Posts Tagged ‘Afleet Alex’

Free Selections / Oaklawn Park / Saturday 3-15-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2014 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

On February 24, 1905, Oaklawn Park rolled out their first race card. A whopping crowd of 3,000 people showed up in Hot Springs, Arkansas to watch Duelist win the very first race. Since 1905, Oaklawn has become a fixture in the world of racing. You can liken it to many of the boutique meets that […]

Weekend Stakes / Free Selections

We have been living for the weekend, and now it is time to enjoy. The best races are always found, and the weekend warrior in all of us comes alive. So, get your hands on your E-Z Win Forms and let’s get busy.  This is “leave no money on the table” weekend. Aqueduct Race #8 […]

Look For Longshots In the Belmont Stakes

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 24, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Uncategorized | 4 Comments >>

The Belmont Stakes has become a tricky race to handicap lately for several reasons. While favorites have triumphed about 40 percent during the past 142 races, that hasn’t been the case the last three decades as only six won — 23 percent. And 15 winners during the past 30 years rewarded backers with double-digit returns […]

Derby Runners Have a Leg Up In Preakness

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 11, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Other Events | No Comments >>

Horses exiting the Kentucky Derby have a leg up in the Preakness. A remarkable 23 of the past 26 Derby runners captured the second leg of the Triple Crown. The exceptions came during the 21st Century: Rachel Alexandra, ’09; Bernardini, ’06; and Red Bullet, ’00. Four Derby champs the past decade were successful at Pimlico: […]

Belmont Stakes Lacks Derby, Preakness Winners

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 27, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

The 142nd Belmont Stakes will not have the winning 3-year-old from the Kentucky Derby or Preakness in the field for the second time in five years. In 2006, Derby champ Barbaro suffered a crippling injury early in the Preakness that proved fatal in early ’07. The winner, Bernardini, didn’t run in the Belmont or Derby. […]