Nov 052017

lunedi 6 novembre

TwinSpires Blog – Powell’s impressions of Breeders’ Cup 2017 in its Del Mar debut

Sal says thanks to the one Northlands Park manager who understands customer service and rewarded many of the long time fauthful with free chicken wings during the interlude between the Turf and the Classic.

Horse Race Insider – Pricci – “Breeders’ Cup: The Horse Racing Event That Never Fails to Fire”

Bloodhorse – Hangin with Haskin – Mornings With Gun Runner

This Is Horse Racing – Joe Clancy – Gun Runner delivers in big moment

TwinSpires Blog – Caldwell – Vulnerable favorites and logical longshots focus of exciting Breeders’ Cup Saturday

TDN – Thornton – Week in Review: Intriguing Plot Twists Anchor Rousing Breeders’ Cup

TwinSpires Blog – Hanson – No question about Horse of the Year, but a few minor Eclipse debates remain

Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Morning After Classic, Baffert Reflects at Del Mar

TDN – Baffert Crew Regroups

Brisnet – Songbird, Tepin to light up Fasig-Tipton November

TDN – Martini – Stars on Offer at Fasig-Tipton Monday

TDN – Martini – Return of an Empire Maker

TDN – Gun Runner in Good Order, Likely for Pegasus

TDN – More Breeders’ Cup Updates

domenica 5 novembre

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

It’s All Over Now

TDN – Bossinakis – Castellano Earns Shoemaker Award

Sal says that the Breeders’ Cup needs to add a jockey wager for the 13 Breeders’ Cup races. Let the bettors wager WPS on the jockey performances for the 13 races. 100 points awarded per race: 60 – 20 – 10 – 6 – 4. Got to start offering wagers that all the fantasy pool players understand.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go

Sal says that some of the Breeders’ Cup jockeys knew and some didn’t.

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NY Times – Asimov -The Four Rules of Thanksgiving Wines

Then Came The Morning

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
Elbert Hubbard

NY Times – Bonisteel – Thanksgiving Equipment Essentials

Sal’s Thanksgiving Essential

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Southern Man

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.

W.C. Fields

NY Times – Robbins – Yellowstone Grizzlies May Soon Commingle With Northern Cousins

Sweet Home Alabama

All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he’ll listen to me any day.

Author Unknown

NY Times – Tanis – Same Vegetables, New Flavors

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
Doug Larson

Southern Living – Snierson – Here’s When All 33 Hallmark Christmas Movies Will Air

Sal says that Sal’s providing you the schedule so that you can plan on doing something else when these movies are airing.

The daughter who won’t lift a finger in the house is the same child who cycles madly off in the pouring rain to spend all morning mucking out a stable.

Samantha Armstrong

Sal’s Drink and a Flick

The Smoking Bishop

The Bishop’s Wife


ESPN – O’Connor – Patrick Ewing Has The Floor

Laws control the lesser man.  Right conduct controls the greater one. 

Chinese Proverb

NY Times – Gagliano and Newnam – 10 Tips for Fascinating Table Talk at Your Next Dinner Party

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.

Mark Twain

National Post – Conrad Black: In response to falling test results, teachers’ federation proposes ending testing

Brick In The Wall

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.

Nikita Khrushchev

The Canadian Forces may have recently pulled off a rare feat: a military procurement triumph.

We are reluctant to even write these words, lest the cosmos note this aberration from the natural order of things and immediately smite the project.

National Post – NP View: Canadian Forces pull off a rare feat: a procurement triumph

Personal Jesus

NY Times – For Meb Keflezighi’s Last Marathon, a Special Treat and Dance

Bloodhorse – 2017 Breeders’ Cup Saturday

Bloodhorse – Breeders’ Cup Handle Rises at Del Mar

TDN – On-Track Handle Sets New Breeders’ Cup Record

LA Times – Montero – Las Vegas shooter had been losing money for two years and ‘was going in the wrong direction,’ sheriff says

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.

Chinese Proverb

Bloodhorse – Breeders’ Cup Saturday Wrap

Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: It’s A Wrap

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts — for support rather than for illumination.

Andrew Lang

Lady and the Track – Breeders’ Cup Saturday Photo Gallery

National Post – The Telegraph – Scientists discovered some individual bees are either left or right wing (but most are centrists)

You can learn many things from children.  How much patience you have, for instance.

Franklin P. Jones

“You ride a thousand horses a year, and this one, there’s just something special,” said Geroux. “I don’t know, it’s just a crazy connection. I’m not a true believer in that, but I do believe now.”

ESPN – DRF – Welsh – Geroux and Gun Runner prove successful partners in crime

Bloodhorse – Balan – Gun Runner Untouchable in Breeders’ Cup Classic

ESPN – DRF – Privman – Gun Runner saves best for last in Breeders’ Cup Classic

US Racing – Simon – Gun Runner Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic in Decisive Fashion

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ehalt – How Gun Runner transformed from sparring partner to champion

TDN – Gun Runner Leaves No Doubt in Classic; Arrogate 5th

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Gun Runner All The Way In Emphatic Breeders’ Cup Classic Victory

Man With A Gun

Not to understand a treasure’s worth till time has stole away the slighted good, is cause of half the poverty we feel, and makes the world the wilderness it is.

William Cowper

TDN – Bill Finley – A Phenomenal Horse

ESPN – DRF – Grening – Arrogate of old did not reappear in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.

Elbert Hubbard

Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Roy H Continues Big Day for Connections in Sprint

ESPN – DRF – Roy H gives trainer unforgettable day with BC Sprint win

TDN – Roy H Rolls On in the Sprint

Where Is My Mind

ESPN – DRF – Good Magic wins maiden with emphatic score in BC Juvenile

Bloodhorse – Wince Hughes – Good Magic Takes Down Bolt d’Oro in Juvenile

TDN – ‘Magic’ Continues for e Five as Curlin Colt Romps in Juvenile

Paulick Report – Good Magic Well Clear To Break Maiden In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile; Bolt D’Oro Third

Witchy Woman

You’re not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can’t face reality.  Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Malcolm X

Bloodhorse -Balan – World Approval All Class in Breeders’ Cup Mile Win

TDN – World Approval Digs Deep to Take the Mile

Darkness Darkness

Integrity has no need of rules.

Albert Camus

 Bloodhorse – Balan – No Denying Wuheida in Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

TDN – Wuheida Tops Euro Exacta in Filly/Mare Turf

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.

Louis D. Brandeis

One More Cup of Coffee

TDN – Riley – Godolphin Scores Breeders’ Cup Double

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Bloodhorse – Hammonds – Talismanic Surprises in Breeders’ Cup Turf

TDN – Carasso – Talismanic ‘Fabre’-lous in Longines Turf

It is well known that the older a man grows, the faster he could run as a boy.

Red Smith

Bloodhorse -Wimcze Hughes –  Stormy Liberal Springs Turf Sprint Upset

TDN – Stormy Liberal Upsets Turf Sprint in 1-2 Finish for Miller; Lady Aurelia 10th

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Bloodhorse – Angst – Caledonia Road Rallies to Upset Juvenile Fillies

TDN – Caledonia Road Much the Best in Juvenile Fillies

DRF – McGee – Bar of Gold ($135.40) surprises all in BC Filly and Mare Sprint

TDN – Bar of Gold Continues String of Upsets, Posts 66-1 Shocker in F/M Sprint

Gold Dust Woman

Southern Living – Ducharme – Houston Astros Fans Are Getting $10 Million in Free Mattresses After the World Series Win

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.

Kay Redfield Jamison

LA Times OpEd – Want a better juvenile justice system? Keep kids out of it in the first place

Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.

Harold Hulbert

FiveThirtyEight – Gang Stats Aren’t Remotely Reliable, But Voters Keep Hearing About Them Anyway

God Bless The Child

TDN – War Front Half to Honor Code Flies Late to Take Juvy Turf Sprint

NY Times – Stevenson – Citigroup, 21st Century Fox, Twitter: Prince’s Arrest Touches Many

NY Times – KirkPatrick – Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

Should I Stay Or Should I Go

DRF – King – Farrell outruns the crowd in Chilukki Stakes

DRF – Gierkink – Gamble’s Ghost gives connections consolation prize with Maple Leaf win

The Globe and Mail – Pruden – The death of Wonder Woman

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Food should be a cause for pleasure, not panic. For most people, it’s entirely possible to eat more healthfully without living in terror or struggling to avoid certain foods altogether. If there’s one thing you should cut from your diet, it’s fear.

NY Times – Carroll – Relax, You Don’t Need to ‘Eat Clean’

ESPN – World Series champion Justin Verlander marries model Kate Upton in Italy

Autumn Leaves

LA Times – Branson-Potts – In a rural Northern California valley, a development battle asks: Is a helicopter a tractor?

Where Have all the Cowboys Gone

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Down on the Farm

Most people go to ashrams or retreats to destress and rejuvenate themselves. But I come back to my roots, the place where I spent half my life. And when I return, I spend time in the farms, eating a stalk of sugarcane, driving a tractor, and chilling with childhood friends.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Just past the half-mile pole, Velazquez nudged the gas pedal and Forever Unbridled filled the bridle while still sixth. The jockey, chosen by Fipke over Joel Rosario in a decision early in the week, made her wait another sixteenth. Ahead of Forever Unbridled, Jose Ortiz asked Elate to go after the leaders and didn’t get an immediate response. The 2-1 favorite was trying, just not making progress. Velazquez noticed, and sent Forever Unbridled toward the front on the turn. She was there in an instant – a white-shadow-rolled menace coming four wide as the field reached the quarter pole.

“Sometimes you can draw it the way you want it to, and it doesn’t show up,” Velazquez said of having pre-race plans. “It just happens she was there for me. Let’s put it that way. She did everything I asked her to do, and she responded for everything I wanted to do. It’s easy when you have a job like that and the horse responds for you.”

Forever Unbridled came off the turn full of run, went around Elate as Champagne Room backed up on the rail. The winner engaged Paradise Woods at the top of the stretch, took the lead with three-sixteenths to go – via several under-elbow glances by Velazquez – and held off the steady late rally of Abel Tasman to the wire. Paradise Woods hung on for third.

This is Horse Racing – Joe Clancy – Forever Unbridled gets her due in Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Bloodhorse – Wincze Hughes – Forever Unbridled Reigns in Breeders’ Cup Distaff

ESPN – DRF – Forever Unbridled concludes perfect season with Distaff win

“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.”

TDN – Forever Unbridled Rallies Strongly To Win Longines Distaff

Paulick Report – Forever Unbridled Powers To Breeders’ Cup Distaff Win

Redemption Song

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

Time’s Always Leaving

Bloodhorse – Novak-Crosby – Rushing Fall Strikes in BC Juvenile Fillies Turf

TDN – Rushing Fall Too Tough in Juvenile Fillies Turf

Hazy Shade of Winter

TDN – Blame’s Daisy Remains Unbeaten in the Tempted

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

Lazurus Long

In The End

Hawthorne  Sal

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