Posts Tagged ‘Race track characters’

The Beauty of Sunshine

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 6, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    For many years I would have Sunshine visit my office. No matter what the weather Sunshine would pay me a visit and let me on a little secret. – “Isn’t it a beatiful day, Ed ? It’s raining, but that God’s way of keeping the place clean.” Sunshine was a longtime player and […]

Friends You Meet Along the Way -

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 13, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Catching up with old friends can be enjoyable, informative, and sometimes down right sad. – I bet you never heard that one before, huh ? – In the course of one week I had a little taste of all three. – Being a member of the elite fraternity of horse players I have some of […]

One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

Once in awhile someone steps into our life by chance, and its never the same again. The kind of people we would like to become, or at least have some of their incredible magic that captured our attention. They give selflessly of themselves and are the kind of folks you can call in the middle of the […]

The Track Travelling Tourist

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 4, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Wouldn’t it be the best life to just travel around and see the ovals? – The ones that were marquee places and the quaint little joints that harkened back to another time. I’ve been pretty lucky getting around a bit, but I surely won’t be Johnny Cash singing “ I’ve been Everywhere, Man.” – But […]

Sweet Treats and Bad Beats

We’ve all went through the grinder at some point or an other. You know, the days you’ll have three outta’ four in the pick-four, or how you stumbled into a monster pick-five by hitting the “all” button. As 2015 winds down I find myself trying to kick a cold that seems to linger like a […]

Diary of a Horse Player

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 2, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  It began as pitching pennies in the boys room in grade school. Learning the art of the “leaner” was better than a first kiss. – We started playing 5 card draw in study hall back in the day. The matchsticks we used had a value of 5-cents, and the teacher didn’t mind as she thought […]

In Memory of One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 12, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    I was on my way to work and received a call. Normally it’s a text shot from my friend Jeff, but today he wanted to talk. ” Ed, I have some sad news.” – The world of racing is a world within the world. As the many hardworking men and women who toil seven […]

A Gaggle of Gamblers

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 5, 2015 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

There is more than just one flavor of ice cream, and if everyone liked the same color, it would be a pretty drab world. – Believe it or not, there are as many types of gamblers as Baskin Robbins has ice cream. – Yep, you heard it right here, and it is true as the […]

What Did They Say ??

I kept a tally of things said by horse players during the three weeks between the Preakness and the Belmont. They ranged from soup to nuts, but one thing was for sure. No matter who anyone bet, they wouldn’t be disappointed to see the next Triple Crown winner. – That in itself is odd, as gamblers are […]

The Start of a New Week

The past seven days have surprised, enlightened, and made me happy. There is something magical about this time of year. I’ve read about the runners who are heading to Louisville and there is a new wind a blowing. We have family, friends, and those who fit in between. Today I heard a voice from the past. […]