Posts Tagged ‘John Englehardt’

Sounds From the Past / The Happy Handicapper

I was taking a walk down memory lane. – Well, it started as a dream and evolved into a conversation with John Engelhardt. John used to suggest, help, and point me in the direction of some interesting guests when I was the host of the Winning Ponies Internet Show. It was on June 10, 2010 […]

The Test of the Handicapper

As we close in on the third jewel of the Triple Crown take stock. Just as we examine the horses who go to post, step back and take a look at yourself. Are you making the strides you wanted as we kicked off the year ? How is your overall handicapping ? Are you watching more […]

Bankroll Builders

The preps are in the books and the trail points to Louisville. You’ll want to keep up-to-speed on how the last workouts are going, and who may encounter a last minute problem. It happens every year as someone defects; is under-the-weather, or an injury is discovered. This year has many handicappers scratching their heads, and […]

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 […]