Posts Tagged ‘Preakness’

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 […]

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 […]

A Wild Run

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 14, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Since the first Saturday in May, even the slightest of fans became interested. It lived up to incredible billing, and did not disappoint those who cashed at the windows.  The Triple Crown is officially over. So, what to look forward to next? – Great summer racing, turf racing, and some of the biggest pots until […]

Good Luck or Coincidence ? You Be the Judge……

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

If you have ever tuned in to our Internet radio show, we always try and make racing as informative mixed with a good dash of fun. We have special guests and talk about how we are doing with our “EZ-Win” forms. A good pal brought something t0 my attention the other day. Long ago, we had […]

20-20 Winners

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 25, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

In hindsight, I could have done so many things that would have been great. It would be impossible to count the billions of them! – The newest is that I have had more friends, pals, and long time customers tell me that they had Shackleford on the nose. Roughly speaking, if one-quarter of these folks […]

Look For Longshots In the Belmont Stakes

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 24, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Uncategorized | 4 Comments >>

The Belmont Stakes has become a tricky race to handicap lately for several reasons. While favorites have triumphed about 40 percent during the past 142 races, that hasn’t been the case the last three decades as only six won — 23 percent. And 15 winners during the past 30 years rewarded backers with double-digit returns […]

The 136th Preakness: Derby Runners Hold Edge

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 19, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Other Events | 5 Comments >>

This is the third time during the past two decades that the Preakness has a full field – 14 horses going 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico on Saturday.  Both times the favorites in the second leg of the Triple Crown bounced back from defeats in the Kentucky Derby. Back in 1992, Pine Bluff, who finished […]

Many Things Can Change in 7 Days

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 16, 2011 in General Discussion | 4 Comments >>

The past week of racing has been good, bad, and very ugly. But for all sports, it is the same story. This game is my love and passion, and I have followed it since I was in high school. But sometimes, many things can happen in a short time. Michael Baze – This would be […]

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: […]