Posts Tagged ‘Florida racing’

Guerilla Handicapping

The game has changed, but then again it hasn’t moved a muscle. Once upon a time, there were nine races and few exotic wagers. If you missed the daily double, you might as well stay home. The pools were swelled, and the place was packed. Those were the days of Thoroughbred racing. Bookies were everywhere, […]

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 […]

It’s Post Time!

If you play horses from home or at the office, there may have been a time you bet a buck or two on races from Aintree, Ascot, Ayr,  Cheltenham, Doncaster, or Kempton. I am guilty and have to admit it can be fun. Sometimes if there are a few extra bucks in my wagering account, I find myself making a […]

This and That

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 5, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For players at all levels, there exists a “things to do” list that keeps our eyes keen on the prize. Here are a few recent things going on that have been on my mind. Remember, we all have opinions, and we would always love to hear yours. 1. I wrote about a decision to enter […]

Double Dip

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 10, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It is rare to meet someone who really makes a living at the races. We have read books and watched TV series about the colorful characters. But how many do you really know? They are a rare gem to find. And when you stumble across one they leave you believing in the magic. First, you […]

Greed of the Game

by Ed Meyer

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

In the racing industry there are many that relish the opportunity to smile in your face, and plan to stab you in the back. Racing is a noble sport, but there are some events that really make me scratch my head… What is going on in Florida? Has Gulfstream lost their mind? Why in the name […]

Free Selections / Tampa Bay Downs / Friday

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 6, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I used to pass on this oval. There was some really cheap runners, and there was never a marquee horse. But if you look at the field sizes, and trainers targeting this meet, there is a great upside to playing this Florida oval. So, without further delay, lets kick off the weekend in a winning way! Tampa […]

Change is Gonna Come

Ladies and gentlemen, the revolution has arrived, and it is a little different than we thought it would be. What we once hoped and prayed for, we now fear with our every breath. Oh, how we long for the simple days when things made sense, and all was well. Turfway Park lost its September dates to […]

Free Gulfstream Park Picks – Feb 11, 2012

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 10, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing | 1 Comment >>

There is nothing like the sound of thundering hooves making the trek to Louisville for the first Saturday in May. I have been watching races, and waiting for the “big horse” to appear. I have a few that are top of the class right now, but it is still a little early to make up […]

Speed-Favoring Gulfstream Remains Rapid as Ever

by Greg Melikov

posted on January 19, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Speed bias horseplayers must be thrilled Gulfstream Park’s main track is playing as true as ever six weeks into the 2011-12 meeting that began a month earlier than usual. Of the first 53 races at six furlongs through Jan. 15, wire-to-wire winners were 30 percent, according to Brisnet.com. Last season, 27 percent of the 45 […]