Archive for December, 2009

What’s A Track To Do?

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 31, 2009 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

When you take the most conservative track in the world, and get new and innovative leadership, things will surely change…. You bet they did, and it doesn’t look like they have plans to close the books just yet. Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky was as conservative as they came. There were eight races daily, and […]

New Plans

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 31, 2009 in General Discussion | 7 Comments >>

Every year, the day before New Year’s Eve, I like to meander to the clubhouse and pick up a few tabs and buy a few lunches. Kinda’ like playing Santa, but appreciated by the regulars just the same. This year, I saw things a little different. I made my way around. I talked with more […]

New Year Resolutions

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 29, 2009 in General Discussion | 11 Comments >>

Every year we all join a gym, quit smoking, go to church more, and be nicer to the neighbors. But this year, I have decided on picking something that I will stick to…. #1 – I promise to not bet any runner that has not made it to the races for over sixty days. This […]

Turfway Tuesday [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 28, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

I love the holiday meet at Turfway. You get daytime racing, and I always stop over and catch the last race on my way home. But hey, enough about my fun…. I like a few runners on Tuesday, and you may want to check them against the tier levels to find true value. Race #2 […]

When Is Post Time? [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 25, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 13 Comments >>

By now, you have put together toys, ate until your pants won’t buckle, and are looking forward to bowl season getting in full swing. But, you may have forgot that Saturday brings renewed gamblers to the plate. They have been off for two days, and you just may need a little adult break before you […]

Santa Is Coming!

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 24, 2009 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

This is the shout of every child under 9 years of age… This could also be the cry of every person involved in the racing industry. Hope springs eternal, and possibly common sense will prevail. We are looking towards the state governments of every state reaching down and finding an answer. But, as of late, […]

Wednesday Wonderland [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

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

I like to look ahead. I plan my wagers so that I may double check and make clear cut decisions. WinningPonies does much of this for you, but here are a few advance looks that may turn your holidays happier. Let us begin our holiday handicapping for Wednesday. Santa needs some sun and the beach, […]

Bouncing Beulah [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

Columbus is not the hotbed of the racing world. But on a Tuesday afternoon in December, it can offer up some nice value on this holiday week. Race #2 – #2 Annie’s Ghost (8-1) is great place to start. This is a first time starter, and trainer Doug Cowans is teaming up with Edgar Paucar. […]

Meydan

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2009 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

In the desert, there can spring up an oasis. On the outskirts of Dubai, there is a place where racing will flourish. Trust me, it is only a matter of time before the birthplace of the Thoroughbred makes their way to the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The new venue […]

Holiday Wishes

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 21, 2009 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

If you could have what you wanted as a racing fan for the holiday season, what would it be?  A big winner?  Nice exacta?  The pick six? Your call….. What would you want? For me it would be a few things.  Many would not be the usual things on a player’s list. Number one – […]