Dec 022022

Canadian Thoroughbred – Alberta Announces 2023 Incentives

HBPA Alberta – 2023 Mare Purchase

CTHS Alberta – Mare Incentive Purchase Program

TDN – Thornton – Penn National Slices 16 Dates in ’23 to Preserve Purse Structure

Sal Says that Sal heard a rumour that the Grinch will cut days in Alberta due to lack of horse population and Century Downs anticipated racino drop in revenues for 2023.

Canadian Gaming Business – Kahnawa:ke challenging the legality of Ontario online gambling set up

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Symposium: Durkin, Johnson Added Theater to Announcing

What’s New At Horse Racing Alberta

Sal says nothing is new at Horse Racing Alberta; they just have a different talking head spewing the same bull shit they’ve been feeding Albertans for the last decade plus. The Ennead understands that buzzwords and platitudes sound reassuring but mean fuck all to the ever declining bottom line at Horse Racing Alberta.

Sal says that Sal would like to see the 2022 handle figures for Century Mile rather than some busywork posting.

City of Leduc – Province and City break ground on 65th Avenue Interchange project

GQ – Baldwin – Life, Death, and Total Football 

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Waugh – Can U.K. Regulators Be Trusted With Gambling Reform?

TDN – Wagering Down, Purses Up in November

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 6: ‘Menorah in the Middle

The Ringer – Ruiz – Deshaun Watson’s Return Often Felt Like Any Other Game. That’s the Problem.

Sal says that if Watson is allegedly making progress in his league mandated therapy why hasn’t he acknowledged his behaviour.

The Star – CP – Stephenson – Outgoing CEO Al Monaco says Enbridge ‘poster

child’ for an orderly energy transition

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 5: ‘The Royal Nanny’

Beverly Park is a Kentucky-bred but he has Canadian connections. His co-breeder George Gilbert, is from Vancouver, B.C. and he has owned and bred horses for 50 years. Beverly Park’s dam, graded stakes winner Madeira Park, a daughter of Canadian bred star Langfuhr, raced at Hastings racecourse for Exclusive Stable and Ray Hanson. Hanson also bred Beverly Park.

Canadian Thoroughbred – Morrison – Meet Beverly Park, North America’s Winningest Horse

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Three-Day Global Symposium on Racing Begins Dec. 5

TDN – Ross – HIWU’s Scollay: New Medication Rules ‘Your New Bible’

Century Casinos an Opal Sponsor at 2022 RTIP Symposium

Sal says that one of Century Downs’ competition Cash Casino Calgary has thrown down the promotions gauntlet. Sal says that he expects the ACE Casino by the airport to do the same.

Sports Illustrated – Verducci – Fred McGriff’s Rightful Validation Contrasted by Condemnation of Bonds, Clemens

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – No looking back – HISA is the only way forward

Paulick Report – REPORT: McConnell Seeking Legislative Fix To HISA Via Spending Bill

Paulick Report – McBride – Del Mar Closes With Record Mutuel Handle For 2022

Del Mar’s daily handle is 20 times that of Century Mile and Del Mar posts it  handle figures the Monday morning after their race meet concludes, but Century Mile hasn’t posted the figures for their meet a month after the Meet has finished. That’s not transparency.

Los Angeles Times – Patrick – 10 books to add to your reading list in December

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – World Cup Could Grow by 40 Games in 2026

Sports Illustrated – Breer – Scenes From Deshaun Watson’s Long Day in Houston

Sal says if the Texans half full stadium for the return of Deshaun Watson and their failure to win a game when the opponent can’t score a touchdown on offense signals much deeper problems in Houston than Deshaun Watson’s behaviour. Sal says that the tankers in Houston aren’t just hauling oil.

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Desormeaux Cleared to Ride at Santa Anita Meet

Front Office Sports – McCarthy – CBS To Tackle Deshaun Watson Scandal Before QB’s Debut

Sports Illustrated – Gramling and Prewitt – A Letter Sheds Light on Why the NFL Backed Off a One-Year Suspension and Settled With Deshaun Watson

I also think we have to do a better job presenting racing to the public and educating them. I feel sometimes, even in our shows, we might be talking over a casual observer’s head. We have to be very conscious of finding the balance of neither boring the avid fans, nor excluding those that are starting to get interested. If we can explain it so they are not intimidated by it, we have a better chance of turning them into true fans.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Richard Migliore: There should be zero tolerance for any illegal drug violations

Paulick Report – Irad Ortiz Jr. Sets Single-Season Record Of 77 Stakes Wins Aboard Dr B In Go For Wand

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 4: ‘Holiday Harmony’

The Atlantic – Jemele Hill – The Jerry Jones Photo Explains a Lot

Daily Mail – Stewart – Vladimir Putin fell down stairs at his home and soiled himself, according to Telegram channel which claims links to his bodyguards

TDN – Thornton – Baltas Suspended a Year, Fined $10,000 for Alleged Medication Violations

Paulick Report – Santa Anita To Offer Record Purses At Upcoming Classic Meet

FiveThirtyEight – Doyle – What To Watch For In The 2022 World Cup’s Round of 16

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 3: ‘Steppin’ Into the Holiday’

Rabble – The Star – Salutin – Keeping politics out of sports may be a hopeless

Sports Illustrated – Orr – Deshaun Watson’s Return Could Be a Living Nightmare for the Browns

CTV News – Mulcahy – This dog got a job at an Edmonton office, thanks to a Reddit post

Sully the Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix looks out the window of his Edmonton office. (Credit: Stephanie Reddecliff)

Sal says that it looks like this dog got a job at Horse Racing Alberta.

Canadian Gaming Business – UFC betting prohibited in Ontario due to integrity concerns

CTV News – A Florida woman is suing Kraft for US$5M, saying Velveeta microwave mac and cheese takes longer to make than advertised

Sal says how fucking ridiculous suing over the time it takes to prepare when we’re talking about a microwavable pile of junkshit that’s devoid of any taste or nutrients.  The class action suit should be over Kraft selling junkshit as food.

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 2: ‘The Noel Diary’

TDN – Pataki, Mack Continue Support of Ukraine

Mr. Jones

Me and Mrs. Jones


The Raven

Front Office Sports – Bally Sports Networks Is Losing Subscribers

The Ringer – Sherman – Deshaun Watson’s Return Is Not an Excuse to Forget

Paulick Report – Pegasus: Proxy, Simplification, Double Crown Among Early Hopefuls For $3 Million Race

Paulick Report – Yates – Fully Recovered From Double Knee Replacement Surgery, Lynn Chleborad Looks To Hold Oaklawn Title

FiveThirtyEight – Skelley – How Americans Feel About Qatar Hosting The World Cup

Southern Living – What Are Moon Drop Grapes?

The Globe and Mail – Subdhan – Alberta’s sovereignty act has been introduced by Premier Danielle Smith. Here’s what you need to know

Sal says that what you need to know is that the Sovereignty Act is just a smoke screen to hide the Smith UCP’s total lack of governing ability and keep the right wing wackos happy. Sal says just have a look at that vapid gaze she always has.

Los Angeles Times – Roy – How to pick the perfect Christmas tree

Southern Living – 118 Christmas Decorating Ideas That Will Inspire You to Bring the Beauty of the Season Home

Sloop John B

Another problem: the elimination 10 years ago by Stephen Harper’s federal government of the Canadian Wheat Board, which used to be the only seller of Canadian wheat on international markets. “Yes, I think there’s a link between the closing of the Wheat Board and glyphosate prior to harvesting,” she said.

The Wheat Board brought price stability, Holtslander said, and farmers can’t count on that anymore. They can’t risk losing any revenue. So they cut corners to preserve their livelihoods if they feel they must. The new resellers that have replaced the Wheat Board have started to compete with Italian growers, in their own market, something the old Canadian government organization never did. “The Wheat Board was just selling durum wheat to Italy to make up the difference between their supply and the demand,” she explained.

The Star – Lortie – How Stephen Harper and an Italian love of terroir drove Alberta farmers into a trade war

Sal says why are we worried about selling wheat to the Italians. Build a pasta plant on the prairies and keep the manufacturing jobs in Canada.

Don’t Let Me Down

When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong – faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.

Frank Herbert

Uproxx – Kalland – Jim Nantz Put An All-Time Announcer’s Jinx On Lions Kicker Michael Badgley Before A 29-Yard Attempt

That’s why the announcer is never supposed to say: “Last minute of play and he’s working on a shutout” or “Two down in the bottom of the ninth and he’s working on a no-hitter”. The second they do it’s like a semi going the other way.

Epicurios – Davies –  The 35 Best Gifts for Gardeners, Because You Can Do Better Than a Planter

Q. Why is Santa such a good gardener.

A. He’s always hoe, hoe, hoeing around.

Tori Avery – Hanukkah

Bon Appetit – Fagan and Sparks – 23 Food, Bev, and Entertaining Gifts for Under $50

Bunny Mary

She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say “when”.

PG Wodehouse

Hawthorne Sal

  One Response to “HPBA Alberta Announces 2023 Mare Incentives and Sundre Other News”

  1. A forensic accountant notes that Clark Kent expensed his Phoenix vacation from December in the July 2022 expense report. Is this FIFO accounting versus HRA LIFO?

    Symposium registration fee was $750 in 2019 when he last attended, the Robert’s stream for the 3 days is only $149, that would have been a better value, so the Undertaker could view and pick up some industry knowledge.

    After fudgate, Clark Kent was quoted as saying that HRA must watch their bucks!!
    BOARD EXPENSES should be filed by next July 2023, to give you a heads up.

    RUMOUR has it that Dawn won the coin toss and will be running the show next
    Week, with the Undertaker being her subordinate, figuring out mutuel handles.

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