Posts Tagged ‘Storming Home’

Riders Up !

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 18, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  For years we’ve watched with wonder as Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay, Bill Shoemaker, Jorge Velasquez, Pat Day, Jacinto Vasquez, and Angel Cordero. – There are so many talented riders it would take up ten pages just to scratch the top.- It was the time. Going to the races was an […]

Good Days, Bad Days, and Everything in Between

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 29, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

We’ve all had them and if you’ve ever made a wager on an horse race I’m sure you have a phone book full of stories of the bad beats, big wins, and the “if-only” wagers. – The last one fits under the heading of bets I would have won if only I would made the […]

The Eyes of Chicago Are Upon You

  I love Arlington Park. You have to get there at least an hour and half to walk around and examine the manicured grounds, and see the beautiful artwork and statues. Keep this one on your bucket list before CDI (Churchill) has this one-of a-kind venue holding $4,000 conditioned races. But I digress. – I’ve […]

Testing Your Faith

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 20, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Handicappers are tested from time-to-time. It may come in a bevy of getting beat in a photo, or not finding your horse with a search warrant. Either way, you’ll find that deeper meaning of the game, or you will grab your golf clubs and head out to the links. I once heard the secret to […]

Bad Beats I’ll Never Forget

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 13, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

If you sample about 20 gamblers at the track, you will get more stories than your ears can hold. They will begin with the bad ones that still hurt, and of course the big winning days that keep them coming. Here are a few stories that stick out as some of the toughest.   1. […]

You Never Forget Your First

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 12, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

Horse players can always tell you about their first big score. Whether it was a claimer, or the Kentucky Derby. They can always recall the sweetness of cashing that first ticket, or watching an equine athlete that made the hair stand up on their neck. My first big winner was a daily double. I was attending […]

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 […]