Posts Tagged ‘Thoroughbred racing’

Reflections on The First Half of 2016

We pass by the mirror in the morning and give it a glance. Yesterday was the 1/2 way mark for the year, and it’s time to take stock in what we’re doing. – Did we keep our New Year’s resolution or did we quit the gym two weeks later ? – Was this the year we […]

Confessions of a Gambler

  I’ve heard its good to get things off your chest. I guess it does us all a bit of good, and from time-to-time we need this purge. Think of it as defragmenting your computer. You store little blips and blurbs for a long period of time and they start taking up space in your […]

Making the Game Better

Normally if you make the list, it is either a real bad thing or something really sweet. – During the NFL seasons, you will see players who make the injury report. – Do you think this is paid for and printed by the local scribes in your area ? I guess they want you to […]

Scouting Mission Saturday

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 6, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  It’s Saturday, and I start the day like the others. I get up early, sip some OJ, take a shower, and sit back and read. Same routine for years, and sometimes it lasts the entire daytime card. – At other times during the year I have football on the mind, and get ready to sprinkle in great […]

View From the Cheap Seats

“There is something moving down there. Never mind, it’s the mascot.” – The cheap seats are what they are, and sometimes they suck. But then again, being so far removed from the hub-bub of activity you get a clear view at times. – Each year I look forward to reading about the Symposium of Racing in […]

B,B, Bet, Bet, Bet, Bet !

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 10, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Remember the episode of the Flintstones where Fred loses his mind about betting ? – Me too. He and Barney go to the Water Buffalo lodge to drink cactus coolers, shoot pool, and head to the track. You’ll never see this stuff in kids cartoons now, but you’ll see crap that will make you think about turning […]

Last Call for Wagers

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 17, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As I hung up the phone, I knew this was the last time I would talk to my friend. – He had an illness he kept from his circle of friends, and “didn’t want to bring anyone down.” – Little did he know that’s what friends are for. We’re there to listen, pick-you-up, or help […]

Take It Off The Streets

I love to make a bet on football. There is something about having a wager on the big game that brings the action to life. Gamblers are some of the most competitive people in the world, and most don’t even know it. According to an Inc.com article it is estimated to be about $400 Billion wagered […]

Mutuel Fun !

  The public isn’t betting much, and the field sizes are small. So what’s a player to do ? – The new fan doesn’t know as much as the old guard, and playing the races can take more work than dropping in a coin and pulling a lever. Mindless, all random luck with no thought but wild […]

Another One for The Books

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2015 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I woke after my Dad called me and brought me a card for my birthday. He came in and looked over my living room filled with horse memorabilia. As I watched his eyes gaze over the entire room, I realized something more important than ever before. – This was a visual soundtrack to our many years […]