Posts Tagged ‘Dueling Grounds’

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, […]