May 042022

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2022 Kentucky Derby 148


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AccuWeather – Gilbert – Rain could change the odds for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby

The de-Baffertization of Churchill is a stark reminder of his abrupt fall from grace and the bitter battle that has ensued between the most famous person and most famous venue in U.S. horse racing. When his record-breaking seventh Derby champion, Medina Spirit, was found to have failed a drug test after last year’s Run for the Roses, it set in motion a chain of events that resulted in Baffert’s two-year ban from Churchill Downs and Medina Spirit’s disqualification as the winner.

Sports Illustrated – Forde – Trainer Bob Baffert Won’t Be at the Kentucky Derby, but Racing Still Can’t Shake Him

TDN – Martini – Street Sense Filly Tops Todd Dispersal

Bloodhorse – Phase One of the Glen Todd Disp. on F-T Digital Closes

Paulick Report – NBC Sports To Present Five-Hour Kentucky Derby Show On May 7

Paulick Report – Kentucky Derby Update: White Abarrio Splashes Through First Morning At Churchill Downs


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Garden and Gun – Martin – The Inside Scoop on the 2022 Kentucky Derby

2001 Kentucky Derby

Sal says Jorge didn’t have to live up to his nickname.

But even with lowering your odds, McIngvale said the leverage on the money in pari-mutuel betting with the Derby is better than in other sports where he’s made similar promotional offers and wagers.

“On $8 or $10 million worth of liability, you might only have to bet $2 to $3 million to cover it,” he said.

Bloodhorse – Hall – Mattress Mack Set to Wager About $4M at Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell and Crosby – Crown Pride, Taiba Get Final Derby Sharpeners


Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Zandon Takes Drown from Canterbury to Kentucky Derby

DRF – McGee – Kentucky Derby: With three starters, Cox hoping for the full Derby-winning experience

Bloodhorse – Angst – At 86, Lukas Ready for First Weekend in May

Bloodhorse – Hammonds – Lukas Video Steals Trainer’s Dinner Show

USA Today – Curtis – Every 2022 Kentucky Derby horse name, ranked

DRF – Hersh – Kentucky Derby: Taiba the new poster boy for inexperienced starters

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

TwinSpires – Anderson – How has the winning time of the Kentucky Derby changed over time?

TwinSpires – Kilroy – Kentucky Derby Race Design Begins With Running Style

Sal says that the comment for Happy Jack describes more than one of the closers.

DRF – Welsch – Kentucky Derby clocker report: Epicenter among the early birds training in the rain

TDN – Bettor Things: Handicapping the Derby With Joe Bianca & Bill Finley

Paulick Report – Ending The 0-For-23 Skid: Epicenter ‘Going Faster, Sooner’ Than Asmussen’s Previous Derby Contenders

TDN – Bill Finley – The Ageless One, Mike Smith Looking to Make Derby History

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – A long and winding road: why NYRA has every right to recommend a two-year suspension for Bob Baffert

The Long and Winding Road

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Shirl’s Speight Faces Brown Trio in $1M Turf Classic

Bloodhorse – Angst – Aloha West, Jackie’s Warrior Rematch Set for Churchill

Brisnet – Hanson – Rematches on tap in Churchill Downs, Derby City Distaff; Jack Christopher returns in Pat Day Mile

He belonged to that army known as invincible in peace, invisible in war.

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Bloodhorse – HISA Finds Partner to Build Enforcement Agency

TDN – Repole, BodyArmor, Donate $24 Million to Youth Sports

Forbes – Peterson-Withorn – Self-Exiled Former Russian Oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky: “The World Will Not Be A Safe Place As Long As Putin Remains In Power.”

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

Mr Burns

SportsNet – Guy Lafleur’s legacy to be carried forward by funeral attendees

Southern Living – Mother’s Day Cakes That Are Almost as Sweet as Mama

Southern Living – Pecan Pie Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep.

Denis Waitley

Land of Confusion

TDN – New GM For Jockey Club of Canada

National Post – Frank Stronach: Capitalists have a role to play in countering the rise of socialism

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

Tamlyn Tomita

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The Atlantic – Bogart – The Truth About Slushies Must Come Out

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In the middle of chaos lies opportunity.

Bruce Lee

ESPN – Quinn – U.S. reclassifies WNBA star Brittney Griner as ‘wrongfully detained’ by Russia

Have You Ever Loved a Woman

Sal says that Johnny needs to remember what Marlon taught him.

Daily Star – Cole-Lomas – Megan Fox and Machine Gun Kelly warned off blood drinking by real life vampires

Blood In The Cut

Sports Illustrated – Gramling and Orr – Inside Hue Jackson’s Tanking Allegations Against the Browns

Sal says that the Browns name is appropriate cuz the entire organization reeks like shit.

Sal says that Goodell has that sidestep the issues move down really well.

Bring Me The Horizon

Paulick Report – The Haiku Handicapper Presented By NYRA Bets: 2022 Kentucky Derby

#1 – Mo Donegal
Copy/paste Zandon
Pretty much the same thing here
But less intriguing

#2 – Happy Jack
Least resistant path
To a stall in the big gate
He’s gonna get thwomped

#3 – Epicenter
Best of Bourbon Street
Crushed this season’s deepest prep
A “must” on tickets

#4 – Summer Is Tomorrow
Brave run in Dubai
But he hit a hard ceiling
Doubt he stays the trip

#5 – Smile Happy
Trending the right way
Feels more like a Preakness threat
But should run fine here

#6 – Messier
Did the class catch up
In his So-Cal second place
Or did he need one?

#7 – Crown Pride
Whether Dubai win
Or hometown Hyacinth dud
I’ve yet to be wowed

#8 – Charge It
Maturing quickly
But he fits the profile of
A Belmont winner

#9 – Tiz the Bomb
If Churchill burns down
And they move this to Turfway
He’d be worth a look

#10 – Zandon
Love his bravery
Tough race for a deep closer
If clear, he hits board

#11 – Pioneer of Medina
Needed defections
But Fair Grounds was deep this year
Could sneak a small check

#12 – Taiba
Hey, remember when
Zedan said he wouldn’t run
If Bob wasn’t here?

#13 – Simplification
A versatile style
But his class, distance limits
Are well short of this

#14 – Barber Road
Has some closing jets
That never have enough gas
He’d be an upset

#15 – White Abarrio
Unmatched at Gulfstream
Not sure how deep that group was
Foresee a step back

#16 – Cyberknife
He’s grown up a lot
From his wide-run Lecomte dud
Worth examining

#17 – Classic Causeway
Came back from the bench
To run about as well as
The horse he nudged out

#18 – Tawny Port
Solved the dirt riddle
Not sure he’s good enough here
But he’ll win plenty

#19 – Zozos
He held on gamely
Once Epicenter blew by
Grits into top half

#20 – Ethereal Road
Third start in five weeks
Each harder, none on the board
He shouldn’t be here

#21AE – Rich Strike
Hung on the fringes
In a weak Turfway platoon
An allowance horse

#22AE – Rattle N Roll
The wheels have come off
After such promise last year
It’s not happening

Epicenter is
Who everyone thought he was
Ten, twelve fill the tri

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

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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: Epicenter Tops Zandon in Closing Derby Dozen Rankings

DRF – Derby Watch

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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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