Posts Tagged ‘Lexington’

Changing of the Seasons

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2021 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Changing of the Seasons

The smell of a late season grill, football in full swing and chimneys being swept in preparation of a warm hearth fire as the seasons change. I love this time of year, and more importantly the beginning of fall racing. Living in Kentucky is special this time of year. Add in the fact I’m 80 […]

The One That Got Away

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 9, 2020 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on The One That Got Away

If you listen closely, you can still hear the pick-five / four tickets being tossed on the floor. Mine included. – But, in keeping with my betting average of one good day, and one where I didn’t know my name. 2020 was not any different. – I look back on a weekend filled with incredible […]

In Three, Two, One – G.D. Hieronymus

    Having the best seat in the house always sounds great.  – It must be on easy street, and you get to put up your feet and nap right after lunch. –  But if you’re in the shoes of G.D. Hieronymus, you’ll see the action right as it is happening. – Matter of fact, it’s […]

Breeders’ Cup 2015 – Where Will You Be ?

  I made a pilgrimage to the bucolic settings of Keeneland Race Course. Oh, I plan at least a trip or two in addition to my Wednesday visit. There is only so much time, and so few racing dates. -The day was glorious, and for those that had no clue, the Keeneland officials meet with the […]

Breeders’ Cup – What are your Feelings ?

Photo: John C. Englehardt   Have you ever waited for that “Red Rider BB Gun” only to open your large over-sized package to find you have a belt stamping kit and a glass bottle art assembly ? – I know, we all have and there is nothing like holding that fake smile. – For over […]

What’s Your Favorite ?

I was having a couple of beers with a good friend. – It was his birthday, but I didn’t find out until our fifth beer. I know, I know. Sometimes a few can be more than one, and less than 100. He wanted to stay and bet a few simulcast tracks, and he sure didn’t have […]

All I Ever Wanted to Be Was A Horseplayer

      There was something magical about going with my Dad to the local bar/bookie. The room was filled with smoke, and men stood in a back room sipping draft beer, and reading the Daily Racing Form. I would occasionally see another local kid or two, and we would just hang around and wait. This […]

The Daily Buffet

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 2, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

When you check-in you’ll get a taste of handicapping, behind the scenes happenings, and the day-to-day life in the sport of kings. Yep, just like a buffet, you get a little sample of everything. – Racing is a world within the world, and its never boring. I was reading the sports section about a coach being fired, and how his players found out through […]

Talking Dirty

There is nothing like a little “dirty talk” to get your blood pumping. But if you’re expecting a wild tale of college girls on spring break, you may want to adjust your settings. In Lexington, Kentucky there are three things on the topic of discussion list: 1) The Kentucky Wildcats, 2) Keeneland Race Course, and […]

Looking at the Future

Remember when the sport could stand up to anything? The races would fill to the brim, and the “also eligible list” was off the page. We used to have so many horses and the purse coffers brimming, we could offer a double-header cards. According to Archie Bunker, “those were the days.” Things have changed a bit, and the future we […]