Archive for November, 2016

Turfway Park / First Glimpse

I grew up going to old Latonia race course. Originally built in 1959, it was home to a first of many for me. – I attended the races with my Dad, and when the track re-opened as Turfway Park I was a young man in the parking lot. The Florence, Kentucky oval was one of […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 11/21/16 – Fair Grounds

                        The Fair Grounds opened their doors for the 145th racing season. – There is nothing like the “Big Easy” as the city wraps it’s arms around you and gives you a big welcome hug. The food, the night life, and of course some […]

Racing Needs a Makeover

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 18, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

As I walked up to the gates there were throngs of people chatting and handicapping. Some smoking cigars or sipping a coffee in the swirl of humanity. All were patiently waiting for something to come, and I couldn’t wait until I could get close enough to see what the hullabaloo was all about. – When […]

Quiet Before the Storm

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 15, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

As the winds of autumn slowly change into the blustery howls of winter there is a storm a brewing. Let me rejoice the end of one chapter and relish another. – The seasonal changes are a barometer of what we can expect, and as a gambler it is a time of introspective reflection. As I […]

“It Ain’t Bragging If You Can Back It Up”

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 8, 2016 in Blogroll, Breeders Cup, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

For the record, I’m one of the biggest Mike Smith fans in racing. I have always referred to him in my blogs as “The Money Rider.” – After reading an article in the Paulick Report /Jockey I must admit I was taken aback. I was a little surprised to hear the words “I’m gonna’ […]

Free Breeders’ Cup Selections – Day #2 – 11/5/16

Day #1 was everything and more for this handicapper. – I’m sitting back like one does after a fine dinner and a Cuban cigar. It was a day that was awfully tough to beat, but in a handicapper’s fashion I find myself digging into my selections before I make my final call with the E-Z […]

Free Breeders’ Cup Selections – Day #1 – 11/4/16

The wait is over and let the weekend begin ! – The weather forecast is clear and sunny with weather in the mid-80’s. – Santa Anita is expecting crowds to reach 100,000 for the two day event, and seating is extremely limited unless you are watching and wagering at “Man-Cave Downs.” – That’s where this […]

Problem Ponies – Horses to Watch – 11/2/16

The Cubs and Indians square off in November for game 7, the Breeders’ Cup is just days away, and the process of finding your winners has begun. – There is nothing like this time of year even if it seems like it’s a little later. No worries, Santa Anita will bring sunshine and a blue […]