Posts Tagged ‘Santa Anita’

Quiet Before the Storm

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 15, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the winds of autumn slowly change into the blustery howls of winter there is a storm a brewing. Let me rejoice the end of one chapter and relish another. – The seasonal changes are a barometer of what we can expect, and as a gambler it is a time of introspective reflection. As I […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/18/16

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

I can feel the last of the summer breeze turning into the crispness of autumn. Keeneland is calling my name this week, and on Wednesday I’ll be making my first trek of the year. For most, this is not a big deal and the argument of being able to catch the races at any OTB, […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 10/4/16

      Keeneland is only days away and the foliage in my neck of the woods is beginning to show the slightest hint of color change. The humid air has been replaced by cool autumn breezes and the countdown to Breeders’ Cup is in full-stride. – Before you start digging out your hoodies and […]

The End of Summer

Right about now you’re hearing Don Henley in your head. – No worries, it will disappear once you finish reading. But if not, the “Boys of Summer” are on You Tube to use as your personal handicapping music. – All of the complaining and crying about the humidity will be on the short list as the […]

A Tale of Two Good Guys

Think of this as a report card on what’s happening in the world of racing from a handicapper’s eyes and ears. – I listen to the players. I’ve always enjoyed that part, and the players have always been the best part of racing. – For years that’s been my stance, and it’s not to say there aren’t […]

Turning For Home

Mother Nature rained down on many parts of the country and my neck of the woods was good and soggy. The 4th of July was one of those days  when my family would meet under the old oak tree at River Downs and have our family picnic. The big three; Memorial Day, Independence Day, and […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 6/20/16

Many moons ago I used to work with a gent who loved to bet the ponies. I was just a kid who ran the parking lot and he was in-charge of valet. When he would go broke which was more often than not, he would sit and smoke cigarettes and keep notes on horses. – […]

“Problem Ponies” – Horses to Watch – 6/7/16

As the Belmont stakes approach, there is something missing. Oh, yeah. There’s no Triple Crown hopeful. – Now we can get down to the business of handicapping instead of being torn rooting for history to be made. – The card will be incredible from Friday – Saturday, and this may be the best wagering opportunity […]

Long Distance Cheering

I have a few buddies that have qualified for the 17th Annual National Handicapping Championship. – It takes place January 28th – 30th, and there is $2.45 million dollars on the line. It roughly comes out to $800,000 to the winner if you were sitting home wondering. – The NHC is the one contest where […]

Go West ! – Free Selections / Saturday 1/23/16

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 22, 2016 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the biggest snow storm in nearly 100 years gets ready to unleash nature’s fury, we find ourselves getting ready to hunker down and spend some time inside. So what’s a horse player to do ? – The East coast is going to get a mountain of fluffy white stuff, and racing will take a little […]