Posts Tagged ‘Racing stories’

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts From the Man Cave

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 25, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Now, before you get any wild ideas about Hollywood parties or chocolate fountains just hold on there partner… Oh, it is nice and has all of the comforts that a horse player needs. A couple of computers, a big screen TV, and a stocked fridge with your favorite drinks. But this past week gets me thinking about what have […]

Did You Hear That?

by Ed Meyer

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

Every person who has ever walked through the turnstile gates has a story. Some are sweet and detail days of riches, and others speak of the bad beat of a lifetime. Either way, the stories continue forever. Here is one that I had the pleasure of hearing, and believe it or not they are the stuff that make […]

Can You Feel The Change?

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 28, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

For the longest time, racing has been the relative that never gets invited to the party. Some have looked at your grandpa’s game with little or no interest. But now I am hearing a little different tune. It seems that tracks are adding back some dates, getting needed face lifts, and actually talking about the future. […]