Posts Tagged ‘California racing’

My View From the Grandstand

There are things that need to be addressed; some need to be left alone, and others that continue to amaze. During the last few days I’ve seen a little sampling of each in racing. – As fans, we are the lifeblood that keeps the game alive. We are riding the high wave of 2015, and now […]

Under A Hand Ride

      “As he goes to the stick; now he gets a couple of reminders; he is imploring his runner for one more furlong.” – Any of those sound familiar? I know I’ve heard about every announcer at one time or another use descriptive words when a rider uses his stick. But in the times […]

Guerilla Handicapping

The game has changed, but then again it hasn’t moved a muscle. Once upon a time, there were nine races and few exotic wagers. If you missed the daily double, you might as well stay home. The pools were swelled, and the place was packed. Those were the days of Thoroughbred racing. Bookies were everywhere, […]

Bizzaro World of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 14, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

How many times would you have liked to hear the truth? Not the P.C. answers aimed to please, but the ones we’ll talk about around the water cooler. There have been some goings on this year, and I would have loved to been a fly on the wall taking in the real truth. Sometimes we […]

A Sure-Fire Winner

How many fans have been watching “Horseplayers?” – I started off watching to support the game we love, but now I think they’ve hit onto something new. I guess it takes a few episodes to grow on you, but it bit me from the first hour. If there is one show that is on my […]

Say It Ain’t So…

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 19, 2013 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Once upon a time, race tracks could be found in every state that allowed betting. If you wanted to bet, you had to make your way to the track and watch the ponies. Vegas was yet to be born, and the lottery and casinos were something you read about. Oh, there were plenty of bookies […]

Free Selections / Hollywood Park / Saturday 12-14-13

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 13, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  This is the final big stakes weekend for Hollywood Park. They opened the doors in 1938, and it’s been home to the who’s who of California racing for decades. The final day of racing is slated for 12/22/13, but in the meantime be sure to watch and wager on some value packed action that […]

When in Doubt…

My mother used to tell me as a young boy, “when in doubt do nothing at all.”  This may be all and good, but what did it really mean? It has taken many years, and some long walks to the car, but I think I finally figured out what she was saying. For me, playing the […]

Three Wise Men

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 26, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It was a Sunday evening, and it was the final card of a long week. The racing was conducted in brutal cold, and there was always that welcome time of having two days off.  Sunday meetings were held at least once a month, and your attendance was mandatory. Well, at least mandatory if you wanted to kick back […]

It’s Post Time!

If you play horses from home or at the office, there may have been a time you bet a buck or two on races from Aintree, Ascot, Ayr,  Cheltenham, Doncaster, or Kempton. I am guilty and have to admit it can be fun. Sometimes if there are a few extra bucks in my wagering account, I find myself making a […]