Dec 142022

Century Race Club introduces Newest Horse

Century Racing Club

Sal says that Century Race Club does not understand that thoroughbred people and jiggie people are two separate breeds. They’re still on the QKB mentality – kill the healthy chicken to make chicken soup for the sick one. Give a Century Race Club membership that includes a couple of jiggies to a thoroughbred person as a Christmas gift and you’re more likely to get punched in the face than thanked.

Century needs to understand their customer base and quit using the thoroughbreds to prop up the lame duck jiggies.

Chicken Soup For The Horse Lover’s Soul

CTHS Alberta – CTHS Alberta Announces Breeders’ Programs for 2023

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.

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TDN – Woodward, Cigar Mile Among Races Downgraded

While the pandemic has delayed expansion plans by a year or two, the HKJC still looks forward to a new racetrack on the Chinese mainland, rebuilt stables at its Hong Kong base, and redesigned customer facilities everywhere, CEO Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said in a wide-ranging, hour-long interview during festivities surrounding the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong International Races.

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Canadian Thoroughbred – BC HPBA – Counterforce, Ralis, Top Canada’s 1st Crop Sires; Hastings News

TDN – Baffert Renews Court Fight to Race in ’23 Derby


Bloodhorse – Byron King – CHRB Tables Funding HISA Amid ‘Odd Legal Terrain’

The Ringer – Walker – 25 Days of Bingemas, Day 16: ‘A New Orleans Noel’

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Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Duckworth – ‘He likes to be the boss’ – Lava Man enjoys his retirement at Old Friends

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The Ringer – Phillips – The 2022 World Cup Final Primer

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Tracks Have Widely Different Thoughts on Entry Days

Tracks need to remember that it’s the customer who should be dictating the entry days, not the tracks.

Owners who support cheating trainers but pretend to know nothing are part of the problem, too. Wittingly or not, they are enablers who should know better.

Paulick Report – View From The Eighth Pole: Dopers, Enablers, And Ostriches

Sal says that for all owners it should be blinkers off. Sal says that if Gary West didn’t know what was going on in Servis’ barn then he is the biggest fucking fool in the Universe. Sal says that if Gary West thinks that anyone except his mother believes this holier than thou goody two shoes rhetoric he’s feeding us now then he’s even a bigger fool.

Sal says that because it’s getting close to Christmas he used rhetoric instead of bullshit.

I See Nothing

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Reason to Believe

Sports Business Journal –

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

Losing My Religion

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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

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

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Hawthorne Sal

  One Response to “Century Race Club introduces Newest Horse, CTHS Alberta Announces Breeders’ Programs for 2023 and Sundre Other News”


    Another example of HRA podcast deflecting the industry recovery by not presenting any financial numbers as to health of three breeds.

    ZUCKOWSKI wins honest leader by stating quarter horses numbers at 80 head from 150,and the future perils that they are facing.

    MUCKA hits a harness triactator with conversations with director racing, head judges at Mohawk and Western Fair. When AGCO compliant portal hole becomes a black hole, the direct method always wins. The candid remarks made me feel like Santa, as I was giving and they were receiving my concerns.

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