Aug 172023

Bloodhorse – Horse Racing Now Available to Ontario Sports Bettors

Canadian Gaming Business – Woodbine Entertainment & bet365 strike landmark King’s Plate deal

Canadian Thoroughbred – Woodbine Entertainment / bet365 Bring Racing to Sports Betting

Phil has a question:

Isn’t Jim Lawson the fool who fought to keep fixed odds wagering out of Canadian horse betting.

Standardbred Canada – Pari-Mutuel Wagering Coming To Ontario Sports Bettors

Phil has a question:

If parimutuel wagering comes to Ontario sports bettors in 2023 will it come to Alberta sports bettors by 3202 or will they still have to use grey market offshore accounts while the UCP watches billions of tax dollars flee the province.

Do you think that gazing out a window will get parimutuel wagering on horses for sports bettors in Alberta any quicker.

Canadian Gaming Business – AGLC & BtoBet announce imminent launch of new sportsbook on

Phil has a question:

Why are the alleged private enterprise favouring UCPs continuing to keep private enterprise and competition out of the gambling industry in Alberta.

Will Alberta have private enterprise bricks and mortar sportsbooks before 3202.

2023 Canadian Derby Nominations

2023 Canadian Derby PPs

Mashed – Theresa Rex and Joel Stice – The Right Way To Cut A Tomato

Mashed – DB Kelly – The Best Recipes For Fresh Tomatoes

Garden and Gun – Jenn Rice – Tomato Sandwich Rules and Regulations

Mashed – Susan Olayinka – Easy Toasted Tomato Sandwich Recipe

Southern Living – Steve Bender – Episode 31: The Trick With Heirloom Tomatoes

Mr. Farmer

I have a garden. We have fresh tomatoes and strawberries. People are different here… People out in California, they grow up quicker. They have a lot of excess, and they have a lot more things than we do here in Hungary. There, they start doing makeup when they’re 13, when we would still be out in the countryside making sausage. 

Barbara Palvin

Slate – Tariro Mzezewa- Oh, It’s Tomato Girl Summer, Is It?

Tomorrow’s Girls

Tasting Table – Brent Llenos Smith – Common Mistakes Everyone Makes With Hot Dogs

Phil has a question:

Is less not more.

Mashed – Maria Scinto – The Real Reason Chicagoans Don’t Put Ketchup On Their Hot Dogs

Bloodhorse – Lupul Joins BC Racebook Staff at Hastings

HarnessLink – Dawn Lupul appointed to BC Racebook

Phil has no question:

“I have tried a lot of different ways to operate a stable in different parts of the country and it’s like trying to put a square peg in a round hole,” said owner Maggi Moss, whose horses have earned $53.8 million since 2000. “Do you just want to go outside with a garbage can and burn money or should you place it into something more profitable? I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in this game and I’m an anomaly because I’ve been in it for so long. I’m still standing, but I’m getting dizzy.”

Bloodhorse – Bob Ehalt – From the Magazine: Price Pressures for Horsemen

Money’s Too Tight To Mention

TSN – CP – Carmona leads Spain over England to win first Women’s World Cup

SportsNet – AP – Spain defeats England to win its first Women’s World Cup title

Sports Illustrated – Andrew Gastelum – Spain Completes Improbable Run With Women’s World Cup Victory

Hotel California

I have met parents all over the world, and they all just want to raise their kids to a higher standard than they were raised with. 

Michael Mullen

Front Office Sports – Doug Greenberg – Women’s Soccer Is Exploding. The 2023 World Cup Proved Why.

There’s so many kids who only know me from the video game.

John Madden

The Athletic – Shayna Goldman and Saad Yousuf – Ten lessons the NHL could learn from other professional sports leagues to grow the game

Phil has a question:

Shouldn’t getting rid of Gary Bettman be number 1 with a bullet.

Do you think any of the window gazers at Horse Racing Alberta would understand any of the concepts in this article.

Do you think any of the window gazers at Horse Racing Alberta would ever implement any of the concepts in this article.

Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung. 

P. T. Barnum

Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard

Paulick Report – Jim Chavrat – ‘You Never Know’: Recuperating P. Val Helps Around Del Mar Barn, Return To Race Riding Uncertain

Bloodhorse – Valenzuela a Presence at Saavedra’s Del Mar Barn

TDN – Jessica Martini and Alan Carasso – Bolt d’Oro Filly Out of Beholder Tabbed ‘TDN Rising Star’ After Del Mar Debut Victory

TDN – Travers Candidates Breeze On Both Coasts

Paulick Report – With Hurricane Approaching Southern California, Del Mar Cancels Sunday Card

It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.

Alfred Adler

Bon Appetit – Li Goldstein – Tomato Girls, Lemon Girls: How Food Took Over Gen Z Fashion

TSN – Sweden beats Australia to win another bronze medal at the Women’s World Cup

The Ringer – Jessy Parker Humphreys – Who Will Come Out on Top in an England-Spain World Cup Final?

Never Been To Spain

Footballers from the street are more important than trained coaches. 

Johan Cruyff

Brisnet – Vance Hanson – Wet Paint tops field of 10 in Alabama; Brown stable looks to dominate Lake Placid

Bloodhorse – Bob Ehalt – Godolphin’s Wet Paint Hopes to Leave a Mark on Alabama

J Keeler Johnson – Betting for an Alabama Upset

Deacon Blues

Garden and Gun – CJ Lotz – Fifty Years Ago, Lynyrd Skynyrd Debuted

Sweet Home Alabama

Southern Living – Melissa Locker – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Coming To Alabama

Sumja said that after he posted his tweet he heard from dozens of people who said they also have quit betting on racing and that they were happy that he spoke out. The horse racing industry used to get $500,000 a year in handle from Brent Sumja. Now it gets none. How much longer can this keep happening and how many more Brent Sumjas can it afford to lose before real and lasting harm is done to the sport? These are real problems and so far the sport hasn’t been able to offer any serious solutions.

TDN – Bill Finley – Fed Up With the CAWs, Brent Sumja is Now an Ex-Horseplayer

Phil has a question:

Is the question now when not if.

Have slot fueled purses made horse racing too complacent in its marketing.

Tasting Table – Spam Makes A Massive Donation To Help Those Affected By The Maui Fires

TDN – Wertheimers Acquire Wildenstein Family’s Dayton Investments Bloodstock Portfolio

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – Hurricanes’ Arena District Set For $1.1B Transformation

Los Angeles Times – Gustavo Arallano – Column: Anaheim, it’s time to tell the Angels and Arte Moreno adiós already

Paulick Report – Ray Paulick – Del Mar Summer: Where Celebrities Came To Play

Garden and Gun – Emily Daily – Diamond in the Rough

The Ringer – Ben Lindbergh – How Hollywood (Finally) Figured Out Video Game Adaptations

Front Office Sports – Owen Poindexter – Why Michael Oher is Suing His ‘Blind Side’ Family

Everyday People

Sports Illustrated – Agreement central to a public dispute between Oher and the Tuohys is being questioned

Pride of Man

Phil has a question:

Other than the lawyers lining their pockets will there be a winner in this lawsuit.

Deacon Blues

Sports illustrated – Gabrielle Herzig – Phil Mickelson Allegedly Escaped Insider Trading, Money Laundering Investigations, Per New Book

Slate – Dennis Aftergut and Frederick Baron – Trump Is Going to Leave Judges With No Choice but to Hold Him in Contempt

Phil has a question:

Why not Lock Him Up, like the right wingnut MAGATs screamed about Hilary.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

Viktor E. Frankl

Los Angeles Times – Stephen Thomas Erlewine – Jerry Moss, the ‘M’ of A&M Records, dies at 88

Deadline – Erik Pederson – Jerry Moss Dies: A&M Records Co-Founder Was 88

Bloodhorse – Frank Angst – Obituary: Moss Reached Racing’s Heights With Zenyatta

TDN – Bill Finley and Dan Ross – Music Mogul, Horse Owner Jerry Moss Dies at 88

Paulick Report – Jerry Moss, Co-Owner Of Zenyatta And A Music Industry Legend, Passes

Lonely Bull

The rollyng stone never gatherth mosse.

John Heywood

Deadline – Bruce Haring – Talking Heads To Reunite For ‘Stop Making Sense’ 40th Anniversary TIFF Celebration

Psycho Killer

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – England’s World Cup Run Boosts Betting, Fueled by Women Bettors

Paulick Report – Racing And Gaming Conference: Cost Of HISA In The Crosshairs

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Golden Gate Fields May Race Six More Months

Black Hole Sun

The Ringer – Claire McNear – How HGTV’s ‘Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge’ Became a Neighborhood Nightmare

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. 

John Heywood

TDN – Christina Bossinakis – Full Field of 17 Slated for Historic King’s Plate

With A Little Help From My Friends

Phil has a question:

Is the Rockwiz drummer taking Helm lessons.

With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends

With A Little Help From My Friends

Sometime Phil just has to give into the Urge.

When all candles be out, all cats be grey. 

John Heywood

FiveThirtyEight – Geoffrey Skelley – Trump’s Republican Opponents Are Still Refusing To Attack Him — Even After Four Indictments

The belief that one’s own view of reality is the only reality is the most dangerous of all delusions.

Paul Watzlawick

New York Times – Jonathan Swan, Shane Goldmacher and Maggie Haberman -Defend Trump and ‘Hammer’ Ramaswamy: DeSantis Allies Reveal Debate Strategy

Phil has a question:

Is electioneering the biggest industry in the US.

Who is governor of Florida while DeSantis is running for the Presidency.

Aren’t you happy you live in a country that has elections only every 4 or 5 years whether we need them or not.

Fortunate Son

Daily Mail – Nikki Schwab – Trump’s co-conspirators in the scheme to overturn the 2020 election are already backstabbing each other as they try to avoid jail time

Phil has a question:

Does the age old adage about honour amongst thieves apply when the thieves are a bunch of crooked politicians.

The Ringer – Adam Nayman – Did You Even Know This Movie Exists?

Sports Illustrated – Karl Rasmussen – James Harden Hints at Possible Future Move to China

“Everybody should be mad at the Hollywood studio system,” Lewis said. “Michael Oher should join the writers’ strike. It’s outrageous how Hollywood accounting works, but the money is not in the Tuohys’ pockets.”

Sports Illustrated – Madison Williams – ‘Blind Side’ Author Weighs in on Michael Oher-Tuohy Family Controversy

TSN – England beats Australia to move into Women’s World Cup final against Spain

Sports Illustrated – Andres Gastelum – England Books Ticket to Women’s World Cup Final With Win Over Co-Host Australia

Phil has a question:

Does England have a Nelson for this Battle.

Maybe I’m Amazed

Louder Sound – 30 musicians on the album that changed their life as a kid

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Jay Hovdey – Gio Ponti: ‘We never ducked anyone – he lasted at the top level for four years, and you cannot say that about too many horses’

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Carl Spackler a Family Success for E Five Racing

Paulick Report – Jockey Perry Ouzts Officially North America’s Fifth All-Time Winningest Rider

Southern Living – 63 Sayings You Learned From Your Southern Grandma

Early to be and early to rise and your girl goes out with other guys.

FiveThirtyEight – Galen Druke – Three Georgia Law Professors Weigh In On Trump’s Latest Indictment

New York Times – Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Swan and Alan Feuer – ‘Biased.’ ‘Corrupt.’ ‘Deranged.’ Trump’s Taunts Test Limits of Release

Phil has a question:

Was the orange dumpling gazing into his magic mirror when he was spewing the latest taunts.

Does the orange dumpling realize that his taunts of Biased, Corrupt, Deranged appropriately described his own rants.

Is the orange dumpling so fucking deranged that he forgot that Martha Stewart never went to jail for stock fraud, but for her conduct during the investigation

Basket Case

Phil has a question:

Will the orange dumpling use that song on the campaign trail this year or next.

CBC – CP – Avril Lavigne will get a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame

Rick and George

Punk Rock Girl

Sometime Phil just has to give into the Urge.

The Ringer – Eric Bieniemy Knows the Importance of This Season—for Him and the Commanders

Phil has a question:

Do the Commanders offensive players have the discipline to excel under Bieniemy.

First We Take Manhattan

The Bitter Southerner – Janet Hurley – Sovereign Bodies, Community Care

Tasting Table – Autumn Swiers – The Purported History Of Pairing Pasta And Tomatoes

Phil M. Stockmen

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