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 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
Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – THE POWERFUL LEGACY OF OWNER/BREEDER BRERETON C. JONES
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.
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.
108th Grey Cup Half Time Show
Los Angeles Times – Bill Plaschke – Column: The Clayton Kershaw Crusade is making a stirring last stand
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.
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.
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
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