Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana Derby’

Free Selections – Fair Grounds – Saturday 3/24/18

The Big Easy offers a unique culture, cuisine and rich history. You would be hard-pressed not to find something that would suit your fancy. I love the one-of-a-kind atmosphere of the city, and I would be remiss not to mention some of the best racing in the country takes place there as well. – Food, […]

Three Reasons Not to Lose Your Bankroll on Big Races

  When the big time marquee races arrive sometimes we lose our head. I’m just as guilty and it bites me a few times a year. – I guess we just can’t help ourselves wanting to get into the game early. – But rest assured, there is still plenty of time to look for the […]

Derby Trail – 3/29/17

Another weekend in the books and the picture is still muddy. But the weekend on tap is sure to clear away the fog and get you in full-gear to follow the road to the Derby. – You are in the right place with Winning Ponies as we offer stories, blogs, free selections, the popular Winning […]

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 […]

Four Ways to Get Prepared For The Derby / Oaks

There is no secret sauce or magic mojo. All it takes is a little time and plenty of reading and watching replays. If this sounds like a great deal of work, then maybe you’re just not ready to put away the heavy scarf and coat and bring out the light windbreakers and spring time gear. […]

Yesterday’s Roses

The roses are blooming in the hot house buildings at Churchill Downs. For the throngs of fans, we see them in our hearts year long. I remember doing a radio show years ago for Turfway Park. Our producer secured us a spot in the old press box area, and I had never attended a Kentucky Derby. […]

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 […]

Calling an Audible

OMAHA –  OMAHA – Flip-Flop, Kentucky Derby, – READY, SET, and THEY’RE OFF !! If you read my “Fab Four” blog about my Derby hopefuls. You’ll see my magic prediction of marquee defectors has come true. This time it had my top runner (Constitution) taking a dive before the opening bell. Add in Cairo Prince, […]

Free Weekend Selections / Saturday 4-19-2014

The preps are in the books, and the days are counting down. You can hear the Louisville marching band warming up with “My Old Kentucky Home.” – This is the time to get focused, as you are in the right place. Winning Ponies has all of the prep replays to peruse, free selections to get […]

Winner’s Never Quit

We’re all glued to the screen when “Horseplayers” comes on the Esquire Network. It’s a solid show that gives you a glimpse behind the world of contest play, and follows some of the best handicappers in the world. Now, if you noticed I said SOME of the best players. Not to take a cheap shot […]