Oct 272022

The Louis Bull Tribe owns 100 per cent of the project, but Bull said he’s willing to work with the other three nations of Maskwacis to make it bigger.

CTV News – Amato – New QEII casino south of Edmonton will promote ‘living together in harmony,’ Chief says

Friday November 04, 2022

Saturday November 05, 2022

2022 Breeders Cup Pre-Entries

Breederscup.com – 2022 Pre-entries

Bloodhorse – UK Basketball Coach Calipari to Draw BC Classic at Rupp

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

Bloodhorse – Breeders Cup

Bloodhorse – A Listing of Events Celebrating Upcoming Breeders’ Cup

DRF – Breeders Cup

America’s Best Racing – Breeders’ Cup

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

SportsNet – Grant – Former CEO, current Oilers exec Nicholson to appear at next Hockey Canada hearings

Load Out / Stay

The news was not as warmly welcomed by Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson. Horse racing is still not part of the sports betting package provided by these operators, and he would like to see the horse racing industry be allowed to participate in this sector.

“Sportsbooks coming to Woodbine & Mohawk racetracks today. Horse industry is not allowed to participate – so wrong,” said Lawson in a Twitter post. “[Government] prioritizing private casino before [Ontario] non-profit, Woodbine, that [Government] subsidizes. Woodbine desperate to earn its own way – let us compete in our own business.”

Standardbred Canada – Sportsbooks Open At Ontario Casinos

Sal says that Jim Lawson should have thought a bit more before he fought the single sports betting changes and lobbied to keep fixed odds betting on horse racing out of Canada.

Lawson’s logic is also fallacious. He’s not asking for a chance to have horse racing provide enough revenue to not require slots, he’s asking for a chance to dip into the sports betting pool. His use of the word subsidize shows what a fucking idiot he is. Just giving more ammo to the anti-horse-racers.

Bloodhorse – Crosby – Flightline on Cruise Control in Final BC Classic Work

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Cyberknife Completes Final BC Drill at Churchill

Bloodhorse – Angst – Strong Gallop Out for Life Is Good Ahead of BC Classic

The American National Anthem

Oh Canada

Sal says that when the World Series gets back to Philadelphia will the Phillies revive the spirit of Kate Smith in a green dress.

God Bless America

Sports Business Journal – Experts: Heavy social promotion on World Series run could draw more Gen Z fans to Phillies, MLB

SportsNet – Davidi – World Series Game 1 Takeaways: Astros can’t suppress the Phillies’ magic

ESPN – World Series Game 1: Best moments from Phillies’ stunning win

The Ringer – Lindbergh – The World Series Is a Colossal Mismatch. In Other Words, It’s Totally Up for Grabs.

Sports Business Journal – Future of Astros GM Click still uncertain despite recent success

Front Office Sports – Poindexter and Greenberg – How the Phillies Spent Their Way Into the World Series

The Hustle – Rylah – The strange business history of the Ouija board

Sal says now you can figure out how Horse Racing Alberta makes their decisions.

Front Office Sports – Barack Obama, Charles Barkley Could Go in on Suns, Mercury Bid

Paulick Report – Breeders’ Cup Ins And Outs: Awesome Strong Pulled From Juvenile, Three European Entries Withdrawn

Paulick Report – Revolutionary Racing Kentucky Breaks Ground On New Quarter Horse Track

Paulick Report – Longshot Look Presented By Kentucky-Breds: A Closing-Day Play At Keeneland

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Pletcher 2-Year-Olds, Golden Pal Highlight BC Works

DRF – Welsch – Breeders’ Cup Clocker: Two-year-olds steal spotlight one week out

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Domestic Spending Takes a Shot at History in BC Mile

DRF – Grening – Breeders’ Cup: Rich Strike shows he’s feeling good after bout with cough

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Verifying, Chop Chop Breeze at Churchill for BC

Leather Jacket

Bon Appetit – Sommelier Tries Wine from Every State (Alabama-Missouri)

Bloodhorse – Paquette Named New Parx Racing Track Announcer

Bloodhorse – Byron King – HISA CEO Lazarus Meets With Iowa Stakeholders

Takeaway from Iowa horse-racing’s meeting with HISA chief TBD

When Letterman asked his friend how his work had changed after learning that he was sick, he replied, “You’re reminded to enjoy every sandwich.” As soon as he heard it, Letterman’s longtime band leader Paul Shaffer knew the line would become famous. “Man, if I had only said that in my life,” he says, “I think my life would’ve been worth something.”

The Ringer – Siegel – “Thank You, and Goodbye”

Werewolves of London

The Star – CP – Hockey Canada signs on to Abuse-Free Sport following months of controversy

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

TSN – Brady, Bündchen announce divorce after 13 years

Haitian Divorce

To be fair, in most divorces the house is split evenly. The women get the inside, the men get the outside.

Bruce ‏Force

Front Office Sports – Greenberg – Donda Academy Basketball Team Dropped by Top Tournaments

Sports Illustrated – Williams – Texas Women’s Basketball Hosting Exhibition Game to Help Uvalde

Canada’s National Observer – Baker – Rewilding a school wetland is a lesson in climate resilience 

Sal says that it’s all well and good to fete the efforts of a bunch of school kids to help preserve Canadian wetlands, but why doesn’t the media give credit to the duck hunters at Ducks Unlimited who have helped to preserve and recreate more wetlands than any other group.

The Guardian – Spector – Eat mushrooms, cut down on meat and use the microwave: the best diet for you and the planet

Brisnet – Scully – Churchill Downs features Street Sense, Rags to Riches on ‘Stars of Tomorrow I’ opener

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Jockey Agent Ron Anderson Looks Ahead To The Breeders’ Cup

Bloodhorse – Gash – October Sale Shows Improvement Across the Board

TDN – Martini – Gun Runner Filly Stars As Fasig-Tipton October Rewrites The Records Again

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Cody’s Wish Pursues First Two-Turn Win in BC Dirt Mile

TDN – Senor Buscador Gears Up for Dirt Mile

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Chocolate Gelato a ‘Special Treat’ for Breeder Colbert

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘In A World Where We Can Be Anything, We Should Be Better’

TSN – CP – B.C. government declines support for Indigenous-led 2030 Olympic bid

The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.

Jean Drapeau

Sports Business Journal – Bills show off designs for new stadium featuring nod to the past

Rabble – Brehl – The Crazy Indians Brotherhood: Building a future through the ways of the past

Knocking on Heaven’s Door

Paulick Report – Martin: Federal Funding Would Lessen HISA Hit On Industry

Los Angeles Times – Ding and Contreras – Twitter employees brace for massive layoffs as Elon Musk completes his acquisition

Financial Post – Reuters – Dang and Roumeliotis – ‘The bird is freed:’ Elon Musk takes over Twitter with brutal efficiency, firing top execs and declaring himself ‘chief twit’

Paulick Report – Nevills – Breeders’ Cup Buzz: Memories Of Keeneland Breeders’ Cups Past

Garden and Gun – Strickler – A Fall Jaunt to Lexington, Kentucky’s Idyllic Horse Farms

The Hustle – Rylah – Salty and sweet = Big bucks

Sports Business Journal – SBJ Unpacks: Business of MLB solid heading into World Series

Garden and Gun – Russell – Why You Don’t Want to Be a Hot Wing on a Fall Saturday in the South

House of The Rising Sun

Sal says that while writing about No Plan B it dawned on Sal that one of Sal’s favourite formulaic novels is also very aptly named:

House of the Rising Sun

Sal says that before you get all hoitytoity on Sal for his choice of literature give Dick Bonnycastle a shout.

Sal says that if you’ve read Cormac McCarthy you’ll know that he’s read James Lee Burke.

House of the Rising Sun

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.

Ernest Hemingway

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Carstanjen: CDI/FanDuel Deal ‘A Great Opportunity’

Sal says that thoroughbred racing has to be careful that the slots, casino games and sports betting don’t push racing out of the sandbox and leave it to play in the few grains that fall out of the sandbox.

FiveThirtyEight – Kirshner – The Astros Are Baseball’s Most Business-like Buzzsaw

TSN – CP – Jets join growing list with personalized goal songs

Sal says that if Sugar had patented his idea he’d be reaping the royalties today.

Paulick Report – Flightline Leads Nine Pre-Entries For Breeders’ Cup Classic; 233 Pre-Entries Received For 2022 World Championships

Paulick Report – Voss – HISA Has Released A $72 Million 2023 Budget; What Happens Now?

Money’s Too Tight To Mention

Los Angeles Times – D’Zurilla – An uninvited Kanye West gets escorted out of Skechers HQ in Manhattan Beach

Sports Business Journal – Bill King – High Stakes In Ohio

TDN – Fair Grounds Lowers Pick 5 Takeout to 15%, Adds New Pick 6

TDN – HISA Submits Prohibited Substances List to FTC

Prohibited Substances List submitted

Bloodhorse – Gash – Day 3 Sees Resilient Marketplace at F-T Oct Sale

TDN – Martini – Arrogate Filly On Top As October Sale Remains On Record-Setting Course

The Ringer – Clark – The NFL Regular Season Matters. But in a Different Way Than It Used To.

Hawthorne Sal

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