Archive for June, 2013

Thank You For Another Great Year!

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 29, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

When I was boy, everything seemed simple. You played until dark, supper was hot and ready when you came home, and going to the track with my dad was always on my mind. There weren’t many young fella’s who read the local paper just to see the race results. As I turn another year older, I look […]

Free Winning Ponies Selections / Saturday 6-29-2013

Last Friday was the official kickoff of summer, and this week offers up some tasty action as well. Mother Nature can be tough when the weather turns on a dime. The E-Z Win Forms allow you to stay up-to-speed, and you can change your data with one click of the “Track Condition” tab. So sit […]

Three Wise Men

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 26, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

It was a Sunday evening, and it was the final card of a long week. The racing was conducted in brutal cold, and there was always that welcome time of having two days off.  Sunday meetings were held at least once a month, and your attendance was mandatory. Well, at least mandatory if you wanted to kick back […]

Free Selections / Saturday / 6-22-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 21, 2013 in Blogroll, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

The first day of summers ushers the long run of top-notch turf racing, and the 2-year-old babies who are out to strut their stuff. So, find some shade, grab a cool drink, and get your hands on your E-Z Win Forms as the “Runners of Summer” are back in full stride!   Belmont Park The […]

Art Imitates Life (A Gambler’s Life)

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 20, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 3 Comments >>

Every Sunday for one hour, my life stopped. No football, no phone calls, no talking. Those who have gambling blood and HBO, would be locked to their couch watching an imaginary world that mirrored our own. I could have been doing something else with my time for all of those years, but how much fun […]

Magic Behind The Numbers

I have always enjoyed hearing handicapper methods from all walks. Some are based in numerical theory, or as my favorite sitcom The Big Bang Theory would describe as hokum…. No matter what “magic” is prescribed by the handicapper, the game has offered a little bit of everything to make money at the windows. The 1-800 Number: Long before […]

Say It Ain’t So…..

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 14, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

When I played football in high school, I remember hearing the words of our coach, ” That’s it fella’s, hit the showers.”  Those words were only shouted when things were good, and we had turned in a super effort. Athletes welcome these words on a steamy summer day. Then there are times when “hitting the showers” meant that day […]

Free Selections / Churchill Downs / Saturday 6-15-2013

Louisville will be lighting up the sky with a “Downs After Dark” race card presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka. If you have never made your way down to the Twin Spires for an incredible night of racing action, you have to put it on your places to visit. You are in for a one-of-a-kind […]

More Questions Than Answers

The Triple Crown is in our rear view mirror, and it is the duty of all horse players to begin scanning the dates for the upcoming summer racing season. This past weekend has me more in the dark than ever before. Just when I saw that light at the end of the tunnel coming closer, I […]

Free Selections / Belmont Day / Saturday / 6-8-2013

This Saturday, a field of 14 runners will go to post in the 145th edition of the Belmont Stakes. First held in 1866, the Belmont is the oldest of the Triple Crown races besting the venerable Kentucky Derby (first held in 1875) by nearly a decade. The race is named for 19th century stock market […]