Posts Tagged ‘Turfway Park’

Should We Close the Curtains?

    After a stellar day of racing with the Florida Derby card yesterday. It was hard to believe we are living in the times of a pandemic. – The sun was shining and you could see the ocean far off in the distance. Everything looked perfect as announcer Pete Aiello called the horses onto […]

Racing in the Time of Corona

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 25, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

  What will you do? – Back to the old grind or begin a new chapter? – I think we all ponder these thoughts but hold them under our breath. That’s all good for many, but not for me. It’s going to be a whole new time for this fella when the new day arrives. […]

The Sound of Silence

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      I was dressed and ready. My DRF in hand and lucky ball cap on my head. We headed to the track early and stood in line just to get in the doors. – By leaving early you had a good shot at finding a standing place or enjoy a seat purchased in […]

The Happy Horseplayer – February

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Your friend the Happy Horseplayer is starting to take aim on finding his Derby hopefuls. The marquee races are starting to heat up and it seems like every other week is chock-full of preps. – But, that is the way of the racing world. It starts in the winter and each passing weekend has us […]

Turning For Home

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

“We’d drive out with great expectations. There were races to play and a fortune to be made. Or, that’s what a young man would think on his way to the track. Looking at my Dad, and listening to stories of the big winner. It not only made the ride a little quicker but grew a […]

Old Dog, New Tricks

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 19, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

I’ve been watching and wagering on the races since I can remember. – Pretty much, I had a good idea of what goes on at the races. After all, I’ve worked in every capacity at the track. – But this all changed in late November at Turfway Park. Starting in the parking lot as a […]

Time Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 21, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Nothing beats it. Remember when going to the races was an event? – You dressed up and went out for the evening. – Meeting friends to enjoy the action. Or, maybe it was driving out for the last few races. You still had on your work clothes and made the jaunt to catch some mid-week […]

The Happy Horseplayer – Back From Vacation

I’ve been taking a little vacation. – No, I didn’t hit the beach or go to the mountains. I took a break since the Breeders’ Cup. – Now, that didn’t mean I stopped reading or handicapping the races. It was a little hiatus from the windows. – Right after the BC, I took a little […]

Betting Buddies

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 16, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The best part of being a handicapper were the friendships made along the way. – Feel free to quote me if you wish. Not that “Papa” Hemingway would be jealous or Bukowski angry. – It was the friendships that made the cold nights watching cheap Thoroughbreds seem like the Kentucky Derby. I was too young […]

Happy 65th Birthday, Ironman!

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 10, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

My Dad was a hard worker all his life. – When I was a kid I used to be amazed at how strong he was and the amount of work he could handle. – ” Iron doesn’t rust.” – That was one of his many lines about how he was in such good shape. – […]