Posts tagged "Horse Racing"

Profitable Bets Over Last Four Breeders' Cups

Profitable Bets Over Last Four Breeders' Cups
During each Breeders’ Cup there are two betting story lines I always monitor even though I never have the bankroll to play them: would betting $2 to win on every horse be profitable, and would betting every combination in each daily double be profitable? Here are the last four years of that data. During those... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 20 Derby Horses- 2014 Edition
This is the only blog I do annually (assuming you don’t count 2013 as a year). In 2011, I correctly had the 20-1 Animal Kingdom as my winner, but in 2012 I told I’ll Have Another that I went into the future, and back again, only to tell him he didn’t win the Derby- even... Read more »

The Best Sports Scenarios to Watch

The Best Sports Scenarios to Watch
What’s your favorite setup for a great sports moment? When a hockey team pulls their goalie?  Bottom of the 9th in a tie game? Game 7? Two free throws to tie the game with no time left? A field goal attempt with no time left? Here are mine.    Football: 4th and goal from the 1... Read more »
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6 Things I Learned at Arlington Park on Saturday

6 Things I Learned at Arlington Park on Saturday
I spent another gorgeous Chicago summer Saturday at Arlington Park. Armed with an open mind, open wallet, open ears and a shut mouth, I ventured into the newsroom (not recommended if you don’t have a media credential) looking to get my horse playing swag back and tap the minds of anyone who would give me... Read more »

Boobs Week Kickoff: Best Sportsfan Boobs by Sport

1. Horse Racing<br><br>Why have I ranked the women of horse racing ahead of the exotic hardbodies of soccer? Elegance, sophistication, and restraint. This honor isn't for the overly-done-up women of Kentucky Derby parties, or faux-celeb camera-hounds who descend locust-like on Louisville every year.  I'm talking about the women at the track in sun dress, sandals, lookin good and smellin good on a summer's day. Seeing an elegantly-attired woman in a sun dress in the clubhouse or the paddock area of the racetrack is as good as girl-watching gets in sports. If you don't believe me, try it and you will see.<p><p><p> Ladies, Ladies, job well-done. I have noticed, I appreciate it, I'm impressed and I thank you.
Every year when Winter turns to Spring there is one day- the first very warm day of the year, when boobs, leg, midriff and just more skin come out of hibernation. Girls are eager to show off their warm-weather clothes that they haven’t been able to wear yet and the world is just good. We... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: TR Slyder Interviews all 19 Kentucky Derby Horses

TRS: You have no chance. I hope your owners at least had fun   this week, celebrating that they have a derby horse. <p><p><p>   WMG: Totally agree. Did you see how I lost the Illinois Derby by   17 lengths?? Oh man, was that ugly.
Some people have a little Captain in them, I have a little Dr. Doolittle in me and I have the ability to communicate with horses. Let’s see what each of the Kentucky Derby horses has to say, starting in post position #1 with Archarcharch and ending with Watch Me Go in pp #20. ——————————————“Like” us... Read more »
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Talk Derby to Me: What Uncle Mo's Win Taught us on Saturday

Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo had no problem matter-of-factly dismissing four inferior opponents in Saturday’s Timely Writer. While the victory came as no surprise, seasoned horse players like ourselves know that some victories are better than others for a horse going forward and that’s what this list is all about. So let’s first look at... Read more »

5 Things We Learned About The Factor in Sunday's San Vicente Stakes

Sunday's San Vicente started 7 minutes after the Round 1 Derby Futures Pool closed and The Factor's odds of winning the Derby were 25-1.  Then he went out and ran a monster Grade 2 race against derby hopefuls. Look for his odds to be closer to 12-1 in Round of the Futures Pool.
First off this video is the San Vicente Stakes run at Santa Anita on Sunday. What conference championships are to March Madness, this race is like to the Kentucky Derby ;nearly all the horses in this race are Derby hopefuls. We are watching #8 The Factor: the fastest three year old in the West.

Talk Derby To Me: 6 Best Kentucky Derby Prospects

The Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker published his Top 20 Early Derby Contenders and I thought that would be a good place for this list to start as I will concede he knows horses better than I do. Derby Season will be here before we know it, and you may as well be the person... Read more »
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7 Ways to be Productive While Hungover on New Year's Day

7 Ways to be Productive While Hungover on New Year's Day
For all the resolutions and goals we make for the impending new year, we always seem to put our most worthless foot forward on the first day of every year. Invariably it is spent convalescing on the couch with a hangover, while it could be spent hitting the ground running on a fresh new year.... Read more »