Posts Tagged ‘ADW’s’

How Do You Like to Bet ?

The walk into the track was exciting. – A day full of promise, as you see humanity taking long strides with the confidence of a gambler. Going to the races was a day to enjoy. Your program in hand, and maybe a tip sheet bought from one of the barker’s promising the daily-double as they […]

Treat Them Right and They’ll Be Back

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 8, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I loved going to the track. The sites and smells and the unique characters made every trip an adventure. – That was my thought many moons ago. Now when I walk in, it looks like a ghost of it’s former self. What used to be a hub of humanity is now an echo chamber where […]

Racing Needs a Makeover

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As I walked up to the gates there were throngs of people chatting and handicapping. Some smoking cigars or sipping a coffee in the swirl of humanity. All were patiently waiting for something to come, and I couldn’t wait until I could get close enough to see what the hullabaloo was all about. – When […]

Three Ways to Tear Down Your Race Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 23, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

You got it, and let’s get rid of it. – Nothing like an old eyesore in the days of ADW madness and phone betting.  Let’s blow up the joint and build another shopping mall that will be empty in two years. Nothing like the smell of demolition in the morning. But if you’d like to have your […]

I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Coming Back !

Many moons ago I worked for a small track in Kentucky. Those who know me are familiar with where I’m talking about. But I digress. – This isn’t about making friends; and using their words. It’s just business. – This track had seen their best days. A rival track passed full-card simulcasting, and the first stage of riverboat gambling […]

Who Do You Like ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 16, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“Ladies and gentlemen, let’s get ready to handicap.” – I borrowed a little from Michael Buffer, but not to worry, I won’t do it again. I was reading a gambling magazine and they were talking about Las Vegas bookmakers who picked all of the NFL games correctly versus the spread. – I know it wasn’t using one […]

What’s a Player to Do ?

Now that the heat of summer has turned to the cool breeze of autumn, many horse racing fans are preparing for a long hibernation after the Breeders’ Cup. Think about it. – The Triple Crown leads into the Saratoga and Del Mar seasons, and you’ll see the trail to the Breeders’ Cup put on finishing […]

Where Did Common Sense Go ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 30, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

People love to bet, and there is no denying that. – Why not, it’s your discretionary dollar and isn’t it up to you on how to spend it ? – After work yesterday a few of the guys got together for a few beers and some wings. The place was smack dab in the middle […]

Breeders’ Cup – What are your Feelings ?

Photo: John C. Englehardt   Have you ever waited for that “Red Rider BB Gun” only to open your large over-sized package to find you have a belt stamping kit and a glass bottle art assembly ? – I know, we all have and there is nothing like holding that fake smile. – For over […]

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]