Posts Tagged ‘Keeneland’

Evolution of a Small Town Gambler

Gambling had a mystique that took place in back rooms or places your Mom wouldn’t approve. Rooms filled with smoke, profanity the second language, and if a lady was there she was tending bar or waiting on tables. Men could be found from every walk of life, and was the only place where you’d see […]

Sleepless Night – Time Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 5, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I awoke from a dream the other night. You know, as men get older we spend more time letting the dog and ourselves out for overnight relief. But I digress from the image you have about my old dog and his middle age owner. Racing has been my passion, an outlet, a time of reflection, […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 11/21/16 – Fair Grounds

                        The Fair Grounds opened their doors for the 145th racing season. – There is nothing like the “Big Easy” as the city wraps it’s arms around you and gives you a big welcome hug. The food, the night life, and of course some […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/24/16

Nothing like a little watchful eye to let you know when there is a runner who could come right back and score. Trip handicapping is some of the most important homework one can do and right here we have kept our eyes peeled for runners who fit the bill. – Be sure to see where […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/18/16

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

I can feel the last of the summer breeze turning into the crispness of autumn. Keeneland is calling my name this week, and on Wednesday I’ll be making my first trek of the year. For most, this is not a big deal and the argument of being able to catch the races at any OTB, […]

Friends You Meet Along the Way -

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 13, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Catching up with old friends can be enjoyable, informative, and sometimes down right sad. – I bet you never heard that one before, huh ? – In the course of one week I had a little taste of all three. – Being a member of the elite fraternity of horse players I have some of […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/10/16

With only 25 days until Breeders’ Cup, race fans from around the world had all eyes on Super Saturday. – This is the time when I find myself hunkered over every article about how runners are doing and what their next plan will be. I know I’m not alone and in this handicapper’s opinion you […]

Can You Remember the First Time ??

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The best part was when they handed you the dirty dollar bills. If you were lucky, there were a few coins you’d grab up and shove into your pocket. – There was no sweeter feeling in the world. You were the big winner.  The gambling bug had bitten, and my love affair began. I recall with vivid detail […]

The End of Summer

Right about now you’re hearing Don Henley in your head. – No worries, it will disappear once you finish reading. But if not, the “Boys of Summer” are on You Tube to use as your personal handicapping music. – All of the complaining and crying about the humidity will be on the short list as the […]

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 […]