Aug 202023

Bloodhorse – Obit: Siena Farm’s Manganaro Reached Racing’s Heights

Phil usually only gives rock stars’ obits’ marquee billing, but Phil’s had a couple of favourite horses over the years that you may have noticed if you’re paying attention and one of those was Catholic Boy.

I Will Follow You Into the Dark

Phil has a question:

Can you fathom why Phil used that song there.

One of Phil’s other favourites:

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’

Scientific American – Diana Kwon – What Is Narcissism? Science Confronts a Widely Misunderstood Phenomenon

August 26, 2023 Century Mile Entries

August 26, 2023_Canadian Derby PPs

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

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘A two-minute duel that will shape the season’ – Steve Dennis on the Travers Stakes

Bloodhorse – Bob Ehalt – Key Players Surprised, Unmoved About Preakness Comments

This Mess We’re In

Paulick Report – Ken Rudulph: ‘I Don’t Belong Here In Horse Racing’

Ken Rudolph Twitter Feed

TDN – TD Thornton – NYRA, State Want Dismissal Of ‘Meritless’ Lawsuit To Block Belmont Renovation

Bloodhorse – Stakes Worth $3.775M Set for Churchill’s September Meet

The Athletic – Matt Slater – ‘Pirated live sport endemic in UK’ as study suggests over eight million watching illegal streams

Phil has a question:

How many Albertans are betting on illegal gambling sites and how much tax revenue is the UCP allowing to slide out of the province.

ESPN – Knicks sue former employee, Raptors, cite disclosure of ‘proprietary information’

SportsNet – AP – Knicks sue Raptors, accusing foe of using ex-Knicks employee as ‘mole’

Phil has the same question as the commenters:

Why the Knicks and not a winning franchise.

The Shape I’m In

Sportsnet – Edmonton Elks offer evacuees from N.W.T. wildfires free tickets to game vs. Ottawa

TSN – Elks to announce LeLacheur as interim president, CEO

Phil has a question:

Is the appointment of the Captain a sign of how fucking pathetic the Elks and the CFL are.

How successful where the Captain and Tennille at rebuilding horse racing in Alberta.

How many of the evacuees will turn down the tickets.

When will the CFL fold.

The Mess We’re In

Sports Business Journal – White Sox considering move from South Side home

Southern Living – The Top 7 Commandments Of Southern Entertaining

FiveThirtyEight – Geoffrey Skelley – At Least 8 Republicans Have Made The First Debate. Could 3 More Join Them?

Paulick Report – ‘It Was Fast Enough’: Scotland Fires Bullet In Final Work For Travers

Paulick Report – NTRA Joins Dean Dorton For Nationwide Survey On Thoroughbred Farm Employee Compensation

The Ringer – Nora Princiotti – Can the NFL’s Chillest Quarterback Thrive in Sin City?

Sports Illustrated – Alex Miceli – Billy Walters Discusses Book Allegations Against Phil Mickelson: ‘I Was Just Fooled’

Phil Mickelson wagerd over $1 Billion, Tried To Bet On Ryder Cup

The Ringer – Jessy Parker Humphreys – Spain Triumphed Over England in the Women’s World Cup, but at What Cost?

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

Bloodhorse – Lupul Joins BC Racebook Staff at Hastings

HarnessLink – Dawn Lupul appointed to BC Racebook

“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

Phil M Stockmen

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