Posts Tagged ‘Dialed In’

Road to the Derby – 3/4/17

As the preps come and go, Derby dreams fade in and out like an old TV. You remember ? The TV your grandpa used to watch baseball games. Sometimes it came in as clear as day, and other times it took a while before you see what’s happening. That’s the thought rolling through my head […]

Holy Bull Features BC Juvenile Winner Hansen

by Greg Melikov

posted on January 24, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Hansen, who has been training in South Florida since late last year, will attempt to become only the second Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion to capture the Run for the Roses. Street Sense, the 2006 BC Juvenile champ that won the ’07 Kentucky Derby, began his sophomore season with a victory in the Hutcheson Stakes at […]

Animal Logic

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 8, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

On March, 26th at Turfway Park. I caught the first glimpse of a horse with moves. I have seen many runners who were great, but only some have had that burst. The extra special thing you can’t train. Flat out… Animal Kingdom has some special mojo. That was his coming out party, and ever since […]

The 136th Preakness: Derby Runners Hold Edge

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 19, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Other Events | 5 Comments >>

This is the third time during the past two decades that the Preakness has a full field – 14 horses going 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico on Saturday.  Both times the favorites in the second leg of the Triple Crown bounced back from defeats in the Kentucky Derby. Back in 1992, Pine Bluff, who finished […]

Free Preakness Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 19, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

This Saturday, Pimlico holds the second jewel in the Triple Crown. Baltimore offers a chance for runners who skipped Louisville two weeks ago. They come into the 1 3/16ths race fresh, and on a solid work program to ready. But, as good as this sounds, it may be a better plan to select the colts that have competed […]

Many Things Can Change in 7 Days

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 16, 2011 in General Discussion | 4 Comments >>

The past week of racing has been good, bad, and very ugly. But for all sports, it is the same story. This game is my love and passion, and I have followed it since I was in high school. But sometimes, many things can happen in a short time. Michael Baze – This would be […]

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: […]

It’s Post Time!

For months we have watched every prep, and read about all of the works. You have heard about the defections, excuses, and late arrivals of great efforts. But as the Hall Of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas was quoted, “people have opinions, and horses have answers.” The Kentucky Oaks may take place under conditions other […]

The 137th Derby: Pretenders, Maybes, And Contenders

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 5, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

This is one tough Kentucky Derby to figure out, sort of like 2009. And there’s a good chance of rain on Saturday for the 137th edition. Remember over the past three decades only four favorites have won — all in the 21st Century. Big Brown was the last in ’08; Street Sense,’07; Smarty Jones, ’04; […]

Don’t Rely on Horse-for-the-Course Angle in Derby

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 4, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | 2 Comments >>

If you’re thinking about the horse-for-the-course angle in the Kentucky Derby, better have something more in your handicapping toolbox.   More than two dozen horses that previously won as a 2-year-old at Churchill Downs failed in the Derby. The average finish of about 50 runners with at least one race on the main track was off […]