Posts Tagged ‘Santa Anita Derby’

Why Do You Like ?

Post time draws closer with the passing of every minute and the second jewel of the Triple Crown is up for grabs. For the sake of being master of the obvious, only one can be the next Triple Crown winner. But the bigger question begs, “is this the year we keep it going ?” – […]

What’s Going On ?

Just like the song, or maybe the words from a friend when they first greet you. We all like to know what’s going on in our world. – In the world of racing there are a few things happening that have me scratching my noggin. From time to time it’s a good thing to step back […]

Four Ways to Get Prepared For The Derby / Oaks

There is no secret sauce or magic mojo. All it takes is a little time and plenty of reading and watching replays. If this sounds like a great deal of work, then maybe you’re just not ready to put away the heavy scarf and coat and bring out the light windbreakers and spring time gear. […]

Weekend Preview

Crank up your old “Rocky” cassette and begin shadow boxing. The sweat starts running down your back, and your hard work is beginning to pay off. That’s exactly the mindset needed for this weekend. Think of this one as one of the last opportunities for the runners to stamp their card for Louisville, and that’s easy, because […]

Kentucky Derby Update / The “Super Seven”

There are 50 days at the time of this blog until Kentucky Derby 140. For some it’s a day to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Others come together for the world’s largest party in Louisville to celebrate the Thoroughbred. For me, it’s like my birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day, and every other holiday […]

Who Do You Like??

I’m the biggest racing and football fan in the world. The days when I can watch and wager on the ponies, and still see the opening kickoff is a real bonus in my man-cave. I know there are plenty of fans like me, and while we’re counting down until opening kickoff. I wanted to see […]

Talking Derby

The races are in the books, and the new point system has been received well by the participants. Now comes the calm before the storm. We need to drop back, and take in all of the information. Don’t worry, Winning Ponies will keep you up-to-speed with our Internet Radio Show, and the E-Z Win Forms will […]

Weekend Recap

It happens every year about this time. Racing fans from all walks start talking about the first Saturday in May. After this past Saturday, I can see the picture becoming crystal clear. We have a few more weekends left before the world of racing gets quiet, and the runners make their way to Churchill Downs. […]

Checking On The Competition

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

On the road to the Derby, many factors come into play. Did a horse get something out of the race ? – Did they encounter any trouble and learn ?? – Could a race be a “mirage” of sorts by fooling our eyes with an effort that wasn’t as good as posted ?? – Any […]

A Look at Kentucky Derby Jinxes Past and Present

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 27, 2012 in Educational Articles, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

There have been many jinxes connected with the Kentucky Derby over the decades. And some memorable curses have been snapped during the 21st Century. One of the most discussed whammies ended in 2007 when Street Sense became the first 2-year-old champion to capture the Derby since Spectacular Bid in ’79. The son of Street Cry […]