Archive for June, 2018

The Happy Horseplayer

      The summer is in full swing as heat and humidity replaced the snow and cold. – No complaints from this end. – There’s a great deal going on in my world of racing and life. The month of July is special and hopefully, it will hold a lucky streak at the windows […]

Try Something New ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I’ve worked in racing for many moons. Long ago, it was the only game in town and all you had to do was keep the lights on. – Not any more. – There are so many places to get your bet on and enjoy a little action. From my doorstep, there are six racinos /casinos […]

Behind the Scenes

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Some folks come to the track and think it just came together. But that being far from the truth, there is a story and a behind the scenes tale about all involved. With the Belmont in our rearview mirror sometimes we forget all that went into the day to make it great. Justify is “immortal” […]

Celebrating Dad

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    Racing fans rolled in through the doors with more kids than usual. I liked to see the families coming to the races as it took me back. – Back to a time when we would be sitting under a maple tree with blankets spread wide. The sun would shine through the leaves that […]

Lucky Number 13

        The Triple Crown has been won and “lucky #13″ is in the books. – Justify is undefeated and has done nothing wrong to date. But after the race there’s usually some hullabaloo about something that transpired. – He jumped from the gate, drew off quickly and settled in for a 1 […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Another month passes, and racing action is beginning to heat up. There’s nothing like Thoroughbreds thundering home in the summer sun. – The Triple Crown is upon and my excitement is at a fever pitch. But when a Triple Crown hopeful is on the line, the joy of watching the historic event is that much […]

Can History Repeat?

It was 45 years ago when five horses lined up at Belmont Park. Only one stood to be the Triple Crown winner and take down the “Test of the Champion.” – It was 2:24 later and a colt who went by the name of “Big Red” not only set a track record, he broke the […]

The Next Big One?

  With two legs of the Triple Crown in the books, the chatter is in full-swing about the next name to be etched in the history books. – Is Justify the horse hailed as the next “big one?” – He broke apart the “Curse of Apollo” and even overcame the video where he looked sore […]

He’s Just That Damn Good

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 1, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

          Some things are over buffered with big words, fireworks, and smoke. – Who can blame you when you feel so emphatic about anything? – On Memorial Day of this year, I saw something take place I’ve seen a thousand times before and still was amazed. Well, maybe not 1,000 times; 6,927 times […]

The Shark Ain’t Coming Round’ Anymore

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 1, 2018 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

His lawn chair that must have been 100 years old, and with notebook in hand, the old man watched the races with laser precision. I’ve been seeing him for over 25 years working at the tracks. Sometimes he would make a trip to Keeneland and set up his shop. We walk past people every day and assume […]