Apr 292021

Phil’s Phinal Countdown to the

2021 Kentucky Derby


samedi 1 mai

You cannot be a successful horse player if you are going to get the worst of the price all the time.
Pittsburg Phil


John Jeremiah Sullivan Horseman Pass By_(secretariat)

Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved – Hunter_S_Thompson

How to make a Woodford Reserve – Woodford Spire

You’ll need:
– 1.5 oz. Woodford Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey
– 2 oz. lemonade
– 1 oz. cranberry juice
– Lemon twist for garnish

1) Add all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir.
2) Pour over ice.
3) Garnish with a lemon twist.
4) Easy, right? Now, trot along.

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NY Times – Drape – Hoppert – What to Know About the 147th Kentucky Derby

This is Horse Racing – Joe Clancy – #RunningForJake

“Horse ownership is, by and large, a money-losing proposition,” Moss said. “And the reason why so many people enjoy owning racehorses is the experience that goes along with it—being able to go to the barn, watch your horse train in the morning, feed him peppermints, show up to the race in the afternoon, the excitement of the race with all your friends at the racetrack, maybe getting your picture made in the winner’s circle if your horse wins. All of that went away during the pandemic.” As Paulick asked, “If you can’t go see your horses, do you want to go buy more horses?”

Sportico – Johnwallstreet – Thoroughbred Sales, Prices Expected to Rebound After Grim 2020

TDN – McGrath – This Side Up: If the Hardboot Fits…

LA Times – Wood – A man and his van: Dave Grohl on the romance and stank of life on the road

The Load Out and Stay

TDN – McIngvale To Place Derby Bet On Track

Bloodhorse – King – Essential Quality’s Odds Plunge After 1st McIngvale Bet

Don’t interfere with something that ain’t botherin’ you none.

Cowboy Wisdom

“The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) received a complaint against licensee Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum on April 28, 2021,” Marc A. Guilfoil, Executive Director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, said in a statement on Thursday. “In consultation with counsel, and according to Kentucky regulations, the KHRC has determined the complaint does not articulate a violation of KHRC regulations.”

CNN – Kentucky Derby overshadowed by calls for Sheikh Mohammed’s horse to be banned amid concerns over his daughter

News ER – Derby Won’t Bar Sheikh Over His Daughter’s Disappearance

Phil has a question:

If Godolpin is kicked out who will fill that Gap.

Being an activist is about getting things done. It’s not about standing around shaking your fist in anger.

Christine Quinn

WKYT – ‘All eyes on Derby’: Louisville organizers plan protests for Kentucky Derby weekend

The activist is not the person who says the river is dirty. The activist is the person who cleans up the river.

H. Ross Perot

Phil has a question:

Do the “activists” understand how quickly they can turn a moderate against them when they continue to hassle the moderates who just wanna have fun.

Is there such a thing as an activist with a sense of humour.

Did you hear about the constipated activist

She was always trying to start a movement…

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Willoughby – Kentucky Derby: Rock Your World looks a huge threat

Bloodhorse – Daugherty – Jackie’s Warrior Headlines Loaded Pat Day Mile Field

Radar Love

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

Cowboy Wisdom

DRF – McGee – Kentucky Derby 2021: Essential Quality favored to put Godolphin, Cox, Saez over the top

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.

Aldous Huxley

The Air That I Breathe

Atlas Obscura – Wallace – At Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Is Still Growing

I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.

Thomas Jefferson

Rock N Roll Music

BBC – Renshaw – Is rewatching old TV good for the soul?

“Remember when” is the lowest form of conversation

Tony Soprano

In The Air Tonight

Bloodhorse – King – Essential Quality Favored in Derby, Oaks-Derby Double

Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people.
Samantha Bee

I Came To Dance

ESPN – Betting guide for the 147th Kentucky Derby

Know when to put a good bet down and when not to. Don’t temper your bet to the price.

Pittsburg Phil

National Post – Scott Stinson: The trouble with sports legends when the hero doesn’t live up to the heroics

Mrs. Robinson

I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

Isaac Asimov


A good jockey, a good horse, a good bet.

Pittsburg Phil

Radar Love

TDN – Bill Finley – The Beginning of the End? Arlington Kicks Off 2021 Meet Friday

Darling Be Home Soon

vendredi 30 avril

TDN – Sherack – Derby Day 147 Is Here!

File:Toro De Lidia En Colombia.JPG - Wikimedia Commons

Phil has a question:

Toro or Topo.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Robertson Davies



It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. 

James Thurber

Bloodhorse – Crosby – King Fury Out of Kentucky Derby

SportsNet – Kenward – Canada’s ‘Keepmeinmind’ eyeing massive upset at Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – King – On-Track Vibe is Back at Kentucky Oaks

Good Vibrations

Bloodhorse – Stakes Preview: Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby

TDN – Green – Derby Diary: A Pre-Derby Day Of Distraction

Sports Illustrated – Horne – The Derby, the Sheikh and the Missing Princess (Or: How Human Rights Became the Talk of a Horse Race)

Phil has a question:

When will Walmart stop selling made in China merchandise.

The Hill – Bowden – Lawyers, students want Kentucky Derby favorite barred from race

Phil has a question:

When will Quebec stop buying middle east oil.

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

Bruce Lee

Forbes – Ponciano – Biden Secretary Of State Condemns China’s ‘Acts Of Genocide’ Against Muslim Uyghurs

TDN – Thornton – The TDN Derby Top 20 for Apr. 29

The Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Form2Win: 2021 Kentucky Oaks

TDN – Sherack – Thursday’s Trackside Derby Report

NY Times – Drape – Hoppert – Expert Picks: Who Will Win the Kentucky Derby

LA Times – Cherwa – They bonded over football. Now five friends are going to the Kentucky Derby as owners

I Like To Rock

Garden and Gun – Martin – Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s Unusual Kentucky Derby

The Ringer – Harvilla – ‘60 Songs That Explain the ’90s’: The Earnest Intimacy of Dave Matthews Band’s “Crash Into Me”

When you call upon a Thoroughbred, he gives you all the speed, strength of heart and sinew in him. When you call on a jackass, he kicks.

Patricia Neal

Roxie Roller

This is Horse Racing – Tom Law- Kentucky Oaks Day stakes picks

Three keys to success: read, read, read.
Vladimir Lenin

Summer in the City

THis is Horse Racing – Tom Law – Oaks Day Bankroll Challenge

Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.
Bruce Lee

So, figure something out. Take one of those segments that have worked so well with the NBA — maybe he sits down for a one-on-one player interview and coaxes personality of them — and port it over to the NHL show. Have him make terrible gambling predictions. Whatever. Just do something. For a sport that constantly struggles to bring in casual fans, this is almost too easy.”

Auburn Wire – Stultz – The Athletic writer wants Charles Barkley to become NHL analyst

Phil has a question:

Who could be the Charles Barkley of thoroughbred racing.

Bloodhorse – Spendthrift Acquires Breeding Rights to Rock Your World

If I am more fortunate than others I need to build a longer table not a taller fence.

Tamlyn Tomita

Fat Bottomed Girls

Bloodhorse – King – McIngvale to Make $2 Million-$4 Million Derby Wager

A pre-nup is an insurance policy or, in brokerage terms, a short hedge – meant to mitigate a high-risk investment. It safeguards the love-struck from their own poor judgment of character.

Ooh Ooh Las Vegas

In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.

Bruce Lee

Bloodhorse – Hammonds – Stonestreet Represented by Three Kentucky Oaks Starters

Oh, meltdown. It’s one of these annoying buzzwords. We prefer to call it an unrequested fission surplus.

Mr Burns

Wired – Harrison – 35 Years Later, Studies Show a Silver Lining From Chernobyl

Eight years involved with the nuclear industry have taught me that when nothing can possibly go wrong and every avenue has been covered, then is the time to buy a house on the next continent.

Terry Pratchett


ESPN – Schefter – Aaron Rodgers doesn’t want to return to Green Bay Packers, sources say

When I was having that alphabet soup, I never thought that it would pay off.

Vanna White

The Spun – Report: How Jeopardy Actually Feels About Aaron Rodgers

Phil has a question:

How about Aaron and Bill.

If the skies were able to dream, they would dream of dragons.

Ilona Andrews

Brisnet – Scully – Kentucky Derby Report – Riding with Hot Rod Charlie

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Will Rogers

AG Funder News – Manning – EXCLUSIVE: Vence raises $12m to enable rotational grazing with virtual electric fences


Phil has a question:

Will the buffalo still be able to roam.

Will the grass be greener on the other side of a virtual fence.

If it keeps cows in, can it keep predators out.

Don’t Fence Me In

It is a good thing to have two ways of looking at a subject, and to admit that there are two ways of looking at it.

James Clerk Maxwell

Sportsnet – Sadler – Looking back at Patrick Roy’s first NHL head coaching job

Roenick v. Roy

Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep.

Denis Waitley

Land of Confusion

Bloodhorse – Mitchell – Search Results Raising Oaks Hopes High for Machmer Hall

Derby 2021

Tyson Fury

Yellow Submarine

2020 Kentucky Derby

Phil has a question:

Did you remember that there’s a new 20 horse gate at Churchill Downs.

2019 Kentucky Derby

An idealist is one who, on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

H. L. Mencken

2018 Kentucky Derby

Beware the Bourbonic plague.

Hawthorne Sal

2017 Kentucky Derby

Phil has a question:

Did you notice where the last few winners were placed in the early pace scenario.

Bloodhorse – Hall – Valets Have Option to Strike in Dispute With Churchill

Where is Brooklyn A

An adventure isn’t worth telling if there aren’t any dragons in it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The Ringer – Surrey – Ten Years Ago, ‘Fast Five’ Turned Its Street Racers Into Superheroes

Rock N Roll Music

Chain of Fools

Soup is a lot like a family. Each ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach full flavor.

Marge Kennedy

The Ringer – Curtis – How the 2020 NFL Draft Kicked Off Sports TV’s Great De-Glossing

Eli’s Coming

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Evening Standard – What Drives Us review: Dave Grohl’s love letter to live music will reignite your rockstar dreams

Decider – ‘What Drives Us’ Review: The Dave Grohl-Directed Music Doc Is Absolutely Worth The Ride

What Drives Us

Tiny Dancer

TIF – “Wagering Insecurity” – Part 6 – Proof


Paulick Report – Hackbarth – ‘Maybe It’s A Good Thing’: Derby Trainers Unconcerned About This Year’s Lasix Rules

Dancing In The Streets

Paulick Report – Voss – A Look Back At Mary Hirsch, Who Opened The Door For Female Trainers At Derby


TDN – Pennsylvania Amends Lasix Rules

Rhythm of The Night


Love Shack

National Post – Kirkey – COVID’s third wave is younger and sicker. Here’s everything we know about why

I’m On Fire

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.
Carl von Clausewitz

The Ringer – The Winners and Losers of the 2021 NFL Draft’s First Round

Peter and the Wolf

ESPN – New England Patriots pick Alabama Crimson Tide QB Mac Jones with No. 15 pick in NFL draft

Phil has a question:

Does demented Donald know that Rudy Giuliani was never drafted by the Patriots.

Purple Rain

jeudi 29 avril

NY Times – Drape – We Know Where the Sheikh’s Horse Is. But Where Is His Daughter?

Bloodhorse – King – McIngvale to Make $2 Million-$4 Million Derby Wager

Garden and Gun – Sivewright – Hat Tip To Willie Nelson 

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain 

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Sidor – What’s new this time at the Kentucky Derby?

Paulick Report – Attorneys File Complaint With Kentucky Commission To Block Sheikh Mohammed From Derby

Lexington Herald_Leader – Blackford – Lawyers file complaint to ban Sheikh Mohammed and his Derby favorite from race

Somebody To Love

Somebody To Love

Phil says thanks to one of his sources and to all of his sources.

Sports Illustrated – Kahler – Who Is Prospect X? The Search for the 2021 NFL Draft’s Most Overlooked Prospect

Phil has a question:

Who is prospect X in the Kentucky Derby.


Horse Racing Nation – Macatangay – Kentucky Derby 2021: Why this starter is the ‘X Factor’

Bloodhorse – Kuenzli – Saez Ready for Another Try After Derby Disappointment

TDN – Belmont Re-Opening to Limited Spectators Saturday

Phil has a question:

What does the Undertaker Do.

Is Clark Kent still looking for a phone booth.

Outside – Perry – The Plot to Kill the Olympics

Phil has a question:

Can they build a 20 lane swimming pool.


1973 Kentucky Derby

el Topo

Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Hunter S. Thompson

TDN – Sherack – Wednesday’s Trackside Derby Report

ESPN – Rothstein – Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury enthused an entry in Kentucky Derby, ‘the biggest horse race in the world,’ shares his name

The Boxer

Horse Racing Nation – Wilkin – Boeheim chases Derby dream with ‘long, long, long shot’

NY Times – A Bend – When the Cellos Play, the Cows Come Home

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?

If you’re in control, you’re not going fast enough.
Parnelli Jones

2002 Kentucky Derby

Dance Of The Nights

Never think of your car as a cold machine, but as a hot-blooded horse.

Juan Manuel Fangio

ESPN NFL Draft – Live


It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.


Bloodhorse – Daughtery – Sales Graduates Bring Hefty Price Tags to Derby, Oaks

Sportico – Crupi – NHL Deal Gives Turner Six Months to Develop TV Plan

Horse racing is animated roulette.
Roger Kahn

Bloodhorse – Feld –  Our Voices: Hot Rod Charlie a Manifest Promise for Feld

Bloodhorse – Litfin – Handicapping: Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks

Horse Racing Nation – Stauble – Private clocker: My top 5 Kentucky Derby workouts

There is no doubt about precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles. It was the day they built the second automobile.

Richard Petty

WKYC – Axelrod – Browns QB Baker Mayfield on UFO sighting: ‘It is real. I saw it’

I’m tired of pretending I’m not a rock star from Mars.
Bill Belichick

Paulick Report – Pletcher’s Reputation As Stallion-Making Trainer Continues To Grow With Kentucky Derby Hopefuls

Bloodhorse – Angst – Known Agenda Leads Pletcher Quartet of Derby Starters

Roxie Roller

Paulick Report – Woodbine – Lomon – ‘They Like To Win’: Casse Quietly Confident In Pair Of Lightly-Raced Kentucky Derby Starters

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – Epicurious swore off beef. Is it time to rethink what we eat?

There are really only so many foods and so many ways you can prepare them.
Paula Poundstone

mercredi 28 avril

Topo Athletic Canada

Phil has a question:

Is Topo branching Out.

TDN – Ava’s Grace Out of Oaks

For now, there are more questions than answers about fatigue resistance. But I suspect we’ll see a lot more research about it in the years to come. “In longer endurance events,” Leo points out, “it’s all about how you can perform in a fatigued state, rather than a fresh state.”

Outside – Hutchinson – The New Science of “Fatigue Resistance”

No, we don’t cheat. And even if we did, I’d never tell you.

Tommy Lasorda

The Love For Three Oranges

TDN – Churchill and McIngvale Partner on KY Derby Foster Family Initiative

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Stevens – Mutasaabeq Supplemented to Two Thousand Guineas

Racing Post – Oli Bell is keen on some leading Guineas contenders for his team

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Americans set to descend on Royal Ascot in force

TDN – Sherack – Early Impressions: Kentucky Derby 147

Phil has a question:
Have you figured out how the post position draw has affected the pace complexion of the race and how it will affect the horse you like.

After drawing the bookend 1 and 20 posts how many times did Pletch utter a word that Rosie would replace.

Who will be Alphonse and who will be Gaston.

The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car; it’s the one who refuses to lose.

Dale Earnhardt

I Don’t Want To Wait

TDN – Bill Finley – Hot Rod Charlie Dons Blanket Honoring Jake Panus

LA Times – Cherwa – Essential Quality narrowly avoids dreaded one post, is 2-1 favorite in Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Essential Quality Draws Post 14, Made 2-1 Derby Choice

DRF – McGee – Kentucky Derby 2021: Morning-line favorite Essential Quality will start from post 14

TDN – Sherack – Unbeaten Champion Essential Quality Favored for Kentucky Derby

The Boy On The Horse

TIF – Wagering Insecurity” – Part 5 – Bingo

Phil has a question:
What does the Undertaker do.

Canterbury Live – Wells – Diodoro Chose Horses Over Hockey

Phil has a question:
What does the Undertaker do.

Minnesota Racehorse Engagement Project

Phil has a question:
What does the Undertaker do.

ESPN – AP – Kendrick Carmouche to be first Black jockey in Kentucky Derby since 2013

NY Times – Drape – Running for the Roses, the Record Books and His Father

Paulick Report – Derby Notes: Rock Your World Makes Favorable Impression, Final Contenders Arrive On Backstretch

ESPN – Passan – Build a winner at Coors Field? Here’s how the Colorado Rockies’ next GM can do it — if the owner lets them


The Ringer – Sherman – The Case for the First-Round Quarterback Draft Mulligan

Sportico – Steinberg – WarnerMedia Poised to Pick Up NHL Package as NBC Exits Hockey Rights

Portobello Belle

Bloodhorse – King – Churchill to Debut 20-Horse Derby Gate Sept. 1

TDN – Indiana Grand to Add New Barn and Dorm

TDN – Ritz – Hidden Stash Takes Oliver, BBN Racing to First Derby

Now why should the cinema follow the forms of theater and painting rather than the methodology of language, which allows wholly new concepts of ideas to arise from the combination of two concrete denotations of two concrete objects?
Sergei Eisenstein

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Sidor – Kentucky Derby: Why the crowd effect may have even more impact than usual

TDN – Green – Derby Diary: A Lifetime of a Chance

mardi 27 avril

Phil has a question:

Is Topo branching out.

ChrisD – Assiniboia Downs’ Purses Up, Morale High Despite Pandemic

Phil has a question:

What does the Undertaker do.

Is Clark Kent still looking for a phone booth.

TDN – Bill Finley – McIngvale to Make Largest Bet in Derby History

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Gilligan – Christophe Clement: Why U.S. racing struggles to keep up on innovation

Phil has a question:

What does the Undertaker do and why is Horse Racing Alberta hiring an assistant for him.

NY Times – Marsh – Why Don’t Some TV Shows Sound the Way They Used To?

TDN – Kornacki To Join NBC Derby Coverage

TDN – Oklahoma Attorney General Files Lawsuit Challenging HISA

Louisville Courier-Journal – What’s your Derby horse name?

Town and Country Mag – Kentucky Derby History

I gotta horse, I gotta horse to beat the favourite…
Ras Prince Monolulu

Bloodhorse – Rock Your World Hot Rod Charlie Get Feel for Churchill

Louisville Courier-Journal – Kim – 5 fraternity brothers, football teammates’ unlikely journey to the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Louisville Courier-Journal – Aversa – Exclusive: Grammy winner Tori Kelly to perform anthem at 2021 Kentucky Derby

Horse Racing Nation – Manocchio – Ranked: The best Kentucky Derby Preps

O Canada

TDN – ‘Rising Star’ Malathaat Favored For Oaks 147

Bloodhorse – Malathaat Made 5-2 Favorite for Kentucky Oaks

Show Me How to Live

’Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation.
Tony Soprano

Horse Racing Nation – Greer – First Look: Stars lining up for 16 ‘other’ Derby weekend stakes

Bloodhorse – Angst – Dayoutoftheoffice to Make 2021 Debut in Eight Belles

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Shedaresthedevil Seeks Oaks Day Double in La Troienne

Sound of Silence

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Mae West

Paulick Report – White – ‘Always Bet the Gray:’ The History Behind Derby Favorite Essential Quality’s Silver Coat

TDN – Bill Finley – With Triple-Digit Beyer, Sky’s The Limit for Flightline

Pop Matters – Where The Hell Is Joe Strummer’s Car

Passport to Detroit

lundi 26 avril

sk8er boi

Phil has a question:

What the fuck does the Undertaker do.

Would Rosie change that to a different 4 letter word.

What 4 letter word would Rosie Change that to.

Mess We’re In

The entries for the 2021 Kentucky Oaks were released this morning and 2 trainers that have trained horses in Alberta in the past have 3 year old fillies in the race.

Robert Atras who trained for many years at Assiniboia Downs and a couple in Alberta has Maracuja, owned by Beach Haven Thoroughbreds LLC bred by River Bend Farm Inc., Austin Musselman & Janie Musselman and to be ridden by Kendrick Carmouche.  When she cracked her maiden Maracuja scurried into the contention – how did the Undertaker miss that when he always used to scurry down the HRA Hallways to the QKB’s office to rat on Phil and Sal – and put the entire field away including UpSeventyFour, a filly bred by Albertan Mat Monaco and named in honour of Richard Yates.

Robertino Diodoro who trained in Alberta for many years has Ava’s Grace owned by Cypress Creek Equine bred by Southern Equine Stables, LLC and to be ridden by David Cohen.

The entries for the 2020 Kentucky Derby will be released on Tuesday April 27, 2021. Robertino Diodoro who trained in Alberta for many years will have Keepmeinmind owned by Cypress Creek LLC and Bennewith, Arnold, bred by Southern Equine Stables, LLC and to be ridden by David Cohen.

1964 Kentucky Derby

Gimme Some Lovin’

Indecision is not an essential quality for betting the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
Hawthorne Sal

Golden Brown

Paulick Report Oaks – Asmussen Ecstatic With Clairier Paulines Pearl In His Quest For Third Oaks Victory

Bloodhorse – Caddo River Out of Kentucky Derby

TDN – Caddo River Out of Derby

Paulick Report – Triple Crown – Defection of Caddo River Makes Room for Brooklyn Strong – Lanerie Picks Up Mount on Sainthood

Gambling is the future on the internet. You can only look at so many dirty pictures.
Simon Noble

4 Reasons to Bet Against Essential Quality in the Kentucky Derby

Lazy Bettor Guides: Lightning Quick 2 Minute Kentucky Derby Breakdown

Rosie Napravnik Catches Up with Todd Pletcher

David Carroll Talks Soup and Sandwich

Bloodhorse – Never Judge A Derby Runner by His Points

At gambling, the deadly sin is to mistake bad play for bad luck.
Ian Fleming

BBC – Keogh – Prince Monolulu: The truth behind horse racing’s original showman tipster

Lazy Bettor USA

If you are in a spaceship that is traveling at the speed of light, and you turn on the headlights, does anything happen?
Steven Wright

Bloodhorse – Casse Assistant Carroll No Stranger To Kentucky Derby

I don’t believe for a second that weightlifting is a sport. They pick up a heavy thing and put it down again. To me, that’s indecision.
Paula Poundstone

Paulick Report – Triple Crown O’Neill Sending Lava Man aka The Coach To Assist Hot Rod Charlie In Kentucky

Bloodhorse – Mandaloun Looks To Reverse Kentucky Derby Trends

Put all your money on the horse you least want to see win. Then win or lose, there is a reason to celebrate.
Dan Rosenberg

Horse Race Inside – Pricci – Does Anybody Care About This Years Kentucky Derby

Horse Racing Nation – Rispoli – Picks Up Brooklyn Strong For First Kentucky Derby Mount

Chain Of Fools

Horse Racing Nation – Macatangay – Let’s Waste Money – What Is A Perfect Scenario For Rock Your World In The Kentucky Derby?

Born To Run

Speed is often confused with insight. When I start running earlier than the others, I appear faster.
Johan Cruyff

LA Times – Farmer John Dogs Gone

I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.
Steve Allen

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Ross – Racing’s social license to operate: The evolution of public attitudes

Two Lane Blacktop

BBC News – Bloom How product placements may soon be added to classic films?

Lit Hub – Richter – Throwing A Rave Deep In Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone

Radio Active

Science Daily – You can’t teach speed: Sprinters break 10-year rule

Town and Country Mag – Sykes and Hubbard – Kentucky Derby Facts

TDN – TD Thornton – 31 Shades And Counting of Derby Gray

The draft is white people sending black people to fight yellow people to protect the country they stole from red people.
James Rado

Gimme Some Lovin’

National Observer – Secret to Better Soil Donkey Dung

Fivethirtyeight -Beware of Humans

Mandolin Wind

The Ringer – Herman – Oscars Academy Awards 2021 Summary Review Highlights

I’m not bad, I’m just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit

Atlas Obscura – O’Connell – This Irish Academic Is Getting His PhD in Ghost Whiskey

Hawkmoon 269

Esquire – What I’ve Learned – Muhammad Ali

Esquire – What I’ve Learned – Joe Frazier

Greatest Love of All

Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby

WOODFORD RESERVE DERBY 147 BOTTLE - 3-2- 2021 (4).jpgGarden and Gun – 15 Winning Kentucky Derby Recipes

TDN – Breeders’ Cup Launches Free Online Derby Contest

Derby Contest Breeders Cup.

Phil has a question:

What does the Undertaker Do.

Phil M Stockmen

  2 Responses to “Phil’s Phinal Countdown to the 2021 Kentucky Derby – 147”

  1. Topo Cries Foul!!
    The Topo Restaurant featured above did not contact Topo to obtain rights to the Mouse of the People’s name!! Rights Infringement – Topo sees a lawsuit here!! Plus the real Topo is much better looking than the imposter!!

  2. Phil – the bigger question for the asking is – does anyone employed at HRA know what’s going on beyond a 6 block radius of their Edmonton office?
    Two young trainers who plied their trade in Western Canada where anyone who passed an Economics 101 course long ago could see there was no financial incentive to remain here moved on to the big time. So far in 2021 horses trained by Diodoro have won 79 races for total purse money of $2,290,478US and Atras have won 20 races for total purse money of $1,253,952US in 1/3 of the year.
    Total purse money for all thoroughbreds in all of Alberta in 2019 was $5,909,916CDN.
    Don’t need an abacus to see the writing on the wall.

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