Posts Tagged ‘John Englehardt’

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 […]

Thank You For Another Great Year!

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 29, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

When I was boy, everything seemed simple. You played until dark, supper was hot and ready when you came home, and going to the track with my dad was always on my mind. There weren’t many young fella’s who read the local paper just to see the race results. As I turn another year older, I look […]

You Never Forget Your First

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 12, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Horse players can always tell you about their first big score. Whether it was a claimer, or the Kentucky Derby. They can always recall the sweetness of cashing that first ticket, or watching an equine athlete that made the hair stand up on their neck. My first big winner was a daily double. I was attending […]

Hey, Who Was That Guy?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

It was a hot and sunny day at River Downs today, but that could be any of the 100 + they conduct racing. I drifted in to spend a little time watching and betting a buck when two old regulars pointed and hollered, “Hey, who is that guy over there?” – Well, as I sat […]

Good Guys Finish First

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 23, 2010 in General Discussion | 3 Comments >>

I hate the old saying of hearing that good guys finish last… I was reading about the glorious life of Noble Threewitt, who passed away at age 99. He was a very good trainer, but even a better human being. It is not always the big tracks and big circuits. I have had the honor […]