Sep 062023

Breakfast in America

Phil has a question:

What is Breakfast in America.

Delighted Cooking – Caddie L. Damewood – What is an American Breakfast?

The Kitchen Community – Ultimate Guide to an American Breakfast

Bruce Jenner Wheaties box



Not to know what happened before one was born is always to be a child.


Muhammad Ali Box

The Boxer

Wheaties box - Richard Petty - 200th Career Win - Opened, Box Only | eBay

When I first started racing, my father said, “Win the race as slow as you can.

Richard Petty

International Harvester

75th running of the



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

Paulick Report – Catalog Now Available For 2023 CTHS Alberta Thoroughbred Sale

2023 CTHS Alberta Sale Catalogue

Interesting Filly with western Canadian connections for sale in the Fasig-Tipton – Mid-Atlantic Sale: Hip 76

Phil has a question:

Do you think that anyone at Horse Racing Alberta is aware of how many Albertans breed and sell and race horses in other jurisdictions.

Does anyone at Horse Racing Alberta care as long as their pay cheque doesn’t bounce.

Do you think that gazing out a window will tell them how many Albertans breed and sell and race horses in other jurisdictions and who those Albertans are.

What are the minions at Horse Racing Alberta doing to encourage the many Albertans who breed and sell and race horses in other jurisdictions to come back to Alberta.

Do you think that anyone at Horse Racing Alberta understands the importance of the phrase: Black type-placed winner in a sales catalogue.

What are the minions at Horse Racing Alberta doing to ensure that Alberta horses have Black Type races in Alberta.

Blowing in the Wind

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – NFL Season Start Heightens Sportsbook Battle For Customers

Sports Illustrated – Jelani Scott – ESPN Airs Special ‘Warning’ Ahead of First ‘Pat McAfee Show’ Broadcast

Southern Living – Jenna Sims – The Best Game Day Cocktails To Sip While Cheering On Your Favorite Team

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: What’s News And Why

TDN – HISA Announces New Track Surface Advisory Group

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – HIWU Catches Trainers Up On Environmental Contamination, Electrolytes, And Test Barn Policy

Garden and Gun – Steve Russell – Sean Brock Announces His Next Nashville Venture: A Listening Bar

The Bitter Southerner – Wyatt Williams – Lucinda Williams and the Idea of Louisiana

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – Could Kentucky Downs Change The North American Thoroughbred Breeding Industry?

Bon Appetit – Alma Avalle – How Much Turkey Do You Need Per Person This Thanksgiving?

If you think that articles early Phil saw the first sign of the Christmas season this week – magazines thicker with more Christmas ads.

Now, with Runhappy’s fourth crop racing at two, the sire has his first Grade 1 winner in Nutella Fella, and McIngvale is all in with Nutella, the product. The colt was scarcely under the wire when the promotional guru was on the internet with jars of the hazelnut and cocoa cream spread in front of him, offering congratulations to all those connected to this year’s Hopeful Stakes winner, including sire Runhappy.

Paulick Report – Frank Mitchell – Bloodlines: Patience Paid Off On Many Levels For Nutella Fella, Sire Runhappy

Toronto Star – AP – Astros slug their way to the top of the AL West with 16 homers in 3 games to sweep Rangers

Phil has a question:

Who has a bigger smile – Mattress Mack the Astros fan or Mattress Mack the Runhappy owner.

The Kitchen Community – 30+ Easy Nutella Recipes

Phil has a question:

How much sugar is there in peanut butter.

SportsNet – Blake Murphy – Dreaming of World Cup gold, Canada must best Serbia and Bogdanovic in semis first

Once Brothers

The Last Picture Show

Bon Appetit – Sam Stone – The Pizza Shop That Took On Dave Portnoy and Barstool Sports

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.

No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.

HL Mencken

Vulture – Lane Brown – The Decomposition of Rotten Tomatoes

The Ringer – Sheil Kapadia – Week 1 NFL Picks Against the Spread

Sports Illustrated – MMQB Staff – NFL Week 1 Picks From the MMQB Staff: Aaron Rodgers Jets Debut

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – Expansive NFL Betting Presents Opportunity, Concerns For League

Phil has a question:

Are Clark Kent and the Undertaker too busy monitoring the start of the NFL betting seasons effects on the Alberta handle to respond to Phil’s e-mails.

The Man Who Sold The World

TDN – Dan Ross – Screen, Scan, Save: Is This Racing’s Big Fix?

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – Are Genetics To Blame For Breakdowns? It’s Not That Simple, Epidemiologist Says

TDN – Churchill Downs Race And Sports Book Opens Thursday

ESPN – AP – Belmont Stakes could be moved to Saratoga Race Course for 2024, ’25


Sports Business Journal – Disney slashes Disney+ price amid Charter battle

Los Angeles Times – Chuck Schilken – Freddy Falcon, Sir Purr and a bunch of huge-headed dudes: A definitive guide to NFL mascots

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Iowa TBOA Holds Record-Setting Fall Sale

Bloodhorse – Bob Ehalt – Longshot Nutella Fella Mows Down Rivals in Hopeful

Phil has a question:

Who had a bigger smile – Mattress Mack the Astros fan or Mattress Mack the Runhappy owner.

Bloodhorse – Horse Racing Women’s Summit Topics, Speakers Announced

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Steve Dennis – ‘Often under the radar, usually out of the headlines …’ – saluting the Saratoga exploits of Linda Rice

Los Angeles Times – Gustavo Arellano – Column: How I found out California and Iowa are linked by pigs. And the NFL

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Preakness Date Change Discussions Still Ongoing

The Ringer – Grant Sharples – The Enduring, Long-Distance Legacy of the Postal Service’s ‘Give Up’

No Reply at All

Phil has a question:

Is that Horse Racing Alberta’s Theme song.

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – Treasure Hunting Presented By Keeneland: Arcangelo Was A Self-Selected Score For Ebbert

TDN – Bill Finley – The Week In Review: The Year In Which Saratoga Lost Its Mojo

Bloodhorse – Saratoga Generates Nearly $800M in Handle

TDN – Mike Kane – A Season of Triumph and Tragedy, Saratoga Meet Concluded Monday

Paulick Report – Saratoga All-Sources Wagering Falls 9% From 2022; Fatalities, Wet Weather Dampen Meet

Bloodhorse – Bob Ehalt – ‘Tough’ Saratoga Meet Ends With Increased Attendance

Paulick Report – Economic Indicators: Saratoga Wagering Dip Leads To National Handle Decline Of 7.30 Percent

Such Great Heights

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – What’s Behind Disney’s $2.2 Billion Carriage Dispute With Charter?

Bloodhorse – Joe Perez – Jockey Fresu Suspended 32 Days for Whip Violations

Paulick Report – Mary Eddy – Rice, Brown Tie For Saratoga Training Title, Irad Ortiz Jr. Dominates For Jockey Honors

Bloodhorse – Four Stakes Highlight Los Alamitos September Meet

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – NFL+ Could Broadcast Exclusive Games in Future Seasons

The Ringer – Sheil Kapadia – Ten Bold(ish) Predictions for the 2023 NFL Season

National Post – Frank Stronach: To support small businesses, exempt them from corporate income tax

Phil has a question:

Would this apply to Golden Gate Fields.

Sports Illustrated – Frankie Taddeo – Shohei Ohtani’s Agent Details Plans for 2024 Season, Likelihood of Surgery

Garden and Gun – Chris Dixon – My Wild Ride with Jimmy Buffett

TSN – TMU suspends men’s soccer team, investigating alleged ‘concerning behaviour’

Los Angeles Times – Plaschke – Column: Julio Urías simply cannot be allowed to pitch again for the Dodgers

Phil has a question:

What kind of a country has tougher behaviour standards for an athlete than for a person wanting to be President.

The Ringer – Steven Ruiz – 23 Questions That Could Shape the 2023 NFL Season

Not to know what happened before one was born is always to be a child.


Lapham’s Quarterly – The Early History of Counting

One After 909

Quanta Magazine – Jordana Cepelewicz – Why Mathematical Proof Is a Social Compact

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

Albert Einstein

Atlas Obscura – Andres Coletti – This Book Created Italian Food as We Know It

Beware the hobby that eats.

Benjamin Franklin.

Sweater Weather

Eater – Dayna Evans – Veggie Dogs Have Come a Long Way (Sort Of)

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

The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.

Erma Bombeck

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

The most underused tool in the kitchen is the brain.

Alton Brown

Good Vibrations

Atlas Obscura – Diana Hubbell – Debunking the Myth of the National Dish

South China Morning Post – Ukraine hails victory over Russia in ‘borscht war’ after Unesco ruling

UnTapped Cities – 10 Abandoned Resorts from The Borscht Belt, America’s Jewish Vacationland in Catskills, New York

Lapham’s Quarterly – Terry McDonel – The Comeback Kid

Southern Living – 88 Football Party Food Recipes Made For Game Day

Sports Illustrated – Frankie Taddeo – Duke Professor Hilariously Denies QB’s Request for Homework Extension After Clemson Win

Phil M Stockmen

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