Posts Tagged ‘Mike Maker’

Free Selections / Saturday / 4-20-2013

The biggies are in the books, and a few are chasing minor points this weekend.  Just when you think there could be no real runners to come out of this race. Turn back the clocks to the 1999, as Charismatic almost won the Triple Crown. So, don’t go fishing just yet. There is plenty of money to be […]

Rites of Spring / Keeneland

The month of April brings the beauty of a new season. As the grass turns greenish-blue, and the buds on the trees explode into action. One could only assume that heaven has fallen to earth. That is the circle of life in the bluegrass state. Only one thing could make this season perfect, and that […]

Keys to betting Turfway Park

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 27, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have been working, attending races, or following the action longer than I would like to tell. Here are some ideas for handicapping the oval, and hopefully this will take some of the chill out of the season. The track The poly track that was installed in 2005 has stood the test of time. But, […]

Opening Day at Keeneland / Free Selections / $200,000 Guaranteed P-4

Wherever you come from the drive to Keeneland has to be beautiful. In the spring, the renewal of life is abound with the blooming of the Dogwoods. When the fall meet arrives you are greeted by the vibrant colors of the Kentucky foliage. For 15-days each April and October racing holds court in a place […]

2012 Travers Picks

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 22, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

It’s Neck ’n Neck vs. Alpha in Travers. Is a happy horse a winning horse? Maybe so. After Jim Dandy runner-up Neck ’n Neck breezed five furlongs in 1:00 on Monday at Saratoga, trainer Ian Wilkes declared the colt ready for Saturday’s $1 million Travers. “He did it well in hand,” Wilkes told Brisnet.com. “He […]

Saratoga / Free Selections / Saturday $500,000 Pick-Four

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 11, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Time has passed, and the three-outta’-four bug is past me now. Sometimes a little wake-up call is all that we need, and after the dreaded bad beat, I will have my E-Z Win Forms next to my side. Be sure to look over the weather, as showers can pop up at any time during the […]

Horse of a Different Color

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 2, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Ever since Hansen won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile I have really liked his style. His owner is a colorful doctor who brings energy to the game, and right about now we can all agree that racing needs a fresh look. I wasn’t a fan of the tailgate incident in the Bluegrass Stakes.  Trainer Mike Maker looked frustrated, and owner Kendall […]

Free Selections / Saratoga $500,000 Guaranteed Pick-Four / 7/21/12

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 20, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

Every Saturday at the Spa you can take a shot at a sweet P-4 guarantee. New York racing is big. The pools are big, the races are big, and the opportunites are huge… Just be sure to download your EZ Win Forms, as this is a very tough wager to hit. I have never met […]

2012 Kentucky Derby Spotlight: Hansen

by Horstradamus

posted on April 29, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Tapit–Stormy Sunday Trainer:  Mike Maker Jockey:  Ramon Dominguez Owner:  Dr. Kendall Hansen & Sky Chai Racing Record:  6 – 4 – 2 – 0 Earnings:  $1,623,305 Last Race:  Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, 2nd     Hansen is by far the richest horse in the field; he’s stacked up over $1.6 million in earnings, largely […]

Free Keeneland/Oaklawn Selections – Saturday 4/14/12

The world of racing is focused on Arkansas and Kentucky. There are two prep races that have historically played a great role in sending players to the Derby. The weather is looking well for both ovals, and all that is left to do is let the horses do the talking.  One race looks like a […]