Posts Tagged ‘To Honor And Serve’

Free Selections – Turfway Park / Spiral Card – 3/25/17

With $500,000 and a spot in the Kentucky Derby field on the line, plans are in full swing for the 46th running of the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, March 25. The race, which offers points toward the legendary Derby, is the highlight of the Thoroughbred racetrack’s season. – The Grade 3 […]

Shackleford’s Final Race: Clark or Cigar Mile

Trainer Dale Romans is weighing which Grade 1 on Thanksgiving weekend will be Shackleford’s final outing before the 4-year-old son of Forestry is retired to stud at Darby Dan Farm.   Shackleford is returning to Churchill Downs where the Clark Handicap will be staged for the 138th time on Nov. 23.   “We might run him in the Clark,” Romans […]

2012 Breeders’ Cup Day Two / Free Saturday Picks / Free Selections

The Breeders’ Cup Day of Champions has finally arrived. There are many racing days that are geared for fans of all walks. The Breeders’ Cup is no exception, but this weekend is especially dedicated to the players. This is where the world gathers, and the best Thoroughbreds attempt to etch their name into the history […]

The 29th Breeders’ Cup: It’s Exotic Wagers, Horseplayers

Breeders’ Cup payoffs are often quite generous so exotic wagers should have upper hand over straight bets. While this year’s 29th renewal lacks full fields in half of the races over the two days, it should make wagering affordable for the average horseplayer.   There are 10 horses or fewer in seven of the 15 races, […]

Pre-entries for 15 BC Races Number 180

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 26, 2012 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Only five of the 15 Breeders’ Cup races scheduled at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2-3 were oversubscribed from a total of 180 pre-entries.   The five races with also eligibles waiting to get in their selective contest are the $500,000 Marathon, $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, $1 million Juvenile Turf, $1 million Turf Sprint, and $1.5 million […]

Belmont Park / Free Selections/ $500,000 Guaranteed Pick-Four

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

This weekend should be a glimpse for the some of the runners heading to the Breeders’ Cup. A chance of rain is in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, and a 70% chance for Saturday. But don’t let this dampen your spirits as Winning Ponies will make adjustments for the weather. Your E-Z Win Forms […]

Preakness Winner Racing at Belmont!

by Horstradamus

posted on May 25, 2012 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events, | No Comments >>

The sensational chestnut Preakness winner will be taking to the track at Belmont in front of thousands this Memorial Day.  No, the 2012 Belmont Stakes didn’t get moved up a few weeks, but this weekend’s line-up will rival that of the June 9 race card. Shackleford comes fresh off a thrilling stretch run in the […]

The 28th Breeders’ Cup: How to Play 7 of the 15 Races

by Greg Melikov

posted on November 1, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

Fifteen Breeders’ Cup contests, one more than last year, is just too many to wager on even if they’re spread over two days. Like 2010, I will concentrate on classy horses with good recent form and wager on seven races. The weather could be a factor, at least on Friday, but the forecasters have been […]

Dialed Up and Dialed In

Well, I guess I am going to partly break a rule and lean in a direction. I had said wait until we see some of the other big preps before you buy your stock. Now I am really starting to lean, and it is the fault of a couple of nice runners. The big dance, […]

Three-Year-Old Guns Aim for Florida Derby

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 29, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, Other Events | No Comments >>

There are some big guns aiming for Sunday’s $1 million Florida Derby. Winners of the Fountain of Youth (FOY) have won Gulfstream Park’s showcase event more times than the other two traditional preps combined during the past 20 years. That’s a good omen for Soldat, who captured the 65th FOY at 1 1/8th miles by […]