The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
Lookin out for No 1
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
That’s the great thing about a tractor. You can’t really hear the phone ring.
The Last Saskatchewan Pirate
The Globe and Mail – CP – Richards – ‘Just my heart exploded’
DRF – Swavy – Free access expanded at DRF.com
Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – O’Brien Resolute in Pursuit of the Classic
Bloodhorse – Diversify Leads Breeders’ Cup Works at Belmont
Brisnet – Caldwell – Diversify breezes bullet half-mile, connections still on the fence for Breeders’ Cup Classic
TDN – Breeders’ Cup Workout Report
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Duckworth – Breeders’ Cup countdown: echoes of the great stallions in Darby Dan’s exciting renaissance
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This is Horse Racing – Breeders’ Cup 2017 Saturday picks
Sal says that Tom Law was sharpest of any picker he saw on Friday.
Bloodhorse – Hangin with Haskin -Selection Saturday: Bombs Away
Paulick Report – Jagow – Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Saturday Longshots, ‘Old Days In Del Mar’
Bloodhorse – Litfin At Large: Breeders’ Cup Key Horses, Price Plays
Bloodhorse – Keeler Johnson’s 2017 Breeders’ Cup Selections
TwinSpires Blog – Shapiro’s Pick 4 (Races 5-8) analysis for Breeders’ Cup Saturday
TwinSpires Blog – Mucciolo: Classic is all about Gun Runner and Baffert
TwinSpires Blog – Mucciolo: Juvenile Fillies ripe for a price, but Juvenile all about Bolt
TwinSpires Blog – Mucciolo: Breaking down the Filly & Mare Sprint and TwinSpires Sprint
Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Championship Saturday Juveniles
Bloodhorse – Balan – Ulysses Scratched From Breeders’ Cup Turf
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Forever Unbridled Reigns in Breeders’ Cup Distaff
ESPN – DRF – Forever Unbridled concludes perfect season with Distaff win
TDN – Forever Unbridled Rallies Strongly To Win Longines Distaff
“The whole key was I wanted to save ground on the first turn and I was able to do that,” said winning rider John Velazquez. “I got her in a comfortable position where I thought she was going well. At the three-eighths pole I followed Jose Ortiz’s horse [Elate] and all of a sudden she stopped and I had to go a little sooner than I wanted to. I got to the lead a little too soon for me but, I mean, it was perfect.”
Paulick Report – Forever Unbridled Powers To Breeders’ Cup Distaff Win
TDN – Bill Finley – Breeders’ Cup Friday: Maybe They Should Have Had a Prep?
Paulick Report – Mendelssohn Gives O’Brien, Moore Fourth BC Juvenile Turf Victory
Bloodhorse – Mendelssohn Storms Home in BC Juvenile Turf
TDN – KEESEP Topper Mendelssohn Scoops the Juvenile Turf For Ballydoyle
Bloodhorse – Battle of Midway Breaks Through in BC Dirt Mile
TDN – ‘TDN Rising Star’ Battle of Midway Takes Dirt Mile Thriller
Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Rushing Fall Strikes in BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
TDN – Rushing Fall Too Tough in Juvenile Fillies Turf
TDN – Blame’s Daisy Remains Unbeaten in the Tempted
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NY Times – Wagner – Astros’ George Springer, the Series M.V.P., Has Come a Long Way
TDN – Winx Signs Out For 2017
TDN – Carasso – Breeders’ Cup ‘Charge’-s Into Del Mar
TDN – Sainty – Record Aggregate Posted At Tatts
Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A ‘One In Two Million’ Opportunity
Sal says that Castellano must be honouring the silk colours.
TwinSpires Blog – Powell – Breeders’ Cup deserves our undivided wagering attention
This is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Breeders’ Cup Friday: Spa and Surf
TDN – Sherack – Thursday’s Breeders’ Cup Trackside Report
Horse Race Insider – Jicha – Beating favorites key to a successful Breeders’ Cup
Twin Spires Blog – Scully – Breeders’ Cup Friday Plays
This is Horse Racing Tom Law – Breeders’ Cup 2017 Friday picks
TwinSpires Blog – Shapiro – How to bet the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Paulick Report – Jagow – Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Turf Sprint, Dirt Mile
TwinSpires Blog – Contentious fields bolster exciting Breeders’ Cup Friday
TwinSpires Blog – Shapiro’s Distaff-Classic Double
TDN – Riley – Juddmonte On Top Of The World
Bloodhorse – Balan – Stellar Wind’s Finale Part of Journey for Connections
Bloodhorse – Ron Mitchell – Champagne Room Priciest Distaff Entrant Sold at Auction
TDN – DiDonato – Big Breeders’ Cup Connections to Hill ‘n’ Dale Consignment
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Duckworth – The foal who grew up to win a ninth Breeders’ Cup for Mill Ridge Farm. And this weekend he could make it ten
TDN – DeBernardis – Baffert Seeks Fourth Straight Classic
TDN – Breeders’ Cup Participants Supporting New Vocations
This is Horse Racing – Joe Clancy – Breeders’ Cup hero Smith still going strong
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National Post – Hopper – The one sport Canada utterly dominates: Corey Bellemore smashes beer mile world record again
FiveThirtyEight – Paine – The Astros Tanked Their Way To The Top
NY Times – Fernandez and Debenedetto – 9 Weeks After Harvey, Houston Celebrates World Series Win
NY Times – Kepner – Another Game 7 Provides a Perfect Ending for the Astros
LA Times – Shaikin – Never mind the pitching — the Dodgers lost Game 7 because they scored just one run
LA Times – Plaschke – Hopes of ending season with a title evaporate in a Game 7 flash
LA Times Baxter and Hiserman – World Series notes: With a tip and a nod, the Gurriel-Darvish exchange is over
That 2-year-old colt, Imperial Hint, is out of Royal Hint, a mare Mamone bred and raced to two wins in six starts in 2003. Mamone had given the mare to his friend Bert Pilcher Jr., who bred her to the Langfuhr stallion Imperialism to get Imperial Hint.
Bloodhorse – Imperial Hint a Fortunate Impulse Buy for Connections
“Every trainer with five, eight, 10 horses, we are looking every day for a horse like Imperial Hint,” Carvajal said. “This is what keeps you going, hoping for something like this to happen.”
America’s Best Racing – Lowe – Imperial Hint, Owner’s Only Racehorse, Streaking into Breeders’ Cup
Imperial Hint is a son of Imperialism who stands in Alberta at Esquirol Farms.
Horse Racing Nation – Lynch thrilled with Breeders’ Cup 2017 hopeful Heart to Heart
Although not based at Woodbine, additional Canadian-bred horses headed to Breeders’ Cup include Heart to Heart (Mile), Flameaway (Juvenile Turf), Hemp Hemp Hurray (Juvenile Turf) and Ransom the Moon (Sprint).
Ontario Racing – Plenty of Can-Con for 2017 Breeders’ Cup
Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Sprint, Classic Trends
Bloodhorse – Hangin With Haskin – Friday Races Have a Little Bit of Everything
TDN – Wednesday Breeders’ Cup Workout Report
Paulick Report – Paulick – Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Final Thoughts
TDN – Murrietta – Well-Received Owner Conference Concludes
Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Veterinary Issues, Claiming Game Discussed at OwnerView
Paulick Report – A Message From Eddie Olczyk To Horse Racing: Thank You
Bloodhorse – Angst – U S Navy Flag to Try Dirt, Mendelssohn Sticks With Turf
TwinSpires Blog – BC Internationals: Juvenile contender U S Navy Flag
ESPN – DRF – Privman – Gun Runner at his best for rematch with Arrogate in Classic
Paulick Report – Rees – Asmussen: Gun Runner ‘Allowed To Develop’ Into Legitimate Classic Contender
TDN – DeBernardis – Smith Looks to Continue Historic BC Run
Lady and the Track – Sigmon – Breeders’ Cup Morning Training Photos – 11/1/17
TDN – Sherack – On Top of the World
Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Kodiac Ties Record for Single-Season Juvenile Winners
Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Mount ‘Like A Dream’ For Indiana’s De La Cruz
Bloodhorse – Balan – ‘Street Fighter’ Skye Diamonds Blossoms into BC Role
US Racing – Stallion Stories: Remembering the First Breeders’ Cup Winner Ever
TDN – Trainer Scott Is California Dreaming
TDN – Martini – SF Bloodstock Loaded for November
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The Globe and Mail – CP – Dyck – B.C. doctor says Canadian-led heart valve surgery will ‘blow people’s minds’
Southern Living – 7 Candy Cakes That’ll Put Your Leftover Halloween Candy to Good Use
Sal says that Sal saved some lucky kid from Halloween disappointment when he opened a treat size box of Smarties to find 6 brown ones. The only kid who’d be happy with 6 brown smarties is Charlie and that’s only because they match his moniker.
David Letterman Halloween Monologue
LA Times – McCullough – Dodgers beat Astros 3-1 to force a deciding Game 7 in the World Series
FiveThirtyEight – Paine – Of Course This World Series Needs A Game 7
Sal says that after Darvish’s first pitch to Gurriel is low and outside you won’t see Gurriel digging in all night.
Baseball is a game of inches.
Diggy Liggy Lo
ESPN – Miller – Managing Game 7 is the most difficult coaching job in sports
Most ball games are lost, not won.
TwinSpires Blog – Scully – Classic drama highlights Breeders’ Cup Saturday storylines
TDN – Boyce – Just Classic
Paulick Report – Paulick – Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Old Standbys And Recent Upstarts
TDN – DeBernardis – Ruis: Back And Better Than Ever
Horse Race Insider – Pricci – I LOVE MY…I LOVE MY…I LOVE MY XBTV
Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A Million Reasons
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Edgard Zayas Ready for First Breeders’ Cup Ride
Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Distaff, F&M Turf
Bloodhorse – Shulman – Fipke Mulls Pegasus for Distaffer Forever Unbridled
Diamonds On The Soles of Her Shoes
TDN – Sherack – In Full Bloom
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ehalt – Watch out for Bob Edwards: he’s won a Breeders’ Cup already, but he’s only just getting going
ESPN – DRF – Andersen – Mandella hoping Retro can get into BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
TDN – DeBernardis – LaPenta Hopes Seven is His Lucky Number
Bloodhorse – Jeff Fager Gives OwnerView Conference Keynote
TDN – Murrietta – Thoroughbred Owners Conference Day 2 Recap
ESPN – DRF – Privman – Two turns the issue for Practical Joke in Breeders’ Cup
TDN – Sherack – Tuesday’s Trackside Breeders’ Cup Report
Paulick Report – Churchill Unveils $32 Million Plan To Improve Parking, Transportation
US Racing – Simon – Race Profile: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
US Racing – Michaels – The Inside Dope on the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
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Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore —
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”
Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
Edgar Allan Poe
The origin of Halloween lies in Celtic Ireland
Black Magic Woman
Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
The Bitter Southerner – Brooks – Ghosts in the Road
Ghosts In The Road
ESPN – Junod and Wickersham- Tom Brady’s Most Dangerous Game
ESPN – Bill Belichick: Reiss – Liked Jimmy Garoppolo but needed to resolve situation
Boston Globe – Finn – What to make of another blind-side hit from Bill Belichick?
Sal says that if Belichick didn’t think he had Colin Kaepernick as a backup plan this trade doesn’t get made.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it’s a sure sign you’re getting old.
The Globe and Mail – Reuters – Wattie – Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin on sex assault cases: ‘No one has the right to a particular verdict’
LA Times – Branson-Potts and Vives – For Dodger fans on the edge, it all comes down to a Halloween comeback
NY Times – Wagner – Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie. Washed Down With Champagne.
Bloodhorse – Balan – Lady Eli’s Swan Song in BC Filly & Mare Turf
Magna Carta is the Law: Let the King look out.”So it has always been with tyrants among our own people: when the King was tyrant, let him look out. And it has always been the same, and will be the same, whether the tyrant be the Barons, whether the tyrant be the Church, whether he be demagogue or dictator – let them look out.
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – MacDonald – Breeders’ Cup: after Lady Eli and Collected, could more stars be on the way from remarkable Runnymede?
All art is based on nonconformity … Without nonconformity we would have had no Bill of Rights or Magna Carta, no public education system, no nation upon this continent, no continent, no science at all, no philosophy, and considerably fewer religions.
DRF – Hovdey: Harper invites world to step right up
Paulick Report – Paulick – Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: The Most Important Meal
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes Arrogate, Gun Runner Headline Classic Showdown
TDN – Arrogate and Gun Runner Sharpen for Classic Battle
Paulick Report – Arrogate Draws The Rail, Gun Runner Favorite For 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic
ESPN – DRF – Privman – Three-year-olds face tough age hurdle in Breeder’s Cup Classic
Sal says the 3 year olds face an even taller hurdle in 2017 the mediocrity of the 2017 crop.
DRF – Privman – Baffert’s Classic quartet sets record for number of starters
Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart, second in the Shadwell Turf Mile by half-length, also took the Keeneland route to Del Mar in pursuit of his long-awaited grade 1 victory, along with Donegal Racing’s Ballagh Rocks, third in the Shadwell Turf Mile by a head.
Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Ribchester Takes on Breeders’ Cup Mile in Farewell Bow
DRF – Hersh – Ballagh Rocks stands to move up in BC Mile
TDN – “Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup” Off and Running
Bloodhorse – Gantz – Positives of Partnerships Discussed at OwnerView
TDN – Murrietta – Thoroughbred Owners Conference Starts With a ‘Bing’
TDN – Big Breeders’ Cup For Cheveley Park
TDN – Sherack – Trackside Del Mar: Guns Blazing
Bloodhorse – Angst – Unbeaten Bolt d’Oro Takes Aim at Juvenile, Championship
Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Mendelssohn Heads Deep Euro Contingent in Juvenile Turf
Paulick Report – Jagow – Breeders’ Cup Winning Traits Presented By NYRA Bets: Juveniles On The Grass?
Bloodhorse – Shea – Lady Aurelia, Marsha Meet Again in BC Turf Sprint
While Mind Your Biscuits needs to return to top form, there are plenty of runners entered off big wins, including
and Imperial Hint, who extended his win streak to five when he won the Donald LeVine Memorial Stakes Sept. 4 at Parx Racing under wraps.
Bloodhorse – Angst – Baffert, Drefong Back in Search of Another Sprint Win
Bloodhorse – Shulman – Highland Reel Aims to Defend BC Turf Against Deep Field
Bloodhorse – Shulman – Forever Unbridled, Stellar Wind Battle Sophs in Distaff
TDN – Caravaggio Leads Trio Retiring to Coolmore Ireland
DRF – McGee – Casse trio set for Juvenile Fillies
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TDN – Berry – The Weekly Wrap
DRF – Privman – CHRB investigating timing of shock-wave treatment for Imperative
Bloodhorse – Johnson – A Few Thoughts on the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries
Bar None Ranches Ltd.’s Remarkable Vintage contested the early pace took over and then edged away from his rivals winning the Canadian Juvenile Stakes at Century Downs on Sunday October 29, 2017 covering the 7 furlongs in 1:24.18 for conditioner Ron Grieves with Larry Munoz in the irons. The home bred son of Schramsberg out of the Allen’s Prospect mare Prospective Miss kept his record perfect at 2 for 2. Regal Max contested the pace but was no match for the winner. Shimshine stalked the pace and appeared poised to close but flattened out down the lane.
Post Time favourite Weekend Wizard stumbled badly coming out of the gate, moved into contention but wilted.
DRF – Goulding – Remarkable Vogue scores in Canadian Juvenile
Brisnet – Scully – Four stakes highlight ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ opener at Churchill Downs
Louisville Courier-Journal – Frakes – Five things to know about Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet
Racing Post – Melrose – Peerless O’Brien on top of the world as Saxon Warrior seals Group 1 record
Brisnet – Hanson -O’Brien breaks tie with Frankel, earns 26th Group 1 win in Racing Post Trophy
The Guardian – Cook – Aidan O’Brien hits record 26th Group One win of year with Saxon Warrior
TDN – Frary – It’s O’Brien’s Record As Deep Impact’s Saxon Warrior Takes the Trophy
FiveThirtyEight – Arthur – This Astros-Dodgers World Series Is Already One Of The Best Ever
LA Times – McCullough – Astros are one win from World Series title after outslugging Dodgers 13-12 in Game 5
NY Times – Witz – Astros Down the Dodgers in a Dramatic and Dizzying Slugfest
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – The theatre, the emotion, and the sheer togetherness of a moment in racing history
Bloodhorse – Shea – Diversify to Skip Breeders’ Cup Classic
Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Old Firsts And New Ones
Paulick Report – Paulick – Ray’s Del Mar Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Coastal Bliss
Bloodhorse – Balan – Lull Makes the Grade in Autumn Miss
TDN – Shanghai Bobby Colt Game to Capture Street Sense
Bloodhorse – Fight On, Sultry Take Spendthrift Stallion Stakes
TDN – Malibu Moon’s Sultry Upsets Spendthrift Juvenile Fillies
TDN – Into Mischief Colt Wins Spendthrift Juvenile for Spendthrift
Horse Race Insider – Indulto – With Win and You’re In, More Is Better
TDN – Tapizar Filly Stays Unbeaten in Rags to Riches Romp
NY Times – Sharma – When You’re the Bad Guest
Paulick Report – Williams – Handle, Attendance, Field Size All Up At Santa Anita Autumn Meet
Paulick Report – Average Handle Up 36 Percent At Close Of Monmouth-At-Meadowlands Meeting
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Don Danard and Brad Auger’s Suzette recovered from a bad break, contested and took over the lead easily winning the Freedom of the City Stakes at Century Downs on Saturday, October 28, 2017 covering the 7 furlongs in 1:24.84 with Rico Walcott in the irons for conditioner Greg Tracy. The Kentucky bred daughter of Overanalyze out of the Sharp Humor mare Anna Bird Rulez won her second stake in a row improving her record for 2017 to 3 wins from 4 races. Pure Rose was gaining late but never threatened the winner. Dreaming Ez contested the early pace before fading and holding on for third place money.
Handle for the 11 race card on a blustery fall day was a respectable $264,198 aided by a bridge jumper show bet of about $50,000 on Suzette.
DRF – Goulding – Suzette brushes off stumble, wins Freedom of the City
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Independent – Stolworthy – Halloween 2017: 27 horror films that will actually terrify you from The Exorcist and Paranormal Activity to The Witch
On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.
NY Times – Oliver – Spooked by Real Life? Bring On the Halloween Frights
NY Times – Belson – Texans Owner Bob McNair Apologizes Again and Meets With His Team
TDN – Frary – Saint-Cloud Card Off After Protest
NY Times – Kenny – Streaming Halloween: Canon Classics and New Movies to Scream With
At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham
It’s My Party
Just in time for your Breeders’ Cup Party Planning
NY Times – Hamilton – The Art Of The Dinner Party
NY Times – Nosrat – The All Hands on Deck Dumpling Party
NY Times – Rao – The Fondue Party
NY Times – Sifton – The Expandable Feast
NY Times – Hamilton – The Old-School Dinner Party
NY Times – Greenspan – The Evening in Paris Party
Epicurious – A Southern Summer Cocktail Party
Kitchn – A Winter Glam Cocktail Party: The Party Plan and Menu
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.
P. J. O’Rourke
It’s My Party
US Racing -Michaels – Del Mar Ready to Host First Breeders’ Cup
To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.
LA Times -Read Sen. Jeff Flake’s speech announcing he will not seek reelection: ‘I will not be complicit
NY Times – Stolberg – Jeff Flake, a Fierce Trump Critic, Will Not Seek Re-election for Senate
Sal says that Flake’s strategy sounds like Flake wants to remain unscathed for a 2020 Presidential Race.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw
Sympathy For The Devil
DRF – Dunleavy – Belmont cancels final-day card due to weather
LA Times – OpEd – Kipen – Hate baseball? There are still seven reasons to watch the World Series
You can observe a lot by watching.
NY Times – Greenwood – How Beets Became Beet-Red
It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin – and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own. Even the air feels different on Halloween, autumn-crisp and bright.
Bloodhorse – Angst – Keeneland Reports Decline in Total Handle at Fall Meet
Paulick Report – Solid Attendance And Record Purse Money But Declining Handle During Keeneland Fall Meet
FiveThirtyEight – Hickey – The Ultimate Halloween Candy Power Ranking
National Post – Einstein scribbled his theory of happiness in place of a tip. It just sold for more than $1 million
Rock N Roll Music
National Post – ‘It all started to feel like a dream’: Visits, an original Halloween story by Robert J. Wiersema
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
NY Times – OPED- Castaneda – What Is Che Guevara’s Legacy 50 Years After His Death?
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.
Children of the Revolution
TDN – Carasso – Japanese-Based Into Mischief Colt Could Try Derby Trail
Before The Devil Knows We’re Dead
Science is magic that works.
Paulick Report – Voss – Lost And Found: Former Jockey Now Enjoying Racing From The Ground
The Bitter Southerner – Blumetti – Florida: Why Panic?
In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
Hunter S. Thompson
The state calls its own violence law, but that of the individual crime.
Walk Like An Egyptian
NY Times – Barry – The Lost Children of Tuam
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void, but out of chaos.
Sympathy For The Devil
Paulick Report – NYRA Chaplaincy, PDJF Set To Honor Angel Cordero On Night Of Champions
Paulick Report – New Ownership, New Ideas: Ruidoso Downs Announces New Purse Increases, New Incentives
Paulick Report – New Ruidoso Downs Owners Lay Out Strict Rules For Participation
In The Air Tonight
Things come to you without you necessarily knowing what they mean.
Many found Gurriel’s antics as juvenile and insulting as they were sadly familiar.
“It just felt like, ‘Man, again?’ Like, we’re so used to this,” Jason Chu, a Chinese American rapper based in Los Angeles. “People don’t even pause. They think that this is acceptable, socially, to target Asian Americans in this way, or Asians in general.”
Chu said trash talk is a routine part of competition, but Gurriel’s behavior was offensive because it mocked Darvish for being Asian.
LA Times – Branson-Potts, Castillo, Shaikin and Khan – Yuli Gurriel’s offensive gesture sparks World Series debate about respect, racism and political correctness
The Globe And Mail – AP – Reiken – Houston Astros’ Gurriel may face punishment after racial gesture during World Series
ESPN – Lauber – MLB mulls discipline after Yuli Gurriel’s insensitive gesture
LA Times – Some look askew at Yuli Gurriel’s dugout squint
Sal says that Gurriel better hope the Astros don’t face a pissed off Darvish in the 7th game. Gurriel may learn a thing or three about chin music.
Negroes are not barred from organized baseball by the commissioner and never have been during the twenty-one years I have served. If Durocher, or any other manager, or all of them, want to sign one, or twenty-five, Negro players, it is all right with me. It is the business of the managers and the club owners.
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
TDN – Freud’s Therapist Remains Perfect in Awad S.
During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
1 WITCH. Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
2 WITCH. Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin’d.
3 WITCH. Harpier cries:—’tis time! ’tis time!
1 WITCH. Round about the caldron go;
In the poison’d entrails throw.—
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot!
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
3 WITCH. Scale of dragon; tooth of wolf;
Witches’ mummy; maw and gulf
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark;
Root of hemlock digg’d i the dark;
Liver of blaspheming Jew;
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse;
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips;
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,—
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,
For the ingrediants of our caldron.
ALL. Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
2 WITCH. Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
Paint it Black
Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Sharp Samurai Sharper Than Ever in Twilight Derby
ESPN – DRF – Andersen – Sharp Samurai extends win streak to four in Twilight Derby
Garden and Gun – Lotz – Amy Sedaris on Humor, Hospitality, and Greased Watermelons
DRF – Hegarty – Leading Quarter Horse trainer Judd Kearl suspended for 19 years
Five Thirty Eight – Koerth0Baker – What Would Happen If There Were No Number 6?
Lampshades on Fire
Garden and Gun – Lotz – A Ghoulish Pop-Up Bar Gives Back
Sal’s All Hallowed Eve Drink and a Flick:
Kiss Of The Spiderwoman
Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Eskenformoney Goes Out a Winner in Turnback the Alarm
Brisnet – Caldwell – Tom’s Ready rallies for Bold Ruler victory; Eskenformoney captures Turnback the Alarm
Bloodhorse – Off Limits Holds Strong Late to win Athenia
Because the Night
Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – The Player Does Bradley Clan Proud With Fayette Win
ESPN – DRF – Russo – Borel pilots The Player to meaningful victory in Fayette
LA Times – McCullough – Dodgers pull even in World Series by defeating Astros 6-2 in Game 4
Sometime Around Midnight
Bloodhorse – Shea – Tom’s Ready Catches Stallwalkin’ Dude in Bold Ruler
Bloodhorse – Balan – Top of the Game Takes Comma to the Top Stakes
Eater NY – Tudor – Bobby Flay’s Midtown Bistro Bar Americain to Close
East Bay Times – Sciacca – What does Green Day coffee taste like?
Boulevard of Broken Beans
Bloodhorse – Battaglia Retires as Keeneland On-Air Analyst
Bloodhorse – Balan – McKinzie Wins Emotional Debut for Baffert
TDN – Street Sense Colt Romps to Rising Stardom for Baffert
ESPN – DRF – Gierkink – Moonlit Promise holds sway in Ontario Fashion Stakes