Posts Tagged ‘race track stories’

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 […]

Good Days, Bad Days, and Everything in Between

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 29, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We’ve all had them and if you’ve ever made a wager on an horse race I’m sure you have a phone book full of stories of the bad beats, big wins, and the “if-only” wagers. – The last one fits under the heading of bets I would have won if only I would made the […]

Table for Two

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 10, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It starts with a call or a text in our modern day of technology. The words are always the same and how could they not be ? – You feel the deafening silence, and the lack of words takes away your breath. Thoughts race, and memories flood and as you recall past moments as fleeting […]

End of the Innocence

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 5, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

Years go by, and you see the same faces. Time passes until you see them again, and finally they disappear. New ones take the places of the old, and the game marches on. – Last week I had a day off as we cancelled races  due to excessive rain. I made my way over to a small track to make a […]

They’re Always With You

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 26, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you had the opportunity to go to any track in the country and spend it with anyone you wish, who would it be ? The idea started one evening where I just got home after a day at the races and my friend called on his drive home from work. – He is always […]

Turning For Home

Mother Nature rained down on many parts of the country and my neck of the woods was good and soggy. The 4th of July was one of those days  when my family would meet under the old oak tree at River Downs and have our family picnic. The big three; Memorial Day, Independence Day, and […]

Confessions of a Gambler

  I’ve heard its good to get things off your chest. I guess it does us all a bit of good, and from time-to-time we need this purge. Think of it as defragmenting your computer. You store little blips and blurbs for a long period of time and they start taking up space in your […]

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 […]

Year Three

  Life has returned to normal, and all is well with the world. – When you hear those words from this handicapper, that probably means I’m back to work. – Belterra Park started racing on 4/29, and I’m a happy camper as I begin my third year as announcer and morning line odds maker. Racing […]

Death on the Internet

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 25, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    We all remember the first time we attended a funeral. We dressed up, and felt that uneasy feeling as we looked around without wanting to see the casket. – We’ve seen our share, and as we age we’ll go to more of these than weddings or baby showers. – When you hear about a […]