Apr 042023

Bloodhorse – Letter to the Editor: KY HBPA Needs Reform

Paulick Report – Manganaro: Undemocratic Kentucky HBPA Needs Reform

Kentucky HBPA

Indian Charlie

Los Angeles Times – Valdez – Stormy Daniels is willing to testify if there’s a Trump trial: ‘I have nothing to hide’

Phil has a question:

How many sexual innuendo puns can we swallow.

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

Mae West

I’m not bad; I’m just drawn that way.

Jessica Rabbit

There’s a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words.

Dorothy Parker

Jezebel – Ashcraft – Stormy Daniels Enjoyed a 32,400% Increase in Pornhub Searches During Trump’s Arrest

The Star – Donald Trump goes from defendant’s chair to bully pulpit. Can he turn indictment into rallying cry?

The right-wing of the Republican party isn’t so much a political agenda as a plea for help.

Larry Flynt

Phil has a question:

How many brain-cells do the maggots have to eat before a MAGAT earns a MAGA hat.

Have any of the MAGATs read Thomas Wolfe.

Have any of the MAGATs heard of Thomas Wolfe.

Immigrant Song

FiveThirtyEight – How Bad Is The Indictment For Trump?

The Ringer – Derek Thompson – How Strong Is the Case Against Donald Trump?

Vox – Narea and Millhiser – Your biggest questions about Trump’s indictment, answered

Phil has a question:

Who are the poor bastards that have to sift through never ending hours of Trump’s Twitter Trifles gleaning out the incriminating statements.

CNN – Herb, Scannell and del Valle – Donald Trump pleads not guilty to 34 criminal counts in historic court appearance, source says

Los Angeles Times – Wire – Trump charged with 34 felony counts in alleged hush money cover-up case

Daily Beast – Fiallo – Read All 34 Charges Against Donald Trump Here

Donald J Trump Indictment

Los Angeles Times – Wire – Trump surrenders at Manhattan courthouse ahead of arraignment in alleged hush money case

The Guardian – Blumenthal – Every indictment will make Trump stronger – and Republicans wilder

Fox News – Halon – Trump indictment may have given him ‘the kiss of life’ for 2024, veteran pollster says: ‘Like oxygen to fire’

The Guardian – Pengelly – Galloping Grant: the day a sitting president of the US was arrested

Phil’s reprising these articles.

According to Cummings’s research, in the past two decades, adjusting for inflation, total betting on US horseracing from the general public decreased 63 per cent. Betting from CAWs, meanwhile, increased 150 per cent. Cummings called Gulfstream Park, the track I went to with McKeever, “ground zero” for the computer groups. “Horseracing is not in a position to reject customers. Yet we have accepted and embraced these whales, with little to no consideration of the damage that they do if left unchecked,” Cummings told me. “It’s not a good thing to be losing Joe Q Horseplayer, and we’ve lost a lot of them.”

McKeever, for his part, sees himself on Joe Q Horseplayer’s side. His team of 13 full-time employees and contractors at EquinEdge wanted to do its own CAW wagering. But McKeever refused. “I am for the small guy, that’s what I’m pushing for,” he told me. “I give them every bit of information that I have, everything we develop, all of our technology. Everything I do is for the little guy. The big guy thinks he knows it already. It’s the little guy I want to take care of.”

Financial Times – Roeder – I used AI to bet on horse-racing. Here’s what happened

Phil has a question:

Are McKeever and the rest of the CAWs willing to give their rebates to the little guys.

How will horse racing attract new customers when a new customer looks at sports betting and sees a fairly level wagering field with fixed odds with a small vig (takeout) and then looks at horse racing where the tracks themselves provide more information and easier ways to bet for the CAWs, the takeout is usurious and the CAWS get a rebate that’s pretty close to the vig in sports betting.

To quote Craig Bernick – Good luck.

There is always room for losers in the football business. They are the mother’s milk of gambling, and why not? Somebody has to do it, or there won’t be any winners.

Hunter S. Thompson


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

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

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Icon Global: Merging Sports Betting With Horse Racing

Phil has a question:

When are Clark Kent and the Undertaker going to get off their assess and do something other than window gaze and tread water.

Bloodhorse – America’s Best Racing – Pedulla – ABR Interview: Loveberry Talks Two Phil’s, Derby Dreams

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

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

Apr 8, 2023


Wood Memorial 100-40-30-20-10


Blue Grass 100-40-30-20-10

Santa Anita Park

Santa Anita Derby 100-40-30-20-10

Phil’s Drink ‘n a Flick

Sourtoe Cocktail

Soylent Green

She Drives Me Crazy

Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunk Christian.

Herman Melville


TDN – All Eyes on Final Round of Major Derby Preps

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Godfrey – Kentucky Derby no-go: Japan’s UAE Derby runner-up Dura Erede stays home – and Brave Emperor unlikely

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Crupi Brings High Hopes, Famous Name Into Wood Memorial

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – The Road: A Big Saturday Will Shape Derby Field

Running on Empty

Paulick Report – Kentucky Derby Notes: Travel, Workout Schedules Coming Together

Paulick Report – Todd’s Team: Pletcher-Trained Trio Will ‘Appreciate The Mile And An Eighth’ In Wood Memorial

Phil has a handicapping question:

When have you seen Pletcher enter a maiden in a Graded Stake.

When have you seen Pletcher enter 2 maidens in the same Graded Stake.

Can you figure out what’s happening with the jockey musical chairs at Aqueduct and Keeneland.


Bloodhorse – Slip Mahoney a Success for Breeders Steinberg, Sikura

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Wood Could Shake Up Point Race for Kentucky Derby Spots

Paulick Report – Martin – Cox, Pletcher Bring Loaded Arsenals For Wood Memorial

Bloodhorse – Tapit Trice to Fulfill Owner’s Dream in Blue Grass

Paulick Report – Tapit Trice Will Have To Prove His Mettle From The Rail In 11-Strong Blue Grass Stakes

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Tapit Trice, Verifying Battle in 11-Horse Blue Grass

Paulick Report – Henry – Tampa Bay Derby Winner Tapit Trice Headed To Kentucky Monday Ahead Of Blue Grass Bid

Bloodhorse – Fujita Keeps Faith in Mandarin Hero After Slow Breeze

Paulick Report – Willman – Practical Move Draws Eight Rivals In Santa Anita Derby

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Practical Move, Mandarin Hero Vie in SA Derby

Bloodhorse – Kimura to Team With Mandarin Hero in Santa Anita Derby

Unknown Soldier

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – General Banker Sparks Derby Dreams for Ferarro, Forma

Bloodhorse – NBC, FOX Plan Coverage of April 8 Kentucky Derby Preps

Paulick Report – ‘We’re Not Ruling Anything Out’: Arkansas Derby Fourth Rocket Can Still Under Consideration For Kentucky Derby

Paulick Report – No Decision Yet: Sunland Derby Winner Wild On Ice To Breeze Friday, May Fly To Louisville Sunday

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Dennis – Reliving the Triple Crown: ‘This one is a smasher, and no mistake’ – Secretariat adds a new dimension to his gameWoodford Reserve® 2023 Kentucky Derby® 149 Bottle, , main_imageTDN – Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle Celebrates Secretariat Anniversary

Phil is advised that the Woodford Reserve Derby Bottle is now available at most Alberta locations of  Wine and Beyond. The Edmonton Southgate store has it on their shelves as Phil picked up a couple of bottles already.

Updated Kentucky Derby Leaderboard

Haskin’s 2023 Derby Rankings

DRF – Derby Watch

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Mage, Disarm Climb Into Derby Dozen Rankings

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

Paulick Report – Champagne -The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds:  Forte Continues Doing Forte Things

Horse Racing Nation – Kentucky Derby 2023 Contenders

The Bitter Southerner – Ruffin – Big Freedia

Paulick Report – ‘I Expect Her To Win’: Casse Has Champion Wonder Wheel Fully Fit, Ready To Roll In Ashland

Paulick Report – Hackbarth – Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Oaks-Bound Norm Casse Credits Tepin For Helping Him Believe In Himself


Bloodhorse – Byron King – Wonder Wheel Takes Another Spin at Keeneland in Ashland

Bloodhorse – Occult, Shidabhuti Give Brown Two Threats in Gazelle

Bloodhorse – America’s Best Racing – Ehalt – At a Glance: Faiza Looks Formidable in Santa Anita Oaks

Updated Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard

TDN – Bill Finley – Kentucky Oaks Top 10: Wet Paint Steps Up

Opening Day/Kentucky Derby Party Experience

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$60.00 V.I.P. Premium ticket includes all of the above plus a drink ticket and a reserved window seat in the suite!

Post time is 3:45 p.m. Limited tickets available.

Call the CTHS Alberta office at 403-229-3609 or email cthsweb@cthsalta.com to get your ticket now.

FanSided – Williams – UConn national championship parade day, time, route details

Phil has a question:

With Jill Biden inviting the women’s winner and loser to the White House will Justin Trudeau invite the Huskies to Parliament Hill.

ESPN – Borzello – UConn completes dominant run, wins 5th national championship

Sports Illustrated – Forde – The List of the Best All-Time Programs in Men’s College Basketball Must Now Include UConn

Front Office Sports – Christovich – With National Title, UConn Rose Above Athletic Department Deficit

Los Angeles Times – Zeigler – ‘We put our name on the map’: San Diego State falls short in NCAA title game

The Ringer – Sherman – Winners and Losers of the NCAA Tournament Championship Games

Sports Illustrated – Baccellieri – As Unconventional Underdogs, LSU Relished the Chance to Prove Everyone Wrong

ESPN – Adelson – ‘Very emotional’ Mulkey leads LSU to elusive national title

Sports Illustrated – Salvador – LSU Tops Iowa to Win First Women’s Basketball Title in Program History

The Ringer – Becoats – LSU Had the Stars to Outshoot and Outshine Iowa’s Caitlin Clark

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

Phil has a question:

Why was bunny not the Wordle Word on Easter Sunday.

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – New Format Puts Derby Hopefuls with 40 Points in Limbo

DRF – Welsch – Pletcher sends out Kingsbarns, Major Dude in team work for Kentucky Derby

DRF – McGee – Pletcher planning to send Kentucky Derby brigade to Churchill on April 16

Bloodhorse – Hovdey – Long Ago Santa Anita Derby Lives in Big Red’s Shadow

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Patti Cooksey: I don’t think I had it as rough as the women before me

Paulick Report – McCalmont – ‘When You Take Chances, This Is Where You Are’: Lord Miles Strikes For Wood Memorial Victory At 59-1 Odds

Brisnet – Hanson – Wood Memorial serves up another stunner with 59-1 winner Lord Miles

TDN – Curlin Colt Shocks at 59-1 in Wood Memorial

I Can See For Miles

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Lord Miles Stuns Field in Wood Memorial Upset

TDN – Carasso – Tapit Trice Outslugs Verifying In Toyota Blue Grass Thriller

Brisnet – Reilly – Tapit Trice wears down Verifying in Blue Grass

Bloodhorse – Angst – Tapit Trice Wears Down Verifying in Blue Grass

Paulick Report – Tapit Trice Denies Verifying In Blue Grass Thriller

Los Angeles Times – Cherwa – Practical Move heads to Kentucky Derby after winning by a nose in Santa Anita Derby

Brisnet – Scully – Practical Move noses out Mandarin Hero in Santa Anita Derby

TDN – It’s Practical Move Narrowly in Santa Anita Derby

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Practical Move Edges Mandarin Hero in SA Derby

Paulick Report – Practical Move Edges Japan’s Mandarin Hero, Skinner In Runhappy Santa Anita Derby

Brisnet – J. Keeler Johnson – Promiseher America springs 26-1 Gazelle surprise; Doppelganger stays hot in Carter

TDN – Gazelle Produces Yet Another Longshot Winner on Oaks Trail

Brisnet – J. Keeler Johnson – Faiza romps in Santa Anita Oaks; Offlee Naughty upsets Charles Whittingham

Bloodhorse – Gantz – Faiza Powers Home in Santa Anita Oaks

Sweet Home Alabama

TDN – Defining Purpose To Prep For Oaks at Churchill

Southern Living – It’s Just Not Easter Without Pineapple Casserole

Los Angeles Times – James – Drought-ravaged Colorado River gets relief from snow. But long-term water crisis remains

Garden and Gun – Burke – Where Have All the Tarpon Gone?

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. 

Sitting Bull

TDN – Sue Finley – Bill Walmsley, Iowa HBPA File Suit Against FTC Over HISA

Study Finds – Naughton – Happy Easter — unless you’re the one hosting dinner, survey shows

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Defining Purpose Springs Ashland Upset

Bloodhorse – Keickhefer – Mo Stash Leads All the Way to Transylvania Victory

TDN – Corona Bolt Turns Away Hejazi in Keeneland’s Lafayette

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Corona Bolt Goes Wire-to-Wire in Lafayette

The Ringer – Nayman – ‘Air’ Knows Exactly What It Is

Phil has a question:

Is Paul Reddam’s brain infested with maggots or MAGATs.

Why would Reddam name a horse that he paid $192k for Low Expectations and a home bred out of Mrazek, named for a hockey player, Barely Functional.

Did Reddam give us the answer – I Don’t Get It.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Erroneously attributed to Sigmund Freud

Speaking of hockey Phil has a hockey question:

Do they wait for a stoppage in play to change the electronic ads on the boards or have they learned to change on the fly.

The curve is more powerful than the sword.

Mae West

Mental Floss – Kontolemos – Why Are Horseshoes Considered Lucky?

TDN – J.N. Campbell – An Invitation To Keeneland Opening Day

Front Office Sports – MLB Ready to Sell Sponsorship for Popular Pitch Clock

Bang the Drum Slowly

Paulick Report – ‘My Heart Is In Horse Racing’: Kelly Breen Saddles 1,000th Winner At Gulfstream

TDN – Bill Finley – Wagering Does An About Face, Increases In March

TDN – Sal Sinatra To Serve As HISA Adviser

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Muscat – Miesque and Goldikova, the Breeders’ Cup and the Arc – French legend Freddy Head reflects on six decades in racing

Romeo and Juliet

TDN – Thornton – Judge Orders Gulf Coast vs. HISA Case Transferred To Same Division As NHBPA Suit

The Ringer – Reiff – The Curious Love Affair Between Jason Isbell and America’s Sportswriters

Bloodhorse – Coulter Accepts New Position at CTHS National

Bloodhorse – Downey – One Baltas Lawsuit Against CHRB Dismissed by Judge

NY Times – The Wirecutter – Reeve – 51 Easter Basket Ideas We Love

Alpha Centauri

Paulick Report – ‘I Just Want To Look Forward’: Rick Dutrow Resumes Training In New York

The Ringer – Belloni – Disney vs. DeSantis: Who Will Win

Garden and Gun – Standout Southern Easter Dishes

Garden and Gun – An Egg Salad Sandwich to Rival Augusta National’s

Paulick Report – Turf Paradise Completes HISA-Mandated Repairs, But Horsemen In ‘Quite A State Of Panic’ With No Summer Racing At Arizona Downs

Sports Business Journal – Coyotes countersue Phoenix over Tempe deal

Anvil Chorus

TDN – Petrunyak – Bloodstock Agents Try Hand in Restaurant Business

Paulick Report – Frank Mitchell – Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Angel Of Empire’s Ascent, And Classic Empire’s Unfinished Business

Garden and Gun – Gaines – An Alabama Kidnapping That’s Stranger Than Fiction

Up next, on Friday, May 12th, there will be a first baseman Anthony Rizzo Mandalorian bobblehead on Star Wars night.

May the force be with you!

2023 Yankees Promotional Bobblehead Giveaways

Southern Living – Wells – 56 Easy Easter Appetizers To Help You Hop Into Spring

Sports Illustrated – There Are Many Reasons to Go See ‘Air’

Children of the Revolution

Asterisk – Alexender – Is Wine Fake?

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – KHRC on Plans to Keep Kentucky Racing Strong for 2023

TDN – Bruno Mars to Headline Preakness Live

Paulick Report – Maryland Lawmakers Considering Bill To Create New Racing Authority, Jumpstart Redevelopment At Pimlico, Laurel Park

Paulick Report – ‘Trying To Raise The Phoenix From The Ashes’: Chicago Group Proposes Building New Racino


TDN – Bill Finley – Rick Dutrow Returns to Work

Sports Illustrated – Orr – The Latest Misconduct Claims Against the Cardinals Are All Too Familiar for the NFL

TDN – Affirmative Lady Launches AMO Racing’s U.S. Operation

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Lees – ‘My mom didn’t want the racetrack life for me’ – trainer Dana Saul stands out on her own

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Wagering Integrity Committee Pushing To Be More Active

Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon

Garden and Gun – Russell – A Hole-by-Hole Ranking of the Masters Plants

TDN – 1/2 to Forte’s Dam Tops Fasig-Tipton April Digital Sale

Paulick Report – NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll: Forte Secures Lead, Angel Of Empire Jumps To Second Spot

Paulick Report – UK’s Dani Jackson To Return As Guest Race Caller At Turf Paradise

The Ringer – Cohen – Wednesday’s Teenage Dirtbag Hymnals

Asterisk – Eaton – Cows vs. Chemists: The Health Debates Over Plant-Based Meat

Study Finds – Rozzano – Best Italian Cookbooks: Top 5 Recipe Collections Most Recommended By Experts

Southern Living – Simms – Grandma’s Favorite Easter Recipes

“Man, I even love the old subway sandwiches they used to serve at the old Pacific Coliseum,” said Bublé, who grew up a Vancouver Canucks fan. “It’s the yellow jerseys that the Canucks or the L.A. Kings used to wear. It’s like I see the jerseys now that they brought back, and it just brings it all right back. The happiest parts of my childhood were watching and listening.”

ESPN – Ryan S. Clark – How Michael Bublé became part owner of a hockey team

In this country we are a peace loving people, and great tasks lie before us in the peaceful development of our resources. We have no lasting quarrel with the German people, who have great qualities and whose achievements in every important sphere of human progress are conspicuous, although they are temporarily misled by the militarism of Prussia; but we will fight to the death against the vain attempt of an arrogant militarist oligarchy to impose upon the world its ideals of force and violence and to achieve its unworthy purpose by “blood and iron”.

Robert Borden

2001 Epsom Derby

Chemistry World – Trager – Musical periodic table being built by turning chemical elements’ spectra into notes


The Ringer -Kring-Schreifels – “Seven Nation Army” Is the Last Great Stadium Anthem. So Where Did All the Jock Jams Go?

Come as You Are

NY Times – The Wirecutter – Stockton – The Best Creamy Peanut Butter

NUTS.com – Peanut Butter

Squirrel Peanut Butter

Vintage BC Lions Glass – Joe Kapp Squirrel Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Forte on Path to Finish Legacy Violence Left Unfinished

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Kentucky Derby favourite Forte continues march up world rankings with fourth G1 win in Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – Turfway Park Concludes with 62% Increase in Handle

More than $145 million was wagered at the meeting, nearly $56 million more than 2022.

TDN – Total Handle Increases at Turfway Meet

Phil has a question:

What was the total amount of horse racing wagering for the entire province of Alberta in 2022.

TDN – Thornton – No Foul Claim, Inquiry or DQ, Yet Geroux Suspended for Winning Oaklawn Ride

Southern Living – Howard – Carrot Cake With Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting

Paulick Report – Road To The Kentucky Derby: Three Potential International Contenders Raise Points Threshold For 2023 Edition

Paulick Report – Nevills – The Price Of Success: Practical Joke’s March To The Top Of His Division

The Ringer – Sayles – The Once and Future Sneaker King

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Dennis – Reliving the Triple Crown: ‘This one is a smasher, and no mistake’ – Secretariat adds a new dimension to his game

TDN – Bill Finley – Florida Derby Time Adjusted

Southern Living – Wells – 100 Easter Brunch Recipes For Your Best Menu Yet

Paulick Report – Forte ‘Looks Very Well’ Morning After Florida Derby Triumph, Will Remain In South Florida For Now


Paulick Report – Yates – ‘It Was A Great Day’: Angel of Empire’s Arkansas Derby Win Caps Cox’s Big Day At Oaklawn

Front Office Sports – Perez – UFC Owner Endeavor Nears Deal to Purchase WWE

CNBC –  Sherman and Calia – WWE agrees to merge with UFC to create a new company run by Ari Emanuel and Vince McMahon

Los Angeles Times – Dixson and Rust – Acres of L.A. County sewage sludge threaten to contaminate Tulare Lake floodwaters

Bloodhorse – Angst – Kentucky Tracks Excited to Offer Sports Wagering

CBC – Nixon – How broader sports gambling has fared in Ontario and how it may change next

Phil has a question:

Why is AGLC in Alberta monitoring instead of acting.

Why does AGLC and the UCP government in Alberta continue to allow millions of $$ to leave the province on grey area gambling sites without one fucking nickel heading into the Alberta coffers.

Why doesn’t every VLT parlour in have a betting machine where you can place wagers on the horses and on sporting events.

Why is Phil saying this instead of useless fish-eyed fools like Clark Kent.

Why is Alberta so far behind on gambling revenues.

Why do all the right wing fanatics who manipulate Danielle Smith and the UCP not want any control for guns, but want to control Albertans gambling like a bunch of fish-eyed fool ninnie nannies.

Thanks Mucka and Topo.

There’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Repole added, “I knew it was going to be a big test for him. I didn’t mind him having the 11 post. I thought he got an incredible education. I, too, at the eighth pole was saying, we’re going to get second or third, and he just kept going and going and going. It was pretty special.”

TDN – Forte Guts It Out in Curlin Florida Derby

Bloodhorse – McCarthy – Forte Runs Down Mage in Florida Derby Thriller

Paulick Report – Forte’s Late Rally In Florida Derby Solidifies Status As Kentucky Derby Favorite

While watching the races from Oaklawn on Saturday Phil was reminded of one of his pet peeves.

Phil is sick and fucking tired of the useless fucking wailers who treat the National Anthems like fucking funeral dirges.

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

Lionel Shriver

The Star Spangled Banner

The lyrics to the first line are:

O_ say can you see.


OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooou seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.

Igor Stravinsky

Roger knew that the fans came to the venues for the games and he belted out the anthems with class and speed.

US Canada National Anthems

USSR Canada National Anthems

Roger did take some liberty with the lyrics and delved into his book for a couple of tweaks. Roger new that when you added some emphasis and a little drag to free and brave they stood out and were remembered.

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

Lionel Shriver

Phil has a solution and MLB is already using it. Bring in the anthem clock. On 8 Notes The Star Spangled banner clocks in at 59 seconds. Set the anthem clock at 102.9 seconds and when it hits zero the singer is out of there. Pretty soon the fans would catch the drift and start the countdown.

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

Lionel Shriver

If you want a funeral song:

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Bloodhorse – Ehalt – Angel of Empire Shines in Arkansas Derby

TDN – Angel of Empire Sprouts Wings in Arkansas Derby

Paulick Report – Cox-Trained Angel Of Empire Overpowers Arkansas Derby Rivals

Phil has a question:

What’s happening with the Yakferts.

What’s happening with the Bafteens.

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Wet Paint Proves a Master of Her Craft in Fantasy

TDN – From Last to First, Blame’s Wet Paint Takes the Fantasy

Paulick Report – Road To Kentucky Oaks: Favorite Wet Paint Goes Last To First To Win Fantasy, Sweeps Oaklawn’s 3YO Filly Series

Bloodhorse – Rollins – Affirmative Lady Delivers Gulfstream Park Oaks Win

TDN – Arrogate’s Affirmative Lady Upsets Gulfstream Park Oaks

Paulick Report – Road To Kentucky Oaks: Affirmative Lady Kicks Clear In Gulfstream Park Oaks

TDN – Sioux Nation Represented By First U.S. Stakes Winner in Cutler Bay

Kiss Them For Me

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘The Black Stallion is a bonafide classic among the greatest horse fables’

Garden and Gun – Schipa and Carter – Smoked Trout Cakes

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Icon Global: Jareth Loveberry Talks Two Phil’s

Garden and Gun – Russell – How to Cook the Perfect Steak in a Cast-Iron Skillet

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

Lionel Shriver

Phil M Stockmen

  One Response to “Kentucky HBPA Needs Reform, Trump Indicted and Sundre Other stories”

  1. CLARK KENT JR aka hra CFO, reply that their expense accounts from last July would be updated before he undergoes shoulder operation?? It is rumoured that it is from sharpening pencils or working Tenile’s budget abacus not from golfing. Strange 16 expense entries from Jan to July, and approval of Clark’s $876 Phoenix flight for December but none since, for 20 jr HRA executives !

    ONTARIO HBPA signs only a 2 yr not usual 4yr with Lawson woodbine. Major issues such as a revenue,horse populations and reduction in race days lead to moving meet back one week. The remark from Copland of negotiating with another thoroughbred group, such as harness change in 2009 is worth noting.

    TRACY woes should be resolved by mid June, as a double positive from Louisiana downs from Jan 5/6 just got resolved, better than tribunal a year.

    Clark Kent next state of the union address boosting of 830 stall apps from 2022 with only 591 different runners should hopefully not add in assigned tack rooms. Century Mile year end filing did show 200k for track drainage and 200k for barn/track repairs x 1.30 or 520k Canadian. Century Downs showed 200k for new carpet and 200k for gaming tables, with operator takeout from 15% to 17% starting April 1, for casino upgrades, meaning 2ply toilet paper.

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