Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

The Happy Horseplayer – September

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 15, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Happy Horseplayer – September

  I was sitting on the porch looking off into the night time distance. – It took me back to something my mother once said to me. ” If you work at something you love you get to enjoy it while it’s happening, and when you get a bit older, you get to look back […]

Derby Days Past

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Derby Days Past

I can remember getting up early. My dad was known as the neighbor who liked to play the races; but on this day that was just fine as he gathered up bets from neighbors, family, and friends to get their action down. – There was nothing better than the excitement of things to come and […]

The Sounds of Silence

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2020 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Sounds of Silence

I looked over the balcony from the old press box with a smile from ear-to-ear. As a kid in the candy store, there was nothing better. Roses perfectly manicured in the infield winner’s circle, the made-to-order 75-degree day with sunshine. I was there. I had finally made it. Going to the Derby was a far-away […]

How Much More?

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on How Much More?

Struggle. Maybe not the best of words, but still true. Working in the racing industry has been more fun than the law allows. But with every business, the landscape changes and we are caught re-inventing ourselves to survive. – I can remember when 9 live races and no simulcasting was unbelievable. Then it slowly began […]

Life is on the Wire – The Rest is Just Waiting

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 28, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Life is on the Wire – The Rest is Just Waiting

From my early days going to the races with my dad. I always wanted to work in racing. Quoting Papa Wallenda pretty much sums up my travels in Thoroughbred racing. My first job at the track was really exciting, or that’s what I thought. I had a slick green windbreaker and khaki shorts with my […]

Looking Back Over the Past Few Months

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 16, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Looking Back Over the Past Few Months

It was back in March when the announcements began. – Life as we knew it was changing drastically. It seemed as if our worst nightmares were coming true and uncertainty the rule of the day. – Families were being asked to keep distance, and the economy was short of collapse. All seemed bleak and there […]

The Happy Horseplayer – August

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 11, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Happy Horseplayer – August

It’s your old friend the HH, and I’m enjoying the summer. How about you? – I know it’s upside down and doesn’t make much sense. But, there’s plenty to enjoy. About now we’d start heading toward Labor Day as the end of summer. Now, it will be Derby Day weekend. Crazy, huh? – But, if […]

Racing in the Time of COVID-19

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 2, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Racing in the Time of COVID-19

Long ago, my son asked me a question. “How do you learn, Daddy?” – For a 5-year-old that was a good one. – Would I go into a litany of logical reasons for how the learning process works? Or, about how life lessons play for future learning. – After further review, I picked up my […]

Live Sporting Action to be Enjoyed!

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 2, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Live Sporting Action to be Enjoyed!

It’s that time of year when the “Boys of Summer” take the diamonds. We start talking about our favorite football teams gearing up for fall-time fun. Even high school sports are on the shortlist of games not being played. So, what’s a sports fan to do? How do we get our fix of action, excitement, […]

Good News Monday

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 20, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, News and Announcements, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Good News Monday

Nothing like a little dose of good vibes to get your week started off right. If you doubt it, just try not having a “Good News Monday.” – Pass along the positive, and watch the flow of energy pass along from one-to-another. Be kinder, be happier, and enjoy the ride!   Great news! Megan Fadlovich, […]