Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky Downs’

Still Swinging for the Fences

Horse racing was the only game in town. There was no lottery long ago, and you had to travel to Vegas if you wanted legal games of chance. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. – Racing, Baseball, and Boxing were the big three in the country as far as sports to watch. […]

The Savior of Racing ?

For years I’ve been hearing tracks talk about what they need to survive. Not just to make a few more bucks, but survive. – I’m hearing of local tracks laying off long-time employees, cutting back to the bare bones and just limping along. But there may be a light at the end of the tunnel […]

Kentucky Downs – Gem of the Bluegrass

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Kentucky Downs is located on the border of Kentucky / Tennesee. – No, really. You can see the last weigh station, where the 5/8th’s pole would be located at Kentucky Downs. Offering the highest average daily purses in North America at $1.68 million for 2017, Kentucky Downs attracts the best jockeys and trainers and some of […]

Remembering Good Times

Where did you get your start ? – You know, where did you cut your teeth as a horse player ? – For many there wasn’t a visit to the Spa, or where the surf meets the turf. It was the small tracks. The little ovals that had a charm or lack there of all […]

What’s Your Favorite ?

I was having a couple of beers with a good friend. – It was his birthday, but I didn’t find out until our fifth beer. I know, I know. Sometimes a few can be more than one, and less than 100. He wanted to stay and bet a few simulcast tracks, and he sure didn’t have […]

New Car Smell

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 7, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Have you ever had the first ride in a brand new car? Me neither, but I think I get the idea. Everything is polished and bright, and it handles like a dream. The same can be said for race tracks. I have had the pleasure of working at five tracks in my career, and they have […]

The Luckiest Guy in the Grandstand

I went to a local casino for dinner and watched my gal at the blackjack table. I enjoy watching for the most part, and on occasion I’ll pull out a $20, and play some video poker. I  know about odds, double-downs, and what the percentage of a “bust-card” is for the dealer. But it’s not […]

Winning Ponies / Free Selections / Kentucky Downs / 9-25-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 23, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The undulating course in Franklin, Kentucky is one-of-a-kind. It is the only European turf course in the states, and the purses have drawn quite a bit of attention from the big outfits. Daily purses hovered in the $900,000 range, and the rider colony was second to none. With that in mind, Winning Ponies is serving […]

Winning Ponies / Free Selection Saturday / 9-14-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 13, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As each week passes and the heat of summer fades. The racing action just keeps getting better. Winning Ponies has been delivering winners all summer long, and we look forward to rounding the big turn into the autumn racing season. Here is a sampling from the E-Z Win Forms so you can get to handicapping! […]

Wednesday Turf Special / 9-11-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 10, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Hump Day is a perfect time to get ready for the weekend, but this Wednesday is a super opportunity to watch and wager on some great turf racing. We are going to examine races at Belmont and Kentucky Downs. All you need to do is find a cool place and watch some hot action!   […]