Feb 222023

Bloodhorse – Angst – Pro-Racing Kentucky Legislators Target ‘Gray Games’

TDN – Gordon and Petrunyak – Gray Machines Pose Major Threat to Kentucky’s HHR, Horse Racing

Sal says that the Kentucky legislators are pro-active in their support for racing and ensuring that gambling pays its fair share of taxes and is properly regulated. The UCP in Alberta sit on their fat assess doing nothing while billions of dollars of tax revenue leave the province of Alberta to grey market gambling.

How much easier would it be to balance the Alberta budget if grey market gambling was eliminated or paid its fair share of taxes.

Out-innovating them is the way to beat China. And to do everything that we do in this country to support innovative policy, that drives innovation and new products and more jobs and creates jobs. You can’t – you can’t put a wall up around here. We tried that in the ’30s. It didn’t work. 

Jack Welch

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Track-Associated Sports Wagering Bill Filed in Kentucky

This weeks North America Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149 Points Races

Feb 25, 2023

Oaklawn Park – Rebel – 50-20-15-10-5

TDN – Carasso – Verifying ‘Checks’ All Boxes In Hot Renewal of Rebel


Paulick Report – Yates – Cox: Shorter Distance Of Rebel Gives Derby Hopeful Giant Mischief ‘Better Introduction’ To Two Turns At Oaklawn

Horse Racing Nation – Flatter – Derby prep trends: Frontrunners, long shots influence Rebel

Brisnet – Hanson – Numbers favor Cox, Asmussen runners in Rebel

Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149 Points Races

DRF – Derby Watch

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Derby Dozen

TDN – Thornton – TDN Derby Top 12: Front Four Unchanged Inside 75-Day Mark

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

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Saudi Cup: ‘Expectations are high’ – Baffert on Taiba and Country Grammer

TDN – Sheerin – Bob Baffert: ‘Country Grammer Will Get Saudi Cup Job Done If Taiba Doesn’t’

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

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Saudi Cup: Frankie Dettori takes centre stage once more

TDN – Sheerin – Frankie Dettori: ‘Country Grammer Has Rock-Solid Saudi Cup Credentials’

TDN – The Saudi Cup To Be World Pool Event

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Saudi Cup Field Includes 2022 Winner, Baffert Duo

TDN – Baffert Runners Draw Inside And Out For Saudi Cup

Sal says that Phil has a question:

What ever happened to the purse money for Maximum Security’s Saudi Cup win.

Is Maximum Security’s Saudi Cup winning purse money being held in maximum security.

Why hasn’t the purse been redistributed.

What do you think West’s chances would be if he sues in a Saudi Court.

Would the odds be lower or higher than Baffert’s suing in a Kentucky Court.

Bloodhorse – Neil Poznansky on Elite Power’s Riyadh Dirt Sprint

TDN – Heather – Anderson – American Sprint Champ Elite Power Gives Dettori And Juddmonte The Victory In Riyadh Dirt Sprint

TDN – Panthalassa A First Saudi Cup Winner for Japan

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Japan’s Panthalassa Repels Country Grammer in Saudi Cup

TDN – Carasso – Commissioner King Outslugs Havnameltdown In Saudi Derby

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Commissioner King Denies Havnameltdown in Saudi Derby

Bloodhorse – Angst – Saudi Cup Undercard: Bathrat Leon Holds off Casa Creed


Bloodhorse – Byron King – Saez Captures Saudi International Jockeys Challenge

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.


The Ringer – Nayman – ‘Cocaine Bear’ has the perfect title, and the perfect red-band trailer. If only the movie could live up to the hype.

Sports Illustrated – Orr – Russell Wilson vs. Pete Carroll Situation Is Further Proof NFL Is Full of Mistrust

Sal says that Russell Wilson bitched about lack of control and input at Seattle and when he got to Denver and was given some control and input proved that he had no fucking leadership talent.

Paulick Report – Kathleen O’Connell Poised To Become All-Time Winningest Female Trainer

TDN – Sutherland Enters Jockey Challenge In Saudi

TDN – Japanese Superstar Fukunaga To Hang Up The Saddle At Saudi Cup

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Having Pennsylvania-Bred On Road To The Classics Is ‘Why We’re In The Game’

Bloodhorse – Carmel Road to Head East to Start for Yakteen in Gotham

Paulick Report – ‘I Don’t Think Distance Is Going To Be A Problem’: Undefeated Recruiter Targeting New York Derby Prep

The Ringer – Kram – NBA Odds Machine

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hovdey – Big Jag: ‘That’s a chunk of a horse – he put a lot of smiles on a lot of people’s faces’

TDN – Breeders’ Cup Returning to Del Mar In 2024

TDN – Champion Wonder Wheel Tops Kentucky Oaks Nominations

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Trice – Dettori Could Extend Retirement Tour Past Breeders’ Cup

Frankie and Johnny

Bloodhorse – Santa Anita Cancels Weekend Card Due to Heavy Rain

Paulick Report – Voss – Washington And The Underground Railroad: Historians Say Myths About Lawn Jockey Origins Don’t Hold Up

Man Who Sold The World

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: Regulatory Veterinarians Shouldn’t Act With Impunity

Los Angeles Times – Hayley Smith – With all this rain and snow, can California really still be in a drought? Look deeper

Bloodhorse – Havnameltdown, Top Japanese Colts in Saudi Derby Field

I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.

Muhammad Ali

TSN – Rodgers leaves Oregon facility, ends darkness retreat

ESPN – Thai – What is a darkness retreat and why would Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers go to one?

Sal says he’s waiting to see Rodgers has seen the light.

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.

George Carlin

Darkness, Darkness

The Ringer – Gayle – NFL Offseason Power Rankings

Sports Business Journal – Lefton – SBJ Marketing: Knicks likely seeking $30 million patch deal

Southern Living – 75 Southern Recipes Everyone Should Make in 2023

Sports Illustrated – Selbe – Lawyer for Brandon Miller Disputes Claim Alabama Star Provided Gun in Killing

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

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.

Albert Camus

Rebel Rebel

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

Nothing wilts faster than laurels that have been rested upon. 

Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Rebel Rebel

Garden and Gun – Lotz – The Best New Books for Southerners in 2023

Peter Millar

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

The team with the best players wins.

Jack Welch

Rebel Rebel

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

Rebel Rebel

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


Rebel Rebel

Hawthorne Sal

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