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TDN – Letter To The Editor: The Implications of Choosing Not To Run in This Year’s Derby

Los Angeles Times – John Cherwa – Bob Baffert will not transfer any horses to other trainers for Kentucky Derby

TDN – Bill Finley – Despite Churchill Ban, Key Owners Keep Their Horses With Baffert

TDN – Bill Finley – Zedan Joins List of Owners Sticking with Baffert Despite Derby Ban

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: Racing Needs Immediate Change

The Conversation – Jennifer Walanga –  Hockey Canada’s issues go beyond a few bad apples — the entire system needs to be re-engineered

TSN – Rick Westhead – Sources confirm NHL players facing charges in sexual assault investigation

SportsNet – Lawyers: Flames’ Dube, Flyers’ Hart, Devils’ McLeod charged with sexual assault

SportsNet – Flames say club was unaware of pending charge when Dube was granted leave

Phil has a question:

How fucking stupid is the Flames front office if they didn’t know what everyone else in Canada knew.

Randy Howg, John Holleman, Norman Tremblay, Surging Sky Ventures, LLC (Albert Wisialko), Brian McGinnis and Selman Shaby’s Mr Fillip returns to action at Oaklawn Park in the 4th race on Saturday, February 3, 2024 a Three Years Old MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT for $115,000US going Six Furlongs  on the dirt. Robertino Diodoro is the trainer with Christian A Torres in the saddle. The race has a couple of very tough first time starters and D Wayne Lukas’ Daily Grind a $1,350,000.00US purchase who will need a few hundred starts to earn his purchase price at his present pace.

Gary Kropp, Bill Dory and Adam Ference’s three year old filly Promisemeanempire makes her stakes debut on Saturday February 3, 2024 in the Martha Washington Stake at Oaklawn Park going 1 1/16 mile on the dirt for $250,000US. Trained by Robertino Diodoro Promisemeanempire will have Harry Hernandez in the irons.  The Martha Washington is a Kentucky Oaks qualifying race with 20-10-6-4-2 points available.

The government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Ronald Reagan

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – Peacock, Fresh Off NFL Playoff Bump, Eyes Subscriber Retention 

Bon Appetit – Ali Francis – Stanley Cups Apparently Contain Lead. Here’s How Worried You Should Be

Phil has a question:

Does the cup named after Lord Stanly have lead in it.

Paulick Report -Mike Willman – Kentucky Derby Trail: Undefeated Nysos Stretches Out For Saturday’s Lewis

Paulick Report – Dual Florida Sire Stakes Winner Bentornato Headed To Saudi Derby

The New Republic – Matt Ford – Congress Cracked Down on Horse Racing Deaths. Racetracks Are Fighting Back.

Front Office Sports – Michael McCarthy – Taylor Swift Effect? Super Bowl To See Three Health and Beauty Brand Ads

Bloodhorse – AHC: Equine Industry Has $177 Billion Economic Impact

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Medina Spirit Litigation Cost Hundreds of Thousands

Phil has a question:

Did AHC count the legal fees in their economic impact study.

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – Former Groom Brings Class-Action Suit Against Bob Baffert For Unpaid Wages

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – What’s been happening: Fierceness returns, Baffert Kentucky latest, Haggas Aussie plans and more …

The Intelligencer – Kevin T. Dugan –  Sports Illustrated’s $10 Million Mystery

Sports Business Journal – Orioles sale should inject ‘fresh hope’ for franchise amid on-field success

Bloodhorse – Byron King – Kentucky Derby Posts to be Drawn a Week Before Race

Southern Living – Kaitlyn Yarborough – This Is What Your BBQ Plate Order Says About You

TDN – Medaglia d’Oro Filly Delahaye Impressively Wires Gulfstream Allowance

TDN – Tuscan Gold A New ‘Rising Star’ For Medaglia d’Oro

The Conversation – Michael Kehler and Gabriel Knott-Fayle – Suffering in silence: Men’s and boys’ mental health are still overlooked in sport

Paulick Report – Trainer Jeffrey Englehart Blames Clenbuterol Positive On 2-Year-Old Sales

TDN – Bill Finley – Facing A Two-Year Suspension For Clenbuterol, Trainer Jeffrey Englehart Says They’ve Got The Wrong Guy

Paulick Report – HISA To Fund Three Scientific Studies On Use Of Furosemide

The Ringer – The 15 Biggest Challenges Facing Adam Silver in His Next 10 Years

Phil has a question:

Isn’t one of the challenges keeping the incompetent Gary Bettman as NHL commissioner to lessen competition.

TSN – Conroy: Canucks offer ‘made the most sense’ after surveying market

SportsNet – Jason Bukala – What the Canucks, Flames get in big Lindholm-Kuzmenko trade

Another mistaken notion connected with the law of large numbers is the idea that an event is more or less likely to occur because it has or has not happened recently. The idea that the odds of an event with a fixed probability increase or decrease depending on recent occurrences of the event is called the gambler’s fallacy. For example, if Kerrich landed, say, 44 heads in the first 100 tosses, the coin would not develop a bias towards the tails in order to catch up! That’s what is at the root of such ideas as “her luck has run out” and “He is due.” That does not happen. For what it’s worth, a good streak doesn’t jinx you, and a bad one, unfortunately, does not mean better luck is in store.”

Leonard Mlodinow

Phil has a question:

In a few scant lines didn’t he dispel every theory of playing slot machines.

Paulick Report – Dean Towers – A Conversation With ‘Bet With The Best’ Podcast Host Chris Larmey

Variety – William Earl – Taylor Swift Ignites Right-Wing Media Frenzy: Why Pundits Think the Super Bowl Is Rigged and the Pop Star Is a Psyop

He (Patrick later added of his defensive teammates: “Seeing this defense all year long, I’ve learned that sometimes I’ve got to let them play, let them be the show. That’s what they were today. We didn’t score in the second half, but I knew if I just didn’t turn the ball over, we were going to win.”

The Athletic – Nate Taylor – How the Chiefs defense stifled the Ravens and led the way back to the Super Bowl

Phil has a question:

If the pundits think that the Superbowl is rigged how much did they wager on the Chiefs.

Global News – Sean Previl – Sports gambling ads seem to be everywhere in Canada. Why some want a ban

Phil has a question:

Are they going to ban marbles too.

ESPN – Brady Henderson – Sources: Seahawks to hire Ravens DC Mike MacDonald as coach

ESPN – Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: ‘No doubt’ I could work with Bill Belichick

Litigation is the pursuit of practical ends, not a game of chess.

Felix Frankfurter

Bloodhorse – Dick Downey – Laoban Insurance Dispute May Be Ready for Decision

Phil has a question:

How much did the vet’s insurance pay.

Los Angeles Times – John Cherwa – Bob Baffert will not transfer any horses to other trainers for Kentucky Derby

Bon Appetit – Carly Westerfield – 32 Sandwiches to Take Along for the Ride

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Steve Dennis – Kentucky Derby anniversary: ‘Uncle Sam’s most famous race began life as British as warm beer and indifferent dental hygiene’

TDN – T.D. Thornton – A Diabetes Drug’s Outsized, Contested Role in Horse Racing’s Anti-Doping Crusade

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Mucho Macho Man Relocated to Adena Springs in Ontario

Paulick Report – Joe Nevills – Making Claims: Joe Nevills’ Five Fearless Predictions For The Bloodstock Market In 2024

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – California Judge Awards Victim $9 Million In Rape Case Of Former Trainer Ari Herbertson

TDN – Golden Gate Trainer Ruled Against in Rape Case

The Ringer – Danny Kelly – The Ringer’s 2024 NFL Draft Guide

Phil has a question:

How fucking bad of a Commissioner is Gary Bettman to have the NHL run it’s All-star scrimmage and take a week break during the lull weekend before Superbowl when the football fans are just dying to find something to bet on other than the NHL All Star scrimmage.

Would the NFL or NBA owners keep a lame duck like Bettman around.

How successful could the NHL be with a real Commissioner, not the guy that David Stearns kicked out of the NBA.

Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.

Groucho Marx

Sports Illustrated – Albert Breer – NFL Coaching Carousel Notes: Ben Johnson Staying in Detroit, Steelers Nab Arthur Smith

The Ringer – Bill Simmons – Tortured Jets Fans, NFL Fixes, and the 25-Year Run of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ With Larry David

Paulick Report – Football Legend Brady Merging Nutrition, Apparel Companies With Repole’s Nobull Brand

Phil has a question:

Why do the same people who won’t listen to their doctor’s advice spend thousands on the useless shit that Brady and Repole are peddling.

The Ringer – Bryan Curtis – Tom Brady Is the Ultimate Test Case for Fame in the Broadcast Booth

Phil has a question:

Won’t Tom Brady sound just like the rest of them when you turn the volume down and turn the tunes up.

Blame Brett

Sports Business Journal – Alex Silverman – McDavid jumps to BodyArmor amid BioSteel issues

Phil has a question:

Isn’t a cold crisp beer a better source of B12 and other vitamins than the shit that Brady, Repole and McDavid are peddling.

Didn’t they run snake oil salesman out of town in the old dusters.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Byron King’s Derby Dozen presented by Spendthrift – Fierceness Tops Derby Dozen Before Holy Bull Return

TDN – Bill Finley – Despite Churchill Ban, Key Owners Keep Their Horses With Baffert

TDN – Bill Finley – Zedan Joins List of Owners Sticking with Baffert Despite Derby Ban

TDN – Fasig-Tipton Digital Lothenbach Dispersal Open for Bidding

TDN – Bill Finley – Max Player Brings a Touch of Class to New Jersey Breeding Program

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Nicholas Godfrey – National Treasure takes Pegasus route to world Top Ten

TDN – Newgrange Eyes Dubai World Cup After San Pasqual Win

The Bitter Southerner – Tom Lee – Activated

Phil M Stockmen

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