Posts Tagged ‘Shug McGaughey’

Free Selections / Preakness Card / 5-18-2013

Saturday afternoon ushers in the second jewel in the Triple Crown. The Woodlawn Vase, the painting of the weather vane, and hearing the sounds of “Maryland, My Maryland” ring sweet to this punter’s ears. This race brings hope. Hope for another name to be etched into history, and hope for a sport that has captivated […]

Weekend Wisdom

The second leg of the Triple Crown goes to post at 6:20 p.m. this Saturday. Mother Nature has plans to behave, and the post positions have been drawn. The only left is to grab your E-Z Win Forms and lets capping… Oh, did I mention that each runner has a story? Every year brings new […]

Planning for the Preakness

We are one week away, and the Preakness is weighing heavy on my mind. The Woodlawn Vase, the painting of the weather vane, and the playing of “Maryland, My Maryland.” The race is a springboard for another shot at the Triple Crown, or the detour sign that has players looking forward to summer racing.   The race […]

Job Posting: Derby Winning Horse Trainer

If you were looking for summers off, and ending your day at 4:00 p.m., maybe you should have become a teacher. If you like to walk and get tons of exercise, maybe you should be a mail carrier. Or, if you like being around horses, and love the trips to the winner’s circle., maybe you […]

After the Storm

When I awoke Saturday morning, I though Noah was finishing preparations for the Ark. But not even Mother Nature could dampen the spirits of this handicapper. Looking back, my only wish would have been for a day of sunshine and blue skies. But as always, everything was coming up roses! I received three calls from […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Derby Card / 5-4-2013

When the first note of “My Old Kentucky Home” cranks up. This big fella’ tears up like a little kid. It reminds me of days gone by and great things to come. My family has enjoyed the races, my friends go to the races, and I live for this weekend. Breeders’ Cup is all about gambling, […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Oaks / 5-3-2013

The Derby belongs to the world, but the Oaks is Louisville’s day at the races. Some of the best fillies in the world will battle at Churchill Downs in one of the best matched fields in years. So, grab your E-Z Win Forms, and get ready for one incredible weekend!   Churchill Downs The most up-to-date […]

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. […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 3-30-2013

The price of poker is going up, and so are the points for the Kentucky Derby. The rewards get a bit sweeter, and the runners are in high gear as they chase the  100 – 40- 20 – 10 point values. One thing is for certain, everyone will have their “A” game on display. So, […]