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Clipper fans can breath another day.

Oh you gotta love the NBA finals. It brings out the class in athletes as well as the fans that follow the teams.

Take Saturday's loss by the Clippers to the Golden State Warriors. Classy move by Blake Griffin when he tossed a cup of water at a Golden State Warrior fan when leaving the court after a 109-105 loss. At least it was water and not something else like a Kia. Oh, we should also mentioned that Griffin fouled out with :48.3 second left in the game.

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers was quick to proclaim on Monday that Monday nights game was a must win for the Clippers who if they lost would fall to 0-2 at home. Thanks for the insight coach Rivers we would have never thought about it that way.

After I posted that the Warriors were a good bet getting 8 points on Monday night I received lots of emails from Clipper fans that I didn't know what I was talking about and questioning my handicapping skills as a sports handicapper. Of course every email came after the game was over. Funny how I would respect these people if they were to email me with their opinions before the start of the game. Funny how these things work, huh? BTW, the Clippers rolled to victory with a 138-98 win.

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Looks like it's official. Fairplex Park to close it's doors to horse racing

As we said earlier in the week rumors were flying in regards to Fairplex Park giving away their horse racing dates to Los Alamitos. Sad, but true. This decision has us mad as hell and pretty much assures I'll never set foot again on the L.A. County Fairgrounds because of this decision. Why would I? If I need to go to offtrack, I'll simply head over to Santa Anita. At least there we know they support horse racing. BTW, nice story by Steve Andersen of the DRF to explain what is going on.

http://www.drf.com/news/los-alamitos-looking-acquire-fairplex-september-dates

Watson takes home green jacket for second time in three years

Congratulations to Bubba Watson for winning the 2014 Masters as he shot a 69 on the final round to win this years masters at -8 under. Watson finished the tournament at 280.

Does anybody hate replay as much as I do? Not only does it take away from the game there is no guarantee that the officials involved are going to get the call right after looking at it under slow motion. What a joke.

The regular NBA season comes to a close on Wednesday evening and we look forward to the playoffs starting on Saturday, April 19th. Some final placings up for grabs as well as seedings, home court advantage. Who would have thunk it?

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Another week closer to KY Derby, no major changes for us

Will 2014 find the three-year-old to end the drought?

Here is our list of the top-five three-year-old contenders to do just that as seen through the binoculars of our own Eddie the Hat.


The 2014 run for the roses begins right here for the first Saturday in May!





1: California Chrome, G1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby

2: Samraat, G1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial

3: Wicked Strong, G1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial

4: Hoppertunity, G1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby

5:
Social Inclusion, G1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial

6: Candy Boy, G1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby

7: Cairo Prince, G1 $1,000,000 Florida Derby

8: Danza, G1 $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby
 

Rumors have it Fairplex Park giving 2014 racing dates to Los Alamitos

There are unconfirmed rumors swirling around that Fairplex Park will not conduct live horse racing this year at the Los Angeles County Fair and will give the racing dates to Los Alamitos. If this is indeed true, this is truly a blow to horse racing in Southern California as another historical track will stop holding horse racing during the summer.

Fairplex Park has always been one of our favorite race tracks and should this turn out to be true we ourselves will be saddened to see them close the doors to horse racing. As of the publishing of our blog, there has not be an official release confirming this rumor so we will have to watch and wait just like everyone else into this matter. We are sure that if this turns out to be true, Fairplex Park will indeed remain open as a simulcast facility during the L.A. County Fair.

Taking nothing away from Los Alamitos which is a quality horse racing facility, we will simply miss Fairplex Park and the memories that it has brought to us over the years.

With the powers to be running horse racing in Southern California and the decisions being made we are getting a very uneasy feeling about the future of horse racing in California.

Stormy Lucy turned in a nice win in Sunday's $150,000 GIII Santa Barbara Handicap under Rafael Bejarano and the Ed Moger trained five-year-old mare by Stormy Atlantic has now won two races in a roll going back to he stylish win in the Grade II Santa Ana. Look for her to be seen again soon should she exit her most recent win in good shape. This was her first start for Moger since replacing trainer Frank Lucarelli who saddled Stormy Lucy for her win in the Santa Ana.

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Congrats to UCONN for winning it all Monday night; Replay sucks

Getting +3 was a no brainer last night. Hell we couldn't land on the side so when we checked the lines and saw we could get +3 points on UCONN we jumped on it. We really thought that this game would be decided on whoever had the ball last and could very well be a final of two points, maybe a push on a last second three-pointer. UCONN won the game outright 60-54 and yes the game really was that close. Sure UCONN put some distance between themselves and Kentucky a few times but each time Kentucky battled back and showed the guts and grit that got them there. Shabazz Napier was voted the MVP and why not. He played like the star that he is and led his team to the win. Can't wait until next season to see how Kentucky develops over the summer. Young team with the education and experience they got this year they could be a powerhouse next season if the players come back and don't fall to the NBA draft which would be a huge mistake for the Kentucky players.

Does anybody else hate instant replay as much as I do? Sure I understand that the right call needs to be made but how far do we really want to go? The umps and refs are just as much apart of the game as the players and coaches. Taking the time to review plays not only takes away from the flow of the game but it's like giving both teams an extra time out to draw up plays. Besides, half the time the right call still isn't being made when replay is put into play. It's a bad joke to me that really needs to simply be put away and forgot about.

A few gripes. Why has it become the norm now to have a concert before or during every big sporting event now? Is it to justify the high price of the tickets that half the country can't afford now anyway or a feeble attempt to draw the young crowd into the stadium. I would wager that half of them don't have a clue as to what's going on during the sporting event so I suppose have them there in attendance smoking their weed during the concert doesn't hurt that much anyways. Who says second hand smoke is bad for you?

Seems like the new go to injury this season is "calf strain" for the MLB players. Last season it was the oblique now it's the calf. Wow.

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Boy was I ever wrong about California Chrome. Big time.

It's Monday morning and I admit it. I was wrong this past Saturday with California Chrome. It's not like I didn't like him, or think he wasn't good enough to win on Saturday. I just wasn't ready to give him a plane ride to Churchill Downs is all. I thought his prior wins were impressive no doubt and I thought that he was indeed a "very nice" horse. But the way he won on Saturday left me a little blushed in the Santa Anita pressbox when he crushed my choice Hoppertunity and Candy Boy. While I haven't given up on either of those two, I have to say that California Chrome bullied his way to the front of the line with a stylish win over those two. Perhaps one could say that maybe this wasn't the strongest Santa Anita Derby field but I am now ready to book him that flight to Kentucky the first Saturday in May.


Will 2014 find the three-year-old to end the drought?

Here is our list of the top-five three-year-old contenders to do just that as seen through the binoculars of our own Eddie the Hat.


The 2014 run for the roses begins right here for the first Saturday in May!





1: California Chrome, G1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby

2: Samraat, G1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial

3: Wicked Strong, G1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial

4: Hoppertunity, G1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby

5:
Social Inclusion, G1 $1,000,000 Wood Memorial

5: Candy Boy, G1 $1,000,000 Santa Anita Derby


Santa Anita Derby Saturday will answer some questions

As is always the case the upcoming Santa Anita Derby this Saturday is sure to answer some questions as to who will carry the hopes of California into the Kentucky Derby the first Saturday in May. More on Saturday's Santa Anita Derby when entries are drawn on Wednesday.

If you were one of the unlucky trackers that wagered on Mank in Friday's first race you had to feel jobbed. The John Shirreffs trained five-year-old son of Pulpit should have been unsaddled following a brutal trip under Corey Nakatani. The five-year-old maiden should earn his maiden diploma next time out with a better trip.

Moone's My Name took down the $75,000-added American Beauty under Victor Espinoza for trainer John Sadler who is now red hot hitting at a solid 18% win rate for the meeting. The now six-year-old mare returned $10.80 to her backers and should be heard from again soon coming off this race.

The GIII $100,000 Tokyo City Cup was won by Majestic Harbor at $13.60 under Tyler Baze for trainer Sean McCarthy. The six-year-old by Rockport Harbor took down the cup from his outside box. Blueskiesnrainbows never look happy today and turned in a dull effort at 2/1. Both the winner and 'Rainbows should be heard from again before long.

Sunday's $75,000-added Santana Mile was taken by the heavy race favorite Fury Kapcori at $3.80 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer under Rafael Bejarano. The four-year-old colt by Tiznow should be brought back again soon judging by the way he pulled up following the win.

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Another week closer to the first Saturday in May

Will 2014 find the three-year-old to end the drought?

Here is our list of the top-five three-year-old contenders to do just that as seen through the binoculars of our own Eddie the Hat.


The 2014 run for the roses begins right here for the first Saturday in May!



1: Candy Boy, GII $200,000 Robert B. Lewis

2: Cairo Prince, GII $400,000 Holy Bull

3: Samraat, GIII $500,000 Gotham Stakes

4: California Chrome, GII $300,000 San Felipe Stakes

5: Tapiture, GII $600,000 Rebel Stakes


Honorable mention ...

Hoppertunity, Bayern, Strong Mandate, Top Billing, Conquest Titan, Tap It Rich


It's time. The madness has begun. March madness that is!

Okay folks. Roughly 24 hours to go before it all begins. The steps toward the final four! As brackets get filled out by professionals and or rookies, good luck to all the teams, players and coaching staffs that will be participating in this truly awesome time of year! The NCAA Tournament!

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