Posts Tagged ‘Churchill Downs’

Box Full of Betting Advice

It’s a cool rainy day outside as I begin my final descent into handicapping zen. There’s nothing like it for racing fans. as we’ve been waiting all year for the big weekend. – Over the years, I’ve collected a box of handwritten notes I peruse before the real handicapping begins. These were little-handicapping patterns and […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 5, 2018 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Another month in the books and the summer tracks we waited for are gone again. But not to worry, they’ll be back and that’s the good news. – Watching and wagering on summer tracks is always great, but like the seasons they drift away and become a memory. Racing gives the horseplayer something to look […]

The Passing of an Icon

    It was 1986, and I was a young man working in the parking lot. – It was a 2nd job, but I loved it better than the one which made more money. – Wearing the windbreaker everywhere and always a Turfway Park on my noggin; I was pretty easy to see.  I used […]

The Happy Horseplayer

The Kentucky Derby is in the books and your favorite summer ovals will start racing soon. There is something about the change of seasons and the opening of new ovals that really get my blood pumping. There is nothing like the spring and the opening of Keeneland to get my inner-horse player revved up. The babies […]

Three Reasons Not to Lose Your Bankroll on Big Races

  When the big time marquee races arrive sometimes we lose our head. I’m just as guilty and it bites me a few times a year. – I guess we just can’t help ourselves wanting to get into the game early. – But rest assured, there is still plenty of time to look for the […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 2, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New Year is underway and by now we’re starting to think about our favorite winter ovals. Mother Nature has been dealing from the bottom of the deck with wicked weather all across the nation. But, that’s winter. – The Happy Horseplayer is ready and chomping at the bit for the stakes that will lead […]

Big Wins, Bad Beats and Long Walks to the Car

I was at Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup in 2011. – Now, I know I’m not the only one in the world but this track is 100 miles from my home and I am a true lover of racing. – There was a fat pick-four pool and I needed to find that single that may […]

Race Track Rounders

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 13, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      There are a small group of players I see every year. It is about the same time and they always arrive with gusto. Dressed in summer finery, and caps or t-shirts bearing the track name. – They travel around the country every year and hit race tracks on a yearly bucket list. – […]

Brick and Mortar Contests ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 12, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For years I made treks to Beulah, Louisville-Trackside, Churchill, Keeneland, Arlington, Turfway, and many others. The trip with friends and conversation was worth a million bucks. – As we would walk into large buildings prepared to put on the best contest possible. The top three would be going to Vegas, and the rest would be going […]

Horses to Watch – 6/5/17 – Winning Ponies

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch ? – Well, you surely can’t dine on these runners but if they come back off a troubled effort you may find yourself buying for the whole gang. With only five days to the 3rd leg of the Triple Crown the Belmont Stakes, we can always use […]