Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 12/23/16

Family and friends gather round the tree as seasonal eggnog is enjoyed from the traditional recipe. This is a time of reflection and rejoicing. – Nothing better than getting a little gift before the party begins and Winning Ponies wants to offer up a list of runners who may be worth a wager the next time they hit the track. – So enjoy your holiday and celebrate with those we hold dear. Find your seat by the fire place and take in the beauty of the season. – Wishing you and yours a Happy and Safe Holiday season from your friends at Winning Ponies !




Race #1 – #1 – The Caretaker – 1 mile and 70 on the main track

Irad Ortiz fought gamely as the beaten favorite and by the looks of the race he’ll move forward off this effort.

Race #3 – #1 – Remstin – 6f on the inner

He bobbled at the start and finished up with good interest for show money.

Race #4 – #7 – Proud Lily – 6f on the inner

First time starter who was brushed briskly leaving the gate and was two wide on the final turn finishing 4th.

Race #7 – #8 – Cause for Surprise – 6f on the inner

Raced wide throughout and was forced to steady at the 1/8th pole.


Gulfstream Park


Race #4 – #6 – Jaunt – 1 mile on the turf

Beaten favorite who was stalking nicely and came up a little bit short. – He’ll benefit from this race.

Race #5 – #3 – Curlin’s Approval – 1 mile on the dirt

Keeneland shipper who was a beaten favorite an dueled gamely for second money.

Race #8 – #5 – Flatlined – 7 1/2f on the turf

Stalked and dueled gamely and this race may lead to a little more distance.


Turfway Park


Race #3 – #6 – Mary Falvey – 5f on the AW

She came away slow from the gate and was bumped soundly. She managed a solid fourth place effort under Tyler Pizzaro.

Race #4 – #10 – Secret Trick – 1 1/16 on the AW

Filly was a beaten favorite this day and raced gamely while being four wide.

Race #6 – #6 – Wayward Kitten – 1 1/16 on the AW

Trailed the field and made up ground around the far turn and finished a very game fourth place effort.