Archive for the ‘News’ Category

2015 Kentucky Oaks Entries

by Horstradamus

posted on May 1, 2015 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

A wide open field of 14 fillies will compete at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 1st at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks.  I’m A Chatterbox (4-1), the easy winner of three consecutive graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the 8 post.  Condo Commando (4-1) has dominated in NY, most […]

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 […]

Keeneland is Racing for the First Time Since 2006

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 30, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Well, the headline may be a little deceiving. Keeneland has been serving up the best in Thoroughbred racing since 1936. There was a speedy track that was one of the target races for the Kentucky Derby long before they served up the first bowl of burgoo. The Bluegrass Stakes was a 1 1/8th test that gave […]

Ghostly White Wonders

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 28, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I have watched Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Trotters, Pacers, Greyhounds, and rats run after cheese at a Turner’s Derby party. It’s safe to say this handicapper has seen about everything. That is until this Friday at Belterra Park. Race #7 on the card presents a unique set of runners. There is a field of eight slated […]

2014 Kentucky Derby Post Positions and Morning Lines

by Horstradamus

posted on May 1, 2014 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

Derby weekend is here and the posts have been drawn. The 140th Run For The Roses is scheduled this Saturday, May 3rd at Churchill Downs at 6:24pm Eastern (TV: NBC).  California Chrome has four straight victories by a combined 24 lengths. He’s a speedster and he isn’t the only speed entered in this race. He […]

2014 Kentucky Oaks Post Positions and Morning Lines

by Horstradamus

posted on April 30, 2014 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

13 fillies will do battle at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 2nd at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks.  Untapable, the easy winner of two back-to-back graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the outside post and is installed as the heavy 4-5 favorite. However, some good-looking fillies will try […]

Change is Gonna Come

Ladies and gentlemen, the revolution has arrived, and it is a little different than we thought it would be. What we once hoped and prayed for, we now fear with our every breath. Oh, how we long for the simple days when things made sense, and all was well. Turfway Park lost its September dates to […]

Breeders’ Cup Repeat Winners Prove a Rarity

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Repeat winners are few and far between in Breeders’ Cup races. There have been only 10 repeat winners in the same race during the past 28 world championships.   Goldikova attempted to become the first horse in history to win four consecutive BC Mile races, but finished third last year. Most of the repeat scores […]

Game on Dude, Flat Out Eye BC Classic

Winners of last weekend’s two top Breeders’ Cup Challenge races have several things in common, including being victorious in each Grade 1 contest for the second consecutive year. Flat Out surged to a head victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup over the pacesetting Stay Thirsty, his first triumph since defeating Drosselmeyer last […]

Jim Dandy Stakes Sports a Rich History

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 3, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, News, News and Announcements, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Way back in 1930 Jim Dandy tackled Triple Crown champ Gallant Fox in the 61st Travers Stakes at Saratoga. The ‘‘Fox of Belair,’’ as he was called, entered the historic stakes race with six straight wins as a 3-year-old. Only one horse in the field of four was given a chance to beat the 1-2 […]