Archive for April, 2015

2015 Kentucky Derby Entries

by Horstradamus

posted on April 30, 2015 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News | 2 Comments >>

Derby weekend is almost here and the post positions have been drawn. The 141st Run For The Roses is scheduled this Saturday, May 2nd at Churchill Downs at 6:34pm Eastern (TV: NBC). All eyes will be on the lukewarm favorite American Pharoah (5-2), who has had an amazing sophomore year thus far. It’s scary that he […]

“The Unofficial Kentucky Derby Program”

The days leading up to the Derby were magical. Reading the “Racing Edition” in the local newspaper, and listening to stretch calls on radio with my Dad. There was not much television coverage with the exception of the Derby race itself. I look back and think about the times spent with a man who was my friend, […]

Five Rules to Follow

This week will be full of chock-full of how-to and what-to-look-for info. The final works are being tabulated, and the weather channel will be the hottest watched program. The Derby clock is ticking away, and you’re finalizing your wagering plans. Here are some last minute wagering plans that you may want to examine.   1. […]

The 55-Year-Old Kid

This is not Benjamin Button, or something out of a Twilight Zone episode. Yes, Virginia. There are 55-year-old kids. – Well, sort of. Time stands still for no one, but there is something magical when you hear a name and transported back in time. You think of that sunny Saturday afternoon, and the electricity in the air at Churchill Downs. […]

The Start of a New Week

The past seven days have surprised, enlightened, and made me happy. There is something magical about this time of year. I’ve read about the runners who are heading to Louisville and there is a new wind a blowing. We have family, friends, and those who fit in between. Today I heard a voice from the past. […]

Never Been to the Derby?

As you walk in the gates, you’ll see throngs of fans dressed in the finery of the day. The sights and smells fill the air as fans walk every which way possible. “Let’s get a drink; get me a program, where do we go, and the words you’ll hear more than any. Who do you […]

Round #1

Every handicapper is clawing to get started. Derby fever hasn’t hit full-stride, but it’s picking up speed as runners begin arriving at Churchill Downs. This is the time to watch, wait, and listen. Go ahead and start watching the prep replays on Winning Ponies. Was it a good trip? A tough fight? Settled in nicely, or as […]

Remember the Star?

They say you’ll never forget your first. You know, your first big score? – I don’t know if it was my biggest as a horse-player, but it surely goes down as one to remember. This past Saturday was the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The Lexington Stakes is contested at 1-1/16 miles over the new dirt surface […]

The Man’s Day

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 9, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

 Not to sound like fool or a sexist jerk, but an old friend of mine and I coined this back in college. It was not for the faint of heart, and one had to build a bankroll to do it right. At the end of the day, if you broke even you were probably doing […]

How Much Is Enough?

I sure hope this question doesn’t appear on Jeopardy, as my answer would be easy. “There is never enough.”  – Many moons ago, I watched double-headers. There would be an afternoon card followed by an hour or so break, and ten more incredible races. – Life couldn’t get any better for this gambler, and I […]