Archive for September, 2010

Good News Only

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 22, 2010 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

The other day I got to thinking about all of the negative things I have been reading lately. Injuries, the state of racing as a whole, and date /¬†purse cuts at tracks. I decided that enough was enough, and it was time for some positive news. Some names you will know, others won’t be mentioned […]

Free Belmont Selections

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 22, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

New York racing is like my birthday and Christmas all tied up into one… Win or lose, I think I will always be a “Big Apple” player…. Here are a few runners to examine for Thursday’s card.. Belmont Park – Thursday Race #1 – #1 Speedy’s Gal (3-1) Victor Santiago up for Daniel Donk (22%). […]

Change of Plans

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 22, 2010 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

Have you ever just passed by that last stop on your way just to go sit in the park, or better yet head off to the track? Well, I know someone that did… He was a crack salesman who was on top of his game… He skipped his last sales stop, and came out to […]

Free Belmont Picks

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 22, 2010 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Oh, sweet New York…. I love the racing in the area, and with Saratoga closed, the regulars will ship back, and New York will take shape once again. Belmont – Wednesday Race #1 – #3 Nicole H (8-5) Ramon Dominguez in the saddle for Mike Hushion. They are 7/9 in 2010, and comes two off […]

European Bluegrass

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 21, 2010 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

I just came back from Franklin, Kentucky and have to say that I¬†experienced a little slice of heaven. A European style turf course that features a short and unique meet, that gives you the feel of a country festival. They travel up the crest in the rise, and when they make their way home, there […]

Gulfstream’s 2011 Tune: They’ll Be Some Changes Made

by Greg Melikov

posted on September 18, 2010 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Buoyed by increased wagering last season and steadily climbing casino revenue during the year, Gulfstream Park decided to hike purses for 3-year-old stakes in 2011. The 60th Florida Derby was bumped up $250,000 back to $1 million and scheduled nearly two weeks closer to the Kentucky Derby. The Grade 1 at 1 1/8 miles will […]

Big Red

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 16, 2010 in General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

Tonight, I was invited by the local media to watch a preview of the movie “Secretariat.” The movie told an incredible story, but did we do it justice? A coin toss determined who would get a new foal. I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I will skirt the ideas that we could have […]

Make Your Call

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 15, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

We have been reading and hearing all about the racing game making a change. Are we seeing the truth, or are we just being blind to the numbers? We all hope that the fog is lifting, but after further conclusion, I am starting to doubt the movement. I was reading “Horse Race Insider” and I […]

Dangerous Game

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 15, 2010 in General Discussion, News | 4 Comments >>

Every time a rider leaves the paddock, there is a chance that they may not return. They may be injured in a spill, or sustain a career-ending injury in the matter of milliseconds. All today, and gone in blip…. Tough game. Jockey Michael Martinez is a rider at Golden Gate Fields. He left the paddock […]

Fan Fun

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 15, 2010 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

Wouldn’t you like to make your day at the races more exciting? The little things go a long way, and we need to mimic NASCAR, the NBA, NFL, and a host of others to make our bucks in these tough times. How about having a weekend handicapping seminar with trainers and riders? They can tell […]