Posts Tagged ‘horse racetrack’

Did You Hear That?

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 21, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Every person who has ever walked through the turnstile gates has a story. Some are sweet and detail days of riches, and others speak of the bad beat of a lifetime. Either way, the stories continue forever. Here is one that I had the pleasure of hearing, and believe it or not they are the stuff that make […]

Pigs get fat, and the hogs get slaughtered…

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 28, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

There is a chip that was embedded into every horse player’s noggin when they were a child. We were told they were giving us a booster, but it turned out to be an aggressive tendency to enjoy the races, and seek the gold wherever it came from. Steve is a longtime user of the Winning […]

The Happy Horseplayer

When you think of what makes us happy about being a fan of the sport can you think of any special notes? For me, it has always been simple. I love to look over the Twin Spires and see the roses in bloom on that first Saturday in May, start reading three weeks out about […]

The Big Top

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 15, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

Being a long time visitor to many tracks, I feel that I have a clue to what is going on around me. Now, that doesn’t make me the “All-Knowing Professor,” but I have formulated a good feel. Just listen up to some of the stories from the days of old, and see what you think. […]

Game on Dude, Flat Out Eye BC Classic

Winners of last weekend’s two top Breeders’ Cup Challenge races have several things in common, including being victorious in each Grade 1 contest for the second consecutive year. Flat Out surged to a head victory in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup over the pacesetting Stay Thirsty, his first triumph since defeating Drosselmeyer last […]

Thoughts From The Cheap Seats

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 25, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

When I walk into the track I can’t believe the lack of patrons. We can’t blame it on the demographic changes or players drifting away as they get older. Competiton for the dollar has always been around, and people can look back and blame the economy at any time in the last 30-years. So what is […]


by Ed Meyer

posted on September 10, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

When my grandmother was old she would talk about things she saw during her life. At this time I was a young lad and didn’t appreciate the encyclopedia of history that was sitting before me. Her life was a living history book and only years later would I truly come to understand what a treasure she was. […]

Blizzard Downs

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 4, 2011 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

Don’t you just love when your favorite track, or most of the country is snow-bound? It kinda leaves you in the dark, and sometimes looking for your daily dose of action. But, here was an idea that I kept on the back burner just for this time. I made a VHS tape of twenty races. […]

Along The Way

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 22, 2011 in General Discussion | 5 Comments >>

Working in racing has allowed me to see just about everything.  I have seen things that would make you laugh until you cry, and things that touch your heart and have you weeping like a child. All in all, I wouldn’t trade it for anything…. The Lottery Picker: Pete was a guy who loved the action, […]

Last Call

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 29, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

For many folks, this is the holler down the bar right before the lights come on and we are exposed to the light of reality. But for racetrack fans, it has a whole different meaning. I have had the pleasure of seeing so many people come in and out of the doors over the years. From […]