Posts Tagged ‘Dueling Grounds’

Still Swinging for the Fences

Horse racing was the only game in town. There was no lottery long ago, and you had to travel to Vegas if you wanted legal games of chance. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. – Racing, Baseball, and Boxing were the big three in the country as far as sports to watch. […]

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. […]

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 […]

What’s Your Favorite ?

I was having a couple of beers with a good friend. – It was his birthday, but I didn’t find out until our fifth beer. I know, I know. Sometimes a few can be more than one, and less than 100. He wanted to stay and bet a few simulcast tracks, and he sure didn’t have […]

One More for the Good Guys!

I finished another day and stopped by the race book. The usual suspects were in the same places, and if there was ever a place that felt like groundhog day, this was it. Stopped by to make one or two bets, and maybe a little talk depending on who is in the house. I was watching Santa […]

New Car Smell

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 7, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Have you ever had the first ride in a brand new car? Me neither, but I think I get the idea. Everything is polished and bright, and it handles like a dream. The same can be said for race tracks. I have had the pleasure of working at five tracks in my career, and they have […]

European Bluegrass

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 4, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you travel down I-65 in Kentucky and hang a left, you will find yourself in a vortex time machine that transports you to a European country track. Or, you could be making your way to the one-of-a-kind Kentucky Downs located in Franklin, Kentucky. As you drive past a few truck stops, and many BBQ joints, […]