Posts Tagged ‘Atigun’

Free Selections / Oaklawn Park / 4-13-2013

Hot Springs has been the place to be for years. The town has thermal pools, Mammoth displays, and the sprightly Fall River. Oh, and did I mention it is home to  historic Oaklawn Park?  This weekend is the finish line for ” The Racing Festival of the South.”  Since 1905, Oaklawn has been stamping itself as one of the premier race meets […]

Back in the Saddle Again!

I had a few moments and I began to replay the last few weeks leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. Our place parlay yielded a small profit, and we had a great time betting the weekend. For the group, it was a winner. But for me, I was left scratching my head and asking what […]

2012 Breeders’ Cup Day One / Friday’s Picks / Free Selections

Is it really 2012?? I can remember sitting in my dad’s living room watching the first Breeders’ Cup in 1984. There was no simulcast wagering in our area, and the ADW explosion had yet to detonate. We were wagering with our local bookmaker, and watching history unfold before our very eyes. This day is all […]

Belmont Park / Free Selections/ $500,000 Guaranteed Pick-Four

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

This weekend should be a glimpse for the some of the runners heading to the Breeders’ Cup. A chance of rain is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, and a 70% chance for Saturday. But don’t let this dampen your spirits as Winning Ponies will make adjustments for the weather. Your E-Z Win Forms […]

Belmont’s 94th Gold Cup Attracts Stakes Winners

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 26, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The 94th running of the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational on Saturday will feature a half dozen winners of stake races.   Woodrow Wilson was president, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was 660 and Sir Barton became the first Triple Crown winner when Belmont Park inaugurated the Gold Cup. The year was 1919. The winner: Purchase. The purse: […]

Alpha Will Be Dandy; Paynter Gets Nod in Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 25, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The widest open of this weekend’s big races for 3-year-olds is Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. The 49th renewal has attracted several graded stakes winners, but the top two sophomores are headed to Monmouth on Sunday for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Jim Dandy will be loaded with an […]

The 144th Belmont Stakes: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders

The 144th Belmont Stakes: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders I’ll Have Another undoubtedly will be heavily favored in the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, like seven of the past 11 horses since 1979 that had a shot at immortality. But those odds-on favorites failed to visit the winner’s circle at the end of 1 ½ miles. […]

Baffert Guns for Third Straight Rebel Triumph

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 14, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Bob Baffert loves traveling west when it comes to stakes races, particular those of late at Oaklawn Park. The California-based trainer has saddled all but one winner of the Southwest and Rebel Stakes since 2010. Baffert’s Conveyance captured the Southwest two years ago. When the race was divided into two divisions this year for the […]