Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

The Happy Horseplayer – End of Summer

by Ed Meyer

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

” I can feel the cooler winds making their way in. – Summer is over.” – The Flamingo Kid   From the movie back in my younger years was the tale of gin playing moneymen at an exclusive club at the beach. – It was a great movie of a kid trying to find himself […]

Travers Triumph

by Ed Meyer

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

Saratoga had one helluva card on tap this past Saturday for the 150th edition of the Travers. – It was chock full of graded races, and every time I looked it felt chalky. – The competition was top shelf, and I guess that’s why the favorites stuck out like a sore thumb. – I had […]

Reliving My First

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 21, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Man, I remember my first. – Can you? – It’s a feeling that still brings a smile to your face many years later and it just won’t stop. – You’ll have many, but there’s nothing like your first. – Remember how nervous you were, and how it settled in with a serene sense of accomplishment […]

If I Were A Betting Man

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 21, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The thought of gambling for a living sure beats the hell out of putting up with a boss. – Yeah, I can see me strutting into the track walking out with a strong profit. – It happens. Why not me? I had an opportunity to try this little venture. – We just had a baby […]

Pound for Pound – Toughest Athletes

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 20, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  We’re all guilty. – You know, when your big bet looses and you’re questioning the ride by the jockey. – But I’m here to tell you as a sports fan that jockeys are the toughest athletes pound-for-pound. I bet that lump in the back of your throat feels like a bowling ball right now. […]

Reflections on a Career in Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 17, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I’ve been doing some reflection. There’s so much to be grateful, and so many people that helped me, taught me, and showed me there was only one job for me. – Everyday my car pulled into my parking spot I’ve never regretted a minute. We all start off somewhere. I began at 19-years-old in the […]

Three Things That Made Me a Better Gambler

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 14, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyone likes to dream about the big winner and crowds carrying you out the doors to the heroes tune. Throngs of gamblers patting you on the back as you light the winner’s cigar. – That’s all fine and dandy except one thing. Not one single word is true. I have come up with my own speed figures […]

The Happy Horseplayer

The “Dog Days of Summer” are upon and summer racing is in full flight. – I’ve taken my time off and enjoyed the little things. You know, going to the races on a Saturday afternoon, swimming in the middle of the day, reading, and just having that fleeting feeling I haven’t had since my college […]

The Ironman Takes Some Time Off

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Perry Wayne Ouzts is a fixture on the Ohio scene and a legend in the history books. On July 7th, he turned 65-years-young doing what he loves. – He had a spill at Belterra Park on July 28th. – For the 51,218 mounts in his career, you can bet this isn’t his first injury. […]

Free Selections / 50 – Cent Cross Country Pick 5

Saturday offers up the special Cross Country wager combining some of the best races from NYRA and around the country. Pick 4’s and Pick 5’s will be offered letting you bet multiple tracks in one bet! – The last one was on July 27th and it paid off a sweet $1,855.00 for a 50-cent base wager. – […]