Posts Tagged ‘Uncle Mo’

The Big Four

In a shade over a week we’ll be sipping an icy cold mint julep, and singing the emotional “My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics. – The crowds will be dressed to the nines, and players from around the globe will be chomping at the bit to wager into the swelled Derby pools. – This may be the […]

What Do You See ?

                                                  I’ve been on the “D.L.” for a few days, and I’m back in full form. Or, at least back in training. But I digress. – I missed some of the live action this […]

Uncle Mo Gets Ready for the Breeders’ Cup Classic

by Horstradamus

posted on November 3, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News | No Comments >>

With Uncle Mo installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, there is a lot of pressure on this horse to run the race of his life.  Never mind that as a 3-year-old he’ll be running against older and more experienced horses – Uncle Mo has also had to overcome a […]

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 […]

How The Dirt Surface Plays at Churchill Downs

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 27, 2011 in Breeders Cup, Educational Articles, Handicapping, Horse Racing | 1 Comment >>

The main track at Churchill Downs, which hosts a record eighth Breeders’ Cup Nov. 4-5, is different from any dirt surface in the nation. Most tracks are comprised of limestone with dirt on top. The Louisville venue has no such base while the track is mixed with a deep layer of soil, clay and organic […]

Saratoga Race Course – Expect the Unexpected

by Horstradamus

posted on July 25, 2011 in Horse Racing, News | 1 Comment >>

Last Friday marked the start of the 143rd summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. For the next six weeks horse racing fans from all over the country will be focused on what many believe to be the highest quality racing meet in North America. On tap at the Spa will be a total of 17 […]

The Business

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 10, 2011 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

I have been a fan of racing for a few moons now… Well, maybe a little longer than that. I have known many riders over the years, and the highs and lows they have faced. Like every athlete, they could be playing for a championship team this season, and traded the next. Sadly, when they […]

The 137th Derby: Pretenders, Maybes, And Contenders

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 5, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

This is one tough Kentucky Derby to figure out, sort of like 2009. And there’s a good chance of rain on Saturday for the 137th edition. Remember over the past three decades only four favorites have won — all in the 21st Century. Big Brown was the last in ’08; Street Sense,’07; Smarty Jones, ’04; […]

Don’t Rely on Horse-for-the-Course Angle in Derby

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 4, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | 2 Comments >>

If you’re thinking about the horse-for-the-course angle in the Kentucky Derby, better have something more in your handicapping toolbox.   More than two dozen horses that previously won as a 2-year-old at Churchill Downs failed in the Derby. The average finish of about 50 runners with at least one race on the main track was off […]

Top Ten Derby Contenders, Updated

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 28, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

Scores of upsets in major preps and injuries have muddled my Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders. But here’s my final list from the bottom to the top: Stay Thirsty: Although the son of Bernardini ran poorly in the Florida Derby, he did defeat Wood Memorial victor Toby’s Corner in the Gotham. On April 24, he […]