Oct 182023

Paulick Report – Ray Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: In Horse Racing, Change Never Comes Easy

When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.

Chinese proverb

Terry Hamilton and Murray House’s American Blaze (KY) the second place finisher to Abeliefinthislivin in the 2023 Canadian Derby heads out east to Woodbine for the 2023 Ontario Derby on Saturday, October 21, 2023 going One And One Eighth Miles on the All Weather Track for $150,000CDN. Riley Rycroft trains and Ryan Munger will be in the irons.

BBC – Kate Morgan – Suicide rates among veterinarians are staggering. The crisis is dire – but there may be hope in sight.

Facebook – JayBlackatTheTrack – Clubhouse Food Adjustment Need to be Made at Century Tracks

Phil has a question:

With the amount of money that Horse Racing Alberta transfers to the tracks from slot revenues, should Horse Racing Alberta not be monitoring the tracks to ensure the tracks are spending the money on purses and promoting horse racing.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Fran Berry: I think we can do a lot better to make racing more accessible

Paulick Report – ‘We Held Our Own’: Hastings Thoroughbred Season Sees Increase In Average On-Track Wagering

Phil has a question:

When will the stats for the Century Mile season that ended over a month ago be published.

With the amount of money that Horse Racing Alberta transfers to the tracks from slot revenues, should Horse Racing Alberta not be monitoring the tracks to ensure that handle and other performance standards are met or exceeded.

Is there a more useless organization in the Universe than Horse Racing Alberta and its window gazers.

Did you ever think that Clark Kent would be worse than the QKB aka Tennille.

Can you hear the sound of scurrying feet.

Canadian Thoroughbred – Stolz Thoroughbreds Heads East to Ontario

Stolz Thoroughbreds

Facebook – Stolz Thoroughbreds

Phil has a question:

Do you think that Clark Kent and the Undertaker are doing their jobs.

Sal sent an e-mail to Clark Kent asking:

Could you please comment on why Stolz is leaving Alberta and what you have done to try and improve the thoroughbred breeding industry in Alberta.

Phil has a question:

Do you think Sal will get a response.

Phil sent an e-mail to Stolz Thoroughbreds asking?

Why are you leaving Alberta for Ontario:

What efforts did CTHS Alberta make to keep you in Alberta:

What efforts did Horse Racing Alberta Make to keep you in Alberta.

Phil received a very prompt very tactful response from Cassandra at Stolz Thoroughbreds. No blame was placed on any organization in Alberta other then pointing out that Ontario is a better market for their product and that an opportunity presented itself that they couldn’t refuse.

The highlights of her comments:

“As for us and our move, we’re just trying to grow and have more opportunities for our stallions. We think Ontario is a better market for future growth of what we’re trying to accomplish. Plus we lived out there when we first started with this and we just really liked the life we had out there. “
“We are still planning to race our Alberta bred horses out here and will continue to support the yearling sales as well. We will just be standing our  stallions in Ontario since it seems to be a better fit for them, particularly Medallist in his last breeding years.”
Sal has not received a response to his earlier e-mail sent to Clark Kent, but that’s par for the course for the window gazers at Horse Racing Alberta during the fall with all the leaves changing colour.

The Score – Nick Faris – Sports boomed, reflected America, and changed forever in the 1970s

TDN – TD Thornton – Simms Portrays Turf Paradise Sale as Lifeline, but Arizona Horsemen Grow Skeptical

HolyBull.ca – Repole It’s Time Now That The Owners Take Back This Game

Breeders’ Cup Announces 2023 Broadcast Schedule

America’s Best Racing – Dan Tordjman – Foodie Guide to the Breeders’ Cup: Can’t-Miss Eats at Santa Anita Park

Eater – 19 Saucy Pizza Spots to Love Around Los Angeles

Triple Beam Pizza

Pizzeria Bros

America’s Best Racing – Dan Tordjman – Chatting With Mixologist Mark Tubridy on Creating and Preparing Official Breeders’ Cup Cocktails

Time-Out – Best Dive Bars in Los Angeles

LA Woman

LA Woman

America’s Best Racing – Rachel Miller – Embracing Equestrian Elegance: Carson Kressley’s Seven Fashion Dos and Don’ts for the Breeders’ Cup

Love Me Two Times

Paulick Report – Ray Paulick – View From The Eighth Pole: In Horse Racing, Change Never Comes Easy

If you want to make enemies, try to change something.

Woodrow Wilson

Bloodhorse – 2023 Foal Crop on Pace for Continued Decline

Jockey Club Releases 2022 Breeding Statistics and 2023 Jockey Club Fact Book

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – Blue-Collar Runners Bolster Earnings Dramatically Through Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund

SportsNet – AP – Scherzer roughed up by Astros in return from injury

The Score – AP – Javier, Astros hand Rangers 1st loss of postseason

New York Times – Richard Fausset and Danny Hakim – Sidney Powell Pleads Guilty in Georgia Trump Case

Bloodhorse – Keeneland to Construct New Paddock Building

Paulick Report – ‘I Have Been Waiting A Long Time’: Corey Lanerie Rides 5,000th Winner At Keeneland

Bloodhorse – Jim Mulvihill – Lanerie Reaches Rare Milestone at Keeneland

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – What’s been happening: Arcangelo, Keeneland, William Buick, Corey Lanerie and more …

Los Angeles Times – Liz Szabo – Suzanne Somers pioneered the role of celebrity purveyor of medical misinformation

TDN – Early Voting Removed From 2024 Covering Duties at Coolmore

A total of 48 broodmares, yearlings, weanling and horses of racing age sold for $252,400 for an average of $5,258, down from the 2022 sale average of $9,396. The median price was $3,000, down from $6,250 a year ago.

Canadian Thoroughbred – Broodmare Maritime Breeze Tops CTHS Ontario Mixed Sale

TDN – FTBOA Reelects George Isaacs as President

Southern Living – Jorie Nicole McDonald – Where Did Hush Puppies Come From?

Sports Illustrated – Karl Rasmussen – Why James Harden’s Potential Trade to Clippers Has Reached Standstill, per Report

The Ringer – Logan Murdock – Jordan Poole Is Going His Own Way

The Athletic – Shams Charania and Mike Vorkunov – 76ers’ Joel Embiid nearing deal to represent Skechers’ new basketball division: Sources

Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy and A.J. Perez – Disney Lifts Curtain on ESPN Financials Amid Sports TV’s Uncertainties

Paulick Report – ‘We Think It’s The Right Opportunity’: Lukas Classic Winner Clapton Will Point To Breeders’ Cup Classic


Sometimes Phil just gotta give in to the Urge

The Ringer – Keith Phipps – ‘Kundun,’ I Liked It!

Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.

P.J. O’Rourke

Study Finds – Any Chodroff – Best Mushroom Coffee: Top 7 Brands Most Recommended By Experts

White Rabbit

Sports Business Journal – Fans pack Philly stadiums for epic sports night

There is nothing permanent except change.


Pink White Rabbit

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: Thanks For The Perspective On Thoroughbreds Doing Dressage

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Curtain Falls on F-T NY Sale, Similar Results to 2022

TDN – Jessica Martini – Record Good Magic Colt on Top at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale

TDN – Justify’s Fee Doubled at Ashford for 2024

Sports Business Journal – John Ourand – Paramount shutting down Showtime Sports at year’s end

Front Office Sports – A.J. Perez – Showtime Boxing to Close As Paramount Shifts Focus

You’ll never find a better sparring partner than adversity. 

Golda Meir

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – ‘The Breeders’ Cup Classic next year would be a dream’ – taking the long view with Europe’s newest superstar

TDN – CHRB Teams Up with The Jockey Club’s InCompass Solutions to Solve California Workout Issue

Sports Illustrated – Stephanie Apstein – Phillies Appear to Be in Full Control of NLCS vs. Diamondbacks

The Score – AP – Schwarber’s 2 HRs power Phillies past D-Backs for 2-0 lead in NLCS

ESPN – Jesse Rogers – MLB playoffs 2023: How Phillies are dominating D-backs in NLCS

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation – Canterbury Park First In North America To Eliminate ‘Run-Up’ Distances

The Ringer – Martin Scorsese’s 81 Greatest Movie Characters, Ranked

The Score – AP – Phillies power past D-Backs with 3 homers to take NLCS opener

This next paragraph will infuriate almost every Philadelphian who reads it. For decades, the city’s fans were defined by bad behavior, isolated incidents that became a collective blight on the populace. Philly fans, the shorthand went, were not just vicious and vulgar — they were dangerous. They pelted Santa Claus with snowballs. They chucked batteries at St. Louis Cardinals outfielder J.D. Drew. They cheered the injury of Dallas Cowboys wideout Michael Irvin. They booed Mike Schmidt and Allen Iverson and Donovan McNabb. They comported themselves with such rowdiness that Veterans Stadium, the former home of the Phillies and Eagles, featured a holding cell with a judge available to sentence unruly patrons.

But this paragraph will relieve almost every Philadelphian who has not yet chucked their phone into a wall. That reputation is changing, according to interviews with radio hosts, rock stars and regular folks, who described the emergence of a fanbase enlivened by the possibility of success rather than embittered by the inevitability of failure. These are kinder, gentler Philly fans – as far as that goes. “Don’t get it twisted out here,” said Eric Fink, a 34-year-old from Northeast Philadelphia. “We’re still the same crazy people. We’re just doing this a little bit differently.”

The Athletic – Andy McCullough, Chad Jennings and Stephen J. Nesbitt Why kinder, gentler Philly fans are done with snowballs and Santa Claus

The Score – AP – Rangers hold off late Astros charge to take 2-0 ALCS lead

Hold Me Like a Grudge


NZ Herald – Michael Guerin – Racing: New Zealand’s greatest ever racing punt? Kiwi wins $10 million from TAB

Los Angeles Times – John Cherwa – Why a trainer with 527 violations is still racing horses at Santa Anita

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – ‘The best two-year-old I’ve trained’ – Aidan O’Brien on European rankings leader City Of Troy

Bloodhorse – Arcangelo to Stand at Lane’s End Upon Retirement

A & W

Los Angeles Times – Kim Ng, first female general manager, leaves Marlins for same reason Derek Jeter did

The Athletic – Brittany Ghiroli – Why Kim Ng left the Marlins — and what could come next

Front Office Sports – Doug Greenberg – Trailblazing GM Kim Ng Departs Miami Marlins

TDN – Horse Racing Women’s Summit Videos Available

The Ringer – Adam Nayman – A Broken Machine

The Bitter Southerner – Bruce Upholt – Chefs on Boats: Finding the Feeding Waters

SportsNet – Luke Fox – ‘We’ve seen this movie before’: Maple Leafs’ mistakes hurt in quiet night for stars

Phil has a question:

Does this mean that they told the float makers to hold off on the floats for the Stanley Cup parade.

The Conversation – Ivor Shapiro – Terrorist vs. militant: The complicated language of reporting atrocities in Israel-Hamas war

ABC – 538 – Nathaniel Rakich – Will Robert F. Kennedy Jr. spoil the election for Biden — or Trump?

Paulick Report – Former Leading Minnesota Horse Owner Sentenced To 4 1/2 Years In Prison Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

The Ringer – Mirin Fader – The Summer of Austin Reaves

Phil has a question:

Does this mean that they should start the float making in Los Angeles.

Garden and Gun – Sadie Chafe – We Asked Readers to Share Their Thanksgiving Fails, and the Responses Were Priceless

Burning Down the House

Senator Russell’s Sweet Potatoes

Bloodhorse – Molly Rollins – Full Brother to Derby Winner Mage Romps at Keeneland

The Ringer – John Wilmes – The 20th Century, as Told by Martin Scorsese

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Graham Dench – How a cheeky ploy helped England’s superfilly Pebbles to pioneering Breeders’ Cup success – interview with Clive Brittain

TSN – AP – Montgomery shuts out Astros, Taveras homers as Rangers take Game 1 of ALCS

The Ringer – Ben Solak – The Hot Read, Week 6: The NFL’s Last Unbeatens Have Fallen

Sports Illustrated – Albert Breer – NFL Week 6 Takeaways: Jets’ and Browns’ Defenses Take Down Last Undefeated Teams

Bon Appetit – Joe Sevier – 41 Christmas Eve Dinner Ideas From Cozy Comfort to Elegant Extravagance

Los Angeles Times – Michael Ordona – Ken Burns looks at history through the eyes of its national mammal in ‘The American Buffalo’

For What It’s Worth

It does not require many words to speak the truth.

Chief Joseph

Bloodhorse – Arcangelo Leads BC Workers With a ‘Serious’ Breeze

TDN – Arcangelo Tunes Up for Breeders’ Cup Classic

The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Phil M Stockmen

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