Posts Tagged ‘Racetrack stories’

Second Chances

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Do-overs are the stuff that dreams are made of. – How many times have you just sat there and wished you’d get another shot ? Me too.   I knew of a horse player who had the chance to gamble for a living. Now before the old farts in the back of the room start grumbling, it can […]

Working For A Living

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 25, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

People influence you everyday. Some teach you what not to do or say, and others that leave that indelible mark on your life. They live life to the fullest, and enjoy life in the moment. Some carry grudges, others talk gossip, and a rare few lift you to a better place. They know when you’re happy, and […]

Who Would You Call?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

My grandpa used to tell me stories about the old days. He was a plumber by trade and loved to play the ponies. There couldn’t have been a better example of a small-time guy who gambled. He was taught by father to plumb, play the races, and his love of eating. Just a small town fella’ […]

Derby Dreams

As we fight back the tears when “My Old Kentucky Home” plays, you know the sport is more than just about winning money. There are stories to be told, and the magic is thick in the air. Any person who makes a dollar wager will make a bet on the Kentucky Derby. It’s game #7 […]

The Magic Elixir

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 23, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Being around racing has been some of the best time I could have ever spent. My years as a horse owner were as eye opening as a blast of Arctic air. But I digress… I was reading a story that was posted in Equidaily about a trainer who had run into a problem with his medical […]

The Return of Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 2, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

The return of horse racing. Not that it has gone anywhere, or has been hiding behind a slot machine. But for 17-days in October you would swear that heaven has fallen to Lexington, Kentucky. The Fall Meet at Keeneland Race Course is one of the rare treasures that fans from all walks can enjoy together. From […]

Confessions of a Thoroughbred Owner

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 17, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

There is nothing like it in the world. When you see your shining racing silks arrive in the paddock with your rider, it is like being the owner of a sports franchise. You select the look, design, and rider who will carry your flag on this day. You may or may not have had a voice in […]

Wait To Play, Or Fire Away??

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments >>

In racing there are many types of players. You have the get rich quick type that shoot every penny on a pick six carryover, or you have the spot player waiting for the big race to unload a bankroll. Either way, they can be chancy propositions. The old days had us playing our nine race card […]

What Am I Doing Wrong?

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 26, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Every horse player enjoys looking back and remembering the big score. How the day was just perfect, and you could do no wrong. So, the million-dollar question is how do we tap into that mojo? Why not have your secret sauce ready to roll with every wager? I don’t know if it is more magic […]

Breaking Your Maiden

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 20, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I bet dollars to donuts  you can remember your first trip to the track. I remember every sight and sound, and how it pulled me in to the swirl of humanity. Here are a few stories from the travels of first time trips to the track. Some folks you may have heard on our Internet Show, and […]