Posts Tagged ‘Smarty Jones’

Looking Back on the Belmont Stakes

If there’s a bad day at the races, or you nailed the big winner. They stay inside your heart forever if you’re a true horse player. You can recount the bad beats with the utmost accuracy, and it seems like it happened just minutes ago. As we are five days away from the third leg of […]

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 Good, The Great, and The Painful

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 8, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

I have seen so many wonderful things in racing. There have been days that have made me smile, tear at the eyes, and kick myself good. But overall,  I wouldn’t trade any of it for dollars or donuts… I just watched Race #6 at Oaklawn Park. Now, you probably won’t see any real exciting news happening […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Kentucky Derby Jinxes Broken in the Long Run

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 25, 2011 in Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

There have been more jinxes associated with the Kentucky Derby than I care to recall. But there have been memorable curses snapped during the 21st Century worth mentioning. One of the more discussed horse jinxes ended in 2007 when Street Sense became the first 2-year-old champion to capture the Derby since Spectacular Bid in ’79. […]

Bettor Beware

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 3, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | No Comments >>

At ” Big Sandy” at Elmont, New York, the turns can be sweeping, and the backstretch can go on for years. It takes a steady and patient hand, and when they turn for home, I have heard that riders get lost in the turn. I never understood this theory, until I saw Stewart Elliot aboard Smarty […]

Belmont Stakes Lacks Derby, Preakness Winners

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 27, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

The 142nd Belmont Stakes will not have the winning 3-year-old from the Kentucky Derby or Preakness in the field for the second time in five years. In 2006, Derby champ Barbaro suffered a crippling injury early in the Preakness that proved fatal in early ’07. The winner, Bernardini, didn’t run in the Belmont or Derby. […]