Posts Tagged ‘TVG’

The Happy Horseplayer – May

The Monday after Derby is here. Normally, we would be talking about what happened, and how the horses came back. – There would be plans, next race preparations, as well as small adjustments to solve any problems. But, not this year. – The good news is that we will be talking about this in four […]

First Saturday in September

I know, it sounds crazy. But, in the times of Corona-19, it may be the new norm for a while. – This Saturday would have been Kentucky Derby 146. – We just need to sit back, chill out, and wait for the ponies. They’ll be heading to post in about four months. Churchill Downs has […]

Life on Lockdown

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 30, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

In the meantime, we get to watch and wager on tracks that are still conducting live racing. Not bad. It could be worse; we could be watching re-runs of M*A*S*H for the 1,000th time. – So enjoy the races and build your bankroll. You’ll be glad you did once the world opens up again. I […]

Against the Odds – Finding Your Edge

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 30, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    There are about a thousand reasons gamblers win or lose. If you don’t believe me just ask them. – As we approach the holy of holy weekends for horseplayers there is mental flossing that must take place. You know, start doing last-minute homework and watching replays. When they conduct the post position draw […]

Video Killed the Radio Call

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 13, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 3 Comments >>

  We sat around the small transistor radio waiting for the call-to-the-post bugle on WNOP 740 am. We were transported to the track magically as Leo Underhill would take us right to the rail with his smokey voice. – This would be the follow-up to finding a newspaper and gleaning the entries and guessing who you […]

Derby Trail – 4/10/17

The picture of the Derby trail looks like the black and white TV we had in our room. But at least we could see the action if my brother held the antenna on one leg facing west. – To say the run to Louisville is murky would be a nice way of saying you can […]

How Do You Like to Bet ?

The walk into the track was exciting. – A day full of promise, as you see humanity taking long strides with the confidence of a gambler. Going to the races was a day to enjoy. Your program in hand, and maybe a tip sheet bought from one of the barker’s promising the daily-double as they […]

What’s On My Mind ?

I’m sick and tired of reading ‘telephone tough-guys” who smack the sport. I wish I could put a bow on top and make it look pretty, but that’s just not the case. There have been a few things on my mind, and I think some folks may agree. If not, I’m sure they’ll disagree and bring […]

Glimmers of Gold

You’ll know when you see that blinding piece of elegance glimmering. – Maybe you could compare it to Alfred R. Ferguson’s paradoxical poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” As it echoes “Nature’s First Green is Gold.” – This past weekend I’m not sure if I saw a glimmer or the real thing. But one thing is […]

“The Unofficial Kentucky Derby Program”

The days leading up to the Derby were magical. Reading the “Racing Edition” in the local newspaper, and listening to stretch calls on radio with my Dad. There was not much television coverage with the exception of the Derby race itself. I look back and think about the times spent with a man who was my friend, […]