Posts Tagged ‘Keeneland’

The Happy Horseplayer – End of Summer

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 2, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

” I can feel the cooler winds making their way in. – Summer is over.” – The Flamingo Kid   From the movie back in my younger years was the tale of gin playing moneymen at an exclusive club at the beach. – It was a great movie of a kid trying to find himself […]

Another Circuit Around the Sun

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I would skip my last class in high school and run out to my car. – Oh, the feeling of being a young man and missing study hall. I was carrying over bets for my teacher. – I was allowed to drive the expressway and for a 17-year-old this was freedom personified. River Downs was […]

The Louisiana Legend

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 19, 2019 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  I was attending college and the simulcast boom was just beginning. ADW’s were a bunch of letters, and if you wanted to bet the ponies you went to the track or made a call to your bookie. – Keeneland was in session and I spent more time digging in my pockets for quarters as […]

Free Keeneland Selections – Wednesday – 4/24/19

I love something free to start the day. – Keeneland is just a couple hours away and there are only three days left to get the bankroll rolling into Churchill Downs. The weather is going to hover around the 70 mark and it is bright and sunny. – I just spoke to the racing office […]

Race Track Time Machine

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 12, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was sitting in my office looking out the window. – We are six floors up and the flurries were whizzing past like a snow globe.  It was a winter-wonderland rolling through my mind. – It took me back to days gone by and memories they held. – Just staring out the windows overlooking the […]

How to Play Turfway Park

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

All tracks have their own little nuances. – Speed on the rail, closers from the back, and middle stalkers rule. – The Polytrack is a whole new animal versus what you’ve been playing all year on dirt.  – If you follow a few rules and keep your eyes peeled for the connections. You may find a winter […]

A Day Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 14, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Isn’t it fun to visit old haunts? – You know, the places we used to go on a regular basis. – I’ve been away from playing in handicapping contests for years.  I used to play every weekend online, and sometimes make the trip to tracks. There was nothing better than watching your 15-1 shot […]

Size Matters ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 25, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It may be a large oval where marquee races are held, events of the year take place and the biggest players in sports call home. – Or, it may be the quaint little oval that has the spark of a country fair, and generations of horsemen have worked in the sport they love. I have […]

How to Play Keeneland

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 6, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

How do you begin to handicap a track that is open for 15 days twice a year? – I love the boutique meet and the beauty that’s only Keeneland. But, there are a few hints on how to maximize your bankroll for the meet. – Keep these in mind before heading to the windows. – Best […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Another month in the books, and racing marches on to the next stop. – Fall time racing is a signal for the Breeders’ Cup. – As Keeneland opens you can feel the breeze turning cooler and leaves starting to change. The Happy Horseplayer looks forward to some special times this month. Last year I found […]