Posts Tagged ‘Belterra Park’

A Night to Remember

    We’ve heard this mantra for most of our working life but what does it really mean ? – For most it is putting up with the daily grind and bearing it with a grin. As I said that is most of who go to work. – When you love what you’re doing and […]

Sleepless Night – Time Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 5, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I awoke from a dream the other night. You know, as men get older we spend more time letting the dog and ourselves out for overnight relief. But I digress from the image you have about my old dog and his middle age owner. Racing has been my passion, an outlet, a time of reflection, […]

Racing Needs a Makeover

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As I walked up to the gates there were throngs of people chatting and handicapping. Some smoking cigars or sipping a coffee in the swirl of humanity. All were patiently waiting for something to come, and I couldn’t wait until I could get close enough to see what the hullabaloo was all about. – When […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/29/16

The un-official days of summer are coming to an end with the Labor Day holiday. – The days will get shorter by the minute and the oppressive humid air will be replaced by cool crisp autumn breezes. – The weekend was chock-full of incredible racing action and the Travers Day card at Saratoga did not […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/15/16

This past weekend has me waiting for the first leaf to drop and temperatures to cool down. I love the summer racing season, but the heat, rain, and humidity has me ready for the next season. Oh, I’ll relish every time the bugle sounds as they come onto the track for Saratoga. But the foliage […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/5/16

The big weekend was good and bad. – Great races and Mother Nature had her way drenching the ovals for most of the country. Take nothing away from a super weekend and you can bet dollars to donuts they’ll be back a little later in the summer / fall to set the record straight. – […]

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 […]

A Handicapper Looks at 50

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 10 Comments >>

I love the people in racing. I always want to know how you’re doing and if you’re picking any winners. – I know more about most local horse players than they know about me, and that was by design. The patrons who support racing are the lifeblood and what they say is important. – But […]

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

There’s nothing like the watchful eye of a handicapper looking for problem trips. Just like you, I enjoy combing over video replays and sometimes watching two or three times the race in question. – Think of it as someone doing the legwork, and you can spend your time reading over your E-Z Win Forms seeking […]

Another Day at the Office

  I was walking into the track┬álast week and ran into the “Iron Man” of racing, Perry Ouzts. He was getting off of his beautiful motorcycle and I bet this gorgeous bike cost more than my first house ! – He asked if I would snap a picture of him in front of his bike. […]