Archive for 2019

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The H.H. is checking in and wants to see how you’re doing? – Me, I’m getting my butt whipped by a nasty head cold. I sound like a mix of Barry White and Trace Adkins. But, I digress. – I had a ‘fever dream” last night and awoke in a frothy sweat. – I was […]

Betting Buddies

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 16, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The best part of being a handicapper were the friendships made along the way. – Feel free to quote me if you wish. Not that “Papa” Hemingway would be jealous or Bukowski angry. – It was the friendships that made the cold nights watching cheap Thoroughbreds seem like the Kentucky Derby. I was too young […]

That’s What I’m Talking About!

    We all dream of the big score. – C’mon, we all do it. – With the Breeders’ Cup in the books, many of us are looking forward to the next big race meet. Then there are players who took a different road. They downloaded their Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms.  So how did […]

A Tale of Two Gamblers

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 6, 2019 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  How’d you do?- Did you take it down? – Any big winners? – It sounds like every conversation between friends or acquaintances. – You settle in and listen to the day’s events or spinning your tale. – It was this thought that had me ask the golden question to a couple of hard-core gambling […]

How Did You Do?

Well, the big weekend came and went and the winners were crowned. – I guess we did see the best horses on this day get their picture taken. – I put out some selections to get you in the mood for handicapping and made a little visit back to see how I did for the […]

Free Selections – Breeders’ Cup – Saturday

The big weekend is upon and the waiting is over! – There are 14 races with an average of 11 runners per race. – The International contingent has 33 Euros, 1 from Japan, and 1 from Korea. – You’re getting the best from around the world. What more could a horseplayer desire?     Saturday […]

A Shot at the Title or a Seat by the Band?

Playing the Breeders’ Cup can be sticky wicket if you’re not prepared. – I guess that is the key to most any day, but this weekend is something completely different. Nobody is using this race to see what they have or prepare for a G-3 at Somewhere Downs. – The key is simple and it […]

Free Selections – Breeders’ Cup – Friday – 11/1/19

The big weekend is only a handful of hours from going to post at Santa Anita. The weather is supposed to be in the ’80s and sunny. It sounds like a perfect day for wagering and watching the action. – Here are some free selections to whet your appetite and get you ready to download […]

Against the Odds – Finding Your Edge

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 30, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    There are about a thousand reasons gamblers win or lose. If you don’t believe me just ask them. – As we approach the holy of holy weekends for horseplayers there is mental flossing that must take place. You know, start doing last-minute homework and watching replays. When they conduct the post position draw […]

Fading Into History

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 23, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The game of racing fades in 20-minute increments. – That’s the time in between post times. Where we made friends, talked horses, and handicapped for the big win. – Over the years, we see friends get older and make fewer trips to the races. Then, they disappear. You hear the story of how they passed […]