Posts Tagged ‘Secretariat’

Behind the Scenes

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Some folks come to the track and think it just came together. But that being far from the truth, there is a story and a behind the scenes tale about all involved. With the Belmont in our rearview mirror sometimes we forget all that went into the day to make it great. Justify is “immortal” […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Another month passes, and racing action is beginning to heat up. There’s nothing like Thoroughbreds thundering home in the summer sun. – The Triple Crown is upon and my excitement is at a fever pitch. But when a Triple Crown hopeful is on the line, the joy of watching the historic event is that much […]

Watching TV

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 4, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      My son and I settled in after a long Sunday. We kicked back and watched the HBO series Westworld. As we watched with quiet eyes glued to the screen, I was taken back to the 1973 movie with Yul Brynner. – The flick is still good if you can get past the old […]

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 […]

The Grass is Greener

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 3, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Betting the ponies is more than plunking down a few bucks. Some have control, and enjoy the beauty and pageantry. There are aggressive punters who seek to make the big score, and there are bettors who take it a little too far, and it can make a tough story. I made a stop at the race book […]

Is This The Year ??

If you have ever watched a race at Belmont, you’ll see sweeping turns where horses and riders get lost. Just ask Stewart Elliot. – A solid reins man who has shipped his tack to Kentucky turned for home three-to-the-good in the Belmont, and like a bolt of lightning. The camera angle changed, and you could […]

The Belmont Edge: Horses For Courses?

by Horstradamus

posted on June 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Tight security measures for the 2012 Belmont Stakes starters have many wondering how settled in and comfortable the horses have been in the days leading up to the race.  Their detention barn type of lockdown is nothing permanent, and in less than a week, they will most likely be moved out and moving on. For […]

Gotham Stakes Lures a Full Field of Sophomores

by Greg Melikov

posted on February 29, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

The 59th Gotham Stakes on Saturday has attracted a full field of 3-year-olds, including stakes winners Hansen, King and Crusader, Battle Hardened and Pretension. Hansen, the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champ, will attempt to rebound from his runner-up performance in Gulfstream Park’s Holy Bull during which he almost fell breaking from the gate. The son […]

Kentucky Derby 2012 Future Bets

by Horstradamus

posted on December 27, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

While most people don’t consider December to be the best month for betting on Kentucky Derby prospects that hasn’t stopped several of the biggest sports books in Vegas from offering odds on hundreds of horses who may or may not be the next Secretariat. The Wynn Race & Sports Book kicked off the fun by […]

Top Ten Derby Contenders

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 11, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

Injuries and upsets in major preps have muddled my list of Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders. Here’s the revised lineup from the bottom to the new No. 1: Stay Thirsty: The Gotham winner flopped in the Florida Derby, but the son of Bernardini wasn’t the only stakes winner to stub his hoof this spring. He […]