Posts Tagged ‘Daily Racing Form’

Superstitious ?

Do you find yourself stepping over the large crack in the sidewalk ? How about the lucky coin in your pocket ? Is there a lucky shirt hanging in your closet ? – Gamblers have always been a bit cautious and that extends to the backside as well. For a sport that is based in […]

Who Do You Like Today ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 25, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The car was parked and the trek to the doors began. Sometimes we would jog in and Dad would catch the first race. Along the walkway were Daily Racing Form booths, tip sheets, and the occasional fan trying to sell general admission passes to make money for the double. The doors would swing open and […]

Remembering Good Times

Where did you get your start ? – You know, where did you cut your teeth as a horse player ? – For many there wasn’t a visit to the Spa, or where the surf meets the turf. It was the small tracks. The little ovals that had a charm or lack there of all […]

B,B, Bet, Bet, Bet, Bet !

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Remember the episode of the Flintstones where Fred loses his mind about betting ? – Me too. He and Barney go to the Water Buffalo lodge to drink cactus coolers, shoot pool, and head to the track. You’ll never see this stuff in kids cartoons now, but you’ll see crap that will make you think about turning […]

Winning Ponies – Free Selections – Saturday – Delta Downs

This Saturday is a big day at Delta Downs. – The unveil a day-of-days with the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot card. – There will be 11 exciting races with more than $2.3 million dollars in total purses, highlighted by the $200,000 Jackpot Day Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4…Races 4-7. You will be in action all day […]

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 […]

Breeders’ Cup – What are your Feelings ?

Photo: John C. Englehardt   Have you ever waited for that “Red Rider BB Gun” only to open your large over-sized package to find you have a belt stamping kit and a glass bottle art assembly ? – I know, we all have and there is nothing like holding that fake smile. – For over […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]

Free Advice is Worth Every Penny

You’re sipping your coffee on the patio, the sun is brightly shining, and the wind that is gently blowing the trees and rustling your Sunday paper. For a moment, you feel like the king of all humanity enjoying the small pleasures in life. As a habit, you take the phone with you not to disturb your […]

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 […]