Horse racing at Arlington Park on June 21, 2009. Race 8 (Allowance race for 3-year-olds and up), second place horse Shrewd Operator (far right, jockey Eduardo Perez), Brooks Star (E. Baird) and Indian Silver (far left, jockey James Graham). The race was won at the last minute by Trying Brian (not pictured). (Photo taken by Paul Kehrer)

INTRODUCTION: Stranger than fiction


Borat is all ready to go for his second stint on the big screen. (Photo by John Sciuli/Getty Images)

Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) is a simple man stricken with a terrible existence. Since his last appearance on the big screen in 2006, Borat found himself in the ruins of a gulag. Why? For the embarrassment he brought to his “great country of Kazakhstan” the last time he traveled abroad.

Then one day, Borat’s depressing life was once again changed forever when he was brought to his Premier and tasked with a “very important mission” to which he did not know the nature.

His Premier said, channeling his inner Greg Graffin, that there is a place Borat must go. Apparently…


Lexington Kentucky — Keeneland Race Track. (Photo by David Ohmer)

Horseplayers throughout the world have been anticipating this weekend for a long time. Many, like myself, thought the Breeders’ Cup was in jeopardy because of the global pandemic. Yet, track officials at Keeneland Racecourse found a way to host the event without spectators. Of course, many were upset with the decision not to have spectators but understood the circumstances. That is until the entries and post positions were released. Horseplayers saw the opportunity to make some cash and just like that, all was forgotten. …


Photo credit: Jim McIsaac (Getty Images)

In the City of Pittsburgh, the sentiment of hard work and dedication is known by each and every one of its citizens. Lifelong residents joke of how Pittsburgh’s blisteringly hot summers can test one’s will to survive. James Parton, Andrew Jackson’s biographer, actually likened Pittsburgh to be “Hell, but with the lid off”. The oldest of citizens will tell listeners that only the toughest of ’em will outlast the grind of the ‘burgh. Lest, they will say, the men be separated from the boys.

With its lines of steel factories and the multitude of jobs there for the taking, the…


In this edition of “Holmesy’s Mailbox”, Christian talks about where he’s been and COVID-19’s impact on the sporting world.

Holmesy also gives his picks for UFC 249. He will tell us who he likes the most out of the Bob Baffert horses and give us his current Kentucky Derby favourite. On top of that, he answers a few questions from his fans regarding the resumption of the NHL 2019–20 season.

Watch below as he gives his two cents:

“Holmesy’s Mailbox” is a weekly video series where sports journalist Christian Holmes answers questions sent into him by his readers/fans/followers or…


In this edition of “Holmesy’s Mailbox”, Christian makes his picks for this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Prep races.

Will Mischevious Alex take the Gotham Stakes at The Big A? Can Chance It beat his foes and capture the Tampa Bay Derby? Will trainer Bob Baffort hit the exacta in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita? So many questions, but still no answers.

What does the punter Holmesy have to say about all of this?

Watch below as he gives his two cents:

“Holmesy’s Mailbox” is a weekly video series where sports journalist Christian Holmes answers questions sent into him…


In this edition of “Holmesy’s Mailbox”, Christian makes his pick for who will win the upcoming bout between Khabib and Tony Ferguson.

Holmes also gives his thoughts on AEW's first pay-per-view to start the decade, Revolution. He gives his thoughts on the Young Bucks vs. Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Paige match, and lets everyone know who has the best gimmick in wrestling.

Then he gives his thoughts on the Toronto Maple Leafs current hot streak and answers the question many Toronto Blue Jays fans have been asking — will Nate Pearson make it to “the show” out of spring…


In a special edition of “Holmesy’s Mailbox”, Christian answers the one question on everybody’s mind: Is the upcoming bout between two of the best heavyweights in the world today, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, this generation’s Thrilla In Manila?

Of course, the Thrilla in Manila being the third final confrontation between Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier.

Watch below as Christian shares his thoughts:

“Holmesy’s Mailbox” is a weekly video series where sports journalist Christian Holmes answers questions sent into him by his readers/fans/followers or as Christian says, “Whatever you want to call yourselves.”

Got a question for Christian? Send it in on Twitter using the hashtag #HolmesysMailbox.

You can follow Christian on Twitter @HolmesyWrites

You can read Christian’s writing on:

Skedline.com

LastWordOnHockey.com

Holmesy’s Fightin’ Words

Happy trails, until we meet again!


In the inaugural episode of “Holmesy’s Mailbox”, Christian answers one question: Why don’t you think the Toronto Maple Leafs won’t win the Stanley Cup:

“Holmesy’s Mailbox” is a weekly video series where sports journalist Christian Holmes answers questions sent into him by his readers/fans/followers or as Christian says, “Whatever you want to call yourselves.”

Got a question for Christian? Send it in on Twitter using the hashtag #HolmesysMailbox.

You can follow Christian on Twitter @HolmesyWrites

You can read Christian’s writing on:

Skedline.com

LastWordOnHockey.com

Holmesy’s Fightin’ Words

Happy trails, until we meet again!


Team Dover helps make NASCAR weekend successful

The wait is nearly over!

The Daytona 500 is one sleep away and I guarantee you this; motorsports fans can’t wait. Nor can the handicappers.

Picking a winner in a NASCAR race is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. That said, if ya find it, ya best bet all the buddies (and probably the in-laws, too) will know about it. After all, isn’t that the fun in betting? Getting to say, “I toad a so,” when your long shot zooms by the checkered flag.

So without further ado, let’s find ourselves an edge in the “Great American…

Christian Holmes

Isn’t it amazing where life takes you? One day you’re learning about how to throw a hip check. The next you’re writing about it! Low key fan of sarcasm.

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