Posts Tagged ‘Eddie Arcaro’

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 […]

Who Would You Call?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

My grandpa used to tell me stories about the old days. He was a plumber by trade and loved to play the ponies. There couldn’t have been a better example of a small-time guy who gambled. He was taught by father to plumb, play the races, and his love of eating. Just a small town fella’ […]

Crystal Ball Wisdom

Leading to the Breeders’ Cup Classic there was a swirl of good humor, sweet talk, and the best is yet to come. They loaded into the gate, the odds are clicking, and human connections have their fingers crossed. The racing world watches with shallow breath, the bell rings and the gates break open. “Annd They’re […]

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 […]

Who’s Next??

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New York circuit has been the place to be discovered. Oh I know some may disagree, but if look closer you will find it may hold water. I am partial to the NYRA circuit, but as horse player I must keep an open mind. If you have a little time today, examine the jockey […]

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 […]

Preakness Professional

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 17, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have been talking the talk as many punters for years. I couldn’t wait to wager on the middle jewel in racing. But, there is only one thing:  I really do not focus much on the Maryland product, and one day a year I shed my fears and jump headlong into the races. Nothing against […]