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“We, as an industry, do not like to change,” Casse said. “But if we continue to cling to tradition, we will be out of business.”

New York Times – Joe Drape – Racehorse Deaths in Saratoga Renew Old Worries and Prompt Reforms

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – John Lees – ‘No issues to competitors’ – NYRA defends track surfaces as racing resumes at Saratoga

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Talking Tapeta With Jim Lawson

$125,000 BC Derby GIII

Contact Info, Address, and Hours for Hastings Racecourse
Hastings Racecourse
Saturday, September 16, 2023

Sungold Filly Tops BC Yearling Sale at $61,000.00

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – $150,000 Pink Lloyd Full Brother Tops CTHS Ontario Sale

CTHS Ontario 2023 Sales Results

Phil has a question:

What Alberta sprinter came from the Great Gladiator broodmare line.

When’s the last time you saw a sale topper from a 22 year old mare and a 22 year old sire.

Phil sent an e-mail to Clark Kent asking him the same 2 questions on the BC and Ontario Sales.

Could you please advise which horses in this sale were purchased by Albertans.

Could you please advise how many of these HRA expects to race in Alberta.

Phil’s still waiting for an answer to the last question he asked:

DRF – Track News

Why are Century Mile and Downs not listed in the tracks while Hastings and Assiniboia Downs are.

Phil has a question:

Do you think that gazing out a window will get the answers.

The Athletic – Meg Linehan – Luis Rubiales is the latest father to hide behind his daughters: The excuses must stop

Try praying differently, and see what happens: Instead of asking for ‘a way to sleep with her,’ try asking for ‘a way to stop desiring to sleep with her.’ Instead of ‘a way to get rid of him,’ try asking for ‘a way to not crave his demise.’ Instead of ‘a way to not lose my child,’ try asking for ‘a way to lose my fear of it.

Marcus Aurelius



New York Times – Christoper F. Schuetze – Europe’s Boars Still Hold Radioactivity. What Surprised Scientists Is Why.


Sometimes Phil just has to give into the Urge.

Phil has a question:

How many kids today know what a rewind button is.

Los Angeles Times – Stephen Battaglio – Can ESPN survive while cable TV dies?

TDN – Mark Casse: “I’m Not Proud Of Our Sport”

Paulick Report – NYRA ‘Taking A Hard, Internal Look’ At Adding Synthetic Surfaces To Saratoga, Aqueduct

Garden and Gun – Erik Calonius – The Lasting Power of Larry McMurtry’s Not-So-Secret Texas Truths

Put an end once for all to this discussion of what a good man should be, and be one.

Marcus Aurelius

IGaming Business – Richard Mulligan – BetMakers shares in freefall as earnings falter

Phil has a question:

What fucking asshole coined the phrase negative growth.

Washington Post – Amanda Finnegan, Gabe Hiatt, Natalie B. Compton, Andrea Sachs, Hannah Sampson and Andrew Van Dam – The Best Pizza In America

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – Barstool Sports Reportedly Set to Lay Off 25% Of Its Employees

Phil has a question:

Will Portnoy be charging the pizza joints for a review.

Hoodline – The Battle Over a Pizza Review: Dragon Pizza Owner Confronts Dave Portnoy in Heated Exchange in Somerville Near Boston

Bar Stool Sports – Clem – Power Ranking The Characters From The Dragon Pizza Review

Phil has a question:

How did that owner think he’d win a battle with Dave when Dave’s followers revel in Dave being a loud mouthed misogynist obnoxious asshole.

Will Dragon Pizza be going down in flames.

Was Dragon pizza using Kraft Parmesan or Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

Proverbs 17:28 American King James Bible

One Bite Pizza Rankings

Sound of Silence

The Washington Post – Tim Carman – How pizza went from cheap commodity to chefs’ obsession

Good Vibrations

Forbes – Peter J Reilly – Tax Court Judge Suggests Glue Factory For Retired Thoroughbred Horses

TDN – Ready to ‘Geaux’ for Labor Day Weekend

Paulick Report – Harlan Estate Gives Beckman First Stakes Win In FanDuel Tapit At Kentucky Downs

Paulick Report – Iowa-Based Dick Clark Suspended 7 1/2 Years For Methamphetamine, Levothyroxine Violations

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: Swing The Pendulum Back Toward Breeding For Soundness, Stamina

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: One Horse Owner Is Getting Out Of The Game After Saratoga Breakdowns

SportsNet – Sonny Sachdeva – In Peters’ hiring, hockey once again puts potential wins above potential harm

Phil has a question:

How are you ever going to have any progress when the unforgiving do as I say not as I do asshole scribes don’t believe in rehabilitation.

Could the fucking asshole Sonny Sachdeva live up to the same scrutiny and standards that he wants applied to Bill Peters.

Whenever someone has done wrong by you, immediately consider what notion of good or evil they had in doing it. For when you see that, you’ll feel compassion, instead of astonishment or rage.

Marcus Aurelius

Sunshine (Go Away Today)

Sports Business Journal – ESPN goes dark on Spectrum during CFB, U.S. Open

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – Will Alternate Telecasts Become Future Of Super Bowl Viewership?

New York Times – Alan Feuer and Zach Montague- Proud Boys Lieutenant Sentenced to 17 Years in Jan. 6 Sedition Case

Phil has a questioning:

Which is cheaper:

A trial, all the appeals and up to 17 years of housing and meals or a missile to shoot down a plane.

Do those fucking assholes realize just how lucky they are to still be alive today.

Do you think that the obese orange oblong gives one hoot about what’s happening to his foot soldiers.

Do the Proud Boys celebrate Pride.


There’s no difference between one’s killing and making decisions that will send others to kill. It’s exactly the same thing, or even worse.

Golda Meir

The Ringer – Jordan Ritter Conn – Kirby Smart and Georgia Defied the Ghosts of Program Past. The Future Could Be College Football History.

“I thought it was indicative of the times that we live in,” Smith said. “People are looking for an excuse to b—- and moan, and so they’re going to have that kind of attitude, and they’re going to feel that way. I didn’t say anything bad about Rihanna. I wouldn’t. I know she’s fantastic. I know she’s phenomenal.

“What’s the problem? I can’t be a fan of a particular artist? That’s what seemed so distorted and utterly ridiculous. But it was a fresh reminder of the times that we’re living in, the high level of sensitivity and how either you have to watch every little thing you say, or most of the time, you simply can’t give a damn about the backlash.”

The Athletic – Jason Jones – What’s next for Stephen A. Smith? A life outside of sports can be in the future

Phil has a question:

If Stephen A ran for President would anyone in Dallas vote for him.

Have you ever noticed that all the sports commentators sound the same when the volume’s set at 0 and there’s a great tune playing on your audio device.

Money For Nothing

Paulick Report – Ray Paulick – Stacie Clark-Rogers On The Powerful Impact Horses Can Have On Society: Difference Makers Presented By Avion Law

Porto Bello Belle

Paulick Report – ‘Top Jockey,’ ‘Role Model’: Junior Alvarado Wins 2023 Mike Venezia Memorial Award

Front Office Sports – Illegal Streaming Costs Sports Billions, Leagues Want Swift Government Action

Phil has a question:

How much is illegal gambling costing the province of Alberta.

The Bitter Southerner – Mani Basu – The Other Palm Beach

Los Angeles Times – Nabih Bulos – ‘Barbie’ is being censored. The film’s rollout in the Arab world hits a snag

Phil has a question:

If the rollout of Barbie in the Arab world hit a snag, what about the rollout of Golda.

Don’t be humble… you’re not that great.

Golda Meir


I have only one eye. Do you want me to look at the road or the at the speedometer. 

Moshe Dayan

Smithsonian – Sonja Anderson – The Real History Behind the ‘Golda’ Movie

There can be no doubt that the average man blames much more than he praises. His instinct is to blame. If he is satisfied he says nothing; if he is not, he most illogically kicks up a row.

Golda Meir

SportsNet – WHL’s Hurricanes hire former Flames coach Bill Peters, Aliu issues statement

Phil has a question:

Do guys like Aliu serve any real purpose other than whining about the past.

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.

Marcus Aurelius

Sports Illustrated – Nick Selbe – Giants’ Alex Cobb Loses No-Hitter With Two Outs in Ninth Inning

Phil has a question:

What word would you use.

Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

Mark Twain

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

Lionel Shriver

I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.

John Wooden

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

Gordie Howe

Bon Appetit – Dawn Perry – BA’s Best Mac and Cheese

TDN – Lucas Marquardt – Op/Ed: Synthetics, Fans, and the Future of Racing

TDN – Adapt, Evolve, or Be Forced Out of Existence. Letter to the Editor: Amanda Luby, Welbourne Stud

Phil M Stockmen

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