Posts Tagged ‘Santa Anita’

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 […]

Parlay Power Play

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 22, 2021 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | Comments Off on Parlay Power Play

Tracks are so hesitant to try new things and it is up to the fans, management, and those who like to keep the game interesting. That’s it. Just keep it interesting and the rest will take care of itself. Many moons ago we used to have a wager called the “parlay” and it had the […]

Against the Odds – Finding Your Edge

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 30, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 1 Comment >>

    There are about a thousand reasons gamblers win or lose. If you don’t believe me just ask them. – As we approach the holy of holy weekends for horseplayers there is mental flossing that must take place. You know, start doing last-minute homework and watching replays. When they conduct the post position draw […]

The Happy Horseplayer

As the countdown to Breeders’ Cup is only weeks away, the H.H. is thinking about the long run to the starting gate. – It seems like only yesterday we were watching races at Churchill Downs for the first glimpse of the year. Then we focused on Gulfstream, Fair Grounds, Oaklawn, Santa Anita, and onward. That’s […]

Tough Times for Racing

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 27, 2019 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | 2 Comments >>

At the time of this post, there are some really odd things happening. – I’m not talking about a double dead-heat on the same card or a historical payoff. – I’ve never said this before, but I believe the next year will have a great impact on the sport of kings as we know it. […]

The Happy Horseplayer

The Kentucky Derby is in the books and your favorite summer ovals will start racing soon. There is something about the change of seasons and the opening of new ovals that really get my blood pumping. There is nothing like the spring and the opening of Keeneland to get my inner-horse player revved up. The babies […]

You Make the Call

This past weekend was chock-full of solid racing action. If you didn’t like the outcomes, that can be up for debate at any track, OTB or gathering of gamblers. As we draw closer to the big dance in Louisville, every passing week will be loaded with marquee events and top-notch action.   This past weekend […]

The Happy Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 2, 2018 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

The New Year is underway and by now we’re starting to think about our favorite winter ovals. Mother Nature has been dealing from the bottom of the deck with wicked weather all across the nation. But, that’s winter. – The Happy Horseplayer is ready and chomping at the bit for the stakes that will lead […]

Did You Boycott ?

The hullaballoo of boycotting Keeneland was the topic of the fall. There’s always going to be a subject up for a vote or an issue being talked about. – According to the Paulick Report: The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) and Playersboycott.org have jointly announced that a horseplayer boycott of Keeneland is underway, citing an increase in […]

Old Friends

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 29, 2017 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

      Two men walk into a race track. – Now before you think it sounds like the start of an old joke; it’s true. – The two older fans have been walking into the races together for quite some time. – For many, it’s not an unusual trek from the car to the gates. […]