Posts Tagged ‘racing’

What’s Going On ?

Just like the song, or maybe the words from a friend when they first greet you. We all like to know what’s going on in our world. – In the world of racing there are a few things happening that have me scratching my noggin. From time to time it’s a good thing to step back […]

One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

Once in awhile someone steps into our life by chance, and its never the same again. The kind of people we would like to become, or at least have some of their incredible magic that captured our attention. They give selflessly of themselves and are the kind of folks you can call in the middle of the […]

Thanks for Stopping By….

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 16, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I’ve been a pretty lucky guy. – I have my health, my son, most of my family, and some pretty good friends. What more could you ask for ? – 2015 has me thinking about some of the special people whom I’ve been blessed to have in my life, and others who leave an indelible memory. As we get […]

Tom Drury – Trainer to Watch

          The holiday season has me in an introspective mood. – I’ve been thinking about the good men and women who make the sport of racing. People who work seven days a week and don’t know the meaning of too many hours at work. – There are plenty of good nature, […]

Two Friends, Three Beers, and a Million Ideas

John Engelhardt asked me if I would fill in this weekend for his weekly handicapping seminar at Belterra Park. It is a fun half-an- hour or so, and I don’t get to take part much as there’s not much time to call the first race. But that aside, he is busier than a puppy with two bones […]

The New Creation

The giant building that could be seen for miles away is starting to crumble away quietly. Sports has changed, and Thoroughbred racing is no exception. – Fan experience in a racing environment was once upon a time based upon standing in lines. Remember when you would leave before the last race to beat the traffic ? […]

What Do You Think ?

The big event has come and gone, and we have a Triple Crown winner. Thoroughbred history books open up, and another name is etched in gold. Most every fan felt there was going to be a rush of change, or at least more attention paid to racing.  Saturday marks three weeks of having American Pharoah’s name mentioned […]

Super Sunday Is Coming Your Way!

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 28, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

What if I told you no matter what is said or done that one of you’re favorite sports would begin to tarnish? Before you start rolling thoughts around your noggin, could it be the NFL with the myriad of issues it has faced in a year? Sexual battery, misconduct, bullying, intentional harm intended to defenseless players, […]

Bright Lights, Big Money, and The Red Carpet Treatment

by Ed Meyer

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

By now you’re in driving range to a casino. On average, players travel 150 miles to get their gamble on. Some have a quick jaunt, and for others it takes a bit more planning to lose the kids education. As you start seeing the road side signage, you’ll feel your heart start racing and the conversation in […]

The Grass is Greener

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 3, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Betting the ponies is more than plunking down a few bucks. Some have control, and enjoy the beauty and pageantry. There are aggressive punters who seek to make the big score, and there are bettors who take it a little too far, and it can make a tough story. I made a stop at the race book […]