Posts Tagged ‘Thorougbred racing’

I’m Mad as Hell and I’m Not Coming Back !

Many moons ago I worked for a small track in Kentucky. Those who know me are familiar with where I’m talking about. But I digress. – This isn’t about making friends; and using their words. It’s just business. – This track had seen their best days. A rival track passed full-card simulcasting, and the first stage of riverboat gambling […]

Three Steps to Becoming a Lucky Handicapper

by Ed Meyer

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

You don’t need the rabbit’s foot, as it sure didn’t do the rabbit any good. – Luck is a frame of mind. – Just like Mom use to say; “see it and you will be it.” Before you can ever achieve anything in your life you first have to see it. – Take Race #3 […]

A Gambler’s Prayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

It’s not a win, or the riches, or glory we seek. Just the pleasure of watching true beauty compete. – To entertain and exhilarate to celebrate time. The events of my days grew sweeter like wine. – We danced in the sun with stories and friends, and memories filled from beginning to end. The days flew right on by; where does time really go ? […]

24 / 7

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 30, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  We’re all in a food comatose as warm feelings of friends and family fill our hearts. This time of celebration is something to behold. Did you notice the traffic didn’t bother you as bad? How about the cooking, the cleaning, and the over-extended gift purchases? Naaah. It all comes out in the wash. What about the […]

Thanks for Stopping By….

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 16, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I’ve been a pretty lucky guy. – I have my health, my son, most of my family, and some pretty good friends. What more could you ask for ? – 2015 has me thinking about some of the special people whom I’ve been blessed to have in my life, and others who leave an indelible memory. As we get […]

Diary of a Horse Player

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 2, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  It began as pitching pennies in the boys room in grade school. Learning the art of the “leaner” was better than a first kiss. – We started playing 5 card draw in study hall back in the day. The matchsticks we used had a value of 5-cents, and the teacher didn’t mind as she thought […]

The Man With the Plan

    What do you do with a bad ass bar, a race book, and a new race course ? – You try to build a fan base that comes for the races and stays for the fun. – The world of a racino is a creature unto themselves. They are part race track, and […]

In Memory of One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 12, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    I was on my way to work and received a call. Normally it’s a text shot from my friend Jeff, but today he wanted to talk. ” Ed, I have some sad news.” – The world of racing is a world within the world. As the many hardworking men and women who toil seven […]

A Gaggle of Gamblers

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 5, 2015 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

There is more than just one flavor of ice cream, and if everyone liked the same color, it would be a pretty drab world. – Believe it or not, there are as many types of gamblers as Baskin Robbins has ice cream. – Yep, you heard it right here, and it is true as the […]

The New Creation

The giant building that could be seen for miles away is starting to crumble away quietly. Sports has changed, and Thoroughbred racing is no exception. – Fan experience in a racing environment was once upon a time based upon standing in lines. Remember when you would leave before the last race to beat the traffic ? […]