Posts Tagged ‘Dullahan’

2012 Breeders’ Cup Day Two / Free Saturday Picks / Free Selections

The Breeders’ Cup Day of Champions has finally arrived. There are many racing days that are geared for fans of all walks. The Breeders’ Cup is no exception, but this weekend is especially dedicated to the players. This is where the world gathers, and the best Thoroughbreds attempt to etch their name into the history […]

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 […]

Alpha Will Be Dandy; Paynter Gets Nod in Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 25, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The widest open of this weekend’s big races for 3-year-olds is Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. The 49th renewal has attracted several graded stakes winners, but the top two sophomores are headed to Monmouth on Sunday for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Jim Dandy will be loaded with an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free Belmont Selections

The weather should be perfect, the seats filled to capacity, and all that is left to do is break from the gate at 6:40 p.m. ET.  I’ll Have Another is a 1 1/2 miles away from immortality.  Union Rags has had some well deserved time off since the Derby, and Dullahan is working like a […]

The 144th Belmont Stakes: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders

The 144th Belmont Stakes: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders I’ll Have Another undoubtedly will be heavily favored in the 144th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, like seven of the past 11 horses since 1979 that had a shot at immortality. But those odds-on favorites failed to visit the winner’s circle at the end of 1 ½ miles. […]

Something Old, New, and Borrowed

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events, | No Comments >>

With the Belmont getting closer by the minute, I have really been thinking about how special this year could be. There has been no Triple Crown winner since 1978, and man are we really due. The race is beginning to take shape, and a few stories have caught my eye. 2012 could be the year […]

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!