Archive for December, 2016

Holiday Cheer

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 30, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The chatter was joyful as the holiday party settled down. I haven’t seen the old familiar faces in quite awhile. Many have retired, some to other work, and many have since passed. A day of celebration for the season of life as we ate and had drinks together. As the conversation would have a lull […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 12/23/16

Family and friends gather round the tree as seasonal eggnog is enjoyed from the traditional recipe. This is a time of reflection and rejoicing. – Nothing better than getting a little gift before the party begins and Winning Ponies wants to offer up a list of runners who may be worth a wager the next […]

Letter to Santa

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 21, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Santa, I’ve written for many years, and I’ve always looked forward to sending my wish list. I know I’m a little too old to be writing, but the magic of Christmas has a way of bringing out the hopeful kid in all of us. – Santa, I sure hope you look over my list and […]

Last Minute Shopping Ideas for the Racing Fan

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 19, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I used to see many sons and daughters looking to get that race track gift for the racing fan in their life. They would peruse the gift shop and look over every item with a puzzled look. There is no sure fire way to please your special fan, but here are a few ideas to […]

Holiday Shopping at the Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 13, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Many men and women who use the old excuse of “going shopping” during the holiday season are usually allowed out of the house no questions asked. They usually have some extra cash in pocket and the day is all theirs. – Nothing like trying to build a little extra scratch as we close in on […]

Betting on Beauty

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 8, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The racing world always keeps an eye on the symposium in Arizona. Some of the best minds in the wagering world converge and break down issues that are facing the sport we love. There are a myriad of issues, and not all catch my attention as some. But when it comes to wagering, I’m all-in […]

Treat Them Right and They’ll Be Back

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 8, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I loved going to the track. The sites and smells and the unique characters made every trip an adventure. – That was my thought many moons ago. Now when I walk in, it looks like a ghost of it’s former self. What used to be a hub of humanity is now an echo chamber where […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 12/6/16

Nothing like a little something to keep your inner-handicapper warm and happy on the cold blustery days. – Trip handicapping is one of the oldest forms of handicapping, and can be traced back to the late-great Pittsburgh Phil. – Here are some runners who had a tough trip, ┬ábad beginning, or could use a hard […]

The Beauty of Sunshine

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 6, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    For many years I would have Sunshine visit my office. No matter what the weather Sunshine would pay me a visit and let me on a little secret. – “Isn’t it a beatiful day, Ed ? It’s raining, but that God’s way of keeping the place clean.” Sunshine was a longtime player and […]