Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Better Betting ?

Not trying to steal a line from The Who, but the latest talk on the wagering front is about “Exchange Wagering.” – If it kind of has the Wall St. feel, its not far away. – If you’ve been a player who sits on the sidelines and complains about not offering the bettor new avenues. Here […]

My View From the Grandstand

There are things that need to be addressed; some need to be left alone, and others that continue to amaze. During the last few days I’ve seen a little sampling of each in racing. – As fans, we are the lifeblood that keeps the game alive. We are riding the high wave of 2015, and now […]

Calling all Cars – Integrity Police Please Respond

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 5, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  They’re never around when we need them, and they’re probably still writing tickets for improper fashion statements from last Derby day. – But we need them now, and they better hurry ! – The Breeders’ Cup wind blew through the racing world to rave revues, and Keeneland looked right at home on the big stage […]

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It.

I’m not one to wish anyone in the Sport of King’s bad mojo. It just wouldn’t be right, and as a true fan, we love to watch the equine athletes participate. – The Breeders’ Cup Sprint was filled with everything we could ask from a Breeders’ Cup event and then some. He galloped out strong under […]

Imagine That ?

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is unveiling a new wager; ” The 3 Pick 1.” – I know it sounds a little tough to swallow, but if you look at it. You’ll see how it could be a wager that spans the wagering demographic. – Here it is in a nutshell.  (Example) -You have three […]

Take It Off The Streets

I love to make a bet on football. There is something about having a wager on the big game that brings the action to life. Gamblers are some of the most competitive people in the world, and most don’t even know it. According to an Inc.com article it is estimated to be about $400 Billion wagered […]

They Turned Paradise Into the Breeders’ Cup

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 9, 2015 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

The grounds of Keeneland are manicured and pristine. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see beautiful Lexington, you’re in for a sweet surprise come October. The track will open on October 2nd, and will close the doors on October 24th. If you have the opportunity, make your way down and see the races. The magical “Brigadoon” […]

Light the Candles !

  Each year at Saratoga there has been a red-hot betting angle. You tried to keep it on the down-low for the first few years, but after a bevy of tickets being cashed everyone was on board. – On Wednesday, July 29, William I. Mott turns 62-years-young. For the fans at Saratoga this has become a […]

2015 Kentucky Oaks Entries

by Horstradamus

posted on May 1, 2015 in Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

A wide open field of 14 fillies will compete at Churchill Downs this Friday, May 1st at 5:49pm Eastern (TV: NBCSN) for the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks.  I’m A Chatterbox (4-1), the easy winner of three consecutive graded stakes races at Fair Grounds, drew the 8 post.  Condo Commando (4-1) has dominated in NY, most […]

2015 Kentucky Derby Entries

by Horstradamus

posted on April 30, 2015 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News | 2 Comments >>

Derby weekend is almost here and the post positions have been drawn. The 141st Run For The Roses is scheduled this Saturday, May 2nd at Churchill Downs at 6:34pm Eastern (TV: NBC). All eyes will be on the lukewarm favorite American Pharoah (5-2), who has had an amazing sophomore year thus far. It’s scary that he […]