First Post: Sunday, April 7, 2019

All right, all right, ya’ Chariot Racing Lovers! Take it easy! Nat’l. Beer Day now, a k a The Feast Day of Saint Brett of Kavanaugh, God Preserve Us. Drink up!

Great video, huh? CARMINE ABBATIELLO in the bike! Those were the days when the cities had their own breweries. Newark, N.J., had its own brewery, for crying out loud. The Ballantine! All the great New York City brands like Rheingold and Schaefer, obviously, too. Philalala had Schmidt’s. Remember Schmidt’s in Philalala, Penna.? Schmidt’s marketing plan was genius: planting a great player of the same name on the local baseball team. Every night you wanted to have a Schmidt’s, with a Carlton (PLEASE TRY CARLTON!) cigarette dangling from your lip! Later, it was a big deal when Coors was finally sold East of the Mississippi. Coors and its famous rice formulation, The Banquet Beer, like supercharged water so that it never got in the way of the food, the meal, hence the name ‘The Banquet Beer’. It’s a good strategy. These beers today, you have to be a snob to enjoy them. It’s the way of the world. They take something nice and simple and relaxing (beer, baseball, horseracing) and they fetishize it to the point that if you don’t communicate that previously simple thing in terms of the new and fetishized lingo (IPA ABV, exit velo, 18-generation cross-nick), then you become hopeless. It’s a little bit of a snob move. It’s hard when you have to fetishize something to feel like you belong. It’s a hard business. Better to relax. Let the moment come to you. Don’t try so hard. Maybe. Have a beer while relaxing, if you can. CARMINE ABBATIELLO in the bike. Catello Manzi in the bike. Jack Moiseyev in the bike. Chariot racing and beer, two great things that go great together, and there’s no need to fetishize either of them. Finally, in terms of adjuncts to Thoroughbred racing, chariots way better than Quarters. Even steeplechasing way better than Quarters. Chariots superior to Quarters. Not even close. If they want to shut down some horseracing, it should be Quarters. Any Thoroughbred track that has to card Quarters during the season, it’s hard to accept. Thank you. How did this get so far away from beer and chariot racing? Long live CARMINE ABBATIELLO. Long live CHARIOT RACING. PETA, please go bother the Quarters now. Thank you.


Chas. Town 3
#6 Airport Road ($20, BestLine Fair Odds 6.75-1)

Hawthorne 2
#1 Pamir ($23, BestLine Fair Odds 3.22-1)

Hawthorne 5
#4 D’fever ($44.80, BestLine Fair Odds 4.52-1)

Hawthorne 8
#3 American Heritage ($28.20, BestLine Fair Odds 5.49-1)

Mahoning 7
#4 Stone Zone ($25.80, BestLine Fair Odds 6.58-1)

Oaklawn 3
#3 Drc All Inclusive ($20.60, BestLine Fair Odds 5.80-1)

Turf Paradise 8
#7 Todo Es Toro ($35.60, BestLine Fair Odds 4.46-1)

Five big races plucked-out from Oaklawn’s card yesterday, and the overlays numbered a similarly big 14, as in 14 distinct wagers (!). A lot! However, three winners came back from that group (mutuels of $20.60, $17.20, $8.80) and that was sufficient. This time.

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We’ll stay local today at Santa à PETA: Races 3, 8.

By the way, the Hillside Turf Course was innocent last weekend. NO COLLUSION. TOTAL EXONERATION. If you want to shut something down, it should be Quarters. Also, long live CARMINE ABBATIELLO. Long live Chariot Racing.

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4 Responses to First Post: Sunday, April 7, 2019

  1. halochef says:

    and lets not forget IRON CITY BEER from, Pittsburgh, pa. and Duquesne Brewing Company. and the Olde Frothingslosh beer LOL

    • Shoutoute says:

      They had a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall nearby where I was growing up in the Mississippi part of New Jersey. I don’t know if Jehovah’s Witnesses are forbidden by Jehovah from drinking beer, but the leader of the Kingdom Hall was big into ESSLINGER beer — had a swordsman on the label. It looked like Old-Timey Penna. Dutch-type branding. ESSLINGER. Invoking the Fifth Amendment regarding how it tasted.

      Pgh., Penna., great beer city, just like all the East Coast cities south of the Calvinistic & Puritanical New England. Thank you.

      P.S. While you were out here, did you drive by the big Anheuser-Busch plant in Van Nuys along the 405 (I-405, if you are not from Calif.)? Or the big Miller place in Irwindale on the 210 (again, I-210)? You can get a contact buzz if the car windows are open. Still, the coldest, freshest beer you will ever have is at the end of the Coors Brewery Tour, Golden, Colo. Head for the Rockies.

  2. halochef says:

    and yes! drove past both….sad note. the wife’s brother worked at anheiser-busch at the Van Nuys shop. passed at 61. worked there for 35 years… lived in Simi

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