Posts Tagged ‘Belterra Park’

The Happy Handicapper / Summer Racing

Is there anything better than jumping in the “Bet Mobile” and heading to your favorite oval ? – After meeting Bob Summers, I can say that may be one of the top three reasons for getting out of bed in the morning. We all have that big building we loved to visit with program in […]

What’s Going On ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 30, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Summer is always a busy time. Great weather, fire up the grill and watch the sunset. Racing has always been a big part of my life. From┬ámy years in the parking lot as a kid to the many incredible jobs as an adult. There is something about the beauty and heat of the summer sun. […]

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 […]

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 […]