Posts Tagged ‘Belterra Park Gaming and Entertainment Center’

Tougher the Race the Better the Player

I know this sounds like complete bunk, but if you give it a good think you’ll find some truth. For me, when I have a six horse field in a nice allowance race it probably looks like shooting fish in a barrel. But seldom is the case. When I am faced with a daunting card […]

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 […]

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 […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]

The Start of a New Week

The past seven days have surprised, enlightened, and made me happy. There is something magical about this time of year. I’ve read about the runners who are heading to Louisville and there is a new wind a blowing. We have family, friends, and those who fit in between. Today I heard a voice from the past. […]

Put It On My Grocery List

by Ed Meyer

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

If you were a hit man, you’d have no problem finding me on a Tuesday afternoon. You better watch out when you see my cart coming. I have my grocery list in hand, and I’m planning meals, school lunches, and snacks in between. I even have a handful of coupons, but I’m lacking the pocket binder the soccer mom’s […]

Keeneland is Racing for the First Time Since 2006

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 30, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Well, the headline may be a little deceiving. Keeneland has been serving up the best in Thoroughbred racing since 1936. There was a speedy track that was one of the target races for the Kentucky Derby long before they served up the first bowl of burgoo. The Bluegrass Stakes was a 1 1/8th test that gave […]

Chalk Dusters

Summer is one best months to be a racing fan. You’ve just finished up the Triple Crown, and grass racing is in full-bloom. Oh, the days of watching and wagering on some my favorite tracks are coming. Come to think of it, I love all of the seasons. They bring in unique racing meets, and the […]

Ghostly White Wonders

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 28, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, News, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I have watched Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Trotters, Pacers, Greyhounds, and rats run after cheese at a Turner’s Derby party. It’s safe to say this handicapper has seen about everything. That is until this Friday at Belterra Park. Race #7 on the card presents a unique set of runners. There is a field of eight slated […]