Posts Tagged ‘I’ll Have Another’

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 […]

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 […]

Just Wait …..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 13, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Another year, and the history books of racing have been put away. I’ll Have Another held up better than anyone expected. Bodemeister and Paynter get the Bridesmaid awards, and Union Rags finally got his trip. Steve Cauthen will be the busiest man in the world next May. It will be the 35th anniversary, and every […]

And Then There Were 11

by Horstradamus

posted on June 9, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

Losing the Belmont Stakes favorite to injury the day before the race casts an unequivocal gloom over Belmont Park.  Lately, horse racing in New York has been taking a lot of punches.  Following a state crackdown on the industry, threats of a union strike, and pending government overhaul of the association that operates the state’s […]

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 […]

I’ve Had Enough

I have to say that I’ll Have Another has been interesting. Doug O’Neill has captivated me with his lingo, and Mario Gutierrez has been an inspiration for every small track rider around the world. Now, toss in Mr. Reddam who was asked if he made more money on the purse, or did he do better […]

The Belmont Edge: Horses For Courses?

by Horstradamus

posted on June 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events, | No Comments >>

Tight security measures for the 2012 Belmont Stakes starters have many wondering how settled in and comfortable the horses have been in the days leading up to the race.  Their detention barn type of lockdown is nothing permanent, and in less than a week, they will most likely be moved out and moving on. For […]

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 […]