Posts Tagged ‘Seabiscuit’

The Happy Horseplayer / August 1, 2017

Another month in the books and “The Happy Horseplayer” enjoyed every minute. – The eternal optimist looks forward to more fun in the sun as racing is just starting to heat up. The past month left me with fond memories, nice scores, and a few bad beats. But all in all, I wouldn’t trade it […]

The Happy Handicapper / Summer Racing

Is there anything better than jumping in the “Bet Mobile” and heading to your favorite oval ? – After meeting Bob Summers, I can say that may be one of the top three reasons for getting out of bed in the morning. We all have that big building we loved to visit with program in […]

People You Meet ‘Long the Way

Coffee is steaming on the kitchen table. Birds are fighting over the seeds on the post outside, and the sun is starting to burn off the morning fog. The prefect way to start your morning. I look at results, stories and promising runners. The usual goings on of the morning turns into a Zen-like moment […]

A Gift From the Racing Gods

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 7, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  Forty years ago today, one of the best fillies that ever graced the track broke down at Belmont Park in a match race. – Early on she had many other names. ” The fat yearling, the freak, and the filly that didn’t want to run. Hard to believe she had ever toted the weight of […]

The Return of the Magic Man?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Everyone that enjoys watching the ponies has a favorite rider. Or it may be the one who just walked into the winner’s circle with your big score. For me, it is hands down just one rider, and Christmas may have came early for this punter. When I was reading a DRF article about Gary Stevens sequestering himself in Washington […]

Hey, Who Was That Guy?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 11, 2012 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

It was a hot and sunny day at River Downs today, but that could be any of the 100 + they conduct racing. I drifted in to spend a little time watching and betting a buck when two old regulars pointed and hollered, “Hey, who is that guy over there?” – Well, as I sat […]

Take Another Look

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 1 Comment >>

There is a good friend of mine that has given up on the races. Yep… He has just folded his cards, and put away his binoculars. He claims that it has lost the charm, and is no longer exciting. I asked him to give it a break for awhile, and come back and take another look. For […]

All Out Attack

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 27, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

As the frontier has changed greatly, we need to know how to prepare for the future. It is simple… Take everything we have done, and throw it right out the window…. With all due respect to our past innovators. They would be the first to tell you that if it isn’t working, get rid of […]