Posts Tagged ‘Creative Cause’

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 […]

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 […]

Winning Ponies Derby Consensus

by Horstradamus

posted on May 4, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

(Photo John Engelhardt)   On Thursday’s show we interviewed a variety of experts and here is a consensus of their selections.  For a complete analysis of their selections you can listen to the show on podcast at – radio.winningponies.com Jennie Rees – Louisville Courier-Journal #3 – Take Charge Indy #15 – Gemologist #10 – Daddy Nose Best […]

Free Kentucky Derby Selections

This Saturday will be the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. The post time is 6:24 p.m. ET, and this year has the makings of something special. It could be one of the best matched races in years, and this will have every racing fan around the globe watching intently. So, sit back and grab your […]

The 138th Derby: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 3, 2012 in Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby isn’t an easy task, especially this year when the 138th renewal is fairly wide open with quite a few contenders. You must have a battle plan. I start by eliminating runners, based on credentials and recent form, plus some variables each year. The Pretenders include runners that have not won a […]

2012 Kentucky Derby Spotlight: Creative Cause

by Horstradamus

posted on May 3, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Giant’s Causeway–Dream Of Summer Trainer: Mike Harrington Jockey:  Joel Rosario Owner: Heinz Steinmann Record: 8 – 4 – 2 – 2 Earnings: $869,000 Last Race: Santa Anita Derby, 2nd         Creative Cause narrowly lost the Santa Anita Derby to I’ll Have Another, and this west coast invader is out to prove […]

Word From the Windows

Racing is at a fever pitch this week with all of the works, changes, and defections that will come in the next few days. You could say this is like a week long holiday for punters. I spend most of my time perusing every article, and focus on the racing networks that bring you all […]

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 […]

Greg Melikov’s Top 10 2012 Kentucky Derby Contenders – Final Edition

Here’s my updated ranking of the Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders from bottom to top Dave Letterman’s style: Went the Day Well: The son of Proud Citizen will try to duplicate what his connections did last year with Animal Kingdom – duplicate victory in the Spiral in the Kentucky Derby, That’s a tall order since […]

Hansen Takes on Talented Blue Grass Field

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 13, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Hansen and Street Sense have several things in common, including victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. Street Sense did it five years ago while Hansen triumphed in 2011. Both horses boasted experience on synthetic surfaces. Street Sense finished third in Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity as a juvenile and was runner-up in the Blue […]