Posts Tagged ‘Mike Smith’

“It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up”

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 8, 2016 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For the record, I’m one of the biggest Mike Smith fans in racing. I have always referred to him in my blogs as “The Money Rider.” – After reading an article in the Paulick Report /Jockey Talk360.com. I must admit I was taken aback. I was a little surprised to hear the words “I’m gonna’ […]

Free Breeders’ Cup Selections – Day #1 – 11/4/16

The wait is over and let the weekend begin ! – The weather forecast is clear and sunny with weather in the mid-80’s. – Santa Anita is expecting crowds to reach 100,000 for the two day event, and seating is extremely limited unless you are watching and wagering at “Man-Cave Downs.” – That’s where this […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 3-19-16

I love to have an appetizer before dinner. A little something to get your hunger focused on big things to come. When I begin my handicapping process, I first take a look at the races and get a picture of who looks solid. After all the smoke has settled and I have determined my bankroll, […]

Go West ! – Free Selections / Saturday 1/23/16

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 22, 2016 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the biggest snow storm in nearly 100 years gets ready to unleash nature’s fury, we find ourselves getting ready to hunker down and spend some time inside. So what’s a horse player to do ? – The East coast is going to get a mountain of fluffy white stuff, and racing will take a little […]

Weekend Preview

Crank up your old “Rocky” cassette and begin shadow boxing. The sweat starts running down your back, and your hard work is beginning to pay off. That’s exactly the mindset needed for this weekend. Think of this one as one of the last opportunities for the runners to stamp their card for Louisville, and that’s easy, because […]

It’s All In The Numbers

Most of us hated math class. Notice I said, MOST. There are handicappers who dive into the numbers with a pencil and scratch pad, while others develop and test algorithms to see if a runner is worth the risk. There are handicappers that have been working on their own pace figures for years, and most are […]

Against The Odds

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 10, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We’d like to think we have a fighter’s chance when making a bet. There was never a time in my life I didn’t think I could win. I guess it would be pretty tall odds to win without believing in yourself.  For some, their bankroll weighs in the balance on a single race. It’s about that […]

Free Weekend Selections / Saturday 4-19-2014

The preps are in the books, and the days are counting down. You can hear the Louisville marching band warming up with “My Old Kentucky Home.” – This is the time to get focused, as you are in the right place. Winning Ponies has all of the prep replays to peruse, free selections to get […]

Free Selections / Hollywood Park / Saturday 12-14-13

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 13, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  This is the final big stakes weekend for Hollywood Park. They opened the doors in 1938, and it’s been home to the who’s who of California racing for decades. The final day of racing is slated for 12/22/13, but in the meantime be sure to watch and wager on some value packed action that […]

Super Saturday / Guaranteed $500,000 Pick Four Ticket

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Last week I tried my hand at a place parlay. The wager felt good, and sounded even better. But the dreaded one in and one out sent me packing for round two. I am in my second weekend, and I’m stretching out to nail the pick-four at Belmont this Saturday. Last week I couldn’t get […]