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Monday, September 14, 2009

Notes, Nuggets and Frog Legs

Watched a total of two (count 'em, two) races over the weekend, the Ruffian and Garden City on Saturday. How's that for Saratoga detox? The lovely thing about watching racing during football season, is you know the post times and can flip over to watch the couple fall races of any importance and not miss any gridiron action.

Gozzip Girl had an awful trip (chart notes: steadied sharply along the inside then clipped heels and stumbled on the first turn) in the Garden City at soggy Belmont Park on Saturday and is one to file away for the next time she runs. Congrats to those who hooked their wagons to Miss World ($29.00).

There was a juicy negative show pool payoff at Emerald Downs (Race 6) yesterday. With kid duty all weekend, I wasn't paying close attention and missed a tweet. The payoffs were pretty big as all three show payoffs were triple digit. Sa-weet.

Nice workout by Bona Venture Stables Prince Dubai, who scored an impressive turf win at Saratoga on Aug. 8th who is set to return to a 1 1/16 mile on the turf at Belmont Park on Sept. 26th. He blazed 4 furlongs in 47.2 seconds, the second fastest in 72 works on Belmont's training track. The race on the 26th is an allowance optional claiming event for NY breds (purse: $46K) which have never won 2 races other than maiden, claiming or starter or which have never won 3 races or optional claiming price of $30,000.

With the Space Gal invading the Mirage for the weekend, we slipped her a few bucks to play some BC futures. My four wagers: Milwaukee Appeal (currently 40-1) in the Ladies Classic, Mine That Bird and Macho Again (both 15-1) in the BC Classic and Vineyard Haven (10-1) in the Dirt Mile. It's only money. Speaking of the BC, we're locked and loaded for our inaugural trip to Santa Anita, can't say I'm not giddy about it.

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My new favorite cocktail is the John Daly. It's an Arnold Palmer Lite (new Arizona drink: 1/2 iced tea, 1/2 lemonade), triple sec with a shot (or two) of Absolut Citron. Amusing and refreshing at the same time.

While some aren't that bemused with Twitter, I find it quite fascinating at certain times. While watching the SNF game last night and the 1,001 Jay Cutler jokes, a swarm of tweets came in about some Lady named GaGa and her outfit. I didn't even know what program they were talking about (but figured out the VMAs were on...Sherlock Holmes I'm not). Anyways, I learned that a lot of people spell Kanye, "Kayne" and that she wore some crazy dress. The funniest postscript was from her pal Kermit the Frog who escorted her to the podium. “I’m just happy that it’s not made out of someone I know,” said the famous green one. Twitter....high comedy indeed.

Speaking of twitterers, who knew the Sheikh has an account, astutely picked up by the Bug Boys.

The Bills open tonight against the mighty Pats. I've been praying for days that they don't get blown out on National TV....

1 Comment:

The Turk said...

Humbled for the notice. Thanks


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