Jul 292022

Canadian Thoroughbred – Bigg – Excitement Builds for 74th Manitoba Derby

Sal says that the bush moniker has left Manitoba for Alberta.

Andscape – Bill Russell: ‘A lifetime phenomenon as an athlete’

Sports Illustrated – Selbe – NBA Legend Bill Russell Dies at 88

Sports Illustrated – Chavkin – Adam Silver Releases Statement After Bill Russell’s Death

ESPN – Boston Celtics great Bill Russell, 11-time NBA champion, dies at 88

Los Angeles Times – Goldberg – Column: Why make the grizzly bear California’s state animal — after they’re all gone?

National Post – The Doctrine of Discovery explained and what would happen if the Pope revoked it

Shreveport Bossier Journal – Taglavore – Downs’ ownership may have been shorted $2.3 million in 2021 sale

TDN – No Violations Found in Review of Assiniboia Downs Race, Assiniboia’s CEO Disagrees

Sal says that if Dunn has any cojones the conversation with Sheldon Chickeness would be short:

Pack your tack and be out of Dodge by sundown.

DRF – Privman – Desormeaux meets with stewards on reinstatement

Do It Again

Canadian Thoroughbred – Morrison – BC Cup Day at Hastings, Aug. 1, Offers Six Stakes Races

The Conversation – ‘Hudson & Rex’: Charming canine actor challenges us to look at animal labour

Littlest Hobo

I mean, these labels,” record producer, composer, and arranger Rob Mathes moans. “‘Emo.’ What the fuck? … Who the hell came up with the title ‘emo’?”

The Ringer – When Panic! at the Disco Ditched the Exclamation Point—and Emo

When You Were Young

The most important thing for poets to do is to write as little as possible.

T. S. Eliot

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Stabell Why August is the cruellest month – and not just at the so-called Graveyard of Champions

Canadian Thoroughbred – Bigg – Players Get a Break in Breakage

Sports Business Journal – SBJ Betting: Do June handle figures show a trend?

National Post – Sabrina Maddeaux: Hockey Canada encouraged a celebrity culture that made players feel untouchable

Sports Illustrated – Jackson – Olin Kreutz Confirms He’s Out at NBC Sports Chicago After CHGO Incident

The Bitter Southerner – Peach

Little Martha

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.

James Whitcomb Riley

The Conversation – McGee – Fixing the problems at Hockey Canada will be difficult without leadership changes

Paulick Report – Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

Paulick Report – Gulfstream Stewards Give Jockey Tony Maragh 60 Days For ‘Not Persevering’ On Mount

Sports Business Journal – Bill King, Lefton and McCormick – Rebound to reboot?

Moneys Too Right to Mention

“Everybody’s making up words, like, sportswashing and dirty money. I’m like, listen, if you play sports, we all take money from some sources you might not love or appreciate,” Barkley said Thursday. “I don’t want to be a hypocrite. These guys [LIV golfers] are trying to make a living. I wish them nothing but the best. Same thing with my friends on the PGA Tour. But everybody is just kinda like trying to play the moral card.”

“For some reason, everyone wants to place selective outrage,” Barkley said. “I’m never going to let that happen on my watch.”

ESPN – Charles Barkley says he is staying with Turner Broadcasting after entertaining LIV Golf interest

Every player has played with gay guys.

Charles Barkley


The Ringer – Weinreb – Complicity and Deflection at the LIV Golf Traveling Circus

Sal says that the western world is so fucked up that golfers are scorned for playing on a circuit that accepts money from Arab oil Sheikhs, but politicians solicit billions of funds with only Schultz providing scrutiny.

My greatest fear is that the audience will beat me to the punch line.

David Mamet

Southern Living – Beach Reads Perfect for Summer 2022


They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don’t win many ball games.

Casey Stengel

Hawthorne Sal

  One Response to “Excitement Builds for 74th Manitoba Derby and Sundre Other News”

  1. The phrase 3 blind mice see how they run, applies to the ASD Sheldon Chickness ruling, where the powers to be saw nothing wrong to press the inquiry button.

    ASD jockey club,to protect the integrity of the fishy ride, and bettors?? called foul but only got feathers, betting hasn’t dropped 1 to 1.2 mil,2x to 3x mile.

    MUCKA memory archive, remembers in the late 80’s,in the last race at NP took down the wrong number. They discovered their error when jockey immarino was called in for film review days later, and remarked i wasn’t on that horse.
    Purses were adjusted quickly no explanation given,and no sanctions.

    Speaking of fishy, has silent Mike discussed why it’s a $5 slot not a mutuel coupon, on derby day.

    Hearing unconfirmed rumours that HBPA has booked tickets, for track 2 racino opening aug 19, UCP fund raiser, Shirley and Jason’s last stand?

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