Sep 152023


 75th running of

The British Columbia Derby GIII


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

The Province – Randy Goulding – Randy Goulding: B.C. Derby contenders run Saturday

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Sunbird Looks to Take Flight in British Columbia Derby

2023 BC Derby PPs

BC Derby Nominations

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

2023 CTHS Alberta Sale Catalogue

Interesting Alberta Bred 2 year old entered in the Summer Stakes GI at Woodbine on Saturday, September 16, 2023 – Bucyk. Bucyk was foaled in Alberta and sold in the 2022 Keeneland September Sale as Hip 1777. He was consigned by Mill Ridge Sales, Agent. Bucyk was bred in Alberta by Daniel Investments Holdings Inc. a name not very familiar in Alberta breeding circles.

Phil won’t waste the ink asking Clark Kent or the Undertaker about this horse or the breeder.

Daniel Investment Holdings raced Bucyk’s dam Delcapem that they purchased at the 2018 Ocala Breeders April 2 year olds in training Sale.

Daniel Investments Holdings Inc. raced 5 mares so stay tuned for updates on other foals.

Phil’s reminded of a couple of Edmonton boys who went on to win the Stanley Cup while playing for the Boston Bruins.

Johnny Bucyk

Johnny Boychuk

Uke Line

Phil has a question:

Why has the world got so sensitive these days.

27th  Alberta Breeders’ Fall Classic

Saturday, September 16th, 2023

Century Downs

Racetrack and Casino

Post Time is 12:45 PM

Baci Ristorante


Canadian Geographic – Geoffrey Hall – The 49th parallel: Our defining line

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.

Sir Wilfred Laurier

One Day In Your Life

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – The Newcomers That Want To Upend Sports Betting’s Duopoly

Phil has a question:

How does this battle for sports betting dollars affect thoroughbred racing and who is protecting the thoroughbred industry.

Paulick Report – Weekend Lineup Presented By Sky Racing World: Woodbine Turf Champions Day, 2-Year-Olds Step Out At Churchill

Southern Living – Melissa Locker – What Is Worcestershire Sauce And How Do You Pronounce It?

The Divinity could be invoked as well in the English language as in the French.

Sir Wilfred Laurier

SportsNet – Quick Shifts: Why Mike Babcock shouldn’t be the only one under scrutiny

Phil has a question:

If the players don’t want their phones scrutinized why do they bring them to the interviews and games.

‘Kraut Line’ of Bruins honored before going to war

In this country we are a peace loving people, and great tasks lie before us in the peaceful development of our resources. We have no lasting quarrel with the German people, who have great qualities and whose achievements in every important sphere of human progress are conspicuous, although they are temporarily misled by the militarism of Prussia; but we will fight to the death against the vain attempt of an arrogant militarist oligarchy to impose upon the world its ideals of force and violence and to achieve its unworthy purpose by “blood and iron”.

Sir Robert Borden

He’s on the Canadian $100.00 bill.

The Ringer – John Ritter Conn – How Deion Sanders Made Colorado Football the Center of the Sports Universe

Canada’s National Observer – Matteo Cimellaro – ‘It can be lonely to be a warrior for the Earth’

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.

Chief Seattle

The Athletic – Thomas Drance – Why NHL rookie tournaments matter, from ex-players who look back at them with gratitude

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

Jimmy Buffett


Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – New Law Starts Shaping CA Racing Post-Golden Gate

Bloodhorse – Purses, Betting Rise at Completed Kentucky Downs Meet

TDN – Wagering Up 4.3% at Kentucky Downs

Phil has a question:

When will the handle stats for the 2023 Century Mile meet be published.

Are the 2 more useless bureaucrats anywhere in the world than Clark Kent and the Undertaker.

Phil’s doing dedications today. This one goes out to the Blue Jays fans:

Keep Me Hanging On

The One I Love

TDN – T.D. Thornton – Judge Halts Anti-HISA Suit in Louisiana Pending Outcome of HBPA Case in U.S. Appeals Court

Via Tevere Pizzeria

Making It Work

Phil’s reprising:

Forbes – Michelle – Tindera – Why This Billionaire-Owned Thoroughbred Horse Farm, Home To A Kentucky Derby Winner, Is Worth $400 Million

The Ringer – Danny Chau – The NBA’s New Rest Policy Is Built on a House of Cards

Phil has a question:

Is the NBA worried about the fans or the gamblers.

The Guardian – Rob Davies – UK’s biggest pub group to charge 20p more a pint at busy times under surge pricing

Eater – The 16 Best Cookbooks of Fall 2023

Phil has a question:

Can you hear the Christmas machine motors firing up.

How will we know that Christmas is coming when the electric motors take over and you can’t hear them firing up.

TDN – Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis – Two More Million-Dollar Yearlings As Competitive Book 2 Concludes

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Keeneland Week 1 Boasts Outstanding Market

Phil has a question:

How does an asshat gaze out a window.

TDN – Dan Ross – Legislation Leaves Door Wide Open For Extended Golden Gate Operations

TDN – Baffert/Zedan File New Medina Spirit Appeal

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – John Lees – What’s been happening: Country Grammer retired, Appleby’s Woodbine mission, Point Given tribute and more


Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: From Turf Champions Day To The Breeders’ Cup

Paulick Report – HISA Names Anjali Salooja New Director Of Operations And Compliance

TSN – Rangers complete four-game sweep as Blue Jays’ playoff hopes fade

Garden and Gun – Larry Bleiberg – Old Bay vs. J.O.: Marylanders Weigh In

Southern Living – Kait Hanson – Miracle Whip Vs. Mayo: A Comprehensive Comparison

Gimme Sympathy

Sports Business Journal – Ben Fischer – New NFL committee looks at ownership rules

Front Office Sports – A.J. Perez – Ole Miss Football Player Files $40M Lawsuit Against Lane Kiffin, School

Lawyers, Guns and Money


Steamworks Brewing

Tasty Bistro

Woke Up Screaming

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash and Byron King – Half Sibling to Mage Tops Day 3 of Keeneland September

TDN – By Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis $1.2M Half-Brother To Mage Leads Competitive Book 2 Opener at Keeneland

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Patricia McQueen – Last of the family line: catching up with Maritime Traveler, the only living son of Secretariat

Hakai Magazine – Jude Isabella –  The Republic of Cows

Paulick Report – Get Out Of My Space! Pasture Size And Equine Aggression

Don’t Fence Me In

Garden and Gun – Here Are Recipes for Every Way to Prepare Shrimp, According to Bubba in Forrest Gump

Sloop John B

Paulick Report – ‘Trusted Advocate And Resource’: HISA, HIWU Name Alan Foreman As Ombudsman

Paulick Report – Chris Lomon – Woodbine Hosting Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races On Saturday’s Turf Champions Day

Paulick Report – Jennie Rees – Gaffalione, Walsh, Ramsey Claim Kentucky Downs Titles


The Ringer – Charlotte Goddu – To Know Mitski Is to Never Truly Know Mitski at All

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – NFL Turf Controversy Grows With Union Push For Grass Fields

TSN – Goodell: Grass vs. turf decision complicated

Phil has a question:

Would the NFL players be willing to contribute a small percentage of their salaries for the upkeep costs on natural grass.

FiveThirtyEight – Nathaniel Rakich – The Senate Is Losing One Of Its Few Remaining Moderate Republicans

Sports Business Journal – Bears hold off subsidy efforts in Arlington Heights

The Bitter Southerner – Silas House – The Evolution of Tyler Childers 

New York Times – Jon Pareles – The Rolling Stones Start Up Again

Sympathy For The Devil

Skyline Lager | Craft Beer Vancouver BC

Devil's Elbow Ale & Smoke House Logo

Ocean Pearl

Southern Living – Kaitlyn Yarborough – Is It Ever Okay To Bring Food As A Host Gift? Southerners Know The Answer

Phil has a question:

Who turns down free food.

Bon Appetit – Rick Martinez – BA’s Best Pecan Pie

TDN – by Jessica Martini & Christina Bossinakis -With $3M Into Mischief Topper, Keeneland September Sizzles from Start to Finish Tuesday

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – $3M Into Mischief Colt Becomes New Sale Topper

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Into Mischief Continues to Reign at Keeneland September

Paulick Report – $3 Million Into Mischief Colt Paces Second Day Of Keeneland September Sale

The 11 runners made this year’s Prince of Wales the largest field in two decades, which drove wagering to a record high for the track. For the first time in its history, wagering on the Prince of Wales Stakes topped $1 million, with on-track and off-track wagering combining to reach $1.05 million on the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The track nearly doubled its previous record of $635,000.

Despite a heavy downpour earlier in the day, the $3.48 million in total wagering on the Prince of Wales card was the largest handle in Fort Erie’s 126-year history.

Paulick Report – Velocitor Spoils Paramount Prince’s Canadian Triple Crown Hopes With Prince Of Wales Upset

TSN – CP – Velocitor wins 88th Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie

TDN – Velocitor Upsets King’s Plate Winner Paramount Prince To Win Prince Of Wales

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Velocitor Picks Up Pace in Sloppy Prince of Wales Win

Phil could hear the bettors who wagered on Paramount Prince licking their chops as the late CAW money dropped the odds on Stanley House, the eventual post time favourite to 3/2 while raising the odds on Paramount Prince from 3/5 to even money as they loaded and to 5/2 final odds. Unfortunately, Velocitor rained on their cashing parade rewarding his followers at CAW inflated odds with Paramount Prince fading to third and Stanley House who made an early move on the outside still searching for his Cup. Since the late money inflated the odds for the eventual winner I’m sure there will be no complaints.

Paulick Report – Chelsea Hackbarth – Neither Rocks Nor Hard Training A ‘Smoking Gun’ For Churchill Fatalities; HISA’s Lazarus ‘Optimistic’ About New Initiatives

Southern Living – Robert F. Moss – The South’s Top 50 Barbecue Joints Of 2023

Los Angeles Times – Nabih Bulos – What’s delaying lifesaving aid after Morocco and Libya natural disasters? Politics

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Laura King – ‘People think it’s a silver-spoon scenario which is far from the truth’ – interview with rookie trainer Ollie Sangster

ESPN – AP – Australian racing investigation finds decades of abuse

The Ringer – Nora Princiotti – There Goes the Jets’ Aaron Rodgers Era. Here Comes Chaos.

Bleacher Report – Doric Sam – Colin Kaepernick’s Agent Reached out to Jets After Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles Injury

Sports Illustrated – Gilberto Manzano – Aaron Rodgers’s Torn Achilles: 10 QB Options for the Jets

The Hustle – Mark Dent – Are superstar athletes good for the economy?

CBS Sports – Austin Nivison – Packers fans forced to pay massive bar tabs after cheering Aaron Rodgers’ injury in Jets debut

Fans at Jack’s Bar

Sports Business Journal – Austin Karp – Even with Rodgers’ injury, Bills-Jets sets ESPN ‘MNF’ viewership mark

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – Aaron Rodgers’ Brief Appearance Helps Set MNF Record

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – NFL Reinforces Lofty Status As American Cultural Centerpiece

Front Office Sports – A.J. Perez – Coco Gauff Powers ESPN to Record Viewership for Women’s Final

In The Air Tonight

The Bitter Southerner – Margo Price – Margo Price’s Infamous Fried Green Tomatoes

Ghost Train

It’s time to become more active in your community. It’s time to help the poor and the homeless and the downtrodden. It’s time to become more involved in Moms Demand Action and fight for gun reform. It’s time to create coalitions and donate to the causes that are going to strengthen our children’s future. It’s time for radical empathy. It’s time to shake your neighbor’s hand and have a difficult conversation that might open both of your minds. It’s time to write songs that unite people and spread love. It’s time to grow something in the garden. It’s time to sit down for family dinner and be grateful your loved ones are safe. It’s time to make some fried green tomatoes.

The Bitter Southerner – Margo Price – Letter From Home

Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.

Sitting Bull

Good Vibrations

Virtuous Pie

Nights of Wine and Roses

Bloodhorse – Byron King – HISA: No Single Explanation for Churchill Fatalities

The Ringer – Derek Thompson – Why Is It So Expensive to Build Stuff in America?

The Intelligencer – Zeke Faux – That’s What I Call Ponzinomics

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Keeneland September Opening Session Sees Strong Results

Paulick Report – $2.3 Million Into Mischief Filly Tops Opening Session Of Keeneland September Sale

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – ‘All-American’ Female Line Continues Commercial Prominence At Keeneland September Sale

Los Angeles Times – Mark Olsen – Talking Heads reunite onstage after 21 years for film festival’s ‘Stop Making Sense’ Q&A

Flying Under Radar

Sports Business Journal – Austin Karp – Falcons-Jags game on ESPN+ will have ‘Toy Story’-themed alternate stream

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – NFL Games On Nickelodeon Have Been A Hit. Disney Wants To Replicate

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – John Lees – Watch out world – Aidan’s already after the Breeders’ Cup Turf with dual Derby hero Auguste Rodin


ESPN – Sources: Jets’ Aaron Rodgers has torn Achilles tendon

Welcome to my Nightmare

ESPN – Jets fear QB Aaron Rodgers suffered serious Achilles injury

Phil has a question:

Do the female Jets fans now know what it feels like to get kicked in the Balls.

ESPN – Bill Barnwell – Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles injury: What’s next for the Jets?

TSN – Jets stun Bills in OT after losing Rodgers to possible Achilles injury on first drive

CBS Sports – Austin Nivison – Packers fans forced to pay massive bar tabs after cheering Aaron Rodgers’ injury in Jets debut

Fans at Jack’s Bar

The Ringer – Danny Heifetz – Aaron Rodgers Gave the Jets Reason to Believe. Is There Any Hope Without Him?

Sports Illustrated – Aaron Rodgers’s Former Packers Teammate Blames MetLife Stadium Field for QB’s Injury

The Athletic – MetLife Stadium turf: What Jets, Bills had to say after Aaron Rodgers’ injury

I don’t know, I’ve never smoked AstroTurf.

Tug McGraw of the Mets when asked if he preferred grass or AstroTurf.

ESPN – Mel Tucker denies harassment claims, calls MSU hearing ‘ridiculously flawed’

God gave us all a penis and a brain, but only enough blood to run one at a time.

Robin Williams


Triple Beam Pizza


Q. Why would you use a Bryan Adam’s CD if your pizza cutter broke.

Bloodhorse – Tracy Gantz – Prince of Monaco Captures Del Mar Futurity

TDN – Stefanie Grimm – ‘Rising Star’ Prince Of Monaco Game In Futurity Victory

Paulick Report – Prince Of Monaco Leads 1-2 Baffert Finish In Runhappy Del Mar Futurity

Last week Phil asked if Mirahmadi can run.

He can, but Prince of Monaco can run faster.

Born to Run

Phil has a question:

Does Baffert have a couple of early favourites for the 150th Kentucky Derby that will have to be trained by Tim.

Why doesn’t CDI have a couple of Kentucky Derby Futures in the fall.

I had only one superstition. I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.

Babe Ruth

Paulick Report – Del Mar’s Average Daily Handle Down 6.2 Percent; Field Size Averages 8.92 Starters

Bloodhorse – Del Mar Wraps Up ‘Terrific’ Summer Meet

Phil has a question:

Do you have to gaze out a window for the 2023 Handle Report from Century Mile.

If you were still wandering why Rico Walcott didn’t ride in the 2023 Canadian Derby:

Name: RICO WAZIR WALCOTT Ruling Date: 9/10/2023
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2023-CENT-51 Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation – Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/11/2023 Suspension End: 9/18/2023
Ruling Text: Postive Test (marijuanna)
Name: RICO WAZIR WALCOTT Ruling Date: 9/10/2023
Jurisdiction: Horse Racing Alberta Facility: Century Downs
Ruling Number: 2023-CENT-51-FO Ruling Type: Medication/Drug/Alcohol Violation – Human
Breed: Thoroughbred Division: Horse
Fine Amount: $ 150 Fine Paid: N
Suspension Start: 9/11/2023 Suspension End: 9/18/2023
Ruling Text: RE: 2023-CENT-51 – Ruling Final Outcome

In The Air Tonight

Canada’s National Observer – Patricia Land and Bruce – Lemire -Elmore – We are tree farmers, not just loggers

Log Driver’s Waltz

Paulick Report – Luicci – Monmouth Meet Ends With Handle Increases; Jockey Lopez, Trainer Gonzalez Take Titles

Phil has a question:

Do you have to gaze out a window for the 2023 Handle Report from Century Mile.

The Ringer – Ben Solak – The Hot Read, Week 1: Tua Is Back and the Rest of the NFL Is on Notice

Sports Illustrated – Albert Breer – NFL Week 1 Takeaways: 49ers Best Team in NFL; Packers Talented Around Jordan Love

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Steve Dennis – ‘It was a field of champions and he was just toying with them’ – Ron Turcotte marvels as the ‘old Secretariat’ shows up

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Forward Physicals at Keeneland September Sale

Bloodhorse – Molly Rollins – Paramount Prince Looms Large in Prince of Wales

Paulick Report – Del Mar Summer: For Andie Biancone, The Horses Are Everything

Boys of Summer

TSN – CP – Suspended Spanish soccer federation president Rubiales resigns after kiss scandal at World Cup

New York Times – Sarah Shepard – Why Erling Haaland and Iga Swiatek are taping over their mouths

Phil has a suggestion:

The world would be a better place if 99.9% of all athletes and celebrities taped their mouths shut during their waking hours.

Star Phoenix – Op/Ed – Horse Racing Ended For Prairieland’s Saskatoon Soccer-Folly

Psycho Killer

Sports Net – AP – Germany defeats Serbia to claim gold at FIBA World Cup

SportsNet – Holly McKenzie – Canada beats U.S. in OT to take bronze, win first medal at FIBA World Cup

Sports Illustrated – Joseph Salvador – Sports World Reacts to Team USA’s Loss to Canada in Bronze Game of FIBA World Cup

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – YouTube Is Betting $14 Billion On Reviving NFL Sunday Ticket

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – When It Comes To Riding Fouls, What Are The Rules, Anyway?

New York Times – Jon Pareles – ‘Stop Making Sense’ Is Back, and Talking Heads Have More to Say

Once In A Lifetime

Series Race 2022-23 2023-24
Early Prep Season 10-4-3-2-1 10-5-3-2-1
Breeders’ Cup 30-12-9-6-3 30-15-9-6-3
Late Prep Season 20-8-6-4-2 20-10-6-4-2
Early Championship Series 50-20-15-10-5 50-25-15-10-5
Late Championship Series 100-40-30-20-10 100-50-25-15-10


Bloodhorse – Modifications Made to Road to the KY Derby Series

Road To the 2024 Kentucky Derby

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Justify Case Set to Again Be Heard by California Court

TIF – Prairie Meadows Hit By Spate Of Pool Manipulations

TDN – Four Racetrack Veterinarians On Probation As Part Of Agreement With California Board; Violations Could Include Medications Dispensed To Medina Spirit

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey –  Bumpy Road in Ward-Ramsey Case Leads to Trial Date

Burning Down the House

Bloodhorse – Caravel and Dam to Sell at Keeneland November

Blood In The Cut

Southern Living – Melissa Locker – The Story Of Stubb’s Barbecue Sauce–And Why We Love It

Phil has a question:

Why so much sugar.

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.

Phil M Stockmen

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