Posts Tagged ‘John Engelhardt’

A Day At The Races

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 25, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on A Day At The Races

      I’ve never had a bad day at the races. Ever. – It’s not based on how much we made or the few bucks we lost on the 5th. – Some days are just better than others, and yesterday was great. I had the opportunity to do a handicapping seminar with Marty McGee […]

Happy 66th Birthday, Perry Ouzts!

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 6, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Happy 66th Birthday, Perry Ouzts!

                51,317 – 7,084 – 39%¬†   I guess you’re wondering how many times you’ve done anything in your life 51,317 times? Blink? Heartbeats? Smile? – Or, watched Perry Ouzts climb onto the back of a 1,200 lb Thoroughbred. – How about 7,084? The number of times he […]

Fading Into History

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 23, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The game of racing fades in 20-minute increments. – That’s the time in between post times. Where we made friends, talked horses, and handicapped for the big win. – Over the years, we see friends get older and make fewer trips to the races. Then, they disappear. You hear the story of how they passed […]

Breeders’ Cup by the Numbers – Saturday

The 36th running of the Breeders’ Cup will take place in 18 days. – Hard to believe it’s already here, and like Christmas, every race fan will wake to find two days of glorious events testing our finest. – What more could you ask for? – The best in the world converge on Santa Anita […]

Breeders’ Cup By the Numbers – Friday

The 36th running of the Breeders’ Cup will take place in 18 days. – Hard to believe it’s already here, and like Christmas, every race fan will wake to find two days of glorious events testing our finest. – What more could you ask for? – The best in the world converge on Santa Anita […]

New Shooters Welcome!

“Newbies” are the fresh faces that came to the track and wanted to play. Initially, they were drawn in with free music, cheap food, and beer. Now, how do we keep them? – Many tracks were stopped in their tracks as they didn’t have a plan beyond that part. – That’s fine. We’ll help you […]

Celebrating Dad

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2018 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

    Racing fans rolled in through the doors with more kids than usual. I liked to see the families coming to the races as it took me back. – Back to a time when we would be sitting under a maple tree with blankets spread wide. The sun would shine through the leaves that […]

A Life Well Lived

    I’ve worked at the races since I was 18-yrs-old. I’ve had every job on the track minus selling¬†tickets. – During this time you meet some pretty interesting people. Adding to the list was track photographer Pat Lang. – I first met him when I made my way down to get my picture taken […]

Derby Trail – 3/29/17

Another weekend in the books and the picture is still muddy. But the weekend on tap is sure to clear away the fog and get you in full-gear to follow the road to the Derby. – You are in the right place with Winning Ponies as we offer stories, blogs, free selections, the popular Winning […]

Free Selections – Pegasus World Cup – Gulfstream Park

          The big day has finally arrived and the racing world will focus on Miami this Saturday. Gulfstream Park was the place where I first began watching the road to the Derby many moons ago. The age of simulcast magically brought the live races to my local track and shortly after […]