Posts Tagged ‘the Kentucky Derby’

The 55-Year-Old Kid

This is not Benjamin Button, or something out of a Twilight Zone episode. Yes, Virginia. There are 55-year-old kids. – Well, sort of. Time stands still for no one, but there is something magical when you hear a name and transported back in time. You think of that sunny Saturday afternoon, and the electricity in the air at Churchill Downs. […]

Save Yourself

A horseplayer that still enjoys the game cherishes every minute. There is no such thing as a really bad card of races as value can be found anywhere if you look hard enough. If it is the Breeders’ Cup, or a condition claiming event on the fair circuit. It’s still racing, and it invigorates the soul. […]

The Happy Horseplayer

I cannot take credit for the moniker of the “Happy Horseplayer.” I was sitting in my office when John Engelhardt introduced me to a one-of-a-kind person. The kind of man who enters a room and garners respect without saying a word. When I awoke on this Easter Sunday, I had Mr. Bob Summers on my […]

Thank You For Another Great Year!

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 29, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

When I was boy, everything seemed simple. You played until dark, supper was hot and ready when you came home, and going to the track with my dad was always on my mind. There weren’t many young fella’s who read the local paper just to see the race results. As I turn another year older, I look […]

You Looking At Me?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 29, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

I was having dinner with a friend of mine. She is a TV producer, and we were talking about the talking heads that bring us  information. Our conversation turned into a battle of the sexes. She stood her ground wanting the bold and beautiful, and I was leaning toward true life players who offer info we […]

Free Preakness Selections

The 137th running of the Preakness Stakes has shaped up nicely. Eleven runners go post-ward at 6:18 p.m. ET, and about two minutes later we will know if the chase for the Triple Crown is still alive. The weather calls for the mid-80’s, and a fast track is expected at “Old Hilltop” as they contest […]

Derby Doings

I was getting my daily read this morning, and dug up a gem from Dick Downey. I have been keeping one under my hat, but the cat is out of the bag. If you are considering making a $2 wager, or going for the long ball, I suggest you pay close attention to the media reports that are rolling […]

Final Furlong?

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 20, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 2 Comments >>

During the last three weeks, I have been getting Derby fever…  I know, I should know better by now.  But, it wasn’t for the big payoff, or getting seen at the big dance. Simply put, some events have me thinking about how special an honor it is to watch history. Many will be cheering that day, […]

Holy Bull and Forward Gal Stakes

The path to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks passes through South Florida on Sunday, January 29th with the back to back running of the Forward Gal (G2) and Holy Bull (G3) for 3-year-old fillies and colts respectively. Both races have compact fields of six entrants with stand out favorites.  On the girls side Broadway’s […]

Hansen Wins Top Juvenile Honors

by Horstradamus

posted on January 18, 2012 in Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, News, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

For those that thought the voting for the champion 2-year-old male of 2011 was going to be a close call between Hansen and Union Rags there was no photo finish for this Eclipse Award.  In the end it was a blowout with Hansen receiving 194 first-place votes to only 52 for Union Rags.  Now Hansen […]