What Have You Learned This Year?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 27, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on What Have You Learned This Year?

Times have changed and so have we. – Things won’t ever be the same, and it’s up to us if it’s good or bad. – The time out for this horseplayer has me thinking differently. No more leaving money on the table and using every betting opportunity as a chance to build. Yeah, it’s fair to say we’ve all been through a tough year. Some more than others. – Just keep your head and take a look at betting as a great outlet to make dollars that will add up at the end of the day.


The Hard Head

This is the player who tries to beat the chalk every race even though they look like Secretariat. – This is just fine if you head on a Saturday for five races looking for a big score. But, if you’re able to play every day you need to re-think the process.

Don’t pass on the horse looking to pay $5.80. – That’s a $3.80 profit on your deuce if you look closely. You can build a small bonus into a nice profit for the marquee weekend if you keep to the task. I’m not saying bet every chalk, but don’t toss back a fish because it’s not Jaws. Take what you can get and let it grow. Thank me later.


First Time Pro

More pals of mine hit the track and toss in chunks for a pick-six. Normally, they wouldn’t touch the bet, but now they’re taking a plunge into the deep end of the pool. It’s all tied into being at the races together and looking for the big hit. – As a good friend of mine says; “stick to your knitting.”

Keep your day at the races in your hands, and play how you do at home. Stick to your wagers that have been your tried and true. I guess we’ve all taken a shot at the huge jackpot payout with a small ticket. But don’t go completely overboard betting over your head. – Keep your cool and play your way. – Last time I was at Keeneland my buddies lost $400 in a pick-six in the first race. Talk about killing the mojo.


Take What They Give

You don’t have to be playing your marquee oval on Saturday; it can be Monday afternoon at a track you normally skip. – If you wanna play some small wagers to build the bankroll here are a few simple rules to remember.

  1. – Take a look at the top three trainers in the standings.
  2. – Who are the top three jocks at the meet?
  3. – Are there any ship-ins from bigger tracks on the drop?
  4. – Is your runner getting a big-time rider switch to one of the top three riders?
  5. – Hot workout off the grounds, or a bullet over the track since the last race. – If they switch equipment or a better rider.        Go to the windows.
  6.  – Take a look at a fresh off the claim move from another track coming to this oval. There’s a reason they’ve targeted the race.
  7.  – If you are unfamiliar with the track, you may want to seek out some guidance to give you an edge. – You are in the right place, begin with the easy-to-use Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms. Effective for new players or seasoned professionals at first glance. 


As we’re in the final furlong of 2020. Take a self-assessment of how your game is doing. – It has been a great time to learn from past mistakes to build a better 2021. Trust me, since I’ve been writing I’ve turned $20 into $87 just using my suggestions paired with the red-hot Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms. – It’s not my biggest winning day, but I’ll sure take it. Can’t wait till tomorrow. – Why don’t you join me? Just download your E-Z  Win Forms and see if you can take a small investment and run up the score? – Never too early to start thinking about the weekend.