Posts Tagged ‘Breeders Cup’

Road to the Derby – 3/4/17

As the preps come and go, Derby dreams fade in and out like an old TV. You remember ? The TV your grandpa used to watch baseball games. Sometimes it came in as clear as day, and other times it took a while before you see what’s happening. That’s the thought rolling through my head […]

Betting on Beauty

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 8, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The racing world always keeps an eye on the symposium in Arizona. Some of the best minds in the wagering world converge and break down issues that are facing the sport we love. There are a myriad of issues, and not all catch my attention as some. But when it comes to wagering, I’m all-in […]

Quiet Before the Storm

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 15, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the winds of autumn slowly change into the blustery howls of winter there is a storm a brewing. Let me rejoice the end of one chapter and relish another. – The seasonal changes are a barometer of what we can expect, and as a gambler it is a time of introspective reflection. As I […]

Free Breeders’ Cup Selections – Day #2 – 11/5/16

Day #1 was everything and more for this handicapper. – I’m sitting back like one does after a fine dinner and a Cuban cigar. It was a day that was awfully tough to beat, but in a handicapper’s fashion I find myself digging into my selections before I make my final call with the E-Z […]

Free Breeders’ Cup Selections – Day #1 – 11/4/16

The wait is over and let the weekend begin ! – The weather forecast is clear and sunny with weather in the mid-80’s. – Santa Anita is expecting crowds to reach 100,000 for the two day event, and seating is extremely limited unless you are watching and wagering at “Man-Cave Downs.” – That’s where this […]

Breeders’ Cup’ – First Glimpse – Day #2

By this time you’ll have a pretty good idea of how the track is playing and if there are any biases erupting. – By having this visual reminder of how the races are shaping up, you’ll be able to really grasp a hold of the E-Z Win Forms. Now this isn’t the entire field as […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/10/16

With only 25 days until Breeders’ Cup, race fans from around the world had all eyes on Super Saturday. – This is the time when I find myself hunkered over every article about how runners are doing and what their next plan will be. I know I’m not alone and in this handicapper’s opinion you […]

The End of Summer

Right about now you’re hearing Don Henley in your head. – No worries, it will disappear once you finish reading. But if not, the “Boys of Summer” are on You Tube to use as your personal handicapping music. – All of the complaining and crying about the humidity will be on the short list as the […]

Turning For Home

Mother Nature rained down on many parts of the country and my neck of the woods was good and soggy. The 4th of July was one of those days  when my family would meet under the old oak tree at River Downs and have our family picnic. The big three; Memorial Day, Independence Day, and […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 6/1/16

    The “un-official” kickoff of summer is in the books, and handicappers stand at the ready for their favorite summer race meets. Hard to believe the Triple Crown is seeking the final jewel, as it won’t be long until we’re talking Saratoga, Del Mar, and the Arlington Million. But that’s horse racing. – The […]