Archive for the ‘Kentucky Derby’ Category

“Problem Ponies” – Horses to Watch

The second jewel is in the books and we won’t be seeing a Triple Crown winner this year. That’s ok, as we waited 37 years for the last one, and I sure want the racing world to not assume it’s so easy we’ll just run off three or four in a row. – The fast […]

Why Do You Like ?

Post time draws closer with the passing of every minute and the second jewel of the Triple Crown is up for grabs. For the sake of being master of the obvious, only one can be the next Triple Crown winner. But the bigger question begs, “is this the year we keep it going ?” – […]

Derby Day Report Card

  The big day was upon and I was locked and loaded. – I guess that means I had my E-Z Win Forms in hand and bankroll burning a hole in my pocket. Last year I started slow and went on fire late in the card. I was wondering how the day would treat me […]

After the Smoke Clears

It has been a couple of days since Derby 142 and I think many questions have been answered. Nyquist was as good as advertised and we may have more to see. But that my friends is what the next two weeks leading to Baltimore are all about. As quoted in the Blood Horse.com; “Unbeaten, unblemished, […]

Secrets of the Kentucky Derby

How many people have always wanted to know the secret sauce on their burger ? Me too. – There’s no sure fire way to eliminate runners based on past runnings, or we would have a chart to follow to whittle down twenty horses to just two or three. – Some believe in a chart of […]

Handicappers Tool Box

  If you’re doing a job around the house or looking on-line how to fix it yourself. You’re going to need the right tools. – Try tightening the faucet with your good looks. You need the right tools or ammo to hit the target. As we are days away from the 142nd running of the […]

Year Three

  Life has returned to normal, and all is well with the world. – When you hear those words from this handicapper, that probably means I’m back to work. – Belterra Park started racing on 4/29, and I’m a happy camper as I begin my third year as announcer and morning line odds maker. Racing […]

Pick Your Poison

    Not much of a choice, eh ? – That has been the weekend from hell for this handicapper. You can either be off the board and run down the tubes, or you can be so close it hurts to think about it. – One way has you going back to the drawing board to revamp your […]

The Big Four

In a shade over a week we’ll be sipping an icy cold mint julep, and singing the emotional “My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics. – The crowds will be dressed to the nines, and players from around the globe will be chomping at the bit to wager into the swelled Derby pools. – This may be the […]

Last Chance Derby Points / Free Selections / Saturday

It is hard to believe, but the last call for Derby points has arrived. Seems like it was five minutes ago when were talking about kicking off the seasonal run in January. – There is nothing like a little sampling of free selections to get you thinking about the races, and use this as an […]