Posts Tagged ‘horse racing handicapping contests’

Giving Thanks for 2015

  The Breeders’ Cup is in the books, and we’re starting to think about the holidays. That’s all good, and time with the family are the best moments in life. In addition to getting in the holiday swing, you’ll see some racing fans sharpening up their skill set. – You’ll see punters focusing in on contest play and […]

Planning for the Future by Remembering the Past

As a kid I remember players taking a shot at the big pool carry-overs. They would have names like the “Big-Q, or the Twin-Tri.” – The pools would grow and when they were hit it was always at your local track as there was no simulcasting. Those were the days. Now I wonder why did […]

Mutuel Fun !

  The public isn’t betting much, and the field sizes are small. So what’s a player to do ? – The new fan doesn’t know as much as the old guard, and playing the races can take more work than dropping in a coin and pulling a lever. Mindless, all random luck with no thought but wild […]

Tools of the Trade / Handicapping Update

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 14, 2014 in General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | 1 Comment >>

Has anyone ever tried their hand at playing in a contest? If the answer is yes, you’ll definitely know there is a difference between playing for money and trying to take down the big score. If there was ever a day when lightning struck, it was my first handicapping contest. I was playing at Trackside OTB in […]

Winner’s Never Quit

We’re all glued to the screen when “Horseplayers” comes on the Esquire Network. It’s a solid show that gives you a glimpse behind the world of contest play, and follows some of the best handicappers in the world. Now, if you noticed I said SOME of the best players. Not to take a cheap shot […]

Double Dip

by Ed Meyer

posted on January 10, 2013 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

It is rare to meet someone who really makes a living at the races. We have read books and watched TV series about the colorful characters. But how many do you really know? They are a rare gem to find. And when you stumble across one they leave you believing in the magic. First, you […]

King of the Hill

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 9, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 2 Comments >>

The contest circuit is one where you enter as a stranger and leave as a member of the group. Never before have I enjoyed doing battle in a game that I love dearly. But as of lately I have had some different feelings. Oh I still love them, but there may need to be a […]

Mega-Monster Handicapping Contests

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 3 Comments >>

I have heard everything good and bad from the world of racing as of late. As a die-hard contest player, I hate seeing contests fall by the wayside. It costs too  much money to put on the show, and then hope players make the trek. Here is a thought, and see if any of it […]