Posts Tagged ‘Racing stories’

Superstitious ?

Do you find yourself stepping over the large crack in the sidewalk ? How about the lucky coin in your pocket ? Is there a lucky shirt hanging in your closet ? – Gamblers have always been a bit cautious and that extends to the backside as well. For a sport that is based in […]

Teaching Track Talk

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 19, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  We all have lingo. We’re not the Rat Pack, but our own secretive code. – I have observed this working at five race tracks, and it never fails. Just listen closely, and you’ll hear the inner-teen in all of us speaking the truth in non-embarrassing ways. My son is 15, and I notice when […]

Remember the Star?

They say you’ll never forget your first. You know, your first big score? – I don’t know if it was my biggest as a horse-player, but it surely goes down as one to remember. This past Saturday was the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The Lexington Stakes is contested at 1-1/16 miles over the new dirt surface […]

The Hidden Costs of Freebie Comps

If you’ve been living under a rock, or been stuck on a remote island. Gambling is at a fever pitch. No, not that gooey-love-story chic flick. The fast paced world of gaming is growing outside of the box, and I don’t think we’ll ever get it back inside. I have had the pleasure of speaking with […]

Weekly Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 8, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

It’s good to look back and see what you’ve accomplished, need to work on, and the incredible things you see along the journey. In seven days there were some eye-opening, good fortune, and emotional experiences. We are lucky each and every morning when our feet hit the floor. At the end of each week, I like […]

Sunday Afternoon at the Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 23, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

If you read any of my blogs you’ll hear about colorful characters, industry doings, and what needs to be fixed in the sport. All are true, and they all hold water. But life is more important than any of the problems that face racing. Sometimes the best days are ones where nothing incredible happens, but something magical […]

Winning Ponies / Free Keeneland Selections / Friday 10-4-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 4, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Opening day at Keeneland is special. For race fans it’s like your birthday, and Christmas all rolled into one big gift. The Fall Stars weekend kicks off, and what a weekend it should be. Last year, Winning Ponies was dialed in on the Keeneland meet, and we hope you join us as we make our way to the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bad Beats I’ll Never Forget

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 13, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you sample about 20 gamblers at the track, you will get more stories than your ears can hold. They will begin with the bad ones that still hurt, and of course the big winning days that keep them coming. Here are a few stories that stick out as some of the toughest.   1. […]