Posts Tagged ‘John Englehardt’

Derby Trail – 3/20/17

With every passing weekend the first Saturday in May comes into view. – I have to admit the picture is still a little fuzzy but it is starting to take shape. I’m still leaning toward a long-shot payoff, but that’s why they run the races. There are only 47 days left till post time, and […]

Road to the Derby – 3/14/17

Another weekend has passed and the road to the Derby is murky and cluttered. That doesn’t mean it won’t come clean in the wash and we’ll see as far as an Irish Spring commercial. Only time will tell. – You need to keep to task and watch the replays, comb over the charts, and read […]

A Tale of Two Good Guys

Think of this as a report card on what’s happening in the world of racing from a handicapper’s eyes and ears. – I listen to the players. I’ve always enjoyed that part, and the players have always been the best part of racing. – For years that’s been my stance, and it’s not to say there aren’t […]

A Handicapper Looks at 50

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 10 Comments >>

I love the people in racing. I always want to know how you’re doing and if you’re picking any winners. – I know more about most local horse players than they know about me, and that was by design. The patrons who support racing are the lifeblood and what they say is important. – But […]

Heading For Home

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

During my time of writing for Winning Ponies I always speak of the incredible jobs and wonderful people I’ve had the opportunity to meet. – Since 2008, I’ve never used many names out of respect for privacy, and some would blush just reading. The good-guy types who are happiest just being a part of our sport […]

Hey, How You Doing ?

If it has the ring of a Sopranos’ episode or any other mob movie, you’re right on key. You can even toss in some episodes of Friends. But I digress. – Maybe it would be more appropriate to borrow a line from the Big Lebowski / Kenny Rogers and The First Edition. – “I just […]

Christmas Wishes for 2016

Nothing like sitting with friends and family by the crackling fire. The seasonal eggnog makes it’s reappearance, and not a moment too soon.  Cream, sugar, heavy whipping cream, eggs, and nutmeg make up 50%, and the special ingredient is 50% Jim Beam to complete the seasonal concoction. Nothing like it, and boy I’m glad it only comes once a […]

Winning Ponies – Free Selections – Saturday – Delta Downs

This Saturday is a big day at Delta Downs. – The unveil a day-of-days with the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot card. – There will be 11 exciting races with more than $2.3 million dollars in total purses, highlighted by the $200,000 Jackpot Day Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4…Races 4-7. You will be in action all day […]

The Start of a New Week

The past seven days have surprised, enlightened, and made me happy. There is something magical about this time of year. I’ve read about the runners who are heading to Louisville and there is a new wind a blowing. We have family, friends, and those who fit in between. Today I heard a voice from the past. […]

100 Days of Living the Dream

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

When the Travers is in the books, and you start reading about the fall meet tracks. You tell the fat lady to start warming up, as the cool winds of autumn are just weeks away. Football season is on deck, and baseball is starting to shake out contenders to watch down the stretch. I tried […]