Posts Tagged ‘Big Brown’

Free Selections – Pegasus World Cup – Gulfstream Park

          The big day has finally arrived and the racing world will focus on Miami this Saturday. Gulfstream Park was the place where I first began watching the road to the Derby many moons ago. The age of simulcast magically brought the live races to my local track and shortly after […]

Free Breeders’ Cup Selections – Day #1 – 11/4/16

The wait is over and let the weekend begin ! – The weather forecast is clear and sunny with weather in the mid-80’s. – Santa Anita is expecting crowds to reach 100,000 for the two day event, and seating is extremely limited unless you are watching and wagering at “Man-Cave Downs.” – That’s where this […]

Who Do You Like??

I’m the biggest racing and football fan in the world. The days when I can watch and wager on the ponies, and still see the opening kickoff is a real bonus in my man-cave. I know there are plenty of fans like me, and while we’re counting down until opening kickoff. I wanted to see […]

Free Selections / Black Eyed Susan Card / Friday

It is ladies day at Pimlico on Friday. None of the nine runners are exiting the Kentucky Oaks, and there are fresh runners looking to get their close-up for the big race. Included with the Black Eyed Susan is an under card with a sweet $350,000 guaranteed pick-four to take down. So, grab your E-Z Win Forms […]

Triple Crown Race Runners Do Well in the Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Haskell Invitationals have included a Triple Crown race winner three times since 2008, but injuries have taken their toll this year. First, Kentucky Derby-Preakness victor I’ll Have Another developed swelling in his left front tendon, was scratched from the Belmont and then retired because of early tendinitis. Then Union Rags won the Belmont, but following […]

Run for the Triple Crown

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 23, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Another 3-Year-Old Chases Elusive Triple Crown By GREG MELIKOV Nineteen times since World War II horses went into the Belmont Stakes and a possible date with destiny to become a Triple Crown champion. Nineteen times the racing gods crushed dreams since 1944 when Pensive lost by a half-length to Bounding Home. Actually, Belmont Park has […]

First Thoughts On The Preakness

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 14, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

What to do, what to do….. We have all been looking over the replay of the Derby for the 1,000th time. Every running makes Mario Gutierrez look like Eddie Arcaro, and Bodemeister was the speed of speed. With a better trip, Went The Day Well could have been a major player. So, toss all this in the bag […]

A Look at Kentucky Derby Jinxes Past and Present

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 27, 2012 in Educational Articles, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

There have been many jinxes connected with the Kentucky Derby over the decades. And some memorable curses have been snapped during the 21st Century. One of the most discussed whammies ended in 2007 when Street Sense became the first 2-year-old champion to capture the Derby since Spectacular Bid in ’79. The son of Street Cry […]

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: […]

Kentucky Derby Jinxes Broken in the Long Run

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 25, 2011 in Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

There have been more jinxes associated with the Kentucky Derby than I care to recall. But there have been memorable curses snapped during the 21st Century worth mentioning. One of the more discussed horse jinxes ended in 2007 when Street Sense became the first 2-year-old champion to capture the Derby since Spectacular Bid in ’79. […]