Posts Tagged ‘War Emblem’

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 […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Derby / Pick Four

Just like a kid at Christmas waiting for gifts. You thought it would never get here, and now the day is upon. There has been a long and exciting road to the Derby, and I’m sure we’ll see quite a race. The track is beautifully manicured, the horses and connections are ready to bring their […]

Free Selections / Hawthorne / 4-20-2013

Nothing like heading to sweet-home-Chicago for some exciting racing action. The Illinois Derby was home to Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem in 2002. Could there be another runner who will make an impact down the road? Only time will tell, and post time is slated for 6:15 p.m. ET.   Hawthorne Race Course   The weather forecast […]

This and That

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 5, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

For players at all levels, there exists a “things to do” list that keeps our eyes keen on the prize. Here are a few recent things going on that have been on my mind. Remember, we all have opinions, and we would always love to hear yours. 1. I wrote about a decision to enter […]

Triple Crown Race Runners Do Well in the Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, Other Events, | No Comments >>

Haskell Invitationals have included a Triple Crown race winner three times since 2008, but injuries have taken their toll this year. First, Kentucky Derby-Preakness victor I’ll Have Another developed swelling in his left front tendon, was scratched from the Belmont and then retired because of early tendinitis. Then Union Rags won the Belmont, but following […]

Run for the Triple Crown

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 23, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Another 3-Year-Old Chases Elusive Triple Crown By GREG MELIKOV Nineteen times since World War II horses went into the Belmont Stakes and a possible date with destiny to become a Triple Crown champion. Nineteen times the racing gods crushed dreams since 1944 when Pensive lost by a half-length to Bounding Home. Actually, Belmont Park has […]

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: […]