Archive for February, 2014

Free Selections / Saturday / 3-1-2014

Saturday is an excellent opportunity to get your bankroll in order. If you think about it, can you name a time when there isn’t a good time to win? We can’t either! But with only 17 days left until spring, Derby fever is starting to hit the racing world in full effect. So let’s started, […]

A Sure-Fire Winner

How many fans have been watching “Horseplayers?” – I started off watching to support the game we love, but now I think they’ve hit onto something new. I guess it takes a few episodes to grow on you, but it bit me from the first hour. If there is one show that is on my […]

The Luckiest Guy in the Grandstand

I went to a local casino for dinner and watched my gal at the blackjack table. I enjoy watching for the most part, and on occasion I’ll pull out a $20, and play some video poker. I  know about odds, double-downs, and what the percentage of a “bust-card” is for the dealer. But it’s not […]

Winning Ponies / Free Selections / Sunday 2-23-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 24, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Winning Ponies is coming down with a bad case of “Derby Fever” after watching all of the red-hot action on Saturday. Do you think we saw a glimpse of the winner for Kentucky Derby 140 ? If you’re not sure, you can watch the replays for the Derby and Oaks preps here on Winning Ponies.  […]

Teach and They Will Come

There’s an old saying: ” the more things change, the more they stay the same.” – I’ve been reading for sometime about the importance of fan education and the efforts of taking it to street. You know, finding players and teaching them more about the game. I couldn’t agree more that the game could use […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 2-22-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 22, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

As we hit the New Year, the weeks spiral toward that first Saturday in May. The racing starts off slow, and picks up speed like a roller-coaster going downhill. This weekend, the price of poker goes up as the Kentucky Derby point values take a hike to 50-20-10-5. Now, if you were wondering how much […]

A Tale of Two Handicappers

How many times have you studied all day, and nailed that sweet winner at 10-1, but you feel like you left money on the table? Or, you were ready to make a blockbuster wager and found out you overlooked a few small details that turned your tickets into high price stationery? If you have fallen […]

Free Selections / Santa Anita / Saturday and Sunday

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 16, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

There is nothing like the cool breeze blowing in from the ocean as you sip a cold one in the sand…. Or, you could be smack-dab in the middle of Mother Nature’s latest fury that is unleashing on the east-coast. Tracks are cancelling, there is little training going on, and the word snow has many […]

Bluegrass Blues

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, | No Comments >>

Gamblers are creatures of habit. We bet the same tracks, get excited when they come down the lane, and find explanations if our horse runs out. I guess you could say that makes me “Master of the Obvious.” But on this particular Sunday, I found my visit to the races a little more than just […]

Free Selections / Gulfstream Park / 2-9-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 9, 2014 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Nothing like a super Sunday of racing in Hallandale, Florida. Every weekend will bring us closer to having  our handicapping questions answered. If you’re wondering about the countdown, it stands at – 83 days and 15 hours until the Kentucky Derby. With that in mind, it’s time to start building a bankroll as it is […]