Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1988

The 1988 Derby was full of surprises both before and after the running of the 114th Kentucky Derby. The race featured the filly Winning Colors that a lot of stodgy traditionalists said didn’t belong running against the boys; an undefeated...

Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

Slow and Steady Wins the Race! By Kaye Childs It's my opinion that whatever the undertaking, it's a good idea to stop periodically and review. I've been looking back over my past tournaments with a critical eye, and I do believe...

Winner’s Circle – April 4th

TTE Recap:  The weekend can be summed up in one word - Nyquist.  The 3 year old undefeated colt cemented himself as the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby next month after a dominating performance in the Florida Derby.  It's...

A Rookie’s Guide to the NHC

The countdown has begun in my head.  Nothing else is beginning to matter.  Haircut? Clothes? Toothbrush? Am I packed?  Who cares, just get me there.  Just get me to Treasure Island on January 28th, sit me at my table...

Kentucky Derby- “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1993

Since 1979 I had missed viewing in person one Kentucky Derby. Each year I was like a kid on the night before Christmas or in my case Hanukah and Christmas as I would get so excited weeks before the...

Horse Race Contests and “At Bat” Opportunities

In the sport of baseball, the term “at bat” (AB) is used, in its simplest form, to describe the results of a batter facing a pitcher during the course of the game. It is generally believed that the more...

HPWS – UPDATE Day 2 Leaders!

Horse Players World Series Update It's Kahlden Taking The Lead! Larry Kahlden launched himself into the lead at the 2016 Horse Player World Series with a strong Day 2 score. Kahlden leads Mike Wondka 2191.60 to 2180 heading into the final...

Etiquette

Ok, let’s talk briefly about a touchy subject among horseplayers – etiquette. And, I’m not talking about whether the bread plate is on your left or your right because I still don’t know which is which. No, I’m talking about...

Kentucky Derby – “My 37 Year Love Affair” 1986

1986. Whew. Didn’t someone write that “it was the best of times and it was the worst of times?” I wouldn’t really know because I flunked out of college that year for the first time by failing English Lit...

Bullet Proof Vests for Contest Players

It's a incredible day of handicapping for you.  All those hours of studying for the day's card the night before has totally paid off in a big way.  So far, everything you have touched has turned to gold. Winner...
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