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2022 Kentucky Derby 148


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Glad All Over

Food & Wine – Ram – The Kentucky Derby is the Bonus Holiday We Deserve

America’s Best Racing – Leslie – Quirks and Nicknames for 2022 Kentucky Derby Hopefuls

1968 Kentucky Derby

America’s Best Racing – Johnson – Using History to Handicap the 2022 Kentucky Derby

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Entries for both Oaks and Derby Day – M0nday May 2, 2022.

Bidding closes on the Glen Todd Dispersal on Tuesday May 3, 2022 2:00 PM EST, Noon MDT, 11:00 AM PDT

Glen Todd Dispersal

“I think the story, the big story is that Bob Baffert is not there, but his horses are,” said former Hall of Fame jockey and now NBC horse racing analyst Jerry Bailey. “The horses he used to have are.”

Sports Business Journal – Mullen – Closing Shot: Intrigue Builds For Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Privman – Yakteen Heads into Eye of Kentucky Derby Storm

TDN – Un Ojo Defection Allows Ethereal Road to Draw Into Derby

Bloodhorse – Crosby and Byron King – Un Ojo Out of Kentucky Derby, Ethereal Road Makes Field

Louisville Courier-Journal – Frakes – Early Voting won’t run in Kentucky Derby; Pioneer of Medina now in the field

TDN – Epicenter Puts in Final Derby Work

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Epicenter, Echo Zulu Smooth in Breezes for Derby, Oaks

Paulick Report – Echo Zulu Has Easy Breeze At Churchill; Asmussen Wants Her ‘Razor Sharp’ For KY Oaks

Paulick Report – Epicenter In “Beautiful Rhythm’ As KY Derby Preparation Finalizes

Bloodhorse – Summer Is Tomorrow Breezes Easy Half-Mile for KY Derby

Bloodhorse – Angst – Taiba, Messier Take First Turns on Churchill Track

Bloodhorse – Hammonds – Zandon Named 3-1 Morning Line Derby Choice from Post 10

Bloodhorse – Nest Installed as 5-2 Favorite in Kentucky Oaks


Bloodhorse – Byron King – Lanerie Pursues Elusive ‘Big One’ in Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Multiple Derby Starters Grow Not This Time’s Stature

Bloodhorse – Champion Juvenile Corniche Moves to Pletcher

TDN – Caravaggio’s First Hong Kong Starter a Winner

The Way I Talk

The New Yorker – Rich – Mario

Sal says there was 2 pages of semi-funny stuff and a 4 page article.

Vivi e lascia vivere.

Sal says that I guess you can get away with blatant racism if the target is a white heterosexual male and the targeted group understands tongue in cheek humour and couldn’t give a flying fuck for political correctness.

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Charles B Mitchell – Why Zin and Pizza are great together!

Fightin’ George Foreman is like being in the street with an eighteen-wheeler comin’ at you.

Joe Frazier

1964 Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Hall – New Turf Course Debuts at Churchill Downs

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett-Atkinson – Meat in moderation can be part of the climate solution, regenerative ranchers say

Sports Illustrated – Extra Mustard – Traina – Boring NFL Draft Broadcasts Miss Mark for Viewers

Gimme Some Lovin’

What happened this draft season was not merely a drop-off in talent, it was a drop-off in imagination. It was a drop-off in a willingness to coach, to amend your scheme, to exercise a little bit of patience and alter your philosophy to include someone a little different.

Sports Illustrated – Orr – Quarterbacks Slid Down the 2022 Draft Board Because the NFL Has an Imagination Problem

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.

George S. Patton

Sal says that everybody in the sports world is sooooooo busy analyzing the analyst’s analytics analysis that their anal minds suffer paralysis by analysis. Most of them need to start watching the games to see what’s happening.

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Front Office Sports – McCarthy – NFL Draft’s First Round TV Viewership Plummets 20%

The Ringer – Kelly – Grading Every Team’s Performance in the 2022 NFL Draft

Sal says that as the Covid-19 pandemic recedes into the bat cave we’ll see what sports actually picked up fans and bettors and what sports had pandemic quarantine bubble anomalies.

Sal says that the handle for the first day of 2022 thoroughbred racing at Century Mile on April 30th was Handle: On Track: $38,355, Off Track: $230,022 Total Handle: $268,377. That’s a Saturday evening with no NHL nor NBA games and the 3rd day of the NFL draft remnants for competition.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Muhammad Ali

Compared to that joke the jiggies perpetrated at Marquis Downs this past weekend where they paraded out the same group of horses for a jog around the soon to be soccer field and bet $350.00 on Saturday and $927.00 on Sunday, the Century Mile handle looks passable, but the next few months will tell if any of the Covid-19 quarantine interest remains post quarantine.

The new announcer’s name is Dylan Beardy and that was gleaned from the Alberta HBPA Facebook page by one of Sal’s sources. Sal says that’s abominable marketing.

Sal says that May 1, 2022 was the 1 year anniversary of Diana McQueen as Chair of Horse Racing Alberta. Sal was wandering if keeping the chair warm is considered an accomplishment.

Mess We’re In

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

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2022 Kentucky Oaks

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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

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