Saturday, June 30, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Circulaire Raissonement at ParisCONCRET, Opens 6/16/12

Our Man Higgins (shown above), along with The Sidewinder, In Walked Bud, and Personality Crisis will be included in a group show at ParisCONCRET entitled Circulaire Raissonement, or Circular Reasoning for all those who, like me, just can't seem to get a firm grip on French. The show opens this Saturday, 6/16, and the theme is the humble yet profound circle. It was curated by my good friend the painter, photographer, teacher, and now curator, Dan Hill.

Some associated files and links:

Click here for the Facebook event page.
Click here to download a PDF of the press release in English.
Click here to download a PDF of the press release in French.
Click here for the event page on Dan Hill's site.
Click here for the event page on the ParisCONCRET site.
Click here for a Google map.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Union Rags!

That was one hell of a stretch run by Unions Rags - everyone wrote him off after the Florida Derby, but he earned his oats today. Dullahan didn't show up, but I happily had Union Rags covered in the Pick 4. Hooray!

They rolled out I'll Have Another for a fan farrewell and photo op, too. I guess it was too late to send these posters back to the printer:

Oh, what might have been.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Paulie's Picks, Belmont, 6/9/12

I'll Have Another and his trainer Doug O'Neill (above) are bummed out.

Oh, well - Tendinitis has sidelined the 2012 Triple-Crown contender, I'll Have Another. Dammit!!!

The fact is, I was going to bet Dullahan, anyway - his style is right for this race, and his morning line was a generous 5-1. He's probably going to go off as the favorite now, draining away all his value as a second choice. And I was going to secretly Root for I'll Have Another, too. Dammit!!!

I'm still going out there; it's still the Belmont Stakes. Maybe losing the luster of a Triple Crown possibility will keep away some of the drunk frat types. And hopefully the weather will hold out.




Here are Paulie's Picks for tomorrow's card, dammit:

1st race:
11 - Wet One
7 - Night Brigade
4 - I Dreamt I Was

2nd race:
2 - Wild Target
3 - Tiz Yankee
6 - Escape Artist

3rd race:
9 - Mineswept
8 - Ruffino
5 - Coalition

4th race:
11 - Longwood Lane
7 - Moonstock
2 - Current Design

5th race:
9 - Mr. Vantastic
10 - Adirondack Dancer
5 - In My Eyes

6th race:
6 - Teeth of the Dog
4 - Skyring
5 - Brimstone Island

7th race, The True North Handicap, G2:
3 - Smiling Tiger
6 - Giant Ryan
1 - Pacific Ocean

8th race, The Just a Game, G1:
4 - Winter Memories
5 - Hungry Island
1 - Tapitsfly

9th race, the Woody Stephens, G2:
6 - Trinniberg
7 - Power World
5 - Bourbon Courage

10th race, The Manhattan Handicap, G1:
6 - Brilliant Speed
7 - Hudson Steele
3 - Al Khali

11th race, The Damn Belmont Stakes, G1:
5 - Dullahan
3 - Union Rags
1 - Street Life

12th race:
1 - Deerslayer
5 - Slews Big Finale
6 - Sly

13th race:
1 - Sam's Buck
6 - Post Pattern
12 - Gossip Column

Tune in tomorrow night for the damn results and video.


I'll Have Another has been SCRATCHED!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

2012 Belmont Stakes Post Positions and Morning Line

I'll Have Another (above) is literally chomping at the bit!

Here's the unusually large field for this year's Belmont Stakes, with post positions, jockeys and morning line odds - I'll Have Another is looking to become only the 12th horse in history to win the Triple Crown, a feat that hasn't been accomplished since Affirmed did it in 1978. Wow! Yippee! Hooray! Tune in on Friday for the highly anticipated No Hassle at the Castle race analysis!

1. Street Life, Jose Lezcano, 12-1

2. Unstoppable U, Junior Alvarado, 30-1

3. Union Rags, John Velazquez, 6-1

4. Atigun, Julien Leparoux, 30-1

5. Dullahan, Javier Castellano, 5-1

6. Ravelo's Boy, Alex Solis, 50-1

7. Five Sixteen, Rosie Napravnilk, 50-1

8. Guyana Star Dweej, Kent Desormeaux, 50-1

9. Paynter, Mike Smith, 8-1

10. Optimizer, Corey Nakatani, 20-1

11. I'll Have Another, Mario Gutierrez, 4-5

12. My Adonis, Ramon Dominguez, 20-1

Friday, June 1, 2012