Posts Tagged ‘Lookin at Lucky’

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 […]

Derby Trail – 3/20/17

With every passing weekend the first Saturday in May comes into view. – I have to admit the picture is still a little fuzzy but it is starting to take shape. I’m still leaning toward a long-shot payoff, but that’s why they run the races. There are only 47 days left till post time, and […]

Triple Crown Race Runners Do Well in the Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | 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 […]

Baffert Preparing Stable of Breeders’ Cup Candidates

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 27, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News | No Comments >>

Trainer Bob Baffert is loaded for bear, which means aggressively seeking confrontation, when it comes to next month’s Breeders’ Cup. He is the third leading winner of BC races with seven triumphs. He won his first in 1992 in the Sprint with Thirty Slews and his last in the same race three years ago when […]

Breeders’ Cup World Championships – Saturday

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 4, 2010 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

The 27th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will take place under the historic Twin Spires. Kentucky is known as the horse capitol of the world, and what better place than Louisville, Kentucky to see the best in the world converge to do battle? The day is chock full of the great runners, and […]

Breeders’ Cup Spotlight Shines on Two Females

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 28, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

It’s no longer a male’s world in the Breeders’ Cup as two of the most important races at Churchill Downs puts the spotlight on mares aiming to stage repeat performances. There have been only eight repeat winners in the same BC race during the past 26 world championships. Five came in the 21st Century: Tiznow, […]

Something To Think About

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 16, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

How about this for an off the wall idea? You don’t have to win your last effort prepping for the Breeders’ Cup. Now, the babies and the turfers may be outside of the loop. But, the tried and true runners that will be facing Churchill Downs’ deep sandy oval may be coming along just fine […]

Big Movers

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 8, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

Zenyatta improved to a perfect 19/19. This is only news if you are new to the game, or you missed one of the most exciting times in racing. She targets the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and this time I really zoomed in on her motions. The record chasing got the best of me, and when she […]

Blame, Rail Trip Go for the Gold at Belmont

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 30, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | No Comments >>

The 93rd Jockey Club Gold Cup could be a two-horse race on Saturday, as two millionaires clash in the Grade 1 at Belmont in a key prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 6. Blame, with more than $1.5 million in the bank, is gunning for his sixth straight stakes victory, after defeating Quality […]