Posts Tagged ‘Cincinnati’

People You Meet ‘Long the Way

Coffee is steaming on the kitchen table. Birds are fighting over the seeds on the post outside, and the sun is starting to burn off the morning fog. The prefect way to start your morning. I look at results, stories and promising runners. The usual goings on of the morning turns into a Zen-like moment […]

Derby Dreams

As we fight back the tears when “My Old Kentucky Home” plays, you know the sport is more than just about winning money. There are stories to be told, and the magic is thick in the air. Any person who makes a dollar wager will make a bet on the Kentucky Derby. It’s game #7 […]

The Luckiest Guy in the Grandstand

I went to a local casino for dinner and watched my gal at the blackjack table. I enjoy watching for the most part, and on occasion I’ll pull out a $20, and play some video poker. I  know about odds, double-downs, and what the percentage of a “bust-card” is for the dealer. But it’s not […]

Remembering One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 10, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was sitting in the TV studio enjoying a cheap cigar. I did the pre-race handicapping, and today we were venturing into a new area. There was going to be a retired rider who would do the post-race interview. She was beautiful, and had the confidence to go along. That was until they started counting her […]

Be Careful What You Wish For

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

Racing is in a transitional phase. That is a kind way of saying we have been given a warning. Just as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Dickens classic, we would see what awaits if we do not change our ways. Slots, Instant Racing, VLT’s, or full-blown casinos. That has been the chosen course of many states, and […]

Northern Kentucky – A Gambler’s Paradise

I have lived in the Northern Kentucky area all of my life. During my lifetime I have lived 100 miles away from seven race tracks over the years. Not to mention the countless bookies who I have run into during this time. This may seem to be a footnote, but there was once more action […]