Posts Tagged ‘Zenyatta’

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]

Breeders’ Cup Repeat Winners Prove a Rarity

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 16, 2012 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Repeat winners are few and far between in Breeders’ Cup races. There have been only 10 repeat winners in the same race during the past 28 world championships.   Goldikova attempted to become the first horse in history to win four consecutive BC Mile races, but finished third last year. Most of the repeat scores […]

Pleasureville

by John Engelhardt

posted on September 12, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

One of the curious pleasures of life is doing something you’ve never done before… I Checked the weather forecast, grabbed a road map, and headed out to a weekend adventure through winding roads, peppered with working farms and fields of freshly grown tobacco yellow tipped and ready for harvest. Though a destination was in mind, […]

Breeders’ Cup Repeats Few and Far Between

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 27, 2011 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Repeat winners are exceptional in Breeders’ Cup races. Most rare is one fabulous thoroughbred aiming to break her record of three straight victories in the BC Mile next month. Goldikova should have an edge returning to Churchill Downs, where she defeated Gio Ponti by 1 ¾ lengths last time. A fourpeat for the 6-year-old exactly […]

Nothing To Blame

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 8, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

The Breeders’ Cup Classic held so much energy, that it would be hard to tell you about it if you weren’t on hand. I was watching the ballgame at home one night, and a pal of mine told me it was just so different at the game as he taped the game, and watched it […]

Breeders’ Cup World Championships – Saturday

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 4, 2010 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips | 2 Comments >>

The 27th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will take place under the historic Twin Spires. Kentucky is known as the horse capitol of the world, and what better place than Louisville, Kentucky to see the best in the world converge to do battle? The day is chock full of the great runners, and […]

Breeders’ Cup Spotlight Shines on Two Females

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 28, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

It’s no longer a male’s world in the Breeders’ Cup as two of the most important races at Churchill Downs puts the spotlight on mares aiming to stage repeat performances. There have been only eight repeat winners in the same BC race during the past 26 world championships. Five came in the 21st Century: Tiznow, […]

Breeders’ Cup Races Featured Classic Performances

by Greg Melikov

posted on October 16, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

I attended the 16th Breeders Cup back in 1999 and didn’t do too badly handicapping the eight races on the Nov. 6 card while wagering on several contests. I had a couple of winners and three runners-up in races that appeared in my self-syndicated racing column published by several small daily newspapers in South Florida. […]

Something To Think About

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 16, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

How about this for an off the wall idea? You don’t have to win your last effort prepping for the Breeders’ Cup. Now, the babies and the turfers may be outside of the loop. But, the tried and true runners that will be facing Churchill Downs’ deep sandy oval may be coming along just fine […]

Big Movers

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 8, 2010 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

Zenyatta improved to a perfect 19/19. This is only news if you are new to the game, or you missed one of the most exciting times in racing. She targets the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and this time I really zoomed in on her motions. The record chasing got the best of me, and when she […]