Posts Tagged ‘NASCAR’

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 26, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Another summer month is rolling by and it got me to reflect on the game we love. – Saratoga is in full swing, and this past weekend brought blistering heat to most of the nation. Add in the problems facing racing and you have one player with many things to ponder. But rest assured, we […]

Tough Times for Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

At the time of this post, there are some really odd things happening. – I’m not talking about a double dead-heat on the same card or a historical payoff. – I’ve never said this before, but I believe the next year will have a great impact on the sport of kings as we know it. […]

The Happy Horseplayer – May

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 22, 2019 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It seems like yesterday as January rolled in with cold winds and snow. – Time flew by quickly, and before we knew it we were watching horses take the track as “My Old Kentucky Home” played. – Funny thing when a song brings everyone together if even for a moment. A two-minute race makes everyone […]

Did You See That?

As the Preakness is etched into the pages of history we have more questions than answers. – Was War of Will the real deal? – Could Maximum Security have taken all three legs of the Triple Crown? – We’ll never know. But one thing is for sure. These past few weeks have been pretty action-packed. […]

Lucky Number 13

        The Triple Crown has been won and “lucky #13″ is in the books. – Justify is undefeated and has done nothing wrong to date. But after the race there’s usually some hullabaloo about something that transpired. – He jumped from the gate, drew off quickly and settled in for a 1 […]

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 […]

Where Did Common Sense Go ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 30, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

People love to bet, and there is no denying that. – Why not, it’s your discretionary dollar and isn’t it up to you on how to spend it ? – After work yesterday a few of the guys got together for a few beers and some wings. The place was smack dab in the middle […]

Under A Hand Ride

      “As he goes to the stick; now he gets a couple of reminders; he is imploring his runner for one more furlong.” – Any of those sound familiar? I know I’ve heard about every announcer at one time or another use descriptive words when a rider uses his stick. But in the times […]

I’ll Give You Five Million Reasons

Ok, how about five million dollars? No, really. Five million dollars.  Tracks and OTB’s around the nation will be riding high on the visibility of March Madness. The Washington Post reports that March Madness costs the employers $1.2 billion for each hour of basketball televised. Now that’s pretty impressive unless you’re the boss paying all of to watch […]

Tough As They Come

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 3, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I was watching an NFL program the other night with my son, and he asked a million dollar question. “Dad, was Lyle Alzado as tough as he looked?” Well, if you have a good memory or access to the NFL highlights. You would have seen one of the biggest, toughest men who ever wore a helmet […]