Archive for April, 2009

Road Closed?

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 24, 2009 in Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

Quality Road has shown that he is a bad boy to be reckoned with. His heart is as big as a basketball, but his tools have failed him. There are times like these, and maybe the end of his career is nearing. He was probably going to be one of the favorites, and was starting […]

Derby, Or Darby?

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 24, 2009 in Kentucky Derby | No Comments >>

Mark Johnson called his first horse race at age 3, turning a chessboard into his own version of a day at the track.”I just got rid of all the pieces off the chessboard apart from the four knights and I laid all the pawns around the outside of the board,” Johnson said with a laugh. […]

Horse Sense

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 23, 2009 in General Discussion, Kentucky Derby | 1 Comment >>

I was listening to the teleconference on April 21st, and I felt many things were left uncovered. If you have the opportunity to listen, you may just hear something other than what you will read in the rags. I came away that Todd Pletcher is happy with Edgar Prado. How could you not be? Garrett […]

Two Days Left! [Free Selection]

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 22, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Only two days left for that little boutique meet in Lexington. Fans from around the nation make journeys, and horsemen bring their charges ready for the swelled purses. But, as all things do, it is coming to an end. Keeneland is special. The history is as thick as the savory burgoo, or as sweet as […]

What Is In A Record?

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 22, 2009 in General Discussion, Kentucky Derby | 2 Comments >>

Todd Pletcher is the man. Flat out, this guy can train. Right now he is third in the standings¬†for money earned. His record speaks for him, but not always.¬† That exception is his 0-21 record in the Derby. After seeing his latest surge of anger at the Florida Derby, I can see the big races […]

The Ups and Downs of Wagers

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 20, 2009 in Educational Articles, General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

I was walking around the apron on opening day at a local track. It was beautiful, and I saw more people soaking up the sun than on the beach. I also ran into a group of gents who had a question about the odds when the horses broke from the gate. There was a group […]

Less Than Two Weeks And Counting

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 20, 2009 in General Discussion, Kentucky Derby | 1 Comment >>

Moments after Louisiana Derby winner Friesan Fire completed his one-mile work Sunday morning, trainer Larry Jones began his own bit of preparation in anticipation of the two weeks that lie ahead. “You’re the ones who have all the answers,” Jones laughed as media members moved in around him in front of his Keeneland barn. “As […]

Rollin’ At The River [Free Selection]

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 20, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 4 Comments >>

The little track along the Ohio is open for business again. If you have not been before, make it a track to visit during the year. Sometimes good things come in small packages. The track is not poly, or any of the other synthetic variety. It is a one mile oval, and has one of […]

Just What The Doctor Ordered

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 19, 2009 in General Discussion, Kentucky Derby, Other Events | No Comments >>

I was watching the Coolmore Lexington pretty closely. After all, this is the last of the preps before the first Saturday in May. After taking a look at the field, Square Eddie looked good, too good. The kind of play that makes you scratch your head, and look for bigger value. He had been off […]

Inside Job

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 19, 2009 in Kentucky Derby, News | No Comments >>

There are explosive allegations against Churchill Downs just two weeks before Derby. The chairman of Churchill Downs is being accused of getting kickbacks from scalpers in return for getting them derby tickets. A former Churchill Downs executive claims, in a lawsuit, that he was fired because he discovered Chairman Carl Pollard was funneling prime Derby […]