Posts Tagged ‘Handicapping’

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 […]

When Luck Isn’t Enough

Have you had the feeling that today is your day- Nothing you do goes wrong from the time you get up, and all the day through. Your feet hit the floor, and your newspaper it is on your front stoop. Your coffee maker has brewed the perfect cup of a morning-eye-opener, and it hasn’t tasted better. […]

The Happy Horseplayer

I cannot take credit for the moniker of the “Happy Horseplayer.” I was sitting in my office when John Engelhardt introduced me to a one-of-a-kind person. The kind of man who enters a room and garners respect without saying a word. When I awoke on this Easter Sunday, I had Mr. Bob Summers on my […]

Winner’s Never Quit

We’re all glued to the screen when “Horseplayers” comes on the Esquire Network. It’s a solid show that gives you a glimpse behind the world of contest play, and follows some of the best handicappers in the world. Now, if you noticed I said SOME of the best players. Not to take a cheap shot […]

The Luckiest Guy in the Grandstand

I went to a local casino for dinner and watched my gal at the blackjack table. I enjoy watching for the most part, and on occasion I’ll pull out a $20, and play some video poker. I  know about odds, double-downs, and what the percentage of a “bust-card” is for the dealer. But it’s not […]

Teach and They Will Come

There’s an old saying: ” the more things change, the more they stay the same.” – I’ve been reading for sometime about the importance of fan education and the efforts of taking it to street. You know, finding players and teaching them more about the game. I couldn’t agree more that the game could use […]

A Tale of Two Handicappers

How many times have you studied all day, and nailed that sweet winner at 10-1, but you feel like you left money on the table? Or, you were ready to make a blockbuster wager and found out you overlooked a few small details that turned your tickets into high price stationery? If you have fallen […]

Breeders’ Cup by the Numbers

The big weekend is just days away. We looked forward to this day about an hour after last year concluded, and it has the feel of an event that will not disappoint. I am a planner by nature and can be a bit of a worry-wart. Here is what you can expect as far as […]

Passing the Torch

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 9, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

Do you remember going to the races? Papaw or Uncle Don would pick up a DRF the day before, and they would be studying at the kitchen table most of the night. You would check the weather, get up early, and off you would go! It was the whole process of talking about our plans, getting ready, and […]

Remembering One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

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

I was sitting in the TV studio enjoying a cheap cigar. I did the pre-race handicapping, and today we were venturing into a new area. There was going to be a retired rider who would do the post-race interview. She was beautiful, and had the confidence to go along. That was until they started counting her […]