Archive for the ‘Handicapping’ Category

Bankroll Builders

The preps are in the books and the trail points to Louisville. You’ll want to keep up-to-speed on how the last workouts are going, and who may encounter a last minute problem. It happens every year as someone defects; is under-the-weather, or an injury is discovered. This year has many handicappers scratching their heads, and […]

Derby Trail – 4/17/17

The preps are in the books, and the weeks ahead will be like waiting for Santa for horse players. It seems like yesterday when we began this long road and every year the process begins the same. You have to love this time of year as a racing fan and now comes the best part […]

Winning Ponies – Free Selections – Saturday – 4/15/17

One of the last opportunities to make an appointment for the Derby starting gate happens Saturday afternoon. Hard to believe as it seems we just started. – That’s just fine as horse players will be locked and loaded for some super racing just ahead. Be sure to enjoy the weekend as there is plenty of […]

Tougher the Race the Better the Player

I know this sounds like complete bunk, but if you give it a good think you’ll find some truth. For me, when I have a six horse field in a nice allowance race it probably looks like shooting fish in a barrel. But seldom is the case. When I am faced with a daunting card […]

Derby Trail – 4/10/17

The picture of the Derby trail looks like the black and white TV we had in our room. But at least we could see the action if my brother held the antenna on one leg facing west. – To say the run to Louisville is murky would be a nice way of saying you can […]

I Stopped Gambling and Started Betting

If they sound alike and have the same feel most of the time they could be. But truth be told they couldn’t be further apart. Gambling for me creates an image where someone is making a drop of coins in any slot machine, the scratch-off ticket from behind the counter or a keno ticket filled […]

Derby Trail – 4/3/17

Once the beginning of April comes around many are thinking of baseball, breaking out the fishing rods and losing the last ten pounds for swim pool season. For me, the start of April is a sprint to the wire for the first Saturday in May. – There is the boutique meet of Keeneland, the Belterra […]

Free Selections Florida Derby Card – 4/1/17

The 66th version of the Florida Derby takes place this Saturday and Mother Nature is going to cooperate in fine fashion with sunny weather and temperatures in the lower 80’s. – What more could you ask for except some free selections and pick-four with a guaranteed pool of $750,000. Looks like a solid race card […]

Derby Trail – 3/29/17

Another weekend in the books and the picture is still muddy. But the weekend on tap is sure to clear away the fog and get you in full-gear to follow the road to the Derby. – You are in the right place with Winning Ponies as we offer stories, blogs, free selections, the popular Winning […]

Free Selections – Turfway Park / Spiral Card – 3/25/17

With $500,000 and a spot in the Kentucky Derby field on the line, plans are in full swing for the 46th running of the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, March 25. The race, which offers points toward the legendary Derby, is the highlight of the Thoroughbred racetrack’s season. – The Grade 3 […]