Sep 242023

Plans to attract a CPL franchise effectively ended horse racing at Marquis Downs, which last saw racing at the course in 2019. Kemppainen said racing lost the corporation “significant dollars” for many years, and it wasn’t viable any longer.

All of the racing infrastructure — dirt, equipment and turnstiles — are ready to be donated to Moosomin Downs, an upcoming racecourse to be built northwest of Saskatoon.

CTV News – Keenan Sorokan – Saskatoon Prairieland Park looks to repurpose Marquis Downs after turfing soccer stadium deal

PrairieLand  Park – Prairieland adjourns professional soccer stadium

Phil has a question:

What’s the progress on Moosomin Downs that was supposed to open for racing in 2023.

Runnin’ Back To Saskatoon

Canadian Thoroughbred – Jennifer Morrison – Counterforce Gelding Tops Successful Alberta Yearling Sale

2023 AB Thoroughbred Sale Entries RESULTS

2023 Live Horse Racing Season One Of Best Ever At Assinibioa Downs

Canadian Thoroughbred – Jennifer Morrison – Assiniboia Wraps With Second-Highest Handle in Track History

Phil has a question:

Is Horse Racing Alberta part of the Alberta Advantage.


Becoming the Beatles

Thursday, October 12th, 2023 – 7:30 PM
 Medicine Hat, Alberta – Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

Friday, October 13th, 2023 – 7:30 PM
 Camrose, Alberta – Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre

Saturday, October 14th, 2023 – 7:30 PM
​Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta – Shell Theatre

Wall Street Journal – Maryjean Wall – The Horse That Birthed the Beatles


Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Graham Dench – Breeders’ Cup Challenge focus: how the great Enable made history with ‘miracle’ win at Churchill Downs after the Arc

TDN – Good Magic’s How Did He Do That Gets Best of Blanket Finish in Oklahoma Derby

Bloodhorse – Molly Rollins and Joe Perez – Three-Way Photo Finish Decides Oklahoma Derby

TDN – Honor Code’s Honor D Lady Takes Remington Park Oaks

Sports Business Journal – Reds to officially open The Banks sportsbook today

The Ringer – Ben Solak – The Hot Read, Week 3: Can the Miami Dolphins Be the Best Offense of All Time?

Bloodhorse – Molly Rollins – Always Dreaming Gets Landmark G1 Win With Saudi Crown

Paulick Report – Cox’s Quandry: Breeders’ Cup Or Not For Saudi Crown

TDN – Turf Monster Winner Nobody Listens Dies in Trailer Accident

Los Angeles Times – WGA and the studios reach tentative deal to end writers’ strike

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – Colorado Blowout Loss Slows Down Coach Prime Frenzy

Paulick Report – ‘Vibrant’ Keeneland September Sale Concludes With Record Average, Third-Highest Total Receipts

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Keeneland September Pace Setting Sale Concludes

TDN – Jessica Martini – ‘Energy and Enthusiasm’ Fuels Strong Keeneland September Sale

House of The Rising Sun

You can observe a lot by just watching.

Yogi Berra

TDN – Saudi Crown Reigns Over Grey Day in Pennsylvania Derby

Paulick Report – Saudi Crown Scores Stakes Breakthrough In Pennsylvania Derby

Another Shade of Grey

The Americans at heart are a pure and noble people; things to them are in black and white. It’s either ‘rawk’ or it’s not. We Brits putter around in the grey area.

David Bowie

108th Grey Cup Half Time Show

Los Angeles Times – Bill Plaschke – Column: The Clayton Kershaw Crusade is making a stirring last stand

Oh Darling

SportsNet – Shi Davidi – Even in loss to Rays, Blue Jays prove they are more diverse than last year

TSN – CP – Rays blow big lead, then come back to beat Blue Jays

You Keep Me Hanging On

It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.

Yogi Berra

Paulick Report – ‘This Was Our Breeders’ Cup’: Ceiling Crusher Powers Gate To Wire In Cotillion

Paulick Report – ‘Hoping To Go To The Breeders’ Cup’: Indiana-Bred Nobody Listens Takes Turf Monster On Front End

Just because you watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ doesn’t mean you can do the operation.

Charles Barkley


Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘He definitely, definitely should not have run in the Woodward’ – Steve Dennis recalls an ignominious defeat

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – ‘Adrenaline Rush’: Instagrand Colt Brings Big Pinhook Score For Keeneland Ringman DeJuan Smith


The Score – Jack Brown – Usher to Perform SuperBowl LVIII Halftime Show

When You Were Young

ESPN – Usher to perform at Super Bowl LVIII halftime show


With Mike Babcock moving on out of the Columbus Blue Jackets coaching ranks Phil heard a rumour that Mark Letetsu who was born in Elk Point AB and played for the Bonnyville Pontiacs may be moving on up from his Assistant Coach position with the Cleveland Monsters to an Assistant position with the Blue Jackets.


Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – Savannah Bananas Break All The Rules To Hit The Mainstream

Southern Living – Episode 41: Growing Rhubarb In The South

The myth of Good Guys and Bad Guys is one of the most pervasive we own, and morally grey anti-heroes are simply one of modern fiction’s attempts to shake off that mythology and replace it with something a bit more honest.

Richard K. Morgan

Bloodhorse – Lookin At Lucky Colt Leads Keeneland’s Session 11

TDN – Alan Carasso – Lookin At Lucky Accounts For Top Sellers On Penultimate Day at Keeneland September

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Commentator: ‘To suggest a Thoroughbred could be at his peak at age seven is stretching the concept … ’

Paulick Report – HIWU: Milton Pineda Suspended 12 Years, Fined $100,000 For Eight Banned Substance Positives

Paulick Report – The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Keeping Hope Alive For Racing In Arizona

TSN – Bassitt becomes AL’s second 15-game winner as Blue Jays beat Rays


Los Angeles Times – Sam Farmer – Should NFL teams let QBs call plays again? Here’s why that would be a major problem

Phil has a question:

If the QBs are calling the plays will all stadiums have to go back to natural grass so the QBs can draw the plays in the dirt.

Southern Living – Meghan Overdeep – 20 Years After Leaving Los Angeles, Sheryl Crow Says Move To Tennessee Saved Her Life

The Weight

Southern Living – Jenna Simms – Our Most Nostalgic Soup Recipes That Serve Up Comfort By The Spoonful

Basil Tomato Soup

TDN – Letter to the Editor: Lexington’s Urban Service Boundary

Phil has a question:

Will the city of Lexington call Doug Ford for advice on establishing a green belt.

SportsNet – Braves’ Acuna Jr. hits 40th home run to become first member of 40-60 club

The Score – Tom Ruminski – Acuña posts first 40-homer, 60-stolen base season in MLB history

The Ringer – Ben Lindbergh – They Can’t All Be ‘Andor’

Bloodhorse – Jim Mulvihill – Useful Book 6 Types Make the Racing World Go ‘Round

Bloodhorse – Dinerman Named as Track Announcer at Oaklawn Park

Southern Living – Valerie Fraser Luesse – 15 Rude Sayings Your Southern Mama Hates

Phil M Stockmen

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