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Jockey Ronney Bentancourt, who was fined $1,000 by the stewards for “failure to persevere” while finishing second aboard Blavastki at Gulfstream Park, will be moving his tack to California, where he heard jockeys are being fined for trying too hard.

According to a report in the NY Times, Presidential candidate Donald (We Shall Overcomb) Trump has announced that following his tour of Laredo, Texas and the border, his next trip will take him to a place where according to Trump, “the illegal alien concentration is the highest in the country per capita” – the Del Mar backstretch.

Todd Pletcher was carrying a rabbit’s foot in his pocket last week.

After their comedic performance in that boat race at Evangeline Downs earlier this month, jockeys Billy Patin, Joe Patin and LeSean Conyers will next (a) be running a riding school (b) be running for the Louisiana legislature (c) be running from Big Bubba’s advances at the joint.

Following his back-to-back victories with Wild Dude in the Bing Crosby and the impressive first-timer Songbird last Sunday at Del Mar, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer actually smiled.

The phans at Monmouth Park phigure to have phun with American Pharoah suiting up for the Haskell, while the Saratoga phans continue to get phleeced with things like the $40 picnic table phiasco.

A total of 71 horses are SCHEDULED to go into the gate for Wednesday’s card at Del Mar.

This is the greatest game in the world, no matter what anybody says. (That one is true).

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