Posts Tagged ‘horseplayers’

A Priest, a Pizza Man, and an Old Lady Walk Into the Track

by Ed Meyer

posted on September 26, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

Now this probably sounds a bit odd but this is the honest to goodness truth. I would be willing to wager my entire weekend bankroll for any takers. They could be found every Saturday in preferred parking, and our tip would be a large pepperoni and sausage pizza. Father McDoolin was about 75-years-old. A very […]

Reflections and Confessions of a Horseplayer

by Ed Meyer

posted on June 26, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, Uncategorized, | No Comments >>

It is that time of the year again. I am another year older, and  hopefully a little bit wiser. Well, the first is true, but the second is still up for grabs. I wasn’t around when President Kennedy was assassinated, but I do recall some great music of the 70’s. I have watched Derbies, Darbie’s, […]

Friends You Meet Along The Way

by Ed Meyer

posted on April 3, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing, | 7 Comments >>

I was looking over my emails, racing stories, and everything to prepare for the upcoming weekend. You know, all of the important stuff to keep us in the loop. It was at this time that I received an email from a friend. I thought it was some tales about what happened, and how he got […]

Class Dismissed

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 6, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

The sun was shining through the windows. The students had checked out for summer break once again. With nothing but time, and the love of a sport, a man who dedicated his life to doing for others was going to do a little something for himself. His parents had long passed away, and his friends […]

No More Security

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 22, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | No Comments >>

Ted was the kinda guy who always had a smile, or a kind word. He would help you long before he would do for himself. He started working in security so long ago; I don’t think they had invented flashlights yet. But even in the darkness he always shined bright. To extinguish the light he brought […]

Whale Bait

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 20, 2012 in General Discussion, Horse Racing | 2 Comments >>

I have worked at tracks for years. There was a big player who would fit the category of a whale. They said,  “you would never break him as he had so much money.” We’ll call him “Big Daddy” as to not insult anyone. He loved to play horses, and bet football. Everyday I would walk […]

Free Lunch

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 22, 2011 in General Discussion | 1 Comment >>

No, I am not spending my time outside of Applebees begging just yet. Yet….. I met a friend for lunch, and he asked me some questions about how he can better use his website to drive traffic and be more productive. I ordered, and away we went. First – I said how about using your […]

Playing The Margin

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 3, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping | 2 Comments >>

Every track has players that call themselves professionals. For me, it has had many meanings over the years. But now, it just means someone that can quietly turn a profit without turning a head. David was a star basketball player, and a real alpha dog. He always had to win, and was addicted to exercise, […]

State of Mind

by Ed Meyer

posted on February 15, 2011 in General Discussion, Handicapping | 2 Comments >>

By the many blogs and stories over the years, you know that I really enjoy playing in contests. The people you meet, and the common reason for being there, is enough to excite the calmest of players. Over the years, I have asked questions and polled my fellow players about preparing for Vegas. They have their […]

Brother, Can You Spare $2.3 Million?

by Ed Meyer

posted on October 16, 2010 in General Discussion | No Comments >>

I just read an article by H.A.N.A…. They are a group of highly intelligent players who bring some innovative ideas, and vocalize the needs of the player. But, this time I am disagreeing with the latest blog. For the uncashed tickets in Kentucky, the total of $2.3 million in cash goes to the backstretch workers. […]