Where Do We Go From Here?

The Triple Crown chase is in the books and the results are in. For many casual fans you may go to sleep or head to the golf course. For handicappers that love the Sport of Kings, this may be the beginning of a great time to watch some ultra competitive races. – Sit back, grab a cool glass of iced tea and find some shade because the summer racing season is just getting ready to heat up.

The 148th running of the Belmont Stakes going official doesn’t mean Thoroughbred racing is taking a break. Matter of fact it is definitely the opposite. – Destin ran a game race as the second overall selection in the Belmont, and was gunned down in the shadow of the wire by Creator. – Without Nyquist, and Exaggerator not hitting his best stride this actually turned out to be an incredible day of racing. I usually box the top four WinningPonies selections and sit back and enjoy. Now, why in the name of the Racing Gods did I not pull the trigger ? – Was it the heat or did I fall asleep at the wheel ? – Here is a glimpse of my $2 exacta results for the 13 race card.


Race 2 = The top two tier selections ran 1st and 2nd, and the exacta paid $26.60


Race 3 – The top four tier selections ran 1-2-3-4. – The exacta paid $40.80


Race 4 – The 2nd and 3rd tier selections finished 1st and 2nd. – The exacta paid $80.00


Race 5 – The top four selections ran 1-2-3-4, and the exacta paid $49.60


Race 9 – The 2nd and 3rd tier selections ran 1-2, and the exacta paid $77.00


In addition I usually make a small wager on the top selection and they came back with prices like $6.10, $17.40, and $3.10 with Flintshire. – No crying over spilt milk, or not making your wagers in advance. I left some money on the table and you are reading the words of a player who knows better. – The race was incredible and fans didn’t get to see a Triple Crown winner this year, as it was only 37 years in between the last two. – Summer racing is just starting to heat up and before you know we’ll be right here talking Breeders’ Cup. But hold your horses! – Here are some ovals coming your way before you know it.


 – Del Mar = 7/15/16 – 9/5/16

– Saratoga = 7/22/16 – 9/5/16

– Tampa Bay Downs = 7/1/16 – 6/30/17

– Santa Rosa = 7/27/16 – 8/16/16

– Gulfstream Park = 7/1/16 – 10/1/16

– Kentucky Downs = 9/3/16 – 9/15/16

– Churchill Downs = 9/16/16 – 10/2/16

– Keeneland = 10/7/16 – 10/29/16


Many are running presently but are getting ready to end in the next 10-12 days. – There is plenty to look forward to with WinningPonies and with over $4,972,513 in exotic payouts to date, WinningPonies always has your back. – Best of luck as we enter the summer season of Thoroughbred action and be sure to check back for stories, blogs, free selections, and the Winning Ponies Internet Show.