Archive for June, 2014


It happens every year, and hopefully we get to see it. For some it is a curse that pulls back the curtain of time and reveals our every flaw. For others it is the greatest of gifts, and should never be thought of as a weight or a warning. I would like to sit with […]

Making the Morning Line

Many handicappers have mixed feelings about the morning line. Some feel it’s not necessary, and others feel it’s a “beginning” to where wagering kicks off. I have always enjoyed reading the lines of Mike Battalgia,  Joe Kristufek, and many others who cover the tracks in their daily handicapping. I learned at the foot of an old-time book […]

The Wide World of Wagering

We’re the generation of ADW wagering, racing channels on cable and satellite, and every track in the nation is open for bets. Once upon a time I could remember dreaming about going to Las Vegas to hit the race books. When I graduated college, my dad wanted to buy me a gift. “Would you like […]

How to Beat a Bad Streak

We have all danced in the sun with a handful of cash as your horse of the day scores. But what do you do when all of your action goes south at the windows? Do you quit, bet more, or do you have a secret mojo you would like to share? The players are all ears, and […]

The First Day of Summer

I just finished a day at the track, and now its time to relax. A cold beer in one hand, and a Macanudo in the other. What more could a man ask for? – The tracks are gearing up for some of the best racing of the year, and it all begins today. The Summer […]

Sunday Afternoon at the Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 23, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

If you read any of my blogs you’ll hear about colorful characters, industry doings, and what needs to be fixed in the sport. All are true, and they all hold water. But life is more important than any of the problems that face racing. Sometimes the best days are ones where nothing incredible happens, but something magical […]

Looking at the Future

Remember when the sport could stand up to anything? The races would fill to the brim, and the “also eligible list” was off the page. We used to have so many horses and the purse coffers brimming, we could offer a double-header cards. According to Archie Bunker, “those were the days.” Things have changed a bit, and the future we […]

Chalk Dusters

Summer is one best months to be a racing fan. You’ve just finished up the Triple Crown, and grass racing is in full-bloom. Oh, the days of watching and wagering on some my favorite tracks are coming. Come to think of it, I love all of the seasons. They bring in unique racing meets, and the […]

Your 15 Minutes Have Expired

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 11, 2014 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

It’s a rare opportunity to be invited to the “inner-sanctum.” As a kid you were relegated to find a chair at the kiddie table during Thanksgiving. How many times at work did you watch as were others were invited to the “big meeting” where the issues of the world would be addressed? Yes, it’s fair to say […]

Is This The Year ??

If you have ever watched a race at Belmont, you’ll see sweeping turns where horses and riders get lost. Just ask Stewart Elliot. – A solid reins man who has shipped his tack to Kentucky turned for home three-to-the-good in the Belmont, and like a bolt of lightning. The camera angle changed, and you could […]