Make 2023 the Year to Be a Winner!

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 20, 2023 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Make 2023 the Year to Be a Winner!

As 2023 arrived, it’s time to take stock of where we stand as horse players. It is a good practice to take your temperature before making your way to the windows.  This is a good lesson to see what worked in the past and what we would like to see in the future.

First, let’s take a look at your wagers. – Are you playing what you’re best at or still trying to hit the double-whammy pick-ten? – Stick to your knitting and stop playing wagers you don’t excel with. How many times have you watched yourself try a pick-six when it has a big carryover even though you never play the bet? This is a sure-fire ticket to walking to the car early. – Trust me, for the one time you hit a pick-six split 500 ways, you’ll be glad you just stayed in your wheelhouse.

Stop playing tracks you don’t follow just because there are 3 minutes to post. – If you must, be sure to download Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms and take a shot with some solid wagering guidance. – Betting in the blind is not a wise move that will keep your bankroll growing in the long run. Having a solid wagering tool may be the answer to allow you to play outside your usual comfort zone.


Did you take anyone new to the track this year? – I sure hope you took the time as many others did with us long ago. Afterall, that’s how we fell in love with the sport. – Spend the time to take a newbie. Go on a company bus ride and school the new players to allow them to enjoy the day. – Make some group wagers where winning together is always better than cashing alone.


The old tried and true place parlay. – For years I have been extolling this as a tool that will quietly allow your bankroll to grow. – You example:


$20 to place #3 – He hits and pays $3.20 = $32 bankroll.

$32 to place #7 – Boom! – Another winner who pays $3.80 = $60.80

Take out your initial wager of $20 – You now have $40 for the next wager. – If it sounds fun, it most surely will be a great way to sneak up on the day and leave a winner. – Just notice taking out your initial wager in round #3. – Be sure and decide and stick with how many races you will play in advance. If it is 3, stick to three. – If it’s four, then it is four, and no more.

2023 is the year you take your game to the next level. – Trust me, this is your year.