Archive for November, 2015

Second Chances

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 30, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Do-overs are the stuff that dreams are made of. – How many times have you just sat there and wished you’d get another shot ? Me too.   I knew of a horse player who had the chance to gamble for a living. Now before the old farts in the back of the room start grumbling, it can […]

Tom Drury – Trainer to Watch

          The holiday season has me in an introspective mood. – I’ve been thinking about the good men and women who make the sport of racing. People who work seven days a week and don’t know the meaning of too many hours at work. – There are plenty of good nature, […]

Mike Manganello – Giving Thanks

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 24, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby, | 4 Comments >>

  This week we find ourselves sitting down, breaking bread, and giving thanks for life’s blessings. – I spent some time chatting with one of the good guys of racing, Mike Manganello. If your memory has you searching, think back to the first Saturday in May 1970. – Ah-ha, it comes back in full color. […]

Winning Ponies – Free Selections – Saturday – Delta Downs

This Saturday is a big day at Delta Downs. – The unveil a day-of-days with the $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot card. – There will be 11 exciting races with more than $2.3 million dollars in total purses, highlighted by the $200,000 Jackpot Day Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4…Races 4-7. You will be in action all day […]

Teaching Track Talk

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 19, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, | No Comments >>

  We all have lingo. We’re not the Rat Pack, but our own secretive code. – I have observed this working at five race tracks, and it never fails. Just listen closely, and you’ll hear the inner-teen in all of us speaking the truth in non-embarrassing ways. My son is 15, and I notice when […]

Giving Thanks for 2015

  The Breeders’ Cup is in the books, and we’re starting to think about the holidays. That’s all good, and time with the family are the best moments in life. In addition to getting in the holiday swing, you’ll see some racing fans sharpening up their skill set. – You’ll see punters focusing in on contest play and […]

Last Call for Wagers

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 17, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

As I hung up the phone, I knew this was the last time I would talk to my friend. – He had an illness he kept from his circle of friends, and “didn’t want to bring anyone down.” – Little did he know that’s what friends are for. We’re there to listen, pick-you-up, or help […]

Can You Remember Your First ??

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 12, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, | 2 Comments >>

How old were you when you made your first trip to the track ? – Was it a family member, or did you tag along with a friend ? – Were you in college for a day away from classes ? – Did you make your first trek with some pals from work, or was it a […]

What’s Running ?

We are in the void of no marquee races and the holidays are arriving. – I’m sitting in front of my computer and had the day all to myself. Shopping done, cleaned the house, shave and a shower, and fired up my laptop. I dropped a few shekels in my account, and the day was […]

My View From the Grandstand

There are things that need to be addressed; some need to be left alone, and others that continue to amaze. During the last few days I’ve seen a little sampling of each in racing. – As fans, we are the lifeblood that keeps the game alive. We are riding the high wave of 2015, and now […]