Posts Tagged ‘Fair Grounds’

Three Reasons Not to Lose Your Bankroll on Big Races

  When the big time marquee races arrive sometimes we lose our head. I’m just as guilty and it bites me a few times a year. – I guess we just can’t help ourselves wanting to get into the game early. – But rest assured, there is still plenty of time to look for the […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Today has me winding back clocks and looking forward to an extra hour of sleep. Not a bad thing coming off a long Breeders’ Cup weekend where I’m tuckered out from reading and doing homework. I’ll need a day off before I start digging into the reports of how the horses came back. For The Happy […]

Word on the Street

Nothing like the ramblings of the word on the street. You can’t learn the word from night school, and it doesn’t come in a book. So we have to rely on the whispers and rants from the folks on the scene. – Just remember you heard it right here as we make our way down […]

Free Spot Play Selections – 3/18/17

I’ve always enjoyed a free lunch, and even though I was told it didn’t exist. I’m here to tell you the best things in life can be free. – Here are some free spot plays that deserve a good look and as always be sure to check out the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms before […]

Road to the Derby – 2/25/17

There was more going on in the “Big Easy” than Mardi Gras. A field of eleven runners assembled at Fair Grounds and like the party in New Orleans. This was a coming out party to celebrate new faces, and question for some tried and true players. – As we’re 69 days away from the first […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 2/6/17

Bettors and handicappers had a big weekend on tap as there were some important stakes for the three-year-olds, and somebody said there was a football game that was worth watching. If you are a sports fan, one who enjoys making a wager, or one of the whales in Las Vegas, this was your weekend ! […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 1/24/17

The weather held the world of racing in some rainy grips in many parts of the country, and one would think they would be hearing a March-April weather report. But when you’re in the throws of January you have to drop back and wonder. What will the Racing Gods have in store for us in […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 12/6/16

Nothing like a little something to keep your inner-handicapper warm and happy on the cold blustery days. – Trip handicapping is one of the oldest forms of handicapping, and can be traced back to the late-great Pittsburgh Phil. – Here are some runners who had a tough trip,  bad beginning, or could use a hard […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 11/21/16 – Fair Grounds

                        The Fair Grounds opened their doors for the 145th racing season. – There is nothing like the “Big Easy” as the city wraps it’s arms around you and gives you a big welcome hug. The food, the night life, and of course some […]

The End of Summer

Right about now you’re hearing Don Henley in your head. – No worries, it will disappear once you finish reading. But if not, the “Boys of Summer” are on You Tube to use as your personal handicapping music. – All of the complaining and crying about the humidity will be on the short list as the […]