Posts Tagged ‘Chruchill Downs’

Red-Hot Winter Racing in Kentucky

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Red-Hot Winter Racing in Kentucky

The sun was setting with a glow on the horizon. Each passing day brings nightfall a little sooner as daytime fades into the distance. Autumn’s song is sweetly fading as brisk winds come calling to swirl and sweep away the gifts of summer. – This is the prelude to the beginning of winter, and the […]

Who Really Lost ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 9, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Who Really Lost ?

Who is the big loser?- Is it the multi-billionaire backers of the game? Or, is it the trainer who just set the record for wins in the Kentucky Derby? Nope, it’s John Q bettor on the races. – This is a story about the real folks who got taken for a ride. Bob Baffert has […]

The Sounds of Silence

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2020 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Sounds of Silence

I looked over the balcony from the old press box with a smile from ear-to-ear. As a kid in the candy store, there was nothing better. Roses perfectly manicured in the infield winner’s circle, the made-to-order 75-degree day with sunshine. I was there. I had finally made it. Going to the Derby was a far-away […]

Happy 66th Birthday, Perry Ouzts!

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Happy 66th Birthday, Perry Ouzts!

                51,317 – 7,084 – 39%    I guess you’re wondering how many times you’ve done anything in your life 51,317 times? Blink? Heartbeats? Smile? – Or, watched Perry Ouzts climb onto the back of a 1,200 lb Thoroughbred. – How about 7,084? The number of times he […]

Derby, Interrupted

The weather forecast was perfect for the weekend. This would have been the starting point for my handicapping methods. First weather, and onward from there. – The Kentucky Derby, first held in 1875 at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, it is the longest-running sports event in the United States. Dubbed the “Run for the Roses,” […]

Turning For Home

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“We’d drive out with great expectations. There were races to play and a fortune to be made. Or, that’s what a young man would think on his way to the track. Looking at my Dad, and listening to stories of the big winner. It not only made the ride a little quicker but grew a […]

Free Selections – Saturday – Del Mar – 8/17/19

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 17, 2019 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The summer is just flying right past and it won’t be long until we’ll be talking about our favorite fall ovals opening. – But, that is around the corner and we’re going to enjoy every single race going to post. – Here are some free selections to get your inner-handicapper brewing. Be sure to download […]

Size Matters ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 25, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It may be a large oval where marquee races are held, events of the year take place and the biggest players in sports call home. – Or, it may be the quaint little oval that has the spark of a country fair, and generations of horsemen have worked in the sport they love. I have […]

Faded Pictures Hold Beautiful Memories

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 20, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The sun beats down on your sweat stained cap. – Not a seat to be found as the place was packed. You had to get there an hour early to nail down a chair. – We used to park in the horsemen’s lot a 1/4 mile away and jog to the gates. – Gamblers are funny. They don’t mind […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 9/19/16

There is nothing like watching a race where a runner didn’t have the best of days, and even better if you’re able to document the horse and follow them back to the windows next out. – Keep an eye on these runners, and be sure to check them against the Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms […]