Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

The Happy Horseplayer – June 2019

Can you believe it’s already June? – The snow gave way to spring rains, and your favorite summer tracks are ready to swing open the gates. – Top it off with the “Test of the Champion” this Saturday with the Belmont Stakes and the H.H. is one happy camper.   May was a crazy month […]

Imagine If You Will…

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 30, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    We all have a person in our lives who’s a few cards short of a deck. They see beauty where others can’t. – They may be a little out there, but one thing is for certain they aren’t boring. A good friend of mine has rekindled my love of the old Twilight Zone […]

The Boys from St. Croix

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 28, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    The sun was bright without a cloud in the sky. It was the kinda’ day we wish for when getting out of bed. – I didn’t waste this gorgeous day just sitting around the house.  If you bet $100, where do you think I was heading? – Yep, you’d be right. I studied […]

The Happy Horseplayer – May

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 22, 2019 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It seems like yesterday as January rolled in with cold winds and snow. – Time flew by quickly, and before we knew it we were watching horses take the track as “My Old Kentucky Home” played. – Funny thing when a song brings everyone together if even for a moment. A two-minute race makes everyone […]

Memory Lane / Preakness Day

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 22, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We all have a story or two about race track stories. – I’ve always said the people are the best part of the track. – A short conversation turned into an hour long walk down memory lane with a friend who has worked in the industry all of her life. – Oh, how I long […]

Did You See That?

As the Preakness is etched into the pages of history we have more questions than answers. – Was War of Will the real deal? – Could Maximum Security have taken all three legs of the Triple Crown? – We’ll never know. But one thing is for sure. These past few weeks have been pretty action-packed. […]

Let It Go – Let’s Move On

If you’re still feeling the Derby hangover let it go. If you’re still looking at videos and results, they won’t change. If social media is controlling you more than ever it’s time to move on. – Take a deep breath and let it out slowly. Now, pick up the pace as life is going on. […]

Does Anyone Know What Really Happened?

I wait for the first Saturday in May like Christmas. – Any money I have is earmarked for wagers on this glorious day. – I’m the fan you try to reach through marketing, advertising, and giveaways. – I come out when it rains, in the heat, and during the winter. – I talk up the […]

Perfect Ride

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 29, 2019 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

  We’ve seen good rides and bad trips. You blame the rider, the horse, or forgetting to wear your favorite hat. – But when you get that “perfect ride” there’s nothing sweeter as a racing fan with a $2 dollar ticket in hand. Years ago, I met a small gent with a kind smile. Always […]

It’s Only a Number

It seems like a million years ago watching the 1986 Derby. – William Lee Shoemaker (The Shoe) broke from post one and saved ground around the historic oval. – The best part was how he had to weave through traffic after breaking from the worst post and draw off down the lane. Watching Bill Shoemaker […]