Archive for the ‘Handicapping’ Category

Road to the Derby – 2/11/17

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 13, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Every week brings horse players another step closer to the Derby. – If you’re not a racing fan you wouldn’t get it in a thousand years. There’s something magical about the first Saturday in May. I’m not sure if it’s the beauty, the pageantry or the building excitement of watching the process funnel down to […]

Turn up the Talking Heads

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 9, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Walk into your favorite OTB, track, or peruse your favorite signal at home doing a little betting. You’ll see some entertaining folks who bring you a little inside info. – Most tracks have gotten wise and try to reach new demos while entertaining the customers. You know what’s wrong with this picture ? – Not […]

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 ! […]

Evolution of a Small Town Gambler

Gambling had a mystique that took place in back rooms or places your Mom wouldn’t approve. Rooms filled with smoke, profanity the second language, and if a lady was there she was tending bar or waiting on tables. Men could be found from every walk of life, and was the only place where you’d see […]

Free Selections – Pegasus World Cup – Gulfstream Park

          The big day has finally arrived and the racing world will focus on Miami this Saturday. Gulfstream Park was the place where I first began watching the road to the Derby many moons ago. The age of simulcast magically brought the live races to my local track and shortly after […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 1/16/17

As the passing weeks draw closer to the sweet smell of roses, horse players are starting to awaken for the long run to the first Saturday in May. – You’ll see your favorite winter time ovals beginning to start showcasing the best of what the season has to offer. – Keep your radar up as […]

Four Keys to Playing Claiming Races

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Poker is a great game and most of my horse racing friends are scared away from the tables. – I admit I enjoy the game, and like horse racing, there is a cerebral element that draws me like a moth to a flame. But the majority of good horse players keep this off their lists […]

Put It Out There

If you’ve ever picked a horse, a game, a player, or made a prediction. There is nothing more humbling than putting your name on it. But there is where the glory shines. – Last night, I posted a couple of posts on social media about the Alabama – Clemson game. Coming into the big event […]

Size Doesn’t Matter

When the ball starts to drop you can hear the inner-thoughts of gamblers from around the globe. – We can’t help it as it’s the nature of a gambler to strive toward a better day tomorrow. Thank the Wagering Gods we don’t have to actually hear the inner prayers as the final seconds tick away. […]

Holiday Shopping at the Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 13, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Many men and women who use the old excuse of “going shopping” during the holiday season are usually allowed out of the house no questions asked. They usually have some extra cash in pocket and the day is all theirs. – Nothing like trying to build a little extra scratch as we close in on […]