Posts Tagged ‘Arlington’

Old Friends

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 29, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      Two men walk into a race track. – Now before you think it sounds like the start of an old joke; it’s true. – The two older fans have been walking into the races together for quite some time. – For many, it’s not an unusual trek from the car to the gates. […]

Brick and Mortar Contests ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 12, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For years I made treks to Beulah, Louisville-Trackside, Churchill, Keeneland, Arlington, Turfway, and many others. The trip with friends and conversation was worth a million bucks. – As we would walk into large buildings prepared to put on the best contest possible. The top three would be going to Vegas, and the rest would be going […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/26/16

Most of the country is sweating it out and the racing action keeps getting hotter ! – Summer racing is always the best of the year, and Mother Nature is giving us a full-blown party. Del Mar and Saratoga on the wagering menu, and Arlington’s grass racing. Does it get any better than this ? […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/12/16

There’s nothing like a little shortcut to the winner’s circle. Think of it as a free lunch of sorts when you have a trained set of eyes watching races and combing over replays. – If I had to quote what handicappers wished they had done more, most would answer “go back and watch the last […]

Summer Checklist

  You need to take stock in your handicapping. – Are you taking notes, watching replays, and more importantly following the E-Z Win Forms ? – If not, there is no better time than the present to fine tune your skills as summer is officially in full-swing. Start by watching some replays before you examine […]

What’s Your Favorite ?

I was having a couple of beers with a good friend. – It was his birthday, but I didn’t find out until our fifth beer. I know, I know. Sometimes a few can be more than one, and less than 100. He wanted to stay and bet a few simulcast tracks, and he sure didn’t have […]

The First Day of Summer

I just finished a day at the track, and now its time to relax. A cold beer in one hand, and a Macanudo in the other. What more could a man ask for? – The tracks are gearing up for some of the best racing of the year, and it all begins today. The Summer […]

Driven by Greed

By now I’m sure the most of the world has viewed the PETA video. If you have been in deep Alaska or living under a rock, you are probably better off. The first knee-jerk response when seeing this was shock, surprise, and anger. But now that the initial wave has passed, where do we go […]

The Luckiest Guy in the Grandstand

I went to a local casino for dinner and watched my gal at the blackjack table. I enjoy watching for the most part, and on occasion I’ll pull out a $20, and play some video poker. I  know about odds, double-downs, and what the percentage of a “bust-card” is for the dealer. But it’s not […]

Turfway Park / The Return of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 1, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

Turfway Park has seen about everything. There have been good times and bad, but at the end of the day the old gal still stands proud since 1959.  Live Thoroughbred racing returns on Sunday, Dec. 1, with the opening of Turfway Park’s 38th consecutive holiday meet. The track will present nine races daily on Thursdays, Fridays, […]