Archive for the ‘Handicapping’ Category

The Happy Horseplayer – End of Summer

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 2, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

” I can feel the cooler winds making their way in. – Summer is over.” – The Flamingo Kid   From the movie back in my younger years was the tale of gin playing moneymen at an exclusive club at the beach. – It was a great movie of a kid trying to find himself […]

Free Selections – Kentucky Downs – 8/31/19

    The one-of-a-kind undulating European turf course is back in action with Kentucky Downs. At just five days each year, Kentucky Downs hosts one of the shortest thoroughbred horse racing meets in North America. Though short, the five-day meet features more than $10 million in purses, with a nation-leading average of over $2 million […]

If I Were A Betting Man

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 21, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The thought of gambling for a living sure beats the hell out of putting up with a boss. – Yeah, I can see me strutting into the track walking out with a strong profit. – It happens. Why not me? I had an opportunity to try this little venture. – We just had a baby […]

Free Selections – Saturday – Del Mar – 8/17/19

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 17, 2019 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The summer is just flying right past and it won’t be long until we’ll be talking about our favorite fall ovals opening. – But, that is around the corner and we’re going to enjoy every single race going to post. – Here are some free selections to get your inner-handicapper brewing. Be sure to download […]

Three Things That Made Me a Better Gambler

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 14, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyone likes to dream about the big winner and crowds carrying you out the doors to the heroes tune. Throngs of gamblers patting you on the back as you light the winner’s cigar. – That’s all fine and dandy except one thing. Not one single word is true. I have come up with my own speed figures […]

Free Selections / 50 – Cent Cross Country Pick 5

Saturday offers up the special Cross Country wager combining some of the best races from NYRA and around the country. Pick 4’s and Pick 5’s will be offered letting you bet multiple tracks in one bet! – The last one was on July 27th and it paid off a sweet $1,855.00 for a 50-cent base wager. – […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 26, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Another summer month is rolling by and it got me to reflect on the game we love. – Saratoga is in full swing, and this past weekend brought blistering heat to most of the nation. Add in the problems facing racing and you have one player with many things to ponder. But rest assured, we […]

Free Selections / Wednesday, 7/17/19

Hump Day is more than a camel telling jokes on TV. – It’s the day where you make final tweaks to your bankroll as the weekend will roll up quickly. This weekend is G1 Haskell weekend and a pair of G2’s at Del Mar. – That’s right, more action than the law allows. – But, […]

Grandstand Memories

    In every sport we have them. – You can hear the arm-chair warriors carrying a torch for their team or runner. – That’s just fine. It makes the game interesting. But, over the years, I’ve noticed some pretty good imitations of a rider walking around in the grandstand. – They’re not going to […]

Free Saratoga Selections / Saturday, 7-13-19

The Spa is open and summer is officially underway. I love to watch the babies, the turf, and the incredible stakes. – I guess it’s fair to say I love the entire show. How could you not? Saratoga is like Christmas for horseplayers and gamblers. The opportunity to watch and wager on the best outfits, […]