Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky’

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 […]

Breeders’ Cup – What are your Feelings ?

Photo: John C. Englehardt   Have you ever waited for that “Red Rider BB Gun” only to open your large over-sized package to find you have a belt stamping kit and a glass bottle art assembly ? – I know, we all have and there is nothing like holding that fake smile. – For over […]

Light the Candles !

  Each year at Saratoga there has been a red-hot betting angle. You tried to keep it on the down-low for the first few years, but after a bevy of tickets being cashed everyone was on board. – On Wednesday, July 29, William I. Mott turns 62-years-young. For the fans at Saratoga this has become a […]

A Gift From the Racing Gods

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 7, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Forty years ago today, one of the best fillies that ever graced the track broke down at Belmont Park in a match race. – Early on she had many other names. ” The fat yearling, the freak, and the filly that didn’t want to run. Hard to believe she had ever toted the weight of […]