Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

Bet the Farm

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 14, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Bet the Farm

There is more truth to the title than you’d ever believe. I really have to be careful about how I recall this story because my friend is a regular reader. – ” Hell, I don’t care if you tell the story, just don’t mention my name and tell it right. My wife would be mad […]

The One That Got Away

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 9, 2020 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The One That Got Away

If you listen closely, you can still hear the pick-five / four tickets being tossed on the floor. Mine included. – But, in keeping with my betting average of one good day, and one where I didn’t know my name. 2020 was not any different. – I look back on a weekend filled with incredible […]

Friday Breeders’ Cup – 11/6/2020 – First glance

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 2, 2020 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Friday Breeders’ Cup – 11/6/2020 – First glance

      Hard to believe the big weekend is upon. – The year is one of the books, but we’re still getting ready for the big event. – There won’t be any fans on track, but rest assured every ADW and OTB will have plenty of action from hungry players. – Be sure to […]

What Have You Learned This Year?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on What Have You Learned This Year?

Times have changed and so have we. – Things won’t ever be the same, and it’s up to us if it’s good or bad. – The time out for this horseplayer has me thinking differently. No more leaving money on the table and using every betting opportunity as a chance to build. Yeah, it’s fair […]

I’m In – Are You Ready?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 19, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on I’m In – Are You Ready?

I’m sitting here on this cold and rainy morning. – My senses are alive and it’s time to start thinking bigger. – Yes, I said bigger. Think of this week as an opportunity rather than betting. I’m talking about finding your best opportunities, and not finding 15 races to plunk down a bet for action. […]

Riding into History

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 10, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Riding into History

1973 was a long time ago. If not, just check your license to see if you were born. – W.J. Danner was a young man from Kansas training horses at Beulah Park. His ability as a trainer showed promise and would allow him to raise a family on his trade. On April 2, 1973, a […]

One Day Pro – Revisited Again….

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 10, 2020 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on One Day Pro – Revisited Again….

Long ago, I wrote a blog called “One Day Pro.” – It was about wagering on a track you never play, and may not like. Well, as long as it’s been since my first edition years ago. I’m calling out some goofballs who fall victim to this stupidity. And yours truly leads the pack. Pimlico […]

The Happy Horseplayer – September

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 15, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Happy Horseplayer – September

  I was sitting on the porch looking off into the night time distance. – It took me back to something my mother once said to me. ” If you work at something you love you get to enjoy it while it’s happening, and when you get a bit older, you get to look back […]

Derby Days Past

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Derby Days Past

I can remember getting up early. My dad was known as the neighbor who liked to play the races; but on this day that was just fine as he gathered up bets from neighbors, family, and friends to get their action down. – There was nothing better than the excitement of things to come and […]

The Sounds of Silence

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2020 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Sounds of Silence

I looked over the balcony from the old press box with a smile from ear-to-ear. As a kid in the candy store, there was nothing better. Roses perfectly manicured in the infield winner’s circle, the made-to-order 75-degree day with sunshine. I was there. I had finally made it. Going to the Derby was a far-away […]