Archive for August, 2015

Horses to Watch – 8/31/15

The racing world can take a deep cleansing breath knowing everything is going to be alright. American Pharaoh has been a blast of wind that carried the sport into the pages of history. – That will never change, and years from now when you read his name in some “remember when” article, you can think back […]

Wish You Were Here

Racing gets our blood pumping, and before you know it you’re a full-blown fan. The Travers Stakes at Saratoga was the cherry on the sundae of one of the best race cards to wager all year. The undercard was one-of-a-kind, and all eyes were focused on the Triple Crown winner who looked to continue his streak. The […]

Take It Off The Streets

I love to make a bet on football. There is something about having a wager on the big game that brings the action to life. Gamblers are some of the most competitive people in the world, and most don’t even know it. According to an article it is estimated to be about $400 Billion wagered […]

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]

Horses to Watch – 8/24/25

    The summer goes by faster than when we were kids yearning for just one more weekend. – You know the end of the season is around the corner when you start hearing the words Travers Stakes. – If you didn’t catch the weekend action, or were living under a rock, you may have missed one of […]

Ready for Some Racing ? – Free Selections 8/22/15

  As promised earlier in the week, here are some “free selections” from Winning Ponies. There is nothing like a free lunch, and with the E-Z Win Forms you’ll find yourself in the catbird seat today. – Sit back, enjoy the free selections, and download the entire card to leave no money on the table ! […]

A Week in the World of Racing

It doesn’t seem that long of a time when you’ll hear and see things that make you go hmmm. – In any sport there are stories that are front page, and others that are just quick blurbs along the way. But this month has me introspectively looking at life. We are blessed with life, but it is in […]

Tuesday at the Races

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 19, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

I was sitting around the house and had an itch to play a few races. We had dinner reservations and I wasn’t going to be able to hang around all night. That was probably a good thing, so I dialed up Winning Ponies and downloaded the E-Z Win Forms for Indiana Grand. – I follow […]

The Eyes of Chicago Are Upon You

  I love Arlington Park. You have to get there at least an hour and half to walk around and examine the manicured grounds, and see the beautiful artwork and statues. Keep this one on your bucket list before CDI (Churchill) has this one-of a-kind venue holding $4,000 conditioned races. But I digress. – I’ve […]

The Man With the Plan

    What do you do with a bad ass bar, a race book, and a new race course ? – You try to build a fan base that comes for the races and stays for the fun. – The world of a racino is a creature unto themselves. They are part race track, and […]