Archive for May, 2014

A Tale of Two Tracks

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 31, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

“In a land far away where the Thoroughbred grew, was the home of two tracks that racing fans knew. The area was prime, and the days they were great. But time stands not still while the racing world waits. They wished and they tried all the things to do right, but when the changes came […]

Ghostly White Wonders

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 28, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, | 1 Comment >>

I have watched Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Trotters, Pacers, Greyhounds, and rats run after cheese at a Turner’s Derby party. It’s safe to say this handicapper has seen about everything. That is until this Friday at Belterra Park. Race #7 on the card presents a unique set of runners. There is a field of eight slated […]

Memorial Day Memories

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The track has always been a place where I’ve gone. It was there when I was lucky enough to tag along with my dad. It was there when I had sad times in my life, for it always took my mind away. The track has always been there, and no matter how it has transformed. I […]

Free Selections / Memorial Day Weekend / Belmont

In racing we count the seasons by which track is running, and what event is up next. Then there is the more exact way for a handicapper to keep time, and that is in 20 minute increments. You know, the time between races? Memorial Day weekend has always been a “starting gate load” for the […]

Guerilla Handicapping

The game has changed, but then again it hasn’t moved a muscle. Once upon a time, there were nine races and few exotic wagers. If you missed the daily double, you might as well stay home. The pools were swelled, and the place was packed. Those were the days of Thoroughbred racing. Bookies were everywhere, […]

Dreaming of the Crown

It’s hard to believe it’s been 36-years since the last Triple Crown winner. I remember when Mike Battaglia was on the Winning Ponies Internet show, and we we’re talking horses. Mike has been a fixture on the racing scene for quite awhile, and when we opened the topic of the Derby. I asked Mr. Battaglia if  […]

Weekend Warriors

It’s that time of the year when horse players turn into a beast. Yep, they go from a mild-mannered Joe to a mega dollar betting machine. I am all in for a good wager, and the Triple Crown offers some unique opportunities to make money. Just think it out, and treat the weekend like you do every […]

Preakness 139 Wagering Plans

Once upon a time, I wrote a blog called “One Day Pro.” To put it in a nutshell, if you are thinking about hammering a track you normally don’t follow. You’re in a position to have your wallet removed from your back pocket. This is why many handicappers put their trust in Winning Ponies. They follow every […]

The Time of the Season

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 11, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

This time every year our family would be dusting off our picnic baskets, and getting our large blankets ready. Beginning with Mother’s Day, the family treks to the track would begin. Now, that’s not to say there weren’t a few dozen more in between the dates, but the day that honors dear old mom was […]

New Car Smell

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 7, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 3 Comments >>

Have you ever had the first ride in a brand new car? Me neither, but I think I get the idea. Everything is polished and bright, and it handles like a dream. The same can be said for race tracks. I have had the pleasure of working at five tracks in my career, and they have […]