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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 […]

In Memory of One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 12, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    I was on my way to work and received a call. Normally it’s a text shot from my friend Jeff, but today he wanted to talk. ” Ed, I have some sad news.” – The world of racing is a world within the world. As the many hardworking men and women who toil seven […]

Summer Handicapping Progress Report

I had the best handicapping question from a long time player the other day. He bought me a draft beer and had a seat. – Before we got down to business we talked family, life, work, and what-not. Just a good beer with an old face from the past. – Well, it finally came down […]

Summer Checklist

  You need to take stock in your handicapping. – Are you taking notes, watching replays, and more importantly following the E-Z Win Forms ? – If not, there is no better time than the present to fine tune your skills as summer is officially in full-swing. Start by watching some replays before you examine […]

Another One for The Books

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2015 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I woke after my Dad called me and brought me a card for my birthday. He came in and looked over my living room filled with horse memorabilia. As I watched his eyes gaze over the entire room, I realized something more important than ever before. – This was a visual soundtrack to our many years […]

7 Rules to Keeping a Gambler Happy

I speak to folks around the track everyday. I’m not running for mayor, it’s just a little something I’ve always enjoyed. – The players are the most important part of racing. If you don’t believe me, just shut the doors for one year, and see if you’ll be up and running the next. One of my big pet […]

Belmont Crystal Ball

About now everyone that knows there’s going to be a big horse race next Saturday has formulated an opinion. Funny thing how sports can bring everyone together for those brief minutes. It doesn’t matter if you like the favorite rooting for the next Triple Crown winner, or want to play the role of the spoiler […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]

Been a Long Time Between Drinks

I was sitting at the dinner table for a “state-of-the-union” chat with my son. We talked about football, girls, grades, and how much he’s looking forward to high school. But as we did dishes together, and the talk turned to workman quiet. I thought about the huge task for teenagers to make the biggest decisions of their life. […]