Posts Tagged ‘Gulfstream’

The Happy Horseplayer – May

The Monday after Derby is here. Normally, we would be talking about what happened, and how the horses came back. – There would be plans, next race preparations, as well as small adjustments to solve any problems. But, not this year. – The good news is that we will be talking about this in four […]

Should We Close the Curtains?

    After a stellar day of racing with the Florida Derby card yesterday. It was hard to believe we are living in the times of a pandemic. – The sun was shining and you could see the ocean far off in the distance. Everything looked perfect as announcer Pete Aiello called the horses onto […]

The Happy Horseplayer – January 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It’s your old friend the HH! – January came and went and most of us have flopped on our New Year’s resolutions, or at least I have. – In my neck of the woods, it has been a mild winter; and with that being said it will snow 12 inches on Derby Day.   Groundhog […]

The Happy Horseplayer – February

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 13, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“Sometimes we get the bear and sometimes the bear gets us.” – The Big Lebowski –¬†Over the past year I have spoken of illness, rehab, and wellness. – Well, the sweet taste of being whole has taken a detour again. – There is no winning day that could ever compare with the feeling of good […]

The Happy Horseplayer

The stockings come down from the chimney with care, and the holiday traffic is out of your hair. – Well, you get the idea. The holidays are over and it’s time to start counting the days for marquee races and the road to the Derby. Spring is only 73 days off, and the Derby is […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 5, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The cold winds are blowing and snow replaces the rain. A sign that racing is shifting towards winter is in full effect. That’s just fine as horseplayers don’t need a calendar as we tell what time of year by which tracks are open. – Fair Grounds, Aqueduct, Gulfstream, Turfway Park, Tampa Bay, and Oaklawn. – […]

The Happy Handicapper

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 6, 2018 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Another Breeders’ Cup in the books and the stories remain. – After the hard work of handicapping and preparing for the big day, only the stories remain. They’ll live with us for years to come. – I do wish the weather would have been a bit better, but the track crew did an excellent job […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Here’s your good buddy the H.H. coming your way shortly after Easter and April Fool’s Day. – The holiday is one for the celebration of family and friends, and the second is what Mother Nature has been playing on the country. – One day you get 70 degrees and sunny, and the next it is […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 2, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New Year is underway and by now we’re starting to think about our favorite winter ovals. Mother Nature has been dealing from the bottom of the deck with wicked weather all across the nation. But, that’s winter. – The Happy Horseplayer is ready and chomping at the bit for the stakes that will lead […]

The Happy Horseplayer – Reflective Thoughts of Summer

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 6, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the cool crisp breezes blow¬†through the trees, it takes me back to an introspective time. – The heat of the summer sun, the racing ovals that open the doors to the bright morning sunshine and the bevy of racing action that has to last another fall-winter-spring. Just think, there are only 241 days until […]