Posts Tagged ‘Turfway Park’

The End of Summer

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 6, 2021 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The End of Summer

“As the cooler winds replace the blistering heat we complained about for weeks; it only signals one thing. Summer is coming to a close. Yeah, I can feel the cool breeze starting to rustle the leaves gently as we prepare to move on to our next chapter of the year.”   Labor Day has always […]

What Say You ?

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 21, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on What Say You ?

The Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park originated as a stepping stone that would “Spiral” up to the Derby. –  The race produced some good races, but in the ’80s and ’90s, there were some real runners. In the span of four years from 1990-1993 there were four classic winners. The local event was thought […]

Free Selections – Turfway Park – 2/24/2021

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2021 in Blogroll, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Free Selections – Turfway Park – 2/24/2021

Mother Nature has mellowed out and live racing returns to Florence, Kentucky. – The nation was in her crushing grip and many tracks have canceled over the past few weeks, but the sun shines through and there are only 26 days until spring. – With this in mind, there are some quality races this week […]

Old Tricks / Old Dog

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Old Tricks / Old Dog

Who says we can’t learn something new? The usual theory is we have to embrace new ways of thinking. – But, what about the old school ways we were taught coming up? – Here is a couple of old school handicapping tips we use to know but may have forgotten along the way. This past […]

Fresh Starts and Fantastic Finishes

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 7, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Fresh Starts and Fantastic Finishes

  Racing is a great way to spend the day. Especially if you’re sheltering in place. – There is something about making a few bets and watching the action that makes life feel normal for the gambler. So, your favorite ADW is open, or you’re tuning into your favorite oval. The graphics and enhancements have […]

Life is on the Wire – The Rest is Just Waiting

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 28, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Life is on the Wire – The Rest is Just Waiting

From my early days going to the races with my dad. I always wanted to work in racing. Quoting Papa Wallenda pretty much sums up my travels in Thoroughbred racing. My first job at the track was really exciting, or that’s what I thought. I had a slick green windbreaker and khaki shorts with my […]

Happy 66th Birthday, Perry Ouzts!

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Happy 66th Birthday, Perry Ouzts!

                51,317 – 7,084 – 39%    I guess you’re wondering how many times you’ve done anything in your life 51,317 times? Blink? Heartbeats? Smile? – Or, watched Perry Ouzts climb onto the back of a 1,200 lb Thoroughbred. – How about 7,084? The number of times he […]

The End of an Era

by Ed Meyer

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

On a cold rainy morning, a magical place in my life was cleared away. Swept into the pages of history for many fans, but for me, it was much more. This was the place where my love of horse racing began. For me, it was more than just an old building, it was a monument […]

The Happy Horseplayer – April 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 8, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

As the old saying goes; “may you live in interesting times.” – You have to admit these are certainly interesting, to say the least. These are some crazy times we are experiencing. – The HH is always taking the high road and looking forward to better days. I would give you a friendly suggestion to […]

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 […]