Archive for February 2016

2016 Martha Washington Stakes Preview

Saturday’s card at Oaklawn features the second stakes of the season for three-year-old fillies: the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes.  Opening day featured the six-furlong Dixie Belle, but the Martha Washington’s one-mile distance begins to bring out those fillies who may be able to stretch out for later preps, or even the nine-furlong Oaks itself. In... Read more »

Voting for 2015′s Illinois Equine Champions

Picks & Ponderings is proud to announce that it is voting once again for equine champions in Illinois. This year’s ballot explanation be a little different than in previous years, as both halves of Picks and Ponderings have cast ballots. Votes are made for Illinois Horse of the Year, as well as in a number... Read more »