Posts Tagged ‘Handicapping’

Brick and Mortar Contests ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 12, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For years I made treks to Beulah, Louisville-Trackside, Churchill, Keeneland, Arlington, Turfway, and many others. The trip with friends and conversation was worth a million bucks. – As we would walk into large buildings prepared to put on the best contest possible. The top three would be going to Vegas, and the rest would be going […]

Handicapping the Election

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 20, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I’ve been following the debates as much of the nation, and yesterday I was contacted by a friend. – She works in the industry but isn’t much of a handicapper. – That’s just fine, and I’m always glad to help. But her questions were a little different than I expected. – ” Ed, can you […]

Reflections on The First Half of 2016

We pass by the mirror in the morning and give it a glance. Yesterday was the 1/2 way mark for the year, and it’s time to take stock in what we’re doing. – Did we keep our New Year’s resolution or did we quit the gym two weeks later ? – Was this the year we […]

The Gray Trifecta

by Horstradamus

posted on June 12, 2016 in Handicapping, Help/Educational Articles, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

Photo: John C. Engelhardt Those who use the age-old handicapping method of picking by color were well rewarded in the 2016 Belmont Stakes, as the top 3 finishers Creator, Destin and Lani are all gray.  The $1 Trifecta paid a whopping $1,375.  However, don’t bet the farm on this angle just yet.  Although gray horses are all […]

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 […]

The Noble Grind

Each day starts about the same. Coffee maker turns on at 5a, and he fires up the computer. He splashes warm water on his day old beard, and begins a close shave for the day. Jumps in the shower, and grabs the clothes he laid out the night before. The coffee is piping hot as he pours it into a Del […]

The Cycle of Horse Racing

Most think racing goes to sleep after the Breeders’ Cup. I can see why they would think such a thought, as how do you follow up the biggest weekend of racing? Well, for starters you can start looking at the upcoming tracks, as the cycle starts all over again. Another item on your “to-do-list” should be examining […]

The Grass is Greener

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 3, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Betting the ponies is more than plunking down a few bucks. Some have control, and enjoy the beauty and pageantry. There are aggressive punters who seek to make the big score, and there are bettors who take it a little too far, and it can make a tough story. I made a stop at the race book […]

10 Superstition Breakers

Gamblers are a peculiar sort. They march into the track with the luck of the Irish, and leave with a pocket full of excuses. But that is the essence of racing. You can be having the day of your life and all it takes is one bobo to grab your seat by mistake, get you […]

Commandments of Wagering

Clouds parted and thunder rolled. Something big was about to happen, and it would change the way gamblers would look at wagering forever. No more would we curse the darkness and wonder why the universe exacted payback for our mistakes. From this day forth, gamblers from all walks would have a guideline of how to […]