Oct 182022

The Grand Opening of Ace Casino Airport on Nov. 25th, 2022

Red Deer Advocate – Cowley – Track On 2 getting ready to showcase new slot machines

Friday November 04, 2022

Saturday November 05, 2022

TDN – 2022 Breeders’ Cup Post Times and Broadcast Schedule Announced

Bloodhorse – Breeders Cup

DRF – Breeders Cup

America’s Best Racing – Gaudio – How to Throw the Ultimate Breeders’ Cup Party

TDN – Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entry Announcement to be Televised Live on FanDuel TV


Garden and Gun – 11th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch


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Sal says that Phil sent him a question:

What happened to ATOBA

If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

Moshe Dayan

Revival Queen Bees

Kramer Classic Moments

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Kerrin McEvoy: Our racing in Australia is going gangbusters

TDN – Epicenter Highlights Busy Asmussen Worktab; Rich Strike Classic-Bound

Bloodhorse – Crosby – Flightline Arrives at Keeneland for Breeders’ Cup Bid

Paulick Report – Flightline Arrives At Keeneland For Breeders’ Cup Classic Bid

Global News – Benson – First snowfall of the season hits Regina

SportsNet – AP – The World Series is set: Astros to take on Harper and the Phillies

ESPN – Lee – Astros sweep Yankees to reach 4th World Series in 6 years

The Ringer – Sayles – Carly Rae Jepsen Wants You to Know You’re Not Alone

Paulick Report – Nevills – The Back Ring: The Colorful, Tragic Soldier That Shaped The Stud Book

TDN – Martini – Fasig-Tipton October Brings Curtain Down on Yearling Sales Season

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers of NFL Week 7

Sports Business Journal – Weekend Rap

Front Office Sports – Perez – The NFL’s Growing Concern Over Jon Gruden Lawsuit

Sports Illustrated – Salvador – Commanders Fans Troll Owners With ‘Sell the Team’ Signs, Chant

Bloodhorse – Crosby – Rich Strike Confirmed for Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bloodhorse – Top Asmussen BC Hopefuls Breeze at Keeneland

ESPN – Passan – An embarrassing Game 3 loss laid the Yankees’ faults bare

Sal says if you listen carefully you can hear Mattress Mack warming up his World Series betting engine.

Sports Illustrated – Baccellieri – The Padres’ Goose Is Almost Cooked as Chaos Strikes the NLCS

Front Office Sports – Byers – Qatar to Require Spyware Apps for World Cup Visitors

BBC – Ngo – The secrets being revealed by ocean garbage patches

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – ‘We’ve got the whole of New Mexico on our shoulders’ – meet the trainer keen to show home state in better Breeders’ Cup light

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Gunite Wins Perryville, Could Run Back in Breeders’ Cup

TDN – Gunite Dazzles In Perryville

Paulick Report – ‘It Will All Be About How He Comes Back’: Gunite Powers To Perryville Victory, Possible For Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Brisnet – Johnson – Wicked Halo, Gunite possibly Breeders’ Cup bound after winning Raven Run, Perryville

TDN – Breeders’ Cup Workers Dominate Keeneland’s Worktab

Paulick Report – Simplification, Awesome Strong Among Breeders’ Cup Hopefuls On Keeneland Work Tab Saturday

Bloodhorse – Hot Rod Charlie Leads BC Work Tab at Keeneland

DRF – Welsch – Breeders’ Cup Clocker: Hot Rod Charlie leads crowd of workers

Paulick Report – Willman – Watch: Flightline Wraps Up West Coast Preparations For Breeders’ Cup

Bloodhorse – Hovdey – Lexington-Bound Flightline Delivers Penultimate BC Work

Sal says that Dr. Seuss commented on Flightline’s work this morning.

At the Park

In the dark.

Dr. Seuss

TDN – Bill Finley – Loggins Will Sit Out Breeders’ Cup

Rod Cone’s 2 training wins at Century Mile on Saturday October 22, 2022 moved him closer to the 1,000 win mark with 985 wins.

SportsNet – Singh – How moves at 2022 MLB trade deadline shaped four remaining playoff teams

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – After 37 Years in Baseball, Phillies Manager Rob Thomson Has Finally Arrived

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.


Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Convictions Made in ‘Movie-Like’ Heist at Aqueduct

Vox – Romano – How many van Goghs is one Earth worth?

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Convictions in ‘Hollywood Movie’-Like Heist at Aqueduct

TDN – Bianca – The Legacy of Arrogate: Gone Too Soon, Yet Just Getting Started

Paulick Report – Voss – Lasix Mythbusters: Drug Masking, TCO2, And Impact On Racehorse Breakdowns

Front Office Sports – Perez – The Downward Spiral of the Washington Commanders

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Carr – Dramatised Earns Chance at Breeders’ Cup

Bloodhorse – Downey – Hot Rod Charlie Timeline Shows KHRC Acted Quickly

Paulick Report – Martin: HISA Cost Will Fall On Tracks, Horsemen

There is nothing in the dark that isn’t there when the lights are on.

Rod Serling

Paulick Report – Delays Continue In Chad Brown Domestic Violence Case; New Court Date Set For Nov. 14

Alternative Nation – Roy – Blink-182 Expensive Ticket Prices Anger Fans

Sal says that’s what happens when your drummer hangs around with chiselling lard asses.

In The End

Vox – What broke Britain?

Sal says that the problems in Britain need more than a truss.

TDN – Veteran Trainer Howard Zucker Passes At 74

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Southern California Trainer Howard Zucker Dies at 74

Food and Wine – Pomranz – Monopoly Releases Napa Valley Edition with Plenty of Wine References

Show Me How to Live

Bloodhorse – Hovdey – High-flying Tyler’s Tribe More Than a Racehorse

TDN – Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Contenders Work For Todd Pletcher

Bloodhorse – Life Is Good Tops Keeneland Work Tab

Sal says that 2 of the more impressive works at Santa Anita on Friday came from 2 year old turf contenders – Speed Boat Beach – Juvenile Turf Sprint and Packs a Wahlop – Juvenile Turf.

Missing from the workout tab has been Country Grammer a last out second in the Awesome Again. Defunded, the Awesome Again victor also trained by Bob Baffert, worked last Saturday, October 25, 2022  doing 5F in 59.40 Handily – 1/48 at Santa Anita.

Sal says that it’s not only music where you’re No. 1 with a bullet.

Shifting Gears

At the same time, it’s hard to blame Johnson when he’s turned himself into one of Hollywood’s most lucrative actors: the increasingly rare breed of movie star who can sell a project just by slapping his name on the poster. But given the commercial heights to which Johnson has already soared, you can’t help but wonder what his career would look like if he took some genuine risks, or expanded his repertoire like fellow wrestling alums John Cena and Dave Bautista. Black Adam might not mark that turning point, but here’s hoping that, one day, we’ll smell the Rock cooking up some films that don’t play it safe.

The Ringer – Surrey – The Rock’s in a Hard Place

Paint it Black

Earlier this month, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) updated its Registrar’s Standards for Internet Gaming, bringing an end to its transition period for unregulated operators and suppliers, as well as amending standards for live dealer games.

Canadian Gaming Business – iGO: Ontario igaming market reaches $6bn in Q2 betting

Sal says that AGLC has been lapped so many times the minions who keep their cronies in control think they’re ahead. Sal says that the UCP should be fucking ashamed to be touting freedom and free enterprise when all they do is stuff the ABCs full of their useless cronies.

Sal says that the Alberta government could balance its budget if it collected the taxes that head out of this province on grey market gambling and cannabis.

The Car Guide – Rivard – Freddie Mercury’s 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is For Sale

Fat Bottomed Girls

Front Office Sports – Titans Stadium Could Get Most Public Money Ever for An NFL Project

Sports Illustrated – Dellenger – CFP Leaders Frustrated As NFL Encroaches on Scheduling Battleground

Sal says College Football should realize that a gentlemen’s agreement with the NFL is worth nothing as there are no gentlemen running the NFL or the teams and vice versa.


ESPN – Lee – Framber Valdez shakes off errors, helps Astros hold on for Game 2 win

FiveThirtyEight – Lodhi and Nerkar – Starting Pitchers Are Starting To Matter More This Postseason

Sports Illustrated – Apstein – Yankees Slip Into a Power Struggle for the Ages in ALCS

Good pitching always beats good hitting-and vice-versa. 

Yogi Berra

Paulick Report – Nevills – Breeders’ Cup Buzz: Jockeys Discuss The Greatest Breeders’ Cup Rides

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: John Sadler On Flightline

Paulick Report – Kirkpatrick & Co Presents In Their Care: Flightline, Exercise Rider Juan Leyva ‘A Match Made In Heaven’

TDN – Santa Anita to Honor Privman Saturday

National Post – Brehaut – Odette Williams on the pure pleasure of Simple Pasta

The Ringer – McNear – Meet ‘Only Connect,’ Your Favorite ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s (Other) Favorite Quiz Show

Bloodhorse – Happy Saver to Stand at Airdrie Upon Retirement

Paulick Report – Pletcher, Breeder Stonestreet Stables Achieve Rare Dead Heat At Keeneland

Bloodhorse – Pletcher Juveniles Work Toward Breeders’ Cup

TDN – Pletcher Juveniles Tune Up for Breeders’ Cup

Bloodhorse – Champion Midnight Bisou Joins Keeneland November Sale

Paulick Report – Champion Letruska May Reroute To Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

TDN – Thornton – ’23 Dates for Northern California Edge Closer to Finalization

Paulick Report – New Mexico Eyes Additional HISA Per-Start Costs, Lasix Regulation

The Star – Nuttall – Who is David Eby? The unlikely journey of B.C.’s next premier

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – BC NDP’s leadership fiasco is a blight on the way we select leaders in Canada

Southern Living – Our Favorite 9×13 Thanksgiving Sides That Feed a Crowd

Yum-O!  – Real Mac and Cheese with Bobby Flay

You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.

Yogi Berra

Esquire – Taubman – Reggie Looks Back in Anger

Garden and Gun – Russell – Pappy Is Releasing More Bottles—But Good Luck Scoring One

The Guardian – Chao-Fong, Sparrow and Russell – Liz Truss resigns as UK prime minister with new Tory leader to be in place by 28 October as calls for general election grow – live

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. 

Margaret Thatcher

Dazed – Eulogy to a girlboss: a rundown of Liz Truss’s most epic moments

Leaving On A Jet Plane

Consumer Reports – Clarke – Is Cheese Good for You?

Sal says that Phil would never ask such a silly question.

Simply put, the party is disqualifying Appadurai because if the leadership race went to a vote of party members, there is every likelihood that she would win. Because a 32-year-old climate justice champ and a handful of climate campaigners just out-organized the B.C. NDP establishment, an impressive and accomplished government minister, and a caucus full of MLAs who support him. And they did it in 25 days.

Canada’s National Observer – Lewis – The desperate disqualification of Anjali Appadurai

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – Breeders’ Cup dreams: everyman syndicate take on the world with juvenile sprint star The Platinum Queen

Paulick Report – Tyler’s Tribe: Iowa TBOA Raising Money For UI Children’s Hospital In Honor Of Breeders’ Cup Entrant’s Namesake

Front Office Sports – Greenberg – August Sports Betting Revenue Increased 116.2% Year-Over-Year


The Star – Levitz – Chrystia Freeland warns cabinet ministers: New programs must be funded by budget cuts

Sports Business Journal – Cubs to lower season ticket prices for 2023

Paulick Report – HISA Distributes 2023 Financial Assessments To State Racing Commissions

Brisnet – Scully – Smash Ticket, Wicked Halo highlight nine sophomore fillies in Raven Run

Bloodhorse – Crosby – Old Friends-Bound Lava Man to Take Breeders’ Cup Bow

Paulick Report – ‘He Can Never Be Replaced’: Lava Man Will Retire To Old Friends After 2022 Breeders’ Cup

ESPN – Passan – ‘This guy, he’s different’: What it’s like to watch Yordan Alvarez up close

ESPN – Rivera – Justin Verlander K’s 11 to lead Astros to win in ALCS opener

Sports Illustrated – The Astros’ Haters Are Running Out of Ammo

Sal says that the Astros play harder to get free furniture for their fans.

Southern Living – York – 15 Easy Herbs To Start Growing In Your Garden

TDN – Hill ‘n’ Dale’s Curlin Leads ’23 Roster with Increase to 225K

Bloodhorse – Gash – Curlin Tops Hill ‘n’ Dale 2023 Stud Fees

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Cyberknife, Likely for Dirt Mile, Leads Cox’s BC Squad

TDN – Bill Finley – Off 15-Month Layoff, Domestic Spending May Go to BC Mile Next

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – The conservative approach to COVID is killing its supporters

TDN – Arthur Accuses Vet Med Board of ‘Regulatory Extortion’

FiveThirtyEight – Hermsmeyer – NFL Offense Is Dead — But It’s Unlikely Two-High Coverage Is The Guilty Party

The Ringer – Tedder – The U.S. Loves British TV. They’ll Do Whatever It Takes to Watch It.

Radio Free Europe

The Arkells Blink Once / Twice Tour stops in Calgary on Friday, October 28 and Edmonton on Saturday, October 29, the weekend just before Halloween. Sal says that the Arkells are calling these Halloween bashes and asking the fans to come in costume. They also say that they will be wearing costumes. Sal says that they should dress up like Kiss.

Leather Jacket

Sal says that that song’s dedicated to Clark Kent.


Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Bell’s the One Will Not Run in BC Filly and Mare Sprint

TSN Original: Broken Arrow

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – New world order: Flightline is global rankings #1 after Baaeed’s Ascot eclipse

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Dettori Lands Breeders’ Cup Rides on Moira, Last Call

TSN – Salmings share details of struggle with ALS

I might have had a tough break; but I have an awful lot to live for.

Lou Gehrig

FiveThirtyEight – Yordan Álvarez Makes The Astros Fluke-Proof

FiveThirtyEight – Paine – MLB’s Postseason Is A Tale Of Two Leagues

SportsNet – Bennett – ‘We are going to hold ourselves accountable’: Kim Davis on the NHL’s new D&I report

TDN – Blue Stripe Among Four Supplements to Fasig November

TDN – Keeneland Catalogs 295 for November HRA Sale

Bloodhorse – Crosby and McCroskey – HISA: Hot Rod Charlie Not in Violation in Lukas Classic

Paulick Report – Lukas Classic: HISA Concludes Hot Rod Charlie Was Not In Violation Of Horseshoe Rules

TDN – Thornton – Jamgotchian Sues CHRB Over Name Controversy

Paulick Report – New Hearing Officer Named For Baffert-Medina Spirit Case

Paulick Report – Judge Rules CDI Can Ban Broberg From Fair Grounds Over Alleged Neglect

Garden and Gun – Liles – To Russia and Back: The Incredible Journey of a Pintail Duck

Southern Living – 18 Lasagna Recipes Your Family Will Never Get Tired Of

Sal says that’s only if your family is the Garfields.

Front Office Sports – Jim Irsay Backs Removal of Commanders Owner Dan Snyder

Sports Illustrated – Coleman – NFL Owner: There Are ‘Potentially’ 24 Votes to Oust Dan Snyder

Sports Business Journal – Colts’ Irsay: There is “merit” to remove Snyder

The Ringer – Sherman – Have NFL Owners Finally Turned on Dan Snyder?

Sports Illustrated – Breer – Jim Irsay’s Comments Have Turned Up the Heat on Dan Snyder

Sal says that Snyder should have followed Phoenix Suns’ owner Sarver’s example and realized that the time had come to stop devaluing his asset and sell when the market is hot. Snyder does not seem to comprehend that the NFL will not tolerate continued festering problems.

Narratively – Silver – This Corrupt Boss Was Charged With Sexual Harassment—3,000 Years Ago

National Post – Bharti – Canadian Tire’s break with Hockey Canada shows it’s no longer just a store for guys

Ninja® Foodi™ XL Pro Digital Convection Air Fryer Toaster Oven

Sal says that Bharti should remember that girls play hockey and guys cook.

Bloodhorse – Horse Racing Women’s Summit Announces BC Event

Appliances Radar – 14 Best Air Fryer Convection Oven: Top Choices

Sal says that both girls and boys will love to reheat their pizza in a convection oven.

Sporting News – Murphy – NHL’s digital board ads, explained: League unveils latest advertising technology

Southern Living – Al-Hatlani – Southern Cooking Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – Danielle Smith’s anti-urban agenda should scare Albertans — and worry her fellow conservatives

Bloodhorse – Collmus to Return as Del Mar Announcer for Fall Meet

Bloodhorse – HISA Announces Membership of Horsemen’s Advisory Group

TDN – HISA Announces Membership of Horsemen’s Advisory Group

Sal says that HISA took the wuss road by not appointing Bob Baffert.

Hey Nineteen

TDN – Better Than $1.1M Returned to Bettors Via Penny Breakage

SportsNet – Johnson and Sadler – NFL Bandwagon Report: Jets, Giants have the Big Apple buzzing

Bloodhorse – Weanlings Fuel Strong Renewal of Saratoga Fall Sale

The Hockey News – Why the Coyotes Better Take Advantage of Chychrun’s High Value Soon

Trade a player a year too early rather than a year too late.

Branch Rickey

Los Angeles Times – Lee – Loud boos. Audible vomiting. How Broadway’s edgy ‘Oklahoma!’ fared across America

Bloodhorse – Muscat – Bradley Relishing The Ridler’s Breeders’ Cup Moment

Something In The Way

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Snyder – ‘There’s more to life beyond the reservation’ – native American teen Bryson Butterfly making mark as jockey

Bloodhorse – Downey – Zayat Discharge Granted, but Credit Problem Persists

National Post – Frank Stronach: Decentralization is key to corporate success

Bloodhorse – Asmussen Trainees Light Up Oct. 16 Keeneland Worktab

TDN – Asmussen Quintet Tunes Up for Breeders’ Cup

Paulick Report – ‘She Always Brings It’: Caravel Kicks Clear To Win Franklin At Keeneland, Possible For Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

TDN – Not This Time Leads 2023 Taylor Made Stallions Roster at $135K

Paulick Report – Constitution Heads WinStar’s 2023 Stallion Roster, Farm Announces Fees

Deacon Blues

Eating Well – Weiss – Why Deli Sandwiches Taste Better Than Yours

Sports Business Journal – Fischer – Titans stadium deal would get 60% from taxpayers

Sports Business Journal – Nashville agrees to deal for domed Titans stadium

Paulick Report – Nevils – ‘An Opportunity Of A Lifetime’: Dueling Grounds Derby Winner Kitodan Pointing Toward Breeders’ Cup Turf

ESPN – Raimondi – New UFC policy prohibits fighters from wagering on promotion’s fights

Hawthorne Sal

  One Response to “Ace Casino Airport Opening November 25, 2022 and Sundre Other News”

  1. Beware the Ides of March
    HRA’s use of bar charts and polishing Tenile’s rose coloured glasses to forecast future revenues continues to create a false picture for horse racing.

    SM2 new casino on the doorstep of Century Downs will create a estimated 20% drop in Balzac racino revenue starting in the winter 2022. Downs HRA contribution 14 mil in 2021 from 12.7 in 2020 as the major breadwinner as the mile HRA contribution is only 9 million in 2021 and 7.9 mil in 2020.

    Past history had century belvedere opening in 2006 on the doorstep of Northlands with a new gaming facility with live tables created a drastic effect on hra racino revenues. Northlands HRA contribution 2006/24.8 mil to 2007/21 mil to 2008/20.5 mil to 2009/19.1 mil to 2010/18.5 mil a dramatic 6.3 mil drop within 5yrs of over 20%.

    HRA additional revenue stream from % parimutuels shows 86 mil in 2020 to 81 mil in 2021 to a projected budget 105 million in 2022!! JOKE

    POSITIVE news is the HRA board expenses have not be posted since March 2020, they must be working only for sweat equity??

    Track 2 slots opening soon with AGLC appeal stating lowest 10% in VLT with comparable facilities, at least 200k in fiber optics savings, the 80 slots will be a drop in the bucket for revenues compared to the Downs anticipated bleeding. Lasix won’t cure the woes for the projected revenue decline.

    TENILE famous words in the Alberta Hansard of racino revenue is earned not given, will be put to a stern test in 2023 without recession, gas prices, disposable income and political factors being factored in.

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