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I hung a WELCOME KEITH RICHARDS banner down here every day for forty years. Eventually I just gave up.

Esquire – What I’ve Learned – Satan

Southern Living – 14 Ways to Delight with Deviled Eggs

Sympathy for The Devil

ESPN – Cimini – Jets’ Aaron Rodgers expects a ‘heaven’ and ‘hell’ relationship with Zach Wilson

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.

Booth Tarkington

Devil Does Your Bite

Bloomberg – Matteucci – That Buzz on City Rooftops? Beekeeping Is Going Corporate

King Bee

The less one thinks of crookedness and trickery in racing the more successful will be his handicapping.

Pittsburgh Phil

Yahoo – Louisville Courier-Journal – Cubit – How to watch Kentucky Derby draw 2023: Our free livestream as post positions are revealed

Bloodhorse – 2023 Kentucky Derby to be First With Penny Breakage

Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.

Booth Tarkington

Town and Country News – Blais – Westlock County wants province to allow for Camrose casino move

Bloodhorse – Wet Paint Installed as 5-2 Favorite in Kentucky Oaks

Bloodhorse – Angst – Disarm Completes Serious Derby Preparations With Breeze

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Flying Connection Gives Fincher First Trip to Oaks

ESPN – Wyshynski  – Why the Bruins flopped in the first round of the playoffs

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

SI:AM | – Gartland – The Bruins Blew It

SportsNet – Dixon – Playoff Takeaways: Tkachuk, Panthers stun Bruins, face new challenge in Maple Leafs

TSN – CP – Panthers oust record-setting Bruins in OT in Game 7, will face Maple Leafs

Phil has a question :

Did the Bruins forget to tell the Panthers to read their press clippings.

How did the Turtle get under Ullmark’s skin so bad that Ullmark couldn’t stop a beach-ball with a sheet of plywood.

Whose fans have longer faces today, the Bruins or the Flames with not just the Turtle, but Sam Bennett shining in Florida.

Happy Together

Sports Net – Calgary Flames fire head coach Darryl Sutter

Mr. Farmer

TDN – McGrath – Old College Pals Could Be Derby ‘Kings’

Magnificent Seven

The Ringer – Simmons and Russillo – The Legend Steph Curry Drops 50 in Game 7, Suns in Trouble, the Lowry Game, and What Do We Do Now?

Sports Illustrated – Mannix – Steph Curry’s Game 7 Performance Keeps Warriors Dynasty Alive, for Now

The Ringer – Pina – Lakers Vs. Warriors Is Upon Us. Here Are Five Questions That Could Determine the Winner.

Bloodhorse – McCroskey – Rocket Can Blasts Out Final Derby Drill for Mott

TDN – Rocket Can Drills for Derby

Paulick Report – Kentucky Derby Update: Rocket Can Breezes Five Furlongs In ‘Racehorse Time’

DRF – Welsch – 2023 Kentucky Derby Clocker Report: Rocket Can breezes five furlongs

The clocker is something like the scout in the army.

Pittsburgh Phil

The View From the Afternoon

DRF – Grening – Kentucky Derby: Mott hopes Rocket Can packing a surprise

The Dirty Horse Club – 2023 Derby – Head to Head with Brian, Gerard & Lisa

The Hustle – Dent – The secretary who helped uncover one of America’s strangest Ponzi schemes


The Dirt Horse Club – The Background Buzz

The Ringer – Solak – Six Takeaways From the 2023 NFL Draft

Personal Jesus

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Reincarnate to be Starlight’s 14th KY Derby Starter

Don’t Let Me Down

Front Office Sports – McCarthy – MLB Changes Result In Improved Attendance, Viewership

Phil has a question:

When will churches introduce a pitch clock for sermons.

Garden and Gun – Henderson – How to Celebrate the Anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown Win

Bloodhorse – Precious – Legislation Paving Path for Belmont Funding

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘They were rolling and I was flying’ – when the Kentucky Derby became a playground for Secretariat

TDN – Martini – Commissioner Dan Tops Keeneland April Sale

Paulick Report – Foaling Complications Claim Horse Of The Year Havre De Grace At Age 16

Garden and Gun – Entrekin – Opinion: Cotillion Is a Bizarre Form of Torture for Eleven-Year-Olds. Here’s Why It’s Worth It

Southern Living – Beall – 38 Crowd-Favorite Kentucky Derby Party Recipes

Canada’s National Observer – Morris – How New Zealand’s pesky pigs became cash cows

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Mottershead – Opinion: Gambling White Paper Lacks Real Action

America’s Best Racing – Curry – A Beginner’s Guide to the Kentucky Derby

John Jeremiah Sullivan – Horseman Pass By_(Secretariat)

Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved – Hunter_S_Thompson

Brisnet – Get to know the 2023 Kentucky Derby contenders

Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby 149

2023 Kentucky Derby

Saturday, May 6, 2023

2023 Kentucky Oaks

Friday, May 5, 2023

Kentucky Derby 150

Kentucky Derby 150 – Derby of A Lifetime Contest

Vote early and vote often. 

Al Capone

2023 Preakness 148 Saturday May 20, 2023

DRF – Russo – Some Kentucky Derby hopefuls now setting their sights on Preakness

TDN – Preakness 148 Offers Limited Edition Ale

2023 Belmont Stakes  Saturday June 10, 2023

Plan the Ultimate Kentucky Derby Party!

Kentucky Derby 149 Contest

XBTV – Triple Crown Trail

One interesting pedigree note this year is a possible exacta box with Forte and Two Phil’s, and this may hit an emotional note more than a scientific one.  Forte’s maternal grandsire Blame and Two Phil’s’ maternal great-grandsire Birdstone are both stamina-heavy stallions who probably caused more grief to racing fans than any horses in memory. To this day there still are tens of thousands of fans who refuse to watch Blame’s Breeders’ Cup Classic victory over their beloved Zenyatta, who was only inches from a 20-race undefeated career, and Birdstone’s Belmont Stakes victory over Smarty Jones, one of the most popular horses ever who was only yards away from being an undefeated Triple Crown winner, but was basically ganged up on by the jockeys of his main opponents. This is a totally believable exacta that would finally give these two horses (Birdstone is now actually pensioned) some well-deserved positive press.
Speaking of Two Phil’s, for those who feel his sire Hard Spun might be compromised at 10 furlongs, Hard Spun’s dam is by Turkoman, who ran one of the fastest Marlboro Cups ever and placed in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and Travers, out of a half-sister to Belmont and Preakness winner Little Current, by English Derby winner Roberto.

Haskin’s Derby Rankings: How to Find a Derby Winner… With Your Eyes

DRF – Derby Watch

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Forte Continues Reign Atop Derby Dozen

TDN – Thornton – TDN Derby Top 20: Cadence Quickens, Plot Thickens

XBTV – Jeff Siegel’s Kentucky Derby Deluxe Dozen (updated 4/14/23)

Paulick Report – Champagne – The Derby Bubble Presented By Kentucky-Breds: The Waiting Game Begins

Horse Racing Nation – Kentucky Derby 2023 Contenders

Horse Racing Nation – Shifman – Kentucky Derby 2023: Early full-field odds and analysis

Kentucky Derby Leader Board as at April 30, 2023

Horse Points Trainer Probable Jockey Odds
1 Forte 190 Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr.
2 Practical Move 160 Tim Yakteen Ramon Vasquez
3 Angel of Empire 154 Brad H Cox Flavien Prat
4 Tapit Trice 150 Todd Pletcher Luiz Saez
5 Two Phil’s 123 Larry Rivelli Jareth  Loveberry
6 Lord Miles 105 Joseph A Saffie Jr. Paco Lopez
7 Derma Sotogake (JPN) 100 Hidetaka Otonashi Christophe Lemaire
8 Kingsbarns 100 Todd Pletcher Jose Ortiz
9 Raise Cain 64 Ben Colebrook
10 Rocket Can 60 William Mott Junior Alvarado
11 Hit Show 60 Brad H Cox Manuel Franco
12 Confidence Game 57 Keith Desormeaux James Graham
13 Verifying 54 Brad H Cox Tyler Gaffalione
14 Sun Thunder 54 Ken McPeek Brian Hernandez Jr.
Wild On Ice 50 Joel Marr Kenneth Tohill
15 Mage 50 Gustavo Delgado Javier Castellano
Blazing Sevens 46 Chad Brown
16 Disarm 46 Steve Assmussen Joel Rosario
17 Reincarnate 45 Tim Yakteen John R Velazquez
18 Jace’s Road 45 Brad H Cox Florent Geroux
19 Skinner 45 John Shirreffs  Juan Hernandez
20 Continuar JRD Yoshito Yahagi Ryusei Sakai
AE Cyclone Mischief 45 Dale Romans
AE Major Dude 40 Todd Pletcher
AE Mandarin Hero 40 Terunobu Fujita Kimura Kazushi
AE King Russell 40 Ron Moquett Raphael Bejarano
AE Arctic Arrogance 36 Linda Rice Jose Lezcano
AE Instant Coffee 32 Brad H Cox
AE Continuar (JPN) 30 Yoshito Yahagi
AE Funtastic Again 30 Wesley Ward Gerrado Corrales
AE Dreamlike 30 Todd Pletcher

Join us on Friday, May 5th, at Century Mile Racetrack and Casino. Book your tickets before April 28th. Contact CTHS office at 403-229-3609 or visit for tickets and more information.

Opening Day/Kentucky Derby Party Experience

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