What’s Your Magic Weapon?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 20, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on What’s Your Magic Weapon?

What we have influence over and what we do not is an important skill. – Focus on what we can control and what we cannot. – Keep your eyes and ears open to learn from everything.

We need to look for places to constantly improve. – Someone once asked me; “How will you know when you know everything about handicapping and are ready to do battle.” – “Never, if you do not find something new each and every time, go ahead and take up golf. There’s never a day I don’t learn something new.”

Instead of suffering through learning, embrace it as a test to build your abilities. – “Fire is the test of gold, so adversity is the test of strong men.” – It’s adversity that builds us into being stronger, better, and prepared.

This is my daily preparation. I’m sure it sounds serious, but it can be used in many facets of daily life. I try to learn as much as I can daily, and use it with the years of past work. – In the end, hopefully, it will challenge me to be a better handicapper. – Pulling the handle of a slot machine is easy and mindless. Lose a bunch or win a fortune with one pull. – Handicapping has been part of art and science over the years. I’ve had many great teachers and they come in many forms. The student just has to ready to put in the time.

I’m sorry to say you can toss out your rabbit’s foot, four-leaf clover, or lucky coin. – If you put the time into being a better handicapper the world is your oyster. “Fortune is fickle and take it while you can.”

For a gauge of how you’re doing. Take a look at the five people around you who you’re handicapping with. – If you don’t see growth and improvement, take a hold of your goals and change your crew while gambling. Cut out the distractions, bullshit talk, and you’ll see better results. – It’s a daily attempt, and many times I’m in charge of seeing where I can change. Do the work and good things will appear. – Preparation is hard, but the reward is very well worth it.


Best of luck today, and every day.