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The Sound of Silence

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      I was dressed and ready. My DRF in hand and lucky ball cap on my head. We headed to the track early and stood in line just to get in the doors. – By leaving early you had a good shot at finding a standing place or enjoy a seat purchased in […]

The Happy Horseplayer – February

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Your friend the Happy Horseplayer is starting to take aim on finding his Derby hopefuls. The marquee races are starting to heat up and it seems like every other week is chock-full of preps. – But, that is the way of the racing world. It starts in the winter and each passing weekend has us […]

Speed Thrills

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      We live in a rapid-fire world. Phone in hand with a device not far away. The speed of modern convenience has put the world at our fingertips. We are used to 197 channels, on-demand, 24-hour food delivery and Amazon Prime delivering the world in 30 minutes. We used to wait, watch, and […]

Turning For Home

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“We’d drive out with great expectations. There were races to play and a fortune to be made. Or, that’s what a young man would think on his way to the track. Looking at my Dad, and listening to stories of the big winner. It not only made the ride a little quicker but grew a […]

Old Dog, New Tricks

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 19, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I’ve been watching and wagering on the races since I can remember. – Pretty much, I had a good idea of what goes on at the races. After all, I’ve worked in every capacity at the track. – But this all changed in late November at Turfway Park. Starting in the parking lot as a […]

Convenient Memory

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 11, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    I can remember bad beats in vivid detail – But recalling big winners can be a little tougher at times. – I wonder why I’ve been having this trouble for all these years. Now, I can tell you about some of the big winning days, but the losers stick out like a sore […]

The Happy Horseplayer – January 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It’s your old friend the HH! – January came and went and most of us have flopped on our New Year’s resolutions, or at least I have. – In my neck of the woods, it has been a mild winter; and with that being said it will snow 12 inches on Derby Day.   Groundhog […]

Everyone Into the Pool!

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    When you hit this pool leave your suit and towel in the car. – I’m talking about a swelled wager where many come together and pool monies. – It can be used for that giant pick-six or pick-four pool. It’s fun to win but more exciting to win as a group. Come on […]

Small Bets, Big Action

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

You don’t have to wager Fort Knox to feel the thrill. – I work with a fellow who bets small, and he has the best time in the world. He loves to bet a $1 to win and place and root like hell. – There’s no better action in the world. Kenny loves to make […]

Time Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Nothing beats it. Remember when going to the races was an event? – You dressed up and went out for the evening. – Meeting friends to enjoy the action. Or, maybe it was driving out for the last few races. You still had on your work clothes and made the jaunt to catch some mid-week […]