Three Wishes for Christmas

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 22, 2020 in Blogroll, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on Three Wishes for Christmas

Rub a genie’s lamp; four-leaf clover, or your lucky rabbit’s foot. Whatever it takes. – Some have a lucky seat, favorite number, or play the #5 in the 5th. – Gamblers have a rhyme and a reason for doing the little things that give them the edge. As Christmas approaches, here are three wishes for the holiday season and the New Year.

1.- I’m wishing for a happy and healthy 2021. Racing did an excellent job keeping the game up and running when other sports were dormant. There weren’t many tracks running when COVID was running rampant, but the game went forward. Earlier this year, we were watching Will Rogers and Fair Meadows like Saratoga, Keeneland, or Del Mar. – I wish for a healthy year where horsemen can race without fear, and fans can fill the stands again. Here’s to a great 2021!

2. – My 2nd wish is for racing to make the big comeback. – It was great entertainment when sports were on hold, and it gave us a sense of normalcy when we needed it most. – If you found yourself playing from home during the pandemic, you were in the right place enjoying the sport safely. But, as we get ready to open the world up again, make a few trips to the live races. If you use to make three trips a year, make it six. The tracks, horsemen, employees, and future of horse racing thank you. – See you at the races!

3. – My final wish is for a sense of normalcy. – Not just going back to the way things were, because things have changed greatly. – Take the time to appreciate what we have and be grateful for all in our lives. – We have never known how much sports, enjoying the company of others, and just being together. But, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel that will allow us to adjust our course and plan for the new tomorrow.

Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies!