Posts Tagged ‘Betting’

Can You Remember the First Time ??

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 27, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, | No Comments >>

The best part was when they handed you the dirty dollar bills. If you were lucky, there were a few coins you’d grab up and shove into your pocket. – There was no sweeter feeling in the world. You were the big winner.  The gambling bug had bitten, and my love affair began. I recall with vivid detail […]

One of the Good Guys

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 11, 2016 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

Once in awhile someone steps into our life by chance, and its never the same again. The kind of people we would like to become, or at least have some of their incredible magic that captured our attention. They give selflessly of themselves and are the kind of folks you can call in the middle of the […]

Building a Better Game

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 9, 2015 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

If you aren’t pleased with your project at work, scrap it and try again. – The business of racing has become a hot mess in some areas. – Racing in the states is a place of second, third, and fourteenth chances. Our society has become so tolerant the outcome will be a second rate product, and the public […]

A Gaggle of Gamblers

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 5, 2015 in Blogroll, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

There is more than just one flavor of ice cream, and if everyone liked the same color, it would be a pretty drab world. – Believe it or not, there are as many types of gamblers as Baskin Robbins has ice cream. – Yep, you heard it right here, and it is true as the […]

The Fox

  There will be a void in the world that only a handful will know. The kind of void only people who love you, or the folks who enjoy your company will really notice. If you say you belong to both of the above groups, you understand the first few words. – Horse racing is a […]

The Fish Feed the Sharks

The cards stick to the table a bit when I pull up the plastic corner of one and see the ace of hearts. I try to keep my blood pressure in check not to get my face the slightest shade of red. I know the others are watching all the while pretending I’m not there. I just […]

One More for the Good Guys!

I finished another day and stopped by the race book. The usual suspects were in the same places, and if there was ever a place that felt like groundhog day, this was it. Stopped by to make one or two bets, and maybe a little talk depending on who is in the house. I was watching Santa […]

Remember the Star?

They say you’ll never forget your first. You know, your first big score? – I don’t know if it was my biggest as a horse-player, but it surely goes down as one to remember. This past Saturday was the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The Lexington Stakes is contested at 1-1/16 miles over the new dirt surface […]

How Much Is Enough?

I sure hope this question doesn’t appear on Jeopardy, as my answer would be easy. “There is never enough.”  – Many moons ago, I watched double-headers. There would be an afternoon card followed by an hour or so break, and ten more incredible races. – Life couldn’t get any better for this gambler, and I […]

The Noble Grind

Each day starts about the same. Coffee maker turns on at 5a, and he fires up the computer. He splashes warm water on his day old beard, and begins a close shave for the day. Jumps in the shower, and grabs the clothes he laid out the night before. The coffee is piping hot as he pours it into a Del […]