Posts Tagged ‘New York’

Dreaming of Keeneland

I absolutely have a bad taste in my mouth for fans who talk the talk, but when it comes to plunking down the big bread to see the stars. They can’t be found with a search warrant. At 12:00 pm today, you were able to jump on the Breeders’ Cup site and purchase tickets. How […]

Las Vegas Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 20, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

As the plane glided over the beautiful mountains, I noticed the energy level inside the plane grew by 200%. If you were tired or sleepy eyed, once the strip came into focus everyone started unbuckling their seats. I know this to be true as I was one of the first. People began whispering and some laughing […]

Do You Remember Your First ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Uncategorized | No Comments >>

For most handicappers, you dream of the day when you’ll bring your son or daughter to the races. It takes you back to a simpler time as you held your grandpa’s hand, or walked along with Dad into the large building. As you slid under the turnstiles for free admission, and stood in line to get your […]

Feeling Thankful

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 25, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Normally I’d be happy for a few winners, and a chance to sit down for a one-of-a-kind meal at mom’s table. But this year is a little different. Oh, I’m still grateful for her culinary delights, but there are a few more things on the table to give thanks. Fold your hands, bow your head, […]

Remembering the Fallen

Over the years you have learned about my love of racing.  I made early treks with my dad, and we would talk all the way there. He would regale me with tales of the big ones that got away, and the runners that lay ahead in our visit to the track.  We saw close finishes, and I […]

Free Selections / Opening Day Saratoga / 7-19-2013

Since 1863, the sleepy town of Saratoga Springs comes to life. That is if you are a racing fan and love the sport of kings. Once upon a time, the area allowed one to recline and rejuvenate with the healing waters of the natural springs. You can still visit the historic landscape, but I would make your […]

Q & A with Leandro Goncalves

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I reached out last week to a rider on Facebook and asked if he would like to chat. He agreed to have a phone interview but not that day. He was going to be traveling to Iowa to ride at Prairie Meadows. Little did I know a few days later that trip would be a great […]

After the Storm

When I awoke Saturday morning, I though Noah was finishing preparations for the Ark. But not even Mother Nature could dampen the spirits of this handicapper. Looking back, my only wish would have been for a day of sunshine and blue skies. But as always, everything was coming up roses! I received three calls from […]

Checking On The Competition

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

On the road to the Derby, many factors come into play. Did a horse get something out of the race ? – Did they encounter any trouble and learn ?? – Could a race be a “mirage” of sorts by fooling our eyes with an effort that wasn’t as good as posted ?? – Any […]

Back in the Saddle Again!

I had a few moments and I began to replay the last few weeks leading up to the Breeders’ Cup. Our place parlay yielded a small profit, and we had a great time betting the weekend. For the group, it was a winner. But for me, I was left scratching my head and asking what […]