Posts Tagged ‘Oaklawn Park’

Free Selections / Saturday / 3-19-16

I love to have an appetizer before dinner. A little something to get your hunger focused on big things to come. When I begin my handicapping process, I first take a look at the races and get a picture of who looks solid. After all the smoke has settled and I have determined my bankroll, […]

Long Distance Cheering

I have a few buddies that have qualified for the 17th Annual National Handicapping Championship. – It takes place January 28th – 30th, and there is $2.45 million dollars on the line. It roughly comes out to $800,000 to the winner if you were sitting home wondering. – The NHC is the one contest where […]

Snow Day – No School

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Remember the sweet words as they scrolled across our television screens ? – It was like Christmas all over again, and who cared if we had to make up the days in late May or June. We’re off now, and we’ll pay up later when the sun is shining. – All sounded good until that […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]

Using The Secret Weapon

The smoke has cleared in Las Vegas, and the NHC is in the books. Some of the best players in the world did battle for handicapper of the year, and you can bet dollars to donuts they’ll have their ducks in-a-row for the new year. This handicapper is going to toss his hat in the ring, […]

Going For The Gold!

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 22, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned” – Fast Eddie Felson. These words echo in every pool hall, race track, OTB, and anywhere a bet is made. It is the credo of gamblers since dice were thrown by Roman soldiers. – This weekend in Las Vegas, the 16th annual National Handicapping Championship. The Treasure […]

Driven by Greed

By now I’m sure the most of the world has viewed the PETA video. If you have been in deep Alaska or living under a rock, you are probably better off. The first knee-jerk response when seeing this was shock, surprise, and anger. But now that the initial wave has passed, where do we go […]

Free Selections / Oaklawn Park / Saturday 3-15-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2014 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

On February 24, 1905, Oaklawn Park rolled out their first race card. A whopping crowd of 3,000 people showed up in Hot Springs, Arkansas to watch Duelist win the very first race. Since 1905, Oaklawn has become a fixture in the world of racing. You can liken it to many of the boutique meets that […]

Free Selections / Churchill Downs / Saturday 6-15-2013

Louisville will be lighting up the sky with a “Downs After Dark” race card presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. If you have never made your way down to the Twin Spires for an incredible night of racing action, you have to put it on your places to visit. You are in for a one-of-a-kind […]

Day at the Races

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 22, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We have grown use to having the ease of wagering from the comfort of our home, or the seat in our office. But if you are looking for that tonic that gets your sporting blood pumping make plans to take in a day of live racing action. It takes us back to where we all began. […]