Posts Tagged ‘My Old Kentucky Home’

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, […]

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 […]

The Luckiest Guy in the Grandstand

I went to a local casino for dinner and watched my gal at the blackjack table. I enjoy watching for the most part, and on occasion I’ll pull out a $20, and play some video poker. I  know about odds, double-downs, and what the percentage of a “bust-card” is for the dealer. But it’s not […]

Confessions of a Thoroughbred Owner

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 17, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

There is nothing like it in the world. When you see your shining racing silks arrive in the paddock with your rider, it is like being the owner of a sports franchise. You select the look, design, and rider who will carry your flag on this day. You may or may not have had a voice in […]

Odds and Ends / Kentucky Derby

The event known as “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” has meaning to every sports fan in the world. It doesn’t matter if you are a $2 show player, or a big punter. You get two minutes to watch, and the rest of the year to talk about what happened. That is the Kentucky Derby. If […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 3-9-2013

The weather seems to winding down as only parts of the country feel Mother Nature’s wrath. But, all bad things come to an end and we are getting closer to the Kentucky Derby with each prep race. Here are a few races to stimulate some thought, and you will want to grab your E-Z Win […]

This and That

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 5, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For players at all levels, there exists a “things to do” list that keeps our eyes keen on the prize. Here are a few recent things going on that have been on my mind. Remember, we all have opinions, and we would always love to hear yours. 1. I wrote about a decision to enter […]