Archive for May, 2009

Rain On The River

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 13, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

The rain is falling steadily as I write this. The forecast calls for more of Mother Nature’s handiwork, and the river may be a risin’ but the race has yet to begin. We need one on the house. One that may jump-start you into the mindset of getting down with WinningPonies. Let us begin Thursday […]

Arm Yourself

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 13, 2009 in General Discussion, Other Events | No Comments >>

Now, more than ever you need to be armed with the appropriate tools to get the job done. I normally do not play Pimlico, and it is now more than ever that I depend on WinningPonies. I have been chasing my tail for years. Only a real player will tell you when they lack the […]

Change Is Gonna Come

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 13, 2009 in General Discussion, Other Events | 1 Comment >>

Calvin Borel, the jockey who rode Mine That Bird to victory in the Kentucky Derby, will switch to a filly, Rachel Alexandra, for the running of the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Another jockey, Mike Smith, will ride Mine That Bird. Does it matter which jockey is riding which horse? Yes, but only a little. Horse-racing […]

Kentucky Blues

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 11, 2009 in General Discussion, News | 3 Comments >>

When Turfway Park canceled a makeup day of racing earlier this year because of insufficient entries, the shock value was minimal. With tracks in competing states using revenue from other forms of gambling to offer purses and breeding incentives larger than those generally offered in Kentucky, such a day had seemed inevitable for years. Similarly, […]

Miami Advice [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 10, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

The weekend was pretty good to me, and I have been looking even deeper into the data. I found some target payoffs that did well, and here are a few that will make this an extended winning weekend. Be sure to print out your data, and make the most of the information. Here are a […]

Going To The Office

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 10, 2009 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I have worked in racing for the majority of my life. Nothing seems to ever surprise me. I think I have heard, and seen it all. Until today… I see all types of players. Those who go for the day at the races, those who go to win some money if they are lucky, and […]

Can’t We All Just Get Along

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 10, 2009 in General Discussion | 3 Comments >>

In the times of short field sizes, and decreased wagering what are tracks to do to attract players’ wagering dollars? In the old days, and I mean about 15 years ago, tracks seemed to hold their own. Now, all seem to echo the same sentiment of needing alternative gaming as their only savior. But, in […]


by Ed Meyer

posted on May 9, 2009 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Vernon Bush is looking for lucky 3,000 today. He just beat Perry Outzs to etch his 2,999th win by a nose. The two riders combined have won over 8000 races. Bush’s father was an outstanding rider at River Downs in the 50’s. He has been talking about this milestone for quite awhile, and today he looks […]

What Comes Around Goes Around

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 8, 2009 in General Discussion, News, Other Events | 4 Comments >>

This saying has been around longer than time. It really goes into effect at the track in more ways than one. It can refer to karma with how you treat others, and the horses going around in circles at the track. If you saw Rachel Alexandra roll into the history last week in the Oaks, you […]

Let’s Start Our Bankroll!

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 6, 2009 in Handicapping, Help/Educational Articles, Other Events | No Comments >>

The Preakness is a little more than a week away, and we need to recover by getting a roll ready to fire with on leg two of the Triple Crown. Don’t worry, there is time. I hate to advise straight chalk. I take what I can get, and when I can get it. But, you […]