Posts Tagged ‘Hawthorne’

Sweet Home Chicago

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 15, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The Arlington Million was an event for as long as I remember. – My dad and I were at River Downs when they had one simulcast race. – It was the “Miracle Million” where the track burnt down and the races were held at Hawthorne. That is except the turf races. – When I had […]

Chasing The Ace

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 21, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The track is like a holy place of worship. Where else in the world can you hear thousands of fans speaking to their maker with wishful tones all at once?  I have seen some of the biggest, best, and most interesting players in the sport. Not because I had a special seat, or had a ticket […]

Change or Be Changed

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 8, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

When I walk into the track I shake hands and greet players at least ten times before I reach my seat. That was a great part of my job, and I loved it… Most think I still work there, and that is just fine. For over twenty years I have been doing a labor of […]

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 […]

Horses to Watch

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 19, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won five times, finished second eight times and ran third once since Oct. 13. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track.   AQUEDUCT   Cousin Adam: […]

Shackleford’s Final Race: Clark or Cigar Mile

Trainer Dale Romans is weighing which Grade 1 on Thanksgiving weekend will be Shackleford’s final outing before the 4-year-old son of Forestry is retired to stud at Darby Dan Farm.   Shackleford is returning to Churchill Downs where the Clark Handicap will be staged for the 138th time on Nov. 23.   “We might run him in the Clark,” Romans […]

Horses To Watch

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 5, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won nine times, finished second five times and ran third twice since Sept. 27. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track.   AQUEDUCT   Pearl […]

The Heart of Racing is Still Beating

The numbers have been crunched, the winners crowned, and the dust has settled. But far be it from over. Racing still has plenty to offer for handicappers. Yep, the big weekend has come and gone but the heart of the game is still beating. Long before I saw my first Breeders’ Cup I can remember […]

Horses To Watch

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 15, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov, should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won eight times, finished second three  times and ran third seven times since Sept. 22. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track.     BELMONT In […]

Greg Melikov’s Horses to Watch, May 2012

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 1, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Horses worth watching, a list of runners compiled by handicapper/turf writer Greg Melikov that should do well next time out. These thoroughbreds won seven times, finished second twice and ran third three times since March 17. They’re worth considering when developing your wagering strategy for online betting or at your favorite track. BELMONT Escape Artist: […]