Posts Tagged ‘Mike Battaglia’

Road to the Derby – 3/4/17

As the preps come and go, Derby dreams fade in and out like an old TV. You remember ? The TV your grandpa used to watch baseball games. Sometimes it came in as clear as day, and other times it took a while before you see what’s happening. That’s the thought rolling through my head […]

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 […]

Watching Greatness

I was reading an article about riders and where they cut their teeth. Everyone starts somewhere, and it doesn’t matter how big or small the venue you ply your trade. Some were happy to be the big fish in the small pond, and others had bigger dreams. In my travels I’ve been lucky enough to […]

Read All About It

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 15, 2014 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

If you pick up any newspaper, magazine, or dial up the web and have the universe at your finger tips. There is always a story behind the story. For this handicapper, it has been one helluva’ year! I sure hope as we close in on Breeders’ Cup, we start getting the busy butterflies in our […]

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 […]

Making the Morning Line

Many handicappers have mixed feelings about the morning line. Some feel it’s not necessary, and others feel it’s a “beginning” to where wagering kicks off. I have always enjoyed reading the lines of Mike Battalgia,  Joe Kristufek, and many others who cover the tracks in their daily handicapping. I learned at the foot of an old-time book […]

Your 15 Minutes Have Expired

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 11, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It’s a rare opportunity to be invited to the “inner-sanctum.” As a kid you were relegated to find a chair at the kiddie table during Thanksgiving. How many times at work did you watch as were others were invited to the “big meeting” where the issues of the world would be addressed? Yes, it’s fair to say […]

Dreaming of the Crown

It’s hard to believe it’s been 36-years since the last Triple Crown winner. I remember when Mike Battaglia was on the Winning Ponies Internet show, and we we’re talking horses. Mike has been a fixture on the racing scene for quite awhile, and when we opened the topic of the Derby. I asked Mr. Battaglia if  […]

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 […]