Posts Tagged ‘Steve Cauthen’

The Happy Handicapper / Summer Racing

Is there anything better than jumping in the “Bet Mobile” and heading to your favorite oval ? – After meeting Bob Summers, I can say that may be one of the top three reasons for getting out of bed in the morning. We all have that big building we loved to visit with program in […]

A New Day

The Cubs had just completed a sweep of the World Series; my brother had paid me back the $20 he owed me, and gasoline was last checked at $1.00 per gallon. – Oh, and after 37 years there is a new Triple Crown winner. You can scrap the first three as they are events that […]

Belmont Crystal Ball

About now everyone that knows there’s going to be a big horse race next Saturday has formulated an opinion. Funny thing how sports can bring everyone together for those brief minutes. It doesn’t matter if you like the favorite rooting for the next Triple Crown winner, or want to play the role of the spoiler […]

The 55-Year-Old Kid

This is not Benjamin Button, or something out of a Twilight Zone episode. Yes, Virginia. There are 55-year-old kids. – Well, sort of. Time stands still for no one, but there is something magical when you hear a name and transported back in time. You think of that sunny Saturday afternoon, and the electricity in the air at Churchill Downs. […]

Who’s Next??

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New York circuit has been the place to be discovered. Oh I know some may disagree, but if look closer you will find it may hold water. I am partial to the NYRA circuit, but as horse player I must keep an open mind. If you have a little time today, examine the jockey […]

Just Wait …..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 13, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Another year, and the history books of racing have been put away. I’ll Have Another held up better than anyone expected. Bodemeister and Paynter get the Bridesmaid awards, and Union Rags finally got his trip. Steve Cauthen will be the busiest man in the world next May. It will be the 35th anniversary, and every […]

Something Old, New, and Borrowed

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

With the Belmont getting closer by the minute, I have really been thinking about how special this year could be. There has been no Triple Crown winner since 1978, and man are we really due. The race is beginning to take shape, and a few stories have caught my eye. 2012 could be the year […]

Season’s Greetings and Partings

by John Engelhardt

posted on September 1, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

Hurricane Irene is racing up the east coast right now, but all is well here in the midwest. Had the option to go backslapping with a buddy at A.J.’s Roadhouse who won the first race today – or take in an evening as the lone soul in the grandstand enjoying a Cuban cigar jockey Francisco […]