Mar 272023

Bloodhorse – McCeoskey – Sagans’ Two Phil’s Restores Faith in the ‘Little Guys’

Two Phil’s ($150,000 KEESEP) has appeal as a 4-for-8 blue-collar closer/stalker whose strengths are versatility and adaptability. He’s won sprinting and routing over fast dirt, the Churchill Downs slop, and now the Tapeta surface at Turfway, where he uncorked an eye-opening 101 Beyer Speed Figure. His racing resume includes wins well off the traditional Derby path at tracks like Colonial and Canterbury, and he’ll train up to the first Saturday in May at Hawthorne for connections (jockey Jareth Loveberry, trainer Larry Rivelli, and co-owners Patricia’s Hope LLC and Phillip Sagan) who have no Derby experience among them.

TDN – Thornton – The Week In Review: Opposites Attracting Attention

Paulick Report – ‘I Hope It Rains On Derby Day’: Rivelli Plans To Train Two Phil’s At Hawthorne Before Shipping To Churchill

Kentucky Rain

DRF – Russo – Two Phil’s will train at Hawthorne before heading to Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – The Water Hay Oats Alliance Announces Dissolution

Bloodhorse – Letter to the Editor: National HBPA’s Hypocrisy

TDN – Thornton – Plaintiffs in Louisiana Lawsuit Make Case for Allowing Amended Complaint

Paulick Report – U.S. Thoroughbred Racing Enters New Era As HISA’s Uniform Anti-Doping Program Takes Effect

Bloodhorse – FTC Approves HISA’s Anti-Doping Medication Control Rule

Bloodhorse – HISA CEO Lazarus: Launch of ADMC a Historic Moment

Before HISA cracks out the champagne remember that it was also a Historic Moment for General George Custer at Little BigHorn.

Before HISA cracks out the champagne remember that the maiden voyage  of the Titanic was also a Historic Moment.

National HBPA statement on Approval of ADMC Rules

FTC’s Decision Leads to Increased Industry Confusion

LEXINGTON, KY –The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) released the following statement regarding today’s decision by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to approve of Anti-Doping and Medication Control (ADMC) rules proposed by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (Authority).
“The Authority is barreling forward to implement HISA, and the FTC is enabling it by rubber-stamping another set of seriously flawed rules,” said National HBPA President Doug Daniels, DVM. “Industry concerns must be taken into account, and we believe no one at the FTC is listening. That’s why the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled HISA unconstitutional in our lawsuit. Without our efforts, I fear for our future. Today, we plan to file a motion with the Northern District of Texas court asking the judge immediately to stop these rules from going into effect.”
On October 13, 2022, the Authority submitted to the FTC its proposed ADMC rules. On November 18, 2022, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled HISA unconstitutional. The court found that HISA violated the private non-delegation doctrine because the Act gave the FTC insufficient oversight over a private corporation that was tasked with regulating the industry. Shortly after, on December 12th, the FTC disapproved of the proposed rules citing legal uncertainty and a lack of uniformity throughout the U.S. due to the Fifth Circuit ruling. On December 29th, HISA was amended by Congress in a failed effort to “fix” the constitutional defects. In early January 2023, the Authority resubmitted the exact same rules for approval by the FTC. On March 3, 2023, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Fifth Circuit’s decision and found that HISA was constitutional. Today, the FTC approved the ADMC rules with no new notice and comment period and no changes whatsoever.

Phil’s Drink ‘n a Flick


Pat Garret and Billy the Kid

Knockin on Heaven’s Door

This Week’s Stops on the Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149

Apr 1, 2023

Gulfstream Park

Florida Derby 100-40-30-20-10

Oaklawn Park

Arkansas Derby 100-40-30-20-10


Phil’s reprising these articles to remind you of the utter ineptitude of Horse Racing Alberta before you get a warm and fuzzy buzz about HISA taking over in the States.

Phil has a question:

What do the state racing commissions do now that HISA is implemented.

Did anyone think that out.

Why are the American horsemen getting stuck paying for 2 levels of bureaucracy.

Mess We’re In


Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.

Henry Ford

No business can change what it does not measure. Racing’s public measurement of support, via wagering, hides serious issues.

Over the last century, U.S. racetracks have reported total handle on their races and, for most of that time, it was one metric that accurately depicted the health of the business. But in our modern era of simulcasting, rebating and high-frequency betting from professionals, often called computer-assisted or robotic wagering (CAW/CRW), total handle figures actually deceive industry stakeholders more than anything.

Using inflation-adjusted figures from that NTRA study, published in 2004, CAW/CRW betting has likely tripled in the last 20 years. That means mainstream betting is probably down about two-thirds since then. This is an atrocious trajectory from racing’s largest customer base–rank-and-file horseplayers–and has occurred during a period where racing had a veritable monopoly on legal, regulated betting via the Internet.

I’m all for technology. I’m not against CAW/CRW play. I want all customer segments to grow. I want a bigger pie for everyone. I’m FOR horse racing. We all enjoy bigger purses, but the realities of our core wagering business, which sustains the sport and keeps it in the public consciousness, is really alarming. Most owners and breeders don’t see it because it has been, relatively, hidden behind antiquated methods of reporting handle.

I encourage owners, breeders’ and horsemen’s organizations to demand far greater transparency–both of operators and regulators–as it relates to racing’s wagering business. We need to be stewards of our sport and not merely accept elevated purses while ignoring the economic fundamentals that impact our largest base of customers.

TDN = Letter To The Editor: Craig Bernick

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.

Aldous Huxley,

Phil has a question:

Do the powers that bee in horse racing remember that it was the part of the iceberg that wasn’t visible that sank the Titanic.

How soon before PETA and the other groups looming to kill racing and get the slot and casino revenues start using the figures that Bernick speaks about against horse racing.

Do you think anyone at Horse Racing Alberta understands the implications of this article

Do you think anyone at Horse Racing Alberta cares about the implications of this article as long as their slots paid cheques keep arriving.


Canadian Thoroughbred – Canadian Foal Crop 2022 Estimated to Hold Steady

Phil has a question:

With a foal crop drop from 267 in 2018 to 120 in 2021 do you think that Horse Racing Alberta is doing their job or just filling their positions.

Did the powers that bee at Horse Racing Alberta take a drop in their paycheques commensurate with the drop in foal production.

How can the UCPs who are supposed to be conservative continue to allow Horse Racing Alberta to exist and waste Alberta taxpayer dollars on window gazers.

Is it not time to get rid of Horse Racing Alberta and move the regulation of horse racing directly to AGLC.

TDN – Empirestrikesfast Added to Late Triple Crown Nominees

Dorth Vader to Empirestikesfast for the Oaks Derby Double Future.

Phil has a question:

With modern technology why doesn’t CDI have an Oaks Derby Double Future.

Paulick Report – ‘He Sees The Competition And He Goes For It’: Florida Derby Favorite Forte Has Earned Ortiz’ Trust


TDN – Raise Cain Eyes Blue Grass, Mr. Swagger, Clear the Air Likely for Wood

1989 Kentucky Derby

TDN – Forte Favored in Pool 6 of Derby Future Wager

Phil has a question:

How can I place a futures wager bet in Alberta.

Phil received a response to his e-mail to Horse Racing Alberta.

Kentucky Derby Futures Pool 6 will be open from March 30 – April 1. At that time, wagers can be placed in Alberta at the racetracks, OTBs, HPI and Xpressbet.

Phil has a question:

Since the Expressbet we have in Alberta does not accept wagers on any CDI track or Oaklawn how do we wager through Expressbet in Alberta.

Phil received a response to his further e-mail to Horse Racing Alberta.

You have all the other options that were listed.

Regards, Kent Verlik, MBA Chief Executive Officer

Phil has a question:

How can a person purport to be the CEO of Horse Racing Alberta when they provide you with such a flippant response.

How can a person purport to be the CEO of Horse Racing Alberta when they do not even know where Albertans can wager.

How poorly is horse race wagering in Alberta operated when the bettors have to contact the organizations to find out where they can bet.

On it’s Facebook page Century Mile says that you can wager on the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 6 at their OTB lounge,

May be an image of riding a horse and text that says "KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGER POOL6 4開 OPEN MARCH 30 APRIL 1 WAGER IN THE OTB LOUNGE CENTHEY MILE Racetrack Casino"

CDI’s tweak to the Kentucky Derby qualifying points to give points for 5th and increase 3rd and 4th place points may not sit well with racing purists, but it appears to be a marketing success. The extra points adds in more horse and along with the addition of more horses to the future  more interest is created. More horses creates more interest and you perceive the lower ranking horses as being better because they have more points this year. It looks like it will take at least 40 pints to make the starting 20, not because the horses are better, but because more points are available, but your mind does play tricks.

Horse Racing Nation – Shifman – Kentucky Derby prep: Arkansas Derby odds and analysis

Brisnet – Pool 6 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager to close before Florida Derby, Arkansas Derby

Paulick Report – Equibase Analysis: Mage An Intriguing Contender In Saturday’s Florida Derby

Paulick Report – Tim Yakteen: Florida Derby Contender Fort Bragg A ‘Quality Individual’

The other late nominees (pending late mail) are:

Adam Ference and Bill Dory’s El Camino Real Derby winner Chase the Chaos (Astern {Aus}) …

TDN – Wild On Ice Leads Dozen Late Triple Crown Nominees

Phil has a question:

Was Airtime’s late nomination sent in by Pony Express.

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Brave Emperor Takes Euro Road to the Derby Points Race

Phil has a question:

How many non North American entries will be in the starting 20.

Cities in Dust

Phil has a question:

Did you catch the cryptic clue for the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149 Contest.

Paulick Report – Road To The Kentucky Derby: Field Beginning To Take Shape With Just Over Five Weeks Remaining

Bloodhorse – Angel of Empire Brings Momentum Into Arkansas Derby

TDN – Sunday Workers Target Santa Anita Derby

Randy Howg’s 3 year old American Freedom colt Airtime steps up in class in Saturday, April 1, 2023’s GI Arkansas Derby after his win in an Allowance optional claiming $100,000US carrying a purse of $104,000.00. Trained by Robertino Diodoro Airtime will be under the capable handling of Cristian A. Torres. Airtime was claimed from a Starter Optional Claiming $50,000.00US from Gary and Mary West.

TDN – Reincarnate Named 5-2 Morning-Line Favorite For Arkansas Derby

The projected Arkansas Derby field from the rail out: Bourbon Bash, Reylu Gutierrez to ride, 15-1 on the morning line; Interlock Empire, David Cabrera, 20-1; Harlocap, Ricardo Santana Jr., 15-1; Two Eagles River, Nik Juarez, 10-1; Airtime, Cristian Torres, 15-1; Angel of Empire, Flavien Prat, 9-2; Rocket Can, Junior Alvarado, 4-1; Reincarnate, John Velazquez, 5-2; King Russell, Rafael Bejarano, 30-1; Red Route One, Tyler Gaffalione, 3-1; and Kolomio, James Graham, 30-1.

Paulick Report – Reincarnate Made Morning-Line Favorite For Arkansas Derby; Wet Paint Tabbed Program Favorite For Fantasy

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Forte Favored at 4-5 Odds in 12-Horse Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Trainer Desormeaux Weighs Options for Confidence Game

Paulick Report – Voss –  Secretariat Just A Part Of Virginia’s Rich Thoroughbred History

Woodford Reserve® 2023 Kentucky Derby® 149 Bottle, , main_imageTDN – Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle Celebrates Secretariat Anniversary

Phil is advised that the Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle will be available at some Alberta locations of  Wine and Beyond on March 30, 2023 or so. The Edmonton Southgate store will be stocking their shelves as soon as they’re in.

DRF – Derby Watch

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Two Phil’s, Kingsbarns Leap Into Derby Dozen

TDN – Thornton – TDN Derby Top 12: The Real Running Starts Now

Paulick Report – Champagne -The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds: Do These Horses Look Familiar?

Horse Racing Nation – De Rosa – Kentucky Derby 2023: DeRosa’s Fair odds for Forte, 18 rivals

Horse Racing Nation – Kentucky Derby 2023 Contenders

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Wet Paint Back at Oaklawn in Highly Anticipated Fantasy

Dorth Vader, a John Ropes Florida homebred fresh off her victory in the Davona Dale returns in the Gulfstream Park Oaks on Saturday April 1, 2023. The Pletcher pair of Miracle and Atomically (also by Girvin) both look tough and the field is compact but competitive. Dorth Vader is by Girvin (Tale of Ekati) out of the Yonaguska mare Hardcore Candy who was campaigned in Alberta by Darrell Landry and then Amber Buniak and Ryan McLean. Hardcore Candy won 8 races from 40 starts with 8 seconds and 4 thirds, earning $101,308. She was Stakes placed in the Freedom of the City Stakes (Black Type) at Northlands Park.

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Dorth Vader Looks Fierce in Gulfstream Park Oaks

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Darth Vader

TDN – Bill Finley – Kentucky Oaks Top 10: Strange Year Continues

Sports Illustrated – Charles Barkley on Everything



Sports Illustrated – Forde and Sweeney – SI’s Final Four Predictions: These Two Teams Will Play for the Men’s National Title

One, Two, Three, Four

FiveThirtyEight – Nerkar – How The Heck Did We Get This Final Four?

Phil has a question:

What happened to the usual 12 – 5 upsets.

ESPN says 37 out of their 20 million brackets picked the Final Four correctly.

That’s .000185%

Sports Business Journal – After thrilling weekend, the NCAA has its Final Four

The end result: an Elite Eight without a No. 1 seed for the first time; and a Final Four without a top-three seed for the first time; the second-highest seed total (23, topped only by the 26 in 2011. This free-for-all is a challenge to the established tournament dynamic that plays the best with the viewing public: upsets early, bluebloods late. Instead, we have upsets early, upsets late, and a lot of new faces crashing the party in Houston.

Sports Illustrated – Forde – Men’s NCAA Tournament Chaos Berths a Free-For-All Final Four

Front Office Sports – Christovich – Parity Rules at Men’s Final Four Despite NIL, Transfer Portal

NCAA – Final 4 Schedule

Phil has a question:

Would anyone of the minions at Horse Racing Alberta realize that that’s a free lesson in marketing and branding.

CBS Final Four Schedule –

Saturday, April 1 (Final 4)

Monday, April 4 (National Championship)

  • TBD vs. TBD | 9 p.m. (CBS, Paramount+)

If you want to catch the Huskies in the Final 4 of March Madness at Red Devil Pizza better make your reservation early.

National Post – Stokes – You don’t have to be in the north to see the spectacular Northern Lights

Phil heard a rumour that the Northern Lights were brilliant and visible far south this past week to illuminate the path to the Final Four for the Huskies.

Sometime Around Midnight

By Robert W. Service
I wanted the gold, and I sought it;
   I scrabbled and mucked like a slave.
Was it famine or scurvy—I fought it;
   I hurled my youth into a grave.
I wanted the gold, and I got it—
   Came out with a fortune last fall,— 
Yet somehow life’s not what I thought it,
   And somehow the gold isn’t all.


No! There’s the land. (Have you seen it?)
   It’s the cussedest land that I know,
From the big, dizzy mountains that screen it
   To the deep, deathlike valleys below.
Some say God was tired when He made it;
   Some say it’s a fine land to shun;
Maybe; but there’s some as would trade it
   For no land on earth—and I’m one.


You come to get rich (damned good reason);
   You feel like an exile at first;
You hate it like hell for a season,
   And then you are worse than the worst.
It grips you like some kinds of sinning;
   It twists you from foe to a friend;
It seems it’s been since the beginning;
   It seems it will be to the end.


I’ve stood in some mighty-mouthed hollow
   That’s plumb-full of hush to the brim;
I’ve watched the big, husky sun wallow
   In crimson and gold, and grow dim,
Till the moon set the pearly peaks gleaming,
   And the stars tumbled out, neck and crop;
And I’ve thought that I surely was dreaming,
   With the peace o’ the world piled on top.


The summer—no sweeter was ever;
   The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
   The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
   The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the farness—
   O God! how I’m stuck on it all.


The winter! the brightness that blinds you,
   The white land locked tight as a drum,
The cold fear that follows and finds you,
   The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
The snows that are older than history,
   The woods where the weird shadows slant;
The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery,
   I’ve bade ’em good-by—but I can’t.


There’s a land where the mountains are nameless,
   And the rivers all run God knows where;
There are lives that are erring and aimless,
   And deaths that just hang by a hair;
There are hardships that nobody reckons;
   There are valleys unpeopled and still;
There’s a land—oh, it beckons and beckons,
   And I want to go back—and I will.


They’re making my money diminish;
   I’m sick of the taste of champagne.
Thank God! when I’m skinned to a finish
   I’ll pike to the Yukon again.
I’ll fight—and you bet it’s no sham-fight;
   It’s hell!—but I’ve been there before;
And it’s better than this by a damsite—
   So me for the Yukon once more.


There’s gold, and it’s haunting and haunting;
   It’s luring me on as of old;
Yet it isn’t the gold that I’m wanting
   So much as just finding the gold.
It’s the great, big, broad land ’way up yonder,
   It’s the forests where silence has lease;
It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder,
   It’s the stillness that fills me with peace.


March is a month without mercy for rabid basketball fans. There is no such thing as a ‘gentleman gambler’ when the Big Dance rolls around. All sheep will be fleeced, all fools will be punished severely… There are no Rules when the deal goes down in the final weeks of March. Even your good friends will turn into monsters.

Hunter S. Thompson

ESPN – Lunardi – 2023 NCAA Tournament Bracketology

ESPN – Men’s Tournament Challenge

CBS – NCAA® March Madness® 2023 Men’s Bracket Games

TDN – Interactive Map Showcases Horse Racing’s Economic Impact Across New York

Paulick Report – Kentucky HBPA’s Hiles: ‘We Don’t Apologize For Speaking Out About HISA’s Flaws’

Paulick Report – Banke and Fleming  – Breeders’ Cup: HBPA Obstructing Progress, Making False Claims About HISA

Paulick Report – Voss – Stakes-Winning Trainer Summarily Suspended After Horse Scratched Over Welfare Concerns

Paulick Report – Irwin: WHOA! Water Hay Oats Alliance Reaches A Stop Sign

Bloodhorse – Downey – Gamblers’ Suit Against Baffert, CDI Dealt Setback

Bloodhorse – Breeders’ Cup: HISA Is Common Sense

Bon Appetit – Beggs I Tried Trader Joe’s Burrata Ravioloni, Then Went Back for 3 More Boxes

ESPN – Keim – A timeline of Commanders owner Dan Snyder’s tumultuous tenure

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Loss in Key Prep Sours Instant Coffee’s Derby Hopes


Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hovdey – ‘He treated $5,000 claimers like G1 stars’ – interview with Bill Spawr, retired after 45 years as a trainer

ESPN – Passan – Opening Day 2023: How the pitch clock will revolutionize MLB

The Ringer – Lindbergh – The Forgotten History of MLB’s Pitch Clock


Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.

Branch Rickey

Sports Business Journal – Phoenix sues Tempe to stop $2.1B Coyotes deal

Front Office Sports – Christovich – Women’s March Madness Viewership Is Up, While Men’s Declines

Front Office Sports – Greenberg – Men’s Final Four Ticket Prices Plummet with Texas Schools Out

Sports Illustrated – McDaniel – Irsay Says Compensation is Major Hurdle for Colts to Sign Lamar Jackson


The Raven

Two Phil’s ($150,000 KEESEP) has appeal as a 4-for-8 blue-collar closer/stalker whose strengths are versatility and adaptability. He’s won sprinting and routing over fast dirt, the Churchill Downs slop, and now the Tapeta surface at Turfway, where he uncorked an eye-opening 101 Beyer Speed Figure. His racing resume includes wins well off the traditional Derby path at tracks like Colonial and Canterbury, and he’ll train up to the first Saturday in May at Hawthorne for connections (jockey Jareth Loveberry, trainer Larry Rivelli, and co-owners Patricia’s Hope LLC and Phillip Sagan) who have no Derby experience among them.

TDN – Thornton – The Week In Review: Opposites Attracting Attention

Paulick Report – ‘I Hope It Rains On Derby Day’: Rivelli Plans To Train Two Phil’s At Hawthorne Before Shipping To Churchill

Kentucky Rain

National Post – Frank Stronach: Canada needs a democratic revolution

Sports Business Journal – Ourand – SBJ Media: Creditor chaos at Diamond Sports

Paulick Report – Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: Japan’s Rise On The World Racing Stage

Paulick Report – Voss – Rich Strike Owner Files Suit Against Hot Rod Charlie Connections In Shoe-Gate Case

Bloodhorse – HIWU Launches Anonymous Whistleblower Platforms

Bloodhorse – EquiTrace Launches New HISA Portal Integration

Bloodhorse – OwnerView Webinar Focuses on HISA for Owners

DRF – Andersen – Prat, Dettori will be departing California in coming weeks

DRF – Rampellini – 2023 Kentucky Derby: Sunland Derby winner Wild On Ice made eligible to Triple Crown

Slash Film -Busch – It’s Time For Superhero Movies To Take A Nice, Long Break — For Their Own Good

Chicken Man


ESPN – Hensley – QB Lamar Jackson says he has requested trade from Ravens

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Wild On Ice Lands 35-1 Upset in Sunland Park Derby

Paulick Report – Wild On Ice Springs 35-1 Upset In Sunland Park Derby

TDN – Hometown Hero Wild On Ice Stuns In Sunland Derby

Phil has a question:

What goes through a jockey’s mind when they’re dueling for the lead and hear the announcer say that the first quarter went in 20.58.

You Can’t Think and Hit at the Same Time

Yogi Berra

TDN – Nyquist Filly Goes Gate to Wire in Sunland Park Oaks

Paulick Report – Road To Kentucky Oaks: Flying Connection Wins Sunland Park Oaks On Front End

Los Angeles Times – Bernhard – Busting the myth of the cowboy — one performance at a time

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – ‘I survived – that’s the most important thing’ – champion jockey Filip Minarik reflects on life after career-ending fall

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Walmac Farm’s Pinehurst: Lisa Lazarus On What To Expect Under HISA Medication Policy

Bloodhorse – Rollins and McCroskey – Two Phil’s Seals Derby Ticket With Jeff Ruby Romp

In The Air Tonight

One cannot step twice in the same river.


TDN – Hard Spun’s Two Phil’s Dominates Jeff Ruby

Take Me Home

Paulick Report – ‘We’re On Our Way To The Derby’: Two Phil’s Rolls To Jeff Ruby Steaks Win

Brisnet – Scully – Two Phil’s overpowers rivals in Jeff Ruby Steaks; Botanical stretches win streak to four in Bourbonette Oaks

Radetzy Marsch Op. 28

DRF – Russo – Two Phil’s storms into Kentucky Derby lineup with Jeff Ruby romp

In The Air Tonight

Won’t Get Fooled Again

DRF – Grening – Kingsbarns uses Louisiana Derby to gain Kentucky Derby spot

Bloodhorse – Angst –Kingsbarns Uncatchable in Louisiana Derby

Brisnet – Hansen – Kingsbarns dominates Louisiana Derby on front end

TDN – Uncle Mo’s Kingsbarns Stays Perfect, Wires Louisiana Derby

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Kentucky Derby: Japanese star Derma Sotogake set for Churchill Downs after UAE Derby rout


TDN – Japanese Superfecta In UAE Derby, As Mind Your Biscuits’s Derma Sotogake Romps

Asked about the Kentucky Derby, Lemaire said, “How could you refuse a mount in the Kentucky Derby? I had my first experience last year (13th aboard UAE Derby winner Crown Pride) and I’d be happy to go again.”

Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Derma Sotogake Wins UAE Derby, Targets Kentucky Derby

Phil has a question:

Can the horses combine the Japanese points with the UAE Derby points.

Losing My Religion

TDN – Southlawn Upsets Fair Grounds Oaks

Paulick Report – Road To Kentucky Oaks: Southlawn Storms From Last For Fair Grounds Oaks Triumph

TDN – Botanical Perfect At Turfway With Bourbonette Oaks Score

Over my lifetime, heavy usage has woefully eroded profanity’s power.

Lionel Shriver

Phil M Stockmen

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