Posts Tagged ‘My Old Kentucky Home’

Derby by the Numbers

There are folks who pick a name out of a hat, favorite color, or employ a complex computation where they ask everyone in their family who they like and toss them out. Either way, everyone has a little Derby madness pulsing through their veins. This Saturday you’ll hear every theory in the world and the […]

The Sun, The Rain, and the Love of a Game.

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 20, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The sun shone down with clouds of white fluffy puffs on a background of deep azul. Wind blew swiftly through the car windows as my hand was cutting imaginary paths through the air. – There was a feeling of quiet in the car, as the radio played a George Jones song in the background. It […]

Betting on Beauty

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 8, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The racing world always keeps an eye on the symposium in Arizona. Some of the best minds in the wagering world converge and break down issues that are facing the sport we love. There are a myriad of issues, and not all catch my attention as some. But when it comes to wagering, I’m all-in […]

The Big Four

In a shade over a week we’ll be sipping an icy cold mint julep, and singing the emotional “My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics. – The crowds will be dressed to the nines, and players from around the globe will be chomping at the bit to wager into the swelled Derby pools. – This may be the […]

Giving Thanks for 2015

  The Breeders’ Cup is in the books, and we’re starting to think about the holidays. That’s all good, and time with the family are the best moments in life. In addition to getting in the holiday swing, you’ll see some racing fans sharpening up their skill set. – You’ll see punters focusing in on contest play and […]

Never Been to the Derby?

As you walk in the gates, you’ll see throngs of fans dressed in the finery of the day. The sights and smells fill the air as fans walk every which way possible. “Let’s get a drink; get me a program, where do we go, and the words you’ll hear more than any. Who do you […]

Looking at the Future

Remember when the sport could stand up to anything? The races would fill to the brim, and the “also eligible list” was off the page. We used to have so many horses and the purse coffers brimming, we could offer a double-header cards. According to Archie Bunker, “those were the days.” Things have changed a bit, and the future we […]

The Secret Weapon

Every year, Robert starts getting the jitters. He looks over everything from direct mail pieces, and scans for the most up-to-date angles. You know, something new from last year that may have cost him the big payday. With email, snail mail, and betting site products. He’ll give me a call and tell me how he […]

Derby Dreams

As we fight back the tears when “My Old Kentucky Home” plays, you know the sport is more than just about winning money. There are stories to be told, and the magic is thick in the air. Any person who makes a dollar wager will make a bet on the Kentucky Derby. It’s game #7 […]

Calling an Audible

OMAHA –  OMAHA – Flip-Flop, Kentucky Derby, – READY, SET, and THEY’RE OFF !! If you read my “Fab Four” blog about my Derby hopefuls. You’ll see my magic prediction of marquee defectors has come true. This time it had my top runner (Constitution) taking a dive before the opening bell. Add in Cairo Prince, […]