Posts Tagged ‘Eclipse Award winners’

Looking at the Future

Remember when the sport could stand up to anything? The races would fill to the brim, and the “also eligible list” was off the page. We used to have so many horses and the purse coffers brimming, we could offer a double-header cards. According to Archie Bunker, “those were the days.” Things have changed a bit, and the future we […]

Holy Bull and Forward Gal Stakes

The path to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks passes through South Florida on Sunday, January 29th with the back to back running of the Forward Gal (G2) and Holy Bull (G3) for 3-year-old fillies and colts respectively. Both races have compact fields of six entrants with stand out favorites.  On the girls side Broadway’s […]

Hansen Wins Top Juvenile Honors

by Horstradamus

posted on January 18, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, | No Comments >>

For those that thought the voting for the champion 2-year-old male of 2011 was going to be a close call between Hansen and Union Rags there was no photo finish for this Eclipse Award.  In the end it was a blowout with Hansen receiving 194 first-place votes to only 52 for Union Rags.  Now Hansen […]

Kentucky Derby Trail Starts with Gulfstream Park Derby

by Horstradamus

posted on January 2, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

The first day of the 2012 horse racing season was all about the first “derby” of the year – a new race called the Gulfstream Park Derby.  Though it wasn’t a graded stake, and the purse was only $100,000 a field of 11 colts showed up to start their path on the Kentucky Derby trail. […]

Kentucky Derby 2012 Future Bets

by Horstradamus

posted on December 27, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, | 3 Comments >>

While most people don’t consider December to be the best month for betting on Kentucky Derby prospects that hasn’t stopped several of the biggest sports books in Vegas from offering odds on hundreds of horses who may or may not be the next Secretariat. The Wynn Race & Sports Book kicked off the fun by […]

Early Breeders Cup Picks for the Classic, Dirt Mile, and Juvenile

by Horstradamus

posted on October 23, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Even though the Breeders’ Cup is two weeks away, it’s never too early to start hunting for picks and stand out horses.  Though the prospective fields are far from certain, the top tier candidates have already picked their spots and are working out on a regular schedule leading up to the big weekend of racing.  […]

Saratoga Race Course is Graveyard of Favorites for Winter Memories

by Horstradamus

posted on August 23, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Saratoga isn’t called the “Graveyard of Favorites” for nothing, and last Sunday it proved to the world that there are no mortal locks at the storied track. Bettors were hurting after the fourth race on Sunday’s card, the Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, when heavily bet favorite Winter Memories finished a disappointing fourth after going […]

Jacks or Better Farm Dominates the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder

by Horstradamus

posted on August 10, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News | 2 Comments >>

Calder Race Course in sunny Miami is one of my favorite racecourses to visit and bet on.  Although it is often overlooked due to its mostly summer (hot weather) racing dates and lower class racing than Gulfstream Park in nearby Hallendale Beach, Calder has a great 2-year-old program, especially for offspring of Florida stallions. The […]

Will the Real 3-Year-Olds Please Stand Up?

by Horstradamus

posted on August 4, 2011 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Last weekend was huge racing for the 3-year-old division with the best of the crop showing up for the Jim Dandy and Haskell Invitational.  The interesting part, at least to this observer, was how one of those races contained one of the most exciting performances of the season by a 3-year-old and how the other […]

Goldikova and Midday Prep for Breeders’ Cup Overseas

by Horstradamus

posted on August 2, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News | No Comments >>

While racing fans in the US were enjoying a great weekend of racing with the Jim Dandy and Haskell Invitational, across the pond there were equally exciting races with major implications for the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships coming up in November at Churchill Downs. On Sunday, August 1st Goldikova made an appearance in the […]