Nov 122023

TDN – TD THornton – AZHBPA: ‘No Earthly Idea When And If A Meet Will Be Performed At Turf Paradise’

SportsNet – Sonny Sachdeva – NHLPA’s Walsh on Coyotes: ‘These are NHL players. They deserve an NHL rink.’

Remembering Al Side

A memorial service will be held at Hilltop Farm in the Spring.

2010 Canadian Derby

Los Angeles Times – Sean Daniels – Opinion: What will the Matthew Perry toxicology results reveal? Here’s why it shouldn’t matter

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – ESPN BET Will Attempt To Prevent The Influence Of Insiders

Paulick Report – Future Of Horse Racing Key Topic At Meeting Of National Council Of Legislators From Gaming States

 Pari-Mutuel Committee

The Future of Horse Racing. Horse racing nationwide is under pressure from a horse and rider safety perspective and from rapidly expanding gaming options across the country. While there is new federal oversight of racing safety and implementation of the Horseracing Integrity Safety Authority, pari-mutuel handle is growing rapidly via Historical Horse Racing machines and other unique uses of pari-mutuel methodology for new gaming options. Our racing experts will review the current state of the industry and discuss pari-mutuel gaming and technological options now available for legislators and regulators to consider in 2024.

Chair: Senator Jason Barrett, West Virginia; NCLGS Treasurer

Chris Cipolla, Senior Director Horse Racing, DraftKings
Lonny Powell, CEO, Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association; Member, Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia and Equine Authority Technical Committee
Tom Sage, Director, Nebraska Racing Commission
Paul Williams, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY


Garden and Gun – Emily Daily – Jeff Carter – Jack Daniels Cranberry Relish

Phil has a question:

Who was the chef who used to say: Bam.

Would you say that they’ve just kicked Cranberry Sauce up a notch.

Garden and Gun – Bourbon Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Pralines

Bloodhorse – Karen M. Johnson – Keeneland’s Wilson on Cultivating Relationships

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Keeneland Session 5 Topped by Taking Aim at $270,000

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Richard Hoiles: I always had to pinch myself whenever I was calling at Happy Valley

Old Man

Sin City

TDN – Bill Finley – 60 Minutes Airs Expose On Horse Racing Doping

Phil has a question:

Who can can Lisa Lazarus.

TDN – Jessica Martini – Book 3 Concludes With Numbers Down At Keeneland November

TDN – Christina Bossinakis – Godolphin’s Nash Powers to TDN Rising Stardom at Churchill

Beep Beep

Sometimes Phil just gotta give into the Urge.

House of The Rising Sun

TDN – Brian  Sheerin – ‘We’re Delighted’ – O’Brien Reveals Auguste Rodin To Stay In Training

TSN – Travis Yost – Woodcroft takes the fall for Oilers subpar goaltending

Phil has a question:

Does Travis Yost ever watch hockey.

Does Travis Yost understand hockey.

Would you hire Travis Yost to coach your kid’s Tim Horton’s Tom Thumb team.

Do you know why they fire coaches.

Phil has an answer:

Cuz you can’t fire 20 players.

The Score – Dan Wilkins – Key takeaways and analysis from Week 10 in the NFL

The Ringer – Ben Solak – The Hot Read, Week 10: The AFC Playoff Picture Has Never Been More Crowded

Sports Illustrated – Albert Breer – NFL Week 10 Takeaways: Patriots’ Dud in Germany Could Change Calculus on Bill Belichick

All Day and All of the Night

People call things ‘vulgar’ when they are new to them. When they have become old, they become ‘good taste.’ 

Mary Quant

ESPN – Oilers fire coach Jay Woodcroft, hire AHL’s Kris Knoblauch

SportsNet – Oilers fire head coach Jay Woodcroft, hire Hartford’s Kris Knoblauch

If you don’t win, you’re going to be fired. If you do win, you’ve only put off the day you’re going to be fired.

Leo Durocher

Phil has a question:

Does hiring a coach from a rival AHL team not speak volumes about the Oilers’ farm system.

Are the Oilers that fucking cheap that they waited until they were in the eastern US to save on plane fare.

Who will be the Oilers GM when Holland’s contract isn’t renewed.

Reiss – Patriots bench QB Mac Jones for final drive in loss to Colts

Los Angeles Times – LZ Granderson – Colin Kaepernicks’ Exile From NFL Is Dumber Than Ever

ESPN – Pete Thamel – Jimbo Fisher expected to be fired by Texas A&M, sources confirm

Phil has a question:

How the fuck can any fucking orange tinged fascist asshole complain about canceling student debt when the Universities are paying out obscene scads of money to coaches they canned.

Later in the third, the BMO Field gathering of 26,620 — the largest crowd for an Argos game since they moved there in 2016 — booed the offence off the field.

TSN – CP – Alouettes’ defence stifles Kelly, Argonauts to punch Grey Cup ticket

Phil has a question:

If 26,620 is the largest crowd in 7 years for the CFL team in the largest city in Canada for the Eastern Final and plenty of the fans still had their empty seat costumes from Halloween on how long before the CFL is history.

How many people in Canada know who the Grey Cup Halftime entertainment is.

People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what’s wrong with it.

Noel Coward

My Generation





Gold Dust Woman

‘Anna Karenina’ is just a story about a woman falling in love with a bloke who is not her husband. It’s gossip, rubbish – on the other hand, it’s the deepest story there could be about social transgression, about love, betrayal, duty, children. 

Hanif Kureishi

Bloodhorse – Lauren Gash – Consistent Trade Through Day 4 at Keeneland November

It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. 

Noel Coward

Bl00dhorse- ANZ Bloodstock News – Trevor Marshallsea – Imperatriz Runs to Greatness, Champions Sprint Triumph

Paulick Report – Keith McCalmont – ‘He Ran Big’: Master Piece Finds Best Stride Late For Red Smith Triumph

The kind of people who always go on about whether a thing is in good taste invariably have very bad taste. 

Joe Orton

Goodbye Horses

With A Little Help From My Friends

Angel From Montgomery

Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

Gimme Shelter

Front Office Sports – David Rumsey – Streaming Might Be The Future, But Over-The-Air Sports Aren’t Going Away

The Conversation – Ben Whittaker and Lauren Guillette –  Birds’ nests express their unique style and past experiences

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.

Noel Coward

Amazing Grace

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – ‘We’re Breeding For Racing’: Stewart Making A Big First Impression With Mare Purchases

TDN – J.N. Campbell – Dose Of Weekend Graded Stakes A Cure For Any Breeders’ Cup Hangover

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. 

Hunter S. Thompson

Amazing Grace

Who Am I

Bloodhorse – Molly Rollins – Graded-Winning Three Witches Brings $1.7M at Keeneland

Caesar was a man of great common sense and good taste, meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage. 

George Bernard Shaw

Eight Miles High

Hotel California

Ooh Las Vegas

Immigrant Song

Gimme Shelter

When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.

Mae West

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Breeders’ Cup TV Ratings Behind Leading Football Games

The 2023 Texas Rangers – Arizona Diamondbacks World Series hit an all time low in TV viewership, but the Breeders’ Cup would have been ecstatic if their ratings were close to the 2023 World Series.


Happy Together

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

Salvador Dali

Darkness Darkness

It’s My Party

I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.

Mae West

My Way

The Weight


All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

Leo Tolstoy

Phil has a question:

Does this apply to sports teams.

TSN – Coaching change does not appear imminent for Woodcroft, Oilers

If you don’t win, you’re going to be fired. If you do win, you’ve only put off the day you’re going to be fired.

Leo Durocher

TSN – Breaking down Ohtani’s most likely free agent destinations

Phil has a question:

How high would Mack have to stack the mattresses to get Ohtani to sign with the Astros.

AV Club – Matt Schimkowitz – Coyote v. Acme won’t have its day in court, shelved by WBD for tax write-offs

Taste is the common sense of genius. 

Victor Hugo

Southern Living – Zoe Denenberg – 54 Best Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Phil has a question:

Can you roast

your Brussels Sprouts

in an air fryer

in a garage

in the winter

in the cold

in the dark.

I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-Am.

Dr. Seuss

A.V. Club – Stephen Thomas Erlewine – The 25 best cover songs of all time, ranked

Editing cannot be taught. Developing your own taste cannot be taught. 

Ellen Datlow

A,V, Club – Stephen Thomas Erlewine – The 25 worst cover songs of all time, ranked

Taste cannot be controlled by law.

Thomas Jefferson

Man Who Sold the World

Because The Night

You’re So Vain

Don’t Fence Me In

First We Take Manhattan

Shadow Play

Boys of Summer

Mrs. Robinson

Say! I like green eggs and ham!
I do! I like them, Sam-I-Am!
And I would eat them in a boat.
And I would eat them with a goat…
And I will eat them, in the rain.
And in the dark. And on a train.
And in a car. And in a tree.
They are so good, so good, you see!
So I will eat them in a box.
And I will eat them with a fox.
And I will eat them in a house.
And I will eat them with a mouse.
And I will eat them here and there.
Say! I will eat them anywhere!
I do so like green eggs and ham!
Thank you! Thank you, Sam-I-Am.

Dr. Seuss

Phil M Stockmen

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