Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Goemmer’

Evolution of a Small Town Gambler

Gambling had a mystique that took place in back rooms or places your Mom wouldn’t approve. Rooms filled with smoke, profanity the second language, and if a lady was there she was tending bar or waiting on tables. Men could be found from every walk of life, and was the only place where you’d see […]

A Tale of Two Good Guys

Think of this as a report card on what’s happening in the world of racing from a handicapper’s eyes and ears. – I listen to the players. I’ve always enjoyed that part, and the players have always been the best part of racing. – For years that’s been my stance, and it’s not to say there aren’t […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 6/1/16

    The “un-official” kickoff of summer is in the books, and handicappers stand at the ready for their favorite summer race meets. Hard to believe the Triple Crown is seeking the final jewel, as it won’t be long until we’re talking Saratoga, Del Mar, and the Arlington Million. But that’s horse racing. – The […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]

100 Days of Living the Dream

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

When the Travers is in the books, and you start reading about the fall meet tracks. You tell the fat lady to start warming up, as the cool winds of autumn are just weeks away. Football season is on deck, and baseball is starting to shake out contenders to watch down the stretch. I tried […]

Did You Hear That??

Thoroughbred racing is beauty in motion. The majestic horse carries himself with swagger and confidence and humans only wished it came in a bottle. It’s fair to say you won’t see many things as strong and fragile all in the same stride. To bring to life and capture the essence of a horse race is nothing short […]

The Good, The Great, and The Painful

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 8, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have seen so many wonderful things in racing. There have been days that have made me smile, tear at the eyes, and kick myself good. But overall,  I wouldn’t trade any of it for dollars or donuts… I just watched Race #6 at Oaklawn Park. Now, you probably won’t see any real exciting news happening […]

Closing Time

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 15, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When the lights come on at the bar, you know that you have stayed just a little too long. But when the last race is served up at your favorite track it makes you wish for just a few more glorious days doing what we love. I might be the “bad-luck” mojo and didn’t even […]

View From The Roof

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 22, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Since I was a little guy trailing my dad to the races I always looked up high to the “perch” where the track announcer held court. To me this was the greatest job in the world, and it was hard to believe that they actually paid these folks. But after further review they all deserve a […]

Back To School

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 14, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

I used to cut my teeth watching a local TV program about horse racing. There were two of the greatest guys on the tube that could educate without talking over your head. They would poke fun at each other and allow you to see the fun side of racing. It was time well spent, and […]