Posts Tagged ‘horses’

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 […]

Listen Up!

I have read every article, listened to the many race calls that have captured my heart, and watch Saratoga every chance I get. There is no secret that Tom Durkin is walking off into the sunset, but the thought of a legend hanging up his tack has me in a reflective mood. We like to think […]

Three Reasons Horse Racing is Your Best Bet

After all of the trips to Las Vegas, Laughlin, California, Florida, West Virginia, Indiana, and now Ohio. I have become a seasoned player in the world of glitz and glamour. It seems every trip I’ve ever made has me looking to break even by the end of the night. Oh, there have been a few […]

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 […]

Johnny Dollar’s Christmas Story

by Ed Meyer

posted on December 21, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

We have all made that search in the couch cushions when we were looking for pizza money or change for the parking meter. But for Johnny this was his quest for a building a small bankroll and heading to the races. He had earned the name of Johnny Dollar long ago, as he was always asking […]

I’ll have a beer, and $10 to win on the four…

by Ed Meyer

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

I worked for a very nice little racetrack. It had a turf course, a solid oval, and a loyal customer base. Since the explosion of casino-style gaming taking the lead, I remember back to a little talked about tool they had in their possession. The track did pretty well over the years, but the competition from […]

I’ll Bet

by Ed Meyer

posted on November 7, 2012 in Blogroll, General Discussion, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The ease of making a Thoroughbred wager is so simple now, that even a two-year-old could get down a bet. That is now, but once upon a time. You had to know where to get your action down, or at least know someone who would lend a hand. Every Derby, my dad would get numerous […]

Clocker’s Corner

by Ed Meyer

posted on March 4, 2011 in Educational Articles, General Discussion | 2 Comments >>

The best place to catch the workouts was at this little area near the finish line. The coffee was hot, the conversation cool, and the runners were getting ready. It was the first place where plans were laid, and fortunes were made. The clocker has multiple stopwatches, and a radio. They usually get high on […]