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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

And That's the Truth!

- Well, I guess Karl Rove's lawyer wasn't lying when he said that the president's top advisor never mentioned CIA agent Valerie Plame "by name" to Time reporter Matt Cooper. Instead, Cooper's emails reveal that Rove referred only to [Ambassador Joseph] "wilson's wife, who apparently works at the agency on wmd [weapons of mass destruction] issues who authorized the trip." [MSNBC] And who said Republicans lie? This is quite commendable, even as we learn about more and more corruption in the grand GOP.

So, in tribute to this truth-telling, I promise not to mention anyone by name in this post; see if you can figure it out.

Delaware Park will be the focus of the sport this weekend, with three stakes races each day; and some particularly rich races which will attract talent from around the country. Saturday's feature is the $500,000 Delaware Oaks for 3yo fillies. Sis City will make her return after her disappointing 4th as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks back on the first Friday in May. She is still being trained by the guy who used to train Ghostzapper, substituting for the New York based trainer who also trains Saint Liam but is finishing up a 60-day suspension while his assistant trainer burns up the Belmont meet. Sis City has been installed as the 5-2 morning line second choice behind 9-5 Round Pond, trained by the guy who used to train Smarty Jones and whose name rhymes with how I feel whenever I ride the NYC subway these day (besides "crammed"). This is a Grade 2 race, but seems like more of a Grade 1 than some Grade 1's we've seen recently. Also Saturday is the ungraded, but $300,000 Robert G. (heh heh, he said) Dick Memorial BC at 11 furlongs on the turf, headed by 2005 double-graded winner Honey Ryder, coming off a disappointing 5th in the Sheepshead Bay at Belmont in May. He's trained by Tracy Pletcher's husband.

Sunday is the $1 million Delaware Handicap for fillies and mares for which Ashado is a possibility, as well as the $300,000 Leonard Richards Stakes, expected to feature Scrappy T in his first try since trying to take down that horse that won the Preakness and Belmont.

This looks like a lot of the horses I've been betting lately. But it's actually part of an art project called Sawhorse Mania being dispayed in Bellevue, Kentucky, as part of the Bellevue Streetscape Project. To make the construction a bit more bearable, the figures will direct people to businesses and homes that remain open during the renovations. Well, at least she has straight back legs. []


Anonymous said...

Ha! Well done, Alan. Good thing Rove didn't know Superman's identity -- Clark Kent would have been in big trouble!


Anonymous said...

Looks like my picks, too! ;-)

Twba said...

The "horse" is wearing a WEBN fireworks shirt. The fireworks are set off from barges on the Ohio River and can be seen from Bellevue. It happens Labor Day Weekend.