Posts Tagged ‘Del Mar’

What Now ?

These two simple words were uttered by my neighbor over the fence. – It was on Sunday after the Breeders’ Cup and he wanted to know where to bet. – I’ve been talking to him over the fence for years and he’s a curmudgeonly handicapper. He loves to bet from home, jump around and play […]

Breeders’ Cup 2017 – The Breeders’ Cup Classic

The biggest race of the weekend stands to answer plenty of questions. Racing starts early in the year and sometimes a carryover from the previous. But not to fear, the Classic has always offered up plenty of action and one that equates to a bumper payday who has the winner. – Be sure to download your […]

The Happy Horseplayer – Reflective Thoughts of Summer

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 6, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the cool crisp breezes blow through the trees, it takes me back to an introspective time. – The heat of the summer sun, the racing ovals that open the doors to the bright morning sunshine and the bevy of racing action that has to last another fall-winter-spring. Just think, there are only 241 days until […]

Old Friends

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 29, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      Two men walk into a race track. – Now before you think it sounds like the start of an old joke; it’s true. – The two older fans have been walking into the races together for quite some time. – For many, it’s not an unusual trek from the car to the gates. […]

The Happy Handicapper / Summer Racing

Is there anything better than jumping in the “Bet Mobile” and heading to your favorite oval ? – After meeting Bob Summers, I can say that may be one of the top three reasons for getting out of bed in the morning. We all have that big building we loved to visit with program in […]

Word on the Street

Nothing like the ramblings of the word on the street. You can’t learn the word from night school, and it doesn’t come in a book. So we have to rely on the whispers and rants from the folks on the scene. – Just remember you heard it right here as we make our way down […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 9-7-16

Labor Day has come and gone and the end of summer has officially begun. You’ll start seeing less humidity and earlier sunsets, and best of all the racing world prepares to finish strongly with a blast of races that are sure to please fans from all walks. – In the meantime, you’ll want to keep […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/15/16

This past weekend has me waiting for the first leaf to drop and temperatures to cool down. I love the summer racing season, but the heat, rain, and humidity has me ready for the next season. Oh, I’ll relish every time the bugle sounds as they come onto the track for Saratoga. But the foliage […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/9/16

There is nothing like the Saratoga meet. – Even if you’re in Kentucky and a million miles away, you can still love the action. There are a few meets that captivate my inner-horse player and this New York track has a magic hold on me. It’s fair to say I’ve always been a big fan of […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 8/5/16

The big weekend was good and bad. – Great races and Mother Nature had her way drenching the ovals for most of the country. Take nothing away from a super weekend and you can bet dollars to donuts they’ll be back a little later in the summer / fall to set the record straight. – […]