Posts Tagged ‘Point Given’

Looking Back on the Belmont Stakes

If there’s a bad day at the races, or you nailed the big winner. They stay inside your heart forever if you’re a true horse player. You can recount the bad beats with the utmost accuracy, and it seems like it happened just minutes ago. As we are five days away from the third leg of […]

The Return of the Magic Man?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyone that enjoys watching the ponies has a favorite rider. Or it may be the one who just walked into the winner’s circle with your big score. For me, it is hands down just one rider, and Christmas may have came early for this punter. When I was reading a DRF article about Gary Stevens sequestering himself in Washington […]

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 […]

Summer Stakes Lie Ahead for Three-Year-Olds

Two summer stakes races rich in history and purse money lie ahead for 3-year-olds. Each contest is worth $1 million. The 45th Haskell Invitational, scheduled on July 29, is named for the first president and chairman of the Monmouth Park Jockey Club who served for two decades until his death in 1966. The track on […]

Derby Runners Have a Leg Up In Preakness

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 11, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Other Events | No Comments >>

Horses exiting the Kentucky Derby have a leg up in the Preakness. A remarkable 23 of the past 26 Derby runners captured the second leg of the Triple Crown. The exceptions came during the 21st Century: Rachel Alexandra, ’09; Bernardini, ’06; and Red Bullet, ’00. Four Derby champs the past decade were successful at Pimlico: […]

Belmont Stakes Lacks Derby, Preakness Winners

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 27, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

The 142nd Belmont Stakes will not have the winning 3-year-old from the Kentucky Derby or Preakness in the field for the second time in five years. In 2006, Derby champ Barbaro suffered a crippling injury early in the Preakness that proved fatal in early ’07. The winner, Bernardini, didn’t run in the Belmont or Derby. […]