Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Godfrey – 10,000 wins and counting: major career milestone for Steve Asmussen and Sundre Other Stories
Bloodhorse – Byron King – Asmussen Makes History With 10,000 North American Wins
TDN – Bill Finley – Asmussen Picks Up Win 10,000
TDN – Asian Racing Conference Concludes: ‘We Have Seen Racing’s Future And We Must Embrace It’
This weeks North America Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149 Points Races
Feb 25, 2023
Oaklawn Park – Rebel – 50-20-15-10-5
Horse Racing Nation – Flatter – Derby prep trends: Frontrunners, long shots influence Rebel
Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149 Points Races
DRF – Derby Watch
Bloodhorse – Byron King – Derby Dozen
Sports Illustrated – Sweeney – Alabama Climbs to No. 1 Spot in First March Madness Bracket Preview
ESPN – Lunardi – 2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology
ESPN – AP – Houston returns to No. 1 in men’s college basketball poll
ESPN – Gasaway – Bubble Watch 2023: Brace yourself for NCAA tournament drama
ESPN – Men’s Tournament Challenge
Past The Wire – Joyce – 2023 Saudi Cup Preview: The World’s Richest Race
Mott’s right-hand man accompanying his international travellers over the past few years has been assistant trainer and exercise rider Neil Poznansky, who was aboard for the final serious workouts on Tuesday morning at King Abdulaziz Racecourse.
Paulick Report – Elite Power, Casa Creed ‘Perfect’ In Tuesday Works Toward Saudi Cup Undercard Assignments
TDN – The Saudi Cup To Be World Pool Event
DRF – Andersen – Chase the Chaos advances to San Felipe off El Camino Real Derby win
Paulick Report – Chase The Chaos Will Make ‘Huge Jump Up’ From El Camino Real Derby To San Felipe
Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Gilmore Headed to Walsh’s Barn for Turfway Stakes
ESPN – Police: Alabama star Brandon Miller delivered gun used in shooting
Sports Illustrated – Forde – Nate Oats, Alabama Offer Little in Wake of Murder Investigation
Sal says that if the NCAA doesn’t suspend the guy who supplied a murder weapon to his buddies, then they’re going to have a very tainted March Madness.
Canada’s National Observer – Woodside – Risk of ‘death spiral’ for Enbridge increases: rate hike application
Toronto Sun – ‘Wheel of Fortune’ fail declared ‘biggest choke’ in show’s history
Sal says that after watching Pat Sajak’s utter lack of emotion after that brutal flub, Sal wouldn’t want to play poker with him.
Bloodhorse – Irsay Buys Saddle Used in Secretariat’s Triple Crown
Paulick Report – Turcotte’s ‘Secretariat Saddle’ Will Be On Display For First Time On March 4
Garden and Gun – Lotz – The Best New Books for Southerners in 2023
TDN – Racing’s Black Pioneers Exhibit Opens Thursday at Keeneland Library
Southern Living – Holland – What Are Those White Strawberries At The Grocery Store?
Sal says that the Holland article shows what a mess of mis and disinformation the Internet has devolved into; a cooking site needs to fact check their stories.
TDN – HISA Test Erroneously Adds Horses to Vet’s List
FiveThirtyEight – Paine – How MLB’s New Rules Could Change Baseball In 2023
The Ringer – Heifitz – The 2023 NFL Quarterback Commitment Index
Front Office Sports – Greenberg – Georgia Eyes $400M Annual Boost As Sports Betting Bill Gains Steam
PEDULLA: Albaugh has been to the Derby a number of times. You are still seeking that first win. Do you ever feel you are closing in on it?
LOUTSCH: No. This game is so hard. You think about how much luck is involved with post position and trip. Our first goal is to get to the Derby. You can’t win unless you are in the race. You want to have a sound horse. After that, you have to leave it up to the horse and the racing gods.
Bloodhorse – America’s Best Racing – Pedulla – Five Minutes With Albaugh Family Stables’ Jason Loutsch
Jones bought in on a horse campaigned by Guhle’s Lucky 13 Racing syndicate and was hooked from there. He soon became a partner on another Lucky 13 Racing horse named Maria’s Song (Marine Landing). When Maria’s Song made his debut on Canadian Derby Day and won going away, Jones brought over 50 people with him into the winner’s circle at Century Mile Racetrack.
“It looked like we had won the Super Bowl,” Guhle recalled with a laugh. “But I think that really sparked something for both of us in seeing how excited everyone was and the enjoyment of bringing people together to share that moment. Racing can bring those thrills that you can’t really experience anywhere else. It got the wheels turning of how we could bring more people in.”
TDN – Agri/Gate Management Aims to Enhance the Ownership Experience
Arab News – Elite pair to represent international master Mott on Saudi Cup night
Horse Player USA – From Minor Leagues To The Saudi Cup, Neil Poznansky Enjoying ‘Rewarding’ Journey With Art Collector
TDN – Thornton – The Week in Review: ‘Angel‘ Aided by Pace Meltdown, but Overall Derby ‘Empire’ Still Hazy
Past The Wire – Kalinich – Frankie’s Fanfare: Part 7, Classic Dettori
Paulick Report – Ray Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: In Baffert-Churchill Battle, There Are No Winners
FiveThirtyEight – Paine – Why One Floundering Company Might Change The Economics Of Baseball Forever
The Ringer – Surrey and Schuster – The Definitive Ranking of Bears
Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett-Atkinson – The thin green line — where disinformation meets greenwashing
The Star – Leavitt – He saved a man from a suicide attempt. Then the police response left him baffled
The Bitter Southerner – Cusick – Krewe da Bhan Gras’ Diversifies New Orleans Carnival With South Asian Style
Garden and Gun – Our Favorite Mardi Gras Recipes
Southern Living – 37 Classic Mardi Gras Recipes to Let The Good Times Roll
Bill Dory and Adam Ference aren’t the only Albertans with a talented 3 year old south of the 49th. On Saturday February 18, 2023 Randy Howg’s 3 year old American Freedom colt Airtime won an Allowance optional claiming $100,000US with a purse of $104,000.00. Trained by Robertino Diodoro Airtime covered the mile and 1/16th in 1:44:97 under the capable handling of Cristian A. Torres who navigated through traffic up the rail down the stretch and drew off late. Airtime was claimed from a Starter Optional Claiming $50,000.00US from Gary and Mary West.
Sal says that Airtime may be a little late for the Triple Crown Trail, but there’s plenty of stakes left for 3 year olds south of the 49th and Robertino seems to have an affinity for the Manitoba and Canadian Derbies.
TDN – Foreman – Greg Means: An Appreciation
TDN – Bill Finley – Baffert’s Gotham Noms Switched to New Trainers
DRF – Grening – Reincarnate moved from Baffert to Yakteen, entered in Rebel Stakes
Horse Race Insider – Pricci – CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES OFF TO A STIRRING START AS NEW FACE EMERGES ON THE ROAD TO DERBY
Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Henny Hughes Colt New Leader in Japan Road to KY Derby
TDN – Carasso – Henny Hughes Colt Runs To Favoritism In Hyacinth S.
Paulick Report – Perriere Earns Kentucky Derby Points In Winning Hyacinth In Japan
Paulick Report – ‘The Dream Race Is The Arkansas Derby’: Cox-Trained Eyeing Clover Tuning Up For Gotham Bid As Step To Oaklawn’s Marquee Race
Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Godfrey – Frankie Dettori steals the show with four-timer at Santa Anita
SportsNet – Unique Matt Gage waiver claim shows off Dana Brown’s creative side as Astros GM
Sal says that Sal heard that Mattress Mack approves.
Coyote v. Acme
ESPN – Keim and Teicher – What Eric Bieniemy’s move means for the Chiefs, Commanders and his career
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
TDN – Stygles – Letter to the Editor: A Tribute to Avery Whisman
DRF – Andersen – Red-hot Dettori will ride Newgrange in Santa Anita Handicap
Mel – Myers – Here’s What Qualifies a Beer Garden as a Beer Garden
TSN – One Big Question: What’s the path for the Flames to make a playoff run?
Sal says that the Flames just need to keep playing decent hockey and watch the Oilers self combust unless their scorers stop waiting for the tow rope back to the defensive zone.
Paulick Report – Yates – Lukas Hits Oaklawn Milestone With Last Samurai’s Emotional Razorback Victory For Willis Horton Racing
Southern Living – Russell – Cake Recipes That’ll Earn You Top Dollar At The Church Auction
SportsNet – Loung – NBA All-Star Takeaways: That might have been ‘the worst basketball game ever played’
The Ringer – Winners and Losers From 2023 NBA All-Star Weekend
Canada’s National Observer – Fawcett – Doug Ford is the ‘Freedom Convoy’ report’s biggest loser
The Star – Levitz – Doug Ford ‘abandoned’ Ontario’s second-largest city, Emergencies Act report finds