Posts Tagged ‘Animal Kingdom’

Derby Points Starting To Rise In Value

“You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I blame my thinking on basketball and the bevy of the hoops action. The old adage used for hoops, tequila drinking, or gambling, resonates in my noggin today. As the point values for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks are hanging in for the final 50-20-10-5 week, you […]

Kentucky Derby Update / The “Super Seven”

There are 50 days at the time of this blog until Kentucky Derby 140. For some it’s a day to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Others come together for the world’s largest party in Louisville to celebrate the Thoroughbred. For me, it’s like my birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day, and every other holiday […]

Free Selections / Turfway Park / 3-23-30

The road to the Derby can be filled with hope, promise, and disappointment. This week begins the short run into the starting gates in Louisville. I like to call these the “big three” as they have so much riding on them. Saturday afternoon brings about round one, and you can bet they are playing for […]

Checking On The Competition

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

On the road to the Derby, many factors come into play. Did a horse get something out of the race ? – Did they encounter any trouble and learn ?? – Could a race be a “mirage” of sorts by fooling our eyes with an effort that wasn’t as good as posted ?? – Any […]

This and That

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 5, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For players at all levels, there exists a “things to do” list that keeps our eyes keen on the prize. Here are a few recent things going on that have been on my mind. Remember, we all have opinions, and we would always love to hear yours. 1. I wrote about a decision to enter […]

Gulfstream Park / Free Selections / Saturday 2-9

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 8, 2013 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

Mother Nature is back to her old tricks. We have sun, snow, and everything in between this weekend. So, with that in mind I am taking a handicapper’s vacation to Hallandale, Florida for some great racing.  Here are some runners to watch, and if you examine your E-Z Win Forms closely. I’ll bet dollars to […]

Free Kentucky Derby Selections

This Saturday will be the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. The post time is 6:24 p.m. ET, and this year has the makings of something special. It could be one of the best matched races in years, and this will have every racing fan around the globe watching intently. So, sit back and grab your […]

Animal Instinct

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 14, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News | 4 Comments >>

I bet Animal Kingdom. Flat out, and no take backs…. I thought he fit, and his pedigree screamed run all day. But, when you run into a mishap into the turn. Well, you have to take it and move on. Right as the runners came past the grandstand, he almost went down. This gave me […]

143rd Belmont: Derby Runners Dominate Field

by Greg Melikov

posted on June 9, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

Winners of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness will battle Saturday in the 143rd Belmont Stakes for the first time in six years.  In 2005 Preakness champ Afleet Alex triumphed while Derby upsetter Giacomo finished seventh. Animal Kingdom, the 2 ¾-length winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby under jockey John Velazquez, is attempting to become the […]

Animal Logic

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 8, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

On March, 26th at Turfway Park. I caught the first glimpse of a horse with moves. I have seen many runners who were great, but only some have had that burst. The extra special thing you can’t train. Flat out… Animal Kingdom has some special mojo. That was his coming out party, and ever since […]