Posts Tagged ‘Bernardini’

Free Travers Day Selections / 8-27-16

An older gent stopped me and asked; “why do you bet those crazy pick-fours with a million dollar guaranteed pool ?” – Crickets. If you don’t understand by now, there’s a better chance you’ll want to buy a Powerball ticket. – If you do love the action, the beauty, and the pageantry. – Saratoga is the place […]

Gulfstream Park / Free Selections / Saturday

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 25, 2013 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

With no real football until next week, there should be no excuse to buckle down and really get capping. Most of the country has snow, ice, and rain. But if the weatherman is correct, it should be a solid day in Hallandale, Florida as we kickoff the road to the Derby. So, grab your E-Z Win […]

Shackleford’s Final Race: Clark or Cigar Mile

Trainer Dale Romans is weighing which Grade 1 on Thanksgiving weekend will be Shackleford’s final outing before the 4-year-old son of Forestry is retired to stud at Darby Dan Farm.   Shackleford is returning to Churchill Downs where the Clark Handicap will be staged for the 138th time on Nov. 23.   “We might run him in the Clark,” Romans […]

Belmont’s 94th Gold Cup Attracts Stakes Winners

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 26, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 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: […]

2012 Travers Picks

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 22, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

It’s Neck ’n Neck vs. Alpha in Travers. Is a happy horse a winning horse? Maybe so. After Jim Dandy runner-up Neck ’n Neck breezed five furlongs in 1:00 on Monday at Saratoga, trainer Ian Wilkes declared the colt ready for Saturday’s $1 million Travers. “He did it well in hand,” Wilkes told Brisnet.com. “He […]

Travers Stakes Loses the Likely Favorite

Injury and sickness continue to plague top 3-year-olds this year as Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, who would have been favored in the Travers Stakes, won’t make the $1 million Grade 1. The son of Awesome Again, who spent more than a week in a New Jersey veterinary clinic after spiking a fever several days after […]

Travers Dates Back to When Lincoln Was President

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 6, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, News and Announcements, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

The Travers is horse racing history personified – dating back to when Saratoga Race Course was in its second year and Honest Abe Lincoln was president of the divided United States. The so-called “Mid-Summer Derby” is the oldest stakes race for 3-year-olds in our great land. The racetrack is located in Saratoga Springs, about 160 […]

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, WinningPonies.com | 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 […]

Travers Is America’s Stakes Race For The Ages

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 18, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 4 Comments >>

The Travers is America’s oldest recorded stakes race for thoroughbreds, staged in a most historic setting – Saratoga Springs. The area about 160 miles north of New York City began attracting wealthy pilgrims because of carbonated mineral springs. It’s where decisive battles were fought during the American Revolution and Civil War. The 1777 Battle of […]