Posts Tagged ‘Arlington Million’

Big Wins, Bad Beats and Long Walks to the Car

I was at Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup in 2011. – Now, I know I’m not the only one in the world but this track is 100 miles from my home and I am a true lover of racing. – There was a fat pick-four pool and I needed to find that single that may […]

Good Days, Bad Days, and Everything in Between

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 29, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We’ve all had them and if you’ve ever made a wager on an horse race I’m sure you have a phone book full of stories of the bad beats, big wins, and the “if-only” wagers. – The last one fits under the heading of bets I would have won if only I would made the […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 6/1/16

    The “un-official” kickoff of summer is in the books, and handicappers stand at the ready for their favorite summer race meets. Hard to believe the Triple Crown is seeking the final jewel, as it won’t be long until we’re talking Saratoga, Del Mar, and the Arlington Million. But that’s horse racing. – The […]

Remembering Good Times

Where did you get your start ? – You know, where did you cut your teeth as a horse player ? – For many there wasn’t a visit to the Spa, or where the surf meets the turf. It was the small tracks. The little ovals that had a charm or lack there of all […]

The Eyes of Chicago Are Upon You

  I love Arlington Park. You have to get there at least an hour and half to walk around and examine the manicured grounds, and see the beautiful artwork and statues. Keep this one on your bucket list before CDI (Churchill) has this one-of a-kind venue holding $4,000 conditioned races. But I digress. – I’ve […]

Caught Red-Handed

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Dad has the greatest line in the world that sums up my stupidity. “You’re too old to be that damn dumb.” Well, too soon we grow old and too late we grow wise. The big argument was there was no reason to tell the fib. Why didn’t I just tell the truth? I guess […]

Testing Your Faith

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 20, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Handicappers are tested from time-to-time. It may come in a bevy of getting beat in a photo, or not finding your horse with a search warrant. Either way, you’ll find that deeper meaning of the game, or you will grab your golf clubs and head out to the links. I once heard the secret to […]

Bad Beats I’ll Never Forget

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 13, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you sample about 20 gamblers at the track, you will get more stories than your ears can hold. They will begin with the bad ones that still hurt, and of course the big winning days that keep them coming. Here are a few stories that stick out as some of the toughest.   1. […]

Say It Ain’t So…..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When I played football in high school, I remember hearing the words of our coach, ” That’s it fella’s, hit the showers.”  Those words were only shouted when things were good, and we had turned in a super effort. Athletes welcome these words on a steamy summer day. Then there are times when “hitting the showers” meant that day […]

Pure Genius

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 25, 2011 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

I love it when someone jumps up and does the right thing. Kudos to Emerald Downs. They have the right idea. Everyone has heard of “Groupon” by now. It is where many people can purchase into a special deal, and pay a little, and get added value. On 5/15, they offered up a night at […]