Archive for 2014

Be The Player

How many times have you wanted to join the group at the big table in the “Jockeys Room?” If you have ever been to a track more than just a casual bettor, you’ve seen the players. They carry themselves a little different than John Q. Racetrack. For years I watched, and for many more I became the […]

Mending Broken Pieces

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 30, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyday started looking the same. Robert used to love his life, but few bad breaks took him down another road. One that is never travelled. As his work suffered, he was dismissed with a sweetly disguised pink slip attached to a severance package. It was their way of distancing themselves from a mistake. Robert loved his gal as she was his world. When she found out he […]

Free Selections From Winning Ponies / Friday 12-26-14

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 26, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The ham is carved for leftovers, and the pie a long gone memory. As we lay around and enjoy friends and family, maybe it is time to start thinking about tomorrow. Toss out Aunt Sally’s blueberry jello mold, take out the trash, and start getting the house back in order.  With all of the above, […]

Gifts For The Gambler

So you want to learn to play the races, huh ? – Well, just sit near the roaring fireplace and grab a glass of grandpa’s egg nog. The cookies are fresh out of the oven, and we’re just about ready to open presents. You better hurry, as you won’t want to miss out! As we […]

Do You Remember Your First ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Uncategorized | No Comments >>

For most handicappers, you dream of the day when you’ll bring your son or daughter to the races. It takes you back to a simpler time as you held your grandpa’s hand, or walked along with Dad into the large building. As you slid under the turnstiles for free admission, and stood in line to get your […]

Confessions of a Gambling Voyeur

Saturday night was date night. We use to hang around watching movies having a few glasses of wine.  Life never stay the same, and change is inevitable. In the famous words of Tyler Durden from the movie Fight Club, “It’s only after we’ve lost everything, that we’re free to do anything.” The casino-craze is full bloom in my neck of […]

Just Click Here to Have Fun!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

The latest wave of reaching the new player is on the ropes. It’s hard to believe, but the newbie player is an illusive beast to capture. Tracks, OTB’s, ADW’s and everyone who takes a wager has tried to reach over the fence and extend the olive branch. There are groups who are doing good work, and […]

Bright Lights, Big Money, and The Red Carpet Treatment

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 9, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

By now you’re in driving range to a casino. On average, players travel 150 miles to get their gamble on. Some have a quick jaunt, and for others it takes a bit more planning to lose the kids education. As you start seeing the road side signage, you’ll feel your heart start racing and the conversation in […]

Tough As They Come

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 3, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was watching an NFL program the other night with my son, and he asked a million dollar question. “Dad, was Lyle Alzado as tough as he looked?” Well, if you have a good memory or access to the NFL highlights. You would have seen one of the biggest, toughest men who ever wore a helmet […]

The Daily Buffet

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 2, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When you check-in you’ll get a taste of handicapping, behind the scenes happenings, and the day-to-day life in the sport of kings. Yep, just like a buffet, you get a little sample of everything. – Racing is a world within the world, and its never boring. I was reading the sports section about a coach being fired, and how his players found out through […]