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The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As we break into the month of July the heat and humidity have taken the place of the cool crisp air. – Some of my favorite summer tracks are getting ready to open. – How can you not enjoy the historic Saratoga races? You’ll see the biggest outfits in the sport descend¬†on the oldest race […]

View From Above

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have the best seat in the house at work. Think of it like a corner office¬†in the city. You can see everything, and pretty much they can see me. – The families, the fans, and the gamblers. Best seat in the house I tell ya’. – I have watched fans from every walk and […]

The Savior of Racing ?

For years I’ve been hearing tracks talk about what they need to survive. Not just to make a few more bucks, but survive. – I’m hearing of local tracks laying off long-time employees, cutting back to the bare bones and just limping along. But there may be a light at the end of the tunnel […]

The Happy Horseplayer

      The summer is in full swing as heat and humidity replaced the snow and cold. – No complaints from this end. – There’s a great deal going on in my world of racing and life. The month of July is special and hopefully, it will hold a lucky streak at the windows […]

Try Something New ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I’ve worked in racing for many moons. Long ago, it was the only game in town and all you had to do was keep the lights on. – Not any more. – There are so many places to get your bet on and enjoy a little action. From my doorstep, there are six racinos /casinos […]

Behind the Scenes

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Some folks come to the track and think it just came together. But that being far from the truth, there is a story and a behind the scenes tale about all involved. With the Belmont in our rearview mirror sometimes we forget all that went into the day to make it great. Justify is “immortal” […]

Celebrating Dad

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    Racing fans rolled in through the doors with more kids than usual. I liked to see the families coming to the races as it took me back. – Back to a time when we would be sitting under a maple tree with blankets spread wide. The sun would shine through the leaves that […]

Lucky Number 13

        The Triple Crown has been won and “lucky #13″ is in the books. – Justify is undefeated and has done nothing wrong to date. But after the race there’s usually some hullabaloo about something that transpired. – He jumped from the gate, drew off quickly and settled in for a 1 […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Another month passes, and racing action is beginning to heat up. There’s nothing like Thoroughbreds thundering home in the summer sun. – The Triple Crown is upon and my excitement is at a fever pitch. But when a Triple Crown hopeful is on the line, the joy of watching the historic event is that much […]

Can History Repeat?

It was 45 years ago when five horses lined up at Belmont Park. Only one stood to be the Triple Crown winner and take down the “Test of the Champion.” – It was 2:24 later and a colt who went by the name of “Big Red” not only set a track record, he broke the […]