Posts Tagged ‘gambling’

The Day the Bookies Cried

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 15, 2018 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you wanted to bet a sporting event you had to call your “man.” – You know, the guy who gave you some lame spread on the big game. – You had to bet 11 to win 10 and then fight the line. I guess the fun was worth it, but there may be some […]

If I was a Betting Man…

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 31, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

How many times have we heard the magic sounds of the wanna’ be player talk about the race? – Long ago, I was told by a seasoned horse player that opinions at the track are backed up with money. There is always a few that seem to know everything about every runner and why we should have […]

I Just Dropped In ….

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 22, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  “I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.” – Kenny Rogers and the First Edition may have been on to something good. – Racing should take this little journey from time-to-time to check out what is right and what needs to change. – With this song playing in my noggin […]

What’s Going On ?

Just like the song, or maybe the words from a friend when they first greet you. We all like to know what’s going on in our world. – In the world of racing there are a few things happening that have me scratching my noggin. From time to time it’s a good thing to step back […]

Three Steps to Becoming a Lucky Handicapper

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 29, 2016 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

You don’t need the rabbit’s foot, as it sure didn’t do the rabbit any good. – Luck is a frame of mind. – Just like Mom use to say; “see it and you will be it.” Before you can ever achieve anything in your life you first have to see it. – Take Race #3 […]

A Gambler’s Prayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

It’s not a win, or the riches, or glory we seek. Just the pleasure of watching true beauty compete. – To entertain and exhilarate to celebrate time. The events of my days grew sweeter like wine. – We danced in the sun with stories and friends, and memories filled from beginning to end. The days flew right on by; where does time really go ? […]

The Magic Words of Winning

I was watching the Keeneland signal bouncing back-and-forth between Belmont Park. I was doing pretty good, and overall there were no complaints. – An old friend stopped by to chat. He has worked in racing for longer than most have been alive. He sat right down and we start talking about the old days. Good days, […]

Four Ways to Stop Gambling and Start Winning

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 17, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

You read crap from some wanna-be writer for a big publication, or an ADW manager who thinks he or she knows the secrets of the universe. – Bull crap. – You look over their blogs, social media posts and think “if I could only be like them everything would be fine.” – Well, here is the secret sauce […]

Diary of a Horse Player

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 2, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  It began as pitching pennies in the boys room in grade school. Learning the art of the “leaner” was better than a first kiss. – We started playing 5 card draw in study hall back in the day. The matchsticks we used had a value of 5-cents, and the teacher didn’t mind as she thought […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]