Posts Tagged ‘money management’

Goals for the Second Half of 2016

If it has the ring of a boring financial report don’t worry. We visit the doctor for a wellness visit, and we make needed appointments for our vehicle maintenance. – This is the time when we revisit our goals and see where we’re heading. If you’re on target and doing well, we wish you nothing but […]

Three Ways to Be a Better Gambler

Wouldn’t we all like to know the “secret sauce” of finding winners ? – The answer is pretty simple, and it would surprise you just how easy it is. For years I’ve been a believer in positive vibes and enhanced focus. You won’t find me sniffing incense or chanting, but you will find me looking […]

Three Rules For Winning at the Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were only three ? – Well, you are hearing it loud and clear right here. There are only three you need to think about. If we quit trying to attach everything but the kitchen sink to winning, we just might have a chance at doing better in the upcoming […]

Mending Broken Pieces

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 30, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyday started looking the same. Robert used to love his life, but few bad breaks took him down another road. One that is never travelled. As his work suffered, he was dismissed with a sweetly disguised pink slip attached to a severance package. It was their way of distancing themselves from a mistake. Robert loved his gal as she was his world. When she found out he […]

Debunking the Myths

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 1, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Many players feel like  a monkey is on their back. He tells me what to do, and I find myself listening to the monkey. He is a savage beast. This animal grabs my wallet, and makes me do the silliest things. He wasn’t there when we walked in, and out of thin air the 500 lb. beast […]

Read All About It

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 19, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The bevy of racing data can be daunting. Over the years, I have seen some things come and go, but the data keeps on coming. As far as handicappers, you get some folks who love the game and eat-sleep-and-drink the races. Then you get the “Weekend Warriors” who read the past performances while having ten […]

Action Behind the Action

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 18, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When you went to the track as a youngster, you could expect to see about nine to ten races. Full card simulcasting was not yet in play, and every once in a while you were given a treat with a marquee race from a track far away. No, it wasn’t from Dubai, Hong Kong, or Australia. They were old […]

A Tale of Two Handicappers

How many times have you studied all day, and nailed that sweet winner at 10-1, but you feel like you left money on the table? Or, you were ready to make a blockbuster wager and found out you overlooked a few small details that turned your tickets into high price stationery? If you have fallen […]

Impulse Betting

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 31, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was at River Downs about 15 years ago. They had a handy little tool called the “Bet-Mate.” It was a hand held betting device where you could wager on any track they were simulcasting. When I loaded my bankroll at the window I thought it would last me for the day. Well, I was […]

Do-Over / 2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 8, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I was chatting with a friend when he broke the news to me. He was distraught and upset, and moreover disappointed in himself. “It’s all over now,” he said “And 2014 is only days old.” “That’s one way of looking at it, but why not give yourself a do-over ?” I replied. “A do-over, why would […]