Archive for the ‘Other Events’ Category

Two Top Stakes Feature Variety of Top Runners

by Greg Melikov

posted on April 4, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Two runners from the Gotham Stakes return to Aqueduct with their eye on Saturday’s $1 million Wood Memorial. The Grade 1 appears fairly wide open since Hansen opted for the Blue Grass at Keeneland on April 14. Gotham runner-up My Adonis, beaten three lengths, enters the 1 1/8-mile contest with only one off-the-board finish, while […]

Free Gulfstream Park Selections – Mar 31, 2012

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 30, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

It is hard to believe that the big day has arrived in Florida. There are many questions to be answered, and the weekend officially begins the final furlong of finding that Derby runner. There will be letdowns, surprises, and runners that have delivered the goods with every effort. Be sure to check your weather report […]

Union Rags Aims for Victory in Rich Florida Derby

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 27, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Union Rags on Saturday attempts to become the sixth Fountain of Youth winner to take the Florida Derby since Fly So Free in 1991. The colt, with the only blemish on his record of four victories a neck loss to Hansen in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, breezed four furlongs in 49 seconds at the […]

Free Turfway Park Selections – Saturday 3/24/12

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 23, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, Other Events, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Here is your Jeopardy question of the day: “What track did Animal Kingdom prep and win before going to Louisville and wearing the roses?” – Yep, it would be Turfway Park. The track that gave us – Hansel, Lil E. Tee, Serena’s Song, Cat Thief, as well as last Derby’s winner Animal Kingdom. I don’t […]

Baffert Guns for Third Straight Rebel Triumph

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 14, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Bob Baffert loves traveling west when it comes to stakes races, particular those of late at Oaklawn Park. The California-based trainer has saddled all but one winner of the Southwest and Rebel Stakes since 2010. Baffert’s Conveyance captured the Southwest two years ago. When the race was divided into two divisions this year for the […]

Tampa Bay Derby Lures Sam F. Davis Winner, Runner-Up

by Greg Melikov

posted on March 6, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

Saturday’s $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby has lured Sam F. Davis winner Battle Hardened and most likely four of the top five other finishers that chased him at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 4. Battle Hardened and Davis runner-up Prospective showed their readiness with recent solid workouts at the Palm Meadows training facility in South Florida. […]

Free Santa Anita Pick-Four Selections – Mar 3, 2012

There is a great card at Santa Anita, and players from across the nation will have eyes and bankroll focused on the prize. Here is a Pick-Four ticket that may get you thinking about cashing on the big day. Be sure to check in with your E-Z Win Forms, and hopefully we can make this […]

Gotham Stakes Lures a Full Field of Sophomores

by Greg Melikov

posted on February 29, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

The 59th Gotham Stakes on Saturday has attracted a full field of 3-year-olds, including stakes winners Hansen, King and Crusader, Battle Hardened and Pretension. Hansen, the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champ, will attempt to rebound from his runner-up performance in Gulfstream Park’s Holy Bull during which he almost fell breaking from the gate. The son […]

The Blues?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 24, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

I was reading a little ditty about the Breeders’ Cup winner Hansen. It is a feel good story for horse owners. His owner is Dr. Kendall Hansen, and he has a big barn of two runners. His stark white colt by Tapit is eye-catching. When he won by a scary 1/2 length at Churchill Downs in […]

Free Gulfstream Park Picks – Feb 25/26, 2012

  This weekend many eyes will be on Florida. There will be some questions that get answered one way or the other, and horseplayers will have a better glimpse of who goes on and who falls behind a bit. But, in the meantime we can buckle down and take our shot this weekend. Gulfstream Park […]