals: Classic contender Churchill

Bloodhorse –  Ron Mitchell – Curlin Colt to Trainer Casse for $400,000

TDN – Martini – Record-Breaking October Sale Concludes

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sale Concludes on High Note

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Smith – This marvellous horse race needs to be a G1 – there’s much at stake

TDN – Keeneland’s Before the Hammer: ‘Wind’ a Prevailing Force for Lane’s End at November

In this 1998 photo, Former President George H.W. Bush, second from left, took a look at Gilded Time with then-Sen. Jim Bunning, left, George Hofmeister, second from right, and Ben Walden Jr., far right, in 1998 at a fundraiser for Bunning at Vinery, a farm in Midway. Hofmeister and Walden were co-owners of Vinery at the time. Hofmeister pleaded guilty last week to theft from an employee pension plan and money laundering.

The horse is Gilded Time who stood at Bar None Ranches in Alberta.

Lexington Herald Leader – He hung out with a president, a senator, a Derby winner. Then, he stole from pension plans.

LA Times – Plaschke – Astros get the must-win game they needed and — BAM — it’s a World Series

NY Times – Hoffman and Waldstein – World Series 2017: How the Astros Won Game 2, Inning by Inning

Sal says that Sal was cheering for the Yanks to beat the Astros so that he could feature a tune by that songster with a baseball name.

I Am I Said

National Post – Brean – U.K. Supreme Court rules poker champion Phil Ivey cheated by using ‘edge-sorting’ technique

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Medaglia d’Oro Colt Paces Vibrant Fasig-Tipton Session

TDN – Martini – Medaglia d’Oro Colt Lights Up Fasig October

TDN – History Served Up On A Plate

TDN – Arrogate and Gun Runner Headline 187 BC Pre-Entries

Horse Race Insider – Jicha – Which ‘other Baffert’ do you key in the Classic

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carroll Embraces ‘Inspirational’ Role With Team Casse

Paulick Report – ‘He’s My Best Friend’: Hall Of Famers Stevens, Smith Share Tight Bond

Bloodhorse – Hoppertunity Returns in Comma to the Top

Bloodhorse – Angst – Neolithic Targets Elusive Stakes Win in Fayette

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Willoughby – Champions Day shows the formidable influence of the rankings leaders on the big stage

TDN – Thornton – Number of Mares Bred Declines; Into Mischief Top-Covering Stallion

2017 Mares Bred Alberta

2017 Mares Bred British Columbia

TDN – Anderson – Increase in Foals Reported

Paulick Report – Mirahmadi Named As New Back-Up Winter Announcer At Aqueduct

Bloodhorse – Angst – Woodford Reserve is New Kentucky Derby Sponsor

Bloodhorse – Winx Takes Aim at Cox Plate Three-Peat

Lady and The Track – Gomez Family Gives Back to Thoroughbreds at 2017 Makeover

ESPN – DRF – Grening – First-time starter denied entry into Breeders’ Cup

TDN – Thornton – Massive OTB Theft Alleged in Maine

TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Analyzing favorites and races producing the best value in the Breeders’ Cup

TDN – Martini – Violence Colt Tops Lively October Session

Bloodhorse – Rod Mitchell – Oxley to $500,000 for Violence Colt at Fasig-Tipton

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Frommer Acquires Colt With ‘Stallion’s Pedigree’

TwinSpires Blog – BC Internationals: Turf contender Highland Reel

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – Of Arrogate and Del Mar in the Fall

TwinSpires Blog – Breeders’ Cup workout updates: Classic favorites, Distaff threats, sprint stars serve notice

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Genaro – The horses out to give New York-breds another Breeders’ Cup day in the sun

TDN – Bill Finley – Raynham Site Out, But Stronach Group Still Wants Track in Massachusetts

Please Come To Boston

Paulick Report – Pharmacy Contesting Federal Conspiracy Charges In Louisiana Dermorphin Case

NY Times – Draper – Why The Athletic Wants to Pillage Newspapers

The Athletic

Sal says that Sal doesn’t see any horse racing.

NY Times – Kepner – World Series Preview: A Matchup With No Underdog

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary –  Will Collected provide another huge moment in this owner’s remarkable family history?

TDN – Martini – Ghostzapper Filly Tops F-T October Opener

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Fasig-Tipton Opener Mirrors Recent Market Trends

Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Hutson Buys ‘Collector’s Item’ at Fasig-Tipton

Paulick – Report –  Dale Romans Set To Train, Manage Latest Churchill Downs Racing Club Runner

ESPN – DRF – Watchmaker – Sizing up Eclipse contenders ahead of Breeders’ Cup

TDN – Bill Finley – The Beverly Lewis You Didn’t Know

TDN – Caulfield – Pedigree Insights: Cracksman

Paulick Report – Run Rhino Run Leaves Announcer ‘Shellshocked’ In Runaway South African Victory

Paulick Report – Contessa: Our Sport Needs A Commissioner

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Haigh – Bob Baffert Q&A: my three huge chances at the Breeders’ Cup

Paulick Report – West Coast ‘Not Even Blowing’ After Classic Breeze With Hoppertunity

C and H Duggan Farms Ltd. and Shot In The Dark Racing Corp.’s  Hemlock Channel sat back in the pack saving his best run for last to handily win the Harvest Plate Stake at Century Downs on Sunday October 22 with Rico Walcott in the irons for conditioner Greg Tracy. This was the first stakes win for the Ontario bred son of E Dubai out of the Regal Classic mare Royal Diamond in a new track record time of 1:22.75 for the seven furlongs. Royal Warrior closed along with Hemlock Channel but never threatened the winner. Sir Bronx got up for third place.

DRF – Goulding – Hemlock Channel’s Harvest Plate win sets mark

Almac Racing Stables’ Tara’s Way contested the early pace set by the 3 year old Manitoba bred filly Escape Clause took over coming home and held on for conditioner Rick Hedge with Shamaree Muir in the saddle in the 1 1 /16 mile Founders Distaff at Century Downs on Sunday October 22. It was the second stakes win of 2017 for the Kentucky bred daughter of Tizway out of the Speightstown mare She’s a Wow in a new track record time of 1:45.94. Anstrum got up for second over Escape Clause who faded to third in her effort against older mares in open company.

Handle for the day was a respectable $273,905.

Paulick Report –Heart To Heart ‘Comfortable,’ Oscar Performance ‘Great’ In Keeneland Works

Paulick Report – New Mexico Tracks’ Slot Revenue Declines To Lowest Figures Since 2005

Bloodhorse – Shea – Apple Betty Surges to Dowager Win

Bloodhorse – Dalarna Upsets English Channel Field in Stakes Debut

Bloodhorse – Artistic Diva Speeds to Victory in Anoakia Stakes

TDN – Munnings Filly Stays Undefeated in Anoakia

DRF – Goulding – Hemlock Channel will need his best in Harvest Plate

Sacre Bleu

National Post – Conrad Black: Quebec is now the beacon of astute economic policy in this country

The Globe and Mail – Yakabuski -Why Quebec is ground zero in the battle over secularism

Casino – Sheldon – Investors Struggle to Reboot China’s Horse Racing Industry

The Atlantic – Sims – What Martin Scorsese Gets Right About Rotten Tomatoes

The thing I loved about the cartoons I grew up with is, to this day, I’m still just starting to get certain references from Bugs Bunny cartoons. I’ll see some film noir movie and go, ‘Wait, that’s what Bugs Bunny was quoting!’ I like the idea we made the unfolding fortune cookie for ten years from now.
Christopher McCulloch


Racing Post – Riley – Late-blooming Hydrangea sets brilliant O’Brien on the pedestal alongside Frankel

Sal says Riley just moved up the list.

TDN – Galileo’s Hydrangea Registers Landmark Win for Ballydoyle in the Fillies & Mares


Paulick Report – ‘A Marvelous Achievement’: O’Brien Reflects After Record-Equaling 25th Group 1 Victory In 2017

ESPN – DRF – McGee – Lovely Bernadette gets winning trip in Valley View

The Bitter Southerner – Mullen – Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.
Raymond Chandler

LA Times – The flag, the military, police shootings, the NFL and Trump get the barbershop treatment at Tolliver’s

Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.

Cowboy Wisdom

Figaro’s Aria

NY Times – Kepner – Behind Astros Victory, McCullers’s Killer Instinct and a Father’s Advice

Burning Down The House

TDN – Frary – Cracksman Destroys Champion Rivals For Frankel’s Breakthrough


TDN – De Sousa Crowned Champion Jockey

Paulick Report – You Could Never Count Him Out’: Jerkens Reflects On Career Of Late Stallion Effinex

Racing Post – Fidler – They’re not going to overthrow humans – but just how clever are racehorses?

National Post – Report: The only thing stopping dolphins from destroying us is a lack of hands

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

George Orwell

Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

US Racing – Michaels – Jockeys Matter When Handicapping the Breeders’ Cup

Paulick Report – Navarro, Sharp Fined For Class 1 Drug Violations; ‘Mitigating Circumstances’ Cited

It is like a barber’s chair that fits all buttocks, the pin-buttock, the quatch-buttock, the brawn-buttock, or any buttock.

William Shakespeare

Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Miss Sunset Wears Them Down in Raven Run

TDN – Into Mischief Filly Leads 1-2 for Cali in Raven Run

Bloodhorse – Twisted Tom Clinches Empire Classic

Bloodhorse – Balan – Bonus Points Storms Home in Maryland Million Classic

TDN – Holy Roman Emperor’s Rock My Love Is the Winterkonigin

TDN – Harvey – Chinese Owner Recognised For Success

Sal says that there owners must be friends of the Bear.

National Post – Kelly – Hockey’s Hotspur tells all

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

TDN – Galileo’s Order of St George Leaves It Late In the Long Distance Cup

Hawthorne Sal

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