Countdown to the
2022 Kentucky Derby 148
Guest Posted by Hawthorne Sal
America’s Best Racing – Curry – A Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby
John Jeremiah Sullivan – Horseman Pass By_(Secretariat)
Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved – Hunter_S_Thompson
Brisnet – Get to know the 2022 Kentucky Derby contenders
2022 Kentucky Derby
Saturday, May 7, 2022
2022 Kentucky Oaks
Friday, May 6, 2022
TDN – Bill Finley – TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for April 14
TDN – Thornton – TDN Kentucky Derby Top 20 For Apr. 26
Bloodhorse – King – Derby Dozen: Fast-Working Cyberknife on Rise in Derby Dozen Rankings
DRF – Derby Watch
Horse Racing Nation -Kentucky Derby 2022 Contenders
Racing Dudes – 2022 Kentucky Derby
Paulick Report – Champagne – The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds: Hurry Up And Wait After Final Prep
Paulick Report – Champagne – The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds: Focusing On The Kentucky Oaks
le dimanche 1 mai
The Count Meets the Cookie Monster
Cookie Monster Cookies
Sal says it’s been a few years since Phil was flattened by the Battersea Omnibus and Phil was feeling a tad deflated so he asked Sal to sub for a while. While Sal will be guest posting the run-up to the 2022 Kentucky Derby 148 and a few other posts he may on the odd occasion borrow or reprise a few items from Phil or other sources. You can call it what you want but Sal calls it research.
Taking something from one man and making it worse is plagiarism.
George A. Moore
Sal says that over the next week the media both social and unsocial will be publishing Kentucky Derby stories of varying degrees of merit and relevance . If you search deep enough you’ll probably be able to find a “special interest” story on the person who washed the first Kentucky Derby silks by beating them on a rock in the Kentucky River. Sal says that the serious horseplayers love those articles for the distraction and misinformation they provide to the masses.
Heart of Stone
The Conversation – White – Scientists are hoping to redefine the second – here’s why
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
The Dark Side of Time
Sal says that he thinks he knows why and it’s to confuse the horseplayers more.
It won’t be: ‘They went the first quarter in 22 and 3’. It’ll be: ‘They went the first quarter in 22.6040505014990210104020807809802060710209030830840840804084809902030314203143… and the winner is:.’
Does Anybody Really Know What Time it is.
I don’t know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother.
2021 Kentucky Derby
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.
2020 Kentucky Derby
I used to be a heavy gambler. But now I just make mental bets. That’s how I lost my mind.
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
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
2017 Kentucky Derby
Three keys to success: read, read, read.
Sal says that if you wistfully enjoyed remembering when while watching those recent Kentucky Derby replays you’ve got a brain the size of a walnut and you probably can’t remember when you last cashed a big ticket. Get out the historic pps and like Vlad said: read, read, read and you might find a hint that will help handicap the 2022 Kentucky Derby.
Sal says that you better pay attention as there may be a couple of hidden hints and cryptic clues over the next few days.
Remember when’ is the lowest form of conversation.
Louisville Courier-Journal – Frakes – Early Voting won’t run in Kentucky Derby; Pioneer of Medina now in the field
Bloodhorse – Byron King – Epicenter, Echo Zulu Smooth in Breezes for Derby, Oaks
TDN – Epicenter Puts in Final Derby Work
Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Multiple Derby Starters Grow Not This Time’s Stature
TDN – Caravaggio’s First Hong Kong Starter a Winner
TDN – Busy Saturday Morning for Kentucky Derby and Oaks Workers
Paulick Report – Cyberknife, Zozos Among 11 KY Derby Hopefuls Completing Major Drills At Churchill
Bloodhorse – Pedulla – Kentucky Derby: Why Classic Causeway owners opted to enter
Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Santa Anita Derby Winner Taiba Coming To Kentucky With Light Work Schedule; Was On Vet’s List After First Start
Paulick Report – Paulick – View From the Eighth Pole: When It’s The Kentucky Derby, ‘Nothing’ Can Mean Something
Bloodhorse – Byron King – Zandon, Simplification, Messier Post KY Derby Workouts
America’s Best Races – Reed – 2022 Kentucky Derby Cheat Sheet: Get to Know the Horses
Bloodhorse – Angst – Churchill Downs Inc. Pleased With Full Return of Derby
Bloodhorse – This is the Kentucky Derby! Unveiled at Museum April 27
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Duckworth – Nothing lost in translation: meet ‘Keiba Kate’, the Nashville girl at the Kentucky Derby – on behalf of Japan!
Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Kentucky Derby Starter a Source of ‘Pride’ for Japan
Bloodhorse – Crown Pride Fires Bullet in Preparation for KY Derby
Bloodhorse – Churchill to Offer Derby Day Bets With 3YO, Dirt Focus
Domesticated males aren’t much use for adventure.
Bloodhorse – CDI, Nevada End Impasse Over Simulcasting Rights
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Kentucky Derby: How the Secretariat family flame burns bright with Epicenter and Simplification – all thanks to Tweak
The Cut – Klein – Epiphany in the Baby-Food Aisle
And Then He Kissed Me
Copper Crowne Training Centre
Horse Racing Nation – DeRosa: Enigmatic Crown Pride makes Ky. Derby puzzle fun
Horse Racing Nation – Owner Jerry Crawford Chats Mo Donegal’s Development and Kentucky Derby Chances
Bloodhorse – Different Roads Take Wellman, Repole to Kentucky Oaks
Bloodhorse – Kathleen O. Tests Churchill Track in Final KY Oaks Work
Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Kearney Chases Win for the Ages With Kathleen O.
1998 Santa Anita Derby
Indian Charlie Back
Wile E. Coyote
I ain’t got much education, but I got some sense.
Bloodhorse – Angst – Derby Hopeful Happy Jack Breezes Mile at Keeneland
Bloodhorse – Shulman – O’Neill Looks to Happy Jack for Third Derby Victory
TDN – Repole Purchases Minority Interest in Mo Donegal
Paulick Report – Nevills – Preakness Berth-Holder Blackadder Goes To Clement Barn After Keeneland April Sale
Paulick Report – Voss – ‘This Is No Mistake’: Louisiana Commissioners Lengthen Penalties For Trainers In Zilpaterol Cases
Past The Wire – Costa – Jockey of the Kings
Horse Racing Nation – Expert Travis Stone projects Kentucky Derby 2022 odds
Horse Racing Nation – Must-use trend for selecting the 2022 Kentucky Derby winner
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Bates Motel: ‘If he’d been a human being, I think he would have ended up in federal prison’ – John Gosden
If you were a pedigree handicapper Bates Motel progeny paid off in the mud.
The Globe and Mail – Renzetti – Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the court of public opinion
Sal says the the progeny of Bates Motel through the Sir Ivor line proved quite adept at running in what Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are proving adept at slinging.
TDN – DeBernardis – May 1 Insights: Seven-Figure Shadwell Buy Debuts
TDN – Thornton – West Virginia in Limbo Over HISA
Bloodhorse – Wrong Color, Power Surge Top F-T April Digital Sale
Bloodhorse – Churchill Paddock to Undergo $185-$200M Redesign
TDN – New Wagering and Dining Options Debut at Monmouth
The Bitter Southerner -House – The Articulation of Longing
Los Angeles Times – Elliott – Column: Baseball nerd Jessica Mendoza has been a happy revelation on Dodgers broadcasts
RDNewsNow – Spackman – Jackpot Casino looking to move to Cambridge Red Deer Hotel and Conference Centre
Red Deer Advocate – Michelin – Red Deerians come out to watch the last days of the Black Knight Inn
Description of the Morel Project
ESPN – Keim – Virginia attorney general’s office to investigate Washington Commanders’ alleged financial improprieties
Sal says that you’d expect the other 31 NFL owners to be clamouring at the top of their lungs for an investigation of the Washington Commanders finances since they are the ones owed the visitor’s share of the gate, but instead you could hear a first round pin drop. Sal says that’s the most telling aspect of the business ethics of the 32 NFL owners.
Garden and Gun – Top Hits: Our Most Clicked-on Stories of All Time
Southern Living – Nunn – Lost Salads of the South
Sal says that north of the 49th we don’t call tomatoes and crackers a salad.
Los Angeles Times – Jason Clarke’s controversial Jerry West aims for truth: ‘He’s notorious’
National Post – Meat prices are up, but plant-based alternatives still cost way more, study finds
The Ringer – What Lies Ahead for Streaming After Netflix and CNN’s Bad Week?
Vanity Fair – Press – The Netflix Nightmare: What Happens When an Industry Becomes a Squid Game
Sal says that just once Sal would love to see the headline: What Lies Ahead for Customers – Twice the Selection – 50% Price Reduction.
Bloodhorse – Johnson – Analyzing the Kentucky Derby Contender Birth Dates
Fans can also participate in the Horseplayer Car Giveaway by picking up a free horse to toss. Horses can be picked up at the Players Club desk or Horseplay table in front of the Winner’s Circle. Participants attempt to throw their numbered horse into the window of a moving car. A winner, randomly chosen from all the horses that make it into the car, will receive a $100 betting voucher. Each night’s winner will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a brand new 2022 Toyota Corolla LE on Friday, Aug. 5. After the horse toss each night, children get to pick up all the horses left on the track and receive a free ice cream from The Cafe.
Standardbred Canada – Meadowlands To Offer Derby Day Promos
MelMagazine – Lecklitner – A Gooey and Delicious History of Mac and Cheese, a Meal Once Fit for a King
Delilah’s 7 Cheese Mac and Cheese
Sal says that Samson would not have called Velveeta cheese.
KD and Lunch Meat
Food & Wine – Winslow – Classic Macaroni and Cheese with Potato Chip Crumble
Matching Food and Wine – Beckett – The best wine – and other drinks – to pair with macaroni cheese
Sports Business Journal – Karp – NHL viewership up around 18% year-over-year with Disney, Turner
Sports Illustrated – Epstein – MLB Suspends Dodgers Pitcher Trevor Bauer for 324 Games
ATTACHMENT 52 Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual … – MLB.com
ESPN – Gonzalez – Los Angeles Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer suspended for two seasons
Los Angeles Times – Hernandez – Column: Dodgers knew Trevor Bauer was a risk, and now they’re paying the price
The Ringer – Kelly – The Ringer’s 2022 NFL Draft First-Round Grades
Sal says that some of those moves you saw Goodell use during the 2022 NFL Draft are what he’s been practicing for his plan to sidestep the NFL Domestic Violence Policy when it comes time to suspend Deshaun Watson.
Sal says that Deshaun Watson’s victims would probably agree that he gets the same length of suspension as Bauer – 324 games.
The Ringer – Ruiz – Malik Willis Is the New Face of the NFL’s QB Evaluation Debate
Front Office Sports – Gentrup – Las Vegas Betting On High Turnout for the NFL Draft
ESPN – Wagoner – San Francisco 49ers pick Iowa State QB Brock Purdy with last pick in NFL draft
ESPN – Kiper Jr. – NFL draft grades: Mel Kiper Jr. picks steals, sleepers and favorite 2022 classes from all 32 teams