Posts Tagged ‘handicapping tips’

Derby Doings

I was getting my daily read this morning, and dug up a gem from Dick Downey. I have been keeping one under my hat, but the cat is out of the bag. If you are considering making a $2 wager, or going for the long ball, I suggest you pay close attention to the media reports that are rolling […]

What To Bet, And When To Do It

I was asked by one of our WinningPonies members, what type of races I like to play and which ones do I leave alone. That may be the million dollar question for a gambler, but there is an answer for me. Everyone has their own method to selecting races, and others fire at will. But, […]

Half Time in the Wagering Year

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 27, 2011 in General Discussion | 4 Comments >>

It is time to start taking inventory. No, not on how many boxes you have or why you didn’t do your work project. One where you take a look at your methods, and find your madness. I get a lot out of talking with folks and knowing what makes them tick. It is like handicapping […]

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 […]

Stay, Or Play?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2010 in General Discussion, Handicapping | 3 Comments >>

The hardest question that can be asked of any horseplayer is to bet, or just to watch and go on a scouting mission by watching the race. I have been playing for some years, and I have had the pleasure and pain of watching folks fight the dragon every race. The dragon, is that dreaded […]