Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

Small Bets, Big Action

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

You don’t have to wager Fort Knox to feel the thrill. – I work with a fellow who bets small, and he has the best time in the world. He loves to bet a $1 to win and place and root like hell. – There’s no better action in the world. Kenny loves to make […]

Time Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Nothing beats it. Remember when going to the races was an event? – You dressed up and went out for the evening. – Meeting friends to enjoy the action. Or, maybe it was driving out for the last few races. You still had on your work clothes and made the jaunt to catch some mid-week […]

The Happy Horseplayer / Happy New Year!

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 15, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Just a few days into the New Year and the H.H. is off and running! – So far 2020 has been good to me. I took some time off after Breeders’ Cup and did a little “refresh” for my handicapping. Oh, I made some wagers, but a little less than normal. – Sometimes less is […]

A New Beginning – 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 15, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  The world has made another trip around the sun and the process starts all over again. – What seemed like yesterday is back in full effect and ready to begin. – I love how players come out the last day of the year or the first day of the New Year. – The real […]

Backstretch Christmas

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 29, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    The holiday season is special. – We gather to eat, drink and enjoy family and friends. The backside of the track is a place of hard work and dedication to horses. But after the horses are fed, bathed and bedded down. It’s time to celebrate! In every barn, there are parties taking place. […]

Race Track Life

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 17, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The windows are high above the track. Six floors to be exact. – You look down and see a smattering of fans walking on an apron that used to be jam-packed. The winds roar past the ancient building where age has taken its toll. – Horses walk slowly toward the starting gate as riders make […]

The Happy Horseplayer – Back From Vacation

I’ve been taking a little vacation. – No, I didn’t hit the beach or go to the mountains. I took a break since the Breeders’ Cup. – Now, that didn’t mean I stopped reading or handicapping the races. It was a little hiatus from the windows. – Right after the BC, I took a little […]

Friendships That Last Forever

  Today started out as usual.  Bowl of oatmeal and watching the squirrels play. Sit and read a little social media and wish some friends a happy birthday. – Then, it is right onto the racing rags. I love my morning routine. Music in the background and some typing to be done. Not a bad […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The H.H. is checking in and wants to see how you’re doing? – Me, I’m getting my butt whipped by a nasty head cold. I sound like a mix of Barry White and Trace Adkins. But, I digress. – I had a ‘fever dream” last night and awoke in a frothy sweat. – I was […]

Betting Buddies

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 16, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The best part of being a handicapper were the friendships made along the way. – Feel free to quote me if you wish. Not that “Papa” Hemingway would be jealous or Bukowski angry. – It was the friendships that made the cold nights watching cheap Thoroughbreds seem like the Kentucky Derby. I was too young […]