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Memorial Day Memories

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 25, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  If I listen close, I can still hear the band. – They are far down Oak street, but music echoes in the distance. – My town was like the one most called home. – Firetrucks and police cars blaring horns and sirens. Girl and boy scout troops, decorated veterans walking proudly waving to the […]

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,” […]

First Saturday in September

I know, it sounds crazy. But, in the times of Corona-19, it may be the new norm for a while. – This Saturday would have been Kentucky Derby 146. – We just need to sit back, chill out, and wait for the ponies. They’ll be heading to post in about four months. Churchill Downs has […]

The End of an Era

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 25, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

On a cold rainy morning, a magical place in my life was cleared away. Swept into the pages of history for many fans, but for me, it was much more. This was the place where my love of horse racing began. For me, it was more than just an old building, it was a monument […]

Tough Times – Tougher People

If you’re the dealer, I’m out of the game. If you are the healer I’m broken and lame. If Thine is the glory mine is the shame. If you want it darker, than we kill the flame. – Leonard Cohen.  Every morning is like the movie Groundhog Day. – I check my phone or find […]

Free Selections – Saturday, April 18, 2020

Trapped at home? – Not much to do? – Download your E-Z Win Forms and head to the track. Or, just put on your lucky cap and head over to the computer. – Yeah, it’s not the same, but it will be a day of action-packed Thoroughbred coming your way. And, just when you thought […]