May 222024

Brisnet – Vance Hanson – The Long Goodbyes to Aqueduct and Laurel

My Opening Farewell

Closing Time

Closing Time

TDN – Bill Finley – The Sport Can Learn From This Preakness, But Will Anyone Pay Attention

“The fact that we’ve removed Lasix from the conversation makes it an even better test. Horses recover quicker without the Lasix. Lasix was a detriment. I know there are guys that will hear me say that and scream, ‘I need Lasix.’ No, you don’t need Lasix. Maybe there are certain horses that do and, yes, we do have bleeders. But they shouldn’t be the ones running in the Grade I, Grade II, Grade III races. The two weeks is easier without the Lasix because the Lasix would dehydrate a horse and then you’d have to recoup that fluid within the two weeks.

TDN – Bill Finley – McPeek Gives Update on Mystik Dan’s Preakness Status

Phil has a question:

Has anyone ever gave a better reason for getting rid of Lasix.

The Conversation – Laila Benkrima – Glass half empty? What climate change means for Canada’s wine industry

Paulick Report – ‘Dream Big’: Seize The Grey, Balnikhov Eager To Run For $7.5 Million In 1/ST Grand 3 Bonus Money

Covers – Geoff Zochodne – Horse Racing is Set on Winning Over Sports Bettors. It Isn’t Easy.

Phil has a question:

How can you win sports bettors over when Covers has no horse racing on its site other than the Preakness.

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – ‘A dollop of the dramatic and an uncommon sense of sportsmanship’ – Bill Christine on the great D Wayne Lukas

TDN – T.D. Thornton – Mountaineer Jock Fined for Exceeding Six Strikes and ‘Failure to Give Best Effort’ in Same Race

TDN – Dan Ross – The Piper Rose Story: One of Aftercare and Regulatory Deficiencies in Arizona

Paulick Report – Natalie Voss – Updated: Arizona Dismisses Complaint Against Vet After Trainer Claims She Referred Him To A Kill Buyer

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Peter Scargill – After Test Run, Britain Scraps Sunday Evening Racing

The Conversation – Bill Danielson –  The ‘Dark Triad’ and Donald Trump: What sends some to the C-suite and others to prison

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – New Stadiums, New Hurdles: Coyotes and A’s Face High Stakes

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Daniel Ross – A tale of two states: is HISA fostering a divide between the haves and the have-nots?

ESPN – David Purdum – NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB weigh betting risks after Porter scandal

Bloodhorse – Byron King – California Tracks at Odds Over Regulatory Cost Split

TDN – Bill Finley – Report: Turf Paradise Gets New Lease on Life

Bloodhorse – John Scheinman – Maryland Considers Paths Forward for Stakes Program

Paulick Report – Funding Approved To Replace Northville Downs, Michigan’s Last Racetrack, With Housing And Public Parks

TDN – Steve Sherack – ‘I Don’t See Racing’s Future as Rosy’ – Trainer Eddie Plesa Looks Ahead Following Milestone Victory

Bloodhorse – Frank Angst – Dollars & Sense: Strength in Racing’s Job Numbers

TDN – Bill Finley – Royal Breeze Racing Remains Bullish on Massachusetts Breeding and Racing

This Mess We’re In

Front Office Sports – A.J. Perez – ‘Deadspin’ to Launch for Third Time With Mysterious Owners, Unclear Staff

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – A Rising Pirates Star and His Famous Girlfriend Are Sparking National Buzz

Sports Business Journal – Pirates poised to capitalize on Paul Skenes’ debut on and off the field

Phil has a question:

Who does the Freddie Mercury moustache better: Skenes or Matthews.

Under Pressure

Defector – Corbin Smith – Sports Is Betting It All On Gambling

Bloodhorse – FanDuel’s Breakout Success at Kentucky Derby 2024

TDN – Monmouth Park, Caesars Celebrate Sportsbook Groundbreaking

When uncashed tickets are “purged” at the end of the fiscal year in June, those unclaimed monies go directly to the Kentucky Racing Health & Welfare Fund, which benefits in-need workers in the state’s large Thoroughbred racing industry—people who hold titles such as groom, exercise rider, hot walker, and assistant trainer. Programs include medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic care, plus contributions to a retirement plan.

Garden and Gun – Steve Russell – At Kentucky Race Tracks, a Surprising Amount of Winnings Never Gets Claimed

Front Office Sports – Eric Fisher – Commissioners Grapple with Power Limits Amid Sports Betting Boom

Phil has a question:

Why have none of the sports scribes mentioned that the NHL is moving a team to a state that is absolutely anti-gambling.

Flights from SLC to LAS

Los Angeles Times – Chuck Schilken – Ohtani’s ex-interpreter reportedly wired money to ‘Real Housewives’ star to pay gambling debts

TDN – Bill Finley – Champion German Rider Adrie De Vries Mulls Moving To Southern California Circuit

Innisfil – Chris Simon – What does casino’s possible move mean for current Innisfil site?

ESPN – Baxter Holmes – Nikola Jokic and a forgotten basketball legend: Inside an MVP connection nearly 60 years in the making

TDN – Year-to-Date Wagering Falls

Sports Illustrated – Tim Dierberger – ESPN Cut Away From Hurricanes-Rangers Broadcast in Final Minute, and Fans Were Furious

SportsNet – Sam Cosentino – NHL Top 16 Mock Draft: Who will go after Macklin Celebrini?

Phil has a question:

Who gives a shit when the players selected won’t be in the league for 3 or 4 more years.

Paulick Report – Chelsea Hackbarth – Judge Reverses HISA’s Ruling For Voided Claim On Dead Horse

TDN – Katie Petrunyak – How I brought five young people to their first Kentucky Derby

SportsNet – Luke Fox – Why a Mitch Marner trade makes sense for the Maple Leafs

The Wind Cries Mary

Phil has a question:

What other than a trade can the Leafs do in a mediocre free agent year.

Can Treliving trade Marner for the same type of underperformers he got in the Thachuk trade.

Can Treliving bring in a couple of former Flames for their playoff prowess.

Save The Last Dance For Me

TSN – Jets head coach Bowness announces retirement

TDN – Wyoming’s Cowboy Racing To Partner With 1/ST

The Athletic – Josh Kendall – Post-NFL Draft Power Rankings: Bears rise, Falcons slide, Chiefs still reign

TDN – Mike Kane – Belmont Buzz Hits Saratoga

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