Dec 132022

National Horse Racing Economic Impact Survey

Standardbred Canada – SC, CTHS Announce National Economic Impact Study

Sal says he’s read many studies on the Economic Impact of the horse racing industry, but not one has included the contribution to the mushroom industry.

Forbes – Roberts-Islam – Mushroom-Based ‘Leather’ Is Now A Scalable Alternative To Animal Leathers, Poised For Market Disruption

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett-Atkinson – How a Canadian farmer partnered with ‘a force in the universe’ to save his family’s land

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Mind Your Biscuits Colt Leads in “Japan Road” to Derby

Losing My Religion

Horse Racing Nation – Greer – What’s behind Turf Paradise’s frequent cancellations?

The Hustle – Rylah – Why the nuclear fusion breakthrough matters

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory – How NIF Works


Bloodhorse – Rhalt – Olver’s Apprenticeship Off to a Good Start at the Big A

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – Cody’s Wish plans: Pegasus no-go as Met Mile is targeted

TDN – Kygo, One Republic To Headline ’23 Pegasus World Cup

TDN – Thornton – Texas Federal Judge Won’t Grant Briefing Stay to HISA

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 14: ‘Merry Kiss Cam’

TDN – Szpyra – Twelve Days a Racing: Jared Shoemaker Pipes Up

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: How One University Is Combatting The Equine Veterinary Shortage

Paulick Report – Top Quarter Horse Jockey Cody Smith Summarily Suspended Over ‘Conduct Detrimental To Horse Racing’

The Ringer – Philips – The Legend of Pelé, the Brazilian Boy Who Remade Soccer in His Image

FiveThirtyEight – Kirshner – The College Football Bowls You Should Watch, According To Our Highly Scientific Ratings

Paulick Report – Will Rogers Meet Sees 17 Percent Handle Increase In 2022

Sports Illustrated – Zion Williamson and the Pelicans Are the Real Deal

The Nominations for the Runhappy Malibu are out and include Peter Redekop’s Apprehend, a son of Arrogate out of Hero’s Amor the multiple stakes winning mare that raced in Alberta and British Columbia for Elevated Bloodstock & Raxon Cho, who are also the breeders of Apprehend. Apprehend is trained by Peter Miller.

With 15 3 year olds nominated to the Runhappy Malibu and 18 to the La Brea looks like we’re in for a good Boxing Day Card at Santa Anita.

The Bitter Southerner – Peisner – The Forest For The Trees

Los Angeles Times – Sweet – FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried is charged with defrauding crypto investors

Front Office Sports – Perez – FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Arrested in Bahamas, Faces U.S. Charges

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 13: ‘A Royal Corgi Christmas’

His sophomore campaign was highlighted by an extraordinary effort in the Jim Dandy Stakes (G2), where he was bested narrowly by just half a length by Essential Quality. Four weeks later, he ran in the Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1), checking in fourth behind the same rival. His races at ages 2 and 3 came for trainer Robertino Diodoro.

Bloodhorse – Keepmeinmind Heads to Stud at Sequel New York

Front Office Sports – Poindexter – Fanatics Could Kick Off Major Sports Betting Push in January

Sports Business Journal – Eat, drink, bet: Online operators gamble big on in-person lifestyle options with luxurious retail sportsbook locations

Sal says that it’s time for AGLC to move gambling in Alberta into the 20th century.  Las Vegas is the easieist city to fly to from Edmonton or Calgary but AGLC and the UCP government still have their heads in the Ladies and Escorts mentality of you can have a vice but we won’t let you enjoy it. All the right wing freedom screamers should take a look at just how repressive the UCP and Polliviere conservatives are before they start bashing anyone else.

Calgary Sun – Aldrich – Alberta handed out $657 million in COVID relief with little oversight: report

Sal wants to see how Smith and her UCP buddies can blame Trudeau and the Feds for Alberta not monitoring the money Alberta spends.

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – FTC Rejects HISA Anti-Doping and Medication Rules

TDN – Ross – FTC Delays Implementation of HISA’s Drug and Doping Program

Paulick Report – Paulick – HISA Medication Policy Won’t Go Into Effect Jan. 1 After FTC Disapproves Rule

This Mess We’re In

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – JCSA Continues 2020 Saudi Cup Investigation

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Brisset Back Out on His Own as Public Trainer

The Star – Liberal Charles Sousa declares victory in Mississauga-Lakeshore byelection

Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – Harry and Meghan quit the Royal Family. Is it time for Canada to join them?

Hawthorne Sal

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