Feb 272023


Horse Race Insider – Pricci – DUTROW’S WAIT IS OVER

Paulick Report – After 10-Year Suspension, Rick Dutrow Granted Trainer’s License By New York State Gaming Commission

TDN – Thornton – Dutrow Relicensed In New York

Dutrow was one of the more successful and controversial trainers in the sport. He came into the national spotlight in 2008 when he won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness with Big Brown, but had acknowledged that he had given the horse an anabolic steroid, known as Winstrol, once a month. Back then, that was a legal practice.

DRF – Grening – Richard Dutrow Jr. approved for trainer’s license in New York

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Dutrow Receives Green Light to Resume Training


2008 Kentucky Derby

2008 Florida Derby

Eli’s Coming

Paulick Report – Milano – Letter To The Editor: Economics, Not Medication, Is Racing’s No. 1 Challenge

Dale Saunders will be presented with the E.P. Taylor Award of Merit during the 48th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony. Selected unanimously by the Jockey Club of Canada’s Stewards, the E. P. Taylor Award is a lifetime achievement award honoring those who have made significant contributions to the Thoroughbred Industry in Canada and accomplished outstanding individual achievements in Canadian thoroughbred racing and breeding.

TDN – E.P. Taylor Award, Outstanding Grooms, And Media Finalists Announced For 2022 Sovereign Awards

Bloodhorse – Saunders to be Honored with E.P. Taylor Award of Merit

This weeks races on the Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149

Mar 4, 2023

Gulfstream Park

Fountain of Youth  50-20-15-10-5


Gotham 50-20-15-10-5

Santa Anita Park

San Felipe 50-20-15-10-5

Turfway Park

John Battaglia Memorial 20-8-6-4-2

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Derby Dozen

DRF – Derby Watch

Brisnet – Hanson – Practical Move faces stable newcomers in San Felipe

Phil has a question:

Can we play Alanis Morisette’s song if the Yakteen horse wins and beats the Yakferts and Bafteens.

DRF – Free – Following Baffert transfers, Yakteen has five horses in San Felipe

Paulick Report – Yakteen Enters Hejazi, Three Other Former Baffert Runners In San Felipe

Bill Dory and Adam Ference’s Chase the Chaos drew the rail in a very tough 11 horse San Felipe field. With his prowess on fake dirt the John Battaglia Memorial over a Turfway Park may have been a easier choice.

TDN – Bill Finley –  Report: More Baffert Horses, Including Arabian Knight, Moved to Yakteen Barn

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Godfrey – Kentucky Derby: Baffert stars switched to Yakteen – headed by Arabian Knight

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Arabian Knight, Three Others Transferred to Yakteen

Phil has a question:

Will the trainer line be Bafteen or Yakfert.

Will the trainer line be Tob or Bim or Tom or Bib.

Would CDI  and KHRC let Rick Dutrow train one of the Baffert transferees in the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149.

What is taking so long in the Medina Spirit disqualification appeal.

Phil has a answer:

DRF – Hegarty – Baffert’s KHRC appeal to be heard Wednesday with new hearing officer

TDN – Slip Mahoney Works for Gotham

Paulick Report – ‘We’re All Systems Go’: Cox’s Promising Maiden Winner Slip Mahoney Breezes For Gotham, Unbeaten Eyeing Clover Also Likely For Race

TDN – Arkansas Derby Could be Next for Confidence Game

Paulick Report – Yates – Arkansas Derby ‘First Option’ For Rebel Winner Confidence Game, Runner-Up Red Route One Could Target Louisiana Derby


Bloodhorse – Byron King – Forte, Blazing Sevens Square Off in Fountain of Youth

DRF – Welsch – Forte, Blazing Sevens lead field of 10 for Fountain of Youth

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Undefeated Red Carpet Ready Steps Up in Davona Dale

NCAA – 5 stunners that rocked men’s college basketball on the last Saturday before March

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

The Ringer – All You Touch and All You See: ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ at 50


Paulick Report – Fincher Saddles Six Winners On Sunland Park Card, Henry Q Romps In Mine That Bird Derby

Paulick Report – Voss – Pre-Race Vet Exams Still Spotty At Turf Paradise; Buzzers Discovered In Paddock

Los Angeles Times – St. Martin – While rain drenched L.A., Dave Grohl smoked brisket for 450 of the city’s unhoused

Variety – Aswad – As Foo Fighters Announce Their Return to Touring, Who Might Play Drums?

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Racing, ‘Caddyshack’ Paired With Carl Spackler

ESPN – Wyshynski – NHL trade tiers: Best forwards, defensemen, goalies on the move

TDN – Thornton – Mott-Trained Arthur’s Ride Off Derby Trail

Front Office Sports – Push to Remove Dan Snyder Picks Up Steam

Phil has a question:

When you’re overpaying players $25 0r $30 Million a year what’s the big deal about a $55 million loan.

Sports Illustrated – Rasmussen – Browns GM Says QB Deshaun Watson’s Contract Could Be Restructured


The New Yorker – Owen – What a Sixty-Five-Year-Old Book Teaches Us About A.I.

School’s Out

Book Riot – Hardy – We Go Way Back: 25 of the Best Historical Fiction Books of the Past 10 Years

You Oughta Know

The Ringer – Kring-Schreifels – How the Cocaine Bear Was Brought to Life

Paulick Report – Dubai Logistics ‘Unacceptable’: Rich Strike To Target Turfway Start Over Middle East Trip

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – Rich Strike to miss Dubai World Cup in favour of Turfway Park comeback

TDN – Thornton – At 1-Month Mark For Drug Control, HISA Braces Industry For Changes

Paulick Report – HISA Dismisses ‘Shoegate’ Complaint Against Hot Rod Charlie; Enforcement Team Suggests Further Clarification Of Shoeing Rule

Sports Business Journal – Snyder’s demands draw the ire of other NFL owners

The project’s $1.26B in public funding is the most ever for an NFL stadium.

Front Office Sports – Greenberg – Latest Proposal for New $2.1B Titans Stadium Approved By Mayor

Bloodhorse – ANZ Bloodstock News – Rowe – Redevelopment of Metro Racecouse Pushes Trainers Out

Another One Bites The Dust

Sports Illustrated – Hawkins – LIV May Be ‘Golf But Louder’ But the Best Watching Experience Was on Mute

Phil has a question:

What’s more boring than golf on television.

Phil has an answer:

Golf on the radio.

The Star – Chong – Beer sales hit all-time low as Canada’s alcohol sales see largest drop in a decade, new report finds

Edmonton Journal – Mann – Nav ‘Superfan’ Bhatia supports newcomers to Canada with the help of peanut butter

Squirrel Extra Smooth

1964 – #22 Joe Kapp Drinking Glasses

Wired – Reynolds – Fat, Sugar, Salt … You’ve Been Thinking About Food All Wrong

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Dennis – Quick, before it melts – welcome to the White Turf, the most spectacular racing show on earth

Front Office Sports – McCarthy – ‘Yellowstone’ Star Cole Hauser to Become Face of Pro Bull Riders

The only good reason to ride a bull is to meet a nurse.

Cowboy Wisdom

The Ringer – Gittell – ‘The Fabelmans’ Is Steven Spielberg at His Bravest. Give Him the Best Director Oscar.

TSN – Poile to step down as Predators GM, Trotz to take over

ESPN – 2023 NHL trade deadline: Grades for every big deal

TSN – Devils acquire Meier from Sharks

Phil has a question:

Is there a worse sports talking head than Craig Button.

ESPN – Barnwell – Predicting 2023 NFL offseason moves: How to improve all 32 teams

Phil has a question:

How many teams really need to be blowed up.

DRF – Hersh – Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby: Rebel Stakes analysis

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Confidence Game Pulls a Fast One in Rebel Stakes

Paulick Report – Hoyt – Road To The Kentucky Derby: Confidence Game Springs 18-1 Surprise In Rebel

TDN – Candy Ride’s Confidence Game Splashes Home In Rebel

Phil has a question:

Who rode a worse race: Irad Otiz Jr. on Giant Mischief or Florent Geroux on Verifying.

Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

Robert Anthony

Phil M Stockmen

  One Response to “Dale Saunders To Receive E.P. Taylor Award of Merit, After 10-Year Suspension Rick Dutrow Granted Trainer’s License By New York State Gaming Commission and Sundre Other Stories”

  1. COLONEL’S accomplishments are extensive and his selection is well deserved

    TRAINING started in 1969 and ended in 2022, over 53 years
    WINS 2177, placed 2031, shows 1908 from 12,915 starts
    CAREER earnings 17.5 million. In 1969 went 12/12/12 for earnings $17,306

    NEIL POZNANSKY as a jockey in North America wins 761, placed 765, shows 757, earnings 15.7 million
    NO recognition from HRA / HBPA for an Edmonton born jockey who started slowly in 1994 at STP fall meet with 15 mounts and only a show for $821 and now is an assistant trainer for Bill Mott
    WOODBINE recognized his riding talent, as a bug in 1995 won 66 races 900k, in 1996 rode 145 wins 2.7 million, like Jimmy MacAleny in late 80’s and Omar Moreno.
    BILL MOTT’S right hand man still gallops and just won with Elite Power and places with Casa Creed on the Saudi Cup card .

    NEWS FLASH , 10 days to Century corporate 4th qtr earnings. Will the major racino breadwinner Century Downs suffer a revenue decline due to competition from Ace Airport Casino startup.
    HOT RUMOUR is a 10 MILLION government loan for HRA at favourable terms to meet performance metrics.

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