Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Oaks’

Bankroll Builders

The preps are in the books and the trail points to Louisville. You’ll want to keep up-to-speed on how the last workouts are going, and who may encounter a last minute problem. It happens every year as someone defects; is under-the-weather, or an injury is discovered. This year has many handicappers scratching their heads, and […]

You Dirty Rat !

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 4, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I’m not trying to pull off a James Cagney line, but if I have a few beers there’s no telling. – I’ve been one lucky guy. – I have worked in racing, and met some of the biggest names. I’ve watched some of the marquee races, and had a birds-eye view to history being made. […]

What Do You See ?

                                                  I’ve been on the “D.L.” for a few days, and I’m back in full form. Or, at least back in training. But I digress. – I missed some of the live action this […]

2015 Kentucky Oaks Entries

by Horstradamus

posted on May 1, 2015 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

A wide open field of 14 fillies will compete at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 1st at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks.  I’m A Chatterbox (4-1), the easy winner of three consecutive graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the 8 post.  Condo Commando (4-1) has dominated in NY, most […]

Remember the Star?

They say you’ll never forget your first. You know, your first big score? – I don’t know if it was my biggest as a horse-player, but it surely goes down as one to remember. This past Saturday was the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The Lexington Stakes is contested at 1-1/16 miles over the new dirt surface […]

Derby Points Starting To Rise In Value

“You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” I blame my thinking on basketball and the bevy of the hoops action. The old adage used for hoops, tequila drinking, or gambling, resonates in my noggin today. As the point values for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks are hanging in for the final 50-20-10-5 week, you […]

The Action Never Stops

The nation is in a cold snap, and its a doozey. At the time of this blog, it is one month and four days from the start of winter. In my neck of the woods, we’re getting ready to break a low-temperature mark since 1880.  Even as the weatherman spouts bad news, this time of year has a […]

Free Selections / The Kentucky Oaks / Pick Four Ticket

The big weekend is upon, and Mother Nature looks like she’s going to cooperate. The first running of the Kentucky Oaks was on May 19, 1875 when Churchill Downs was known as the Louisville Jockey Club. The race was founded by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. along with the Kentucky Derby. The Oaks and the Derby […]

2014 Kentucky Oaks Post Positions and Morning Lines

by Horstradamus

posted on April 30, 2014 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

13 fillies will do battle at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 2nd at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks.  Untapable, the easy winner of two back-to-back graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the outside post and is installed as the heavy 4-5 favorite. However, some good-looking fillies will try […]

The Secret Weapon

Every year, Robert starts getting the jitters. He looks over everything from direct mail pieces, and scans for the most up-to-date angles. You know, something new from last year that may have cost him the big payday. With email, snail mail, and betting site products. He’ll give me a call and tell me how he […]