Posts Tagged ‘Preakness Stakes’

“Problem Ponies” – Horses to Watch

The second jewel is in the books and we won’t be seeing a Triple Crown winner this year. That’s ok, as we waited 37 years for the last one, and I sure want the racing world to not assume it’s so easy we’ll just run off three or four in a row. – The fast […]

Derby Day Report Card

  The big day was upon and I was locked and loaded. – I guess that means I had my E-Z Win Forms in hand and bankroll burning a hole in my pocket. Last year I started slow and went on fire late in the card. I was wondering how the day would treat me […]

Is This The Year?

In horse racing, one phrase will be used more times than any. “Is this the year? Is this the year for the next Triple Crown winner?” – Thoroughbred racing needs a Triple Crown winner now and again. It draws attention to the beauty and pageantry and breathes life anew.  If we had one every year, would it […]

Weekend Warriors

It’s that time of the year when horse players turn into a beast. Yep, they go from a mild-mannered Joe to a mega dollar betting machine. I am all in for a good wager, and the Triple Crown offers some unique opportunities to make money. Just think it out, and treat the weekend like you do every […]

Peter Pan: Belmont Stakes Preview?

by Horstradamus

posted on May 11, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

While the 2012 Kentucky Derby is in the books, there are still horses looking to make their way to the Triple Crown races, and the Peter Pan Stakes this weekend often acts as a stepping stone prep race to the Belmont Stakes in June. Several horses that were once Derby prospects are taking a “better […]

Kentucky Derby Runners Typically Perform Well in Preakness

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 10, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Horses that run in the Kentucky Derby have performed really well in the Preakness over the past quarter-century. In fact, 24 of the past 27 Preakness winners ran in the Derby. The only exceptions that came in the 21st Century: Rachel Alexandra, ’09; Bernardini, ’06; and Red Bullet, ’00. Four Derby champs the past decade […]

Don’t Jump Just Yet..

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 11, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

For the fans of Uncle Mo, please do not make any reservations for the Golden Gate Bridge just yet. For the many loyal fans, don’t sell your stock just yet. Sometimes in racing, just like the song says, “you can’t always get you want; you get what you need.” I admit, I lost my pick-4 tickets. I […]

Gulfstream’s 2011 Tune: They’ll Be Some Changes Made

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 18, 2010 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Buoyed by increased wagering last season and steadily climbing casino revenue during the year, Gulfstream Park decided to hike purses for 3-year-old stakes in 2011. The 60th Florida Derby was bumped up $250,000 back to $1 million and scheduled nearly two weeks closer to the Kentucky Derby. The Grade 1 at 1 1/8 miles will […]

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. […]