Posts Tagged ‘money management’

Handicapping 101

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 6, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

All of us started making a place or show wager. We may have been given a $4 bankroll and tried to eek out a profit. It can be daunting, to say the least, to jump in and start the process. – I’m going to try and break down the process on how to begin so […]

Don’t Drink the Kool-Aide

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 22, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For some gamblers, excess is the drug of choice. – I call it a drug because it can have a hypnotic effect on your day at the races. Impulse plays, tap-dancing or just making a little bet to have some action. Know what I mean? – Think of it like pulling a slot machine handle one more […]

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 […]