Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh Phil’

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 12/6/16

Nothing like a little something to keep your inner-handicapper warm and happy on the cold blustery days. – Trip handicapping is one of the oldest forms of handicapping, and can be traced back to the late-great Pittsburgh Phil. – Here are some runners who had a tough trip,  bad beginning, or could use a hard […]

Three Ways to Beat a Bad Streak

We’ve all had em’, and few know how to beat them down. In the words of legendary gambler Pittsburgh Phil; ” Cut your bets when in a losing streak, and increase them when running in a spasm of good luck.” – Easier said than done, and here are a few ideas to getting you off […]

Professional in Training

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 17, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Everyone has known someone, or even been a part of trying your hand at gambling as a profession. I did once, and it was a great ride. I began with a losing streak that gave my grey hair, and had a winning streak that began with wagering $1,000 to place on a 5-1 shot. Yep, […]

Professor of Ponies

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 26, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

I was reading about the legendary Pittsburgh Phil in an article in the DRF this week. It took me back, and made me think of how far we have come in racing. He lived and gambled in the times where real information was scarce. His name was George E. Smith.  He loved the ponies, and passed […]