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The Happy Horseplayer – July 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 5, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | Comments Off on The Happy Horseplayer – July 2020

      As the cooler month of June expired it left us with hope. As we begin to gather, visit, and start the process of returning to living openly. Cherish every moment. What was a “had-to-do” has turned to a “get-to-do.” As horse racing is beginning to open the doors and welcome back fans. […]

Guest, Player, Bettor, Gambler – What’s in a Name?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 1, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, | Comments Off on Guest, Player, Bettor, Gambler – What’s in a Name?

        The names are all the same, and no matter which, it all means the same to a degree. Well, sort of. – As we ventured in long ago to a world of full-card simulcast wagering, VLT’s, Historical Gaming Machines. The landscape has changed quite a bit.   Guest = Immediately I […]

The Happy Horseplayer – June 2020

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 11, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Hello, and welcome back to the races my friends! – Well, if not right this minute, it’s coming shortly. For the time we stayed at home and wondered if the world would return. It appears we are coming out of our shell and getting back to living. – I pray we take our time, keep […]

Memorial Day Memories

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 25, 2020 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

  If I listen close, I can still hear the band. – They are far down Oak street, but music echoes in the distance. – My town was like the one most called home. – Firetrucks and police cars blaring horns and sirens. Girl and boy scout troops, decorated veterans walking proudly waving to the […]

Passing the Torch

by Ed Meyer

posted on May 22, 2020 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

    I was contacted by an old friend. – She was my intern at River Downs long ago and was a great addition to the team. One day she brought her younger brother to work, and he was a true gent. The young man loved the game and asked many “sheepish” questions about learning […]

Get in the Game!

If you’ve ever wanted to own a horse. Now is the best time. – A few friends have called and asked questions about how to get started. I’m sure it sounds simple, and with a little guidance, this can be an exciting time for you. Local tracks have been trying some programs. – They have […]

The Time to Build Tomorrow is Today

“What better place than here what better time than now.” – Race Against the Machine I’ve spent a great deal of my time watching Thoroughbred action and listening. Yes, that’s my escape from binge-watching, and wondering what to cook for dinner at 10 am in the morning. But, that’s OK. We’re all doing the same […]

The Happy Horseplayer – May

The Monday after Derby is here. Normally, we would be talking about what happened, and how the horses came back. – There would be plans, next race preparations, as well as small adjustments to solve any problems. But, not this year. – The good news is that we will be talking about this in four […]

Free Selections – Arkansas Derby Day – 5/2/20

As we ponder what could have been, we should relish what we have. Saturday is usually Derby Day, but it has been rescheduled to the first Saturday in September. – There is an incredible card at OP and it is Arkansas Derby Day! – Add in the “Virtual Derby” and we have a fun day […]

Derby, Interrupted

The weather forecast was perfect for the weekend. This would have been the starting point for my handicapping methods. First weather, and onward from there. – The Kentucky Derby, first held in 1875 at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, it is the longest-running sports event in the United States. Dubbed the “Run for the Roses,” […]