Archive for the ‘News and Announcements’ Category

What’s Going On ?

Just like the song, or maybe the words from a friend when they first greet you. We all like to know what’s going on in our world. – In the world of racing there are a few things happening that have me scratching my noggin. From time to time it’s a good thing to step back […]

The Beginning of the End ?

Who would have ever thought it would be a pen stroke of legislation that would end racing ? – I guess it eventually does, but now it is taking center stage. If you’ve been on vacation, under a rock, or just didn’t have time to read the racing rags. You may want to see a […]

Glimmers of Gold

You’ll know when you see that blinding piece of elegance glimmering. – Maybe you could compare it to Alfred R. Ferguson’s paradoxical poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” As it echoes “Nature’s First Green is Gold.” – This past weekend I’m not sure if I saw a glimmer or the real thing. But one thing is […]

Long Distance Cheering

I have a few buddies that have qualified for the 17th Annual National Handicapping Championship. – It takes place January 28th – 30th, and there is $2.45 million dollars on the line. It roughly comes out to $800,000 to the winner if you were sitting home wondering. – The NHC is the one contest where […]

From the File of What Are We Thinking ?

Sports are a little slice of timeout we all need. We kick back and enjoy the action, and if there is legal wagering there might even be a dime or two wagered. Ah, nothing like having a bet on the big game or the horse with grey spots. – From time to time we tend to take […]

View From the Cheap Seats

“There is something moving down there. Never mind, it’s the mascot.” – The cheap seats are what they are, and sometimes they suck. But then again, being so far removed from the hub-bub of activity you get a clear view at times. – Each year I look forward to reading about the Symposium of Racing in […]

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 […]

Release the Wagering Kraken

The newest bitch from the complaint department is that fantasy leagues are actually betting. Well, here is some breaking news from the get your head out of the sand division. – Yes it is, and the interest from fans is wide open throttle. According to the New York Times, we need to rein in this […]

Is This For Real ?

We see things that make us draw a deep breath and shake our head. Did we see something special, or did we just hope for something great ? – Handicappers who watch race replays have to be very careful. If you get caught up in “wanting to see something” versus just watching the race. It can cost you […]

A Week in the World of Racing

It doesn’t seem that long of a time when you’ll hear and see things that make you go hmmm. – In any sport there are stories that are front page, and others that are just quick blurbs along the way. But this month has me introspectively looking at life. We are blessed with life, but it is in […]