Posts Tagged ‘The Daily Racing Form’

Common Denominator

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 8, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For those who gamble on the sport of kings there was a road you took to making your first wager. Was is Uncle Ted or Grandpa that gave you that first glimpse of the Daily Racing Form? Or, was it something you picked up on your own? I guess it could be a case of […]

Change is Coming – Fall 2014

Keeneland has come a long way from eight races, one daily double, and no announcer. Now that was ancient ages ago, but the track that is branded  “Racing as it was meant to be” has taken a big step. Long ago, change was a nasty word for the beautiful Lexington track. They have proven they […]

A Shave and a Haircut

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 17, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

Everyday at Marcum’s barber shop there was plenty to talk about. Get a trim, a shave, or just sit around and talk. It would have fit on any street in America, except there was a  bookie operation in the back. It was the type of operation that flew under the radar. Upstairs, there were two […]

Teach and They Will Come

There’s an old saying: ” the more things change, the more they stay the same.” – I’ve been reading for sometime about the importance of fan education and the efforts of taking it to street. You know, finding players and teaching them more about the game. I couldn’t agree more that the game could use […]

Say It Ain’t So…

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 19, 2013 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Once upon a time, race tracks could be found in every state that allowed betting. If you wanted to bet, you had to make your way to the track and watch the ponies. Vegas was yet to be born, and the lottery and casinos were something you read about. Oh, there were plenty of bookies […]

Should I Stay or Should I Go??

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2013 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Snow and ice are in the forecast, and tracks cancel from time to time. But that is winter racing, and horse players are well adjusted. Once upon a time when nine live races filled the day, you had to arrive early just to get a parking spot. Gamblers enjoyed the races, and going to the track was a big day out. […]

Passing the Torch

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 9, 2013 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 4 Comments >>

Do you remember going to the races? Papaw or Uncle Don would pick up a DRF the day before, and they would be studying at the kitchen table most of the night. You would check the weather, get up early, and off you would go! It was the whole process of talking about our plans, getting ready, and […]

Who’s Next??

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New York circuit has been the place to be discovered. Oh I know some may disagree, but if look closer you will find it may hold water. I am partial to the NYRA circuit, but as horse player I must keep an open mind. If you have a little time today, examine the jockey […]

When in Doubt…

My mother used to tell me as a young boy, “when in doubt do nothing at all.”  This may be all and good, but what did it really mean? It has taken many years, and some long walks to the car, but I think I finally figured out what she was saying. For me, playing the […]

Magic Behind The Numbers

I have always enjoyed hearing handicapper methods from all walks. Some are based in numerical theory, or as my favorite sitcom The Big Bang Theory would describe as hokum…. No matter what “magic” is prescribed by the handicapper, the game has offered a little bit of everything to make money at the windows. The 1-800 Number: Long before […]