Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

Life on Lockdown

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 30, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

In the meantime, we get to watch and wager on tracks that are still conducting live racing. Not bad. It could be worse; we could be watching re-runs of M*A*S*H for the 1,000th time. – So enjoy the races and build your bankroll. You’ll be glad you did once the world opens up again. I […]

Should We Close the Curtains?

    After a stellar day of racing with the Florida Derby card yesterday. It was hard to believe we are living in the times of a pandemic. – The sun was shining and you could see the ocean far off in the distance. Everything looked perfect as announcer Pete Aiello called the horses onto […]

Racing in the Time of Corona

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 25, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  What will you do? – Back to the old grind or begin a new chapter? – I think we all ponder these thoughts but hold them under our breath. That’s all good for many, but not for me. It’s going to be a whole new time for this fella when the new day arrives. […]

The Sound of Silence

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      I was dressed and ready. My DRF in hand and lucky ball cap on my head. We headed to the track early and stood in line just to get in the doors. – By leaving early you had a good shot at finding a standing place or enjoy a seat purchased in […]

The Happy Horseplayer – February

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Your friend the Happy Horseplayer is starting to take aim on finding his Derby hopefuls. The marquee races are starting to heat up and it seems like every other week is chock-full of preps. – But, that is the way of the racing world. It starts in the winter and each passing weekend has us […]

Speed Thrills

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      We live in a rapid-fire world. Phone in hand with a device not far away. The speed of modern convenience has put the world at our fingertips. We are used to 197 channels, on-demand, 24-hour food delivery and Amazon Prime delivering the world in 30 minutes. We used to wait, watch, and […]

Turning For Home

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“We’d drive out with great expectations. There were races to play and a fortune to be made. Or, that’s what a young man would think on his way to the track. Looking at my Dad, and listening to stories of the big winner. It not only made the ride a little quicker but grew a […]

Old Dog, New Tricks

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 19, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I’ve been watching and wagering on the races since I can remember. – Pretty much, I had a good idea of what goes on at the races. After all, I’ve worked in every capacity at the track. – But this all changed in late November at Turfway Park. Starting in the parking lot as a […]

Convenient Memory

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 11, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    I can remember bad beats in vivid detail – But recalling big winners can be a little tougher at times. – I wonder why I’ve been having this trouble for all these years. Now, I can tell you about some of the big winning days, but the losers stick out like a sore […]

The Happy Horseplayer – January 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It’s your old friend the HH! – January came and went and most of us have flopped on our New Year’s resolutions, or at least I have. – In my neck of the woods, it has been a mild winter; and with that being said it will snow 12 inches on Derby Day.   Groundhog […]