Posts Tagged ‘Mike Battaglia’

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 […]

Back in the Saddle Again!

I had a few moments and I began to replay the last few weeks leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. Our place parlay yielded a small profit, and we had a great time betting the weekend. For the group, it was a winner. But for me, I was left scratching my head and asking what […]

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 […]

Reflections and Confessions of a Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 26, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It is that time of the year again. I am another year older, and  hopefully a little bit wiser. Well, the first is true, but the second is still up for grabs. I wasn’t around when President Kennedy was assassinated, but I do recall some great music of the 70’s. I have watched Derbies, Darbie’s, […]

Derby Doings

I was getting my daily read this morning, and dug up a gem from Dick Downey. I have been keeping one under my hat, but the cat is out of the bag. If you are considering making a $2 wager, or going for the long ball, I suggest you pay close attention to the media reports that are rolling […]

Free Keeneland/Oaklawn Selections – Saturday 4/14/12

The world of racing is focused on Arkansas and Kentucky. There are two prep races that have historically played a great role in sending players to the Derby. The weather is looking well for both ovals, and all that is left to do is let the horses do the talking.  One race looks like a […]

Derby Doings

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 20, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips, General Discussion, Handicapping, Kentucky Derby | 3 Comments >>

I am really starting to put things together in my noggin about what my tickets will look like. You will start hearing all sorts of  “ins and outs.” Rosie will be the first woman in the Derby since Rosemary, and Shane Sellers may make it back to the spotlight if Twinspired gets in. This is better […]

Big Red

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 16, 2010 in General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

Tonight, I was invited by the local media to watch a preview of the movie “Secretariat.” The movie told an incredible story, but did we do it justice? A coin toss determined who would get a new foal. I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I will skirt the ideas that we could have […]