Every day is a lovely day.
Elwood P. Dowd
NY Times – Browne, Jordan, Fineman and Cirollo – 10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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