Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky’

New Rules

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 12, 2020 in Blogroll, News and Announcements, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on New Rules

                                It seems they change from day-to-day, and you’ll read daily announcements about riders who tested positive for Covid-19. – There are many riders and connections who’ll make the drive, flight, or trek to race. – What happened? I was […]

The End of an Era

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 25, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

On a cold rainy morning, a magical place in my life was cleared away. Swept into the pages of history for many fans, but for me, it was much more. This was the place where my love of horse racing began. For me, it was more than just an old building, it was a monument […]

Turning For Home

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“We’d drive out with great expectations. There were races to play and a fortune to be made. Or, that’s what a young man would think on his way to the track. Looking at my Dad, and listening to stories of the big winner. It not only made the ride a little quicker but grew a […]

Free Oaks and Derby Selections

  The big weekend is upon us and the weather looks to be favorable if you’re a duck. Heavy rains are in the forecast for both days, but the historic oval has been known to be able to handle a great deal of water. If we could get a window of a few hours of sun […]

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 […]

I’ve Got a Horse Right Here !

  Have you ever noticed folks who are stacked with cash get away with some goofy stuff ? This is not to say they are breaking the law or robbing a bank, but when the lime light hits them just right, you sometimes get statements that make you scratch your head. This past Saturday at Turfway […]

Death on the Internet

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 25, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    We all remember the first time we attended a funeral. We dressed up, and felt that uneasy feeling as we looked around without wanting to see the casket. – We’ve seen our share, and as we age we’ll go to more of these than weddings or baby showers. – When you hear about a […]

In Three, Two, One – G.D. Hieronymus

    Having the best seat in the house always sounds great.  – It must be on easy street, and you get to put up your feet and nap right after lunch. –  But if you’re in the shoes of G.D. Hieronymus, you’ll see the action right as it is happening. – Matter of fact, it’s […]

A Weekend to Remember

    Remember the feeling after your first college party, or what it felt like when the guys (or girls) took you out for your big night out before you tied the knot ? Me too. – I like to call it horse-hangover. – There was so much action, and the two days lived up […]

Breeders’ Cup 2015 – Where Will You Be ?

  I made a pilgrimage to the bucolic settings of Keeneland Race Course. Oh, I plan at least a trip or two in addition to my Wednesday visit. There is only so much time, and so few racing dates. -The day was glorious, and for those that had no clue, the Keeneland officials meet with the […]