Posts Tagged ‘Breeders’ Cup Classic’

“It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up”

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 8, 2016 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For the record, I’m one of the biggest Mike Smith fans in racing. I have always referred to him in my blogs as “The Money Rider.” – After reading an article in the Paulick Report /Jockey Talk360.com. I must admit I was taken aback. I was a little surprised to hear the words “I’m gonna’ […]

Crystal Ball Wisdom

Leading to the Breeders’ Cup Classic there was a swirl of good humor, sweet talk, and the best is yet to come. They loaded into the gate, the odds are clicking, and human connections have their fingers crossed. The racing world watches with shallow breath, the bell rings and the gates break open. “Annd They’re […]

Free Weekend Selections / Saturday / 11-30-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 1, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Thanksgiving is in the books, and it’s time to catch some big time races this weekend. With the bevy of quality racing, it’s hard to follow all of the races. But not to worry, as we are giving you something to chew on besides leftover turkey. So take a look, get some ideas, and be […]

Free Selections / Churchill Downs / Saturday 6-15-2013

Louisville will be lighting up the sky with a “Downs After Dark” race card presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. If you have never made your way down to the Twin Spires for an incredible night of racing action, you have to put it on your places to visit. You are in for a one-of-a-kind […]

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 […]

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 […]

The 29th Breeders’ Cup: It’s Exotic Wagers, Horseplayers

Breeders’ Cup payoffs are often quite generous so exotic wagers should have upper hand over straight bets. While this year’s 29th renewal lacks full fields in half of the races over the two days, it should make wagering affordable for the average horseplayer.   There are 10 horses or fewer in seven of the 15 races, […]

Breeders’ Cup Classic Preview

The big weekend can’t come soon enough for players around the globe. You can be rest assured that with money like this on the table everyone will have their “A” game on board. But first, we need to get a quick peek at some of the runners who will be heading our way. Game On […]

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: […]

Uncle Mo Gets Ready for the Breeders’ Cup Classic

by Horstradamus

posted on November 3, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News | No Comments >>

With Uncle Mo installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, there is a lot of pressure on this horse to run the race of his life.  Never mind that as a 3-year-old he’ll be running against older and more experienced horses – Uncle Mo has also had to overcome a […]