Archive for the ‘General Discussion’ Category

3 Rules to Handicapping the Road to the Derby

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 22, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on 3 Rules to Handicapping the Road to the Derby

As we swing into the next bend of the Triple Crown journey, start your real handicapping now. The real running has begun and the time to get serious is upon. – Here are three handicapping tools to make your work more productive.   1. As much as we’ve studied, there is still more to do. […]

Old Tricks / Old Dog

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Old Tricks / Old Dog

Who says we can’t learn something new? The usual theory is we have to embrace new ways of thinking. – But, what about the old school ways we were taught coming up? – Here is a couple of old school handicapping tips we use to know but may have forgotten along the way. This past […]

The Long Strange Trip to the Middle

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The Long Strange Trip to the Middle

Once upon a time, the big three games of chance were baseball, boxing, and horse racing. If you wanted to get a bet on you had to go to the track, Las Vegas, or have the number of a local bookie. – It may sound simple, but times were good and the action was constant. […]

Just Call Me by My Name

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Just Call Me by My Name

                    I’m not fond of being called a guest or a patron.- The first is when you invite me to your home for a wine dinner and great conversation.  The second is someone who sends checks to the Arts and supports your local symphony. Both good, […]

Handicapper, Interrupted

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Handicapper, Interrupted

We have a path, a plan, and a vision of what it’s supposed to be. Sometimes our love of betting is hitting on all cylinders, and other times there are distractions. I’ve had a few in my life. A place where you try to reconnect with your love of watching and wagering on horses only […]

Looking for Trouble?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Looking for Trouble?

Unclench your fist and put away your tough-guy look. – I’m talking about looking for trouble that could make you money. Yes, you heard it correctly. Making money by looking for trouble. – If you want to look for some trouble to keep your bankroll growing. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind. […]

The View from Above

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 16, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The View from Above

The days of packed grandstands have taken a break. Just a little break, not forever. – There is nothing like looking down and watching the sea of humanity talking horses, laughing, and enjoying the day. Over the years, people have asked me my favorite part of the racing day. – For me, it’s easy. The […]

Another Standing Eight Count

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 5, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Another Standing Eight Count

You would be amazed at the capital of horse racing and the hurdles it has covered over the years. But, even in the face of another round of adversity the game was given another standing eight count to ready itself for the next round. Operations of HHR games were called into question in September when […]

Telephone Man

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 14, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Telephone Man

He waits outside for his ride. Dressed like he’s going to the office, and in a sense. He will be. – His office is seven betting parlors in Las Vegas. You may see him at one or more when there is action, and there’s always action. – The car just pulled up, and it’s time […]

Three Wishes for the New Year

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 5, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Three Wishes for the New Year

We stayed at home and tried to watch the ball drop with anticipation. But, 2020 was a tough one. For many, this used to be an evening of wishing the past year goodbye and welcoming the new. – For many 2020 was a year filled with anxiety, worry, and sorrow. But as we get ready […]