Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

Grandstand Memories

    In every sport we have them. – You can hear the arm-chair warriors carrying a torch for their team or runner. – That’s just fine. It makes the game interesting. But, over the years, I’ve noticed some pretty good imitations of a rider walking around in the grandstand. – They’re not going to […]

Never Too Late to Be What You Might’ve Been

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 10, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

There are many versions of a race track today. It can be the one where your grandpa used to take you as a kid, or it can be a racino with gaming. Or maybe, a casino that came in and turned your quaint little oval into a glitzy place with music, giveaways, and huge crowds. […]

Happy 65th Birthday, Ironman!

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 10, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

My Dad was a hard worker all his life. – When I was a kid I used to be amazed at how strong he was and the amount of work he could handle. – ” Iron doesn’t rust.” – That was one of his many lines about how he was in such good shape. – […]

Weekend Winners – Saturday, 7/6/19

There is a bevy of good races for the holiday weekend. – I used to relish the nine live races at our local track years ago. Now, with a full card of simulcasting ready for betting it is like a non-stop buffet of action. – Sit back, and take a look at these runners. Use […]

Another Circuit Around the Sun

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I would skip my last class in high school and run out to my car. – Oh, the feeling of being a young man and missing study hall. I was carrying over bets for my teacher. – I was allowed to drive the expressway and for a 17-year-old this was freedom personified. River Downs was […]

Tough Times for Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

At the time of this post, there are some really odd things happening. – I’m not talking about a double dead-heat on the same card or a historical payoff. – I’ve never said this before, but I believe the next year will have a great impact on the sport of kings as we know it. […]

A Day at the Races During WWII

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

        Memorial Day at the track was always a time where we honored those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice. – There would be free admission, free seating, and a free lunch. Among the sea of hats covered with WWII units, and places of service. They were older gents who would […]

Lucky Me

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 19, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

“As I step into the line – You can bet this winner is mine – No photo, objections, and inquiries be not – For this is my day, and I’m feeling quite hot.” – Quote from the men’s room wall at Latonia Race Course. Gamblers can be the most superstitious people in the world. – […]

The Louisiana Legend

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 19, 2019 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  I was attending college and the simulcast boom was just beginning. ADW’s were a bunch of letters, and if you wanted to bet the ponies you went to the track or made a call to your bookie. – Keeneland was in session and I spent more time digging in my pockets for quarters as […]

Download, Wager, and Win!

    In the words of the immortal Dizzy Dean; ” It ain’t bragging if you can do it.” – according to the leader of the “Gashouse Gang” from the 1934 Cardinals. – Well, if you like the saying another can boast the same on Belmont Day last Saturday. – For this handicapper, it was […]