Posts Tagged ‘Preakness’

Lucky Number 13

        The Triple Crown has been won and “lucky #13″ is in the books. – Justify is undefeated and has done nothing wrong to date. But after the race there’s usually some hullabaloo about something that transpired. – He jumped from the gate, drew off quickly and settled in for a 1 […]

Preakness by the Numbers

The 143rd Preakness will take place this Saturday going to post at 6:20 pm ET on NBC. – A field of eight will go to post and Justify was installed the (1-2) morning line favorite. – For some of the very best Triple Crown coverage look no further than The Downey Profile. – “The Commish” […]

I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Coming Back !

Many moons ago I worked for a small track in Kentucky. Those who know me are familiar with where I’m talking about. But I digress. – This isn’t about making friends; and using their words. It’s just business. – This track had seen their best days. A rival track passed full-card simulcasting, and the first stage of riverboat gambling […]

Your 15 Minutes Have Expired

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 11, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It’s a rare opportunity to be invited to the “inner-sanctum.” As a kid you were relegated to find a chair at the kiddie table during Thanksgiving. How many times at work did you watch as were others were invited to the “big meeting” where the issues of the world would be addressed? Yes, it’s fair to say […]

Do-Over / 2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 8, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was chatting with a friend when he broke the news to me. He was distraught and upset, and moreover disappointed in himself. “It’s all over now,” he said “And 2014 is only days old.” “That’s one way of looking at it, but why not give yourself a do-over ?” I replied. “A do-over, why would […]

Free Selections / Belmont Day / Saturday / 6-8-2013

This Saturday, a field of 14 runners will go to post in the 145th edition of the Belmont Stakes. First held in 1866, the Belmont is the oldest of the Triple Crown races besting the venerable Kentucky Derby (first held in 1875) by nearly a decade. The race is named for 19th century stock market […]

Go West Young Man!

I was reading an article from the Baltimore Sun, and I had chills run down my arm. Long time handicapper/odds maker Frank Carulli is calling it quits in Maryland. I thought he may have had a great gig at a bigger circuit, or was being crowned for his years of dedicated service. But, after reading […]

This and That

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 5, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For players at all levels, there exists a “things to do” list that keeps our eyes keen on the prize. Here are a few recent things going on that have been on my mind. Remember, we all have opinions, and we would always love to hear yours. 1. I wrote about a decision to enter […]

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 […]

I’ll Have Another Won’t Have Any More

by Horstradamus

posted on June 8, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Coming in shocking style this morning, Belmont Stakes favorite I’ll Have Another scratched from the Belmont Stakes tomorrow, officially ending his pursuit of the Triple Crown.  In an interview, trainer Doug O’Neil cited tendonitis in his front left leg that was severe enough to keep him from running for history.  O’Neil also shared that they […]