Posts Tagged ‘Professional players’

Harder Than it Looks

How many times as a kid did you want to be the next big league player ? – The only thing you ever heard was it’s about one in a million, and you better stick to your studies. Probably good advice as I’m not the starting pitcher in the big game. But how many times […]

Testing Your Faith

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 20, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Handicappers are tested from time-to-time. It may come in a bevy of getting beat in a photo, or not finding your horse with a search warrant. Either way, you’ll find that deeper meaning of the game, or you will grab your golf clubs and head out to the links. I once heard the secret to […]

Double Dip

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 10, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It is rare to meet someone who really makes a living at the races. We have read books and watched TV series about the colorful characters. But how many do you really know? They are a rare gem to find. And when you stumble across one they leave you believing in the magic. First, you […]

I’ll have a beer, and $10 to win on the four…

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 25, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I worked for a very nice little racetrack. It had a turf course, a solid oval, and a loyal customer base. Since the explosion of casino-style gaming┬átaking the lead, I remember back to a little talked about tool they had in their possession. The track did pretty well over the years, but the competition from […]

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, […]

Playing The Margin

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 3, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping | 2 Comments >>

Every track has players that call themselves professionals. For me, it has had many meanings over the years. But now, it just means someone that can quietly turn a profit without turning a head. David was a star basketball player, and a real alpha dog. He always had to win, and was addicted to exercise, […]