Posts Tagged ‘money management’

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, | 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, | 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 […]

Is It Your Day?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, | 3 Comments >>

For years, gamblers from all walks have been on the eternal quest to get rid of bad mojo. Some ride out the storm and others have a “special formula” for getting past the ugly. But after much thought and watching players go trial-and-error, here are a few gamblers that come to mind. Grandpa was a plumber […]

Thoughts For 2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 27, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

It is this time every year that we sit down and make a deal to lose weight, eat better, and call our mother every week. But as a horse player you should be looking to 2013, and making this your year to be a better player. 1. Money Management It doesn’t matter how much we talk […]

Things We Learn Along The Way

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 1, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

As an avid punter, gambler, and racing fan, I have accumulated some knowledge, and a phonebook size reminder of things not to do. It is good to take inventory, and know just where we stand. So, without further delay. See if any of these hit home for you. Never wager on a day when you’re […]

What To Bet, And When To Do It

I was asked by one of our WinningPonies members, what type of races I like to play and which ones do I leave alone. That may be the million dollar question for a gambler, but there is an answer for me. Everyone has their own method to selecting races, and others fire at will. But, […]

Half Time in the Wagering Year

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 27, 2011 in General Discussion | 4 Comments >>

It is time to start taking inventory. No, not on how many boxes you have or why you didn’t do your work project. One where you take a look at your methods, and find your madness. I get a lot out of talking with folks and knowing what makes them tick. It is like handicapping […]

Bad Streaks

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 18, 2010 in Educational Articles, General Discussion | No Comments >>

It seems like yesterday I was so on fire that they couldn’t put me out with the ocean…… But that was last week… I don’t know which wagering god I have angered, but I am truly sorry…. Some call it snake-bit, others call it a cold streak, and for me it is like living in […]

Tap Dancing

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 26, 2010 in Educational Articles, General Discussion, Handicapping | 4 Comments >>

I hate to see a player make so many plays that they couldn’t even tell you the number of horses they played. I call it tap dancing, and watching players bet more than the law allows is criminal, or at least silly….. I have a friend that goes out once a week. He is a […]