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2022 Kentucky Derby 148

Kentucky Oaks Day

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Greatest Love of All

Sal says that the Ennead knows why George is Number 1.

Kentucky Oaks Day

WNKY – Stamps – What’s our Kentucky Derby weather forecast?

Louisville Weather

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Threat of Afternoon Rain as Kentucky Oaks Day Begins

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

Robertson Davies

Front Office Sports – Gentrump – Kentucky Derby Looks To Hit Its Pre-Pandemic Stride

Bull Definition

Taste – Rodriguez – A Better Pancake Is Possible

Sal says that May 7, 2022 the first Saturday in May is Kentucky Derby Day and May 8, 2022 the second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day.

Sweet Phi – Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Sweet Phi – 30 Brunch Recipes to try this weekend

Not all those who wander are lost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

Get Down Moses

TDN – McGrath – This Side Up: Hoping for a Weekend of Rejuvenation

TDN – Sherack – Storming Into the Oaks


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Bloodhorse – Precious – NYRA Leads New Push to Fund Belmont Renovations

TDN – New Legislation Could Aid Belmont

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

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar Ship & Win: Raindrops On Roses?

TDN – Bill Finley – By Way of Arizona, Desert Dawn Seeks Win in Kentucky Oaks

TDN – Carasso – Oaks Day Insights: Expensive American Freedom Filly Looks to Stay Perfect

In accordance with Section 94(7)(a), the Panel confirms the original decision of the Board of AGLC to deny the advancement of the applications from Century Casinos and refuse to issue casino licences to transition two of their Racing Entertainment Centres (RECs) to full-service casinos with the addition of table games. 

AGLC – Decisions – Century Casinos

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

James Thurber

TDN – Sherack – Thursday’s Derby Report: Big Two Sitting on Go

Watch all the horses racing closely.

Pittsburg Phil

Peace Polka Swing


DRF – Nest looks to give Pletcher fifth victory in Kentucky Oaks

Bloodhorse – Undefeated Dubai Star Shahama Ready for Oaks Battle

Bloodhorse – Ehalt=  Venti Valentine Part of Successful Partnership

I used to tease Joe Louis by reminding him that I was the greatest of all time. But Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight fighter ever.

Muhammad Ali

Good Vibrations

Matching Food and Wine – Beckett – The best wine and beer pairings for pizza

Label 1 of Red Truck Red

Bloodhorse – Crosby and Byron King – Ethereal Road Out of KY Derby, Rich Strike Draws In

Paulick Report – Kentucky Derby Update: ‘Todd Squad’ Out Early, White Abarrio Ready To Bring ‘His ‘A’ Game’

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

Bruce Lee

Taking it to The Streets

TDN – Carasso – Matareya Tough To Go Past in Eight Belles

TDN – Carasso – Brown Has Three Live Chances For First Edgewood

TDN – Carasso – Shedaresthedevil Squarely the One to Beat in La Troienne

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Monmouth Park: Feel-Good Stories In The 2022 Kentucky Derby

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

Just One

But what can’t be seen also makes Messier special.

“He has that intelligent look in his eye,” Ryan said. “People might underestimate intelligence in an animal but they shouldn’t, it’s very important.

“You need a horse that isn’t intimidated, you need a horse that enjoys racing, you need a horse that has the appetite to go through a hole that sometimes it needs to fight for. We see all of those things in Messier.”

CTV News – Messier, the heralded racehorse, has many of the traits of his famous namesake

TSN – AP – Yakteen eyes first Kentucky Derby win with two ex-Baffert horses

Paulick Report – Several Derby, Oaks Entrants Will Come To The Gate Fresh Off The Veterinarian’s List

We all change, when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s OK, that’s good, you gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be.

Dr. Who

Summer in the City

Sal’s reprising this one since the NHL still hasn’t found what it’s looking for.

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

Paulick Report – Third Time’s The Charm? Antonio Sano Believes Simplification ‘A Better Horse Than Gunnevera’

Because the Night

DRF – Privman – Kentucky Derby preview: This year’s outstanding group far from normal

Paulick Report – Starr – Equibase Analysis: A Peaking Zandon Can Win 148th Kentucky Derby

TDN – Sherack – Asmussen Front and ‘Center’ with Potential Derby Favorite

Bloodhorse – Angst – With Epicenter, Asmussen Eyes Elusive Kentucky Derby

Because the Night

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

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

DRF – Privman – Despite losing Medina Spirit and a Kentucky Derby win, Zedan looks ahead with Taiba

Because The Night

DRF – Grening – Kentucky Derby: Prat hoping to win this year’s race without any outside help

Bloodhorse – Cash – Team Effort at Sales Parlays to Derby Weekend

ESPN – AP – Book: Phil Mickelson had more than $40 million in gambling losses from 2010 to 2014

I Think I’m Paranoid

Even paranoids have real enemies.

Golda Meir

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Genaro – New book claims the sun didn’t always shine so bright on My Old Kentucky Home

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


TDN – Olympiad Aims for Fourth Straight in Alysheba

ESPN – Trotter – Baker Mayfield still in limbo with Cleveland Browns: How did he get here, and what’s next?

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

Ilona Andrews

Garden and Gun – Dean – Out from Audubon’s Shadow: Meet a Bold Wildlife Artist and Explorer

I’ve always envied the kind of coach who could go completely out of his mind and nobody would know the difference.

Adolph Rupp

In The Air Tonight

Paulick Report – Nevills – 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 May 5

Bloodhorse – King – Derby Dozen: Epicenter Tops Zandon in Closing 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: Playing ‘Good Trip, Bad Trip’ For Each Kentucky Derby Runner

Paulick Report – Champagne – The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds: Focusing On The Kentucky Oaks

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