Class Act

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 19, 2009 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

For those who have ever been to Keeneland, you know they do everything with class. From the time you pull into the manicured parking area, to the way there are no losing tickets on the floor, they do it right. For contest players, they offer up an opportunity to play at the best run facility in the land.

Each year, they have two major contests for the NTRA final in Vegas. They also have a monthly contest and qualify the top ten from 200-300 players. Once a month, and in November, they have the “Tournament of Champions” to send two players to the “World Series of Handicapping” at The Orleans.

I have been very lucky, and this is my fourth year to get to play in this contest. My dad has qualified, and a friend, and one year, my brother even made the cut. It is a top-notch contest. For those who are looking for a bit of enjoyment, and who keep your handicapping skills sharp, make the drive to Lexington. You will meet some of the best people who work in racing, and tangle horns with the top names who go to Vegas each year.

Am I looking forward to this? You bet… I will take down my WinningPonies cap, and do battle with some of the most friendly people who like to compete. Win or lose, Keeneland puts on a great show. They really have written the book on how to take care of the players, and I mark my calendar each month to go down and play at my favorite track.