Posts Tagged ‘Secretariat’

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 […]

Big Red

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 16, 2010 in General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

Tonight, I was invited by the local media to watch a preview of the movie “Secretariat.” The movie told an incredible story, but did we do it justice? A coin toss determined who would get a new foal. I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I will skirt the ideas that we could have […]

One Belmont Stakes Myth Keeps on Kicking

by Greg Melikov

posted on June 1, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 3 Comments >>

The word is out again perpetuating a racing myth that won’t go away — the Belmont Stakes belongs to stretch runners. A couple of examples from two major racing websites that will go nameless: “Kentucky Derby runner-up Ice Box, the likely morning-line favorite for the June 5 Belmont Stakes, breezed four furlongs in 49 3/5 […]