- The NY Daily News chimed in with their own editorial regarding Belmont's Bathroomgate....or Bathgate. Yeah, I know, yet another excuse to include a picture of an old Ranger. But this time it's actually in context. A representative of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County called the notion that NYRA was being supplied low pressure water "horse hockey."
Joseph Corbisiero, the authority's director of plant operations, said, "System pressures were actually elevated in anticipation of a high demand for Belmont." He added that when he spoke to Belmont's chief plumber during the track's water woes, the authority's pressure was fine.The editorial calls on Governor Paterson to get to the bottom of Saturday's toilet fiasco, a somewhat revolting thought.
"No other customers experienced pressure problems," Corbisiero said. [NYDN]
In a somewhat related development, veteran harness driver Ron Waples said of the unbeaten Somebeachsomewhere: "If I was a horse and I looked over and had to race that thing next week, I'd be peeing my pants." [Toronto Globe and Mail]
Yeah....but.....if he was a horse, he wouldn't be wearing pants....nevermind. The colt drew the two post for Saturday's Pepsi North American Cup, at $1.5 million, the richest harness race in North America.
And a large class action group of addicted gamblers are suing the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation for $3.5 billion, claiming that the province's casinos are not doing enough to keep them out despite their being on a "self-exclusion" list.
Those who sign up for the program are photographed and registered, and their information is stored in binders at every provincial casino. If they are caught trying to enter a casino, they can be arrested for trespassing.Yeah....but....what happened to the 'self' part of self-exclusion? Nevermind...
But gamblers who spoke with CBC News on condition of anonymity said the program doesn't work. One woman said she registered for the program, but her gambling addiction led her back to a casino soon after.
"I walked through, no one looked at me," she said. "I kept gambling for the next couple of years." [CBC]