Archive for November, 2010

Melikov’s Horses to Watch – Nov/Dec 2010

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 30, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping | No Comments >>

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won seven times, ran second three times and finished third twice since Sept. 29. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track. Aqueduct Wind in My […]

Night School

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2010 in General Discussion, Handicapping | 1 Comment >>

The bell has rung, and “The Professor of Ponies” is taking attendance. We all need a refresher from time to time, and in this game, you can’t catch up late or read it in recopied notes. Class is in session….. First and foremost…. Before you become a TV zombie or a computer sloth, make as […]

Free Calder Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Monday will begin a day of dieting and back to work for many. The Thanksgiving hangover is done, and it will be back to the grind as we get back to a routine. So, with that in mind, let’s start the week with a couple of solid plays at Calder. Calder Race #6 – #4 […]

It’s Official

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Ohio Thoroughbred racetracks are all owned by casino companies. Gone are the days of  the old ways, and the new horizon lays just ahead.  Change is good. It does have some drawbacks, but racing will survive in the Buckeye state. Thistledown – Harrah’s Beulah Park – Penn Gaming River Downs – Pinnacle Entertainment River Downs […]

Bribon Hopes Third Cigar Mile Try Is the Charm

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 30, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

Bribon hopes the third time around is the charm in the 20th Cigar Mile at Aqueduct when the gelding makes his 37th start on Saturday. In 2008, the 7-year-old finished third to Tale of Ekati. Last year, he was runner-up to Kodiak Kowboy losing by a head. Bribon, with six victories at a mile on […]

Being Thankful

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

We are in the season where giving thanks is important to reflect upon. I am thankful for many things in my life, and especially in racing this year. So, take time and give thanks for all of the wonderful things you experienced in racing this year. We all look forward to being with friends, loved […]

2011 Early Predictions

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

The beginning of the holiday season gets me in the mood to start thinking about the new year. I can’t help it, but when the year winds down, it does leave many to start the guesswork. I have spoken to media folks who did not want to be quoted, as they have no real base. It is […]

Talking Horses

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2010 in General Discussion | 14 Comments >>

There is nothing better than a little shop talk for players. I really enjoy learning about the game from industry professionals. Be sure to tune in each and every Thursday to “Winning Ponies” at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST, and follow along as we dive into racing, and have special guests that bring insight and […]

Free Aqueduct Picks

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

Nothing like a little New York to get me ready for the big weekend. I am looking to ramp up my bankroll, and I am starting here. Aqueduct – Thursday Race #1 – #5 Calibrachoa (1-1) Ramon Dominguez in the saddle, and Asmussen is the trainer. Going from 50k- 40k, and a beaten favorite last […]

Free Calder Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 15, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

A little Monday afternoon action may be just what the doctor ordered. So, take these and run them against all info from the tier levels, and start the week off right. Calder Race #1 – #7 Presently (6-1) Ariel Smith in the saddle, and is winning at 17%. 5/12 ITM in Florida, and winning 33% […]