Archive for November, 2008

Money Monday

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 24, 2008 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping | No Comments >>

Usually at the beginning of the week, you will be hard pressed to find top notch stables having runners nominated to compete. There are exceptions, if you look very closely. Trainers target the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday cards. This is not because they like the spotlight, it is because the races they are looking for […]

Contest Strategies

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 23, 2008 in General Discussion, Handicapping | No Comments >>

I like playing in handicapping contests. The action, the players who love the game like you do, and the chance to chase the pot of gold. Today, I found myself in that old comfortable seat. The card looked chalky, and man was I right! The object of the game (according to every player worth their […]

When To Retire?

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 21, 2008 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Many were upset to hear that Curlin will be hanging up his shoes, and moving on to make little Curlin’s. He will stand at Lane’s End Farm for $75,000, and is the richest racehorse in North America. He earned over $10 million dollars, and made his mark in history. We now await his strong-fast-durable bloodlines for […]

I Did It My Way… (Hopefully)

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 20, 2008 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

Is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum good for racing? American racing I mean.Just asking the question implies skepticism. And the question will no doubt excite a vigorous protest among the many people Sheikh Mohammed has enriched. Of course he’s good for racing they will say, but by that they really mean he’s good for […]

A Friend In Need…

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 19, 2008 in News | No Comments >>

Winning jockey Jason McKeown got himself in hot water at Cheltenham – after admitting he took another jockey’s whip. The 23-year-old was given a two-day suspension following the extraordinary incident in the first race of the Open meeting, the Irish Times Amateur Riders’ Handicap Chase. McKeown took the whip of King Harald’s jockey Donal Devereux […]

Girl Power

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 19, 2008 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

GONE are the days when the jockeys’ room was filled only by short men with drawn faces and bodies desperate for a hearty roast dinner. Now there is a separate room bulging with bright young women who are proving they can more than match it with the nation’s elite male riders. Big-race victories this spring […]

A Day At The Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2008 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I have the pleasure of working where the action is daily. Yes, you guessed correct. I work in racing. I don’t think there is a more unique place to not only see the action, but watching the characters that make the day. You know, I think they are more interesting at times. Here are a […]

Calling It A Career

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2008 in News | No Comments >>

Though owner Jess Jackson left open the possibility that Curlin could race once more this year before being retired to stud at a yet-to-be-determined farm, trainer Steve Asmussen all but eliminated any chance that the 4-year-old reigning Horse of the Year will compete again on the track. “Without stepping on my own tongue, I don’t […]

We’re Mad As Hell…

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 17, 2008 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

“Could you please add some knowledge to this ongoing ADW nonsense? How can Internet players present a problem? We add no expenses of any kind to their plants or operations.” “Besides not needing seats, parking, washrooms, service reps or housekeeping, we do not even smoke near or swear within earshot of any of their patrons.” […]

Diamond In The Rough?

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 17, 2008 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Remember the days when Cordero would push you against the rail, or over it? How Don Brumfield raisied his whip higher to strike, than Babe Ruth at the plate? How about that picture in your mind of the riders coming down the lane whipping each other to the wire? That was tough. I have watched […]