Posts Tagged ‘travers stakes’

Horses to Watch – 8/24/25

    The summer goes by faster than when we were kids yearning for just one more weekend. – You know the end of the season is around the corner when you start hearing the words Travers Stakes. – If you didn’t catch the weekend action, or were living under a rock, you may have missed one of […]

Kentucky’s Finest / Free Kentucky Downs Selections September 2012

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 7, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The summer sun is getting cooler each day, and the usher of autumn is next up for the bluegrass state. Oh, don’t think the action is over just yet. Turfway Park kicked open the doors on Thursday, and you can watch and wager on the undulating turf at Kentucky Downs. A beautiful 1 5/8ths European […]

Free Selections / Travers Stakes / $1 Million Dollar Guaranteed Pick-Four

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 24, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The heat of summer is rounding third and heading for home. It won’t be long until we gather to watch the greatest Thoroughbreds in the world take the national stage for the Breeders’ Cup. But, that is off in the distance, as we have the Mid-Summer Derby at hand. A sunny day when some of […]

2012 Travers Picks

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 22, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

It’s Neck ’n Neck vs. Alpha in Travers. Is a happy horse a winning horse? Maybe so. After Jim Dandy runner-up Neck ’n Neck breezed five furlongs in 1:00 on Monday at Saratoga, trainer Ian Wilkes declared the colt ready for Saturday’s $1 million Travers. “He did it well in hand,” Wilkes told Brisnet.com. “He […]

Travers Stakes Loses the Likely Favorite

Injury and sickness continue to plague top 3-year-olds this year as Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, who would have been favored in the Travers Stakes, won’t make the $1 million Grade 1. The son of Awesome Again, who spent more than a week in a New Jersey veterinary clinic after spiking a fever several days after […]

Horse of a Different Color

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 2, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Ever since Hansen won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile I have really liked his style. His owner is a colorful doctor who brings energy to the game, and right about now we can all agree that racing needs a fresh look. I wasn’t a fan of the tailgate incident in the Bluegrass Stakes.  Trainer Mike Maker looked frustrated, and owner Kendall […]

2010 Travers Stakes Analysis

by Horstradamus

posted on August 27, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Other Events | 3 Comments >>

This year’s running of the 141st Travers Stakes at Saratoga has drawn a large and contentious field of 11 three-year-olds.  Because Preakness and Haskell winner Lookin at Lucky is notably absent from this group, bettors have been left scratching their heads as to who should be the deserving favorite.  This fact alone will make the […]

Free Travers Stakes Picks

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips, Other Events | 2 Comments >>

This Saturday at Saratoga will be the 141st running of the Travers Stakes, and best of all, it offers a $1 million guaranteed Pick-4. It will be an all-stakes, and you can bet it will take some heat. Race #9  – Victory Ride (G3) – 6 furlongs: I am going to work up a $72 […]

Travers Is America’s Stakes Race For The Ages

by Greg Melikov

posted on August 18, 2010 in General Discussion, Other Events | 4 Comments >>

The Travers is America’s oldest recorded stakes race for thoroughbreds, staged in a most historic setting – Saratoga Springs. The area about 160 miles north of New York City began attracting wealthy pilgrims because of carbonated mineral springs. It’s where decisive battles were fought during the American Revolution and Civil War. The 1777 Battle of […]