Posts Tagged ‘Jockeys’

Letter to Santa

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 21, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Santa, I’ve written for many years, and I’ve always looked forward to sending my wish list. I know I’m a little too old to be writing, but the magic of Christmas has a way of bringing out the hopeful kid in all of us. – Santa, I sure hope you look over my list and […]

Tough As They Come

by Ed Meyer

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

I was watching an NFL program the other night with my son, and he asked a million dollar question. “Dad, was Lyle Alzado as tough as he looked?” Well, if you have a good memory or access to the NFL highlights. You would have seen one of the biggest, toughest men who ever wore a helmet […]

Winter Wonderland

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Mother Nature deals from the bottom of the deck in the winter. Weather can be ugly to say the least, and the people that keep the sport running have some very tough times keeping their horses ready. As I watched the early news weather forecast, it took me back to a time when I owned […]

Turfway Park / The Return of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 1, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

Turfway Park has seen about everything. There have been good times and bad, but at the end of the day the old gal still stands proud since 1959.  Live Thoroughbred racing returns on Sunday, Dec. 1, with the opening of Turfway Park’s 38th consecutive holiday meet. The track will present nine races daily on Thursdays, Fridays, […]

Confessions of a Thoroughbred Owner

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 17, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

There is nothing like it in the world. When you see your shining racing silks arrive in the paddock with your rider, it is like being the owner of a sports franchise. You select the look, design, and rider who will carry your flag on this day. You may or may not have had a voice in […]

Art Imitates Life (A Gambler’s Life)

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 20, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Every Sunday for one hour, my life stopped. No football, no phone calls, no talking. Those who have gambling blood and HBO, would be locked to their couch watching an imaginary world that mirrored our own. I could have been doing something else with my time for all of those years, but how much fun […]

Say It Ain’t So…..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When I played football in high school, I remember hearing the words of our coach, ” That’s it fella’s, hit the showers.”  Those words were only shouted when things were good, and we had turned in a super effort. Athletes welcome these words on a steamy summer day. Then there are times when “hitting the showers” meant that day […]

The Return of the Magic Man?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyone that enjoys watching the ponies has a favorite rider. Or it may be the one who just walked into the winner’s circle with your big score. For me, it is hands down just one rider, and Christmas may have came early for this punter. When I was reading a DRF article about Gary Stevens sequestering himself in Washington […]

Alpha Will Be Dandy; Paynter Gets Nod in Haskell

by Greg Melikov

posted on July 25, 2012 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The widest open of this weekend’s big races for 3-year-olds is Saturday’s $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga. The 49th renewal has attracted several graded stakes winners, but the top two sophomores are headed to Monmouth on Sunday for the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Jim Dandy will be loaded with an […]

Lost Along the Way

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 13, 2011 in General Discussion, News | 2 Comments >>

For the past few days I have read about Michael Baze, and the troubled life that has followed him. He was due in court on drug charges, and I am sure this really weighed on his mind. One thing I would like you to do right now, think back to when you were 24-years-old, and […]