Posts Tagged ‘Gary Stevens’

Word on the Street

Nothing like the ramblings of the word on the street. You can’t learn the word from night school, and it doesn’t come in a book. So we have to rely on the whispers and rants from the folks on the scene. – Just remember you heard it right here as we make our way down […]

“It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up”

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 8, 2016 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For the record, I’m one of the biggest Mike Smith fans in racing. I have always referred to him in my blogs as “The Money Rider.” – After reading an article in the Paulick Report /Jockey Talk360.com. I must admit I was taken aback. I was a little surprised to hear the words “I’m gonna’ […]

Good Days, Bad Days, and Everything in Between

by Ed Meyer

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

We’ve all had them and if you’ve ever made a wager on an horse race I’m sure you have a phone book full of stories of the bad beats, big wins, and the “if-only” wagers. – The last one fits under the heading of bets I would have won if only I would made the […]

What Do You See ?

                                                  I’ve been on the “D.L.” for a few days, and I’m back in full form. Or, at least back in training. But I digress. – I missed some of the live action this […]

Testing Your Faith

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 20, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Handicappers are tested from time-to-time. It may come in a bevy of getting beat in a photo, or not finding your horse with a search warrant. Either way, you’ll find that deeper meaning of the game, or you will grab your golf clubs and head out to the links. I once heard the secret to […]

Kentucky Derby Update / The “Super Seven”

There are 50 days at the time of this blog until Kentucky Derby 140. For some it’s a day to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Others come together for the world’s largest party in Louisville to celebrate the Thoroughbred. For me, it’s like my birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day, and every other holiday […]

Winning Ponies Free Selections / Turf Races / 1-5-2014

Everyone loves races on the greensward. There is something about them that separates the day. I have enjoyed race cards of cheap claimers, and the best of what the Breeders’ Cup has to offer.  But grass racing has always held a special place in my heart. Here is a sampling of some grass races using the Winning […]

Looking Back at 30

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 4, 2013 in Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

Horse players from around the globe waited for the big weekend of racing. Just like Christmas, we waited so long and went very quickly. But we have plenty of memories until the next one rolls around. So, if your sitting around thinking when will the next big day of Thoroughbred racing, it is only 180 […]

Free Selections / Arlington Million Card / Saturday 8-17-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 16, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I have always loved Chicago. There is something about the city that just grabs you in a bear hug and doesn’t let go. This weekend brings back some fond memories of great food, good times, and incredible racing. As Arlington Park gets ready to kick off the 31st edition of one of my favorite races, there is only one […]

Bad Beats I’ll Never Forget

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 13, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you sample about 20 gamblers at the track, you will get more stories than your ears can hold. They will begin with the bad ones that still hurt, and of course the big winning days that keep them coming. Here are a few stories that stick out as some of the toughest.   1. […]