Posts Tagged ‘Belmont’

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 7/5/16

The fireworks may have been dampened in some spots of the country but the sparks are just getting ready to fly as summer racing is here. – It won’t be long until you’ll be playing your favorite ovals and the marquee races that can tame the humid summer heat. – Keep these runners on your […]

The Gray Trifecta

by Horstradamus

posted on June 12, 2016 in Handicapping, Help/Educational Articles, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

Photo: John C. Engelhardt Those who use the age-old handicapping method of picking by color were well rewarded in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, as the top 3 finishers Creator, Destin and Lani are all gray.  The $1 Trifecta paid a whopping $1,375.  However, don’t bet the farm on this angle just yet.  Although gray horses are all […]

Make a Racing Bucket List

We’ve all seen the movie, or at least used the term a thousand times. – ” I want to see this track before they make it a shopping mall.” – Good idea as there are more tracks that have fallen by the wayside and they’ll only be visited in pictures. – Maybe you’ve been wanting […]

Go West ! – Free Selections / Saturday 1/23/16

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 22, 2016 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the biggest snow storm in nearly 100 years gets ready to unleash nature’s fury, we find ourselves getting ready to hunker down and spend some time inside. So what’s a horse player to do ? – The East coast is going to get a mountain of fluffy white stuff, and racing will take a little […]

Giving Thanks for 2015

  The Breeders’ Cup is in the books, and we’re starting to think about the holidays. That’s all good, and time with the family are the best moments in life. In addition to getting in the holiday swing, you’ll see some racing fans sharpening up their skill set. – You’ll see punters focusing in on contest play and […]

The Magic Words of Winning

I was watching the Keeneland signal bouncing back-and-forth between Belmont Park. I was doing pretty good, and overall there were no complaints. – An old friend stopped by to chat. He has worked in racing for longer than most have been alive. He sat right down and we start talking about the old days. Good days, […]

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 […]

Las Vegas Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 20, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

As the plane glided over the beautiful mountains, I noticed the energy level inside the plane grew by 200%. If you were tired or sleepy eyed, once the strip came into focus everyone started unbuckling their seats. I know this to be true as I was one of the first. People began whispering and some laughing […]

Waiting for a Friend

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 4, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

There wasn’t a down time or lack of interest. The horses were hot and the marquee tracks ruled the roost. If you’ve been following our place parlay action focused on Saratoga, you would’ve seen some big plays and close calls. But, at the end of the day it wasn’t the wagering that took center stage for […]

Listen Up!

I have read every article, listened to the many race calls that have captured my heart, and watch Saratoga every chance I get. There is no secret that Tom Durkin is walking off into the sunset, but the thought of a legend hanging up his tack has me in a reflective mood. We like to think […]