Posts Tagged ‘Julien Leparoux’

A Life Well Lived

    I’ve worked at the races since I was 18-yrs-old. I’ve had every job on the track minus selling tickets. – During this time you meet some pretty interesting people. Adding to the list was track photographer Pat Lang. – I first met him when I made my way down to get my picture taken […]

Big Wins, Bad Beats and Long Walks to the Car

I was at Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup in 2011. – Now, I know I’m not the only one in the world but this track is 100 miles from my home and I am a true lover of racing. – There was a fat pick-four pool and I needed to find that single that may […]

Word on the Street

Nothing like the ramblings of the word on the street. You can’t learn the word from night school, and it doesn’t come in a book. So we have to rely on the whispers and rants from the folks on the scene. – Just remember you heard it right here as we make our way down […]

Free Oaks and Derby Selections

  The big weekend is upon us and the weather looks to be favorable if you’re a duck. Heavy rains are in the forecast for both days, but the historic oval has been known to be able to handle a great deal of water. If we could get a window of a few hours of sun […]

Derby Trail – 4/17/17

The preps are in the books, and the weeks ahead will be like waiting for Santa for horse players. It seems like yesterday when we began this long road and every year the process begins the same. You have to love this time of year as a racing fan and now comes the best part […]

Free Selections Florida Derby Card – 4/1/17

The 66th version of the Florida Derby takes place this Saturday and Mother Nature is going to cooperate in fine fashion with sunny weather and temperatures in the lower 80’s. – What more could you ask for except some free selections and pick-four with a guaranteed pool of $750,000. Looks like a solid race card […]

Free Selections – Pegasus World Cup – Gulfstream Park

          The big day has finally arrived and the racing world will focus on Miami this Saturday. Gulfstream Park was the place where I first began watching the road to the Derby many moons ago. The age of simulcast magically brought the live races to my local track and shortly after […]

Free E-Z Win Selections – Saturday – 2/13/16

  Whoever said there is nothing free in life may have been wrong. All they had to do is check-in here at Winning Ponies and PRESTO ! – Here is a FREE sampling of the E-Z Win Forms to start your day off like a winner. – Be sure to download the entire card for […]

Watching Greatness

I was reading an article about riders and where they cut their teeth. Everyone starts somewhere, and it doesn’t matter how big or small the venue you ply your trade. Some were happy to be the big fish in the small pond, and others had bigger dreams. In my travels I’ve been lucky enough to […]

Talking Dirty

There is nothing like a little “dirty talk” to get your blood pumping. But if you’re expecting a wild tale of college girls on spring break, you may want to adjust your settings. In Lexington, Kentucky there are three things on the topic of discussion list: 1) The Kentucky Wildcats, 2) Keeneland Race Course, and […]