Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

The Start of a New Week

The past seven days have surprised, enlightened, and made me happy. There is something magical about this time of year. I’ve read about the runners who are heading to Louisville and there is a new wind a blowing. We have family, friends, and those who fit in between. Today I heard a voice from the past. […]

Feeling Thankful

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 25, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Normally I’d be happy for a few winners, and a chance to sit down for a one-of-a-kind meal at mom’s table. But this year is a little different. Oh, I’m still grateful for her culinary delights, but there are a few more things on the table to give thanks. Fold your hands, bow your head, […]

A Tale of Two Tracks

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 31, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

“In a land far away where the Thoroughbred grew, was the home of two tracks that racing fans knew. The area was prime, and the days they were great. But time stands not still while the racing world waits. They wished and they tried all the things to do right, but when the changes came […]

Memorial Day Memories

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The track has always been a place where I’ve gone. It was there when I was lucky enough to tag along with my dad. It was there when I had sad times in my life, for it always took my mind away. The track has always been there, and no matter how it has transformed. I […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Derby / Pick Four

Just like a kid at Christmas waiting for gifts. You thought it would never get here, and now the day is upon. There has been a long and exciting road to the Derby, and I’m sure we’ll see quite a race. The track is beautifully manicured, the horses and connections are ready to bring their […]

Merry Christmas from Winning Ponies!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 26, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

As we gather with family and friends and rejoice in the bountiful glory of the season. I find myself looking back with a grateful heart for the blessings that have been bestowed upon my family. If you are reading this, you can add your name to the fortunate list as well. I have had the opportunity to work in the racing industry […]

Are You in the Mood??

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 22, 2013 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was reading my nightly racing favorites, and took a peak at the Breeders’ Cup site. I was expecting the “ho-hum” usual coverage with the “more to come” soon message. But, I may have underestimated what they have are doing. I think they are on the right track. It sure hit this player between the eyes, and I am […]

Free Selections / Kentucky Derby Card / 5-4-2013

When the first note of “My Old Kentucky Home” cranks up. This big fella’ tears up like a little kid. It reminds me of days gone by and great things to come. My family has enjoyed the races, my friends go to the races, and I live for this weekend. Breeders’ Cup is all about gambling, […]

Johnny Dollar’s Christmas Story

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 21, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We have all made that search in the couch cushions when we were looking for pizza money or change for the parking meter. But for Johnny this was his quest for a building a small bankroll and heading to the races. He had earned the name of Johnny Dollar long ago, as he was always asking […]