Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky racing’

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 […]

Under A Hand Ride

      “As he goes to the stick; now he gets a couple of reminders; he is imploring his runner for one more furlong.” – Any of those sound familiar? I know I’ve heard about every announcer at one time or another use descriptive words when a rider uses his stick. But in the times […]

Guerilla Handicapping

The game has changed, but then again it hasn’t moved a muscle. Once upon a time, there were nine races and few exotic wagers. If you missed the daily double, you might as well stay home. The pools were swelled, and the place was packed. Those were the days of Thoroughbred racing. Bookies were everywhere, […]

Bizzaro World of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 14, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

How many times would you have liked to hear the truth? Not the P.C. answers aimed to please, but the ones we’ll talk about around the water cooler. There have been some goings on this year, and I would have loved to been a fly on the wall taking in the real truth. Sometimes we […]

One Beer with Friends

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 5, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have many friends who work in racing, and most are dear and cherished pals. After the races one evening, I stopped by an old track hangout to have a beer and catchup with some friendly faces. After I finished one brew, I couldn’t believe how much they had changed. Or, maybe it was me… […]

Bluegrass Blues

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Gamblers are creatures of habit. We bet the same tracks, get excited when they come down the lane, and find explanations if our horse runs out. I guess you could say that makes me “Master of the Obvious.” But on this particular Sunday, I found my visit to the races a little more than just […]

Merry Christmas from Winning Ponies!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 26, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

As we gather with family and friends and rejoice in the bountiful glory of the season. I find myself looking back with a grateful heart for the blessings that have been bestowed upon my family. If you are reading this, you can add your name to the fortunate list as well. I have had the opportunity to work in the racing industry […]

Say It Ain’t So…

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 19, 2013 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Once upon a time, race tracks could be found in every state that allowed betting. If you wanted to bet, you had to make your way to the track and watch the ponies. Vegas was yet to be born, and the lottery and casinos were something you read about. Oh, there were plenty of bookies […]

Turfway Park / The Return of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 1, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

Turfway Park has seen about everything. There have been good times and bad, but at the end of the day the old gal still stands proud since 1959.  Live Thoroughbred racing returns on Sunday, Dec. 1, with the opening of Turfway Park’s 38th consecutive holiday meet. The track will present nine races daily on Thursdays, Fridays, […]

Passing the Torch

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 9, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

Do you remember going to the races? Papaw or Uncle Don would pick up a DRF the day before, and they would be studying at the kitchen table most of the night. You would check the weather, get up early, and off you would go! It was the whole process of talking about our plans, getting ready, and […]