The Quiet Before the Storm / Friday Breeders’ Cup Pick-Four Ticket

Since 1984, the world’s finest Thoroughbreds have competed in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.  From comebacks to incredible photo finishes, each Breeders’ Cup race has produced a champion that has captured our imaginations. I remember Dad asking me to his house that Saturday, as there was going to be some big races running. Social media was giving someone a call, and having the world at your finger tips was in a far off land. The simulcast explosion had not happened in Kentucky, and you had to go in person or bet with a local bookie. The clock is showing hours before we welcome another other year of racing history. Winning Ponies wishes you the best, and if luck isn’t enough. We are locked and loaded, and just a click away from taking your game to the next level.

I stopped by the track with the “day before itch,” and wanted to make a bet. I went out with to make a good bet on “True to You” at Indiana Grand. This two year-old son of Scat Daddy broke his maiden impressively, and then ventured a notch or two over his head in the (G-2) Pocahontas and (G-3) Jessamine. His odds were (5-2), and Malcolm Franklin was in the irons. He was in the care Thom Amoss, who owns the best winning percentage in the country with (38%).  I figured he may be lucky to be (5-2), but when there was a (1-5) shot by the name of “Cheers for Sidney” who just broke his maiden, I doubled up and took a good swing. When he headed the chalk at the 3/8th’s, I watched as Franklin looked over his shoulder for competition. He saw the field getting smaller, and drew away to pay $12. If this is any indication of things to come, I can’t wait until the horses take the track. I saw many faces just like mine, and we all had the same thought brewing in our noggins. There was a sense of quiet before the storm. Players mixed and mingled, but you didn’t hear the usual sounds of the track. It’s Breeders’ Cup time, and you can feel the electricity in the air.


Earlier in the year, you probably read as our betting syndicate kicked off a place parlay venture before the Keeneland meet started. Well, life takes precedent, and we had to put things on hold for awhile. But, as luck would have it, we’re back in full-effect with a $1,600 bankroll. Our betting syndicate is ready to make a large pick-four ticket for both days. On Friday, there is a guaranteed pool of $1,500,000 for races 6-9, and $3,000,000 for races 9-12 on Saturday. We have been waiting for a long time to get our action in play, and we’ll be shooting for the stars using price selections from the Winning Ponies E-Z Win tier levels.




Race #6 = #5 – Hootenanny, #6 – Conquest Typhoon, #13 – Lawn Ranger, #11 – Imperia, #10 – Startup Nation, #2 – Daddy D. T.

Race #7 = #4 – Pants on Fire, #1 – Tapiture, #1 – Goldencents, #3 – Vicar’s in Trouble, #2 – Carve, and #6 – Golden Ticket.

Race #8 = #4 – Lady Eli, #2 – Osaila, #11 – Conquest Harlanate.

Race #9 = #10 – Untapable, #4 – Belle Galante, and #11- Close Hatches.

Ticket cost = 6 X 6 X 3 X 3 = $324 for a $1 ticket / $162 for a 50-cent ticket. – We’ll use the 50-cent version four times for $648.