Posts Tagged ‘Bodemeister’

Calling an Audible

OMAHA –  OMAHA – Flip-Flop, Kentucky Derby, – READY, SET, and THEY’RE OFF !! If you read my “Fab Four” blog about my Derby hopefuls. You’ll see my magic prediction of marquee defectors has come true. This time it had my top runner (Constitution) taking a dive before the opening bell. Add in Cairo Prince, […]

Triple Crown Race Runners Do Well in the Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, Other Events, | 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 […]

Just Wait …..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 13, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Another year, and the history books of racing have been put away. I’ll Have Another held up better than anyone expected. Bodemeister and Paynter get the Bridesmaid awards, and Union Rags finally got his trip. Steve Cauthen will be the busiest man in the world next May. It will be the 35th anniversary, and every […]

I’ll Have Another Won’t Have Any More

by Horstradamus

posted on June 8, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, | No Comments >>

Coming in shocking style this morning, Belmont Stakes favorite I’ll Have Another scratched from the Belmont Stakes tomorrow, officially ending his pursuit of the Triple Crown.  In an interview, trainer Doug O’Neil cited tendonitis in his front left leg that was severe enough to keep him from running for history.  O’Neil also shared that they […]

The 137th Preakness: Pretenders and Contenders

The 137th Preakness: Pretenders and Contenders By GREG MELIKOV Less than a week before the 137th Preakness it appeared there would be a full field for the fourth time during the past two decades – 14 horses going 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico. But, alas, then sixth place Derby finisher Liaison and ninth place runner […]

137th Preakness Morning Line Odds

by Horstradamus

posted on May 17, 2012 in Horse Racing, News, News and Announcements, Other Events, | No Comments >>

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML 1 Tiger Walk I. Correas K. Desormeaux 30-1 2 Teeth of the Dog M. Matz J. Bravo 15-1 3 Pretension C. Grove J. Santiago 30-1 4 Zetterholm R. Dutrow, Jr. J. Alvarado 20-1 5 Went The Day Well H. Motion J. Velazquez 6-1 6 Creative Cause M. Harrington J. Rosario […]

Free Preakness Selections

The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes has shaped up nicely. Eleven runners go post-ward at 6:18 p.m. ET, and about two minutes later we will know if the chase for the Triple Crown is still alive. The weather calls for the mid-80’s, and a fast track is expected at “Old Hilltop” as they contest […]

First Thoughts On The Preakness

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 14, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 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 […]

Weekend of Surprises

  I really looked forward to this weekend of racing. I entered in with many thoughts before Friday, and now I have a renewed vision of sorts. How many people thought the pace would collapse?  I sure did, and man was I surprised. They sizzled through six panels in 1:09, and Bodemeister looked like a […]

Trackside at Churchill Downs

by Horstradamus

posted on May 4, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby | 2 Comments >>

Check out the great shots of the 2012 Kentucky Derby contenders warming up and working out at Churchill Downs, captured by John Engelhardt!