Posts Tagged ‘Winning Ponies’

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 2/6/17

Bettors and handicappers had a big weekend on tap as there were some important stakes for the three-year-olds, and somebody said there was a football game that was worth watching. If you are a sports fan, one who enjoys making a wager, or one of the whales in Las Vegas, this was your weekend ! […]

Evolution of a Small Town Gambler

Gambling had a mystique that took place in back rooms or places your Mom wouldn’t approve. Rooms filled with smoke, profanity the second language, and if a lady was there she was tending bar or waiting on tables. Men could be found from every walk of life, and was the only place where you’d see […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 1/24/17

The weather held the world of racing in some rainy grips in many parts of the country, and one would think they would be hearing a March-April weather report. But when you’re in the throws of January you have to drop back and wonder. What will the Racing Gods have in store for us in […]

The Sun, The Rain, and the Love of a Game.

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 20, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The sun shone down with clouds of white fluffy puffs on a background of deep azul. Wind blew swiftly through the car windows as my hand was cutting imaginary paths through the air. – There was a feeling of quiet in the car, as the radio played a George Jones song in the background. It […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 1/16/17

As the passing weeks draw closer to the sweet smell of roses, horse players are starting to awaken for the long run to the first Saturday in May. – You’ll see your favorite winter time ovals beginning to start showcasing the best of what the season has to offer. – Keep your radar up as […]

Four Keys to Playing Claiming Races

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Poker is a great game and most of my horse racing friends are scared away from the tables. – I admit I enjoy the game, and like horse racing, there is a cerebral element that draws me like a moth to a flame. But the majority of good horse players keep this off their lists […]

Put It Out There

If you’ve ever picked a horse, a game, a player, or made a prediction. There is nothing more humbling than putting your name on it. But there is where the glory shines. – Last night, I posted a couple of posts on social media about the Alabama – Clemson game. Coming into the big event […]

Sleepless Night – Time Well Spent

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 5, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I awoke from a dream the other night. You know, as men get older we spend more time letting the dog and ourselves out for overnight relief. But I digress from the image you have about my old dog and his middle age owner. Racing has been my passion, an outlet, a time of reflection, […]

Size Doesn’t Matter

When the ball starts to drop you can hear the inner-thoughts of gamblers from around the globe. – We can’t help it as it’s the nature of a gambler to strive toward a better day tomorrow. Thank the Wagering Gods we don’t have to actually hear the inner prayers as the final seconds tick away. […]

Holiday Cheer

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 30, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The chatter was joyful as the holiday party settled down. I haven’t seen the old familiar faces in quite awhile. Many have retired, some to other work, and many have since passed. A day of celebration for the season of life as we ate and had drinks together. As the conversation would have a lull […]