Posts Tagged ‘Belterra Park’

The Happy Horseplayer – February

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Your friend the Happy Horseplayer is starting to take aim on finding his Derby hopefuls. The marquee races are starting to heat up and it seems like every other week is chock-full of preps. – But, that is the way of the racing world. It starts in the winter and each passing weekend has us […]

Small Bets, Big Action

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

You don’t have to wager Fort Knox to feel the thrill. – I work with a fellow who bets small, and he has the best time in the world. He loves to bet a $1 to win and place and root like hell. – There’s no better action in the world. Kenny loves to make […]

The Happy Horseplayer – Back From Vacation

I’ve been taking a little vacation. – No, I didn’t hit the beach or go to the mountains. I took a break since the Breeders’ Cup. – Now, that didn’t mean I stopped reading or handicapping the races. It was a little hiatus from the windows. – Right after the BC, I took a little […]

Betting Buddies

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 16, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The best part of being a handicapper were the friendships made along the way. – Feel free to quote me if you wish. Not that “Papa” Hemingway would be jealous or Bukowski angry. – It was the friendships that made the cold nights watching cheap Thoroughbreds seem like the Kentucky Derby. I was too young […]

The Ironman Takes Some Time Off

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Perry Wayne Ouzts is a fixture on the Ohio scene and a legend in the history books. On July 7th, he turned 65-years-young doing what he loves. – He had a spill at Belterra Park on July 28th. – For the 51,218 mounts in his career, you can bet this isn’t his first injury. […]

Happy 65th Birthday, Ironman!

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 10, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

My Dad was a hard worker all his life. – When I was a kid I used to be amazed at how strong he was and the amount of work he could handle. – ” Iron doesn’t rust.” – That was one of his many lines about how he was in such good shape. – […]

Weekend Winners – Saturday, 7/6/19

There is a bevy of good races for the holiday weekend. – I used to relish the nine live races at our local track years ago. Now, with a full card of simulcasting ready for betting it is like a non-stop buffet of action. – Sit back, and take a look at these runners. Use […]

Perfect Ride

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 29, 2019 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

  We’ve seen good rides and bad trips. You blame the rider, the horse, or forgetting to wear your favorite hat. – But when you get that “perfect ride” there’s nothing sweeter as a racing fan with a $2 dollar ticket in hand. Years ago, I met a small gent with a kind smile. Always […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 5, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The cold winds are blowing and snow replaces the rain. A sign that racing is shifting towards winter is in full effect. That’s just fine as horseplayers don’t need a calendar as we tell what time of year by which tracks are open. – Fair Grounds, Aqueduct, Gulfstream, Turfway Park, Tampa Bay, and Oaklawn. – […]

A Day Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 14, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Isn’t it fun to visit old haunts? – You know, the places we used to go on a regular basis. – I’ve been away from playing in handicapping contests for years.  I used to play every weekend online, and sometimes make the trip to tracks. There was nothing better than watching your 15-1 shot […]