Posts Tagged ‘Neck ‘n Neck’

Groupie Doll Challenges the Guys in Cigar Mile

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 20, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita will take on the guys in Saturday’s 22nd Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.   Groupie Doll is seeking her sixth consecutive victory, but all the triumphs were sprints, none longer than seven furlongs. The 4-year-old filly hasn’t race at a mile since winning at Gulfstream Park […]

Shackleford’s Final Race: Clark or Cigar Mile

Trainer Dale Romans is weighing which Grade 1 on Thanksgiving weekend will be Shackleford’s final outing before the 4-year-old son of Forestry is retired to stud at Darby Dan Farm.   Shackleford is returning to Churchill Downs where the Clark Handicap will be staged for the 138th time on Nov. 23.   “We might run him in the Clark,” Romans […]

Free Selections / Travers Stakes / $1 Million Dollar Guaranteed Pick-Four

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 24, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The heat of summer is rounding third and heading for home. It won’t be long until we gather to watch the greatest Thoroughbreds in the world take the national stage for the Breeders’ Cup. But, that is off in the distance, as we have the Mid-Summer Derby at hand. A sunny day when some of […]

2012 Travers Picks

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 22, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, | 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 “He […]

Travers Stakes Loses the Likely Favorite

Injury and sickness continue to plague top 3-year-olds this year as Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, who would have been favored in the Travers Stakes, won’t make the $1 million Grade 1. The son of Awesome Again, who spent more than a week in a New Jersey veterinary clinic after spiking a fever several days after […]

Union Rags Aims for Victory in Rich Florida Derby

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 27, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Union Rags on Saturday attempts to become the sixth Fountain of Youth winner to take the Florida Derby since Fly So Free in 1991. The colt, with the only blemish on his record of four victories a neck loss to Hansen in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, breezed four furlongs in 49 seconds at the […]

Two Stakes in Florida, California Lure Sophomore Runners

by Greg Melikov

posted on February 1, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Reveron goes for his fourth consecutive victory in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs since breaking his maiden last fall at Calder Race Course. The son of Songandaprayer is coming off a victory in the New Year’s Day Gulfstream Park Derby at 1 1/16 miles, the same distance as Saturday’s race. Reveron […]