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Last Minute Handicapping

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Last Minute Handicapping

    If you’re getting down to the nitty-gritty of handicapping. Now is the time to really buckle down. – Not that you haven’t, or been slacking. But for many in the final hours, it’s like cramming for your history exam. – Some just want to get it over and let the betting begin. But, […]

Guest, Player, Bettor, Gambler – What’s in a Name?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 1, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Guest, Player, Bettor, Gambler – What’s in a Name?

        The names are all the same, and no matter which, it all means the same to a degree. Well, sort of. – As we ventured in long ago to a world of full-card simulcast wagering, VLT’s, Historical Gaming Machines. The landscape has changed quite a bit.   Guest = Immediately I […]

Should We Close the Curtains?

    After a stellar day of racing with the Florida Derby card yesterday. It was hard to believe we are living in the times of a pandemic. – The sun was shining and you could see the ocean far off in the distance. Everything looked perfect as announcer Pete Aiello called the horses onto […]

Speed Thrills

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      We live in a rapid-fire world. Phone in hand with a device not far away. The speed of modern convenience has put the world at our fingertips. We are used to 197 channels, on-demand, 24-hour food delivery and Amazon Prime delivering the world in 30 minutes. We used to wait, watch, and […]

New Year’s Resolutions – 2019

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

      It’s that time of the year when every gym will be packed, and more health food and vitamins will be sold. – But, it’s a new year and we want to start off on the right foot. – For gamblers, bettors, guests, and players, we have a list we usually keep to […]

How to Play Turfway Park

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

All tracks have their own little nuances. – Speed on the rail, closers from the back, and middle stalkers rule. – The Polytrack is a whole new animal versus what you’ve been playing all year on dirt.  – If you follow a few rules and keep your eyes peeled for the connections. You may find a winter […]

A Day for the History Books

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

The day started like any other as I made my way to work. I like to get there early to beat the traffic, prepare for the day and look over the track as the tractors put finishing touches on the surface. The sun was hot and the air was filled with thick humidity you could […]

Eight Habits of Lucky Gamblers

  We would all like the “secret sauce” of being successful and lucky. – There is no magic to the process, and most are common traits and practices for anyone who excels in a chosen field. – Nothing like having a little reminder of keeping the important task at the top of the list. Grab yourself […]

A Night to Remember

    We’ve heard this mantra for most of our working life but what does it really mean ? – For most it is putting up with the daily grind and bearing it with a grin. As I said that is most of who go to work. – When you love what you’re doing and […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 2/6/17

Bettors and handicappers had a big weekend on tap as there were some important stakes for the three-year-olds, and somebody said there was a football game that was worth watching. If you are a sports fan, one who enjoys making a wager, or one of the whales in Las Vegas, this was your weekend ! […]