Archive for the ‘Handicapping’ Category

Happy Horseplayer – April

We are weeks away from the beautiful roses, swirling humanity and thundering hooves. Yep, it’s almost Derby time! As we get closer there is nothing better than taking stock in our handicapping checklist. The Happy Horseplayer wants to share his many years of handicapping to make your Oaks and Derby a winner.   1. – […]

A Winner In Hand…

Too many times we take for granted the winner at hand. – You know, when you start talking jib-jab about him only paying $6 and you should have looked for the 20-1 shot. – Well, he didn’t win and your horse did. – What more do you want? I have a good buddy you’ll hear […]

The Boys’ Club

                          It was one question I didn’t see coming. – ” Why do you think there are so few women playing the races?” – They play poker, blackjack, slots, video poker, and a dozen forms of games. – Why not the ponies? – […]

Tuesday Free Selections – 3/19/19

Early in the week betting doesn’t have the bang the weekend has by any means. – There are solid claiming events and some nice allowance races. Not bad if you’re looking for some action and in horse racing, there is never a lack of thundering hooves punding for home.   Mahoning Valley Race #2 – Flying […]

Three Things Gamblers Shouldn’t Do

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 15, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

We all have a list we keep in our back pocket. You know, the inner-sanctum rules that we quietly live our gambling lives. – But here are three more you may want to add before pulling the trigger on your next wager.   1. Don’t Play to Get Even When you hear the words bouncing […]

Good Weekend in the Big Apple!

I stuck to my guns and followed my plans. – I guess it’s a little different than some weeks ago where I cried in my beer. But if you do the same, Winning Ponies will make your day a winner! – It’s never too late to get on board and the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms […]

Happy Horseplayer / March

Another month has passed and we are starting to see the marquee races hit the weekend schedule. I’m starting to see articles on “Derby Horses to Watch” and “New Shooters Coming on the Scene.” – No matter what your belief, somewhere in Louisville there is a large hothouse with roses beginning to bloom.   Our […]

The Happy Horseplayer – February

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 13, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“Sometimes we get the bear and sometimes the bear gets us.” – The Big Lebowski – Over the past year I have spoken of illness, rehab, and wellness. – Well, the sweet taste of being whole has taken a detour again. – There is no winning day that could ever compare with the feeling of good […]

If I were a betting man….

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 30, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Yeah, if only I made a wager of two I would’ve had a great weekend. – Not only that, I would parlay some of my winnings into a Super Bowl bet to start February off in fine fashion. – But, the crying is over and there is nothing to do except look forward. – Here are […]

How’s the New Year Treating You ?

Have you’ve fallen off the bandwagon or full steam ahead? – 2019 has started off slow, and I’m getting back in the swing. Each weekend I find myself getting more involved with Gulfstream, and eventually, it will extend to Tampa Bay and the left coast. – I guess the New Year resolution is still in play. […]