Posts Tagged ‘Florida Derby’

Derby Trail – 3/20/17

With every passing weekend the first Saturday in May comes into view. – I have to admit the picture is still a little fuzzy but it is starting to take shape. I’m still leaning toward a long-shot payoff, but that’s why they run the races. There are only 47 days left till post time, and […]

The Kentucky Derby / Fab Four

The time has come to watch and wait. As the song says, “The waiting is the hardest part.” We saw their body of work, and the many obstacles they overcame. The Kentucky Derby countdown officially begun when the big preps hit the books. I believe we have seen their best efforts, and now we’ll wait […]

Who Do You Like??

I’m the biggest racing and football fan in the world. The days when I can watch and wager on the ponies, and still see the opening kickoff is a real bonus in my man-cave. I know there are plenty of fans like me, and while we’re counting down until opening kickoff. I wanted to see […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Derby Card / 5-4-2013

When the first note of “My Old Kentucky Home” cranks up. This big fella’ tears up like a little kid. It reminds me of days gone by and great things to come. My family has enjoyed the races, my friends go to the races, and I live for this weekend. Breeders’ Cup is all about gambling, […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 4-20-2013

The biggies are in the books, and a few are chasing minor points this weekend.  Just when you think there could be no real runners to come out of this race. Turn back the clocks to the 1999, as Charismatic almost won the Triple Crown. So, don’t go fishing just yet. There is plenty of money to be […]

Weekend Recap

It happens every year about this time. Racing fans from all walks start talking about the first Saturday in May. After this past Saturday, I can see the picture becoming crystal clear. We have a few more weekends left before the world of racing gets quiet, and the runners make their way to Churchill Downs. […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 3-30-2013

The price of poker is going up, and so are the points for the Kentucky Derby. The rewards get a bit sweeter, and the runners are in high gear as they chase the  100 – 40- 20 – 10 point values. One thing is for certain, everyone will have their “A” game on display. So, […]

Groupie Doll Challenges the Guys in Cigar Mile

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 20, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita will take on the guys in Saturday’s 22nd Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.   Groupie Doll is seeking her sixth consecutive victory, but all the triumphs were sprints, none longer than seven furlongs. The 4-year-old filly hasn’t race at a mile since winning at Gulfstream Park […]

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 […]