Posts Tagged ‘River Downs’

The Gambler’s Curse

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 14, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We can remember with incredible detail about bad beats. – Can you say the same about your big score? – Oh, you remember how it went down and the crisp cash you held in your hand. But the loss is like a color photo in your noggin. – For me, I could tell you about […]

Breeders’ Cup – The Aftermath – Time for a Long Winter Nap

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 6, 2018 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The Breeders’ Cup is in the books, and the fans have gone home. – The only reminder is piles of discarded programs and a floor full of tickets. As the big weekend lived up to the hype, I’m left with only one question. – “How do we get people involved all year round?” – The […]

Size Matters ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 25, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

It may be a large oval where marquee races are held, events of the year take place and the biggest players in sports call home. – Or, it may be the quaint little oval that has the spark of a country fair, and generations of horsemen have worked in the sport they love. I have […]

Falling in Love

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 19, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Sometimes you stumble across things that bring a smile to your soul. – It can be your secret love or best friend. For many, they search their entire life looking for such a thing and others find it in a blink of an eye. – For me, I was a younger man who fell head […]

Sweet Home Chicago

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 15, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The Arlington Million was an event for as long as I remember. – My dad and I were at River Downs when they had one simulcast race. – It was the “Miracle Million” where the track burnt down and the races were held at Hawthorne. That is except the turf races. – When I had […]

It’s Good to Be the King

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 8, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

        Looking at the competition¬†can be blinding. – Once there was racing, baseball and boxing and the rest of the sports world just watched. If you wanted to get a bet down you had to go to the track. – There were plenty of bookies and guys who would make a bet, […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As we break into the month of July the heat and humidity have taken the place of the cool crisp air. – Some of my favorite summer tracks are getting ready to open. – How can you not enjoy the historic Saratoga races? You’ll see the biggest outfits in the sport descend¬†on the oldest race […]

The Happy Horseplayer

      The summer is in full swing as heat and humidity replaced the snow and cold. – No complaints from this end. – There’s a great deal going on in my world of racing and life. The month of July is special and hopefully, it will hold a lucky streak at the windows […]

Celebrating Dad

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    Racing fans rolled in through the doors with more kids than usual. I liked to see the families coming to the races as it took me back. – Back to a time when we would be sitting under a maple tree with blankets spread wide. The sun would shine through the leaves that […]

The Happy Horseplayer

Another month passes, and racing action is beginning to heat up. There’s nothing like Thoroughbreds thundering home in the summer sun. – The Triple Crown is upon and my excitement is at a fever pitch. But when a Triple Crown hopeful is on the line, the joy of watching the historic event is that much […]