Posts Tagged ‘Lexington’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Daily Buffet

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 2, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When you check-in you’ll get a taste of handicapping, behind the scenes happenings, and the day-to-day life in the sport of kings. Yep, just like a buffet, you get a little sample of everything. – Racing is a world within the world, and its never boring. I was reading the sports section about a coach being fired, and how his players found out through […]

Talking Dirty

There is nothing like a little “dirty talk” to get your blood pumping. But if you’re expecting a wild tale of college girls on spring break, you may want to adjust your settings. In Lexington, Kentucky there are three things on the topic of discussion list: 1) The Kentucky Wildcats, 2) Keeneland Race Course, and […]

Looking at the Future

Remember when the sport could stand up to anything? The races would fill to the brim, and the “also eligible list” was off the page. We used to have so many horses and the purse coffers brimming, we could offer a double-header cards. According to Archie Bunker, “those were the days.” Things have changed a bit, and the future we […]

Winning Ponies / Free Keeneland Selections / Friday 10-4-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 4, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Opening day at Keeneland is special. For race fans it’s like your birthday, and Christmas all rolled into one big gift. The Fall Stars weekend kicks off, and what a weekend it should be. Last year, Winning Ponies was dialed in on the Keeneland meet, and we hope you join us as we make our way to the […]

The Return of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 2, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The return of horse racing. Not that it has gone anywhere, or has been hiding behind a slot machine. But for 17-days in October you would swear that heaven has fallen to Lexington, Kentucky. The Fall Meet at Keeneland Race Course is one of the rare treasures that fans from all walks can enjoy together. From […]