Sep 262023

TDN – McGrath – Sikura: No Simple Solutions for a Fractured Sport

After The Symposium Where Does Horse Racing Go

TDN – Letter To The Editor: Breeders Need To ‘Look Within’ As Well

This Mess We’re In

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Jockey Club Projects Smaller Foal Crop for 2024

TDN – Upcoming Foal Crop Projected At 18,000

Racehorse Health and Safety Act Introduced

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

2023 AB Thoroughbred Sale RESULTS


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

The Ringer – Alan Seigel – Nothing Is Better Than This: The Oral History of ‘Stop Making Sense’

Once In A Lifetime

ESPN – Sources: Blazers trading Damian Lillard to Bucks in 3-team deal

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

Courage is grace under pressure.

Ernest Hemingway

Sportsnet – Heat’s Jimmy Butler accuses Bucks of tampering after Lillard trade news breaks

Phil has a question:

Could that fucking overpaid under producing Jimmy Butler either make a direct accusation or shut the fuck up.

Bloodhorse – ANZ Bloodstock News – Tim Rowe – Coolmore Buys Iconic Australian Strawberry Hill Stud

Strawberry Fields Forever

ESPN – Horse racing groups introduce competing safety legislation they hope will replace HISA

Paulick Report – Louisiana Congressman Introduces Legislation To Replace HISA

Times Like These

“NAGA’s members were huge Redskin fans precisely because they were the Redskins,” the lawsuit says. “It was the only team in the NFL to honor an actual Native American. They were proud to watch professional football players engage in a different kind of battle, with the stoic face of Chief White Calf on their helmets.”

It goes on to blame Washington Commanders owner Josh Harris for “erasing” the heritage. The suit also purports that a Commanders employee defamed the organization by referring to it as a “fake” group while in conversation with a former luxury box owner.

Newsweek – Nick Mordowanec – Washington Commanders Accused of Defaming Native Americans in Name Fight

Burning Down The House

TDN – Dan Ross and Jill Williams – ‘Very Positive’ Fasig-Tipton California Sale Topped by $250K Vronsky Colt

Sports Illustrated – Madison Williams – Colin Kaepernick Wrote a Letter Asking Jets to Join Their Practice Squad

SportsNet – Shi  Davidi – Spoiler Alert: Yankees interrupt Blue Jays’ impressive run

The Score – AP – Mariners snap 4-game losing streak, beat Astros to stay in wild-card hunt

Garden and Gun – Caroline Sanders Clements – Six Retro Cartoon Characters Who Were (Probably) Definitely Southern

Southern Living – Betsy Cribb Watson – Old-Fashioned Entertaining Moves That Are Making Your Parties Feel Dated

Bloodhorse – Saudi Crown Moves Into Top 10 of BC Classic Rankings

TDN – Official Artwork for 40th Breeders’ Cup Released

SportsNet – Mike Koreen – Blue Jays vs. Yankees Series Preview: How Toronto can clinch wild card


Phil has a question:

Who’s card comes up first.

Baseball is like church. Many attend few understand.

Leo Durocher

Exclaim – Megan LaPierre – Live Nation to Drop Merch Cuts, Pay $1,500 Stipend to Club Acts

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – Keep your eyes peeled: it’s all about to happen on the Breeders’ Cup front – across three continents

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.

Laurence J. Peter

Bloodhorse – Frank Angst – FanDuel TV’s Grigsby Strives to Get Racing to Bettors

ESPN – Bradford Doolittle – Ranking which World Series contenders most need to win now

ESPN – 2023 MLB season: Final-week playoff races, MVP battle, more

Phil has a question:

Did the Blue Jays send their sacrifice to the schedule gods for having their wild card competitors play each other the last week of the schedule.

Sports Business Journal – Joe Lemire – Genius Sports debuts NFL BetVision product

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – Sharpe: ‘First Take’ Would Still Beat ‘Undisputed’ Without Stephen A.

The team with the best players wins.

Jack Welch

Los Angeles Times – Emily St. Martin – Martin Scorsese urges filmmakers to fight comic book movie culture: ‘We’ve got to save cinema’

Music deals with time and timing. It’s so magical, but when you get into it, every little sound and every little space between the sounds, it’s critical, so critical. And if it’s not there, it not only feels wrong, but it ruins things. 

David Lynch

The Ringer – Adam Nayman – We’ll Never Know Everything About ‘Lost in Translation’

Paulick Report – Megan Arszman – How Compression Technology Can Help Horses Battling Lymphangitis


Have You Ever Seen The Rain

Paulick Report – Jeff Metz Shutters Stable In Favor Of Stall Superintendent Position At Santa Anita

Garden and Gun – Steve Russell – We Asked Top Southern Gardeners to Share the Best Plant They Ever Planted

Past Life

The Ringer – Jake Kring-Schreifels – The Movie Song Guru

Immigrant Song

The Bitter Southerner – Alexis Hauk – Of Vines and Villians

Deadline – Erik Pedersen – Blink-182 Reveals First New Album With Classic Lineup In 12 Years

Phil has a question:

Is Blink-182 on an early top up the pension tour.

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – NFL’s Swift Mania Starting To Show Impact Through Merch Sales, Viewership

Sports Illustrated – Jelani Scott – Travis Kelce’s Jersey Sales Go Through the Roof After Taylor Swift Attends Bears-Chiefs Game

TDN – J.N. Campbell – Keystone Integrity Teams Sweep Presque Isle To Parx

Phil M Stockmen

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