As horse players, we are usually loving champions. We remember with great fondness the champions we came to admire when we started our journey in handicapping. For me, this love of great champions, both on my teams and “agin” my teams, is what I am all about. Today, I would like to take a moment to remember – with you – the amazing John Havlicek who ruled the hardwood floor of the Boston Garden, Madison Square Garden and everywhere else he played. He played for the “hated” Boston Celtics through most of the 60’s and 70’s. And if you were a New York Knick fan, as I was, you simply couldn’t help but admire this man – even though you were hoping he would get a stomach ache and have to leave the game. He was, until Larry Bird came to Boston, the best all around basketball player of his era. He was the consummate team player, with the intense individual skills and an amazing ability to produce the big play. He will forever be known for the play he made on the defensive side… “the steal”… but he was an elegant, not flashy but elegant basketball player. Bill Russell called him the best player of his time (even though Bill Russell might really be the best player of all time and they played together) and I think Bill knows a thing or two about great basketball players.
His game was so good, I came to love his play, his elegance, his team oriented approach – he was just so intensely great that he won me over! He became one of my all-time favs, even while he was beating my beloved New York Knicks.
Triple Crown Package is now ready for purchase…
Once again, I am bring back my Triple Crown package. You will get a full analysis… Speed Figures to follow along and then – on the day of the race… a betting strategy that will lay out a full wager… and you will get all 3 big races for the single fee of $35.00. Same as always…
Belmont… the Jerry J’s Power Page – Classic and PLUS
Gulfstream… the Jerry J’s Power Page – Classic a(only)
Santa Anita… the Jerry J’s Power Page – Classic and PLUS
The season is starting to heat up, a little slowly, but it is heating up. Tomorrow Belmont will start it’s spring summer season as a lead up to the Summer Meet at Saratoga. The upcoming Belmont meet is always a terrific meet, with the Peter Pan and The Belmont Stakes. Is it possible another Justify will appear, to produce a run through the Triple Crown to rival last years amazing set of races? Of course, it’s pretty unlikely. But this year’s Belmont meet could be dotted with many significant performances to make it memorable in it’s own right, because most of the really great races from May through July will be run at Big Sandy, not all, but MOST!
But all that is really secondary to the aspect of horse racing that is most important to us… great handicapping and getting our share of winners… We should be happy to have Belmont back at this time…