Posts Tagged ‘Del Mar’

The Happy Handicapper / Summer Racing

Is there anything better than jumping in the “Bet Mobile” and heading to your favorite oval ? – After meeting Bob Summers, I can say that may be one of the top three reasons for getting out of bed in the morning. We all have that big building we loved to visit with program in […]

Word on the Street

Nothing like the ramblings of the word on the street. You can’t learn the word from night school, and it doesn’t come in a book. So we have to rely on the whispers and rants from the folks on the scene. – Just remember you heard it right here as we make our way down […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 9-7-16

Labor Day has come and gone and the end of summer has officially begun. You’ll start seeing less humidity and earlier sunsets, and best of all the racing world prepares to finish strongly with a blast of races that are sure to please fans from all walks. – In the meantime, you’ll want to keep […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/15/16

This past weekend has me waiting for the first leaf to drop and temperatures to cool down. I love the summer racing season, but the heat, rain, and humidity has me ready for the next season. Oh, I’ll relish every time the bugle sounds as they come onto the track for Saratoga. But the foliage […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/9/16

There is nothing like the Saratoga meet. – Even if you’re in Kentucky and a million miles away, you can still love the action. There are a few meets that captivate my inner-horse player and this New York track has a magic hold on me. It’s fair to say I’ve always been a big fan of […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/5/16

The big weekend was good and bad. – Great races and Mother Nature had her way drenching the ovals for most of the country. Take nothing away from a super weekend and you can bet dollars to donuts they’ll be back a little later in the summer / fall to set the record straight. – […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/26/16

Most of the country is sweating it out and the racing action keeps getting hotter ! – Summer racing is always the best of the year, and Mother Nature is giving us a full-blown party. Del Mar and Saratoga on the wagering menu, and Arlington’s grass racing. Does it get any better than this ? […]

Winning Ponies – Free Selections – Friday 12-11-15

I love the saying there is no such thing as free lunch. Well, here is a little sampling of some runners who will grace the ovals on Friday. – Let this be a little starter for the main wagering, and be sure to download the entire E-Z Win Forms for your favorite tracks. – Enjoy, […]

Giving Thanks for 2015

  The Breeders’ Cup is in the books, and we’re starting to think about the holidays. That’s all good, and time with the family are the best moments in life. In addition to getting in the holiday swing, you’ll see some racing fans sharpening up their skill set. – You’ll see punters focusing in on contest play and […]

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]