Archive for May, 2020

Passing the Torch

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 22, 2020 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    I was contacted by an old friend. – She was my intern at River Downs long ago and was a great addition to the team. One day she brought her younger brother to work, and he was a true gent. The young man loved the game and asked many “sheepish” questions about learning […]

Get in the Game!

If you’ve ever wanted to own a horse. Now is the best time. – A few friends have called and asked questions about how to get started. I’m sure it sounds simple, and with a little guidance, this can be an exciting time for you. Local tracks have been trying some programs. – They have […]

The Time to Build Tomorrow is Today

“What better place than here what better time than now.” – Race Against the Machine I’ve spent a great deal of my time watching Thoroughbred action and listening. Yes, that’s my escape from binge-watching, and wondering what to cook for dinner at 10 am in the morning. But, that’s OK. We’re all doing the same […]

The Happy Horseplayer – May

The Monday after Derby is here. Normally, we would be talking about what happened, and how the horses came back. – There would be plans, next race preparations, as well as small adjustments to solve any problems. But, not this year. – The good news is that we will be talking about this in four […]

Free Selections – Arkansas Derby Day – 5/2/20

As we ponder what could have been, we should relish what we have. Saturday is usually Derby Day, but it has been rescheduled to the first Saturday in September. – There is an incredible card at OP and it is Arkansas Derby Day! – Add in the “Virtual Derby” and we have a fun day […]

Derby, Interrupted

The weather forecast was perfect for the weekend. This would have been the starting point for my handicapping methods. First weather, and onward from there. – The Kentucky Derby, first held in 1875 at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, it is the longest-running sports event in the United States. Dubbed the “Run for the Roses,” […]