Posts Tagged ‘Went The Day Well’

Free Selections / Turfway Park / 3-23-30

The road to the Derby can be filled with hope, promise, and disappointment. This week begins the short run into the starting gates in Louisville. I like to call these the “big three” as they have so much riding on them. Saturday afternoon brings about round one, and you can bet they are playing for […]

Checking On The Competition

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

On the road to the Derby, many factors come into play. Did a horse get something out of the race ? – Did they encounter any trouble and learn ?? – Could a race be a “mirage” of sorts by fooling our eyes with an effort that wasn’t as good as posted ?? – Any […]

The 137th Preakness: Pretenders and Contenders

The 137th Preakness: Pretenders and Contenders By GREG MELIKOV Less than a week before the 137th Preakness it appeared there would be a full field for the fourth time during the past two decades – 14 horses going 1 3/16 miles at Pimlico. But, alas, then sixth place Derby finisher Liaison and ninth place runner […]

137th Preakness Morning Line Odds

by Horstradamus

posted on May 17, 2012 in Horse Racing, News, News and Announcements, Other Events, | No Comments >>

Post Horse Trainer Jockey ML 1 Tiger Walk I. Correas K. Desormeaux 30-1 2 Teeth of the Dog M. Matz J. Bravo 15-1 3 Pretension C. Grove J. Santiago 30-1 4 Zetterholm R. Dutrow, Jr. J. Alvarado 20-1 5 Went The Day Well H. Motion J. Velazquez 6-1 6 Creative Cause M. Harrington J. Rosario […]

Free Preakness Selections

The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes has shaped up nicely. Eleven runners go post-ward at 6:18 p.m. ET, and about two minutes later we will know if the chase for the Triple Crown is still alive. The weather calls for the mid-80’s, and a fast track is expected at “Old Hilltop” as they contest […]

First Thoughts On The Preakness

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 14, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

What to do, what to do….. We have all been looking over the replay of the Derby for the 1,000th time. Every running makes Mario Gutierrez look like Eddie Arcaro, and Bodemeister was the speed of speed. With a better trip, Went The Day Well could have been a major player. So, toss all this in the bag […]

Trackside at Churchill Downs

by Horstradamus

posted on May 4, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby | 2 Comments >>

Check out the great shots of the 2012 Kentucky Derby contenders warming up and working out at Churchill Downs, captured by John Engelhardt!  

Winning Ponies Derby Consensus

by Horstradamus

posted on May 4, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, | 2 Comments >>

(Photo John Engelhardt)   On Thursday’s show we interviewed a variety of experts and here is a consensus of their selections.  For a complete analysis of their selections you can listen to the show on podcast at – Jennie Rees – Louisville Courier-Journal #3 – Take Charge Indy #15 – Gemologist #10 – Daddy Nose Best […]

Free Kentucky Derby Selections

This Saturday will be the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. The post time is 6:24 p.m. ET, and this year has the makings of something special. It could be one of the best matched races in years, and this will have every racing fan around the globe watching intently. So, sit back and grab your […]

The 138th Derby: Pretenders, Maybes and Contenders

by Greg Melikov

posted on May 3, 2012 in Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, | No Comments >>

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby isn’t an easy task, especially this year when the 138th renewal is fairly wide open with quite a few contenders. You must have a battle plan. I start by eliminating runners, based on credentials and recent form, plus some variables each year. The Pretenders include runners that have not won a […]