Archive for July, 2015

Summer Checklist

  You need to take stock in your handicapping. – Are you taking notes, watching replays, and more importantly following the E-Z Win Forms ? – If not, there is no better time than the present to fine tune your skills as summer is officially in full-swing. Start by watching some replays before you examine […]

Light the Candles !

  Each year at Saratoga there has been a red-hot betting angle. You tried to keep it on the down-low for the first few years, but after a bevy of tickets being cashed everyone was on board. – On Wednesday, July 29, William I. Mott turns 62-years-young. For the fans at Saratoga this has become a […]

Two Friends, Three Beers, and a Million Ideas

John Engelhardt asked me if I would fill in this weekend for his weekly handicapping seminar at Belterra Park. It is a fun half-an- hour or so, and I don’t get to take part much as there’s not much time to call the first race. But that aside, he is busier than a puppy with two bones […]

What’s Your Favorite ?

I was having a couple of beers with a good friend. – It was his birthday, but I didn’t find out until our fifth beer. I know, I know. Sometimes a few can be more than one, and less than 100. He wanted to stay and bet a few simulcast tracks, and he sure didn’t have […]

Mutuel Fun !

  The public isn’t betting much, and the field sizes are small. So what’s a player to do ? – The new fan doesn’t know as much as the old guard, and playing the races can take more work than dropping in a coin and pulling a lever. Mindless, all random luck with no thought but wild […]

What’s For Dinner ?

Enjoyed a fine dinner this evening. When you mix in a dab of good conversation, friends, and interesting hobbies, you’re destined to have a fun evening. – I listened and enjoyed, and even if your flower bed doesn’t interest me, I enjoy learning something new. – There are no gamblers at the table and seldom do […]

A Tonic That’ll Fix a Broken Heart

I had $3,000 to my name. It took all summer long to save it working two jobs, but the life of a college student knows no boundaries. – I was asked by my son “why I worked so much, and didn’t I try and find a gal ?” – The answer was yes, I had […]

The New Creation

The giant building that could be seen for miles away is starting to crumble away quietly. Sports has changed, and Thoroughbred racing is no exception. – Fan experience in a racing environment was once upon a time based upon standing in lines. Remember when you would leave before the last race to beat the traffic ? […]

Harder Than it Looks

How many times as a kid did you want to be the next big league player ? – The only thing you ever heard was it’s about one in a million, and you better stick to your studies. Probably good advice as I’m not the starting pitcher in the big game. But how many times […]

A Gift From the Racing Gods

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 7, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

  Forty years ago today, one of the best fillies that ever graced the track broke down at Belmont Park in a match race. – Early on she had many other names. ” The fat yearling, the freak, and the filly that didn’t want to run. Hard to believe she had ever toted the weight of […]