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Dirt Mile / Breeders’ Cup Mile – First Glimpse

The day is shaping up to be one of the best in the 32 years of Breeders’ Cup history. With over 200 pre-entered horses including 32 from overseas. The first ever Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland stands to make history. Trainer Chad Brown leads all trainers with 14 entries, and ownership entries belong to Coolmore Partnerships […]

Juvenile Turf / Juvenile – First Glimpse

    There is nothing like a close-up look at the runners in the Breeders’ Cup. We’ll keep you chomping at the bit all the way until the big weekend. Be sure to tune into the Winning Ponies Internet Radio Show, as host John Englehardt always reaches into his bag of guests and comes out […]

Breeders’ Cup Filly Turf / Juvenile Fillies – First Glimpse

It’s time to start the countdown, and I’ve begun my study of past races to get a picture in my noggin. Nothing like a little trip handicapping to see if your runner fits. If you start with a visual, you’ll have a much easier time understanding where the E-Z Win Forms are heading. They give […]

The Three Dumbest Moves in Gambling

We’ve all had that strike of rare genius when we make a blunder at the track.  I have to say I’ve lost count years ago, but from time-to-time another gem pops back up and makes me question what in the hell am I doing ?? – From the file of “what were they thinking,” here are […]

The Magic Words of Winning

I was watching the Keeneland signal bouncing back-and-forth between Belmont Park. I was doing pretty good, and overall there were no complaints. – An old friend stopped by to chat. He has worked in racing for longer than most have been alive. He sat right down and we start talking about the old days. Good days, […]

Where Did Common Sense Go ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 30, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

People love to bet, and there is no denying that. – Why not, it’s your discretionary dollar and isn’t it up to you on how to spend it ? – After work yesterday a few of the guys got together for a few beers and some wings. The place was smack dab in the middle […]

Planning for the Future by Remembering the Past

As a kid I remember players taking a shot at the big pool carry-overs. They would have names like the “Big-Q, or the Twin-Tri.” – The pools would grow and when they were hit it was always at your local track as there was no simulcasting. Those were the days. Now I wonder why did […]

A Week in the World of Racing

It doesn’t seem that long of a time when you’ll hear and see things that make you go hmmm. – In any sport there are stories that are front page, and others that are just quick blurbs along the way. But this month has me introspectively looking at life. We are blessed with life, but it is in […]

The Eyes of Chicago Are Upon You

  I love Arlington Park. You have to get there at least an hour and half to walk around and examine the manicured grounds, and see the beautiful artwork and statues. Keep this one on your bucket list before CDI (Churchill) has this one-of a-kind venue holding $4,000 conditioned races. But I digress. – I’ve […]

The Man With the Plan

    What do you do with a bad ass bar, a race book, and a new race course ? – You try to build a fan base that comes for the races and stays for the fun. – The world of a racino is a creature unto themselves. They are part race track, and […]