Archive for the ‘Handicapping’ Category

You Make the Call

This past weekend was chock-full of solid racing action. If you didn’t like the outcomes, that can be up for debate at any track, OTB or gathering of gamblers. As we draw closer to the big dance in Louisville, every passing week will be loaded with marquee events and top-notch action.   This past weekend […]

Free Weekend Selections – 3/10/18

Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch? – Winning Ponies likes to get you thinking about the weekend and dialing down the E-Z Win Forms and start handicapping for Saturday.  – With each passing weekend, we will be one step closer to making our way to Louisville. I can just smell the roses from […]

Who Are You ?

Just like The Who song, we have plenty of questions to be answered. – Who are you? – Well, maybe it would be better stated as what type of player are you. Are you a “methodical player” who searches for that spot play or are you a “pick and punch” style gambler? – Believe it or not, it […]

The Happy Horseplayer – Feeling Thankful

Sometimes we think of the big winner, the huge payoff or the score that continues to elude. But for this Happy Handicapper, there have been some really big goals on the table to chase down and cash in. – It was on Sunday, November, 26th that I started back at Turfway Park. I was going to […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 2, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The New Year is underway and by now we’re starting to think about our favorite winter ovals. Mother Nature has been dealing from the bottom of the deck with wicked weather all across the nation. But, that’s winter. – The Happy Horseplayer is ready and chomping at the bit for the stakes that will lead […]

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aide

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 22, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

For some gamblers, excess is the drug of choice. – I call it a drug because it can have a hypnotic effect on your day at the races. Impulse plays, tap-dancing or just making a little bet to have some action. Know what I mean? – Think of it like pulling a slot machine handle one more […]

Did You Boycott ?

The hullaballoo of boycotting Keeneland was the topic of the fall. There’s always going to be a subject up for a vote or an issue being talked about. – According to the Paulick Report: The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) and have jointly announced that a horseplayer boycott of Keeneland is underway, citing an increase in […]

What Now ?

These two simple words were uttered by my neighbor over the fence. – It was on Sunday after the Breeders’ Cup and he wanted to know where to bet. – I’ve been talking to him over the fence for years and he’s a curmudgeonly handicapper. He loves to bet from home, jump around and play […]

Big Wins, Bad Beats and Long Walks to the Car

I was at Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup in 2011. – Now, I know I’m not the only one in the world but this track is 100 miles from my home and I am a true lover of racing. – There was a fat pick-four pool and I needed to find that single that may […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Today has me winding back clocks and looking forward to an extra hour of sleep. Not a bad thing coming off a long Breeders’ Cup weekend where I’m tuckered out from reading and doing homework. I’ll need a day off before I start digging into the reports of how the horses came back. For The Happy […]