Archive for July, 2011

$1 Million Up For Grabs in the Haskell Invitational

by Horstradamus

posted on July 30, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, News, Other Events | No Comments >>

This Sunday the main action will be at Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore where top three-year-old colts will be competing in the $1 million dollar Haskell Invitational.   While it’s true that this year’s three-year-old division is still lacking a definitive standout – top contenders like Shackleford, Pants on Fire, Ruler on Ice, and Astrology […]

Saratoga Race Course – Expect the Unexpected

by Horstradamus

posted on July 25, 2011 in Horse Racing, News | 1 Comment >>

Last Friday marked the start of the 143rd summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. For the next six weeks horse racing fans from all over the country will be focused on what many believe to be the highest quality racing meet in North America. On tap at the Spa will be a total of 17 […]

Take Another Look

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 1 Comment >>

There is a good friend of mine that has given up on the races. Yep… He has just folded his cards, and put away his binoculars. He claims that it has lost the charm, and is no longer exciting. I asked him to give it a break for awhile, and come back and take another look. For […]

Lucky Man

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 4 Comments >>

Everyone has heard the saying that some are blessed, or have the luck of the Irish… Well, I don’t know which fits, but I do believe in luck. I knew a guy who always loved the races. His first job in the sport of kings was parking cars in the bitter cold. But, he loved […]

Long Ago, But Not Far Away

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I awoke today to read an interesting article from Peter Kinney of the Times-Picayune. He spoke about tales of deceit and trickery in racing. I guess we would like to think the game is on the straight, but there were times when the sport was like eating soup with a fork. He talked about switching horses, no […]

$300,000 Belmont Pick-Four [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 9, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips | 1 Comment >>

You gotta love New York…. Every Saturday, you can count on having a guarantee for the final P-4. They always have some great races, and this week is no different. So, sit back and grab your pen, and let’s take this gimmick to the house. On Friday, there was a sealed off track and weather […]

Tailor Made

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 5, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments >>

Fred was a maker of mens suits. Not door-to-door, but to the major department chains. I learned this not as we passed in the entry, but only after sitting and gabbing for years. That is the best part. If you didn’t have anyone to tell, what is the real sense of winning? I got to know […]

Free Churchill Selections – 7/4/2011

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 4, 2011 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

Nothing like a little sparkle to light up the action. It should be hot and muggy in most places, and Mother Nature can toss in some showers just to make things interesting. You will want to stay close to your change of track condition selector, and PRESTO –  a new set of EZ-Win forms to […]

July 1, 1966

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 2, 2011 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

That was a special day for me. I was born into this world crying and hungry, and waiting until I would hold the hand of my dad going to the track. I have seen some neat things happen over the years since I have been a fan. When I first began, it was with a 25-cent […]