Posts Tagged ‘nyra’

Word on the Street

Nothing like the ramblings of the word on the street. You can’t learn the word from night school, and it doesn’t come in a book. So we have to rely on the whispers and rants from the folks on the scene. – Just remember you heard it right here as we make our way down […]

How Do You Like to Bet ?

The walk into the track was exciting. – A day full of promise, as you see humanity taking long strides with the confidence of a gambler. Going to the races was a day to enjoy. Your program in hand, and maybe a tip sheet bought from one of the barker’s promising the daily-double as they […]

Turn up the Talking Heads

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 9, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Walk into your favorite OTB, track, or peruse your favorite signal at home doing a little betting. You’ll see some entertaining folks who bring you a little inside info. – Most tracks have gotten wise and try to reach new demos while entertaining the customers. You know what’s wrong with this picture ? – Not […]

Seven Days Can Make One Week

Seven days can be a long time if you’re in jail, standing on your head, or listening to your better half tell you to stop watching racing and football. This past week is one of reflection, introspection, and getting ready to get my game on. So, sit back and clear your mind. “Time is not […]

Listen Up!

I have read every article, listened to the many race calls that have captured my heart, and watch Saratoga every chance I get. There is no secret that Tom Durkin is walking off into the sunset, but the thought of a legend hanging up his tack has me in a reflective mood. We like to think […]

Bombs Away/Place Parlay – Did You Hear That?

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 14, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The target has been identified, and the command has been given. Well, maybe not that dramatic. Three guys started off a mild mannered place parlay, and it stands at $1750. – We are using the Winning Ponies E-Z Forms, and we’re ready to fire. Finally, we all come into agreement and the Saratoga card will […]

The Wisdom of Patience

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 21, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I have a good friend who came up with the best life quotes. Well, I thought they were his until he told me they came from sage-like family members. They wanted him to learn and apply their experiences as he was growing up. To this day, when I find myself reaching for an explanation or […]

Who’s Next??

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New York circuit has been the place to be discovered. Oh I know some may disagree, but if look closer you will find it may hold water. I am partial to the NYRA circuit, but as horse player I must keep an open mind. If you have a little time today, examine the jockey […]

Shackleford’s Final Race: Clark or Cigar Mile

Trainer Dale Romans is weighing which Grade 1 on Thanksgiving weekend will be Shackleford’s final outing before the 4-year-old son of Forestry is retired to stud at Darby Dan Farm.   Shackleford is returning to Churchill Downs where the Clark Handicap will be staged for the 138th time on Nov. 23.   “We might run him in the Clark,” Romans […]

Peter Pan: Belmont Stakes Preview?

by Horstradamus

posted on May 11, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Other Events | No Comments >>

While the 2012 Kentucky Derby is in the books, there are still horses looking to make their way to the Triple Crown races, and the Peter Pan Stakes this weekend often acts as a stepping stone prep race to the Belmont Stakes in June. Several horses that were once Derby prospects are taking a “better […]