Posts Tagged ‘race tracks’

Three Ways to Tear Down Your Race Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 23, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

You got it, and let’s get rid of it. – Nothing like an old eyesore in the days of ADW madness and phone betting.  Let’s blow up the joint and build another shopping mall that will be empty in two years. Nothing like the smell of demolition in the morning. But if you’d like to have your […]

I Just Dropped In ….

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 22, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  “I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.” – Kenny Rogers and the First Edition may have been on to something good. – Racing should take this little journey from time-to-time to check out what is right and what needs to change. – With this song playing in my noggin […]

The Fox

  There will be a void in the world that only a handful will know. The kind of void only people who love you, or the folks who enjoy your company will really notice. If you say you belong to both of the above groups, you understand the first few words. – Horse racing is a […]

Conversation with a Professional Gambler

Many moons ago I had one of the best jobs at the track. Serving the needs of the biggest players. Not just the rank and file $2 – $10 players, but the ones who’ll bet $15,000 – $25,000 daily. In Las Vegas they’re called whales, but anywhere else they’re called customers. If I could’ve duplicated one or two […]

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 […]

Everyone Into the Pool!

Cheap racing has been around since Pike’s Peak was a pimple. Real players enjoy the opportunity to lock horns with condition claimers, cheap maidens, and longtime runners at small ovals. Why? The payoffs can get pretty sweet, and if you’re savvy enough to figure out the secret sauce. There’s a bumper payday waiting for you. With […]

Harder Than You Think

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 9, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When I was a young man, I used to head out to the races and jump in every promotion offered. They were easy to understand, and if there was a huge prize up for grabs a few thousand would have their entry in the hopper. When I had the golden opportunity to design promotions and contests, I […]

The Devil You Know is Better than the Devil You Don’t

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 10, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Racing has long lived in the past. Where everything was good, and the only problems we faced was having enough grandstand space. But you’re grandpa’s game is gone like the smoke from his cigar and the pork pie hats that filled the aprons. Fast forward some 100 years later, and you’ll see another view of the […]

100 Days of Living the Dream

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

When the Travers is in the books, and you start reading about the fall meet tracks. You tell the fat lady to start warming up, as the cool winds of autumn are just weeks away. Football season is on deck, and baseball is starting to shake out contenders to watch down the stretch. I tried […]

Memorial Day Memories

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 26, 2014 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The track has always been a place where I’ve gone. It was there when I was lucky enough to tag along with my dad. It was there when I had sad times in my life, for it always took my mind away. The track has always been there, and no matter how it has transformed. I […]