Archive for March, 2014

Driven by Greed

By now I’m sure the most of the world has viewed the PETA video. If you have been in deep Alaska or living under a rock, you are probably better off. The first knee-jerk response when seeing this was shock, surprise, and anger. But now that the initial wave has passed, where do we go […]

You Might Be A Horseplayer, If ……

Over the years, I have been extremely lucky. Not to say that I’ve cashed a million dollar powerball winner, or knocked out the pick-six. I came up like many players. I was introduced to the sport by family, and the love has been growing ever since. There were different stages along my journey, and see […]

The Wisdom of Patience

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 21, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

I have a good friend who came up with the best life quotes. Well, I thought they were his until he told me they came from sage-like family members. They wanted him to learn and apply their experiences as he was growing up. To this day, when I find myself reaching for an explanation or […]

A Shave and a Haircut

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 17, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

Everyday at Marcum’s barber shop there was plenty to talk about. Get a trim, a shave, or just sit around and talk. It would have fit on any street in America, except there was a  bookie operation in the back. It was the type of operation that flew under the radar. Upstairs, there were two […]

Horseplayers – Now it’s Getting Great!

At first it was a little soft, but they had to build the characters. – Things are starting to change a bit, and the price of poker is going up. After receiving five calls about the latest episode, and one call from a great handicapper known as “Moo.” – There were a few after-thoughts in […]

Kentucky Derby Update / The “Super Seven”

There are 50 days at the time of this blog until Kentucky Derby 140. For some it’s a day to watch the most exciting two minutes in sports. Others come together for the world’s largest party in Louisville to celebrate the Thoroughbred. For me, it’s like my birthday, Christmas, Valentines Day, and every other holiday […]

Free Selections / Oaklawn Park / Saturday 3-15-2014

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 14, 2014 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

On February 24, 1905, Oaklawn Park rolled out their first race card. A whopping crowd of 3,000 people showed up in Hot Springs, Arkansas to watch Duelist win the very first race. Since 1905, Oaklawn has become a fixture in the world of racing. You can liken it to many of the boutique meets that […]

Marketing in a Minute

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 12, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The old saying that resonates in your noggin still begs the question. When you walk into a restaurant, store, or sports bar. There’s a concentrated effort to make you feel more welcome. I guess this rule applies everywhere in the world except the track. If there was a business that needed to focus on the […]

Confession of a Taxman

Any calendar holiday is a good day at the track. I guess most get off early, or have that sweet three-day-weekend. But on Ash Wednesday, I was going to have a chat with a friend. I wasn’t looking for guidance or direction, but my visit was special. I was there to collect my $40 from […]

Santa Anita / $500,000 Free Pick-Four Selections

Super Saturday is living up to its name. There is fast paced Thoroughbred action that is sure to set your wagering heart on fire ! -This Saturday, the track comes alive with one of the best weekends of the year. There is a historic race that will be taking place, and you may have heard […]