Posts Tagged ‘betting the races’

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 […]

The Man With the Plan

    What do you do with a bad ass bar, a race book, and a new race course ? – You try to build a fan base that comes for the races and stays for the fun. – The world of a racino is a creature unto themselves. They are part race track, and […]

Summer Handicapping Progress Report

I had the best handicapping question from a long time player the other day. He bought me a draft beer and had a seat. – Before we got down to business we talked family, life, work, and what-not. Just a good beer with an old face from the past. – Well, it finally came down […]

Horses to Watch List – 8/10/15

New York racing has a showcase of talent that just keeps getting better and better. Saratoga is putting on a show this summer that has me scratching my head to remember when there has been such action. – Maybe it’s Triple Crown fever, or the end of summer battles heating up, or maybe it’s the Breeders’ Cup setting up […]

Light the Candles !

  Each year at Saratoga there has been a red-hot betting angle. You tried to keep it on the down-low for the first few years, but after a bevy of tickets being cashed everyone was on board. – On Wednesday, July 29, William I. Mott turns 62-years-young. For the fans at Saratoga this has become a […]

Mutuel Fun !

  The public isn’t betting much, and the field sizes are small. So what’s a player to do ? – The new fan doesn’t know as much as the old guard, and playing the races can take more work than dropping in a coin and pulling a lever. Mindless, all random luck with no thought but wild […]

Yesterday’s Roses

The roses are blooming in the hot house buildings at Churchill Downs. For the throngs of fans, we see them in our hearts year long. I remember doing a radio show years ago for Turfway Park. Our producer secured us a spot in the old press box area, and I had never attended a Kentucky Derby. […]

A Tale of Two Handicappers

How many times have you studied all day, and nailed that sweet winner at 10-1, but you feel like you left money on the table? Or, you were ready to make a blockbuster wager and found out you overlooked a few small details that turned your tickets into high price stationery? If you have fallen […]