Posts Tagged ‘horse racing news’

Secret Agent Man

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 31, 2011 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

I know some agents of riders. They set up mounts and get the jockey out there in the morning. They hustle, and talk rings around you, but the good ones offer a little more than the others. An agent can usually have NO more than two riders, this keeps the monopoly of power out of one persons […]

Common Sense Lost as TVG Lets Talent Go

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 30, 2011 in General Discussion | 21 Comments >>

When I heard that TVG was letting some of the most talented on-air players leave through the backdoor, it was hard to believe.  In the beginning, it was silly and sophomoric. But it  evolved into a machine of entertainment and education. That is until now…… When you lose key people, you never know they are […]

Graded Stakes Races Reduced by 13 in 2011

by Greg Melikov

posted on December 6, 2010 in General Discussion, News | 1 Comment >>

There will be 13 fewer graded stakes next year with Calder Race Course taking the biggest hit among tracks across the country. Calder, one of three South Florida tracks that figured in changes for 2011, had four stakes downgraded from Grade 3: Stage Door Betty Handicap at 1 1/16 miles for fillies and mares 3-years-old […]

Good News Only

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 22, 2010 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

The other day I got to thinking about all of the negative things I have been reading lately. Injuries, the state of racing as a whole, and date / purse cuts at tracks. I decided that enough was enough, and it was time for some positive news. Some names you will know, others won’t be mentioned […]

The Passing of Summer…

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 8, 2010 in General Discussion, News | No Comments >>

Every spring brings hopes of things to come. It was Derby time a few years ago that I met a gent who caught my attention. He was engaging, funny, and best of all, a “Happy Handicapper.” It was in our office at River Downs that my cohort and friend John Engelhardt, introduced me to a family friend, Mr. […]