Posts Tagged ‘Racetrack stories’

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 […]

A Special Day at the Races

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 22, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

On Saturday, my son and I went to Turfway Park for some simulcast action. He has never been much of a racing fan, and I never tried to make him one. I thought after he grew to a certain age that he may want to give it a swing. Well, I think the apple may not have […]

Remembering One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

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

I was sitting in the TV studio enjoying a cheap cigar. I did the pre-race handicapping, and today we were venturing into a new area. There was going to be a retired rider who would do the post-race interview. She was beautiful, and had the confidence to go along. That was until they started counting her […]

Q & A with Leandro Goncalves

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I reached out last week to a rider on Facebook and asked if he would like to chat. He agreed to have a phone interview but not that day. He was going to be traveling to Iowa to ride at Prairie Meadows. Little did I know a few days later that trip would be a great […]

Three Wise Men

by Ed Meyer

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

It was a Sunday evening, and it was the final card of a long week. The racing was conducted in brutal cold, and there was always that welcome time of having two days off.  Sunday meetings were held at least once a month, and your attendance was mandatory. Well, at least mandatory if you wanted to kick back […]

Art Imitates Life (A Gambler’s Life)

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 20, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Every Sunday for one hour, my life stopped. No football, no phone calls, no talking. Those who have gambling blood and HBO, would be locked to their couch watching an imaginary world that mirrored our own. I could have been doing something else with my time for all of those years, but how much fun […]

Say It Ain’t So…..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When I played football in high school, I remember hearing the words of our coach, ” That’s it fella’s, hit the showers.”  Those words were only shouted when things were good, and we had turned in a super effort. Athletes welcome these words on a steamy summer day. Then there are times when “hitting the showers” meant that day […]

More Questions Than Answers

The Triple Crown is in our rear view mirror, and it is the duty of all horse players to begin scanning the dates for the upcoming summer racing season. This past weekend has me more in the dark than ever before. Just when I saw that light at the end of the tunnel coming closer, I […]

Taking Your Shot

As a horse player, punter, gambler, or any other word to describe one who likes the Thoroughbred action. We have all thought about making our living at the track. Now come on, you know you have. Even if it was only for a minute or two.. How about the time when you hit the big trifecta, […]

Chasing The Ace

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 21, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The track is like a holy place of worship. Where else in the world can you hear thousands of fans speaking to their maker with wishful tones all at once?  I have seen some of the biggest, best, and most interesting players in the sport. Not because I had a special seat, or had a ticket […]