Posts Tagged ‘Saratoga’

The Happy Horseplayer – End of Summer

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 2, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

” I can feel the cooler winds making their way in. – Summer is over.” – The Flamingo Kid   From the movie back in my younger years was the tale of gin playing moneymen at an exclusive club at the beach. – It was a great movie of a kid trying to find himself […]

If I Were A Betting Man

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 21, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The thought of gambling for a living sure beats the hell out of putting up with a boss. – Yeah, I can see me strutting into the track walking out with a strong profit. – It happens. Why not me? I had an opportunity to try this little venture. – We just had a baby […]

Pound for Pound – Toughest Athletes

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 20, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  We’re all guilty. – You know, when your big bet looses and you’re questioning the ride by the jockey. – But I’m here to tell you as a sports fan that jockeys are the toughest athletes pound-for-pound. I bet that lump in the back of your throat feels like a bowling ball right now. […]

The Happy Horseplayer

The “Dog Days of Summer” are upon and summer racing is in full flight. – I’ve taken my time off and enjoyed the little things. You know, going to the races on a Saturday afternoon, swimming in the middle of the day, reading, and just having that fleeting feeling I haven’t had since my college […]

Free Selections / 50 – Cent Cross Country Pick 5

Saturday offers up the special Cross Country wager combining some of the best races from NYRA and around the country. Pick 4’s and Pick 5’s will be offered letting you bet multiple tracks in one bet! – The last one was on July 27th and it paid off a sweet $1,855.00 for a 50-cent base wager. – […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 26, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Another summer month is rolling by and it got me to reflect on the game we love. – Saratoga is in full swing, and this past weekend brought blistering heat to most of the nation. Add in the problems facing racing and you have one player with many things to ponder. But rest assured, we […]

Free Selections / Wednesday, 7/17/19

Hump Day is more than a camel telling jokes on TV. – It’s the day where you make final tweaks to your bankroll as the weekend will roll up quickly. This weekend is G1 Haskell weekend and a pair of G2’s at Del Mar. – That’s right, more action than the law allows. – But, […]

Free Saratoga Selections / Saturday, 7-13-19

The Spa is open and summer is officially underway. I love to watch the babies, the turf, and the incredible stakes. – I guess it’s fair to say I love the entire show. How could you not? Saratoga is like Christmas for horseplayers and gamblers. The opportunity to watch and wager on the best outfits, […]

Another Circuit Around the Sun

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I would skip my last class in high school and run out to my car. – Oh, the feeling of being a young man and missing study hall. I was carrying over bets for my teacher. – I was allowed to drive the expressway and for a 17-year-old this was freedom personified. River Downs was […]

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 […]