Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

Preakness Runners By the Numbers

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 17, 2022 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Preakness Runners By the Numbers

The second leg in the Triple Crown happens this Saturday. Sorrowful to say the Derby winner Rich Strike will pass on this race and enjoy the extra time needed to prepare for the Belmont. The team involved feel this is best and felt if they would have had another week, he would have been ready. […]

Why I Love Horse Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 13, 2022 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Why I Love Horse Racing

As I walk through the paddock, chatting a bit while the majestic horses thunder past, snorting and whinnying as workout riders become one with the animal. That is my office for the day, and there hasn’t been a time when I haven’t loved every second and think I never will. Kentucky Derby 148 went to […]

Where Have They Gone?

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 30, 2022 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Where Have They Gone?

Once upon a time racing used to have overnight sheets with fields to the brim and also-eligible runners. But something has happened to big fields and horsemen trying to get their horses in a race. Where did they go in a matter of years? Mountaineer has cancelled a few days already, Keeneland and Churchill have […]

Two Ways to Keep Them Looking

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 10, 2022 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Two Ways to Keep Them Looking

In racing, I have had the distinct pleasure of watching the big boys and the little tracks. Both have merit, and my learning from one helped me with the other. I used to have to ultra focus on pennies just so we could have a fan-friendly event for the smaller venues, and when breaking into […]

Three Ways to Get New Players Involved

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 10, 2022 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Three Ways to Get New Players Involved

We live in times of putting our masks away only to pull them out again at a later time. During this time many yearned to try and get back to normalcy and enjoy the things the pandemic put on hold. As I watched the opening of Keeneland yesterday, I think we may have a new […]

Best Seat in the House

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 31, 2022 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Best Seat in the House

We all have our favorite jobs. You know, the ones when we pull into the parking lot and run in to start the day? Yeah, most of us have had them, and for the ones who haven’t, yours are on the way. – Me, I’ve had a helluva good time. The majority of my working […]

Turfway Park Free Selections – Thursday

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 31, 2022 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Turfway Park Free Selections – Thursday

As we enter the final days of live racing for the 2022 meeting, here are some free selections to get your bankroll moving in the right direction for closing day on Saturday for the Jeff Ruby Steaks card.   Turfway Park / Thursday   Race#1 – #5 – Good One ( 10-1) = Hails from the […]

The Big Ticket

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 23, 2022 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Big Ticket

There is nothing like having a shot at the big prize. Usually, a pick 4, 5, or pick-six. -I have been watching pools this winter and sometimes they are definitely worth the shot. But, taking a shot at the big pool comes along with a large ticket cost. – “You can’t win it unless you […]

Who’s Gonna’ Fill Their Shoes?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 21, 2022 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Who’s Gonna’ Fill Their Shoes?

Just like George Jones sang years ago. – The song means more today than it ever did. I thought about the song and country music; who was gonna be the next big artist to step up. – Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of super talented musicians out there, but who was going to […]

Don’t Ever Count Him Out

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 11, 2022 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Don’t Ever Count Him Out

Don’t call it a comeback I’ve been here for years Rocking my peers and putting suckers in fear – LL Cool J “I just wanted to be the best rider from Rivervale, Arkansas. That was good enough for me.” – Ouzts began riding horses with his cousins Earlie Fires and Jackie Fires. Earlie was inducted […]