If you’re a fan and supporter of female jockeys (and female filmmakers!) you will be interested to know that there’s a great looking documentary film that you can help make happen.

Sometimes the right idea just needs the right timing, and person, to convince others.

Exacta-mundo has been rehomed from Tumblr in hopes of facilitating slightly more posting in 2014. Please don’t get your hopes up! But please do make note of the new url.

In the era of gigantic marketing expenditures in pursuit of the young people, it’s good to know that we already have some. AND, what’s most notable to me, is the ever-growing legion of young women who step-up to put their opinions, thoughts and work out there.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been enjoying the names of a few of this evening’s winners. Mr Num Num (Northern Afleet – Missy Monarch) wins an allowance at Hawthorne. http://t.co/cZT1D7B7OF — BH Race Results (@BH_RaceResults) November 23, 2013 Twitter Pie wins an allowance optional claiming at Golden Gate Fields. http://t.co/LJaBHney7j — BH Race Results (@BH_RaceResults) November 23, 2013…

It’s not all doom and gloom around here you know. I’m not ALWAYS being mean (or condescending!). In fact, despite not getting my winning exacta in in the Classic I’m in a good mood. Count me as one of the people who found this year’s Breeders’ Cup to be highly enjoyable despite a few unfortunate turns of events. So, here…

A few weeks ago we mentioned that Take Control, the son of A.P. Indy and Azeri formerly named Vallenzeri, was back from outer space and entered in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. We mentioned it primarily because no one else seemed to be. He ran last in that race and broke down while training this morning…

Do things like this… My love for the Ortiz Brothers pays off . Thank u racing gods pic.twitter.com/qTlY05jgLk — kelly carll (@kellycarll) October 17, 2013

All this talk about releasing data could use an example, no? I’ve got one! In our many “what-if” discussions about racing, Jessica Chapel and I refer to the “imaginary racing API” (as seen here!). The discussion usually goes something like this: “Hey, wouldn’t it be great if we could make something to do XYZ?” “That sounds great! Now if we…

You may or may not have seen the Release the Data post by Dan at @thorotrends, an open letter to Equibase imploring them to essentially offer historical data for free. Paulick jumped aboard the #releasethedata train by usurping Thorotrend’s traffic posting something about it at Paulick Report. The original post, while welcome, well-reasoned and appropriately addressed to Equibase, if not…