Oct 242023

Amplify Horse Racing Launches New Website, Including Job Board

Amplify Horse Racing

Pierre Esquirol’s homebred Jeff Fa Fa makes a jump in class to the Big Apple in this Friday’s Bold Ruler GIII going furlongs for $200,000US at the Belmont at Big A meet at Aqueduct. Manitoba born Rob Atras will handle the training duties with Kendrick Carmouche in the saddle.

After the Wire – Keith McCalmont – Jeff Fa Fa Will Try to Run Run Far Far in G3 Bold Ruler

Breeders Cup Races

Breeders’ Cup Announces 2023 Broadcast Schedule

America’s Best Racing – Beginner’s Guide to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Do You Love Me Now

America’s Best Racing – Patrick Reed – 2023 Breeders’ Cup Travel Guide: Where to Go and What to Do in the Arcadia-Pasadena Area

Little Old Lady From Pasadena

Study Finds – Meaghan Babaker – Best Bourbon: Top 5 Bottles Most Recommended By Experts 

America’s Best Racing – Patrick Reed – Forty Years of Breeders’ Cup Pop Culture: Then vs. Now

America’s Best Racing – Mike Currie – ABR’s Guide to Throwing an Amazing Breeders’ Cup Watch Party

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

LA Woman

Eater – 19 Saucy Pizza Spots to Love Around Los Angeles

Triple Beam Pizza

LA Woman

Pizzeria Bros

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

Love Me Two Times

Time-Out – Best Dive Bars in Los Angeles


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

Covers -Geoff Zochodne –  Documents Show Sports Betting-Related Uncertainty for Canada’s Horse Racing Sector

Most telling about horse racing’s uncertain future is that there is no menu button for horse racing on Covers.

Phil has a question:

Would any of the minions at Horse Racing Alberta have the slightest clue about Zochodne is saying.

Do the minions at Horse Racing Alberta think that gazing out a window and cashing their paycheques is a solution to the problems that Zochodne is outlining.

Can you hear the scurrying.

Melody of Love

When I die, just keep playing the records. 

Jimi Hendrix

Lonely Bull

I think Freddie Mercury is probably the best of all time in terms of a rock voice. There was a vulnerability to it, his technical ability was amazing, and so much of his personality would come out through his voice. I’m not even a guy to buy Queen records, really, and I still think he’s one of the best.

Chris Cornell

All Day and All of the Night

There’s always gonna be rock n’ roll bands, there’s always gonna be kids that love rock n’ roll records, and there will always be rock n’ roll. 

Dave Grohl

Don’t Stand So Close To Me

Beautiful tunes are all very good and fine, and great musicians are always great, but that alone isn’t enough. Most folks, when they see movies or hear records, need something that they find pulls them in, draws them in, and appeals to them beyond just the notes.

Ry Cooder

It’s Only Rock N Roll

You are the music while the music lasts. 

T. S. Eliot

Have you ever Really Loved a Woman

I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed. 

B. B. King

Black Hole Sun

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. 

Kin Hubbard

With A Little Help From My Friends

The record company stay out of my way. Whenever the record is finished, they take it.

Paul Simon

The Logical Song

You used to make records, record companies sold them, and people went to record stores and bought them. That’s all gone now. 

Joe Walsh

The first stage of demolition has started at Edmonton's Exhibition Lands.

Global Nerws – Jasmine King – First stage of demolition begins at Edmonton’s Exhibition Lands

Phil’s dedicating this one to Tim Reid.

Bad Moon Rising

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

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Pair of $500,000 Colts Top Day 2 at Fasig-Tipton Sale

ESPN – Jeff Passan – D-backs top Phillies in Game 7, make 1st World Series since ’01

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘The Breeders’ Cup puts equine safety first and foremost’ – Q+A with Drew Fleming

TDN – Breeders’ Cup Veterinary Team Conducts Enhanced Pre-Screening

TDN – Letter to the Editor: HISA’s CEO Lisa Lazarus Issues Response to Pimental Article

Phil has a question:

Wasn’t the appropriate response for Lisa Lazarus to hand in her resignation.

Paulick Report – Kentucky Horse Council: Who Will Care For Your Horse When You Can’t?

The Ringer – Nora Princiotti – What Is Going On With Deshaun Watson and the Cleveland Browns?

Phil has a question:

What did the Browns expect from a guy that had so many massage appointments.

The Bitter Southerner – Tom Maxwell – We Salted Nannie

The Ringer – Adam Nayman – In ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ No One Is Spared

ESPN – Alex Scarborough and Adam Rittenburg – What college football coaches are saying about sign stealing

Phil has a question:

When Bill retires will he open the Bill Belichek School of Sports Espionage.

The Spy

SportsNet – AP – Rangers blow out Astros in Game 7 to win AL pennant, spot in 2023 World Series

ESPN – Alden Gonzalez – MVP Adolis Garcia, Rangers dethrone Astros to win ALCS

ESPN – Jeff Passan – MLB Playoffs 2023: How this October delivered two Game 7s

Phil has a question:

Who’s whining about the MLB playoff structure now.

Sports Business Journal – John Ourand – Rangers-Astros ALCS finale is ‘found money’ for Fox Sports

Sports Illustrated – Jelani Scott – Astros Manager Dusty Baker Eyeing Retirement, Plans for 2023 Season to Be His Last, per Report

Front Office Sports – A.J. Perez – The Fight to Guarantee NBA Broadcasts Amid Continuing RSN Uncertainty

Paulick Report – ‘A Humbling Tribute’: Frankie Dettori Statue Unveiled At Ascot Racecourse

Bloodhorse – Canterbury Begins Construction of Three 108-Stall Barns

Paulick Report – Ray Paulick – HISA Looking Into Slow Response Time To Treat Injured Jockey At Remington Park

Garden and Gun – Ron Rash’s Ghostly Inspirations

Southern Living – Kaitlyn Yarborough – Our Favorite Fall Side Dishes That Belong At Your Next Potluck

TDN – Classic Contenders Arabian Knight, White Abarrio Headline Breeders’ Cup Works


Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – ‘What a horse!’ – Big Rock joins world top ten with wide-margin Ascot triumph

Canada’s National Observer – Julian Bahati Axmann – Time to torch old approaches to forestry and fire

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Typical Market on Day 1 of Kentucky October Sale

TDN – Jessica Martini – $500k Justify Colt Paces ‘Solid’ Fasig-Tipton October Opener

TDN – OwnerView Accepting New Owner of the Year Nominations

Bloodhorse – Weatherbys Reports Breeding Stats for England, Ireland

The Conversation – Zafar Adeel – Israel-Palestine conflict: How sharing the waters of the Jordan River could be a pathway to peace

FiveThirtyEight – Voters under 30 are trending left of the general electorate

Sports Illustrated – Gilberto Manzano – NFL Week 7 Winners and Losers: Chargers, Packers Facing Big Questions

Science Translational Medicine – Anthony S Fauci – What keeps me up at night

America’s Best Racing – Jennifer Kelly – ‘Tough as Hell’: Cindy Murphy Planning to Retire From Riding After Reaching a Milestone

The Ringer – Miles Surrey – ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Not Only Justifies Its Lengthy Run Time—It’s Essential to the Story

ESPN – Jake Trotter – Browns’ Deshaun Watson ‘not sure’ if he reinjured shoulder

Phil has a question:

What did the Browns expect from a guy that had so many massage appointments.

The Ringer – Danny Chau – Is James Harden Worth the Squeeze for the Clippers?

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – King of Steel Takes Champion in Dettori’s UK Farewell


Phil M Stockmen

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